From the Community Archives
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6th Dec Fifty St Damian’s pupils launched their own creative writings into the skies of Tameside last week, with each piece rolled up and tucked inside a helium balloon. The balloon launch marked Literacy Awareness Week and the school was busy with many literacy themed activities throughout the week. They had words of the day, spelling bees […]
6th Dec A 12-year-old Dukinfield school girl had a date with royalty when she received a top honour from Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Lisa Li, a student at All Saints Catholic College has been named as one of ten literacy heroes across Britain. The honour comes just three years after Lisa overcame language difficulties following her […]
6th Dec There’s no place like home for Jessie Hague. And the great-great-grandmother was able to celebrate the grand milestone of her 100th birthday just how she likes it – still living in the Denton family house that has been her home for the past 63 years. Jessie, a widow, lives alone but is supported by daily […]
6th Dec A Tameside choir will remember a much loved fellow member when they perform at a Hyde shopping centre to raise money for the hospice which took care of her. The Yew Tree Singers, who have been striking a happy note around the area for more than 40 tuneful years, will be  at Clarendon Square on […]
5th Dec VisionTameside’ is ‘Vision On’ this week after the futuristic multi-million pound plans to expand Tameside College in Ashton secured vital Government-backed funding. The initial £10m Phase 1 – being paid for largely from the college’s own reserves, will now benefit from a capital injection from the Skills Funding Agency and means the building of advanced […]
4th Dec A new and unique media company combining Tameside Radio 103.6FM, Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle is launched today. Quest Media Network brings both companies together as one to provide a totally new and unrivalled mix of local news, entertainment and information to all of the communities across Tameside and Glossop. It will provide a unique […]
4th Dec The new Bishop of Manchester took to the Metrolink system as he began his enthronement ceremony with a personal pilgrimage by tram. Instead of the more customary escorted road journey, Bishop David Walker and his entourage chose to make most of their trip from Mossley to Manchester Cathedral on Saturday using light rail.   The […]
4th Dec Two brothers hoping to build a mosque in Stalybridge have said they will not appeal the decision after the application was rejected by council planners. More than 1,500 people signed a petition last month claiming car parking facilities were inadequate at the site. Now, Khalid Zaheer, one of the brothers behind the idea, has said […]
3rd Dec Workshops are being held for residents and businesses today so they can have their say about plans and ideas for Ashton Town Centre. The residents workshop is being held from 2-4pm and is an informal session to allow you to have your say about the place you live. The Businesses and Stakeholders Workshop is being […]
28th Nov A musician’s Christmases have come all at once as he flies out to record with one his all-time musical heroes. Aaron Ward flies out to Florida today as a part of a whistle-stop tour to record on a song that will feature on Brett Hestla’s debut solo album. As a youngster growing up, the 26-year […]