From the Community Archives
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28th Nov One hundred students were wowed at an Ashton school last week as a Manchester United first team coach gave a special lecture about his role at the club. Tony Strudwick, who is in charge of the Red Devils first team players fitness and conditioning, also put 15 hand-picked GCSE and A-Level students through their paces […]
25th Nov Glossop could be linked to Manchester by a revolutionary train-tram system. A report outlining proposals for a network of specially-designed vehicles, running on both street tracks and sharing tracks with other trains on railway lines, was approved by Transport for Greater Manchester Committee’s Capital Projects and Policy Sub-Committee. The Manchester-Glossop link…  is under consideration as […]
25th Nov Victims of domestic violence across Tameside no longer have to suffer in silence. With the help of New Charter, those that need someone to confide in can visit a freshly painted double-decker, dubbed ‘The Big Blue Bus’. It’s been freshly painted by the association and will stop at four different locations over 16 days. The […]
25th Nov The MWL Events Pavillion Christmas Craft Market pitches its stalls for festive fanatics on Sunday 1st December. The market, which will be raising funds for Reubens retreat through a prize raffle, will be the biggest one yet, with 23 stalls catering for the Christmas shoppers. The event starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm, providing […]
24th Nov Do you know a young person whose efforts deserve to be applauded? Someone who has gone the extra mile to help people, or battled illness or tragedy? This Christmas they can get full recognition thanks to the Caring Kids in the Community Awards organised by Tameside Council’s cultural services team in association with Pendle Productions. […]
24th Nov The wraps have come off an exciting multi-million pound vision to totally transform the heart of Ashton within the next few years. Tameside College and Council chiefs stood shoulder to shoulder on Tuesday as they unveiled the ‘VisionTameside’ masterplan. It involves massive investment in a £76m three phase project which will see the development of three […]
24th Nov Remembrance Day services will be held across Tameside from Friday, November 9, to Monday, November 11. The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joe Kitchen, said: “Given the present day demands on our armed forces it is clear that Remembrance events remain as important as ever.” Saturday, November 9, Littlemoss: Service in memorial gardens, 2.30pm. St […]
24th Nov The annual Christmas shoe box appeal launched on Friday with hopes of beating last year’s huge collection. The launch was held at Dukinfield Town Hall as Cllr Jackie Lane – Chair of Dukinfield Ladies’ Community Group (DLCG) – welcomed the public alongside Martyn Catterall, the Greater Manchester Area Co-Ordinator for ‘Operation Christmas Child’. The official […]
24th Nov The Meningitis Trust launched a £1m appeal this week to fulfil the legacy of the charity’s founding Young Ambassador Alex Williams. Alex, from Ashton, contracted meningitis aged just seven and lost his battle with the disease last year, aged 18. The ‘Believe and Achieve’ Appeal, launched in his honour by his fellow Young Ambassadors, will […]
22nd Nov   A successful charity winter ball has added to the coffers of the Alex Williams ‘Believe and Achieve Tribute Fund’ for the Meningitis Trust. Alex’s parents Wayne and Alison along with his sister Abbie welcomed more than 400 guests to the event at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on Saturday. Many local businesses and representatives […]