From the Denton & Audenshaw Archives
18th Apr A third of council seats in Tameside are up for grabs as residents go the polls in next month’s local elections. One seat in each of the 19 wards is being contested on Thursday, May 2 with 72 candidates standing across the borough. Of the seats up for election, 17 are currently held by Labour […]
8th Apr Elliott’s Trust have announced a marquee fundraising event, which they hope will become an annual fixture on the calendar. The charity was set up in memory of Denton teenager Elliott Fernandez, who sadly died in January 2017 from Rhabdomyosarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. Since then, Elliott’s family and friends have been tirelessly raising […]
5th Apr Residents from a Denton estate are aiming to take over their local pub after the brewery took the decision to close it. The Penny Farthing pub, on St Anne’s Road, has been at the heart of the community for many years, but Thwaites have taken the decision to close the pub down. The brewery had […]
3rd Apr A self-made entrepreneur from Denton is paving the way for women’s gymwear after launching her own brand and building it up from scratch. 24-year-old Sophie Davies started out as a personal trainer at PureGym in Denton but launched ‘Sculpt Activewear’ in November 2017 after constantly seeing women come to the gym with the same problem. […]
29th Mar Police are hunting a conman who stole £40 and a bank card from a woman in her 90’s in Denton. It took place on Wednesday 13 March when a man knocked on a door on Town Lane and told the elderly woman that money he had been counting had blown into her back garden. She […]
26th Mar An injured veteran who narrowly survived a bomb blast in Afghanistan shared his incredible story with high school students in Denton last week. On August 6 2009, Lance Corporal Troy Conner, was with the First Batallion Parachute Regiment, travelling in a Jackal vehicle in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. The Jackal was blown up by an IED […]
20th Mar A Denton couple, who were left devastated by news that their daughter would never see, have launched a fund to raise awareness of her rare condition. Baby Minnie inherited the rare eye disease Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis. But her brave parents Caroline and Mark Fogg have now set up an appeal called ‘Minnie’s Miracle Fund’ to […]
10th Mar Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a flat in Denton last night. Officers were called to Denton Court at around 10.35pm after being alerted by the North West Ambulance Service to say that a 26-year-old woman had been found dead at the flat. Two men […]
8th Mar You can’t extinguish a bright idea – and that’s why the Tameside Lantern Parade is taking place on Saturday. Traditionally a Christmas event, the parade had to be called off in December because of heavy winds and rain. Disappointed families were promised it would be back early in 2019, and it goes ahead this weekend […]
1st Mar Trustees and volunteers at Elliott’s Trust are celebrating after the Trust was finally given official charity status. Elliott’s Trust was set up in memory of 19-year-old Denton man Elliott Fernandez, who died from Rhabdomyosarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. Ever since his death in January 2017, Elliott’s family and friends have been tirelessly raising […]