From the Droylsden Archives
26th Apr A man was left hospitalised following an attempted burglary at his home in Droylsden last week. The man had been hit over the head with a brick after confronting a man attempting to break into his home on Broadway North at around 12:30pm last Thursday afternoon (April 20). He had been sitting in his living […]
26th Apr A Tameside mother whose daughter is profoundly deaf is backing a campaign to highlight the services available for children and young adults with additional needs. The Local Offer – which can be accessed on the Tameside Council website – is designed to be the first port of call for anyone who has concerns about their child’s development. […]
23rd Apr A pregnant woman is one of two pedestrians recovering after having bleach thrown into their eyes by a passenger in a car. Police say a man and the woman were lucky to escape suffering potentially ‘catastrophic’ injuries in the attack. Inspector Cherie Dunn from GMP’s City of Manchester division said: “Attacks of this kind are […]
23rd Apr Some several hundred members of the Scouting services have been on parade this afternoon to mark St George’s Day in Ashton and Stalybridge. Scouts from North Tameside District, Droylsden and Ashton, stepped out in style on parade, which started on Old Street outside Harrington and Hallsworth. The Scouts then marched along the side of the market […]
23rd Apr The glittering Purple Ball of Hope fundraiser held to boost funds for research into pancreatic cancer raised exactly £7,000 on Saturday night. More than 150 people enjoyed the annual Purple Ball – the fourth of its kind held at The Village Hotel in Ashton. The event was established by local businesswoman Jan Lord, in memory […]
23rd Apr Tameside’s Hindu community welcomed Greater Manchester Mayor candidate Andy Burnham to the Shree Bharatiya Mandal temple and Indian Community Centre today. More than 100 people provided him with a warm greeting as they found out more about the Greater Manchester Mayor elections – and even said prayers for the election’s success, which takes place on […]
10th Apr There are just days left for those not eligible to vote to add themselves to the electoral register in time to have a say in the first elections for a Greater Manchester mayor. People will not be able to vote on Thursday, May 4, unless they have registered by Thursday, April 13.  Eight candidates have confirmed that […]
6th Apr VICTIM: Yang Liu Minshull Crown Court was shown an extensive catalogue of documentary evidence compiled by the police against Ming Jiang today. He is accused of murdering his friend and fellow Chinese national, 36-year-old Yang Liu, in the ‘body in the suitcase’ trial. Jiang, from Beswick, is alleged to have killed and then cut up […]
29th Mar Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Hyde next week, courtesy of Hyde Musical Society. The Addams Family The Musical will be at Hyde Festival Theatre from Tuesday, April 4, each evening at 7.30pm, until next Saturday, April 8. There will also be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Meet the whole Addams family […]
29th Mar A woman was robbed at knifepoint at a hairdresser’s shop in Droylsden. Last Saturday at around 4.45pm, a 43-year-old woman was working in the shop on Market Street when a man entered, claiming that somebody was chasing him. The woman asked him to leave but he produced a Stanley knife from his pocket and held […]