From the Droylsden Archives
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23rd Aug Droylsden Academy Headteacher, Mr Philip Wilson, says the hard work of students and staff in this year’s GCSE exams has paid off. Despite the national picture of far more challenging GCSE exams and significant GCSE reform, there has once again been some outstanding individual student successes and some very strong subject performances. “On behalf of […]
25th Jul Police are still searching for missing Droylsden man, Geoffrey Ralph, a year after he went missing. The 75-year-old left his house on Arbroath Street on a warm July afternoon last year and never returned. As Geoffrey is an avid walker, the extensive searches for him have taken officers, volunteers and even neighbours around Hartshead Pike, […]
24th Jul A Droylsden man has been jailed for stabbing a man four times with a ten-inch knife. 48-year-old James Lunt, of Avonlea Avenue, pleaded guilty to section 18 assault and was sentenced to five years at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court. On Tuesday January 30th, the victim, a man in his 40s, had driven to Lunt’s […]
16th Jul Businesses are running out of time to enter this year’s prestigious Pride of Tameside Business Awards – so act now! The Pride of Tameside Business Awards celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across the region. The awards are free to enter and will feature categories for businesses across […]
3rd Jul A Droylsden charity shop is appealing for support after mindless vandals smashed their way into the store, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Staff at the Headway shop on Queens Walk have been left devastated at the break in, which happened between the shop closing on Sunday and the manager returning on Monday morning. […]
28th Jun Two people have been charged after a teenager was stabbed in Droylsden earlier this week. Police were called to reports of fighting on Old Farm Crescent on Monday evening. The crowd had dispersed when they arrived but they found 16-year-old boy with stab wounds to his side. He remains in hospital but is making a […]
26th Jun Three arrests have been made after a teenager was stabbed in Droylsden last night (Monday). Just after 7pm, police were called to reports of people fighting on Old Farm Crescent. By the time officers arrived, the crowd has broken up but they found a 16-year-old boy with stab wounds to his side. He was taken […]
31st May A Droylsden man has his sight set on the Tour of Tameside after running three marathons in just six weeks for a local charity. Steven Woodbridge has completed the Greater Manchester, London and Liverpool marathons this year, all in aid of Elliott’s Trust, a charity set up in memory of Elliott Fernandez, the 19-year-old from […]
24th May Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ campaign has been going on all day today – and at the close of play at 5pm we have collected exactly £2,401 – with the promise of more to come. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised thousands of pounds for the Tameside Macmillan Unit […]
22nd May Tameside and Glossop will stand shoulder to shoulder in remembrance today of those involved in last year’s devastating attack on the Manchester Arena. Tameside Council will observe the national one minute’s silence at 2:30pm which will be led by the Civic Mayor Cllr Denise Ward on the steps of Dukinfield Town Hall. While this evening […]