From the Droylsden Archives
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27th Aug “MY KITCHEN IS A MESS AND I NEED YOUR HELP TO TIDY IT!” WHAT WOMAN TOLD 999 CALL HANDLER A North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) emergency call handler is urging the public to think before they dial 999 over this summer bank holiday after a woman asked paramedics to help tidy her kitchen.  Other inappropriate cases revealed […]
25th Aug If you see this escaped prisoner, DO NOT APPROACH HIM. That’s what police are telling us today after 47 year old John Rooney absconded from HMP Springhill, Aylesbury, yesterday morning. He was last seen on a bus travelling towards Oxford from Bicester shortly after 7am. Rooney is white, 5ft 8ins, slim, with brown hair. He […]
20th Aug Year 11 students from secondary schools across Glossopdale and Tameside are collecting their GCSE results this morning. Many will be celebrating their grades and securing college places but, for others who haven’t achieved the results they hoped for, it can be a stressful time as difficult decisions about which pathway to choose next are ahead. […]
19th Aug Tameside people are being encouraged to share their experiences of being stopped by police with the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner and help shape how police use the power. A new app allows people who have been stopped and searched by Greater Manchester Police to easily and anonymously submit their experience – good or bad […]
7th Aug The Tony Downes Memorial Match has been played. The fixture is held each year in the memory of Guardsman Tony Downes, who was tragically killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan in 2007, when he was just 20 years old. A Droylsden 11 faced Cray Wanderers at the Butcher’s Arms ground and ran out 1-0 winners. […]
5th Aug People power has pulled the plug on controversial plans for a huge electricity plant. A rising tide of public opinion against the proposal saw residents, councillors and local MPs joining forces to speak out against the plant plan. A petition set up against the plan for the former Droylsden Robertson’s Jam site, immediately attracted more […]
5th Aug Tameside’s new Sky High Adventure attraction at Active Medlock in Droylsden has opened its doors to the public. The climbing centre, developed by Active Tameside with the backing of Tameside Council, is the first Sky High Adventure to open in the North West. For full details visit
17th Jul The Greater Manchester Summer School Games proved to be as exceptional as ever. Almost 2,000 pupils from across Greater Manchester assembled at SportCity’s Regional Athletics Arena to take part in the competition. A number of Tameside schools competed on the day, including Fairfield High School for Girls, St Damien’s and Gee Cross Holy Trinity. Report […]
17th Jul Police are warning residents in Droylsden to be extra vigilant after a spate of burglaries in the town. Thieves have also been driving off in vehicles after stealing car keys from people’s homes. Homeowners are being urged to make sure they always keeps doors and windows locked and secure in the warmer weather.
9th Jun EVERY little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle – that’s why Book Trust wants Tameside’s parents and carers to take their youngsters to a Time for a Rhyme event during National Bookstart Week (June 8 to 14).   This year’s theme, Jungle Adventures, is based on Giles Andreae’s popular picture book “Rumble in the […]