From the Droylsden Archives
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12th Apr It might not look it from the pictures, but as Steven Woodbridge set off for his first ever marathon in Manchester on Sunday, he was very nervous! Despite having only been running since June, the 27-year-old has set himself the task of competing in three marathons in just six weeks, all in memory of a […]
6th Apr After a record 2017, Droylsden-based company Manchester Metrology got 2018 off to a positive start after a networking event at the Etihad Stadium. The ‘Measure Anything’ event saw the stadium come alive with the industry’s leading Metrology companies such as Manchester Metrology, FARO, Optimax and Renishaw, all of whom bought their metrology, 3D scanning, FARO […]
6th Apr A Droylsden man is set to run three marathons in just six weeks in memory of a late Tameside teenager. Steven Woodbridge (pictured top) is running the Greater Manchester marathon this Sunday, followed by the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 22nd, and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon on May 20th. The 27-year-old is […]
28th Mar Tameside Council have unveiled plans to tackle anti-social behaviour across the borough, after a pilot project in Droylsden reduced it by half. The Council’s Youth Service conducted the pilot using a ‘detached’ team of youth workers, who visited places where young people congregate to engage them and try to challenge their behaviour, rather than just […]
27th Mar Police are trying to trace a woman’s beloved jewellery that was stolen from her house in Droylsden last month. The burglary happened at the home on Dunkirk Street at around 3.50pm on Saturday February 17th. A man smashed a window to gain entry but was locked in the utility room, so had to break another […]
27th Mar Illegal waste on a site in Droylsden that has been plaguing the town with a terrible smell won’t be removed until May. A legal notice has been served on the occupiers of the land, requiring them to prevent the re-occurrence of the odour nuisance, and expires on May 1st. Only then can enforcement teams move […]
9th Mar Labour’s Laura Boyle has been elected to Tameside Council, filling the seat vacated by the late former leader, Cllr Kieran Quinn. Laura won the Droylsden East by-election by just under 500 votes but turnout was a disappointing 17.9%. The Conservatives, critical of the decision to hold the election in March, say it cost local taxpayers […]
8th Mar A Droylsden man was one of ten people arrested following dawn drug raids in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands on Tuesday. 51-year-old Andrew Pritchard, of Chestnut Avenue (pictured above), has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was remanded in custody and appeared at Manchester City Magistrates Court today. Nine […]
7th Mar Tickets are now on sale for a magical charity night in memory of a Tameside teenager. ‘Now That’s What I Call Magic’ takes place on Friday March 16th at Fitzroy Social Club in Droylsden in memory of Anja Barnacott, who lost her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009, aged just 19. Money raised from the […]
5th Mar Droylsden East residents head to the polls next Thursday, March 8, to elect a new representative for Tameside Council. The by-election was called following the sad death of former Tameside Council leader and Droylsden East Ward councillor Kieran Quinn at Christmas. Four candidates are standing for election, representing Labour, the Conservatives, Lib Dems and Green Party. It is […]