From the Dukinfield Archives
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 […]
19th Apr Theft of steel plant equipment and cabling worth a “significant amount  of money” occurred at a construction site on Whitelands Road in the early hours of this morning. The theft was reported at 7.55 am this morning as contractors arrived on the site of the old Olympia furniture factory and is believed to have occurred […]
11th Apr A community hub for Tameside’s male pensioners in Dukinfield has been taken over by its members and volunteers. Age UK Tameside have been funding and helping to run The Shed, based at Loxley House on Birch Lane, since originally investing £40,000 in 2012. But recent funding difficulties meant the charity were struggling to maintain the […]
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 A Dukinfield gym is opening its doors to the public this weekend for the first time at their exciting new premises. After months of planning and building work, Platform Performance has moved from Portland Street South to a facility on Park Road, which is double the capacity. The strength and conditioning gym is a joint […]
4th Apr Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with an attack on a paperboy in Dukinfield last week. Last Wednesday evening, the paperboy, who is also 14, was pushed by two boys who then doused him in petrol. They gave chase from Cheetham Hill Road to an alleyway close to Chester Avenue. The boys continued […]
3rd Apr Fire crews were called to a house fire in Dukinfield in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday). A fire engine from Stalybridge responded to reports of a fire at a house on Sandringham Drive at around 12:15am. The fire is believed to have started next to a tumble dryer and washing machine in the […]
1st Apr Police are investigating after two youths are believed to have launched a terrifying attack on a paperboy in Dukinfield by hurling ‘petrol’ at him. The 14-year-old was doing his round when he was approached by two young boys, who started pushing him around, on Cheetham Hill Road at around 6:45pm on Wednesday evening (March 29). […]