From the Dukinfield Archives
13th Jan A community interest company has been set up with the intention of revamping Ashton’s old Majestic cinema. Tameside Live Society was created by Matt Gough, a Dukinfield resident who moved to the borough three years ago. Matt, a professional designer, has big plans for the currently derelict building. “When I moved here I saw this […]
13th Jan A Tameside mental health charity is calling on thieves who stole a pair of signed David Beckham boots to return them. The Anthony Seddon Fund was planning to auction off the boots, which Beckham wore in his last game for Manchester United back in 2003. However, last Saturday morning, the boots were stolen from a […]
13th Jan Leading author Tom McLaughlin dropped in at two Tameside schools to give pupils an insight into the life of a writer and an illustrator. The author, who has written titles including Accidental Prime Minister, The Story Machine and The Diabolical Mr Tiddles, spoke openly about how he has overcome dyslexia to become a published author, […]
13th Jan A caring charity roared off with much needed funds, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a motorbike club. SSAFA Tameside was overwhelmed and delighted when The BMPS British Motorcycle Preservation Society charity handed over £1,438.78. The presentation was made in the Sycamore pub in Ashton. The cheque was presented to SSAFA Tameside representatives Christina Howard […]
13th Jan Tameside woke up to a blanket of snow and travel disruption this morning (Friday) as winter swept in with a vengeance. As temperatures plummeted, the white stuff began to fall on Thursday evening across the borough and continued overnight, causing delays to commuters on public transport and hazardous driving conditions on the roads. Tameside Highways […]
10th Jan Residents across Tameside are being urged to take advantage of a money-saving boiler and insulation offer. Supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS, the Greater Manchester Energy Heroes scheme offers qualifying households free or discounted new boilers and home insulation that could save hundreds of pounds from fuel bills. The 10 Greater […]
9th Jan Tameside’s new Chief Superintendent officially began work in the role today. Chief Superintendents Neil Evans, who is also responsible for Oldham and Rochdale, has been in policing for nearly thirty years. He started his career with West Midlands Police in 1989, working in Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. He joined Greater Manchester Police in 2010 and […]
9th Jan A nineteen-year-old man from Dukinfield has today been jailed for raping a twelve-year-old girl at a house party in Gorton. Connor Freeman, of Victoria Road, pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing and has been sentenced to forty months in prison. He has also been placed on a Sexual Harm Prevention Order indefinitely. […]
9th Jan   Mussadir Raja – appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday, 6 January 2017, at a preliminary hearing of his trial which is set for the 12 of June 2017. Mr Raja, 37, from Dukinfield is charged with the rape of a teenage girl on New Year’s Day, 2016 and has already entered a […]
7th Jan School children and community groups are contributing to a striking new piece of art work, which is set to go on display at the new Tameside Interchange in Ashton. The tree-like polished steel sculpture is based on public transport maps, with branches and interlinking lines tying in with the heritage theme. It will also feature coloured […]