From the Dukinfield Archives
3rd Dec New grant funding for home adaptations including stair lifts and walk-in showers aims to keep elderly and disabled residents living independently and out of care homes and long hospital stays. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Tameside council have agreed to consult on a new policy for housing financial assistance which will see grants of […]
3rd Dec Operation Christmas Child is once again underway in Tameside, but this year it has a new home! The campaign, by Samaritan’s Purse, asks people to put together a shoebox of small gifts, which are then despatched across the world to children who might otherwise receive nothing. Thousands of shoeboxes are donated from across the borough […]
23rd Nov A mother and daughter duo are on a mission to raise over £2,000 for charity with a host of fundraising events over the next few months in Tameside. Rebecca Bradbury and her Mum Trina, from Dukinfield, are raising money in aid of Well Child. The charity hopes to provide every young person with serious health […]
7th Nov Town hall chiefs are to upgrade Tameside’s crematorium and cemetery walls despite costs soaring by £1.06m more than predicted. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Plans to replace the three cremators at Dukinfield Crematorium have been signed off by the borough’s executive cabinet. The work had initially been priced at £1.5m, but now this figure […]
6th Nov A local mum has spoken of her hope that there may one day be a cure to her daughter’s degenerative condition. Jenny Croce’s daughter, Florence, suffers from Late Infantile Gangliosidosis – or GM1 – a disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Since her diagnosis almost two years ago, Jenny […]
29th Oct A special needs school in Dukinfield has received a new ‘Sunshine’ coach thanks to a fundraising ball that took place in Manchester over the summer. Last Tuesday, the children’s charity Variety and Michael Josephson MBE attended a special assembly at Cromwell High School, to present the new coach to excited pupils and staff. The Variety […]
26th Oct Quest Media Network Ltd – namely the Tameside Reporter and Tameside Radio – are celebrating double delight at last night’s Pride of Tameside Business Awards. The major awards event, which celebrates the successes of borough businesses over the last 12 months, was held at Dukinfield Town Hall. More than 300 people enjoyed a glittering ceremony […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]