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From the Dukinfield Archives
19th Feb Shortly after 11.30pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018 a 46-year-old woman at a property on Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield awoke to find a man stood over her pointing a knife a few inches from her neck.  He forced her to hand over the keys to her Kia Picanto, which was parked on her driveway, before […]
14th Feb A Certificate of Appreciation was presented by the Mayor of Tameside Cllr Denise Ward to Cancer Warriors founder Derrick Evans. Charity members from the group were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour at Dukinfield Town Hall on Friday for the presentation. While the Mayor found out about the group – and about Derrick – it was […]
5th Feb Dukinfield’s Kids Planet Day Nursery is over the moon after raising more than £1,000 for charity. Glossop-based Mummy’s Star has now received donations of £1036.55 raised as part of the Christmas festivities held at the nursery in December. The money raised at the nursery’s Christmas fair, which included a Santa café, tombola, slime making and […]
16th Jan Harold (Harry) Edward Forster, 61, was sadly found dead at his home on Holly Grange, Oxford Road, Dukinfield on Wednesday 3 January 2019. Mr Forster is believed to be from the Moss Side area of Manchester originally, and has previously lived in Ardwick. There is not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death […]
10th Jan New train stations and a tram line could be built in Tameside under proposals to revolutionise travel across the region. The transport plan, unveiled this week by Greater Manchester leaders, would see new Metrolink stops, train stations and the birth of the ‘tram-train’. It’s divided into three parts, with 65 projects due to be completed […]
20th Dec A Dukinfield boy has become a social media sensation after starring in a Christmas commercial. 6-year-old Logan Ross from Dukinfield is the star of this year’s Virgin Mobile Christmas advert. Logan has melted hearts across the world as the ad has been viewed more than half a million times across Facebook and YouTube, with hundreds […]
18th Dec 2018 has been a year to remember for All Saints Catholic College. In May, Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb MP visited the school after it was chosen to launch the government’s ‘Leading Together’ programme. In July, the school was finally removed from special measures after more than two years and rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Also […]
13th Dec Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre has been out and about in Dukinfield to give local people a starring-role in a short film that will be played at a special festive community event next week. It marks the beginning of a two year project called the “Local Exchange” that aims to reach people who may not otherwise […]
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 […]