From the Dukinfield Archives
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 […]
28th Sep Police in Dukinfield are battling back after the recent spate of burglaries in the town. Extra police patrols have been put in place at night, including officers from the dog unit. On Friday, a suspect was arrested in Oldham on suspicion of committing burglary offences in Dukinfield. He was later charged with burglary and allowing […]
20th Sep Adamson Military Band has been left reeling after £26,000 worth of spare instruments were stolen from their band room. The burglary was discovered on Sunday afternoon, but the last time anyone used the band room, on Russell Street, was on 7.30pm the previous Wednesday. The band, which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year, is currently […]
19th Sep Residents in Dukinfield have taken to patrolling the streets after a burglary “epidemic” struck the town over the past two weeks. Locals took to social media to share stories and CCTV images as night after night, houses and vehicles have been targeted. Extra patrols have been put in place in the town after local politicians […]