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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 […]
17th Sep Two Ashton women are doing their bit to help tackle period poverty in Tameside. Cousins Niamh Halpin and Izzy Sykes, aged 18 and 21 respectively, have launched a campaign to supply schools in Tameside with free sanitary products for students, so that young girls aren’t forced to miss school because they families can’t afford them. […]
21st Aug A Tameside family have spoke of their pride after representing Ashton at a historic parade in Belgium. 14-year-old Molly Mason and her aunt and uncle, David and Karen Brown, took part in the ‘Great Pilgrimage 90’ on August 8th, from Ypres town centre to the Menin Gate. They joined of Armed Forces veterans and supporters […]
17th Aug Three men, including one from Tameside, have been charged after a robbery in Dukinfield. Police were called to reports of a robbery at a property on Yew Tree Lane on Wednesday evening (August 15th). 22-year-old Daniel Bartrip, from Hyde has been charged with robbery alongside Oldham man Eugene Stynes, 27, and 23-year-old Wayne Pollitt from […]
13th Aug A car has smashed into the front of a house in Stalybridge whilst people slept upstairs. It happened at around 2:15am on Monday morning (13 August) when a car crashed into a house on Hollins Street at the bottom of Cheetham Hill Road. A Vauxhall estate car crashed through the garden and into the front […]
28th Jul Two lucky ladies from Dukinfield are more than £300,000 richer today after landing the jackpot on the People’s Postcode Lottery. Residents in SK16 5 have been waiting for two weeks to find out just how much they’ve won, after the postcode was drawn as the winner of the monthly Postcode Millions prize. Today, at a […]