From the Dukinfield Archives
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5th May The countdown is well and truly on! Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ is on Thursday, May 24. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised an astonishing £7,000 for the Tameside Macmillan Unit in just one day in February last year, thanks to your amazing generosity. Local groups, organisations, schools and […]
4th May There was no change and yet big changes in this year’s Tameside Council Local Elections. The number of councillors for the Labour and Conservative parties remains exactly the same – with Labour winning 17 of the contested 19 seats and the Tories two – representing no change whatsoever. But two wards switched allegiance, with Labour […]
3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Tameside and Oldham residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
2nd May A local charity that has been supporting Tameside’s blind and partially-sighted for 17 years is to close for good later this year. Tameside Sight, a Community Support Project based in Dukinfield, will shut down on June 30th, mainly due to a lack of financial support. Tameside Sight has been dedicated to improving the lives of […]
24th Apr A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder, following an assault in Dukinfield, has been released without charge. Just after 1am on Friday April 20th, police were called to West Street to reports of fighting. A 34-year-old man, later named as Adam Harris from Dukinfield, and a 33-year-old woman were arrested at the scene […]
21st Apr Police have launched a murder investigation after a man ‘fell ill’ hours after being arrested following an assault in Dukinfield. Officers were called to West Street just after 1am on Friday to reports of fighting. A 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault. They were both taken into custody […]
13th Mar A Dukinfield couple have created an eye-catching giant poppy that serves as an enduring tribute to the fallen. Elizabeth and William Stretton, from Dukinfield, made the 38ft replica out of ripstop nylon to take pride of place in a massive crater in France formed during the First World War. Tameside Council provided support when they needed […]
6th Mar Football fans young and old came together at the Lakes Care Home in Dukinfield this week thanks to the National Football Museum’s Storybox project. As part of the project, residents often make trips to the museum in Manchester, while staff at the museum also make regular visits to the Lakes, engaging residents in creative sessions […]
3rd Mar The number of road closures across the region has been dramatically reduced following the storms. The ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emma brought travel chaos to the region, with the heavy snowfall even closing the M62, leaving motorists stranded. While Storm Emma brought gusts gauged at more than 90mph, which combined with the […]
2nd Mar Police re-issue earlier appeal to only travel if essential as M62 remains closed Greater Manchester Police say the military has been deployed to help in the rescue of motorists stranded on the M62. The M62 is closed from junction 20 (Rochdale) to junction 24 (Huddersfield). A Yellow weather warning for the strong winds has been […]