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12th Feb MAIN PICTURE: Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant will be taking part in this year’s Fred Whitton cycling sportive (above) to raise funds in memory of former Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn.   Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, MBE, has entered a gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds in memory of former borough […]
11th Feb Tameside Highways gritting team say they will be operating around the clock throughout the night with snow ploughs and gritters clearing routes for Monday morning’s rush hour. Heavy snow showers swept in from early evening across the whole of Greater Manchester with heavier accumulations across the region, especially on higher ground. The Tameside gritting team […]
11th Feb Don’t be a bystander to hatred and prejudice is the call to residents across Greater Manchester as part of this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week. Every person across the region is being urged to sign the Greater Manchester Promise to never stand by if they see someone being abused or attacked because of who they […]
6th Feb A brand new Post Office will open in Dukinfield later this month as part of a modernisation and investment programme, taking place across the Post Office network. The new branch will open at Neha Stores, off Yew Tree Lane at 1pm on Monday February 19th and will complement the service offered by existing branches on […]
3rd Feb The very first Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Question Time for Tameside was aired live on Tameside Radio 103.6FM and proved to be a sometimes heated and passionate debate. Staged at Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden, it was the best attended Question Time yet with some 140 people at the event and the questions soon started to come […]
1st Feb Tameside Council has confirmed the appointment of Brenda Warrington (pictured) as the local authority’s first ever female leader. Cllr Warrington also becomes the first female Chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund in its 95-year history. At £23 Billion it’s the largest Local Government Pension Scheme in the UK. The Denton West councillor’s selection was […]
24th Jan Two men have been arrested in connection with three arson attacks in Tameside. The first happened just before 12:20 am on Christmas Day, when a Seat Ibiza was set on fire on Clayton Street in Dukinfield. Just 24 hours later, at 12:45am on Boxing Day, police were called to reports that a house on the […]
23rd Jan A school in Dukinfield for children with disabilities is turning to the community for help in funding a new sensory theatre. Oakdale Primary School have launched a crowdfunding page in an attempt to raise £1,000, just a fraction of the overall cost of the project. One part of the theatre will be a soft play […]
21st Jan The funeral service for Tameside Council executive leader Cllr Kieran Quinn will be held at St Ann’s Church, Burlington Street, Ashton, at 10am this morning (Monday). Cllr Quinn sadly passed away on Christmas Day at Tameside Hospital at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack. He was taken ill while out delivering Christmas […]
18th Jan Regulars at the Shed Project in Dukinfield are backing a campaign to encourage male victims of domestic abuse to open up. The male members are helping Tameside Council reach older men, with the message that there is support and practical help available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse – no matter what their age or gender. […]