From the Glossop Archives
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26th Apr A conviction for obstructing a bailiff following a stand-off in Glossop has been quashed by a judge at Manchester Crown Court. It happened at Minshull Street on Thursday, April 19, when an appeal against the conviction by Christopher Morris was successful. Mr Morris had initially been arrested following a gathering of protesters outside a cottage in […]
2nd Mar Electricity North West says its engineers are battling the elements to restore power supplies to customers affected by Storm Emma. The network operator says it has restored power to 7,500 properties overnight across Greater Manchester, the Peak District, Cumbria and Lancashire. Hundreds of people across Oldham, Saddleworth and Tameside were hit by power outages last night […]
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 […]
2nd Mar Greater Manchester Police is appealing to drivers not to travel this morning (Friday), especially if their journey involves crossing the Pennines and using the M62. The alert was issued in the small hours of this morning after motorists were stranded for many hours on the motorway yesterday – with some still stuck in the snow […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Tameside this morning with scores of schools closing and Tameside Council advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Greater Manchester – including Tameside – with the message not to travel unless it is essential. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind […]
28th Feb WORK IN PROGRESS: Tameside’s gritters have their work cut out and worked round the clock on Tuesday.   The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Tameside and Glossopdale on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the […]
27th Feb Two men from Tameside have been jailed for more than a combined 30 years after robbing a Co-op Travel shop in Glossop, armed with machetes. The pair denied the offence in court despite bragging about their crimes on social media, with images of them drinking champagne in a hot tub. However, Karl Taylor (right), 40, […]
23rd Feb The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is investing more than £3m to upgrade the power network in Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak areas. The project, which has already started, will upgrade 7.4km of underground oil-filled power cables, with new environmentally friendly electricity cables. Most of the power network was installed in […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]