From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
18th Jul   A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Watch Manager, has asked house -holders to exercise greater care around cookers following the latest kitchen fire in Tameside. Speaking following a fire at a house in Lewis Road , Droylsden, Chris Hanson of Blue Watch at Ashton Fire Station, said: “Please make sure you switch off […]
18th Jul Police are appealing for information after a three people were threatened with an axe at a house in Gorton on Friday. Sometime between late Friday night (July 14th) and early Saturday morning (July 15th), a man in his fifties and two of his friends were in his kitchen on Aylesbury Avenue when three men stormed […]
7th Jul Greater Manchester police officers are trying to trace a  23-year-old man wanted in connection with breaching a restraining order and  criminal damage on  June, 10th, 2017, in Gorton.   Lee Michael Pye,  has links to Openshaw, Droylsden and Moston. Anyone with any information about Pye and his whereabouts should call police on 101. Information can also be […]
6th Jul   A school finance manager from Audenshaw has been jailed for stealing £46,000 of dinner money. 54-year-old Jacqueline Robb, of Laburnum Avenue, today received a ten month sentence after pleading guilty of theft at an earlier hearing. As Finance Manager at Varna Community Primary School, Openshaw, since April 2009, Robb was involved in all aspects of […]
4th Jul A man has been seriously injured in a house explosion in Hyde this morning. Two men were injured in the incident, both being taken to Wythenshawe Hospital, but one man suffered extensive burns to 85 per cent and is reported to be in a life threatening condition. Around 30 firefighters and officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue […]
8th Jun Thousands of people across Tameside are expected to turn out at polling stations throughout the borough today (Thursday) to vote in the General Election. Eligible voters will be able to choose from several candidates to elect their Member of Parliament for Ashton, Denton and Reddish, and Stalybridge and Hyde respectively. Labour’s Angela Rayner, who was […]
5th Jun   A new Gorton housing development will bring 46 affordable new homes to a brownfield site. Southway Housing Trust, the Didsbury based housing association is partnering with developer Mulbury to build the 46 homes as part of a 250 home estate. The scheme is backed by Government funding as part of the national Shared Ownership […]
5th Jun Police have arrested a man following a disturbance in which it is believed a firearm was discharged. A police investigation followed the incident that took place at Bob Massey Close, Openshaw at around 7.05pm, Saturday 3 June 2017. Police received a number of reports and complaints that a fight was taking place at the address […]
1st Jun A Gorton man found guilty of cocaine possession has been issued with a criminal behaviour order. Lee Dallas O’Shea, 40, from Gardale Avenue, was issued the order at Manchester Magistrates Court last month. The criminal behaviour order, which will last for three years, requires O’Shea not to use abusive, insulting, threatening or violent behaviour against any person. […]
31st May   Police are no longer seeking 43- year- old Karl Cullen who had ties to Beswick, Openshaw and Ashton , following his re-arrest. Cullen was being sought by Greater Manchester Police  for recall to prison. after failing to comply with the conditions of his licence. Cullen was originally jailed in 2013, for wounding with intent before […]