From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
9th Jan A nineteen-year-old man from Dukinfield has today been jailed for raping a twelve-year-old girl at a house party in Gorton. Connor Freeman, of Victoria Road, pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing and has been sentenced to forty months in prison. He has also been placed on a Sexual Harm Prevention Order indefinitely. […]
4th Jan The motive behind a pre – Christmas petrol bomb attack on a flat above the Clarendon Shopping Centre in Hyde remains unclear. The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were called to the flat in the terrace of flats called The Court, Market Place, Hyde at 3.45 am on Friday 23rd of December. Three […]
3rd Jan Overall it has been a busy period for fire-fighters in the area with at least three more incidents since New Year’s Eve, bringing the number of serious incidents to seven in the borough during the seasonal holiday week. There was yet another tumble dryer fire, in Ashton-Under-Lyne following one at a commercial cleaners again in Ashton, […]
22nd Dec Local heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty during last month’s flooding have been praised by the Civic Mayor of Tameside. At a special gathering at Dukinfield Town Hall on Monday, the Mayor Cllr Philip Fitzpatrick joined forces with other councillors, including Allison Gwynne and Janet Cooper, to thank the workers who […]
22nd Dec Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, along with other officers and staff at Greater Manchester Police, is helping to bring festive cheer this Christmas by delivering hampers to the elderly and vulnerable. Hundreds of hampers have been prepared and delivered to people across Greater Manchester in the run up to Christmas, with boxes containing a variety of […]
13th Dec Tameside residents are being advised on where to get help and information on local services over the Christmas period. The Tameside Council website is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for people to access council services and information. Customer services centres, libraries and the call centre will close on Friday, December 23, […]
13th Dec Volunteer drivers are needed in Tameside to go that extra mile to help vulnerable and isolated members of the community get to their health appointments. So far this year, 25 drivers have taken 1,925 passengers to over 10,000 appointments – covering a staggering 75,000 miles in total – as part of Action Together Tameside’s Miles […]
9th Dec A damning report into Tameside Council’s services for vulnerable children has been released by Ofsted today. The Local Safeguarding Children Board was inspected between September 26 – October 20 and Ofsted concluded that there are “serious and widespread failings in the help and protection that children in Tameside receive.” The only area of children’s services […]
2nd Dec Active Tameside’s Supported Services are inviting you to get that festive feeling with their Christmas decoration workshops this month. Supported Services runs at Active Medlock and aims to give people with a disability or additional needs the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle. This involves a weekly programme of activity from life skills […]
1st Dec Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are currently investigating 35 reports of historic sexual abuse in football. GMP are one of 14 police forces across the country who have launched investigations this week into reports of non-recent sexual abuse in youth football. GMP, the country’s third largest police force, have said they have identified 10 […]