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From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
24th Jan A call has gone out to past and present residents of Gorton to take part in a new oral history project at The Monastery. Staff and volunteers at the iconic building on Gorton Lane have launched the ‘Sharing Your Story’ project, with the aim of recording a wide range of memories about The Monastery, Gorton […]
3rd Jan Self-made businessman Fred Done has made a personal donation of £6million to create a brand new Youth Zone in East Manchester. After much consideration, Fred chose to come forward publicly to reveal his gift to the young people of Manchester, in the hope others will join him in support of this transformational new charity. Due […]
23rd Aug GCSE students at The Manchester College are celebrating today after achieving a 99 per cent pass rate in English and 95 per cent in maths, higher than previous years, in what is being perceived nationally as a challenging year for the GCSE grading system. Some of the College’s GCSE students had taken the exams for […]
2nd Aug A woman in her 20s was racially abused in Gorton last night by a gang of men wielding a handgun. At around 11.05pm, the woman went to her car on Heathcote Road when one man, part of a gang of four, shouted racial slurs at her, before firing the gun as they rode away. Some […]
10th Jul Detectives investigating last night’s stabbing in Gorton are treating it as attempted murder. At around 6.45pm yesterday (July 9th), an 18-year-old man was found on Haworth Road (pictured top) with multiple stab wounds to his stomach. Officers attended and, from initial enquiries, they believe the stabbing happened in the area around Tesco on Hyde Road. […]
9th Jul Police are searching for a man with links to Oldham and Gorton. 30-year-old Gavin Hanford is wanted after failing to appear in court on May 25th in connection with drug supply and money laundering offences. As well as Oldham and Gorton, Hanford is believed to have links to Reddish and North Wales. He is actively […]
6th Jul A man had his motorbike stolen as he lay seriously injured at the side of the road following a collision. Between 5.30-5.45am on Saturday June 23rd, the 28-year-old collided with a lamppost at the junction of Mount Road and Kirkmanshulme Lane in Gorton. He had hit his head and was left in a life-threatening condition. […]
6th Jun Firefighters in Greater Manchester are warning people not to risk their lives by swimming in reservoirs and lakes. The latest warning comes after two men drowned, in unrelated incidents, on Tuesday June 5, after swimming in reservoirs in Gorton and Bolton. At 4.10pm, two fire engines from Gorton, along with specialist appliances from Heywood and […]
7th May Police are appealing for information after a man was shot in Clayton this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Vale Street just before 2.45pm this afternoon when a man in his late-teens, who was with his friends, was shot in the leg. He was taken to hospital for treatment. A cordon has been established on […]
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 […]