From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
17th Jan Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Gorton yesterday afternoon. The 40-year-old victim was attacked by a group of men on Matthews Street in West Gorton at around 4.20pm. He suffered multiple stab wounds, thought to be in the leg, and was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he remains in […]
5th Jan The funeral of a motorcyclist from Haughton Green takes places in Dukinfield today, January 5th. 30-year-old Michael Pilkington died when his Suzuki motorbike collided with a Peugeot 208 in Gorton on December 5th, and more than £4,700 has been raised on a Just Giving page to help pay the costs of his funeral. Michael’s family, […]
27th Dec Police are attempting to trace the next-of-kin of a man from Gorton. 89-year-old Eric Norton passed away at his home address on Christmas Day. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. It is thought that Eric’s family may live abroad and anyone with information about the family is asked to contact the Police Coroner’s […]
16th Dec A 32-year-old woman who was missing from Gorton has now been found, police have confirmed. Suzanne Cooke had been missing since she was last seen at her home on Wednesday evening at around 10pm on Thomson Road. She has been in contact with someone on Thursday but her friends and family hadn’t heard from her […]
6th Dec The family of a father-of-two from Haughton Green, killed in a collision in Belle Vue yesterday (Tuesday), have paid tribute to a ‘loving father, partner, son and brother’. Michael Pilkington died when his Suzuki motorbike collided with a Peugeot 208 on Hyde Road, close to the junction with Redgate Lane, at around 7am. Emergency services […]
5th Dec A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Belle Vue this morning. Just after 7am, police were called to Hyde Road, close to the junction of Redgate Lane, to reports of a collision between a Peugeot 208 and a Suzuki motorbike. Emergency services attempted to treat the motorcyclist at the scene but he was sadly […]
28th Nov When nine-year-old Olivia Barclay and her three-year-old sister Sophia let off a balloon in memory of their grandma in September, they were hoping it would travel further than Stoke-on-Trent, their previous record. Little did they expect it would end up all the way in Verrebroek, a small town in Belgium, some 309 miles from their […]
11th Nov Remembrance Sunday will have an extra poignancy this year making as it does the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchaendale. Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, it has come to epitomise the true horror of the First World War with catastrophic casualties suffered on both sides as heavy rain turned the fighting […]
31st Oct A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in the back. Police were called to Ashton Old Road near to the Morrison’s store at 8.30pm on Monday following reports that the 17-year-old had been attacked. The stabbing happened at the traffic lights near to the supermarket. Witnesses told police […]
30th Oct Plans for a new 1200 pupil school at a reclaimed beauty spot in Nutsford Vale, Gorton, are now under scrutiny despite continued opposition coming from local residents and councillors. The application for the three storey building has been submitted to Manchester City Council planning  which if successful will  be built by Laing O’Rourke on approximately one […]