From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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18th Apr Police are searching for the next-of-kin of two men from Gorton, who sadly died over the weekend. 70-year-old James Cookson passed away at his Gorton home on Saturday April 14th, while Paul Makin, 53, died on Sunday April 15th. The men are not linked and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding either of their deaths, […]
29th Mar This shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a 77-year-old man was left needing hospital treatment after being carried along the bonnet of a car. Just after 4.10pm on Saturday March 10th, the victim was in his home on Chatsworth Road when he saw a silver Kia Venga collide with his Chevrolet Kalos, which was parked […]
3rd Mar The number of road closures across the region has been dramatically reduced following the storms. The ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emma brought travel chaos to the region, with the heavy snowfall even closing the M62, leaving motorists stranded. While Storm Emma brought gusts gauged at more than 90mph, which combined with the […]
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 […]
16th Feb Greater Manchester Fire Service is warning of the dangers of chip pans after an emergency call out to at a house in Droylsen on Thursday. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene following the incident. Fire engines from Philips Park, Gorton, and Ashton had been called to a property fire on Gorseyfields […]
16th Feb A man from Openshaw has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a ten-year-old girl in the town. Artus Kozlovski, 23, who lives on Connie Street, has been charged with false imprisonment with intent to commit a sexual offence and sexual assault on a child. Just after 2pm on Saturday, February 10th, police […]