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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 […]
1st May Three branches of RBS across Tameside are to close later this year. The banking giant announced the closure of 162 branches earlier today, at a cost of 792 jobs. Now, it’s been confirmed that branches in Ashton, Denton and Hyde will close, as well as nearby branches in Gorton, Oldham and Stockport. Branches in Droylsden […]
30th Apr Vet charity PDSA is bringing its PetWise Tour to Gorton next week to offer free health MOTs to local dogs. This year’s PetCheck tour is supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and is travelling across the UK providing free health checks and offering pet care advice. The charity will be at the following […]
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 […]