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20th Oct Three puppy dealers who made up to £35,000 a week by selling sick imported dogs have been jailed. Peter Jones, Julian King and Grace Banks used numerous names, fake addresses and even set up their own ‘pedigree registration’ company to con buyers who thought they were purchasing happy, healthy puppies raised in a home environment. […]
20th Oct Ashton MP Angela Rayner is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to personally intervene to save jobs at Tameside social housing provider New Charter. She is also demanding an urgent meeting with Housing Minister Brandon Lewis, New Charter chief executive Ian Munro and trade unions to discuss the issue. Mr Munro said jobs at New Charter […]
13th Oct Sixty-thousand protesters descended on Manchester City Centre on Sunday for a huge anti-austerity demonstration, organised by the TUC, to coincide with the Tory Party Conference being held in the city. People gathered represented a variety of groups including steel workers from Redcarr, numerous trade unions, Jews for Palestine, anarchists, and the hacktivist group Anonymous. The […]
7th Oct Coffee mornings were the order of Friday with numerous groups, organisations, businesses and schools all raising a cuppa and funds for Macmillan nurses. At Copley Academy pupils joined forces with Active Copley to serve up cuppas for a donation. While the Mayor of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci called in at Marks and Spencers at Denton’s […]
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17th Sep   On the front pages: Read about the Tameside Army Cadet who is raising funds to help refugees. WIN Moscow State Circus tickets. And find out why Glossop’s famous chimney may soon be a landmark of the past! These editions, as always, are packed full with all the latest, LOCAL news and sport.
16th Sep Children’s toys worth over £130,000 have been stolen from an industrial unit in Gorton. The unit on Ambrose Street was broken into sometime between 3pm on Sunday (13 September) around 6am the following morning. Once inside, they drove a truck inside and loaded it with toys and bikes before driving off. Police Constable Stephen Wright […]
7th Sep The Civic Mayor and Mayoress of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci and Julie Ricci were special guests at Droylsden’s Sunnyside Care Centre in Droylsden recently. They were delighted to be able to attend the 100th birthday celebrations of resident Edith Fisher at the care home. Edith was surrounded by flowers, presents and cards and enjoyed a […]
27th Aug Marking its 25th anniversary, Manchester Pride starts tomorrow with four days of live performances and a variety of events and activities to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of people. Thousands more will line the streets to cheer on the annual parade as it makes its way through the city centre. Police and Crime Commissioner Tony […]
27th Aug “MY KITCHEN IS A MESS AND I NEED YOUR HELP TO TIDY IT!” WHAT WOMAN TOLD 999 CALL HANDLER A North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) emergency call handler is urging the public to think before they dial 999 over this summer bank holiday after a woman asked paramedics to help tidy her kitchen.  Other inappropriate cases revealed […]