From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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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 […]
25th Aug If you see this escaped prisoner, DO NOT APPROACH HIM. That’s what police are telling us today after 47 year old John Rooney absconded from HMP Springhill, Aylesbury, yesterday morning. He was last seen on a bus travelling towards Oxford from Bicester shortly after 7am. Rooney is white, 5ft 8ins, slim, with brown hair. He […]
20th Aug Year 11 students from secondary schools across Glossopdale and Tameside are collecting their GCSE results this morning. Many will be celebrating their grades and securing college places but, for others who haven’t achieved the results they hoped for, it can be a stressful time as difficult decisions about which pathway to choose next are ahead. […]
19th Aug Tameside people are being encouraged to share their experiences of being stopped by police with the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner and help shape how police use the power. A new app allows people who have been stopped and searched by Greater Manchester Police to easily and anonymously submit their experience – good or bad […]
5th Aug Tameside’s new Sky High Adventure attraction at Active Medlock in Droylsden has opened its doors to the public. The climbing centre, developed by Active Tameside with the backing of Tameside Council, is the first Sky High Adventure to open in the North West. For full details visit
17th Jul The Greater Manchester Summer School Games proved to be as exceptional as ever. Almost 2,000 pupils from across Greater Manchester assembled at SportCity’s Regional Athletics Arena to take part in the competition. A number of Tameside schools competed on the day, including Fairfield High School for Girls, St Damien’s and Gee Cross Holy Trinity. Report […]
19th Jun   Police are hunting a man wanted in connection with two separate harassment cases. Martin Joyce is wanted after a woman was harassed in the Gorton area on the 9 and 10 June. The 31-year-old has links to both the north and south areas of Manchester.  
16th Jun A man from Gorton has been jailed for historical sexual abuse. Between June 2001 and June 2010 82-year-old Aubrey Shaw repeatedly assaulted a young girl from the age of 4 when she was in his care. The victim came forward last year to report the offences to police. Shaw has been jailed for six years […]
3rd Jun An address in Glossop and four in Moss Side were raided by police in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 3 June) as part of the Charlie Singh murder investigation. Two men, aged 22 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. They remain in police custody for questioning. […]
5th May A man was stabbed during a fight in a pub in Gorton. At around 2.15am on Sunday (3 May), police received a number of calls about a disturbance at a pub on Gorton Lane in Gorton. Officers attended and found that a large scale fight had taken place after a group of people came to […]