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From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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15th Apr   A cruel thief stole a woman’s handbag while she was worshipping in church on Good Friday. Not content with that, the offender also tried to steal the handbags of two other elderly victims who were also at church for the service. Police have now released an evofit of the suspected offender and are appealing […]
26th Mar At long last, more than six months in fact, our reporter Max Wieland has decided to shave off his beard for charity. It comes after the Mayor of Tameside managed to persuade him to chop off his luscious ginger locks. All the money raised from the shave-off will help the following charities: Tameside4Good, The  Believe […]
23rd Mar A teenage boy who attacked a 17-year-old boy outside a Gorton convenience store has today been jailed. The 17-year-old boy, from Manchester, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has today – Friday 20 March 2015 – been sentenced to 8 months in a juvenile detention centre for the manslaughter of Jordan Brennan at Manchester […]
17th Mar Police have issued a man wanted on recall to prison. Nathan Taylor is wanted after breaching the terms of his licence and has links to the Hattersley, Hyde and Gorton areas. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
16th Sep Gorton Monastery has received a £1m donation. The donation from The Stoller Charitable Trust to the Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust is the most significant pledge of financial support by a private benefactor in the form of a £1million donation. The announcement was made at Gorton Monastery as The Stoller Charitable Trust’s founder, […]
7th Aug Communities across Tameside joined together on Monday evening in an act of remembrance to mark the very hour war was declared between Great Britain and Germany exactly 100 years ago. While many paid their respects in their own way, lighting a candle at home, others joined services which took place throughout the borough. – Reports […]
24th Jul   Police are appealing for witnesses after callous robbers broke into an elderly man’s home and snatched his late wife’s wedding ring from around his neck. At around 6.30pm on Wednesday 23rd July the 70-year-old was sitting alone in his home on Reynolds Drive in Gorton when two men burst into his front room and […]
11th Jul A woman is in a critical condition after she was found in the water at Debdale Reservoir today. At around midday on Thursday 10 July 2014, police were called following a report that a woman’s body had been found in the water. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was taken to hospital where […]
20th Jun Police are appealing for information on a man wanted in connection with an assault.Dale Gordon is wanted after a man was assaulted and sustained serious injuries on Bourton Drive in Gorton on the 14th June.… Gordon is from the Gorton area and has links to Manchester. Detective Constable John Armitage of the North Manchester Division […]
5th Jun A man who planned and orchestrated the honour-killing of his wife has been jailed.Thirty-four-year-old Ahmed Al-Khatib, of Knutsford Road in Gorton, was convicted yesterday of the murder of Rania Alayed after a month long trial at Manchester Crown Court. He was sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Rania Al…ayed […]