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From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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6th Dec The family of a father-of-two from Haughton Green, killed in a collision in Belle Vue yesterday (Tuesday), have paid tribute to a ‘loving father, partner, son and brother’. Michael Pilkington died when his Suzuki motorbike collided with a Peugeot 208 on Hyde Road, close to the junction with Redgate Lane, at around 7am. Emergency services […]
5th Dec A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Belle Vue this morning. Just after 7am, police were called to Hyde Road, close to the junction of Redgate Lane, to reports of a collision between a Peugeot 208 and a Suzuki motorbike. Emergency services attempted to treat the motorcyclist at the scene but he was sadly […]
28th Nov When nine-year-old Olivia Barclay and her three-year-old sister Sophia let off a balloon in memory of their grandma in September, they were hoping it would travel further than Stoke-on-Trent, their previous record. Little did they expect it would end up all the way in Verrebroek, a small town in Belgium, some 309 miles from their […]
11th Nov Remembrance Sunday will have an extra poignancy this year making as it does the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchaendale. Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, it has come to epitomise the true horror of the First World War with catastrophic casualties suffered on both sides as heavy rain turned the fighting […]
31st Oct A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in the back. Police were called to Ashton Old Road near to the Morrison’s store at 8.30pm on Monday following reports that the 17-year-old had been attacked. The stabbing happened at the traffic lights near to the supermarket. Witnesses told police […]
30th Oct Plans for a new 1200 pupil school at a reclaimed beauty spot in Nutsford Vale, Gorton, are now under scrutiny despite continued opposition coming from local residents and councillors. The application for the three storey building has been submitted to Manchester City Council planning  which if successful will  be built by Laing O’Rourke on approximately one […]
27th Oct A woman from Audenshaw who stole nearly £50,000 worth of school dinner money has been ordered to pay the majority of it back. 54-year-old Jacqueline Robb was jailed for ten months for fraud back in July, after it was revealed she stole £47,718.52 from Varna Community Primary School in Openshaw, where she was a finance […]
25th Oct Ashton Old Road remained closed this morning following a huge blaze at the Wing Fat Cash and Carry in Gorton. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said there was still a lot of smoke following the fire and traffic lights were still not operating. Commuters are being asked to find alternative routes for their journeys […]
23rd Oct Police have confirmed that a missing 27-year-old man from Manchester could be in Gorton.  Lee Hart was last seen at his grandparent’s house on Lavenham Avenue in Clayton at around 12:30pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday). It is thought he may have then been in the area of The Macdonald Hotel in the city centre and now […]
22nd Oct Police have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a parked car while a family sat inside. Officers were called to the scene of the incident on Dorlan Avenue in Gorton at 7.30pm on Saturday. They discovered that three shots had been fired at a white Range Rover Sport car which was parked on […]