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From the Greater Manchester Archives
18th Jan A couple from Hattersley are amongst a gang sentenced to almost a century in prison. Yesterday (Thursday 17 January 2019) five men and a woman were sentenced to a combined total of 98 years in prison as part of Operation Cosmetic – an investigation into the nationwide supply of drugs and firearms by an organised […]
10th Jan New train stations and a tram line could be built in Tameside under proposals to revolutionise travel across the region. The transport plan, unveiled this week by Greater Manchester leaders, would see new Metrolink stops, train stations and the birth of the ‘tram-train’. It’s divided into three parts, with 65 projects due to be completed […]
21st Nov Officers were called to Guide Bridge station last night following reports that a person had fallen onto the tracks. Police responded to the incident at 8pm on Tuesday (20 November 2018) and a 31-year-old man was attended by paramedics and taken to hospital. He is receiving treatment for life-changing injuries. A spokesperson for the British […]
20th Nov Police are treating the incident where a man was shot outside a pub in Hattersley as attempted murder. At around 8:20pm on Saturday (17 November 2018) police received a report that a man had been shot outside a pub on Hattersley Road West. Officers attended the scene at the Harehill Tavern but the victim, a […]
6th Jun Firefighters in Greater Manchester are warning people not to risk their lives by swimming in reservoirs and lakes. The latest warning comes after two men drowned, in unrelated incidents, on Tuesday June 5, after swimming in reservoirs in Gorton and Bolton. At 4.10pm, two fire engines from Gorton, along with specialist appliances from Heywood and […]
23rd May A community choir of Audenshaw school pupils sang for Manchester in front the world yesterday as part of the ‘Manchester Together with One Voice’ event. The group of St. Anne’s RC Primary School students represent the Manchester City in the Community Choir, led by their music teacher, Denise Derbyshire. During the season, the choir welcomes […]
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 […]
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 […]