From the Greater Manchester Archives
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 […]
2nd Mar POWER OUTAGES: A map of power cuts that have hit the region late on Thursday night and early Friday morning. Electricity North West has been dealing with a whole series of power cuts yesterday evening and into the small hours this morning. Areas affected have included Ashton, Failsworth, Oldham, plus areas across parts of Mossley, […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Tameside this morning with scores of schools closing and Tameside Council advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Greater Manchester – including Tameside – with the message not to travel unless it is essential. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
11th Feb Police are appealing from anyone who witnessed a crash last night which tragically claimed the life of an elderly woman to contact them. An elderly man also injured in the collision is in a life-threatening condition in hospital. The tragedy happened just before 8.10pm last night (Saturday) when police were called to Hyde Road (A57), Ardwick, […]
3rd Feb The very first Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Question Time for Tameside was aired live on Tameside Radio 103.6FM and proved to be a sometimes heated and passionate debate. Staged at Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden, it was the best attended Question Time yet with some 140 people at the event and the questions soon started to come […]
18th Dec If you’re getting the bus into Manchester this week, you could be lucky enough to encounter Father Christmas himself. That’s because in the run up to Christmas Day, Stagecoach Santas will be out and about on services to and from the City Centre. They’ll be onboard buses singing festive songs to raise money for the […]