From the Hyde Archives
18th Apr A third of council seats in Tameside are up for grabs as residents go the polls in next month’s local elections. One seat in each of the 19 wards is being contested on Thursday, May 2 with 72 candidates standing across the borough. Of the seats up for election, 17 are currently held by Labour […]
17th Apr Tameside Council has been left red-faced after postal ballots for the Hyde Godley Ward went out – without the name of one of the candidates! Residents receiving their postal ballots through the door spotted that it was missing Keith Whitehead’s name, the Green Party candidate. It means any of the incorrect ballots that have already […]
16th Apr The sweet sound of music is in the air at Hyde Community College now that the school has launched their own record label. ‘Hyde CC Records’ aims to provide bands, musicians and vocalists with a professional and accessible place to lay down their tracks, record and release music.  Students are able to book recording sessions […]
11th Apr Five people have been arrested as part of a police investigation targeting organised crime in Tameside A number of warrants were executed in Hattersley this morning, resulting in the arrests of four men and one woman on suspicion of offences including kidnap, section 18 assault and drug-related offences. The arrests are in relation to a […]
5th Apr Staff and pupils at a Hyde primary school are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors rated the school ‘good’ following a recent visit. Godley Primary Academy, which is part of the Enquire Learning Trust, was praised in the report for its leadership and maintaining ‘the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection’. The […]
1st Apr A marathon might not be considered a family affair, but the Johnson’s from Newton are doing just that.  Brian Johnson, 58, his wife Gail, 58, and their son Justin, 35, are training to tackle the Manchester Marathon coming up on April 7 – something made all the more special since Gail recently got the all-clear […]
1st Apr Student nurse Natalie Brookes is organising a huge life-saving skills days in memory of a woman who tragically died after suffering a heart attack in Hyde town centre. Mum-of-three Nataliem from Hattersley, who is a third year student nurse at Manchester Metropolitan University, was inspired to organise the event after the 52-year-old lady tragically passed […]
21st Mar A new housing estate will be built next to the third tee of a golf course – despite the land being proposed as protected ‘green belt’ under the region’s development masterplan. A housebuilder has been given the go ahead to create 33 homes yards away from the rough at the edge of Dukinfield Golf Club, […]
19th Mar Droylsden Water Adventure Centre has been given a facelift thanks to volunteers with the Prince’s Trust. Seven young people, aged 16-25, are currently taking part in a 12-week team programme with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Prince’s Trust programme at Hyde Fire Station. Part of the programme involves a community project, with the […]
7th Mar Hundreds of residents took part in a ‘Save our Greenbelt’ protest walk in Hyde on Sunday. Organised by Save Tameside Greenbelt in conjunction with other groups across Greater Manchester, around 200 locals of all ages marched from Hattersley roundabout, down Mottram Road, Green Lane and Stockport Road through Gee Cross to the Joshua Bradley pub. […]