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From the Hyde Archives
11th Feb Sustrans volunteers are working with local schools to help turn an abandoned old railway turntable in Godley into a wildlife haven and community event space. The 70-foot diameter turntable is located on a one-mile, traffic-free path between Godley and Apethorn, now owned by Sustrans, a charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. […]
8th Feb A village school at the side of one of the North West’s busiest roads is raising cash to keep its children safe. Hollingworth Primary has until April to commit to raising over £12,000 to make up the shortfall in funding over the next two years. Failing to provide Tameside Borough Council with that commitment could […]
28th Jan Delayed plans to expand Hyde Pool have been sent back to the drawing board for a second time after the town hall’s newest contractor pulled out of the project citing Brexit and business uncertainty.  It’s been revealed that the protracted process to build a new six lane swimming pool, changing rooms and spectator seating area […]
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 […]
9th Jan Family and friends gathered to celebrate the birthday milestone of one special lady. Marjorie Morris celebrated her 100th birthday at her home in Hyde surrounded by her loved ones. Marjorie was born in 1919 in Levenshulme. She had an older brother, Norman and a younger brother, David. She lived in Hertfordshire for a while, but […]
4th Jan A prolific thief has been jailed after pleading guilty to a string of offences across Tameside. 42-year-old Lee Thompson, of no fixed abode, was today sentenced to two years and six months in prison at Minshull Street Crown Court. He was also banned from driving for two years and three months. Thompson pleaded guilty to […]
3rd Jan Publican Geoff Oliver says he will keep a Cuban flag emblazoned with the image of revolutionary Ché Guevara ‘flying’ at his Hyde establishment. His stand comes after Geoff says he was visited by a local licensing officer who informed him a complaint had been made about the flag, on display in a window above The […]
31st Dec Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following an armed robbery in Hyde last month. Just before 9.20am on Sunday, November 25th, a man armed with a knife entered the post office on Talbot Road. He threatened a member of staff before stealing money from the till and […]
17th Dec Council bosses have agreed to invest a further quarter of a million pounds to ensure a long delayed expansion to Hyde pool can progress. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Members of Tameside’s executive cabinet opted to increase the budget for the extension of the leisure facility by a further £280k to get a new […]
13th Dec Visitors to Clarendon Square shopping centre in Hyde had an ‘un-bear-lievable’ surprise as they went about their Christmas shopping last weekend. Bjorn the Polar Bear paid a visit from his home at the North Pole to spread some festive cheer amongst families and posed for photos with the children. ‘Bjorn’ is a life-size animatronic polar […]