From the Longdendale Archives
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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 […]
14th Feb If you go down in woods today, you might be in for a big surprise, as a new fun community project is gradually sweeping across the nation. The craze, which is a variation of an old treasure hunt-type of game, is becoming popular locally and has been enthusiastically adopted by Tameside Scouts. Tameside Rocks for […]
12th Feb MAIN PICTURE: Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant will be taking part in this year’s Fred Whitton cycling sportive (above) to raise funds in memory of former Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn.   Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, MBE, has entered a gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds in memory of former borough […]
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 […]
21st Jan The funeral service for Tameside Council executive leader Cllr Kieran Quinn will be held at St Ann’s Church, Burlington Street, Ashton, at 10am this morning (Monday). Cllr Quinn sadly passed away on Christmas Day at Tameside Hospital at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack. He was taken ill while out delivering Christmas […]
30th Dec Police are investigating after the death of a man who was found collapsed with serious injuries on a busy road in Mottram on Saturday morning.  Emergency services were called to Roe Cross Road at around 6am on Saturday (December 30) following reports of a seriously injured man in the road. He was pronounced dead and […]
24th Dec It was an emotional occasion as Cancer Warriors held their end of year awards event and Christmas party last night. At a packed Wharf Tavern in Stalybridge the group remembered past friends and colleagues who have sadly lost their lives to cancer, making family times like Christmas especially challenging. But members came together to remember […]
15th Dec The traffic nightmare for residents of Hollingworth and Tintwistle could soon be over after a report published by Transport for North today proposed a trans-Pennine tunnel road. A proposal by Stalybridge & Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds for a 20 mile tunnel was deemed too expensive, but a tunnel ‘several miles long’ will be built, although […]
14th Dec A fundraising ‘first’ has raised a fantastic £1,800 for the male cancer charity Orchid. The event, held at Mottram Cricket Club, proved a magnificent success and organisers Christine Deeley and Margaret Smith say they want to thank everyone involved. Christine said: “It was such a fabulous turn-out – we were overwhelmed by people’s generosity and […]
11th Dec A revolutionary scheme to take trucks packed with freight off local roads and onto trains going under the Pennines is being proposed by a former engineer. Julian Newton, CEO of the Grand Northern Group Ltd, says the move would remove 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere. He says it would also […]