From the Longdendale Archives
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13th Apr The man accused in the ‘Body in a Suitcase’ murder assumed his victim’s identity following his death, in order to access his money and pay off gambling debts, a court has heard. In the weeks before his arrest on October 20 last year, Ming Jiang (pictured), who was a prolific gambler, had access to the deceased […]
12th Apr The jury in the murder trial of Ming Jiang, has heard how the victim’s DNA has been matched with samples taken from multiple belongings of the accused. Yiang Liu’s torso was found in a burnt-out suitcase near Tintwistle in October 2016, and jurors at Minshull Street Crown Court, were told yesterday how his DNA has been […]
10th Apr There are just days left for those not eligible to vote to add themselves to the electoral register in time to have a say in the first elections for a Greater Manchester mayor. People will not be able to vote on Thursday, May 4, unless they have registered by Thursday, April 13.  Eight candidates have confirmed that […]
6th Apr VICTIM: Yang Liu Minshull Crown Court was shown an extensive catalogue of documentary evidence compiled by the police against Ming Jiang today. He is accused of murdering his friend and fellow Chinese national, 36-year-old Yang Liu, in the ‘body in the suitcase’ trial. Jiang, from Beswick, is alleged to have killed and then cut up […]
29th Mar Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Hyde next week, courtesy of Hyde Musical Society. The Addams Family The Musical will be at Hyde Festival Theatre from Tuesday, April 4, each evening at 7.30pm, until next Saturday, April 8. There will also be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Meet the whole Addams family […]
29th Mar Time is running out for people to have their say on the multi-million pound scheme to take traffic away from Mottram and over a spur to Brookfield and on into Glossop. Hundreds of people poured into Glossop’s Bradbury Community House last Friday and Tesco Hattersley last Saturday for Highway England’s latest public consultation sessions. Facing […]
28th Mar All three Tameside MPs have given their support once again to an appeal by Human Rights campaigners to Manchester City Football Club’s part owners, requesting improvement to Human Rights in the United Arab Emirates. They have all signed up to the latest letter drafted by a Manchester-based campaign, led by the internationally respected Human Rights […]
27th Mar     The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Spatial Framework plan which is seeking to expand residential and commercial development across the county has received a huge response from the public to its draft proposals. Since the plan was made public in October the GMCA has had 25,000 responses from the public with the proposal […]
25th Mar Broadbottom Church of England Primary came together last week to celebrate a milestone for the longest-serving member of staff in the school’s history. Elizabeth Mellor, known lovingly as Liz, has been a mid-day supervisor at the Mottram Road school for 30 years this month. And, last Friday, a nice surprise was arranged for the 66-year-old […]