From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
13th Jan A caring charity roared off with much needed funds, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a motorbike club. SSAFA Tameside was overwhelmed and delighted when The BMPS British Motorcycle Preservation Society charity handed over £1,438.78. The presentation was made in the Sycamore pub in Ashton. The cheque was presented to SSAFA Tameside representatives Christina Howard […]
13th Jan Tameside woke up to a blanket of snow and travel disruption this morning (Friday) as winter swept in with a vengeance. As temperatures plummeted, the white stuff began to fall on Thursday evening across the borough and continued overnight, causing delays to commuters on public transport and hazardous driving conditions on the roads. Tameside Highways […]
10th Jan The community of Mossley has received a generous offer to replace the defibrillator which was vandalised over the Christmas period. The offer from Dave Mylett, who works for NHS providers Manchester Medical Services, means only the cost of a case needs to be covered. The defibrillator was ripped from a wall, smashed up and left […]
10th Jan Residents across Tameside are being urged to take advantage of a money-saving boiler and insulation offer. Supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS, the Greater Manchester Energy Heroes scheme offers qualifying households free or discounted new boilers and home insulation that could save hundreds of pounds from fuel bills. The 10 Greater […]
9th Jan       The parents of murder victim Craig Wilcox reveal their heart ache in their three year wait for answers, that they hope could lead to justice for their son. 28 year-old Craig from Failsworth disappeared from home three years ago and was initially considered to be a missing person, until Craig’s body was […]
9th Jan Tameside’s new Chief Superintendent officially began work in the role today. Chief Superintendents Neil Evans, who is also responsible for Oldham and Rochdale, has been in policing for nearly thirty years. He started his career with West Midlands Police in 1989, working in Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. He joined Greater Manchester Police in 2010 and […]
6th Jan Greater Manchester Police arrested 449 people for drink and drug driving offences during the Christmas and New Year period – which is an increase on last year, the force has revealed. Traffic officers also breathalysed over 2,400 motorists across Greater Manchester between December 1, 2016, and January 1, 2017, as part of their ‘None for […]
28th Dec A device which saves lives has been ripped from a wall and smashed up at Mossley train station. Horrified passengers discovered vandals had pulled the case with the defibrillator inside from the wall, close to the ticket office where it is kept, and smashed it open before the equipment itself was left strewn across the […]
22nd Dec Local heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty during last month’s flooding have been praised by the Civic Mayor of Tameside. At a special gathering at Dukinfield Town Hall on Monday, the Mayor Cllr Philip Fitzpatrick joined forces with other councillors, including Allison Gwynne and Janet Cooper, to thank the workers who […]
22nd Dec Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, along with other officers and staff at Greater Manchester Police, is helping to bring festive cheer this Christmas by delivering hampers to the elderly and vulnerable. Hundreds of hampers have been prepared and delivered to people across Greater Manchester in the run up to Christmas, with boxes containing a variety of […]