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From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
7th Jan Two proud nephews have honoured a family pledge to support a local hospice by presenting its nursing team with a cheque for £28,000. The giant cheque is a legacy from their aunt, Mossley-born Margaret Broadbent, who died earlier last year at the age of 85. Margaret kindly left behind the magnificent sum in memory of […]
4th Jan An industrial estate in Mossley could be transformed with business workshops replaced with modern homes under plans submitted to the town hall. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter Two applications have been made to Tameside council to build new houses and apartments on land off Egmont Street. Patrick Hand of MSB developments, based in Stalybridge, has […]
25th Oct A local carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work. Global Grooves lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of giant puppets and hand-printed costumes when their storage warehouse at Ray Mill in Stalybridge burned to the ground in March. But now […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
13th Sep The old saying goes “write what you know” – and one local author is doing just that. Although he was not brought up with so much of the drama that goes on in his works, Stalybridge-native Barry Sullivan has reimagined historical Tameside in his newest book. Barry, who now lives in Mossley, has just released […]
23rd Aug The staff and governors of Mossley Hollins High School  have congratulated Year 11 students (The Class of 2018) on their successful performance in this year’s GCSE examinations. Students’ recorded top performances in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science, which will set them up for bright futures into further education, university and high quality […]
13th Aug After a difficult year so far, there was an air of celebration at Oldham Mountain Rescue Team’s headquarters last week, when not one but two awards were presented. The team have already done over 50 jobs, which is unprecedented for this time of year. Within that, they helped with two major incidents; the Beast from […]
30th Jul Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage of three men they want to speak to in connection with a spate of thefts and attempted thefts from vans in Tameside. Officers are investigating after a dozen vans were damaged and items stolen from them in a series of incidents across the borough in May. The majority […]