From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
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3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Tameside and Oldham residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
20th Apr Three firefighters suffered minor burns as they battled moorland fires at Dovestone Reservoir yesterday. Jon Aspinall, GMFRS’ Area Manager for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale, said: “Three firefighters suffered very minor burns after fighting a complex fire in very challenging circumstances. “They were treated by colleagues at the scene and did not require any further treatment. […]
9th Apr Friday, March 30, marked the grand opening of Cancer Warriors’ first ever permanent drop-in Information and Support Centre. The centre is located at Melbourne Street, Stalybridge. This is a dream and vision the chair and founder Derrick John Evans thought he would never see come true, having fought his own battles with cancer since 2007. […]
26th Mar A Mossley-based charity is appealing to the public’s help after more than 15 years worth of work, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, was destroyed in the Ray Mill fire over the weekend. Global Grooves is one of the UK’s leading Carnival arts organisations, bringing inspirational carnival practice from around the world into communities across […]
15th Mar   Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s […]
13th Mar A community choir from Tameside are promising a fantastic night of entertainment in Oldham, to raise funds for the international development charity, CAFOD. Tameside Community Voices and the CAFOD Action Team Volunteers from parishes in Oldham, Mossley and Rochdale are joining forces on Friday March 16th to raise funds for CAFOD’s Lent Appeal. The evening […]
8th Mar St John’s Mossley Brass Band will be in concert this weekend, as they take to the stage at George Lawton Hall. They’ll be performing from 2pm on Saturday (10 March) as part of the fair which starts at 11am. The concert will begin with the learners band, who will then be followed by the main […]
3rd Mar The number of road closures across the region has been dramatically reduced following the storms. The ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emma brought travel chaos to the region, with the heavy snowfall even closing the M62, leaving motorists stranded. While Storm Emma brought gusts gauged at more than 90mph, which combined with the […]
2nd Mar Electricity North West says its engineers are battling the elements to restore power supplies to customers affected by Storm Emma. The network operator says it has restored power to 7,500 properties overnight across Greater Manchester, the Peak District, Cumbria and Lancashire. Hundreds of people across Oldham, Saddleworth and Tameside were hit by power outages last night […]
2nd Mar Police re-issue earlier appeal to only travel if essential as M62 remains closed Greater Manchester Police say the military has been deployed to help in the rescue of motorists stranded on the M62. The M62 is closed from junction 20 (Rochdale) to junction 24 (Huddersfield). A Yellow weather warning for the strong winds has been […]