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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 […]
2nd Mar Greater Manchester Police is appealing to drivers not to travel this morning (Friday), especially if their journey involves crossing the Pennines and using the M62. The alert was issued in the small hours of this morning after motorists were stranded for many hours on the motorway yesterday – with some still stuck in the snow […]
2nd Mar POWER OUTAGES: A map of power cuts that have hit the region late on Thursday night and early Friday morning. Electricity North West has been dealing with a whole series of power cuts yesterday evening and into the small hours this morning. Areas affected have included Ashton, Failsworth, Oldham, plus areas across parts of Mossley, […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Tameside this morning with scores of schools closing and Tameside Council advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Greater Manchester – including Tameside – with the message not to travel unless it is essential. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind […]
28th Feb WORK IN PROGRESS: Tameside’s gritters have their work cut out and worked round the clock on Tuesday.   The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Tameside and Glossopdale on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the […]
26th Feb Need to brush up on your digital skills? Looking to improve your online presence? Then head to Emmaus Mossley next month as they’ve announced a partnership with Google and their Digital Garage bus tour initiative. The bus will be at their base in Longlands Mill on 21 March between 9:00am – 4:30pm and will offer […]
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 […]