17th Oct Six people from Tameside and Bury have been arrested after millions of pounds worth of medication was seized following an investigation into the illegal sale of medicine online. They were arrested after early morning raids by Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Pyarr. Several millions of pounds worth of pharmaceutical drugs were recovered as […]
17th Oct A teenage girl was taken to hospital after youths caused chaos, setting off fireworks in Ashton town centre on Sunday. A shop window was smashed and people were sent running for cover after the group of teenagers set them off just after 7pm. A spokesperson for GMP said: “We were called at around 7:10pm on […]
16th Oct Guide Bridge Theatre has been given a spectacular facelift in the form of a giant vinyl wrap and brand new sign on the front of the building. The giant, 30m x 5m decoration is believed to be the largest wrap around a theatre in the North West. The eye-catching design came from the mind of […]
16th Oct Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne was one of thousands of people across Tameside backing National Libraries Week last week.  Replacing National Libraries Day, previously held in February, the inaugural event attempted to get as many people as possible to get inspired by visiting a local library to discover what it has to offer, as […]
16th Oct A man from Ashton has been jailed for thieving from and causing damage at the town’s ambulance service station.  Ashley McDougall, whose address was given as Marlborough Street, pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened on August 21 this year, at Tameside Magistrates Court. The court heard the 34-year-old had entered the station as a […]
16th Oct Gusts of up to 80 miles per hour are expected as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are set to hit Greater Manchester today.  The storm, which is sweeping across the Atlantic Ocean, could cause structural damage to buildings and there is a potential risk to life, forecasters warn. It has already swept through parts of […]
16th Oct Students at a Tameside school have proved they are fantastic fundraisers, by raising more than £1,000 for a cancer charity in just one hour. Pupils, parents and staff at Audenshaw School were raising money for the new Macmillan Cancer Unit at Tameside Hospital and achieved the amazing target by hosting a coffee morning. The school […]
16th Oct Fire crews had to deal with another kitchen fire in Tameside last weekend. Three fire engines from Ashton, Stalybridge and Hyde were called to a cooker fire in Hyde yesterday evening (Sunday, October 15). It happened in a mid-terraced house in Cheriton Close at around 9:30pm. It is thought there was a build-up of fat in […]
16th Oct Reuben’s Retreat have chosen a very aquatic theme for their Prince and Princess Party this year. Reminscent of the Disney classic ‘The Little Mermaid’, the theme of their annual Christmas event is ‘Under the Sea’ and it is, of course, fancy dress, so there promises to be sea creatures aplenty! All the fun is happening […]
16th Oct Businesses across Tameside and Greater Manchester are no longer obliged to accept the old £1 coins as they cease to be legal tender as of today (Monday). Only the new 12-sided £1 coins can now be spent but any unspent old £1 coins can be traded in at banks, although this is only a temporary […]