23rd Apr A teenage boy has been charged in connection with an attack at Derker Metrolink stop last month. At around 7.30pm on Thursday March 22nd, police were called to the car park at Derker. The victim had been dragged out of his car and attacked, leaving him need hospital treatment for a fractured skull and badly […]
21st Apr Police have launched a murder investigation after a man ‘fell ill’ hours after being arrested following an assault in Dukinfield. Officers were called to West Street just after 1am on Friday to reports of fighting. A 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault. They were both taken into custody […]
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. […]
19th Apr A care home in Hyde will be opening its doors to members of the local community in the next two days as part of a nationwide celebration of the care sector. Anchor’s Hatton Grange, on Oldham Street, will be participating in Care Home Open Day tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday  along with thousands of care homes […]
19th Apr A number of fish have died at Diggle Brook after a dam from a nearby pond failed and polluted the brook. Officers from the Environment Agency are responding, after the failed dam from a small feeder pond resulted in sediment washing down into the brook and into the River Tame at Greenfield. An Environment Agency […]
19th Apr A personal trainer at a Stalybridge gym took on a marathon effort to raise hundreds of pounds for charity last week. Ben Moorhouse rowed 26 miles, or 42,195m, on a rowing machine at the gym, to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Ben’s father, Dale, suffers from a strain of the neurodegenerative disorder, […]
18th Apr Police are searching for the next-of-kin of two men from Gorton, who sadly died over the weekend. 70-year-old James Cookson passed away at his Gorton home on Saturday April 14th, while Paul Makin, 53, died on Sunday April 15th. The men are not linked and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding either of their deaths, […]
17th Apr A Denton woman is one of three people to have been jailed after smuggling cocaine, cannabis and spice into HMP Forest Bank. 23-year-old Lucy Whitehurst, of Royle Street, has been jailed for four years and two months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to convey drugs into prison. Her sentence has taken into consideration two separate […]
17th Apr Lloyds Banking Group is to close its branch in Stalybridge later this year. As part of 49 branch closures across the UK, affecting 305 jobs across the business, the branch on Melbourne Street on September 18th. It’s a further blow to the town and Melbourne Street in particular, which has lost big high-street names such […]
17th Apr A student and member of staff at Tameside College have both been given awards by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, for their services and contributions to the community. Sean Power-Tarbatt, (pictured above, centre), a hospitality and catering student, was awarded for his progression during his course as well as his attitude to work. Sylvia […]