28th Apr A former squash coach from Ashton-under-Lyne who groomed teenage boys into sending him naked images of themselves has been jailed. Hirusha Henricus, of Furness Avenue, was sentenced to 14 years at Manchester Crown Court today (Friday). The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to ten counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a child, three counts of […]
28th Apr   A Chinese man who had only been allowed to stay in the country pending an appeal after being refused ‘Further leave to remain’ in the UK, has been found guilty of murdering his wealthy friend. Ming Jiang, 43 was found guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court of the “ruthless and brutal” murder of his […]
28th Apr Hyde Town Team have joined forces with Hyde Markets to plan the ‘biggest’ event ever to be staged on the town’s Civic Square! It’s been well over 34 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man squashed his way through the streets of New York in the classic movie, “Ghostbusters”. But on May 27, as part […]
27th Apr Mossley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society promise a spine-tingling production as they bring the musical ‘Parade’ to the stage. The production tells the true story of the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, tried for a crime he did not commit. He was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old employee, […]
27th Apr Willow Wood are always looking for new, fun ways to raise those essential funds to help maintain their services, and have added a funtastic event to their fundraising calendar – the Bubble Rush! The Bubble Rush does exactly what the name suggests: tens of thousands of coloured bubbles fly out of strategically placed cannons around […]
27th Apr Former England Rugby League player Paul Broadbent has been working with students at Denton Community College as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport project. Paul, who represented both Great Britain and England as a player, has been involved with raising aspirations of the school’s Year 8 students and developing their understanding of the […]
27th Apr A former police officer from Ashton has received a long-service award after 52 years in policing. 69-year-old John Baron MBE was presented with his award by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins at a ceremony in Hough End yesterday. He began his policing career as a cadet aged just 16 and became a fully-fledged officer two years […]
27th Apr Minshull Street Crown Court heard two equally compelling concluding speeches from prosecution and defence counsel’s today in the trial of Ming Jiang accused of murdering his friend and countryman Yang Liu. The Jury heard first from Mr Wright Q.C. who yesterday concluded his cross examination of Ming Jiang exposing yet another lie that Jiang had […]
26th Apr A man was left hospitalised following an attempted burglary at his home in Droylsden last week. The man had been hit over the head with a brick after confronting a man attempting to break into his home on Broadway North at around 12:30pm last Thursday afternoon (April 20). He had been sitting in his living […]
26th Apr Ashton and Mossley Freemason’s handed out more than £40,000 to numerous good causes at their latest Charity Giving Evening. Local scouting was among the many groups to benefit at the event, held at the Audenshaw Masonic Club Stanley House. Over the last 10 years the Freemasons have raised half a million pounds for communities and […]