8th Sep Ashton’s Town Team and Tameside Markets staged ‘Ashton Town Centre Heritage Day’ on the Market Ground and Market Street today, as part of the National Heritage Weekend held each September across the country. The event is also part of this month’s Tameside Heritage Festival and saw the return of Ashton’s legendary Black Knight. The annual […]
7th Sep Pauline Hollinshead of the Labour Party has been elected as the new councillor for Ashton Waterloo after a by-election at Dukinfield Town Hall tonight (Thursday 6 September). The returning officer @stevenpleasant1 announces Pauline Hollinshead as the winner of the Ashton Waterloo by-election. pic.twitter.com/dXYUkXoRsk — Lee Wild (@LeeWild14) September 6, 2018 She won 889 votes, more […]
6th Sep Police are appealing for help to find a missing man from Hyde. Roy Patten, 39, was last seen at around 8.15pm on Sunday, September 2. Roy suffers with epilepsy which requires daily medication to treat, however it is not known if he has the medication with him. He is described as white and of medium […]
6th Sep Coronation Street stars Sally Ann Matthews and Amanda Barrie were sensationally revealed to be distant cousins on last night’s ITV documentary Coronation Street’s DNA Secrets. The amazing family connection was revealed at Ashton Old Baths as Sally, who plays new Rovers landlady Jenny Bradley, was told about her ancestry in a scene filmed inside the […]
6th Sep A football fanatic from Dukinfield has been shortlisted in the Disabled Sports Achiever category at this year’s Oldham Sports Awards. Archie Howarth, 8, has been nominated for his efforts at Chadderton Park Football Club, where he regularly plays frame football. The event, which is taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday, September 21, […]
5th Sep Former Audenshaw School pupil Zach Clough scored on his home debut for Rochdale on Tuesday. The striker, who has joined the club on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest, helped Dale secure a 2-1 victory over local rivals Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy at Spotland. Clough, 23, set Dale on their way in the 17th […]
5th Sep A “prolific”burglar from Stalybridge has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 4 September). Stephen Fraser, 26, of Wasdale Terrace, Stalybridge pleaded guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court to five burglaries, one attempt burglary, and an aggravated vehicle taking. In addition to being sentenced to six years in […]
3rd Sep Guide Bridge Theatre’s latest offering Beautiful Thing opens tonight at the Audenshaw venue and runs all this week. The story, directed by Mike McCaw, tells the heartache of 15 year old Jamie coming to terms with his sexuality and the turmoil he feels before coming out to his mother. Jake Hankey plays Jamie with such […]
29th Aug A heroic dog who helped solve a murder mystery in Ashton has been awarded an ‘animal OBE’ for her decade’s service with the fire service. 13-year-old Yellow Labrador, Cracker, spent ten years with GMFRS as a Fire Service Investigation Dog between 2007 and 2017. In October, she’ll receive the PSDA Order of Merit, for outstanding […]
28th Aug A crazed man who stabbed his friend and randomly attacked members of the public has been jailed for six years. 20-year-old Liam Winstanley of Sutton Drive, Droylsden, was sentenced today (Tuesday 28 August) after pleading guilty to section 18 assault. In addition to being jailed for 6 years, he was sentenced to 16 months in […]