11th Apr Tributes have been paid this week to former political assistant Richard Ashton who has sadly passed away from cancer aged just 40. Richard, who was well known throughout Tameside and had lived in the borough all of his life, worked as Tameside Conservative Leader Councillor John Bell’s political aide at Tameside Council for around 10 […]
11th Apr A teacher is appealing to people to stop throwing dangerous rubbish into the grounds of her school. She’s terrified youngsters will get hurt from falling on broken glass or jagged metal. She believes that unless people change their ways, that could happen. Gamesley Primary is protected  by steel fencing, but it’s not stopped cans and […]
11th Apr Villagers are asking councils to take one last look at Old Glossop’s Hawkshead Mill before it is too late. The bulk of the 18th century buildings are earmarked for demolition as part of a housing scheme. Following a fire last month, shards of glass have been removed from gaping windows for safety reasons. Ward councillor […]
11th Apr Four friends are hopping  on their bikes for a 1,000 mile charity ride across Europe. Cyclists Stuart McHale, Steve Allison, Chris Collins and Steve West are doing the San Sebastian to Glossop slog on May 3. But don’t expect them to do much training. The last time they did any  serious cycling was in 2012 […]
8th Apr Droylsden’s Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) returned to the town this week after a six month absence. Now based at the Water Adventure Centre just off Maddison Road, the advice service is now up and running on the first Tuesday of every month, between 1.30 – 5pm, thanks to the hard work and support from Tameside […]
8th Apr A group called The Neonatal Knitters are looking for your help to deliver much needed items to premature babies at St Mary’s Hospital. The group was founded by Sue Carrigan and Jenny Boff who saw an advert for the so called ‘Fish and Chip’ babies in Africa. Babies were being sent home from  hospital in […]
7th Apr Droylsden GP Simon Butler retired this week after 42 years working in the Tameside town. He started as a GP in 1972 in Fairfield Square with a group of doctors, and has now just retired from his surgery on Ashton Road. He first thought about becoming a doctor at the young age of just seven. […]
6th Apr A schoolboy hailed a hero has been honoured with an award from his school after his quick thinking helped to save a younger pupil’s  life. Eleven-year-old Joshua Schofield was on lunchtime duty last Thursday at Manor Green Primary School, when he noticed a girl from the reception class silently choking. He immediately stood up and […]
4th Apr Police have arrested a 55-year-old man after four people were rushed to hospital suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Emergency services were called to Sana Tech, a computer sales and repair shop on Old Street, Ashton, at around 3.15pm last Thursday…. It is believed the carbon monoxide poisoning was caused by a petrol generator being […]
1st Apr A sign dating back more than 100 years could have looked out over Glossop town centre for the last time. Work to turn the former Finlay McKinlay chemists into a betting shop revealed a name sign that went  up before 1911. But moves to preserve it as part of Glossop’s history failed as removing it […]