17th Oct Trade union Unite has called on the government to carry out a full public inquiry after it was revealed the demise of Carillion has cost Tameside council millions and thrown a string of vital projects into limbo. By local democracy reporter Charlotte Green. Trade union Unite has called on the government to carry out a […]
17th Oct Staff, volunteers and members at the Grafton Centre have been celebrating this week after the long-term future of the centre was secured. A 20 year lease has been signed with Tameside Council, bringing an end to a journey that’s lasted several years and has seen the centre become an independent charity. Cllr Phil Fitzpatrick signed […]
16th Oct Local fire chiefs are calling for people to stay safe this bonfire period following a dangerous incident in Ashton on Sunday. At around 8.40 on Sunday night, fire crews were called a house on Blandford Street in the St Peters area and found smoke coming from the upstairs bedroom. A firework had been thrown through […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct Great Britain triathlete David Bunyan has described the European Championships in Madrid as the hardest thing he’s ever done. The fitness enthusiast, from Hyde, was pushed to the limit as temperatures soared to 40 degrees in the Spanish capital. But the 55-year-old battled against the elements and overcame the odds to finish sixth in his […]
15th Oct A Droylsden thief who stole a family’s Christmas presents and attacked a woman in her own home has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Warren Birkett, 26, of Cypress Road, Droylsden, was found guilty of two counts of robbery alongside 24-year-old Jack Wimbleton of New Islington, Ancoats. During the early hours of 1 January 2018 […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
15th Oct The draw for the FA Trophy first qualifying round has been made. Stalybridge Celtic will host Nantwich Town, while Hyde United will play Bamber bridge at Ewen Fields. If Droylsden overcome Tadcaster Albion in a replay on Tuesday night, they will travel to Pickering Town. The winners will receive £3,250. The ties will be played […]
15th Oct Droylsden have confirmed the signing of striker Liam Dickinson, who joins the club having most recently played for FC United of Manchester. Dickinson, who began his Football League career with Stockport County, where he went on to become a club hero after scoring in the playoff final victory over Rochdale in 2008, made his first […]
15th Oct National League North Leamington 0-1 Curzon Ashton   It was more away day success for Curzon as they recorded a 1-0 away win over Leamington at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium. The Nash recorded their fourth league away win of the season, as Adam Morgan’s early penalty was enough to seal all three points for […]