15th Oct Tuesday evening saw the finals of the School Games Tag Rugby competition, ran by Tameside School Sports Partnership, take place at Ashton Rugby Club. From an initial 61 teams, only 20 were able to qualify for the finals, making it a very close and competitive affair. Group 1 saw St Paul’s RC Primary School progress […]
15th Oct Active Tameside has been shortlisted for four Pride of Tameside Business Awards:   Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year Health and Social Care Business of the Year Catering Business of the Year Corporate Social Responsibility Award The Pride of Tameside Business Awards celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals […]
12th Oct School children in Stalybridge have made a tree-mendous tribute to the fire fighters who tackled the summer moorland blazes. Pupils at Millbrook Primary – one of the main schools affected by the fire – have planted a plum tree in honour of all the fire fighters who attended the incident. The fire raged across the […]
12th Oct A new free school that pledges to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give state pupils a ‘level playing field’ against private education has been approved in Tameside. By Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green This is how a huge new free school in Tameside will look. Bosses have pledged to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give […]
12th Oct Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, officially open their newest store in Denton tomorrow (Saturday) and are holding a special giveaway to celebrate! Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne will open to store on Stockport Road at midday. To mark the occasion, the first 100 visitors will receive a free small pizza, thanks to franchisee Amit […]
11th Oct Patients of a Droylsden medical practice have praised its new management team after the surgery was removed from special measures and given a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC. Medlock Vale was placed into special measures and given two warning notices in January, after a damning inspection in November 2017 found it to be failing every […]
10th Oct Engineers have restored power to 22,000 properties in Ashton following damage to an underground power cable yesterday afternoon. At 12.30am just 79 properties, mainly business premises, remain without power due to access issues. An earlier power cut affected 22,000 homes and businesses when another company damaged multiple underground power cables in the area. The damaged […]
9th Oct Electricity North West engineers have been battling to restore power to the whole town of Ashton this evening after the entire network was wiped out. The power cut happened just before 4pm cutting electricity to 22,000 homes, all of the town’s businesses and causing commuting chaos with all traffic lights out of action. The Metrolink […]
8th Oct A woman in her 60s has died after she became trapped between a van and a gatepost in Ashton. Police were called to Buttermere Road just after 3pm today (October 8th) and on arrival, officers found the woman in a critical condition. She had been trapped by a grey Mercedes Panel Van on her drive […]
8th Oct Traditionally the Stalybridge Snooker League rewards players who have been competing for more than 30 years, and this year it was presented to league chairman Phil Vidler, who joined the league in 1985. He originally played for St Georges as he did for the majority of his league career until he joined the newly formed […]