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From the Oldham Archives
10th Jan New train stations and a tram line could be built in Tameside under proposals to revolutionise travel across the region. The transport plan, unveiled this week by Greater Manchester leaders, would see new Metrolink stops, train stations and the birth of the ‘tram-train’. It’s divided into three parts, with 65 projects due to be completed […]
7th Jan Two proud nephews have honoured a family pledge to support a local hospice by presenting its nursing team with a cheque for £28,000. The giant cheque is a legacy from their aunt, Mossley-born Margaret Broadbent, who died earlier last year at the age of 85. Margaret kindly left behind the magnificent sum in memory of […]
3rd Jan Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are encouraging people to get involved in RED January. Fundraising and Marketing Senior Manager, Jason Bromley, said: “It is a national campaign, but we are asking local people to sign up and trying to put across the message that physical exercise can positively impact your mental health. “We are encouraging […]
24th Dec A woman had her car stolen at gunpoint following a crash in Oldham last week. The woman, in her 30s, was driving along Stannybrook Road in her grey Audi Q3 at around 11am on Wednesday December 19th, when a car believed to be a grey Fiat Bravo drove into the back of her. The Fiat […]
4th Dec The sad death of former Ashton GP Dr Anisha Malhotra has occurred. Anisha was born on December 14, 1949, in Khatauli, India and was brought up in Sirinagar Kashmir. Her father Jagdish Prasad Verma worked in the Central Government Service and was one of the pioneers of All India Radio Kashmir. It was while recovering in hospital from […]
5th Nov This week’s additions of the Tameside Reporter, Glossop Chronicle, and Oldham Reporter will have a very different look and feel about them. We are turning the clock back 100 years as we mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One, to recall how our communities greeted the news that the Great […]
24th Aug The British Army is running a host of recruitment events across Tameside and Oldham next week. The events will help local people find out more about what a career in the British Army is like and what opportunities are on offer. Local soldiers and career advisers will be available for people to talk to and […]
13th Aug After a difficult year so far, there was an air of celebration at Oldham Mountain Rescue Team’s headquarters last week, when not one but two awards were presented. The team have already done over 50 jobs, which is unprecedented for this time of year. Within that, they helped with two major incidents; the Beast from […]
9th Aug Several arrests were made across Tameside yesterday as part of a crackdown on the supply of Class A drugs. Officers executed multiple warrants at various addresses, including a newsagent on Manchester Road, Denton and a shop on Bentinck Street in Ashton. A property on Peterborough Close, Denton and two addresses on Rowantree, Oldham, were also […]
7th Aug The biggest number of Royal British Legion members will come together in a pilgrimage of remembrance tomorrow, including many from Tameside. Thousands of Armed Forces veterans and supporters from across the world have joined the historic ‘Great Pilgrimage’ 90 to Belgium and France, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the First World War. […]