From the Oldham Archives
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1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Tameside this morning with scores of schools closing and Tameside Council advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Greater Manchester – including Tameside – with the message not to travel unless it is essential. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind […]
28th Feb WORK IN PROGRESS: Tameside’s gritters have their work cut out and worked round the clock on Tuesday.   The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Tameside and Glossopdale on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the […]
23rd Feb Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society is bringing Sister Act to the Oldham Coliseum from next week. The show opens on Wednesday, February 28 and runs for one week until March 3. The story tells the tale of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Catherine Cooper) who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank (Martin Kelly) commit a murder. Upon […]
22nd Feb The Rev Roger Farnworth has become the new Borough Dean of Ashton. A special licensing service was held at Ashton Parish Church recently where guests included the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman and her consort, husband Fred. The Rev Farnworth is Team Rector of the Parish of the Good Shepherd in Ashton. Borough […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
14th Feb Greater Manchester Police joined other forces across the UK this week as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives. All this week police are warning those who carry a knife that they are far more likely to be injured or killed, and risk being sent to prison for […]
3rd Feb The very first Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Question Time for Tameside was aired live on Tameside Radio 103.6FM and proved to be a sometimes heated and passionate debate. Staged at Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden, it was the best attended Question Time yet with some 140 people at the event and the questions soon started to come […]
8th Jan Police are appealing for information after a family’s beloved French Bulldog was stolen in Chadderton on Saturday. At around 6am on January 6th, police were called to reports of a robbery on Mona Road. Two men broke into the property by smashing patio doors at the back of the house and went upstairs. The two […]
14th Dec By Lisa Burns  Three sisters got into the festive spirit by taking part in Christmas fund-raisers for charity. Leah, Charlotte and Lydia Williams, from Ashton, decided to help out Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind by holding a Christmas stall at the recent Mossley Town Team Christmas Market in the George Lawton Hall. They also braved […]