From the Stalybridge Archives
23rd Feb The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is investing more than £3m to upgrade the power network in Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak areas. The project, which has already started, will upgrade 7.4km of underground oil-filled power cables, with new environmentally friendly electricity cables. Most of the power network was installed in […]
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 […]
17th Feb Stalybridge Motorcycle Club will be back at Dukinfield Town Hall on Saturday, March 3, for their annual charity ‘rock nite’. The nite will be raising money for The Christie hospital. The night will feature performances by bands Riff Raff and Rock Doctors. There will also be a raffle and prizes. The event is being staged […]
14th Feb What better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day today than by pledging to raise £100 for what is possibly the best-loved charity in Tameside and Glossop – Willow Wood Hospice? The hospice is asking you to share your love with them, and to raise at least £100 over the next 12 months.  You can do […]
12th Feb MAIN PICTURE: Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant will be taking part in this year’s Fred Whitton cycling sportive (above) to raise funds in memory of former Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn.   Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, MBE, has entered a gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds in memory of former borough […]
11th Feb Tameside Highways gritting team say they will be operating around the clock throughout the night with snow ploughs and gritters clearing routes for Monday morning’s rush hour. Heavy snow showers swept in from early evening across the whole of Greater Manchester with heavier accumulations across the region, especially on higher ground. The Tameside gritting team […]
11th Feb A community stalwart was made up when a celebrity came to Stalybridge. Tameside Council’s Public Health Programme Officer Angela Wild was greeted by pop star Peter Andre (pictured above) and a crowd of hundreds after her home was given a makeover as a treat for her charity and community service. The singer and presenter – […]
11th Feb Don’t be a bystander to hatred and prejudice is the call to residents across Greater Manchester as part of this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week. Every person across the region is being urged to sign the Greater Manchester Promise to never stand by if they see someone being abused or attacked because of who they […]
10th Feb Four houses were evacuated in Stalybridge on Friday after a wall and three floors inside a disused mill collapsed. The incident happened at Oakwood Mill on Grenville Street with the police and fire service called to the scene. Nobody was hurt in the incident but four properties nearby were evacuated as a precaution until the […]
7th Feb Stalybridge is set to benefit from an initiative to regenerate town centres by Mayor Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. When the Town Centre Challenge was launched in December, all ten councils in Greater Manchester were asked to nominate a town to be part of the initiative, which will try to reverse a lack […]