From the Stalybridge Archives
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24th Jul The final phase of Electricity North West’s £3m upgrade to a local power network gets underway next weekend. Engineers are replacing 7.4km of underground power cable, which has been keeping the lights on since the 1960s, with new, environmentally-friendly electricity cables. The project will benefit 58,000 customers in Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak. […]
16th Jul Police officers investigating the assault of a girl in Stamford Park have arrested four people. After a video of the attack was circulated on social media, officers from GMP’s Tameside borough launched an investigation and established that it happened near to Stamford Park boating lake on Friday, July 13th. The victim of the attack, a […]
16th Jul Businesses are running out of time to enter this year’s prestigious Pride of Tameside Business Awards – so act now! The Pride of Tameside Business Awards celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across the region. The awards are free to enter and will feature categories for businesses across […]
10th Jul A man from Stalybridge has been jailed after he filmed himself sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. 36-year-old Bryan Ashcroft, of School Crescent, was yesterday sentenced to 10 years in prison, after pleading guilty at an earlier trial. Ashcroft was caught in October 2017 when a woman in her forties found indecent images of the teen […]
9th Jul Hyde businesswoman Karen Dorney has officially taken up the ‘reigns’ as the new President of Hyde Rotary Club. Former president Alan Oldham handed over the chains of office at a grand installation ceremony at Hyde’s Oaklands Hall on Friday. Some 70 guests, including Karen’s close family and friends and members from the Rotary clubs of […]
5th Jul Tameside pupils have created a spectacular bee sculpture, which has winged its way to a public art trail in Manchester City Centre. Gorse Hall Primary School in Stalybridge is one a number of Tameside schools taking part in Wild in Art’s Bee in the City project. Bee in the City is bringing Greater Manchester communities together to create the exhibition […]
4th Jul Police have confirmed that the moorland fire, which has raged on the Tameside moors for nine consecutive days, is being investigated as arson. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, following initial enquiries with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. The fire service was initially called to reports of land on […]
3rd Jul A local group of artists have questioned the power structure at Tameside Council after clashing with officers over the future of the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge. The gallery, situated above Stalybridge Library, is currently open for just two days a month. But a joint initiative, between Stalybridge Town Team and Gordon Clegg & […]
29th Jun Around 160 firefighters are still battling the blaze on the moorlands in Tameside – five days after it began – with advice to the public to please stay away from the area this weekend. And with the added pressure on the fire service fighting the fires, GMFRS is asking people to take extra care themselves […]
25th Jun Local fire crews are currently tackling a large wildfire on moorland at Buckton Vale. The fire originally started after 8pm last night and crews worked with a local gamekeeper to extinguish the fire after a couple of hours. However, due to the hot weather, the fire reignited at around 7.50 am this morning. In a […]