From the Stalybridge Archives
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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 […]
22nd Jun A local veterinary practice is warning owners not to let their pets suffer in the sun – and never leave them in vehicles. Temperatures are rising and summer is here, but while hot weather is great news for humans, it can be uncomfortable and unhealthy for pets. In some cases, heat can be deadly for […]
11th Jun Engineers from the region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, have started on the next phase of a major £3m upgrade to the power network serving Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak areas. The essential project, which will benefit more than 58,000 customers in the area, started in November and this week engineers have […]
8th Jun A local, world-renowned artist is bringing his unique style of work to the People’s Gallery in Stalybridge for the next two months. Ian Smith specialises in marquetry, where pieces of coloured wood, such as veneer, are used to form the pattern or picture. Ian was first introduced to the by his uncle at the age […]
5th Jun After losing five stone in three years, a Stalybridge woman is taking on her biggest fitness challenge yet at the Tour of Tameside. Michelle Bird, a Sales and Lettings Negotiator at Hunters Estate Agents, is set to take part in all four of this weekend’s events, raising money for Willow Wood Hospice in the process. […]
25th May A man has been charged after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Stalybridge earlier this week. 24-year-old Simon Marsland, of Ullswater Terrace in Stalybridge, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court today (May 25th). Just before 4pm on Tuesday afternoon […]
24th May A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Stalybridge. Just before 4 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon (May 22nd), a 17-year-old girl was walking down Knowl Street (known locally as the Yellow Brick Road). As she reached the junction of Stamford Street she noticed a man. After carrying on down […]
24th May Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ campaign has been going on all day today – and at the close of play at 5pm we have collected exactly £2,401 – with the promise of more to come. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised thousands of pounds for the Tameside Macmillan Unit […]