From the Tameside Archives
7th Dec Young people who leave care won’t pay council tax until they turn 25 under new plans put forward by a town hall. Tameside council has agreed to raise the ceiling at which young people leaving care would have to pay council tax by another four years. The borough previously ruled that they would be exempt […]
4th Dec The Tameside Talking Newspaper for the Blind Association recently celebrated issuing its 2,000th recording in this, their 40th anniversary year. Their studio in Dukinfield Town Hall was visited by the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Denise Ward, who recorded a greeting for their special edition. Also on this edition was a repeat of an interview […]
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 […]
3rd Dec Ashton MP Angela Rayner says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. Last month, Tameside Council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former Hartshead High Secondary School, despite […]
3rd Dec More than £380k is to be invested in a project to help young and disadvantaged residents – including care leavers – land apprenticeships in Tameside. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The Tameside employment fund supports small and independent businesses in the borough, and helps young people find work, often for the first time. It […]
3rd Dec Operation Christmas Child is once again underway in Tameside, but this year it has a new home! The campaign, by Samaritan’s Purse, asks people to put together a shoebox of small gifts, which are then despatched across the world to children who might otherwise receive nothing. Thousands of shoeboxes are donated from across the borough […]
3rd Dec As Christmas is often a time where people reflect and celebrate those who sadly can’t be with us, The Believe and Achieve Trust is bringing a bit of light to Tameside with a very special event. Their “Light This Christmas” service, which will be at Albion Church tomorrow (4th December) hopes to bring together the […]
30th Nov Middle-aged men are more likely to take their own lives in Tameside than almost anywhere else in the country. The shocking figures were laid bare by the town hall as it was revealed that the borough has the third worst suicide rate in England for men aged between 35 and 64. The people most at […]
30th Nov New grant funding for home adaptations, including stair lifts and walk-in showers, aims to keep elderly and disabled residents living independently and out of care homes and long hospital stays. Tameside council have agreed to consult on a new policy for housing financial assistance which will see grants of up to £6,000 given to residents […]
30th Nov Two family descendants of a World War One hero are hoping to trace the person who left a touching tribute to him on November 11. Mike and Terry Hall were at the Ashton Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects to their great uncle, Lance Corporal James Hall, who was killed in action on […]