From the Tameside Archives
18th Mar Firefighters remain on the scene at Ray Mill in Stalybridge, which has been destroyed by a huge fire. More than fifty firefighters have worked throughout last night and into today to tackle the blaze after receiving the call at 11.43pm on Saturday (March 28th). Flames engulfed five stories of the mill and at the height […]
15th Mar Stalybridge Carnival has been ‘saved’ as a community event and will go ahead this year as planned. A new committee has been created to organise the hugely popular parade and festival. The news was officially revealed at the latest Stalybridge Town Council meeting and comes after the sad death of Nigel Hobson at the end […]
15th Mar   Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s […]
15th Mar Some of Manchester’s best and brightest digital talent have been sharing their expertise with young people and parents at Ashton’s Clarendon Sixth Form College. The Futures: Careers in Digital event, organised by the Digital Creative Network (DCN), is aimed at helping students gain a career in the digital and creative industries. The event included speeches […]
15th Mar Young people from Tameside are being urged to get their foot in the door of Greater Manchester’s booming property sector by taking part in a free week-long workshop next month. The ‘Regeneration Brainery’ is an immersive workshop for 17-20-year-olds, aimed at setting young people from a range of backgrounds on a path to a career […]
13th Mar The River Tame has the worst levels of microplastic pollution ever recorded anywhere in the world according to study published in Nature GeoScience. A research team from the University of Manchester analysed sediments in ten rivers in the North West, with the River Tame containing 517,000 microplastic particles per square metre, in the top 10cm […]
13th Mar A community choir from Tameside are promising a fantastic night of entertainment in Oldham, to raise funds for the international development charity, CAFOD. Tameside Community Voices and the CAFOD Action Team Volunteers from parishes in Oldham, Mossley and Rochdale are joining forces on Friday March 16th to raise funds for CAFOD’s Lent Appeal. The evening […]
13th Mar A man has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed in the chest in Ashton yesterday. The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was found on Market Avenue at around 7am on Monday morning (March 12th). The North West Ambulance Service confirmed he was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary and had suffered a major trauma. […]
13th Mar A Dukinfield couple have created an eye-catching giant poppy that serves as an enduring tribute to the fallen. Elizabeth and William Stretton, from Dukinfield, made the 38ft replica out of ripstop nylon to take pride of place in a massive crater in France formed during the First World War. Tameside Council provided support when they needed […]
11th Mar Community campaigner Rod McCord’s family have explained why they chose to fly the Communist Party flag above Stalybridge New Labour Club following his funeral last Thursday. A picture of the flag fluttering at full mast above the club sparked a social media storm, prompting the family to issue a statement. But this weekend Rod’s sons […]