From the Tameside Archives
18th Apr A third of council seats in Tameside are up for grabs as residents go the polls in next month’s local elections. One seat in each of the 19 wards is being contested on Thursday, May 2 with 72 candidates standing across the borough. Of the seats up for election, 17 are currently held by Labour […]
17th Apr Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman with dementia from Carrbrook. 78-year-old Christine Davies was seen around 11am this morning (Wednesday, April 17) at her home address on Moorland Road. A short while later, she was seen turning right onto Huddersfield Road. Christine is described as white, 5’ 1’’, of very slim […]
17th Apr New cancer awareness roadshows are now running at Ashton Market. Cancer Research UK nurses will be providing regular advice at the market roadshows every few weeks. The next roadshow is scheduled for Thursday, April 18. The roadshows aim to help the public recognise possible signs and symptoms of cancer, and help people reduce their risk […]
16th Apr The sweet sound of music is in the air at Hyde Community College now that the school has launched their own record label. ‘Hyde CC Records’ aims to provide bands, musicians and vocalists with a professional and accessible place to lay down their tracks, record and release music.  Students are able to book recording sessions […]
15th Apr A long-serving volunteer from homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has been recognised with a national Emmaus Hidden Heroes Award. Volunteer Keith Joint, aged 73 and from Mossley, was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award by fellow community members at Emmaus Mossley.  Nominees are put forward based on their commitment, dedication and determination to go above and […]
15th Apr A landmark Droylsden building will be transformed into a state-of-the-art veterinary practice. Tameside Veterinary Clinic has taken over the lease of the former Co-op building on Greenside Lane and will open the new facility on April 29. The modern, vibrant new surgery was made possible thanks to a £250,000 investment from VetPartners, which owns some […]
12th Apr Police are appealing for witnesses after a Mercedes was stolen during a burglary in Ashton last month. The vehicle was taken from a home on Newmarket Road at around 7pm on Thursday March 7. Two men burgled the home, which was unoccupied at the time, and stole the white 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, two watches […]
12th Apr Gorse Hall Primary School in Stalybridge is celebrating an astonishing 21 years as an ECO school. The school celebrated its commitment to environmental issues with a special ECO assembly on Friday.  Special guests joined the children including Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds. Eco-Schools is a global programme which has been running for nearly a […]
11th Apr Five people have been arrested as part of a police investigation targeting organised crime in Tameside A number of warrants were executed in Hattersley this morning, resulting in the arrests of four men and one woman on suspicion of offences including kidnap, section 18 assault and drug-related offences. The arrests are in relation to a […]
10th Apr A fugitive from Droylsden has been arrested in South Africa after more than two decades on the run. 64-year-old Brandon William Pyatt was convicted of serious fraud and deception offences in 1998 and sentenced to five years in prison. However, he skipped bail during the trial and fled the UK, sparking a manhunt that lasted […]