From the Tameside Archives
16th Oct Local fire chiefs are calling for people to stay safe this bonfire period following a dangerous incident in Ashton on Sunday. At around 8.40 on Sunday night, fire crews were called a house on Blandford Street in the St Peters area and found smoke coming from the upstairs bedroom. A firework had been thrown through […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
12th Oct School children in Stalybridge have made a tree-mendous tribute to the fire fighters who tackled the summer moorland blazes. Pupils at Millbrook Primary – one of the main schools affected by the fire – have planted a plum tree in honour of all the fire fighters who attended the incident. The fire raged across the […]
12th Oct Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, officially open their newest store in Denton tomorrow (Saturday) and are holding a special giveaway to celebrate! Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne will open to store on Stockport Road at midday. To mark the occasion, the first 100 visitors will receive a free small pizza, thanks to franchisee Amit […]
11th Oct Patients of a Droylsden medical practice have praised its new management team after the surgery was removed from special measures and given a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC. Medlock Vale was placed into special measures and given two warning notices in January, after a damning inspection in November 2017 found it to be failing every […]
10th Oct Engineers have restored power to 22,000 properties in Ashton following damage to an underground power cable yesterday afternoon. At 12.30am just 79 properties, mainly business premises, remain without power due to access issues. An earlier power cut affected 22,000 homes and businesses when another company damaged multiple underground power cables in the area. The damaged […]
9th Oct Electricity North West engineers have been battling to restore power to the whole town of Ashton this evening after the entire network was wiped out. The power cut happened just before 4pm cutting electricity to 22,000 homes, all of the town’s businesses and causing commuting chaos with all traffic lights out of action. The Metrolink […]
8th Oct A woman in her 60s has died after she became trapped between a van and a gatepost in Ashton. Police were called to Buttermere Road just after 3pm today (October 8th) and on arrival, officers found the woman in a critical condition. She had been trapped by a grey Mercedes Panel Van on her drive […]
6th Oct Four men have been arrested after a police pursuit yesterday morning ended in a car crashing into a house. Police spotted the four in a suspected stolen silver Alfa Romeo car at 9.30am travelling along Mottram Road in Hyde. A police pursuit ensued when the driver failed to stop with police giving chase along Hattersley […]