From the Tameside Archives
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7th Jan Tameside Council Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, has suspended the cashless on-street parking system in Ashton. From 2pm today, January 7th, all parking charges, restrictions and enforcements in the specific area covered by RingGo will be removed, so that a full review can be carried out. Ashton businesses and shoppers were up in arms after […]
4th Jan A prolific thief has been jailed after pleading guilty to a string of offences across Tameside. 42-year-old Lee Thompson, of no fixed abode, was today sentenced to two years and six months in prison at Minshull Street Crown Court. He was also banned from driving for two years and three months. Thompson pleaded guilty to […]
4th Jan Lee Rawlinson, Area Director for the Environment Agency’s Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire region, reviews the environmental scene over the last 12 months… Reflecting on how our environment across Greater Manchester has fared over the last 12 months, it is clear 2018 has been a challenging year for our environment. Complete with a seemingly unending […]
4th Jan As you can see from this family photo Ritchie Campbell is a happy healthy boy who loves to chase his big sister Jasmine, play with his dog and splash everyone when he has a bath. His grateful parents cherish their little boy because they know how close they came to losing him on the rainy […]
4th Jan Waterloo Primary pupils donned high viz jackets to take to the streets around their school to encourage safer parking in the area. Head teacher at the Ashton school, Angela Goodman, explained that they had been working alongside local PCSOs and Greater Manchester Police to launch the initiative, which has seen a team of Junior PCSOs […]
3rd Jan Publican Geoff Oliver says he will keep a Cuban flag emblazoned with the image of revolutionary Ché Guevara ‘flying’ at his Hyde establishment. His stand comes after Geoff says he was visited by a local licensing officer who informed him a complaint had been made about the flag, on display in a window above The […]
3rd Jan The funeral of well-known musician Peter Taylor will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium next Tuesday (January 8) at 11.30am. Pete, 73, had sadly suffered from increasingly ill health for the past decade. A professional guitarist for many years, Pete accompanied top showbiz performers including Merseybeat hitmaker Billy J Kramer in the 1960s and 70s. Previously, […]
3rd Jan Self-made businessman Fred Done has made a personal donation of £6million to create a brand new Youth Zone in East Manchester. After much consideration, Fred chose to come forward publicly to reveal his gift to the young people of Manchester, in the hope others will join him in support of this transformational new charity. Due […]
3rd Jan Ashton residents living in the Taunton Road and Knowle Avenue areas have been braving the bitter cold to highlight the problem of dangerous driving on their streets. More than a dozen people gathered along both residential streets during two rush hour periods, to remind commuters of the 20mph speed limit. Despite the bitter cold, they […]
3rd Jan Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are encouraging people to get involved in RED January. Fundraising and Marketing Senior Manager, Jason Bromley, said: “It is a national campaign, but we are asking local people to sign up and trying to put across the message that physical exercise can positively impact your mental health. “We are encouraging […]