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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 […]
2nd Jan Five people who targeted taxi drivers and member of the public for robbery have been sentenced. Jack Clarke, 20, Patrick Ward, 18, Jason Chorlton, 18 and two youngsters, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were convicted of a variety of offences including robbery, business robbery and possession of a bladed article. Patrick Ward and […]
31st Dec A man has been arrested after an armed robbery in Droylsden this morning (December 31st). Police were called to the Royal Bank of Scotland on Market Street just before 9.20am and arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of armed robbery shortly after. Thankfully, there were no injuries but police enquiries are ongoing. Any witnesses to […]
31st Dec Police are trying to locate a man after a stabbing in Ashton just before Christmas. At 1.10pm on Sunday December 23rd, the ambulance service notified police to reports of a man with stab wounds on Hillgate Street. The victim, a man in his 30s, told officers that a man had approached him, grabbed him the […]
31st Dec Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following an armed robbery in Hyde last month. Just before 9.20am on Sunday, November 25th, a man armed with a knife entered the post office on Talbot Road. He threatened a member of staff before stealing money from the till and […]
25th Dec Hundreds of children across Tameside will be unwrapping presents this Christmas morning – and it’s all thanks to you! This year’s Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal has been hailed a huge success once again after more than 40 local businesses, schools, nurseries, groups and individuals donated well over 2,000 new gifts to the appeal. Students at […]