From the Tameside Archives
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19th Oct A landmark building which dominates the Ashton skyline is back on the market after a failed conversion into 51 apartments that have never been occupied. The ten-storey-high Oakglade House, formerly Crown House – is being offered for sale for a cool £1.5m. The property was once home to Ashton’s tax office and occupied from the […]
18th Oct Three men have been arrested tonight on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting in Tameside earlier today. Police were called to Croft Street, Hyde, at around 2.35 this afternoon following reports that gunshots had been fired on the street. Officers attended and discovered no-one had been injured, but damage had been caused to the rear […]
18th Oct Residents close to Oldham Street in Denton are being warned of an unpleasant smell as National Grid starts work to dismantle two unused gasholders. The National Grid site is being cleared as part of the company’s ongoing nationwide gasholder dismantling program. Gasholders are no longer required due to investments made to improve the national network, […]
18th Oct One Labour councillor said he felt attacked when a Tory councillor sent him ‘pictures of Britney Spears’ on social media. By local democracy reporter Charlotte Green. Councillors in Tameside have called for a new social media code of conduct to stop members ‘slagging each other off’ online. One Labour councillor said he felt attacked when […]
18th Oct Tameside’s top boss has branded criticism of their children’s services as ‘despicable cheap shots’ amid concern they are not improving quickly enough. By local democracy reporter Charlotte Green. Tameside council’s top boss has branded criticism of its children’s services as ‘despicable cheap shots’ amid concerns they are not improving quickly enough. Ofsted had rated the […]
18th Oct Local residents and environmental groups will demonstrate at the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s (GMPF) annual general meeting on Friday. The protest, outside Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden, will call for the Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. Demonstrators will also present remnants of the recent moorland fires to GMPF delegates. The GMPF […]
17th Oct Five-year-old Pixie-Belle Sykes, from Ashton, is undergoing a gruelling 84-week course of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour. Although the tumour is not cancerous, the chemotherapy treatment is intended to shrink the tumour and save her sight. The tumour was only discovered when Pixie-Belle’s parents, Andy and Katie, noticed her […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
17th Oct Trade union Unite has called on the government to carry out a full public inquiry after it was revealed the demise of Carillion has cost Tameside council millions and thrown a string of vital projects into limbo. By local democracy reporter Charlotte Green. Trade union Unite has called on the government to carry out a […]
17th Oct Staff, volunteers and members at the Grafton Centre have been celebrating this week after the long-term future of the centre was secured. A 20 year lease has been signed with Tameside Council, bringing an end to a journey that’s lasted several years and has seen the centre become an independent charity. Cllr Phil Fitzpatrick signed […]