From the Tameside Archives
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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 […]
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 […]