From the Tameside Archives
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4th Oct A councillor is embroiled in a row with her neighbours… over a gazebo. Dolores Lewis was asked to appear before planning bosses at Tameside town hall because she didn’t get permission for the wooden structure in her back garden. The Ashton Hurst politician, elected in May by 43 votes, was said to have erected the […]
1st Oct A 13 year-old boy has been arrested after two suspected arson attacks in Droylsden this morning. Emergency services were called to Poundland and Wilko on Greenside Lane at around just after ten past nine after the suspect allegedly started a blaze with a lit barbecue firelighter. Staff were able put it out before firefighters arrived. […]
28th Sep Police in Dukinfield are battling back after the recent spate of burglaries in the town. Extra police patrols have been put in place at night, including officers from the dog unit. On Friday, a suspect was arrested in Oldham on suspicion of committing burglary offences in Dukinfield. He was later charged with burglary and allowing […]
28th Sep There was a double celebration in Droylsden this week as Cecilia Leigh turned 104 on the same day her great-great-grandson, Sebastian McGrath, turned 1. The centenarian told the Tameside Reporter that she was “surprised and happy” when she heard the news she was to become a great-great grandmother. Now, a year on, young Sebastian celebrated […]
27th Sep Tomorrow is Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Scores of businesses, schools, groups and organisations will be doing their bit to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Among them will be XYLE in Hyde who invite everyone to call in between 9.30am and 1.30pm to enjoy locally blended coffees as well as their handcrafted, artisan […]
24th Sep Huddersfield Road in Stalybridge is the most complained about road in Tameside when it comes to potholes. Figures published in an annual research piece by the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed the number of complaints recorded concerning potholes for the year 2017/18, as well as the number of legal claims made for damage to […]
24th Sep The multi-million pound project to expand Hyde swimming pool has been put on hold after the contractor pulled out in the wake of the Carillion collapse. Tameside Council had signed off more than £3m on the extension for the Active Hyde facility, off Walker Lane, which would see a new six-lane swimming pool built, along […]
24th Sep Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for a wanted man from Hyde. Grant Leigh, 27, is wanted in connection with an arson that took place on Clayton Street in Dukinfield on 25 December 2017. He is also wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his license set when he […]
24th Sep Council bosses have been praised for their handling of a ‘potentially disastrous situation’ to get the huge college and council HQ project in Ashton back on track. Tameside Council has been left to foot a bill of £9.4 million after construction firm Carillion went into liquidation in January, leaving work on the ‘Vision Tameside’ project […]
21st Sep Northern has announced more rail strikes that will affect services to Manchester throughout October. The RMT previously stated that they had planned six consecutive Saturdays throughout September, but announced today that the 6th, 13th and 20th of October will also see a reduced timetable. Northern said: “They expect to run around 30% of usual services […]