From the Tameside Archives
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15th Mar Plans to build new pay and display car parks for Tameside Hospital have been hit by a catalogue of setbacks with costs set to soar by an extra £200k, it’s been revealed. Council bosses originally agreed to spend £950k to create five new parking facilities at Darnton Road which would have produced around 500 spaces. […]
15th Mar An animal shelter in Clayton appealing for people to give rescued ex-battery hens a second chance in a loving home. Millstream Animal Shelter has been tirelessly driving up and down to Castlefield, as the working farm that previously held 12,000 chickens is set to close down. If good, ethical homes cannot be found for all […]
14th Mar A Droylsden man has successfully stubbed out a 60-year smoking habit, with the help of his local NHS service. Derek Bailey, 76, had been smoking since school – which has cost him an estimated £109,500. Derek made the decision early last December that he would give up cigarettes completely, and reached out to Be Well […]
14th Mar Gorton Monastery is celebrating the history of Belle Vue Zoo this weekend and you’re invited to go along and reminisce. Once known as the ‘Showground of the World’, Belle Vue was one of the most famous attractions in the North West, attracting around two million visitors a year in its heyday and covering 165 acres. […]
12th Mar A teenager who started two store fires in Droylsden last October has appeared before Tameside Youth Court. The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two charges of arson which jointly caused more £140,000 of damage. The youngster, who was just 13-years-old when he committed the offences – had set light […]
10th Mar Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a flat in Denton last night. Officers were called to Denton Court at around 10.35pm after being alerted by the North West Ambulance Service to say that a 26-year-old woman had been found dead at the flat. Two men […]
8th Mar Droylsden Academy has been left counting the cost after a break-in last weekend. CCTV footage shows one man breaking into the Academy between 2:50am-3:10am on Sunday March 3rd. 18 Acer Chromebooks, 1 MacBook Pro 15 and 6 Apple iPads were taken. A post on the Academy’s Facebook page read: “Unfortunately the Academy was broken into […]
8th Mar A young girl from Dukinfield will be pushed around the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run course as her family continue their fundraising bid to find a cure for her rare genetic disorder. Five-year-old Florence Croce suffers from the regressive condition GM1 Gangliosidosis and won’t live past the age of 10. The disorder damages nerve cells in […]
8th Mar A devoted couple from Ashton celebrated an amazing sixty years of marriage last week. Hadrian and Patricia Coles were married on February 21 1959 at Christ Church in Ashton. It was a wet and windy day, “but it wasn’t raining in my heart,” Patricia fondly recalled. The pair had met at the Palais de Danse […]
8th Mar International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. The history of the day can be traced back to 1908 when 15,000 women staged a march in New York. They were calling for a right […]