From the Tameside Archives
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19th Jun Scouting groups across the globe are helping to raise thousands of pounds for those affected by the Manchester terror attack. Just as the Manchester bee tattoos took off, a newly launched bee badge is now taking the scouting community by storm as the ideal way to show solidarity with all those affected by the atrocity. […]
15th Jun People are being encouraged to look out for signs of adult abuse to help protect older members of the community. Over the last 12 months, the Tameside Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board (TASPB) has been alerted to 957 safeguarding adult concerns of adult abuse. However, it is thought many more people could be suffering as domestic […]
14th Jun Irwell Valley Housing Association have moved to reassure their tenants in the wake of the horrific fire at a block of flats in London. At least six people have been confirmed dead and 74 are in hospital, 50 in a critical condition, after a fire ravaged the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in Kensington this morning. Many […]
14th Jun Unemployment in Tameside has gone up slightly in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures revealed today (Wednesday). There are currently 3,970 people out of work across the borough, up to and including May this year. That’s a two per cent increase on this time last year, with 95 more people of all […]
12th Jun Thousands of people across Tameside turned out for this year’s annual Whit Friday Walks and Brass Band Contests last Friday. Venues throughout the borough were packed and the streets were lined for the greatest free show on earth as more than 100 bands competed in 12 different contests – including one at the Albion Hotel in […]
9th Jun All three of Labour’s Tameside MPs were celebrating this morning (Friday) as they retained their seats with increased majorities in a dramatic political night in the General Election. Theresa May’s call for a ‘strong and stable’ leadership to guide the country through the Brexit negotiations spectacularly backfired in a miscalculation of enormous political proportions that will surely […]
8th Jun An inquest in to the death of Craig Wilcox whose body was discovered in Dovestones reservoir  in 2014, has returned an open verdict leaving Craig’s parents and the police with still unanswered questions. The hearing at Heywood Coroner’s Court was told by Craig’s mum Carolyn, that her son made a short phone call to an unknown […]
8th Jun A filmmaker from Stalybridge has spent weeks in the Highlands of Scotland making a film on one of the rarest mammals in the world. The Scottish Wildcat is the UK’s only big cat and can be up to 50% bigger than the typical domestic felines, reaching up to 8kg – the same as a medium […]
8th Jun Thousands of people across Tameside are expected to turn out at polling stations throughout the borough today (Thursday) to vote in the General Election. Eligible voters will be able to choose from several candidates to elect their Member of Parliament for Ashton, Denton and Reddish, and Stalybridge and Hyde respectively. Labour’s Angela Rayner, who was […]
7th Jun Road closures have been announced for next week’s Tour of Tameside. The four-day running event returns to the borough for the third consecutive year from Thursday June 15th-Sunday June 18th and some roads will be closed for a short time on each day. The Tour of Tameside kicks off with the X-Trail 10K on the […]