From the Tameside Archives
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6th Apr VICTIM: Yang Liu Minshull Crown Court was shown an extensive catalogue of documentary evidence compiled by the police against Ming Jiang today. He is accused of murdering his friend and fellow Chinese national, 36-year-old Yang Liu, in the ‘body in the suitcase’ trial. Jiang, from Beswick, is alleged to have killed and then cut up […]
6th Apr Two men facing charges relating to a brutal attack on a one legged pensioner in her own home in Ashton, heard their barristers making the final arguments for their defence yesterday,Wednesday, 5/4/16. They were concluding the defence arguments  before  Judge Driver Q.C. commenced his summing up in the case of Liam O’Shaunessey and Steve Mortin, […]
4th Apr   The Tintwistle ‘body in a suitcase’ trial resumed today with prosecutor Peter Wright QC following up the final part of his opening address. Mr Wright told the jury that when Ming Jiang was arrested at 235 casino and searched, he was in possession of items including Yang Liu’s mobile phone and the dead man’s […]
3rd Apr   A picture has emerged of  the accused in the ‘Body in a suitcase’ murder trial  that opened today (3/4/17) at Minshull Street Crown Court, as that of a cruel, deceitful and callous man, beset with financial problems. Peter Wright Q.C. prosecuting opened the case for the Crown and laid out for the Jury a […]
3rd Apr   These were the dramatic scenes near Cavendish Street in Ashton during rush hour this evening close to the HSBC Bank when a white transit van caught alight. Firefighters were soon at the scene and used one hose reel to help extinguish the vehicle fire. One fire engine from Stalybridge attended the scene on Stamford […]
31st Mar Story time in Tameside libraries has just got even more exciting, with families having the opportunity to create their own published books. Tameside Council has successfully bid for £60,000 of funding from the Arts Council England Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund for the prestigious project, aimed at encouraging children and families to embrace reading and […]
30th Mar More than 30 primary and secondary schools across Tameside have been taking part in a series of training events aimed at tackling mental health issues in children. The sessions have been aimed at raising awareness that, if caught early enough, can reduce the amount of long term problems in pupils. The training was provided by […]
30th Mar         A new report by campaigning Stockport MP Ann Coffey entitled ‘Real Voices’ has revealed that children within Greater Manchester are now three times more at risk or victims of sexual offences than previously thought.  Though the report also identified a four fold increase in the number of child sex exploitation cases […]
29th Mar     An Ashton man who robbed terrified staff at a branch of McDonald’s on the Snipe Retail Park by convincing them that he had a firearm concealed in a plastic bag, has been jailed for four and-a-half years.  He pleaded guilty to robbery when he appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court today, Wednesday, March […]
29th Mar Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Hyde next week, courtesy of Hyde Musical Society. The Addams Family The Musical will be at Hyde Festival Theatre from Tuesday, April 4, each evening at 7.30pm, until next Saturday, April 8. There will also be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Meet the whole Addams family […]