From the Tameside Archives
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30th Oct Commuters across Tameside are set to be affected by another rail strike next week – a sixth walkout in the space of nine months. The strike will impact on services on Wednesday, November 8. It is being held by RMT Union members in the ongoing dispute over rail safety and a prospective move to driver-only […]
28th Oct Police have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Hattersley this afternoon. Just before 2pm today a man – who was riding a white scrambler-type bike – shot at a property on Hattersley Road West. A number of shots were fired before he sped off in an unknown direction down Hattersley Road […]
27th Oct A woman from Audenshaw who stole nearly £50,000 worth of school dinner money has been ordered to pay the majority of it back. 54-year-old Jacqueline Robb was jailed for ten months for fraud back in July, after it was revealed she stole £47,718.52 from Varna Community Primary School in Openshaw, where she was a finance […]
26th Oct A political war of words has broken out over proposed boundary changes to Tameside’s constituencies. The borough’s MPs have branded the moves Tory ‘gerrymandering’ to favour the Conservatives in a future election. But local lead Conservative Cllr John Bell supports the plans, stating present constituencies are biased to Labour. Changes to constituency boundaries could be […]
25th Oct Police have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery in Stalybridge. A shop worker was assaulted during the raid at N&N Newsagents on Ridge Hill Lane, just after 9.15pm on Wednesday October 18th. Two masked men armed with wrenches stormed the store and dragged the man to the back of the shop where they assaulted […]
24th Oct Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne met two of his constituents in Parliament yesterday. Sandra Guerin and her daughter Paige joined Gwynne as part of a campaign alongside Diabetes UK to remind MPs of the change in law which places a duty on schools to monitor and support children with medical conditions. Paige, who has […]
23rd Oct It proved to be a busy weekend for the ‘anti-social behaviour bus’ in Tameside.  Police from GMP Tameside South launched the bus (pictured) last month to provide a public presence, patrolling the Hyde, Hattersley and Hollingworth areas in particular. But, over the weekend, officers branched out to Droylsden, Denton and Haughton Green in the van […]
23rd Oct A proud local tradition of marches and processions will be celebrated at the Tameside Winter Carnival lantern parade next month. Families and community groups from across the area will come together on Saturday, November 18, for the spectacular free event, which will light up the streets with amazing lanterns, vibrant costumes, music and dancing. The […]
19th Oct Thrill seekers are being given the opportunity to hot foot it to a fire walk next Thursday, October 26. The dramatic event is being held by Tameside 4 Good to raise money for local organisations and individuals as the charity celebrates its fifth birthday. The event will take place in Fletcher Square, Ashton, with the […]
19th Oct A teenage boy had been banned from parts of Ashton for two years due to anti-social behaviour. 17-year-old Kash Parkinson has been given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order, which bars him from the Smallshaw and Broadoak areas of the town. The order also bans Parkinson from associating with groups of five or more people below […]