From the Tameside Archives
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19th May Police in Tameside believe that they have smashed a gang of young criminals targeting Taxi and food delivery drivers. The gang has been terrorising drivers in the Ashton and Stalybridge areas over the past month with a series of at least 15 robberies. The gang’s Modus Operandi is to call out a driver to an […]
18th May     Two women accused of attacking a 78-year-old man in his own home have pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Minshull Street Crown Court. The Tameside Reporter has learnt that the two, 28-year-old Megan Stafford, of Dean Street, and 27-year-old Amy Squires, of Coronation Road, both Ashton, changed their original plea from not guilty […]
17th May Greater Manchester’s new Mayor Andy Burnham, has set out a major rethink on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework(GMSF) plan Burnham has stated in one his first major speeches, that he wants greater emphasis on affordable homes, fringe towns, and a “significant reduction” in plans to build on Green Belt. However he is determined to implement […]
17th May Currys PC World store plan huge family fundraiser Staff at Tameside store Currys PC World are pulling together to organise a huge fundraiser this week for a little baby girl tragically diagnosed with cancer. Evelyn May Cooper was born on July 4 last year to the delight of her parents Jon and Caroline, who both […]
17th May   Witnesses to a violent robbery attempt that put a Mossley pensioner in hospital in March, have now come forward with  information that may help snare the vicious thief. The two witnesses have provided a description of the  man who they say appeared ‘confused’ when making his get away. The thief ran first in one […]
16th May The Whit Friday brass band contests have been part of the cultural fabric of Tameside for over 100 years – and there are still bands across the borough dedicated to keeping the tradition alive with the younger generation. Taking part in this year’s Whit Walks on Friday, June 9, are the Incredible Plastic Street Band. […]
15th May   Horticultural sleuths are being sought to get on the scent of a special rare flower. Notcutts garden centre Ashton Park in Ashton-under-Lyne is encouraging green-fingered members of the public in Greater Manchester to scour their gardens in search of a unique lilac. The ‘Maud Notcutt’ lilac, was first sold in 1956, it was named […]
13th May Police are on the look -out for an Openshaw man who is wanted for recall to prison. Karl Cullen, 43 is wanted by Greater Manchester Police after failing to comply with the conditions of his licence. Cullen  was originally jailed for wounding with intent in 2013, before being released from prison on licence. He has […]
12th May Tameside and Glossop appear to have escaped a massive cyber attack which has hit the NHS nationwide. This morning (Monday, May 15) a spokesperson for Tameside Hospital confirmed it had not suffered any computer problems in relation to the cyber attack. Many Trusts have been hit across the country causing chaos for patients with hospital […]
12th May Six fire crews from five stations across the Manchester area have spent a long and busy night, battling a ferocious fire  on the moor,  close to Walkerwood Reservoir in Millbrook, Stalybridge. At the height of the blaze local residents around the Brushes Road area were told to keep windows and doors closed to protect themselves from […]