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28th Mar You can go to the ball! A unique ‘Purple Ball of Hope’ is being staged at Ashton’s Village Hotel next month to raise funds for a cause close to a Tameside family’s heart…. The event is being organised by businesswoman Jan Lord to raise funds for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK and is being held […]
28th Mar Bikes specially adapted to be used by disabled children have been destroyed in an arson attack estimated to have caused £40,000 of damage. The arsonists targetted a trailer at Hyde’s Bennett Street Youth Club. This week Hyde councillor and youth club chairman Peter Robinson spoke of the devastating consequences the blaze would have. “I’m really […]
27th Mar A historic Ashton town centre building which was once home to the poet Francis Thompson has collapsed. Best known for the Hound of Heaven which was published in 1893, a blue plaque mounted the front of the building before its collapse earlier today. The privately owned building has not been used for some time and […]
27th Mar   If you love action, suspense and Liam Neeson, or maybe just Liam Neeson, this could well be the movie for you. When Bill, an air marshal, springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk, he fights to gain control. As you’ve […]
27th Mar   A Tameside toddler will be able to take her first steps and undergo a life changing operation thanks to charitable donations from across the globe. Since first reporting Sophie Thomlinson’s plight five weeks ago, her story has gone around the world. Two-year-old Sophie was diagnosed cerebral palsy (spastic diplegia) which affects the youngster because […]
18th Mar Persimmon Homes North West has been fined more than £10,000 for failing to protect medieval timbers during work to convert Staley Hall, Stalybridge, into townhouses and flats. The hall, a Grade II listed building in Millbrook, dates back to the 16th century and was once home to the De Staveley family who were lords of […]
18th Mar A £4m building that has helped transform a Greater Manchester community and brought vital services under one roof for residents has been shortlisted for two top awards. The Hub in Hattersley (right) was officially opened last year and includes a community centre, library, youth club, police post and café. It is in the running in two […]
17th Mar An Ashton grandmother is fighting back by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Vivienne Appanah, 55, is issuing the rallying cry ‘Cancer, we’re coming to get you’ as she urges women of all ages to join her and sign up for the 5k event, taking place in Woodbank Park, Stockport on Sunday, June 1.  […]
17th Mar HELP TO RELOCATE JOBS AS PARK CAFE CLOSES. After just over a year the Park Café in Hyde is closing its doors as council funding is withdrawn. The café was run by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind and funded by Tameside Council. The idea was that it would become a self-sustaining project over three years, […]
17th Mar As 16,000 people departed Manchester’s Phones4U Arena at around 10.30pm last Saturday night, you might have been forgiven for thinking the world had gone slightly mad. Unless of course you were part of the crowd that had just witnessed Miranda Hart play to the people of Manchester and beyond for the third and final time. […]