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9th Oct There were plenty of young successes in Glossop and District Poultry Club’s annual show. Matthew Kershaw from Charlesworth, a season exhibitor despite being only 10 years old, was a first prize winner with his huge Buff Orpington. Dinting’s Grace Gregory, four years his junior, was another high-flying achiever, her Oxford English game bird claiming another […]
9th OctMossley & Saddleworth There were lots of fun and games in Mossley Park last Sunday. The Friends of Mossley Park held their annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ event between 11am and 3pm. There were lots of charity stalls in the giant marquee, plus a tug-of-war, archery, sack races, darts, a penalty shoot-out, face painting, Commando Joe and lots more. […]
9th OctHyde Theatre Royal Onward is celebrating an opportunity to buy Hyde Theatre Royal. The charity, first set up to save the theatre 15 years ago, says the Edwardian architecture must be preserved and say once purchased then the building can bring economic growth and community benefits to Hyde. The aim is to use the venue for […]
8th Oct Parish councillors say a ‘rat run’ road in Charlesworth is even more dangerous since the county council put up a ‘Give Way’ sign. They claim it is confusing and needs shifting before someone gets hurt. The councillors told the latest meeting that the sign near the junction of Town Lane and Monks Road would be […]
8th OctStalybridge It has been discovered that there are approximately 300 names missing from Stalybridge War Memorial. The shocking finding was made by local author Kate Booth during some family research. An extension is currently being designed to accommodate the names but its estimated cost is an eye-watering £100,000! Kate told the Tameside Reporter how her discovery […]
7th OctAshton Coffee mornings were the order of Friday with numerous groups, organisations, businesses and schools all raising a cuppa and funds for Macmillan nurses. At Copley Academy pupils joined forces with Active Copley to serve up cuppas for a donation. While the Mayor of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci called in at Marks and Spencers at Denton’s […]
7th Oct Villagers in the oldest part of Glossop are already thinking of mulled wine and roast chestnuts. Old Glossop has just unveiled plans for its annual Victorian Christmas. Dave Scanlon, who helps organise the annual helping of festive fun, is promising a traditional family festival. He said: “The atmosphere of Old Glossop village brings feelings of […]
7th Oct A village is pooling its resources in a battle to get dog owners to clean up their act. Three organisations in Tintwistle are paying for £200 worth of signs pleading with people to scoop the poop. They say hitting irresponsible dog walkers with constant reminders is a way of making Tintwistle tidy. All they need […]
7th Oct A Glossop company which turned its offices into an emergency aid post has been amazed by the response. Since announcing its base on High Street West would be a drop-off point Manchester-based charity Syria Relief, Fig Creative has been flooded with donations. Clothing, bedding, shoes, toys, medical equipment, toiletries and books have all arrived to […]
7th OctAshton Tameside Hippodrome has been identified as one of the most important ‘at risk’ theatres in the country. On the Theatres Trust ‘Theatre Buildings At Risk List for 2015,’ the Ashton site is ranked seventh of 31. The Hippodrome’s rating represents the theatre’s value to the community and the nation. Keith Dalby-Oldham is director of The […]
6th OctAshton Derbyshire’s police and crime commissioner says Glossopdale crimes should be dealt with by Tameside magistrates if Buxton Court gets closed. Alan Charles has joined the growing band of high-flyers who say switching cases to Chesterfield is ‘unfair and unreasonable’ to High Peak people. Mr Charles and Derbyshire County Council – who are both objecting to […]
6th OctDroylsden Droylsden’s HARRY WILLIAMS reports on heading to the United States as a sports coach at a unique sports camp for some remarkable young people… Du Quoin, Illinois, USA, is a small town just seven miles long, five hours south of Chicago with a population of just 6,000 people. Enclosed it may be; normal it sure […]
6th Oct What’s on World Mental Health Week events in Tameside World Mental Health Week takes place at the start of this month, and Tameside Council will be joining partners such as the Anthony Seddon Fund and TOGMind to raise awareness of what can be done to allow people with mental health problems to live with dignity. […]
6th OctDukinfield Dukinfield’s Lakeswood sheltered housing scheme on Church Street will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser for the public to attend later this week. The event will be held on Friday October 9 from 10am to noon at Lakeswood, where there will be a cake stall, bric-a-brac and tombola. Everyone is welcome to support this […]
5th Oct Donate a toy and help Tameside’s disadvantaged children Most children eagerly anticipate the coming of Christmas Day; where beautifully wrapped presents are carefully placed under a brightly lit tree. However for thousands of children from poverty-stricken families throughout Tameside, this day is one of the bleakest – but this year, you can make a difference. […]