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The first online public engagement sessions to gain feedback for plans to create a Garden Village in Godley are to take place today (Thursday).
Police are warning residents in the Carrbrook and Millbrook areas of Tameside in particular to be vigilant, amid a spate of attempted thefts recently.
Councillors in Tameside have agreed a maximum council tax rise of 4.99 per cent and £9 million worth of cuts – including reductions in recycling collections.
An Audenshaw woman is desperately appealing to the community to help her well-loved dog receive the hip replacement surgery she needs.
A window to Tameside's past continues to be opened up as old photos from the area's history are made available online for the first time.
Two Tameside organisations are appealing to kind-hearted people for donations of Easter eggs which will be given to children in the borough.
Residents are being encouraged to take part in a consultation on plans to relocate Droylsden Library.
A Stalybridge mum and daughter will be conquering their own walking challenge to raise vital funds in the battle against dementia.
On your marks and get set for Tameside Council's first-ever virtual children's book festival.
A driver who tried to flee after crashing his van in Ashton was caught by 'eagle-eyed' police officers and arrested.
A burglar who targeted homes in Denton has been jailed for 20 months.
A popular Manchester band is returning to the stage for a performance which will be raising funds for a Tameside theatre.
Tameside's three MPs have joined forces to petition major supermarkets chains to remove delivery charges for shoppers who have been told to shield by the government.
A 'significant blaze' at a self-storage warehouse in Denton, which saw a major incident declared on Sunday (21 February), looks to now be fully extinguished.
A multi-academy Trust has given out more than 1,200 new laptops and iPads to help pupils who are continuing remote education at home.
Three young children have kindly donated £100 which they had saved up from their Christmas and pocket money to their local hospice Willow Wood.
Young heads bobbed up and down and music filled the air as 80 children danced the night away at a charity disco back in 1981.
For Andrew Gwynne, catching coronavirus at the very start of the pandemic was just the beginning of a year long battle against its debilitating symptoms that left him looking 'close to death's door'.
Crews rushed to the M67 motorway in Denton to put out a vehicle fire.
A brand new TV gardening show is looking for people who have let their garden go out of control, becoming overgrown and a junkyard jungle.
In her latest column, Tameside Council's Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington is encouraging residents to become a Community Champion.
Passengers are being warned about the introduction of temporary Saturday timetables on some Stagecoach bus services, starting on 20 February.
The Tameside Local Studies and Archive Centre have created a pictorial history of the Manchester Regiment.
In his latest column for us, Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann writes about a trio of treats that confirmed humour is needed to get us through these dark days...
Ashton Sixth Form College student Sophie Whalley has been named a winner in The Horsfall's 2020 Art Competition.
Among the latest cases at Tameside Magistrates' Court are a teenager sentenced for robbery, more drivers over the limit and a Denton man given a suspended jail term for a spate of offences.
A helpline offering support to victims concerned about how their crime has been dealt with by Greater Manchester Police will close on Friday (19 February).
In his latest column, Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore remembers British indie rock group Viola Beach - who sadly lost their lives following a car accident in Sweden in 2016.
Households across Tameside will soon be asked to participate in Census 2021, which takes place on Sunday 21 March.
Dukinfield's All Saints Catholic College has said a huge thank you to the town's Morrisons store following a generous donation to the school.
Denton-based Dogs Trust Manchester is celebrating after two of their rescue dogs qualified as sniffer dogs with the Scottish Prison Service.
Stalybridge is at the heart of a new environmental pilot project to reduce flooding and restore peatland habitats following the devastating moors blaze of 2018.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne and councillor Denise Ward, the new Chair of the Friends of the Tame Valley, have hailed the success of the group's inaugural AGM.
A local engineering firm has gifted their services to help remove a large steel beam from homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley's community building.
A Dukinfield couple who turned their home into a winter wonderland to entertain local children at Christmas have raised more than £1,300 through the effort.
Residents have been finding new ways to occupy their time during lockdown, including rekindling their creative juices to preserve their mental well-being.
In the Vicar of Mossley's latest Reporter column, Reverend David Warner delivers an important message amid this difficult period we're all experiencing.
Plans to create a new 'communal' retirement complex in Mossley which would see the demolition of a 'dilapidated' warehouse are dividing residents.
A veterinary practice is reporting an increase in the number of dogs exhibiting behavioural issues as a result of the pandemic.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, outlines some ways in which we - as a community - can come together to help independent shops and businesses in these tough times.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne reflects on how difficult this lockdown period has been for children and young people, and says a long-term plan is needed to support them.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new five-year plan to help people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers, in Tameside and Glossop get the right support when they need it.
Members of Mossley Community Centre are making sure they keep in touch thanks to donations of mobile phones.
Fourteen-year-olds Nigel Dadswell and Paul Beech were aiming to set a new world speed record in 1981 - with a specially designed 'souped up' racer which cost less than £1 to make.
Plans have been submitted to convert a retail shop site in Ashton into two shops with an extension to provide an additional storey and create 10 apartments.
Passenger safety on the region's buses, trains and trams has been boosted with the expansion of the Greater Manchester TravelSafe Partnership.
Fast forward to February 1981... ten years after Decimal Day, Jim Sefton's bookies on Lumn Road in Hyde could claim to be one of the last bastions of pounds, shillings and pence.
Residents are being encouraged to take part in a Q&A session today (Wednesday) about recycling.
The Greater Manchester Pension Fund has been criticised for its 'woeful' response to calls to divest from fossil fuel firms and align itself with local climate change policies.
This is principal boy and girl Vicki Hewitt (Ramon) and Sharon Wilkinson (Chiquita) with some of the young chorus members in a scene from Mexican Magic, the annual Sunday school pantomime at St John's Church, Dukinfield.
A new office block with associated access and parking could be built on land surrounding the Winnows in Denton if planning approval is given.
Smile Project volunteers are continuing to unearth digitised versions of pictures from The Reporter archives and recent findings have included these pictures of The Concord Suite in its heyday...
Copies of a new book celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dukinfield Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society can be ordered online.
A consultation on the controversial Godley Green Garden Village proposal in Hyde has been launched.
The site of a former Victorian brick villa in Hyde could be transformed into new apartments and homes.
Tameside's Chief Inspector has a message for the individual that is daubing racist graffiti across Denton: “You are not welcome here.”
A determined and active Stalybridge youngster has ran 100km to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society in memory of her beloved grandad.
Today (Tuesday) is Shrove Tuesday - or Pancake Day - and Lisa has the perfect pancake recipe for you!
Tameside Council are to receive more than half a million pounds in extra government funding to ensure victims of domestic abuse and their children are able to access support and safe accommodation.
Three people from Ashton have been charged with violent disorder after police responded to a "disturbance involving weapons" in the town.
A 41-year-old man has been charged with a number of drugs and firearms offences, after "a quantity of cannabis" was found at his home in Ashton.
Major plans to overhaul the rail network in the North which could see train services reduced in parts of Greater Manchester are 'deeply regressive', leaders say.
A busy Mossley mum has published her first children’s book and says more are in the pipeline.
There is still time to apply for this year's Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club's 'Dragons' Den' challenge.
Mossley-born Mabel Statham is celebrating reaching the amazing age of 100.
Recycling collections are to move from fortnightly to once every three weeks as part of budget plans put forward by Tameside Council.
A Dukinfield primary school has teamed up with their local supermarket to access food, technology and supplies.
Council tax in Tameside is set to increase by the maximum 4.99 per cent, which will see residents' bills rise by at least £50.
Bosses in Tameside are to consult on withdrawing services from three of the borough's loss-making leisure centres, including its bowling centre and trampoline park.
Fashion retailer Boohoo has donated laptops for digitally excluded students at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College during lockdown.
A father and daughter have lost an amazing 10st 11lbs between them to be named Stalybridge's Miss Slinky and Mr Sleek.
The Hyde Fundraisers' Dalek creations will be making an appearance in the Friday night (12 February) episode of the Channel 4 series It's A Sin.
Housing provider Jigsaw has launched an online work club to help support job seekers or those starting their own business.
In her latest column, Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington talks more about this year's Census, which is fast approaching.
Two dog owners, a driver who refused to be breathalysed and a man who failed to show for unpaid work are among those who have appeared before Tameside magistrates of late.
It's a tough life being a Canada Goose - even when you've got Stamford Park Boating Lake to enjoy!
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner is calling on the government to take immediate action to tackle Britain's jobs crisis to help the thousands of people on furlough and unemployment benefits across her constituency.
A dog found wandering the streets alone is hoping that his search for ever-lasting love will come to an end this Valentine's Day.
Two men and a teenager who caused thousands of pounds in damage and stole hundreds of pounds worth of drinks when breaking into a shopping centre in Droylsden have been sentenced.
Ashton St Michael's PCSOs have received hundreds of donations of toiletries from staff and local businesses for the North Manchester Butterfly Baby Loss Room.
Reverend David Warner isn't giving away his own Valentine's Day plans, but the Vicar of Mossley tells us more about the meaning of the day in his latest Reporter column.
Hyde and Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds has praised an initiative to delivering winter warmer packs to those in need.
When the children can't go to school... the school goes to the children.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says the government needs a plan for both the NHS and social care if the two vital systems are to be integrated.
Police continue to warn motorists about the theft of catalytic converters from their vehicles.
In this week's Reporter column, Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann gives his latest unique take on lockdown life - including what he's missing and what he thinks could change once restrictions are eased.
Andy Burnham's plan to freeze his mayoral tax on Greater Manchester residents from April is expected to be backed by regional leaders this week.
After years of planning and gradual phasing in of a new set of coins, Monday, February 15, 1971 was the day the country officially switched over to decimal currency.
Community groups and organisations can apply for a share of a £250,000 fund to make trains and stations even more accessible for disabled and older people.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, explains how easy it is to help play a part in saving the environment.
Improvements to signage and access are being made to a scenic Tameside cycle path that's set to form part of a traffic-free route around Greater Manchester.
Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore, who you can listen to on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm, remembers the late Hilton Valentine in his latest column for us.
Community groups in Haughton Green and south Denton can apply for up to £100 in grant funding from local councillors.
Police have urged people to remain vigilant in a Tameside park after reports of a man 'acting suspiciously'.
Vulnerable children and those of key workers in Tameside will be able to benefit from healthy activities during the February half-term.
A veterinary practice in Haughton Green is celebrating after being nominated for a prestigious award.
Apprentices in Greater Manchester are set to be celebrated through a series of events as employers have told how they have helped their organisations to grow during the coronavirus pandemic.
Police have launched an investigation after a taxi driver was allegedly threatened with a gun by a passenger in Hyde.
A Greater Manchester woman is set to become the first ever patient in the world to be entirely treated for cervical cancer using a state-of-art radiotherapy treatment at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
New details have emerged about the new jobs and housing masterplan which will replace the scrapped Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
An Ashton primary school was deeply saddened to hear of Captain Sir Tom Moore's death and has been paying tribute to him in several ways.
A former light industrial site where window blinds were once manufactured could be turned into a house of multiple occupation.
A teenage boy remains in hospital after being stabbed at a tram stop in Droylsden.
A paedophile from Denton has been jailed for 22 years after being found guilty of historic sexual abuse of two young girls.
Work is set to begin on the demolition of the old Two Trees School site in Haughton Green.
It's been a busy start to the new year for Environment Agency Area Director Lesley Worswick, as the agency tackles everything the elements can throw at us to continue the safe management of our blue and green areas for the benefit of us all.
Chief Executive Officer of Victorious Academies Trust, Karen Burns, has written to parents to praise them for their help and support during the latest lockdown.
Community fundraiser Angela Wild has finally been able to collect her 'Amazing Ashton' Award.
With temperatures plummeting and snow due to fall across most of the UK in the coming days, it's important to make sure our four-legged friends are prepared for the cold.
The relationship between cats and birds is usually a-viary sensitive issue!
Girls were really going places with Eight Towns Radio back in 1991, broadcasting to the patients of Tameside General Hospital.
It may be unusually quiet at Mossley's football ground due to the pandemic and lockdown, but that hasn't stopped work going on in a new garden at Seel Park.
Members of Old Chapel Unitarians Church in Dukinfield have paid glowing tributes to their former flower secretary, Joyce Archer, who sadly passed away on January 4.
Ashton Town Team has joined forces with Wright's Alfresco Café in Ashton town centre to provide hot drinks for the homeless.
A little girl from Ashton is looking to raise awareness of a rare genetic condition by doing a sponsored walk - and she's hoping it'll take place around her favourite football team's stadium.
Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann candidly opens up about his own experiences, as he discusses the taboo subject of personal debt in his latest column for us.
Pre-school children at a Hyde nursery have been honouring the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore in a fitting way.
Tameside residents are being urged to put the right things in their blue bin, to help prevent whole lorry loads of recycling being rejected at a cost of thousands of pounds.
The latest cases heard by Stockport and Tameside magistrates include a man who sent threatening messages via Facebook, a burglar who broke into a Tesco store and motorists more than twice over the drink drive limit.
Thomas Ashton School students in Hyde lit the way to mark this year's Holocaust Memorial Day.
An independent Droylsden crimewatch team claim they have a great relationship with police on the streets, after concerns were raised by GMP.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, shares an uplifting story of joy after a long legal battle.
Audenshaw High School pupils made plain sailing with their lively production of The Pirates of Penzance back in 1991.
In his latest column, Reverend David Warner, Vicar of Mossley, encourages us to let go of whatever is holding us back and move forward to flourish together.
We all love a treat every now and again - and it's even more satisfying when you've made it yourself! Lisa has a delicious cake recipe for you to try...
In his latest column for us, Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore looks ahead to his Monday evening show which features the frontman of band Gardenback.
Tameside's main shopping centres remain open during the latest lockdown, but only for essential items, click and collect services or takeaways.
A special memorial service is being held in Audenshaw this weekend for parents and relatives who have experienced miscarriage, death of a baby or the loss of an infant.
A team of budding young reporters got plenty of hands-on experience last week during a visit to the Tameside Reporter and Radio offices!
Huge crowds enjoyed an amazing atmosphere and community spirit at the Northern Lights Tameside Winter Carnival and Lantern Parade in Stalybridge last Saturday.
Bus passengers across Tameside are being encouraged to take part in a major consultation on how Greater Manchester's bus services should be run.
A mother-of-one from Dukinfield is excited for a happier and healthier future after changing her habits to shed more than five-and-a-half stone.
Tom Mothersdale as Richard III
The story of two Tamesider's who have spent much of the last 8 years changing the lives of street children in Kenya.