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Less than half of the people put on trial over indecent images of children in Greater Manchester were convicted last year.
Cross-party MPs have joined forces in a bid to urge rail bosses to change their minds over the decision to suspend a busy train service which calls at three Tameside stations for almost three months.
There's still time for people to sign up to enjoy an American drive-in movie experience whilst supporting Willow Wood Hospice.
MPs and councillors are banding together to fight against a bus company's decision that would cut off part of Denton from the rest of the borough.
Plans for the conversion of the former Roe Cross public house into apartments have been submitted to Tameside Council.
A drug driver, who has previously been convicted of the offence, has been caught behind the wheel with cocaine in his system in Audenshaw.
Two men have pleaded guilty to burglary after stealing a till from a garden centre in Ashton.
Four more people in Droylsden are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
Transport bosses say that an opening date for the new Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange is set to be confirmed soon.
A 37-year-old man from Ashton has been handed a 26-week prison sentence and ordered to pay £800 in compensation after causing damage and stealing numerous items from a charity shop.
Contentious plans to build a garage and perimeter fencing on a piece of former development wasteland have been unanimously approved by councillors.
Ashton-based charity The Anthony Seddon Fund will be re-opening their charity shop on Tuesday (August 4).
MP Andrew Gwynne has thanked police and local authorities for their quick response in dispersing an illegal mass gathering of around 80 youths at Audenshaw reservoir.
Police investigating the brutal murder of a man in Denton are offering a £50,000 reward for catching his killer - 23 years after his death.
A man needed hospital treatment for injuries to his face after being attacked by several men in what police say was "an extremely violent" assault, when trying to help at the scene of a crash in broad daylight on a busy Audenshaw road.
A 'very, very overstretched' Greater Manchester Police will be increasing its presence in light of tighter lockdown restrictions across the region.
Police have stepped up patrols at Audenshaw reservoir on Friday afternoon (31 July), after receiving intelligence that a large illegal gathering had been planned.
A beloved coffee and wine bar are left counting the cost after every single one of their weekend reservations cancelled in less than 24 hours.
A cyclist is warning against riding alone after she was pushed into the canal in Ashton by a gang of youths.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that they’re pursuing all available options as part of an ongoing investigation into the huge car meet that took place in Denton earlier this month.
If you lived in Hyde, Haughton Green or Denton, the notorious 'Kingston Stink' had long been the bane of your life whenever there was a heatwave.
History enthusiasts are being invited to join Tameside-based Carnival arts company, Global Grooves, in a new Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project entitled Cotton Culture.
Mossley Town Council is planning to revamp its website to bring it up to date with news and events in the town and make it more accessible to users.
With major sporting events cancelled this summer due to Covid-19, Anchor's Hatton Grange care home in Hyde decided to put on its own tournament.
Willow Wood Hospice is introducing a booking system at their distribution centre.
In her latest recipe, our baker Lisa Burns has another light and delicious treat for you to make and enjoy at home.
Fifteen-year-old Daisy lives in Mossley and attends Saddleworth School, and writes for the Reporter and Chronicle...
The nation celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee with street parties on a scale not seen since the Coronation in 1953.
A driver is understood to have escaped without any serious injuries after a white Hyundai flipped on to its roof on Mottram Moor in the early hours of Friday morning (31 July).
Local MP Andrew Gwynne toured the Tibard Uniforms factory in Dukinfield earlier this week.
Arsonist Paul Ryder torched a mattress at a property in Dukinfield, Tameside magistrates were told.
MP’s across our region have reacted to Greater Manchester being placed under stricter coronavirus measures.
Six-year-old Enya Krool has been presented with a Citizen's Award by Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne.
Time has finally been called on the former Penny Farthing pub after plans to demolish the building and build four semi-detached houses on the site were unanimously approved.
School crossing patroller Janice Lamont has hung up her lollipop stick for the final time after very nearly 20 years of service at one Ashton primary school.
Plans to demolish the existing care home at Emmanuel Court, on Henrietta Street in Ashton, and build a three-storey apartment block of modern affordable flats for the over-55s have been approved.
Matthew Moreland must carry out 80 hours unpaid work for offences of drink driving and taking a vehicle unlawfully.
More than 100 people turned out to pay their respects in memory of an eight-year-old boy from Ashton who sadly died after being struck by a car.
Fifteen people in Denton are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
Residents are being urged to give their views to help shape Greater Manchester's Race Equality Panel.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has issued a message to everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha.
The crowds flocked to Denton last weekend as Denton West End Community Library held an artisan market.
Greater Manchester Police's Godley and Werneth Neighbourhood Police Teams held their first live Q&A Web Chat on Facebook last week.
Tameside Council says it is proud of its good working relationship with licensees and the police, after taking firm action against a small number of premises flouting Covid-19 regulations.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne discusses the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the importance of protecting our green spaces.
The family of Hattersley teenager Jack Pullen have shared their heart-breaking story as part of a new campaign to prevent accidental drownings in open water.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington discusses two motions raised in the recent Full Council meeting - on the next steps to tackle coronavirus and domestic abuse.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has been unwilling to meet with environmental lawyers about the region's Clean Air Plan, it's been claimed.
In his latest column, Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman talks about this weekend's guest on his show - Donna Thomas from The Anthony Seddon Fund.
A 23-year-old man from Hyde has been banned from the road for drink driving.
A beloved Ashton restaurant is expanding with a new site in Chorlton.
A woman is in hospital with life changing injuries after falling from a motorway bridge in the early hours of this morning (July 29).
A temporary cremator has been installed at Dukinfield crematorium to ensure that service is able to continue while maintenance works take place.
A Mossley mother is fighting to get her child in a school closer to home after being placed in one three and a half miles away.
A new facility to support people who are homeless or in crisis has opened its doors in Ashton town centre.
As hairdressers, restaurants and pubs open their doors and welcome customers once again as we gently exit lockdown, one sector are still unable to open.
The whole of Tameside could soon be placed under a banning order following several illegal events recently.
Councillors say that work being done to turn an old church into four apartments is the “least worst option” after another set back in the long history of the building.
Four more people in Droylsden are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
Staff, pupils and families gathered to take part in St George's CE Primary School leavers' service.
Tameside Rotary Club's fifth president has now formally taken over the reins and she is looking forward to helping support the borough's charities still struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Denton South councillor Jack Naylor has shown he’s a man of many talents by auctioning off one of his paintings for charity.
Amendments to plans to convert 'the biggest eyesore in Stalybridge' into apartments have been unanimously approved.
Police are searching for a missing woman from Ashton
Controversial plans to build more than 50 affordable homes in the centre of Hollingworth have been given the green light, despite objections from the local MP.
A Hyde councillor added another 'first' to her list of achievements when she was awarded the OBE.
A planning appeal by a GP surgery to retain barbed wire around a flat roof area for health and safety plus security reasons has been dismissed.
Back in the '60s, Ashton authors and historians Philip and David Williams were avid listeners to the pirate radio stations and especially Radio Caroline North – anchored off the Isle of Man.
The Market Gallery in Ashton Market Hall is now open again, which means you can enjoy Liz Ackerley's exhibition.
The Top End Bar in Ashton has had its licence suspended for three months for breaching lockdown rules.
Tributes have been left where an eight-year-old boy sadly died after being hit by a BMW when he was crossing the road in Ashton.
Police want to speak to the male driver of this vehicle after being involved in a collision on Cheetham Hill Road in Stalybridge.
Laurel Bank Residential Care Home has pulled out all the stops over the past few months, thanks to the hard work of manager Samantha Aherne and a dedicated team of staff.
Droylsden Academy will reopen to all pupils on September 3 for the start of the new academic year.
Three men were arrested after police seized a number of motor vehicles, firearms parts and drugs when intercepting a suspected deal in Ashton.
The first day in the top role as acting head is undoubtedly a daunting yet also hugely exciting and proud moment. All teachers will tell you it is all about the children.
Mossley bookworms have their summer reads all boxed off.
Mossley Hollins have congratulated their students in a special video awards ceremony.
Pedalos are back at Stamford Park Boating Lake for the summer season.
A pub which was named and shamed by Greater Manchester Police's chief constable has been stripped of its licence for hosting a party like a 'prohibition speakeasy' during lockdown.
Police say they have managed to stop a rave taking place at Dovestone reservoir this weekend.
Young musicians went head to head to decide the winner in a battle of the school bands.
Young people braved the weather and took to the water to raise money for homeless charities.
Greater Manchester has been given funding by the government to set up pop-up cycle lanes and new traffic-free zones across the city-region.
Exactly one hundred years ago, seventeen young men from Tameside were caught up in battle far away from home - it cost them their lives.
"Every day her voice got quieter. A sudden exhale of breath, she'd know she'd have to tread carefully. He stopped holding her hand as a punishment."
A man has been arrested as an eight-year-boy has been left fighting for his life after being struck by a car in Ashton.
At the end of an academic year like no other, a primary school in Droylsden has produced an uplifting video message to send pupils and staff into the summer holidays on a positive note.
Passengers at some stations in Tameside will be affected as there is set to be no trains running on the busy Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple line for almost three months whilst drivers are being trained.
A man has been questioned by police in connection with last weekend's illegal car cruising event in Denton.
Schools are now breaking up for the summer holidays but for the vast majority of students it won't mean saying farewell to staff and friends at the gates - or even at the classroom door.
There will be something for everyone this weekend in Denton.
Four Year 10 students Ben, Millie, Hannah and Thomas from Longdendale High School had quickly adapted to the 'new normal' upon their return to school.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington reflects on Chancellor Rishi Sunak's summer economic statement and what she would like to see next.
Tameside magistrates have banned a driver from the road for almost five years and jailed him for 18 weeks.
English Language students at Tameside College have penned 'Covid letters' to say thank you to key workers. Here's one from George Phythian, who shares his gratitude for those who have kept the country going as well as particular praise for the Tameside Reporter and teachers.
Daisy Dewsnap, 15, lives in Mossley and attends Saddleworth School. A Year 10 student, Daisy offers advice for primary pupils who will be transitioning to secondary schools after the summer holidays this September...
English Language students at Tameside College have penned 'Covid letters' to say thank you to key workers. Here's one from adult student Maria Kynigopoulou, a former Judo champion from Greece who has competed in the European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
The dedication ceremony for the Godley Hill War Memorial in Hyde took place exactly 100 years ago last Friday.
In his latest column for us, the Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, pays tribute to the work schools have done during the pandemic and explains his involvement in schools in his community.
Greater Manchester Police has announced that it will be holding a live Q&A chat online about the illegal mass car cruise in Denton last weekend.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says he's concerned about the proposed laws the government has come up with to deal with the issue of the UK's post-Brexit place in the world.
Greater Manchester wants all taxis to be black and all private hire vehicles white as part of plans to 'modernise' services in the region.
Greater Manchester's long-awaited housing and jobs masterplan, along with proposals for a regional Clean Air Zone, will go out for consultation later this year.
A driver suffered minor injuries after his car overturned when crashing into a parked car in Mottram.
A new footbridge for people walking and cycling over Hyde Road in Gorton has officially opened to the public.
There's a funny side to Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman's latest column, as he looks ahead to his chat with comedian Austin Knight this weekend.
A Covid-19 mutual support group from Longdendale are challenging children to lap the equivalent of the area this summer.
An escaped prisoner from Tameside, who had been at large for 10 days and appeared in a video on social media in which he taunted police, has been caught and charged with a series of offences.
English Language students at Tameside College have penned 'Covid letters' to say thank you to key workers who have helped them during the pandemic. Here, Jack Timms thanks the medical staff that looked after his grandad recently.
Ashton's Willow Wood will be holding a 'drive-in cinema' to raise money for the hospice - after asking supporters which two movies they would like to see.
Stalybridge and Hyde Conservatives has selected Paul Molloy as its new chairman, following Tuesday's Annual General Meeting.
Willow Wood Hospice has teamed up with Denton-based Howard's Neighbourhood Bar to bring those who enjoy the occasional cocktail or two a 'Cocktail Masterclass' on Friday 21 August.
Planning permission has been given for the demolition of the old Denton Swimming Baths.
Broadbottom Community Association is holding its Annual General Meeting virtually this year.
A group of residents in Hyde are fighting against a planning issue that could see a two-storey building built just metres from their homes.
Schoolchildren living in Longdendale won't have to worry about boredom during the summer holidays this year.
English Language students at Tameside College have penned 'Covid diaries' outlining what life has been like throughout lockdown. Here, Dominic Harrop shares his lockdown experiences with his dog Yogi, who was so happy that everyone was home that he dislocated his tail!
Greater Manchester Police say they’re going to take more preventative measures in future after traffic was brought to a standstill and residents disturbed after a car event in Denton on Sunday.
Greater Manchester has appointed a new chief fire officer to transform the service as it continues its journey through a 'challenging period'.
Three people in Droylsden were celebrating over the weekend after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
Year Six pupils at a Hyde primary school said 'goodbye' at a socially distanced farewell celebration on a sun-drenched afternoon, which was filled with laughter and a few tears.
Tameside East Foodbank is now operating from all three of its centres again to distribute food parcels to residents who need them in Stalybridge, Ashton and Dukinfield.
Werneth Low is a well-known natural landmark near Hyde.
Greater Manchester Police has launched an internal investigation into a 'critical' incident after an officer's property was vandalised with a Swastika.
Hundreds of people have reportedly gathered at an apparent car meet in Denton on Sunday, which caused 'heavy congestion' on the motorways.
Planned event cancelled by organisers after intelligence tip-off
A little girl from Ashton is making waves across the world thanks to her kind hearted nature.
One of the unexpected things that’s happened recently is more ‘phone calls relating to weddings.
Despite losing 12-4 to Oldham, the youngsters and their coaches were proud to have made Tameside’s first ever final in that age group.
Hyde Community College is drawing up its plans to enable all pupils to return in September.
Fire fighters from Gorton Fire Station White Watch will take on the ‘Fan Dance Challenge’ this September to raise funds for the £6.6m Gorton-based HideOut Youth Zone.
Determined hairdresser Natalie Yates has raised more than £8,000 for Willow Wood Hospice by holding online raffles during the coronavirus lockdown.
It’s all change at All Saints Catholic College.
Staff and pupils at St John’s CE Primary School in Dukinfield will be able to meet up next week before the end of the summer term.
The National Lottery is searching for ‘hometown heroes’ or ‘lockdown legends’ as part of its 2020 National Lottery Awards.
While parishioners are now being warmly welcomed back to church, St George’s in Stalybridge has said services will feel very different to what was ‘normal’ before lockdown.
Detectives are appealing for information as a teenage boy has left hospital after being brutally attacked with a machete in Droylsden in what police describe as "a senseless attack".
An active youngster who loves all things sport is walking 500 miles over summer to help raise vital funds for a cancer charity.
A pub where a customer suffered serious brain trauma after being punched and stamped on by a man with 'links to organised crime' has had its licence suspended just ten days after reopening following lockdown.
Tameside Council is in the process of seeking consent to repair and reinstate two historic landmarks in Audenshaw, which were destroyed after a suspected drink-driver ploughed into them.
English Language students at Tameside College have penned 'Covid diaries' outlining what life has been like throughout lockdown. Here, we share a personal blog from Bradley Edge - who is also studying Painting and Decorating.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington gives her assessment of a new think-tank report and says mistakes made during 'the austerity decade' must not be repeated.
Victim suffered life changing injuries after being punched in the head
It’s the fight of a lifetime, a David versus Goliath story with a Tameside family taking on one of the biggest companies in the world.
Van drivers could have to apply for a permit to visit tips across Greater Manchester as part of a further shake-up of recycling rules.
A whole host of straw men and women descended on Mossley last weekend.
Determined walkers Stephen Hill, Emma Frances and Stephen's son Tom stepped out on a fundraising walk from the Ashton-based Anthony Seddon Centre last Friday bound for Old Trafford.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne calls for more to be done to help around three million people who have received no financial support during the coronavirus crisis so far.
Pregnant women living in Tameside and Glossop will now be able to give birth at home again with support from hospital staff.
Glossop Chronicle and Tameside Reporter journalist Lauren Entwistle has her own column in the paper, giving her opinion on all kinds of subjects. This week, she talks teenagers and the need for us to support them growing up in these testing times.
A young girl's life has been totally transformed during lockdown thanks to help from The Believe and Achieve Trust.
In his column this week, Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman discusses the thought of travelling back in time and looks ahead to his chat with actor Paterson Joseph.
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.