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The 'true extent' of Greater Manchester's poverty levels has been revealed, with 'staggering inequality' shown even in the wealthiest areas.
Calls have been made for the 'Greater Manchester family' to come together and support businesses, volunteers, charities and community groups hit hardest by the economic fallout from Covid-19.
Tameside Council has launched a voucher scheme for children who are eligible to receive free school meals to help feed them during the half-term this week.
A huge new self storage facility, 50 affordable homes and a supported housing scheme will be built in Tameside after getting the go-ahead from councillors.
Tameside Council will decide next week if the former site of Two Trees High School in Haughton Green should be demolished.
Local charity Groundwork Greater Manchester have been working with Onward Homes in Hattersley throughout 2020 on Go Green - a programme which provides the local community with opportunities to engage more with nature and to further recognise the value of their local green spaces.
Businesses, groups and organisations across Tameside are offering free meals for school children during the October half-term this week.
With firework season set to whizz-pop into our lives again with the approach of Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire Night, Denton-based Dogs Trust is issuing advice to dog owners whose pets are scared of fireworks.
A heavy smoker from Tameside has shown how it's never too late to quit and improve your health after stopping his 50-year habit.
It's now time for people to vote for the finalists for this year's Amazing Ashton Awards.
Emmaus Mossley have announced they’re going all out for Christmas with a huge sale at their secondhand superstore.
An elderly couple from Stalybridge are appealing for someone to take a prickly houseguest off their hands.
A robber will appear in court next month after leaving a vulnerable elderly woman injured and shaken when robbing her in Ashton town centre in broad daylight.
A new reading resource is now available for families in Tameside to enjoy.
Now the clocks have gone back an hour, police have issued their annual reminder to residents to use simple steps to stop burglars using the shield of darkness and targeting their homes.
The family of an elderly man who died after being hit by a van in Hattersley have paid a moving tribute to a "very loving" great grandfather who "always had a story to tell".
A mischievous little bear had to be on his best behaviour when he visited a Hyde boatyard back in 1992.
Parishioners of St George's in Stalybridge will be marking Remembrance in a slightly different way this year.
Mossley parishioners are snapping up Christmas cards with a picture of one of the stained glass windows from St George's Church.
The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the long-awaited masterplan for housebuilding and job creation in the city-region – has been published.
A vintage football shirts retailer has moved to new headquarters to accommodate its growth, with sales on track to rise by 25 per cent this year and staff numbers increasing.
Sarah Jayne's Childcare in Droylsden is the first childminder in Tameside to be awarded 'Smokefree Gates' for introducing a smoke free environment at the entrance to the premises.
A Dukinfield-based company has helped to raise more than £2,500 for frontline key workers thanks to their annual golfing event.
A cafe in Ashton have offered to feed 10 children throughout the next half term.
A specialist college in Stalybridge is appealing for donations of warm clothing to help homeless people living in the borough's towns.
Pubs and bars have had to call time as Greater Manchester and Tameside enter Tier 3 Covid restrictions today (Friday).
A woman whose father has been isolated in a Tameside care home since the start of lockdown has started a campaign for fairer treatment.
Breaking with tradition, Denton West Community Players decided to give pantomime a miss in 1992 - to stage what was probably their most ambitious production to date.
As the clocks go back and darker, colder nights become the norm, Lisa has another versatile autumn dish for you to make to warm you up.
Children and adults alike are sure to be spellbound by the range of activities Tameside Cultural Services have organised for autumn half-term.
Up to 30 of Willow Wood Hospice's intrepid fundraisers should have been finalising their preparations to spend four days trekking through the Sahara Desert.
St George's Church in Stalybridge is celebrating the 180th anniversary of its consecration with two special services and an online family quiz this Sunday (25 October).
"Now is the time for all of us to labour in whatever way we can, to keep everyone safe and to enable all to flourish," says the Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, in his latest column for us...
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington urges local residents to take part in the Greater Manchester Clean Air consultation currently taking place.
From a host of banned drivers to a man being found with drugs at a police station, here are some of the people who have gone before Tameside and Stockport magistrates recently.
A local landlady is concerned for the future of her business following the implementation of of Tier 3 lockdown in Greater Manchester.
Wild Bank Community School in Stalybridge prides itself in the safe, supportive and nurturing environment it provides - which is high in challenge but low in stress for its pupils.
Our regular reviewer and commentator - secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap - has been watching the heartbreaking 'American Murder: The Family Next Door'...
Tributes have been paid to the former chairperson of Ashton Operatic Society, Mary Maden, who only announced she was retiring from the role earlier this month.
In his second column for us, Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann gives us his unique take on life, including a recent visit to Ashton's Portland Basin Museum.
Police investigating a fatal collision in Hattersley in which an elderly man died after being hit by a van are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with footage to come forward.
Passengers of bus services in Tameside are being advised to check their journey times, amid some minor timetable changes which take effect from Sunday (25 October).
Telephone theatre will be on call and online and available in Tameside next week.
Tameside and Glossop residents are being encouraged to take part in a survey on digital alternatives for healthcare appointments.
Rail operator Northern is offering a £500 reward after a spate of vandalism at Hyde North train station.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne writes about his belief that the coronavirus crisis has highlighted "many of devolution's strengths" but also "some real weaknesses".
Mossley-based Global Grooves has been awarded just under £150,000 as part of the government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future.
A new gambling arcade opposed by hundreds of residents will be allowed to open in Tameside after getting the green light from planning chiefs.
Greater Manchester will receive a further £2.4 million to continue running additional school bus services for the second half of the autumn term across the region, transport bosses have said.
Tameside’s Poppy Appeal launches this Saturday, with people being asked to support the Royal British Legion after a tough year.
Anti-social behaviour on a golf course, a hotspot for 'racing' drivers and a spate of crimes in one area were among the issues raised by Hyde residents in the latest Q&A chat with police.
Police in Tameside are appealing for the community to let them know about the sale of any illegal fireworks as they clamp down on anti-social behaviour.
A former speedway star has been jailed for seven and a half years after robbing vulnerable people in Droylsden.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner has urged the government to continue to support over 8,000 children in Tameside from losing free school meals over the holidays.
Willow Wood Hospice has announced that its Firework fundraising event has now been postponed.
Three Tameside nursing professionals have won a Royal College of Nursing award to mark their "outstanding contribution to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda and the experience of BAME service users and staff across the health and social care sector".
Guide Bridge Theatre have finally received their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, four months on from being awarded it.
Back in 1982, Murder On Arrival - Mossley Operatic and Dramatic Society's latest production at George Lawton Hall - had the audience guessing 'Who Dunnit?' right to the end.
It's time to get ready for some spooky goings-on and Mossley Community Centre is planning a new way of enjoying Halloween this year.
Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Who's your money on? Betfred's Peter Spencer talks us through the latest odds ahead of the election, scheduled for November 3.
Two children were treated by paramedics after a fire involving two vehicles in Ashton.
Tamesiders have the opportunity to boost their digital skills this week with a council led campaign.
Denton Community College (DCC) has received £1,000 from Kellogg's to celebrate 20 years of school breakfast clubs.
A food distribution charity is calling for Tameside community groups and charities to get in touch to receive free food from supermarkets.
Police are encouraging people to report any ongoing suspicious activity around vehicles immediately, after yet more catalytic converter thefts recently.
An elderly man has sadly died in hospital after being hit by a van close to a pub car park in Hattersley.
Seven illuminated 'swans a swimming' on the canal will be one of the many highlights of Tameside Council's Christmas celebrations this year.
A conman from Hyde who extracted nearly £700,000 from five people through fraud has been jailed for three years.
Digitised pictures from the files of the Tameside Reporter, which have not seen the light of day for decades, are now appearing regularly online.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington explains more about the region's Clean Air Plan and recommends that anyone who thinks they will be affected to take part in the current consultation.
Willow Wood Hospice is appealing for more volunteers to help as the coronavirus continues to hit charities and good causes hardest of all.
A writer hailing from Hyde has completed his latest project by setting poetry to music which focusses on where he grew up.
In 1982, Ashton Round Table fundraisers were left disappointed when a charity festival at Broadoak Recreation Centre failed to attract anywhere near the expected turn-out.
With a different Christmas ahead for most, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is asking residents to shop differently this year by buying at least one pre-loved gift from a charity shop.
Lynn Moon has been presented with a long service award for no less than 15 years of support to Willow Wood Hospice.
People living in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to fill out a simple survey about their mental wellbeing and, in doing so, you can enter a prize draw.
Parishioners at Stalybridge's St George's Church are invited to take part in a special service to commemorate All Souls Day.
Droylsden's Kathryn Davies has received an MBE in the Queen's Royal Birthday Honours List, specifically for her efforts to the Covid-19 response.
Green-fingered residents have transformed a patch of land in Mossley.
The Healthy Hyde Team are celebrating after scooping a prestigious British Medical Journal Award.
From a man being found in possession of cannabis to a number of drivers being banned from the road for drink drive offences, we round up some of the recent cases heard by Tameside magistrates.
Now the cold weather is starting to set in, Lisa has a tasty stew that you can make to help warm you up...
There might be less on at the big screen but the little screen has some great offerings, as secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap discovers...
A blaze-hit Bredbury firm is moving to Dukinfield this month in a £5m investment, safeguarding 75 jobs.
In his latest column for us, the Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, says people need to support each other and know support is there for them whatever the Covid rules and restrictions are.
It's been a busy week for Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann, whom we welcome to the Tameside Reporter columns with his unique take on life. This week, he talks about the sad demise of the cinema amid the Covid crisis.
Droylsden Academy headteacher Philip Wilson has written to parents on behalf of Tameside Council to appeal for them to ensure they and students abide by Covid-19 restrictions.
One of Hyde's best known characters Lyndon Boot has spoken about his appearance in the latest Shipman TV documentary.
Work has started on the construction of new homes at the former Hartshead High Secondary School site in Ashton.
Police are urging people to take extra care following reports of opportunist thieves trying car doors along residential streets in the Hyde area.
Last Saturday (10 October) was World Mental Health Day and was marked in a special way at the Anthony Seddon Fund in Ashton with a stream of online events.
Foodbank founder and Stalybridge community hero Steven Barton has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Asda store manager Simon Lea said he thought it was a wind-up when he was told he had been honoured with a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Stagecoach is urging its passengers to nominate their local community heroes to receive some deserved recognition, as part of the bus operator's 40th anniversary celebrations.
A free PureStretch class is being offered to local people to help with their physical and mental wellbeing.
Major plans to clean up Greater Manchester's air have been put forward – and people can now have their say on them.
A Dukinfield man who deliberately drove his car at a couple of strangers and caused serious injuries after they declined his offer of drugs has been jailed for three years and six months.
Staff from Tameside Hospital's Maternity Department have been marking this year's Baby Loss Awareness Week online.
Portland Basin Museum in Ashton and The Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge have safely welcomed back visitors for the first time in months.
People in Glossop and Tameside are being encouraged to only order or buy medicines they need and only get them delivered if required, to help pharmacies meet supply demands this winter.
An iconic guitar that belonged to post-punk band Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis – which an accomplished musician from Tameside was instrumental in authenticating – has been auctioned for over £160,000.
Flats are to be built in a 209-year-old former Methodist chapel which has fallen into a state of disrepair and was damaged in a fire during lockdown.
Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre in Ashton has reopened its doors for the first time since lockdown.
Help is available for residents in Tameside facing redundancy because of coronavirus to access support, training and guidance.
The Dane Bank community is set to be served with a bus service again by the end of the month, which has been welcomed by politicians in Denton.
Residents in the Newton area of Hyde are being invited to ask questions of their community policing team.
Mossley's Jon Courtenay said winning Britain's Got Talent has changed the lives of him and his family after being crowned the ITV show's first ever Golden Buzzer winner.
Fire crews spent several hours tackling a fire at a commercial property in Ashton last weekend.
Town hall chiefs have given a £100k grant to a charity that helps families access good quality food at a fraction of the price.
Motorists are set to be affected by a number of road closures across Tameside over the next few days.
A motorcyclist has been arrested on suspicion of several offences, but another teenager made off from police after being stopped in Denton.
Denton-based charity Syria Relief have declared a Covid-19 emergency in Syria.
Two Greater Manchester Police officers have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The charity Children's Hospital Pyjamas is launching an appeal next week for donations.
Trains will return to Fairfield Station in Audenshaw from 26 October, it has been confirmed.
Stalybridge-based commercial and industrial lighting specialists E Taylor & Son are hoping to shine bright for a good cause in the countdown to Christmas.
Tina Schofield receives a congratulatory kiss from her husband Manchester City star Mike Summerbee - and his best man United legend George Best.
Local mental health charity Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind will be raising awareness of this year's World Mental Health Day on Saturday (10 October).
If you're looking for something to get your children interested in baking, look no further than this versatile treat. Over to Lisa...
Caring residents blitzed Mossley to make the town look spick and span.
A man who kicked and swung a punch at a police officer and a driver who drove into triple trouble are among the recent cases heard by Tameside magistrates.
This week, secondary school student Daisy provides everyone with the books you really must read at least once in your lifetime!
This Saturday (10 October) is World Mental Health Day and the Anthony Seddon Fund in Ashton aims to play its part by raising awareness about the day and providing support for those who need it most.
In his latest column, the Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, writes about Baby Loss Awareness Week - which is taking place this week.
Carnival arts organisation Global Grooves has appointed a preferred bidder for its project to transform its home of Vale Mill to a new, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose community cultural hub.
Three people in Denton are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
As he stepped out onto the London Palladium stage, Jon Courtenay fulfilled a lifelong ambition to play the hallowed hall - the same one where he used to watch acts with his father.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne has reacted with delight after it was announced that people suffering from long-term symptoms after Covid-19 will be offered specialist help at clinics across England.
Dedicated Willow Wood volunteer Marjorie McEvoy has been helping out at the hospice for exactly ten years.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington explains the importance of downloading the Covid-19 app and getting a free flu vaccination if you're able to.
A closed Stalybridge care home where former staff once staged a sit-in during a dispute over pay could be converted into 'high quality one-bedroom apartments'.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says the regeneration of Tameside should be a priority in the wake of Covid but everyone needs to "work together to make sure we get it right".
People who oppose the region's development masterplan should think 'long and hard' about how much more of the green belt could be built on without it, Mayor Andy Burnham has warned.
A man was helped to safety after a candle sparked a blaze in his home.
Help is available for Tameside and Glossop residents over the age of 65 who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
Almost 10,000 employees in Tameside are currently placed on the furlough scheme.
Back in 1968, garage forecourts were filled with anxious motorists who heard on the radio that an unofficial strike by tanker drivers was set to go ahead.
Two residential areas in Tameside have become Active Neighbourhoods, with the aim of making them nicer, healthier and safer places for people to live, travel and play in.
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.