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An Audenshaw councillor is urging people to stop using and dumping gas canisters, and fly tipping, after carrying out a clean-up of the area.
Two fire crews and a wildfire unit battled a grass fire near Carrbrook in Stalybridge for three hours on Sunday afternoon (13 June).
The equivalent of one in eight people in parts of Greater Manchester is now waiting for hospital treatment.
Thousands of parents in Greater Manchester are missing out on vouchers which Marcus Rashford successfully lobbied the government to expand.
Cases of Covid-19 are rising in Tameside as the Delta variant becomes 'dominant' – and the council is handing out more face masks to get residents to protect themselves.
A team from Fairfield High School For Girls in Droylsden are in the final of a tech-for-good competition and need your help.
Music theatre organisation Made by Mortals have released (June 10) the latest episode of their interactive adventure podcast for primary school children, created with the help of a group of armed forces veterans.
A man jailed for assault, multiple cases of drink driving and theft in the area have been among the recent cases heard at Tameside Magistrates' Court.
We're looking back to 1969 when thousands turned out in Denton to see Belle Vue Aces world champion speedway rider Ivan Mauger open Egerton Park Secondary School’s summer fete.
Running hero Kevin Sinfield MBE has received the highest award in Rotary International.
It’s official! Willow Wood Hospice’s Midnight Wander is set to go ahead next month.
A project to digitise the Tameside Reporter’s photographic history continues to turn up forgotten pieces of Tameside History.
An environmental charity claims the most recent consultation on the Mottram Bypass, held at the end of last year, was ‘deeply flawed and inadequate’.
Over the course of the past year many people have found new creative outlets during the lockdowns and a 16 year old from Droylsden has been among these.
In this week's column, Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore writes about the struggles within the music industry during the national lockdowns.
Tameside Radio's breakfast presenter discusses his recent trips to the cinema and the adventures that the big screen has taken him on.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne speaks of the importance of recognising our historical borders and heritage.
The first ever guide to the Northwest’s tallest peaks is published for hikers and nature-lovers alike.
A 54-year-old man from Stalybridge has been released on bail after being charged with 24 sexual offences involving children.
Two people from Tameside have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
A woman has sadly died after falling from a bridge on the M60 motorway in Ashton.
There have been some positives from the restricted movement we’ve all had to endure during the last fifteen months.
Firefighters put out a fire that broke out at the recycling centre in Stalybridge on Wednesday morning (9 June).
The funeral of Olympic running legend and Tour of Tameside founder Dr Ron Hill MBE will take place on Friday 11 June.
A one-of-a-kind Thai martial arts school in Stalybridge is inviting people to come and get involved in their classes.
A Covid vaccination van will be touring Tameside and Glossop this summer to deliver jabs to the heart of communities.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the family of a man from Ashton.
Denton South councillors are embracing The Great British Spring Clean by organising a series of community litter picks.
Ashton Town Team have written to their local MP to ask for additional support.
Tameside's parliamentary constituencies could look very different after the next general election under proposals by the boundary commission for England.
Greater Manchester - including Tameside and Oldham - is to get a "strengthened package of support" in order to help combat rising cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus in the region.
Hyde Artisan Market was back last Saturday and the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Janet Cooper, was the special guest as good crowds enjoyed the warm weather and an array of stalls.
After being targeted by anti-social behaviour, the Denton Park Social Club based in Victoria Park is appealing to local authorities for help.
A woman was arrested and two people were taken to hospital after a crash involving an ambulance in Dukinfield in the early hours of the morning.
A doctor in Tameside has raised concerns about how an imminent NHS data grab will affect practices and patients accessing treatment in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne is calling for a bigger pay rise for NHS workers.
Students across Tameside return from summer half term to updated government guidance on face masks in the classroom.
Officers are urging the public to think before dialling 999 for non-emergency matters and report them online, following another weekend increase of calls.
Cases of Covid-19 are climbing in Tameside as the new Delta variant spreads across the north, but eight areas are still managing to suppress the virus.
Pupils at The Heys Primary School in Ashton joined primary schools across the nation recently by participating in 'England does The Daily Mile'.
Willow Wood Hospice has opened a new hospice shop in Mossley.
A new online programme designed to help Tameside businesses to cut their carbon footprint and reduce their costs has been launched by GC Business Growth Hub.
The Anthony Seddon Fund is holding a fundraising sale on Saturday (5 June) at Stalybridge Celtic Football Club's Bower Fold ground.
A petition opposing the controversial Godley Green Garden Village has soared past 4,000 signatures.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Councillor Brenda Warrington reflects on the recent full council meeting and discusses the plans to build Godley Green Garden Village in Hyde.
Environment Agency Area Director Lesley Worswick looks back over the last month and shines the spotlight in her column this time on the increasing problem and cost of waste crime, explaining how the public can play their part in helping to tackle it.
Ahead of Sunday evening's Music Therapy show on Tameside Radio, co-host Michael Taylor explores the connection between pop music and Manchester's economic boom...
Reverend David Warner, the Vicar of Mossley, has had a busy week as he explains in his latest column.
A new highly specialist mental health unit at Tameside Hospital is on track to open next year.
Tameside residents are being encouraged to take part in litter picks to help keep their area clean and tidy.
An Ashton teenager has earned a gold Blue Peter badge for overcoming his disabilities to make a difference in the community.
Tameside residents are being urged to keep following safety measures, after Covid rates have more than doubled in the borough over the last seven days.
The grieving family of a grandfather who died in a collision have paid a moving tribute to him.
A competition for children to imagine what the Tameside Hospital of the future will look like is still open to all primary schools in Tameside and Glossopdale.
During the lockdowns last year, Tameside Local Studies and Archive staff were working from home answering enquiries and also working on various projects - one of which is now on display in the Ashton Market Gallery.
We're looking back to 1979, when locals took to the streets to celebrate the annual Whit Walks.
An international charity, which is run by people in Mossley and Saddleworth, is appealing for urgent support.
Thousands of pounds have been raised for St James's Place Charitable Foundation after a 150-mile Peruvian trek.
In this week's column, Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore writes about Craig Lee and The Humblebees - a popular band whose music has had listeners of his show asking for more...
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne stresses the importance of getting your Covid vaccination when it is made available to you.
The latest Audenshaw and Droylsden Neighbourhood Police Teams Q&A Web Chat has been held.
Great Academy Ashton has been awarded the accolade of becoming a 'Behaviour Hub' partner school.
Fifteen years in prison for a drug scandal, armed thugs carrying out unprovoked attacks, and assault on an officer have been among the recent cases at Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Local people registered with a GP practice in Tameside and Glossop can now view their Covid-19 vaccination status using the NHS App.
Shoppers could be forgiven for thinking they had arrived somewhere over the rainbow when they called into Hyde's Morrison's store recently.
A pilot scheme has been launched in Tameside and Glossop to enable patients who have been in hospital with heart failure to recover at home.
Six formerly homeless people are now living in flats of their own, thanks to a project masterminded by Tameside Council's homelessness team.
Residents are being encouraged to take part in a consultation as new boundaries are being proposed for wards on Tameside Council.
Stalybridge Festival Committee has announced its plans to hold a 'Big Party in The Park' event in Cheetham Park.
A cyclist has passed away after a collision with a car on Hyde Road this morning.
Movie recommendations to see at the cinema, taking up the vaccine, thoughts on 'Freedom Day' and getting back on the bike all make it into the Tameside Radio presenter's latest piece for us.
Two Tameside charities - Our Kids Eyes and The Anthony Seddon Fund - have been honoured with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Tameside Council has announced it will not be holding its annual Armed Forces Day celebration this year.
Boat trips have now returned at Ashton's historic Portland Basin following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
Dukinfield Town Hall was lit in purple one year on from the murder of George Floyd, to highlight 'the inequalities still faced today'.
Denton's Labour MP Andrew Gwynne says he has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson concerning human rights abuses in Bahrain.
Tameside's first virtual Story Makers project proved to be every bit as popular as the ones that went before.
A father-of-one from Hyde has thanked members of the public who came to his aid as he lay in a puddle for over two hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific cycling accident.
The artisan market in Market Square in Ashton drew good crowds on Saturday when the event was staged for only the second time.
In 1992 Audenshaw Brownies made a clean sweep with their fundraising for St Ann’s Hospice.
If you’re at school and enjoy stories, books or just general learning, Tameside Libraries have organised some entertaining events for the spring half-term holidays.
The children’s little library at Morrisons Dukinfield is appealing for donations.
A lady from Dukinfield has embarked on a journey to bring peace and serenity to the lives of locals.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham was 'irrational' to support bus franchising when a partnership with operators was 'simply abandoned' by transport bosses, a court has heard.
A Droylsden bar has been given permission to build an outdoor terrace, despite concerns from a neighbouring primary school about 'bad language' and litter.
An Audenshaw man has paid tribute to his wife on the first anniversary of her death.
From Stalybridge to the Royal Albert Hall - that's the journey musician Dominic Halpin, from Carrbrook, is making with his band The Hurricanes in a country music extravaganza.
A beautiful garden in Hyde opens its gates to the public for the first time on Sunday (30 May).
Michael Taylor takes a look at the Eurovision Song Contest and suggests how we should pick our entries in the future...
In his latest column, Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore profiles musician Lee O'Brien ahead of the release of his debut album.
Six family members from Droyslden are currently embarking on a 124-mile hike, supporting four-year-old Gracie Mills through her battle with leukaemia and hoping to raise as much money as possible.
A man has been arrested after a raid on the post office on Talbot Road, in the Newton area of Hyde, on Thursday.
Today is Whit Friday and, although the bands will not be parading through the streets of Tameside, celebrations will still be going ahead with the sound of brass ringing through the air.
Crews had to extinguish a small fire on a main road in the Newton area of Hyde on Friday morning (28 May).
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority acted 'irrationally' by holding a public consultation on bus franchising during the Covid-19 pandemic, a court has heard.
A former community centre is to be knocked down and the site redeveloped with a new apartment block for adults with disabilities.
A section of the M60, which was closed on Friday morning (28 May) after a serious collision overnight, has now reopened.
Tameside's Civic Mayor has been appointed for a second term in a historic first after Covid-19 scuppered her mayoral year.
Stalybridge has received funds to make its high street a more attractive, engaging and vibrant place for people to live, work and spend time.
Passengers who travel on Northern trains are being asked to think carefully about their travel plans this bank holiday weekend.
Denton is playing host to a Greater Manchester first after the installation of a 'Parisian-style' zebra crossing.
Police are on the scene in Newton this morning after a suspected robbery at a local shop.
World War Two veteran Jack Millin, from Stalybridge, had a surprise double tribute recently.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says the pandemic has put extreme pressure on an already-crumbling social care system, and the government needs to step up to sort it out once and for all.
Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has been selected to benefit from the first self-published book by spoken word artist Jack Horner, better known as Leon The Pig Farmer.
A slice of Hyde heritage is tucked away in Godley.
Dukinfield firm Zen Tec Network Solutions are celebrating moving into their new home at The Old Court House on Chapel Street.
Students at Stalybridge-based Works4U College were back on the water at Stamford Park boating lake recently as they took part in their latest sponsored kayaking event.
A little girl who bravely battled a rare form of leukaemia for two and a half years has had her wish granted - breakfast with the family at Frankie and Benny’s.
Tameside Radio's Breakfast presenter discusses the subject of weight - and in particular the thorny issue of putting calories onto restaurant menus.
A hefty theft from a shop in Denton, a man who has been charged and fined for assault, and a motorist driving way above the drink drive limit are among the recent cases heard by Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Reverend David Warner, the Vicar of Mossley, reflects on happier Whit Friday times and suggests ways you can mark the occasion this year.
Age UK are appealing for new volunteers to join the team at their Ashton branch.
Fourteen people were arrested and over £7,000 worth of Class A drugs were seized by Greater Manchester Police in a crackdown on organised crime gangs exploiting children and vulnerable adults.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority was 'unlawful' in relying on an assessment of the 'cataclysmic' impact of Covid-19 on its bus franchising proposals, a court has heard.
Police are warning the public to be vigilant as they for a wanted man with links to Tameside and Glossop.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Tameside looking to grow their business through online tools and channels can get the help they need, thanks to the return of a programme from GC Business Growth Hub.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace family of an elderly man from Hyde.
Students at Tameside College have raised vital funds for a local charity by completing a baking challenge.
Children on free school meals in Tameside will again receive supermarket vouchers to ensure they won't go hungry during the half-term holiday.
A long-awaited report into the 'potentially disproportionate' use of police powers against ethnic minorities in Greater Manchester is due to be published almost a year since it was first expected to be released.
Tameside residents are being encouraged to pick up free rapid Covid-19 tests from two collection points this week.
An Ashton drug dealer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being caught with £200k worth of drugs
Stalybridge is getting a new look, thanks to the work of its Town Team.
The artisan market in Market Square in Ashton is set to return on Saturday (29 May).
Police are appealing for help to trace the family of an elderly man from Droylsden who has died.
Councils across England are likely to start legal battles to claw back 'millions' in unpaid taxes, thanks to a 'landmark' ruling by the Supreme Court.
A paedophile has been jailed for three years for grooming and sexual offences against a 13-year-old boy from Tameside.
Armentieres Square in Stalybridge will play host to a food and drink market to welcome shoppers back to the town as restrictions ease.
At last the long wait is over after the official Grafton Centre Grand re-opening this week.
Anyone feeling unwell over spring bank holiday can still access a variety of healthcare services when their GP practice is closed.
Businesses are at the heart of a new council campaign to encourage residents in Tameside to stick to the coronavirus rules, with the borough's Covid infection rate still high.
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.