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A 29-year-old motorist from Audenshaw has pleaded guilty to drug driving, speeding and using a vehicle without insurance.
Three people had to be cut from two vehicles by firefighters and taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Ashton.
Four people have been arrested as part of a police investigation into modern slavery and drugs trafficking between Tameside and Humberside.
World Book Day is one of the most exciting days in the calendar for schools and - despite the coronavirus lockdown - this year was no exception for pupils at one school in Ashton.
A cannabis farm containing at least 40 plants has been uncovered by police at a house in Dukinfield.
A pet owner is appealing for help as her 12-month-old cat Balloo has gone missing from Croft Street in Stalybridge.
A determined duo from Ashton have run across Manchester and back to raise money for a mental health charity.
Crimestoppers has pledged to pay up to £1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charge of those involved in racist graffiti attacks around Denton.
Plans for a two-storey extension to the side and rear of a Dukinfield medical centre have been approved by Tameside Council planners.
Making indecent photographs of a child, driving whilst being banned, and possessing cocaine are just some of the offences that people appearing before Tameside magistrates lately have been found guilty of.
Tameside schools have been busy putting preparations in place, to be ready to welcome back all pupils to the classroom when they fully reopen from Monday (8 March).
Curzon Ashton Football Club is appealing for information after thieves broke into the Tameside Stadium, stealing equipment and causing damage.
CCTV footage of a man police want to speak to has been released, after a woman was subjected to a "frightening attack" in Ashton.
Great Academy Ashton has featured in a special educational local and national broadcast for the BBC as students and staff prepare to go back to school from Monday.
In his latest column, Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore shines the spotlight on the band Afternoon People - who will feature on his next show on Monday at 7pm.
A caring community worker has been left shaken after a thief stole her car while she was out delivering food to the elderly.
A new Starbucks store will be opening its doors in Denton this week.
An Audenshaw petrol station has been given a licence to sell alcohol after plans for a 24-hour licence were dropped.
Mossley Town Council has committed funding to encourage the community to take over the former changing rooms on Egmont Street, within the King George Playing Fields.
Andy Burnham has described Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget as a 'packet of Polos' boasting some 'refreshing' economic ideas – but with many policy-shaped holes.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Councillor Brenda Warrington discusses last week's Full Council meeting which was "held at a critical moment for the borough".
Tameside's three Labour MPs have given their reaction to the Budget delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who vowed to "protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people" as the country emerges from the coronavirus crisis.
Ashton's Indian community have been donating more items for local good causes and food banks.
"I am really curious whether life will return to how it was, or whether certain things are gone forever," writes Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann in his latest column for us...
A book looking back on the life and times of Dukinfield Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society has now been released for the society's 75th anniversary.
Local councillors and the voluntary organisation which oversees Werneth Low Country Park have expressed their disappointment after vandals have struck again at the Hyde beauty spot.
For her latest recipe, Lisa has a traditional dessert for you to have a go at...
Tameside Rotary have been busy delivering more robotic pet cats to care homes in Ashton especially for dementia patients.
A sinkhole on a Dukinfield road is causing traffic to build and diversions on Wednesday (3 March).
Thursday (4 March) was World Book Day, the annual charity event that was first celebrated in the UK in 1995.
Two men from Stalybridge have been charged as police continue to crack down on the production of drugs across Greater Manchester.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, gives her take on 'The Social Dilemma' - which you can watch on Netflix.
In his latest column for us, the Vicar of Mossley Reverend David Warner - who is a governor at three primary schools - hails the way schools have adapted during the coronavirus pandemic ahead of all pupils returning on Monday.
Back in 1964, a start was expected soon on Hyde College's new site at Bowlacre in Gee Cross.
Wednesday (3 March) is World Wildlife Day and local organisations are joining brands across the globe in removing wildlife from logos to imagine a world without nature.
This year's Stalybridge Carnival, which was scheduled to be held during the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June, has been cancelled.
A three-storey building of apartments and retail space will be built in place of former shops and offices in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne.
Deputy headteacher at Micklehurst All Saints CE Primary School, Sarah Jarman, took up her role last September and reflects on a new school year that has been like no other...
If there's been one thing about lockdown that has set it apart from normal times in a good way, it's the impetus it has provided for people to connect with the arts.
A fifth teenager has been arrested in relation to the death of a popular restaurant owner Mohammed Islam from Hyde, who was hit by his own car following a robbery.
A local GP and co-chair of Tameside's Clinical Commissioning Group has appealed for anyone with symptoms of cancer to come forward after a drop in diagnosis’s during the pandemic.
Over 35 bags of rubbish were collected by volunteers from the Friends of the Tame Valley last weekend.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle-taking in Stalybridge.
As their flagship leisure centre marks its first anniversary on Tuesday (2 March), Active Tameside's chief executive says the Tameside Wellness Centre will have a pivotal role in addressing the borough's health inequalities during the Covid recovery.
A staff member from homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has set himself a personal fundraising challenge of running the distance from Land's End to John o'Groats.
A 'vital' parade of shops in Stalybridge are to be kept under regeneration plans for affordable housing, which have been given the green light by councillors.
Mottram Parish Church is back on Zoom for the foreseeable future due to the current Covid-19 lockdown.
A woman who sustained an "extremely painful" ankle injury whilst walking along the canal in Mossley was helped by a mountain rescue crew member who happened to be passing by.
An estate agents in Ashton has launched an Easter egg appeal in support of Hyde's Sandwich Angels and need your donations.
A Denton foodbank has provided an update on how people can access food parcels and the items they urgently need donations of.
A spate of graffiti in Broadbottom has been branded "disgusting" and "deplorable" by local residents and politicians.
Back in 1996, a Stalybridge school with just 12 pupils launched a high profile appeal to raise £100,000 for a permanent home.
A young man who fell whilst out walking near Buckton Castle in Carrbrook was helped by mountain rescue crews.
Residents were evacuated and bomb disposal experts were called after a 'suspicious item' was found in a garden in Ashton.
A Dukinfield 'Dog Whisperer' has hit the headlines after being nominated in the pet equivalent of the Oscars.
Hyde's Sandwich Angels have been the first to benefit from the donation of food thanks to a special initiative by Ashton's Indian community.
With Sunday, March 21, literally around the corner, Census 2021 is in full swing in Tameside.
Tameside Rotary has delivered another ‘Robotic Cat’ to a local care home.
Food bank founder and community hero Steven Barton's Easter egg campaign is well underway.
Tameside's small Sikh community is making a huge impact in the drive to ensure people from Britain's BAME community get inoculated against Covid-19.
Victims of the Self Storage fire in Denton last weekend have been telling stories of how they’ve lost everything.
A cleaner from Audenshaw has scooped a £1 million lottery win, and she's pledged to spend the winnings pampering her beloved pooch.
Members of Ashton Town Team have quizzed Tameside Council Director of Operations and Neighbourhoods Ian Saxon about car parking plans.
Nine-year-old Eve Warburton has raised an astonishing £1,250 for the Alzheimer's Society.
Work is progressing on a new psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Tameside Hospital, which is 'on track' to open next year.
A familiar part of Broadbottom railway station will soon be coming down as Network Rail look to the future.
A huge 'contemporary' house in the Tameside countryside has been backed by councillors – minutes after they threw out a man's plans for a summer house in the green belt.
A cannabis creator, a man who made offensive calls to police and a teenager who stole hundreds of pounds are some of the cases recently dealt with by Tameside magistrates...
A 'deserted' mill in Tameside is to be demolished and replaced with retail space and up to 62 apartments.
A blind Army veteran from Ashton is running one million metres to raise money for the charity which supports him.
Two church leaders from Droylsden have joined the chorus of shock following an outbreak of racist graffiti in a neighbouring Tameside town.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Councillor Brenda Warrington explains more about the consultations currently ongoing which the borough's residents can take part in.
We round up the latest planning applications throughout the borough considered by Tameside Council planners...
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says the pandemic has "shone a light on all sorts of issues in our country" that must be dealt with as the lockdown is eased.
Councillors have become embroiled in a row over Tameside's leisure trust after a Tory member claimed it was a 'ticking time bomb'.
As we dare to think about the roadmap for the months ahead, Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann's latest unique take on lockdown life is well worth a few minutes of your time...
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.
The first online public engagement sessions to gain feedback for plans to create a Garden Village in Godley are to take place today (Thursday).
An Audenshaw woman is desperately appealing to the community to help her well-loved dog receive the hip replacement surgery she needs.
Baking is one thing you can never get tired of! We give you Lisa's latest recipe to try...
Mossley Food Bank wants to make this Easter eggs-tra special for families struggling through the pandemic.
The roadmap out of lockdown, announced this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has inspired the latest column by Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner.
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.
Bosses are consulting on plans to relocate Droylsden Library which could see the site redeveloped for housing.
Dave Sweetmore - whose show you can hear on Tameside Radio every Monday from 7pm - profiles a Greater Manchester band to watch out for in his latest column...
A Stalybridge mum and daughter will be conquering their own walking challenge to raise vital funds in the battle against dementia.
Two Tameside organisations are appealing to kind-hearted people for donations of Easter eggs which will be given to children in the borough.
With the emergence of the glorious sunshine over the last few days, our regular columnist Daisy Dewsnap tells us what she loves about spring and why it brings her such joy...
Back in 1996, rapturous applause greeted students from the Susan Everton School of Dance following their first ever performance at Tameside Hippodrome.
On your marks and get set for Tameside Council's first-ever virtual children's book festival.
Denton-based Dogs Trust Manchester is offering dog lovers the chance to find out just what it takes to look after our four-legged friends who have found themselves without a forever home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.