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Hyde’s Grafton Centre is opening its doors for socially distanced Ramadan prayers and meetings.
Thousands of doses of the new Moderna vaccine to protect against Covid-19 were due to arrive at Greater Manchester’s mass vaccination centre this week, health bosses say.
Ground work to build 33 new homes on land that once belonged to Dukinfield Golf Club is underway off The Fairways.
Tameside’s Canal Boat Trust is asking the public to help keep them afloat.
Philip Butler is embarking on a Peruvian adventure to raise funds for St James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
Copley Academy has been working to inspire the young minds of its students and open their horizons for the future.
The Ashton-based Anthony Seddon Fund organised an Easter bonnet competition in special memory of Shirley Thomasson.
A pop-up vaccine clinic held at Ashton Central Mosque saw hundreds attend with the vast majority from lowest uptake groups.
Fines were handed out to 170 drivers for parking illegally at Dovestone reservoir after visitors flocked to the beauty spot over the Easter weekend.
Ashton United is celebrating after opening a new Pantry Store in Hurst Cross.
A little girl is taking on a walking challenge to help others in her position.
A busy runner is putting his best foot forward to raise funds for Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind.
A paedophile from Ashton has been jailed after pleading guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child under 16.
Demolition crews are now on site at a disused mill in Millbrook after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
If you haven’t sent back your census form, you have until Monday, May 3, to do so.
A man in Audenshaw has lost all his belongings in a house fire on High Ash Grove this morning.
A man who bit his victim during an attempted robbery has been jailed.
Philip Butler is embarking on a Peruvian adventure to raise funds for St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
A man from Ashton has been sentenced to 27 months in prison following an attempted robbery.
Crowds are filling the streets of Ashton to mark the reopening of non-essential businesses today.
The Friends of the Tame Valley are celebrating the awarding of £2,000 from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.
Tameside has been covered in a layer of snow after some unseasonable weather.
The M60 was closed anti-clockwise this morning after a crash involving multiple cars.
Whether it's a perm or a pint, local non-essential businesses say they are looking forward to opening after lockdown from Monday, April 12 - but need your support.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and longest-serving consort in British history, has died at the age of 99.
Arcades Shopping Centre in Ashton has remained open during the pandemic to provide access to essential retailers, but Monday (12 April) will see the reopening of the rest of its outlets.
Youngsters at a Mossley school got to experience a glimpse of what life was like in the Victorian era.
Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann picks out three things he's learned in the news this week and looks forward to his long-awaited haircut...
Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore profiles solo artist Jen Dixon, who is releasing a new track, ahead of her appearance on his show on Monday.
Fascinating photographs from the Reporter glass plate collection have been digitised and shed a new light on our not so distant past, dating back through the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Diabetes My Way is a free platform that is available for anyone living with diabetes in the Greater Manchester area that provides users access to their diabetes health records along with tailored advice to help with self-management of the condition.
The vast majority of people living in Greater Manchester want to see more powers given to the mayor, according to a new poll.
Local schools were busy preparing for Easter before the school holidays including Victorious Academies Trust's educational establishments.
The Vicar of Mossley talks about ways of greeting people and supporting local businesses in his latest column for us.
Watching live TV coverage of the Apollo spacecraft splashing down in the Pacific ocean, 12-year-old Duncan Carling was quick to spot the astronauts were wearing baseball caps when they boarded the rescue ship in 1972.
A Tameside pub which had its licence revoked for breaking Covid-19 rules has been refused a new premises licence after residents spoke of pre-pandemic noise and disorder around the venue.
Tameside's Canal Boat Trust is asking the public to help keep it afloat.
Super fundraiser Connor Martin has completed his mammoth running challenge.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says there's both a challenge and opportunity to create lots of green jobs in Tameside in the years to come.
Census Day was Sunday 21 March, however it's not too late to take part and register your information online.
Two youths have been charged in relation to a robbery in Ashton.
You may have had your fill of Easter eggs last weekend but here's a different kind of treat that you can make and enjoy this weekend. Lisa has the all-important recipe...
A group of community-minded volunteers tackled a litter-strewn area in Mossley as part of their plans to make the town a cleaner place.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of an elderly man from Ashton.
Children at Hyde's Bradley Green Primary Academy really did have a 'hoppy Easter'.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, reviews one of Netflix's latest offerings - the taught series 'Reckoning'.
Two films making 'Music Therapy' headlines on the show this weekend will be 24 Hour Party People and Creation Stories. Michael Taylor tells us more...
Environment Agency Area Director Lesley Worswick looks back over the last month and how the agency is hitting new milestones in the efforts to protect homes from flooding with a little help from their friends'. Work on the moors above Stalybridge also continues...
Greater Manchester Mayoral candidate for the Conservatives, Laura Evans, has thrown her weight behind calls to save greenbelt land in Godley.
In 1972, an Ashton church minister talked his way into the record books when he preached non-stop for eight hours in what was believed to be the longest sermon ever given.
A train station in Tameside has undergone a transformation with an overhaul of its car park.
Local groups and voluntary organisations are now able to apply for funding to help cut waste and promote sustainability thanks to a new community fund.
The RSPCA is investigating after three dead badger cubs were found skinned and dumped near a sett in a country park.
Businesses in Tameside can now apply for a one-off payment to help them re-open safely as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
The Droylsden community had a cracking day on Easter Monday as hundreds of youngsters received a sweet treat from the Easter Bunny.
More than 60 new apartments and houses could be built across Tameside under plans to redevelop a warehouse, the former M&S store and old sorting office.
Thousands of people across Greater Manchester forced to self-isolate have been denied £500 coronavirus test and trace support payments.
An Ashton school came together to support one of their pupils who has been busy helping to cheer up other children who, like her, are living with cystic fibrosis.
Picking up a takeaway meal proved to be an expensive experience for one disqualified driver from Denton.
Pupils at a Droylsden primary school have been busy creating a special duck trail for youngsters in the area to enjoy during the Easter holidays.
In recent years, Siberian Huskies and other sled dog breeds have grown in popularity in some part to their frequent appearances on film and TV like Eight Below or the epic Game Of Thrones where they doubled as 'Direwolves'.
A woman was taken to hospital after she was rescued by neighbours from a fire at a flat in Denton.
Bow Street Cafe in Ashton town centre has launched a Pizzeria, which offers a range of pizzas named after towns in Tameside.
If you're wondering if there's anything for your children to do during the Easter holidays, then 'beast' your eyes on what's on offer.
Mossley residents had two eggs-tra special visitors on Good Friday (2 April).
A 46-year-old man has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Clayton - just outside Tameside.
More than 50 people of all ages joined forces to arm themselves with litter pickers for a huge Easter spring clean in Stalybridge.
Ashton grandfather and trustee at the town’s Hindu temple Manhar Taylor has shared his lockdown story on Tameside Radio.
A Stalybridge councillor is looking to bring a bit of rock ’n’ roll back to Stalybridge with the opening of a new venue.
A former pub could be converted to create a two bedroom residential dwelling.
A Denton high school has been honoured with an inclusion award by the Proud Trust.
A petition against plans to build more than 2,300 homes on greenbelt and create the Godley Green Garden Village has now hit more than 3,500.
A Dukinfield computer company has delivered more than £30,000 of laptops and technology to local schools for use during the lockdown and beyond.
Two sisters from Ashton are making waves in the world of showbiz with a new casting website.
A paedophile from Hyde will spend just two-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of almost 60 child sex offences.
Anyone feeling unwell over the Easter bank holidays can still access a variety of healthcare services when their GP practice is closed.
This week's Music Therapy column reflects on a singer who redefined Irish music for the 20th century.
This Easter weekend is the perfect time to try your hand at some baking - so Lisa has a traditional British treat which is ideal for the occasion...
Firefighters were called in the early hours of the morning after a caravan was on fire in a car park in Hattersley.
Motoring offences and drug discoveries dominate our latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, looks at how watching the sun setting can lift our mood and improve our well-being.
Members of St George's Church in Stalybridge and their canine friends are taking part in a sponsored walk throughout the 50 days of Eastertide.
A dedicated project officer is now in post for the Stalybridge High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) scheme with Historic England.
Local MP Angela Rayner was delighted to climb aboard the new addition to the playground at St Stephen's RC Primary School in Droylsden.
Mums and babies are once again getting to know each other as lockdown eases.
In 1983, the community was quick to rally round following a devastating fire which ripped through Droylsden Youth Centre on Lewis Road.
Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore's latest column shines the spotlight on another of the borough's teenage music sensations whose fanbase is growing.
In his latest column, Tameside Radio's Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann discusses an important subject - which stemmed from seeing a strange thing that happened on Twitter this week.
The Vicar of Mossley talks more about the important festival in the Christian calendar in his weekly column.
Four men have been charged after over 700 suspected cannabis plants were discovered at a site raided by police in Droylsden.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says he feels 'optimistic' about the change in leadership at Greater Manchester Police, following the appointment of Stephen Watson as the new Chief Constable.
Droylsden Library is set to be demolished under plans approved by the town hall.
A pregnant dog stolen in Scotland will be reunited with her owner - after she was spotted wandering in Tameside!
Easter is always an important time in the calendar at St Peter's CE Primary School in Ashton and, despite restrictions due to Covid-19, this year is no different.
The family of a Stalybridge man who was fatally stabbed in Oldham have paid tribute a "loving and adored son, father, brother and grandson".
More than 700 cannabis plants were found after Tameside police officers raided a site in Droylsden.
A 10-year-old schoolboy from Denton has completed an inspirational fitness challenge to raise a fantastic amount for a local foodbank, catching the attention of a Manchester United and England footballer.
A talented 13-year-old musician from Droylsden is impressing on a large scale following the release of his debut single.
A community champion in Droylsden is appealing for donations of chocolate eggs to help ensure local children have a sweet treat to enjoy this Easter.
Highways England has started ground and archaeological investigations for the new £228 million Mottram Bypass and Glossop Spur.
Controversial plans for apartments and townhouses in Mossley which were rejected over fears they would cause 'traffic chaos' have made a comeback.
Police are continuing to urge people to report any suspicious behaviour, after a 40-year-old man from Ashton has been charged with six counts of vehicle interference and possession of a Class B drug.
Tameside's council leader says there were no homeless people found sleeping on the borough's streets during a rough sleeper count last week.
A local non-profit organisation are tying up their shoes and journeying on an ultra-marathon walk to raise money for a homeless charity.
Tameside law firm Bromleys is this year supporting the Tameside East Trussell Trust, which is based in Ashton and also has sites in Stalybridge and Dukinfield.
A 52-year-old man has been charged with burglary and a string of attempted burglaries in the Audenshaw area.
A man who murdered his wife and left her remains in Reddish Vale Country Park has been jailed to life in prison.
The Friends of the Tame Valley is looking for volunteers to help litter-pick around Shepley Wood, Jet Amber Fields and the Upper Haughton and Whittles Meadows over Easter.
Hyde-based Sandwich Angels is looking for volunteer drivers to help pick up donations from members of the public.
Greater Manchester fire chiefs have joined forces with neighbouring fire and rescue services to urge people to stay safe while out enjoying the countryside.
An inspector has warned catalytic converter thieves that the net is closing on them after a positive intelligence operation.
Residents across Greater Manchester will have their say on who represents them in the Greater Manchester Mayoral and council local elections on Thursday 6 May.
A driver has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after being involved in a crash on a main road in Ashton.
A 26-year-old man from Ashton who subjected a couple to a "terrifying ordeal" when threatening to kill them in their own home has been jailed for five years and three months.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has hit out at the prime minister after he suggested those who have worked from home during lockdown have had "enough days off".
Portraits, pictures and the deeply poignant all feature in Tameside Culture's new online exhibition 'apART'.
Work is under way on the first two Bee Network schemes to boost walking and cycling in Tameside.
You could write a sonnet about these Easter bonnets on show in the Darby and Joan club parade at Mossley's George Lawton Hall, back in 1993.
Tameside’s Chief Inspector has said they’re working to support the Droylsden Crimewatch group following a positive meeting.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne has explained why he voted against extending emergency coronavirus powers for another six months.
A man wanted by police and deemed to be a 'high risk domestic violence offender' has been arrested on the M67 motorway.
In 1993, ex-pats pining for a piece of old England were heading post-haste to a collector's gold mine in Hyde.
A 35-year-old man from Droylsden has been charged with a series of three burglaries, three vehicle thefts and a host of driving offences in Tameside and Oldham.
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.