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Tameside remains firmly red despite a number of key Labour strongholds being lost in yesterday's [12 December] General Election.
A sporty school in Stalybridge has been recognised for getting pupils involved and enjoying as many activities as possible.
Students at Denton Community College have been rewarded for their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with a presentation at the school.
Parents, grandparents and carers in Tameside and Glossop are advised, especially over the Christmas holidays, to play close attention to babies and toddlers who are at risk as they explore the world by putting things in their mouths.
A care home in Hyde is inviting older people in the community to join in their Christmas Day celebrations as part of a campaign to reduce loneliness.
St George’s Church Christmas Tree Festival opens on Friday (December 13).
Scout groups from Ashton and Droylsden met up for a cooking competition at 250th Droylsden recently.
Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, is still appealing for volunteers in Dukinfield to help with the charity’s annual charity appeals.
Around 40 senior citizens from Dukinfield were treated to a festive lunch this week thanks to their local ward councillors.
Three Tameside charities have received a festive windfall thanks to local Co-op members.
Senior citizens in Denton were treated to a three-course meal, with wine and entertainment from Jonathan Young from the Batchlor’s, ensuring the afternoon went with a swing.
The Royal Exchange Theatre’s local exchange programme worked in partnership with Jigsaw Homes at Ashton’s Cavendish Mill to create an art installation of poetry with Tameside-based artist/writer Hafsar Bashir.
Snobby Dogs’ Ashton Salon is holding a charity fundraiser on Sunday to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Hard-hitting sessions have been organised in primary and secondary schools across Tameside to spread an anti-knife crime message.
Engineering work on the railway at the Stalybridge Tunnel will take place over Christmas.
Tameside Vets, which has branches in Droylsden, Stalybridge, Ashton and Hyde, is organising a Charity Shoebox Appeal.
Bennett Staff Bureau in Hyde have collected hundreds of Christmas gifts for Sandwich Angels to help the homeless this festive season.
Baby Saffa Begum is only four weeks old but already the centre of her parents’ world, who are grateful to the staff at Tameside Hospital for her safe delivery.
Watch again in full last night's Quest-ion Time hustings from Curzon Ashton Football Club
Hattersley’s Christmas lights switch-on took place last Friday, with hundreds turning out for the annual community event, marking the start of the holiday season.
Willow Wood Hospice has thanked the community for rallying round following a break-in at their Waterloo charity shop in Ashton.
Residents in Tameside and Glossop are being reminded that they can access a variety of healthcare services over Christmas and New Year.
We asked all of the candidates standing in the General Election on December 12 in the three Tameside constituencies to tell us why you should vote for them - and how they would improve their local constituencies.
Voters in Tameside's Denton West ward will also go to the polls on 12 December to elect a new councillor. We meet the candidates standing...
A total of 67 young people have been presented with scouting honours in the latest ceremony staged at Hyde Town Hall.
Hyde Chapel is holding its Christmas Tree Festival this weekend.
Daddies Escape Running Club completed a 54 mile run from Manchester to Blackpool in aid of the Running Bee Foundation.
Community members from homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley have teamed up to take part in a revealing charity calendar in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
A passionate naturalist and writer from Audenshaw has been busy making homes for hedgehogs, in a bid to help the local population thrive in a friendly environment.
Forget the Christmas lights switch-on at London’s Oxford Street or outside Manchester Town Hall...
A local cafe is hosting a delicious three-course meal on Christmas Day for Dukinfield’s over-65s who may otherwise be alone.
An Ashton primary pupil has stayed silent for more than 12 hours - including through the school day.
An Ashton-based Pulmonary Fibrosis group is spreading its message of support across the world with the help of a few famous faces.
An avenue in Denton has turned into a winter wonderland for Christmas in aid of a young boy who has had a tough start to life.
A food pantry in Dukinfield is appealing to anyone in Tameside who might be struggling in the run up to Christmas to let them know that help is at hand.
Stalybridge Congregational Church is holding a Christmas afternoon tea on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.
Head along to Denton Library on Saturday for expert help in making your own festive decorations.
Today (Friday) is your last chance to donate a new toy to the Tameside 4 Good Christmas Toy Appeal.
Around 30 tractors will be trundling through Glossop and Tameside this Sunday as local enthusiasts have a ride out.
Police are looking to trace a wanted 40-year-old man who has known links to Tameside.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted 43-year-old man from the Gorton area.
Angela Rayner promised Labour would provide free breakfasts to all primary school children should they win the next election during a speech at Clarendon Sixth Form College today (Thursday 5 December.)
We're happy to provide a full recording of last night's (Wednesday 4 December) Quest-ion Time hustings which took place at Ashton Sixth Form College.
Police are warning residents across Tameside to guard against opportunistic thieves while de-icing your vehicle on cold mornings.
A salon in Droylsden offering free haircuts to local pensioners has received an award in recognition for its quality service.
Portland Basin Museum and the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery have picked up yet another accolade.
Targeted health checks for smokers at risk of lung cancer are to be piloted in Tameside to try and reduce the numbers of people dying from the disease.
Students at Denton Community College have been rewarded for their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with a presentation at the school recently.
Pupils at St John Fisher RC Primary School had their imaginations sent into space recently as they were visited by a real life rocket.
A Hyde packaging company have done their bit to ensure no child goes without this Christmas by donating £1,500 worth of toys to the Tameside 4 Good Christmas Toy Appeal.
Five local mums have celebrated going smoke-free for the sake of their babies and their own health.
Four of the six prospective parliamentary candidates standing for election in Denton were at hustings organised by Action Together on Tuesday.
A Stalybridge school has been presented with an award for its role championing a healthy smokefree environment for its pupils.
Legendary marathon runner Dr Ron Hill MBE has become an honorary freeman of the borough of Tameside.
A special quilt has been unveiled at Tameside Hospital to mark Global World AIDS Day.
A hospital car parking scheme that was predicted to make more than half a million pounds a year for the town hall has instead generated just £7,000.
Three men from Tameside have been jailed after a series of arson attacks, related to an ongoing criminal dispute involving the supply of cannabis.
Terry Waite CBE will be visiting Mossley next week to take part in the Emmaus Christmas Concert fundraiser at St George’s Church.
Plans for 300 new homes in Droylsden have moved a step closer after home-building company Taylor Wimpey completed the purchase of the 20-acre former Robertson’s Jam Factory site for £15m.
A woman has been jailed for life after being found guilty of stabbing her partner to death at their home in Dukinfield.
An event designed to educate and support the community to improve school readiness saw children have fun while learning.
Stagecoach Manchester is asking for residents to send their historic images of Ashton, to be part of timelines and a digital book.
A number of people across Tameside and Oldham have received fines and bans for driving offences after appearing before Tameside magistrates recently.
A drop-in session is being held in Ridge Hill tomorrow (Wednesday) on the future of Greater Manchester’s bus services.
A one mile walking ‘plog’ at Portland Basin saw four black bags of landfill collected consisting of 83 plastic bottles, 30 glass bottles and 224 tin cans.
The RSPCA are appealing for information after a man was caught on CCTV kicking a cat on a street in Audenshaw.
Police are trying to find a convict with links to Tameside and Glossop who has absconded from HMP Sudbury.
A local veterinary practice is urging local cat and dog owners to ensure their pet's microchip details are up to date.
A young Hyde musician has praised the local music scene for helping him grow as a performer - ahead of the release of a number of new singles coming next year.
Pupils at two Hyde schools have recently celebrated receiving their arts awards.
The new state-of-the-art Tameside Wellness Centre is shaping up as the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Leigh Drennan, saw for himself when he visited the Denton complex recently to see the work underway.
Music lovers will have the chance to get in the festive spirit thanks to a series of Christmas concerts held across Tameside.
A homeless shelter set up under Andy Burnham’s ‘A Bed Every Night’ scheme is to be relocated and expanded into offering ‘holistic’ support to get rough sleepers permanently off the streets.
Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped in a car after a collision in Ashton this morning (Friday).
The Anthony Seddon Fund has held a glittering Winter Sparkle fundraising night at San Rocco Restaurant in Ashton.
Local politicians, dignitaries and members of the Indian community from Tameside were at the unveiling of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside Manchester Cathedral on Monday.
It’s all systems go for St Marks Dukinfield Christmas Tree Festival, which takes place this weekend.
A 23-year-old man from Denton has been arrested as part of a worldwide investigation into an online hacking tool.
Ashton Town Centre will be lighting up for Christmas this Saturday.
The gin craze has swept into the borough as the first ever batch of 'Tameside Gin' hits the shelves today.
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.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a 16-year-old was chased and robbed by masked thugs on mopeds in Ashton.
Female students across Tameside will have the opportunity to learn more about careers in the digital sector at an event at Hyde Town Hall on Wednesday, December 11.
A habitual thief who targeted elderly and vulnerable before stealing their money has been jailed.
A pub with a troubled past has been given a second chance after the landlord that owns it brought its management in house and spent £180,000 on refurbishment.
Council chiefs have railed against a company involved in continuing public services in the aftermath of collapsed construction firm Carillion for ‘raking in millions’ from the debacle.
Denton's three-day Christmas celebration came to a close last Sunday following a festive market, talent show and Christmas lights switch on.
Cake, drinks and music was the order of the day at The Beeches Care Home on Tuesday, as the staff and residents celebrated the 100th birthday of Kathleen Meek.
Community spirit is sky high in Ashton after the town came together to celebrate unsung local heroes at the first ever Amazing Ashton Awards.
Good wishes go to long-serving Reporter photographer Ray Liddy this week who sadly suffered an accident on his scooter on Saturday.
There was a whole host of festive fun in Mossley last weekend.
A block of supported living apartments complete with its own cafe, hairdressing and beauty salon designed to ‘combat loneliness’ among its elderly residents could be built in Hattersley.
TGI Fridays' latest restaurant opened in Ashton on Monday, creating 80 local jobs.
You can get in the festive mood at the Willow Wood Ladies Winter Wonderland Lunch on Wednesday, December 11.
A woman from West Gorton is one of the stars of a major new advertising campaign from The Christie.
Visitors to a shopping centre in Ashton will be getting into the Christmas spirit over the coming days.
A former Tameside College student and now renowned chef is the new face of the Ashton college's restaurant.
Thousands of people have already had their say on how Greater Manchester’s bus network should be run.
Homeless initiative Sandwich Angels are holding their free Christmas Shindig, Fun Fair and Santa’s Grotto on Saturday.
There will be another tree-mendous event in Mossley next month.
Pupils brushed up on their painting skills before staging an art gallery in their school hall.
Clayton Hall has announced details of its annual Christmas fun day.
St John's Church in Hurst is appealing for businesses, schools, groups and organisations to get involved with its Christmas Tree Festival this weekend.
Soroptimist International Ashton branch will be holding a charity lunch to kick off 2020.
There was a fantastic fundraiser at Droylsden Catholic Club, which raised hundreds of pounds for two amazing charities.
Metrolink is proposing to increase its fares in the New Year – though the price of some tickets will stay the same.
Pupils at All Saints Catholic College have joined a major new campaign to drastically cut the consumption of single-use plastic in UK schools.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are looking for new firefighters.
Oakdale School is celebrating after becoming one of the first schools in the country to have been given a prestigious award.
Hundreds of Santas assembled a Media City UK on Sunday morning for the Jingle Bee Jog.
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.