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A Tameside music theatre group is looking for young people to help them with a socially conscious podcast project called Hidden.
Tameside's Whit Friday Brass Band Contests have been cancelled for the second successive year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Students have been asked to connect with care homes this winter and send letters from #classroomstocarehomes. Tameside College says its students have done them proud.
Two teenage men from Tameside have been arrested as part of an investigation into the death of popular restaurant owner Mohammed Islam from Hyde, who was hit by his own car following a robbery.
A Denton pub will keep its licence despite being shut down for multiple breaches of Covid-19 regulations, including serving alcohol until 4am and a mass drunken brawl.
Tameside's main shopping centres remain open during the latest lockdown, but only for essential items, click and collect services or takeaways.
Back in 1967, when PC Brian Herschell cut his knee ten minutes into a keenly fought police football match, he assumed it was little more than a scratch - and carried on playing until the final whistle.
People from Greater Manchester and across the country are invited to join a virtual service to remember the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides, and to hear the vital testimony of those whose lives have been affected by these atrocities.
Historic pictures that have not seen the light of day for decades are being given a new lease of life and slowly revealing the region's rich social heritage, thanks to the SMILE project - a National Lottery funded project to digitise the Reporter archive.
Residents and organisations are being urged to have their say in a consultation on developing a new pattern of wards for Tameside Council.
Have you seen this man who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Dukinfield?
The Denton community’s spirit shone through at the weekend when it sprung into action following horrific racist graffiti.
A sports car crashed into a veterinary surgery opposite Crownpoint Shopping Park in Denton last weekend.
Some elderly and vulnerable people in Tameside were given a nice surprise to cheer them up, thanks to district nurses from Tameside Hospital.
Greater Manchester's long-delayed Clean Air Zone could be signed off by leaders by the summer after months of public consultation.
Mottram Parish Church is getting some badly-needed repairs thanks to a grant by Historic England.
Pupils from Heginbotham and Mossley Road County Secondary School presented an 'ambulift' chair to the women's geriatric ward at Ashton General Hospital back in 1967.
The RSPCA will continue to rehome rescue animals on a delivery basis during the ongoing lockdowns in both England and Wales.
A popular community venture in Mossley is still going strong, despite the winter weather.
Every year Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club runs a 'Dragons' Den' so that local charities and community groups can apply for Rotary funding for a project during the forthcoming year.
The introduction of another lockdown has directly impacted on charitable fundraising across the board, and Ashton-based Willow Wood Hospice once again is counting the cost.
Taylor Wimpey Manchester has begun building new homes at The Orangery development, located on the former Robertson’s Jam Factory site in Droylsden.
Businessman Roger Harrison who launched his own community paper for Hattersley and Hyde in the 1960s has been remembered.
A Dukinfield family are looking to raise £5,000 to pay for surgery for their four-month-old puppy.
A proposal to build 162 new homes on the former Hartshead Power station and Millbrook Sidings site has been revealed.
Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel has moved a step closer to preservation thanks to the reinsertion of a defunct company.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have announced they’re ready to hand out the new £800 house party fines following an increase in reports.
In her latest column, Tameside Council leader Cllr Brenda Warrington recaps what was discussed in the first Full Council meeting of the new year.
A family in Hattersley will finally be rid of the damp that has plagued them for more than three years thanks to the Reporter’s intervention.
Historic Mottram Parish Church is suffering a severe cash flow problem and is in danger of an essential fund drying up.
Goal focused William Mahaffey is allowing nothing to get in his way while he continues to battle through his intense training ahead of his English Channel swim.
The British Heart Foundation is asking the public to donate their discarded presents by post, to support its local shops and online platforms this New Year.
Our latest round-up of cases heard by local magistrates include a host of motoring offences and a woman who spat at a police officer...
Back in 1967, an Ashton man who was the walking alarm clock to hundreds of mill workers celebrated his 90th birthday.
Hyde's Alder Community High School head teacher Richard O'Regan says he will 'do everything possible to support students through this difficult period'.
A 22-year-old man from Preston has been jailed for more than two years for two burglaries - including one in Tameside.
Guide Bridge Theatre-based group Made by Mortals is calling for armed forces' veterans to help create a brand new podcast for children.
The current situation for St George's, St John's and Mossley Methodist churches amid the latest national lockdown.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne heaps praise on everyone involved in the Covid vaccination programme locally which is progressing well.
Tameside Hospital is the first NHS Trust in the country to sign up to a national day designated to say thank you to key workers.
We all need a little positivity right now in the midst of another lockdown so, in his latest column, Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann has some great tips you can try...
Follow the latest developments on Thursday (21 January) as snow and ice hit the region after heavy rainfall from Storm Christoph.
Weddings are the theme in the latest column written for us by the Reverend David Warner, the Vicar of Mossley.
A second teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a popular restaurant owner from Hyde earlier this month.
Ahead of Burns Night, Lisa Burns fittingly brings you a traditional Scottish bake to have a go at...
A pub that breached lockdown rules has had strict new measures imposed on it.
A Mossley GP is urging women to continue to book cervical screening tests, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
In his first column for us, Tameside Radio's newest presenter Dave Sweetmore looks ahead to his next show on Monday evening at 7pm - which features an interview with The Sherlocks...
Local leaders are urging all residents and organisations across Greater Manchester to "make sure their voices are heard" on the future of the city-region's buses as a major consultation enters its final weeks.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, reviews a very short, but very emotional film...
Follow our coverage for flood alerts, weather warnings, travel news and more as Storm Christoph sweeps in.
Greater Manchester Police have declared a major incident as the impact of Storm Christoph is beginning to be felt across the region.
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind has launched a new challenge to encourage potential fundraisers to get active whilst raising funds for the local mental health charity.
Tameside's Labour group should stop selecting their 'husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, mums and dads' to stand for election if they want the town hall to be 'more diverse', a Tory opponent has claimed.
Those arrested, including one from Tameside, have been charged with the movement of class A drugs and human trafficking.
A local Tameside business has been helping out babies born during the coronavirus pandemic.
People are being told to only travel if absolutely necessary and take great care on the roads as Storm Christoph is set to sweep through the region today (Tuesday).
Bringing the Metrolink to Stalybridge would be a 'downgrade' and residents 'don't want' to be linked to the tram network, a councillor has claimed.
Droylsden Academy Principal Philip Wilson has issued a statement to students praising them for taking to remote learning so well.
Passenger numbers on the Metrolink are not expected to return to pre-coronavirus levels 'for several years' as concerns remain over its long-term future.
The winners of a photography competition aimed at challenging negative stereotypes of older people will have their work shown to thousands of people from this week.
A secondary school in Ashton has brought in 2021 with a new principal at the helm.
People are being urged to brace themselves for possible flooding this week, as the Met Office has issued amber and yellow warnings for rain across the region.
When schoolteacher Elizabeth Wilde decided to 'shop local' in 1984, she ended up with a bonus she never expected - a trip on Concorde over the Bay of Biscay.
Former Ashton Sixth Form media student Kyle Ogden is currently working on the latest series of BBC period drama 'Call the Midwife'.
Dick Whittington and His Cat, Mossley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's latest production, continued a feline tradition in 1984.
With the country in its third national lockdown, churches have been allowed to remain open, and St Mary’s in Newton is continuing to welcome people through its doors.
Miss Tameside Alexandra Taylor is poised to represent the borough in the Miss England Contest.
Hyde Road in Gorton was engulfed with water on Friday morning (15 January) after a water main burst.
Sandwich Angels, a local group that collect food to feed those in need, are appealing for donations to help them put together family food boxes over the next few weeks.
An author from Ashton has released the first in a series of children's books which not only share fun and adventurous stories, but help children recognise and understand mental health issues.
More than 100,000 concessionary pass holders whose tram and train add-on is due to expire are being encouraged not to travel to renew their pass.
An online music festival has been organised to raise money for Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind.
A determined 92-year-old is clocking up the miles to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Snow and ice can't stop a busy group of volunteers at a Mossley community garden.
Stalybridge's St George's Church currently remains open during the latest lockdown, although that is under constant review by the Church Council.
The new year is off to a happy start at Denton-based Dogs Trust Manchester as it celebrates rehoming its first pet of 2021.
Local people registered with a GP practice in Tameside and Glossop will soon be invited to take part in Europe's biggest patient experience survey about their experiences of local NHS services.
In his latest column for us, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne writes about the importance of "thinking more broadly about our environment" both locally and nationally.
A bar manager defied Covid-19 rules to hold 'invite only' gatherings in a pub where punters drank beer, played pool, smoked inside and 'sang karaoke' before being raided by police.
St Paul's Church in Stalybridge has made the decision to move its services online, despite government guidance telling places of worship they can remain open during national lockdown.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds has joined up with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to call on the government to stop the illegal importation of puppies into the UK.
Officers are increasing visits to supermarkets and essential businesses in Tameside to ensure that coronavirus rules are being followed.
Have a read of Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann's latest dose and unique take on life in another lockdown...
Our latest round-up of some of the local people who have recently appeared before magistrates...
The Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, talks about the coronavirus vaccine and the rollout locally in his latest Reporter column.
Schools across Tameside have received a big ‘thank you’ from the council for their work ensuring vulnerable children and those of key workers are well looked after.
The planned closure of Hyde Road in Gorton, which was due to happen this weekend, has now been postponed due to poor weather.
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a restaurant owner from Hyde, who died after being hit by his own car following a robbery.
Now we're back in lockdown, our regular columnist and secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap reviews one of the best films you can tune into on Netflix - called Bird Box...
Amid the cold temperatures, long days in lockdown and dark evenings, Lisa has a fishy family favourite for you to serve up...
Local MP Angela Rayner says she's been contacted by distressed families from across the country, after urging those affected by inadequate food parcels during lockdown to get in touch.
A man has been arrested after a woman was robbed at a cash machine in Ashton town centre.
A Stalybridge shop which sold alcohol and 'cigarettes for 50p each' to underage schoolchildren has had its licence suspended.
Fire chiefs are urging people to take extra care to prevent more accidental fires during the current national lockdown.
A new prostate cancer service which diagnoses patients in days has started at Tameside Hospital.
Tameside History Club will be hosting a talk on Zoom on Wednesday 20 January at 2pm.
Greater Manchester Police is continuing to ask the public to report non-emergencies online, rather than calling 101, where possible.
'The trip of a lifetime' was how 1st Dane Bank (St George's) Scout Lewis Howe described his experience at the World Jamboree in Australia in 1988.
The family of a restaurant owner from Hyde who died after being hit by his own car during a robbery has paid tribute to a "mentor and role model" who was "loved and respected by everyone who knew him".
Households will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population as part of the national census.
An Ashton man whose mobility scooter was destroyed in a fire is back out and about, thanks to the generosity of strangers.
A Dukinfield tech company are trying to make sure no child suffers whilst learning from home by donating refurbished laptops and tablets.
Tameside Libraries is hosting an online event this week, teaching people how to trace their family tree.
Mossley’s Covid Vaccine rollout has begun with over 1,200 people immunised over the first two days of jabs at George Lawton Hall.
Police have released CCTV images of four men they would like to speak to in connection with a spate of catalytic converter thefts across Tameside.
A murder enquiry is under way after a restaurant owner from Hyde died following a carjacking in Romiley.
Gerry Marsden, one the biggest names of ‘60s pop who sadly died last weekend aged 78, received an especially warm welcome when he played Carriages nightclub in Droylsden in June 1985.
A new book celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dukinfield Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society will be released next month.
Volunteers joined forces with local businesses and community groups to make sure Mossley folk could enjoy an afternoon cuppa.
Milton St John's CE Primary School on Mill Lane in Mossley made the month of December special for its students.
Wendy Hobin from Natural Health in Hyde Market knows a thing or two about how we can stay healthy. She has been advising customers on a range of products for many years and we are delighted to have her share some of her tips with our readers at the start of 2021...
Members of the Syria Relief charity based in Denton are mourning after a six-year-old child was killed by an unexploded bomb on New Year’s Eve.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace family of a man from Stalybridge.
Police have announced that a man in his 30's has suffered potentially life changing injuries after a crash in Audenshaw on Wednesday (6 January) night.
A woman has been seriously injured after being stabbed in Denton.
A suspected historic unexploded device has been discovered in Hyde.
A 21-year-old man from Dukinfield has been charged with raping a woman in Manchester city centre.
Residents are being encouraged to get motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to Covid-19.
Rotary clubs across Tameside and Glossop have been collecting unwanted shoes on behalf of Shoe Aid UK.
A proposal by campaigners to protect an area of much-loved green space by getting it listed as an 'asset of community value' has been partly rejected.
Local superhero and former frontline army soldier William Mahaffey is aiming to make a big splash this new year by undertaking his biggest challenge yet.
Dozens of calls have been made to a victim support hotline for people unhappy with how Greater Manchester Police is handling their reported crimes.
Four people were taken to hospital after a serious crash in Audenshaw on Wednesday evening (6 January).
Greater Manchester Police Economic Crime Unit recovered over £3 million for the victims of fraud in 2020.
A community-minded Mossley restaurant found surprise national fame during the broadcast of the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day.
A charity worker from Dukinfield has said it’s a ‘group effort’ after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Here's Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann's first column of 2021 - on his goals for the new year, reflections on the pandemic and the light at the end of the tunnel...
A motorist more than four times over the drink drive limit and a woman who spat and coughed at emergency service workers are among the recent cases heard by Tameside magistrates.
Regular columnist and secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap has experienced having to self-isolate not once but twice already. She shares her experiences of how best to cope...
Don't wait to quit – that's the message from NHS doctors and former smokers following the launch of a hard-hitting campaign.
In his first Reporter column of the new year, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne writes about the importance of getting the Covid vaccination programme "firing on all cylinders" during the current lockdown.
In his first Reporter column of 2021, the Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, has some thought-provoking words for you in these tough times.
Not many places in Hyde could be described as unique, but Pensioners' House was an exception to the rule.
Great Minds Together is looking for companies to donate laptops to support home learning for children who don't have access to one.
If you're taking part in Veganuary, Lisa's first recipe of 2021 is ideal for you...
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.