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A return to the cinema, a bumper time for scammers, our town centres and a word on the recent elections - they're all packed into the Tameside Radio Breakfast presenter's latest offering...
A 12-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Audenshaw.
Longdendale stayed red and strengthened its holding in the ward against the national trend as Jacqueline North won with a 52.5 per cent share of the vote.
A dad and daughter duo from Carrbrook have raced through the streets of Stalybridge, completing 100km in just 10 days.
The prestigious CRISTAL - Celebrate Remarkable and Inspirational Stars, Teams and Leaders - Care Awards 2021 are now open in Tameside and Glossop.
Tameside Radio is playing its part in Mental Health Awareness Week this week alongside other radio stations nationwide.
A man from Tameside has been touched by the story of Jordan Banks and has decided to do his part to make a difference.
Police are investigating after three men armed with knives tried to steal a man's car in Stalybridge in the early hours of the morning.
Plans to knock down an apartment block and build affordable homes are back on the table after concerns over loss of open space prompted changes by the developer.
From being bed-bound to cycling 30 miles around Tameside, Alexandra Taylor has defied all odds in her latest mission to raise funds to better the lives of others.
Mossley's Jack Homer said he was 'absolutely over the moon' after his re-election to Tameside Council.
A competition for children to imagine what Tameside Hospital of the future might look like is launched this week.
On International Nurses Day (Wednesday), Tameside Hospital is celebrating the growing cohort of nurses coming from overseas.
At long last... we can look forward to bands (including a number of Music Therapy regulars) being able to do what they do best - perform live!
Tameside Council has confirmed when Portland Basin Museum in Ashton and the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge will reopen.
Newly re-elected Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham wants Baroness Beverley Hughes to continue in her role as the region's deputy mayor.
There were early rumours at the election count that Audenshaw could fall to the Conservatives as results looked to swing one way and then another.
Long-standing Conservative councillor for Stalybridge South, Doreen Dickinson, said she was honoured to be re-elected for the ward.
A grieving family have paid a heartfelt tribute to their "loving son and loyal brother" who died after being involved in a fatal collision in Stalybridge last weekend.
With the Tories polling well across the north and the nation, Councillor Ruth Welsh could have been forgiven for being confident of retaining her Hyde Werneth seat.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of an elderly man from Denton.
Hyde-based Sandwich Angels is appealing to the generosity of Tameside folk to help boost its supplies which are currently running low.
Police are urging residents to be vigilant after con artists have been posing as employees from the water board in Tameside, targeting elderly people in particular.
Whether it's reading spaces, quiet places or somewhere to meet new faces, people are being asked to submit their ideas for a chance to win a free decommissioned yellow school bus this summer.
Super fundraiser Connor Martin is set to complete another epic challenge in support of The Anthony Seddon Fund.
Police have responded to concerns raised by residents about the number of officers covering the Denton West area.
Cineworld has announced the date of when its cinema in Ashton-under-Lyne will reopen to the public.
Tameside Council has confirmed that the number of mourners allowed at services and ceremonies at Dukinfield Crematorium is to remain capped at 20 "for the time being".
More than a dozen Greater Manchester Police staff – including frontline officers – breached Covid regulations in the first year of the pandemic.
A 53-year-old man from Denton has been given a suspended jail sentence after carrying out a "nasty and unpleasant campaign of harassment" on his neighbours and their relatives over several years.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne has once again joined forces with Hazel Grove MP William Wragg to oppose a fresh appeal for the Bredbury Parkway Industrial Estate.
The past year has been an incredibly tough time for all of us and if you're struggling to cope with the ways you are feeling, this is more than understandable.
'World-class' transport infrastructure could be in place in Greater Manchester by May 2024 – a year earlier than originally expected – under proposals set out by Andy Burnham.
Stalybridge packaging firm Smurfit Kappa is holding a car wash this weekend to raise funds for Ashton-based charity The Anthony Seddon Fund.
The bands might not be parading through the towns and villages of Tameside on Whit Friday, but the sound of brass will still be ringing through the air.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne assesses what Andy Burnham's re-election as Greater Manchester mayor can mean for Tameside residents.
A Tameside nighthawking gang has been sentenced after admitting metal detecting at two historic monuments in Cheshire and South Yorkshire.
An investigation is under way after a man has died following a two-vehicle collision in Stalybridge.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has been given new roles on the frontbench of the Labour Party.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner has been sacked as the chair of the Labour Party.
Andy Burnham has been re-elected for a second term as mayor of Greater Manchester with an overwhelming majority.
As part of celebrating the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on Saturday (8 May), Tameside Hospital has been accredited as being Veteran Aware.
Line of Duty might be over, but Michael Taylor and Neil Summers are still delivering Music Therapy - even if Sunday nights won't be quite the same again for a while...
The Vicar of Mossley, Reverend David Warner, speaks about the role churches play in communities in his latest Reporter column.
A burglary charge, a jail threat for an assault on a police officer and a driver above the legal drug drive limit are among the recent cases heard at Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, looks forward to her last month as... a secondary school student!
A reminder of our live updates as the results from the Tameside Council election came in on Friday.
Former Civic Mayor of Tameside and Labour councillor Leigh Drennan has dramatically lost his Ashton Hurst ward seat to the Conservatives.
Birthday cards have been sent by the dozen to a caring volunteer who turned 100.
Two men armed with a knife robbed a shop in Dukinfield on Thursday night (6 May).
Pictures from the past continue to be brought to life with the digitisation of the Reporter archive.
The Heys Primary School in Ashton is taking part in the Big Grow 2021 competition to encourage its pupils to learn more about food sustainability and exploring the great outdoors.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne has given his support to a campaign which calls for the recognition of veterans of historic Nuclear Testing.
The latest additions to Ashton's Portland Basin Museum collection recall the worst day Tameside endured throughout the whole of the First World War.
Hard-working staff on Tameside Hospital's Mental Health Team have been given their very own personalised gifts by the family of a patient.
In 1971, 16-year-old David Torr from Stalybridge got his first job at a lightning company called Moorlite. Beginning his indenture there as a sheet metal worker, he earned 41 pence an hour.
Artist Chris Cyprus has donated a signed limited edition print and two jigsaws of his new oil painting ‘Old Milltown’ to homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley.
Hyde High School is heading in the right direction after an improved Ofsted report.
An English teacher at a Droylsden school has authored the definitive guide to the career of one of Britain’s most loved entertainers.
Students at Stalybridge-based Works4U College will be back on the water at Stamford Park boating lake next week as they take part in their latest sponsored kayaking event.
Pupils at a Tameside primary school have received a technological boost following the donation of 10 laptops.
Residents and the care team at Hatton Grange care home in Hyde, which is part of Anchor Hanover, are celebrating after the group won Large Residential Care Provider of the Year at the LaingBuisson Awards.
A part of Ashton's proud history has been unearthed - literally - as works to build new homes around Cavendish Mill get underway.
The HSBC bank on Stamford Street in Ashton says it intends to close its customer service counter later this year.
A collision between a tram and a Ford Fiesta in Ashton on Thursday afternoon (6 May) caused delays.
An opposition group to the Godley Green Garden Village has raised the money to legally challenge the planning proposal.
Thousands of residents are set to go to the polls today (Thursday) to cast their votes in local elections.
Here is your guide to all the candidates standing in the local elections in Tameside. We asked each candidate to tell us what they aim to do for the area and here is what they had to say...
Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted 30-year-old man who has known links to Dukinfield.
Do you remember the old toys you used to play with as a child? Tameside Radio's Breakfast presenter Alex B Cann has been reminiscing...
Have you been working on your cooking skills throughout lockdown? Do you think you have what it takes to be the perfect host and chef to win £1,000?
A former apprentice at Tameside College is helping develop the future for the next generation of construction students.
International Day of the Midwife signals the end of a month of celebrations and major milestones for midwives at Tameside Hospital.
The proposed Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone has become one of the biggest points of contention in the lead-up to this year's mayoral elections.
Voters are preparing to head to the polls on Thursday to decide who they want to represent them as councillors.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted 32-year-old man from Oldham, who also has links to Tameside.
Fifty years of saying it with flowers came to an end for a Denton family business as Gertie Shawcroft retired from Parkin's the florists on Ashton Road, which her mother started in 1916.
Days before Greater Manchester goes to the polls to elect its mayor, the nine candidates battling for the role have set out their stalls on key issues for the region.
May is national walking month and as the Greater Manchester Walking Festival returns, residents across the region are being encouraged to #GetOutThisMay.
He began singing the blues about 70 years ago. Now he's one of Europe's top blues performers and on Wednesday (5 May) Victor Brox celebrates his 80th birthday.
Denton-based Dogs Trust Manchester is urging dog lovers thinking of welcoming a four-legged friend into their life to consider giving a golden oldie their perfect retirement home - like 101-year-old Marjorie Rigby from Dukinfield has done.
A man in his 60s was taken to hospital for treatment after being hit by a car close to Hyde town centre.
Police are warning motorists to remain vigilant and stay safe after a recent spike in thefts from vehicles in the Hattersley area of Hyde.
A Denton secondary school have been embracing their catholic vision by raising highly appreciated funds for The Christie.
An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with two serious assaults on young women in Hattersley.
An important painting by LS Lowry of David Lloyd-George's birthplace will go on display at The Lowry in Salford this month after being acquired for the nation through the government's Acceptance in Lieu scheme.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill passed into law is a 'huge step forward' for animal welfare.
Passengers who travel on Northern trains are being warned about changes to timetables this month.
A cycling club formed a gentle mantle of love for one of their members who tragically died in a road accident.
A 29-year-old man from Dukinfield has been charged with burglary and two attempted burglaries at premises in Ashton town centre.
Members of 2nd Dukinfield scouting group came together - although not in person - to make hundreds of Hope Doves to hang in Dukinfield Old Chapel's foyer.
Eleven-year-old Oliver Walker has run 84km in support of The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
An Ashton takeaway has made it all the way to the semi-finals of a prestigious national competition.
Dukinfield primary school pupils have been busy bringing joy to local older residents by writing letters to them during lockdown.
Eighteen-year-old held by police following two serious assaults in Hattersley on Saturday night.
Two intrepid cyclists from Mossley will be getting on their bikes for an epic fundraising trip.
A group from Stalybridge have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to cleaning up their canal.
Only a few days remain to complete the 2021 census if you haven’t already done so.
Police in Greater Manchester are urging the public to think before dialling 999 for non-emergency matters and instead report online ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
Anyone feeling unwell over the early May and spring bank holidays can still access a variety of healthcare services when their GP practice is closed.
Our latest Tameside Magistrates' Court round-up includes a woman who committed a 'despicable breach of trust', a man jailed for having a knife in public and a drug dealer given a suspended sentence.
Tameside Hospital has featured in an ITV Tonight programme about reducing sugar in the Hartshead Restaurant.
A commemoration service was held last Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the Waterloo and Taunton War Memorial.
If you're looking to make a light seasonal dessert, Lisa has just the thing for you to try...
"Each and every time I sit down outside a cafe or visit a business, I make a little time to say thank you," says the Vicar of Mossley in his latest column.
Our regular columnist, secondary school student Daisy Dewsnap, reviews the movie Greta, which is showing now on Netflix...
Fears a Denton teenager may have to part with his beloved chickens left residents in a flap and prompted more than 1,700 to sign a petition.
Film crews have been descending on Ashton as the town looks set to hit the national TV screens for a series of films and adverts.
Clashes over scrutiny of Greater Manchester Police, the so-called 'congestion tax' for the region and how to improve buses – this is everything that happened at the mayoral hustings...
A Tameside police chief has praised the bravery of two officers who risked their own lives to rescue a distressed woman from a canal in Stalybridge.
Police believe that the machete attack outside a Dukinfield gym, which left a man in his 30s needing hospital surgery for several serious injuries, was an isolated incident.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has launched a survey to get local people's opinions on wildfires and how they can be tackled.
This week's column by Tameside Radio's Breakfast presenter features the return of socialising, having a clear-out at home, three signs that he's getting older and more...
Councillors in Tameside have approved a million pound revamp of a former sixth form to accommodate more high school students.
Bosses in Tameside are to bid for up to £40 million of government cash to 'level up' the town centres in Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge.
Saturday's very first artisan market transformed Ashton town centre.
In his latest column for us, local MP Andrew Gwynne explains how Denton town centre has been attracting positive national headlines.
A total of 97 members of council staff across Greater Manchester's 10 boroughs are being paid more than £100,000 a year.
Tameside Radio presenter Dave Sweetmore tells us about another role he fulfils involving a Football League club and how musicians can get involved in the project.
A man has undergone surgery for several serious injuries after he was the victim of a machete attack in Dukinfield.
A Tameside secondary school has applied to build a new extension for a classroom and a dining hall to stop pupils having to queue up outside.
This week, Michael Taylor takes a look at the music which can create a backdrop to politics and election campaigns.
A two-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after a crash involving two vehicles in Denton.
The Friends of Hollingworth group is six years old this year and was formed with the aim to 'bring together and foster friendship and understanding within the community of Hollingworth'.
Police are investigating after a man suffered severe injuries during an assault in Dukinfield on Wednesday evening (28 April).
A woman was arrested after being rescued from the canal in Stalybridge, where police said she had jumped in as officers arrived in the area responding to a separate incident.
The Friends of the Tame Valley have been celebrating securing another funding grant which has been awarded by Action Together.
Caring volunteers donned gloves and high vis jackets to clean up a grot spot in Mossley.
Police are appealing for the public’s help after a horrific racist attack in Audenshaw last month.
Women living in Tameside and Glossop are being advised on how to spot the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Ambitions to create green walking routes in every Greater Manchester borough have been released to bring nature 'closer to people' after lockdown.
An elderly woman in Denton has been conned out of thousands of pounds by a man posing as a gardener.
A bin crew proved to be a fourth emergency service when they rescued a man from his burning home in Ashton.
A teenage boy has been left with serious injuries after a collision in Stalybridge last weekend.
All the fun of the fair is now back at Daisy Nook.
Delighted dancers were back in the swing of things after the easing of lockdown meant they could go back to class.
Police have issued a warning to parents thinking of buying their children an E-scooter - they will be seized and they will be crushed.
Armed officers and a police helicopter had to be scrambled to Denton's Crown Point North when two men attempted to steal burgers from McDonald's with a BB gun.
Tame Valley district Cub Scouts were crowned county champions after winning a closely fought five-a-side football tournament at Ardwick Sports Centre in 1985.
Stamford Park Trust Board has announced the appointment of Melanie Wicks as Executive Principal (Secondary).
A new estate of affordable 'family' homes will be built in Hyde after councillors gave the plans the green light.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to take extra care when visiting the countryside after a wildfire broke out at Dovestone Reservoir yesterday (Thursday 22nd).
In 1985, a stalwart of Denton Golf Club ladies section received a special tribute to celebrate 50 years of service.
Thousands of pounds have been raised to fund a community campaign against plans to build on greenbelt land in Hyde.
Busy Stalybridge parishioners are celebrating the upgrade of their church kitchen facilities, thanks to encouragement and a grant from the Ridge Hill Big Local.
Laura Jenna is gaining attraction on social media for her eye-catching make-up looks.
Here is your guide to the candidates standing in the local elections in Longdendale, Mossley, Stalybridge North and South. We asked each candidate to tell us what they aim to do for the area and here is what they had to say...
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.