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A busy road in Stalybridge is partially closed this afternoon (Tuesday) following a collision involving two cars and a lorry.
A 31-year-old man has been given a 10-week prison sentence and issued with a restraining order after being found guilty of a spate of thefts in Hyde.
Fire crews tackled a fire in a garage in Stalybridge this morning (Tuesday).
A variety of measures will be introduced to deal with ongoing issues of vandalism, damage and antisocial behaviour in Denton's Victoria Park.
You might not expect to find a magical travel emporium containing a reading bathtub, handmade forever flowers, jars full of potential (not to mention Grandma’s Scabs) and a hot-air balloon chartered by a rat called Jules Vermin in Ashton - but you can do so at Phantasmagoria.
Ashton Sixth Form College are celebrating after being named as the top performing college in Tameside for the fourth year running.
Good Vibrations singing group in Mossley is on the look-out for new members.
Tameside Youth Drama Group staged a truly magical production of Aladdin at Hyde Festival Theatre.
A planning application has been submitted for a Thai Massage Parlour in Haughton Green.
Motorists are warned to expect delays along the A57 Hyde Road in Gorton as roadworks begin today (Monday 27 January).
A Dukinfield-based social enterprise that provides therapy through animals and art has been given a funding boost.
A host of bands have been announced for the 'Made in Manchester' music festival which returns to Tameside this year.
Denton Community College student Dylan Blower has been presented with a powered wheelchair to help him get around.
To help the Tameside Canal Boat Trust maintain quality boat trips throughout the year, the charity is looking for additional sponsorship to help with escalating annual maintenance costs.
From firearms charges and driving bans to stealing credit cards and using abusive language, it's our latest round-up of cases heard by Tameside magistrates.
A patient has thanked the staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, after being cared for as the first patient in the hospital’s new dedicated Major Trauma Ward.
When Head of Fundraising for Tameside and Glossop's Scanner Appeal, Angie Wild, was appointed at the Trust, her first through was: 'Gosh, £1 million to raise for a CT Scanner'.
Tameside Rotary are holding a meeting next week to encourage more people to get involved with the group.
A baby boy was left for 13 hours without being fed or changed at residential family centre which was criticised by Ofsted.
Audenshaw councillors presented a defibrillator to the Roker Park estate at a home watch meeting this Wednesday [21 January].
Tameside Council's Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, outlines the authority's proposals to invest in each area of the borough this year.
A man in his 50s remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being struck by a car on a busy road in Ashton this morning (Friday).
In his latest weekly column for the Tameside Reporter, Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne discusses the current situation surrounding funding for public services.
Students at Copley Academy were once again demonstrating their charitable side in the run-up to Christmas.
The new vicar at Stalybridge's St George's Church says she can't wait to get started and meet her new community.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a large sum of money was stolen from a shop in Ashton.
Tributes have been paid to a "valued and respected" teenager who died after being pulled from Ashton Canal yesterday (Wednesday).
Tameside is about to turn a deeper shade of green following a successful application to the £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund.
Young people will have the opportunity to put their digital skills to the test as an innovative technology event returns to Tameside next month.
The People's Gallery will be honouring a talented artist who sadly passed away earlier this month, aged 66.
A teenager has sadly died in hospital after he was rescued from a canal in Droylsden yesterday evening (Wednesday).
Marie Curie is urgently calling for volunteers across Tameside to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity's iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.
Dukinfield-based one-stop air conditioning specialists Coolair Equipment Limited has unveiled a new fleet and a new look for 2020 – their 40th year of operations.
Frozen food specialists Farmfoods is joining the growing list of retailers at Lime Square shopping centre in Openshaw.
Emmaus Mossley provides help to men and women who are experiencing homelessness by offering a home, work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to gain skills, confidence and training.
Stalybridge Festival Committee is already looking forward to an action-packed 2020, with the countdown already underway for this year's carnival weekend.
You don't have to remember the 80s or 90s to take part in Willow Wood's Back to the Fitness event, you just have to enjoy keeping fit while having fun with the themed Zumbathon and Clubberthon.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne has reacted with anger after a spate of vandalism incidents in Victoria Park over recent weeks.
You could say at 82 Richie Thompson is a man with time on his hands... but Richie, who is from Liverpool and now lives in Widnes, has been putting his spare time to good use.
Guide Bridge Theatre's next big production is Amanda Whittington's play 'Ladies Down Under'.
Plans for a new homeless shelter in Ashton-under-Lyne, which will house up to 35 rough sleepers, have gone before the town hall.
Ashton-under-Lyne MP Angela Rayner has demanded an urgent review of the care system following the release of a report into Operation Augusta.
Students at Denton Community College were given the day off from lessons to study a less traditional curriculum last Friday [17 January].
Cllr Leigh Drennan will be rolling out the red carpet for charity on Saturday, February 22, when he hosts the Civic Mayor of Tameside's annual ball.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds has thrown his support behind Sir Keir Starmer to become the Labour Party's new leader.
Over 150 mature trees are to be planted along Mancunian Road and Lancaster Road before March 2020 thanks to Team Denton South, Tameside Council and City of Trees.
Police are continuing to remind people not to take the risk of drink or drug driving, as they reveal how many people were arrested for doing so in Greater Manchester over the festive period.
Charles Lawley, from Denton based charity Syria Relief, is currently in Lebanon helping out on refugee projects and wrote this diary on what life is like out there.
Tameside and Glossop has become the first Council and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to test and implement a new standard for equality and inclusion.
Students at St Peter’s Primary School in Ashton are helping to save animals from the Australian bushfires thanks to a charity donation.
The owner of a restaurant in Mossley has been jailed after lying about his sales to evade paying tax.
A handy calendar featuring bin collection dates is being distributed to every Tameside household.
The family of 45-year-old Garrick Bates have paid tribute to a proud former army sergaent and father.
A 34-year-old man from Dukinfield has been charged with the murder of 45-year-old Garrick Bates in Stalybridge.
Two paedophiles from Dukinfield have been sentenced to a combined 26 years in prison after a trial yesterday [Friday 17 January].
A man has been charged in connection with the bomb hoax in Dukinfield yesterday.
A murder investigation has been launched after a 47-year-old man was found dead in Stalybridge today [17 January]
Six people in Droylsden are celebrating today after winning £1,000 each, all thanks to their lucky postcode!
A 32-year-old man has been charged after a police chase, which started in Haughton Green, ended in Hyde on Thursday afternoon.
Johnny Rocco, a name that may be familiar to many of Tameside’s drinkers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s has sadly passed away at a nursing home in Blackpool.
New Year is often a spur for change, with many of us setting resolutions and changing parts of our lives to improve ourselves for 2020. Nowhere is this better represented than ‘Veganuary’ which has grown year-on-year over the past decade, challenging people to give up animal products in favour of meat and dairy-free alternatives.
In his latest Reporter column, Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne gives his thoughts on the Labour leadership contest and who he is backing.
The new year is off to a waggy start at Denton's Dogs Trust Manchester as it has found a forever home for two inseparable canine companions.
A century-old cast-iron sign has been returned to Dukinfield Park after going missing for more than a decade.
Our latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates Court includes a host of driving offences, abusive behaviour and teenagers banned from shops.
The Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Leigh Drennan, joined North Tameside Scouts to be put through his paces at a scout activity evening.
In her latest Reporter column, Tameside Council's Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, gives an update on plans to roll out full-fibre broadband across the borough.
Fabulous fundraisers will be turning back the clock to the 80s next month in special memory of Mandy Turner.
The future of the railways belongs in 'public ownership' says Hyde and Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds.
Over 200 packets of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco has been seized in Tameside, as searches were carried out as part of a joint operation to stamp out illicit tobacco sales.
A Dukinfield business has been able to grow and thrive, thanks to an innovative fund which has supported them to create apprenticeship roles.
A Bronze award has been given to Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust for its commitment to men and women who have served in the armed forces.
A man claiming to have an explosive device has been arrested by police on Birch Lane in Dukinfield this afternoon (Thursday).
Stalybridge and Hyde Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds and new High Peak Conservative MP Robert Largan have pledged to work together to drive forward plans for the Mottram Bypass.
An accountant who plundered £17,500 from a primary school PTA has walked free from court.
Tameside Youth Drama Group present their pantomime Aladdin at Hyde Festival Theatre this week.
Residents across Tameside are being encouraged to pick up one piece of litter a day to make a difference to where they live in 2020.
The Spirit of Manchester award, given to the people of Greater Manchester in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack, is now on display at Ashton Library.
Bosses are to spend £270k repairing the Grade Two listed Ashton town hall, which is in danger of getting seriously dilapidated if it is allowed to deteriorate further.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will be addressing Tameside issues when his Question Time event comes to Droylsden at the end of this month.
Stalybridge and Hyde Conservatives are holding a ‘Brexit Countdown Party’ as the clock ticks towards the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
Parents across Tameside are being reminded that they can take up free online courses, including some new ones which have recently launched.
Police are appealing for information about a distraction burglary at an elderly woman's home in Denton.
Fairfield Moravian Allotment Society's first Knit and Natter of the year is this weekend.
Buses in Tameside will be affected by upcoming road works on Hyde Road and an update to Stagecoach Manchester's timetables.
Home is at the heart of Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind's celebration of Time to Talk Day 2020.
A Tameside charity has been offering residents going through fuel poverty support and advice thanks to funding they've received.
A newsagent's has been denied permission to sell alcohol through a hatch until 1am after councillors raised fears it could become a booze ‘drive through’ and worsen anti-social behaviour.
A man and woman were taken to hospital after a police chase resulted in a car crash in Audenshaw in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).
A new 62-home estate could be built on the site of a former tool hire firm in Droylsden.
Tameside magistrates have banned a Stalybridge man from keeping any animals for five years for causing two pet dogs unnecessary suffering.
A 50-year-old man from Ashton who was missing has now been found safe and well, police have confirmed.
Police have confirmed a 37-year-old man from Haughton Green who was previously missing has been found safe and well.
A popular local barber has hung up his clippers after almost five decades in the business.
Stalybridge Celtic's fixture at Atherton Collieries in the Integro League Cup second round has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
An elderly lady has died after being knocked down by a car in Ashton yesterday.
It was a landmark day for the 'We Shall Overcome' homeless organisation on Monday when it opened its first ever community shop.
A car has crashed on Market Street in Hyde this afternoon.
Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has criticised the Government’s handling of the Northern Rail franchise.
A Stalybridge family who were hoping for a Christmas miracle have moved a step closer to having their prayers answered - but need your help to make it happen!
A pioneering Ashton primary school is running a campaign to help tackle climate change and reduce the school's carbon footprint.
In his first column of 2020, Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne looks back on a busy last few weeks in politics and explains what he plans to fight for this year.
In her first column of the year, Tameside Council's Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, urges people to take part in the discussion on how the authority should spent £935 million in 2020/21.
Homeless Initiative Sandwich Angels has a brand new drop-off point at Fraser St James Estate Agents on Cartwright Street in Hyde.
The British Heart Foundation - which has a number of stores locally, including in Hyde - is appealing for people with any unwanted gifts to donate them to their Clarendon Square store.
Mossley Foodbank is appealing for food supplies.
Metrolink has confirmed that there will be no trams on the Ashton line on Sunday (12 January) until 2pm.
People are being warned that a main road in Stalybridge will be partially closed next week.
Bus companies would offer half price tickets for teenagers, introduce a simplified universal ticketing system and invest in hundreds of greener buses if their proposals are chosen over the mayor's move towards franchising the network.
Stagecoach Manchester have announced that they’ve raised over £30,000 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity (RMCHC).
The consultation on a proposed bus franchising scheme for Greater Manchester has now closed with more than 8,000 responses.
Dozens of new 'high quality' affordable homes are to be built on the site of a former tower block as part of a masterplan to regenerate the Hattersley estate.
A 54-year-old man from Clayton who was previously missing has now been found safe and well, police have confirmed.
A Denton charity have been left in mourning after a school they support in Syria was bombed on New Year’s Day, leaving five children dead and twelve injured.
Parents of children due to start primary school in Tameside in September 2020 are being reminded that the deadline to apply for a school place is Wednesday 15 January.
Hyde Rotary's annual Santa Sleigh collection has broken new fundraising records, it has been revealed.
A popular Christmas Tree Festival in Mossley raised a fantastic £1,069.
The 'Made in Manchester' music festival will return to Tameside this year with a new venue, and organisers are claiming it will be bigger and better than ever!
Here's our round-up of people across the borough who have appeared before Tameside magistrates in recent weeks.
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.