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A young girl's life has been totally transformed during lockdown thanks to help from The Believe and Achieve Trust.
Tameside residents are being urged to take advantage of the ideal time to get walking or cycling - in order to boost their own health and the environment.
Monday marked the long-awaited re-opening of The Grafton Centre in Hyde, which proved to be an emotional reunion for many people who had not seen their friends in the months over lockdown.
Local people are set to star in Tameside council's new campaign to highlight how wearing a face covering can help to avoid a local lockdown.
A fault at a local electrical substation left more than 200 residents and businesses without power across parts of Hattersley last Thursday.
Ashton MP and deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner has warned of a Thatcher-era “managed decline” of northern communities in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
A man is in hospital following a crash in Ashton this morning (Tuesday).
Police are still looking for an escaped prisoner from Tameside who has been missing since Saturday (11 July).
Six month old Jada was discovered by the RSPCA while struggling to give birth in Hyde - but now she has landed on her paws in a new home and even has her own Instagram account.
A hair and beauty studio in Stalybridge has accused the government of being “misogynistic” in their differing rules as businesses continue to reopen.
A 16-year-old boy remains in hospital two days after a machete attack in Droylsden.
Willow Wood Hospice is appealing for volunteers for a new shop it is opening soon in Denton.
Lee Rawlinson, Environment Agency Area Director for Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, writes for the Reporter and Chronicle. This month he considers the environmental impact of the extremes of British weather, but also how the easing of lockdown has had its own impact on the environment.
Author Dee Kearney is toasting success after the publication of her new novel 'Children of May'.
The Richmond Street Community Centre in Ashton, where the 12th Ashton Scout Group meet, has been completely redecorated and repairs done to the floor during lockdown.
Some further key changes to how people can use household waste recycling centres in Greater Manchester have been introduced this week.
Libraries in Tameside have received some positive feedback from visitors who are happy to see them reopened again.
Flames leaping 80ft into the air were seen as far away as Stockport as a blaze ripped through Ashton’s Portland Mill.
Students at Mossley Hollins have been learning the ins and outs of news reporting thanks to their very own ‘Young Reporters’ Club’.
Greater Manchester Police say they will be carrying out more speed reduction initiatives in the Audenshaw and Droylsden areas following complaints about speeding.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner has visited a Droylsden community hub to meet volunteers who have been supporting vulnerable residents throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Willow Wood Hospice’s much-loved Midnight Wander sponsored walk is back once more following an overwhelming vote.
A personal trainer from Stalybridge has raised more than £6,000 by walking a marathon a day – all to help a local family get their son a new wheelchair.
A Mossley butcher is all smiles after scooping a top award.
You can now pick up a copy of The Tameside Reporter from St John’s and St George’s Churches in Mossley.
Mossley Foodbank are appealing for donations.
Mum Linda Clarke was left in ‘pure panic and tears’ when she glanced at her hand and noticed the £3,000 diamond from her engagement ring had vanished.
A teacher at Denton Community College has been getting ‘technical’ with new ways to engage with pupils – by creating a YouTube Channel and App that can help them with their studies.
Local charity Reuben's Retreat is holding another virtual baking competition for you to get involved in this weekend.
An elderly couple from Stalybridge have been left deeply upset after their motorhome was stolen overnight.
In her latest column, Tameside Council's Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington says she's proud of how the authority treats the borough's armed forces personnel and veterans.
A virtual art exhibition launched to mark the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian Genocide has been welcomed by locally-based charity 'Out of the Ashes'.
A tractor driver is in a critical condition in hospital after being seriously injured in what police have described as "a tragic accident" on the M60 motorway.
Tameside's waterways have welcomed back a popular attraction.
Two failing schools are set to join a new trust in an attempt to turn their fortunes around.
Cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that Tameside Cycle Track will be back open from next week.
People who became ill during other pandemics went on to develop 'significant' mental health trauma – including PTSD – and doctors fear the same could happen with coronavirus.
Fifteen-year-old Daisy lives in Mossley and attends Saddleworth School. Being a Year 10 student, Daisy shares her experiences of being able to return to school for the first time since lockdown albeit for one day a week, and the strict and strange regimes that have become the new normal for students...
A new report has been published that says the hormone pregnancy test Primodos caused “avoidable harm” to children.
Philip and David Williams, authors of the local 'Entertaining Ashton' series of books, look at the effects of Covid-19 on the entertainment industry, from the humble pub and club artiste, wedding events and major West End productions...
Bird lovers in Longdendale are celebrating after what's thought to be the first successful peregrine falcon nest in the valley for more than a decade.
A former accounts manager has escaped prison despite being found guilty of stealing £667,000 from an Ashton business.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne explains why he feels Tameside - and the country - needs a Future Jobs Fund for the post-Covid era.
Scarecrows will be taking root on Mossley Market Ground this weekend as Mossley Community Centre holds its annual Scarecrow Festival.
It's the last week before Ashton's Willow Wood Hospice's Butterfly Memory Release, and the final opportunity to dedicate a butterfly in memory of a loved one.
The Vicar of Mossley, Rev David Warner, tells us in his latest column what it was like to be back at church for public worship for the first time since lockdown.
Glossop Chronicle and Tameside Reporter journalist Lauren Entwistle has her own column in the paper, giving her opinion on all kinds of subjects. This week, she expresses her hope that the arts sector gets the protection and long-term support it desperately needs and deserves.
A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug, as police also seized three cars and a quantity of cash at a house in Audenshaw.
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault after a man in his 30s was stabbed near Crownpoint Shopping Park in Denton.
Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman tells us about his time working for the BBC and how he first met his guest for Saturday's show - multi-gold medal-winning swimmer and cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey...
Tameside Hospital has been shortlisted for no fewer than 23 different national health awards.
Launching your studio's first ever video game can be stressful at the best of times, never mind during the middle of a global pandemic. But that's exactly what Ashton's Simran Whitham and his team at Tri-Heart interactive have managed with the release of 'The Otterman Empire'.
A Tameside Hospital staff member who is also a self-published author in his spare time has released a new book - which is different to anything he's written before.
A call has gone out from Tameside East Foodbank for anyone that can help them with a larger warehouse.
St John the Evangelist Church in Hurst Cross, Ashton, has confirmed it will reopen for public worship this weekend.
Stephen Hill, his son Thomas and friend Emma will be walking from Ashton's Anthony Seddon Centre to Old Trafford and back on Friday 10 July.
Scott Marshall, who was previously missing, has now been found.
Detectives investigating a burglary and the rape of a woman in her 50s in Hollingworth have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to.
The catering team at Tameside Hospital is celebrating after winning an NHS Sustainability Award.
The winner of Dane Bank’s first ever Scarecrow festival have officially been announced.
The animal rescue charity fears the impact of COVID and a financial downturn will see owners dumping pets in Greater Manchester.
Yorkshire Building Society are saying “thank you” to the community of Ashton for helping them raise £1million towards ending youth homelessness.
Ashton's Asda supermarket has teamed up with a local foodbank to collect food to help the area's most vulnerable people through the Covid-19 crisis.
Guide Bridge Theatre has made a generous donation of soft drinks and snacks to help Droylsden and District Foodbank support local people in need.
Two new high-spec homes are under development in Hyde.
A dog whose elderly owner sadly passed away has found a lovely new home, thanks to the help of the local community.
The Ashton-based Anthony Seddon Fund charity has said a huge thank you to Eamonn Muldoon of No Excuses Training.
Do you think your dog is a winner? Is your pup the cutest ever? Or does your dog enjoy rolling in the mud, making funny faces or dressing up? If so, Willow Wood wants to hear from you.
Applause appreciation for 'overwhelming' generosity shown to local NHS services during pandemic
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Tameside Hospital illuminated to mark anniversary
As thousands of other businesses prepare to open their doors for the first time in over three months tomorrow [Saturday 4 July], a sector of the beauty industry say they’re feeling left behind by central government.
In 1990, around 2,000 Scouts from Tameside and surrounding areas packed their tents and rucksacks and were heading for the great outdoors.
Hyde Rotary have installed their new president, Barry Carey, who officially took up his new role this week.
Fairfield High School for Girls is holding its traditional annual sports day this year - but virtually.
Members of the 2nd Dukinfield Scout Group recently enjoyed a very informative Zoom session with Wes Turner from the RAF.
Plans are still in the pipeline for one of Willow Wood Hospice's biggest fundraising events of the year.
A 'community snake' made entirely of painted rocks and started by five-year-old Holly Cropper in Dukinfield Park has captured children's imagination and grown and grown.
Back in 1990, Reporter staff sold coffee and cakes for the Mandy Turner Scanner Appeal during a live outside broadcast by Tameside Hospital's Eight Towns Radio.
A brave pooch has saved the life of another dog by donating his blood.
One Mossley resident has certainly been busy brightening up the town during lockdown.
Plans for a detached three/four bedroom home situated off Town Lane in Denton have been submitted to Tameside Council.
Dozens of scarecrows have been making an appearance around the Dane Bank area of Denton in these past few weeks.
The Friends of Hollingworth have been holding their first ever scarecrow competition and the winners can now be revealed.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust have identified Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July (the NHS's 72nd birthday) as the weekend where they will say thank-you to the local communities for all their help and support since the coronavirus pandemic hit.
This weekend's celebrations could be the biggest 'thank you' the country has ever seen as the nation says a heartfelt thanks to NHS staff and all care workers, acknowledging their sacrifice in the face of the pandemic.
Four stars of stage, screen and TV will come together on the eve of the birthday of the NHS for a second virtual concert in support of the Tameside and Glossop Scanner Appeal.
Hyde vicar the Rev Sheila O'Flaherty, Priest in Charge of St Mary's Newton with Flowery Field, will welcome back her flock on Sunday (5 July).
30,000 people have been furloughed in Tameside but bosses fear a 'large chunk' will be made redundant once government cash is withdrawn.
Police are appealing to the public to help trace a wanted 34-year-old man from Gorton.
Tameside Council is urging parents and their children to “be responsible” as playgrounds reopen from Saturday (4 July).
Greater Manchester Police is cancelling leave for many of its officers this weekend as it steps up patrols to oversee the reopening of pubs and prevent further illegal raves.
Professional beautician and company director Angela Blemmings is leading a local rallying call for the industry to be allowed to get back to work.
The very first Carrbrook Village Community Scarecrow Festival has received much support from residents.
In his latest column, Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman reminisces about all things Athletics and previews his chat with one of Britain's finest middle distance runners Diane Modahl on Saturday's show.
Glossop Chronicle and Tameside Reporter journalist Lauren Entwistle has her own column in the paper, giving her opinion on all kinds of subjects. This week, she gives her feelings about the easing of more lockdown restrictions and advice for people heading out to pubs.
The Vicar of Mossley, Rev David Warner, discusses the easing of more lockdown restrictions but hopes the experience of the last few months has changed the community for the better.
Tameside Council's Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, is encouraging local residents to get involved in what will be a "fascinating and unique piece of Tameside's local history".
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne reveals that he's among many who are suffering from 'long-term' post Covid-19 sickness.
Moors blazes which engulfed vast swathes of moorland above Greater Manchester two years ago could be responsible for an increased death rate among coronavirus victims.
Ashton's Hindu temple have been hard at work helping the community during the Coronavirus pandemic with a range of charitable acts.
Three people have been taken to hospital - including one with life-threatening injuries - following a serious crash on a main road in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Two of Tameside's high schools have been rated as 'inadequate', the lowest rating given out, by the schools inspector Ofsted.
Many of us have become familiar with a new way of working during the Coronavirus pandemic, with video calls replacing the typical meetings of old, and it’s the same for staff at Dogs Trust Manchester.
An ever increasing number of local people are now embracing the digital revolution as an alternative to attending their GP practice in person during the coronavirus pandemic.
A family is desperately appealing for help after a teenage boy whose dad died in a horrific crash in Hyde has had his electric scooter stolen, before he could even enjoy using it.
The RSPCA is desperately appealing for a foster carer for a dog whose elderly owner has sadly passed away.
Greater Manchester Police is still struggling to work through a backlog of domestic abuse incidents caused by the introduction of the controversial iOPS computer system.
More than £24 million has been approved for new cycleways and footpaths across Greater Manchester – including improvements at one of the region's 'most dangerous' junctions.
A deputy manager of a Hyde nursery has received a well-deserved community award for going above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ashton's catholic churches have outlined further plans to open for masses as well as private prayer from next week.
Bev Livesey has retired after working in the Cardio-Respiratory Department at Tameside Hospital for some 45 years!
Three young men were left with serious injuries following a brutal and unprovoked attack when they were walking in the Clayton Vale area.
A drug driver has been banned from driving for 18 months after being found to be just under twice the legal limit for cannabis and three-and-a-half times over the limit for cocaine.
Greater Manchester communities blighted by knife crime and serious violence will be given a greater say on what can be done to prevent incidents happening.
Bosses have agreed to pay more than half a million pounds to a leisure trust to help it stay afloat while the pandemic forces pools and gyms to remain closed.
A Salford MP who was sacked from Labour's shadow cabinet "clearly" made a mistake endorsing comments made by actor Maxine Peake, Greater Manchester's mayor has said.
The new Fallowfield Loop Bridge was installed over Hyde Road in a weekend-long operation.
A drug dealer who was found with 71 bags of cannabis hidden in a car has been handed a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
With this year's Broadbottom Scarecrow Fortnight now ending, the wait is finally over to find out which creation proved ex-straw-dinary enough to be crowned the winner.
A 21-year-old man from Ashton has been banned from driving for a year and fined, after being caught using a mobile phone whilst driving and having no insurance.
Residents on a small country lane in Ashton have been left worried over public safety following a rising number of ‘near-misses’ from speeding motorists, fly-tippers and party-goers.
People are being asked to nominate superstars who live in Audenshaw to receive a special community award.
Two people have been arrested after a teenager sustained a punctured lung and another was assaulted in Ashton in the early hours of the morning.
A woman in her 40s was injured after a two-vehicle collision in Ashton on Saturday afternoon (June 27).
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has paid tribute to serving personnel, veterans and their families as the nation marks Armed Forces Day.
Calls to 999 and 101 have risen to a "very high level" of demand as people report illegal raves as the community clamp down on large-scale gatherings.
Security guards at Tameside Hospital are preparing to walk out on strike in a row over pay and shift patterns.
Next month will see the publication of a new book about LS Lowry which aims to shine new light on the artist.
In the week the call goes out for your lockdown memories, Saddleworth School student Daisy Dewsnap pens her own 'Covid Diary' and personal experience of coming to terms with a 'new normal' as a young teenager...
The tiny, newborn hedgehogs were found with their mum inside a shed - which was due to be knocked down by a demolition company in Ashton last Friday.
An online concert held for Tameside Hospital's £1 million Scanner Appeal has been hailed a huge success, with a massive thank you going to all involved.
A police investigation has been launched after a teenager was brutally attacked with a machete in Mossley.
For just a few hours in 1979, a select group of pupils at Openshaw CE Primary School had a famous pop star as their teacher.
Youngsters are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Tameside Library’s summer reading challenge.
A man has been arrested after people were allegedly 'fighting' with machetes on a street in the Haughton Green area of Denton.
One of Tameside and Glossop’s most respected and popular GPs has announced he is to step down as a GP partner at The Brooke Surgery in Hyde.
Back in 1979, Audenshaw skater Karen Barber and her partner Nicky Slater were taking on the world’s best.
Dogs Trust has issued advice to reassure owners about coronavirus transmission and dogs following widespread media coverage last week.
Residents living on a Denton street say they were left fearing for the safety of their homes when flash floods struck last week.
Could you raise £100 to help your local hospice continue to care for patients and their families? Take until the end of the year and raise the funds however you would like.
A new playground featuring state-of-the-art equipment for adults as well as children is being created in Hattersley.
Fifty years since first being elected MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, Tom Pendry is still playing a major part in politics as a member of the House of Lords.
Local superhero and former frontline army soldier William Mahaffey has joined forces with the Anthony Seddon Fund to highlight the importance of men's mental health and promote physical wellbeing and exercise.
An appeal is being made to reunite a lost cat with his rightful owner this week.
Armed Forces Day may not be going ahead quite as usual this year, but Tameside will still pay its annual salute to the army, navy and air force.
In his latest column for us, the Vicar of Mossley, Rev David Warner, tells us about a special personal anniversary coming up and how we should reflect on the past as we look to move forward.
People will be able to take more than 40 different items to household waste and recycling centres in Tameside and Oldham from this weekend.
Waterloo and Taunton Conservative Club in Ashton has announced when it will reopen for the first time since lockdown.
Glossop Chronicle and Tameside Reporter journalist Lauren Entwistle has her own column in the paper, giving her opinion on all kinds of subjects. This week, she talks about the transformation over the last few months in the ways we communicate...
Five-year-old Luca Feno-McBride got to ring the bell last week - signalling the huge achievement that he had finally finished nine months of chemotherapy at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
In his latest column, Denton MP Andrew Gwynne says businesses - especially those in the hospitality industry - need more support urgently to help protect them.
Buckton Vale Quarry is to be allowed to continue operating until 2042, despite a number of objections including two petitions signed by more than 200 villagers.
In her latest column, Tameside Council's Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington urges people to follow the safety measures in place when working, shopping and travelling across the borough.
On his show this weekend, Tameside Radio presenter Ian Cheeseman will be talking to a local acting and music legend...
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.