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Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner, has officially opened a project to improve access to the Ashton Canal.  

AS the old advertising slogan used to put it, "if you want to get ahead get a hat" – so that's exactly what Portland Basin Museum, Ashton, has done.

A couple from Hyde have been giving local young people a great start in life since becoming foster parents.

THOUSANDS of visitors are continuing to flock to the new Ashton Library with hundreds also joining as new members.

Tameside is set to benefit from the latest round of funding delivering safer and healthier transport links.

SCHOOLCHILDREN from Tameside got green fingered planting lots of trees at a local event in Lees Park, on the border of Audenshaw and Droylsden.

 A Droylsden resident has kicked his lifetime cigarette habit which has cost him almost £110,000 in total.

AS Tameside marks International Women's Day, and the centenary of British women winning the right to vote, it's fitting that the Tameside College wing of the new Tameside One building in Ashton is being named in honour of suffragette Hannah Mitchell.
Hannah, who was born in 1871, lived on Elizabeth Street, Ashton, from 1900 to 1910. From an early age she objected to the domestic role women were then expected to play and became a key campaigner for women's rights.
In her autobiography, "The Hard Way Up", she stated: "I feel my greatest enemy has been the cooking stove — a sort of tyrant who has kept me in subjection."
Influenced by The Clarion newspaper, she began to speak at meetings of the Independent Labour Party. She later worked for Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst's Women's Social and Political Union before joining the Women's Freedom League. 
In 1924 Hannah was elected to Manchester City Council and served until 1935. She died in 1956. There is a blue plaque dedicated to her on the wall of 43 Elizabeth Street, Ashton.
Jackie Moores, CEO and principal at Tameside College, said: "We are delighted and honoured to remember and recognise Hannah Mitchell in the Tameside College wing of the new Tameside One campus.
"It is a permanent reminder of how the college's values match those of our community. Hannah Mitchell will continue to inspire staff and students on and beyond International Women's day."
Tameside One is the centrepiece of the Vision Tameside project which is transforming the provision of further education in the borough. 
As well as being shared by Tameside College, Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside Council, it will include Ashton Library, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Job Centre.

IT might be in Denton rather than Rio, but carnival time is coming to Tameside.

CYCLISTS will be greeted by a blossoming emblem when they ride through Tameside during the Tour de Manc.

TAMESIDE'S cyclists are being urged to test themselves on the toughest route yet as the Tour de Manc returns for 2019.

Ashton-under-Lyne RFC has become the first sports club in Tameside to become smokefree for all children and young people’s matches and tournaments.

Curzon faced a big test when 2nd placed Bradford Park Avenue were the visitors to the Tameside Stadium and to make it more challenging for the manager John Flanagan he was without four regular players in Joe Guest, Adam Morgan, Danny Shaw & Cameron McJannett. Replacing those players were 5 inexperienced youth team players who occupied their places on the bench. 

After a run of bad results Dukinfield Cricket Club recorded a second victory over Denton West CC this season with an emphatic victory at Windsor Park.

The Tigers came away with a point in a hard fought game at Brighouse's St.Giles Road.

Two old faces returned to the Tameside stadium for this fixture, Sam Walker returned to Curzon on loan from Stockport County and Nick Haughton who left Curzon to join Fleetwood returned with the visitors Chorley on a season long loan.


The Bloods chalked up a 7- 0 victory at Radcliffe in the Evostick North Division One in their Saturday before Christmas fixture.

Mossley were narrowly defeated in the Boxing Day clash with Glossop North End at their Surrey Street ground.

Young people leaving care in Tameside are being given the chance to learn to drive for free thanks to the generosity of a group of local instructors.

A top regional adoption agency has given one lucky child an early Christmas present, as it announced the winner of its festive card design competition.

COMMUNITIES are rallying round to ensure no-one has to sleep on the streets in Tameside this winter.

A Mossley carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work.

COUNCIL and police officers teamed together to collect food for those in need.

YOUNGSTERS collected litter as a community came together to tidy and brighten up their neighbourhood.

A SALON is urging Tameside residents to follow its style in helping people with cancer.


THE Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman, is lending her wholehearted support to a drive to recruit more Marie Curie supporters in Tameside.
Marie Curie provides home care for people with any terminal illness as well as emotional support for their loved ones. Their aim is to help families get the most from the time they have left.
Cllr Bowerman explained: “I have personal experience of the wonderful work the Marie Curie nurses do. They cared for my father when he was dying from lung cancer and that’s why I have made them part of my charity appeal fund.
“It’s a very sad fact that someone in the UK dies every five minutes without getting all the care they could have. That’s why I want more fund-raisers in Tameside. Marie Curie believe everyone should be able to get the care they need at the end of their life.”
Marie Curie nurses work night and day and there is also a confidential helpline for anyone who has questions about any aspect of terminal illness, needs support, or just wants to talk. An online information hub has leaflets to download, films and other links.
The support groups are made up of ordinary people of all ages who are passionate about the charity and want to help it. They tend to meet on a monthly basis and organise collections and fund-raising events such as tea parties and quiz nights.
Tameside has two very successful groups – Hyde and Denton, and Ashton – but a combination of age, failing health and other commitments means that new members are needed if they are to continue their good work.
The Mayor added: “These amazing people have done, and continue to do, a really fantastic job. However, they aren’t as young as they used to be and can no longer commit themselves in the same way.
“They badly need new blood and I’m appealing to the people of Tameside to join them so that they can continue their fabulous and much-needed work.”
If you have the time and would like to join a Marie Curie support group, visit

Body Mind Therapy Centre are having an open day for Maggie's Centres on Thursday, 3rd August 2017. You can have 15, 30, 45 or 60 MIN MASSAGE in exchange for what you can afford donations. Their will also be a raffle draw with some amazing prizes


Creativity and innovation were on show when the leader of Tameside Council went on a tour of some of the borough's leading businesses.

Local organisations have the chance to inspire the next generation by taking part in an interactive careers and apprenticeship event.

FREE workshops are helping Tameside residents enhance their digital skills.

NTBS will once again be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC In Birmingham from 30th April till 2nd May 2019.

EMPLOYERS are urged to let their staff take part in a scheme that's improving reading skills across Tameside and add social value to their business.

ITS Technology Group (ITS) and local partner Network Connect are holding an event next week to inform businesses based in Tameside about the benefits of the full fibre network that’s on their doorstep which is driving a fibre revolution in the area. 

Full fibre alternative network provider (Altnet) ITS Technology Group announce that Network Connect have joined as a new connectivity partner. Based in the north west, Network Connect will have a key role working with ITS to promote and sell full fibre and wireless services across its 22 networks.

The Tameside Digital Infrastructure is a unique initiative allowing organisations across Tameside access to direct Gigabit capable fibre optic services at extremely attractive commercial rates.

PROPOSALS to extend Tameside’s pioneering digital hub have been approved with businesses queuing up to move in.

From 6 April 2017, the government will start to restrict basic rate, income tax relief for landlords' finance costs on residential properties.

Offers for Home Movers This Spring as Pearson Expand their Ashton Team

Property for Profit, a Pension or a Headache?

THERE can surely be few more traumatic experiences in life than to risk losing your home.
To make sure the situation occurs as little as possible in the borough’s social housing, Tameside Council has organised the Tameside Pre-eviction Protocol through its homelessness prevention strategy. The aim is to identify problems as quickly as possible so there is plenty of time to offer help and prevent eviction.
The protocol was launched at the offices of Tameside Housing Advice (THA) on Friday, September 2. The event was attended by Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for housing; and representatives of nine housing associations including New Charter, Ashton Pioneer Homes, Peak Valley and Regenda.
Cllr Cooney said: “Through the protocol we want to make sure people have support when they need it. Usually, problems are caused by rent arrears. Over the last year, by taking early action, our debt advice team has been able to help three quarters of residents facing these issues to stay in their own homes.
“Tameside Council recognises that housing providers can’t allow rent arrears to spiral out of control, which is why our dealings with them are built on strong two-way communication.
“The pre-eviction protocol is a great example of partnership working. We have almost 20 organisations sharing information and working closely to do all they can to make sure people don’t get evicted.”
As well as debt problems, the protocol looks at matters such as anti-social behaviour. Initial referrals are made to Tameside Housing Advice, which makes a full assessment of the case before deciding on the appropriate course of action.
THA now shares the same building on Old Street, Ashton, with Tameside Debt Advice (TDA). This has vastly improved the working relationship and allows TDA to be brought in as soon as may be necessary.
Housing providers are kept fully informed throughout the process.

Householders  are being urged to check if they qualify for the latest offer to save money on their energy bills.

House prices in Greater Manchester are up to nine times higher than the average salary according to Official data released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

One in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants, new research shows.

Landlords, estate agents and solicitors were in a last-minute rush to complete property deals ahead of a stamp duty rise that takes effect to today.

New research has revealed that a majority of property buyers are willing to pay more for an eco-friendly home.