Moovit Goes Fourth! New Version Offers Personalised Features

New functions allow for quicker and more spontaneous journey planning

Volvo B7TL First Greater Manchester, YJ51 RDV, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
Any fool could be in Delph in less than an hour (Once again with apologies to John Ruskin). Moovit 4.0 allows for personalised features, which is great if you fancy a trip to the Albion Farm Shop on this fellow seen above. Or if you wish to call in The White Lion for a quick pint and wonder when the next or last 350 to Ashton will arrive.

Two months after the initial release of its Manchester app, Moovit’s fourth version launches today. Designed for Android devices, it improves upon its predecessors thanks to new personalisation features. With a smartphone or digital tablet, its users can plan their trip anywhere, anytime in just a few taps.

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Pies, Pints and Pictures: Ten Good Reasons to Enjoy the 343 Bus Route

Three eateries, four good pubs and three galleries – all along a single bus route

Enviro200 Stagecoach Manchester, MX11 HHF, Oldham bus station
Seen in Oldham bus station whilst operating the Saturday daytime service. Today, Stagecoach Manchester run the 343’s evening, Bank Holiday and Sunday journeys. Stott’s Tours also run the Saturday daytime service alongside its weekday journeys.

 

With Catch the Bus Week only next month and recent cuts to our services, the travails of passengers who have 51 more Catch the Bus Weeks are getting a fairly raw deal. So much so we need to publicise the joys of socially important yet sometimes overlooked services. Continue reading Pies, Pints and Pictures: Ten Good Reasons to Enjoy the 343 Bus Route

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Conservatives and Tameside

A look at the Conservative Party manifesto from a Tameside angle.

As detailed in the previous entry, we shall continue our electoral Tour of Tameside via each party’s manifestoes. For the fifth part of It’s Up the Poll! 2015, we shall be looking at the borough’s main opposition party. Continue reading It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Conservatives and Tameside

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Labour and Tameside

A look at the Labour Party manifesto from a Tameside angle.

From the fourth part of It’s Up The Poll! onwards, we’ll be looking at the policies of each of the parties standing in Tameside. Not only the main three parties but also Independent candidates. In all three elections taking place in the borough. For each party and independent candidate, we shall focus on sixteen policy areas. Continue reading It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Labour and Tameside

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s General Election

The third part of East of the M60‘s preview of the Local, Parish and General Elections

  • Greens and UKIP to stand in all three of the borough’s constituencies;
  • Stalybridge and Hyde seat likely Tory target.
View towards Eastwood bird reserve, Cheethams Park
Cheethams Park, Stalybridge, towards the Eastwood Bird Reserve.

 

For the last 30 years, you could always count on Tameside being staunch Labour territory in the parliamentary elections. Ashton-under-Lyne was always associated with Robert Sheldon, hence the name of the arterial road on Ashton Moss and the public house. Stalybridge and Hyde, and the Denton and Reddish seats, equally so. Continue reading It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s General Election

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Mossley Town Council Election

Part two of East of the M60‘s preview of the Local, Parish and General Elections

  • Greens to stand in all three wards;
  • Present council: 5 Independent, 4 Labour.
Micklehurst
Another view from Whitehall: Mossley’s very own, looking out to Micklehurst.

The people of Mossley will also have the joy of receiving three ballot papers. As well as the Tameside MBC local elections and the General Election (where Mossley falls under the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency), there is also the Town Council elections. The whole council is up for election. Continue reading It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Mossley Town Council Election

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s Local Elections

East of the M60‘s preview of the Local, Parish and General Elections

  • Greens only party other than Labour to field candidates in all wards;
  • Close runs likely in Droylsden East and Denton South wards;
  • Tameside’s first Communist Party of Britain candidate to stand in Audenshaw;
  • Former Tiger stands in Hyde Newton.

A chance to keep the ship steady or effect real change. Depending on your viewpoint, this year’s local elections is set to be an interesting one. As well as tireless campaigning on the streets from Tameside’s Labour and Green parties, the rest of the pre-election campaigning seems to be conducted online. The present incumbents within the 57 member council are facing opposition from social media sites. Continue reading It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s Local Elections

Hills and Mills 2015: The Fifth New Mills Beer Festival

Chalkers’ Snooker Club, Newtown, New Mills, Derbyshire, 10 – 11 April 2014.

It’s that time of the year again. Now in to its fifth year is Hills and Mills, High Peak and North East Cheshire CAMRA’s beer festival. It has started to establish itself as a regular fixture in the real ale fanatic’s calendar.

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, April 2015: The Ashton Review of Shops

The times they are a changing

  • Select settles in Staveleigh Way;
  • River Bank to reopen as discount pub;
  • Changes to the Arcades Shopping Centre.

A rather belated Happy Easter to all our readers of this edition of The Ashton Review of Shops. Please note the slightly different format to the previous bulletins.

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