Tameside Advertiser Swallowed Up by Super Freesheet

New title set to have separate South Manchester, Salford and Tameside editions From the start of April, the Tameside Advertiser will be no more, a few weeks short of its 36th birthday. In its place will be Britain’s biggest free newspaper, second only to the Metro. The new title will be the UK’s biggest weekly free…

Tameside on Television #2.1: A Beginners’ Guide to Making Out

Franc Roddam’s drama set largely in the Tameside and Stockport areas In the 1980s, Franc Roddam gained a reputation for his honest portrayal of working class life. For many, his most celebrated work is Quadrophenia (1979), loosely based on The Who’s rock opera. Others may consider Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983 – 88 and 2002) his finest…

Tameside Hippodrome on Target for 2016 Opening

Save the date! Great news! We now confirm the actual opening date of the Tameside Hippodrome. The all-important date will be the 19 August 2016. This enables the Oldham Road venue to host its first pantomime since 2007.

We Like to Moovit, Moovit – Around Greater Manchester of Course

Realtime transport app enables visitors to unlock the UK’s second city   Ever wondered what time the 346 will appear, or wonder how often the 42 runs at 3am? Well, the international public transport app Moovit has come to Greater Manchester, complementing Transport for Greater Manchester’s recent one for bus routes.

Coming Soon: Free Internet Access on Pacer Units

East of the A627 World Exclusive: Ageing DMUs set for online revolution On the same day the Department for Transport announced the launch of free WiFi on most trains south of Colchester (and odd ones in Wales), East of the A627 can reveal the latest breakthrough in rail travel affecting Northern English passengers. Northern Rail –…

Down Our Streets #3: The Streets of Dukinfield

From County Bridge to Johnson Brook If you’re new to Dukinfield, you may have wondered how the town’s streets got their names. A fair number of the town’s streets are named after former councillors, landmarks and parts of Scotland. A lot of the town’s housing stock moved to hitherto rural parts between the 1950s and 1970s….

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

Shopping in a winter wonderland Replacement tenant found for Burton unit; Dukinfield pub reopens as café; 2015 developments in Ashton-under-Lyne. In the last month, snow and post-Christmas thrift was grist of the mill for Tameside’s shoppers. Though Ashton’s and Denton’s branches of Bank are likely to close this year, we can sure of at least…

Three Peaks for a Grand: Cheshire Climb Creates Windfall for Francis House

Stagecoach Manchester employees scale new heights in Macclesfield beauty spot Francis House Children’s Hospice, has seen sponsorship climb thanks to a Cheshire Three Peaks walk, completed by staff and drivers from Stagecoach Manchester. Two teams raised over £1,000 for the leading local bus company’s charity of the year, from across Stagecoach Manchester’s five depots. 

Greatest Moments from Phoenix Nights: The Not So Perfect Ten

Ten of the greatest moments from Peter Kay’s Channel Four sitcom, set in a North West England Working Mens’ Club. ***WARNING: This entry may contain spoilers and some use of mature language. Aye, thank you…*** January 2001, Sunday night at Chez Vall at around 9.30pm. Our golden Cocker Spaniel is startled by the doorbell from a new…