Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, October 2015

346 service extension suitable prescription for better links? Stagecoach Manchester 346s extended to Tameside Hospital; Peak hour upgrades for 219 and 409 services; Glossop’s Stockport link discontinued. The end of October is usually synonymous with horror or mild peril, even in the world of public transport. Throughout the last three months of each year, bus usage is…

Stalybridge Celtic’s F.A Cup Trail Begins

Three year winless stretch in competition ended at Parkside Road Stalybridge Celtic ended a miserable run of three successive defeats in the F.A. Challenge Cup at Kendal today [26 September]. Prior to today, the ‘Bridge had lost to Shildon (1-0) in the previous season, and to Worksop Town (5-3) before then, in 2013.

Rita, Sue, Bob, and Another Great Turnout

Earthy film grips audiences at Stalybridge Town Cinema’s third screening It was a case of ‘once, twice, three times a full house’ for Stalybridge Town Cinema’s showing of Rita, Sue and Bob Too on the 22 September. Though the film had had attracted negative reviews for its raunchiness or coarse language, it was generally well received by the people of Stalybridge…

In Praise of Stalybridge’s Handmade Market

Why East of the M60 says the town’s Handmade Market is something to treasure Since 2013, Stalybridge’s Handmade Market has become a popular fixture adding footfall to the Cheshire town. Each event, always well attended as demonstrated by the pictures seen below.

Rita, Sue, Bob, and a Success Too for the Town Cinema?

A look at Stalybridge Town Cinema’s third screening Since the first and second screenings in July and August (Brassed Off and The Full Monty respectively), word of mouth and sustained publicity on social media has kept Greater Manchester’s second newest cinema in the public eye. Tomorrow [22 September 2015] night’s film will be Rita, Sue and Bob…

Cuts Scene Investigation: Your Right to Free Assembly

Dissecting the Trade Union Bill 2015 – 16 Trade Unions: what have they done for us? Over the last century, quite a lot. Without which, everybody would be working weekends. Discrimination in the workplace would be endemic. Paid holidays would be non-existent. People with disabilities would be deprived of suitable adjustments. Health and Safety, that would be…

Inaugural Contest Success for Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band

Darwen’s Debut on Contest Circuit Well Received Excellent turnout and good weather at inaugural contest; Successful afternoon all round for Ashton-under-Lyne, Hawk Green and Glossop Old Bands. Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band came out on top at Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band’s first hymn and march contest at the Circus on Sunday afternoon [13 September]. The Championship…