Little Pub of Horrors: A Special Hallowe’en Short Story for 2015

East of the M60’s third short story for All Hallow’s Eve

Any reference to persons, local businesses, public houses or cultural references, living or dead are purely coincidental. Thank you.

Many of you may have come across the mystery of the ghost pub, a public house whose opening times are less straightforward. As a rule of thumb, most English pubs are open from 12 midday to 11 pm, even with liberalised opening hours.

We look at the story of a Mr. Jack Rutledge whose pub crawl took a surprising turn. After three pints with four friends, they notice a strange pub lit in the distance. Under the premise of ‘you only live once’ they decided to chance it.

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South Pennine’s Ashton and Glossop Routes: Exclusive Route Map

Courtesy of East of the M60, your very Metro style map of South Pennine’s new routes

South Pennine Community Transport, GK52 OLA, Renault Master/Rohill Harrier, High Street, Uppermill
Retained: the Saturday only 352 service from Uppermill to Holmfirth.

With only a week to go, we at East of the M60 are looking forward to the arrival of South Pennine Community Transport’s services to Ashton, Glossop and Meltham. The new services, X50, 351 and 322 respectively will complement the incumbent 352 service from Uppermill to Holmfirth. Continue reading “South Pennine’s Ashton and Glossop Routes: Exclusive Route Map”

The X34 Factor: Simon Cowell and Olly Murs Lookalikes Launch Leigh Limited Stop Route

A “yes” from Stagecoach Manchester for new express service

This week, Stagecoach Manchester surprised passengers as it launched its new combined 34 and X34 services from Leigh to Manchester, with an impromptu ‘X34 Factor’ show adding excitement to the regular morning commute. Continue reading “The X34 Factor: Simon Cowell and Olly Murs Lookalikes Launch Leigh Limited Stop Route”

End of an Era for Long Established Leyland Bus Operator

John Fishwick and Sons to cease trading after 108 years

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Going: John Fishwick and Sons’ gorgeous two tone green livery, as seen on a preserved Leyland National leaving Heaton Park in the 2014 Trans-Lancs Transport Show. Image by Firing Up The Quattro (Creative Commons License – Attribution).

John Fishwick and Sons, the long serving Leyland bus company is due to cease trading on Saturday 24th October 2015. The company has entered liquidation after 108 years of operation in central Lancashire. Continue reading “End of an Era for Long Established Leyland Bus Operator”

Last Night at the Stalybridge Town Cinema: Little Voice

The fledgling cinema’s fourth screening

So, how’s it doing…alright…? After paraphrasing Mr. Boo, the Stalybridge Town Cinema’s fourth presentation was met with a good turnout. Though not a full house like the previous screenings, the film was was well received by its audience.
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Stalybridge Town Cinema’s Fourth-Coming Screening

A look at Little Voice, the fledgling cinema’s next feature

This coming Tuesday will see the presentation of Little Voice at the Stalybridge Town Cinema. Set largely in Scarborough and Filey, it is based on Jim Cartwright’s theatrical play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Released in 1998, it also continues the Northern English theme from previous presentations.
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Hacking Subway: How to Cope with the Sandwich Inquisition

Feast of the M60‘s useful tips on surviving the world’s most famous sandwich story chain

Dinner time (or lunch as a good friend of mine prefers to regard our noon meal time) can be seen as a carefully planned operation or as a distress purchase. In the former sense, we know which eatery to call in well in advance. For the latter, speed means a trip to Sainsburys Local or Boots for a meal deal. Then there’s enlightened types who have the time to make their own butties for work, rest or play. Continue reading “Hacking Subway: How to Cope with the Sandwich Inquisition”

Stagecoach Manchester’s Charitable Initiative Tutu Good to Miss!

Sightings of double decker bus seen in pink tutu in MediaCityUK

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Decker in a Tutu: an Enviro400 seen in the pink tutu for Genesis’ “Take on the Tutu” challenge. Photograph © 2015 Tangerine PR Ltd

MediaCityUK was coloured pink on Thursday as Stagecoach Manchester and Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention celebrated the launch of their new partnership with a unique event to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Continue reading “Stagecoach Manchester’s Charitable Initiative Tutu Good to Miss!”

Obscure Games Consoles: The Not So Perfect Ten

Forgotten handhelds and overlooked games machines

Over the last 40 years, we have seen video games evolve from blocky tennis games to that of a multi-billion pound industry. In the late 1970s, Atari ruled the roost with its colour graphics offering a real advance on the Pong clones. After the great video game crash, Nintendo and Sega emerged from the wreckage along with home computers like the Commodore 64. Continue reading “Obscure Games Consoles: The Not So Perfect Ten”

South Pennine’s Way to Tameside and Glossop

Coming soon! New routes to Ashton-under-Lyne and Glossop

South Pennine Community Transport, GK52 OLA, Renault Master/Rohill Harrier, High Street, Uppermill
Seen on a sunny Saturday in Uppermill, South Pennine Community Transport’s then newly formed 352 service.

South Pennine Community Transport, one of a new wave of Community Interest Companies engaged in bus operations, is set to repeat the success of their 352 service with two new routes. Continue reading “South Pennine’s Way to Tameside and Glossop”