Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band, 27 January 2019: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Stig and Co.’s high octane performance and warm reception makes for a most delightful concert Consistency has been the order of the day for Poynton Band. Off the stage it has been their 30+ year association with the Vernon Building Society which has provided the band a solid base. On the stage, it has been […]

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Metrolink Doubles Ashton Frequency

Ashton-under-Lyne trams every six minutes from 28 January 2019 For nearly six years, the Metrolink has offered Ashtonians a third way of getting to Manchester city centre. With trams every twelve minutes, it is a more convenient option than the train, despite the latter mode’s faster journey times. For many passengers from Ashton to Manchester, […]

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RingGo No No: Parking Scheme Paused: Ashton Review of Shops Extra

Tameside MBC pauses controversial parking scheme in Ashton-under-Lyne After a miserable Christmas for Ashton’s shopkeepers, a controversial parking scheme has been paused by Tameside MBC. From the 07 January 2019 at 2pm, the smartphone and text message based RingGo service was suspended. It has been criticised for alienating, mainly elderly drivers, who prefer to pay […]

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Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, January 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Ashton parking peeves attract attention of Angela Rayner; Tameside One set to open this month; Plus all the usual retail movements, our first summary for 2019. RingGo no-no ire continues If you wish to look at the bigger picture outside our borough, Christmas 2018 has been a pretty grim one for […]

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Parking the Bus: Bus Routes That Share Numbers with Football Formations: The Not So Perfect Ten

Ever wondered which Greater Manchester bus routes share or shared their number with a football formation? For many people, New Year’s Day isn’t only about giving up smoking, going on a diet, or alcohol abstinence. January sees the start of a 31-part soap opera known as The Transfer Window. Yes, it is that time of […]

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