An Ashton Review of Shops Extra report In what has been yet another cheerless week thanks to That Pandemic, there was a rumour on Twitter that 2020 would have been saved by the return of an iconic store chain. Local and national newspapers picked up on it, in the vain hope its return would reenergise […]Read More The Wonder of… B&M? Which Store Chains Have The Old Woolies Magic?
Stagecoach passengers thanked for supporting major donation to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal Over £122,000 raised by Stagecoach passengers for NHS charity with £19,271.72 raised by Stagecoach Greater Manchester passengers; Passengers thanked for their support in the exact fare scheme, though passengers still encouraged to use contactless payment wherever possible. The Stagecoach Group has […]Read More Exact Fare Policy Raises More Than £122k for NHS Charities Together
What makes a great children’s television theme tune? What we watch in our formative years shapes the way we think in later life. It is the same with any good book, film, or theatrical production. The programme I have contributed to as a co-writer, Pablo, is making the same impression with children and parents on […]Read More Zen and the Art of Children’s Television Theme Tunes
Quite a lot to be honest! Imagine a world without Northern England. It would be a dull place devoid of The Beatles, iconic suspension bridges, daft footballers, and railway lines. Prior to the late 1970s, we were the manufacturing heart of the world. We built bridges, ships, made cutlery and built the world its locomotives […]Read More What Has the North Done For Us?
Welcome restoration of Stalybridge to Hyde route For regular readers used to seeing a separate Oldham and Saddleworth bulletin, this edition covers the Oldham, Tameside and Glossop areas due to the lack of changes in Oldham. Apart from one route that covers the Oldham and Tameside areas. New 387 route bridges Stalyhill gap; Daytime 41As […]Read More Oldham, Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 25 October 2020
A look at the Arcades Shopping Centre, which should be celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year In 1995, there was two significant events that changed the way we shopped. One was the launch of Windows ’95. Microsoft’s more user-friendly operating system made the IBM compatible PC a ‘must-have’ addition to every home. Among its killer […]Read More The Arcades at 25: Ashton Review of Shops Extra
Why Stagecoach Greater Manchester donated supplies to five food banks in the city region There is a famous episode of On The Buses* when Luxton and District decide to change the canteen facilities. After a few complaints about the food portions and Messrs Butler and Co. wanting a bit more than two pork sausages, the […]Read More Stagecoach Canteen Changes Sees Surplus Food Sent to Food Banks
This month’s semi-quarantined window on the shop windows Under normal circumstances, our shops will be getting ready for Christmas. Not so at this time of writing. With COVID-19 cases hitting record levels, any sense of normality may be out of the question for a year. At the sharp end of the pandemic is our licensed […]Read More Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, October 2020: The Ashton Review of Shops