Tameside’s and Glossop’s Retail Highlights: Small Business Saturday 2017

02 December 2017, from a local shop near you, throughout the United Kingdom

For many people, taking a trip to the supermarket or retail park is the easy option. Choosing to stay at home and shop online is another. If you choose the aforementioned options, they make for a dull experience. The internet is a boom when you need to buy certain items but there’s no scope for impulse purchases. Continue reading “Tameside’s and Glossop’s Retail Highlights: Small Business Saturday 2017”

2014, In the Company of Buses

East of the M60‘s review of the year from a public transport angle

Stagecoach Manchester Plaxton Primo YX60 DWU, Rochdale Interchange
Last vestiges of the old order: a former JPT Travel Plaxton Primo seen in its previous owner’s livery, with only the “Stagecoach” lettering an obvious sign of the new order..

How would historians look at Greater Manchester’s transport system in 2014? The answer, could well have been from the front seat of a train. Or a train outside the evening peak. Or, it could have entailed a journey on one of Manchester’s cross-city routes.
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The State of (Retail) Independence: Celebrating Small Business Saturday

06 December 2014, from a local shop near you, throughout the United Kingdom

Once upon a time, some five decades ago perhaps, there was no such thing as hulking supermarkets. Anything of comparable size to today’s traffic-thronged boxes would be the market hall of a major town or city such as Bolton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Leeds, Huddersfield or Sheffield. Unlike today’s supermarkets they were, and remain in many cases, icons of civic pride. Continue reading “The State of (Retail) Independence: Celebrating Small Business Saturday”

‘It’s the Time of the Season…’ The 2014 Great Kick-Off

Stand by for real footballing action

From 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon the Football Conference season kicks off, heralding for many people the start of the football season. Some may argue the season starts proper on the 16 August, next Saturday. To some extent, they could be right, being as both the Barclays Premier League and the Evostik Northern Premier League kick off on the same week. Tomorrow also sees our North West Counties League sides on their third game. Continue reading “‘It’s the Time of the Season…’ The 2014 Great Kick-Off”

Transpennine Express Service Boost for Stalybridge

New timetable sees three trains per hour to West Yorkshire

Stalybridge Station and Class 185

From the 18 May, there will be more Yorkshire bound trains from Stalybridge railway station. The new timetable will not only see the retention of its service to Scarborough and Liverpool Lime Street. Stalybridge will also be an additional stop on the Manchester Piccadilly to Hull Paragon service. Therefore, including the all stations service to Huddersfield, there will be three trains per hour to Huddersfield. Services to Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly will be every half hour. Continue reading “Transpennine Express Service Boost for Stalybridge”

Government Boundary Changes Prompt Green Light for Councillor Cutbacks

Campaigners win right to reduce number of councillors in Tameside by two-thirds

As 2010 saw the harshest spending cuts for several generations in the borough, there is one cutback some voters may well be in favour of seeing. In the local press and on the internet, some people have floated the idea of reducing the number of councillors.

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