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The award for Primary Care Team of the Year was given to The Hyde Healthy Team at this year's prestigious 12th British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards.

A Tameside town is to receive funding to restore its historic buildings.

Staff at a Tameside nursery have been providing childcare for workers in essential roles during the coronavirus pandemic.

One of Tameside's most iconic buildings celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special socially-distanced event held at the premises, which was attended by staff, business owners, contractors and other local individuals.

WORK is set to start in the New Year on repairing Ashton Town Hall in preparation for plans to bring the Grade II listed building back into use.

WHEN it comes to running in Hyde, the future is most definitely yellow.

A Stalybridge school has been presented with an award for its role championing a healthy smokefree environment for its pupils.

A salon in Droylsden offering free haircuts to local pensioners has received an award in recognition for its quality service.

Community Cutz received Action Together's Quality in Action (QiA) Award after working with the charity's development officers to meet the criteria for the accolade. Organisations which achieve the award can now also use Tameside Council's newly launched Safeguarding Charter Mark.

HUGE crowds enjoyed an amazing atmosphere and community spirit at the Northern Lights Tameside Winter Carnival and Lantern Parade in Stalybridge.

PRE-MATCH warm-ups are about to take on an entirely new dimension for one football club, thanks to a winter-support grant acquired through Tameside Adult Services.

THE SYNTHETIC turf pitches at Active Medlock have been resurfaced and are now ready for action.

A TAMESIDE grandma has been honoured after making massive changes to transform her lifestyle.

A LIFETIME in running has brought many honours to Dr Ron Hill MBE. On Tuesday, December 2, he will receive one more when he becomes an honorary freeman of the borough of Tameside.

THE TOUR of Tameside has proved a win-win concept inspiring thousands of people to get active while raising thousands of pounds for good causes.

A SWIMMING champion from Tameside is coaching the next generation of stars to success.

THE SYNTHETIC turf pitches at Active Medlock are to be replaced as part of an investment in sports and leisure facilities across Tameside.

BOTH the sunshine and the crowds were out in force  to ensure the warmest of welcomes to the Tour of Britain.

CYCLISTS will be greeted by a blossoming emblem when they ride through Tameside during the Tour de Manc.

Parents-of-six Lesley and Graham Burton enjoyed raising their own children so much that they became foster carers to give others the opportunity to have a stable and loving family life.

A CHARITY which supports life-limited children, their families and those who have been bereaved has received recognition and grant funding from NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

RUNNER Hayley McCaffer, 37, from Carrbook Village, Stalybridge has overcome coronavirus and successfully completed the 32 mile virtual Tour of Tameside to raise money for Tameside Hospital.

A Dukinfield charity has received some winter funding which it is planning to use to support vulnerable people across Tameside.

FOUR more Tameside communities have been given age-friendly neighbourhood status as Greater Manchester looks to be one of the best places in the world to grow older. 

Young people leaving care in Tameside are being given the chance to learn to drive for free thanks to the generosity of a group of local instructors.

A top regional adoption agency has given one lucky child an early Christmas present, as it announced the winner of its festive card design competition.

COMMUNITIES are rallying round to ensure no-one has to sleep on the streets in Tameside this winter.

A Mossley carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work.

A LOCAL solicitor has become part of a new clinic to provide free confidential advice to help Tameside businesses through challenges presented by coronavirus.

A FREE online training tool is being backed by Tameside Council to help protect businesses, employees and customers from costly scams.

Coronavirus patients at a Manchester hospital are benefiting from a unique collaboration between NHS physiotherapists and a design engineer better used to working on stair lifts and showering systems...

Local businesses have been playing their part to support the borough's response to the coronavirus pandemic by providing vital items to be shared with residents.

Over £8.5 million in funds has so far been paid to more than 800 businesses in Tameside to provide support during the outbreak of coronavirus.

A Dukinfield resident has landed his dream job as a mechanic after working his way through an apprenticeship programme.

After winning Gold in two categories at the prestigious UK Pool & Spa Awards, Hydropool Manchester have seen a boom in business over the last year, allowing them to expand over two Ashton under Lyne sites. 

Pauline Johnston manager of the showsites said “Winning both Hot Tub Project of the Year and Swim Spa Project of the Year in 2018 was amazing especially when it was our first year of entering the competition. In 2019 we triumphed again adding two more trophies to the cabinet. 

Although the business has expanded since we opened seven years ago, we still pride ourselves on being a family run business with all members having an integral part to play. We also have our very own A.P.S.P certified hot tub technician who is a great asset to the company and reassures customers should they need any advice or aftercare service for their hot tub or swim spa. 

Our original site on Stamford Street Central in Ashton is now a showcase for the amazing Hydropool Self Cleaning Swim Spas, with two state of the art models on display and available for swim tests.
For those of you who don’t know what a swim spa is, it’s quite simply a pool that allows you to swim continuously against a water current, so you don’t have to turn to continue swimming laps like in a regular pool or a lap pool. 

The new hot tub show site, now based at Notcutts Garden Centre Ashton Park opened in July 2019 and it has allowed us showcase our extensive range of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas together with custom designed garden buildings, gazebos and an Arctic BBQ Cabin.
The lined and insulated Garden Buildings are perfect if you’re looking for some extra space, an office, cinema room, a granny annexe or even a man cave, the uses are endless and they cost a fraction of the price of building an extension . All come with a 10 year guarantee and include flooring, painting, lighting, power, delivery and installation. 

We have ten spas and one swim spa on display at Notcutts ranging from the compact and sleek Hydropool Serenity 4000, right up to the luxurious Self-Cleaning 790 Platinum with dual lounger seats.
The 12ft AquaPlay Swim Spa is ideal for people considering a family fun pool in their back garden and for a more advanced swim experience you can book a ‘try before you buy’ swim test at The Swim Spa Centre on Stamford Street. 

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A local apprentice electrician has benefitted from a grant which allowed him to buy some much needed tools to help with his work.

Local businesses and parents are being reminded of the rules and regulations in place to safeguard children who are in employment.

DIGITAL technology has been utilised to enable decisions on planning applications in Tameside can continue as normal.

From 6 April 2017, the government will start to restrict basic rate, income tax relief for landlords' finance costs on residential properties.

Offers for Home Movers This Spring as Pearson Expand their Ashton Team

Property for Profit, a Pension or a Headache?

THERE can surely be few more traumatic experiences in life than to risk losing your home.
To make sure the situation occurs as little as possible in the borough’s social housing, Tameside Council has organised the Tameside Pre-eviction Protocol through its homelessness prevention strategy. The aim is to identify problems as quickly as possible so there is plenty of time to offer help and prevent eviction.
The protocol was launched at the offices of Tameside Housing Advice (THA) on Friday, September 2. The event was attended by Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for housing; and representatives of nine housing associations including New Charter, Ashton Pioneer Homes, Peak Valley and Regenda.
Cllr Cooney said: “Through the protocol we want to make sure people have support when they need it. Usually, problems are caused by rent arrears. Over the last year, by taking early action, our debt advice team has been able to help three quarters of residents facing these issues to stay in their own homes.
“Tameside Council recognises that housing providers can’t allow rent arrears to spiral out of control, which is why our dealings with them are built on strong two-way communication.
“The pre-eviction protocol is a great example of partnership working. We have almost 20 organisations sharing information and working closely to do all they can to make sure people don’t get evicted.”
As well as debt problems, the protocol looks at matters such as anti-social behaviour. Initial referrals are made to Tameside Housing Advice, which makes a full assessment of the case before deciding on the appropriate course of action.
THA now shares the same building on Old Street, Ashton, with Tameside Debt Advice (TDA). This has vastly improved the working relationship and allows TDA to be brought in as soon as may be necessary.
Housing providers are kept fully informed throughout the process.

Householders  are being urged to check if they qualify for the latest offer to save money on their energy bills.

House prices in Greater Manchester are up to nine times higher than the average salary according to Official data released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

One in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants, new research shows.

Landlords, estate agents and solicitors were in a last-minute rush to complete property deals ahead of a stamp duty rise that takes effect to today.