‘Admit there is a problem’, urge councillors

COUNCILLORS in Stalybridge have urged Tameside Council to admit there is a begging problem before tackling it. They also claim the amount of graffiti in…

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Kurt goes from the campaign trail to the fundraising trail

HAVING lost out in the tightest result of all at the recent local elections, Kurt McPartland could have been forgiven for having a breather for…

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Police to bring back local links after councillors’ criticism

POLICE are to bring back local meetings with councillors after being compared to ‘woke warriors’. Several members of Tameside Council complained of then Greater Manchester…

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Developer gets brownfield cash for police station development

A DEVELOPER has received £330,000 of Government cash to help redevelop the disused and derelict former Stalybridge Police Station. Owner John Kerrison is to get…

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Graffiti undermines vision for Stalybridge

A VISION to improve Stalybridge is being undermined by a sustained war against graffiti. A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, sent The Correspondent photographs…

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Row over Active Tameside after ‘ticking time bomb’ claim

By Charlotte Green, Local democracy reporter COUNCILLORS have become embroiled in a row over Tameside’s leisure trust after a Tory member claimed it was a…

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Boundary Commission for England launches review of constituencies

THE independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has begun a new review of all parliamentary constituencies in England. The move, which could have huge implications…

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Apartment owners facing near £1 million bill to repair culvert

HOMEOWNERS in Millbrook are likely to be landed with a near £1 million bill to repair a badly damaged culvert. As leaseholders, owners of the…

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Spike in crime in Stalybridge during lockdown

COUNCILLORS are demanding a police crackdown after a spike in crime and disorder issues in Stalybridge during lockdown. Political figures on each side of the…

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Councillors clash over government handling of coronavirus

COUNCILLORS have clashed over the government’s handling of coronavirus with a top Tory insisting they have done ‘a bloody good job’ while Tameside’s leader claimed…

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