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A borough of northwest England, an industrial suburb of Manchester.


(Placename) a town in NW England, in Tameside unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop: 43 236 (2001)


(ˈæʃ tənˌʌn dərˈlaɪn)

a borough in Greater Manchester metropolitan county, in W England. 48,865.
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Birchfield thrashed visiting Ashton Under Lyne 71-10.
Craig Finn, 19, and Lee Flanagan, 17, were racing each other across a reservoir in Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester, on Monday, when they got tangled in weeds and drowned.
Ringleader Lee Quincey, 41, from Ashton under Lyne, was jailed for five years 11 months and banned from being a company director.
Paul Hastings regularly represents Apollo in transactions in the UK and across Europe including the ppurehase and subsequent sale of The Arcades Shopping Centre, Ashton under Lyne and The Forge, Glasgow.
Stocksfield's Chris Paisley clinched his match against Matthew Nixon of Ashton under Lyne at the 13th to win 6 and 5.
He was taken to Tameside General Hospital in Ashton under Lyne with multiple arm and hand fractures and minor internal injuries.
Michael James Smith, 28, of Ashton Under Lyne, Greater Manchester appeared before Manchester City Magistrates charged with robbery and wounding.
Mr Sheldon, MP for Ashton under Lyne MP, said last night: 'I shall be refuting the allegations that are going to be made.
He ran the Ashton under Lyne parcel delivery company Speedvex which collapsed in May, 1995, and was wound up with debts of pounds 172,320.
The pair, from Ashton under Lyne, near Manchester, were on holiday with friends at the Casablanca Apartments in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria.