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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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Trams were only running between Ashton and Deansgate on the Ashton-under-Lyne line.
Tenders are invited for sale of land at site formerly known as hartshead school, lees road, ashton-under-lyne
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 27, 2017-Custodian REIT Acquires Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne, UK
Target: Warehouse on Snipe Retail Park, Ashton-under-Lyne
The two charities are working to attract more boats to the canal which was fully restored in 2001 and runs for 20 miles between Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, boosting tourism and the local economy.
Henry Barker, then 19, hit schoolboy Shahzaib Hussain while driving a Mercedes A-Class at speeds of more than 40mph along the 20mph narrow back street in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
Both are accused of the murder of Daniel Smith, 23, a homeless man originally from Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester.
The coins, which weigh 23 stone, were stored in whisky jars at a home in Ashton-under-Lyne in Tameside, Gtr Manchester.
County Roscommon had the lowest rate at 38 per 1,000 live births and the highest rate was in Ashton-under-Lyne at 184 per 1,000.
Khan, 60, of no fixed abode, comes from the Ashton-under-Lyne area of Manchester and Fatima El-Assad, aged 39, gave an address of Beaumont Close, in Tipton.
The mother was away for just 24 hours but Raftery dialled 999 in the early hours of March 10 last year to say that Roxie had fallen down the stairs at her home in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
People who live in Ashton-under-Lyne will claim the new benefit from today while in the other three areas other elements of Universal Credit will be trialled.