From the Tintwistle Archives
28th Apr A gambler who murdered his friend, stuffed his dismembered body in a suitcase and set it on fire in a popular rambling spot near Tintwistle has been found guilty. Ming Jiang, 43, of Falconwood Way, Manchester, was found guilty of murder at Minshull Street Crown Court today (Friday). In October last year, police discovered the […]
26th Apr Vandals have damaged the site where a new football centre is being built in Tintwistle. Tintwistle Athletic say someone has taken a spade and dug deep holes randomly all over the main pitch and completely removed the turf and soil from the corner flag area of their new £430,000 centre on West Drive, which is […]
25th Apr By Nigel Pivaro Ming Jiang, on trial for murder at Minshull Street Crown Court, broke down in the witness box as he gave evidence attempting to explain to his defence counsel why he had given several different accounts of his movements on October 9th, the evening the body of Yang Liu was dumped near Glossop. […]
24th Apr On Saturday, Tintwistle Cricket Club welcomed Broadbottom to the Speedwell Cricket Ground. This was not only the first game of the season but also the first with our new Senior Sponsor – Syndicate Original. Syndicate Original is the official clothing and merch line of YouTube Legend Tom Cassell, aka ‘Syndicate’. Alice Cassell (Brand Manager) commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Tintwistle […]
13th Apr The man accused of the ‘Body in a Suitcase’ murder assumed his victim’s identity following his death, in order to access his money and pay off gambling debts, a court has heard. In the weeks before his arrest on October 20 last year, Ming Jiang (pictured), who was a prolific gambler, had access to the […]
13th Apr A survey in Tintwistle has revealed that fewer than one in ten residents who responded supported the ‘Mottram only’ bypass. Cty Cllr Dave Wilcox says 92 per cent of villagers who responded to the survey he conducted with colleagues last week wanted a bypass. But only 11 per cent were in favour of Highway England’s […]
13th Apr High Peak MP Andrew Bingham has praised the Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields for their latest effort to give Tintwistle the play park it deserves. The voluntary group, set up in September 2015, announced the winning design for the park earlier this month following a public consultation, with work expected to start in May. Mr […]
12th Apr A fire broke out on the moors bordering the Woodhead Pass late on Tuesday night, sending smoke drifting across the A628 trans-Pennine road. Due to safety concerns because of the poor light, fire crews from Glossop were unable to access the moors. But on an early morning inspection (yesterday) Wednesday, they discovered the fire had […]
12th Apr By Alex Byrom Tintwistle Athletic’s First Team were beaten 2-1 in their Derbyshire Divisional Cup North Final but could hold their heads high as Matlock Town Reserves came out on top in a tight and entertaining affair at Buxton’s Silverlands ground. Athletic’s higher-ranked opponents had taken the lead just before half-time through Ben Edgson and doubled […]
12th Apr A gambler went on a £180,000 spree in a casino, just days after murdering his wealthy friend and dumping his dismembered body in a lay-by near Tintwistle, a court has heard. Minshull Street Crown Court was told that Ming Jiang, 43, bought £178,000 in chips in the 235 Casino in Manchester city centre in the […]