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Top volunteers

NOMINATE people who give time and effort to charity work or to help others in need, for a Saddleworth Parish...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

‘Eyesore’ caravans ‘old and tatty’

Oldham Planning Committee A CARAVAN site in Saddleworth is an “eyesore”, say residents who don’t want vans and tents there...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Orders from above

Parishioners have flocked to the defence of a popular vicar who has been told he must quit his post when...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

Defib machine at heart of the community

A pub landlady is to help safeguard local health in an emergency - by keeping a heart defibrillator in the...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Choir thanks popular director

SADDLEWORTH Male Voice Choir members have said a fond farewell to long-serving musical director Damian Cunningham. Mr Cunningham took up...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Residents vow to continue school fight

VILLAGERS will not give up their fight against the plan to build a new £17 million secondary school in Diggle....

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Abseilers raise thousands for rescue team’s 50th

Dozens of people have abseiled down Oldham Civic Centre to raise money and mark the 50th anniverary of Oldham Mountain...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Death of a Catholic pioneer

A PIONEER of the Catholic Church in Saddleworth has died only days before her 100th birthday. Ethel Lancashire, from Dobcross...

Date Online: 11/04/2014

Get a check

HAVE your blood pressure checked for free at a health event, running alongside a stroke awareness exhibition, organised by the...

Date Online: 11/04/2014

Bogus police search for drugs

THREE men pretended to be police to force their way into a woman’s house. Detectives investigating the incident in Mossley...

Date Online: 11/04/2014

Diggle School’s a done deal

FINAL legal agreements have been signed to confirm a new Saddleworth School will be built in Diggle. Relocating the school...

Date Online: 09/04/2014

Slaughter of the innocents

Anguish of farmers as dogs allowed to roam This macabre picture shows the shocking slaughter of innocent young lambs by...

Date Online: 07/04/2014

Villagers’ fury over black-out bungle

Disgruntled villagers today launched a furious attack on an electricity giant after three nights of blackouts. Dobcross residents claim problems...

Date Online: 07/04/2014

Community champion Barbara bows out

A councillor hailed as a community champion is to stand down from the council. Barbara Beeley, Lib-Dem councillor for Saddleworth...

Date Online: 04/04/2014

Glowing for gold

A MOSSLEY artist is painting the tradtional glow of Britain yellow-orange street lighting - before they all fade away. Chris...

Date Online: 04/04/2014

Heart of the matter

SADDLEWORTH will set an example to the rest of Greater Manchester with the introduction of life-saving defibrillators. The news followed...

Date Online: 02/04/2014

Taste of the future is set to grow

A new scheme to give residents and community associations opportunities to turn growing fruit and vegetables into a business launches...

Date Online: 02/04/2014

School costs bid rejected

A parish councillor has hit a setback in his bid to stop the construction of the new Saddleworth School in...

Date Online: 01/04/2014

New primary for tots boom

A NEW primary school could be built on the former Grange School site to cope with Oldham’s booming toddler population....

Date Online: 28/03/2014

No end to Kelly’s lost Hugo heartache

A HEARTBROKEN woman is appealing for the safe return of her dog who has still not returned home after he...

Date Online: 28/03/2014

Post office gun victim relives terror

A SHOCKED sub-postmaster spoke today of the terrifying few seconds a gun was held to his head by armed robbers....

Date Online: 27/03/2014

Post office gun terror

POLICE have launched a big manhunt to catch armed raiders who held a terrified sub-postmaster at gunpoint yesterday. Paul Borg...

Date Online: 26/03/2014

Bobsleigh bobby Neal slides to gold

IT had been 30 years since Neal Killen had competed in the bobsleigh — but the lack of practice didn’t...

Date Online: 25/03/2014

MP Debbie repays £900 expenses overspend

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has repaid more than £900 in expenses after an overspend in accommodation costs....

Date Online: 25/03/2014

Committed to their craft

A TALENTED trio of musicians in Delph Band have received long service awards for a total of 140 years of...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

Rescue heroes win chief’s praise

Oldham’s mountain rescue heroes have received a commendation from a police chief. Oldham Mountain Rescue Team covers the north end...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

Lent lunches

WEDNESDAY Lent lunches are being served at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Station Road, Uppermill, every week until April 16, from...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

Mini tune has big impact

A ROUSING tune whistled by Saddleworth’s world-champion whistler is helping to sell the latest MINI. Champion whistler and cornet player...

Date Online: 18/03/2014

I’ll tackle this head on

AN OLDHAM councillor and former rugby star has spoken of his battle against cancer — and his determination to tackle...

Date Online: 18/03/2014

Morris is now more minor!

RICHARD Landon is half the man he used to be after shedding over 14st to keep his Morris Men dream...

Date Online: 17/03/2014