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‘Yanks’ actress is back for encore

An actress who was heartthrob Richard Gere’s leading lady in the screen blockbuster “Yanks” is to return to the village...

Date Online: 30/07/2014

Village social club looks to future

A wide-reaching survey will lay down a blueprint for an historic village club’s future. More than a third of members at...

Date Online: 29/07/2014

All signs are good for Sadd Fest 14

SHARP-EYED neighbours alerted a builder and called police when a late-night team carrying ladders arrived at the site of pub...

Date Online: 29/07/2014

Last Post veteran Stan dies at 88

A CORNET player who sounded The Last Post on Remembrance Sunday in Oldham for 40 years has died. Stan Whiteman (88),...

Date Online: 29/07/2014

Guard of honour

SURPRISED guests thought they had got marching orders when they arrived at a wedding at a Saddleworth church. Because the road...

Date Online: 28/07/2014

Police car written off in high-speed chase

A POLICE car has been written off after being repeatedly rammed by a man driving a stolen Land Rover. Officers from...

Date Online: 28/07/2014

Never still, but still so much together...

IN FIFTY golden years of marriage, Sidney and June Woodhouse have rarely been still. And it is that busy lifestyle which...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Catering for all eventualities

CARING kitchen staff have installed two life-saving defibrillators at Saddleworth School for community use. The team of four — Pam Morris,...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Gaynor conquers mountain challenge

A SUPER-FIT Oldhamer completed the challenge of a lifetime — running 66 miles while climbing 42 of the highest peaks...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Milltown run is open to all

RUNNERS of all abilities are invited to take part in the Milltown to Moors 10k which is returning to Oldham...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Tank tales at 40s weekend

A SECOND World War tank veteran will take centre stage at a unique “living museum” this weekend. John Wyman will regale...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Green light for unique eco home

A SELF-sustaining eco home will be built into a Diggle hillside after innovative plans were approved by Oldham Planning Committee. The...

Date Online: 24/07/2014

Happiness and heartbreak...

BOTH of these women endured gruelling chemotherapy while pregnant and went on to give birth to healthy babies . ....

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Blockades to halt farm 4x4 gangs

BELEAGUERED farmers have been advised to set up blockades to stop valuable vehicles being stolen off their land. The drastic measures...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Military show on parade for 1940s weekend

A SADDLEWORTH village is to play host to a unique new “living museum” at the weekend. The Pennine 1940s Military Weekend...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Having a ball

THOUSANDS of young athletes battled for victory as they competed in the Greater Manchester School Games. Oldhamers enjoyed a great deal...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Fresh twist in school site saga

THERE has been yet another twist in the new Saddleworth School saga as Oldham Council Cabinet members last night proposed...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

£50,000 fraudster jailed

A SADDLEWORTH and District Cricket League umpire who defrauded sports clubs out of nearly £50,000 in Tameside has been jailed...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Couple planning eco home in green belt

PLANS for an eco-friendly, earth-sheltered home in Diggle have been submitted with a decision to be made at tomorrow’s planning...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

‘I’ve enjoyed my time at Blue Coat tremendously’

DEPUTY head teacher Brian Davenport is retiring after chalking up 26 years at Blue Coat School. The 61-year-old taught in South...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Anyone for tennis?

WIMBLEDON may be over, but Oldhamers can serve up an ace with free sessions to celebrate the Great British Tennis...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

TV presenter returns to his roots

TV presenter and former Oldham Chronicle journalist John Stapleton has returned to his roots and helped fill potholes around Saddleworth...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Playgroup’s tearful farewell

An emotionally-charged party yesterday marked the end of 47 years’ work by a devoted team of carers. Saddleworth Special Needs Playgroup...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Cheers to a triple win for Oldham

OLDHAM is the toast of the region when it comes to award-winning pubs. The borough had more winners than any other...

Date Online: 16/07/2014

A vintage weekend in the village

A feast of summer fun mixed with nostalgia is promised when a Saddleworth village launches a series of festivities at...

Date Online: 15/07/2014

Sunshine and smiles - The Saddleworth Show

Hills alive with sound of laughter THEY came . . . they enjoyed — and they poured thousands into a hard-working...

Date Online: 15/07/2014

Thieves have a blooming cheek

Villagers have been alerted to green-fingered thieves raiding gardens. Residents in Dobcross have reported incidents of pots and plants being stolen...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

What a blooming nerve!

A councillor had accused Oldham Council of snubbing parts of a village competing in a top national award. Garth Harkness said...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

Council staff down tools for more pay

THOUSANDS of Oldham’s public-sector workers today staged their biggest strike in years over salary freezes and low pay. Some council services...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

End of an era as playgroup closes

A PLAYGROUP which has supported thousands of families and children with special needs across the borough for 47 years is...

Date Online: 10/07/2014