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1662 Article(s) Found

Show appeal

FRIENDS of Saddleworth Museum are seeking villagers to open their homes and act as hosts during a week of painting...

Date Online: 27/02/2015

Pilgrimmage a highlight of 800th anniversary year

A SPECIAL pilgrimage will be a spiritual highlight of a year-long celebration to mark the 800th anniversary of Saddleworth parish...

Date Online: 27/02/2015

Speed a village menace

Worried householders in a Saddleworth village are planning a public meeting over traffic issues menacing their community. Residents in Denshaw say...

Date Online: 27/02/2015

Public urged to have a say on new school

SADDLEWORTH residents are being urged to make final submissions ahead of the selection of the site for the new £19million...

Date Online: 26/02/2015

Frosty reception for fridge-tippers

FURIOUS villagers have slammed callous fly-tippers for turning a local beauty spot into a dump. Nearly 20 refrigerators have been strewn...

Date Online: 25/02/2015

Joseph marks 100th birthday with party

LIFELONG Latics fan Joseph Kershaw celebrates his 100th birthday today. The war veteran, of Stoneleigh House in Springhead, is having a...

Date Online: 24/02/2015

Former RAF man Richard follows pro-sport dream

A 30-year-old high-flying Grasscroft man has been given a one in a million chance to compete against some of the...

Date Online: 24/02/2015

Back in time

ROMAN Castleshaw Archaeology Day is being held on Saturday, March 21, at Uppermill Civic Hall from 9.30am to 5pm. Places...

Date Online: 20/02/2015

Teens’ terror arrest

A TEENAGE boy and girl from Mossley have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism activities. Neighbours have spoken of their shock...

Date Online: 18/02/2015

Spring failure caused aircraft crash

FAILURE of a spring on an engine valve has been blamed for the crash of a light plane owned by...

Date Online: 16/02/2015

Farmers’ market

A FARMERS’ Market is held at the Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery on the second Sunday of each month. Fresh...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Planning team checks out defibrillator sites

FIVE sites for key life-saving defibrillators in Saddleworth are under consideration by Oldham Council’s planning officers. The North-West Ambulance Service is...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

‘Beast of Bolsover’ hails NHS at Labour fundraiser

VETERAN Labour MP Dennis Skinner was a guest speaker at a party fundraising event in Oldham. Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

We won’t give up fight for school funding

OLDHAM Council chiefs have vowed to continue the fight for funding to rebuild Clarksfield Primary School and expand Greenfield Primary...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Royton rebuild angers Diggle campaigner

OLDHAM Council received an angry sideswipe after revealing it is to rebuild a secondary school on its existing site. Royton and...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Water achievement

Saddleworth’s innovative hydroelectric power scheme has been congratulated by a government minister after winning a prestigious award from the Institution...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Councillors: site study flawed

FIVE independent councillors have written to an education chief claiming a feasibility study into the siting of the new Saddleworth...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Homing in on a green dream

A SELF-BUILD green dream is a step closer for nine families seeking planning permission for an eco-community in Springhead. If given...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

Bikers take on tough 120-mile ride for Bill

A team of friends is heading out on a nostalgic bike ride to celebrate the memory of cancer sufferer Bill...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

Road disruption

Queensway in Greenfield will be closed from Monday for three weeks, affecting passengers travelling on the 353/354 bus services. The closure...

Date Online: 06/02/2015

Power to the people

Saddleworth’s pioneering community power scheme is a finalist in the region’s “engineering Oscars” from the Institution of Civil Engineers announced. The...

Date Online: 06/02/2015

Protests as council backs Diggle school site

Oldham Council reports by Karen Doherty and Iram Ramzan PROTESTERS shouted “shame on you” and “lemmings” as councillors rejected demands for...

Date Online: 05/02/2015

Hunt for armed raiders

Armed raiders robbed a Springhead shop and threatened staff with a 4ft sword, a crowbar and a hammer. The drama unfolded...

Date Online: 05/02/2015

Fry and mighty breakfast!

A FAMILY-RUN farm has collected a hat-trick of top awards in a nationwide contest to find Britain’s best breakfast. Albion Farm...

Date Online: 04/02/2015

Saddleworth School concerns spelt out

A SADDLEWORTH parish councillor will address tonight’s full meeting of Oldham Council over issues surrounding the controversial siting of the...

Date Online: 04/02/2015

Call for public vote on Diggle school plan

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to building the new school in Diggle today urged all Saddleworth residents to demand a public referendum. Keith Lucas,...

Date Online: 03/02/2015

Pallet site ‘best value’

A GOVERNMENT agency’s decision to nominate a site in Diggle as its preferred option for the new Saddleworth School was...

Date Online: 03/02/2015

Special service

ST CHAD’S Church, Uppermill is holding a Candlemas service on Sunday starting from 6.30pm. SCOUTHEAD and Austerlands Community Group is holding...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Village ‘pots’ are panned

Oldham’s only woman independent councillor is seeking a pledge to deal with pothole problems on Saddleworth’s side roads and lanes. Councillor...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Battle for the village we love

A community leader claims Diggle residents must prepare to battle to protect the village they love. Mark Brooks was speaking after...

Date Online: 30/01/2015