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Four-star Three Crowns

Saddleworth’s longest serving landlord Ray Hicks is toasting success with his roadside pub winning a four-star rating from international travel...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Canal group’s hard work is rewarded

DEDICATED volunteers have scooped a major award for their work on the Greenfield section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The work...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Surgery set to open

A new doctors’ surgery that had lain idle since July could open in days - thanks to intervention by the...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Table-top sale

SPRINGHEAD Congregational Church is holding a table-top sale tomorrow. Taking place at the church from 9am-4pm, all proceeds go towards...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Lorry smash M-way chaos

A CRASH involving three lorries on the M62 caused massive delays as drivers sat in 20 miles of standing traffic. The...

Date Online: 23/10/2014

Blackout hits valley homes

SCORES of homes in the Castleshaw Valley were without light or heat for 18 hours overnight after a power failure. Problems...

Date Online: 23/10/2014

‘We’ll fix it’ pledge on surgery delay

BT has promised an early answer to problems that have prevented the opening of a multi-million pound doctors’ surgery. Five thousand...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Misery of late trains comes to a head

OLDHAM’S only railway station, in Greenfield, has six out of the 10 worst performing trains in the region, says a...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Payback time for fraudster, 71

A WOMAN who defrauded her employer out of tens of thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay back over...

Date Online: 20/10/2014

AGM time

SADDLEWORTH Historical Society holds its annual general meeting at the Saddleworth Museum Gallery, Uppermill, on Wednesday, November 19 (7.30pm). The...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

BT delay puts GPs on hold

WORRIED residents have been told their new medical centre could remain closed until the new year - because British Telecom...

Date Online: 16/10/2014

Band of brothers rallies round pub rocker Morgan

MUSICIANS and mates are staging a benefit gig for iconic Oldham rocker Morgan Fletcher. Morgan, who has starred on the local...

Date Online: 16/10/2014

Lottery windfall takes museum into the future

SADDLEWORTH Museum has received £1 million for a major refurbishment that aims to secure its future. The Heritage Lottery Fund grant...

Date Online: 13/10/2014

Anything but run of the mill!

RUNNERS pounded the pavement yesterday as the gruelling Milltown to Moors half-marathon descended on Oldham. Starting in High Street, runners headed...

Date Online: 13/10/2014

School plans

GREENFIELD Infant and Junior School, Shaw Street, wants planning permission for a new single-storey building. Oldham Council’s planning committee will...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Dismay at cut in funding

A Saddleworth hotelier and publican has expressed disappointment at Oldham Council cutting funding for community toilets. Phil Whiteman, boss of the...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Fallen soldiers remembered

A TOUCHING ceremony to mark the deaths of a World War One band of brothers featured in a commemorative book...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Pubs told to bog off

FIVE Saddleworth pubs will be dropped from a community loo scheme next year following the withdrawal of Oldham Council funding. They...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Canal boat removed

A BLOCKED section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was reopened yesterday after engineers removed a stranded boat. The 60ft boat got...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Shed load of things to do..

A project to combat isolation among men over 55 has become so popular it has been moved to larger headquarters. The...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

School scores sporting jackpot

FRIEZLAND primary school is celebrating after receiving a £30,000 to develop new outdoor sports facilities. The school received the cash as...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Anger over wind turbine

WORRIED residents are concerned their borders are under threat from wind turbines. Led by parish councillor Alan Roughley, they are angry...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Waterway halted as boat gets stuck

Traffic on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was brought to a halt yesterday when a 60ft narrowboat got stuck between lock...

Date Online: 06/10/2014

Chickens laying blue eggs? Its no yolk!

Schoolchildren are hoping their plan to hatch a colourful investment will lay more than just golden eggs. The 10 and 11...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Beer cheer

SAMPLE drinks from around the world at the two-day Saddleworth Beer Festival, which opens tonight at Saddleworth Museum (6pm-midnight, 12.30pm-midnight...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Apology after council lets down Lucas, 4

OLDHAM Council has apologised for failing a four-year-old autistic boy and his family. Stephen Jackson turned to the Chronicle in desperation...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Warning as lead thefts increase

THIEVES targeted a vulnerable Grotton pensioner to steal lead from her property — prompting police to warn residents to be...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

Lack of respect for our war dead

A vicar has issued a heartfelt plea to restore Saddleworth’s iconic Pots and Pans war memorial following a spate of...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

International flavour for Saddleworth Beer Festival

A dazzling array of beers and ciders will showcased at Saddleworth Beer Festival this Friday and Saturday. International bottled beers will...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

Wizards conjure up £2,500 for charity

A motorcycle club with only 23 members has raised £2,500 for the injured service veterans’ charity, BLESMA. This is the second...

Date Online: 30/09/2014