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Public urged to have their say on school access

HIGHWAY access to the new Saddleworth School in Diggle will be the subject of four consultation events before detailed planning...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Vision for a brighter future

The new building will be made up of five “home zones” - one for each year group - as well...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Serious fun ahead at festival

COMEDIAN Arthur Smith has promised Saddleworth Festivalgoers jokes, songs... and maybe a naked woman. Arthur plays the June 6-14 festival at...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Monument to medic nursed back to health

Delighted locals have praised Oldham council for restoring a landmark monument in the heart of Dobcross. The monument was erected in...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Care firm in NW top 10

AN Oldham home-care company is celebrating being named one of the top 10 providers in the North-West. Home Instead Senior Care,...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Art trail on religious theme

FROM oil paintings to stained glass windows, over 40 artworks from Greater Manchester and beyond will be displayed during Saddleworth...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Heroes of the snows have a story to tell

OLDHAM’S heroes of the snows have produced a fascinating book to mark 50 years of helping the community. The 136-page book...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Award for tragic PC Nicola

A POSTHUMOUS award has been dedicated to the late Saddleworth PC Nicola Hughes in recognition of her dedication to duty. It...

Date Online: 25/05/2015

Best foot forward for Whit Walkers

WHIT walkers had their prayers answered when the skies cleared up just in time for the celebrations. The grey clouds and...

Date Online: 25/05/2015

Tuning up for the band contests

THOUSANDS of Oldhamers will take to the streets to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit...

Date Online: 25/05/2015

Galloway rules himself out of bid to be local MP

FORMER Respect MP George Galloway fielded questions from punters at the Swan Inn, Dobcross, at a charity dinner to raise...

Date Online: 21/05/2015

Proud David handed the clog-iron chain

A veteran of the 1982 Falklands war has steered a 65-year-old tradition back into the spotlight. David Buckley of Springhead has...

Date Online: 20/05/2015

Jenny awarded volunteer prize

A Saddleworth woman’s commitment to helping others has been recognised at a prestigious award ceremony. Jenny Begley (70) hadn’t planned to...

Date Online: 19/05/2015

Hands off our Tudor treasure crest!

Parish councillors have refused to hand over a key piece of a national treasure. The carved crest is believed to belong...

Date Online: 18/05/2015

Uphill task no walk in the park!

RUNNERS pounded Oldham’s pavements on a blustery Sunday mornnig in the Milltown to Moors 7km race. Sale Running Club’s Gareth Raven,...

Date Online: 18/05/2015

Volunteer appeal

THE Dobcross Whit Friday Committee is looking for volunteers to help during this year’s event, which features morning walks, a...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Shining a light on bygone era

GREENFIELD photographer Ian Beesley is harking back to a bygone era to bring First World War veterans back to life. The...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Why Labour lost

Re-elected Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams analyses Labour’s General election defeat MY key belief is that the electorate did...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Prayer and pint for the canon!

A former chaplain to the Queen will renew old friendships when he returns to Saddleworth for a special celebration this...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Corrie stars honour Street legend Anne

READINGS and tributes from cast members feature in the public memorial service to celebrate the life of “Coronation Street” legend...

Date Online: 14/05/2015

Ex-partner jailed over house blaze

A HERO commended for his bravery in helping to rescue victims of an earthquake in New Zealand has been jailed...

Date Online: 13/05/2015

Minions give Mick a ‘Despicable’ send off

FIREFIGHTER Mick Billingham swapped his uniform for size 11 winklepickers, tight black women’s jeans and a giant plastic head —...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

Riddle of the missing Whit Friday band cup

AN appeal has gone out to find a treasured Whit Friday Band Contest Cup, donated by a Saddleworth family. A team...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

Party tributes to heroes of VE Day

FROM ration books to the Lindy hop and seamed stockings to Jeeps, things took a vintage turn at the Old...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

In memory of twin son

A determined mother who lost one of her twin sons to skin cancer is set on raising £33,000 in his...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

Crash driver fights for his life

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was left with life-threatening head injuries after a collision in Denshaw. In the...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

School site will remain a battleground

Lucky Kenderdine, Iram Ramzan, Robbie Gill, Ken Bennett and Richard Hooton THE site of the new Saddleworth School will be the...

Date Online: 11/05/2015

Independents’ day

Group aims to make council ‘driving force for change’ after winning seven seats INDEPENDENT councillors edged to victory in the...

Date Online: 11/05/2015

Crash driver critical

A MAN is in a critical condition following a collision in Denshaw this morning. Police and fire crews were called to...

Date Online: 11/05/2015

Tale of a chippy tea

A DOBCROSS eatery will be the waterside setting for Marsden-based Mikron Theatre Company’s latest tale. “One of Each” is about the...

Date Online: 08/05/2015