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1526 Article(s) Found

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

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

Parish centre’s £11,231 boost

Saddleworth’s St Chad’s church has been given a major grant by the environmental trust arm of waste management company Veolia. The...

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

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

Golden days for Greenfield

ATHLETICS: SADDLEWORTH youngsters battled it out as they went head to head in tennis and football to round off this...

Date Online: 26/09/2014

Band brews

SAMPLE coffee and snacks at the Dobcross Band Club Coffee Shop on the first Saturday of every month to raise...

Date Online: 26/09/2014

Scary monster turns out to be a fungus

LITTLE George Hopkinson could hardly believe his eyes when he spotted a bulky shape lurking in a patch of nettles...

Date Online: 26/09/2014

Head to the hills for comedy festival

THE hills of Saddleworth will be alive with the sound of laughter when the inaugural Comedy Weekend kicks off. Organiser Rob...

Date Online: 26/09/2014

Alma is Woman of Oldham

A CHARITY supporter who has been raising money for charity since she was 10 has been crowned the 2014 Woman...

Date Online: 25/09/2014

Hydro dream sparks into life

Saddleworth’s long-running aim to build a local hydro-electric power plant came good yesterday with the opening of the new Saddleworth...

Date Online: 24/09/2014

Movie stars to hit the Heights

AN iconic church set on a windswept Saddleworth hillside is to feature in a major new film starring an international...

Date Online: 23/09/2014

Oh what a night!

HUNDREDS of partygoers danced the night away in Delph as the ninth Party in the Park went off with a...

Date Online: 22/09/2014

Reds legend pitches in for Mahdlo

MANCHESTER United legend Paul Scholes will be trading his football boots for golf clubs when he tees off at a...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Church calendar

A COLOURFUL 2015 calendar has been launched to celebrate the 800th anniversary of St Chad’s Church, Uppermill. They include images...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

MP speaks up for Mencap campaign

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams is backing a Mencap campaign to give people with a learning disability the...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Evita coup for Mossley society

Mossley Amateur Operatic Society is to become the UK’s first amateur company to stage the Rice-Lloyd Webber classic musical “Evita”. Permission...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Drivers given 14-day reprieve on fines

Drivers have been given a 14-day reprieve from parking fines after months of upheaval in Uppermill. From today car park users...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Fun day tribute to PC Nicola

THE mother of murdered police woman Nicola Hughes has praised her local community for supporting an event in her daughter’s...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

‘Common sense’ call on market parking

Frustrated businesses are calling for “common sense” in a bitter tussle over parking on Uppermill’s market days. Currently only drivers with...

Date Online: 15/09/2014

Parish saints and sinners

A year-long survey of official meetings of Saddleworth Parish Council has revealed attendance saints and sinners among councillors. Only six of...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Allotments set for growth spurt

GREEN-FINGERED folk in Saddleworth will have more opportunities to grow fresh fruit and vegetables in their own allotments. Councillor Derek Heffernan...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Streets to be named after war heroes

THREE World War One Oldham heroes who received Britain’s highest military award, the Victoria Cross, are to have streets named...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

GB star Katy on Euro glory trail

Water polo: KATY Andrew is helping to fly the flag for Great Britain’s water polo team in the Under-19s European...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

New school proposal welcomed

A VETERAN Saddleworth councillor has welcomed Oldham Council’s decision to consider a new site for the new Saddleworth School. Land at...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Mum vows: we won’t give up school fight

THE mother of accident victim Adam McQuillan is to take on education experts for a second time in a bid...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Bus confusion over new school times

SADDLEWORTH School is at the centre of a row over teaching arrangements and transport. After consultation with parents, the school decided...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Onwards and upwards

Greenfield man Richard Andrew is on a mountain-high after turning his life round from a serious illness. When former deputy headteacher...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Bride Olivia arrives in style - by horse!

MOST brides dream of being taken to their wedding in a luxury car, but not one Saddleworth bride. Olivia Sunderland got...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Bedroom tax takes a knock

OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams voted against the bedroom tax in Parliament on Friday. The Oldham East and Saddleworth MP backed the...

Date Online: 09/09/2014