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1546 Article(s) Found

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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