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Green light for unique eco home

A SELF-sustaining eco home will be built into a Diggle hillside after innovative plans were approved by Oldham Planning Committee. The...

Date Online: 24/07/2014

Happiness and heartbreak...

BOTH of these women endured gruelling chemotherapy while pregnant and went on to give birth to healthy babies . ....

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Blockades to halt farm 4x4 gangs

BELEAGUERED farmers have been advised to set up blockades to stop valuable vehicles being stolen off their land. The drastic measures...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Military show on parade for 1940s weekend

A SADDLEWORTH village is to play host to a unique new “living museum” at the weekend. The Pennine 1940s Military Weekend...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Having a ball

THOUSANDS of young athletes battled for victory as they competed in the Greater Manchester School Games. Oldhamers enjoyed a great deal...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Fresh twist in school site saga

THERE has been yet another twist in the new Saddleworth School saga as Oldham Council Cabinet members last night proposed...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

£50,000 fraudster jailed

A SADDLEWORTH and District Cricket League umpire who defrauded sports clubs out of nearly £50,000 in Tameside has been jailed...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Couple planning eco home in green belt

PLANS for an eco-friendly, earth-sheltered home in Diggle have been submitted with a decision to be made at tomorrow’s planning...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Playgroup’s tearful farewell

An emotionally-charged party yesterday marked the end of 47 years’ work by a devoted team of carers. Saddleworth Special Needs Playgroup...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

‘I’ve enjoyed my time at Blue Coat tremendously’

DEPUTY head teacher Brian Davenport is retiring after chalking up 26 years at Blue Coat School. The 61-year-old taught in South...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

TV presenter returns to his roots

TV presenter and former Oldham Chronicle journalist John Stapleton has returned to his roots and helped fill potholes around Saddleworth...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Anyone for tennis?

WIMBLEDON may be over, but Oldhamers can serve up an ace with free sessions to celebrate the Great British Tennis...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Cheers to a triple win for Oldham

OLDHAM is the toast of the region when it comes to award-winning pubs. The borough had more winners than any other...

Date Online: 16/07/2014

A vintage weekend in the village

A feast of summer fun mixed with nostalgia is promised when a Saddleworth village launches a series of festivities at...

Date Online: 15/07/2014

Sunshine and smiles - The Saddleworth Show

Hills alive with sound of laughter THEY came . . . they enjoyed — and they poured thousands into a hard-working...

Date Online: 15/07/2014

What a blooming nerve!

A councillor had accused Oldham Council of snubbing parts of a village competing in a top national award. Garth Harkness said...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

Thieves have a blooming cheek

Villagers have been alerted to green-fingered thieves raiding gardens. Residents in Dobcross have reported incidents of pots and plants being stolen...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

Council staff down tools for more pay

THOUSANDS of Oldham’s public-sector workers today staged their biggest strike in years over salary freezes and low pay. Some council services...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

End of an era as playgroup closes

A PLAYGROUP which has supported thousands of families and children with special needs across the borough for 47 years is...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

Now it’s summer of discontent

SCHOOLS and libraries across Oldham will be closed tomorrow as public-sector workers stage their biggest strike in years. Members of Unison,...

Date Online: 09/07/2014

Red alert as traffic lights lead to chaos

Vandals brought more than three days of traffic misery to a Saddleworth village. Problems started when a three-way traffic control system...

Date Online: 09/07/2014

Awareness of dementia is a Commons goal

OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams has thrown her weight behind a campaign to make the UK home to the world’s first...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Firefighters to strike over eight days

OLDHAM firefighters will be striking for eight consecutive days from Monday next week. They are taking part in a national strike...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Beatles hits

“THE Threetles Second Summer of Love and Peace” charity music night plays tonight from 7.30 at Saddleworth Civic Hall, Uppermill....

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Brave Jo’s a tower of strength

AN inspirational woman is cycling 60 miles to raise money for The Christie - even though she is currently half-way...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

A peace garden to shout about!

A SADDLEWORTH primary school has been granted £47,000 to build a “peace garden” for pupils. St Anne’s Primary School, Lydgate, has...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

£812,000 roads money goes to Saddleworth

OLDHAM Council’s cabinet members last night revealed which roads will be repaired with the £812,000 Government funding to fix the...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Tweed event is a tour de force

AN intrepid group of cyclists offered a gentle alternative to the fever of the forthcoming Tour de France’s visit to...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Inquiry call over child-sex dossier

A LABOUR MP has called for a dossier of child abuse allegations compiled by former Saddleworth MP Geoffrey Dickens in...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Solicitor’s licence suspended

A SOLICITOR from Saddleworth has had his licence suspended and his practice shut down by regulators. Robert Andrew Schofield worked for...

Date Online: 01/07/2014