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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy talk

LOVE Lydgate’s monthly talk on Monday focuses on making energy from Saddleworth’s rain. Tony Bywater and Alison Brittle will provide...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

Holly best bar none to take national honours

A SADDLEWORTH law student has been crowned a national mooting champion at London’s Supreme Court. Holly Saunders (20), from Diggle, won...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

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

Groups net cash windfall

UNSUNG heroes have received money after pitching at a “Dragons’ Den”-style event. Organised by the Rotary Club of Saddleworth, six local...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

McMahon retains Council leader role

OLDHAM Council leader Jim McMahon has retained his seat in Failsworth East with a 1,453 majority over his nearest rival,...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

Holding on to what we’ve got

DEBBIE Abrahams held her Oldham East and Saddleworth seat with 17,529 votes - increasing her majority from 3,558 in 2011...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

Here’s how you voted...

Oldham East and Saddleworth 2011 byelection turnout: 48 per cent 2011 byelection majority: 3,558 Debbie Abrahams (Lab) 17,529 Sajjad Hussain (Con) 11,527 Peter Klonowski (UKIP) 8,557 Richard...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

Shocking images found on pervert’s computer

POLICE found a shocking catalogue of sexual images of underage children on a man’s computer after being alerted by the...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

Why was gran left in such a state?

CLAIMS that a care firm left an 84-year-old grandmother in urine-soaked bed sheets and with unexplained injuries are being investigated...

Date Online: 07/05/2015

‘I’m devastated about people we have lost’

In the wake of the massive earthquake that killed at least 7,300 people in Nepal, the Chronicle has spoken to...

Date Online: 06/05/2015

How parish candidates line up

OLDHAM will go to the polls tomorrow to elect MPs, councillors and parish councillors. Previews of the parliamentary and Oldham Council...

Date Online: 06/05/2015