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1629 Article(s) Found

Tram fine Jim taken for a ride

A PENSIONER has been dragged through the courts after a tram fare dodger used his name and address. Despite being 49...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

£6.5m push to make it easier to see a GP

A NEW £6.5 million investment in Oldham GPs will make it easier for patients in the borough to see their...

Date Online: 26/01/2015

Burns night

A NIGHT of Scottish dancing, a quiz and music is being held at Springhead Congregational Church tomorrow. The Burns Night...

Date Online: 23/01/2015

Ploughing on regardless

Sharp easterly winds and snowfall left many Saddleworth motorists grappling to negotiate secondary routes to Huddersfield and other cross-moorland destinations...

Date Online: 22/01/2015

Filmmaker seeks atom bomb ‘truth’

A SADDLEWORTH filmmaker is exploring the “hidden” truth about the wartime atomic bombs that devastated Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

Housing fears raised over green belt site

VILLAGERS have been warned of the threat from a “significant development” in a conservation area in green belt land. Oldham councillor...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

Saddleworth’s got talent in abundance

Saddleworth Festival of the Arts will make a spectacular return this year. The nine-day event will again feature international, national and...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

New school: simply the wrong location

COMMUNITY groups are urging Oldham Council chiefs to think again over the proposal to build a new £17million school in...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

Saddleworth school site: Diggle chosen

SADDLEWORTH School is on the move from Uppermill to Diggle following a decision by education chiefs. The Education Funding Agency (EFA)...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

We won’t give up

A CAMPAIGNING councillor today warned the plan to build a new £17million school in Diggle will be “neither speedy or...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Fears raised over village ‘rat-run’ traffic debate

THE decision to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle has brought fears of increased traffic. Independent Saddleworth parish councillor Robert...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Big-name investors put £3.3m into firm

A GROUP of investors - including former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy - has invested £3.3 million in the business...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Homewatch date

SADDLEWORTH Homewatch holds its first meeting of the year at Uppermill Conservative Club on Wednesday at 7.45pm. THE First Stop Health...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

New school site chosen

SADDLEWORTH School will controversially move to Diggle following a decision by education chiefs to move from its current Uppermill site. Land...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Growing gusts

A SHOCKED resident woke up missing a greenhouse yesterday after strong gusts of wind sent it airborne. The greenhouse was blown...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

In the blue corner

Conservative have picked their candidate to contest the Oldham East and Saddleworth seat held by Labour’s Debbie Abrahams in May’s...

Date Online: 13/01/2015

Audition date

AUDITION dates have been changed for Uppermill Stage Society’s production of “Billy Liar” at Ebenezer Church, Uppermill. They will now...

Date Online: 09/01/2015

Country fair theme as Saddleworth Show returns to its roots

Saddleworth Show will be staged at a new venue this year — with a novel twist. The joint venture between the...

Date Online: 09/01/2015

Still no answers to year-old murder

THE parents of murdered Craig Wilcox have launched an emotional plea for information — a year on from his death. Stephen...

Date Online: 07/01/2015

Crucial 20 mins: police launch fresh appeal

DETECTIVES investigating Craig Wilcox’s murder have launched a fresh appeal for information on the anniversary of his death. Det Chief Insp...

Date Online: 07/01/2015

Have your say on homes scheme

Denshaw residents are invited to study a copy of a proposed new estate lay-out for 21 new homes tonight. The houses...

Date Online: 06/01/2015

Villagers rally for blaze-hit family

NEIGHBOURS have rallied for a family after a fire tore through their home in a suspected arson attac kin Springhead...

Date Online: 05/01/2015

MP backs manifesto for small businesses

OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams is continuing her support for small businesses against late payments — and says such businesses are...

Date Online: 02/01/2015

Teen whizz kid’s online game sparks Farage fury

AN 18-year-old Saddleworth games programmer is one of the people behind a controversial online game that pokes fun at UKIP...

Date Online: 02/01/2015

Hotel’s green light for extension

A SADDLEWORTH hotelier is forecasting a new era for local tourism after being granted planning permission to extend his hotel. Anthony...

Date Online: 30/12/2014

Shining stars!

THE people of Saddleworth have again lit up their community for Christmas and the winners of this year’s best illuminations...

Date Online: 30/12/2014

Family wins fight to keep Adam at his old school

ACCIDENT victim Adam McQuillan is preparing for his return to mainstream education after his family won a fight against education...

Date Online: 30/12/2014

Dobcross memorial demolished by van

An out-of-control van has demolished Dobcross village’s historic memorial. The white Ford Transit is thought to have suffered a handbrake failure...

Date Online: 29/12/2014

Devon is star turn

PUPILS at Christ Church School, Denshaw, didn’t just act out the nativity story, they lived it, as the cast followed...

Date Online: 19/12/2014

Proud tradition’s on song

THE Saddleworth Male Voice Choir and augmented ladies chorus are rehearsing for their 52nd consecutive performance of Handel’s Messiah. Under their...

Date Online: 19/12/2014