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Care-home girl, 14, taken away by student

A STUDENT who took a child in care away without permission, has been punished with a six-month community order. Caine Andrew...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Death of 47-year-old baffles doctors

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a previously healthy 47-year-old Failsworth woman. Helen Warburton, of Kew Road, had been fit and active...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Serve and brolly!

THE only time I have ever had to use a tennis racquet was to swat an annoying fly that was...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

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

Itís sport city at Failsworth School

MANCHESTER City legend Mike Summerbee was on hand to open Failsworth School’s state-of-the-art sports complex yesterday. Guests were also treated with...

Date Online: 17/07/2014

50 years as leader for dedicated Ian

DEDICATED Ian McAlpine is celebrating half a century of service to scouting in Oldham. Ian, of Shaw, joined 86th Manchester Wolf...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

Council staff down tools for more pay

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

Date Online: 10/07/2014

Now itís 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

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

Landmark in the park

HOLLINWOOD and Limeside made the most of a fun day in the sun for all the family yesterday. The day began...

Date Online: 07/07/2014

Car thief Wallwork swerves prison

FORMER Manchester United player Ronnie Wallwork has avoided jail after admitting stealing a £28,000 car. Wallwork (36), from Failsworth, had an...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Carnival fun whatever the weather

RAIN didn’t stop play in Failsworth as thousands of revellers enjoyed the two-day annual carnival at Lord Lane playing fields. Failsworth...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Sweet event

THE Failsworth Historical Society is holding a strawberries and cream evening tomorrow from 7pm in the Pavilion at Woodhouses Cricket...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Weapons arsenal at house

TWO people have been charged after an arsenal of weapons including a stun gun, a loaded pistol and a loaded...

Date Online: 27/06/2014

Roofers caught on camera

AN Oldham roofing firm filmed in secret by the BBC’s Watchdog programme has been prosecuted for breaching safety rules. Renov8...

Date Online: 27/06/2014

Age just a number says 103-year-old Bertha

Crossword puzzles and keeping active might be the key to a long and healthy life. And Bertha Taylor should know:...

Date Online: 26/06/2014

Five years for drug courier

A 23-year-old Oldham man was caught running drugs - while on bail awaiting his trial for a previous offence. Michael...

Date Online: 25/06/2014

Down to the wire

A NAIL-BITING finale saw East Oldham crowned champions at the 10th annual Oldham Borough Games. It came down to the...

Date Online: 24/06/2014

Faith in the future

AMBITIOUS plans to convert a derelict church into a new community centre have gone on display. Impact Community Project and Impact...

Date Online: 20/06/2014

Clinic call

Clinic call AN ante-natal clinic takes place tomorrow at Failsworth Children’s Centre, Propps Hall Drive, from 9am-12.20pm. A post-natal clinic takes...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Itís Wimble-Dan!

OLDHAM will be able to cheer on one of its own at Wimbledon. Young player Daniel Smethurst has soared up the...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Ex United star faces jail

FORMER Manchester United star Ronnie Wallwork is facing jail after pleading guilty to theft. The 36 year old, from Failsworth, admitted...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Driver six times over limit

A MOTORIST stopped by police in Failsworth as part of World Cup drink driving crackdown was almost six times the...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Robbery: Have you seen this man?

POLICE have issued a picture of a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Oldham. Reece Steven (21) is wanted...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Parklife festival complaints

MUSIC from Manchester’s Parklife festival could be heard across Oldham over the weekend. Residents described the noise level as “ridiculous...

Date Online: 10/06/2014

Brass appeal

HAVE you played a brass instrument in the past? If so, then Failsworth Band are desperately looking for more members....

Date Online: 10/06/2014

Burglars halted

A householder chased away three armed burglars who tried to break into a neighbour’s house in Failsworth. The incident, on...

Date Online: 09/06/2014

Whit Walkersí services in sun

OLDHAM Whit walkers had their prayers answered as the skies stayed clear for the hundreds taking part. Congregations from churches...

Date Online: 09/06/2014

Church Whit walkers set for services

WHIT walkers are hoping for a sunny Sunday to keep them dry during celebratory processions. In Royton, congregations from Trinity Methodist,...

Date Online: 06/06/2014

Armed raid appeal

POLICE have released details of suspects in an armed raid on a Failsworth travel agent. The Co-operative Travel store off Oldham...

Date Online: 06/06/2014