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Love split ends in tragedy

A HAPPY-go-lucky teenager hanged herself following trouble with her boyfriend. Hairdresser Holly Drew Anderson (19) was found at her home at...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Child sex offence charges

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has appeared at Oldham Magistrates’ Court on two charges of sexual assault, one of rape and one...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Drugs raid drama at dawn

Twenty cannabis plants were seized from an empty house in Valentine Street, Failsworth in dawn raids this morning. GMP’s Operation Trafalgar...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Coffee and chat

SHARE readings and songs with other worshippers before enjoying fellowship over coffee on Tuesday, February 3, at the Roman Road...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

Knife terror as couple grapple with raiders

A COUPLE have spoken of their terror after being victims of a knife-wielding gang during a robbery in Failsworth. The attack...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

Little Miss Magic!

A NINE-year-old girl who overcame leukaemia is planning to help other children battle cancer - by donating her long hair...

Date Online: 21/01/2015

District meeting

Find out what is going on in your local area at the Failsworth and Hollinwood district executive meeting at Failsworth...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

Head injury led to driver’s death

THE death of a Failsworth man who drove his car into a lamp post was the result of a brain...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

Moneylending arrests

A FAILSWORTH man has been arrested following a crackdown on illegal money-lending by Greater Manchester Police and the National Illegal...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Oldham man caught with 200,000 cigarettes

AN Oldham man has been jailed for his role in a plot to flood Greater Manchester with duty free cigarettes...

Date Online: 14/01/2015

Blood levels drop

AN urgent appeal has been made for blood donors this month after stock levels fell drastiaclly over Christmas. All blood types...

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

Icy warning

POLICE are urging drivers not to leave unattended cars with engines running while de-icing them, after several thefts of cars...

Date Online: 06/01/2015

Homes plan for former mill site

A SECOND planning application for the development of up to 51 houses on the site of the old Failsworth Mill...

Date Online: 06/01/2015

New Year’s Eve carjack terror

ARMED raiders threatened a driver with an 8in blade in a terrifying carjacking incident in the early hours of New...

Date Online: 02/01/2015

Staff terrified by knife and axe-wielding robbers

SHOCKING CCTV footage shows the terrifying moment three men armed with an axe and a knife robbed a petrol station. At...

Date Online: 30/12/2014

Booze warning sent to 9,000 homes

MORE than 9,000 homes in Failsworth have received advice and information about the dangers of binge drinking ahead of the...

Date Online: 18/12/2014

10 pitches is the goal for soccer site plan

A FUTURISTIC football complex with 10 outdoor pitches could soon be built on the historic Lancaster Club site in Failsworth. Plans...

Date Online: 15/12/2014

Five-car prang on untreated road

OLDHAM Council has defended its gritting system after an icy road in Failsworth caused a five-car collision. Commuters cutting through Alder...

Date Online: 12/12/2014

Thieves ransack wedding boutique

A WOMAN has been left devastated after her new boutique was burgled — only a week before it was due...

Date Online: 11/12/2014

Caned school slams report

FAILSWORTH School has made an official complaint after inspectors found it is failing to give pupils an acceptable standard of...

Date Online: 05/12/2014

Find the elves

A COMPETTION to find the 100 Christmas elves stuck on Failsworth shop windows is open to all school children until...

Date Online: 02/12/2014

WW1 explored

LEARN about the origins of the First World War at a talk at St Margaret’s Church by Terry Jackson, chairman...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

Support rains in after BBC appeal

A CHARITY is reporting a surge of interest after a Hollinwood-based family support worker featured on the BBC’s Children in...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Forest School site reopens after facelift

THE newly-transformed South Failsworth Forest School site was officially unveiled this week. Children are now able to enjoy classes outside the...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Witness appeal after vicious street attack

A MAN was dragged to the floor and attacked as he lay defenceless near a Failsworth pub. The victim, in...

Date Online: 19/11/2014

Litter pick

HELP clean up your local area this Saturday by taking part in the Malton Garden community clean up. Meet at...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

M&S coming to Oldham

THE 130-year wait to bring Marks and Spencer to Oldham is finally over. The retail giant will open a clothing, homeware...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Sham marriage probe

TWO Failsworth people have been remanded in custody until December 5 following the alleged trafficking and “sale” into a sham...

Date Online: 17/11/2014