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745 Article(s) Found

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

Vow to end misery of trafficking

POLICE have pledged to “leave no stone unturned” in a crackdown on human traffickers. The promise follows the arrest of 13...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Pregnant woman sold for £15,000

THIRTEEN people have been arrested for their part in a trafficking ring which “sold” a pregnant woman into a sham...

Date Online: 13/11/2014

Sex abuse shame of father-of-five

AN Oldham father of five has been found guilty of the repeated sexual abuse of two young girls. A jury took...

Date Online: 13/11/2014

Santa visit

SANTA is dropping in to the St John’s Church Christmas fair on Saturday from 11.30am. There will be lots of...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Tribute as Steven loses his final battle

A HEARTBROKEN family has paid tribute to its “funny and energetic” 15-year-old son, who has died from an infection after...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

History talk

DOES an urn in Westminster Abbey contain the bones of the sons of King Edward IV? Find out more at...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

Vandals strike

Vandals have destroyed flowers in a wrecking spree at Failsworth’s historic Pole landmark and nearby gardens. Police were called to the...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Man denies indecent assault

A 67-year-old man has denied an allegation of indecently assaulting a girl. Colin Shannon of Evening Street, Failsworth, pleaded not guilty...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Stress help

FEELING stressed, or struggling with anxiety or depression? You can get some advice at the free eight-week “mindfulness-based stress reduction”...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Together forever

AN inseparable Oldham couple died within days of each other after almost 60 years together . Edward Crossley died in hospital...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Ward surgeries

COUNCILLOR Sean Fielding’s ward surgery takes place tonight at the Holy Family Church, on Lord Lane, from 6-7pm. Councillors Briggs, McMahon...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

School to be extended

THE expansion of a Failsworth primary school to create 70 new places has been given the go-ahead by members of...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Seven minutes to tram tragedy

AN elderly woman was seen wandering along Oldham’s tram tracks seven minutes before she was hit and killed, an inquest...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Table-top sale

THERE will be a table-top sale at St John’s Church on Saturday from 10am-noon. All enquiries can be made to...

Date Online: 14/10/2014

Jack goes to great lengths for charity

A YOUNG autism sufferer who wanted to raise money for charity at the Great London Swim was devastated when it...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Crime concerns

CRIME and safety concerns can be put forward to the neighbourhood inspector at the Failsworth Health Centre police surgery tomorrow...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Prison the next stop for lying taxi driver

A taxi driver who invented a fictitious person to avoid paying speeding fines was jailed for eight months at Manchester...

Date Online: 07/10/2014