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726 Article(s) Found

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

Brownie party

THE 3rd Oldham brownies are having their 60th anniversary and reunion get-together on Saturday at Hollins Methodist Church, Millgate from...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

£6.25m new school for autistic children

OLDHAM is to build a special school with state-of-the-art facilities for pupils with autism. Contractors Extraspace Solutions will begin work...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

Brownie reunion

THE 3rd Oldham Brownies is trying to contact former brownies from 1954 onwards — who attended the Hollins Methodist brownie...

Date Online: 23/09/2014

Big kick-off at mini league’s new home

THE Manchester Youth and Mini Soccer League kicked off the new season in style at its new home in Failsworth. The...

Date Online: 23/09/2014

Charity collection

COLLECTION box co-ordinators for Marie Curie Cancer Care are needed in the Failsworth area. The role requires around two or...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Hazel to head proton treatment centre

THE Christie has appointed a Failsworth radiographer to lead its revolutionary Proton Beam Therapy Centre in Manchester in 2018. Hazel Pennington...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

January’s date with talent finals

A LOCAL singer has made the final 10 in a competition to form a girl band and perform at the...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Vital shopping service axed

A VITAL transport link connecting housebound pensioners with local supermarkets is set to be cancelled. Transport for Greater Manchester’s Shopping Link...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Black-out at wheel ended in tragedy

A PENSIONER died after her husband blacked-out at the wheel and smashed their car into the back of a lorry. Doreen...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Angela named MP candidate

LABOUR has chosen its prospective parliamentary candidate for the Ashton constituency, which covers Failsworth. Angela Rayner will stand for the seat...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Lift-trap ladies joke their way to freedom

FIVE members of Failsworth Townswomen’s Guild cracked jokes to keep their spirits up getting stuck in a lift for more...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

All part of the furniture

CHRISTMAS may be 111 days away, but that hasn’t stopped Santa, Rudolph and the Elves from making themselves at home...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Gone in a flash

ARSONISTS wrecked a speed camera in Oldham Road, Hollinwood last night. Firefighters were called to a spot near Housing Units at...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Camera arsonists strike again

THREE Failsworth speed cameras have been destroyed in two nights by arsonists. Yesterday the Chronicle reported how a speed camera on...

Date Online: 04/09/2014

Growing up with grandma

FREDA Millet will be sharing stories of her time growing up with her grandmother at the Failsworth Historical Society meeting...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

GP arrest over indecent images

A FAILSWORTH GP has been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images. Dr David Stuart McMaster, a GP at...

Date Online: 01/09/2014

Readers’ group

LIVELY discussion takes place at Failsworth Library on Thursdays from 6pm, at the Rush Hour Readers’ Group. New members are...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

The years roll on for former POW George

A FORMER Japanese prisoner of war has celebrated his 100th birthday at the bowls club at which he has been...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

Safety call after bus death horror

THE family of a pensioner who died after being thrown from her seat on a bus has backed a coroner’s...

Date Online: 26/08/2014