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One swallow doesn’t make a summer, but it had me beaming!

The Chron’s managing editor continues his award-winning, week by week story of his battle with throat cancer WHEN the super-cool Professor...

Date Online: 04/03/2015

Political marriage made in heaven

THE FRIDAY THING: IT is a seriously long time since we heard from Warren Bates (and yes, many will be...

Date Online: 27/02/2015

Souper to see angel Jane again

Chronicle managing editor Dave Whaley continues the story of his fight against throat cancer AS I turned the corner our eyes...

Date Online: 25/02/2015

Charity’s appeal for mutt-needed funds

A LOCAL animal rescue charity is facing an uphill battle to raise almost £70,000 to provide a better home for...

Date Online: 24/02/2015

Janet and John and the birds and the bees

THE FRIDAY THING: MAYBE it is all this serious concern about child sexual exploitation, where young people are lured into...

Date Online: 20/02/2015

Hitting home... with the ‘15 rounds with Tyson’ effect

The Chronicle’s managing editor continues his award-winning articles about his battle with throat cancer THEY say there’s nothing quite like your...

Date Online: 18/02/2015

Velocetas on the fast track to fame

UPPERMILL mod/indie rockers the Velocetas are another band hoping to make significant waves in 2015. The laidback foursome — lead guitar...

Date Online: 17/02/2015

Who’s watching who?

THE FRIDAY THING: HERE’S a scary thought. When you settle down on the sofa and turn on the telly are...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Home from Homer... but no quick fix

Chronicle managing editor Dave Whaley continues the saga of his fight against neck cancer I SUPPOSE we have all done...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

On the right trache...

The Chron’s managing editor continues the story of his battle with throat cancer I HAVE always maintained along this cancer journey...

Date Online: 06/02/2015

Danger on the Diggle school run

THE FRIDAY THING: I know I have been over this ground many times before, but I have just received an...

Date Online: 06/02/2015

We’re all in this together

THE closure of Lees Community Association has been greeted with surprise and sadness. KEN BENNETT examines the vital role played...

Date Online: 06/02/2015

Sniffer dog with a nose for a tale

Few retired dogs have a book written about them - but Buster is no ordinary dog The hero hound’s five military...

Date Online: 03/02/2015

The picture’s not clear on camera cutbacks

THE FRIDAY THING: THE use of cameras to keep an eye on people designated as posing a threat to society,...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Indigo Empire eye purple patch

MEMBERS of young Oldham band Indigo Empire are hoping to spread their wings this year. The indie rock ’n’ rollers from...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Life in the fast lane

The Chronicle’s managing editor continues the saga of his cancer treatment I HAVE just spent three nights at one of the...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

A ridiculous decision

THE FRIDAY THING: I HAVE read a lot of the paper work and spoken to groups and individuals who have...

Date Online: 23/01/2015

Only when I laugh

Chronicle managing editor continues to Chronicle his battle with throat cancer in this award-winning series. On Friday, he underwent complicated...

Date Online: 21/01/2015

We all need to be on our guard

THE FRIDAY THING:  THE murderous events in Paris last week should have alerted us on our side of the English Channel...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

The politicians are coming a knockin’

THE FRIDAY THING: I SUPPOSE a lot people out there will be bracing themselves for 120 days or so of...

Date Online: 09/01/2015

Our majestic Queen and carol Kings..

THE FRIDAY THING: THE highlights of the Christmas TV performances included a marvellous speech by the Queen. And it got me...

Date Online: 02/01/2015

Big day for the children in the hills and a pretty big one for me too...

Managing Editor David Whaley’s “Keep Smiling” journey through throat cancer FRIDAY, January 16, is going to be a significant date. That...

Date Online: 24/12/2014

Harsh realities of the battle ahead

OLDHAM AT WAR IT had become obvious weeks before the first Christmas of the war that those who predicted the troops...

Date Online: 23/12/2014

Time to neuter UKIP kennel

THE FRIDAY THING - JIM WILLIAMS I HAVE been thinking about UKIP and the impact the party is about to have on...

Date Online: 19/12/2014

Ex-patient Nick was a role model par excellence!

KEEP SMILING - Managing Editor David Whaley’s continues his throat cancer journey THE “Holidays are coming” big red truck for a...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Tory knives out for foodbanks

JIM WILLIAMS’ FRIDAY THING AS a weekly contributor to Oldham’s excellent foodbank I am at a loss to fathom out just...

Date Online: 12/12/2014

Rivertairs ready to rip it up

AS the burgeoning Oldham music scene continues to spawn some incredibly exciting talent, Diggle-based outfit the Rivertairs are the latest...

Date Online: 08/12/2014

Goda Tungl are a band in a hurry

THEY might only be raw teenagers in a band that hasn’t yet been together for a year, but Oldham outfit...

Date Online: 08/12/2014

Oh Holy fight

THE FRIDAY THING: I WOULD never suggest that I was particularly religious but I couldn’t help feeling a degree of...

Date Online: 05/12/2014

Carpets on a roll

ANTICIPATION is almost at fever pitch as Oldham’s favourite musical sons, the Inspiral Carpets, head off on an eagerly-awaited nationwide...

Date Online: 04/12/2014