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330 Article(s) Found

Representing Oldham my greatest privilege

MARTYN TORR talks to MICHAEL MEACHER MP, part two I WAS most surprised by Michael Meacher, not so much by his...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

Help the region's poorest kids this Christmas

THE Oldham Chronicle is taking part in a mammoth fundraising mission to help give the region's poorest kids a cracking...

Date Online: 24/11/2014

Sober warning of what’s to come...

THE FRIDAY THING: AS we move inexorably towards next year’s general election we can expect a huge increase in ideas...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

I’m still standing, says the proud voice of Labour’s left wing

Martyn Meets... veteran Oldham MP Michael Meacher WHEN I mentioned I was travelling to Westminster to meet Michael Hugh Meacher, everyone...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Dickens of a mystery

THE FRIDAY THING: The late Saddleworth Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens spent many months compiling a dossier that contained many serious...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Not bad for a ginger kid!

Martyn meets... parliamentary hopeful Angela Rayner EIGHTEEN years ago, when Angela Rayner was a 16-year-old single parent living on a estate...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Ska stars can go one step beyond

LEE Hollister is the energetic and enthusiastic lead singer of the eight-strong ska, two-tone and reggae covers outfit Manchester Ska...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Chain of command

THE FRIDAY THING: IT is a good few years since the campaign for an elected mayor in Oldham was confined...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Monster on the prowl

AN international film crew have been in Delph to capture scenes for an exciting new film. KEN BENNETT joined them...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

The subject is abuse, not ethnicity

A major report into child sexual exploitation revealed it had become a “new social norm” in parts of Greater Manchester....

Date Online: 06/11/2014

Musical magic in the wave of a wand

Part two of MARTYN TORR’s conversation with Black Dyke Band’s PROF NICK CHILDS DIRECTOR of Music for the world’s best-known brass...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

EU can stick your £1.7 billion bill...

THE FRIDAY THING: WE might as well admit it, there is general gloom when a bill drops on the mat. But...

Date Online: 31/10/2014

Conducting is Childs play for Professor Nick

MARTYN TORR in conversation with PROFESSOR NICK CHILDS IF ever a man was destined for the career he has, that man...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Are we Ed-ing to a catastrophe?

THE FRIDAY THING: ARE you among the group of people getting excited about the prospects of the next general election...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Gramotones ready for take-off

Band to support Inspiral Carpets on tour Oldham’s two top bands will team up at five venues across the country in...

Date Online: 23/10/2014

Devoted Jill’s a true public servant

MARTYN MEETS... Jill Read, history teacher, county councillor, Age UK chairman... and charity shop volunteer UNTIL SIX years ago when she...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Seconds out . . .

Chronicle managing editor David Whaley unfortunately spoke a little too soon about his cancer’s demise... IT’S BACK. Or to be more...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Grape times turn me to mush

THE FRIDAY THING: NOSTALGIA isn’t what it used to be - but occasionally a door to years gone by opens,...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Looking for trouble

Robbie Gill joins police, cadets and PCSOs on Operation Tuscan Operation Tuscan is a borough-wide crackdown on anti-social behaviour, targeting specific...

Date Online: 14/10/2014

This is how it feels: the highs and lows

Part two of Martyn’s chat to Inspiral Carpets legend Clint Boon CLINT Boon is one of those blokes it is impossible...

Date Online: 14/10/2014

A tribute act with plenty of Spark!

Chronicle music man Simon Smedley talks to Mark Stelfox of popular Oldham tribute duo Spark... FANS of one of Oldham’s best-known...

Date Online: 13/10/2014

X Factor auditions: you be the judge

THE FRIDAY THING: IF this year’s party conferences were a trailer for next year’s general election then we should be...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Last chance to enter Top Tots 2014!

If you missed the photo sessions at Tesco Extra Store on Huddersfield Road Oldham don’t panic as there is going...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Boon army keeps on growing

MARTYN MEETS...Oldham rock legend and DJ CLint Boon Clint Boon is as Oldham as fish and chips after a Saturday night...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

All about the Knowledge

THE KNOWLEDGE is the Chronicle's bright, unstuffy look at education throughout the borough. Six times a year our stand-alone education magazine...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

FIRST CLASS 2014 SUPPLEMENT 11TH NOVEMBER

FIRST CLASS 2014 SUPPLEMENT 11TH NOVEMBER It is easy to order your child’s “First Class” photograph. Simply follow this link to our...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Take a break and the world goes mad

THE FRIDAY THING: SO, I go on holiday for a couple of weeks, walking and climbing the glorious Cumbrian fells...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Ref Robert blows the whistle on his dream: a date at Wembley

Martyn meets...Rugby Super League referee ROBERT HICKS RUGBY League referees — like referees in any sport — are a much-maligned and...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

Breathing life into live music

SIMON SMEDLEY meets Martin Schofield of Oldham’s live music venue, Whittles - and hears of his plans to have more...

Date Online: 29/09/2014

Full steam ahead for friends

THE Chronicle, the Alzheimer’s Society, Oldham Council and the Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a campaign to raise awareness...

Date Online: 26/09/2014