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Mad dash for tickets

A very limited number of tickets are still left for Saturday’s Gigantic Indie All-Dayer at the Manchester Academy. Top bands are...

Date Online: 19/05/2015

Morgan’s mojo’s back!

MUSIC: Oldham rock n’ roll singer Morgan Fletcher has got the local gigging circuit buzz back - and vows to...

Date Online: 19/05/2015

Oldham Chronicle Day Trip - Chester Zoo

Friday 14th August 2015 Adults £28 – Seniors £26 – Children £24 – Under 2s £10 Spend a beautiful summers day out...

Date Online: 13/05/2015

Music roundup

ORGANISERS have announced the hugely popular Rochdale Feel Good Festival will return on September 4 and 5, promising another incredible...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

5ft Fez walking tall

MUSIC:  EXCITING teenage mod trio 5ft Fez are definitely an Oldham band who are going places. Not only are front-man Matt...

Date Online: 12/05/2015

Votes are counted, but the panto rumbles on

THE FRIDAY THING: BY the time my reader is reading this (assuming he reads it before nipping out to the...

Date Online: 08/05/2015

Chance to win Carpets goodies

TO celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the Inspiral Carpets’ hugely successful album “Life”, the band is running...

Date Online: 05/05/2015

One day we’ll Frake it in

BY their own admission the Frakes are a band in an early stage of development. But the three-strong Oldham mod...

Date Online: 05/05/2015

Love is in the ear

THE FRIDAY THING: Poppy Smart (a super name) is the young woman who called police after feeling insulted and humiliated...

Date Online: 01/05/2015

Music round up

A CRACKING night is in prospect at Royton Cricket Club on Friday, May 15, when indie rockers The Visitors are...

Date Online: 28/04/2015

Launch success for vinyl store

MICK Harwood’s IQ Tunes record store launch was described by the man himself as “an absolute success”. The new vinyl store...

Date Online: 28/04/2015

The Uncommitted: committed to making their mark

Folk ‘n’ roller Paul McGladdery and his band the Uncommitted are gearing up to make plenty of noise. McGladdery (48), a...

Date Online: 28/04/2015

A royal baby could banish political blues

THE FRIDAY THING: SO what are you looking forward to with the most eager anticipation: the General Election or the...

Date Online: 24/04/2015

Heartfelt thanks

The Chronicle’s Managing Editor concludes the year-long saga of his battle with throat cancer. ON the last day of April, 2014,...

Date Online: 22/04/2015

Lawson return with promise of another big year

MUSIC: “YOU’LL never get this close to Lawson again,” I said to my teenage daughter as we squeezed into Manchester’s...

Date Online: 21/04/2015

Capital ambitions

MUSIC: THEY might have been together for only 12 months, but Oldham indie rockers The Visitors are already planning a...

Date Online: 21/04/2015

The real issues of the day: obesity, the NHS, and toilets

THE FRIDAY THING: NO politics today — I can hear the huge sigh of relief. Ed Miliband has his fans thanks...

Date Online: 17/04/2015

I’ve had the best of times in newspapers

Martyn Meets... Martyn Torr, part 4 WHEN Oldham lads Bob Wright and Brian Prescott walked into the Hunters Tavern in Stalybridge...

Date Online: 16/04/2015

The long and winding road to job at the Chron

Before he retires, our business editor Martyn Torr makes himself the subject of his final Martin Meets interview - part...

Date Online: 15/04/2015

Those Torr-id early years!

ASIDE from being the Chronicle’s Business Editor, Martyn Torr has interviewed many of Oldham’s most famous people for his popular...

Date Online: 14/04/2015

Getting the heave-ho was a game changer

Martyn meets Martyn, part two WORKING as a cub reporter at Oldham Press Agency in the mid 1960s was certainly not...

Date Online: 14/04/2015

Graham Parker’s gig more than a rumour

MUSIC EXTRA: LEGENDARY singer-songwriter Graham Parker is heading to town with his Rumours band-mate Brinsley Schwarz. The hugely-popular London duo will...

Date Online: 14/04/2015

Rainkings are back to ‘bang out a few tunes’

MUSIC EXTRA: AS if Oldham’s Steve Holt hasn’t got enough on his plate as popular front-man with indie legends the...

Date Online: 14/04/2015

Vincent’s life behind the lens

FIVE decades and half a million photographs later, Chronicle photographer Vincent Brown is showcasing his work in his latest exhibition. Picture...

Date Online: 10/04/2015

Inspirals take their foot off the gas — for now

OLDHAM indie legends the Inspiral Carpets are taking things easier this year following a whistle-stop end to 2014. There are still...

Date Online: 07/04/2015

Loss of privacy costs pennies

THE FRIDAY THING: CAN we not have secrets anymore? There used to be something called privacy, but it seems the...

Date Online: 03/04/2015

Oldham Chronicle Day Excursion - Morecambe Bay Walk

Sunday 9th August £45.00 per person Join us for this famous walk across Morecambe Bay from Arnside to Kents Bank in the...

Date Online: 02/04/2015

Your Chronicle delivers for Oldham

It’s all about Oldham! WHEN it comes to bringing you the Oldham news, sport and advertising - your Oldham Evening Chronicle...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

John’s back living The High life

OLDHAM tunester John Matthews is relishing the prospect of a “second coming” with The High. The former Radclyffe School pupil is...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

VIPs for tea in the Whaley parlour...

The Chron’s managing editor’s continuing saga of his battle with throat cancer WE have been both the visited and visitors in...

Date Online: 01/04/2015