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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

Boosted by a cascade of wellwishers

I WISH I had a pound for Christies for every time someone has commented “you look really well”. The truth is...

Date Online: 03/12/2014

Chris walks in the shadow of mystery and intrigue

Martyn MEETS....security consultant Chris Maylor A RIDDLE within a mystery wrapped in an enigma, said Winston Churchill of Russia. The words sprang...

Date Online: 02/12/2014

Giving them each day our daily bread

THE FRIDAY THING: The Tories have, belatedly, decided it might be a good idea if, instead of operating an open...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Stark options between the devil and the deep blue sea

The latest of Chronicle managing editor David Whaley’s series following his diagnosis and treatment for throat cancer. “I’m sorry, David, but...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

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

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