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Blue soon... the man who kept Man City waiting

MARTYN TORR concludes his conversation with Manchester City Honorary Life President BERNARD HALFORD A DREAM job was there on a...

Date Online: 22/04/2014

When is a done deal done..?

THE FRIDAY THING: ...And when is a deal that has not been done little more than on the wish list...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Bernardís road from Latics to Wembley

MARTYN MEETS... Manchester City life president BERNARD HALFORD FEW people deserve the adjective “legend” in sporting terms. But one who...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

The world still isnít enough for Sarah...

Martyn meets... former model, former Bond stunt girl, former lots of things - Sarah Donohue Remember that 1997 James Bond...

Date Online: 08/04/2014

Big man behind Cornerhouse is ready to come HOME

MARTYN MEETS... Dave Moutrey - the Geordie who made Mossley his home and will now run Manchester's latest arts complex....

Date Online: 01/04/2014

Seconds out, itís super Shelley!

Martyn meets female boxing coach SHELLEY RAHMAN SOME women are so remarkable they defy all the norms. One such is...

Date Online: 25/03/2014

Thatís a bit rich, George

THE FRIDAY THING: WE have further evidence this week that George Osborne lives on a different planet to the rest...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

Tinkers on tour as the music goes on and on and on...

Martyn meets... the fabulous Oldham Tinkers FIRST the good news: The Oldham Tinkers and are alive and well and rehearsing...

Date Online: 18/03/2014

Adding things up

THE FRIDAY THING: EDUCATION, or maybe the lack of it, is on the agenda as a team of 60 teachers...

Date Online: 14/03/2014

Our Jim is just the job

THE FRIDAY THING: IT should surprise no-one that Jim McMahon won the award for council leader of the year; it...

Date Online: 07/03/2014

Demure by day, roller-derby demon by night!

MARTYN MEETS sportswoman extraordinarire Julie Cunningham LUNCH with the president of the rumbustious, rollicking roller derby girls ó Cleo Fracture,...

Date Online: 04/03/2014

Heading for a rocky divorce

Divorce is in the air for David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Nick Clegg is evidently the guilty party, having put...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Trip of a lifetime draws to a close

Dateline: Sylhet, Bangladesh FINALLY, the last day of the Tour de Sylhet dawned and my aching legs were craving a...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

The kid from Kashmirís done good...

MARTYN MEETS... Shoab Akhtar, Oldham Council deputy chief FROM the strife-torn border region of Kashmir on the India-Pakistan border to...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Cash flow is a one-way street

THE FRIDAY THING: IT was King Canute who last tried to turn back the waters to prove that, as monarch,...

Date Online: 21/02/2014

A warm welcome at school built by Iqbal

Dateline: Burunga, Bangladesh GLORIOUS sunshine greeted the weary bikers as they woke from a sleep on a soft bed thanks...

Date Online: 21/02/2014

Riding through a constant cacophony

CHRONICLE business correspondent Martyn Torr reports on a visit to Bangladesh, which involves an arduous charity cycle ride Dateline: Mouvli...

Date Online: 20/02/2014

Positive move ...every step

MARTYN METS... Tim Mitchell, chief executive of Positive Steps TRYING to pin down Tim Mitchell is akin to chasing shadows...

Date Online: 18/02/2014

Crazy roads, stunning scenery

CHRONICLE business correspondent Martyn Torr reports on a visit to Bangladesh - part of which involves an arduous charity cycle...

Date Online: 18/02/2014

Bikes are built and ready

Torr on tour: reporter Martyn Torr joins charity fundraisers on a ride though Bangladesh THE bikes arrived today in their boxes,...

Date Online: 17/02/2014

Slim chance of losing our weighty crown...

THE FRIDAY THING: AS someone who once weighed 18 stone, thanks to lots of curries and gallons of beer, I...

Date Online: 14/02/2014

Starstruck by a telly favourite

MARTYN MEETS...local favourite and TV star Suranne Jones IN the years I have had the privilege of meeting Oldham folk...

Date Online: 11/02/2014

Girls, if we get it wrong donít take it to heart

THE FRIDAY THING: VALENTINE’S Day is, like Christmas and birthdays, a tortuous time for we male shoppers, forced to dive...

Date Online: 07/02/2014

Take pride in the arrival of the trams

THE FRIDAY THING: FINALLY, the tram has arrived. It has certainly been a long and harrowing wait and we users...

Date Online: 31/01/2014

Jet2holidays off to the sun...

A BEACH shack, bucket and spade and bikini-clad model brought a touch of summer to drizzly Oldham town centre yesterday....

Date Online: 30/01/2014

Lighter way to enjoy UKIP fruitcakes

THE FRIDAY THING: I HAVE to admit to a rather guilty pleasure: I have a soft spot for UKIP. No,...

Date Online: 24/01/2014

Going out in style

THE end of a fashion era is nigh - after more than half a century. Brenda and Leonard Heath are...

Date Online: 21/01/2014

Flocking together

THE FRIDAY THING: POTENTIAL for genuine good neighbourliness and togetherness presents itself in Saddleworth following the establishment of several gated...

Date Online: 17/01/2014

Waving lunatics

THE FRIDAY THING: HAVE you seen the pictures of that vast army of nutters who stand on top of sea...

Date Online: 10/01/2014

Haunting talk from ghostly Vince Cable

THE FRIDAY THING: ALL this talk about immigration, and especially the frightening Vince Cable evoking the image of Enoch Powell’s...

Date Online: 03/01/2014