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317 Article(s) Found

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

Buy prints of your Top Tots pictures

Good luck to everybody who entered their children into our Top Tots competition this year. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

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 Here is the chance to buy a lasting memento of one of the most important stepping...

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

Mixing it with a giant of the music scene

MARTYN TORR meets international DJ MARK McKINLEY While I was in the company of super-DJ Mark XTC, the words of an...

Date Online: 23/09/2014

The challenge of constant improvement

Martyn Meets... Carolyn Wilkins, chief executive of Oldham Council HEADING for the civic centre in West Street for my lunch date...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Yes vote will scotch Cameron

THE FRIDAY THING: WHEN David Cameron sanctioned a move by the Scots to seek independence from England had he really...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Bath man refuses to let his success bubble over...

MARTYN MEETS...rugby star Kyle Eastmond SOME people just deserve to do well. Not because of innate, natural ability — though...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

It’s Robbie the ‘Pain-Deer’

Tough introduction to fast-paced roller derby SKATES, pads and helmet on, reporter ROBBIE GILL plunged into the maelstrom of a Knights...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Gramotones are Well good

OLDHAM BAND GETS A TASTE OF THE BIG TIME WITH A MOD LEGEND IT’S been a summer to cherish for Oldham...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

Lifting the misery of troubled families

THE FRIDAY THING: “TROUBLED families” is a tag that includes thousands of homes across the UK and for many draws...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

More rubbish from the Eurocrats

THE FRIDAY THING: IN the bad old days before any of us had ever heard of Eric Pickles, households each...

Date Online: 22/08/2014

There’s no masking the elation that one word can bring

CHRONICLE Managing Editor’s series of articles on his journey through throat cancer. THREE months to the day after we heard the...

Date Online: 06/08/2014

Cameron shuffle looks good on dance floor

I DON’T have any idea what sort of dancer David Cameron is but his shuffle this week was certainly not...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Light relief on the road to the polls

THE journey to next year’s general election promises to be as taxing as those long holiday car journeys to Cornwall...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

Practical help on road to recovery

Chronicle editor David Whaley is sharing is experiences of throat cancer treatment with readers. Part eight: helping recovery THE stretchy yellow...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Why can’t we all just get along?

THE FRIDAY THING: WHILE the pledge by Greater Manchester civic and faith leaders to take a stand against hate crime...

Date Online: 04/07/2014