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1558 Article(s) Found

Pub at the Hart of Good Food Guide

THE popular White Hart in Lydgate has been highlighted in the first listing of top 50 “foodie” pubs in a...

Date Online: 31/10/2014

Skate-park fund grows for tragic 12 year old

A GREENFIELD businesswoman has been overwhelmed by the local response to a fundraising event in memory of her great nephew. Gwen...

Date Online: 31/10/2014

Big switch-on

THE Delph Christmas lights switch-on takes place on Saturday, November 29, at 5pm. The event will be on King Street...

Date Online: 31/10/2014

Country-loving group up for national award

A volunteer youth group which appeared on BBC1’s “Countryfile” has been shortlisted for a major national award. Dovestone Youth Group is...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Petition plea over school site saga

SADDLEWORTH’S independent councillors are to petition Oldham Council and the Education Funding Agency to build the new multi-million pound school...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Fears that HS3 will sideline local services

The suggested HS3 train project could signal the end of local services from Oldham’s only rail station, a transport campaigner...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Surgery set to open

A new doctors’ surgery that had lain idle since July could open in days - thanks to intervention by the...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Four-star Three Crowns

Saddleworth’s longest serving landlord Ray Hicks is toasting success with his roadside pub winning a four-star rating from international travel...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Table-top sale

SPRINGHEAD Congregational Church is holding a table-top sale tomorrow. Taking place at the church from 9am-4pm, all proceeds go towards...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Canal group’s hard work is rewarded

DEDICATED volunteers have scooped a major award for their work on the Greenfield section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The work...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Lorry smash M-way chaos

A CRASH involving three lorries on the M62 caused massive delays as drivers sat in 20 miles of standing traffic. The...

Date Online: 23/10/2014

Blackout hits valley homes

SCORES of homes in the Castleshaw Valley were without light or heat for 18 hours overnight after a power failure. Problems...

Date Online: 23/10/2014

‘We’ll fix it’ pledge on surgery delay

BT has promised an early answer to problems that have prevented the opening of a multi-million pound doctors’ surgery. Five thousand...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Misery of late trains comes to a head

OLDHAM’S only railway station, in Greenfield, has six out of the 10 worst performing trains in the region, says a...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Payback time for fraudster, 71

A WOMAN who defrauded her employer out of tens of thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay back over...

Date Online: 20/10/2014

AGM time

SADDLEWORTH Historical Society holds its annual general meeting at the Saddleworth Museum Gallery, Uppermill, on Wednesday, November 19 (7.30pm). The...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

BT delay puts GPs on hold

WORRIED residents have been told their new medical centre could remain closed until the new year - because British Telecom...

Date Online: 16/10/2014

Band of brothers rallies round pub rocker Morgan

MUSICIANS and mates are staging a benefit gig for iconic Oldham rocker Morgan Fletcher. Morgan, who has starred on the local...

Date Online: 16/10/2014

Lottery windfall takes museum into the future

SADDLEWORTH Museum has received £1 million for a major refurbishment that aims to secure its future. The Heritage Lottery Fund grant...

Date Online: 13/10/2014

Anything but run of the mill!

RUNNERS pounded the pavement yesterday as the gruelling Milltown to Moors half-marathon descended on Oldham. Starting in High Street, runners headed...

Date Online: 13/10/2014

Fallen soldiers remembered

A TOUCHING ceremony to mark the deaths of a World War One band of brothers featured in a commemorative book...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

School plans

GREENFIELD Infant and Junior School, Shaw Street, wants planning permission for a new single-storey building. Oldham Council’s planning committee will...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Dismay at cut in funding

A Saddleworth hotelier and publican has expressed disappointment at Oldham Council cutting funding for community toilets. Phil Whiteman, boss of the...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Pubs told to bog off

FIVE Saddleworth pubs will be dropped from a community loo scheme next year following the withdrawal of Oldham Council funding. They...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Canal boat removed

A BLOCKED section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was reopened yesterday after engineers removed a stranded boat. The 60ft boat got...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Anger over wind turbine

WORRIED residents are concerned their borders are under threat from wind turbines. Led by parish councillor Alan Roughley, they are angry...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Shed load of things to do..

A project to combat isolation among men over 55 has become so popular it has been moved to larger headquarters. The...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

School scores sporting jackpot

FRIEZLAND primary school is celebrating after receiving a £30,000 to develop new outdoor sports facilities. The school received the cash as...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Waterway halted as boat gets stuck

Traffic on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was brought to a halt yesterday when a 60ft narrowboat got stuck between lock...

Date Online: 06/10/2014

Chickens laying blue eggs? Its no yolk!

Schoolchildren are hoping their plan to hatch a colourful investment will lay more than just golden eggs. The 10 and 11...

Date Online: 03/10/2014