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1583 Article(s) Found

Last call for eco home families

A COMMUNITY hopes its plan to build seven eco-homes in Diggle will soon become a reality as it looks for...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

Two accused of £55,000 fraud

A DELPH couple accused of a £55,000 fraud have been sent to Crown Court for trial. Carol and Gary Stevenson of...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Village fair

THE Denshaw Christmas Fair takes place at the village hall tomorrow from noon to 4pm. It features craft stalls, a...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Trains of woes and strains

FRUSTRATED commuters have called for drastic changes to “diabolical” services from Oldham’s only train station. Greenfield Rail Action Group (GRAG) put...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Man, 83, robbed at home

Conmen stole cash from a pensioner after claiming they needed to check the water pressure. Two thieves knocked at the door...

Date Online: 20/11/2014

Team finds pensioner

Oldham mountain rescue team found an elderly man who went missing at the weekend. A police helicopter swept Saddleworth villages with...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Shop shuts again

LOCAL retail bosses are meeting council officers today after a temporary pop-up shop closed days after opening. Villagers in Delph had...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

M&S coming to Oldham

THE 130-year wait to bring Marks and Spencer to Oldham is finally over. The retail giant will open a clothing, homeware...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Plain sailing for canal volunteers

A DEDICATED volunteer team has won a major award after “adopting” the Huddersfeild Narrow Canal in Saddleworth. Street Scene Greenfield has...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Dovestone gets the buzz

SCORES of bird watchers are flocking to Saddleworth’s Dovestone reservoir to catch sight of rare rough-legged buzzards. Three birds have taken...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Festive spirit

JOIN the festive spirit at a Christmas fair at Christ Church, Friezland, tomorrow from 1 to 4pm. TO celebrate 35 years...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Beer festival a whisker away

Fundraisers will be getting their specially-grown moustaches into all sorts of beers at this weekend’s “Movembeerfest” beer festival. The Saddleworth Round...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Let’s do jungle lunch

MOSSLEY-born TV presenter and former model Melanie Sykes will be hoping to be crowned queen of the jungle as she...

Date Online: 13/11/2014

Raising the roof for the fallen

SADDLEWORTH Male Voice Choir’s annual Concert of Remembrance raised the roof in memory of the fallen. The choir was accompanied by...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Poppies rain from the sky

THE sky was filled with clouds of red poppies as a community remembered those who never grew old. The delicate stream...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Choir concert

THE Saddleworth Male Voice Choir will present their annual Concert of Remembrance at the Civic Hall, Uppermill, tomorrow at 7.30pm....

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Artisans join forces to revive craft quarter

THREE Saddleworth artisans are doing their bit to resurrect Uppermill’s craft quarter. Viki Taylor, Helen Robinson and Joanne Ward are launching...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Hotelier hopes annex ‘no’ will become a ‘yes’

A VETERAN hotelier remains hopeful despite seeing plans for an 18-bedroom annex rejected. Anthony Baker (78), has developed the four-star Saddleworth...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Tony a saint as he saves church

A rector has hailed a quick-thinking parishioner as a Good Samaritan for saving a Saddleworth church from a serious fire...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Hitting the high notes

SADDLEWORTH Male Voice Choir will hold its annual Concert of Remembrance at Uppermill Civic Hall on Saturday. The choir will sing...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

GP surgery finally connected

THE final piece of a frustrating jigsaw ended months of uncertainty over a new Saddleworth health centre. Workman connected vital IT...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

Memorial stone is our tribute to war dead

LYDGATE has honoured a promise to return its war dead to the community. Volunteers from the “Love Lydgate” group made a...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

Suss out the sausage!

BUTCHER Bill Harrison has got some special sausage secrets to baffle a pub’s customers this week. Bill will be offering seven...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

New school decision by Christmas?

A DECISION on the site of the new Saddleworth School could be reached before Christmas, the Chronicle can reveal. This week...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

Four charged in £1.5m drugs haul

FOUR people have been charged after drugs worth £1.5 million were seized by police in Mossley. Officers from the Tameside Organised...

Date Online: 03/11/2014

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

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

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