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DELPH Band and Delph Youth Band are taking part in a special concert as part of English folk band the...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

£17,000 repair work to raise the roof

EXTENSIVE repairs to Uppermill Conservative Club mean it will raise the roof with extra gusto at exciting community events. In a...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Learn from the masters

TWO unique opportunities for young people to experience music and creative writing are on offer during the forthcoming Saddleworth Festival. International...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Taking a tipple in a tootle round the villages

A committed fund-raising brother and sister will be keeping memories of Saddleworth’s legendary beer walk alive this weekend. And ironically their...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Vandals wreck village clock

TIME is standing still in Diggle after vandals destroyed an iconic village clock. Community hero Maurice Brayford has been left “devastated”...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Lydgate prepares to play birthday tune

LYDGATE Band Contest proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Lydgate held its first band contest on May 23, 1975 after...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Home ownerís narrow escape

AN Oldham man has spoken of his lucky escape after a car ploughed into his porch in Grains Bar yesterday. Karl...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Smash drama

A CAR smashed into a house in Grains Bar early this morning. The drama unfolded on Ripponden Road at around 7am...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Oz band to join the brass fest?

A brass band from Down Under may march into view at tomorrow’s Saddleworth Whit Friday band contests. The City of Traralgon...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Public urged to have their say on school access

HIGHWAY access to the new Saddleworth School in Diggle will be the subject of four consultation events before detailed planning...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Vision for a brighter future

The new building will be made up of five “home zones” - one for each year group - as well...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Serious fun ahead at festival

COMEDIAN Arthur Smith has promised Saddleworth Festivalgoers jokes, songs... and maybe a naked woman. Arthur plays the June 6-14 festival at...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Art trail on religious theme

FROM oil paintings to stained glass windows, over 40 artworks from Greater Manchester and beyond will be displayed during Saddleworth...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Monument to medic nursed back to health

Delighted locals have praised Oldham council for restoring a landmark monument in the heart of Dobcross. The monument was erected in...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Care firm in NW top 10

AN Oldham home-care company is celebrating being named one of the top 10 providers in the North-West. Home Instead Senior Care,...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Heroes of the snows have a story to tell

OLDHAM’S heroes of the snows have produced a fascinating book to mark 50 years of helping the community. The 136-page book...

Date Online: 26/05/2015

Award for tragic PC Nicola

A POSTHUMOUS award has been dedicated to the late Saddleworth PC Nicola Hughes in recognition of her dedication to duty. It...

Date Online: 25/05/2015

Best foot forward for Whit Walkers

WHIT walkers had their prayers answered when the skies cleared up just in time for the celebrations. The grey clouds and...

Date Online: 25/05/2015

Tuning up for the band contests

THOUSANDS of Oldhamers will take to the streets to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit...

Date Online: 25/05/2015

Galloway rules himself out of bid to be local MP

FORMER Respect MP George Galloway fielded questions from punters at the Swan Inn, Dobcross, at a charity dinner to raise...

Date Online: 21/05/2015

Proud David handed the clog-iron chain

A veteran of the 1982 Falklands war has steered a 65-year-old tradition back into the spotlight. David Buckley of Springhead has...

Date Online: 20/05/2015

Jenny awarded volunteer prize

A Saddleworth woman’s commitment to helping others has been recognised at a prestigious award ceremony. Jenny Begley (70) hadn’t planned to...

Date Online: 19/05/2015

Hands off our Tudor treasure crest!

Parish councillors have refused to hand over a key piece of a national treasure. The carved crest is believed to belong...

Date Online: 18/05/2015

Uphill task no walk in the park!

RUNNERS pounded Oldham’s pavements on a blustery Sunday mornnig in the Milltown to Moors 7km race. Sale Running Club’s Gareth Raven,...

Date Online: 18/05/2015

Shining a light on bygone era

GREENFIELD photographer Ian Beesley is harking back to a bygone era to bring First World War veterans back to life. The...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Volunteer appeal

THE Dobcross Whit Friday Committee is looking for volunteers to help during this year’s event, which features morning walks, a...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Prayer and pint for the canon!

A former chaplain to the Queen will renew old friendships when he returns to Saddleworth for a special celebration this...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Why Labour lost

Re-elected Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams analyses Labour’s General election defeat MY key belief is that the electorate did...

Date Online: 15/05/2015

Corrie stars honour Street legend Anne

READINGS and tributes from cast members feature in the public memorial service to celebrate the life of “Coronation Street” legend...

Date Online: 14/05/2015

Ex-partner jailed over house blaze

A HERO commended for his bravery in helping to rescue victims of an earthquake in New Zealand has been jailed...

Date Online: 13/05/2015