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Happiness and heartbreak...

BOTH of these women endured gruelling chemotherapy while pregnant and went on to give birth to healthy babies . ....

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Arson attack wasn’t murder

A COPPICE woman has been found guilty of manslaughter after two children died as part of a revenge arson attack...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

‘Talk of racial tension is media hype’

HATHERSHAW residents have spoken out after their area became the focus of negative mass media attention. BBC TV reports suggested escalating...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Blockades to halt farm 4x4 gangs

BELEAGUERED farmers have been advised to set up blockades to stop valuable vehicles being stolen off their land. The drastic measures...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

£100,000 scheme to boost trade

PLANS to invest extra funding to support independent businesses in Shaw and Lees were given the go-ahead. As reported in the...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Workers clock up 35 years

FOUR friends who all started working for Oldham Council on the same day have just celebrated 35 years in the...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Mental health support

OLDHAM West and Royton MP Michael Meacher is supporting a call to secure counselling for those in need within 28...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Housing plans set to get the nod

AMBITIOUS plans to build 59 homes in Chadderton are set to be approved by Oldham Planning Committee tomorrow — despite...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

End of an era for Chronicle’s Marina

REPORTER Marina Berry has written her last story after 25 years at the Oldham Evening Chronicle. Marina (54) joined the paper...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Hospitals get top-spec imaging equipment

THE Royal Oldham and North Manchester General are the first two hospitals in the UK to install a new state-of-the-art...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Students showcase artistic flair

TALENTED Oldham College students showed off their work at their end of year exhibition. Nearly 60 students on the foundation diploma...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Mine’s a pint!

NEVER mind Woodpecker Cider, it seems magpie bitter is now further up the pecking order. This magpie lived up to its...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Having a ball

THOUSANDS of young athletes battled for victory as they competed in the Greater Manchester School Games. Oldhamers enjoyed a great deal...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Student trio celebrate ‘passing- out’ parade

A TRIO of Oldham students have “passed out” in spectacular style at Hopwood Hall College. Callum Barnett (17), Leanne Palfrey (20)...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Golden year for centre

A SHAW distribution centre is preparing to deliver a double celebration as it marks a milestone and a top employer...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Crime on the rise

AFTER two decades of consistent reductions, crime has begun to rise in Greater Manchester. The 1 per cent increase was revealed...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Aksa steps in to open door

A KNOCK on the door has changed lives forever thanks to an Oldham housing association. Aksa Homes’ Stepping into Work team...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Therapy of a glamour kind is just the tonic

PATIENTS fighting breast cancer at the Christie Oldham have been glammed-up with confidence-boosting makeovers by a TV celebrity stylist. Mark Heyes,...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

All the school steps out for charity

ALL pupils took part in North Chadderton School’s annual sponsored walk. Around 1,500 pupils left the school and headed for Tandle...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

School told to improve standards

ST Patrick’s Primary School has been told that it requires improvement after after slipping a grade in its latest Ofsted...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

‘L’ of a car to learn in

MOST parents would be terrified by the thought of their 17-year-old daughter learning to drive in their cherished classic car. But...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Help elderly beat loneliness

OLDHAM groups who organise monthly tea parties for isolated elderly residents are struggling to find enough guests to attend. Organised by...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Military show on parade for 1940s weekend

A SADDLEWORTH village is to play host to a unique new “living museum” at the weekend. The Pennine 1940s Military Weekend...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Sally secures sensory room for her school

A SCHOOL pastoral support worker who goes above and beyond to make sure all her pupils are happy is thrilled...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Serve and brolly!

THE only time I have ever had to use a tennis racquet was to swat an annoying fly that was...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Seven years and not a day off school

MOST children come up with various excuses to avoid going to school in the morning. But not Ryan Chipchase. The Year...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Football clubs offered purpose-built home

FOOTBALL clubs are invited to make a patch of derelict land in Limehurst their new home. The council is welcoming bids...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Fresh twist in school site saga

THERE has been yet another twist in the new Saddleworth School saga as Oldham Council Cabinet members last night proposed...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Buckley: Council is ‘panicking’

Mike Buckley, a leading campaigner for the Save Diggle Action Group, which wants the new school built at its existing...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Road-rage murder trial

A VAN driver was murdered when a lorry drove over his head in a road-rage incident, a court heard. Trevor Allen...

Date Online: 22/07/2014