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Pupils hit targets in the 3Rs

THE number of 11-year-olds in Oldham who left primary school this year able to read, write and grasp maths has...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Local cricket legend Trevor’s final stand

Royton cricket veteran Trevor Lewis died following years of exposure to asbestos, an inquest heard yesterday. Mr Lewis (62) had suffered...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

And now for a reading from Collie-inthians...

A minister has been praised for staging a special service for animal lovers and their pets at Saddleworth’s smallest church. The...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Lee wants players to clickety click

EYES down for a full house! Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson will take his players to Mecca Bingo for a team-building...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Police hunt driver after hit-and-run

A MAN suffered serious leg injuries following a hit-and- run on Saturday. Police are appealing for witnesses after the 31-year-old victim...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Debbie blasts Government on benefits report

OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams has criticised the Government for “conveniently” delaying the release of a vital report. The MP for Oldham...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Rain doesn’t spoil Jamie’s day

SUPPORTERS turned out in force on Saturday for a concert in memory of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in the...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

The wider-awake club!

KIDS in Alt are getting a GRRRRReat breakfast following cereal manufacturers Kellogg’s inclusion of Oldham in a pilot breakfast project. Kellogg’s...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Life-saving units in place by Christmas

The first of a series of potentially life-saving portable heart defibrillators to be installed across Saddleworth could be fitted within...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

We won’t taint your Waggon

Landlords of a village pub have defended their planned alterations following complaints to brewery chiefs. Robinson’s Brewery has revealed an ambitious...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Henna tattoo leaves its mark

A CONCERNED mum has issued a warning after a holiday henna tattoo put her son in a hospital burns unit. Three-year-old...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Coroner criticises hospital treatment failures

A CORONER has hit out at “gross failings” at the Royal Oldham Hospital following the death of an alcohol-dependent man...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Morris men get some clog over Rose emblem

A wrangle has broken out over the traditional emblem of Saddleworth Morris Men. The distinctive white rose with its RED-rose surround...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Woman harboured escaped prisoner

AN Oldham mum who harboured a prisoner on the run narrowly escaped jail. Police forced their way into Toni Shipman’s Drake...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Chadderton man in dock in Royal palaces bribe scam trial

THE £100,000 bribery scam trial of the Queen’s former deputy property manager - whose co-accused includes a Chadderton man -...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

GP arrest over indecent images

A FAILSWORTH GP has been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images. Dr David Stuart McMaster, a GP at...

Date Online: 01/09/2014

Carry on caring!

Childminder overturns ruling A CHILDMINDER has successfully appealed an Ofsted decision that she couldn’t look after children in her home because...

Date Online: 01/09/2014

Man on murder charge

A SHAW man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in Heywood. Steven Dunks (45) of Milnrow...

Date Online: 01/09/2014

Comic Mick’s Fringe prize

DERKER comic Mick Ferry has bagged one of comedy’s top prizes. Mick was part of the team that won the 2014...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Jamie gig will be something special

A CONCERT tomorrow in memory of two-year-old Shaw explosion victim Jamie Heaton could help his family to hit their target...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

‘Cattle trucks’ to stay another 10 years

THE Government has done a U-turn on its promise to give the North-West a world-class rail network says Oldham MP...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Wrong medication but no neglect

A CORONER has ruled out neglect as the cause of an elderly patient’s death the morning after being given the...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Free school dinners on next week’s menu

MORE Oldham children will be tucking into free school dinners from the start of the new school year next week. Oldham...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Troupe hits cash trouble

ONE of Oldham’s most successful dance schools is facing closure. Anne Melia has run Collette’s Dance Troupe, based at Beulah Baptist...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Mark’s tweet a winner with TV dragon

AN Oldham entrepreneur nearly fell off his chair when BBC “Dragons’ Den” star Theo Paphitis chose his business as the...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Woman of Oldham set to be revealed

The 2014 Woman of Oldham will be unveiled at the annual lunch and presentation on September 24. The winner will follow...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Capital gain for charity riders

FIVE miles from the end of an epic bike ride from Oldham to London over the bank holiday weekend, Mujib...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Still heartbroken over missing Hugo

AFTER a year of searching a devastated dog owner is still appealing for the return of her beloved pet. Hugo, a...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Care home gets the go-ahead

A care home is to be built next to Hotel Smokies Park. The 47-bed home will be built on a site...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Knife-bank bid to take weapons off streets

Greater Manchester Police has joined a national campaign to tackle knife crime. The British Ironwork Centre’s campaign was launched in Birmingham...

Date Online: 29/08/2014