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Village ‘pots’ are panned

Oldham’s only woman independent councillor is seeking a pledge to deal with pothole problems on Saddleworth’s side roads and lanes. Councillor...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Meacher slams widening social divide

THE Tories are creating a bigger north-south divide with 11 in 12 jobs created in southern England, Oldham MP Michael...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

College builds on green foundations

OLDHAM College has won an international award for two new environmentally-friendly buildings in its £31million redevelopment project. The college collected the...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Tributes to former Woman of Oldham

Tributes have been paid to former mayoress and 2006 Woman of Oldham Ruth Roscoe Campbell, who has died at 93. Mrs...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Bertha dies, aged 103

A FORMER Oldham landlady has died at the age of 103. Bertha Taylor (nee Crowther) died peacefully at her home in...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Local heroes honour for dinner ladies

A PAIR of popular Alt dinner ladies were star guests at a Local Heroes reception at the Houses of Parliament. Labour...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Battle for the village we love

A community leader claims Diggle residents must prepare to battle to protect the village they love. Mark Brooks was speaking after...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Bus takes trunk road

SHOCKED bus passengers were stunned when a huge tree branch crashed through the front window. The double-deck 81A had six people...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Gateway is opening to a new Mumps

THE first stage of the exciting Prince’s Gate development at Oldham Mumps is taking shape. A planning application is soon to...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Icy roads? We’ve got grit!

OLDHAM gritters treated a staggering 9,960 miles of roads in only one week earlier this month - almost the distance...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Under-age sex shame of golf captain

A FORMER captain of Saddleworth Golf Club has been jailed for six years for sexual offences involving under-age girls. Garage boss...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Snarl-up in the snow

OLDHAMERS showed true grit as they battled heavy snowfalls last night. In the last 48 hours the council’s fleet of gritters...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Bruce stars in canine calendar

Bruce the Patterdale Terrier is all set for Valentine’s Day. Complete with sparkling red bow-tie and bouquet of red roses, the...

Date Online: 30/01/2015

Love split ends in tragedy

A HAPPY-go-lucky teenager hanged herself following trouble with her boyfriend. Hairdresser Holly Drew Anderson (19) was found at her home at...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Exams revamp hits schools’ GCSE results

GCSE results have fallen at seven Oldham schools according to new, tougher league tables. But the figures don’t tell the true...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Thunder, lightning, snow and gales batter borough

THUNDER and lightning heralded a spectacular prelude to an unpredictable night of snow flurries and gale-force winds across the borough. Oldham...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Collection cards still not sorted

A FRUSTRATED sub-postmaster has again lashed out at Royal Mail chiefs as customers continue to turn up at his Uppermill...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Petition calls for Churchill statue

A PETITION calling for a statue of Winston Churchill to take pride of place in Oldham has been launched. Last week...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Teen released over attack on boxer

A TEENAGER arrested in connection with an attack on world title-chasing boxer Anthony Crolla has been released without charge. The 17...

Date Online: 29/01/2015

Lotto winner’s gun raid terror

OLDHAM lottery winner Tommy Cone and his wife Joan were subjected to a terrifying gun ordeal when thugs high on...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Child sex offence charges

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has appeared at Oldham Magistrates’ Court on two charges of sexual assault, one of rape and one...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Drugs raid drama at dawn

Twenty cannabis plants were seized from an empty house in Valentine Street, Failsworth in dawn raids this morning. GMP’s Operation Trafalgar...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Post office cards delivering chaos

A batch of delivery collection cards is causing headaches at Uppermill post office. The information cards are pushed through letterboxes by...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Would-be star Nathan edged out by Lady Gaga

OLDHAM College student Nathan Simpson was transformed into Canadian crooner Michael Buble for the new-look “Stars in Their Eyes” show. The...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Scholes and co in takeover TV

THE takeover of Salford City FC by ex-Manchester United star Paul Scholes and his legendary “Class of ‘92” team mates...

Date Online: 28/01/2015

Proud of our vision for Oldham...

OLDHAM Council leader Jim McMahon is proud of the council’s plan to transform the former town hall into an 800-seat...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

134 homes get go-ahead

Oldham Council’s ruling cabinet last night gave developers the go-ahead to build 134 new homes on Limehurst estate. Three developers bid...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

Snorkel dad’s holiday tragedy

A FATHER of two died of heart problems while snorkelling in the sea at an Egyptian resort, an inquest has...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

Footbridge’s fate sealed

WORK to demolish the Manchester Street footbridge will start this weekend, signalling road closures and diversions for three weeks. Diversions will...

Date Online: 27/01/2015

Housing group’s green HQ opens

CROWDS gathered to celebrate the opening of First Choice Homes’ flagship headquarters in Union Street. The new glass building — First...

Date Online: 27/01/2015