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Songbird Eleanor magics her way home

A YOUNG Oldham opera singer is about to make her home stage debut. Soprano Eleanor Garside (25) has never performed in...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Oldham, Futsal’s Wembley of the North

OLDHAM is to become a regional centre of excellence for the game that helped football superstars such as Ronaldo, Messi...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Yew Trees chief defends home plans

The company behind the conversion of the former Yew Trees care home into shared-occupancy flats has reassured objectors its tenants...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Fake note fails to save dishonest farmer

A MAN who attempted to fool police with bogus paperwork after they tracked stolen machinery to his farm has been...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Breath of fresh air in treating children

Children’s nurses in Oldham are celebrating after scooping an award for providing outstanding care. The Children’s Community Nurses team - part...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

CAMRA raises a glass to the Up Steps

CAMRA’S Good Beer Guide has commended Oldham’s Up Steps Inn in High Street for the quality of its real ales. The...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Adults-only swim sessions curb defended

OLDHAM Community Leisure has defended changes that have cut the number of hours restricted for adult-only use at local pools. The...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Jobless total drops by 300

OVER 300 fewer people claimed Jobseekers Allowance in Oldham last month as joblessness continued to fall. The number of men unemployed...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Head-shave sponsors are a cut above

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and former Conservative MP Edwina Currie have agreed to sponsor young Oldhamer Tom Hulme’s head-shave for...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Reds legend pitches in for Mahdlo

MANCHESTER United legend Paul Scholes will be trading his football boots for golf clubs when he tees off at a...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Fly-tipper arrested at airport

A FLY-tipper’s holiday ended on a sour note when he was arrested at Manchester Airport after landing. A warrant for the...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Cricket show must go on...

A DEVASTATED widow is determined to stick to her plans for an annual cricket charity fun day - only two...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

New drive to combat child-sex grooming

A crackdown on child sex exploitation has led to 19 arrests across Greater Manchester. Operation Phoenix is the latest drive to...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Poison gas puts two in hospital

TWO people, one a 76-year-old woman, are in hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after being evacuated from their homes in...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Be a friend indeed

The Chronicle is today urging readers to sign up to a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of dementia...

Date Online: 18/09/2014

Working together

MORE than 20 members of staff at the Chronicle are now Dementia Friends after completing the course this week. The hour-long...

Date Online: 18/09/2014

125 jobs to go at security printers

A CHADDERTON technology firm that lost a profitable passport contract five years ago is set to close. 3M has announced the...

Date Online: 18/09/2014

78 arrests in blitz on violent crime

Almost 80 people have already been arrested in a month-long crackdown on violent crime in Oldham. Operation Titanite was launched on...

Date Online: 18/09/2014

Fined for helping road crash victim

Police forced to apologise over error A GOOD Samaritan was sent a £457 bill to clean up the mess caused by...

Date Online: 17/09/2014

Dr Kershaw’s to get a royal visit

DR Kershaw’s Hospice will roll out the red carpet next month when the Duchess of Gloucester pays a visit. The duchess...

Date Online: 17/09/2014

Another scalp for campaign lawyer

AN Oldham campaigner for tougher sentences on child-sex offenders has helped to get the jail time of a paedophile bus...

Date Online: 17/09/2014

Hunt for park flasher

POLICE are hunting a man in his 40s who exposed himself to two 16-year-old girls in Chadderton Hall Park. Last Wednesday...

Date Online: 17/09/2014

The future’s bright for Oldham education

A GROUP hoping to achieve educational excellence for every child in Oldham has met for the first time. The Oldham Education...

Date Online: 17/09/2014

Busking boys put on a capital show

A Chadderton guitarist and his fellow band members have been named London’s best buskers. Aaron Murphy (23) moved to London last...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

MP speaks up for Mencap campaign

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams is backing a Mencap campaign to give people with a learning disability the...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Evita coup for Mossley society

Mossley Amateur Operatic Society is to become the UK’s first amateur company to stage the Rice-Lloyd Webber classic musical “Evita”. Permission...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Clarke to open £2.7m building named after him

WORLD-renowned stained-glass artist Brian Clarke is to open the new £2.7 million building named after him at Blue Coat School. Brian,...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Fun day tribute to PC Nicola

THE mother of murdered police woman Nicola Hughes has praised her local community for supporting an event in her daughter’s...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Metrolink’s £34m on new trams

METROLINK bosses have ordered 16 new trams worth £34 million. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) used money from the Government’s Local...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Ex-Red ace Scholes goes back to school

PUPILS at Firwood Manor preparatory school in Chadderton were in for a surprise when they saw who had been invited...

Date Online: 16/09/2014