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Together forever

AN inseparable Oldham couple died within days of each other after almost 60 years together . Edward Crossley died in hospital...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Car-unch!

DRIVER Adrian Murray was left counting the cost as the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo batterred Oldham with gusts of almost...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Tram tragedy down to lack of communication

THE coroner at the inquest of an 85-year-old woman killed by a tram in February 2013 has criticised Metrolink’s communications...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Fireworks with the X factor

THE Big Bang is back in Oldham... and this year it’s got the X factor! The popular civic bonfire will be...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Thief pinches your Chron!

OUR Royton readers were almost left without their copy of the Chronicle last night after a delivery van with more...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Memorial stone for VC winner Hogan

A COMMEMORATIVE paving stone will be unveiled to honour the first Oldhamer to be awarded the Victoria Cross in World...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Party as Linda marks her 100th

LINDA Dowdney marked her 100th birthday with her loved ones on Saturday. Now living in Moor Haven Nursing Home, Ripponden Road,...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Question that made Mayor quit 40-a-day

“DO you care about us or do you care about the cigarettes?” That pointed question from his seven-year-old daughter encouraged the...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

‘We’ll fix it’ pledge on surgery delay

BT has promised an early answer to problems that have prevented the opening of a multi-million pound doctors’ surgery. Five thousand...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Family vows to carry on fundraising

AN inspirational family reached its target to raise £30,000 for the Christie hospital before what would have been the 30th...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

School to be extended

THE expansion of a Failsworth primary school to create 70 new places has been given the go-ahead by members of...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Band aid for musician Morgan

A BENEFIT gig in aid of Oldham musician Morgan Fletcher was hailed as a success by one of its organisers. Fellow...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Fewer pupils skipping school

THE number of Oldham pupils who persistently miss lessons has dropped to its lowest recorded level. During the autumn 2013 and...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Flasher’s early-hours assault

POLICE are hunting a man who exposed himself and sexually assaulted a woman in Shaw in the early hours of...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Church reopens after two years of restoration

An Oldham church congregation has returned to worship in its historic church after a two-year restoration project. Yesterday’s family communion...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Seven minutes to tram tragedy

AN elderly woman was seen wandering along Oldham’s tram tracks seven minutes before she was hit and killed, an inquest...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Teenager beaten and stabbed by ‘merciless’ ex

A TEENAGE girl was mercilessly beaten by her estranged boyfriend after a marathon boozing session, a court was told. Megan Birch...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

18-hour delay for fall OAP’s X-ray

A CORONER has criticised a hospital’s poor staff communications following a family’s questions about possible negligence. Theresa Featherstone (81), of Tandle...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Man held over bank raid

A 36-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after allegedly breaking into Yorkshire Bank in Royton on Sunday...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

IRA bomb father’s peace mission

COLIN Parry, who’s son was killed by an IRA bomb in 1993, delivered an emotional speech at an Oldham peace...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Misery of late trains comes to a head

OLDHAM’S only railway station, in Greenfield, has six out of the 10 worst performing trains in the region, says a...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

We’re the town’s future

ENGAGE us - and let us help shape the future of the town - is Oldham Youth Council’s demand this...

Date Online: 20/10/2014

One per cent pay rise strike vote

POLICE staff will vote on strike action following a dispute over a proposed one per cent pay rise. GMB, Unison and...

Date Online: 20/10/2014

Woman badly hurt in attack

A YOUNG woman is in a serious but stable condition after being admitted to hospital following a suspected domestic incident...

Date Online: 20/10/2014

Payback time for fraudster, 71

A WOMAN who defrauded her employer out of tens of thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay back over...

Date Online: 20/10/2014

Clare pulls out all the stops for bus Oscars

A Chadderton bus driver is one of eight stand-out bus drivers nominated for a top accolade at this year’s UK...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Drifters legend Ray hits the bright lights... of Royton

Music legend Ray Lewis is coming to Royton. The former lead singer of The Drifters will be belting out the hits...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Royal’s death rate troubles MP

MP Michael Meacher is demanding to know why the Royal Oldham Hospital has a higher mortality rate than others in...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Shoppers so generous, families so grateful..

VULNERABLE families in Werneth and Shaw have been overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers who donated household items to help...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Deal moves Royton revamp a step closer

REDEVELOPMENT plans for Royton town centre have been given a boost following the precinct’s purchase by new owners. Tristan Capital Partners,...

Date Online: 17/10/2014