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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

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

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

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

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

Debbie backs Chronicle campaign

Debbie Abrahams is supporting the Evening Chronicle’s campaign to create 500 “Dementia Friends” in Oldham by Christmas. The campaign, run with...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Forecourt Frank goes so close

A 74-year-old petrol station owner from Lees has narrowly missed out on being named best forecourt assistant at a trade...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Thug attacked father at concert

AN Oldham dad was savagely bitten and headbutted trying to stop a fight at a music gig. Father-of-three Stuart Corry (47),...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Your chance to shape Oldham’s future

OLDHAM Council is looking for suggestions on ways to improve the town during Local Democracy Week. Councillors and staff are taking...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Nightclub owners to change

BOSSES at Oldham nightclub Liquid & Envy have reassured customers it’s business as usual despte the venue’s landlord going into...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Oldham scoops coveted bloom title

OLDHAM’S blooming marvellous floral displays have scooped the top prize at a national competition — despite vandals ripping up the...

Date Online: 17/10/2014