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Three-year-old hero saves his mum

A QUICK-THINKING little boy has been hailed a hero after saving his mum following an epileptic fit. Brave Jack Griffin (3)...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

‘Chasm of mistrust’ over school fight

A community association at the centre of the £19 million Diggle school row says a “chasm of mistrust” has grown...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

Steph goes in search of love on TV

SINGLE girl Steph Roberts will be looking for love on the small screen again when she appears on tonight’s edition...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

£30,000 fraud

A MAN who fraudulently claimed over £30,000 in disability benefits was given a six-month suspended sentence by Oldham Magistrates yesterday. John...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

Storm-lashed Oldham

A 30ft tree clipped a parked car as gales, torrential rain and hail blew it down as they battered the...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

Thief stole from roadside tribute

A thief who stole flowers left where Oldham teenager Jack Essex was fatally hit by a lorry in Manchester has...

Date Online: 01/04/2015

Surf and ride with free wi-fi on trams

FREE wi-fi is now available on all Metrolink trams The £1.7 million scheme covers all 96 trams, which join the 20...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

£370m for school upgrades

FIVE Oldham schools are to receive money from a £370 million fund for building improvements and expansion. But the final amount...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Colourful clog dancers garlanded with praise

THE clash of clogs heralded the arrival of spring in Saddleworth. Saddleworth Clog and Garland Dancers staged stunning performances outside Uppermill...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Charity ball raises £10,000

RUGBY league legend Barrie McDermott was among the guests at Kingfisher School’s ninth annual charity ball. Nearly 170 people attended the...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

£1,000 boost for trio of youth services

THREE Oldham services for young people have benefited from funding by Oldham Youth Council. The three services were awarded money after...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Bobby helps recreate Palm Sunday story

BOBBY the donkey made a guest appearance at Oldham Parish Church’s Palm Sunday procession yesterday. The Rev Jean Hurlston, associate priest...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Satellite centre seeks tenant

COMMUNITY groups are being urged to secure the future of a popular Greenfield centre. A tenant is being sought to take...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

New school will be built in Diggle

IT’S now official: Saddleworth School will move to Diggle. Oldham Council’s cabinet members last night formally approved the 18-acre WH Shaw...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Saddleworth School ‘past sell-by date’

THE head of Saddleworth School today told the Chronicle: “We are propping this building up.” Matthew Milburn is in charge of...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Machete man’s threat to chop up ex-partner

A DRUNKEN ex-boyfriend who threatened to chop up his former partner with a foot-long machete has been jailed. Aaron Walker (32),...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Hero neighbour tackles burglar

A HEROIC neighbour made a citizen’s arrest and disarmed a burglar who was attacking elderly neighbours with a 10in spanner. Kenny...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Eyesore building set for demolition

A RUN-DOWN area dominated by a derelict mill and blighted by vandalism and anti-social behaviour is to undergo a major...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Homes growth at Lancaster Club

THE Lancaster Club will be transformed into a 21st century “Garden Suburb” with aspirational homes, Oldham Council cabinet has agreed. Councillors...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

United legend opens school pitches

A GUARD of honour greeted Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as he officially opened Crompton House School’s new “3G” pitches. The...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Mecca wrecker escapes the ‘big house’

A MAN who caused thousands of pounds of damage to Mecca Bingo and was caught pleasuring himself on CCTV has...

Date Online: 31/03/2015

Fire rescue’s tragic aftermath

A HAVE-A GO hero who rescued his neighbour from a house fire in Mossley has launched a petition to fully...

Date Online: 30/03/2015

Baby tragedy could have been avoided

THE devastated parents of a baby who died from head injuries following a failed forceps birth have spoken of their...

Date Online: 30/03/2015

Cyclist’s £206,700 drug stash

A CYCLIST stopped by police investigating burglaries has been jailed for possessing drugs and indecent images of children. Michael Shaw (46)...

Date Online: 30/03/2015

Lee’s dad still coming to terms with his loss

THE Oldham father of murdered soldier Lee Rigby spoke at a memorial unveiling about coming to terms with his loss. Philip...

Date Online: 30/03/2015

Hannah celebrates centenary

THE Mayor of Oldham helped great-grandmother Hannah Dutton celebrate her 100th birthday by joining family and friends for yesterday’s celebrations...

Date Online: 30/03/2015

Clarke sees off Athletic

BRADFORD 2, ATHLETIC 0 TWO Billy Clarke goals put an end to Athletic's mini-revival under Dean Holden, after a scrappy tussle...

Date Online: 28/03/2015

Link-up lifeline bid to save volunteers

A CRISIS meeting could revive the fortunes of the struggling Lees Community Association. A lack of volunteers willing to take on...

Date Online: 27/03/2015

Superfast net link - be quick!

BUSINESSES are being urged to act “superfast” and take advantage of a voucher broadband scheme from Oldham Council. From Wednesday the...

Date Online: 27/03/2015

Eye-catching honour for optician

A DELPH optician has been given the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his outstanding contribution to...

Date Online: 27/03/2015