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Tributes paid to swimming coach

THE funeral of a former Pride in Oldham winner and swimming coach who taught generations to swim was being held...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Meacher issues protest warning

PEOPLE will take to the streets in protest if drastic cuts continue after the general election, Oldham MP Michael Meacher...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Double helping of festive fun

HEALTH and safety regulations have forced Chadderton’s annual festive celebrations to be split over two days, and the traditional parade...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Tunes help Peter breathe more easily

A GRANDFATHER is singing the praises of an Oldham choir after it dramatically improved his health and reduced his hospital...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Christmas comes early for shoppers

OLDHAMERS can take advantage of a host of special offers as the countdown to Christmas begins. Many local independent businesses have...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Man told police he would shoot

A MAN who was “down in the dumps” falsely told police he had a shotgun and was going to shoot...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Royton all switched on for Christmas

CHRISTMAS cheer filled Royton last night at the switch-on of the town’s seasonal lights. Hundreds braved the chilly night to watch...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

3Cs’ double puts rivals in check

OLDHAM’s reputation as a hotbed of chess has again been recognised. Oldham’s 3Cs club has become the first in the country...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Half of staff lack faith in hospital

HALF of the staff at the Royal Oldham Hospital wouldn’t recommend the hospital to their family and friends. The new statistics...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Flushed with success

REGULARS at Wetherspoons pubs in Oldham are spending a penny in award-winning toilets. The Squire Knott in Yorkshire Street and the...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Son swerves jail after car ‘frolic’

A SHAW man has avoided prison after a “stupid frolic” in his father’s car. Spencer Morris (24), of Sumner Street, pleaded...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Vital carers get ‘advice and support’

MORE than 7,900 Oldhamers are unpaid carers for ill or disabled relatives and friends, new figures show. The research, from charity...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

War on work cancers

MP Debbie Abrahams has helped to launch a new campaign to beat occupational cancers. The House of Commons event organised by...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Matt set to take on the universe

A CHADDERTON bodybuilder has stormed to victory in his first British championships. Matthew Bowd (28) made his bodybuilding debut in front...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Cox praises college’s star quality

CELEBRITY scientist professor Brian Cox proved a star attraction when he opened an extension at Oldham Sixth Form College. The Chadderton-born...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Cox praises magnificent Mahdlo

MAHDLO members had been told to expect a VIP guest during an activity day at the Egerton-Street youth zone -...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Black Friday big shop

Bargain hunters queued outside Asda in Chadderton early this morning as they hunted down huge savings on “Black Friday”. Hundreds of...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Seven face child-sex charges

SEVEN people — including four Oldhamers — were to appear before Bury Magistrates’ Court today following an investigation into child...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Nine accused in new grooming scandal

A GANG of nine men — three of them from Oldham — are accused of grooming vulnerable teenagers before sexually...

Date Online: 27/11/2014

Racy calendar to raise money

AN Oldham man has put some prestigious wheels in motion to help defeat a killer disease. Paul Sutcliffe, an Oulton Park...

Date Online: 27/11/2014

Inequality’s returned to Victorian times — MP

OLDHAM MP Michael Meacher was today leading a Commons debate demanding action over what he describes as growing inequality. The Oldham...

Date Online: 27/11/2014

Owner in plea for missing pet

BONFIRE night fireworks went off with too much of a bang for terrified young german shepherd Kane, who fled from...

Date Online: 27/11/2014

Why will nobody give me a home?

THE RSPCA is looking for a permanent home for one of its longest serving residents. Tara has been at the Rhodes...

Date Online: 27/11/2014

Awash with cash!

Eco-friendly lovebirds Sue and Wayne Hubbard have found a romantic way to save water: they shower together every day! The Hubbards...

Date Online: 26/11/2014

Murdered Lee Rigby: Facebook ‘has his blood on its hands’

The family of Lee Rigby holds social network company Facebook partly responsible for his murder. A report found Facebook failed...

Date Online: 26/11/2014

Nurse jailed for butting patient

AN Oldham nurse has been jailed for 15 months after he was convicted of unlawfully wounding a 72-year-old patient. David Hadfield...

Date Online: 26/11/2014

Lloyd’s a Beano hero!

Impish Lloyd Coulter’s love of an ace schoolboy rogue has earned him a unique place in a comic’s hall of...

Date Online: 26/11/2014

Crash driver faces court

A woman is to be summonsed following a police chase which ended with a Mini crashing into two parked cars...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

Oldham takes the lead in healthcare

Oldham’s NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group has won an Academy Award. Not Hollywood but healthcare: Oldham CCG, responsible for spending the...

Date Online: 25/11/2014

Last call for eco home families

A COMMUNITY hopes its plan to build seven eco-homes in Diggle will soon become a reality as it looks for...

Date Online: 25/11/2014