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Back of the NVQ

NEARLY 1,000 students on construction courses at Oldham College have had their certificates revoked following an investigation. The Construction Industry...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Borough tops repossession table

THE chances of your home being repossessed are higher in Oldham than anywhere else in England and Wales, says a...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Oldhamer’s role in £180m drugs cash

AN Oldham man is among three facing prison for their role in laundering more than £180 million for drug traffickers....

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Jobless total falls to 4,720

THE number of people out of work in Oldham has fallen, reaching its lowest figure since November, 2008. The total...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Two quizzed in gun probe

TWO men are still being questioned after shots were fired at a house in Failsworth. Police were called to Ashton...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Orders from above

Parishioners have flocked to the defence of a popular vicar who has been told he must quit his post when...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

High-speed chase driver behind bars

AN unlicensed driver who nearly hit a mother and child while fleeing police in a terrifying high-speed chase has been...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

Road casualties rise in Oldham

NEW figures show an increase of more than 10 per cent in accidents on Oldham’s roads. But the number of...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

Council treasurer heads to Westminster

OLDHAM Council is to lose another top officer - to the same London council. Borough treasurer Steven Mair, who transformed...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

New signs show the way forward

A £230,000 town-centre scheme will make it easier for visitors to find their way round. The council is installing maps...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

25 years of helping

OLDHAM’S Parkinson’s UK branch is celebrating 25 years of helping people with the condition. The branch began operating on April...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Choir thanks popular director

SADDLEWORTH Male Voice Choir members have said a fond farewell to long-serving musical director Damian Cunningham. Mr Cunningham took up...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Sex abuse nightmare of problem teenagers

Nearly one in 10 young people being treated for drug and alcohol problems in Oldham has revealed they have been...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Clock ticks into place

THE restored clock tower of St John’s Church in Failsworth has been unveiled after eight years of fundraising by parishioners...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Defib machine at heart of the community

A pub landlady is to help safeguard local health in an emergency - by keeping a heart defibrillator in the...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Mum, you’re a life-saver!

A GRATEFUL daughter has paid tribute to her mum’s determination to keep her well. Claire Barrow (50) of Chadderton, had...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

‘Ruby’s room’ gets a mystery benefactor

A MYSTERY benefactor has donated a four-figure sum to St Edward’s RC Primary School’s “Ruby’s Room” fund after reading about...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

No justice for my mum

Woman who fleeced gran already back on the streets A WOMAN who stole half the life savings of a elderly...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Drunken dad’s shame

A DRUNKEN Greenacres dad walked his shoeless, coatless five-year-old daughter around the streets late on Christmas night. Craig Leigh of...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Ex-soldier made ‘light bulb’ bomb

A FORMER soldier who served in Iraq has been given a suspended prison sentence after making a bomb. Father-of-four Edward...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Residents vow to continue school fight

VILLAGERS will not give up their fight against the plan to build a new £17 million secondary school in Diggle....

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Police hunt thug

POLICE are searching for a thug who attacked a man in St Mary’s Way, Oldham. The victim was walking on...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Seven jailed in drug-gang purge

AN Oldhamer is one of seven men jailed as part of an operation to tackle organised crime gangs. John Mallon...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Brave newlywed loses cancer fight

A GRIEVING husband has seen his partner die only three days after their groundbreaking same-sex marriage. But two days after...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Cigarette smuggling gang sentenced

SIX men have been jailed following the Oldham break-up of one of Britain’s biggest cigarette smuggling conspiracies. Kurdish and Polish...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Leak-row Hugh won’t stand as an independent

Councillor Hugh MacDonald says he has no plans to stand as an independent councillor after being deselected by Labour Labour...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Abseilers raise thousands for rescue team’s 50th

Dozens of people have abseiled down Oldham Civic Centre to raise money and mark the 50th anniverary of Oldham Mountain...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Cabbie prosecuted for snubbing blind person

A PRIVATE-hire driver has been fined for refusing to take a guide dog in his cab. Mohammed Foysal (40), of...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Swine flu killed bride Joanne

AN inquest has determined a young Oldham mum died from swine flu. Joanne Oliver (31), of McKie Close, Oldham, died...

Date Online: 14/04/2014

Racist thug’s jail sentence cut

A THUG who viciously attacked his disabled neighbour and screamed racist abuse at another man in the street has had...

Date Online: 14/04/2014