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849 Article(s) Found

Big bullies

AN “outstanding” childminder has hit out at Ofsted after being told she cannot continue to look after children in her...

Date Online: 29/07/2014

Needle-phobe Martin grins and bears it to aid hospice

A MAN who is terrified of needles says he is delighted with his new tattoo after volunteering to get inked...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Shaw salon back on track

A BEAUTY salon owner who has battled to keep her business on track in the face of Metrolink has turned...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Cycle ride raises £700 for Jamie’s fund

TWO kind-hearted children got on their bikes to raise over £700 for Jamie’s Something Special fund. Alex Dowd, right, Jamie’s cousin,...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

£100,000 scheme to boost trade

PLANS to invest extra funding to support independent businesses in Shaw and Lees were given the go-ahead. As reported in the...

Date Online: 23/07/2014

Golden year for centre

A SHAW distribution centre is preparing to deliver a double celebration as it marks a milestone and a top employer...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Serve and brolly!

THE only time I have ever had to use a tennis racquet was to swat an annoying fly that was...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Seven years and not a day off school

MOST children come up with various excuses to avoid going to school in the morning. But not Ryan Chipchase. The Year...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

A-mazing piece of mowing

TWO Oldham Council workers have got a little creative and produced a stunning labyrinth design in Dunwood Park, Shaw. Gardener Andy...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

A legacy of musical excellence

JACK Pickford is hanging up his baton as director of music at Crompton House School after 24 years. The 58-year-old taught...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Anyone for tennis?

WIMBLEDON may be over, but Oldhamers can serve up an ace with free sessions to celebrate the Great British Tennis...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Playwright goes back to her theatre roots

AN Oldham-born writer returned to her old stomping ground to watch emerging talent tread the boards. Playwright Christina Castling (née Maiden)...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

From one challenge to another

KARL Newell spent two weeks kayaking among icebergs in Alaska and wild camping among brown bears. Now he has been appointed...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Paedos snared in online sting

THREE dangerous online paedophiles have been brought to justice after being caught using teen chatrooms to prey on children by...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Trade review

A £1MILLION scheme to rejuvenate Oldham town centre could soon be extended to Shaw and Lees. The council launched a new...

Date Online: 17/07/2014

Shop-wreck owner fears looting risk

THE owner of a shop which was ploughed into by a car has called for traffic-calming measures and spoken of...

Date Online: 16/07/2014

Shop faces demolition after another crash

A SHAW shop is to be torn down after a car ploughed through the front of it in the early...

Date Online: 14/07/2014

Dig deep into the history of mining

OLDHAMERS with a passion for exploring the town’s history can make the most of a family day at a unique...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

50 years as leader for dedicated Ian

DEDICATED Ian McAlpine is celebrating half a century of service to scouting in Oldham. Ian, of Shaw, joined 86th Manchester Wolf...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

Council staff down tools for more pay

THOUSANDS of Oldham’s public-sector workers today staged their biggest strike in years over salary freezes and low pay. Some council services...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

Now it’s summer of discontent

SCHOOLS and libraries across Oldham will be closed tomorrow as public-sector workers stage their biggest strike in years. Members of Unison,...

Date Online: 09/07/2014

What a relief!

DELIGHTED bowlers can spend a penny in style once again thanks to the revamped toilet block at High Crompton Park. The...

Date Online: 09/07/2014

Ellie saves the day

SIX-YEAR-OLD Ellie Hodson saved the day when she alerted teachers to a fire which could have had serious consequences. The youngster...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Firefighters to strike over eight days

OLDHAM firefighters will be striking for eight consecutive days from Monday next week. They are taking part in a national strike...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Tram grant filters down the line

MORE trams could be introduced between Shaw and Crompton and Manchester City centre thanks to a major European grant. Transport for...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Burglary warning

RESIDENTS are being warned to be on their guard against burglars after three mobile phones and some cash were taken...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Man pleads guilty over danger pet charge

A PET owner has pleaded guilty to a dangerous dog charge following its attack on a policeman. On June 1 a...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Weekend of fun goes with a bang

THOUSANDS of locals filled the streets of Shaw for the parish council’s annual Family Fun Weekend. Sunday’s sunshine brought fun seekers...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Council pulls plug on baths

SPIRALLING repair costs have forced the council to pull the plug prematurely on Crompton’s swimming pool. Replacing the boiler at the...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Tragic, brutal killing

YESTERDAY was the second time Paul O’Hara has been jailed for life. He was locked up in 1998 after admitting the...

Date Online: 01/07/2014