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Group seeks £100,000 lottery money to restore drinking fountain

CROMPTON’S Friends of Dunwood Park group is to bid for £100,000 - to restore the park’s historic drinking fountain. Group secretary...

Date Online: 26/01/2015

School plans to become an academy

PUPILS and parents at East Crompton St George’s Primary School will get the chance to have their say on plans...

Date Online: 23/01/2015

Spring ball

TICKETS are still available for Crompton House School’s Spring Ball on Saturday, March 28. The theme is “Party Like It’s...

Date Online: 23/01/2015

Child sex pictures charges

A 57-YEAR-OLD Shaw man has been charged with a string of offences after more than 4,200 indecent images were allegedly...

Date Online: 23/01/2015

Market ice proves a thaw point

TRADING at Shaw market was almost frozen yesterday after the recent snowfall caused havoc. Icy conditions meant setting up stalls was...

Date Online: 23/01/2015

Secret Santa Roy loses fight for life

ROY TAYLOR, who for the past decade was best known for his Secret Santa gifts of £10 notes to Oldham...

Date Online: 21/01/2015

Tram park & ride expansion boost

COMMUTERS at the Shaw and Crompton Metrolink stop could soon benefit from extra parking spaces The 50 spaces will be on...

Date Online: 20/01/2015

Vehicle theft

A VEHICLE was stolen in Beal Lane at 7.15am on Monday. The driver was delivering newspapers and stopped outside a...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Horror house landlord to pay more than £4,000

TENANTS at a house of horror in Shaw were forced to find emergency accommodation when an inspection revealed a shocking...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Plea for help over stolen gems

POLICE have issued photographs of expensive jewellery stolen during a break-in in Oldham. On January 2, burglars broke into a house...

Date Online: 13/01/2015

Pam, 76, loves living life on the edge

Pensioner Pamela Henthorn certainly has a head for heights. At 76 she has just abseiled down Table Mountain in South...

Date Online: 12/01/2015

Police warning

POLICE are warning residents on Longley Street to be on their guard after youths were seen trying door handles at...

Date Online: 09/01/2015

Milkman hijacked

A MILKMAN on his rounds has had his van hijacked. The milkman was making deliveries on Monday morning when he was...

Date Online: 07/01/2015

Campaigner helps to shape child safety

AN Oldham campaigner has helped to amend a parliamentary bill to make it more difficult for perpetrators to get away...

Date Online: 06/01/2015

Our benefit blackout struggle

A DESPERATE family had to get supplies from a foodbank after waiting four months for child benefit to arrive. Peter Warburton...

Date Online: 02/01/2015

Steve’s on top of the world... again

ONE of Oldham’s finest has been recognised in the New Year Honours List with an MBE. Steve Hill, deputy head teacher...

Date Online: 31/12/2014

That’s some feat Leo!

IT’S the Christmas miracle Leo Stott’s family thought they’d never see: the Shaw toddler has achieved his dream to walk. The...

Date Online: 29/12/2014

Winning picture of Leo in action

THIS heart-warming picture of Chadderton Park FC’s cerebral palsy football team is the winner of a national photography competition. Chadderton Park...

Date Online: 29/12/2014

£15,000 cannabis farm found

POLICE are appealing for information after a cannabis farm with £15,000 of the drug was discovered in Heyside. Oldham’s Organised Crime...

Date Online: 19/12/2014

Annalise death trial goes ahead

A VAN driver charged with causing the death of an Oldham schoolgirl on a zebra crossing in Shaw at Christmas...

Date Online: 11/12/2014

Festive advice

POLICE will be at Asda, Greenfield Lane, on Saturday between 4pm and 7.30pm to offer advice on crime prevention ahead...

Date Online: 05/12/2014

Everybody’s having fun!

LOCAL Christmas spirit spread over the weekend as villages and districts switched on their annual festive lights. Families enjoyed the big...

Date Online: 01/12/2014

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

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

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

Switch on

SHAW and Crompton’s Christmas lights switch-on takes place tomorrow, with “Frozen” stars Anna and Elsa from 6.30pm in the town...

Date Online: 28/11/2014

Hope Street

HOPE is rising from the rubble of the Shaw gas blast following a submission to build six new homes on...

Date Online: 24/11/2014

Firm’s £10,000 after man fell in bleach vat

A FABRICS firm has been fined £10,000 after an employee suffered severe chemical burns when he fell into a vat...

Date Online: 24/11/2014

£9,900 Lottery grant transforms playground

CHILDREN at Crompton Primary School have a new playground, courtesy of a £9,900 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The money...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Big switch-on

SHAW and Crompton’s Christmas lights switch-on takes place on Friday, November 28, with “Frozen” stars Anna and Elsa from 6.30pm...

Date Online: 21/11/2014