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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

Firmís £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

Police arrest flasher suspect

POLICE have arrested a 26-year-old man after a spate of indecent exposures in Shaw. Officers received seven reports of a...

Date Online: 19/11/2014

M&S coming to Oldham

THE 130-year wait to bring Marks and Spencer to Oldham is finally over. The retail giant will open a clothing, homeware...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

Stolen car

A SILVER VW Golf was stolen from Edward Road between 6.30pm last Friday and 11am on Saturday. The thief took...

Date Online: 14/11/2014

Police hunt flasher

POLICE are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a woman in Shaw on Monday night. The man is...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

Warning as thieves target vans

MERCEDES truck and van catalytic converters are being targeted by thieves: five have been reported in Royton and Shaw over...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Toddlerís determination to walk

LITTLE Leo Stott has taken the first step in his mission to walk unaided. The Shaw toddler has undergone a complex...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Have a rummage

A JUMBLE sale takes place tonight at Heyside Reformed Church, Hebron Street from 7. Admission is 20p and all proceeds...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

A step in the wrong direction

PATIENTS are angry over the closing of the podiatry service at Crompton Health Centre. Sufferers will have to travel to Royton...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Power deal has many plus points, say Lib-Dems

OLDHAM’S Liberal Democrat leader has given a guarded welcome to Greater Manchester’s devolution deal. Councillor Howard Sykes said: “Much of what...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

MP opens new-look post office branches

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has officially opened two remodelled post offices. Both the Hardy Street and Shaw branches...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Spooky party

THERE will be a Halloween Party at Crompton Bowling Club tomorrow from 6.30pm, featuring a fancy-dress parade, pumpkin competition, face...

Date Online: 31/10/2014

Nowhere to go

AFTER recently spending an evening with the police as they tackled anti-social behaviour, reporter Robbie Gill spoke to teenagers on...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Tina told to dock height of her deck

A CHILDMINDER who spent £3,600 on wooden decking to provide a safe area for children in her care has been...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

All options still open on market

NO final decision has been made on the future of Shaw Market, Oldham Council heard on Wedneaday. All options are still...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Marathon effort inspired by stepson

A DETERMINED runner is preparing to tackle the Snowdonia Marathon in memory of his stepson, whose death six years ago...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Burglary alert

RESIDENTS are being warned to be extra vigilant after two televisions and a white Seat Ibiza were taken from a...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Shoppers so generous, families so grateful..

VULNERABLE families in Werneth and Shaw have been overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers who donated household items to help...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Shaw not sold on market move...

SHAW and Crompton Parish Council has recommended the market remains where it is, despite controversial plans to move it. Parish councillors...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Tragic sonís life-saving legacy

A COUPLE whose son died suddenly during a cross-country run hope their gift to his former school will prevent other...

Date Online: 14/10/2014

Dragonsí Den challenge for traders

INDEPENDENT traders are showcasing their flair as part of an ambitious plan to boost business in Lees and Shaw. Oldham Council’s...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Diving into the future

IT was an emotional night for members of Crompton Classics swimming club as they competed in their last gala before...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Wright partners for firmís growth

JD Williams has appointed Eric Wright Construction to build its warehouse extension in Shaw. Beal Lane is a distribution centre for...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Moors menace

DOG walkers are warned to be on their guard as there has been complaints of riders using their motorbikes on...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Optician helps to save Nicolaís sight

AN optician spotted a potentially life-threatening condition during a routine eye test. And now Nicola Delves (24) has thanked practitioner Komrul...

Date Online: 02/10/2014

Green light for safer crossing

SAFETY upgrades at an accident blackspot where a 12-year-old schoolgirl was killed just days before Christmas are due to be...

Date Online: 02/10/2014

Concerns voiced on market plans

Concerns over Oldham Council’s proposals for the relocation of Shaw Market have been voiced by Lib-Dem leader Councillor Howard Sykes. The...

Date Online: 01/10/2014