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771 Article(s) Found

King Chris set for 60-night tour

ROYTON crooner Chris Connor is donning his blue suede shoes for an appearance at Heywood Civic Centre on Saturday. Fresh from...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Rogue traders

POLICE are urging Royton residents to be vigilant following reports of bogus workmen targeting elderly residents in the area. GRAB some...

Date Online: 18/11/2014

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

Gran is scooter scam victim

A GREAT-grandmother has lost £1,000 after buying a faulty mobility scooter from a suspected rogue trader. Margaret Turner agreed to buy...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

Whit memories

MEMORIES of the Whit Walks will be brought to life at the Royton Local History Society meeting tonight. Canon Jim Burns...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

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

Farewell to former MP

FORMER Oldham Labour MP Joel Barnett has died, aged 91. Awarded a life peerage in 1983, Lord Barnett, MP for Heywood...

Date Online: 04/11/2014

Taking charge

INTERIM chief Martin Knowles has been formally appointed principal of Oldham Academy North. Mr Knowles has been acting principal for four...

Date Online: 31/10/2014

VC hero given memorial stone honour

THE heroic actions of Royton-born Sergeant John Hogan were commemorated with the unveiling of a special memorial stone. The ceremony, which...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

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

Thief pinches your Chron!

OUR Royton readers were almost left without their copy of the Chronicle last night after a delivery van with more...

Date Online: 22/10/2014

Burglar alert

RESIDENTS are being warned to be extra vigilant after a burglar forced his way through the rear dividing doors of...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Family vows to carry on fundraising

AN inspirational family reached its target to raise £30,000 for the Christie hospital before what would have been the 30th...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

18-hour delay for fall OAP’s X-ray

A CORONER has criticised a hospital’s poor staff communications following a family’s questions about possible negligence. Theresa Featherstone (81), of Tandle...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Man held over bank raid

A 36-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after allegedly breaking into Yorkshire Bank in Royton on Sunday...

Date Online: 21/10/2014

Drifters legend Ray hits the bright lights... of Royton

Music legend Ray Lewis is coming to Royton. The former lead singer of The Drifters will be belting out the hits...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Deal moves Royton revamp a step closer

REDEVELOPMENT plans for Royton town centre have been given a boost following the precinct’s purchase by new owners. Tristan Capital Partners,...

Date Online: 17/10/2014

Man jailed for brutal attack on woman

A FATHER-OF-THREE in a jealous rage subjected an innocent woman to a brutal beating, Manchester Crown Court heard. Jamie Green (37),...

Date Online: 14/10/2014

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

Driver injured in collision

A TAXI driver was taken to hospital after an accident in Royton on Friday night. Emergency services rushed to the accident...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Forum meeting

TAKE part in local democracy at the Royton District Executive Meeting and Community Forum tonight, from 6pm. The meeting, taking...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Memories of the past buried for the future

Oldham’s history has been buried for all to see... a century from now. A time capsule, including stories from the Chron,...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

New leisure development ‘nightmare’ wrangle

A BUSINESSMAN claims the new Royton leisure centre development is having such an impact on his business he might have...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Optician helps to save Nicola’s 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

Frank reaches his 100th

Frank Smith of Millwood Court, Royton, will celebrate his 100th birthday today with his wife of 75 years, Dorothy (97),...

Date Online: 30/09/2014

Local issues

TAKE part in local democracy at the Royton District Executive meeting and community forum on Monday, October 6, from 6pm....

Date Online: 30/09/2014

Academy principal in line for £95,000

OLDHAM Academy North is advertising for a new principal - and is willing to pay up to £95,000 for the...

Date Online: 29/09/2014

Rock ’n’ bowl!

ROCKSTARS Axl Rose, Slash and members of Kiss swapped their guitars for cricket bats at a charity fancy dress tournament...

Date Online: 26/09/2014

Full steam ahead for friends

THE Chronicle, the Alzheimer’s Society, Oldham Council and the Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a campaign to raise awareness...

Date Online: 26/09/2014

Health MOT

GET your health checked out when the First Stop Health Bus rolls into Royton on Friday. The bus will be...

Date Online: 23/09/2014