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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

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

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

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

Cricket show must go on...

A DEVASTATED widow is determined to stick to her plans for an annual cricket charity fun day - only two...

Date Online: 19/09/2014

Cricket fund-raiser

ROYTON Cricket Ladies Charity Fundraisers will hold a family fun day and cricket tournament on Saturday. The event, taking place...

Date Online: 16/09/2014

Streets to be named after war heroes

THREE World War One Oldham heroes who received Britain’s highest military award, the Victoria Cross, are to have streets named...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Residents’ concern over park drugs

ROYTON residents took to social media this week to express their concern about the number of empty bags being left...

Date Online: 11/09/2014

War talk

ROYTON Townswomen’s Guild will hear from Richard Wimpenny as he gives a talk, “The Causes of WW1”, at Royton Town...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Dog savaged to death

TWO shih tzu dogs were savaged and one of them killed by a pair of Staffordshire bull terriers. Distraught owner Debra...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Masked men snatch £15,000

MASKED raiders armed with batons and a knife stole £15,000 in cash and travellers cheques from Royton Post Office. The men...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

Electric shock kills worker

An engineer has died after receiving a fatal electric shock while working at a Royton school. Father-of-two Jason Haslem (24) was...

Date Online: 03/09/2014

Local cricket legend Trevor’s final stand

Royton cricket veteran Trevor Lewis died following years of exposure to asbestos, an inquest heard yesterday. Mr Lewis (62) had suffered...

Date Online: 02/09/2014

Rain doesn’t spoil Jamie’s day

SUPPORTERS turned out in force on Saturday for a concert in memory of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in the...

Date Online: 02/09/2014