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645 Article(s) Found

£8m leisure centre ‘once in a lifetime’

A NEW £8million leisure centre in Royton will provide a lasting Olympic legacy, say Oldham Planning Committee members who approved...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Machete house raid ordeal

A ROYTON woman was robbed by machete wielding thugs. Four men knocked on her door in Highfield Drive on Tuesday...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

History talk

ROYTON Local History Society will be delving into 1,000 years of Knutsford history tonight at 7.30. The talk, at Downey...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Ex-soldier made ‘light bulb’ bomb

A FORMER soldier who served in Iraq has been given a suspended prison sentence after making a bomb. Father-of-four Edward...

Date Online: 15/04/2014

Travellers ordered to leave car park

TRAVELLERS have been forced to leave a site in Royton after setting up an illegal camp earlier this week. Seven...

Date Online: 10/04/2014

Hospice pergola

DR Kershaw’s Hospice has been given planning permission to build a free-standing timber pergola in the garden. An application to...

Date Online: 04/04/2014

Tribute to Indian Association leading light

TRIBUTES have been paid to a leading figure in Oldham’s Indian Association, who has died aged 85. Vasumati Kunverba Sisodia,...

Date Online: 25/03/2014

£8m leisure centre project goes to planning

DESIGNS for Royton’s new leisure centre have officially been submitted to Oldham Council’s planning committee for consideration. The £8million centre...

Date Online: 25/03/2014

Bring and buy

AN Easter bring-and-buy sale will take place at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice on Saturday. Visitors are asked to bring gifts for...

Date Online: 25/03/2014

Royal honour for Guides

TWO Oldham Guides have earned the organisation’s highest accolade. Katie Robinson (20) and Rebecca Harnett (21) have been awarded the...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

VC hero postman’s stamp of courage

AN Oldham postman who won the Victoria Cross is to be honoured as part of Royal Mail’s World War One...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

90-year-old speaks about burglary ordeal

THE 90-year-old woman who grabbed a burglar round the waist and clung on as her shrugged her off has spoken...

Date Online: 21/03/2014

Elderly woman tackles raider

A GUTSY 90-year-old woman confronted a thief in her home — but was left on her knees when he shrugged...

Date Online: 20/03/2014

Bric-a-brac bargains

A BRIC-A-BRAC stall will be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Radcliffe Street, on Thursday, March 20, from 9am to noon....

Date Online: 18/03/2014

Diane is top midwife

CARING Diane Chadderton has been named the country’s Community Midwife of the Year. The community matron is based at the...

Date Online: 18/03/2014

Let’s sort out snail-pace internet link

FIRMS at a business park hampered by slow internet connections are to meet Oldham Council’s deputy leader to discuss who...

Date Online: 14/03/2014

Home front

ROYTON Local History Society will hear from Brian Hallworth as he takes them down “Forget-me-not Lane” in a talk about...

Date Online: 11/03/2014

Fighting cancer is Kelsey’s goal

A ROYTON youngster diagnosed with cancer a decade ago is supporting research that saves enough lives each year to fill...

Date Online: 10/03/2014

Forum meets

HAVE your voice heard and speak to local councillors at the Royton District Executive meeting and community forum on Monday,...

Date Online: 04/03/2014

Travellers move on

TRAVELLERS left a site in Royton yesterday after action by the police and Oldham Council. A group of caravans and...

Date Online: 04/03/2014

Travellers urged to move from site

POLICE are in talks with travellers who arrived at a site in Royton over the weekend. Caravans arrived on Turf...

Date Online: 03/03/2014

Speed us up!

FIRMS at a modern Oldham business park say the lack of fast internet connections is hampering trade. The 14 companies...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Fair bargains

A FAIRTRADE stall of grocery products will be taking place on Thursday at Trinity Methodist Church, Royton. The event will...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Wall crash driver dies

A MAN has died following a car accident in Royton. Police were called to the junction of Rochdale Road and...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

The doctor won’t see you now...

AN angry mum has blasted a Shaw medical practice as “heartless” after it turned away her sick two-year-old son when...

Date Online: 21/02/2014

Make a splash

INTENSIVE learn-to-swim classes will take place at Royton Sports Centre, Park Street, from Monday, February 17, until Friday, February 21,...

Date Online: 18/02/2014

Halo lights boost crossing safety

A PILOT safety scheme to install state-of-the-art LED lighting in Royton and Shaw is the immediate result of a review...

Date Online: 14/02/2014

Hearts set on a... donor kidney

A ROYTON man has cast aside the traditional romantic card and flowers this Valentine’s Day. Instead he has used social...

Date Online: 14/02/2014

Sports camp

KIDS aged eight to 16 can have fun at a half-term sports camp at Oldham Academy North from Monday, February...

Date Online: 11/02/2014

Head’s relief as attacker jailed

A MAN who repeatedly stabbed a headteacher with a screwdriver in a frenzied attack has been detained indefinitely in a...

Date Online: 10/02/2014