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702 Article(s) Found

Needle-phobe Martin grins and bears it to aid hospice

A MAN who is terrified of needles says he is delighted with his new tattoo after volunteering to get inked...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Brilliant talents of young artists

Primary school pupils enjoyed getting involved in arts activities such as drawing and creating woven and textile pieces at the...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Success tinged with sadness

SWIMMERS from Crompton Classics claimed three out of four prizes in a gala — despite the council pulling the plug...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Taking art all in his stride

DETERMINED Garry Holt spent six months in a neuro-rehabilitation unit learning to walk again. Still only in his 30s, Garry, from...

Date Online: 25/07/2014

Mine’s a pint!

NEVER mind Woodpecker Cider, it seems magpie bitter is now further up the pecking order. This magpie lived up to its...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

‘L’ of a car to learn in

MOST parents would be terrified by the thought of their 17-year-old daughter learning to drive in their cherished classic car. But...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Workmen burned

TWO men suffered serious burns when they were stripping paint at an industrial unit in Royton yesterday. It is thought that...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Anyone for tennis?

WIMBLEDON may be over, but Oldhamers can serve up an ace with free sessions to celebrate the Great British Tennis...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Martin faces his fears for charity

A MAN who is terrified of needles has volunteered for what could well be the worst experience of his life. Martin...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Riders take on 127-mile canal challenge

AN ambitious uncle is putting wheels in motion to help a cause which has touched his family’s heart. Geoff Stocks and...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Cheers to a triple win for Oldham

OLDHAM is the toast of the region when it comes to award-winning pubs. The borough had more winners than any other...

Date Online: 16/07/2014

£3.2m revamp for Royton estate

A MAJOR refurbishment programme in Royton will bring about the transformation of 218 homes. What started as the installation of new...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

Former soldier lay dead for months

A FORMER soldier who fought alcoholism and post-traumatic stress may have been lying dead on his bedroom floor for more...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

Council staff down tools for more pay

THOUSANDS of Oldham’s public-sector workers today staged their biggest strike in years over salary freezes and low pay. Some council services...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

Now it’s summer of discontent

SCHOOLS and libraries across Oldham will be closed tomorrow as public-sector workers stage their biggest strike in years. Members of Unison,...

Date Online: 09/07/2014

Woman of Oldham search

THE search is on to find the Woman of Oldham 2014. The committee behind the title is urging readers to nominate...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Burglary victim has heart attack

A plucky Royton pensioner suffered a heart attack after confronting a gang of burglars and ordering them to leave her...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Firefighters to strike over eight days

OLDHAM firefighters will be striking for eight consecutive days from Monday next week. They are taking part in a national strike...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Crash mum died weeks after driving test

A 22-YEAR-OLD mother died in a car crash only weeks after passing her driving test, an inquest heard. Georgina Taylor from...

Date Online: 01/07/2014

Youth mayor Daisy relishes new challenge

SIXTH-FORMER Daisy Murphy has been installed as Oldham’s new youth mayor at a prestigious ceremony. During her year in office...

Date Online: 27/06/2014

Injured rider airlifted to hospital

A SERIOUSLY injured moped rider was airlifted to hospital after a collision with a lorry in Royton yesterday. The rider...

Date Online: 25/06/2014

Have your say

ROYTON’S District Executive Meeting and Community Forum will take place at Royton Youth Centre from 6 o’clock tonight. The meeting...

Date Online: 24/06/2014

Stamp of approval for post office revamp

COMEDY legend Jimmy Cricket joined Oldham West and Royton MP Michael Meacher to mark the revamp of Royton Post Office. Mr...

Date Online: 20/06/2014

Snap inspection sees academy downgraded

OLDHAM Academy North has been downgraded following a snap inspection after complaints by a parent. The Royton school was originally rated...

Date Online: 20/06/2014

Meaty row over halal-only KFC

A LOCAL Muslim leader has defended the use of halal food after a fast-food restaurant was criticised for dropping a...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

George inspires school to get lifesaving devices

LIFE-SAVING defibrillators are set to be installed at a Royton primary school after an appeal by the family of a...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Gran dies a week after being hit by cyclist

A grandmother has died a week after being knocked over by a cyclist in a freak accident. May Stockley (81) was...

Date Online: 12/06/2014

KFC’s no-bacon wraps rapped

A CHARITY worker has criticised a local fast-food oulet for dropping a popular item because its food is now halal-only. Dr...

Date Online: 11/06/2014

Parklife festival complaints

MUSIC from Manchester’s Parklife festival could be heard across Oldham over the weekend. Residents described the noise level as “ridiculous...

Date Online: 10/06/2014

Whit Walkers’ services in sun

OLDHAM Whit walkers had their prayers answered as the skies stayed clear for the hundreds taking part. Congregations from churches...

Date Online: 09/06/2014