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Housing plans set to get the nod

AMBITIOUS plans to build 59 homes in Chadderton are set to be approved by Oldham Planning Committee tomorrow — despite...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

All the school steps out for charity

ALL pupils took part in North Chadderton School’s annual sponsored walk. Around 1,500 pupils left the school and headed for Tandle...

Date Online: 22/07/2014

Skills award delight

Barlows (UK) Ltd, an electrical and gas company based in Chadderton, beat stiff competition to win a Greater Manchester Skills...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

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

Fire crews’ fears over new system for call-outs

A FIRE Brigade Union chief has warned that a new computer system which saves the fire service £900,000 a year...

Date Online: 18/07/2014

Tragedy of drunken man crushed by bus

A drunken man was killed after his pelvis was crushed under the wheel of a bus in Chadderton in December,...

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

Harry’s train set

AN Oldham train station is on track to make some new mates. Resident and commuter Harry Alldritt is spearheading a campaign...

Date Online: 15/07/2014

Kindhearted students fund hospice Walk of Hope

PUPILS who raised £10,849 for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice through a variety of events, including selling pies , a sponsored walk...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

£4,200... that’s the long and short of it

A BRAVE mum had her hair cut a little shorter than usual as she took part in a sponsored head...

Date Online: 11/07/2014

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

Pain will never end

THE father of popular 21-year-old shopworker Junaid Khan, who was gunned down in a car park in Chadderton, marked the...

Date Online: 10/07/2014

A step too far

A DISABLED 13-year-old girl’s independence has been snatched away after the walking frame she relies on was swiped from her...

Date Online: 09/07/2014

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

Ellie saves the day

SIX-YEAR-OLD Ellie Hodson saved the day when she alerted teachers to a fire which could have had serious consequences. The youngster...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Young music stars come out to play

TALENTED musicians from across the borough hit the right note at Oldham Music Centre’s second annual Summer Music Festival featuring...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Let’s play Jack’s Game

DENIS Law and Paddy Crerand visited an Oldham special school on Friday to unveil a new outdoor learning area dedicated...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Family man’s child sex shame

A DELIVERY driver who subjected a highly vulnerable young girl to a vile sexual assault, has been jailed for five...

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

Gun-axe terror in street robbery

TWO men threatened and robbed four people at gunpoint yesterday in Oldham’s second gun-related crime in just over a week. The...

Date Online: 08/07/2014

Chief speaker

POLICE Chief Supt Nick Adderley will be the guest speaker at the next Chadderton HomeWatch meeting at Chadderton Wellbeing Centre,...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Foxdenton papers released

INFORMATION requested by campaigners fighting the controversial Foxdenton development has finally been released by Oldham Council. Over the past year the...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Girls in knife mugging ordeal

POLICE are hunting a robber who threatened two girls with a knife in Chadderton. The victims, both 16, were walking over...

Date Online: 04/07/2014

Man faces conspiracy charge

A CHADDERTON man is one of five people charged after two people were shot in Harpurhey earlier this year. Jack Biernat...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Alex is a star among stars

BRAVE Alex Vaughan has enjoyed a celeb-packed party to reward his courage during chemotherapy treatment. The Chadderton eight year old was...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Evelyn marks her 100th

Evelyn Backhouse stayed in work until she turned 84 — and only retired then because her family insisted! She spent her...

Date Online: 03/07/2014

Fly away

NEWMAN College head teacher Mike McGhee released two white doves during a leavers’ mass for Year 11 pupils at the...

Date Online: 27/06/2014

Weapons arsenal at house

TWO people have been charged after an arsenal of weapons including a stun gun, a loaded pistol and a loaded...

Date Online: 27/06/2014

Error halts plans for floodlit pitch

ERRORS on an application form have led to the withdrawal of a controversial plan to convert a sports pitch into...

Date Online: 27/06/2014

Campaigners question Foxdenton ‘big secret’

OLDHAM Council has been accused by campaigners of withholding vital information regarding the controversial Foxdenton development. The council has twice...

Date Online: 23/06/2014