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Struggling schools to become academies

THREE struggling primary schools are set to become academies. Alt, Richmond and Westwood will be sponsored by the Oldham-based Harmony Trust,...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Fright night

A have-a-go grandad grappled with a burglar who attacked him at home — even though he was recovering from broken...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Vital shopping service axed

A VITAL transport link connecting housebound pensioners with local supermarkets is set to be cancelled. Transport for Greater Manchester’s Shopping Link...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Man on indecent assault charges

AN OLDHAM man will appear at Manchester Crown Court next month on charges of gross indecency and indecent assault on...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

New school proposal welcomed

A VETERAN Saddleworth councillor has welcomed Oldham Council’s decision to consider a new site for the new Saddleworth School. Land at...

Date Online: 12/09/2014

Pull together to claw back ‘devastating’ budget cuts - McMahon

COUNCIL leader Jim McMahon has the whole of Oldham to help claw back “devastating” budget cuts. Councillor McMahon’s annual report to...

Date Online: 11/09/2014

Christmas check-in for hotel project

A REPORT on all the options for Oldham’s Hotel Future project will be ready before Christmas, Oldham Council leader Jim...

Date Online: 11/09/2014

Kevin pays penalty for goal photo

A 46-year Oldham Athletic fan has blasted rules that had him thrown out of last Saturday’s home game. Athletic - like...

Date Online: 11/09/2014

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

Mum vows: we won’t give up school fight

THE mother of accident victim Adam McQuillan is to take on education experts for a second time in a bid...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Black-out at wheel ended in tragedy

A PENSIONER died after her husband blacked-out at the wheel and smashed their car into the back of a lorry. Doreen...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Pooling resources in pulling-the-plug row

A 960-name petition has been handed to Oldham Council by Liberal Democrats in Shaw and Crompton protesting the decision to...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

£1M for a jewel in the crown

Oldham businessman and philanthropist Norman Stoller has marked his 80th birthday by donating £1 million from his charitable trust to...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Chance of a lift to Tesco, officers?

A DRINKER who called police for a lift to Tesco - then damaged their car - has been fined by...

Date Online: 10/09/2014

Bus confusion over new school times

SADDLEWORTH School is at the centre of a row over teaching arrangements and transport. After consultation with parents, the school decided...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Onwards and upwards

Greenfield man Richard Andrew is on a mountain-high after turning his life round from a serious illness. When former deputy headteacher...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Plot by Lib-Dems to get more allotments

A veteran campaigner is asking Oldham Council to support more and better-protected allotments. The council has a statutory duty to provide...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Early detection will cut risk

AN Oldham pilot scheme to detect damaged arteries could reduce the number of strokes and heart attacks - and even...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Clare’s Law to the rescue for at-risk daughter

AN Oldham mum is one of hundreds of women who have acquired potentially lifesaving information on an abusive partner through...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

£2.7m to care for smokers, says ASH

SMOKING cost Oldham Council almost £2.7 million last year, claims lobby group Action on Smoking and Health. The group’s figures show...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Bride Olivia arrives in style - by horse!

MOST brides dream of being taken to their wedding in a luxury car, but not one Saddleworth bride. Olivia Sunderland got...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Bedroom tax takes a knock

OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams voted against the bedroom tax in Parliament on Friday. The Oldham East and Saddleworth MP backed the...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Saddleworth sets the pace!

TORRENTIAL rain didn’t dampen the spirits of youngsters competing in the Saddleworth Village Olympics over the weekend. The competition, now in...

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

Teenager accused of child destruction

AN Oldham teenager allegedly punched his pregnant victim in the stomach after hearing she was pregnant, killing the unborn child,...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Angela named MP candidate

LABOUR has chosen its prospective parliamentary candidate for the Ashton constituency, which covers Failsworth. Angela Rayner will stand for the seat...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Oldham has 539 asylum seekers

OLDHAM currently houses 539 asylum seekers - and Greater Manchester handles one in six of all asylum seekers in Britain. Home...

Date Online: 09/09/2014

Mum’s a charity star

A BRAVE mum is celebrating after smashing her fund-raising target for a charity for women who suffer cancer during pregnancy. Pride...

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

Injured drivers cut free from crash cars

A country road was closed for hours and four people taken to hospital after a serious crash. The accident happened in...

Date Online: 08/09/2014