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New wave of shops spark Yorkshire Street rebirth

FIVE businesses have highlighted a £1million investment project to improve Oldham town centre’s range of independent shops. The businesses —...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Hill’s charity angels

A STAR class of fundraisers at Shaw’s St Joseph’s Primary School is celebrating after hitting the £40,000 mark for charity...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Parish councillors fight to preserve local character

Saddleworth parish councillors insist treasured open spaces and local character must not be lost in their recommendations on proposals for...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Health union’s job-loss fears

WORRIED health workers are lobbying the Pennine Acute Trust board meeting today to voice their concerns about proposals to move...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Cinema plans a step closer

Oldham Cabinet THE development of the Old Town Hall restaurant and cinema plan was given a boost as cabinet members...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

85-year-old Ken skydives from 15,000ft!

A GREAT-grandfather raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK after doing a dizzying 15,000ft skydive. Ken Partridge wanted to do...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

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

Bedroom blaze

TWO young girls and their father were taken to hospital following a bedroom fire at a terrace house in Gainsborough...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Lifting Mumps from the dumps

THE long-awaited regeneration of Oldham Mumps is starting to take shape. Plans have been approved for a new restaurant, bar...

Date Online: 28/02/2014

Locals in tears as trees come down at Foxdenton

RESIDENTS have been reduced to tears at the sight of the felling of dozens of trees and wildlife habitats to...

Date Online: 27/02/2014

Lee’s dad pleased by long jail sentences

THE Oldham father of murdered soldier Lee Rigby last night said the sentences given to his son’s killers represent justice....

Date Online: 27/02/2014

Tram works had ‘no adverse affect’ on building claim

A SUBSIDING building which forced a halt to tram services in Oldham town centre could be demolished. And questions are...

Date Online: 27/02/2014

Deadline looms to save town’s last green space

HUNDREDS of flyers have been distributed by residents around Shawside Park in the fight to save the only remaining green...

Date Online: 27/02/2014

Collapse fear halts trams

TRAM services were disrupted through Oldham town centre for several hours yesterday amid fears over the safety of an empty...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

Dovestone body is missing father

A BODY recovered from Dovestone reservoir on Monday is believed to be that of missing Failsworth father Craig Wilcox. The...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

We’re not on hit list - head

THE chain which runs Oldham Academy North is to be stripped of 10 of its academies because of concerns over...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

Jim is nation’s top council leader

OLDHAM Council chief Jim McMahon has been named Council Leader of the Year. He received the award last night at...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

Police act to halt taxi attacks

POLICE have launched a crackdown to protect vulnerable cabbies after a spate of local attacks. Operation Lance will see officers...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

Cabinet accused of missed opportunity

Oldham Council Cabinet OLDHAM Liberal Democrats urged the Cabinet to be more innovative in its plans to make better use...

Date Online: 26/02/2014

Park picked for Lineker TV ad

Former England player Gary Lineker and Manchester United football player Shinji Kagawa were in Oldham’s Alexandra Park recently — filming...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Jim, 88, was a true gentleman

A PROUD daughter has paid tribute to her late father — a Second World War veteran and a former Oldham...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Oldham shows way on universal credit

WORK and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said the Government learned a lot from introducing Universal Credit in Oldham....

Date Online: 25/02/2014

MEP Davies shortlisted for award

LOCAL MEP Chris Davies has been shortlisted to win a prestigious award for his services to the environment. The Liberal...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Custody cells to shut at police base

Weekday closure part of pilot scheme THE future of the cells at Chadderton Police Station are in doubt — only...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Heroic van man left in agony

An heroic workman suffered horrific injuries when he was run down by a thief who had just stolen his own...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Body found in reservoir

THE body of a man was recovered from Dovestone Reservoir yesterday. Police sealed-off the Saddleworth beauty spot around 10.30am following...

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

Warning of tough times ahead as council tax frozen

Oldham Council cabinet OLDHAM is facing further years of “painful” budget cuts - with the biggest impact on householders still...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Man who stabbed wife five times ruled insane

AN Oldham man who stabbed his wife five times then tried to take his own life, has been found innocent...

Date Online: 25/02/2014

Rat scurried past health inspectors during inspection

THE boss of a filthy Oldham takeaway was told by a Crown Court judge he put the health and wellbeing...

Date Online: 25/02/2014