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Power plant ‘lesser of two evils’

Oldham Planning Committee A power-generating plant has been given the go-ahead by Oldham Planning Committee. UK Power Reserve Limited got agreement...

Date Online: 13/11/2014

Doors close on shared living

Oldham Planning Committee A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to turn a former care home into a 19-bedroom shared accommodation block has been rejected...

Date Online: 13/11/2014

Gran is scooter scam victim

A GREAT-grandmother has lost £1,000 after buying a faulty mobility scooter from a suspected rogue trader. Margaret Turner agreed to buy...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

Disabled rights to bus space wrangle

AN Oldham man is at the centre of a High Court case which will confirm if disabled passengers have priority...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

Police hunt flasher

POLICE are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a woman in Shaw on Monday night. The man is...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

Roller derby girls take on Europe’s best

OLDHAM’S roller derby team is heading to Sweden to take part in a tournament for Europe’s top 10 teams. Rainy City...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

Firemen blaze a mountains trail

FIREFIGHTERS pushed themselves to the limit scaling the UK’s three highest peaks and cycling 500 miles to raise a staggering...

Date Online: 12/11/2014

House plan squeezed out

PLANS to squeeze a house between two rows of terraces have been shelved - because the developers have discovered they...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Battle to save family crisis cash

THE North-West could lose more than £26 million of funding for families in the next round of government cuts. Ministers could...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Whisky in tea is Sally’s secret

HALF of Oldham’s oldest couple celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday. Sally Littlewood was born in Lees in 1914, and lived...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

School’s £19,000 play zone joy

A Lees primary school is set for a major boost after landing £19,000 to help build a new outdoor sports...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

They’re all winners!

THE winners of the Chronicle’s popular Top Tots 2014 portrait competition have been decided by public vote. From hundreds of entries...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Meters cause grief to drivers, claims lawyer

Motorists are being caught out by incomprehensible and confusing instructions on parking meters, according to an Oldham law firm. Maya Solicitors...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Illegal cigarettes seized in raids

THOUSANDS of illegal cigarettes were seized by local trading standards officers during a three-day operation. Operation Fishy clamped down on counterfeit...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

House arson witness appeal

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack on a Werneth house. The attack happened in Deva Square between midnight...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Raising the roof for the fallen

SADDLEWORTH Male Voice Choir’s annual Concert of Remembrance raised the roof in memory of the fallen. The choir was accompanied by...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Warning as thieves target vans

MERCEDES truck and van catalytic converters are being targeted by thieves: five have been reported in Royton and Shaw over...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Tribute as Steven loses his final battle

A HEARTBROKEN family has paid tribute to its “funny and energetic” 15-year-old son, who has died from an infection after...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Toddler’s determination to walk

LITTLE Leo Stott has taken the first step in his mission to walk unaided. The Shaw toddler has undergone a complex...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

Park to become a hospital car park

WORK has started on a new 560-space car park for Royal Oldham Hospital staff - despite concerns from neighbouring homeowners. The...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

TV talent show duo to star at switch-on

TV talent show stars and cartoon favourites will light up Oldham town centre on Sunday. The Christmas lights will be turned...

Date Online: 11/11/2014

FA Cup draw

ATHLETIC could come up against former boss Paul Dickov in the FA Cup second...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Police reveal Aladdin’s cave of goods

Bicycles, mobile phones and even a violin have been revealed in a treasure trove of goods recovered by Oldham police...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Pervert filmed up women’s skirts

A pervert who used his mobile phone to film up women’s skirts was branded “sleazy” by one of his 400...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Sacrifice always in our hearts

A RECORD number of Oldhamers came out in force on Remembrance Sunday to pay respect to those who gave their...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Poppies rain from the sky

THE sky was filled with clouds of red poppies as a community remembered those who never grew old. The delicate stream...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Santa Claus is coming to town!

RAIN failed to dampen the Christmas spirit as Oldhamers lined the streets for the annual reindeer parade. Excited children caught a...

Date Online: 10/11/2014

Drivers get plugged in

THE use of electric vehicle charging points in Oldham has picked up in the last six months. Introduced in September 2013,...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Sea of red tribute a lasting memory

SIX North Chadderton School pupils honoured the fallen on a trip to the spectacular “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of...

Date Online: 07/11/2014

Arson drama at flats

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze in Werneth in the early hours of this morning after a suspected arson attack...

Date Online: 07/11/2014