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Prayers for the war dead

THE Indian community of Oldham held prayers for the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. In an...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Kick-off for football fun

SHAW councillors donned their trainers and joined in with the first of a series of football kickarounds at High Crompton...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Zero hours contracts backed by bosses

ONE in five North-West firms back zero hours contracts despite widespread controversy surrounding them, a survey has shown. The figures are...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

In at the deep end

FUNDRAISER Nicola Hall jumped in at the deep end when she agreed to raise money for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice with...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Poem penned in anger and sorrow

A GRANDAD has penned a poignant poem to commemorate the First World War. Dennis Travis, from Greenfield, who is 84 next...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Runners get ready for take off

RUNNERS will turn Manchester Airport red during a unique chance to fundraise for two charities. Take off will be on Sunday,...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Balloons go up to mark centenary

COLOURED balloons were launched in Springhead as a poignant reminder of the start of the First World War. Dianne Hayes, court...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Turn2us to help ease the burden of power bills

ALMOST nine in 10 Greater Manchester households worry about paying their energy bills. Turn2us, an organisation that helps people in financial...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Youngsters having a ball, thanks to Rotary

FOOTBALL-MAD youngsters have been given a £600 boost, thanks to Oldham Metro Rotary Club. President John Walkden visited SportsDirect.com Park to...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

A wheel success

MORE than 850 exhibitors — including enthusiasts from Oldham — attended the annual Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend. The event, organised by...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Oldham house prices stutter to get moving

House prices in Oldham are still 12 per cent lower than they were in 2007 — while the majority of...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Hospitals boss impressed with performance

Staff’s commitment evident as national targets are met AROUND £1.5 million a day is spent on healthcare services by The Pennine...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Little lamb, big break

WITH her long, blonde hair and cherub-like features, it was only a matter of time before little Imogen Lamb would...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Howzat — the picture that sparked a reunion

SHANE Clegg was bowled over when he caught a glimpse of some familiar faces playing cricket in the old photograph...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Rebecca’s charity bash

A MUM who never got to hold her premature baby is raising money for a charity close to her heart. Rebecca...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Runner leads race for free school meals

ATHLETE Diane Modahl is setting the pace in a drive to get more young people in the North-West eating healthy...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Stretton in MP race

OLDHAM councillor Jean Stretton is in a six-woman race to become Labour MP for Ashton. She joins Stockport Unison branch secretary...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Mum of seven jailed for driving offences

A MOTHER-of-seven has been jailed after driving while disqualified and three times over the drink-drive limit. Mary Whitehead (43) of Wimpole...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Travellers living on the Edge

TRAVELLERS who were moved on from a town-centre car park yesterday shifted their camp to Oldham Edge. As the Chronicle reported...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

All we are saying is...

A peace flag is flying over Oldham Civic Centre as a symbol of support for victims of the Gaza conflict. Councillor...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

GMP rapped following death of teenager

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission has made recommendations to GMP following an investigation into the death of a teenager who...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Drunk threw kitten

A CHADDERTON man who caused unnecessary suffering to a kitten pleaded guilty at the 11th hour. Jason McClean (38), of Ramsdale...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

100 fugitives taken off the streets

MORE than 100 fugitives were arrested this week in Greater Manchester as part of a crackdown on offenders. Launched by Greater...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Cabinet member steps into row over council pay

OLDHAM Council has moved to clarify the salaries of its top earners following national research into the country’s highest paid...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Gas blast fear

DOZENS of worried residents fled their homes in panic last night after a car ploughed into a house, hit a...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Queen’s Award for volunteers

Dedicated volunteers who help people cope with grief have earned Oldham Bereavement Support Service (OBSS) a Queen’s Award for Voluntary...

Date Online: 08/08/2014

Work to start on tragic crossing

WORK to improve the safety of a Shaw crossing where 12-year-old Annalise Holt was killed will start on Monday. Following public...

Date Online: 07/08/2014

8,000 call for Gaza peace

CIVIC, faith and community leaders descended on 10 Downing Street to deliver a petition calling for peace in Gaza. The petition,...

Date Online: 07/08/2014

Woman mugged under subway

POLICE have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after a woman was punched to the ground and robbed by a...

Date Online: 07/08/2014

‘Our sunshine girl...’

THE heartbroken family of a teaching assistant and former national swimming champion who died at home following a collapse in...

Date Online: 07/08/2014