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We won’t give up

A CAMPAIGNING councillor today warned the plan to build a new £17million school in Diggle will be “neither speedy or...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Fears raised over village ‘rat-run’ traffic debate

THE decision to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle has brought fears of increased traffic. Independent Saddleworth parish councillor Robert...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Knifeman jailed for terror raid on shop

A knifeman subjected staff and customers to a terrifying ordeal as he tried to rob a convenience store, Manchester Crown...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

£800,000 drugs gang jailed for 41 years

SIX members of a drugs gang responsible for importing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

E-fit of assault suspect

POLICE have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a violent assault with a machete in which...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Team’s gritty determination

Oldham’s highway teams were praised for keeping key routes open during a weekend of snow, freezing fog, sub-zero temperatures and...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Big-name investors put £3.3m into firm

A GROUP of investors - including former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy - has invested £3.3 million in the business...

Date Online: 19/01/2015

Latics triumph at Fleetwood

Fleetwood 0, Athletic 2 ATHLETIC fans produced the chant of the day in a game inspired by the understated brilliance of...

Date Online: 17/01/2015

Drunken assault on child

AN Oldham man pleaded guilty to assaulting a child under seven and being drunk in charge of a child under...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Group fights for survival

A LOCAL autism group has blasted Oldham Council over eviction and funding threats. 16+ Autism Group was set up by the...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Mahdlo hosts GMP public forum

STOP and search police powers will be discussed during a public forum in Oldham hosted by Greater Manchester Police and...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Ofsted rating hit by expansion

A FORMER outstanding special school has been told it requires improvement since it expanded to take in older pupils. Spring Brook...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Leading lady looks to light up her love life

AN aspiring actress is hoping her appearance on hit Saturday night ITV dating show “Take Me Out” can provide a...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

‘Amazing’ Mabel dies aged 102

THE sister of a well-known Oldham businessman has died peacefully at the age of 102. Mabel Shortall was the sister of...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Police staff strike in pay dispute

UNISON police staff members across the majority of forces in England and Wales will stage a 24-hour strike from 7am...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Tributes paid to a ‘perfect gentleman’

A DAUGHTER has paid tribute to her father, a Second World War veteran and professor honoured for his contribution to...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

New school site chosen

SADDLEWORTH School will controversially move to Diggle following a decision by education chiefs to move from its current Uppermill site. Land...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Joan’s despair as vandals wreck memorial

VANDALS have left a woman heartbroken after destroying a garden kept as a memorial to her much-loved sister. Joan Williams was...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

New life of Brian

MANY young scientists may already see Oldham physicist Professor Brian Cox as a god-like figure... but he’s now playing the...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Growing gusts

A SHOCKED resident woke up missing a greenhouse yesterday after strong gusts of wind sent it airborne. The greenhouse was blown...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Golfers still have a fair way to go...

DEVELOPERS have been given more time to build Beal Valley golf course - despite the plans dating back to 1994. After...

Date Online: 16/01/2015

Stretched to the limit

An Oldham NHS chief is urging the public to avoid a dangerous winter accident-and-emergency meltdown. In an uncompromising video by Dr...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Police dismiss canal ‘serial killer’ claim

GREATER Manchester Police have strongly denied reports of a serial killer operating around Manchester’s canals. Media claims have suggested a killer...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Moneylending arrests

A FAILSWORTH man has been arrested following a crackdown on illegal money-lending by Greater Manchester Police and the National Illegal...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Green homes win praise from Shadow Minister

ENVIRONMENTALLY-friendly homes in Oldham have been praised by Shadow Secretary for Energy and Climate Change Caroline Flint MP during a...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Green light for unique £7m estate

RESIDENTS in Werneth were last night given permission to build a unique £7million estate of custom-built houses. Oldham Council planning committee...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Horror house landlord to pay more than £4,000

TENANTS at a house of horror in Shaw were forced to find emergency accommodation when an inspection revealed a shocking...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

Saved by a voice from grave

AN Oldham medium claims Myra Hindley and Ian Brady tried to abduct her when she was a child - but...

Date Online: 15/01/2015

House of horror

A DAD stabbed his girlfriend to death after beating up a club bouncer, a court was told yesterday. Andre Bright allegedly...

Date Online: 14/01/2015

Police smash gang in £3m credit card scam

Members of an eight-man gang were involved in a credit card scam that is thought to have netted up to...

Date Online: 14/01/2015