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Comic Mick’s Fringe prize

DERKER comic Mick Ferry has bagged one of comedy’s top prizes. Mick was part of the team that won the 2014...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Jamie gig will be something special

A CONCERT tomorrow in memory of two-year-old Shaw explosion victim Jamie Heaton could help his family to hit their target...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

‘Cattle trucks’ to stay another 10 years

THE Government has done a U-turn on its promise to give the North-West a world-class rail network says Oldham MP...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Wrong medication but no neglect

A CORONER has ruled out neglect as the cause of an elderly patient’s death the morning after being given the...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Free school dinners on next week’s menu

MORE Oldham children will be tucking into free school dinners from the start of the new school year next week. Oldham...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Troupe hits cash trouble

ONE of Oldham’s most successful dance schools is facing closure. Anne Melia has run Collette’s Dance Troupe, based at Beulah Baptist...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Mark’s tweet a winner with TV dragon

AN Oldham entrepreneur nearly fell off his chair when BBC “Dragons’ Den” star Theo Paphitis chose his business as the...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Woman of Oldham set to be revealed

The 2014 Woman of Oldham will be unveiled at the annual lunch and presentation on September 24. The winner will follow...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Capital gain for charity riders

FIVE miles from the end of an epic bike ride from Oldham to London over the bank holiday weekend, Mujib...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Still heartbroken over missing Hugo

AFTER a year of searching a devastated dog owner is still appealing for the return of her beloved pet. Hugo, a...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Care home gets the go-ahead

A care home is to be built next to Hotel Smokies Park. The 47-bed home will be built on a site...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Knife-bank bid to take weapons off streets

Greater Manchester Police has joined a national campaign to tackle knife crime. The British Ironwork Centre’s campaign was launched in Birmingham...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Driver dead in beer tanker

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a delivery driver found at the bottom of a beer tanker at the Greengate brewery...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Former golf captain on child-sex charges

A FORMER captain of Saddleworth Golf Club is to face trial following allegations involving sexual activity with a child. Timothy Edwards...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Two men bailed over death

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the death of Craig Wilcox, whose body was found at Dovestone...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Help us to save £60m says council

OLDHAMERS are being encouraged to have their say in the council’s need to save £60 million over two years -...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

Council tax reductions

OLDHAM Council is asking for residents’ opinions on the council tax reduction scheme for 2015/16. In April 2013 the council introduced...

Date Online: 29/08/2014

999 error led to death of eight-year-old boy

An eight-year-old Hathershaw boy died when the ambulance service failed to classify him as a priority case. Clayton Barker died of...

Date Online: 28/08/2014

Estate agent owes £10,000 rent claim

A LANDLORD was outraged when a local letting agent stopped paying her rental money she was owed — leaving her...

Date Online: 28/08/2014

Ammonia sprayed in dog’s eyes

BURGLARS sprayed ammonia into a dog’s face as they ransacked its owners’ home in Shaw, police revealed today. The offenders broke...

Date Online: 28/08/2014

Amazing face!

THANK you very much... Royton rocker Chris Connor has topped a global poll to find the world’s best Elvis impersonator. Chris...

Date Online: 28/08/2014

Government pulls plug on youth jobs scheme cash

OLDHAM council leaders have blasted the Government for withdrawing money to help young people find a job. The decision to end...

Date Online: 27/08/2014

Woman, 71, jailed for £110,000 fraud

A MOSSLEY pensioner has been jailed for nine months after defrauding her employer out of almost £110,000. Irene White of Regent...

Date Online: 27/08/2014

All aboard the 11.50 Nissan

TRAM passengers were surprised when a Nissan Micra pulled up at an Oldham town centre stop. A motorists mounted the track...

Date Online: 27/08/2014

Bring on SaddFest!

A dazzling line-up of top local talent will be the star attraction at a giant music festival this weekend. Festival organiser,...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

Chance to be a panto star

Christmas wishes will be granted for several talented young dancers in Oldham - with a chance to appear in this...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

Charity calls for action on baby deaths

BABIES aren’t sufficiently protected from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), according to safer baby sleep charity the Lullaby Trust. Figures from...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

Daughter (74) helps her father to celebrate 100-up!

CELEBRATIONS were in order on Friday as an Oldham war veteran celebrated his 100th birthday. Thomas Farrimond served in the Territorial...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

Adam’s ‘back home’ at the Coliseum

OLDHAM Coliseum’s new season opens early next month with a classic Seventies comedy musical from Liverpool playwright Willy Russell. “Our Day...

Date Online: 26/08/2014

The years roll on for former POW George

A FORMER Japanese prisoner of war has celebrated his 100th birthday at the bowls club at which he has been...

Date Online: 26/08/2014