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Plaque honours war veteran 100 years on

A COMMEMORATIVE stone plaque was unveiled to recognise the outstanding services of a Springhead war veteran 100 years since his...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Tragedy response 'amazing'

OLDHAM residents have hit a £10,000 target to support a family grieving the loss of their younger daughter. A Just Giving...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Chemo didn't stop Jo tackling challenge list

A DIGGLE mum has battled through major surgery and chemotherapy to complete a year of gruelling challenges with her pal...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Good Samaritans thanked

A TRIO of quick-thinking pupils have been praised for coming to the aid of woman who had a nasty fall. Year...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Jury told girl 'lured' Tuohy

A FOOTBALL-MAD schoolgirl said to have been groomed for sex by an Oldham Athletic player, had in fact set out...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Sixty schools still lack a defibrillator

AN OLDHAM GP has launched a campaign to supply every school across the borough with life-saving equipment. Dr Anita Sharma is...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

All aboard the Second City Crossing

METROLINK'S Second City Crossing will officially open on Sunday, after a preview tram took one of the first journey's through...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Burglar struggles with homeowner

A HOMEOWNER was threatened during a robbery in Chadderton. An intruder used a brick to smash their way through the ground...

Date Online: 23/02/2017

Ex-Latics starlet 'groomed' girl

A FOOTBALL-MAD schoolgirl was groomed for sex by a former Oldham Athletic footballer she'd developed a crush on, a court...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Fang goodness he's OK!

A RUNAWAY hamster is back behind bars after a three-day escapade. Friendly hamster Fang who is just over six months old...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Bumping up the charity cash

MR BUMP completed Oldham Parkrun with barely a scratch ­- and managed to raise more than £100 for Children with...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Damp proof

A YOUNG mother is sleeping in her living room with her 7-month-old daughter to avoid relentless damp which has taken...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Seaside in town

YOUNGSTERS rolled up for all the fun of the fair as the seaside came to Oldham. The Blackpool Comes to Oldham...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Kitchen clink: Rogue trader jailed for fraud

A ROGUE trader described as an "expert in manipulation" has been jailed following an investigation by Oldham Council's Trading Standards...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Bye-bye Byron Street

DEMOLITION work is continuing at a former Royton primary school. Byron Street Infant School, which closed seven years ago, is...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Each area will have 'chapter' in local plan

THE Saddleworth Neighbourhood Plan - the first of its kind in Oldham - was officially launched last night. Around 50 residents...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Mum claims damages after horror cyst ordeal

A PREGNANT Oldham woman ended up with a football-sized cyst heavier than her unborn child after doctors let it keep...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Chance to boldly go with 4m Enterprise

A £4 MILLION fund is being invested in Oldham as a catalyst to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Pensioner rescued from lift at care home

A ELDERLY woman was rescued after she became stuck in a lift at her residential care home early this morning. Oldham...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

Woman badly hurt in crash

A WOMAN was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital with serious leg injuries after an incident involving a car in...

Date Online: 22/02/2017

4pc council tax hike on the way

COUNCILLORS agreed proposals to raise council tax by almost 4 per cent during a budget meeting last night. Oldham Council's Cabinet...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

It's truly meeting of two heroes

ALAN Wrigley meets, greets and hands out sweets at Oldham's B&Q store. But he's also responsible for raising more than £100,000...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Council: Damage to owl column 'due to works'

THE owl column suffered damage while construction work was carried out around the new Odeon Cinema. A large hole appeared near...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Another raid on church

A CHURCH congregation feels targeted after their place of worship was burgled for the third time in three months. St Thomas...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Owls flying after struggle

A CHARITY has recovered after a former trustee stole more than £10,000 from the charity's bank account. The Oldham Owls Disability...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Two roads top list for pothole claims

OLDHAM Council paid out only £10,500 in insurance claims for damage caused by holes in the borough's roads last year. Two...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Tributes paid to 'untiring' teacher

CROMPTON House School has paid tribute to a popular former chemistry teacher who has died aged 58. Nick Varney, who retired...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Police go under cover to educate motorists

OFFICERS will go undercover as cyclists as they look to spot drivers who overtake dangerously close and then educate them. GMP...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Fire leads to call for demolition of buildings

A RESIDENT has called for derelict buildings in Royton to be knocked down after a fire broke out at the...

Date Online: 21/02/2017

Pensioner is treated after flipping his car

A MAN in his 70s had a lucky escape when his car overturned in Grotton. He was treated by paramedics for...

Date Online: 21/02/2017