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Music festival ends on high note

Awards for outstanding performances were presented to four schools on the last day of this year’s Oldham Schools Music Festival. All...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Going for gold

HUNDREDS of children battled for glory when Oldham’s districts went head to head in the 11th Oldham Borough Games. The event,...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Crystal: a fairy godmother to sick children

PRIDE IN OLDHAM:  A CHADDERTON mum who makes fairytale dreams come true for sick children has been nominated for a Pride...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Green growth to pay dividends

Oldham Council Cabinet GREEN spaces will bloom across Oldham following a decision by councillors to establish a fund for new community...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Council signs a pledge to peace

OLDHAM Council has become the first in the UK to sign a new European declaration that aims to promote a...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

80 years a choirboy!

PENSIONER Peter Waters could well have a place in the record books - as the country’s longest-serving choir singer. Mr Waters...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

New blaze blow for sofa firm

A SUSPECTED arson attack overnight has destroyed a Royton mill and a thriving furniture company. The fire was the second at...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Food poverty ‘disgrace’

Oldham Council Cabinet MORE than one in 10 Oldhamers are in food poverty, according to the Welfare Reform Dashboard. Councillors at last...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Pipped at the post, but school is so proud

North Chadderton School narrowly missed out on being crowned the best secondary in the country. But proud head teacher Joy Clark...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Masterchef masterclass

IT was back to the classroom when “Masterchef” champion Simon Wood returned to his former school. He showed students at Radclyffe...

Date Online: 23/06/2015

Life sentence for ‘reign of terror’

AN EVIL torturer and rapist who subjected four women to a ‘reign of terror’ that scarred their lives has been...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Don’t suffer in silence

IN the wake of the Ali sentence, one of his victims has spoken of her ordeal. Iqbal Ali’s third victim, whom...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Private plane in runway terror

THE shocked wife of a pilot today relived the moments their private plane careered off a runway and crashed through...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Double delight for bus driver Bruno

MORE than 300 runners raced through the streets of Oldham yesterday as the popular Milltown 10k returned. The third Milltown 10k...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Cocaine ‘lynchpin’ guilty of conspiracy

A MAN said to be the lynchpin in a huge Oldham-based drugs business has been found guilty of conspiracy to...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Demand for action over pub

FIREfighters are calling for action after arsonists targeted a derelict pub in Fitton Hill for the fifth time in a...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Signing off in style

Glamour was the order of the day for Newman College students as they waved goodbye to their school days. Pupils headed...

Date Online: 22/06/2015

Green agrees Latics deal

WHIZZ-KID George Green, once tipped for international stardom, had agreed a deal which will see him become an Athletic player. The...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Confusion over car park bays

MOTORISTS parking near Shaw Market are being advised to choose their spot carefully. Lib-Dem leader and Shaw ward councillor Howard Sykes...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Celebration time for centenarian John

A CHADDERTON man with a rich history celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. John Warburton, who lives in care home Acacia...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Fit for Work service welcomed by GPs

A NEW service will help Oldham workers facing long-term sickness to return to their jobs more quickly. Fit for Work, a...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Hundreds perform at festival

THE Queen Elizabeth Hall is alive with the sound of music as hundreds of youngsters from 50 Oldham schools perform...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Oldham’s jobless total shows steady fall

JOBLESS figures in Oldham have continued to fall: 990 fewer people now claim benefits compared to the same time last...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

College and schools in Oscars final

OLDHAM College and two of the borough’s schools are finalists at the region’s skills Oscars. Failsworth School and Oasis Academy Oldham,...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Call to end food waste

Michael Meacher is demanding the Government acts on supermarkets wasting food. He wants surplus and close-dated food to be given to...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Leaving college in style

LAVISH glamour was the order of the day for departing students at Hathershaw College. Pupils donned their finest party gear...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Just like that — magic duo scoop trophies

TWO upcoming Saddleworth magicians magicked their way to success at a recent competition. Peter Cholewa (27), from Dobcross, was named overall...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Time takes its toll on the appeal of bellringing

AN expert bellringer used a major musical extravaganza to highlight the plight of the ancient art. The church bells rang to...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Make your car a star of the show

YOU don’t have to own a Roller to be interested in cars at this year’s Saddleworth Show. Organisers are inviting motor...

Date Online: 19/06/2015

Cuts hit low paid hardest

OLDHAM MP Michael Meacher fears Government plans to slash the welfare budget will hit low paid workers the hardest and...

Date Online: 19/06/2015