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Mayorís parade of pride

OLDHAM’S new Mayor, Councillor Fida Hussain, paraded through Oldham town centre yesterday, the centre of attraction on Mayoral Sunday. The historic...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Beer walk spirit lives on

Nostalgic followers of Saddleworth’s legendary beer walk have kept the spirit of the community event alive with an unofficial 11-mile...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Groups get share of £81,000 windfall

THREE Oldham charity groups have shared an £81,209 payout from HealthSustain CIC and the Peopleís Health Trust. Greenacres Community Association, Keeping...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

George inspires school to get lifesaving devices

LIFE-SAVING defibrillators are set to be installed at a Royton primary school after an appeal by the family of a...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Girls get short-skirt short shrift

ANGER is growing over an Oldham school accused of putting “petty” uniform rules before children’s education. Waterhead Academy’s skirt-length policy has...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Downing Street on the menu for chefs

TWIN chefs from Chadderton were due to cook for Prime Minister David Cameron and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Itís Wimble-Dan!

OLDHAM will be able to cheer on one of its own at Wimbledon. Young player Daniel Smethurst has soared up the...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Benefit pay-out delay Ďunfairí

PLANS to make new benefits claimants wait seven days rather than three before they receive any money are “grossly unfair”,...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Parishioners to meet top clergy over vicar

A POPULAR clergyman has shared a bitter-sweet birthday with loyal parishioners at Saddleworth’s smallest church. The Rev Howard Sutcliffe’s 70th birthday...

Date Online: 17/06/2014

Petrol bomb bid to kill ex-lover

A paranoid schizophrenic set fire to a house with three children inside in a bid to kill her ex-boyfriend. Jessica Albison...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Sunshine and brass

DELIGHTED organisers of Saddleworth’s legendary Whit Friday Brass Band contests are celebrating a sunshine bonus that helped to smash entry...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

What an honour!

SERVICES to local government have earned stalwart councillor Howard Sykes and rugby league star Kevin Sinfield MBEs in the Queen’s...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Thousands join Whit walks

THE Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, literally carried a host of Saddleworth villages on his shoulders for his...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Ex United star faces jail

FORMER Manchester United star Ronnie Wallwork is facing jail after pleading guilty to theft. The 36 year old, from Failsworth, admitted...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Driver six times over limit

A MOTORIST stopped by police in Failsworth as part of World Cup drink driving crackdown was almost six times the...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Golden success for high-flying Munira

OLDHAM Sixth Form College is celebrating a former studentís prestigious House of Commons award. Dr Munira Mirza, now Londonís Deputy Mayor...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Seven teachers attacked by boy

SEVEN teachers were assaulted by a pupil at a Failsworth special needs school on Thursday after he lost control when...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Council staff sickness still worrying

OLDHAM Council must do more to clamp down on staff sick days, says the borough’s Lib-Dem leader. Councillor Howard Sykes has...

Date Online: 16/06/2014

Telesales firm didnít ring true

A North-West telesales company has been ordered to stay within the law by a High Court judge after misleading potential...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Robbery: Have you seen this man?

POLICE have issued a picture of a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Oldham. Reece Steven (21) is wanted...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Duchessís support sought for charity

AN Oldham family is seeking royal support in highlighting the disease that has devastated their lives. Eric Armitage (60) — who...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Una reaches 100 - thanks to California!

AMATEUR theatre fan Una Hopkinson celebrates her 100th birthday today. The Uppermill resident was heavily involved with Crompton Stage Society a...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Oldham youth dole toll is plummeting

OLDHAM has seen the biggest drop in youth unemployment across the country. The latest figures show 715 people aged 18-24 in...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Man charged in robbery probe

POLICE have charged a 35-year-old man following two robberies in which the homeowners were tied up. John Foster, of no fixed...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Manís trial on robbery charges

A MAN accused of armed robberies at two Saddleworth sub-post offices will face trial at crown court. Yan Tingle (35) of...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

£350,000 nursing care for 100 mums

A £350,000 cash injection will see 100 young Oldham mums given extra nursing care and support. The hand-out, from NHS England’s...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Career college gets go-ahead to open

THE UK’s first career college will open in Oldham in September. Following approval by the Career Colleges Trust, the new college...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Plight of the NHS should top election agenda - MP

THE NHS should be the top issue at next year’s general election, Oldham MP Michael Meacher has warned. The Oldham West...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Chaddy pitches will be simply the best

CHADDERTON Park FC has scored a £52,560 grant to upgrade its pitches in a £5.77m handout by the Premier League...

Date Online: 13/06/2014

Moody blues have festival flavour

DIGGLE’S annual Blues Festival was hailed a hit by droves of fans - and organiser David Wood is already looking...

Date Online: 13/06/2014