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‘Beast of Bolsover’ hails NHS at Labour fundraiser

VETERAN Labour MP Dennis Skinner was a guest speaker at a party fundraising event in Oldham. Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Green light for park and ride

A NEW park and ride site for Shaw and Crompton’s Metrolink stop has been given the go-ahead. Transport for Greater Manchester...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Community projects bid for money

POLICE and Oldham Council have joined forces to fund a £30,000 investment in community projects in Werneth. Last year anyone who...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Fast-acting Nabil twice a life-saver

A Chadderton pharmacist has twice helped save the life of a woman who had collapsed after suffering a hypoglycaemic attack. Nabil Bhatti,...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Doctor charged over pictures

A FAILSWORTH GP has been charged with possessing, making and distributing indecent images. David McMaster (50), a doctor at Quayside Medical...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

We won’t give up fight for school funding

OLDHAM Council chiefs have vowed to continue the fight for funding to rebuild Clarksfield Primary School and expand Greenfield Primary...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

TV star Culshaw to host business awards

TELEVISION star Jon Culshaw is to host this year’s One Oldham Business Awards in May. The impressionist has been a target...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Witness plea over jewellery robbery

POLICE have released more information on the two armed men who robbed a jeweller’s shop in Huddersfield Road, Greenacres. Staff at...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Gold-ilocks and the hair

WHEN Louis Freers decided to shave off his hair to show support for his mum during chemotherapy, he had no...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

So proud of Louis’ war service

THE funeral of war hero Louis Butler was marked with a packed church inside and RAF flag bearers outside as...

Date Online: 13/02/2015

Thug’s raid on nursery

A thug created terror in a Royton nursery by forcing his way into the building and pushing a member of...

Date Online: 12/02/2015

Tragic Rahat: family awaits ruling

THE grieving family of a baby who died after being deprived of oxygen in the hours before his birth must...

Date Online: 12/02/2015

Campaigners’ delight as plans thrown out

Lucy Kenderdine: Oldham Planning Committee PEOPLE power prevailed at last night’s planning meeting as residents battling a controversial housing development in...

Date Online: 12/02/2015

Back of the net as football’s a winner

Lucy Kenderdine: Oldham Planning Committee FOOTBALL is coming to Failsworth following approval of plans to create a new 10-pitch complex on...

Date Online: 12/02/2015

Health alert over benefit sanctions

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has attacked the Government after hearing 60 per cent of Oldham people using...

Date Online: 12/02/2015

A touching tribute to... felt!

AN exhibition at Gallery Oldham reveals new and exciting uses of felt. Black Sheep takes a look at a material that...

Date Online: 12/02/2015

Killer’s bogus texts cover-up

A SHAW man beat his partner to death - then hid her murder for a month by sending messages from...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Royton rebuild angers Diggle campaigner

OLDHAM Council received an angry sideswipe after revealing it is to rebuild a secondary school on its existing site. Royton and...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Water achievement

Saddleworth’s innovative hydroelectric power scheme has been congratulated by a government minister after winning a prestigious award from the Institution...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Tragic baby boy couldn’t breathe

A GRIEVING family is still searching for answers following the death of a 14-day-old baby boy. Rahat Qayyam was born at...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Councillors: site study flawed

FIVE independent councillors have written to an education chief claiming a feasibility study into the siting of the new Saddleworth...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Tributes to tragic Kevin

TRIBUTES have been paid to a man found dead in a flat in Littlemoor Lane last week. Kevin Shaw (55) suffered...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Have tippers no shame?

Chronicle photographer Tim Bradley spotted the two brown leather sofas in Clarksfield Road, close to the local primary school -...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Drink-driver’s ‘get out of jail’ card

A DRINK-DRIVER has been spared jail after pleading guilty to writing-off two parked cars and assaulting one of the owners. Billy...

Date Online: 11/02/2015

Latics hold on for superb victory

ATHLETIC 2 SWINDON 1 ATHLETIC clung on by their fingertips to record a terrific home win over high-flying Swindon. First-half goals from...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

Third of Oldham jobs pay poverty wages

OLDHAM has one of the highest percentages of jobs in the North-West paying less than the living wage, according to...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

Barrister warns against knee-jerk laws to restrict free speech

AN Oldham barrister has advised caution against knee-jerk reaction following the Paris Charlie Hebdo murders. Kashif Ali, who specialises in human...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

‘Fat tax’ call to tackle obesity

COUNCILS should be given extra cash from taxes on unhealthy foods to fight the nation’s increasing obesity problem. Oldham West and...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

Bikers take on tough 120-mile ride for Bill

A team of friends is heading out on a nostalgic bike ride to celebrate the memory of cancer sufferer Bill...

Date Online: 10/02/2015

Homing in on a green dream

A SELF-BUILD green dream is a step closer for nine families seeking planning permission for an eco-community in Springhead. If given...

Date Online: 10/02/2015