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87 jobs on the way

ALMOST 90 jobs are to be created as part of an £8million investment into the former Westhulme Hospital site. Following agreement...

Date Online: 21/07/2015

Owner threatened to have dog ‘rip out throats’ of officers

TWO police officers were badly bitten by a savage dog as they tried to deal with its aggressive owner, Manchester...

Date Online: 21/07/2015

Burglaries rise — and only 10% are solved

A burglary occurs in Oldham every three hours — and only one in 10 is solved. The figures include burglaries of...

Date Online: 21/07/2015

New primary to help school place shortage

A SPONSOR has been found for a new three-form primary school to be built on the former Grange School site...

Date Online: 21/07/2015

Chest-thumping send-off for staff

HATHERSHAW College staff took part in a thigh-slapping, chest-thumping, rugby-style “haka” to send off two colleagues who have chalked up...

Date Online: 21/07/2015

Eyesore mill to be demolished

RELIEVED residents will be glad to see the back of an eyesore derelict mill - but don’t think housing is...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

TV’s Mr Bloom wows festival crowds

CHEERING children welcomed TV favourite Mr Bloom to Oldham town centre. The CBeebies celebrity was given a rapturous reception by children...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

Degrees of pride for students

STUDENTS danced their way through Oldham town centre as a New Orleans street band led the borough’s annual student graduation...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

Former world champ enters fighting hall of fame

FORMER world champion Muay Thai fighter Anne Quinlan can now add “living legend” to her list of titles after being...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

Man airlifted in burns emergency

A 31-YEAR-OLD man was flown to hospital after suffering severe burns when a petrol can exploded in Mossley. The man is...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

No red marks for ever-present Ruby

A DEDICATED schoolgirl is celebrating after achieving a 100 per cent attendance record. Ruby Holland (11), joined St Anne’s, Royton, in...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

Chaddy, London, New York, Stephen’s one happy snapper!

FROM Chadderton to London to New York... the ambition of budding photographer Stephen Smith knows no bounds. The 18 year old...

Date Online: 20/07/2015

Ploj double as Latics ease to Stirling victory

STIRLING ALBION 0, ATHLETIC 5 SLOVENIAN trialist Alen Ploj hit two goals as Athletic eased to a 5-0 victory against over-run...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Grace’s Place is our First Choice

FIRST Choice Homes Oldham has chosen to help secure the future of a children’s hospice it picked as its charity...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Peaks challenge has a heart-felt message

A POLICE officer has gathered togther a group to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of his brother-in-law who...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Enterprising pupils play their cards right

TEAMS of pupils from 15 Oldham primary schools showed their enterprising side when they started their own mini-companies and set...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Mahdlo gets share of big cash jackpot

YOUNG people in Oldham can celebrate after Mahdlo Youth Zone was awarded over £33,000 to help the centre continue to...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

How would you change the face of politics?

A-level students across Oldham are being encouraged to produce a video and have their say on needed changes to democracy. The...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Secret to reaching 101... be happy

IT’S many, many happy returns to former Oldham headmistress Ann Lord who celebrates her 101st birthday today. The active pensioner, who...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Cadets a credit to the college

SUPER students at Oldham College were congratulated on their hard work at a ceremony in Manchester. The 18 students who have...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Rent licence scheme sessions for landlords

PRIVATE landlords who rent out properties in areas of Waterhead and Hathershaw within the Selective Licensing scheme are invited to...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Author makes reader appeal

A HISTORY lover is appealing to Chronicle readers to help her find out more about Oldham’s Jewish population of yesteryear...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Balti blunder costs £5,500

Selling cheap cuts of beef as a lamb balti cost the Oldham owner of a Salford takeaway more than £5,500...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Masterclass in maths

PAPER skeletons, Lego and origami were just some of the items to feature in brain teasing challenges during Royton and...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Pupils going for gold on sports day

CROMPTON Primary School pupils ran sports day in every sense off the word! Teaching staff handed the organisation of the Key...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Schools must do better - Sykes

OLDHAM COUNCIL MORE needs to be done to improve the prospects of Oldham’s schoolchildren according to Lib-Dem leader Howard Sykes. He said:...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Awards boost for charities

THE organisers of the Oldham Business Awards have presented cheques to two Oldham charities. The awards steering group has donated cash...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Sam inspired by his battling mum

A CARING schoolboy was inspired to raise £150 for a lymphoma support group by watching his mother’s battle with the...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Sunday trading extension not a priority

OLDHAM COUNCIL OLDHAM’S council leader admitted that the extension of Sunday trading hours for shops was “quite low down” on his...

Date Online: 17/07/2015

Iconic taxi not from your taxes

THE iconic horticultural taxi that forms the main part of Oldham’s Bloom and Grow entry didn’t cost taxpayers a penny. A...

Date Online: 17/07/2015