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Threat nurse suspended

A nurse who threatened to "flatten" a patient for wandering around Pennine Care Trust's Parklands House at the Royal Oldham...

Date Online: 08/10/2014

Dad turned to drugs to fund custody battle

A DESPERATE Oldham dad turned to crime to earn money after spending a fortune on legal fees in a custody...

Date Online: 08/10/2014

Council needs your money-saving ideas

CREATIVE Oldhamers have been suggesting ways the council can plug a £60 million cutback by 2017 — £2,232 less per...

Date Online: 08/10/2014

Canal boat removed

A BLOCKED section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was reopened yesterday after engineers removed a stranded boat. The 60ft boat got...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Pubs told to bog off

FIVE Saddleworth pubs will be dropped from a community loo scheme next year following the withdrawal of Oldham Council funding. They...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Homes chief Cath in line for award

THE chief executive of First Choice Homes Oldham, Cath Green, has been shortlisted for a landmark achievement award at the...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Meacher slams Tories on NHS

OLDHAM MP Michael Meacher has blasted Tory health policies. The Oldham West and Royton MP claims the NHS is not safe...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Grape Expectations

AN iconic town centre Oldham pub is to be resurrected as a bistro bar and high-class hotel. The Grapes Hotel was...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Banter ‘got out of hand’

A SECURITY guard shot dead his colleague in Iraq after “banter” about their former regiments got out of hand, an...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Driver injured in collision

A TAXI driver was taken to hospital after an accident in Royton on Friday night. Emergency services rushed to the accident...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Shed load of things to do..

A project to combat isolation among men over 55 has become so popular it has been moved to larger headquarters. The...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Anger over wind turbine

WORRIED residents are concerned their borders are under threat from wind turbines. Led by parish councillor Alan Roughley, they are angry...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

We won’t let people with dementia struggle alone

THE Alzheimer’s society has praised Oldham’s drive to create 500 Dementia Friends by the end of the year. The campaign, promoted...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

School scores sporting jackpot

FRIEZLAND primary school is celebrating after receiving a £30,000 to develop new outdoor sports facilities. The school received the cash as...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Late paying as bad as tax evasion - MP

LABOUR MP Debbie Abrahams has spoken up for the self-employed and small businesses — describing late payments to them as...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Tot killed in freak battery incident

A one-year-old girl died days after swallowing the tiny battery from a torch, an inquest heard yesterday. Eliza Bashir, of Monmouth...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Prison the next stop for lying taxi driver

A taxi driver who invented a fictitious person to avoid paying speeding fines was jailed for eight months at Manchester...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Frank’s four-star service in running for award

PETROL station owner Frank Pullen has spent over 45 years going the extra mile for his customers. But now it’s the...

Date Online: 07/10/2014

Andy’s welcome home is a fistful of fines

FURIOUS Andy Cardiff returned from a holiday to find his two vehicles slapped with six parking tickets — only to...

Date Online: 06/10/2014

Waterway halted as boat gets stuck

Traffic on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was brought to a halt yesterday when a 60ft narrowboat got stuck between lock...

Date Online: 06/10/2014

Post office burglars did it for ‘a joke’

FOUR teenagers burgled a post office in High Crompton “as a joke”, a court heard. The offenders, who cannot be be...

Date Online: 06/10/2014

New home for group helping the homeless

A CHARITABLE business helping the homeless with food, clothing and fundraising is opening a new shop in Oldham. Shelterwise offers sanctuary...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Teen’s talk takes care of future at Westminster

AN OLDHAM teenager was the toast of Westminster when a government minister praised her role in moulding the biggest special...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Memories of the past buried for the future

Oldham’s history has been buried for all to see... a century from now. A time capsule, including stories from the Chron,...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Healthy Minds help on the web

A new website, launched in conjunction with World Mental Health day, offers Oldhamers help with stress and worry. The site allows...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Tom’s cutting it in politics... and for charity

CROMPTON House pupil Tom Hulme had a close shave when his shoulder-length hair was lopped off for charity. Students packed into...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

New leisure development ‘nightmare’ wrangle

A BUSINESSMAN claims the new Royton leisure centre development is having such an impact on his business he might have...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Shoplifters targeted in police crackdown

A CRACKDOWN on shoplifting is being launched by Oldham police in the run-up to Christmas. Operation Snowboard will see officers run...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Hayley leads march on cancer battle

A YOUNG woman who lost her mum to cancer is calling on everyone in Greater Manchester to stand up to...

Date Online: 03/10/2014

Scholes in one

MANCHESTER United legend Paul Scholes proved he was as comfortable on a golf green as he was on a football...

Date Online: 03/10/2014