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Showroom boss has mettle for pedals

A DEDICATED car dealer is swapping horsepower for pedal power as he embarks on a 400-mile charity bike ride. Jonathon Taylor,...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Music man John scoops charity award

A talented Royton musician has been named fundraiser of the year after drumming up support for a little-known charity. John Loydon...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

60 years on and still flying high

AROUND 400 people have helped Hathershaw College to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Former staff and pupils attended an open day at...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Pensioner, 90, left with no emergency button for 11 days

A FAULTY phone line left a 90-year-old woman without the use of her emergency call button for nearly two weeks. There...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Taking a tipple in a tootle round the villages

A committed fund-raising brother and sister will be keeping memories of Saddleworth’s legendary beer walk alive this weekend. And ironically their...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Learn from the masters

TWO unique opportunities for young people to experience music and creative writing are on offer during the forthcoming Saddleworth Festival. International...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Holiday hotel tragedy

A RETIRED HGV driver from Shaw died from a brain haemorrhage while on holiday with his wife and friends in...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Vandals wreck village clock

TIME is standing still in Diggle after vandals destroyed an iconic village clock. Community hero Maurice Brayford has been left “devastated”...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

BGT hopeful dreams of fairytale ending

IT’S been a fairytale adventure for Chadderton’s very own Snow White, Enola Dyer. The raven-haired warbler performs in the final round...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Lydgate prepares to play birthday tune

LYDGATE Band Contest proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Lydgate held its first band contest on May 23, 1975 after...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Home owner’s narrow escape

AN Oldham man has spoken of his lucky escape after a car ploughed into his porch in Grains Bar yesterday. Karl...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Murphy just loves a good chewdunnit

MURPHY the book-loving bull terrier is desperate for a furrytail ending. Dogs Trust staff are looking for a special home for...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Era ends as club bows out

THE last pint will be pulled at a Chadderton social club this weekend after 128 years. And Stanley Road Sports and...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Drunk in charge of child case adjourned

A MOTHER accused of being drunk while in charge of a child younger than seven is to appear before magistrates. Amy...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Enough is enough in eyesore garden

ANGRY residents are at breaking point over a nuisance neighbour whose garden has become a health hazard. The garden on Poplar...

Date Online: 29/05/2015

Sick sex pics GP walks free

A RESPECTED GP has escaped jail despite possessing hundreds of thousands of indecent images. David McMaster (50), a doctor at Quayside...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Smash drama

A CAR smashed into a house in Grains Bar early this morning. The drama unfolded on Ripponden Road at around 7am...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

TJ Hughes returns to Oldham - in same store

TJ HUGHES is coming back in Oldham almost four years after closing its doors. The popular retailer will reopen in its...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Oz band to join the brass fest?

A brass band from Down Under may march into view at tomorrow’s Saddleworth Whit Friday band contests. The City of Traralgon...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Ex-Latics boss on assault charge

FORMER Latics boss Dave Penney has been charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal damage following an incident that...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Counterfeit CD gang stopped in their tracks

OLDHAM’S Trading Standards team have helped to tackle a Russian-organised crime gang — the first case of its kind in...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Garage boss clocked 99,000 miles off car

A GLODWICK garage owner has been heavily fined after clocking a whopping 99,000 miles off a car he sold. Rashid Moughal,...

Date Online: 28/05/2015

Public urged to have their say on school access

HIGHWAY access to the new Saddleworth School in Diggle will be the subject of four consultation events before detailed planning...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Vision for a brighter future

The new building will be made up of five “home zones” - one for each year group - as well...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

‘City gent’ prowler’s vice girl horror attack

A ‘’city gent’’ office worker prowled a red light district before he drove a seven-inch kitchen knife into the neck...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Child rape victim fears justice won’t be done

A WOMAN who told police she was raped as a 12 year old fears she relived the horrific event for...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Football star to present Ted with spare shirt

PRESTON North End hat-trick hero Jermaine Beckford has come to the rescue of South Failsworth Primary pupil Ted Dockray. TV cameras...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Serious fun ahead at festival

COMEDIAN Arthur Smith has promised Saddleworth Festivalgoers jokes, songs... and maybe a naked woman. Arthur plays the June 6-14 festival at...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Shift rubbish - or else

A NUISANCE neighbour has been given until tomorrow to move a huge pile of rubbish behind his Coppice home. The alleyway...

Date Online: 27/05/2015

Garage up in flames

PLUMES of thick, black smoke could be seen across Oldham when a fire broke out at a garage in Hollins...

Date Online: 27/05/2015