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Fallen soldiers remembered

A TOUCHING ceremony to mark the deaths of a World War One band of brothers featured in a commemorative book...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Mission to end cycle of violence against girls

DEBBIE Abrahams is an MP on a mission to empower women across Oldham. The MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth is...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Dragonsí Den challenge for traders

INDEPENDENT traders are showcasing their flair as part of an ambitious plan to boost business in Lees and Shaw. Oldham Council’s...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Fake £20 notes probe

A COUPLE charged with possessing counterfeit notes appeared before Oldham magistrates yesterday. Naomi Barker (22) and Thomas Cooke (26), both of...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Oldham the model for mental issues

KEY police and NHS figures are to hold a summit to discuss mental health issues. Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Jack goes to great lengths for charity

A YOUNG autism sufferer who wanted to raise money for charity at the Great London Swim was devastated when it...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Dismay at cut in funding

A Saddleworth hotelier and publican has expressed disappointment at Oldham Council cutting funding for community toilets. Phil Whiteman, boss of the...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Councils lead way over bill payments

COUNCILS across Greater Manchester are outperforming big business when it comes to paying their bills on time. The Federation of Small...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Health strike reassurance for patients

IT will be business as usual at the Royal Oldham Hospital on Monday despite strike action over pay. Patients booked for...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Welcome event

CROMPTON House PTFA’s Welcome Evening is on Tuesday, October 14 from 7.30pm. All parents are welcome to attend and items...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Academies in the spotlight at question time

ACADEMY schools should be brought back under local authority control in the name of equality and progress say Oldham West...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

New academy aims to maintain progress

ALT primary school is celebrating after becoming the borough’s latest academy — and aims to become outstanding. Its new name is...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Diving into the future

IT was an emotional night for members of Crompton Classics swimming club as they competed in their last gala before...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Killer Cregan in NHS eye-op storm

ONE-EYED murderer Dale Cregan is set to have a controversial NHS-funded operation to save the sight in his remaining eye. The...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Coroner critical over Leon tragedy

A CORONER has raised concern over police involvement surrounding the tragic death of 15-year-old Leon Cudworth. Leon’s body was found in...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Heat or eat: harsh choice for hard-up families

FIRST Choice Homes Oldham chief executive Cath Green is worried the new Universal Credit system is forcing tough choices between...

Date Online: 10/10/2014

Drinks boy died in the cold

AN underage drinker died in the cold in an alley only yards from his home, an inquest heard. Leon Cudworth (15)...

Date Online: 09/10/2014

Going Duch!

The Duchess of Gloucester was greeted by enthusiastic schoolchildren yesterday as she helped Dr Kershaw’s Hospice to mark its 25th...

Date Online: 09/10/2014

Man faces child abduction charge

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was due to appear at Oldham Magistrates Court this morning charged with child abduction. Police were called to...

Date Online: 09/10/2014

MP demands total ban on nuisance calls

OLDHAM MP Michael Meacher is demanding a blanket opt-out ban on nuisance calls. The Oldham West and Royton MP said constituents...

Date Online: 09/10/2014

Light at the end of the tunnel

CAMPAIGNERS have won a battle for better lighting in a subway in which a woman was mugged. Six out of ten...

Date Online: 08/10/2014

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

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

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

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

We wonít 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