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Masked men snatch £15,000

MASKED raiders armed with batons and a knife stole £15,000 in cash and travellers cheques from Royton Post Office. The men...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

Injured drivers cut free from crash cars

A country road was closed for hours and four people taken to hospital after a serious crash. The accident happened in...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

Lift-trap ladies joke their way to freedom

FIVE members of Failsworth Townswomen’s Guild cracked jokes to keep their spirits up getting stuck in a lift for more...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

Drunk man in anti-gay pub threat

A 37-YEAR-OLD man was given a six-month community order by Oldham magistrates for using homophobic language at a well-known gay-friendly...

Date Online: 08/09/2014

All part of the furniture

CHRISTMAS may be 111 days away, but that hasn’t stopped Santa, Rudolph and the Elves from making themselves at home...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Free school meals not to be scoffed at

THE new government policy giving more primary school pupils access to free school meals has been welcomed by Oldham’s Liberal...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Platform for change at train station

OLDHAM Council is stepping up its fight to get improved disabled access at Greenfield railway station. Network Rail is planning to...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Couple scoop Jamie fund raffle prize

A couple are celebrating after winning a complete wedding day package in a raffle for the Jamie’s Something Special fund. Phil...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

In at the deep end

Luckily it wasn’t wet wet wet when singer Kwabs performed at Chadderton’s former swimming pool. The free show was part of...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Children go green on yellow school buses

CHADDERTON school pupils returned from their summer holidays this week by going green on a new environmentally-friendly yellow bus. Children at...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Old town hall put in the pictures

WORK to transform the former Oldham town hall into a seven-screen cinema complex has entered a new phase. Engineers have now...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Gone in a flash

ARSONISTS wrecked a speed camera in Oldham Road, Hollinwood last night. Firefighters were called to a spot near Housing Units at...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Councillor becomes a professor

FORMER Oldham councillor John Anchor has become a professor. The 55 year old lecturer, who lives in Ripponden Road, Moorside, has...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Labour accused of hypocrisy

A LIB-DEM councillor has hit out at Oldham’s Labour Cabinet over its recent criticism of the Government’s ending of the...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Young Olympians ready to shine

More than 700 children will take part in the Saddleworth Village Olympics from Saturday. Now in its 29th year, the event...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Councils urged to follow Oldham lead on pay

MORE councils are being urged to follow Oldham’s example and increase the wages of their lowest-paid workers. Around 2,800 Oldham Council...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Height bucket challenge!

A SPECTACULAR twist on the global celebrity “ice-bucket challenge” has been dreamed up by a Saddleworth man John Williamson, a marketing...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Church takes the own-brew honours

A Saddleworth landlady has claimed a prestigious accolade in a nationwide pub guide. Christine Taylor, who runs the Church Inn, Uppermill,...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Dig deep for little Joe Joe

OLDHAM RL is helping a local family to raise money for their four-year-old boy with severe disabilities. Joseph Atherton - known...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

War veteran Weston’s inspirational talk to teachers

TEACHERS gearing up for the new school year have been given a motivational speech by Falkland war veteran Simon Weston. Mr...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Cannabis farms being weeded out

POLICE are turning the screw on large-scale cannabis growers with another week of action to disrupt criminals and educate communities. Greater...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Off-peak rail ticket rise just not fare

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams is demanding a full explanation of the abolition of local off-peak rail fares. The...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Oldhamers’ debts rise to £6m, says charity

THE Citizens’ Advice Bureau is dealing with £6 million of debt among Oldham residents - and almost 1,000 people have...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Grave concerns

AN upsetting crawl by a grieving woman through overgrown bushes to reach a family grave has led to a new...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Apprentices to rescue after cowboys strike

A team from Oldham College came to the rescue on TV after cowboy builders left an Oldham family high and...

Date Online: 05/09/2014

Mum’s ‘wrong school’ stand

A MOTHER could face fines for not sending her autistic child to school in a stand-off over his placement. Emma Brooks...

Date Online: 04/09/2014

Ex-Oldham rugby player dies after balcony fall

FORMER Oldham Rugby League Club player Luke Rhoden has died after plunging from a hotel balcony. Luke (25) was “running round...

Date Online: 04/09/2014

Pioneer colleges (almost) up and running

TWO pioneering colleges offering an alternative to secondary school and sixth form have opened in Oldham this week. But around 100...

Date Online: 04/09/2014

Camera arsonists strike again

THREE Failsworth speed cameras have been destroyed in two nights by arsonists. Yesterday the Chronicle reported how a speed camera on...

Date Online: 04/09/2014

Day trips while work is finished

DELAYS to building work have hit the new Collective Spirit Free School. The start of the new term was put back...

Date Online: 04/09/2014