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Rich-list property tycoon dies at 87

THE reclusive property tycoon behind Oldham’s ill-fated St Peter’s Shopping Precinct has died, aged 87. Harry Hyams was one of Britain’s...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

Bus hits man’s elbow

A MAN suffered serious injuries to his arm and hand when he was struck by a bus in Ashton Road,...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

Head teacher takes on new challenge

CROMPTON Primary School head teacher Martin Moore is leaving to become head at St Matthew’s Primary School in Chadderton. In a...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

FAB day for a fab lady

THE Oldham Evening Chronicle has joined Saddleworth Round Table to grant fabulous Christmas wishes and bring festive cheer at what...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

A new string to Vilma’s bow

THIS Christmas will be tough for Vilma Smith and her close-knit family, who are all coming to terms with losing...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

Modest Marlene’s a blooming good neighbour

A GOOD gardening neighbour is reaping what she’s sowed, thanks to her kind-hearted generosity. Marlene Horton (68) was nominated for a...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

Making her voice heard

AN 18-year-old Failsworth student led the winning team at a model UN debate on for help on the European refugee...

Date Online: 22/12/2015

Festive flood relief mission

GENEROUS Oldham firms are giving the gift of goodwill by hosting a Christmas Day spectacular for families left devastated by...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Oldham’s ‘Sir Kev’ gets BBC honour

WHAT a way to round off a brilliant rugby league career for Oldhamer Kevin Sinfield. The 35 year old was runner-up...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Award rounds off Jim’s brilliant year

NEWLY-elected Oldham MP Jim McMahon rounded off an amazing year by collecting his OBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Man admits 16 child porn charges

AN Oldham father of two developed an addiction to sex pictures of young children — some just toddlers — after...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Victorian fair fun with a twist!

A VICTORIAN Christmas with a punk twist brought a festive feast of entertainment to Christmas shoppers in Oldham town centre...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Budget guarantee ‘will cost Oldham £10m’

PLANS to give local authorities guaranteed budgets for every year of the current Parliament would see money spent on council...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Jail term cut for mortgage fraud lawyer

A CHADDERTON lawyer sucked into a bizarre fraud in which an unsuspecting woman’s home was mortgaged to the hilt, has...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Shining lights

THE winners of this year’s Saddleworth Illuminations have lit up the area. The annual festive competition sees a panel judge the...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Hats off to school’s knitting kindhearts

NIFTY knitters at Knowsley Junior School took up their needles to make mini woollen bobble hats for charity. Over 100 miniature...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

We’ve got the whole world in our hands

PUPILS have been enjoying some out of this world lessons before the Christmas break. Youngsters from SS Aiden and Oswald’s Primary...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Music partnership nominated for award

A PROJECT to teach every pupil a musical instrument has earned a schools partnership a nomination for a national award. The...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Council’s Christmas shutdown

OLDHAM Council will scale down its services over Christmas. Many public services and facilities run by the local authority will be...

Date Online: 21/12/2015

Philliskirk late show earns deserved point

COVENTRY 1, ATHLETIC 1 DANNY Philliskirk celebrated the birth of his baby girl with a late headed equaliser after a battling...

Date Online: 19/12/2015

Roy just keeps on giving

THE daughters of Shaw’s former Secret Santa believe he may have sent one final gift from beyond the grave -...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Lesson for dozy parkers

OLDHAM Council and the police have fined 35 motorists for parking illegally outside a Chadderton secondary school. Officers and enforcement staff...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Lapland trip lights up Elizabeth’s Christmas

FOR eight-year-old Elizabeth Richardson this Christmas will be a magical one: she’s jetting off to Lapland to meet Santa Claus! Elizabeth,...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Jim’s last day as council leader

OLDHAM Council leader Jim McMahon has confirmed the date of his final day in the role. Councillor McMahon was elected as...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Couple celebrate 50 golden years

DOZENS of local children and cancer sufferers across the region are set to benefit from a kind-hearted couple’s golden gesture. Instead...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Police cuts U-turn

GREATER Manchester’s Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has welcomed news that local policing will face no further...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Volunteers get a taste of life as refugee

KINDHEARTED Oldhamers will brave a refugee survival camp this weekend to raise money for those fleeing war-torn Syria. The Oldham volunteers...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Singers can Handel the festive pressure

DECADES of musical experience will go into the 53rd consecutive performance of Handel’s Messiah by Saddleworth Male Voice Choir tomorrow...

Date Online: 18/12/2015

Bates ‘not fit for public office’ jibe

UKIP councillor Warren Bates was branded “not fit for public office” as he was officially reprimanded for a second time...

Date Online: 17/12/2015

Fantastic Freda

POPULAR local historian and writer Freda Millett will make history herself when she becomes the first woman to receive a...

Date Online: 17/12/2015