The official photo. (picture: British Monarchy/Hugo Bernand)
Achtung Baby is a column about family life written by Suze Nowak, who is originally from Denshaw and now lives in Germany:
(To read Saddleworth News articles about how the Royal Wedding was celebrated in our area, click here)
I WAS TEN when Charles married Diana. Thinking [...]
The Oldham Mountain Rescue Team has been called out to help two injured people in Saddleworth over the past couple of days.
The rescuers, who are based at the Cross Keys above Uppermill, were asked to assist the North West Air Ambulance and the police.
In one incident, a cyclist suffered head injuries after coming [...]
Fabio Abreu (picture: Mossley AFC)
Teenage Mossley striker Fabio Abreu has made his mark on international duty.
Playing for England Under 18s against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Thursday night, he scored two goals and set up another in a 3-2 win.
Fabio, who recently scored on his debut for Mossley’s first [...]
Guests watch the ceremony on a big screen.
Members of the Saddleworth Women’s Institute celebrated the wedding of William and Kate with a special fundraising party at Fresca restaurant in Delph.
A total of 140 guests turned up in their finery to enjoy not only the ceremony [...]
The crowd watch the big screen intently.
Much of the nation was glued to the TV for the royal wedding this morning, and Saddleworth was no exception. Dozens of people packed into the school hall at Holy Trinity in Dobcross to see the marriage of William and Kate on [...]
Ken Hulme, Independent candidate for Saddleworth North, at last week's hustings debate in Dobcross.
Ken Hulme, who is aiming to become an Independent borough councillor for Saddleworth North, used last Thursday’s candidates’ debate in Dobcross to reveal a ‘mini-manifesto’ of policies on which he’s taking his stand in this election.
They include a freeze [...]
Kate and William outside The Swan. (picture: Tim Newbold)
If you’re able to tear yourself away from your living room for the royal wedding, there’s plenty going on around Saddleworth as local people mark the big occasion.
In Dobcross, everyone’s invited to a party at Holy Trinity School. It’s bring your own food and [...]
Band members (left to right) Richard Kiy, Jason Smethurst, Reece Furness, Stephanie Rushton, Beth Gillard and Emma Bayley. (picture: Jenny Wood)
Hardworking fundraisers from the Dobcross Youth Band have brought in £850 for cancer charity CLIC Sargent. They raised the cash through a variety of events over the past [...]
Labour candidate Sean Fielding, pictured during last Thursday's hustings at The Swan.
Labour’s Sean Fielding, who is hoping to be elected to represent Saddleworth North on Oldham Council, said he would aim to be a “local champion” for the area if he wins next Thursday.
He also used his opening statement to the audience [...]
New manager of Tesco Greenfield, Bill Davidson. (picture: Tesco)
The new manager of the Tesco supermarket in Greenfield has asked for local people to contact him directly with their thoughts about the store.
Bill Davidson can be e-mailed at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill has taken over from Anna Wisniowski, who overshaw the opening of [...]
Debbie Abrahams in the House of Commons recently. (picture: Parliament TV)
Debbie Abrahams took part in Prime Minister’s Questions for the first time yesterday. The Oldham East and Saddleworth MP asked David Cameron about the current pause in the government’s planned NHS reforms.
She queried whether the pause was genuine, and asked why aspects [...]
Austerlands professional Humayan Farhat bowling. (all pictures: Neil Cadd)
Austerlands got their Saddleworth League season off to a winning start last weekend, with an closely-fought victory over Heyside. After Heyside were dismissed for 139, Austerlands reached their target with just two wickets to spare, finishing on 143/8.
Neil Cadd has sent in these pictures [...]
Karl Jones will be getting on his bike tomorrow.
A charity fundraiser from Uppermill is taking part in a two-day adventure, to raise money for the Friends of Ghyll Head.
It’s a good cause which helps disadvantaged children from Manchester experience outdoor education in the Lakes.
And Karl Jones, along with three other self-described [...]
The May edition of the Dobcross Diary is ready, and will be delivered to addresses throughout the village this weekend. But if you can’t wait that long, or live outside the village, then it can be read online now at the Diary’s website here.
As always, there’s a mixture of news and articles about Dobcross [...]