A man needed stitches to close head wounds after being attacked with a tyre iron by a man dressed as a skeleton.
It happened between 2.45am and 3am on 14 October 2012 on Bradley Fold off St John Street, Lees.
The victim, 31, was waiting for a taxi when he saw his brother being attacked [...]
Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership are hosting their annual Fun Day this Thursday.
This year’s event – which takes place at Dawson’s Field, Higher Turf Lane, Austerlands – will see resident getting into the Olympic spirit in the run up to the London Olympics 2012.
The ‘Olympicnic’ will bring the community together for a great [...]
Police are warning residents in the Springhead and Lees areas to take extra care after an increase in daytime house burglaries due to the warm weather.
People should not leave doors and windows open if they go out or are away from their property for any period of time. They should report any suspicious behaviour to the police [...]
A Saddleworth singer will be returning to our area to perform at a fundraising jazz night later this month.
Ella Rooke, who is originally from Greenfield but now lives in London, will do two sets at the event, to be held at St Edward’s Parish Hall in Lees on Saturday 15 October.
The Saddleworth Parish Council proposal. The South Pennine constituency is in brown.
Saddleworth Parish Council has decided to oppose plans to include our area in an expanded Oldham and Saddleworth constituency for Westminster elections.
Instead, parish councillors are calling for the creation of a new South Pennines constituency including Littleborough, Milnrow, Newhey, Mossley and [...]
Our local police officers have again urged local residents to report any suspicious behaviour, after burglaries were reported in three Saddleworth villages over the weekend.
Dobcross, Diggle and Greenfield were affected, with insecure properties in the Dobcross and Diggle incidents helping to let the criminals in. In Dobcross, the intruder was spotted while inside a [...]
Officers from the Saddleworth and Lees police team have used an online meeting to give more information about what they’ve been focusing on in recent weeks. Burglary and vehicle-related crime have been priorities of late, with anti-social behaviour around Dove Stone Reservoir another important issue.
Constables joined Inspector Danny Milovanovic, borough councillor Barbara Beeley and [...]
Residents of Lees and nearby places, including Springhead, are being asked for their memories of the area for a new community film project, which has been commissioned by Oldham’s libraries.
There’s more information about the initiative in a statement sent to Saddleworth News by the council, which I’ve reproduced below.
HAVE YOU LIVED in Lees [...]
(picture courtesy Danny Callan)
Here’s a memorable image of our area snapped earlier this month. It shows Dove Stone Reservoir near Greenfield covered in mist, and was sent to Saddleworth News by Danny Callan from Lees.
The photo was actually taken by Danny’s grandad Baz. Many thanks [...]
Debbie Abrahams MP
(UPDATE 12/8: Please note some of the dates were amended after publication following updated information from Debbie Abrahams’ office, although the Uppermill surgery remains on 24 September)
The office of Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has been in touch to confirm the dates for her next series of constituency [...]
The cannabis farm found in Lees last week. (picture: GMP)
There are a couple of pieces of crime news from Lees to update you on. A burglary took place at the Co-op on Saturday night, and last week a significant cannabis farm was discovered on Sunny Bank.
The raid at the supermarket happened at [...]
We’re now a week into the summer holidays, and if you know any youngsters already getting bored, here’s a reminder of some of what’s on offer in our area.
Three people from Oldham Council’s Integrated Youth Service took part in the latest bulletin from Saddleworth News TV. And you can see interviews with them, [...]
Drivers in Saddleworth and Lees have been reminded to keep their cars secure, after four thefts from vehicles across our area in a single night.
The crimes took place on Monday night into Tuesday morning, and included the theft of a laptop from a vehicle in Lydgate.
Officers from the Saddleworth and Lees police team [...]