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 [...]
Drivers are being warned to remove sat navs from their vehicles after a spate of sat navs being stolen from cars in Springhead & Lees.
PCSO Mike Lowther said: ”Please remove your sat nav when you park your car up.”
Two sat navs have been stolen from two cars last night in Springhead, both cars were left insecure, although their owners thought they had locked them.
Anyone who has any information can contact PCSO Mike Lowther or GMP on 101.
Mark Whiteley preparing for last year's Christmas show.
This Christmas, Saddleworth youngsters will get the opportunity to see the classic story of Pinocchio performed at the Civic Hall in Uppermill.
The production has been put together by the Oldham Children’s Theatre, and it’s the fourth year in a row that the group has put [...]
Our local police officers have warned youths not to hang around Ladcastle Quarry at Uppermill.
According to the Saddleworth and Lees police team, large groups of youngsters have been gathering there during some recent evenings.
In a statement, the police said: “Local youths have been congregating in the quarry during evening hours and the police [...]
St Anne's Church in Lydgate.
Following Thursday’s article about the Clegg brothers who died during the Gallipoli Campaign (see here), today Saddleworth News tells the stories of two more Lydgate soldiers killed far away from Saddleworth during the First World War.
Both Samuel Hirst and Leonard Cox are among the 50 men remembered either [...]
This week’s round-up of local football begins with Mossley, who have owned up to fielding an ineligible player during last week’s Doodson Cup match against Curzon Ashton.
Mossley won 2-0 on the night, but now face being excluded from the competition.
A statement from club secretary Harry Hulmes reads: “It has come to light that [...]
The senior long jump competition. (picture: Nick Watts/Urban Haze)
The Saddleworth Village Olympics came to an end for another year last weekend, and organisers have said it was a “brilliant” event once again.
More than 1,000 local youngsters took part in a variety of sports, ranging from athletics and swimming to football and cricket.
An 89th minute penalty was enough to secure a draw for Mossley at Wakefield on Saturday, stretching their unbeaten run in the Evo Stik League Division One North to four matches.
The home side had taken an early lead through Brandon Kane, but Lee Rick equalised at the end after a foul on Danny Queeley.
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 [...]
Uppermill continued their 100% start to the season in Division One of football’s Huddersfield League, with a victory over Saddleworth rivals Diggle on Saturday.
The match, played at Churchill Playing Fields, finished 3-0. While Uppermill have taken a maximum nine points from their three games so far to top the table, Diggle are languishing near [...]
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 [...]
The Saddleworth News cub reporter was in the thick of the fun.
The first of this summer’s Sporty Tots sessions for children aged up to 5 took place at the Holy Trinity School in Dobcross on Wednesday morning.
More than 20 youngsters joined in the fun, as staff from Oldham Council’s Integrated Youth Service [...]
A 15-year-old from Springhead is using a William Wordsworth poem to help raise money so he can pay his way through university.
Jacob Teal, who goes to Saddleworth School, has started a website called What Are Those Words Worth?, and is asking local companies to sponsor him by purchasing words from Wordsworth’s [...]