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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT
Judith Grinter – Reporter

Past Articles

Oldham Athletic team up with Emmaus for World Homeless Day

Reporter : Stuart Littleford

On this year’s World Homeless Day, players and staff from Oldham Athletic Football Club (OAFC) are teaming up with homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley to raise awareness.

To mark the day, OAFC players and staff recently met with formerly homeless people supported by Emmaus to understand more about homelessness. The club has donated tickets and football boots to those supported by the charity and will hold a bucket collection at the game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday […]

Beaten and left for dead by tram tracks

Saddleworth News - Carl and Mark Johnson

Reporter Mark Johnson

A man was left for dead following a vicious and sustained attack, which saw him suffering a fractured skull as well as a bleed on the brain and broken jaw.

Carl (25) originally from the Lees area was walking home after the Rochdale Feel Good Festival where he went into a fast food restaurant. Shortly after leaving the restaurant he was approached by a man who asked him for a cigarette. The CCTV shows Carl being knocked […]

Saddleworth News – moving with the times

Dragons’ Den winning baby business comes to Oldham

Mum2Mum Market Saddleworth NEws

Reporter Ruby Anstee

A new market, as seen on Dragons’ Den, has come to Oldham and Rochdale. Mum2Mum Market, has branched into the area, selling nearly new and new items for babies and young children.

Kelly Dronsfield has bought the franchise and with her marketing background is amazing parents and grandparents by giving them the opportunity to sell nearly new items. The sales often include prams, baby clothes and toys, anything up to age 6 and tend to be […]

What a waste!

Reporter Stuart Littleford

Four residents were prosecuted for dumping bags of waste in alleyways behind their homes in Oldham.

Oldham council took 4 residents to Tameside Magistrates court and successfully prosecuted them on Aug 10. They were fined on average over £680 each.

Joanne Hall (42) of Mersey Road North, Gabrielle Bevis (23) of Honeywell Lane, Bodique Moran (34) of Dean Street and Lenaka Mitacova (29) of Belgrave Road were all fined.

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Cllr Cath Ball, […]

Britain’s Got Talent’s Daliso Returns To Greenfield!

9 September

Britain’s Got Talent fans will be amongst the first in the queue for the Boarshurst Silver Band fundraiser at Off The Rails Comedy Club on Saturday 9th September when Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Finalist Daliso Chaponda returns to Greenfield!

Malawi’s Daliso has been a regular booking at Off The Rails for well over a decade after moving to the UK and his new found fame has won him a whole new legion of fans as well as […]

Jail for Setting Up Fake Companies

A man who set up five fake companies to illegally gain over £175,000 has been jailed. James Simpson Taylor (4/3/60) of Ivy Green Drive, Oldham, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, five counts of fraudulent trading, and making an article for use in fraud.

On Tuesday 15 August 2017, he was sentenced to 36 months in prison at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street. Between 2014 and 2015 Taylor set up five companies […]

Elk Mill brings magic of reading to life for Oldham Schoolchildren

 

Stuart Bogg

Elk Mill hosted schoolchildren from Oldham for a literacy-themed event designed to inspire them to develop a love of reading.

 

Children from Westwood Primary School, Richmond Primary School and St Hilda’s CofE Primary

School were treated to a storytelling session and fun, educational activities with staff from Smyths Toys. The schools were also given £100 of vouchers to purchase new books for their libraries.

The event was part of the Young Readers Programme, an initiative […]