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

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Oldham Half Marathon

Photo : Jude Gidney

The Oldham Half Marathon, one the toughest halfs in the UK, takes place this Sunday 15 Oct.

The event, which kicks off at 9.30am, will see runners challenged by over 1100ft of ascent. The gruelling race covers a 13.1 mile run through Oldham and its many miles of countryside, taking a hilly route through the spectacular Saddleworth area of Oldham. Breathtaking views of the Saddleworth villages and the imposing moorland landscape of the Peak District […]

Jazzing up their daily commute…

Reporter : Judith Grinter Unsuspecting commuters were treated to two early-morning jazz gigs at Huddersfield railway station this morning.

The Jeremy Platt Trio will perform at the station using a piano which has been donated to the station for passengers to play while they wait for their trains.

The 20-piece Greenhead College Big Band will then took over helping to lift commuters’ spirits on their way into work.

The gigs launch this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival which will see […]

Think you don’t like Gin?

Diggle school PTA have organised a fabulous Gin tasting evening to raise funds for Diggle School. Its hosted by ‘The Gin Lab’. It’s October 13th, Kiln Green hall, Diggle. The tickets are £25 and include 4 premium G&Ts, nibbles, games and a raffle.

The bar will be open afterwards too!

For tickets please contact Tracy Buckley on 07595 729159

Mossley Light Festival

A huge carnival inspired lantern parade will bring an ancient Tame Valley legend to life. Building on the success of last year’s nocturnal cavalcade, Mossley Light Festival returns on Saturday 25 November 2017.

This year’s theme – A Tale of Two Giants – tells the story of the colossal Alphin and Alder and how they fought for the love of beautiful water nymph Rimmon. The age-old love triangle will be played out by large-scale and illuminated puppets that have […]

Frankly my dear, we do give a damn!

Saddleworth players

Stuart Coleman

Reporter Judith Grinter

This Saturday evening, I visited the tiny Millgate Arts Centre theatre in Delph, somewhere I’ve only been once before but years ago. The experience was a delight and had right in the middle of Saddleworth. On arriving the staff were very welcoming as they continued to be throughout the evening. The Saddleworth Players are a group of 150 people, all involved in working behind the scenes, running the theatre, set production and actors to […]

Come and bang your drum

Mossley Community Centre’s in-house drumming group, Mossley Community Drummers, are working with the Vale, Mossley and future leaders from Global Grooves to host a DRUMMING WORKSHOP on Sunday 15 October 2-4pm at the community centre in Roughtown, Mossley.

It is open to everyone from experienced drummers to non players. They will have the chance to try out a variety of African and Brazilian drums and percussion, culminating in a possible spot at the MOSSLEY LIGHT FESTIVAL. It is £4 per […]

Howard is throwing off his mental chains with a new UK tour

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Howard Jones and the Electric Band Tour UK 2017

Howard Jones announces five very special UK Electric Band concerts for 2017. Howard Jones returns for a UK tour in November, his first since 2014, with his new and extended Electric Band; following a 24 date Headline tour of the USA.

Saddleworth News are able to offer two tickets to his performance on 24 Nov at Manchester O2 Ritz. Please answer this question – What was Howard Jones’ first ever […]

Outstanding Greenfield Primary School – All welcome to Open Day

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Primary Engineers Competition

The whole school took part in a fantastic competition by Primary Engineering and were given the task to answer the question ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ where each child had to think of a problem and come up with an invention or idea to solve that problem. We then sent off all of our ideas to the Primary Engineer Competition and many of our children were shortlisted from 23,000 entries across the […]

Boutique baby sales ensure pre-loved and fabulous items

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A new Baby Sale is coming to a venue near you. Boutique Baby organise preloved baby sales where people can sell all their preloved stuff and take 100% of the profits.

Sellers can book a stall on the website and sell their pre-loved baby and children’s items. Stalls are £10 for a 4ft one or £15 for a 8ft one, then the sellers keep all the money from the day. Business and Craft stalls are also welcome but we have […]

Action Oldham celebrate 4yrs with a curry of favour

This week we are celebrating Action Oldham Fund’s 4th Birthday. However, not with cake, but with curry! Action Oldham Fund supports good causes across the borough with grants, so they can make a real difference to local lives. With the help of generous local people and businesses we have been able to fund more than 80 community projects in the last four years, distributing over £330,000! We are celebrating, that together, we are transforming Oldham Local curry houses are all […]

The South are Perfect 10 for Holmfirth

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The South, featuring former members of the great pop institution, The Beautiful South is playing in a town near you. Owing to popular demand the band has decided to play a second night and thanks, to Saddleworth News, you can win 2 tickets to see them on 26 Nov at Holmfirth Picturedrome,

The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet… including singer Alison Wheeler […]

Emmaus Mossley celebrates 20 years with a swing

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Indie rock band Cabbage and Terry Waite CBE wowed the crowd at a day-long event to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley.

Emmaus Mossley’s 20th Birthday Bash took place on Saturday 16 September, celebrating 20 years since the opening of the homelessness community at Longlands Mill. The free event for supporters of the charity included live music, special guests, a charity auction and fun activities throughout the day.

Terry Waite CBE, President of Emmaus UK, was […]

Folk Night in Greenfield

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Saddleworth Male Voice Choir are organising a charity folk night at the Boarshurst Band Club on Friday 6th October. The proceeds are in aid of Action Duchenne which is the choir’s nominated charity for 2017/18.

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Looking for Santas

Santa Dash Saddleworth News

The Roundtable in Saddleworth are again looking for any Santas who would like to run for them in the annual Santa Dash. It makes for an amusing spectacle and a great fund raiser. If you wish to join in the fun, sign up now


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