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Five injured after car crash on Holmfirth Road

Emergency services attend to the injured after the head-on crash

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Five people have been injured after two cars collided on the A635, Holmfirth Road, at Greenfield this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the accident at around 5.30pm, after reports of a head-on crash involving two vehicles.

Three men in one of the vehicles, a Vauxhall Astra, were taken to hospital.

A man and a woman in the other car were not thought to be seriously […]

Mossley Admit Fielding Ineligible Player In Cup Tie

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 Ben McNamara was not registered with the league in time to play in the match.”

It went on: “This will undoubtedly result in Mossley losing […]

Double Defeat Leaves Mossley Bottom

Mossley have sunk to the bottom of the Evo Stik League Division One North, following two defeats over the Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday, Skelmersdale got the better of Mossley 3-1. Monday’s local derby with a Curzon Ashton side packed with former Mossley players was lost 4-0.

Tom Ingham had given Mossley the lead at Skelmersdale, but the home side hit back with three second-half goals to take all the points.

On Monday, ex-Mossley boss John Flangan brought his Curzon […]

Family Fun Day In Aid Of Cancer Research

The organisers of a charity family fun day in Ashton later this month have been in touch, as they’re keen to attract people from across the local area.

It’s in aid of Cancer Research UK, and takes place at Breakthrough City Church International on Ripon Street on Saturday 23 July, between 11am and 4pm. It’s just 50p entry for adults, and children get in free.

Janette Brooksbank, who is herself recovering from breast cancer, decided to hold the event so […]

Call To Revive Whit Friday In Mossley

A bandsman walking through Uppermill on Whit Friday this year. People in Mossley are hoping to revitalise the celebrations there.

Local people are aiming to revitalise the Whit Friday celebrations in Mossley.

Danielle Etchells has begun a campaign on Facebook, in response to what she described as a disappointing turnout for both the walk and band contest in recent years.

She told Saddleworth News: “Last year I was really disheartened at the community. There was nobody really on the […]

Mossley Into The Top Ten

Mossley have moved up to 10th place in the Evo Stik League Division One North. That’s after a comfortable 3-0 win over Wakefield at Seel Park last night.

Matty Kay scored twice, after Michael Oates had opened the scoring. The result makes up for Mossley’s recent 3-2 defeat away to last night’s opponents.

On Saturday, Mossley went down 2-0 away to Witton Albion, with the home side scoring through a deflection and a penalty.

Match reports from the two games […]

Man Charged With Uppermill Burglary

A 21-year-old man has been charged following a burglary which took place in Uppermill over the weekend. According to a statement from the local police here in Saddleworth, a car, computer equipment and MP3 players were taken during the incident.

The statement sent to Saddleworth News read: “Christopher Kingsley of Palace Road, Ashton, has been charged with burglary, dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.”

It went on: “He was due to appear at Oldham Magistrates’ Court […]

What To Do While We Haven’t Got An MP

Michael Meacher MP

Saddleworth has been without an MP for a fortnight now. Phil Woolas stopped being our representative from the moment two judges stripped him of his general election victory for lying about an opponent. With no resolution yet to his legal attempts to overturn that decision, and also no date set for any by-election which might take place, we’re in a bit of a political vacuum.

But life outside politics goes on, and if you have a […]

Local Band Are In The Pink

A Pink Floyd tribute band fronted by a local musician is on the up. Fink Ployd have recently played a headline show at the Civic Hall in Uppermill, and appeared twice at the legendary Cavern in Liverpool.

The singer and guitarist is Paddy O’Hare from Uppermill. He joined the band three years ago after a chance meeting with the other members. When they offered him the chance to get involved, he said he “couldn’t really turn down the […]

Ashton Photo Blog Visits Saddleworth

A view of the viaduct and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, with the Brownhill Centre on the left. (picture: Ashton Daily Photo Blog)

The Ashton Daily Photo Blog visited Saddleworth last weekend. The site published this lovely picture of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the viaduct, with the Brownhill Centre on the left.

The blog is updated most days with images of Ashton and the surrounding area, but this was its first foray […]

Candidate Interview: John Cooke (UKIP, Stalybridge And Hyde)

John Cooke, the UKIP candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde, in Ashton town centre today.

UKIP’s general election candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde has said fighting for lower taxes is the main priority of his campaign. John Cooke also used an interview with Saddleworth News to call for large efficiency savings to be made in both Tameside Council and the national government.

Mr Cooke ran a transport business until he closed it at […]

Candidate Interview: David Jones (BNP, Stalybridge And Hyde)

The BNP's candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde, David Jones, at his home in Ashton today.

The man standing for the BNP in the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency has said his party would like to “instil an optimism into the British people.” David Jones also objected to the charge that the BNP is a racist party, saying that it merely had a “natural preference for one’s own community.”

On the problems affecting Tameside Hospital, Mr […]

UFO Seen Over Saddleworth

A UFO has been spotted in the skies above Saddleworth. A Dobcross resident reported seeing a stationary bright orange light at about 10pm on Sunday night. A similar sighting occurred in Ashton the previous evening.

Christina Wright used the UK UFO website to report Sunday’s sighting. She said the light was: “Observed from the rear window of our property in Dobcross. Saw one orange orb – stationary for a a couple of minutes then faded into the clouds.”

Her posting […]