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

Past Articles

Debbie backs calls for disability awareness training for taxi and minicab drivers

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, is supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s (Guide Dogs) call for all taxi and minicab drivers to undertake disability equality training so they understand the rights and needs of disabled passengers and feel confident to offer assistance.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for a taxi or minicab driver to refuse to take an assistance dog or to charge extra for carrying it. However, Guide Dogs’ research found that 42% […]

Saddleworth News tries to save Big Ben’s Bong

Reporter Ruby Anstee

Former Saddleworth News editor Stuart Littleford, recently spoke to Debbie Abrahams MP to pass on suggestions from SN readers that could avoid the chimes of Big Ben falling silent during upcoming restoration work. The communications were passed on to Mrs Abrahams by Mr Littleford whilst he was on business in Westminster. Stuart said: “Although this wasn’t a Saddleworth issue as such, we had a number of SN readers commenting with suggestions to keep Big Ben ringing throughout […]