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

Past Articles

Fire service called to electrical fire in Uppermill

Fire service at the fire – photo James Highton

Electrical contractors at the scene – photo Nick Watts, Urban Haze

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to a small fire on High Street in uppermill at 12.15pm this afternoon.

The fire was confined to an electrical box outside the Java Cafe premises, the fire was quickly contained and made safe until electrical contractors arrived.

There were no reports of any injuries and the fire service say they […]

Questions asked after grass fire sparks alert


A local man helps put out the fire.

A grass fire in Diggle today prompted frantic 999 calls from worried members of the public but they got told it was a controlled burning by a local land owner.

Smoke was seen to be covering most of Diggle and the surrounding area from this morning into the afternoon.

A fire appliance was sent and parked up half a mile from the fire just in case it was required. But […]