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

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New office space planned for Saddleworth

Saddleworth Business Centre in Delph

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Renovation work has begun on a Saddleworth Business Centre, which will see 16 new offices created.

Flexible business space provider, BizSpace, has invested more than £400,000 in a refurbishment of its Saddleworth Business Centre, on Huddersfield Road, Oldham.

Work has already completed on the replacement of the entire roof of the centre, which comprises almost 60 offices and industrial units. And now refurbishment is set to begin on the upper floor […]

Carer charged after 97-year-old Uppermill woman defrauded

An Oldham carer has been charged after thousands of pounds were defrauded from an elderly woman.

Sarah Last, of Huddersfield Road, Waterhead, was charged with fraud by false representation and fraud by abuse of position.

She has been bailed to appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 9 February 2017.

On 22 November 2016 police received a report that between March and September last year more than £20,000 was defrauded from a 97-year-old woman’s bank account in Uppermill.


Series of indecent exposures in Saddleworth

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police are investigating a series of indecent exposures in Saddleworth.

Officers were first called to Mossley Road in Grasscroft at 2.55pm on 12 July 2015 following reports a man had been seen performing a sex act upon himself in a car.

A 4.14pm, police were then called to Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, again following reports a man had been seen performing a sex act upon himself in a car. On both occasions there was no sign of the […]

First Denshaw village Christmas lights switched on

Denshaw village Christmas lights switch on – photo Stan Bowes

By Stan Bowes

Denshaw village switched on its Christmas lights last night with a good-sized crowd gathered on Huddersfield Road to watch the event.

The event was organised by Paula Parlsow and Denshaw Village Community Association, with support from the Rotary Club of Saddleworth and other local organisations.

A small brass band accompanied carol singers with a number of items such as mulled-wine on sale.

The tree itself is […]

Two people seriously injured in Delph car crash

Rescue workers with the other vehicle

By Stuart Littleford

Two people have been seriously injured following a car crash in Delph today.

Two vehicles collided on the A62, Huddersfield Road, near to the junction with Delph Lane at around 4.30pm this afternoon.

One of the vehicles badly damaged in the accident on Huddersfield Road at Delph.

Road closed for over two hours

Emergency services, including police, four fire appliances, three ambulances and the North West Air Ambulance, […]

Two vehicles crash at Scouthead tonight

Two vehicles have been involved in a collision on the A62, Huddersfield Road at Scouthead tonight.

The accident happened at around 8.15pm resulting in the closure of the road for almost an hour. Emergency services attended the incident and it is not known at this stage if there are any injuries.

Police are still at the scene and we understand the road is now open again. Enquiries into the accident are continuing.


HGV gets stuck causing traffic chaos

The articulated wagon blocking the roads this morning. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

The damage caused to street furniture. Photo: Stuart Littleford.
















An articulated wagon ‘jack knifed’ at around 9.00am this morning at the top of Wall hill Road in Dobcross causing chaos for motorists.

The truck blocked Huddersfield Road in both directions and Wall Hill Road.

It appears to have tried to make a […]