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

Past Articles

The Saddleworth News Photography Awards 2017 looking to frame a Saddleworth Summer

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to enter their photographs of Saddleworth into the Saddleworth News Photography Awards 2017 which start today.

The awards are a Saddleworth News Community Project in partnership with the Saddleworth Photography Group, which has been operational for over two years and has over 220 members.

The group set weekly practical challenges to help photographers learn from their own practice and from that of others. The group also provides a sounding […]

TV presenter says he hopes ‘funding can be found’ for Uppermill Civic Hall clock restoration work

John Stapleton – keen to see clock restored

EXCLUSIVE – Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Popular TV presenter and journalist, John Stapleton, has told Saddleworth News he hopes “funding can be found” to restore a clock on one of Saddleworth’s most iconic buildings.

The clock, on the front of the Civic Hall in Uppermill, was recently repaired but the clock face itself and the surrounding structure couldn’t be refurbished due to a lack of budget.

The paint on the hands […]

Rugby star pledges his support for local charity at Delph meeting this week

Kevin Sinfield (centre) – Seen here receiving his official Memorial Fund T Shirt at the charities Delph HQ.

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Great Britain Rugby League Captain and Leeds Rhino’s star Kevin Sinfield paid a visit to Delph on Tuesday to meet with Bryn Hughes, father of PC Nicola Hughes, to pledge his support for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.

Kevin is to become a patron of the fund alongside actor Patrick Stewart and TV presenter John Stapleton. […]

Television presenter returns to his Saddleworth roots

John Stapleton

TV presenter and broadcaster John Stapleton returned to Saddleworth recently to take part in a television programme about his life.

John, 67, was born in Oldham and was a pupil at Diggle Junior school, he currently presents on ITV’s ‘Daybreak’ show and the homecoming feature for the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ was broadcast a few weeks ago.

He started his career in local and national newspapers, including the Oldham Chronicle, and worked as a reporter and presenter […]