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

Past Articles

Saddleworth School plans ruled unlawful by High Court

SDAG spokesperson, Keith Lucas

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Oldham Council will now have to rethink their plans to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle after a High Court ruled they were unlawful.

The school case was taken to the Royal Courts of Justice in London by the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) after a long fought campaign and financial backing from various sympathetic donors.

SDAG had always claimed the plans to move the school to Diggle were flawed and […]

Saddleworth Parish Councillor says he is now ‘considering his position’ but will not resign from parish council

Cllr Michael Buckley

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Parish councillor Mike Buckley has told Saddleworth News this morning that he is now “considering his position” on the parish council but will not be resigning.

Cllr Buckley said the campaign to try and make him resign is “politically motivated” and stems from his involvement with the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG).

Speaking exclusively to Saddleworth News editor Stuart Littleford, Cllr Buckley said: “I took on the whole political establishment at Oldham […]

Dobcross residents invited to public meeting over village traffic issues

Sugar Lane, Dobcross

All Dobcross residents are invited to a public meeting in the village Band Club on Tuesday, July 28 at 7.30pm.

The meeting, has been organised by Dobcross Village Community executive committee, to discuss increased traffic through the village. Residents can attend and air their views on safety, speed, and how to discouraging traffic from using the village roads as a ‘rat run’.

Journalist Ken Bennett will chair the meeting and they expect senior Oldham Council […]

Election 2015: Review of the Saddleworth Independent candidates

There are a total of 20 wards in the Oldham Borough, in Saddleworth there are three wards, Saddleworth North, Saddleworth South and Saddleworth West and Lees. Saddleworth residents vote based on where they live and this will be clearly marked on their polling cards. The candidates below are the independent candidates and they tell you why they think you should vote for them.

Alex Rawsthorne

I am 21 years old and live in Greenfield. I attended Saddleworth Secondary School and […]

Save Diggle Action Group interview on Saddleworth School

Saddleworth News interviewed two members of the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) last week, who put their views across on the proposed move of Saddleworth School to Diggle.

Mike Buckley and Keith Lucas took part in the interview.

Interview by Gregory Deane, Camera – Danielle Bradshaw and Matthew Jaggar (editor).