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

Past Articles

MPs Debbie Abrahams and Jonathan Reynolds visit homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley

Reporter : Allan Roach

Two Greater Manchester MPs have shown their support for homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley as they work to overcome the challenges presented by the government’s welfare reforms.

On Friday 27 October, Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, and Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, had a tour of the Emmaus Mossley social enterprise, meeting with beneficiaries and staff to discuss homelessness and welfare reform.

Emmaus companion, Kris Wookey, took the MPs on a tour […]

Interview with local International Blues Singer Kyla Brox

Local People

Jude Gidney

Reporter: Ruby Anstee

In Saddlworth News’ quest to find interesting and inspiring people in the area, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kyla Brox, local girl and international blues singer. Interview and a taste of Kyla performing with her band below:

Kyla, tell us about where you live. For 16 yrs I’ve lived on Carr Hill Road in Mossley. I originally came from Stockport, born and bred. There’s very big contrast between Stockport and […]

Emmaus to celebrate its 20yrs in Mossley

Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley will hold a day-long community event next weekend to celebrate its twentieth anniversary.

The ‘20th Birthday Bash’ will take place on Saturday 16 September and mark 20 years since the opening of the Emmaus Mossley community building at Longlands Mill. Over the years the community has grown and it is now home to 26 companions – formerly homeless people who live and work at Emmaus Mossley.

The event will include special guests, live music, DJs, food […]

Did you know Wonder Woman lives nearby?

Reporter Ruby Anstee

Did you know that Mossley houses a lady with super powers working her way to greater things? Kerry Newton, has temporarily put down her teacher’s mortar board and exchanged it for Super Woman’s outfit. She has a mission to bring hope, strength and inspiration to others. After some recent hard times, Kerry, has decided to put her acting skills to good use to help others.

She told Saddleworth News” I’m a mum of an 18 yr old […]

Mossley man Gary completes mental health course

Reporter Ruby Anstee

A community member from homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has completed a mental health training course run by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop (TOG) Mind Mossley resident, Gary Barton, completed the 10-week City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health course and has recently been presented with his certificates. Gary lives and works at the charity Emmaus Mossley and is keen to use his lived experience of homelessness to support others.

Speaking about the training, Gary said: […]

Homelessness charity celebrates their Mossley volunteers

Emmaus Mossley volunteers enjoy afternoon tea

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Volunteers at homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley have been thanked for their vital contribution at a special event to mark national Volunteers’ Week 2017.

The Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea event on Friday 2 June included afternoon tea, certificate presentations and a chance for volunteers to socialise and meet each other. Running between 1-7 June, Volunteers’ Week celebrates the contribution made by the millions of volunteers across the UK.

Angie Taylor, one of […]

Mossley homelessness charity receives £2,219 from Co-op member scheme

Kris Wookey and Hazel Hodkinson from Emmaus Mossley with Tracey Barnshaw from Co-op (centre)

Story sponsored by Wainwright Stump Removal:

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Great things happening in Mossley as community causes share in Co-op Local Community Fund payout.

Thousands of charities are sharing in a £9m funding boost from the Co-op. As a result of the Co-op’s membership scheme launched last September, the money will be shared by over 4,000 good causes across the country.

One of these […]

Helicopter used to bring moors blaze under control

Fire is put out

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A helicopter was used by firefighters yesterday afternoon to help bring a large moors blaze under control in Saddleworth.

The fire on moors above Dovestone Reservoir in Greenfield was difficult to access for the fire service.

At around 4pm fire engines from Oldham, Chadderton, Stalybridge and Mossley along with a wildfire unit from Stalybridge and a command unit from Hyde attended the blaze.

The helicopter takes water form Dovestone Reservoir

Firefighters […]

Events in February for both the Saddleworth Historical Society and Saddleworth Civic Trust

Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation entitled ‘Saddleworth’s Lost Servicemen of World War’ by Ivan Foster, historian.

This takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 7.30pm at the Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill. All are welcome but there is a charge of £3 for non-members on the night. Refreshments will be available.

On Wednesday 8 March at 7.30pm Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation by Dr Sarah Rose entitled ‘Power, Privilege & Politics: The Medieval Honour of Pontefract’ […]

Guided ‘remembrance tour’ of Mossley Cemetery

Exactly one week before Remembrance Day there will be an organised tour of Mossley Cemetery by Mossley Civic Society to view some of the graves that have a military connection.

During the walk Commonwealth War Graves will be visited, as well as a number of family graves where there is a memorial inscription to a loved one who was lost abroad. There are also several graves of Mossley men who were awarded a medal that was listed in The London […]

Formerly homeless people from Emmaus Mossley have completed cycle maintenance training

Emmaus companions Paul Townsend and Stuart Hadfield with bikes

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A pair of formerly homeless people from Emmaus Mossley have completed cycle maintenance training to boost their skills and CV.

Paul and Stuart – formerly homeless people who now live and work at Emmaus Mossley – completed the Velotech Bronze award training course delivered by Ayudante Bicycles. The two-day course covered different aspects of cycle maintenance and repair including gears, brakes and rebuilding bikes from scratch.

Stuart […]

Five injured after car crash on Holmfirth Road

Emergency services attend to the injured after the head-on crash

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Five people have been injured after two cars collided on the A635, Holmfirth Road, at Greenfield this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the accident at around 5.30pm, after reports of a head-on crash involving two vehicles.

Three men in one of the vehicles, a Vauxhall Astra, were taken to hospital.

A man and a woman in the other car were not thought to be seriously […]

Police and fire come together under one roof in Mossley

Front, L to R – Inspector Kris Jura, Tony Lloyd, Peter O’Reilly. Back row – Cllr Kieran Quinn, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Cllr David Acton and Mossley councillors.

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Communities are set to benefit from stronger neighbourhood policing as Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue come together under one roof.

Neighbourhood officers are now co-located with fire officers at Mossley Fire Station, providing a more visible service to the community.

The move builds on successful […]

Police appeal after woman is raped in Mossley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 36 year old woman was raped in Mossley. The attack is believed to have happened in the grounds of a derelict care home off Micklehurst Road, Mossley at some time before 10pm on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

Detective Inspector Dave Loughlin from GMP’s Tameside division said: “News of this attack has understandably shocked the local community and our officers have been speaking to the community over the past couple of days to […]