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Allan Roach – Reporter
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Local charity to join big names in new fundraising service

Bryn Hughes – please to be chosen by uGive

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A Saddleworth based charity has been chosen from thousands around the UK to be included in a new national charity fund raising service.

The PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, based in Delph, was chosen to be listed as one of only thirty five charities that people can donate to when using the new uGive service. Other well known charities already on the list include well-known names such […]

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. […]

Saddleworth’s PC Nicola Hughes given the first ‘Women in Policing’ posthumous award

PC Nicola Hughes

PC Nicola Hughes’s father, Bryn Hughes, with the ‘Women in Policing’ award for his daughter

The Police Federation Annual Conference at Bournemouth marked 100 years of women in policing with a posthumous award for Saddleworth’s PC Nicola Hughes in recognition of her dedication to duty.

A session celebrating a century of women in policing closed with a posthumous award for PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, received by Fiona’s father, Paul Bone and sister Vicky, […]

Dan Jarvis meets with victims’ charity based in Delph

Dan Jarvis (left) with Bryn Hughes (centre) and Debbie Abrahams

Dan Jarvis – currently Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Barnsley Central and shadow youth Justice and victims minister – made a visit to Saddleworth to support fellow candidate, Debbie Abrahams, as she campaigned around Alexandra ward, and he also took the opportunity to meet PC Nicola Hughes’ father, Bryn in Delph yesterday.

Debbie said: “It’s great that Dan has taken the time out of his own campaigning to come […]

John ‘O’Groats to Lands’ End Continuous Baton Relay event to raise money for local charity

A Saddleworth charity has announced it is to hold a relay event in May to raise money for a number of good causes it supports.

The PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund has organised the John ‘O’ Groats to Land’s End Continuous Baton Relay on behalf of the charity.

The relay will commence at John ‘O’ Groats on Monday 18 May 2015 at 01:40 hours and aim to finish on Saturday 23 May at Lands’ […]

Music night helps to raise more than £185 for the PC Nicola Hughes North Pole Marathon Fund

Bryn Hughes is presented with a cheque from Saddleworth News for the North Pole Marathon Fund

A small music night organised by Saddleworth News last Friday at Greenfield Conservative club raised more than £185 after expenses for the PC Nicola Hughes North Pole Marathon Fund.

The Crabs, Cotton Eye Joe, Garron Frith, Sarah & The Hours, Queenie & The Pawns, Paul Murphy & Friends, Stuart Morrison & Mike Mellor, Dave Hughes and others. – See more at: The […]

Saddleworth Rotary Club meal for North Pole Marathon Fund

A fund raising meal in memory of PC Nicola Hughes

Saddleworth Rotary Club have organised a special charity meal and wine tasting event for the PC Nicola Hughes North Pole Marathon Fund.

The event will take place at the Fresca Restaurant on Delph New Road, Delph, on Wednesday 27 November starting at 7.30pm with meal at 8.00pm.

It includes a three course meal and wine tasting session, with chosen wines by the restaurants wine expert, the meal includes starter, […]

Marathon training with the Chill Factor

(Left to right) Natalie Hughes, Rob Stapleton and Bryn Hughes run the slope

Runners took part in a training exercise at the Chill Factor in Manchester last night to prepare for a North Pole Marathon next year.

(Left to right) Bryn Hughes, Natalie Hughes, Rob Stapleton and Sam Hughes

The Marathon will raise money for various charities in memory of PC Nicola Hughes from Saddleworth who was killed on duty.

Nicola’s father Bryn Hughes, wife Natalie and son […]

David Bradley gives emotional talk at KES screening

David Dai Bradley (centre) with (left) Rob Stapleton and wife Zoe and (right) Bryn Hughes and wife Natalie

Film fans packed the theatre room above The Swan in Dobcross last night to welcome actor David Bradley from the iconic film KES.

David, also known as Dai, played the starring role as the young boy ‘Billy Casper’ in the hit film, he had enthusiastically agreed to make a personal appearance at the charity showing of the film in HD.

The […]

Dovestone training sessions in preparation for marathon

Bryn Hughes with Rob Stapleton and Rob’s daughter Charley – photo Stuart Littleford

Bryn Hughes and Rob Stapleton spent Sunday afternoon running around Dovestone reservoir as part of their training for a North Pole marathon next year.

Bryn and his friends will be taking part in the marathon to raise money for a number of charities in memory of his daughter PC Nicola Hughes.

They need to raise around £10,000 each to enter into the marathon, the marathon will […]

Rushcart makes me feel ‘very proud’ says Bryn

Bryn and his wife Natalie at the front of the rushcart – photo Stuart Littleford

The father of PC Nicola Hughes of Saddleworth who was killed almost a year ago says he is very proud to have had the 2013 Saddleworth Rushcart dedicated to her.

Mr Hughes told Saddleworth News: “It is a very emotional day and I feel very proud, I am amazed at the things people have done, I am very pleased to see this rushcart, especially […]

Saddleworth Rushcart Festival 2013 dedicated to Nicola

The 2013 Saddleworth Rushcart makes its way towards Delph – photo Stuart Littleford

The Saddleworth Rushcart Festival this year is dedicated to PC Nicola Hughes of Saddleworth who was murdered on duty almost a year ago.

The rushcart is displaying a large banner with Nicola’s collar number and the words ‘Our Nic’ written on it. It started out early on Saturday morning and made its way around the area, followed by a large number of Morris Men and members […]

Fundraisers step up to the mark for Nicola

Bryn Hughes (top) and other runners celebrate with a cup of champagne on completion of the challenge – photo Stuart Littleford

A group of 25 volunteers have taken part in a sponsored steps run to raise money to enable three of them to enter a North Pole Marathon.

The Marathon will raise money for various charities in memory of saddleworth’s PC Nicola Hughes.

Nicola was tragically shot and killed along with her colleague PC Fiona Bone in Mottram, almost […]

Whole-life tariff for the killer of PC Nicola Hughes

Cregan – guilty

Dale Cregan has been sentenced to a whole life tariff for the murder of PC Nicola Hughes of Saddleworth.

Cregan admitted killing PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, father and son David and Mark Short and three attempted murders at Preston Crown Court.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Holroyde QC said Cregan had had “a cold-blooded and ruthless determination to end the lives of PCs Bone and Hughes”.

“You, Cregan, committed two quite appalling crimes of murder. […]