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

Past Articles

Police give description of offender after farm incident

Robbery at a Lydgate Farm

Police investigating after burglars tried to break into a farm near Oldham have released a description of one of the offenders.

At around 7.20pm today, Sunday, 22 December 2013, three men tried to break down the door to a farm off Platting Road, Lydgate, Oldham.

The occupants heard the banging and the farmer went to fetch his legally-held shotgun and shouted a warning at them to leave. He then fired two warning shots […]

Armed police called to Lydgate tonight as ‘shots fired’ during attempted raid on farm

Police vehicles close Platting Road at Lydgate

Shots have been fired tonight after an attempted raid on a farm at Lydgate.

The incident started at around 8.00pm after a farmer fired warning shots into the air from a legally held firearm to scare raiders away.

Armed police, dog units, and a police helicopter were then brought in to search the area around Platting Road.

An eye witness told Saddleworth News: “I was riding along the road near to the […]

More snow brings chaos to Saddleworth

A motorist digs his way out of the snow on Platting Road. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

Heavy snow over the last two days has brought chaos to Saddleworth with roads blocked and cars stranded.

A man digs his vehicle out of the snow at Standedge, Diggle. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A motorist on Platting Road, decides to turn around. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

Continued snow last night and early this morning saw motorists stranded on Platting Road at Lydgate, drivers […]

Family pay tribute to man killed in Lydgate collision

The family of a man who died following a collision on a country road in Oldham have today, Sunday 9 December 2012, paid tribute to him.

At about 4.40pm on Friday, 7 December 2012, the man, now identified as Anthony Rowland Hill, 69, from Greenfield, was walking with friends along Platting Road when he was in collision with a Nissan X Trail being driven by a woman.

Anthony suffered serious injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital where […]