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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Senior Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT
Wayne Fairley – Sports Reporter

Past Articles

The ‘greatest free show on earth’ continues to attract worldwide attention

Whit Friday at Denshaw

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

Oldham Council is again providing help and financial support to ensure the Saddleworth and Lees contests hit all the right notes and everyone enjoys a spectacular day of free entertainment and fun.

Dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to […]

Springhead heroes to be honoured

Pictured from left to right are Cllr Steven Hewitt, Cllr Adrian Alexander, Cllr Peter Klonowski, Parish Cllr Barbara Beeley and Lisa Macdonald – District Co-ordinator for Saddleworth & Lees

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Oldham Council is set to commemorate two historically significant Springhead heroes.

A heritage sign has been installed in Springhead to commemorate Victoria Cross recipient Sergeant Thomas Steele and famous suffragette Annie Kenney.

Both figures were born in Springhead and made a significant impact across the world – […]

The greatest free show on earth returns to Saddleworth

Whit Friday at Denshaw

Thousands of people from across the borough and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment and fun at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Oldham Council is providing help and financial support to ensure the 2016 Saddleworth and Lees contests hit all the right notes once again.

Dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to 1884.

Contests will run across 11 villages from around 4pm until […]

ANPR cameras to be deployed around Saddleworth in bid to cut crime

Saddleworth and Lees District Executive is doing its bit to tackle crime in the area.

Last year councillors sitting on the DE allocated £10,000 of funding towards the purchase of two mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.

The devices – operated by Greater Manchester Police officers – will now be deployed on main roads around the district.

The new cameras will record the registration numbers of vehicles using the area’s roads.

Not only will this give up to the […]

Family Fun Day in the sun at Dawson’s Field

Children and parents relax in the sun – Left side: (left to right) Kira Aston Schofield, Isabelle Nastasiou, Zeffie Nastasiou – Right side of photo: Back: Theo Nastasiou, Front, Joe Talbot and Ellis Mallalieu (red cap).

PC Mark Clough, North Saddleworth – giving out crime prevention advice to visitors.

Hundreds of people have attended the annual ‘Dawson’s Field Fun Day’ at Scouthead in scorching sunshine today.

Among the attractions were music and dance, multi sports, free bike health […]

Fully restored 180 bus service to return in New Year

180 bus service to be restored

A popular bus service has been fully restored following a campaign backed by members of Saddleworth and Lees District Executive.

Increasing the frequency of the 180 to Greenfield to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes is among a number of improvements to bus services being introduced in the Borough.

In October 2012 the service was cut to hourly, provoking criticism from residents.

A campaign was launched to overturn the decision, including a […]