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

Past Articles

What Saddleworth News readers love about Saddleworth – Poll

Saddleworth News wants to hear from our readers what is most important to them about Saddleworth. What do you love about it, think of if you go away on holiday, tell people that don’t live here why it’s such a great place to live. You can vote for more than one suggestion and add your own suggestions.( The other suggestions will be added to the poll and votes will be counted. )

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Man hit by a car in an attack in Oldham

A man was hit by a car in an attack in Oldham town centre.

At around 2.30am on Saturday 11 November a man was walking across Union Street in the town centre when a silver Nissan Micra was driven at speed towards him. It then sped off away from the scene.

The car was driven by a white man wearing dark clothes and potentially a high visibility jacket or vest.

Officers want to speak to the victim – who is […]

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 […]

What’s happening at Denshaw Village Cinema?

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Swimming Nature with Fiona Smith

Reporter : Judith Grinter

Fiona Smith has brought Swimming Nature to a swimming pool in Saddleworth. Saddleworth News asked her more about it.

What is Swimming Nature?

Swimming Nature is the UK’s market leader in delivering premium and bespoke swimming tuition and is now available here in Saddleworth! Our tuition experience can be likened to premium Personal Training in the water as we only specialise in 1-1’s and 1-2’s for children and adults. Our passion is for personal attention, […]

Saddleworth School Poll – Looking at the Results

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In Feb 2015 and then again in Aug 2017 Saddleworth News polled its readers asking where they would prefer the new Saddleworth School to be built. Saddleworth School is the local mixed-sex secondary school educating children of 11 to 16 years of age. It is presently located in Uppermill, Saddleworth.

The poll was conducted purely out of interest. The school awaits being built.

Saddleworth School Poll 2015




Saddleworth School […]

Amber weather warning for the region

Reporter Ruby Anstee

An amber weather warning has been issued for the region between 00.05 and 06.00 tomorrow morning ( Wed 13). Storm Aileen will bring a brief spell of very strong winds with gusts up to 65-75 mph during the early hours of the morning. Thanks to @ChadWeather for the updates.

Manchester Arena attack update

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The investigation into the attack by Salman Abedi continues.

Greater Manchester Police said “The investigation is incredibly complicated, we now have over one million lines of communication data being examined, we have taken over 1,000 statements and have seized almost 11,000 exhibits. We still have staff drawn from across CT Policing to support the investigation and we will maintain this intensity for many months.

The investigation has made significant progress and we now […]

A sad day for Oldham and its Journalists

Reporter – Ruby Anstee

Since 1854, the Oldham Chronicle has been providing local news coverage but in 2017, the last day of August is also the last day the newspaper will be published. Sadly, despite efforts by the administrators, a buyer has not been found to take on what is no longer deemed a viable business, resulting in the presses rolling for the final time.

Richard Jones, founder of Saddleworth News said: “It’s a desperately sad day for Oldham. I […]

101, 999 or neither? – think 4 steps

Greater Manchester Police is asking people adopt the new “4 step rule” before ringing 101 or 999.

GMP is urging the public to make the right choice and consider all of the options for getting in touch or finding information from them with the new “4 step rule”. Designed to help people get the best help as quickly as possible, the “4 step rule” asks people to consider who they call about an issue, if information is already readily available […]

The step by step guide to Clearing – and to finding awesome student accommodation!

If you think you might not have done as well in your A-Levels as you hoped, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Clearing process in advance of results day. Even if you think you aced your exams, it’s worth having an understanding of Clearing, just in case.

Clearing allows students who didn’t get the results they were hoping for to find a suitable university course. Read the Collegiate AC step by step guide to Clearing to ensure […]

Britain’s Got Talent’s Daliso Returns To Greenfield!

9 September

Britain’s Got Talent fans will be amongst the first in the queue for the Boarshurst Silver Band fundraiser at Off The Rails Comedy Club on Saturday 9th September when Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Finalist Daliso Chaponda returns to Greenfield!

Malawi’s Daliso has been a regular booking at Off The Rails for well over a decade after moving to the UK and his new found fame has won him a whole new legion of fans as well as […]

Jail for Setting Up Fake Companies

A man who set up five fake companies to illegally gain over £175,000 has been jailed. James Simpson Taylor (4/3/60) of Ivy Green Drive, Oldham, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, five counts of fraudulent trading, and making an article for use in fraud.

On Tuesday 15 August 2017, he was sentenced to 36 months in prison at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street. Between 2014 and 2015 Taylor set up five companies […]

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: […]