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

Past Articles

Detectives investigating the murder of Craig Wilcox vow not to give up on the three year anniversary of his death

Craig Wilcox – ‘Craig had plans for the rest of his life’

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Detectives investigating the murder of Craig Wilcox vow not to give up on the three year anniversary of his death at the start of this week.

Craig was last seen on Monday 6 January 2014, at the home of relatives on Norfolk Crescent in Failsworth.

His parents reported him missing and an investigation was launched by detectives in Oldham. The investigation established Craig had […]

Oldham police sergeant to run New York Marathon to raise funds for fallen colleague’s charity

L to R: Bryn Hughes, Sergeant Michelle Lomas, PC Jennifer Reeve, Sergeant Cecelia Oakley, PC Jenni Smith, PC Stuart Rostron and Chief Constable Ian Hopkins

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police sergeant Michelle Lomas, from Oldham, and six other Greater Manchester Police officers will shortly be leaving for New York, to take part in the world famous marathon race to raise funds for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.

In September 2012, PC Nicola Hughes, 23, from Saddleworth and her colleague […]

Mental health support for Saddleworth

Cllr Garth Harkness

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth North Liberal Democrat Councillor Garth Harkness is looking for Saddleworth residents who want to attend an accredited course to become a local mental health champion.

Councillor Harkness has initially funded four places for local people on a course with the mental health charity MIND as part of his wider initiative to improve services for residents in Oldham with mental health conditions.

Cllr Harkness said: “The MIND Mental Health course will equip some […]

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 […]

Emmaus Mossley celebrates national Volunteer’s Week

Emmaus volunteer – Brenda Cricket

Volunteers at Emmaus Mossley will be thanked for their contribution this week to mark Volunteers’ Week 2015, which runs from 1-7 June.

Emmaus communities support formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it. Emmaus Mossley has 16 regular volunteers as well as a board of Trustees who volunteer their time to oversee the organisation of the charity.

Brenda Cricket started volunteering at […]

Police concerned for the welfare of Mossley woman

Police concerned- Gemma Potts, also known as Gemma Hoole

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 29-year-old woman from Mossley.

Gemma Potts, also known as Gemma Hoole, is described as white, slim, around 5ft 5in tall with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing dark jeans, a dark jumper and dark trainers and is nine-months pregnant.

She was last seen in Ashton-under-Lyne on 17 October 2014 with her partner, Paul Hoole.

Police believe they may […]

More tributes for Saddleworth’s ‘warm and bubbly’ Nicola tragically killed doing the job she loved

PC Nicola Hughes who had attended Saddleworth School.

Tributes continue to pour in for the two police officers killed in a gun and grenade attack whilst investigating reports of a burglary at Abbey Gardens in Hattersley, Tameside on Tuesday.

PC Nicola Hughes from Saddleworth, had attended Saddleworth School and was also well known for visiting Delph Youth Club, in Delph over the years, and was a familiar face in the village.

Jackie Abbott, a former youth worker at Delph […]

Two police officers injured in Tameside

Two police officers have been injured in Tameside and Dale Cregan has also been arrested.

Local residents report hearing a number of shots being fired. And a possible explosion.

There are no further details at this time.