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

Past Articles

Schoolboy grabbed around neck by man in local park

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police were called to Saddleworth School yesterday following reports that a schoolboy had been assaulted in Uppermill. Officers attended and discovered that a 12-year-old boy had been walking across the Park in the village at around 10am, when he spotted a woman filming a short distance away. He went over to her, but when he asked what she was doing he was grabbed lightly around the neck by a man. The boy escaped from the man’s grasp […]

Wordplay vandals deface Uppermill park toilets

The altered sign – photo Matt Jaggar

By Matt Jaggar

A vandal in Uppermill has defaced the local park toilets by rearranging and removing letters from the sign to create a somewhat vulgar wordplay.

The toilets in Uppermill park – photo Matt Jaggar



The ‘Public Convenience’ sign now reads a rather ruder slogan, whilst the toilet doors remain dirty and littered with spray-painted graffiti.



Whit Friday marches in Uppermill today

Ebenezer Congregational Church march in Uppermill today.

The Saddleworth Whit Friday marches have got off to a good start this morning with a large turnout of spectators watching the church and brass band processions, despite threatening to rain the weather has remained fine. Marches took place from the local villages and proceeded along High Street in Uppermill, finishing in Uppermill Park.

Members of church congregations and villagers took part in hymn singing and listened to speeches from church ministers, […]