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

Past Articles

Road users should be ‘extra vigilant’ after vandals leave drain covers open

One of the grids left open on Wool Road in Dobcross

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Road users in Saddleworth should be extra vigilant after vandals have tampered with roadside drain covers in Dobcross.

On Tuesday night a number of drains along a half mile stretch of Wool Road had their covers prised open presenting a serious hazard to road users, especially cyclists.

The drain covers, which are extremely heavy, would have taken a considerable amount of time and effort to […]

Canal passenger boats taken away for winter maintenance

One of the boats being lifted from the canal by the crane

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Two passenger boats from the Marsden Visitors Centre in Marsden, were recently taken through the Standedge canal tunnel and along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Wool Road in Dobcross, in order for them to be lifted out of the water for repairs.

They were moved from Marsden due to the historic nature of that site which is unsuitable for crane use.

On Monday they […]

Guided off-road cycle ride in Saddleworth next week

RSF Off Road Cycling Club – Up to Harrop Edge

A Saddleworth cycling group have organised a ‘Saddleworth Circuit’ ride next week.

On Tuesday 13 October (and every second Tuesday of the month), is the ‘Saddleworth Circuit’ ride, this is an easy going guided off-road cycle ride of about 20 miles with members of the RSF – the oldest off-road cycling club in the world.

Interested people should meet at the Lime Kiln Cafe, Brownhill Visitor Centre, Wool Road, […]

RSF Off Road Cycling Club guided ride around Saddleworth

The riders at last months event

The RSF Off Road Cycling Club have organised a guided ride called “A SADDLEWORTH CIRCUIT”, they will meet at the Lime Kiln Cafe, Brownhills Visitor Centre, Uppermill on Tuesday June 10 – and every second Tuesday in the Month.

The ride is described as a “leisurely guided off-road cycle” exploring the countryside of Saddleworth and surrounding areas. As this is Saddleworth expect a few hills but there’s nothing wrong with getting off and […]

Mother says daughter is ‘very lucky’ after riding accident

A local mother says her daughter is very lucky not to have been seriously injured after falling from her horse in Dobcross this morning.

The North West Air Ambulance was called to assist paramedics at the scene of the incident, near to Saddleworth Viaduct, at around 9.45am after the girl’s horse was frightened by a passing lorry.

Paramedics move the injured girl to a stretcher

The girl who is in her late teens was treated for suspected leg and […]

Local construction company appeals for information

The Victoria Works building – information needed

A Saddleworth construction company are appealing for information to help them find the original purpose of building they are currently renovating.

Chapman (Saddleworth) Ltd, are building houses on the old Victoria Works site off Wool Road in Dobcross.

The development will see 17 apartments and 14 houses created on the Site, with the former Victoria Works building itself being converted into the apartments. Once completed the developers say it will be known […]

Drivers lucky escape as wagon hits trees

The wagon ended up in the trees. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A wagon driver has had a lucky escape after his vehicle left the road and skidded into trees near Saddleworth Viaduct.

Police attended the scene soon afterwards. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

The accident happened at lunchtime today as the wagon which was heading towards Uppermill from Diggle skidded into the grass verge just before the mini roundabout.

Luckily the driver was uninjured and said he had been “blinded” by […]

Car crash this morning at Dobcross

Accident scene. Picture: Rachel Lockwood.

There has been a road traffic accident this morning at the junction of Sugar Lane and Wool Road, Dobcross.

We have no further information yet and do not know about any injuries or the circumstances surrounding the crash.

We hope to update in due course.