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Past Articles

Debbie Abrahams - One Year On Interview

Our local MP, Debbie Abrahams, has been interviewed by Sadaf Hussain from Saddleworth News. The interview took place at the library in Uppermill, and you can watch it in full by clicking on the box above!

Debbie told Sadaf about how she found her first year as the MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth. She gave updates on issues including the future of the Saddleworth Beer Walk, noisy train services in Uppermill, and her campaign to help small businesses […]

Snow Brings M62 Traffic To Halt

Snow returned to Saddleworth on Friday evening, causing lengthy queues on the M62 in both directions near Junction 22. Drivers were warned to expect delays of at least an hour.

Rain and hail fell for much of the day, and the showers turned wintry as darkness fell. Forecasters say there’s not likely to be too much snow over the weekend though, with clear skies predicted by the Met Office for most of Saturday and Sunday. However, there could be more […]

Improved Train Services Could Be On The Way For Greenfield

A train heading towards Greenfield.

Planning for better train services through Greenfield Station is underway, Saddleworth Parish Council was told earlier this week.

Currently trains from Greenfield to Manchester are hourly during the day, and can be overcrowded and delayed.

Cllr Royce Franklin told Monday night’s council meeting in Uppermill that he had spoken to the railway manager for the line, who confirmed that they were hoping to increase the number of coaches as well as introduce a service […]

Job Available At Saddleworth Nursery

Below is a job advertisement placed by the Saddleworth Nursery, Scouthead:

Qualified Nursery Practitioner Required.

Level 3 or equivalent with experience.

The position available is part time (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 9am and 5:30pm).

To work with children aged 18 months to 3 years.

We are looking for a lively and caring person with an interest in child development, to work in our busy nursery.

Salary depends on qualifications and experience.

Please send CV to: Saddleworth Nursery 1193 Huddersfield Road, […]

Man Stabbed In Diggle

A 20 year-old man was stabbed at a house in Diggle on Tuesday night.

According to the police, the incident happened at an address on Clydesdale Rise just before 10:10pm.

He was rushed to hospital and with injuries to his thigh and stomach. His condition was described as serious but not life-threatening.

Police told Saddleworth News that inquiries are still ongoing.

If you wish to contact the Saddleworth and Lees police team directly, you can call the Uppermill Office on […]

Man Arrested Following Armed Robbery In Delph

A man has been arrested and three firearms have been recovered by police, following Monday’s armed robbery of a chemist in Delph. A member of the public was shot at twice with an air rifle during the incident.

According to the police, a man walked into the Co-op pharmacy in the centre of the village at about 3:35pm, and demanded prescription drugs from staff.

When the manager refused, as he didn’t have a prescription, the man took out what was […]

Drugs Stolen In Delph Robbery

Police were called to the Co-operative Pharmacy in Delph on Monday afternoon, after reports of an armed robbery.

The incident happened at about 3:35pm, and when officers got there they that found prescription drugs had been stolen.

When contacted by Saddleworth News, police said that inquiries were ongoing.

A reminder that if you want to ring the Saddleworth and Lees police team directly about any matter, you can call the […]

Your Questions To Debbie Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams, pictured in Delph.

In January last year Debbie Abrahams was elected as MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth.

Twelve months on I will be talking to Debbie about her first 12 months in the job. I will be finding out how she’s dealt with local issues such as the future of the Saddleworth Beer Walk, as well as how she is preparing for the year ahead.

Are their any questions you would like to ask your […]

Charity Calling For Guide Dog Boarders

Guide Dogs is searching for volunteers from in and around Saddleworth, to board its trainee dogs.

The charity has been in touch with Saddleworth News, to explain that it is looking for boarders that will keep trainee dogs in their homes, as well as feed and groom them. Guidelines from the dog’s trainer will also be provided, which the boarders will have to adhere to.

Guide Dog mobilty instructor Nichola Price said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to have the […]

Debbie Abrahams Confirmed To Speak At Holocaust Memorial Day

Debbie Abrahams MP (picture: Parliament TV)

Local MP Debbie Abrahams and former Dean of Liverpool Cathedral, Rev Dr Rupert Hoare, havebeen confirmed as guest speakers for the Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil, which will be held in Uppermill later this month.

On behalf of the Saddleworth Peace Movement, Parish Cllr Ken Hulme said: “We are delighted that Rev Dr Rupert Hoare and Debbie Abrahams will be joining us on Saturday 28 January in Uppermill. It is so important that […]

Firearms Seized In Greenfield Gun Drama

Police have reassured residents in Greenfield that they were never in any danger, following a dramatic incident on Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called to a house on Chew Brook Drive after reports of a suicidal man. According to the police, they had been informed that the man had access to firearms. Armed response units were sent to the address, but the man gave himself up. Nobody was injured.

The man has since been admitted into hospital for observation. Officers seized […]

Polar Explorer To Give Talk In Delph

Saddleworth’s WI has invited explorer and author Felicity Aston to Delph next month.

Felicity is currently in the Antarctic where she has been on a solo expedition, reaching the South Pole just before Christmas.

When she visits Saddleworth she’ll be talking about her trip, as well as signing books and discussing other projects which she has been involved in. Two years ago she led a team of eight women to the South Pole, the largest such group ever to […]

Help Sean To Raise Funds For Water Aid

A student from Dobcross is participating in the Greater Manchester Marathon this April. Sean Holmes, who is currently studying at the University of Cumbria, will be raising money for Water Aid.

The run is more than 26 miles and will take in some of Manchester’s key landmarks. Around 5,000 people are expected to participate, all supporting their own chosen charities.

Sean said: “I am really excited for the event and I am preparing for it by training. I am also […]

Denshaw’s Floyd Has Been Missing For A Week

A West Highland terrier has been missing from his home in Denshaw for a week. The dog called Floyd was last seen heading towards Delph on Delph Road.

The dog is small, white and elderly. He wears a green collar and will answer to Floyd.

Floyd’s owners are urging anyone who may know of his whereabouts to write into Saddleworth News. If you can help, please send an e-mail to [email protected]