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Allan Roach - Reporter
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HGV gets stuck causing traffic chaos

The articulated wagon blocking the roads this morning. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

The damage caused to street furniture. Photo: Stuart Littleford.
















An articulated wagon ‘jack knifed’ at around 9.00am this morning at the top of Wall hill Road in Dobcross causing chaos for motorists.

The truck blocked Huddersfield Road in both directions and Wall Hill Road.

It appears to have tried to make a […]

Local artist Laura joins Terry Waite to raise money for Emmaus

Laura in her attic studio. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

Local artist Laura Smith has used her artistic skills to help raise funds for the Mossley charity Emmaus, which also has a shop in Uppermill.

Originally from Dobcross, Laura paints from her attic studio based at home in Mossley.

Laura working on a picture. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

Emmaus ran the silent auction last week and Laura donated half of the profits from the sale of her paintings to the charity, […]

Defend your Defender!

Saddleworth News has been informed of a number of attempted thefts of Land Rover Defenders in the area.

In Uppermill last week thieves attempted to steal a Defender but were thwarted by the vehicles security features.

A farm in Greenfield was also targeted on Sunday night and two new farm quad bikes were stolen and thieves also attempted to steal a John Deere tractor.

Last night a white Landrover Defender, registration number, Y134 ECH was taken from the Roughtown Road […]

Pub landlord finds a novel way to say thank you to his customers

Michael (left), Tim (right) behind the bar, staff and customers with the popular loyalty cards. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A local pub landlord has found a novel way to say thank you to his customers for making the pub such a success, just 6 months after having taken over.

Michael Powis, landlord of the Swan Inn, Dobcross said: “We launched The Swan Loyalty Card and within a few days we were amazed to have a couple of hundred members, which […]

Diggle gulley problem shows no improvement

The blocked gulley at the top of the A62. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

The fast flowing stream of water down towards Delph. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

The heavy rain is still causing flooding problems at the top of the A62, Standedge Road, Diggle, towards Marsden this afternoon.

Despite previous stories on Saddleworth News and the intervention of Cllr Garth Harkness, nothing much seems to have been done to solve the issue, the water at the moment is still running down […]

Grasscroft tree mystery solved

The tree cut down on Oldham Road, Grasscroft, last night. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

The mystery surrounding the cutting down of a large tree on Oldham Road, Grasscroft last night has been solved by Saddleworth News.

Residents on Oldham Road reported hearing noises coming from the main road between 1.00am and 3.00am this morning, although they didn’t know exactly what was going on.

They awoke this morning to find a mature tree had been cleanly cut down, with only a […]

Saddleworth Players begin a new season at the Millgate Arts Centre

Scene from Saddleworth Players, Barefoot In The Park. Photo: Stuart Coleman Photography.

Saddleworth Players kicked off their new season this weekend at the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph.

Neil’s Simons well loved romantic comedy ‘Barefoot In The Park’ follows Corrie and Paul Bratter living in a minuscule sixth floor Washington apartment.

The screen version of original play starred Jane Fonda and Robert Redford and was nominated for both Academy Awards and a BAFTA. The show runs from Saturday 22nd […]

Remembrance service starts at Kiln Green Church in Diggle

A book of condolence is signed. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A remembrance service has started at Kiln Green Church in Diggle this morning for the two police officers killed last week.

People turning up at Kiln Green Church this morning. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

People have begun turning up for the service and to sign a book of condolence for Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone.

The church will be open today (23rd September) from 1pm until 5pm and again next […]

Diggle remembrance service today for murdered policewoman Nicola Hughes

PC Nicola Hughes from Diggle.

There will be a remembrance service today for murdered policewoman Nicola Hughes at Kiln Green Church, Diggle at 9.30am.

The Rev Duncan Rhodes said: “The church will be open from 1-5pm on each of the coming Sundays, September 23 and 30.”

A book of condolence will also be put on display for the public to sign.

13 year old boy raped in shopping centre toilets

A 31-year-old man has been charged following the rape of a teenage boy in Oldham.

Matt Leigh Tyler, born 19/6/81, of Parkway, Chadderton, was charged with two offences of rape and was due to appear at Oldham magistrates court this morning, Thursday 20 September 2012.

At about 4.35pm on Monday 17 September 2012, police in Oldham were called to the toilets in the Spindles Shopping Centre to a report that a 13-year-old boy had been raped.


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.

Royal British Legion fundraising dinner at Delph Band Club

This years Annual Fundraising Dinner for the Royal British Legion will be held on Friday 9th November 2012 at the Delph Band Club in Delph.

The Delph Band Club has hosted the Annual Dinner in aid of The Royal British Legion since 1947 and has not missed a single year.

This year is no different as the proceeds will go to The Royal British Legion, but this year both men and women are welcome, old and young in an alignment […]

Coffee morning at St Chad’s Parish Centre in Uppermill

On Saturday 6th October, there will be a coffee morning at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Station Road, Uppermill OL3 6HQ.

This starts at 10am - 11.30am, and this monthly event enables the Parish community of St Chad, Saddleworth to hold Coffee Mornings in support of individual charities and causes.

Admission is £1 and includes some homemade cakes and coffee! A separate raffle is also held plus gifts are on sale which support each charity. All ages welcome.

This month the […]