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Ruby Anstee - Editor
Stuart Littleford - Reporter
Allan Roach - Reporter
George Wilson - Reporter and IT
Judith Grinter - Reporter

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Guaranteed rapid weight loss groups by New You Personal Training

Rick Gannon is bringing his personal training transformation groups to the Oldham and Saddleworth area.

The groups are in a 4 or 8 week format and are designed to help his clients lose the maximum amount of weight possible, in a safe and healthy manner, and at the same time increasing fitness and strength levels as well as improving posture and flexibility.

This all in one system, has been developed by former Saddleworth School pupil, and now master personal trainer […]

Brother of Keith Bennett makes plea for a new search of the moors

Alan Bennett the only brother of Keith Bennett, the only unfound victim of Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley has asked Saddleworth News, along with other media organisations, to help publicise an e-petition aimed at renewing the search for Keith.

Flowers left in memory of Keith on Saddleworth Moor. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

Alan said: “The other victims have all been given proper funerals and their families are able to visit the resting places they chose for them; my […]

Motorists lucky escape after driving along new tram lines in Oldham

The car on the lines at Mumps. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A motorist had a lucky escape tonight after driving his car along the tram lines at Mumps in Oldham.

It is though the driver had mistaken the section of line, which runs from Oldham to Rochdale, as Brook Street, a side road that leads up to Shaw Road.

As he drove along the line the car became stuck on a sunken section near some concrete.

A tram which was […]

The Swan Inn at Delph to host the Dean Casement Trio

The Dean Casement Trio.

The Dean Casement Trio are to play a gig at the Swan Inn, Delph, on the 29th December.

The Dean Casement Trio was formed out of Dean’s feeling of doubt over his previous band - Dean didn’t feel as if he told the full story about his playing and couldn’t reach his full potential inside that band, in effect he’d outgrown it and wanted to get out into the big bad world seeing where his […]

The Cherry Hintons to play at Diggle Band Club

The Cherry Hintons (picture via Jo Taylor)

The Cherry Hintons (Blue Grass Band) are playing at Diggle Band Club on Friday 28th December at 7.30.

Cost £5 including supper and tickets available from Diggle Post Office.

Saddleworth residents warned over telephone scam

A number of residents in the Saddleworth area have this week received telephone calls from a company claiming to be working with Microsoft, and offering to talk them through installing computer ‘updates’ from Microsoft. These calls originate in India and are a scam. They actually install a software bug that collects passwords used on various websites including online banking.

Anyone contacted by the fraudsters is advised to make a note of any company name and report them to the Police […]

Candle service this Saturday at Saddleworth Spiritualist Church

Saddleworth Spiritualist Church is holding its annual candle service this Saturday.

The service includes medium, John Harrop, with carols and music played by Bob Wilcox.

There is a £5.00 donation on the door and this includes a buffet and refreshments.

The service starts at 7.30pm and doors open at 6.45pm.

The church is situated at 161, High Street, Uppermill (opposite Saddleworth School drive).

All are welcome.

Local man’s self-help book on sale today

The Book.

A Greenfield man has written a thought-provoking book on meditation entitled ‘52 Reflections of Gold’ to help readers through the emotions and events of everyday life.

The book by Graham Unsworth, 58, features a ‘pause for thought’ for each week of the year followed by a short prayer, incorporating aspects ranging from loneliness, bereavement, old age, trust and childhood.

Graham revealed the idea came from the meditation class he has been attending regularly for a year in […]

Children’s Christmas show at the Uppermill Civic Hall

The Infinity Dancers.

Hard Graft Theatre Company is pleased to announce details on their next Children’s Christmas show Hansel and Gretel adapted by artistic director Mark Whiteley in Saddleworth, Oldham.

Now in its fifth fabulous year the company has gone from strength to strength building local audiences.

The show is unique in the North West as it is aimed directly at the under eights.

The cast are Howard Chadwick (The Government Inspector - Northern Broadsides) Mark Lawley (Thoroughly Modern […]

Family pay tribute to man killed in Lydgate collision

The family of a man who died following a collision on a country road in Oldham have today, Sunday 9 December 2012, paid tribute to him.

At about 4.40pm on Friday, 7 December 2012, the man, now identified as Anthony Rowland Hill, 69, from Greenfield, was walking with friends along Platting Road when he was in collision with a Nissan X Trail being driven by a woman.

Anthony suffered serious injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital where […]

Man killed at Lydgate this afternoon

The incident scene tonight. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A man has died following a collision on a country road in Lydgate.

Saddleworth News has been told that at about 4.40pm on Friday, 7 December 2012, the elderly man was walking with friends along Platting Road when he was in collision with a Nissan X Trail being driven by a woman.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital where he later died.

No-one else was […]

Smoking taxi driver prosecuted by Oldham Council

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a taxi driver who was spotted smoking in his cab – and then throwing the cigarette butt out of the window.

On July 5 this year two Environmental Enforcement Officers were driving along Henshaw Street, Oldham when they saw Jonathan Cuggy parked up in his Toyota Avensis smoking.

The officers approached Mr Cuggy and told him it was illegal to smoke in his taxi and he was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of […]

Music Service Success For Uke Too!!

Andrew Housley with Uke Too.

For some time now the Oldham Council Music Service has been developing its links with the wider community of Oldham.

We are committed to supporting and fulfilling the musical aspirations of all young people living in the borough and engaging people of all ages in a variety of exciting musical activities. The first Music Service community group - The Oldham Community Pop Choir - was started in 2009 and a number of other adult […]

Christmas lights competition date announced

Saddleworth Parish Council have announced the date for the judging of the Christmas Lights competition as Thursday the 13th of December.

Each year a group of Councillors travel around the district to look at entries in four different categories, The best lit pub, the best decorated shop window, the best illuminated shop window and the best lit house.

Anyone who wishes to enter any of the sections needs to ring Barbara or Hazel on 01457 876665 or e-mail [email protected].