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

Past Articles

The Jack Tars come to Holmfirth and Manchester

From the four corners of the globe they came, from England, Wales, Australia and the United States, sailing under one flag - The Jack Tars.

And who are these Jack tars, you ask? None other than Captain Sensible of The Damned, Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats, Chris Cheney of The Living End, and Mike Peters of The Alarm. A band of brothers reincarnated from the souls of dead men, The Jack Tars are destined to plunder the treasures of […]

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 […]

Police confirm Greenfield firearm incident was false alarm

Police have today told Saddleworth News that they have received new information over the report of a man seen with a firearm near to Greenfield Primary School on Tuesday afternoon.

After further enquiries they have now ascertained that the man was in fact a carpet fitter going about his normal business, and was mistakenly believed to have been carrying a firearm.

The school are keen to ensure that all parents are now aware of this fact.

Police are taking no […]

Police investigate reports of man with a firearm near local primary school

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm near a Saddleworth primary school yesterday afternoon.

Shortly before 2pm, police received a report that a man was sat in a car on Shaw Street in Greenfield, near to Greenfield Primary School, and that he had a firearm.

Police attended and after investigating, found no evidence of a man with a firearm.

Police have told us that no crimes have been submitted.

Head teacher, Mike Wood, […]

Annual Horseman’s Carol Service will once again be being held at Friezland

The Annual Horseman’s Carol Service will once again be being held at Friezland Arena (just off the A635) on Saturday 12 December 2015.

Everyone is welcome, whether accompanied by their horse or pony, any other animal (they have even had a ferret and a goat in the past) or simply on their own two feet.

There is a small charge of £2 to cover refreshments including mulled wine or hot orange juice, mince pies and of course carrots for the […]

See Of Mice and Men for only £7 at Lyceum Theatre Oldham

Lyceum Theatre Oldham would like to offer Saddleworth News readers an offer on tickets for Of Mice and Men (13 - 21 November) pay only £7 each.

The offer is valid for this Saturday 14 November and next Monday 16 November 7.30pm.

To take advantage of this offer, book online using the discount code Saddleworth15 when prompted.

(The offer is only valid for these two evening performances. We are sorry but we are not able to swap tickets already […]

Council pays its respects to alderman and former mayor

Jack Armitage in his Mayoral robes

Oldham Council has expressed sympathy following the death of an Honorary Alderman of the Borough and former Mayor.

Councillor Jack Armitage was the borough’s first citizen in the Mayoral year of 1975-76.

He served as a councillor from 1954 until 1995 and was awarded the title of Honorary Alderman in 1996 in recognition of his lengthy service to the council. He represented St Mary’s ward.

Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman, Mayor of Oldham Council, said: […]

Borough to fall silent for Remembrance Sunday services

Oldham Council is honouring the fallen on Sunday, November 8.

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “The borough’s residents have the deepest respect for those men and women who have […]