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Mountain Rescue Charity Box Stolen

A FURIOUS ex-council chair lashed a sneak thief who stole a charity box from the counter of a village pub.Neil Allsopp (65), was caught up in the real life drama when the thief tore the box from its chains and made off into the night chased by pub staff and irate...

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South Pennines’ Walk and Ride Festival 2017

Pennine Prospects Holmfirth area The South Pennines is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors, from the unspoilt beauty of the moorlands to the fascinating heritage of the industrial revolution, there’s so much choice, for families, cyclists, horse riders...

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A new vision to redevelop Oldham town centre

New Cinema An ambitious new vision to deliver the Oldham town centre of the future is set to go to public consultation before being marketed to potential development partners. Oldham Council has been developing a masterplan looking ahead to 2035 with key schemes...

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Can you help with Uppermill’s Whit Friday Band Contest?

Described as the Greatest Free Show on Earth, organisers of Uppermill's Whit Friday band contest are looking for volunteers to help run the competition. One of the committee members, John Broadbent said "The committee members are all pensioners - we're looking for...

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Oldham’s Beer Festival returns this month

Oldham’s annual Beer Festival is back for its 29th year and we’re encouraging everyone to sample the amazing range of popular brews on offer at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The event – run by the Rochdale, Oldham and Bury branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) with...

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Oldham Library to hold first ever digital festival

Oldham is to host its first-ever Digital Festival to improve resident's digital skills with hands-on advice, workshops and tips to help you get on in work and life. Oldham Library is the place to be on Saturday, March 25 from 10am to 8pm, for this free event and the...

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Mr Atack Memorial Fund

I am sure if you went to Saddleworth School you are likely to remember the character that was Mr Atack! A truly inspirational man who touched so many lives in so many ways, wether that was his amazing fun science lessons or his booming voice or maybe even sitting...

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Saddleworth Comedy Club: How To Avoid A Glum Mum

Event Date: Sunday 26th March 2017 Nobody wants a glum mum on Mother's Day and there are two ways of ensuring this doesn't happen. One, remember the date and two, book tickets for Saddleworth's Off The Rails Comedy Club who have put together a fine array of funnymen...

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Women urged to channel their pedal power

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched Women on Wheels 2017 (WoW), a month-long celebration of cycling designed to narrow the gap between the numbers of men and women who cycle. There will be more than 60 events taking place across the region throughout...

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Men Unite Against Cancer

A group of 16 Saddleworth men took to the hills on Saturday 10th September to raise money in the fight against prostate cancer. The group walked over 12 miles across the Saddleworth moors and between them raised over £1,300. The group ‘Men Unite’ is made up of...

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Diggle School top of the class for music

Year 3 pupil Jessica Moffatt and Year 6 pupil Matthew Hawes collect the award on behalf of Diggle School Children and staff at Diggle Primary School are celebrating one of the borough’s top musical honours. At the recent Oldham Schools Music Festival, Diggle landed...

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Review of the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival

Tom Attah, Woolyknits (Photo: ©StuartColeman) by Dave Wood The weather for the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival was glorious. The festival was a huge success with large crowds attending every gig. During the past 6 years, approximately 60 bands or artists have appeared at...

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