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Here’s the latest News, Notices and Events and Weather gathered from across Saddleworth:

Tunnel gates get a spring clean

Members of the Diggle Community Association and the Canal and River Trust working at the Diggle end of Standedge tunnel on Saturday morning. The post Tunnel gates get a spring clean appeared first on Diggle...

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Only two weeks left to register to vote

Andy Burnham (Lab) Jane Brophy (Lib Dem) Sean Anstee (Ind) One month to go until election for first Greater Manchester Mayor Today (Tuesday 4 April 2017) marks one month to go until the election to choose the first ever  – but there is now less than a...

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Travellers warned of strike-day disruption

Travellers are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Saturday 8 April as staff on Northern and Merseyrail services hold a new 24-hour strike. Most Northern and Merseyrail services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised...

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New vision for Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The latest vision for the new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is being released today ahead of the submission of a planning application. Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre have been working on a redesign with Mecanoo, the project architects, following the addition of...

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A message from Greater Manchester Police

The following message from Greater Manchester Police. Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with all those affected by the horrific events in London yesterday. “The profound impact of these attacks has...

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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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Action needed to help save our bees

The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr John McCann, is proposing a motion to the next meeting of Oldham Council (22 March 2017) calling on the local authority to establish an action plan to help save bees in the Borough. Cllr McCann explained: “My...

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Spring has arrived in Diggle

A lovely display of purple crocus are on show opposite Wharf Mill. The bulbs were planted last year by children from Diggle Primary School, members of the Diggle Community Association and Saddleworth Rotary Club. The post Spring has arrived in Diggle appeared first on...

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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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Turnpike Challenge 2016

2015 Turnpike Challenge (Photo:© StuartColeman) by John Stocker The second Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike ride was again held on the morning of Father’s day, 19th June.  The joint venture between Saddleworth Rotary and Saddleworth Clarion Cycle Club attracted 60...

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Diggle School Ceilidh

Diggle Primary School are holding their summer fundraiser event on Friday 8th July 5:00 – 9:00pm at the school. It looks like a great time is guaranteed with a Ceilidh, BBQ, bar, live music and games/craft stalls. Please pop the date in your diaries and give it your...

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Volunteers Needed for Dovestones Disaster

A rare and exciting volunteering opportunity available for 1 day only We are looking for “Victims” could that be you? We have a great opportunity to be involved in a mock disaster, we are looking for 30 lucky volunteers to support the team within Greater Manchester...

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