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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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Commuters warned of strike-day disruption

Commuters are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Monday (13 March) as staff on Northern rail services hold a one-day strike. Most Northern services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely...

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Spotted one of these?

RSPB want to know if you’ve seen a hen harrier in the Peak District Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult female in flight, hunting, Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve, Islay, June 2002 As spring approaches, the RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans who enjoy walking in...

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Diggle Blues Festival Line-Up 2017

Thursday 15th June 7:30pm – 8:30pm The Gate Howlin’ Mat 9pm – 11pm Diggle Band Club Melvin Hancox Band Friday 16th June 7pm – 8:30pm The Gate Beetroot Jam 9pm – 11pm Band Club Mighty Revelators Saturday 17th June 3pm – 4:15pm...

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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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Parish Council host Community Day

Saddleworth Parish Council are holding a Community Day at Uppermill Civic Hall on Sunday April 2nd. Cllr Jamie Curley said, “The day will be packed with local groups and associations as well as organisations from across Oldham Borough including representatives...

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Saddleworth Neighbourhood Plan

Recently Saddleworth Parish Council submitted an application to Oldham Council and the Peak District National Park Authority to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan to cover the area of Saddleworth Parish.  The request has now been granted and this week a steering group...

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A Big Big exhibition at Gallery Oldham

Taking the camera out on the road. The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years. Over the last two years artist and photographer Ian Beesley has been working to reuse this industrial relic and photograph the Oldham...

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Diggle School Light Up Diggle for Christmas

Diggle Primary School Christmas competition winners Dylan Jackson (Class R) and Jane Anderson (class 3) turning on the Christmas lights (Photo: ©stuartcoleman) Diggle residents celebrated their annual Christmas light switch on in style on Sunday with record...

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New Gritter Named Nicole Saltslinger

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger. Named after the former Pussycat Doll and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger the now famous yellow gritter has become the most famous vehicle...

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Stage is set for the new Coliseum Theatre

Oldham is to build a new Coliseum Theatre in its budding Cultural Quarter after the plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection. A successful Round 2 joint funding bid by Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre has seen Arts Council England approve a...

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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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Three Weekly Waste Collection Approved by OMBC

Oldham Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to change the way rubbish and recycling is collected across the borough. From October, bin collections will switch from a two-weekly to a three-weekly cycle – with food and garden collections remaining weekly. The...

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184 Bus Service to Diggle to be Curtailed

Diggle From Monday 25th July First will be making some changes to service 184 in the Saddleworth area. There will be no significant changes to the journeys that operate between Manchester & Huddesfield via Uppermill and Diggle or to the journeys that terminate at...

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Diggle Greets the Flying Scotsman

On Tuesday the 7th June hundreds of people gathered trackside in Saddleworth to see the world famous Flying Scotsman pass through the area on its way to a show in Crew. Those keen to see the steam train again can catch it, this week, on its return to York on Tuesday...

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The Turnpike Cycling Challenge

  Saddleworth Rotary and Clarion Cycle Club are once again running the Father’s Day Turnpike challenge, a 25 mile bike ride into the dramatic scenery of the Pennine moors. The ride is fully supported with roaming Clarion riders and a van. There is a half way...

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