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The Greatest Free Show on Earth

Wit Friday walkers in Diggle (Photo: ©StuartColeman) This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia. Dubbed ‘the greatest free...

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The Plan for Saddleworth – Have Your Say!

Are you concerned about issues such as planning, development, schooling, transport, traffic, health care & protection of the Green Belt in Saddleworth? Saddleworth Parish Council are preparing their Neighbourhood plan and want to ask local people about the issues...

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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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OMBC aim to bloom as Champion of Champions

Oldham Council (OMBC) are launching their annual Bloom and Grow campaign in a bid to be crowned ‘Champions of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom UK Finals. This year OMBC has entered North West in Bloom and has also...

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Fun drawing app brainchild of brainy child

A seven year old boy from Oldham is the brains behind a new fun interactive drawing app. Freddie Dickson who lives in Moorside, came up with the idea, with a little help from his parents Kathryn and Oliver. Kathryn, along with husband Oliver owns and manages two soft...

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Metrolink tram driver hurt in malicious attack

Greater Manchester’s new mayor has joined transport bosses in condemning a senseless act that left a tram driver injured. At about 9.40pm on Monday 8 May 2017, a rock was thrown at an oncoming tram from a footbridge north of the Derker Metrolink stop. The rock...

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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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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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