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Saddleworth takes a battering from wind and rain

Carr Lane, Diggle (Photo:Stuart Coleman©2012)

Over the last twenty-four hours wind and rain have caused considerable damage to trees and property in Saddleworth.

A metal roof was blown off a building in Diggle completely blocking access to houses near Carr Lane and a large tree fell in Uppermill damaging several cars on Water Gate [...]

The 99′s perform their new album live at the Civic Centre, Uppermill

The 99's Wharf Mill, Diggle (Photo:Stuart Coleman©2012)

Following a run of gigs to promote their debut album in 2012, Saddleworth rock-and-roll trio The 99’s decided to retire back to the hills and plan how to take their brand of catchy, sun-kissed melodies to the next level.

The 99’s set about working on dozens of [...]

What’s unique about Saddleworth’s businesses?

LOCAL businesses are being asked to identify Saddleworth’s unique qualities by a new project working in the South Pennines.

The South Pennines local distinctiveness project, managed by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects, is holding a marketing meeting to look at what makes Saddleworth special and different.

“What are the most important aspects of the area? [...]

Old enough and big enough to know better!

A group of Diggle Dads and their friends are looking to start a 5-a-side football group.

They are hoping to meet regularly, on a weekly basis at Saddleworth Leisure Centre, 7-8pm on Thursday evenings.

They are looking for like minded ‘has-beens’ who are overweight and over-the-hill but think they can still fit into their football [...]

Diggle Calendar: What’s On

Sherlock Holmes: The Drama at Kiln Green Church 26th-28th April 2012. Contact Duncan Rhodes: 01457872399

Quiz Night at the Diggle Hotel held every Thursday at 9pm with a charity quiz on the last Thursday of each month.

Diggle B Band and guest artists are playing at Springhead Congregational Church on Friday 27th April. Tickets are [...]

C’mon Diggle! Diggle FC win the Barlow Cup

Diggle FC

Diggle Football Club beat Kirkheaton Rovers 4-3 in the final of the Barlow Cup at The Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield in a nail biting final on Monday evening.

First -half

The game started slowly as both teams settled. In the 8th minute, following a mix up in Diggle’s goalmouth, Kirkheaton took the [...]

Fierce competition as 1000 ducks race down Diggle Brook

Fine weather brought hundreds of local people out to witness the annual Diggle Duck Race on Sunday the 15th March.

One thousand bright yellow plastic ducks were released from a builders ‘ton’ bag into Diggle Brook at the bridge near Wharf Mill. The race follows a 200m course downstream through a maelstrom of white water [...]

Which pub is your favourite?

Diggle Hotel (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Good locally brewed beer, tasty locally sourced food and an excellent view are some of the ingredients found in a favourite pub but where do locals go in Saddleworth and the South Pennines?

Everyone has a favourite pub and locals are being asked for their recommendations to help share [...]

Saddleworth North: Monthly Crime Figures.

CRIME JAN FEB March BURGLARY(Of homes) 6 1 2 BURGLARY OTHER(Shed, Garage, Business) 2 1 3 THEFT FROM A VEHICLE 1 1 0 THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE 1 2 1 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 4 1 6 ROBBERY 1 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burglaries

Belmont Ave, Springhead and Heywood [...]

Youth unemployment rises in Oldham East and Saddleworth

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012

Following an announcement today that youth unemployment nationally has dropped the latest figures for Oldham East and Saddleworth indicate that long-term youth unemployment in the ward increased significantly between March 2011 and March 2012.

Commenting on her constituency’s most recent unemployment data Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, said, [...]