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Jubilee To Go With A Swing In Saddleworth

Jubilee celebrations in Saddleworth are sure to go with a swing thanks to ambitious plans for a vintage festival.

Central to the bank holiday weekend celebrations in June will be a 1950s themed Vintage and Handmade Fair showcasing the best in local vintage influenced designers, makers and manufacturers. The event has been put together by [...]

RNIB’s SOS campaign reveals 50% of sight loss ‘avoidable’

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, is welcoming a new eye health campaign called Save or Sight (SOS), by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), which highlights that 50% of sight loss cases are avoidable.

Debbie said: “I welcome the RNIB’s new SOS campaign to improve early diagnosis and access to [...]

Homewatch warn residents to stay alert when using ATMs

Homewatch are warning Saddleworth residents to be on their guard when using Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs).

There have been several reports of ATMs in the Saddleworth area being subjected to skimming attacks.

There are many different ways of skimming an ATM so knowing what to look for and understanding how the scam works will help [...]

Police ask that people be responsible, have a fun and stay safe during this weekend’s celebrations

Chief Superintendent Tim Forber (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2011)

Police in Oldham are wishing the community of Saddleworth and visitors a fun but safe time during this weekends’ festivities.

The annual Saddleworth Band Contests will take place across Saddleworth on 1 June 2012 from around 4pm.

Chief Superintendent Tim Forber, Oldham Divisional Commander said: “This popular [...]

Great news for Saddleworth School

Saddleworth School

Saddleworth School is celebrating news that money will finally be released, under a rebuilding programme, to make long awaited improvements to the school. How complete the refurbishment will be depends on what share of the £2.4 billion they receive.

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, said: “Having visited and seen [...]

Diggle’s Jubilee Party

Lily (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Patriotic costumes and decorations will need to be dusted off ready for a day of celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday, June 3rd 2012.

The Diggle Community Association have, in collaboration with Kiln Green Church, Diggle Band Club, Diggle Band and Diggle Primary School, organised a fun [...]

Man wanted for scamming local businesses

CCTV image of U-Kash suspect

Police have issued an image of a man wanted for scamming U-Kash vouchers out of two Oldham businesses.

On both occasions the offender asked the cashier for U-Kash voucher totalling £250. While the cashier carried out the request, the offender entered the voucher code into his mobile phone. He [...]

Diggle Band present Mnozilbrass


Diggle Band is proud to present for the 4th time the world famous Mnozil Brass from Vienna at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Friday 22nd June 2012, 7.45 pm.

Mnozil Brass, a Brass Ensemble with a difference, has taken brass entertainment to a level previously unheard of. A Mnozil Brass concert is almost impossible [...]

Technology and the delights of the South Pennines


MODERN technology is opening up the delights of the South Pennines to a new generation as walkers and families explore the uplands using podscrolls, audio guides and GPS.

The secrets of the prehistoric carved rocks scattered across Ilkley Moor are investigated in the latest podscroll to be launched by rural regeneration company, Pennine [...]