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St Chad Parish August Away Giving Coffee morning (in support of Action Duchene) – Saturday the 4th August 10am – 11.30am

At St Chad’s Parish Centre, Uppermill. £1 entry includes cake and tea/coffee. A raffle also takes place and gifts/cards are on sale plus free gifts. Please go and support this charity, as many of [...]

Letter from the editor

Wrigley Mill


The Completion of the Sale of Wrigley Mill – July 2012

We understand that the new owners have officially taken over Wrigley Mill and that it will soon become a nursery with provision for community based facilities.

Whilst we welcome this news and look forward to a revival of [...]

Carr Lane: Open or shut?

Carr Lane, Diggle (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012

Carr Lane in Diggle has, following major repairs, been re-opened to traffic after being closed for over eighteen months but Diggle residents are asking, for how long?

Since the work was completed at the end of June this year the road has been closed twice due to heavy [...]

Diggle woman to be filmed for the BBC one show

Jackie Barrow

Three years ago, Jackie Barrow, a local Diggle resident, answered an advertisement in the Guardian, to take on the role of e-mediator, or virtual granny, to read stories to children in third world or developing countries via SKYPE. Since that time Jackie has been communicating, via the Granny Cloud, with slum children [...]

Our bus fares are too high!

Oldham Council has adopted a resolution to campaign for a fairer deal for local residents on bus fares.

The motion, proposed by Councillor Sean Fielding and seconded by Councillor Eddie Moores, was unanimously adopted at a meeting of Full Council tonight (July 11). It highlights concern about the bus fares which local residents are paying [...]

Heavy rain brings more flooding to Saddleworth

Well-I-Hole Road, Greenfield (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Rivers, roads and drains across Saddleworth struggled to cope as one month’s rain fell in twenty four hours.

Many of the roads in Saddleworth became water courses today as drains became overwhelmed with large volumes of rainwater. Local rivers and streams threatened to breach their banks forcing residents [...]

Flood warning: Environment agency gives advice

Small Holding, Uppermill (Stuart Coleman©2012)

The Met Office are forecasting high rainfall over the next few days.

Following the recent flooding and damage to property across the country, the Environment Agency have produced a document offering practical advice on what to do before, during and after a flood, to protect yourself and your property.


Fire destroys farmhouse in Castleshaw

Higher Castleshaw Farm (Photo:Stuart Coleman©2012)

AN investigation is underway after Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) dealt with a fire at Higher Castleshaw Farm near Delph.

Crews from Oldham, Ashton and Hyde fire stations were called to the two-storey property in Dirty Lane, Castleshaw, at 7.41pm on Wednesday, July, 4. The incident was [...]