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2018 Diggle Blues Festival

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Summer Exhibition 2018

Artist – Janis Bowie “ Uppermill beyond the Viaduct “ Acrylic on canvas and 80cm x 60 cm

Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum from Saturday 9th June to Sunday 7th July

Always a popular show, the exhibition […]

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND FUN AS FESTIVAL OLDHAM COMES TO TOWN

Roll-up, roll-up for the greatest show in town as Festival Oldham returns for 2018.

The borough’s annual free celebration of art, entertainment and street theatre takes place on Saturday 26 May, 11am to 4pm in Parliament Square and the Parish Church in Oldham Town Centre and Gallery Oldham.

This year the festival takes on a […]

Bus passengers update about changing fares

Local Link, Ring and Ride and school bus passengers are set to see a number of changes to the fares they pay.

The changes, which TFGM say will help support essential services and invest in ongoing transport network improvements, will see the following fares increase:

Local Link (from 1 June): single fare increase from £2.50 […]

Saddleworth Round Table give support to Dobcross Youth Band

Young musicians are looking good as well as sounding great, thanks to a generous donation from Saddleworth Round Table.

Members of the group donated £875 to Dobcross Youth Band, which has paid for a smart new set of polo shirts for the youngsters to wear at fundraisers and other events. Chairman Richard Foster […]

Diggle School awarded ‘Good’ by OFSTED

Diggle Primary School has been given a ringing endorsement by Ofsted. The school has been judged as ‘good’ in all areas following a two-day inspection which took place in March this year.

Ofsted highlighted many strengths across teaching and learning; outcomes for pupils; leadership and management; early years provision; and personal development, behaviour and welfare.

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Make a date for the Dobcross Western Fete

Dobcross fete is riding into town again on 23 June with a ‘Yee haw!’ The popular annual fair which is organised by Friends of Dobcross School (FODS) will be a fully themed Wild West Fest complete with Rodeo Bull, Gold Panning and Horse Shoe Toss.

From 1 – 5pm, at Holy Trinity School, aspiring cowboys […]

Local Election Results for Saddleworth

RESULT: Saddleworth North Ward

P Byrne (Con) 933; J Eccles (Lib Dem); 882 G Hulme (Lab) 820; CON Gain Turnout: 33.98%

RESULT: Saddleworth South Ward

H Bishop (Ind) 180 J Curley (Con) 1,215; C Hunter-Rossall (Green) 103; I Manners (Labour and Co-operative Party) 793; J McCann (Lib Dem) 1,043; CON Gain Turnout: 40.49%

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National Park grouse moors are a black hole for birds of prey

New paper confirms link between raptor persecution and driven grouse shooting in Peak District National Park

Goshawk and Peregrines in ‘catastrophic decline’ in the Dark Peak, where the most intensive grouse moor management takes place

Populations of goshawk and peregrine falcon are considerably lower in areas of the Peak District […]