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Catalytic converter thefts on the increase in Saddleworth

Over recent weeks Greater Manchester Police have noticed an increase in the theft of Catalytic Converters in the Saddleworth North area. Consider the following crime prevention tips to prevent yourself becoming a victim.

How to prevent Thefts of Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converter or Cat theft is increasing; reports say it has increased by over 400% […]

Only two weeks left to register to vote

Andy Burnham (Lab)

Jane Brophy (Lib Dem)

Sean Anstee (Ind)

One month to go until election for first Greater Manchester Mayor

Today (Tuesday 4 April 2017) marks one month to go until the election to choose the first ever – but there is now less than a fortnight left to make sure […]

A message from Greater Manchester Police

The following message from Greater Manchester Police.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with all those affected by the horrific events in London yesterday.

“The profound impact of these attacks has been felt across all our communities and I want to send out a strong message to everyone […]

Gallery Oldham Announces ‘The Oldham Open 2017’

Gallery Oldham is inviting local artists to submit work to the ever popular ‘Oldham Open’.

The exhibition – which will run from 22 September to 18 November – promises to be a visual feast, with the gallery welcoming work from local talent in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, film […]

Spotted one of these?

RSPB want to know if you’ve seen a hen harrier in the Peak District

Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult female in flight, hunting, Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve, Islay, June 2002

As spring approaches, the RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans who enjoy walking in the Peak District to keep a look out for […]

Diggle Blues Festival Line-Up 2017

Thursday 15th June

7:30pm – 8:30pm The Gate Howlin’ Mat 9pm – 11pm Diggle Band Club Melvin Hancox Band

Friday 16th June

7pm – 8:30pm The Gate Beetroot Jam 9pm – 11pm Band Club Mighty Revelators

Saturday 17th June

3pm – 4:15pm Grandpa Greens Mississippi Malc 4:45pm – 6pm Woolyknits Mike Whellans 6:30pm – 8:30pm […]

Parish Council host Community Day

Saddleworth Parish Council are holding a Community Day at Uppermill Civic Hall on Sunday April 2nd.

Cllr Jamie Curley said, “The day will be packed with local groups and associations as well as organisations from across Oldham Borough including representatives from the Saddleworth and Lees District office, MAHDLO and Action together who will be on […]

Diggle Duck Race: 17th April

The ducks are already in training for this year’s Easter race. https://www.facebook.com/events/263040387466933/?ti=icl

Appeal for family of Victoria Cross war hero to come forward

Sergeant Thomas Steele

Oldham Council is appealing for the family of a Victoria Cross recipient from the First World War to come forward as it prepares to honour his outstanding acts of bravery.

Sergeant Thomas Steele was honoured for his role in attempting to lift the Turkish siege at Ku-al-Amara in the Middle East […]

Painter Diana Terry Explores the Saddleworth Edges

Saddleworth Edges

4 March-2 April 2017

12:00-4;00

Uppermill Museum and Art Gallery

OL3 6HS www.diterry.com

One of the many things that I love about living in Saddleworth is the way that the built environment ends in a clear defined manner. Although it is on the edge of a conurbation, the boundaries […]