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Diggle Football Club wear their poppies with pride

This year to commemorate Remembrance Day Diggle Football Club have teamed up with the ‘poppies4kits’ appeal to support the Royal British Legion to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. All three Diggle FC teams will be showing their support by wearing an adhesive poppy on their playing shirts during their fixtures on Saturday 8th November.


Diggle Primary School pupils use Skype to learn about tornados

Year 5 pupils at Diggle School with their American virtual visitor, Heather McDown

Earlier this week, Diggle Primary School pupils enjoyed a live hi-tech lesson with a difference.

They learned, using Skype, about the damaging effect of tornados direct from people living in Tornado Alley, North America.

Using a live Skype [...]

Ornaments stolen from a memorial in Dobcross

Stolen Stone Ornaments

Garden ornaments have been stolen from a memorial in Dobcross. Can you help?

Mr and Mrs Howarth are a retired couple who have lived in Dobcross all their lives and are keen gardeners, so keen in fact they often enter the Saddleworth in Bloom competition and on several occasion have won [...]

OMBC adjust their sites re Saddleworth School

Diggle Front Option

Diggle Rear Option

























Oldham Council approved, at Cabinet on July 21st, proposing an alternative site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth [...]

A Big Move for a Small School

The new outdoor classroom

by the Diggle Junior Reporters

In June 2014 Diggle Primary School decided to make some major changes to the organisation of the school. They called it, ‘The Big Move’.

Up until ‘the big move’ year group classes were located in different parts of the school making it difficult for groups [...]

Diggle Beavers Celebrate 21 Years

Back row left to right: Christine Smith, Linda Hall, Grandpa Green’s Carole Scholes and Richard Scholes (former Beaver), Anne Collier (Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers), Rev Duncan Rhodes. Front row left to right: Alfie Milovanovic, Finlay Ashton, Oliver Ashton (not in uniform as he will be joining at our next meeting and will be [...]

OMBC to discuss infrastructure repairs

Oldham Council is to discuss a major programme of infrastructure repairs to roads, bridges and carriageways damaged by the severe wet weather that hit the borough last winter.

Cabinet will decide on the proposals when they meet on Monday, June 30. It follows a successful bid by the local authority for money from the Government’s [...]

Diggle residents say NO to OMBC in big way

Keith Lucas with local Saddleworth residents (Photo: Stuart Coleman © 2014)

Diggle residents today made their feelings clear about the proposed building of a new secondary school in Diggle by erecting a huge banner supporting the idea of keeping the school in Uppermill.

The sign reads:

“Save Saddleworth’s Greenbelt SAY NO to OMBC It’s [...]

The future for the Coliseum and Heritage Centre?

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition – ‘Designs on our Future’ – gives visitors their first chance to see how plans for the new town centre Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre are developing.

The proposals involve bringing the old library building back into use and making the most of the surrounding land to create a vibrant cultural [...]

Whit Friday Band Contest to Hit the Right Notes

Whit Friday 2013 (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Thousands of people from across the borough and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Oldham Council has been providing help and financial support to ensure the 2014 Saddleworth and Lees contests hit the right notes once [...]