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An asset or an eyesore?

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Two new houses near completion in Diggle. Are they an asset or an eyesore? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Two Burglaries on Ambrose Crescent

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Police request that Diggle residents be vigilant following two burglaries on Ambrose Crescent.

Diggle Band Contest Results 2015

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Diggle guides introducing the bands (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Well done Diggle and well done Diggle Band and a special thanks to the organisers who, yet again, did a fantastic job.

This year, a record 63 bands registered for the contest.

For all Saddleworth contest results visit: Whit Friday: Contest Winners




Iconic Diggle Clock Damaged by Vandals

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Maurice Brayford and PC Marsden inspecting the damaged clock (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

There is something rotten in the village of Diggle. On Saturday 23rd May, unknown individuals broke into WH Shaws Pallet Works and smashed their way through locked doors to reach the top of the clock tower where they mindlessly bent the […]

Proposals for new Saddleworth School revealed

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W.H. Shaw Pallet Works site in Diggle

Plans for the proposed new Saddleworth School on the site of the former WH Shaw Pallet site works in Diggle have been revealed – with the public asked to give their views during a four week public consultation period.

The construction company, Interserve Construction Ltd, have been […]

Power Cuts in Diggle

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Hi, we’re sorry for the electricity interruption you may be experiencing. We have a high voltage fault on our network which is affecting 1702 customers. We hope to have you back on supply by 10:30 PM. You can get updates and advice on what to do when your power is off on […]

Saddleworth selected for new total transport pilot



A project to explore new ways of providing rural communities with more effective, specialist transport links is to be undertaken in Saddleworth, Oldham.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Oldham Council will work together on the scheme after securing an £81,000 grant from the government’s Total Transport Pilot Fund.

The ‘Oldham Shared Transport’ […]

Whit Friday Band Contest will hit all the right notes

Diggle Contest (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Diggle Contest (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Thousands of people from across Oldham and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the world famous Whit Friday band contests on Friday 29th May.

Dubbed locally as ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to an earliest-recorded contest […]

The Parish Centre, Uppermill: Election Forum

Election Forum on the 19th April 2015 at the Parish Centre, Lee street, Uppermill , 2.30 – 4.30 pm.

The candidates from 5 parties have been invited to an election forum at The Parish Centre, Lee St., Uppermill to answer written questions from the public. E-mail questions to alison@brittle.org.uk subject: election, phone 01457 876076, or […]

Concern grows for missing Stalybridge man

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a Stalybridge man who has gone missing.

Adam Faulke, aged 42 went missing from his home in Stalybridge and was last seen at 5am on Monday 13 April 2015.

Adam is a keen walker and regularly takes walks around Stalybridge and the Dovestones area of Saddleworth.

He […]