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Review of the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival

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Tom Attah, Woolyknits (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

by Dave Wood

The weather for the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival was glorious. The festival was a huge success with large crowds attending every gig.

During the past 6 years, approximately 60 bands or artists have appeared at the festival, so, in tribute, we invited back just a few […]

Turnpike Challenge 2016

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2015 Turnpike Challenge (Photo:© StuartColeman)

by John Stocker

The second Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike ride was again held on the morning of Father’s day, 19th June. The joint venture between Saddleworth Rotary and Saddleworth Clarion Cycle Club attracted 60 riders of all age groups including one energetic Rotarian – John Ainley. The weather was […]

Three Weekly Waste Collection Approved by OMBC

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Oldham Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to change the way rubbish and recycling is collected across the borough. From October, bin collections will switch from a two-weekly to a three-weekly cycle – with food and garden collections remaining weekly.

The changes aim to improve the borough’s recycling rate by 12 per cent and reduce the […]

Diggle Greets the Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman exits the Standedge Tunnel (Photo:©Stuart Coleman)

On Tuesday the 7th June hundreds of people gathered trackside in Saddleworth to see the world famous Flying Scotsman pass through the area on its way to a show in Crewe. Those keen to see the steam train again can catch it, this week, on its return to York on Tuesday 13th at 3pm.

Garth Harkness Wins Saddleworth North

Results for Saddleworth North

Cllr Garth Harkness (Photo:©Stuart Coleman)

Curley Sean Raymond (Conservative) 479

Harkness Garth (Lib Dem) 995

Hunter-Rossall Catherine (Green) 81

Knotts Rob (Independent) 444

Leach Valerie (Labour) 552

Moore Harry (UKIP) 424

SDAG mount legal challenge against Saddleworth School planning applications

Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) announced today that they are seeking a Judicial Review to stop the building of a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

The group have, since failing to stop four planning applications from being passed by Oldham Council on 13th April 2016, been focused on raising funds to mount a legal challenge […]

Network-wide suspension of Metrolink services

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All Metrolink tram services have been suspended while work continues to identify a communications fault.

The fault, which occurred at about 11.30am, means that the network control room staff are not able to monitor tram movements or access information displays.

The operator and contractors are currently working to identify the fault and no trams will […]

Volunteers Tidy Towpaths in Diggle

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Diggle Community Association (DCA) join the drive to clean up and improve Saddleworth’s canal system.

DCA chairman, Mark Brooks says ‘THANK YOU’ to all those who attended the Diggle towpath clean up event on Saturday 16th March. In just two hours a group of over fifteen volunteers managed to pick and remove thirty-five bags of […]

Help Stop Fly Tipping

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Harrop Edge, Diggle

Help stop fly tipping. If you see it, report it.

You can report fly tipping by getting in touch with Oldham Council by phone or online.

Phone: 0161 770 2244 Report it online

Greater Manchester Walking Festival steps out for second year

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Greater Manchester is again putting its best foot forward with the region’s second annual Walking Festival taking place throughout May.

The festival, which runs from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 May, has doubled in size, this year offering more than 200 free guided walks exploring local towns, cities, countryside, canals, riversides and […]