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Eight months of improvement work on Trans-Pennine Rail Routes

Between September 2017 – May 2018, Network Rail will be undertaking essential work in preparation for the upgrading of the TransPennine railway, which will deliver faster and more frequent services and improve connections between key towns and cities across the North. Vegetation will be removed to a distance of 6.5 metres either side of […]

Travel gets smarter in Greater Manchester

Photography – Nick Harrison

Travelling in Greater Manchester just got smarter.

Thousands of passengers can now, for the first time, use a single smart card for all their journeys on any Greater Manchester tram and bus.

This latest development is the next phase of Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) get me there smart card […]

Mountain Rescue Charity Box Stolen

by Ken Bennett

From: www.saddleworthfm.com

A FURIOUS ex-council chair lashed a sneak thief who stole a charity box from the counter of a village pub.

Neil Allsopp (65), was caught up in the real life drama when the thief tore the box from its chains and made off into the night chased by pub staff […]

STATEMENT RE ESFA ANNOUNCEMENT ON SADDLEWORTH SCHOOL

Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Cabinet Member Education and Skills, said: “Oldham Council welcomes the announcement from the ESFA that they want to move forward with work to build Saddleworth School on the site they have identified.

“We expect a planning application will be submitted in due course and this will be decided in accordance with […]

A new vision to redevelop Oldham town centre

New Cinema

An ambitious new vision to deliver the Oldham town centre of the future is set to go to public consultation before being marketed to potential development partners.

Oldham Council has been developing a masterplan looking ahead to 2035 with key schemes across five strategic town centre sites totalling 21 acres. The benefits […]

2017 Diggle Blues Festival

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Turnpike Challenge riders raise over £900 for Prostate Cancer UK

by Jon Stocker

The Turnpike Challenge just gets better and better.

This year with the fantastic sunny weather the event saw its highest number of entrants. Eighty six riders turned out for the challenging 25 mile ride up into the Pennines.

As might be expected, the hot weather took its toll on some of the […]

Whit Friday in Diggle

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Metrolink tram driver hurt in malicious attack

Greater Manchester’s new mayor has joined transport bosses in condemning a senseless act that left a tram driver injured.

At about 9.40pm on Monday 8 May 2017, a rock was thrown at an oncoming tram from a footbridge north of the Derker Metrolink stop. The rock smashed through the window, causing injuries to the driver’s […]

3D Dynamos celebrate their 25th birthday at Oldham Athletic

On Saturday 29th April over 200 players ranging from under seven years to veterans made their way to Boundary Park to celebrate the 3D Dynamos 25th birthday.

Ten matches took place involving all age groups from 3D Dynamos including the Soccer School who are the future of the club; these friendlies from 9:30am until 2:30pm […]