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Knifepoint Robbery in Dobcross

Police are hunting three men after a newspaper delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint in Saddleworth.

The 33-year-old man was unloading newspapers from his van at around 1.30am on Monday 12 October 2015, close to Fold News, Woods Lane in Dobcross.

As the van driver carried newspapers to the shop three men approached his van […]

Carriageway Resurfacing in Uppermill

Information supplied by Oldham’s Highways relating to the proposed Programme and Traffic Management/Diversion plans for the carriageway resurfacing works at High Street Uppermill.

The reasons for the evening/night working are :

To ensure that a bus service is maintained during the day. The long diversion which is needed to close High street Uppermill would mean […]

Saddleworth School Planning Process: Update

Oldham Council is issuing an update on the next steps in the planning process for the proposed new Saddleworth School.

A structured approach is being taken in order to ensure that the four planning applications related to this one project are considered as one scheme.

The project is made up of four separate applications which […]

Attempted Robbery in Springhead

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Police are investigating following an attempted robbery in Oldham.

At around 2.55am on Friday 18 September 2015, a taxi driver picked up four people outside Tesco, Greenfield in Saddleworth. They asked him to take them to High Street in Lees and as they got to Oldham Road, Springhead, one of them told him to stop […]

Superfast Broadband comes to Diggle

As you may be aware Oldham Council has recently invested £369,000 into a Greater Manchester scheme run in partnership with BT towards the roll out of super-fast broadband to parts of the Borough which wouldn’t otherwise have benefited.

Just check if your property is able to receive the new service by getting in touch with […]

More questions than answers at Dobcross meeting

Ken Bennett introducing the panel local residents (Photo:©2015Stuart Coleman)

Ken Bennett introducing the panel to local residents (Photo:©2015Stuart Coleman)

Many questions were left unanswered regarding traffic concerns in Dobcross following the public meeting at Dobcross Band Club on Monday 28th July.

The meeting organised by the Dobcross Village Community Association (DVC) and chaired by local journalist and DVC member, Ken Bennett, explored concerns […]

Public meeting called in Dobcross over traffic concerns

By Aimee Howarth

A PUBLIC information meeting is to be held in Dobcross over residents’ worries about increased traffic on their roads.

Issues surround growing concerns the impact of building a new £19 million secondary school at Diggle will have on roads in the next-door village.

The meeting will be attended by Michele Carr, assistant […]

Fire in Dobcross

Aftermath of the fire on Nicker Brow, Dobcross

Aftermath of the fire on Nicker Brow, Dobcross

Residents on Nicker Brow, Dobcross were woken by loud explosions at around 3pm this morning.

Following what appears to have been a car fire, several cars and a nearby garage were totally gutted.

The fire was quickly contained by the fire service and there are no […]

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.