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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.

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

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works site

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’ […]