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EFA say OMBC will decide the location of Saddleworth School

Cllr Mike Buckley, Cllr Nikki Kirkham, Mike Green, Keith Lucas (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Leading Saddleworth Independent Councillors and Saddleworth School campaigners travelled to Coventry last Thursday to present a petition to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) urging the Agency to built the New Saddleworth Secondary School in Uppermill rather than Diggle. The EFA are […]

Fraudsters trick and assault an 83-year-old man in Greenfield

Two men claiming they wanted to check the water pressure in a Saddleworth home stole money from an 83-year-old man.

At around 1.45pm on Friday 7 November 2014, two men knocked on the door of house on Carr Lane, Greenfield and said they needed to check the pressure. They were invited inside and while one […]

Diggle’s Rainbow Coloured Eggs

A close relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Diggle Chicken

by Diggle’s Junior Reporters

Entrepreneurial Pupils at Diggle Primary aren’t chicken when it comes to business.

A group of 10 – 11 year old children in year five have, with their teachers, devised a business plan for the production and sale of rainbow coloured eggs.


Diggle Band Club’s Christmas Fayre 2014


Saddleworth Christmas Lights Switch On 2014

See details below for the Saddleworth Christmas Lights Switch-ons.

Saddleworth North Monthly Crime Figures: Oct 2014

Supplied by GMP

Cime AUG SEPT OCT Burglary (Of homes) 5 0 2 Burglary Other (Shed, Garage, Business) 4 4 4 Theft from a vehicle 4 3 4 Theft of a motor vehicle 0 6 1 Criminal damage 5 4 4 Robbery 0 0 0

Saddleworth North Monthly Crime Figures: Oct 2014

Burglary Dwelling


Saddleworth Remembers

Crowds gathering at the monument (Photo: Stuart Coleman ©2014)

Walkers climbing up to the monument (Photo: Stuart Coleman ©2014)

Pots and Pans Photo:(Stuart Coleman ©2014)


EFA will consider the views of local people when deciding on site for Saddleworth School

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014

Saddleworth Independent Councillors have welcomed a letter from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) indicating that a decision on the New Saddleworth School location is imminent and the views of local people will be taken into account.

The Councillors have recently written to the EFA asking to present a 3000 signature petition […]

Emergency repairs after flooding hits Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Flooded towpath in Linthwaite

By Neil Atkinson

Engineers carried out emergency repairs after a stretch of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was hit by severe flooding.

Water poured over the towpath and fields after Autumn leaves and other vegetation blocked a weir at Linthwaite. The debris meant that water levels on a stretch of the […]

New public space and restaurants planned for Oldham town centre

Oldham Town Centre is to get its first new high-quality public space in decades. Oldham Council is today releasing early new artists’ impressions of the plans which it is taking to market alongside a set of restaurant letting opportunities.

The six new restaurant units will be located within the flagship regeneration project to transform the […]