Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council
Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, has been honoured nationally for his outstanding leadership at the Councillor Achievement Awards.
Councillor McMahon was announced the winner of the ‘Leader of the Year’ title last night (Tuesday, February 25) at a local government gathering in London – which celebrated [...]
BEST ILLUMINATED PUB
Winner Swan Inn, The Square, Dobcross
Second Prize Cross Keys Inn, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill
BEST ILLUMINATED SHOP WINDOW
Winner NK. Hair Studios, High Street, Uppermill
Second Prize Studio Five, New Street, Uppermill
Highly Commended Face & Beauty, Oldham Road, Grotton
BEST DECORATED SHOP WINDOW
Winner Eden, [...]
Diggle School (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
Diggle Primary School received a Good from Ofsted following their recent inspection on the 10th and 11th October 2013.
Mrs. Covey, heateacher at the school said: “We are delighted with our recent Ofsted judgement of Good! We have worked really hard as a school community to improve the quality [...]
Oldham has scooped the title of Best City*, for the fourth year in a row, at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s North West in Bloom competition.
The judges were bowled over by Oldham’s entry and awarded the Borough the top prize at an awards ceremony held in Southport Theatre and Convention Centre that was attended [...]
Photo courtesy of Nick Watts
Ray Withnall, owner of Hay Tarn Willwriting Services from Diggle in Saddleworth, is the Institute of Professional Willwriters’ ‘Willwriter of the Year 2013’.
Founded in 1991, the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) is the prominent self-regulatory body safeguarding the public from unqualified practitioners and unethical business practices in Willwriting. [...]
Maurice Brayford, Ben Proctor, Hilary Rea (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
Maurice Brayford was awarded the 2012 Diggle Heroes trophy by the residents of Diggle for his outstanding contribution to the community.
Villagers are nominated by local residents for either making a significant contribution to the Diggle Community or for accomplishing something exceptional during the past [...]
Launch of Brownhills Visitor Centre uplands discovery room, from left, Val Kirby, Chair of the independent judging panel for the UK Landscape Awards; Councillor Olwen Chadderton, Mayor of Oldham; and Pam Warhurst, Chair of Pennine Prospects
A South Pennines project celebrated local and national success at the launch of a new community and educational [...]
South Pennines project scoops national award and is now set to represent the UK in European finals.
The Watershed Landscape project, managed by Pennine Prospects, has beaten the competition to win the UK Landscape Awards. It will now go forward to compete in the European Landscape Awards 2013. The three year project has played a [...]
Last years winner, Jessica Lloyd (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)
It’s time to nominate your Diggle Heroes. Over recent years the Diggle Community Association has been awarding the title Diggle Hero to members of the community who have made a significant contribution to the village.
If you know someone who deserves recognition then I would ask you [...]
Rusty Grayson with Sparky (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)
Local Diggle resident Rusty Grayson recently won Best of Breed at Crufts with her Basenji dog, Sparky.
Three year old Sparky or Champion Tokaji American Grizoller Atembeau as he is professionally known outperformed fifty six other dogs in his category to take the top prize. He impressed [...]