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Jo Taylor receives Above and Beyond Award at Diggle Blues

Jo Taylor receiving her Above and Beyond Award from Dave Wood at the Diggle Blues Festival on Sunday 10th June at Diggle Band Club.

Jo’s remarkable achievements are testament to her determination and strength of will. Having had treatment for primary breast cancer 11 years ago and after being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer 4 […]

Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations Results 2017

Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations 2017

The judging of the Annual Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations competition took place on Wednesday 6th December 2017. The panel of judges consisted of the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Nikki Kirkham, Parish Councillors John Hudson and Pam Byrne and the Clerk to the Council, Pam Bailey.

Entries had been invited for […]

OMBC aim to bloom as Champion of Champions

Oldham Council (OMBC) are launching their annual Bloom and Grow campaign in a bid to be crowned ‘Champions of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

This year OMBC has entered North West in Bloom and has also accepted the nomination to compete in Britain in Bloom, the Champions of Champions […]

Diggle School top of the class for music

Year 3 pupil Jessica Moffatt and Year 6 pupil Matthew Hawes collect the award on behalf of Diggle School

Children and staff at Diggle Primary School are celebrating one of the borough’s top musical honours.

At the recent Oldham Schools Music Festival, Diggle landed the prestigious prize for ‘outstanding contribution by a primary school’. […]

School Meals in Oldham are Top of the Class


The Education Catering Team

Oldham Council has been awarded a prestigious ‘Gold Food for Life Catering Mark’ thanks to the high quality meals being served in schools across the borough.

The Education Catering Team is only the third local authority in the country to achieve this honour – and the first […]

Oldham’s councillor Jim McMahon wins ‘Leader of the Year’ award

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 […]

Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations Results 2013


Winner Swan Inn, The Square, Dobcross

Second Prize Cross Keys Inn, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill


Winner NK. Hair Studios, High Street, Uppermill

Second Prize Studio Five, New Street, Uppermill

Highly Commended Face & Beauty, Oldham Road, Grotton


Winner Eden, High Street, […]

Diggle Primary School celebrates a ‘good’ from Ofsted

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 wins best city award at North West in Bloom

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 […]

Diggle Willwriter receives prestigious award

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. […]