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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. […]

Diggle celebrates its heroes

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 […]

Upland discovery room launched at Brownhill Centre

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

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 […]