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Make a date for the Dobcross Western Fete

Dobcross fete is riding into town again on 23 June with a ‘Yee haw!’ The popular annual fair which is organised by Friends of Dobcross School (FODS) will be a fully themed Wild West Fest complete with Rodeo Bull, Gold Panning and Horse Shoe Toss.

From 1 – 5pm, at Holy Trinity School, aspiring cowboys […]

Knifepoint Robbery in Dobcross

Police are hunting three men after a newspaper delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint in Saddleworth.

The 33-year-old man was unloading newspapers from his van at around 1.30am on Monday 12 October 2015, close to Fold News, Woods Lane in Dobcross.

As the van driver carried newspapers to the shop three men approached his van […]

More questions than answers at Dobcross meeting

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 […]

Dobcross man sentenced for sexual activity with a child

A man has been jailed after he had sex with an underage girl in Oldham.

Timothy Edwards, of Walk Mill, Dobcross, was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child, five counts of making and possessing indecent photographs, and one count of attempting to incite sexual activity with a child, after a […]

Upstairs at the Swan: Le Grand Return

WEDS 11th FEBRUARY 2015 Talking Stock Productions present “LE GRAND RETURN” by Alan Stockdill

It’s 1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever-worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades […]

An evening of comedy and music

An evening of comedy and music at Dobcross Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 25 October. Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments available. Tickets £10 (available from Dobcross Post Office, Dobcross Band Club, The Navigation, The Swan or on the door.) All proceeds go to Dobcross Village Community & Holy Trinity Church.


Ornaments stolen from a memorial in Dobcross

Stolen Stone Ornaments

Garden ornaments have been stolen from a memorial in Dobcross. Can you help?

Mr and Mrs Howarth are a retired couple who have lived in Dobcross all their lives and are keen gardeners, so keen in fact they often enter the Saddleworth in Bloom competition and on several occasion have won […]

Mikron Theatre Company Returns to The Swan

Michael and Tim, Landlords at the Swan, are delighted to announce that Troupers (Mikron Theatre Company) is coming back to Dobcross!

It sold out on both nights in May and anyone who saw it will no doubt recommend it to friends and may well want to see it again. As World War One’s centenary year […]

16 year old girl charged with Section 18 Assault


A girl has been charged after a woman was stabbed in Dobcross.

Shortly before 5am on Sunday 25 May 2014, police were called to Dobcross New Road, following reports a woman had been stabbed.

Officers attended and a 42 year old woman was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to her back. She […]