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The Turnpike Cycling Challenge


Saddleworth Rotary and Clarion Cycle Club are once again running the Father’s Day Turnpike challenge, a 25 mile bike ride into the dramatic scenery of the Pennine moors. The ride is fully supported with roaming Clarion riders and a van. There is a half way refreshments point and at the end of the […]

Help Saddleworth Rotary Club Fight Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer UK To Benefit From a Great New Event

Last year prostate cancer claimed the lives of over 10,000 men in the UK and, according to Cancer Research UK, it is the second most common cause of cancer death in men. Prostate Cancer UK is at the forefront of the battle against this illness […]

Chemo 5, 6, 7 and 8 – It’s been a hard year

by Jo Taylor

CHEMO 5, 6, 7 AND 8 – IT’S BEEN A HARD YEAR Incredibly I felt fine when I turned up at Christies for chemo the day after my 60 mile Manchester to Blackpool bike ride for The Christies charity. The 7 week break inbetween the first 4 cycles and the last 4 […]

Free Winter Health Event, 8th – 12th December

Age UK Oldham and Oldham Council are working in partnership with a whole host of local organisations to hold a week-long event in Oldham Town Centre to help people stay warm, healthy and active throughout the winter months.

There will be a variety of information, advice and goodies available every day from a range of […]

New medical surgery could be open within days

The new Delph Medical Surgery (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

by Ken Bennett

A brand new medical surgery, which has laid idle for months, could open within days, thanks to intervention of the Oldham Chronicle and the Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership (DP).

Five thousand patients in Delph and surrounding villages were shocked when they discovered […]

Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte Coleman (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

July 2000…cancer was always something that happened to other people – definitely not me! I had a healthy life style, I wasn’t overweight, and I was very active – cycling, hiking and going to the gym.

One night whilst lying in bed, I felt quite a large lump in […]

Dementia Awareness Week























For further information about dementia related problems contact www.oldhamccg.nhs.uk

Important changes to your medical records – you may need to act now!

GP practices across England will soon be required to supply patients’ personal and confidential medical records, on a regular and continuous basis, to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

The data upload is due to commence in March 2014 and all households should receive a leaflet (‘Better information means better care’) through their […]

Triathlete Carolyn Robinson completes two back-to-back endurance events for charity

Diggle resident Carolyn Robinson is celebrating after completing two back-to-back endurance events, for charity, within a week of each other.

Carolyn took part in the Great Swim in London’s Docklands on August 31st, then a week later she completed the North West Triathlon in Nantwich, Cheshire – raising over £500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research […]