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Two women police officers lose their lives doing their duty

Sir Peter Fahy

Two women police officers were, this morning, shot and killed in Mottram, Greater Manchester.

The officers, 32 year old Fiona Bone and 23 year old Nicola Hughes, from Diggle, had been sent to investigate reports of a break-in at Abbey Gardens, Mottram. When they arrived they were attacked with a gun [...]

Body of a man recovered from the canal in Dobcross

Brownhill Centre, Dobcross (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Shortly after 12.10pm on Thursday 9 August 2012, Greater Manchester Police were called to recover a body of from the canal near the Brownhill Countryside Centre in Dobcross, Saddleworth.

Officers attending the scene recovered the body of a 77-year-old man. Inquiries are ongoing, but his death is not [...]

Fire destroys farmhouse in Castleshaw

Higher Castleshaw Farm (Photo:Stuart Coleman©2012)

AN investigation is underway after Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) dealt with a fire at Higher Castleshaw Farm near Delph.

Crews from Oldham, Ashton and Hyde fire stations were called to the two-storey property in Dirty Lane, Castleshaw, at 7.41pm on Wednesday, July, 4. The incident was [...]

Update on Shaw explosion

Greater Manchester Police do not believe anyone is unaccounted for following the large explosion in Shaw, earlier today. Two properties on Buckley Street, numbers 9 and 11, were significantly damaged in the explosion.

Sadly, the body of a young child, believed to be two-years-old, was found inside one of the houses and, at this time, [...]

Oldham Council say residents are the priority

Councillor Jean Stretton

Oldham Council and a range of partner organisations across all sectors have been working to assist residents affected by today’s major explosion in Shaw.

A Rest Centre set-up at Crompton House school in the wake of the blast has been providing help for people unable to access their homes. So far [...]

Man assaulted in Uppermill

On Friday 1 June 2012 between 11.45pm and 11.55pm on Oldham Road, Uppermill, a man was injured after being struck on the head by a glass bottle.

It is believed an argument broke out between two stockily built men and a group of men and women in their late teens. During the argument, one of [...]

Delph man charged with armed robbery

A man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery at the pharmacy in Delph on the 16th Januray 2012.

31 year old Sam Donohue of Beswick Cottages, Delph, has been charged with robbery, possessing an air weapon whilst committing a robbery and possessing a firearm with intent to cause others to fear unlawful [...]