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Friday, Jun 14

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Garden centre goes on the market

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THE family which owns Daisy Nook Garden Centre has planted the seed that it is looking to sell up after 52 years. The popular centre,…

Wednesday, Jun 12

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All the fun of the fair coming to Diggle

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THERE will be no shortage of amusement for all of the family to enjoy in Diggle later this month. The Friends of Diggle School (FODS)…

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Fond farewell as Saddleworth Outdoor closes its doors

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A LONG-STANDING business on Uppermill High Street is ‘reluctantly’ closing its doors for good. Saddleworth Outdoor has been a key fixture of The Old Library…

Join Street Scene Greenfield at their next litter pick

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Have you got a few hours spare to help keep your community clean and tidy? If so, come along to a village litter pick in…

Funeral director launches Father’s Day tributes page

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FOR many people whose dads are sadly no longer with us, Father’s Day can be a very difficult time. With this in mind ahead of…

Homelessness charity celebrates its dedicated volunteers

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PEOPLE who support a local homelessness charity were celebrated with a special Big Lunch celebration to mark Volunteers’ Week. Emmaus Mossley put on a shared…

Tuesday, Jun 11

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New headteacher starts work at Oldham secondary school

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IT’S all change at the top at a secondary school in Oldham which has over 1,000 students. Gemma Cottingham has begun her new role as…

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Community shock after sudden death of travel agent Angela Mayall

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TRIBUTES are pouring in following the sudden death of popular Saddleworth-based travel agent Angela Mayall. The Saddleworth Independent understands that Angela, who worked with Designer…

Monday, Jun 10

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Saddleworth window cleaner Robin shows clear focus on his job

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By Martin Plant SADDLEWORTH VOICES: Local people’s lives, memories or stories are captured in this special feature. In this latest edition, taken from a recorded…

How Local Startups Are Navigating Supply Chain Challenges In Saddleworth

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SADDLEWORTH, known for its scenic landscapes and close-knit community, has become a breeding ground for innovative startups. These new businesses bring fresh ideas and energy…

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Grasscroft’s Josh Thewlis looking forwards after Wembley woe

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FOR every winner at Wembley, there is also a loser and Josh Thewlis was left cursing. But the Grasscroft-based Warrington winger will not mope and…

By Eck: Springhead’s Zach earns Challenge Cup glory at Wembley

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THE FINAL score at Wembley officially read Warrington 8 Wigan 18 – it could also have been Springhead 1 Grasscroft 0. For Zach Eckersley’s try…

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Who can I vote for in the general election in Saddleworth? Candidates revealed

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THE candidates for this year’s general election have been confirmed. Voters will go to the polls in Saddleworth on July 4, with the election now…

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Beer Festival to celebrate Rushcart Festival fundraising success

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SADDLEWORTH Morris Men are inviting the community to raise a glass at their Beer Festival in August after helping them to smash their Rushcart fundraising…

Saturday, Jun 8

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Edinburgh comedy comes to Greenfield

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IF you have ever fancied a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe but not the 500-mile round trip, then Greenfield’s Off The Rails Comedy Club offers…

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Top international talent descends for Uppermill Summer Music Festival

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A TALENTED line-up of international artists will deliver a superb series of events as Uppermill Summer Music Festival returns. The Festival will bring top-notch music-making…

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Property of the Week: Laureates Place, Springhead

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In association with Kirkham Property, Saddleworth THIS charming weavers cottage situated over three floors is located in a quaint hamlet setting of Wood Brook in…

Saddleworth Steam Fest: Igniting History for Charity in Uppermill

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SADDLEWORTH Round Table is once again bringing a burst of vintage charm to Uppermill with Steam Fest 2024. Following the success of last year’s inaugural…

Friday, Jun 7

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Workers Party candidate challenges Debbie Abrahams to ‘Question Time’ showdown

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By Charlotte Hall – Local Democracy Reporter OLDHAM’S Workers Party candidate challenged incumbent local MP Debbie Abrahams to a ‘Question Time’ style showdown during a…

Thursday, Jun 6

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‘80km for 80 years’ feat marks D-Day anniversary and supports veterans

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DETERMINED fundraisers are putting their best foot forward to walk 80 kilometres in two days across Saddleworth, Oldham and Manchester to mark 80 years since…

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Lydgate housing scheme rejected after passionate appeals

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A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build on land at Lydgate has been turned down for a fourth time. Simon Leigh looked like getting his four-bedroomed property…

Wednesday, Jun 5

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Walkers step out around Castleshaw to raise £1,500

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ORGANISERS were left ‘overwhelmed’ after a sponsored walk around the skyline of Castleshaw raised £1,500 for two charities. The group met at Cavallo Coffee Box,…

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Oldham gears up for Tour of Britain Women 2024

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THE borough of Oldham is set to take part in the Tour of Britain Women 2024 which will see the world’s top female riders and…

Tuesday, Jun 4

Councillors hit back at petition calling for chief executive to step down

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By Charlotte Hall – Local Democracy Reporter COUNCIL bosses in Oldham have hit back at a petition to have the chief executive ‘removed’, calling it…

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Approval recommended for Lydgate house plan

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A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build a house on a piece of land in Lydgate looks likely to be approved at the fourth time of asking.…

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Kevin Sinfield will keep Rob Burrow at the centre of his fundraising

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KEVIN Sinfield says ‘little mate’ Rob Burrow will remain at the centre of all his charity fundraising after the rugby league legend’s death. The 41-year-old…

‘Vital’ £23,800 boost for Francis House Children’s Hospice after Pearson fundraising

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A ‘VITAL’ boost of £23,800 has been presented to Francis House Children’s Hospice after two years of fundraising by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers. The firm,…

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Ocean Drifters settle down for exhibition at Gallery Oldham

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DIVE DEEP into a magical underwater kingdom, filled with jellyfish and coral at Gallery Oldham’s ‘Ocean Drifters’ exhibition. Jellyfish have drifted along on ocean currents…

Young Saddleworth dancers to perform in Swan Lake production

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EIGHT youngsters from Saddleworth are experiencing what it’s like to be a professional dancer as they gear up to be part of a lavish production.…

Parish Council pushes for much-needed banking hub for Saddleworth

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SADDLEWORTH Parish Council is looking to solve the area’s banking shortage by attracting a new hub. Closures of branches and the withdrawal of cash machines…