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Store of goodwill to help the elderly

Store of goodwill to help the elderly

A NEW age-friendly scheme has been launched in Oldham as part of plans to make Greater Manchester more inclusive and accessible to all generations. The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham joined forces with Oldham Council leader Councillor Jean Stre

today, 14:24 in Regional North West
 
Rescue heroes

Rescue heroes

A PAIR of have-a-go heroes rescued an elderly resident from her smoke-filled flat after her kitchen caught fire. Michael Murphy, of London Road, Derker, and Kenny Sharp didn't give it another thought as they dived into their neighbour's flat in Durden Me

today, 13:13 in Regional North West
 

Learn to be your dog's best friend

DOGS Trust Manchester is offering Oldham schools a paw-fect start to the new term. They're offering primary schools in the borough free workshops to help educate children about dogs and ensure they can live safely and happily at home and in the community

today, 13:10 in Regional North West
 

Weight-loss hero is in running for UK title

A CHADDERTON mum is weighing in for the Slimming World regional finals after shedding five-and-a-half stone in little over a year. Mum-of-one, Tricia Jones (45), has gone from 16st 12lbs to 11st 15 lbs in 15 months and has experienced such a life-changin

today, 13:08 in Regional North West
 

Police seek next-of-kin

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace the next-of-kin of a man from Oldham. Kyle Patterson (44), also known as James Horrocks, passed away at his home on Belmont Street last Thursday. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his de

today, 13:08 in Regional North West
 

Bike-trap drama

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy had to be freed from his own bike by firefighters after becoming trapped between the frame and a pedal yesterday evening. The youngster had fallen from his bike and his knee had become trapped during the incident on Shaw Road at 7pm. F

today, 13:08 in Regional North West
 
Kids build their own fun

Kids build their own fun

CHILDREN used their imaginations to create all sorts of cardboard constructions as part of a family fun day in Shaw. Visitors descended on Dunwood Park for the free Big Boxes, Big Imaginations event held by the Friends of Dunwood Park. Whether it was a c

today, 13:06 in Regional North West
 

Abandoned car on fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car fire in Royton last night. A crew from Chadderton attended after reports that an abandoned car had been set alight at Thornham Old Road shortly after midnight. The VW Bora was destroyed in the incident, which is suspecte

today, 13:02 in Regional North West
 

Violent break-in gave woman a heart attack

AN elderly woman suffered a heart attack following a violent robbery at her home in Oldham. Police were called to reports of an aggravated burglary on Sedgemoor Way, shortly before 5.45pm on Friday. The offender forced his way through the victim's front

today, 13:02 in Regional North West
 
Bright future for kids

Bright future for kids

AN OLDHAM acting academy is celebrating the start of its students' careers after 10 children were selected for an acting agency. The children, ranging from six to 15-year-olds, from The Sarah Byrne Acting Academy, were selected by PHA Agency, Manchester,

today, 13:02 in Regional North West
 
Death driver's sentence shock

Death driver's sentence shock

A MOVE to increase the four-year jail sentence for a hit-and-run driver who mowed down and killed two girls has failed. It means Gabor Hegedus (34) is likely to be released within two years on parole despite crashing his Peugeot 907 into Zaneta Krokova (

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 
Armed robbery suspect is snapped

Armed robbery suspect is snapped

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a suspect from an armed robbery in Chadderton. As previously reported in the Chronicle, a shop on Butler Green was robbed at gunpoint at around 10.40pm on Wednesday, August 9. Officers attended and found that an of

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 
Burglar of home gets caught on CCTV stills

Burglar of home gets caught on CCTV stills

A FAMILY has released CCTV stills of an offender who broke into their Saddleworth home while they holidayed in Zurich. Ceara Waterhouse had travelled abroad with husband Paul and their two young children when the burglar smashed through their kitchen win

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 
Beaten up and left for dead near tram tracks

Beaten up and left for dead near tram tracks

A MAN was left for dead following a vicious attack which saw him suffer a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. Carl Johnson (25) was set upon four assailants in Rochdale Town Centre, and was found badly injured by paramedics at 1.50am on Sunday, Au

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 
Close shave brings in big boost for top staff

Close shave brings in big boost for top staff

A BRAVE wife did her family proud as she shaved her head for charity on her 17th wedding anniversary. Denise Bradshaw, from Moorside, had her shoulder-length hair cut off in aid of "brilliant" staff at Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 
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