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PIGSTY!

PIGSTY!

PIG-HEADED fly-tippers showed total disregard for residents when they dumped their waste in an alley. Philip Wright (34), of Arran Avenue, Hathershaw, was shocked to find the severed head of a pig dumped along with other rubbish in the alley behind his h

today, 11:22 in Regional North West
 

Shot in the arm

A CANCER survivor from Royton is the first in the UK to trial "revolutionary" new treatment. John Bispham (58) was given first-time access to an antibiotic pump that allows him to have specialist antibiotics without going to hospital. John...

today, 11:21 in Regional North West
 

Taxi driver may hold clue to death on moor

COULD a local taxi driver hold a vital clue to the mystery man of Saddleworth Moor? Did YOU pick him up from Piccadilly Station Manchester around lunchtime on Friday, December 11, 2015 and take him to The Clarence Hotel, Greenfield? Or did the fare ask f

today, 11:19 in Regional North West
 
Old soldier shares his life's story with pupils

Old soldier shares his life's story with pupils

WAR veteran Gerry Cooper enthralled youngsters at St Joseph's primary with his tales of combat and childhood. Gerry (92), from Hopwood Court, was invited into the Shaw school to help Year Six pupils with their work on the world wars. He told them tales o

today, 11:18 in Regional North West
 

Talented pupils in speaking festival

YOUNG performers were in fine voice when they took to the Oldham Coliseum stage for the 33rd consecutive Oldham Choral Speaking Festival. Around 2,500 pupils from primary schools across the borough performed a series of poems over three days this week. S

today, 11:14 in Regional North West
 
Church targeted by thieves again

Church targeted by thieves again

A SECOND Oldham Church is finding itself repeatedly targeted by thieves who seem to only want food. The United Reformed Church in Union Street was broken into between last Sunday and Tuesday morning, the fifth time in three months, at a cost of thousands

today, 11:14 in Regional North West
 

Warning over con artists

RESIDENTS in Shaw are being warned to stay vigilant against bogus officials knocking on their door. Police have received reports about two incidents where a man, pretending to be a workman or official, asked to gain entry to the potential victim's home.

today, 11:12 in Regional North West
 
Porsche death crash: man charged

Porsche death crash: man charged

AN OLDHAM man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a Porsche ploughed into a lamppost. The blue Porsche Boxster crashed in Greenacres Road, Oldham, at 2.10pm on Wednesday. A 42-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken

today, 11:12 in Regional North West
 
'Machine guns ...and panic'

'Machine guns ...and panic'

OLDHAM MPs have spoken of their horror after five people died in a suspected terrorist attack that struck at the heart of democracy. A knifeman ploughed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing three people and injuring 40, then ran through

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 
Armed raid terror plot link

Armed raid terror plot link

SEVEN people have been arrested and six addresses raided across London, Birmingham and elsewhere after armed police swooped in the aftermath of the attack. Officers stormed a flat in Birmingham late last night, with West Midlands Police directing inquiri

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 

Tributes paid to PC who was brutally murdered

THE bravery of murdered PC Keith Palmer was hailed by colleagues, friends and the many MPs whom he was charged with protecting. "Heartbroken" former colleague, Conservative MP James Cleverly, paid tribute to the "lovely man" he had...

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 
Calls to donate £9m building to college

Calls to donate £9m building to college

OLDHAM College should be given the £9million building which houses Oldham's failed technical school. The GM University Technical College, a new type of school combining technical and academic education, is to closed in the summer just three years after i

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 
Town will stay within framework

Town will stay within framework

OLDHAM will stay in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, but the council will look to keep the impact on green belt land to a minimum. Councillor Howard Sykes proposed a motion at last night's council meeting to withdraw from the GMSF and instead de

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 
Why not follow in Finlay's footsteps?

Why not follow in Finlay's footsteps?

AN eight-year-old proved he was no slouch when he completed a run from Greenfield to Diggle for Comic Relief. Finlay Mellor (8), accompanied by his father Barry, ran from his home on Shaw Hall Close, Greenfield to his cousins house in Diggle and has so f

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 
Disabled pupils try hands at sports

Disabled pupils try hands at sports

ARCHERY, fencing and Thai boxing were just some of the sports on the timetable for pupils with disabilities and additional needs. More than 250 children from 25 primary and five secondary schools also tried football and running bikes - designed to help p

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional North West
 


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