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Latics hold on for Swindon point

Latics hold on for Swindon point

SWINDON 0, ATHLETIC 0 ATHLETIC took a hard-earned point after sustaining a first-half barrage at the County Ground. Connor Ripley had to make several saves as Swindon – entering this game on the back of five straight defeats – started impressively. Nicky

Saturday, 17:20 in Regional North West
 

Jewel raid gang jailed

A GANG who attempted to rob an Oldham jewellers with an imitation firearm before being chased out of the shop have been jailed for 21 years. Mohammad Irslan Salim (29), of St John's Gardens, Bury; Asif Iqbal (22), of Milnrow Road, Rochdale; and Adnan Akb

Friday, 12:43 in Regional North West
 
£30m NHS jobs tonic

£30m NHS jobs tonic

A £30MILLION boost in funding will see hundreds of new health professionals employed by The Pennine Acute Hospital's NHS Trust. Hundreds of nurses and midwives will be recruited across the trust's four hospitals in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manche

Friday, 11:21 in Regional North West
 
Harry wings his way to solo flight at 16

Harry wings his way to solo flight at 16

A TEENAGER celebrated his 16th birthday by taking to the skies to fly an aircraft single-handedly - a year before he can begin learning to drive a car! Harry Tait, a pupil at Wardle Academy in Rochdale, started taking flying lessons at the age of 14 and

Friday, 11:21 in Regional North West
 
Red letter day

Red letter day

LABOUR comfortably retained its seat in yesterday's by-election in Failsworth East with Paul Jean Jacques winning 829 votes (58.3 per cent) beating second place Antony Cahill, of the Conservatives (360 votes, 25.3 per cent) and UKIP's Nicholas Godleman a

Friday, 11:21 in Regional North West
 
Rubbish is left yards from recycling plant

Rubbish is left yards from recycling plant

LAZY and selfish flytippers dumped a mountain of rubbish, including mattresses, a fridge freezer and carpet just metres away from Oldham's recycling plant. The huge quantity of waste has been left at land off Hargreaves Street, just 50 metres away from t

Friday, 11:21 in Regional North West
 
Students win place in national food contest

Students win place in national food contest

CATERING students from Oldham tasted success as they earned a place in the national finals of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge. Hopwood Hall College students Marcus Carter-Strutt, from Springhead, and Kyle Rosebury, from Shaw, and Lucinda Lageard

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 
Squad highlight cancer campaign

Squad highlight cancer campaign

OLDHAM Athletic's youth team have highlighted a campaign which raises awareness about skin cancer. The squad queued up to be screened for melanoma at an event which was co-organised by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and Melanoma UK. Team

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 
Car park extension proposed

Car park extension proposed

ANOTHER new car park could be set to open in the town centre after plans to transform the former Oldham Sports Centre site into a 234-space facility were announced. An application for full planning permission to extend the existing car park on Rock Stree

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 
Work week just the job for students

Work week just the job for students

STUDENTS have been picking up tips on everything from CV writing to making the right contacts at an employability week at University Campus Oldham. The packed programme of activities for final year students aims to make sure they have the best possible c

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 
Council tax to increase by £5

Council tax to increase by £5

COUNCIL tax will rise by an average of an extra £5 as Greater Manchester's Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner looks to protect policing and maintain officer numbers despite cuts. After GMP lost £5.7 million funding from the government this year, Ton

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 
Gearing up to help raise charity funds

Gearing up to help raise charity funds

A GYM manager is hosting an open day in aid of a charity which helped save her daughter's life. Manager of Oldham Glo Gym Caroline Johnson will hold a Push Pump Spin event tomorrow for the British Heart Foundation, which celebrates Heart Month throughout

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 

Shots fired at house

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired at a house in Hathershaw. A group of up to 12 men had arrived at the property in Wellbank Close in two cars at about 10.30pm on Wednesday and banged on the front door. They left, but returned shor

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 

Woman cut free after smash

A WOMAN was trapped in her car after colliding with a lorry in Shaw. Church Road was blocked near the Big Lamp roundabout following the incident at 2.20pm yesterday. Traffic backed up, and bus services were diverted as emergency services attended the sce

Friday, 10:57 in Regional North West
 
Vandals on the rampage

Vandals on the rampage

A SPATE of vandalism on several cars in a quiet Chadderton street has left distraught residents mystified as to why they are being consistently targeted. Taxi driver Mohammed Habibur Rehman, who has lived on Maple Close since 2011, contacted the Chronicl

Thursday, 14:53 in Regional North West
 
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