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RSPCA cash rescue plea

THE Oldham branch of the RSPCA has appealed for help as the charity faces a £200,000 funding shortfall for its new home. A £1.7million budget was set for the large-scale building project before work began at the new site in Holgate Street, on the edge of

yesterday, 13:25 in Regional North West
 
Chuffed! Model trains auctioned for £230k

Chuffed! Model trains auctioned for £230k

A STAGGERING £230,000 has been raised for charity after 4,000 model trains and carriages acquired by one Oldham collector went under the hammer. The rare items, collected by former Oldham Solicitor and model train collector Antony Adler, had expected to

yesterday, 13:25 in Regional North West
 
Students capture Hollywood magic

Students capture Hollywood magic

A TOUCH of Hollywood magic came to Crompton House School when talented dancers held a Night at the Movies-themed show. A total of 128 girls and two boys took part in the annual dance showcase which was packed with numbers to music from films such as Ghos

yesterday, 13:25 in Regional North West
 
Cancer campaign in ex-player's memory

Cancer campaign in ex-player's memory

THE Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has announced the launch of the "Paul Futcher Fund" in an attempt to raise awareness of skin cancer. Following the death of the former Oldham Athletic, Barnsley and Grimsby defender in November...

yesterday, 13:25 in Regional North West
 
Rio hockey star's double gold goal

Rio hockey star's double gold goal

OLDHAM'S Rio hero Nicola White intends to go for gold again in Tokyo 2020 after being named in the 33-woman squad that will lead England and Great Britain into the next Olympic cycle. Twelve of the gold medal-winning squad remain in coach Danny Kerry's g

yesterday, 12:56 in Regional North West
 
Legend of 18th century mummy

Legend of 18th century mummy

ANCIENT Egypt usually springs to mind when mummification is mentioned. It isn't something you would associate with Oldham but one Hollinwood woman ensured she went through the lengthy process and became somewhat of an urban legend. Hannah Beswick, nickna

yesterday, 12:56 in Regional North West
 
'Juicy Ladies' ready to hit the TV screens

'Juicy Ladies' ready to hit the TV screens

AN Oldham-based firm will take to the international stage as it hosts its own show on the world's largest faith-based television network. Founders of Vinejuice - a Christian media company focusing on urban culture - will present a 12-week show which will

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional North West
 
Call to revamp plan for greenbelt homes

Call to revamp plan for greenbelt homes

OLDHAM MP Debbie Abrahams has stated that she does not support the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and has called for the proposals to be "reworked". Responding to the consultation on the controversial plans, which includes...

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional North West
 
MP fights against over-development

MP fights against over-development

THE Spatial Framework represents a "significant over development of the north of the borough of Oldham which will damage the character of many neighbourhoods", Oldham MP Jim McMahon has argued. In his response to the GMSF consultation, the...

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional North West
 

Six face pubs ban after drugs clamp

SIX people could be banned from every pub in Oldham after a crackdown on drug takers and dealers in Saddleworth. The results are revealed in a special report to the Saddleworth and Lees district executive by the Saddleworth Neighbourhood Policing Team in

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional North West
 
Tears for tragic pair

Tears for tragic pair

GRIEF-STRICKEN mourners turned out in force to pay their respects to two young girls who died after a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve. Cousins Helena Kotlarova (12) and Zaneta Krokova (11) were given a poignant farewell yesterday morning, as more than 100

Tuesday, 13:31 in Regional North West
 
Wrongly-accused mum died from overdose

Wrongly-accused mum died from overdose

A BRAVE mum who fought for her innocence against false accusations died from a drug overdose before she could see the perpetrators brought to justice. Mum of one Jayne Pearce (23) was found by police after overdosing on alcohol, an anti-depressant fluoxe

Tuesday, 13:31 in Regional North West
 
Concern as PO shuts up shop

Concern as PO shuts up shop

VILLAGERS who battled to keep their village post office open have expressed concerns over its sudden closure. Residents who live near the busy premises in High Street, Lees, were puzzled when a notice appeared in the front window a week ago and the door

Tuesday, 13:24 in Regional North West
 
Father Phil hopes to continue unity fight

Father Phil hopes to continue unity fight

A PARISH priest renowned for his work to bring different faiths together following the Oldham riots hopes that he will remain after a massive shake-up of the regional diocese. As the Chronicle reported yesterday, four Catholic churches in Oldham are amon

Tuesday, 13:24 in Regional North West
 
'Action needed' to end abuse towards women

'Action needed' to end abuse towards women

MORE funding and more people on the ground are needed to prevent girls and women becoming victims of violence and sexual exploitation. This was the message from Sarah Champion, shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, when she visited Oldham t

Tuesday, 13:24 in Regional North West
 
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