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School's vision for the future

School's vision for the future

STUDENTS, parents and members of the public will be able to get a first glimpse at plans for a much-needed redevelopment of Royton and Crompton School next week. Construction business Galliford Try is holding a public consultation event on Monday ahead o

today, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
Follow me on trip of lifetime

Follow me on trip of lifetime

"CAMPING in northern Pakistan? What on earth are you doing that for?" That was my mum's reaction when I dropped the bombshell about my adventure of a lifetime. Next month I will be flying out to Pakistan to trek to Rakaposhi Base Camp, which...

today, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
Pupils help raise vital money

Pupils help raise vital money

PUPILS at Rushcroft Primary School in Shaw dressed up as doctors and nurses to help seriously ill and premature babies. They raised £310 for the neo-natal intensive care unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital after Daniel McDaid, the brother of pupils Jessica

today, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Permission now given for retail extension

PLANS have been approved for extensions to the buildings at Housing Units retail site in Failsworth. Wednesday's planning committee backed the proposals which will see the extension of retail space at the site off Wickentree Lane as well as the reconfigu

today, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Woman in court after fatal smash

A WOMAN appeared in court after a man died when he was hit by a vehicle in Royton. Anna Edwards (23), of Roch Bank, Manchester, appeared at Tameside Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, failing to

today, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Park picnic to honour gig victims

THE families of Alison Howe and Lisa Lees are inviting the people of Royton to join them for a Picnic in the Park tonight to pay tribute to their loved ones. The event will be taking place at Tandle Hill Country Park from 5pm onwards following their fune

today, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Police warning over doorstep scammer

A MIDDLE-AGED man has been targeting the elderly in Chadderton by claiming he works for United Utilities. Police released a warning after United Utilities alerted them the man had been asking for £500 from property owners in Foxdenton Lane. The utilities

today, 11:26 in Regional North West
 
Tough charity march for a Latics director

Tough charity march for a Latics director

AN Oldham Athletic director battled torrential rain and the 'wall' as he completed an 'inspirational' walking marathon to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Simon Brooke joined Sky Sports legend Jeff Stelling, prostate cancer sufferers and survivors for

today, 11:26 in Regional North West
 
Mary, 94, in running for national award

Mary, 94, in running for national award

A PENSIONER has been shortlisted for a national housing hero award for her "outstanding" work and contribution to the Royton community. While many 94-year-olds might be seeking a more quiet lifestyle, Mary Beaumont is as active as ever in...

today, 11:26 in Regional North West
 
Oldham set to lose its last court next month

Oldham set to lose its last court next month

OLDHAM'S only remaining court is set to close next month. The Chronicle can reveal that Oldham County Court, in New Radcliffe Street, will finally close on Friday, July 14. Under a court closure programme announced by the Government in July 2015, a 12-we

today, 11:26 in Regional North West
 
Plea for house raid pup return

Plea for house raid pup return

A HEARTBROKEN young couple whose tiny puppy was stolen by armed thieves in a terrifying raid in their home have appealed for the return of their pet. The callous gang who bludgeoned their way into the terrace house in Mossley stole jewellery and goods in

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 
Ex-Latics striker admits assault

Ex-Latics striker admits assault

A FORMER Latics star has pleaded guilty to a charge of sexually assaulting a woman while she was asleep in bed at night. Ex-New Zealand international Chris Killen is said to have committed the offence at a mansion he had once owned in Bury on September 1

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 
Worker hurt in shop raid

Worker hurt in shop raid

A CONVENIENCE store worker was beaten with a car wrench by thieves who stole cash and cigarettes. Two men with a knife threatened the man at Shaw Road Convenience Store before hitting him with the wrench. They fled the scene in Shaw with their haul in a

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 
Assurances as school records infection case

Assurances as school records infection case

A HEAD teacher has recorded a case of meningococcal disease at a secondary school. A note to all parents and carers was issued by Matthew Milburn (pictured), head teacher of Saddleworth School on High Street, Uppermill. He said: "We have been...

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 
Carvery offers its support to military

Carvery offers its support to military

TOBY Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery on Armed Forces Day on Saturday. The branch at Burnley Lane, Oldham, is among those inviting local armed forces to enjoy a free breakfast or carvery

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 
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