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Care firm's sudden closure storm

STAFF at an Oldham home care company have hit out at the "barbaric" treatment by their employers after workers and service users were given just four days notice that the company would be closing. Community Voice, based at Hollinwood...

Friday, 11:39 in Regional North West
 

Luxury cake makers star on TV show

ELABORATE designs and fancy fondant have helped an Uppermill cake shop find fame on television. Staff at The Frostery in Court Street were observed by camera crews as they prepared an elaborate wedding cake earlier this year. The team and their creations

Friday, 11:37 in Regional North West
 
Car scam raids

Car scam raids

POLICE made five arrests when they executed dawn raids in Oldham as they targeted gang members believed to be involved in a high-value car scam. More than 100 officers from Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Constabulary carried out the raids, which

Friday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
Latics legends see off TV celebrities

Latics legends see off TV celebrities

ATHLETIC prowess and football skills were on display at the SportsDirect.com Park on Wednesday. But it was stars of TV and stage and football legends who wowed the crowds rather than the usual Oldham Athletic team who call the stadium home. The celebriti

Friday, 11:32 in Regional North West
 
First class students rewarded for efforts

First class students rewarded for efforts

OLDHAM'S stand-out young people have been hailed for their contributions to school, community and family. The Mayor of Oldham crowned school pupils Katie Ball (16) and Jahangir Alom (18) as the overall winners at the Student of the Year 2017 Awards. Pare

Friday, 11:29 in Regional North West
 
Care home still falls short, say inspectors

Care home still falls short, say inspectors

A FAILSWORTH care home will remain in special measures after the health watchdog found it still 'requires improvement'. In the previous two consecutive inspections Brierfields care home received an 'inadequate' rating for the quality of its leadership. H

Friday, 11:28 in Regional North West
 
Cancer roadshow in town

Cancer roadshow in town

SUPPORT for residents looking to cut their risk of cancer was on offer in Oldham as the Cancer Research UK cancer roadshow visited. Visitors to the roadshow, which stopped on Albion Street in Oldham town centre on Tuesday and Wednesday, were able to get

Friday, 11:27 in Regional North West
 
Blood scandal torment

Blood scandal torment

THE contaminated blood scandal will "haunt" the Government, MP Jim McMahon said in Parliament this week. MPs debated the issue in the Commons, where Leigh MP Andy Burnham, in his last appearance in the chamber, put forward the adjournment...

Friday, 11:24 in Regional North West
 
Hospice to hospice

Hospice to hospice

WALKERS and fundraisers will put their best foot forward for the 2017 Hospice to Hospice walk on Sunday. Hundreds of residents will set off on the sponsored walk from Dr Kershaw's, Turf Lane, Royton, at 10.30am. The seven-and-a-half-mile route will termi

Friday, 11:24 in Regional North West
 

Green school 'one of best in country'

A CHADDERTON primary school has been named among the top 10 eco-schools in the country. And Christ Church C of E Junior and Infant School is now taking its environmental commitment overseas by twinning with a school in Malta. Christ Church has been an ec

Friday, 11:22 in Regional North West
 
Never run alone

Never run alone

A FOOTBALL team has drummed up more than £4,000 for two good causes after donning their running shoes for charity. The Chronicle previously reported that organiser Jake Allingan (20) was taking part in a 32-mile ultra marathon in memory of his grandad Mi

Friday, 11:21 in Regional North West
 
'No room for future expansion in Uppermill'

'No room for future expansion in Uppermill'

THE group pressing for the much-vaulted new secondary school to be built in Diggle is worried Saddleworth could have no school at all. Diggle For Saddleworth School (D4SS) are urging Oldham Council to listen to concerns of staff, children, parents, and i

Friday, 11:19 in Regional North West
 
Cost of contesting the planning applications

Cost of contesting the planning applications

THE legal costs contesting four planning applications of the site of the new Saddleworth School cost Oldham Council more than £50,000, the Chronicle can reveal. But the true expense could be much higher because it does not include the internal cost of st

Friday, 11:18 in Regional North West
 
Yobs hurl rocks at tram

Yobs hurl rocks at tram

Horrified passengers said they were forced to wipe glass out of their eyes after vandals threw a rock through a tram window. A yob hurled the missile when the tram was near to the Freehold stop on the Oldham line. A window, next to where a young girl was

Friday, 11:17 in Regional North West
 

Man trapped in crane-fall ordeal

A MAN was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital after a two-ton crane fell on his feet in the early hours of this morning. The 44-year-old was working in a Shaw warehouse when the incident happened at around 1am, trapping toes on both his feet. Oldham fire

Friday, 11:17 in Regional North West
 
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