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Oldham's latest gritter is named...

Oldham's latest gritter is named...

OLDHAM'S newest gritter has been named Nicole Saltslinger after X-Factor judge and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. Royton Hall Primary School pupil Eve McGrath won a competition to name the vehicle, the latest addition to the council's nine-stro

yesterday, 14:03 in Regional North West
 
Stage set for theatre move

Stage set for theatre move

THE stage is set for a new Coliseum Theatre in Oldham's Cultural Quarter after plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection. A successful Round 2 joint funding bid by Oldham Council and the theatre has seen Arts Council England approve a gr

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North West
 
Mum Jane powers to weightlifting glory

Mum Jane powers to weightlifting glory

A MUM-OF-TWO stole the limelight winning a regional weightlifting competition and breaking records. Jane Girdlestone (41) who trains in Oldham with coach Lee Moran said she had never set foot in a gym before two years ago. But just over a week ago, she o

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North West
 
Farewell to fighter Sarah

Farewell to fighter Sarah

SHE was determined, brave and dignified and refused to be overwhelmed by the horrific disease which bombarded her time and time again. But sadly even the ferocity of Sarah Swindells' relentless battle to live wasn't enough to beat her cancer demons which

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional North West
 
Show your thanks with a special winter wish

Show your thanks with a special winter wish

DO YOU know someone who deserves a very special Christmas wish this year? Your caring Oldham Evening Chronicle has linked up with generous-spirited Saddleworth Round Table to ensure someone really does have a memorable Yuletide. Perhaps its a friend or n

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional North West
 
School is praised for leading by inspectors

School is praised for leading by inspectors

OLDHAM Academy North is praised in the annual report by the chief inspector of schools which paints a mixed picture for the borough's children. The Royton secondary is singled out as an example of a school where middle leaders - roles such as subject lea

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional North West
 
Top brass and choristers summon spirit of the season for shoppers

Top brass and choristers summon spirit of the season for shoppers

CHRISTMAS consumers will be entertained by one of the world's best brass bands in Oldham tomorrow. Nine-times British Champions Brighouse and Rastrick will play in Parliament Square, outside the new town hall complex, at 2pm. They are one of nine brass b

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional North West
 
Festive crime crackdown

Festive crime crackdown

OFFENDERS are being warned to be on their best behaviour as Greater Manchester Police launches 12 days of Christmas, with a twist. Instead of turtle doves, gold rings or French hens, the only thing offenders are set to receive is a microwave meal for one

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional North West
 
Head to step aside to focus on growing trust

Head to step aside to focus on growing trust

JULIE Hollis is to step down after 15 years as head teacher at Blue Coat School. She is leaving to concentrate on leading the growing Cranmer Education Trust, the multi-academy trust set up by the Church of England secondary. Mrs Hollis joined Blue Coat

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional North West
 

Club for youngsters nets £4,600 boost

A PROMISE of more fun for young people has come with the awarding of a £4,600 grant to Fullcircle at the Yew Tree Club in Chadderton. The money will mean that a range of activities will continue to be on offer for eight to 12-year-olds at the Alcester St

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
Church hopes to deliver 300 toys

Church hopes to deliver 300 toys

CHRISTMAS is a time for giving and one Royton church is calling on residents to donate a present to ensure no child is left out this festive season. Bethesda Church, on Dogford Road, has launched its annual Christmas Toy Appeal and is hoping to spread fe

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Teachers 'key' to identify well-being problems early

EDUCATIONAL establishments across Oldham have been urged to tackle mental health issues in young people. Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) called on educational institutions to provide a 'sanctuary' for children and young peo

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
'Friendly word best advice for staying well'

'Friendly word best advice for staying well'

A FAILSWORTH GP urged residents to visit their vulnerable neighbours this Christmas as his number one winter health tip. Dr Zahid Chauhan called on Oldhamers to do their part to prevent isolation, which can have a "devastating effect" on...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
New talks over line

New talks over line

OLDHAM and Rochdale Councils have secured talks about a direct tram link to Manchester Piccadilly station. The Oldham-Rochdale line is now the only branch of the regional Metrolink network without an uninterrupted link to Manchester's key station. Jean S

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 
Merger plans make grade

Merger plans make grade

OLDHAM, Tameside and Stockport colleges are set to merge as part of a shake-up of post-16 education in the region. The plan is part of a long-awaited final report of the review into the future of 21 sixth-form and further education colleges across Greate

Thursday, 13:52 in Regional North West
 


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