Franky says…..Fine Buys is closing down. End of era for village shop

A FIXTURE of Uppermill High Street for nearly quarter of a century is preparing to close its doors for the final time. In total, Frank…

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All’s well as dressings displays are colourful village additions

AN artist known as the ‘Delph Banksy’ and television personality Lorraine Kelly feature as part of Saddleworth’s annual honouring of an age-old tradition. This year…

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Oldham records highest daily new COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic

By Charlotte Green, Local Democracy Reporter OLDHAM has recorded its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as infections in town…

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Harvest in hills – Saddleworth to feature on Songs of Praise

A SADDLEWORTH assistant curate and his family will be in the national spotlight on Sunday, September 20 after Songs of Praise cameras visited Dobcross for…

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Dobcross man on the run! …but it’s all for good cause

A DOBCROSS runner pledged to mark his 40th birthday by completing the re-arranged 2020 Manchester Marathon. But instead of tackling 26 miles on the road…

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Twenty is plenty in Uppermill But what about other villages?

A NEW 20 miles per hour speed limit is being implemented in Uppermill to combat speeding and improve social distancing. However, other Saddleworth villages may…

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Diggle car-jacking victim escapes injury as chase ends with police car on roof

A WOMAN was “shaken” but uninjured after a car-jacking at knifepoint in Diggle on Monday, September 14. It is understood the victim was in her…

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Sacred Heart opens doors for first mass since lockdown

WORSHIPPERS will be allowed back inside an Uppermill church tomorrow (September 15) for the first time since lockdown restrictions were imposed. Sacred Heart and St…

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