Theatre legend Alan steps back into spotlight with Queen’s Birthday honour

KENNETH Alan Taylor thought news of his British Empire Medal was an online scam… oh no, he didn’t! Actually, ‘oh yes, he did’ but recognition…

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Emergency work carried out at Dovestone to contain tree disease outbreak

FELLING of infected and exposed trees at Dovestone will begin during summer 2021 after a disease that has been spreading across the UK was found…

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Hit and run victim demands action against speeding drivers

A GREENFIELD man who was left for dead after a hit and run incident is calling for action and measures to be put in place…

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Royton ‘move’ to Saddleworth parliamentary constituency has ‘merit’ says Boundary Commission

THE current Oldham East and Saddleworth parliamentary constituency could include two new areas at any elections after 2023. The Boundary Commission of England (BCoE) don’t…

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Uppermill-born scientist and his work to be recognised with plaque at Museum

A CAMPAIGN to recognise the ground-breaking work of an Uppermill-born physicist is nearing a successful conclusion. A permanent reminder of the pioneering achievements of Albert…

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All change for local authority ward boundaries… except in Saddleworth

THE boundaries of Saddleworth’s three local authority wards are set to remain unchanged under proposals out for public consultation. But calls to reduce Oldham Council’s…

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Definitely not brassed off! Whit Friday group recognised with Queen’s Award

ORGANISERS of Saddleworth’s annual brass band spectacular can blow their own trumpets and bang the drum in celebration of receiving royal approval. Saddleworth and Oldham…

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