Campaigning councillors call for new National Park for South Pennines

TWO Saddleworth councillors are campaigning for the creation of a new South Pennines National Park to protect and preserve the area. Cllrs Luke Lancaster and…

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Councillor hopes to showcase historic Friezland fields

ANCIENT Armit Road and medieval meadows are at the centre of a councillor’s attention after he discovered deeds and documents detailing the history of two…

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Family affair as preservation order secures Thorpe Lane trees for next generations

A SADDLEWORTH councillor has helped to conserve a coppice planted in Austerlands by his great-great-uncle about 50 years ago. The coppice comes under the curtilage…

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The all-too-beaten track! ‘Off-roaders’ churn up ancient route

OFF-ROAD vehicles have left a Springhead lane so churned up that even farmers cannot use it. The ancient highway of Wood Brook Lane, which connects…

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Celebrated naval scientist from Uppermill to be honoured with blue plaque

AN UPPERMILL born physicist whose pioneering work helped saved countless lives during two World Wars is to be finally honoured in his native Saddleworth more…

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Appeal for more grid cleaning to alleviate potential flooding risk

FLOODING concerns across Saddleworth have prompted calls for greater local authority frequency of grids and gully cleaning. Residents in Kenworthy Gardens, Uppermill were put on…

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