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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Councillors call for ban on HGVs using car sat navs

COUNCILLORS have written to a senior Westminster figure in an attempt to stop HGVs using satellite navigation systems intended for smaller vehicles on the streets…

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No-thants! Home plans on wrong road, say Parish councillors

A TRAFFIC report in support of a 78-homes plan for Diggle will be amended after surveys put part of the village in Northamptonshire. The housing…

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Changing of the guard as John Hudson set to retire as OMBC councillor

VETERAN Conservative councillor John Hudson has confirmed he will be retiring at the end of his current term as Oldham MBC councillor. The Greenfield-based politician,…

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Back to the future: new heritage centre planned for Greenfield

A FORMER printer’s workshop could become a new community heritage and archive centre. Saddleworth Historical Society has submitted plans to transform the premises at Holly…

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