‘Stay away’ plea as fire crews attend blaze at Dovestone Reservoir

Firefighters are in attendance at Dovestone Reservoir after a blaze broke out at the Saddleworth beauty spot this afternoon. (Tuesday) The public is asked to…

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‘Stay off the moors’ plea from National Trust rangers

NATIONAL Trust rangers have urged people to stay away from “vulnerable” moorland to avoid a repeat of last year’s major fires. Wildlife and hundreds of…

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Moors visitors face fines of £100 if caught lighting barbecues or fires

PEOPLE are now banned from taking barbecues, fireworks and sky lanterns on to Saddleworth Moor – and can be fined £100 if caught.Oldham Council has…

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Emergency services tackle series of fires across Saddleworth

POLICE have asked the community for help after fire crews tackled a succession of blazes across Saddleworth this afternoon (Tuesday April 9). At different points…

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New firefighting equipment to help protect beauty spot from more blazes

SPECIALIST all-terrain firefighting equipment will be part of a task force this year to help protect a local beauty spot from the threat of moorland…

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Praise for emergency services after ‘wall of fire’ threat to property and animals

AN eye-witness to the Marsden Moor blaze has described seeing a “wall of fire” moving across the burning moorland close to his property. But Joseph…

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Parole Board process is ‘art not a science’ says former member

Independent editor Trevor Baxter sits down with a Saddleworth-based former Parole Board member to discuss the issues faced by the under-fire service. The decision –…

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