United Utilities ‘no’ to temporary reservoir closure

WATER bosses have poured cold water on renewed calls for a temporary public closure of Dovestone Reservoir. Nearly 3,500 people have signed an online petition…

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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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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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Save the moors – a special report after fires at Dovestone Reservoir

A SPATE of damaging moorland fires at Dovestone Reservoir in Greenfield have sent waves of anger and frustration across Saddleworth. Now a letter has been…

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