‘Antigua, here I come’ – rower Frank’s on course for his romantic reunion

AWESOME oarsman Frank Rothwell is rowing towards a romantic Caribbean rendez-vous with wife Judith ahead of schedule. Fearless Frank from Greenfield hoped to complete his…

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Bands march at Whit Friday

Whit Friday Brass Band Contests cancelled for second year due to Covid-19 pandemic

THE Whit Friday Brass Band Contests have been cancelled in Saddleworth and Oldham for the second year running due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Group Co-ordinator…

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Grotton: a brief history (featuring a tunnel, a big pub and a lido)

By John Kirkbride The old days LIKE the rest of Saddleworth, Grotton was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1972 when the Government…

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Greenfield resident urges political leaders to implement immediate Covid-19 risk assessment at Dovestone

A GREENFIELD resident fears thousands of visitors to Dovestone Reservoir are putting the village at increased risk of coronavirus. Catherine Knowles has called on leading…

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Customs made – tax expert Iain honoured with New Year accolade

“Overwhelmed” is Saddleworth civil servant Iain McNeill’s self-assessment of his recognition in the New Year Honours List. Iain from Greenfield, a deputy director of Her…

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Tributes made to ‘gentle gentleman’ Colin Smith, arts supporter and local government stalwart

“A MAN who knew everything but always made you feel you knew more” is one of the multiple tributes to Dobcross resident Colin Smith OBE,…

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Supermarkets to ban shoppers without face masks

THE country’s biggest supermarket chains have united in enforcing new rules on face masks and lone shopping as Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise.  Tesco,…

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