Two men jailed for manslaughter after Uppermill incident left a man dead

TWO men have been jailed for a total of 10 years after being found to have caused the death of a man in Uppermill days…

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Landscape, legacy and brass bands- The Weavers Factory launches new exhibition

AWARD-winning artist Simon Buckley’s new photographic exhibition at the Weavers Factory reveals a hidden world very few of us ever see “I grew up in…

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40 not out – Uppermill Band to celebrate landmark birthday with anniversary concert

WHEN it comes to brass banding Uppermill Band is a mere infant compared to some Saddleworth senior citizens. Boarshurst Silver Band, Greenfield was formed in…

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‘Fossilised relic’ fears if St Chad’s Church £1million campaign fails

A SUCCESSFUL appeal to raise £1 million could transform a holy club into “a vibrant and inspiring meeting place” says a senior Saddleworth spiritual leader.…

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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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Thousands turn out to watch the Grenadier Guards march into Saddleworth

WHIT Friday came early as thousands flocked to Uppermill for a free concert by the Band of the Grenadier Guards. And no one was happier…

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Rebuild your peace of mind with drystone walling course

A DOBCROSS man who helped rebuild his life through drystone walling is encouraging others to take up the ancient art. John Matthews, a filmmaker, took…

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