From the Chadderton Archives
26th Jul A nine-year-old from Chadderton is facing the chop to raise money for a good cause. Rhys Rahman, who attends Whitegate End Primary School, has been growing his hair for two years and has now visited the hairdresser to donate his locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children and young […]
13th Jun A charity dog show has raised £1,635 for local charity Pennine Pen Animal Rescue. This is the third dog show in what is fast becoming an annual event. Organised by Pennine volunteer Wendy Connor, the first two shows took place in her back garden in Chadderton, though it has now moved to Chadderton Football Club. […]
29th May The family of a woman who died in Chadderton on Saturday have paid tribute to her. 55-year-old Jacqueline Smith was found dead on Argyll Road and a 48-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of her murder has since been released on bail. Jacqueline’s family say their hearts break knowing they will never see her […]
4th May Oldham went to the polls yesterday to vote for 22 new councillors across the 20 wards. A total of 90 candidates battled it out with Labour holding 15 seats and gaining a further two – namely Failsworth West and Saddleworth West and Lees. The Lib Dems held two seats and the Conservatives gained Saddleworth North […]
3rd May Police are seeking the publics help in finding a missing Oldham man. Colin Cooley, 47, was last seen at his mother’s house in Chadderton shortly before 3PM today (Thursday 3 May). He is described as white, approximately 5ft 11in tall and of stocky build with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a grey […]
3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Oldham and Tameside residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
20th Apr Three firefighters suffered minor burns as they battled moorland fires at Dovestone Reservoir yesterday. Jon Aspinall, GMFRS’ Area Manager for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale, said: “Three firefighters suffered very minor burns after fighting a complex fire in very challenging circumstances. “They were treated by colleagues at the scene and did not require any further treatment. […]
17th Apr Oldham Council is reminding residents of Get Oldham Working’s Career and Apprenticeship Fair taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18), following last week’s Shop Direct revelation. The announcement dealt a double blow to the town, being followed by an announcement that Carpetright is closing its store at Elk Mill Retail Park, Royton. The local authority stated […]
17th Apr Local politicians and trade union officials have released a joint statement on the Shop Direct closures. The online retailer announced last week that it would be closing three sites in Greater Manchester- in Shaw, Chadderton and Little Hulton- to create a new distribution centre in the East Midlands. The news immediately put almost 2000 jobs […]
12th Apr OLDHAM COUNCIL TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY SHOP DIRECT PULL OUT Oldham Council says it is shocked and disappointed that workers are set to lose their jobs after digital retail firm Shop Direct announced it plans to close its centres in Shaw and Chadderton. The local authority states its priority now is to support all those affected by the closures. […]