April 24, 2018 9:48 PM League One round-up: Blackburn Rovers return to the Championship at the first attempt as victory at Doncaster Rovers seals promotion
Charlie Mulgrew scored a dramatic late winner as Blackburn clinched promotion to the Championship with a 1-0 victory at Doncaster. With Shrewsbury coming from behind to beat Peterborough, Rovers had looked like they would have to wait to secure a top-two spot in League One, but Mulgrew finally rewarded the Lancashire side for all their second-half pressure 28
March 2, 2018 10:02 AM M62 closed amid snow and strong winds
THE M62 remains closed indefinitely from junction 20 (Rochdale) to junction 24 (Huddersfield). We are continuing to work with the military and our partners including Highways England to clear the roads and get people to safety. Several road closures remain in place throughout Oldham and Rochdale and these include the following: · A672 Ripponden Road – Oldham 6
January 18, 2018 5:00 AM Dead body: Ambulance crew finished shift instead of going to mortuary
AN AMBULANCE worker has been suspended after a crew chose to finish on time rather than taking a man's body straight to the mortuary. A crew from Ramsbottom ambulance station transferred the body of a man from one ambulance to another at the Bury station rather than taking him straight to Oldham Mortuary, it has been revealed. North West Ambulance Service 5
January 17, 2018 8:00 AM Manchester City forward Marlos Moreno has joined Flamengo on loan
Moreno had been on loan at Girona since the beginning of the season, but made only four appearances for the Spanish outfit. Manchester City forward Marlos Moreno has joined Flamengo on loan till 31 December, 2018. Moreno was signed by City in August 2016 from Colombian side Atletico Nacional but has failed to make a single appearance thus far for Pep Guardiola's 20
January 3, 2018 9:28 PM Vulnerable man, 44, was 'tortured and killed by pair who wanted money for cocaine leaving his body with over a HUNDRED separate injuries'
A vulnerable man was left with more than 100 brutal injuries after he was tortured and killed in his home. Jonathan Head, 44, suffered 115 separate injuries when he was allegedly attacked by Michael Pickering, 31, and Leon Wilkes, at his flat in Oldham, Manchester Crown Court heard. The pair set upon their alleged victim because they wanted money for cocaine 9
December 18, 2017 9:03 AM One of Britain's biggest toy chains is staying SHUT on Christmas Eve
One of Britain's biggest toyshop chains is staying SHUT on Christmas Eve - missing out on the chance to bring in millions through the tills. Gary Grant, whose chain The Entertainer has 149 branches, will give his 1,700 staff the day off, even though it means missing out on an estimated £2.3m. Mr Grant told The Mirror that his Christian faith means he will never 61
November 30, 2017 2:39 PM Will it snow in Manchester tonight? Weather warning as temperatures set to plunge to minus 1
Thursday night is set to be the coldest of the year Most of Greater Manchester is set to escape the snow this evening as large parts of the UK will face icy conditions and heavy snow. Parts of Oldham and Rochdale are expected to have flurries of snow from around 8pm on Thursday night. Weather warnings have been issued across the country as snow showers 11
November 21, 2017 2:01 PM Metrolink services partly suspended after tram and car collide in Rochdale
"We don't know how long trams will be out while the damage is being assessed." Metrolink services were partly suspended after a tram and car collided in Rochdale. Services on the Rochdale via Oldham line are not running to the Rochdale town centre stop while emergency services attend. The collision took place on Drake Street, at around 1.30pm, when a tram was travelling 8
October 15, 2017 9:04 PM Jamie Vardy's wife 'wins £500-a-month child support from non-league footballer ex for the eight-year-old son they had together'
Jamie Vardy's wife has succeeded in a year-long feud over money with her non-league footballer ex-boyfriend. Rebekah Vardy, 35, insisted she was owed money by Luke Foster, 32, to help raise their eight-year-old son. The Child Support Agency has now refused Luke's plea to be 'cut some slack' and instructed him to pay £500 a month. 'Luke didn't pay his maintenance 17
October 13, 2017 1:57 PM Where does Bolton rank on list of happiest places to live?
BOLTON is the fourteenth happiest place to live in the North West, according to property website Rightmove. The 2017 Happy at Home index, saw the borough come 132nd out of 159 areas nationally. More than 17,000 people across Britain took part in the survey, which asked residents how happy they are with where they live and also to rank 12 happiness factors 10