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More than 30 firefighters are battling a big blaze in Oldham.
Grey clouds of billowing smoke can be seen on the horizon across the area as the fire takes hold of a single-storey derelict school in the Fitton Hill area of Oldham.
The blaze is near to Tanhill Lane and Fir Tree Avenue.
Crews were called at 4.45pm on Sunday and are still at the scene.A Greater Manchester Fire Service spokesman said they were still assessing the situation.
According to residents, the building is Marland Fold School.
A derelict school building which has been empty for 10-15 years.Local people say that children are often seen on the roof of the building.
However there is no suggestion at this stage that anyone is in the building - or any indication about the cause of the fire.
We have spoken to one resident nearby. He said that he spotted the fire and reported it to the fire brigade 4.45pm.
A teacher from Oldham is preparing to set off on his latest challenge inspired by his pupils. Steve Hill has already done the North Pole Marathon, and climbed Kilimanjaro. Now he's off to the Amazon rainforest to run the Jungle Ultra for charity.
Paul Crone went to meet him:
Rugby players’ shirts have been stolen from Oldham RLFC - the second break-in in just 48 hours.
Thieves swiped a number of the player’s personalised kits along with items of training kit and a ‘quantity’ of other clothes on Friday night.
This came just two days after thieves broke into the club’s Whitebank office where they took wines, spirits, computers and stewards’ radios.
Damage was also caused to the referees’ changing room during the burglary.
The ground has been broken into on numerous occasions since Roughyeds moved into Whitebank in 2010.
“I’m sick of it, to the back teeth. It’s the latest in a number of attacks since we moved to Whitebank and we need people to assist us in identifying those who are carrying out these raids. On Wednesday amongst items stolen, were all the radios used by stewards.
These are not everyday items and anybody offering these for sale should stand out. As should the items of playing kit and players leisure wear which were taken in the break in on Friday.”
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Two men accused of playing a part in a hit and run accident in Oldham on New Year Day which killed two young girls have pleaded guilty.
Gabor Hegedus has admitted being behind the wheel when he hit 12-year-old Helina Kotlarova and 11-year-old Zaneta Krokova. He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. David Orsos admitted perverting the course of justice. The pair will be sentenced in June.