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Saddleworth crimewave: One business owner has been targeted twice

Hair salon owner Jo Ferns Credit: Paul Crone

Businesses in Saddleworth are blaming police cuts for a recent crimewave which has seen more than 20 properties in the area either damaged or broken into.

Hair salon owner Jo Ferns has ben targeted not once but twice by what is thought to be the same gang.

A public meeting has been held over the crimes, and businesses are being asked to take as many precautions as possible. Greater Manchester Police has deployed patrols in the area at night to try and tackle the problem.


Fresh appeal after man found at Dovestones reservoir

A CCTV image of the man at Piccadilly Station shortly before he was found dead. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detectives trying to identify an elderly man found dead near a reservoir in Greater Manchester have extended their inquiries abroad.

CCTV shows him arriving at Manchester's Piccadilly railway station in December. The pensioner's body was discovered on a hillside in Saddleworth near Oldham.

Mel Robinson, a pub landlord in Greenfield, near Dovestones, was the last person to speak to the man:

Hairdressers hit the right note for charity.

Hairdressers sing their hearts out for charity

Hairdressers from Lydgate near Saddleworth have become internet sensations with a recording of their own version of Band Aid's Feed the World.

The staff at Jo Fern's Salons recorded the song to raise money for Ebola victims and show that celebrities aren't the only ones who can make a difference

Hairdressers make charity Band Aid cover

The staff at Jo Ferns Salons in Lydgate near Oldham decided to make the cover of the Band Aid 30 charity single to help raise money for ebola victims and their families.

We love the Band Aid video but we wanted to show that celebrities aren't the only people that care. We're a really close-knit company and the staff always go that extra mile for people. So we came up with the idea of the video to raise money for the Ebola virus crisis.

– Jo Ferns, Salon owner
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