A 14-year-old boy was tied up and threatened with a machete by burglars when he was home alone.Read the full story ›
An organised crime group behind a £20m scam to defraud major retailers out of goods have been sentenced.Read the full story ›
Oldham chairman Simon Corney has indicated that manager Paul Dickov's job is safe - for now.
Speculation was rife that the Scot, who led the Latics to a stunning 3-2 win against Premier League side Liverpool in the FA Cup yesterday, faced the sack this morning due to the club's miserable form in League One.
Corney told BBC Breakfast: "I think Paul's okay for the time being.
"Paul and I have a great working relationship and Paul puts pressure on himself.
"If you lose seven out of eight games (in the league) then you're going to be under pressure.
"Hopefully this will be the kick-start and we won't be talking about Paul's job again."
Police believe a 15 year old girl and her baby son who've been missing for a week could be in Oldham.Read the full story ›
Andrew Partington, 27, admitted killing a two-year-old boy after causing a massive explosion in Shaw, Oldham, in June.
The explosion "obliterated" Partington's rented terrace house and two neighbouring homes, with the rest of the row and surrounding streets also left devastated.
Jamie Heaton, 2, had been watching children's TV in the lounge next door and was killed in the blast.
Partington, who was seriously injured in the incident, appeared at Manchester Crown Court by videolink from jail today.
He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and eight charges of destroying neighbouring houses in the blast on Buckley Street, Shaw, Oldham.
Andrew Partington, 27, today admitted at Manchester Crown Court the manslaughter of Jamie Heaton, aged two, who was killed in a gas blast at his home in Shaw, Oldham, in June.
A man from Oldham had admitted giving out bags of cocaine to children who were trick-or-treating. 23-year-old Donald Junior Green said he gave out the bags by mistake on Halloween and tried to track down the children afterwards.
He was found out by the father of one of the children. Get more on this story from ITV Granada.
Three men and a woman have been arrested after a man was found with serious stab wounds at a house in Oldham in the early hours of Monday.
The 48-year-old victim later died in hospital. The men - aged 57, 39 and 32 - and a 29-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Greater Manchester Police are investigating the incident.
Oldham Council says a number of properties in the immediate area of the explosion will have to be demolished.
Ten properties were seriously affected. The council says others will have to be assessed for structural damage.
Jamie Heaton's parents, Michelle and Kenny have released a statement about their 'happy little boy, mischievous and full of laughter'.Read the full story ›