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knowl­edge quiz, raf­fle and Play Your Cards Right game. Ad­mis­sion to the club, on St Stephens Street, is free but en­try to the quiz is £1 per per­son for teams of up to six. THE Chad­der­ton branch of NatWest is to close next year.

The bank, on Mid­dle­ton Road, Chad­der­ton, has seen the num­ber of trans­ac­tions drop by 19 per cent over the last few years.

The bank has made an agree­ment with the Post Of­fice to of­fer over-the­counter ser­vices at nearby branches.

There are also two other NatWest branches within a 1.6mile ra­dius and ten free to use ATMs within one mile.

NatWest will va­cate the build­ing on March 18 and says it is happy to dis­cuss pro­pos­als to ac­quire the build­ing with any or­gan­i­sa­tion or com­mu­nity group. old col­lege to share his lat­est book.

The au­thor gave Old­ham Sixth Form Col­lege stu­dents a sneak peek at his new novel, The Wooden Walls Of Ther­mopy­lae, to be pub­lished in the new year.

Nick also an­nounced the win­ners of the col­lege’s short story com­pe­ti­tion.

First place was given to Lucy Hil­ton, Ke­iron Van­derkamp was sec­ond and Zain Atiq third.

All short-listed en­tries will be pub­lished in a book­let that will be on dis­play at the col­lege’s Learn­ing Re­source Area and Li­brary.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Peter Roberts said: “Nick’s visit proved to be a great suc­cess.

“He has now pub­lished three nov­els with a fourth im­mi­nent and th­ese ex­pe­ri­ences as an au­thor, which he re­lated to a cap­ti­vated au­di­ence, were ex­tremely help­ful to all our writ­ers.

“We are also re­ally grate­ful to him for agree­ing to judge our cre­ative writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion and were de­lighted to hear that the stan­dard was so high.” avail­able round the clock, for any­one who is strug­gling to cope, in­clud­ing on Christ­mas day.

“We’re in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to the in­spi­ra­tional peo­ple who keep our ser­vice run­ning ev­ery sin­gle day of the year when many oth­ers are closed.”

To make a do­na­tion visit branches/rochda­le­old­ham-and-dis­trict­samar­i­tans. dec­o­rat­ing or­anges with can­dles, rib­bon and sweets.

The money raised at the events will support the work of the Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety.

Par­ent Owolabi Ahmed, said: “Christ­mas time is a strug­gle for us to pro­vide for our fam­ily. But the cen­tre gave us a food par­cel and some presents which helped to make Christ­mas a bit bet­ter.”

Visit christ­in­ for a ser­vice near you.

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