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Oldham Council is urging residents to ‘love their local market and shop local’ as Tommyfield Market prepares to reopen on Monday, June 15 after nearly three months.
Date Published 05/06/2020
The Oldham Borough Liberal Democrat Group has announced the re-appointment, unanimously and unopposed, of Councillor Howard Sykes MBE as their Leader and Councillor Chris Gloster...
Date Published 06/06/2020
On the back of their successful webinar with Oldham-based businesses recently, local MPs Jim McMahon and Debbie Abrahams are hosting an online support session for community and...
Taking a day trip is not essential.
Inspectors praised North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) as it was rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second time in a row.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner - a former home help - hosted a virtual chat with frontline care workers about their fears and hopes as the nation continues to battle coronavirus.
When Derker-based sweethearts of three years Stacey Arnold and Anthony Grady were informed that their eagerly-anticipated May 30 wedding day plans had to be cancelled, they were...
A leading charity is calling on people to make a difference to the lives of people who need it the most in Greater Manchester, by buying a ticket in its summer raffle.
Dr Kershaw’s is appealing to members of the local community to help gather items for when their portfolio of shops re-open and donate these items during their ‘Donations Days’,...
A food charity has delivered more than 930,000 meals to frontline charities and vulnerable people since lockdown began.
Three Oldham Sixth Form College A Level Photography students have been selected to have their work feature in ‘At Home’, the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) National...
A Consultant chest physician who works at Royal Oldham Hospital has smashed a £300 target and raised £1,500 by running more than 13 miles for Francis House Children’s Hospice.
The mum of Middleton soldier Lee Rigby has issued a statement urging people to stop sharing posts online with his image.
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Greater Manchester Police and the RSPB are appealing for information after a buzzard was found shot near Diggle in the Peak District National Park last month.
The Government will work with operators to make it mandatory for passengers to wear face coverings when using public transport in England, the Transport Secretary announced...
A new cabinet post has been created for a councillor who will be responsible for overseeing how Oldham recovers in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Oldham Council staff and contractors worked “quickly and safely”, removing a wooden bridge spanning Church Road, Uppermill,and opening the road in less than a day to pedestrians...
Date Published 04/06/2020
Barbecues on open moorland should be banned by law, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has said as the fire service is strained by serious blazes.
The owner of the Oldham Evening Chronicle has written to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to highlight the struggles of local independent media.
Royton born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has lived on Tenerife more than twenty years. Here she shares the latest update from one of oldhamers favourite holiday hotspots.
The McDonald's at Elk Mill Retail Park in Oldham had to be shut yesterday because of the sheer number of people queuing up to get their fast food fix.
A special Oldham health and social care team carrying out vital patient care and support at local care homes during the Covid-19 crisis have been praised.
Jim McMahon, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and Oldham West and Royton MP, marked World Bicycle Day yesterday (Wednesday) with a letter to Oldham Council encouraging them...
Contentious proposals to build a three-storey extension to a care home have been approved by planning chiefs despite more than 60 objections.
Lockdown has ‘pretty much ended’ in the eyes of criminals in light of ‘significantly weakened’ social distancing guidelines, says Greater Manchester’s deputy mayor.
Greater Manchester leaders have pledged to build ‘stronger dialogue’ with local black communities in the wake of the ‘callous murder’ of George Floyd.
Date Published 03/06/2020
Oldham Council and its partners are urging people to act responsibly when visiting Dovestone Reservoir and the countryside above the borough.
Mick Harwood and two music fanatic mates are hoping to raise £3,500 for the Oldham Foodbank in September when they stage what promises to be an epic 'Oldham Rocks the Foodbank'...
Ambitions, a group run by volunteers based in Oldham and Tameside, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive...
Warm-hearted Oldham teenager Ibrahim Yousaf is celebrating after winning a hugely prestigious Young Fundraiser of the Year award from the Institute of Fundraising.
Saddleworth Round Table are adding a nostalgic touch to their Oldham Foodbank collection on Saturday.
Citizens Advice Oldham, working in collaboration with Citizens Advice Stockport, Rochdale and Trafford, has continued giving advice to those in need throughout the coronavirus...
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Three young sisters from a primary school in the heart of Oldham recently took part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, for a cause very close to their hearts.
Oldham Council has launched a toolkit of posters and signs to support businesses and organisations to re-open safely.
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has reacted to the ‘Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19’ review published yesterday (Tuesday) by Public Health England.
First Manchester is launching an update to its mobile app that will enable customers across the region to live track the location of their next bus and its available capacity, as...
Over 2,000 people have signed a petition demanding the closure of Dovestone Reservoir, which has been plagued by traffic chaos and other problems in recent weeks.
Heavy rain has assisted firefighters tackling a large moorland fire near Dovestone Reservoir.
A respected doctor and a community champion have appealed directly to Andy Burnham and an MP in a bid to resolve ongoing chaos at an Oldham beauty spot.
The leader of Rochdale council has urged the home secretary to set out her plans for deporting three convicted grooming gang members.
Residents have been asked to keep windows and doors closed as ten fire engines are tackling a fire near to Pots and Pans in Greenfield.
Date Published 02/06/2020
Following the latest government announcement encouraging people back into work Oldham Council is making changes to the town centre car parking charges.
Police are appealing for information following a firearms discharge in Oldham.
‘Lockdown speeding’ has become a very unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against coronavirus, with 20 police forces catching their worst offenders at speeds in excess...
The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is part of a collaborative action of organisations championing a united response for Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7.
Council chiefs are asking residents to tell them which streets and pavements are unsafe as the town hall prepares to use £500k to improve Oldham’s highways.
Date Published 01/06/2020
Police have released CCTV footage after a man was injured during a terrifying armed burglary in Middleton.
Nearly £5million will be spent relaunching a scheme helping Greater Manchester’s rough sleepers off the streets to provide safer accommodation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Community champions Saddleworth Round Table are building on their previous massive achievement with another Foodbank collection.
A lucky newborn calf is home after getting stuck neck-high in the mud.
New data published on behalf of Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, has shed light on the current position of the sector in Greater Manchester.
Oldham Council engineers are due to make a full examination today (Monday) after the closure of a key Uppermill road.
Young people across Greater Manchester are invited to get creative at home as part of this year’s Safe4Summer partnership campaign - which has now launched.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Oldham.
A man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into adult sexual abuse in Salford.
The North West Film Archive are appealing for the public’s help to gather video footage of life in the area during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Landscape painter Diana Terry was determined not to be beaten when the coronavirus compelled her to change her regime.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Manchester.
The Oldham Mountain Rescue Team were asked to assist GMP Saddleworth and Lees and North West Ambulance Service on Saturday when a casualty fell down steep ground off a narrow...
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