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Greater Manchester Police have declared a major incident as Storm Christoph continues to batter the north-west.
Date Published 19/01/2021
Your Oldham Chronicle is back in print this week with a look back at the events of 2020.
Work has begun on a major gas mains project in Denshaw which is expected to last three weeks.
The number of positive Covid cases in Oldham has fallen again.
Oyez, Oyez... kindly bearded town crier Marcus Emms is renowned for announcing joyous events across the community.
More than 500 fixed penalty notices have been issued at weekends since December 1 in the area surrounding a popular beauty spot besieged by unthinking motorists.
A motorcyclist has died after a road accident in Hathershaw.
An under-threat bus route, which was proposed for complete withdrawal only last autumn, will increase in frequency from April after passenger levels on a temporary service showed...
Last year Oldham Council launched a consultation to see if a selective licensing scheme for private landlords is needed in selected areas of the borough.
Oldham's drivers are being urged to take extra care today (Tuesday) after the Met Office issued an amber weather warning for heavy rain.
The winners of a photography competition aimed at challenging negative stereotypes of older people will have their work shown to thousands of people from this week.
Date Published 18/01/2021
The blight of unsightly and what have been described as 'complete eyesore' 5G masts has struck in Oldham again.
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind have just launched #TOGMIND30DayChallenge, encouraging potential fundraisers to support their local mental health charity by getting active.
Passenger numbers on the Metrolink are not expected to return to pre-coronavirus levels ‘for several years’ as concerns remain over its long-term future.
More than 100,000 concessionary pass holders whose tram and train add-on is due to expire are being encouraged not to travel to renew their pass.
Kate Foster, Oldham Community Leisure’s (OCL) Quality and Compliance Manager, has swapped her desk and clip board for PPE and syringes.
An ‘eclectic’ set of fresh items have been donated to St Thomas' in Delph to boost their appeal to help refurbish the cash-strapped church.
A man from Grasscroft has been disqualified from driving for four years after he crashed his car into a garden.
A man has been jailed for four years for child sex offences and abduction.
A dedicated senior school professional is using all his self discipline skills to raise money for Dr Kershaw's Hospice.
Greater Manchester Police officers issued more than 100 Fixed Penalty Notices for Covid regulation breaches during the weekend, up until yesterday morning (Sunday).
Generous spirited rotarians of Oldham Metro, Saddleworth, Middleton and Heywood joined forces to collect around 2,000 pairs of shoes for a charity dedicated to helping schools and...
The family of a two-week-old baby girl who died in Heywood has paid tribute to her.
A further three men - including one from Oldham - have been charged as part of an investigation into stolen vehicles across Greater Manchester.
Time is set to stand still in Failsworth this week with repairs and servicing of the historic clocktower due to begin tomorrow (Monday).
Date Published 17/01/2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer recently urged Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to stop their planned council tax hike and to help protect family incomes.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging people to take extra care to prevent more accidental fires during the current national lockdown.
Date Published 16/01/2021
Celebrity television auctioneer Caroline Hawley is inviting is people to “flog it” tomorrow (Sunday)... all in a good cause.
After years of conservation work on the moors, local people are invited to a special online event to see how work is progressing to improve the uplands and river catchments...
Residents have been warned by local police following a distraction burglary incident in Chadderton last night.
Date Published 15/01/2021
Residents have again contacted Shaw Liberal Democrat Councillors after receiving notification that Asda in Shaw has submitted plans for 24-hour goods deliveries to be made to the...
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of a woman from Oldham.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has slammed the government for providing remote learning devices for 2,415 children across Oldham and Tameside - just 14% of what’s needed -...
A quiet charity group who contributed to 379 hampers benefiting 2,200 people over Yuletide have been praised.
The brave grandad who is rowing solo across 3,000 of the Atlantic Ocean said he’s been notching up more than 60 miles in a single day thanks to favourable winds.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre has today (Friday) launched its Micro Commissions 2021, offering investment, support and a virtual platform for three artists/companies from the region to...
An investigation has been launched after shots were fired at a house in Rochdale.
They are the invaluable extra eyes and ears of the heroes of the hills.
The Dovestone marshals will remain at a controversial Saddleworth beauty spot at the weekend, landowners United Utilities have confirmed.
Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth and co-Chair of the Dementia All Party Parliamentary Group, is backing a new initiative which aims to reduce the risk of...
Oldham West and Royton MP and Chair of the Co-operative Party Jim McMahon is encouraging Oldhamers who are either working in the retail sector or friends and family of those who...
It's been tagged 'The Great Wall of Grasscroft'.
An Elvis impersonator from Oldham is launching the only Elvis-inspired mobile fish & chip van in the UK.
Date Published 14/01/2021
A man has been jailed after police discovered a gun at his home in Limeside.
A man who filmed himself sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on his mobile phone has been jailed.
The hard-working staff at the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital have received treats thanks to a fund-raising effort at Oldham Cats Rescue.
Oldham has launched the world's first Covid-19 vaccination programme for the homeless.
The military has been drafted in to help launch rapid Covid-19 testing for key workers without symptoms of the virus in Oldham.
Seventeen stalwart members of the legendary Oldham Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of a male injured after a fall in a country park.
Date Published 12/01/2021
A safety scheme could be put in place on a road where three teenage girls were injured in a severe car crash.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's will enforce mask wearing and shopping alone in its stores.
A former Mayoress of Oldham whose radiant smile lit up every corner of the borough, has died.
Greater Manchester Police is continuing to ask the public to report non-emergencies online rather than 101 where possible.
The plaudits have been plentiful for Oldham teacher Steve Hill since he embarked on his monumental fundraising effort by taking on some of the toughest challenges right around the...
Oldham Council is to replace a well-used bridleway bridge that had to be removed on safety grounds.
An Oldham IT consultant has launched an appeal for old laptops to help support children who are struggling to study remotely.
Date Published 11/01/2021
This is the moment that a parked car on Oldham Edge was torched by an unidentified man.
A dedicated performing arts group plan to touch the hearts of a community by giving free Valentine treats to vulnerable locals.
First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has announced the appointment of Donna Cezair as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner visited a local health centre to talk to staff and patients as the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out.
More than 400 Fitton Hill children received gifts thanks to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal this year.
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