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The blight of unsightly and what have been described as 'complete eyesore' 5G masts has struck in Oldham again.
Date Published 18/01/2021
Oyez, Oyez... kindly bearded town crier Marcus Emms is renowned for announcing joyous events across the community.
Date Published 19/01/2021
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.
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.
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.
With support from the Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network has launched a new opportunity for a local LGBTQ+ performer/company to develop a...
A dedicated senior school professional is using all his self discipline skills to raise money for Dr Kershaw's Hospice.
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...
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.
A rise in the number of businesses going bust in December could indicate that the impact of the pandemic is finally starting to push businesses over the line, says an Oldham...
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.
Ascroft Medical, which is based in the centre of Oldham, have become a Disability Confident employer.
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 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...
Date Published 15/01/2021
Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools' Head Boy Charlie Chadwick is gearing up for his next major challenge later this year.
From an inability to source materials to problems recruiting staff, business leaders are expressing concerns about a post-Covid economy and Britain breaking from the European...
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...
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...
An Elvis impersonator from Oldham is launching the only Elvis-inspired mobile fish & chip van in the UK.
Date Published 14/01/2021
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.
A former Mayoress of Oldham whose radiant smile lit up every corner of the borough, has died.
Date Published 12/01/2021
Greater Manchester Police is continuing to ask the public to report non-emergencies online rather than 101 where possible.
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
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).
With redundancies rising, Manchester-based Transition to Teach has been working with employers throughout England that have staff at risk of redundancy, including npower.
Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health week will return in 2021, taking place between February 1-7.
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.
Saddleworth Parish Council have shown their support for the area’s thriving peace movement, by signing the Pledge to Peace.
A high-level review is to be held after a weekend of frustration and anger when hundreds of motorists ignored the government’s appeal to stay at home and invaded a controversial...
Health chiefs are aiming to vaccinate 25,000 people against Covid-19 every week in Oldham, but warn there could be ‘challenges’ in getting that many doses supplied to the borough.
The new year is off to a waggy start at Dogs Trust Manchester as it celebrates rehoming its first dog of 2021.
Date Published 10/01/2021
A poet is releasing the second chapter of an ‘audio artwork’ celebrating this year’s 70th Anniversary of the Peak District National Park (PDNP).
Oldham’s local development plan will look specifically at the importance of ancient woodlands in the borough, after a successful motion brought to Oldham Borough by local Liberal...
National Express will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services with effect from 23:59 tomorrow (Sunday, January 10).
Date Published 09/01/2021
Last year, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Economic Crime Unit recovered over £3 million for victims of fraud.
Around 5.4 million Self Assessment customers have less than a month to complete their tax return, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today, ahead of the deadline on January...
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has urged the government to extend its ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic to avoid a further surge in homelessness.
The first Oxford Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccinations in Oldham care homes have been carried out today (Friday).
Date Published 08/01/2021
United Utilities have today (Friday) underlined the Government’s warning NOT to travel to their sites - including Dovestone Reservoir - during the first weekend of lockdown.
Locally-based charity Oldham Parent Carer Forum has been awarded a grant to supply families in the town with HP Chromebooks to assist children and young people with additional...
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has expressed her delight at the generosity of people who helped a constituent whose mobility scooter was destroyed in a fire.
Local housing association First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has launched a public consultation to gather views about its plans to redevelop land off Vale Drive, Oldham, where the...
Oldham Liberal Democrats have hit out at further delays to healthcare access, insisting 'it demonstrates the massive crisis facing our healthcare system, due to underfunding'.
Mahdlo Youth Zone volunteers ensured numerous Oldham families enjoyed a magical Christmas by distributing hampers across the borough last month.
Concerns have been raised over a rise in anti-vax propaganda Covid conspiracy theories in Middleton.
Oldham’s solo hero of the seas Frank Rothwell has revealed strong winds have hampered his remarkable charity challenge.
Dozens of calls have been made to a victim support hotline for people unhappy with how Greater Manchester Police is handling their reported crimes.
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