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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.
A dedicated teenager has been successfully elected as Youth Councillor at Oldham Youth Council.
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 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.
Date Published 04/06/2020
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...
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
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...
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.
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.
‘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...
Date Published 02/06/2020
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
Community champions Saddleworth Round Table are building on their previous massive achievement with another Foodbank collection.
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.
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.
The Dobcross Coronavirus Network has supported 178 requests In the last eight weeks.
Date Published 30/05/2020
Patients at the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West are being kept in touch with their loved ones thanks to a dedicated team of redeployed and returning nurses.
A new bike hire scheme is coming to Greater Manchester next year – and leaders say lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout.
Dr Kershaw’s has announced the phased re-opening of its portfolio of charity shops, following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, with its Shaw charity shop based on Market Street...
Date Published 29/05/2020
Oldham Mosque Council leaders have praised the efforts of numerous voluntary initiatives in and around the town as the coronavirus crisis continues to affect everyday lives.
A Mobile Testing Unit staffed by the army will be visiting Oldham to provide testing for COVID-19 for local residents (adults and children over five years) and keyworkers.
Thousands of residents from across the city-region threw open their windows and took to their doorsteps and balconies to join Together in One Voice, a joyous mass singalong last...
Wayward motorists who cause traffic problems at a top Oldham beauty spot this weekend will face tough fines and could have penalty points added to their licences.
First Manchester has announced it is increasing services from Sunday (May 31).
Royton-born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has been in severe lockdown in Tenerife, but she insists: "We are getting there!"
A huge network of pop-up bicycle lanes into Manchester city centre could be built to help commuters stay socially distanced and off public transport during the coronavirus...
The traditional sound of jingling bells on clogs will not be heard across Saddleworth at a heritage festival.
Date Published 28/05/2020
The town centre's WOW Bed has been transformed into a tribute to those risking their lives for our safety during the pandemic.
The RSPCA is facing a cat crisis as the charity cares for more cats than any other pet with more than 1,000 felines currently in its care.
A host of top musical talents who all share a common love for Manchester and its people will be introducing live renditions of their songs by local residents in the Together In...
A COVID-19 emotional support line for black and ethnic minority communities in Greater Manchester is now live.
Date Published 27/05/2020
'The show must go on' as they say, and as far as Oldham Coliseum Artistic Director Chris Lawson is concerned, once he gets the thumbs-up from the Government, the famous old...
Furious locals are demanding a tough crackdown after hundreds of motorists and sightseers caused chaos at one of Oldham’s favourite beauty spots.
Oldhamer Greg Cox and his student pals Cogan Wade and Frederik Filz von Reiterdank were appalled when they saw the inflated prices of face masks after they had tried to source for...
As temperatures rise and summer approaches, Dogs Trust Manchester is offering top tips to help owners make sure dogs can stay safe and happy in the sun and keep cool during...
Oldham's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community sacrificed their Eid celebration time in order to deliver food parcels to local vulnerable people.
Despite not being able to rehearse for the past couple of months, Uppermill Band have been busy during lockdown.
A cancer scientist from Oldham, who is currently on lockdown with his three children, is adding a new activity to the home-school timetable.
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