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I’d like to invite your readers to get their glitter on this Christmas and help us fight back against meningitis.
Date Published 08/11/2018
Mrs May is rapidly losing control of her Government, suffering three defeats within 63 minutes.
Date Published 05/12/2018
We’re supporting Carers Rights Day today (Friday).
Date Published 30/11/2018
Our shops rely on the generosity of the community, which is why for this year’s Giving Tuesday (tomorrow) and in the lead up to Christmas, we are asking local residents to give...
Date Published 26/11/2018
It is impossible to ignore that Christmas is fast approaching; from fairy lights to decorations, the hallmarks of the festive period are all around us.
Date Published 22/11/2018
It was thought to be ‘job done’ when the 2016 referendum result was delivered.
Over the next few weeks we are going to hear a barrage of gloomy propaganda and even financial and economic Armageddon if we do not back Theresa May’s deal or have no Brexit deal...
Date Published 20/11/2018
Hot on the heels of French President Emmanuel Macron calling for a European Army now we have Angela Merkel voicing the same rallying call.
Date Published 14/11/2018
Ernest Hirst was a Shaw man, and he was killed in France on July 15, 1916.
Date Published 09/11/2018
Your readers may have heard recently of the £240m of extra money being allocated to the social care system to ease pressure on the NHS this winter.
Oh look, plans for a European army are still alive and well and this time being promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron.
I am appealing for used postage stamps which help me raise funds which I then donate to the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Date Published 06/11/2018
Meningitis Now has now launched its 2018 Ribbon Appeal, which gives everyone an opportunity to remember loved ones this Christmas – and we’d like to invite your readers to...
This is a very special week for remembering our armed services and those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Date Published 05/11/2018
This November 5, remember, please remember that for cats and dogs, Bonfire Night might seem more like The War of the Worlds than a traditional celebration.
Date Published 01/11/2018
Between £10 and £15 billion in welfare benefits lies unclaimed, according to official figures published by the DWP.
Date Published 30/10/2018
Halloween means spooky fun, but it also poses some truly frightening dangers to cats and dogs, so people should take precautions to make the day a treat, not a trick, for
Date Published 24/10/2018
We keep hearing about the People’s Vote campaign which is trying to whip up support for what in my view is an anti-democratic course of action.
Date Published 23/10/2018
The fate of the nation lies in the hands of Theresa May and she must stand up to the bully boys in Brussels who do not want us to leave the EU at all.
Date Published 15/10/2018
Charities are innovating and helping their communities thrive – despite gloomy predictions, cuts and other challenges.
Date Published 11/10/2018
As the days become colder, when I wake up all I want to do is spend the day in my pyjamas – don’t you?
Date Published 10/10/2018
Every cancer patient deserves the best possible chance of survival and early diagnosis is vital for adding years - as well as quality - to the lives of people with the disease.
Date Published 09/10/2018
We’d like to invite any of your readers who have been successful in the ballot for next year’s London Marathon, announced this week, to join our team and stride out to help beat...
Date Published 08/10/2018
No-one said it would be easy - and the continuing Brexit negotiations show that it is far from so.
No matter which way you vote or what your world view is, it’s vital that we find better ways to work together in our communities.
Date Published 04/10/2018
At the last Council meeting, Conservative Councillor Pam Byrne was the only one to oppose a Liberal Democrat motion that the sale of real fur be banned on Oldham's markets.
Date Published 27/09/2018
In an age where we are encouraged to use public transport for the sake of the environment and to ease congestion it is important that responsible dog owners can travel on all...
Date Published 26/09/2018
While I am by no means a fan of Theresa May’s Chequers proposal she has my full admiration for standing up to the bully boys of the EU.
Date Published 25/09/2018
I am trying to help my cousin research the paternal line of her family tree.
Date Published 24/09/2018
The news that only two out of 53 European countries are more overweight than Britain is a wake up call screaming at us to find more achievable ways to move more.
Date Published 14/09/2018
When it comes to rhetoric, Boris Johnson is right up there with the best.
Date Published 12/09/2018
This November sees the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War.
Date Published 10/09/2018
The month of September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) and CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families, is calling...
Date Published 06/09/2018
Theresa May’s pledge to use UK foreign aid money to drive economic growth in Africa is “missing the point” as far as the general public is concerned.
Date Published 04/09/2018
As we get closer to leaving the EU there has been much talk in the media about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, a second referendum, food and medicine shortages, the army to...
Date Published 03/09/2018
We hope those who attended the Cotton Clouds festival enjoyed themselves.
Date Published 21/08/2018
We’d like to invite your more adventurous readers to join us on our Lake District challenge next Spring and help save lives and rebuild futures shattered by meningitis.
Date Published 17/08/2018
So the year rolls on and yet we seem to be no nearer to reaching decisions about out future after Brexit.
Date Published 15/08/2018
It was very disappointing to read the latest figures showing that the pub industry is still struggling to survive, with 18 closing their doors for the last time in Britain every...
Date Published 08/08/2018
At Royal Mail we never forget that we form an essential part of the UK’s social fabric.
Date Published 07/08/2018
I was involved in IVF in Oldham and assisted Patrick Steptoe at the Caesarean to deliver Louise Brown and eventually went down to Cambridge to open Bourn Hall with him and Bob...
Date Published 31/07/2018
Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the...
Last week Alzheimer’s Society revealed that a staggering two-and-a-half million people in the UK have united against dementia and become Dementia Friends.
Date Published 30/07/2018
Remember the countdown to the Millennium? - when we were all chillingly warned that the end was nigh with computers all over the world shutting down and planes dropping out of the...
The Brexit process is without doubt in a complete mess and that is largely due our Remainer Prime Minister's handling of it with the help of the pro-EU civil servants, while...
Date Published 27/07/2018
The end of June saw the launch of Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Strategy 'Beelines', a plan for a fully integrated cycling and walking network covering 1,000 miles.
Date Published 10/07/2018
Well, following the Cabinet meeting at Chequers they - with the exception of David Davis - are all now backing the Prime Minister and her plans to leave the EU in March next year.
Date Published 09/07/2018
Just about every day we hear of another murder or violent crime being reported, this despite official figure claiming that crime is on the decline.
Date Published 03/07/2018
The Keep Me Posted Campaign, which I chair, is celebrating its 5th birthday this month.
Sadly I don’t believe there were any street parties - and Heaven knows it’s been hot enough - to mark the EU (Withdrawal) Bill officially becoming law.
Date Published 28/06/2018
At last after two years after our EU referendum the EU Withdrawal Bill has finally passed through the Commons, although there are many hurdles ahead.
Date Published 25/06/2018
For years I have believed the statements of successive UK governments that Cannabis is a dangerous and addictive drug that leads inexorably to the destruction of the health and...
Date Published 20/06/2018
Did you know that people in the North West are most scared of spiders (28%)?
Date Published 11/06/2018
This Microchipping Month, Cats Protection would like to encourage people to get their cats microchipped.
I am currently carrying out research into Devon Mill, off Chapel Lane, Hollinwood.
Date Published 08/06/2018
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