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For thousands of people, Monday, May 22, 2017 would have been a date they’d have been looking forward to ever since they managed to buy tickets to see American singer Ariana Grande at Manchester’s Arena.
Date Published 22/05/2018
Free cancer information and support is coming to the Royal Oldham Hospital next Thursday (May 31, 9am to 4pm).
MP Jim McMahon urged the government to clarify what support it was giving to help people in Oldham into work, amid evidence of increasing unemployment.
Today (Tuesday, May 22) marks one year since the attack on Manchester’s Arena which claimed the lives of 22 people, including two mothers from Royton, and left more than 800...
The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes, has announced details of his Shadow Cabinet team and membership of...
Date Published 21/05/2018
A radical change to Metrolink fares and ticketing could see a simple, flexible four zone system introduced – delivering easy to understand and better value fares for millions of...
The Mahdlo Youth Zone in Oldham has been awarded £11,923 from the Government's Anti-knife crime community fund.
Emergency services staff and celebrities are going head to head in a football match to raise money for the charity that supports those affected by the Manchester Arena attack.
The Failsworth Carnival will be held on June 9 and 10 on Lord Lane playing fields - starting at 10am on both days - and organisers are now on the look-out for more stall holders...
An investigation has been launched after reports of a man dying at a Tesco Express in Oldham late last night (Sunday, May 20).
A shisha bar was found to be flouting smoke-free laws when it was visited by officers from Oldham Council’s Environmental Health department.
A Moorside youngster is calling on women to support life-saving research - by signing up for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and joining the fight against the disease.
Date Published 17/05/2018
A member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTS), Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has welcomed the Government’s announcement to...
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has written to Transport for the North calling for an investigation into Northern Rail, claiming the franchise could be in breach of the its...
Oldham Council is celebrating the results of a national oral health survey, showing it is the local authority that has made the biggest improvement in Greater Manchester.
Oldham town centre's George Street Chapel is staging a unique Royal Wedding event on Saturday - a special screening and afternoon tea.
A 25-year-old drama teacher from Failsworth wants to share her story after a routine eye test at Manchester Arndale Specsavers helped reveal a benign tumour in her neck and in...
Less than a year after opening its doors for the first time, Oldham town centre cat cafe Cat-A-Tonic has announced that it plans to close in the summer.
Date Published 16/05/2018
Oldham Libraries Development Officer Kate Smyth has been selected to participate in the prestigious ‘Carnegie Library Lab’ programme, a unique 18-month funding and development...
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has expressed her disappointment after it emerged that the unemployment rate in her constituency has increased to 6.2% in April...
The incoming leader of Oldham Council has urged the local authority and Greater Manchester Police to get a clearer understanding of how young people are using social media in...
From the trauma of almost losing her four-year-old daughter in an accident at home, Kirsty Hughes has taken little Kyla’s inspiration and turned both their lives around.
Local firefighters will work to reassure the community in Lees near Oldham after a house fire last night (Tuesday).
A Greater Manchester Police update on their investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing almost a year ago has revealed that more than 800 people had now been confirmed as...
Police are searching for a wanted man from Newton Heath.
Date Published 15/05/2018
Environmental Health officers found mouse droppings throughout the kitchen – and on cooking utensils - at an Oldham town centre takeaway.
The Oldham Council Leader-elect has revealed that he wants to save Queen Elizabeth Hall from the wrecking ball as he continues to review the authority’s current masterplan.
The greatest show in town is on the horizon as Festival Oldham returns for 2018.
Local Link, Ring and Ride and school bus passengers are set to see a number of changes to the fares they pay.
Date Published 14/05/2018
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams says that new rail timetables, due to start on May 20, will ‘play havoc’ with the family lives of commuters using Greenfield
The police officer investigating a stabbing outside an Oldham nightclub has released CCTV footage as the victim recovers from surgery.
A new programme aimed at encouraging 14 to 18-year-olds to inspire and guide younger, primary-aged girls to love PE, sport and physical activity is taking place in Oldham this...
The new leader of Oldham Council has revealed that he believes the current masterplan for the redevelopment of the town centre isn’t viable.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was thrown from a motorcycle in a Chadderton collision last night.
A convicted Oldham murderer on the run in Ireland for well over a decade received social welfare payments despite not having a valid passport, birth certificate or driving
A chemical company mogul who spent the first 10 years of his life in Failsworth is now, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, the richest man in Britain.
Leading artisan cake maker and wedding cake specialist Suzanne Thorp, from Uppermill, took to the small screen once more at the weekend.
Ongoing work to stamp out antisocial behaviour on the Metrolink network has received a double boost.
Date Published 11/05/2018
Glitz and glamour were the order of the day at the completely sold-out tenth anniversary 2018 Oldham Business Awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Animal lover Maxine Warwick has urged locals in Failsworth to stay vigilant after a spate of deceased cats have been dragged from the Rochdale Canal.
Last year (2017) saw a national increase in the amount of police officers trained in firearms use in the UK as part of a Home Office initiative.
The Oldham Liberal Democrat Group has welcomed news that a move to cut the maximum stake on addictive gambling machines from £100 to £2 could be announced soon.
Police are investigating after a car smashed through a fence into a Failsworth pub’s beer garden - just yards from a children's play area.
Police have confirmed that they sent armed officers to an area of Failsworth after reports of a man walking around the streets with a firearm.
Date Published 10/05/2018
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has held a Dementia Friends session at Springlees Court, in Springhead, for a group of residents keen to learn more and how you can...
The Oldham Borough Liberal Democrat Group have unanimously appointed Councillor Howard Sykes MBE as their Leader and Councillor Chris Gloster as their Deputy Leader.
Greater Manchester Police have revealed that the driver of a car which crashed in Denshaw during the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday) was behind the wheel of the...
Oldham Council's £350 million town centre masterplan could be dismissed following the election of a new leader.
Date Published 09/05/2018
The Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018 competition has launched this week, inviting builders, electricians, carpenters and plumbers in Oldham to be recognised for the great work that...
Parents and carers of children aged five years and under are invited to attend the family-friendly launch of a new health campaign at Oldham Library next week.
Just days after reclaiming her seat on Oldham Council, Jean Stretton has been ousted as the leader of the local authority.
A serious crash in Denshaw has left two people needing hospital treatment and a road closed.
Oldham East and Saddleworth's Labour MP Debbie Abrahams began life as a back bencher today (Wednesday) after she was sacked from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet amid allegations of...
Northern Rail has announced the full timetable for train services set to run during the RMT strike tomorrow (Wednesday).
Date Published 08/05/2018
Neighbours described the bloody scene as a man cut himself badly in Oldham after allegedly being threatened with eviction.
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