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At Royal Mail we never forget that we form an essential part of the UK’s social fabric.
Date Published 07/08/2018
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
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
Another smack in the eye for the Remoaners who desperately want to keep us shackled to the EU - the British economy is on the up.
I want to thank everyone in Greater Manchester who united with us during Dementia Action Week (May 21-27) to help the nearly 30,000 people living with the condition in the county.
Date Published 04/06/2018
Scouting set me on a path to becoming an astronaut.
Date Published 01/06/2018
As a Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in the Oldham area, I would like to express my gratitude for the fantastic support and fundraising efforts of your readers.
Date Published 29/05/2018
Oh look Mark Carney, the latest official figures show Britain is booming economically.
Date Published 23/05/2018
The issue of the Irish border being a stumbling block in Brexit negotiations is nothing more than a political ruse, caused by both Brussels and Dublin, who are doing their utmost...
Date Published 22/05/2018
I really love being active, especially the feeling after and that’s why I’m supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s latest fundraising campaign to get sponsored to...
Date Published 21/05/2018
I want to encourage your readers to unite against dementia and take action to fix dementia care in Greater Manchester.
Date Published 17/05/2018
The British Red Cross responds to an emergency every four hours in the UK - from fires, extreme weather and flooding, to national emergencies including acts of terror.
The recent closure of the Collective Spirit Free School was very costly to the taxpayer.
Date Published 14/05/2018
It’s lonely at the top - and for Theresa May it’s getting lonelier every day.
Date Published 08/05/2018
It's struggle after struggle each season.
I want to invite your readers to unite for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place between May 21-27.
Date Published 02/05/2018
There is now a concerted effort by the Remainers, to overturn the majority result in our 2016 in/out EU referendum, by those who will not accept the result.
Every day, tens of thousands of people go to work at one of the 7,000 community businesses in England.
Date Published 20/04/2018
From 1969 until 1978 an as yet unknown scientist and gynaecologist laboured long and hard in Oldham to bring about a ‘medical miracle’ that continues to help millions of women and...
Date Published 19/04/2018
Every day people in Oldham with a disfigurement are subject to harassment and abuse because of how they look.
Date Published 18/04/2018
I am supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to raise awareness of key symptoms following my own diagnosis of the disease for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month...
As a Consultant Cardiologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust, and a British Heart Foundation funded Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Manchester,...
Date Published 12/04/2018
It has been mooted by the Brexit Select Committee that Britain should remain in the European Economic Area and follow the Norwegian model after we leave the EU.
Date Published 06/04/2018
We want to appeal to your readers to join Team Red Cross and fundraise for the Red Cross by taking part in supermarket collections in the Greater Manchester area.
Date Published 03/04/2018
As one of the UK’s largest charitable funders we want to highlight the amazing work that is being carried out by many small community organisations and charities in the Oldham...
Date Published 27/03/2018
Annoyed though I am that the contract for Britain’s traditional blue passports is set to be awarded to a foreign company the irony has left me with a wry smile.
Date Published 22/03/2018
I work as a volunteer in Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), in ground monument conservation (archaeology).
Date Published 19/03/2018
I am searching for my missing brother.
Date Published 15/03/2018
It’s rather fitting that the theme of this year’s Commonwealth Day is ‘towards a common future.’
Date Published 12/03/2018
This year, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, will mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
As a proud island nation, fishing has always played a vital part in our everyday lives.
Date Published 09/03/2018
It’s time to put your baking talents to good use and help save lives through the power of sharing a homemade cake with your friends, family and colleagues.
Date Published 06/03/2018
Tomorrow (Thursday, March 1) many Britons will be sitting down to read on World Book Day.
Date Published 28/02/2018
There is a lot to be proud of since we were founded in 1961.
Date Published 27/02/2018
It is obviously a terrible tragedy that people die through a lack of donor organs.
Date Published 26/02/2018
Every time an honours list is published many of us wonder why people we know aren’t recognised.
I am writing to you and your readers to urge them to share their views in the government’s organ donation consultation, while they still can.
Date Published 23/02/2018
As the Government is now preparing for the next round of negotiations with the EU, there still appears to be splits within the Cabinet, as indeed there are within the opposition...
Date Published 21/02/2018
Social care is being chronically underfunded. By April 2018, the government will have taken £6 billion out of social care since 2010.
Date Published 10/02/2018
Solar panels cut carbon emissions and energy bills. They are also easier to install while buildings are being built.
Date Published 09/02/2018
I am a great fan of marking ‘significant’ ages in a positive way, to celebrate being alive and, thankfully, being healthy.
Date Published 07/02/2018
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