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Child sex abuse still rampant

CHILD sexual exploitation has become a “new social norm” in some parts of Greater Manchester - and won’t be stopped...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

Victims have a voice... it’s time to listen

MP Anne Coffey’s report on child exploitation in Greater Manchester has revealed chilling comments made by victims and those at...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

Determined to make a difference

“THE attitude to child sexual exploitation in Oldham is mature, we don’t brush things under the carpet,” say members of...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

VC hero given memorial stone honour

THE heroic actions of Royton-born Sergeant John Hogan were commemorated with the unveiling of a special memorial stone. The ceremony, which...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

Jamal’s a curry king!

AN OLDHAM chef has proved he’s hot stuff - by being voted one of the UK’s best curry makers! Jamal Uddin,...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

Birthday girl Sadie celebrates a century

SADIE DAWSON may be frailer than she once was, but it hasn’t stopped her celebrating her 100th birthday today. The former...

Date Online: 30/10/2014

Vandals strike

Vandals have destroyed flowers in a wrecking spree at Failsworth’s historic Pole landmark and nearby gardens. Police were called to the...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

800-strong petition to save youth clubs

FEARS have been raised that changes to services for young people could result in youth centres across the borough closing...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

McMahon — ‘No change not an option’

OLDHAM Council leader Councillor Jim McMahon addresses youth provision across the borough in light of criticism of council plans to...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Nowhere to go

AFTER recently spending an evening with the police as they tackled anti-social behaviour, reporter Robbie Gill spoke to teenagers on...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Cricket club visitors not for moo-ving

TWO unwanted guests are causing a stink at Moorside Cricket Club and are as stubborn as a couple of cautious...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Man denies indecent assault

A 67-year-old man has denied an allegation of indecently assaulting a girl. Colin Shannon of Evening Street, Failsworth, pleaded not guilty...

Date Online: 29/10/2014

Tenants’ switch saves £15,000

FIRST Choice Homes tenants have saved £15,000 after taking advantage of a new energy supplier-switching scheme. The social housing landlord, which...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Meacher in care worker wage plea

OLDHAM West and Royton MP Michael Meacher is demanding action to ensure homecare workers earn at least the minimum wage. They...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Ghosts and ghouls roam streets on spooky Saturday

GIANT vampires, robotic spiders and a cuddly pumpkin invaded Oldham town centre to make Spooky Saturday a day to remember. Tabitha...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Tina told to dock height of her deck

A CHILDMINDER who spent £3,600 on wooden decking to provide a safe area for children in her care has been...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Anya’s made me proudest father

A seven-year-old girl set up her own fundraising fun run and created a handmade sponsorship form to raise money for...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Country-loving group up for national award

A volunteer youth group which appeared on BBC1’s “Countryfile” has been shortlisted for a major national award. Dovestone Youth Group is...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Celebrations mark Diwali

Communities around Oldham came together to celebrate the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. Celebrated by thousands of people in Oldham and...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Trophy collection grows and grows

Oldham’s gardening trophy cabinet is bulging. Parks and Gardens staff came together to celebrate their recent victories at the national Britain...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Parliament Square to fuse past and present

OLD and new will combine when Oldham town centre gets its first high-quality public space in decades with the historical...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Petition plea over school site saga

SADDLEWORTH’S independent councillors are to petition Oldham Council and the Education Funding Agency to build the new multi-million pound school...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Firefighters to strike for four days

GREATER Manchester fire crews will strike for four days in the run up to Bonfire Night. Officers will walk out at...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Fears that HS3 will sideline local services

The suggested HS3 train project could signal the end of local services from Oldham’s only rail station, a transport campaigner...

Date Online: 28/10/2014

Crush tragedy costs firm £90k

A WELDER was killed in a horrific accident after a colleague pressed the wrong button on a remote control for...

Date Online: 27/10/2014

Judge clears ‘GBH’ lover of all charges

A man alleged to have “mercilessly” beaten his estranged girlfriend while high on drink and drugs has been cleared of...

Date Online: 27/10/2014

Blooming marvellous, we’ve won again!

OLDHAM has been crowned Best City at the North-West in Bloom Awards - for the fifth year in a row. Fitton...

Date Online: 27/10/2014

Robbers target store

POLICE are hunting machete-wielding thugs who threatened staff and robbed a shop. The two men walked into the Co-op in Middleton...

Date Online: 27/10/2014

Table-top sale

SPRINGHEAD Congregational Church is holding a table-top sale tomorrow. Taking place at the church from 9am-4pm, all proceeds go towards...

Date Online: 24/10/2014

Medics let down my Daiseigh

AN angry mum has slammed the NHS for failing to treat her sick daughter - who was eventually rushed to...

Date Online: 24/10/2014