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Woman in police chase crash escape

A WOMAN escaped with her life after a police chase led to an horrific crash in the early hours of...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Drug dealers’ sentence appeal rejected

AN Oldham man has lost his appeal against a jail sentence for drug dealing. Jamie Knox (27), of Oakworth Croft, was...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Mahdlo night of wonder

CHRISTMAS came early for youth zone Mahdlo when its annual winter ball raised a staggering £34,000 in donations. The Egerton Street...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Brian takes a Magic Leap to tell story of universe

OLDHAM physicist Brian Cox has teamed up with the special-effects team behind an Oscar-winning film to tell the story of...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

King Chris set for 60-night tour

ROYTON crooner Chris Connor is donning his blue suede shoes for an appearance at Heywood Civic Centre on Saturday. Fresh from...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Public say on public services

OLDHAM MP Michael Meacher has thrown his weight behind a campaign to show public services are better in public hands. Campaign...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

NHS workers to strike

HOSPITAL radiographers will strike on Monday over a continuing national pay dispute. The Government has rejected a recommended one per cent...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Kitchen stinker

AN Oldham company left a family without running water or kitchen appliances for three weeks during a botched £15,000 installation...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Support rains in after BBC appeal

A CHARITY is reporting a surge of interest after a Hollinwood-based family support worker featured on the BBC’s Children in...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

£9,900 Lottery grant transforms playground

CHILDREN at Crompton Primary School have a new playground, courtesy of a £9,900 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The money...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Forest School site reopens after facelift

THE newly-transformed South Failsworth Forest School site was officially unveiled this week. Children are now able to enjoy classes outside the...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Two accused of £55,000 fraud

A DELPH couple accused of a £55,000 fraud have been sent to Crown Court for trial. Carol and Gary Stevenson of...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Another award for estate agent

Estate agency Ryder and Dutton has won another award - following a double success revealed yesterday. The company, with 14 offices...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Ton-up Mary toasts big day

AN active lifestyle has helped Mary Lazenbury reach her 100th birthday. Mrs Lazenbury, nee Hanley, of St George’s Square, celebrated her...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Oldhamers living life on the edge

THE next generation of Oldhamers can expect not to live as long as people elsewhere in the UK. The Office of...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Trains of woes and strains

FRUSTRATED commuters have called for drastic changes to “diabolical” services from Oldham’s only train station. Greenfield Rail Action Group (GRAG) put...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Moving on up, moving on in

OLDHAM Youth Council is on the move to a new home in the borough’s corridors of power. The group will relocate...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Youth Council campaigns and goals for the next two years

Oldham Youth Council began its new two-year term of office in April. Within each term of office OYC identifies key aims...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Power people need to engage with us

Whether it is low voter turnout, absence from democratic processes or the lack of knowledge to make informed decisions, young...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Looking to revive the youth vote

Oldham’s Youth Council was established in 2006 and each year has gone from strength to strength. Its relationship with Oldham council...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Freed prisoner rammed cop cars

A FATHER OF FOUR who had only just come out of prison is back behind bars after ramming two police...

Date Online: 21/11/2014

Little shop of horrors

Mouse droppings in the chiller, on equipment, on shelving and on the shop floor helped serve up an £8,000 fine...

Date Online: 20/11/2014

Man, 83, robbed at home

Conmen stole cash from a pensioner after claiming they needed to check the water pressure. Two thieves knocked at the door...

Date Online: 20/11/2014

Concerns raised over eight GP surgeries

SEVEN doctor’s surgeries in Oldham have been listed in the highest priority band for inspections by the Care Quality Commission....

Date Online: 20/11/2014

Ambulance crews to strike in pay dispute

AMBULANCE staff will strike on Monday in a dispute over pay. GMB, Unison and Unite members will down tools between...

Date Online: 20/11/2014

Wickes way’s the exit?

A driver got a shock trying to get out of the Wickes car park in Larch Street, Oldham . ....

Date Online: 20/11/2014

Prince’s great

OLDHAM business owners have given a big thumbs up to the arrival of Marks and Spencer. The retail giant will open...

Date Online: 19/11/2014

Politicians welcome a step in right direction

Michael Meacher, Oldham West and Royton MP said: “This is an historic occasion and I cannot welcome this announcement enough. “One...

Date Online: 19/11/2014

Howard’s MBE joy

OLDHAM Council stalwart Howard Sykes was delighted to receive his MBE at Buckingham Palace. With 27 years of continuous office with...

Date Online: 19/11/2014

Failing across board on child sex abuse

AN investigation into how eight councils across the country, including Oldham, tackle child sexual exploitation has found failures across the...

Date Online: 19/11/2014