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Property plan for former school sites

High-quality houses will be built across the borough in what Oldham Council is calling a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The proposals, passed...

Date Online: 23/04/2014

Pet warning after horror dog attack

A PENSIONER is urging pet owners to watch out for dangerous dogs after her favourite dog was attacked and killed....

Date Online: 23/04/2014

Schools merger backing

COUNCILLORS have backed plans to merge St John’s Voluntary Aided CE Infant School with its junior school. The Failsworth infant...

Date Online: 23/04/2014

Going for gold

OLYMPIAN James Cracknell OBE will hand out prizes at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust awards night in June. The...

Date Online: 23/04/2014

Crash, prang wallop what a write-off...

A junction said by the council to have been the site of a handful of minor accidents has in reality...

Date Online: 22/04/2014

Slash attack terror

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been bailed after two people were slashed outside a pub in the early hours of Saturday...

Date Online: 22/04/2014

Men bailed after shooting incident

TWO men who were arrested after a shot was fired in Failsworth on Tuesday, April 15, have been bailed until...

Date Online: 22/04/2014

Brown 'goal' brings vital three points

COLCHESTER 0 ATHLETIC 1 - LEAGUE officials may have a tricky job next week on deciding whether or not to...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Appetite for food handouts doubles

FOODBANK users in Oldham have more than doubled in the past financial year. Almost 5,600 struggling Oldhamers, including 1,615 children,...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Care home nurse left pensioner on floor

A care home nurse accused of watching a frail pensioner having a fit on the floor for 15 minutes could...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Judith’s medal pride

COMMUNITY stalwart Judith Haughton beamed with pride as she received her British Empire Medal for years of dedication to Oldham....

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Cadets flying high after raising thousands

Oldham Air Cadets have been recognised at a prestigious ceremony after raising more money in last year’s poppy appeal than...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

£8m leisure centre ‘once in a lifetime’

A NEW £8million leisure centre in Royton will provide a lasting Olympic legacy, say Oldham Planning Committee members who approved...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Town hall cinema project sets the scene

CHERISHED memories and photographs will give passers-by a trip down memory lane as Oldham’s old town hall is transformed into...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Rock on Tommy... we’re coming home

LEGENDARY comedy double act Cannon and Ball will return to their spiritual home on Friday - by performing at Lees...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

‘Eyesore’ caravans ‘old and tatty’

Oldham Planning Committee A CARAVAN site in Saddleworth is an “eyesore”, say residents who don’t want vans and tents there...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

MP backing victims in pay-out bid

OLDHAM MP Michael Meacher has vowed to help the 1,400 Oldhamers mis-sold cashback plans on white goods in the 1990s....

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Limehurst land housing sell-off

OLDHAM Council is to dispose of surplus land in Limehurst Village in the hope of building new, high-quality homes. The...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Flower power!

A RESOLUTE pensioner has rebuilt a community flower bed torn up by vandals after she had spent her own time...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Machete house raid ordeal

A ROYTON woman was robbed by machete wielding thugs. Four men knocked on her door in Highfield Drive on Tuesday...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

90 per cent get school first choice

MOST Oldham children will start at the primary school their parents wanted in September. For the first time, families in...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Time added on for the QE Hall

THE Queen Elizabeth Hall will stay open until December, seven months longer than originally planned, Oldham Council has confirmed. Bookings...

Date Online: 18/04/2014

Back of the NVQ

NEARLY 1,000 students on construction courses at Oldham College have had their certificates revoked following an investigation. The Construction Industry...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Borough tops repossession table

THE chances of your home being repossessed are higher in Oldham than anywhere else in England and Wales, says a...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Oldhamer’s role in £180m drugs cash

AN Oldham man is among three facing prison for their role in laundering more than £180 million for drug traffickers....

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Jobless total falls to 4,720

THE number of people out of work in Oldham has fallen, reaching its lowest figure since November, 2008. The total...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Two quizzed in gun probe

TWO men are still being questioned after shots were fired at a house in Failsworth. Police were called to Ashton...

Date Online: 17/04/2014

Orders from above

Parishioners have flocked to the defence of a popular vicar who has been told he must quit his post when...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

High-speed chase driver behind bars

AN unlicensed driver who nearly hit a mother and child while fleeing police in a terrifying high-speed chase has been...

Date Online: 16/04/2014

Road casualties rise in Oldham

NEW figures show an increase of more than 10 per cent in accidents on Oldham’s roads. But the number of...

Date Online: 16/04/2014