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Squalid homes of freed slaves

Police have released images of the squalor that they say 10 alleged slave-workers had to endure in Rochdale after two...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Donít let them be lonely this Christmas

DEMENTIA sufferers in Greater Manchester are at significant risk of being isolated over the festive period, according to new findings...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Free wifi on trams

TRAM travellers will be able to connect to the internet as they ride, thanks to a £1.7 million deal to...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Alert over danger fakes

A CHRISTMAS crackdown has been launched to stop the sale of counterfeit goods in the run up to December 25. Oldham...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Former golf club captain on child-sex charges

A FORMER captain of Saddleworth Golf Club has admitted charges involving sexual activity with a child. Timothy Edwards (58), from Dobcross,...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Library is the most visited in region

DESPITE the North-West seeing the largest drop in the number of local authority-run libraries in the UK in 2013-14, Oldham’s...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Uniforms for library staff Ďa waste of moneyí

LIBRARY staff have hit out at plans to introduce a uniform for employees labelling it a waste of money. A woman,...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Top marks across the board for high school

Every student matters and their needs are met at Mossley Hollins High, which Ofsted inspectors described as an outstanding school, They...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Words of support for Crolla

THE boxing world has rallied round stricken Chadderton ace Anthony Crolla, whose injuries following an altercation with burglars near his...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

Pupils pick up sports awards

SCHOOLS from across Oldham gathered at Oasis Academy, in Hollins, for the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Awards. The Sainsbury’s School Games...

Date Online: 17/12/2014

TV stars launch drama school

A FORMER “Shameless” actress, from Oldham, and her husband and co-star are opening their own drama school to make sure...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Bank branch to shut down

The Natwest bank branch in Chadderton is to close down. It was only six years ago that the branch celebrated its...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Beekeeper Bob finds his queen

OLDHAM’S bee-keeping community is buzzing after the head of their swarm has finally found his honey — over 4,000 miles...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Councilís new plug-in vans

CLEAN and green, that’s the Oldham way. Oldham Council has become one of the country’s greenest public sector fleet operators after...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Solicitors see red over closure of contact centre

AN Oldham firm was so angry over the closure of a vital service that staff launched a fundraising awareness day. In...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Walsh in pole position for F1 job

CHADDERTONíS Paul Walsh is thought to be in talks to become the next chairman of Formula One (F1) motor racing. Mr...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Johnís plea to help victims of typhoon

EXPAT John Flanagan, who has lived in the Philippines for four years, is appealing to his hometown for aid as...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

The spice boys

A ROYTON curry house has won a prestigious award at the 10h annual British curry awards. The Blue Tiffin was named...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Clean bill of health for ambulances

THE North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) was given the all clear following an new type of inspection earlier...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Low-cost loan makes Phil a happy snapper

GET OLDHAM WORKING CAMPAIGN A LOCAL photographer is starting to see his business boom as a result of a low-cost loan...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

ĎJunk open electoral rollí

LIB-DEM councillors are calling on Oldham Council to support plans to scrap the Open Electoral Register, saying it leads to...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Website launched by Foxdenton developer

A WEBSITE designed to keep the public informed about developments at the Foxdenton site has been launched. The latest information about...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Three held on allegations of slave labour

THREE men have been arrested for alleged enslavement and trafficking offences after Eastern European immigrants were found to be working...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Community action sees car park open

The car park at Delph Methodist Church, Gartside Street, had been closed for more than a year because of its...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Fall pensioner meets saviour

AN Oldham pensioner was overcome with emotion when she was reunited with the woman who came to her rescue after...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

999 warning after increase in calls

AN unprecedented amount of calls has prompted the North-West Ambulance Service to remind the public only to dial 999 in...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Hotel for the future

DECIDING on the best way forward for Hotel Future is about deciding what’s best for the people of Oldham —...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Saddle up and sing along

HORSES, dogs and even a goat gathered at Friezland Equestrian Arena, Greenfield, for a horseman’s carol service on Saturday. The event...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Cub scoutís honour

A DEDICATED cub scout is celebrating after achieving the highest accolade offered by the organisation, the Chief Scout Silver Award. Shai...

Date Online: 16/12/2014

Luke and Melís country gong

A TALENTED country music duo have landed a top national award. Luke Thomas (26) and Melanie Greggain (26) scooped the Duo...

Date Online: 16/12/2014