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Council bosses are consulting on making millions of pounds of cuts – including axing funding for charities and the opening hours of Gallery Oldham – as they face a £30m funding shortfall.
Date Published 23/11/2020
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Saddleworth is bracing itself for the arrival of a unique heavenly host of Christmas angels.
Cancer charity Maggie’s Oldham s hosting a free virtual carol concert at 6pm on Sunday 13th December in support of people with cancer. The concert has a fantastic line-up of...
Oldhamers are invited to nominate people who have achieved something great or overcome something challenging during the coronavirus crisis for a special message from Oldham...
Property has been destroyed and homes have been seriously damaged nearly 800 times a year as a result of faulty or mistakenly used electrical appliances, Greater Manchester Fire...
More reported cases of carbon monoxide have come from Greater Manchester than many other areas of the country this year.
Scores of people have slipped through the government’s COVID support net with some living with no earnings since March.
Plans have been submitted to transform the former Maple Mill site in Oldham into a new affordable housing scheme.
A further two men and a teenager have been charged in connection with the murder of a teenager in Moston earlier this month.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has this week announced an extra £16.5 billion for Britain’s armed forces over four years, saying he was determined to “end the retreat” in military...
This month, GMP's Transport Unit celebrates its first anniversary.
Date Published 22/11/2020
A six-week-old puppy with a deformed paw was found dumped in a box which was left in a park near Ashton.
Stagecoach Group plc has noted the announcement by Greater Manchester Combined Authority regarding the re-evaluation of its previously announced bus reform proposals in light of...
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group - which includes the Royal Oldham Hospital - has announced that its Freedom to Speak Up team and its Inclusion Centre of Excellence team have...
Date Published 21/11/2020
Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The RSPCA is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and...
A series of online strength and balance sessions for people in later life are being arranged to tackle falls – a leading cause of fatal and serious accidents in the home – as part...
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is asking the community to support their Christmas ‘Furnish with Love’ Appeal by taking part in festive fundraising activities to help raise the vital funds...
Date Published 20/11/2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to help almost three million people across the UK who have been ‘excluded’ from vital support throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shaw schoolteacher Steve Hill's 'Team Hill Charitable Trust' and Oldham firefighter Aaron Lee's 'Hive22 Running Club' have both been nominated for a prestigious community award.
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (November 20).
Local shoppers are being urged to donate to the UK’s biggest food collection and support the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis amid the Covid-19 pandemic...
Champion Coppice charity fundraiser Afruz Miah is spearheading a pack of runners as they traverse the near 4,000 miles from Britain to the Yemen - and then back again.
A man has been jailed for over five years after a spree of offending in January which began with the robbery of a Mercedes.
Oldham Council and its partners have ensured children and young people’s mental health has not been forgotten during the Covid crisis.
Hundreds of people who objected to ‘insane’ proposals for a new housing estate have been victorious after councillors went against officers’ advice to reject the plans.
As the world races to create a vaccine to combat coronavirus, the end of an epidemic which devastated the gay community for decades is now in sight.
Salford and Stockport Councils have this week postponed their meetings where councillors will decide on whether to adopt the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the Oldham...
Date Published 19/11/2020
A teenager has received an eight-month detention and training order in relation to a burglary in Moston.
Town hall bosses have slammed the actions of ‘selfish individuals’ after a massive 17 tons of waste was dumped on an Oldham road.
A research programme which called on people from Oldham and the surrounding area to take part in trying to find a cure for Covid-19 has kicked off in impressive fashion according...
Oldham Coliseum’s campaign to secure its future has been given a major boost after former Coronation Street actor and star of their 2019 panto threw his weight behind their
A major renovation project at Oldham College has taken another step forward with two buildings deemed ‘obsolete’ being removed from the campus.
Just when you thought Supermarkets couldn’t think of anything else they could sprinkle the Christmas dust over, well now it’s the turn of the humble donut for the festive...
The latest knife crime prevention campaign from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has seen 170 knives recovered and 82 people arrested during a week-long initiative.
A special court could be convened in Greater Manchester to deal with hundreds of unpaid coronavirus lockdown fines before Christmas.
Date Published 18/11/2020
Greater Manchester Police Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a robbery in Oldham.
Andy Burnham has warned against the introduction of ‘permanent’ coronavirus restrictions once the national lockdown ends.
Council bosses have agreed to sell a former school site in Oldham to a developer who could build up to 150 new homes on the land.
A pupil referral unit in Oldham is to be expanded to take in extra children who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools.
A new partnership between Oldham’s Enterprise Trust (OET) and The Prince’s Trust has been announced in order to support the town’s young entrepreneurs. The Prince’s Trust has...
The leader of Oldham Council has taken to social media to bite back at those seeking more action from the local authority when it comes to clearing the town’s streets of dog dirt.
A 68-year-old writer who lives on the Mossley/Saddleworth border made the shortlist for the King Lear Prizes, a new national arts competition launched in March 2020 to encourage...
The Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has welcomed the recent announcement that Oldham will be one of 67 new areas to follow Liverpool as locations for mass...
Homelessness charity, Emmaus Mossley, has been selected to benefit from the latest round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.
Two security marshals were involved in separate dramatic incidents at one of Saddleworth’s most popular and controversial beauty spots at the weekend.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre have created a new kind of panto magic for 2020.
Date Published 17/11/2020
Oldham Council’s Safeguarding team has teamed up with CIC Made by Mortals to launch a podcast and series of interactive online workshops, which help them learn more about...
The scourge of dog fouling is blighting the lives of many south Chadderton residents, and they are seeking more action to combat the issue from Oldham council and local...
Date Published 16/11/2020
Oldham’s market traders are supporting customers throughout the national restrictions with stalls selling essential goods still open and others offering click and collect and...
The Oldham Street Angels have been getting a helping hand with freshly cooked meals for the vulnerable courtesy of the Revolve Café at Oldham Leisure Centre.
A quiet, dedicated community champion has been praised as a “little hero” in his inspirational effort to support the homeless and needy.
Healthwatch Oldham is launching the inaugural People’s Choice Awards to celebrate the hard work that people throughout all health and social care services deliver to the people of...
Werneth has seen the highest number of coronavirus infections in Oldham but cases are continuing to fall dramatically in the former hotspot Alexandra Park.
Liberal Democrat councillors have responded to a government consultation on pavement parking by asking for new powers to be granted to councils to tackle nuisance parking.
The first of 27 new Metrolink trams has arrived in Manchester after an epic 1,800km journey across Europe.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has called for an urgent inquiry into whether lobbyists employed by the government during the Covid response unfairly benefited from...
A man from Lincoln has been charged in connection with the death of a man in Heywood.
Three local rotary clubs have collectively put their best feet forward to collect shoes for a worthy charity.
A Grotton woman who received a Royal accolade for her charitable works celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday with a special message from Oldham’s Mayor, Cllr Ginny Alexander.
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