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Firefighters were called to Park Cake Bakeries on Ashton Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Date Published 21/01/2020
A post office in Royton is going to close for almost a month while it is refitted and brought up to date.
Intrepid Luke Viney took a really long and winding road to propose to his true love...
The Prime Minister has recognised Alex Hoskyn, from Oldham, for her exceptional service to tackling loneliness and social isolation.
Date Published 20/01/2020
An Oldham pensioner, whose heartbreak story of loneliness touched the nation, was special guest at big-hearted Saddleworth Round Table’s annual Christmas party.
MP Angela Rayner is demanding an urgent review of the child care system following Operation Augusta - the police report which exposed historical child sexual exploitation, whilst...
The Deputy Mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough, Councillor Jenny Harrison visited Ascroft Medical Centre in Oldham town centre, to officially launch their new smart and modern...
The new leader of Saddleworth Parish Council's biggest political group has pledged practical cross-party solutions will come before politics.
THE discerning ladies of Saddleworth WI were encouraged to discover secrets of the sweet taste of success ... by holding their noses.
THIS picture taken at one of Oldham’s favourite beauty spots has raised concerns among campaigners fighting to protect valuable moorland.
A review into allegations of historical sexual exploitation in Oldham will investigate whether social services let down vulnerable children and failings were ‘covered up’.
Date Published 18/01/2020
An ambitious plan to transform Oldham, including creating more than 2,000 new homes in the town centre, 1,000 new jobs and 100 apprenticeship opportunities, is set to be approved...
Date Published 17/01/2020
The cost of car insurance in Manchester is at a two-year high, edging closer towards the most expensive on record, according to new data published today.
The Oldham Evening Chronicle's biggest stories of the last week, (Saturday 18th January).
THE INTERNET is an economic powerhouse that is driving the economy in the North West through jobs, businesses and output, new Internet Association analysis reveals today.
People living in Oldham are to benefit from new technology that allows their health and social care records to be shared securely with the professionals involved in their care.
Tougher action needed to curb ‘frightening’ rise in social media related mental health issues amongst young people, warns BMA responding to Royal College of Psychiatrists report.
The incident happened near to the Shaw and Crompton Metrolink stop just before 6am this morning (17th January).
The girl was walking through an alley off Birch Road at around 5pm, when she was pushed to the ground by a man who raped her.
Date Published 16/01/2020
Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, who has been a longterm campaigner for improvements to local rail services, has welcomed the news that Northern Rail is to...
A major road in Oldham will be closed for a week from Middleton Road to the A627 Elk Mill roundabout.
During the Queen’s Speech Debate on the environment, Oldham West and Royton MP has stressed the need for the UK to undergo a Green Industrial Revolution.
Your Oldham Evening Chronicle is back in print from today for a special one-off edition looking back at 2019 across the borough.
Date Published 15/01/2020
Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of GMP, has denied claims the force tried to stop the critical report on Operation Augusta.
Plans to charge the most polluting vehicles using Greater Manchester’s roads could still go ahead amid delays and an ‘impasse’ over funding.
Customers at Specsavers in Oldham have donated 2,000 pairs of glasses throughout 2019.
Ahead of National Pothole Day today, the Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the Government to deliver on it's manifesto pledge to provide £2 billion in funding to fill...
A man has been charged after stabbings in Manchester City Centre that saw five people injured.
It’s high marks for nine Oldham primary schools after recent glowing reports from Ofsted Inspectors.
A DYNAMIC group of ladies have launched into the New Year with a unique plan to provide the homeless with lovingly crafted handmade sleep mats.
Date Published 14/01/2020
Two men from Oldham and 15 year old boy have been charged following a series of violent robberies in Manchester City Centre.
As the weather takes a turn for the worse with storms Atiyah and Brendon wreaking havoc across the country this week, it’s important to remember the hazardous implications that...
A review's found victims of child grooming rings were 'let down' by Greater Manchester Police.
Cat lovers across the UK are being invited to nominate their furry friends for the biggest event in the feline year – the National Cat Awards 2020.
A weather warning has been put in place across Oldham as parts of the UK continue to be battered by Storm Brendan.
Date Published 13/01/2020
Patients at three of Oldham’s major medical centres have been struggling to get through to staff because the phone lines are ‘failing’ to connect, it’s been revealed.
PEOPLE in Oldham are being urged to show support on World Cancer Day for everyone affected by the disease.
Keir Starmer MP, the frontrunner in the Labour Leadership Election made his 5th visit to Oldham, on Saturday.
The compelling peal of the ancient bells sounding across the valleys summonsed villagers to celebrate the life of their very own laughing policemen...
Oldham-born Tony Prince or 'The Royal Ruler' on Radio Caroline and Radio Luxembourg is auctioning off memorabilia including some Beatles classics.
A VILLLAGE paid a silent tribute to a much-loved community champion Mary Isherwood, who ran Delph Chippy with her husband Graham.
Shortly before 6.20pm last night (Sunday 12 January 2020), police were called to reports that two people had been stabbed on Market Street.
The Oldham Evening Chronicle's biggest stories of the week.
Date Published 11/01/2020
They kidnapped, tortured and blackmailed their victim.
Date Published 10/01/2020
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon OBE, has signed the Friends of the Earth climate pledge.
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (10th January).
Plans for a new eco-centre in Alexandra Park have been unveiled.
THE MOST outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2020 Tes FE Awards today (January 10).
A woman from Oldham who sexually abused a 13-year old girl has been jailed.
Date Published 09/01/2020
Oldham’s first female Asian deputy council leader has revealed that online abusers claimed she ‘slept her way’ to the top and is ‘likely to have STDs’ as she condemned harassment...
Oldham council would be ‘naive’ to think cases of child sexual exploitation do not take place, says its leader as he calls for people with ‘evidence’ to contact safeguarding...
Lyceum Theatre Oldham's 2019-20 Season takes you round the world and this month they're stopping off in New York for The Prisoner of Second Avenue, one of Neil Simon's fantastic...
Officers from Greater Manchester Police will come together with rugby stars from the North West and beyond for a 13-hour football & rugby marathon in support of Mahdlo.
This year, Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
Date Published 08/01/2020
A former owner at Oldham Athletic has hit back following a statement released by the club regarding financial irregularities.
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