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The owner of the Oldham Evening Chronicle has written to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to highlight the struggles of local independent media.
Date Published 04/06/2020
Oldham Council staff and contractors worked “quickly and safely”, removing a wooden bridge spanning Church Road, Uppermill,and opening the road in less than a day to pedestrians...
Barbecues on open moorland should be banned by law, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has said as the fire service is strained by serious blazes.
Royton born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has lived on Tenerife more than twenty years. Here she shares the latest update from one of oldhamers favourite holiday hotspots.
The McDonald's at Elk Mill Retail Park in Oldham had to be shut yesterday because of the sheer number of people queuing up to get their fast food fix.
A special Oldham health and social care team carrying out vital patient care and support at local care homes during the Covid-19 crisis have been praised.
Jim McMahon, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and Oldham West and Royton MP, marked World Bicycle Day yesterday (Wednesday) with a letter to Oldham Council encouraging them...
Contentious proposals to build a three-storey extension to a care home have been approved by planning chiefs despite more than 60 objections.
Lockdown has ‘pretty much ended’ in the eyes of criminals in light of ‘significantly weakened’ social distancing guidelines, says Greater Manchester’s deputy mayor.
Greater Manchester leaders have pledged to build ‘stronger dialogue’ with local black communities in the wake of the ‘callous murder’ of George Floyd.
Date Published 03/06/2020
Oldham Council and its partners are urging people to act responsibly when visiting Dovestone Reservoir and the countryside above the borough.
Mick Harwood and two music fanatic mates are hoping to raise £3,500 for the Oldham Foodbank in September when they stage what promises to be an epic 'Oldham Rocks the Foodbank'...
Ambitions, a group run by volunteers based in Oldham and Tameside, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive...
Warm-hearted Oldham teenager Ibrahim Yousaf is celebrating after winning a hugely prestigious Young Fundraiser of the Year award from the Institute of Fundraising.
Saddleworth Round Table are adding a nostalgic touch to their Oldham Foodbank collection on Saturday.
Citizens Advice Oldham, working in collaboration with Citizens Advice Stockport, Rochdale and Trafford, has continued giving advice to those in need throughout the coronavirus...
Did you witness an armed robbery in Greengate, Middleton?
Three young sisters from a primary school in the heart of Oldham recently took part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, for a cause very close to their hearts.
Oldham Council has launched a toolkit of posters and signs to support businesses and organisations to re-open safely.
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has reacted to the ‘Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19’ review published yesterday (Tuesday) by Public Health England.
First Manchester is launching an update to its mobile app that will enable customers across the region to live track the location of their next bus and its available capacity, as...
Over 2,000 people have signed a petition demanding the closure of Dovestone Reservoir, which has been plagued by traffic chaos and other problems in recent weeks.
Heavy rain has assisted firefighters tackling a large moorland fire near Dovestone Reservoir.
A respected doctor and a community champion have appealed directly to Andy Burnham and an MP in a bid to resolve ongoing chaos at an Oldham beauty spot.
The leader of Rochdale council has urged the home secretary to set out her plans for deporting three convicted grooming gang members.
Residents have been asked to keep windows and doors closed as ten fire engines are tackling a fire near to Pots and Pans in Greenfield.
Date Published 02/06/2020
Following the latest government announcement encouraging people back into work Oldham Council is making changes to the town centre car parking charges.
Police are appealing for information following a firearms discharge in Oldham.
‘Lockdown speeding’ has become a very unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against coronavirus, with 20 police forces catching their worst offenders at speeds in excess...
The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is part of a collaborative action of organisations championing a united response for Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7.
Council chiefs are asking residents to tell them which streets and pavements are unsafe as the town hall prepares to use £500k to improve Oldham’s highways.
Date Published 01/06/2020
Police have released CCTV footage after a man was injured during a terrifying armed burglary in Middleton.
Nearly £5million will be spent relaunching a scheme helping Greater Manchester’s rough sleepers off the streets to provide safer accommodation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Community champions Saddleworth Round Table are building on their previous massive achievement with another Foodbank collection.
A lucky newborn calf is home after getting stuck neck-high in the mud.
New data published on behalf of Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, has shed light on the current position of the sector in Greater Manchester.
Oldham Council engineers are due to make a full examination today (Monday) after the closure of a key Uppermill road.
Young people across Greater Manchester are invited to get creative at home as part of this year’s Safe4Summer partnership campaign - which has now launched.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Oldham.
A man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into adult sexual abuse in Salford.
The North West Film Archive are appealing for the public’s help to gather video footage of life in the area during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Landscape painter Diana Terry was determined not to be beaten when the coronavirus compelled her to change her regime.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Manchester.
The Oldham Mountain Rescue Team were asked to assist GMP Saddleworth and Lees and North West Ambulance Service on Saturday when a casualty fell down steep ground off a narrow...
The Dobcross Coronavirus Network has supported 178 requests In the last eight weeks.
Date Published 30/05/2020
Patients at the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West are being kept in touch with their loved ones thanks to a dedicated team of redeployed and returning nurses.
More than 60 new homes are to be built on an ‘pigsty’ site in Shaw – and more than half of them will be affordable.
A new bike hire scheme is coming to Greater Manchester next year – and leaders say lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout.
National pub and bar operator Punch Taverns has come under fire from Chadderton licensee David Mowbray as his future in the business is under threat thanks to ever-rising rent...
Date Published 29/05/2020
A new primary school for children with special needs that can accommodate up to 152 pupils will be built in Oldham to ‘plug’ increasing demand.
Dr Kershaw’s has announced the phased re-opening of its portfolio of charity shops, following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, with its Shaw charity shop based on Market Street...
Oldham Mosque Council leaders have praised the efforts of numerous voluntary initiatives in and around the town as the coronavirus crisis continues to affect everyday lives.
A Mobile Testing Unit staffed by the army will be visiting Oldham to provide testing for COVID-19 for local residents (adults and children over five years) and keyworkers.
Thousands of residents from across the city-region threw open their windows and took to their doorsteps and balconies to join Together in One Voice, a joyous mass singalong last...
Wayward motorists who cause traffic problems at a top Oldham beauty spot this weekend will face tough fines and could have penalty points added to their licences.
First Manchester has announced it is increasing services from Sunday (May 31).
Royton-born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has been in severe lockdown in Tenerife, but she insists: "We are getting there!"
A man who bit a police officer’s arm in an attempt to evade arrest has been jailed for 12 months.
A huge network of pop-up bicycle lanes into Manchester city centre could be built to help commuters stay socially distanced and off public transport during the coronavirus...
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams, has co-hosted an online, cross party conference on "How to Build Back Better after Covid-19", with fellow MPs, leading academics,...
Date Published 28/05/2020
The traditional sound of jingling bells on clogs will not be heard across Saddleworth at a heritage festival.
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