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An international costume designer from Uppermill has added her voice to the tributes being paid to comedian Bobby Ball, who died this morning.
Date Published 29/10/2020
Tributes have been made to Oldham-born Bobby Ball, who has died at the age of 76 after testing positive with coronavirus.
Making sure Oldham residents and communities are safe and have the most up to date Coronavirus information and help is hugely important.
Members of the Coronation Street cast are supporting the campaign Spread Hope With Soap for the national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.
A damming report looking into the the Labour Party's handling of complaints about anti-Semitism has been published.
Oldham born Bobby Ball has died after testing positive for coronavirus at the age of 76.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain over the next four days in Oldham.
Saddleworth Round Table and Oldham Foodbank Team have teamed up on Saturday in a bid touch the the heart of the generous-spirited locals.
Councils in Greater Manchester will get more than £70m in the lastest round of emergency funding as the government reverses its decision on using a formula which gives more money...
Date Published 28/10/2020
A former ‘brothel’ on an Oldham high street is to be given a new lease of life as a cafe.
Oldham police officers, working in conjunction with TfGM, set up a knife arch metal detector at Oldham Central Metrolink station.
Manchester’s Nightingale hospital will reopen later this week – but will be run differently to how it was in the first wave of the coronavirus crisis.
Calls have been made for the ‘Greater Manchester family’ to come together and support businesses, volunteers, charities and community groups hit hardest by the economic fallout...
The ‘true extent’ of Greater Manchester’s poverty levels has been revealed, with ‘staggering inequality’ shown even in the wealthiest areas.
Does the pronunciation of the words ‘book’, ‘bus’ or ‘boat’ change if you’re from Bolton or Bury? Or ‘two’ or ‘tyre’ if you live in Trafford or Tameside?
Date Published 27/10/2020
A special Remembrance Service will be streamed online in Oldham this year to ensure residents can safely commemorate those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Liberal Democrat councillors are calling for a default 20mph speed limit on Oldham's minor residential roads.
Royton based Hospice, Dr Kershaw’s are asking their local community to help after Covid-19 pandemic and tougher restrictions for GM hits their plans to furnish the soon to be...
They came with their keepsakes and private sentimental gifts to help a cash-strapped village church to raise raise money for a major refurbishment.
The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the long-awaited masterplan for housebuilding and job creation in the city-region – has been published.
Date Published 26/10/2020
Now the dark nights are here, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is urging people to make their house numbers visible so that they can find you when you need them most.
The golden locally-harvested honey from bee hives in the hills of Saddleworth is twice blessed.
A combined operation involving 44 members of two mountain rescue teams saved an injured young woman in an unfolding moorland drama.
Caring Alice Brooks has unselfishly forfeited her birthday treats in memory of her great uncle who tragically died of cancer.
Two men from Oldham have been charged following a warrant where suspected firearms were found.
A man has been given a £10,000 fine after officers closed down a party with over 50 people in attendance in Manchester.
Cadent, Greater Manchester’s gas network and major local employer, has pledged to fund 40,000 meals as it joins the amazing nationwide effort to stop vulnerable children and...
Innovative equipment from an Oldham-based company is helping businesses and venues keep their visitors Covid-secure as soon as they walk through the door - or rather, gate.
Date Published 25/10/2020
Northern has teamed up with web-based rail experts Realtimetrains.co.uk to give its customers live information about its trains.
With the clocks due to go back an hour later tonight (Sunday, October 25), GMP has issued its annual reminder to residents to use simple steps to stop burglars using the shield of...
Date Published 24/10/2020
It's time to get a tingle down your spine - but it is all for a good cause as the Friends of Diggle School (FODS) promise a really special trail to celebrate Halloween and the...
On Wednesday, November 25, toddlers, children and young people throughout Oldham are encouraged to put down their pens and take part in No Pens Day Wednesday; a national speaking...
The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - the long-awaited masterplan for housebuilding and job creation in the city-region - has been published.
Date Published 23/10/2020
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is reopening to socially distanced audiences from November with a programme of Covid-secure events, including a hard-hitting drama, virtual reality...
The end of an era is beckoning as hugely popular husband and wife team Margaret and Lawrence Smith prepare to call time on their Abbeyhills Road bakery after more than four...
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (October 23).
A report updating councillors and the public on the progress made by the investigation team into historic allegations of child sexual exploitation in the Borough will be included...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed Tier 3 restrictions upon Greater Manchester yesterday (Tuesday) after talks with local leaders failed to come to an agreement.
Oldham Council is supporting Marcus Rashford's campaign to provide free school meals during school holidays for those most in need.
Essential repairs are to be carried out to Oldham’s oldest Great War memorial at Austerlands in advance of Remembrance Sunday, which this year marks the centenary of the...
Engineers at bus operator First Manchester have begun a programme to fit clean air technology to the engines of its diesel fleet which will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides...
Conlon Construction has been appointed as the contractor on the development of a locally-inspired indoor climbing centre in Oldham.
MPs voted down a Labour motion calling for workers in areas under Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions to be paid at least 80pc of their income.
Police are hunting a gang of women who stole more than £2,000 worth of high-end clothes from Puddleducks on Uppermill High Street early yesterday (Thursday).
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has unveiled three extra support measures for businesses affected by Tier 2.
Date Published 22/10/2020
Covid, contamination, fewer bin collections and a Chinese ban on importing waste have all contributed to Greater Manchester’s recycling rates falling.
It comes after the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party called Chris Clarkson "scum" while debating coronavirus restrictions.
Revolution 96.2, which has been broadcasting in Oldham since August 1999, has been sold.
Crompton Councillor Dave Murphy has welcomed the successful adjournment debate held in the House of Commons last Wednesday (October 14) in which MPs from all parties supported the...
Families in Oldham are being urged by the Royal Society for the Prevention Accidents (RoSPA) to take action to protect their children from the risks of household cleaning
One of central Oldham’s longest-established businesses - the multi-award-winning beauty salon Tymbuktu - celebrated its 40th birthday yesterday (Tuesday).
Date Published 21/10/2020
Greater Manchester’s ‘red wall’ Tories appear to be split over whether Andy Burnham should carry the can for the collapse of Tier Three negotiations.
People who are forced to self-isolate after getting ill with Covid-19 or coming into contact with a positive case can get a £500 support payment - if they meet certain criteria.
Sacha Lord, the Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Co-Founder of Parklife Festival and Co-Founder of the Warehouse Project, has commenced a Judicial Review into...
A former Oldham teacher has been banned from the country’s classrooms for at last three years, and possibly longer.
Northern Roots has teamed with Oldham Libraries and local businesses Remedian, Oldham Community Leisure, and Ultimate Products to launch the first ever Northern Roots Creative...
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Oldham who’ve had coronavirus during the current lockdown to register as blood plasma donors.
A barber shop that put staff and customers at risk of catching coronavirus has been closed after advice and support from Oldham Council officers was continually ignored.
A report published by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) found that crime in Greater Manchester had fallen overall by 19% when compared to the total, in the same period (January to...
Work is set to start on a project to deliver more than 78km of new fibre optic broadband infrastructure across Oldham.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner is urging the government to save almost 18,000 children across Oldham and Tameside from losing vital free school meals support over the...
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