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The chair of the national coronavirus test and trace system says it is getting ‘better and better’ and local contact tracers could start knocking on people’s doors.
Date Published 10/08/2020
The mayors of the Greater Manchester and Liverpool regions have launched a new campaign for workers to still get paid when asked to self-isolate by the national test and trace...
People on low incomes or zero hour contracts who cannot afford to self-isolate should ‘access Universal Credit’, according to the boss of the national test and trace programme.
An Oldham man has been charged with numerous driving offences following a high-speed police chase in north Wales.
North West consumer confidence is on the rise following record lows in March and April, according to Deloitte’s latest Consumer Tracker.
Two of Saddleworth’s deceased local heroes have been enshrined despite a unique festival being cancelled because of the coronavirus.
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Richelle Walsh’s welcoming smile has hidden a painful secret from her loyal customers at Greenfield railway station.
Saddleworth’s intrepid fundraisers took to the villages' highways and byways at the weekend as part of their annual unofficial beer walk.
The Government has announced it is extending coronavirus support to buses and trams outside London, with £44m allocated to Metrolink.
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Business conditions improved across the North West private sector in July, with latest UK regional PMI® data from NatWest showing a steep rebound in activity following the record...
People in Oldham are being urged to get on their bikes for Cancer Research UK and help get research back on track after the impact of the pandemic.
Date Published 08/08/2020
Fire service chiefs have urged people to take extra care at while cooking this weekend, following a spate of house fires on Thursday (August 6).
Communities across Greater Manchester are now benefitting from a new app set up to help match volunteers with vulnerable people in need of support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
MJK, a Christian charity based in Oldham who promote the message of faith through video content and their band Crossfya, has signed a lease on a new building in Oldham town centre...
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Date Published 07/08/2020
The current rules on social gatherings will continue in parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and Leicester, following a review of all local restrictions by government and local...
Three Northern Care Alliance NHS Group teams - including one from Oldham - are celebrating after achieving SCAPE accreditation.
Plans to invest £1.3m into parts of the Rochdale Canal leading out of Manchester city centre have gone out to public consultation.
The Chairman of Mahdlo Youth Zone has called for the Oldham community to pledge gifts to its 'Get Back In The Zone' campaign, with a group of existing loyal friends matching...
Go North West, who started running bus services in the region last year, has made an unprecedented cash lump sum offer of £5,000 per driver in exchange for productivity...
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (August 7).
The areas of Oldham with the highest coronavirus cases are Werneth and Alexandra Park, new data has revealed.
The sighting of a rare European bearded vulture in the Dark Peak has come with a plea from the national parks chief executive.
A Twitter row has broken out between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Tory MPs in the region.
The Oldham mountain rescue team were called into action after they were contacted by North West Ambulance Service, asking them to respond to a large, multi-agency incident in...
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and its partners are celebrating a major milestone in its plans to provide the Royal Oldham Hospital with a £28million extension.
A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a van yesterday (Thursday).
Oldham's coronavirus infection rate figures continue to rise sharply despite the whole of Greater Manchester having a local lockdown imposed on its 10 Boroughs last week.
At the start of August the government’s failure to fund free TV licences for those 75 years old and over meant that 3,930 households in Oldham West and Royton no longer qualify...
Date Published 06/08/2020
Oldham has seen a further 127 cases of coronavirus in the last seven days and council bosses warns they are not expecting to see a drop in numbers for ‘weeks’.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has deemed the Prime Minister’s failure to block Claire Fox’s ascent into the House of Lords an “insult to the people of the North West”.
Oldham Council has been praised for its efforts to house the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis.
Customers at Asda in Chadderton are set to enjoy new shopping experiences in a fresh-faced store following a £3million revamp.
A good stroll’s good for your northern soul is the message being delivered through a major new campaign that aims to inspire and create a long-term walking culture across Greater...
‘Mystery shopping’’ will be used in Greater Manchester as part of targeted enforcement against pubs, bars and restaurants failing to follow new lockdown restrictions.
Date Published 05/08/2020
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As military work on the National Testing Programme is being handed over to civilian contractors in England in line with the Department for Health and Social Care long-term plan to...
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering offences, following a series of early morning raids across Oldham.
A care home where children set a bedroom on fire, use cannabis and demonstrate ‘extreme aggression’ when demanding pocket money from staff has been criticised by inspectors.
Water firm United Utilities has announced it has changed criteria on one of its support schemes to help customers who have been affected financially by COVID-19.
Families who benefit from government funded childcare support were given a boost today (Wednesday) as the Government announced that they would not lose out due to COVID-19.
Despite new local lockdown restrictions being imposed on the whole of Greater Manchester last week, it's emerged that Covid-19 infection rates were nearly twelve times higher in...
Former industrial land off Mossdown Road in Royton has been identified as a suitable location for a £150m state-of-the-art energy recovery facility to safely transform...
Parents and carers warned of the risk of suffocation from ‘cute’ baby coverings being promoted online.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was seriously assaulted in Manchester.
Less than half of the people put on trial over indecent images of children in Greater Manchester were convicted last year.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner says the Government has betrayed thousands of her constituents over their failure to extend free TV Licences for the over 75s.
Date Published 04/08/2020
Northern is offering a £500 reward after a stone was thrown at a moving train in Greater Manchester.
A picturesque nursing home on the outskirts of a Saddleworth village is asking locals to support a heartwarming initiative to help their 41 residents.
Parishioners at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Hollinwood, have been busy bees making good use of the grants awarded to them by First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) and Oldham...
Two young countryside lovers have been praised for restoring a historic cairn built in memory to a pair climbers who died in mountaineering tragedy.
Saddleworth celebrated its heritage, with Oldham Council’s permission, as the Yorkshire Day declaration was read out on Uppermill High Street.
Saddleworth Parish council is to have a new leadership team... of women.
Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, has written to the Metropolitan Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, asking him to ‘get...
A new coronavirus testing centre has opened in Oldham after a spike of infections in the borough led to stricter restrictions on socialising being brought back.
Date Published 03/08/2020
An eatery serving quality Bombay street food and British favourites has delivered a staggering 10,000 free mouth-watering meals during the lockdown.
Oldham Council has moved to reassure its residents following the Greater Manchester ‘major incident’ announcement late last night (Sunday).
A group of warm-hearted fitness fanatics from the Oldham Children's Community Nursing Team based at the Integrated Care Centre on New Radcliffe Street have raised more than £2,000...
The Mayor of Greater Manchester is calling on the government to reinstate the shielding policy in areas of the UK in local lockdown.
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