The biggest Oldham stories of 2021

Date published: 29 December 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we take a look back at the biggest stories in Oldham over the last twelve months.

The stories from our community range from quirky, to tragic, to uplifting and infuriating. Between now and New Year's Day, we look back on the most-read stories on Oldham's only truly local news website.

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Stace hopes to help others with her blog
Stace Don from Oldham is blogging about her journey to overcome childhood abuse to help others who may be going through the same experience.


Sean Fielding lost his council seat in a dramatic and depressing night for Labour
Oldham Council leader loses seat in local election.  Sean Fielding was ousted by Mark Wilkinson of the newly formed Failsworth Independent Party, after a bitter campaign


Albion Farm and cafe
Farm shop staff 'intimidated' by travellers parked illegally on their land.  The travellers reportedly intimidated staff and refused to move off the site for 10 days unless they received a payment of £6,000 from the business owners.


Billy Buck was a hugely popular character in Limeside and beyond
Oldham's send-off for Limeside legend Billy Buck, as hundreds of people turn out to pay their respects.

Tomorrow, we'll share more of the biggest Oldham stories of 2021

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