The biggest Oldham stories of 2021

Date published: 31 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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Thousands wrapped up warm for the fireworks display
Oldham's Big Bang returns with spectacular fireworks show


The Radclyffe School with Head Teacher John Cregg
School accused of brushing bullying allegations 'under the carpet'


Paul Errock
After Oldham Council's Chief Executive Carolyn Wilkins leaves her position, a local businessman says he can do the job for half the salary


Latics return to League Two action on Saturday when they host Harrogate Town
Latics' woes took a turn for the worse in March as sponsors pulled their support


The proposed warehouse in Chadderton
New development in Chadderton is expected to create up to 450 jobs


Blue Coat School on Egerton Street
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 arrives at an Oldham school

Tomorrow, the final part of biggest Oldham stories of 2021.

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