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'Terrified' residents and 'devastated' business owners close to a newly-erected 5G mast on Lord Lane in Failsworth have a sympathetic ear from the leader of Oldham Council, who lives close to the giant structure.
Date Published 18/09/2020
Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal, has welcomed the Group’s ‘Reset’ inquiry which has...
Date Published 19/09/2020
A Saddleworth photographer has scooped a top national award with a picture of a local brass band musician.
A man was arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Oldham.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Chadderton.
The heart-broken husband of Royton mum-of-two Lisa Lees, who lost her life in the Manchester Arena bombing, told the public inquiry into the atrocity in May, 2017, that she was a...
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (September 18).
Plans for the annual Remembrance Day Service at Austerlands have been cancelled due to the latest 'rule of six' restrictions.
Officers from GMP's Safer Transport Team have been out in force across this week focusing on speeding and driving offences.
Public transport use is gradually increasing as people across Greater Manchester start to return to education and employment.
Passengers are being advised about changes to journeys at Mills Hill railway station in Chadderton as its multi-million-pound accessibility upgrade enters its next phase.
A man has died following a collision on the M60.
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Royton organised a couple’s big day within 72 hours to make their wedding dreams come true for a patient.
Throughout the summer there have been concerns from locals over parking at Dovestone.
Date Published 17/09/2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams, is encouraging local people to support the work of Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in this year’s Memory Walk event to help the...
After news we published earlier on Wednesday (16th September 2020) about people attending Accident and Emergency in order to get a Coronavirus test, Greater Manchester Health and...
Date Published 16/09/2020
Oldham has recorded its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as infections in town centre hotspots shoot back up.
Calls have been made for ‘targeted’ curfews to be imposed on bars, restaurants and supermarkets in parts of Greater Manchester with high coronavirus infection rates.
A&E departments across Greater Manchester are seeing a ‘significant’ increase in the number of people turning up in search of a coronavirus test, a town hall boss has said.
First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has completed its latest housing development in Royton, with the first families starting to move in.
A teenage gang left a woman shaken after car-jacking her at knife-point in Oldham, kicking off a mini crime spree which included a Police car ending up on its roof.
Leaders in Oldham have demanded the government gets a grip of coronavirus testing after a change to the system sparked chaos – including a ‘massive’ queue at one of the borough’s...
It’s been another day of chaos for the coronavirus testing system in Greater Manchester.
A popular Saddleworth church curate and his family will share their special flock on BBC’s Songs of Praise this Sunday with the Rev. Kate Bottley.
Peregrine falcons had their best year in a decade, with six known nesting attempts reported say the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative.
Date Published 15/09/2020
A parent is accusing Saddleworth School of cover ups after her daughter was injured in a fight last week.
Oldham's Mayor Ginny Alexander has issued a stirring message to to mark 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain today (Tuesday).
An innovative programme designed to help newly-unemployed people in Greater Manchester find work has received a £13m funding boost from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Two speed and volume tests are to be run at Cooper Street in Springhead, after growing concerns from residents about a combination of high speeds and heavy traffic at school
Full electrification is ‘desperately needed' at Greenfield station, Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has said in a letter to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps.
Date Published 14/09/2020
Over the weekend people across Oldham were turned away from walk-in Covid-19 testing centres and told that tests were not available without appointment, despite advice on the...
Two men have been arrested after a man was left in a serious condition in hospital after a stabbing incident in Oldham.
Metrolink passengers are being reminded of planned works taking place on the Oldham to Rochdale line this weekend.
Gatherings of more than six people in England is now illegal.
A historic band club, a centre of excellence for more than 100 years, has given a message of hope against a background of the coronavirus.
Genial Neil Allsopp has resigned from Saddleworth Parish Council after nearly 12 years of public service.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is encouraging road users to take extra care as the force supports the NPCC - One Road One Week campaign.
An Oldham man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and will appear in court next month.
The rescue of a 12-year-old girl who survived a horrific fall revealed a remarkable story behind the stretcher that saved her.
Saddleworth School is the latest in the Borough to order some pupils to isolate at home following a positive case of coronavirus.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of a man from Oldham.
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Businesses in the North West recorded sustained growth in activity during August, latest UK regional PMI® data showed.
Cancer charity Maggie’s is calling on people to raise funds and enjoy a virtual night of entertainment from the comfort of their own home on Friday, September 25.
Date Published 13/09/2020
Despite current restrictions, Gallery Oldham, Oldham Local Studies and Archives and other partners are continuing with the annual Oldham Histories Festival.
Andy Burnham has called for a shielding programme to provide ‘maximum protection’ for Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable residents over the winter.
Date Published 12/09/2020
Two Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers helped save the life of a member of the public when he suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his HGV on the motorway and collided...
Dogs Trust’s national contact centre is celebrating answering its two-millionth call from members of the dog loving public.
Four men have been sentenced following four violent robberies committed across Manchester city centre.
Date Published 11/09/2020
Northern is reminding customers to plan carefully ahead of the introduction of new timetables next week.
GMP’s specialist team of highly trained and dedicated officers has recovered over £6.6million worth of stolen vehicles in Greater Manchester over the last 12 months.
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (September 11).
Bosses in Oldham say they can ‘offer lessons learned’ to Bolton on how to bring down a coronavirus spike after they narrowly avoided a full local lockdown.
A safety warning has been issued after evidence suggests that most of Greater Manchester’s residents don’t know what to do if they were to smell gas.
A primary school pupil preparing to head back to the classroom has spoken out about the need for people to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and keep washing their hands to...
Police are appealing for information following a firearm discharge in Blackley.
Andy Burnham has slammed health secretary Matt Hancock for the way the government has announced a string of new coronavirus restrictions affecting Greater Manchester.
Oldhams mayor Ginny Alexander posted a sensitive video message to mark World Suicide Prevention Day which is observed internationally on the 10th of September every year.
Today marks World Suicide Awareness day (10th September). Over half of LGBTQ+ people who have religious parents are not out with 64% saying they struggle with suicidal thoughts,...
Date Published 10/09/2020
Police have issued an alert highlighting a rise in vehicle crime across the Saddleworth West and Lees area.
Let’s not mess up all the hard work we’ve done over the last few weeks.
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