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Council chiefs are asking residents to tell them which streets and pavements are unsafe as the town hall prepares to use £500k to improve Oldham’s highways.
Date Published 01/06/2020
Police have released CCTV footage after a man was injured during a terrifying armed burglary in Middleton.
Nearly £5million will be spent relaunching a scheme helping Greater Manchester’s rough sleepers off the streets to provide safer accommodation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Community champions Saddleworth Round Table are building on their previous massive achievement with another Foodbank collection.
A lucky newborn calf is home after getting stuck neck-high in the mud.
New data published on behalf of Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, has shed light on the current position of the sector in Greater Manchester.
Oldham Council engineers are due to make a full examination today (Monday) after the closure of a key Uppermill road.
Young people across Greater Manchester are invited to get creative at home as part of this year’s Safe4Summer partnership campaign - which has now launched.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Oldham.
A man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into adult sexual abuse in Salford.
The North West Film Archive are appealing for the public’s help to gather video footage of life in the area during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Landscape painter Diana Terry was determined not to be beaten when the coronavirus compelled her to change her regime.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Manchester.
The Oldham Mountain Rescue Team were asked to assist GMP Saddleworth and Lees and North West Ambulance Service on Saturday when a casualty fell down steep ground off a narrow...
The Dobcross Coronavirus Network has supported 178 requests In the last eight weeks.
Date Published 30/05/2020
Patients at the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West are being kept in touch with their loved ones thanks to a dedicated team of redeployed and returning nurses.
More than 60 new homes are to be built on an ‘pigsty’ site in Shaw – and more than half of them will be affordable.
A new bike hire scheme is coming to Greater Manchester next year – and leaders say lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout.
National pub and bar operator Punch Taverns has come under fire from Chadderton licensee David Mowbray as his future in the business is under threat thanks to ever-rising rent...
Date Published 29/05/2020
A new primary school for children with special needs that can accommodate up to 152 pupils will be built in Oldham to ‘plug’ increasing demand.
Dr Kershaw’s has announced the phased re-opening of its portfolio of charity shops, following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, with its Shaw charity shop based on Market Street...
A Mobile Testing Unit staffed by the army will be visiting Oldham to provide testing for COVID-19 for local residents (adults and children over five years) and keyworkers.
Thousands of residents from across the city-region threw open their windows and took to their doorsteps and balconies to join Together in One Voice, a joyous mass singalong last...
Wayward motorists who cause traffic problems at a top Oldham beauty spot this weekend will face tough fines and could have penalty points added to their licences.
First Manchester has announced it is increasing services from Sunday (May 31).
Royton-born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has been in severe lockdown in Tenerife, but she insists: "We are getting there!"
A man who bit a police officer’s arm in an attempt to evade arrest has been jailed for 12 months.
A huge network of pop-up bicycle lanes into Manchester city centre could be built to help commuters stay socially distanced and off public transport during the coronavirus...
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams, has co-hosted an online, cross party conference on "How to Build Back Better after Covid-19", with fellow MPs, leading academics,...
Date Published 28/05/2020
The traditional sound of jingling bells on clogs will not be heard across Saddleworth at a heritage festival.
Labour analysis of where the Government's emergency cash for councils to cope in the coronavirus crisis has been distributed suggests the hardest-hit and most deprived places in...
The town centre's WOW Bed has been transformed into a tribute to those risking their lives for our safety during the pandemic.
The RSPCA is facing a cat crisis as the charity cares for more cats than any other pet with more than 1,000 felines currently in its care.
A host of top musical talents who all share a common love for Manchester and its people will be introducing live renditions of their songs by local residents in the Together In...
Public health messaging has been ‘weakened’ by the way the government has handled the Dominic Cummings controversy, according to Andy Burnham.
Oldham Council is to distribute a further £3million for local businesses through the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund.
Date Published 27/05/2020
The Principal of Oldham College is joining education leaders across the country in asking their MPs to help deliver a ‘September Promise’ for young people.
Tameside has been chosen as Greater Manchester’s pilot borough for the government’s ‘test and trace’ programme to tackle outbreaks of coronavirus.
A COVID-19 emotional support line for black and ethnic minority communities in Greater Manchester is now live.
'The show must go on' as they say, and as far as Oldham Coliseum Artistic Director Chris Lawson is concerned, once he gets the thumbs-up from the Government, the famous old...
Furious locals are demanding a tough crackdown after hundreds of motorists and sightseers caused chaos at one of Oldham’s favourite beauty spots.
As temperatures rise and summer approaches, Dogs Trust Manchester is offering top tips to help owners make sure dogs can stay safe and happy in the sun and keep cool during...
Conservatives in Oldham have branded Dominic Cummings a ‘foolish man’ for travelling from London to Durham during lockdown – but say the public ‘aren’t interested’ in the row.
Despite not being able to rehearse for the past couple of months, Uppermill Band have been busy during lockdown.
A cancer scientist from Oldham, who is currently on lockdown with his three children, is adding a new activity to the home-school timetable.
The Saddleworth hills will definitely ring to the sound of music on the day of the community’s legendary Whit Friday celebrations.
Date Published 26/05/2020
This week Oldham's super adventurer and relentless fund-raiser Steve Hill should have been in Uganda, taking part in a number of worthy charity projects.
Elated Joey Needham summed up his father's determined seven-week battle against Covid-19 by saying simply: 'He’s a lion'.
A Syrian refugee doctor based at the Royal Oldham Hospital has shared his experiences of working on the NHS frontline during COVID-19 with BBC News.
Further funding to protect and increase transport services, level up infrastructure and regenerate local economies after coronavirus has been announced by Transport Secretary...
A man has been arrested in Barcelona on suspicion of conspiring to murder two men in the UK.
Small businesses and employers across the UK who have paid statutory sick pay to staff taking coronavirus-related leave will be able to claim back the money from today (Tuesday,...
Police and conservationists are investigating after reports of baby goslings and ducklings being stolen from the Salmon Fields fishing lake at Royton.
Saddleworth playwright and novelist Jan Needle, who won a first class honours degree for his specialised knowledge of William Shakespeare, has brought out a new book to reveal...
Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, has led the many tributes to Angie Farrell, the former Chair...
Gallery Oldham is inviting residents to be a part of its new digital project to collect a snapshot of what life is like in the borough during the coronavirus pandemic.
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has said research showing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the most common pre-existing conditions for people dying with...
Cycle-mad twins Jack and Sam Glendinning vowed to support inspirational Captain Sir Tom Moore's valiant fundraising cause - by doing everything at the double.
Furious locals complained of roadside dangers after motorists double parked on a key main road linked to a beauty spot at Dovestone Reservoir in Greenfield yesterday (Monday).
People mourning in lockdown should be encouraged to talk about their feelings and not have to put grief on hold, say mental health experts.
Date Published 25/05/2020
The Oldham Sixth Form College is celebrating a record number of Medicine and Dentistry university offers for its Year 13 Aspiring Medic students.
Date Published 24/05/2020
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