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From Tuesday, December 1 through to Thursday, December 24, Oldham Coliseum Theatre will air a short play responding to a festive theme each day on its social media channels.
Date Published 29/11/2020
Participants in Greater Manchester’s first COVID-19 vaccine study have spoken about their personal experience and why they wanted to get involved.
Oldham's Connor Coulston has been announced as a winner in the hugely prestigious Ingram Prize art awards.
The impact of fraud can be both financially and emotionally devastating.
Date Published 28/11/2020
The Oldham Liberal Democrat Group has welcomed the Oldham Council meeting outcome to postpone the decision on whether to approve the controversial plan to build housing on the...
The Greater Manchester Mayor’s A Bed Every Night homelessness reduction scheme is being extended after a charity warned numbers seeking help have rocketed during the pandemic.
Greater Manchester’s plans to bring the local bus network into public ownership have been approved for further public consultation to consider the effects of Covid-19.
Date Published 27/11/2020
Cultural leaders across Manchester are calling for a re-think by government to allow venues to safely re-open when the city is put into Tier 3 next week.
Polling commissioned by a cross-party group of MPs has found overwhelming backing across the UK for a job creation programme that will reshape day-to-day life, restructure local...
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (November 27).
Liberal Democrat Councillor and District Lead for Shaw and Crompton, Diane Williamson, has said: “Happy Lancashire day to all Lancastrians.”
‘Tis the season to spread Christmas cheer as First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) gives tenants the chance to win a luxury hamper worth over £150.
The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GM LEP) Co-Chairs Lou Cordwell and Mo Isap, and Cllr Elise Wilson, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Portfolio Lead...
Chadderton will pay its respects on Friday to a couple happily married for 52 years, until a Covid infection ended both their lives.
Date Published 26/11/2020
Fitness enthusiast Tom McHugh is hoping to raise £1000 for a mental health charity by walking to Snowdonia from Oldham.
Committed community volunteer leader Peter Killan is celebrating a milestone birthday raising funds for Doctor Kershaw's Hospice.
Date Published 25/11/2020
An inspirational Oldham College student who has battled serious illness has been shortlisted for a top national accolade.
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Date Published 23/11/2020
Saddleworth is bracing itself for the arrival of a unique heavenly host of Christmas angels.
Cancer charity Maggie’s Oldham s hosting a free virtual carol concert at 6pm on Sunday 13th December in support of people with cancer. The concert has a fantastic line-up of...
Saddleworth lady, Julia Dawson, has received sight-saving treatment for the past seven years and her commitment to continued treatment despite lockdown have enabled her to help...
A courageous Saddleworth mother is determined to raise money for a charity to help research a rare neurological condition despite the coronavirus lockdown.
Tackling-machine Liam Bent, Oldham RL Club's popular loose-forward, has forged a link with St Chads pharmacy in Lime Green Parade, Limeside, which is little more than a stone's...
Keeping her promise to recognise townfolks special anniversaries, Oldham’s Mayor, Cllr GInny Alexander sent golden wedding wishes to Marlene and Stephen Whitehead
A six-week-old puppy with a deformed paw was found dumped in a box which was left in a park near Ashton.
Date Published 22/11/2020
Stagecoach Group plc has noted the announcement by Greater Manchester Combined Authority regarding the re-evaluation of its previously announced bus reform proposals in light of...
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group - which includes the Royal Oldham Hospital - has announced that its Freedom to Speak Up team and its Inclusion Centre of Excellence team have...
Date Published 21/11/2020
Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The RSPCA is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet as the charity fears the financial strain from the coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and...
A series of online strength and balance sessions for people in later life are being arranged to tackle falls – a leading cause of fatal and serious accidents in the home – as part...
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is asking the community to support their Christmas ‘Furnish with Love’ Appeal by taking part in festive fundraising activities to help raise the vital funds...
Date Published 20/11/2020
Shaw schoolteacher Steve Hill's 'Team Hill Charitable Trust' and Oldham firefighter Aaron Lee's 'Hive22 Running Club' have both been nominated for a prestigious community award.
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (November 20).
Local shoppers are being urged to donate to the UK’s biggest food collection and support the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis amid the Covid-19 pandemic...
When you’re talented; determined to achieve success, and have an overwhelmingly supportive network of friends, family and teachers, you’re bound to do great things!
Oldham Council and its partners have ensured children and young people’s mental health has not been forgotten during the Covid crisis.
As the world races to create a vaccine to combat coronavirus, the end of an epidemic which devastated the gay community for decades is now in sight.
Oldham Coliseum’s campaign to secure its future has been given a major boost after former Coronation Street actor and star of their 2019 panto threw his weight behind their
Date Published 19/11/2020
Homelessness charity, Emmaus Mossley, has been selected to benefit from the latest round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.
Date Published 18/11/2020
Oldham Coliseum Theatre have created a new kind of panto magic for 2020.
Date Published 17/11/2020
Oldham Council’s Safeguarding team has teamed up with CIC Made by Mortals to launch a podcast and series of interactive online workshops, which help them learn more about...
The scourge of dog fouling is blighting the lives of many south Chadderton residents, and they are seeking more action to combat the issue from Oldham council and local...
Date Published 16/11/2020
Oldham’s market traders are supporting customers throughout the national restrictions with stalls selling essential goods still open and others offering click and collect and...
The Oldham Street Angels have been getting a helping hand with freshly cooked meals for the vulnerable courtesy of the Revolve Café at Oldham Leisure Centre.
A quiet, dedicated community champion has been praised as a “little hero” in his inspirational effort to support the homeless and needy.
Healthwatch Oldham is launching the inaugural People’s Choice Awards to celebrate the hard work that people throughout all health and social care services deliver to the people of...
Liberal Democrat councillors have responded to a government consultation on pavement parking by asking for new powers to be granted to councils to tackle nuisance parking.
The first of 27 new Metrolink trams has arrived in Manchester after an epic 1,800km journey across Europe.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has called for an urgent inquiry into whether lobbyists employed by the government during the Covid response unfairly benefited from...
Three local rotary clubs have collectively put their best feet forward to collect shoes for a worthy charity.
A Grotton woman who received a Royal accolade for her charitable works celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday with a special message from Oldham’s Mayor, Cllr Ginny Alexander.
Local community radio station Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards.
A new landlady will take over an ancient landmark Saddleworth hostelry next month.
Presenters at Oldham-based radio station Revolution 96.2 said their goodbyes on Friday as the station closed after 21 years.
Date Published 15/11/2020
Saddleworth Liberal Democrat councillors Garth Harkness and Sam Al-Hamdani have expressed disappointment at local Conservative Leader, Councillor John Hudson, who said that...
Gallery Oldham has partnered with Art UK to launch a series of collection-inspired gifts perfect for the festive season.
Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has joined forces with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to call on the Government to stop the illegal importation of puppies into the...
The ‘seismic shock’ COVID and lockdown has been for new and expectant parents has been revealed as one first-time mum has described her own experience.
Date Published 14/11/2020
Four new partners have been appointed to the Greater Manchester Housing First pilot following an exhaustive selection process.
People across Oldham are being invited to take an online hearing check if they find themselves regularly in awkward situations after mishearing words or being too embarrassed to...
Oldham Council is set to receive funding which will boost the energy efficiency of homes across the borough.
Date Published 13/11/2020
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