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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
Community champions Saddleworth Round Table are building on their previous massive achievement with another Foodbank collection.
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.
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.
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.
A new bike hire scheme is coming to Greater Manchester next year – and leaders say lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout.
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...
Date Published 29/05/2020
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 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...
The traditional sound of jingling bells on clogs will not be heard across Saddleworth at a heritage festival.
Date Published 28/05/2020
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...
A COVID-19 emotional support line for black and ethnic minority communities in Greater Manchester is now live.
Date Published 27/05/2020
'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.
Oldhamer Greg Cox and his student pals Cogan Wade and Frederik Filz von Reiterdank were appalled when they saw the inflated prices of face masks after they had tried to source for...
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...
Oldham's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community sacrificed their Eid celebration time in order to deliver food parcels to local vulnerable people.
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.
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.
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.
JYSK re-opened its Oldham store for in-store customers from yesterday (Monday).
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.
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
Oldham-based Innovation LED have just completed an amazing project to light up a San Francisco cathedral.
Date Published 23/05/2020
The band has continued to play for Oldham’s young musicians as they have been digitally supported through the Covid-19 crisis by the Oldham Music Service.
Despite being closed to the majority of children, key worker pupils at Alexandra Park School have been determined to celebrate Eid and share it with the community.
Local Authorities will be central to supporting the new Test and Trace Service across England, with the Government providing a new funding package of £300 million.
Date Published 22/05/2020
A new climate-conscious ‘eco centre’ will replace a dilapidated council depot after councillors unanimously backed the plans.
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has urged reflection once again on the day of the third anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing.
This week's Dr Kershaw's winners have been announced (May 22).
Residents of Greater Manchester are being advised to help keep themselves, transport staff and others safe by only travelling when necessary; cycling, walking or driving as their...
Government measures to help businesses survive the pandemic have been welcomed by an Oldham insolvency expert.
The Dr Kershaw’s Virtual Quiz is set to return, by popular demand, on Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm via the Hospice’s Facebook page.
Royton-born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has lived in one of Oldhamers' favourite holiday hot spots for more than 20 years.
Today (Friday May 22, 2020) marks the third year anniversary of the atrocity that took place at the Manchester Arena back in May 2017.
Carolyn Wilkins, Chief Executive of Oldham Council has thanked the borough's teachers in a video posted this morning.
Date Published 20/05/2020
The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to ramp up mental health support for health and care staff in Oldham to ensure 'world-class' support for those tackling the...
Levels of poverty amongst children in the North West have risen by 4.5% since 2014, going from 18.5% to 23%, new figures show.
The Oldham Academy North continues to be a ‘good’ school following its Ofsted inspection of March 10 and 11 this year.
Date Published 19/05/2020
Marie Curie’s famous Blooming Great Tea Party is going virtual this year and the charity needs tea party hosts more than ever before to make up for the devastating effect the...
Oldham volunteer Raabia Hussain has spoken of the challenges she has faced in growing up deaf, and why she decided to travel to Kenya in a bid to help change perceptions and drive...
National BBQ Week, one of the year’s most loved celebration dates, is back for its 24th year with a change in focus, launching 'Barbi for Britain' to raise much-needed funds for...
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services across Oldham, says it has been overwhelmed by gifts, kind-hearted donations and...
A Saddleworth village has sounded a resounding clarion call to keep the spirit of the community’s legendary Whit Friday showpiece alive.
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