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Oldham's Chief Clinical Officer, John Patterson, is urging people to give up smoking to reduce their risk of coronavirus.
Date Published 01/04/2020
Charities and community groups in Oldham, battling to help the most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis, are set to get a helping hand from local gas distributor, Cadent.
Date Published 04/04/2020
Tracker, the stolen vehicle recovery expert, is warning motorists against opportunistic criminals looking to steal cars to fill the replacement parts gap, caused by the shutting...
A nationwide petition has been launched calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to award front-line NHS staff a £1,000 tax-free bonus.
Date Published 03/04/2020
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is calling on the telecommunications industry to cut the bills of older and vulnerable landline telephone customers after a powerful exchange...
Environmental charity Earthwatch has launched a new service for parents to help children feel that they are doing something positive for nature and connected to the outdoors, to...
0161 Community have asked the people of Manchester to submit short videos of thanks for ‘our frontline workers’ with the aim of launching a constant 24 hour videostream on their...
Water company United Utilities has injected £3.5m into a trust fund to help people who struggle to pay their water bills.
None of Oldham’s rubbish is being recycled during the coronavirus lockdown, bosses have confirmed.
The Trojan President of Dovestones WI went hot foot to help after a plea from NHS staff in the ICU at Oldham Royal Hospital for Croc shoes.
Popular gourmet kebab restaurant chain, German Doner Kebab, has today stepped-up to announce its generous commitment to contribute 30,000 free meals to frontline NHS workers and...
Date Published 02/04/2020
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is offering support to people affected by sight loss in Oldham after unprecedented changes to everyday life.
Almost half of Britons admit self-isolation with their partner has put a strain on their relationship.
Marie Curie is geared up to care for additional dying patients across Greater Manchester to relieve pressure on the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A rallying cry has gone out to all musicians to support a community-wide initiative on Easter Sunday.
Maggie’s Oldham is supporting people living with cancer through the Covid-19 emergency by phone, email or through their online community.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is taking its artistic and engagement activity online amidst the Coronavirus crisis, bringing the theatre and its creative opportunities into people’s...
Mike Procter, of the Saddleworth Round Table, and Andrew Illingworth, Sales Director at Widdop & Co, have collected over €20,000 worth of moisturizer, all destined for front line...
Dr Kershaw’s has launched an urgent appeal for healthcare professionals based in Oldham to help their local Hospice in its time of need.
United Utilities staff are continuing to keep the North West’s water running during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The community-embracing Oldham Event Centre has become a quiet hub for achieving good deeds.
A message of support and reassurance has been sent from Manchester City Council to cultural organisations in the city as they and the whole country respond to the unprecedented...
Date Published 31/03/2020
A rallying call has gone out to all musicians to support a community-wide initiative on Easter Sunday.
Greater Manchester Police Sergeant Stuart Charlesworth has won the College of Policing Wellbeing Award.
Warm-hearted Kad Sharif is certainly doing his bit to help Oldhamers get the better of the dreaded Coronavirus outbreak.
Date Published 30/03/2020
Defiance Gin, which is distilled in Lees, has been voted the best in the world at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).
An orphaned baby badger which was rescued by the RSPCA is now being hand-reared by dedicated staff at a wildlife centre.
Two new NHS Nightingale Hospitals will open in Manchester and Birmingham to provide care to thousands more patients with coronavirus.
Oldham-based personal fitness coach Daniel Wood is spearheading the keep fit at home movement by featuring weekly free keep fit classes on his MyBodyGuru Facebook channel.
Fraudsters are always on the lookout for new opportunities to take advantage of consumers, whatever the circumstances, and this time of emergency is no exception.
Uber will cover free meals and trips to NHS staff, helping reduce the pressure on the heroes on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
Rugby League Cares is teaming up with Betfred Super League, Championship and League 1 clubs to help combat the issues faced by retired players during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Date Published 28/03/2020
The Oldham-based Carnaby School of Dance is defying what could have seen the Coronavirus crisis shutting them down by taking 150 students (adults and children) on to virtual dance...
Date Published 27/03/2020
The hills of Saddleworth were alive with the sound of clapping last night as villagers joined the nationwide 8pm call to support the NHS.
First Manchester is moving all services to a special timetable from Monday (March 30) to ensure key workers, including health service and emergency workers, can get to and from...
Now more than ever before, Oldham's Action Together support network is in need of new volunteers.
Oldham Council is temporarily introducing weekly general waste collections from Monday, March 30, due to the coronavirus crisis.
Oldham Community Leisure’s (OCL) centres might currently be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but John Carhart, aged 51, is still celebrating a very special milestone with...
As Northern Rail continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreaks, a number of new measures have been introduced today (Thursday) to help protect passengers and staff.
Date Published 26/03/2020
United Utilities and Yorkshire Water have asked their tenants and land managers to halt controlled burning on their land until further notice.
A children’s heart charity who were forced to search shops and hunt online to find surgical gloves so that they could care for sick youngsters claim proper protection against...
The UK’s largest opticians and audiologists, Specsavers, has suspended all routine testing for the foreseeable future to focus on essential and urgent care only.
The UK’s best-loved national pet charities and experts have joined forces to offer advice to help owners care for their animals and each other.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, national charity Epilepsy Action continues to support the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.
Rahat Hannan and his kind-hearted colleagues at the Shalimar restaurant in Uppermill did their bit in helping to boost morale among the extremely busy NHS staff at the Royal...
Date Published 25/03/2020
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has urged constituents to sign up to become NHS volunteers.
Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has been named preferred bidder by the Department for Education to design and build...
The coronavirus has curtailed the fund-raising activities of Saddleworth Parish Council Chairman’s Charity Committee.
The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.
The RSPCA is providing an emergency-only service to animals through the coronavirus crisis in the wake of Government advice.
Kind-hearted staff at two popular Saddleworth venues closed by the coronavirus have donated their tips to charities.
A rallying call has gone out across a community compelled to cancel its annual “greatest free show on earth” because of the coronavirus crackdown .
Following Monday’s fire on Marsden Moor, National Trust rangers are now warning that more fires are possible because of a prolonged period of dry weather and concerns that the...
The Citizens Advice Service has announced that face-to-face advice services in Oldham have been suspended for the foreseeable future.
Date Published 24/03/2020
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