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Staff at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services for children and adults across Oldham, took part in the Great Big Thank You week (September 7-13).
Date Published 20/09/2020
A young foster carer from Oldham is encouraging others to consider a career in fostering as under-25s in England face bleak employment prospects as a result of the coronavirus...
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.
Date Published 18/09/2020
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.
Local author Elaine Lloyd will be Tesco Extra in Failsworth tomorrow (Saturday) from 9am onwards, signing copies of her new book 'I believe in angels'.
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.
'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...
First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has completed its latest housing development in Royton, with the first families starting to move in.
Date Published 16/09/2020
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
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...
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.
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.
A specifically designed and certified COVID-safe theatre venue is set to open in Manchester next month.
Date Published 13/09/2020
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.
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.
Northern is reminding customers to plan carefully ahead of the introduction of new timetables next week.
Date Published 11/09/2020
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).
Oldham-based SDA Systems has donated and installed innovative self-cleaning touch pads at local school, Littlemoor Primary.
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...
Andy Burnham has slammed health secretary Matt Hancock for the way the government has announced a string of new coronavirus restrictions affecting Greater Manchester.
WRT Developments has announced a public consultation over draft proposals for a range of executive and family homes off Huddersfield Road in Diggle.
Date Published 10/09/2020
Royal Mail today calls on dog owners to make letterboxes in their homes a ‘no-go zone’ for their pets.
A suicide memorial quilt and mental health training for barbers are just two of the ways Greater Manchester is looking to prevent suicide and get everyone talking about the...
A total of 180 new officers celebrated the end of their police training.
Date Published 09/09/2020
Manchester Digital has teamed up with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for an initiative set to advise and inform anyone looking to switch to a digital career –...
Oldham’s Mayor Cllr Ginny Alexander has posted an emotional video to mark Emergency Services Day, or 999 day, as a celebration of the contributions, past and present, of those who...
A Manchester not-for-profit dog rescue has put out an emotional plea for dog lovers everywhere to help secure a second rescue site for unwanted dogs before land is sold for...
Greater Manchester leaders are set to agree the updated timetable for the final stage of public consultation on the wide-ranging Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – the...
The Education Policy Institute’s 2020 Annual report on the state of education in England recently found that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in...
Coronavirus infections are on the rise again in Oldham’s biggest hotspot, making it the third highest neighbourhood for cases in Greater Manchester.
Traffic cops often feature in television shows, but the reality is that the traffic officers forming the thin blue line are often too few and grossly underfunded, and the Liberal...
Saddleworth’s intrepid adventurer Frank Rothwell, 70, has stepped up training ahead of his daunting challenge of rowing the Atlantic solo for raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research...
Date Published 08/09/2020
A Facebook campaign seeking answers is gathering momentum after a much-loved four-year-old chihuahua dog was killed in Oldham.
Date Published 07/09/2020
A new crackdown on speedsters could mean a 20 mph limit across Saddleworth villages.
Oldham’s mayor Ginny Alexander cannot attend townsfolks personal celebrations because of coronavirus restrictions but she ensures she marks their day with a special card and...
During Organ Donation Week (today, September 7 to 13), NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people...
The Oldham Liberal Democrats have welcomed the creation of a new £400million Brownfield Land fund, from which £81.1 million will be made available to the 10 Greater Manchester...
As schools return in the North West, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding working parents they could save up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards after-school clubs...
Following an unprecedented long spell of family time, children are now returning to school and adults are returning to their workplaces.
The EnterprisingYou (EY) programme has proved crucial to the self-employed following the Covid-19 outbreak by providing support to self-employed businesses, particularly those hit...
The unassuming heroes of the Saddleworth hills rallied to a call from the North West Ambulance Service with reports of people shouting for help in the Dovestone area.
Oldham Council officials have moved to stop fly-tipping at the aptly named Crime Lane.
Oldham’s Mayor Ginny Alexander and her consort husband Adrian are taking a bow after linking the Brit Theatre to the town's famous boxing luminary.
Date Published 06/09/2020
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