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From an inability to source materials to problems recruiting staff, business leaders are expressing concerns about a post-Covid economy and Britain breaking from the European Union.
Date Published 15/01/2021
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging people to take extra care to prevent more accidental fires during the current national lockdown.
Date Published 16/01/2021
Celebrity television auctioneer Caroline Hawley is inviting is people to “flog it” tomorrow (Sunday)... all in a good cause.
Ascroft Medical, which is based in the centre of Oldham, have become a Disability Confident employer.
After years of conservation work on the moors, local people are invited to a special online event to see how work is progressing to improve the uplands and river catchments...
Residents have again contacted Shaw Liberal Democrat Councillors after receiving notification that Asda in Shaw has submitted plans for 24-hour goods deliveries to be made to the...
Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools' Head Boy Charlie Chadwick is gearing up for his next major challenge later this year.
A quiet charity group who contributed to 379 hampers benefiting 2,200 people over Yuletide have been praised.
The brave grandad who is rowing solo across 3,000 of the Atlantic Ocean said he’s been notching up more than 60 miles in a single day thanks to favourable winds.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre has today (Friday) launched its Micro Commissions 2021, offering investment, support and a virtual platform for three artists/companies from the region to...
They are the invaluable extra eyes and ears of the heroes of the hills.
The Dovestone marshals will remain at a controversial Saddleworth beauty spot at the weekend, landowners United Utilities have confirmed.
Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth and co-Chair of the Dementia All Party Parliamentary Group, is backing a new initiative which aims to reduce the risk of...
An Elvis impersonator from Oldham is launching the only Elvis-inspired mobile fish & chip van in the UK.
Date Published 14/01/2021
The hard-working staff at the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital have received treats thanks to a fund-raising effort at Oldham Cats Rescue.
A former Mayoress of Oldham whose radiant smile lit up every corner of the borough, has died.
Date Published 12/01/2021
Greater Manchester Police is continuing to ask the public to report non-emergencies online rather than 101 where possible.
Oldham Council is to replace a well-used bridleway bridge that had to be removed on safety grounds.
An Oldham IT consultant has launched an appeal for old laptops to help support children who are struggling to study remotely.
Date Published 11/01/2021
A dedicated performing arts group plan to touch the hearts of a community by giving free Valentine treats to vulnerable locals.
First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has announced the appointment of Donna Cezair as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
With redundancies rising, Manchester-based Transition to Teach has been working with employers throughout England that have staff at risk of redundancy, including npower.
Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health week will return in 2021, taking place between February 1-7.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner visited a local health centre to talk to staff and patients as the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out.
More than 400 Fitton Hill children received gifts thanks to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal this year.
Saddleworth Parish Council have shown their support for the area’s thriving peace movement, by signing the Pledge to Peace.
A high-level review is to be held after a weekend of frustration and anger when hundreds of motorists ignored the government’s appeal to stay at home and invaded a controversial...
Health chiefs are aiming to vaccinate 25,000 people against Covid-19 every week in Oldham, but warn there could be ‘challenges’ in getting that many doses supplied to the borough.
The new year is off to a waggy start at Dogs Trust Manchester as it celebrates rehoming its first dog of 2021.
Date Published 10/01/2021
A poet is releasing the second chapter of an ‘audio artwork’ celebrating this year’s 70th Anniversary of the Peak District National Park (PDNP).
Oldham’s local development plan will look specifically at the importance of ancient woodlands in the borough, after a successful motion brought to Oldham Borough by local Liberal...
National Express will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services with effect from 23:59 tomorrow (Sunday, January 10).
Date Published 09/01/2021
Last year, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Economic Crime Unit recovered over £3 million for victims of fraud.
Around 5.4 million Self Assessment customers have less than a month to complete their tax return, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today, ahead of the deadline on January...
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has urged the government to extend its ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic to avoid a further surge in homelessness.
The first Oxford Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccinations in Oldham care homes have been carried out today (Friday).
Date Published 08/01/2021
United Utilities have today (Friday) underlined the Government’s warning NOT to travel to their sites - including Dovestone Reservoir - during the first weekend of lockdown.
Locally-based charity Oldham Parent Carer Forum has been awarded a grant to supply families in the town with HP Chromebooks to assist children and young people with additional...
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has expressed her delight at the generosity of people who helped a constituent whose mobility scooter was destroyed in a fire.
Local housing association First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) has launched a public consultation to gather views about its plans to redevelop land off Vale Drive, Oldham, where the...
Oldham Liberal Democrats have hit out at further delays to healthcare access, insisting 'it demonstrates the massive crisis facing our healthcare system, due to underfunding'.
Mahdlo Youth Zone volunteers ensured numerous Oldham families enjoyed a magical Christmas by distributing hampers across the borough last month.
Concerns have been raised over a rise in anti-vax propaganda Covid conspiracy theories in Middleton.
Oldham’s solo hero of the seas Frank Rothwell has revealed strong winds have hampered his remarkable charity challenge.
Dozens of calls have been made to a victim support hotline for people unhappy with how Greater Manchester Police is handling their reported crimes.
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has donated 100 supermarket crates to Oldham Foodbank.
Date Published 07/01/2021
Failsworth Councillors have called for intervention to reduce dangerous driving in the area after a serious accident on Propps Hall Drive on Monday evening.
Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has urged the Government to provide the necessary resources to ensure ALL children and young people can participate in remote learning...
Slips and falls due to ice and snow in the North West have resulted in more than 150 calls to the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in a week.
Victims of domestic abuse in Greater Manchester are being reminded that support is still available and those at risk of harm can still leave their homes under the latest...
Date Published 06/01/2021
People are being encouraged to look beyond lockdown by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Oldham.
A team of local junior footballers will start the new year in style thanks to a donation towards new training kits and equipment from Redrow.
A major new link road leading to a £100m regeneration scheme at Broadway Green has officially opened.
Tributes are being paid to Colin Smith OBE, Oldham’s former chief executive, who died yesterday (Tuesday), aged 80.
Oldham Council is taking another step forward in improvements to green transport with the installation of a new ‘rapid’ electric vehicle (EV) charging point in the town centre.
The number of Covid-19 cases rose across most of Manchester in the week before the government announced the latest national lockdown.
An unmade road which is one of Failsworth’s worst fly-tipping hot-spots could be closed to through traffic under proposals being considered by Oldham Council.
Four local rotary clubs have launched a major campaign in a bid to prevent proposed budget cuts by Oldham Council to Mahdlo, the town's youth hub.
A new community growing hub has been approved for land planned to become the huge Northern Roots eco park and urban farm in Oldham.
Oldham’s Mayor Cllr Ginny Alexander has sent 90th birthday wishes to former teacher John Street.
Saddleworth churches are to remain closed until mid-February, says Rev Canon Sharon Jones.
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