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As the days become colder, when I wake up all I want to do is spend the day in my pyjamas – don’t you?
Date Published 10/10/2018
The fate of the nation lies in the hands of Theresa May and she must stand up to the bully boys in Brussels who do not want us to leave the EU at all.
Date Published 15/10/2018
Charities are innovating and helping their communities thrive – despite gloomy predictions, cuts and other challenges.
Date Published 11/10/2018
Every cancer patient deserves the best possible chance of survival and early diagnosis is vital for adding years - as well as quality - to the lives of people with the disease.
Date Published 09/10/2018
We’d like to invite any of your readers who have been successful in the ballot for next year’s London Marathon, announced this week, to join our team and stride out to help beat...
Date Published 08/10/2018
No-one said it would be easy - and the continuing Brexit negotiations show that it is far from so.
No matter which way you vote or what your world view is, it’s vital that we find better ways to work together in our communities.
Date Published 04/10/2018
At the last Council meeting, Conservative Councillor Pam Byrne was the only one to oppose a Liberal Democrat motion that the sale of real fur be banned on Oldham's markets.
Date Published 27/09/2018
In an age where we are encouraged to use public transport for the sake of the environment and to ease congestion it is important that responsible dog owners can travel on all...
Date Published 26/09/2018
While I am by no means a fan of Theresa May’s Chequers proposal she has my full admiration for standing up to the bully boys of the EU.
Date Published 25/09/2018
I am trying to help my cousin research the paternal line of her family tree.
Date Published 24/09/2018
The news that only two out of 53 European countries are more overweight than Britain is a wake up call screaming at us to find more achievable ways to move more.
Date Published 14/09/2018
When it comes to rhetoric, Boris Johnson is right up there with the best.
Date Published 12/09/2018
This November sees the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War.
Date Published 10/09/2018
The month of September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) and CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families, is calling...
Date Published 06/09/2018
Theresa May’s pledge to use UK foreign aid money to drive economic growth in Africa is “missing the point” as far as the general public is concerned.
Date Published 04/09/2018
As we get closer to leaving the EU there has been much talk in the media about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, a second referendum, food and medicine shortages, the army to...
Date Published 03/09/2018
We hope those who attended the Cotton Clouds festival enjoyed themselves.
Date Published 21/08/2018
We’d like to invite your more adventurous readers to join us on our Lake District challenge next Spring and help save lives and rebuild futures shattered by meningitis.
Date Published 17/08/2018
So the year rolls on and yet we seem to be no nearer to reaching decisions about out future after Brexit.
Date Published 15/08/2018
It was very disappointing to read the latest figures showing that the pub industry is still struggling to survive, with 18 closing their doors for the last time in Britain every...
Date Published 08/08/2018
At Royal Mail we never forget that we form an essential part of the UK’s social fabric.
Date Published 07/08/2018
I was involved in IVF in Oldham and assisted Patrick Steptoe at the Caesarean to deliver Louise Brown and eventually went down to Cambridge to open Bourn Hall with him and Bob...
Date Published 31/07/2018
Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the...
Last week Alzheimer’s Society revealed that a staggering two-and-a-half million people in the UK have united against dementia and become Dementia Friends.
Date Published 30/07/2018
Remember the countdown to the Millennium? - when we were all chillingly warned that the end was nigh with computers all over the world shutting down and planes dropping out of the...
The Brexit process is without doubt in a complete mess and that is largely due our Remainer Prime Minister's handling of it with the help of the pro-EU civil servants, while...
Date Published 27/07/2018
The end of June saw the launch of Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Strategy 'Beelines', a plan for a fully integrated cycling and walking network covering 1,000 miles.
Date Published 10/07/2018
Well, following the Cabinet meeting at Chequers they - with the exception of David Davis - are all now backing the Prime Minister and her plans to leave the EU in March next year.
Date Published 09/07/2018
Just about every day we hear of another murder or violent crime being reported, this despite official figure claiming that crime is on the decline.
Date Published 03/07/2018
The Keep Me Posted Campaign, which I chair, is celebrating its 5th birthday this month.
Sadly I don’t believe there were any street parties - and Heaven knows it’s been hot enough - to mark the EU (Withdrawal) Bill officially becoming law.
Date Published 28/06/2018
At last after two years after our EU referendum the EU Withdrawal Bill has finally passed through the Commons, although there are many hurdles ahead.
Date Published 25/06/2018
For years I have believed the statements of successive UK governments that Cannabis is a dangerous and addictive drug that leads inexorably to the destruction of the health and...
Date Published 20/06/2018
Did you know that people in the North West are most scared of spiders (28%)?
Date Published 11/06/2018
This Microchipping Month, Cats Protection would like to encourage people to get their cats microchipped.
I am currently carrying out research into Devon Mill, off Chapel Lane, Hollinwood.
Date Published 08/06/2018
Another smack in the eye for the Remoaners who desperately want to keep us shackled to the EU - the British economy is on the up.
I want to thank everyone in Greater Manchester who united with us during Dementia Action Week (May 21-27) to help the nearly 30,000 people living with the condition in the county.
Date Published 04/06/2018
Scouting set me on a path to becoming an astronaut.
Date Published 01/06/2018
As a Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in the Oldham area, I would like to express my gratitude for the fantastic support and fundraising efforts of your readers.
Date Published 29/05/2018
Oh look Mark Carney, the latest official figures show Britain is booming economically.
Date Published 23/05/2018
The issue of the Irish border being a stumbling block in Brexit negotiations is nothing more than a political ruse, caused by both Brussels and Dublin, who are doing their utmost...
Date Published 22/05/2018
I really love being active, especially the feeling after and that’s why I’m supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s latest fundraising campaign to get sponsored to...
Date Published 21/05/2018
I want to encourage your readers to unite against dementia and take action to fix dementia care in Greater Manchester.
Date Published 17/05/2018
The British Red Cross responds to an emergency every four hours in the UK - from fires, extreme weather and flooding, to national emergencies including acts of terror.
The recent closure of the Collective Spirit Free School was very costly to the taxpayer.
Date Published 14/05/2018
It’s lonely at the top - and for Theresa May it’s getting lonelier every day.
Date Published 08/05/2018
It's struggle after struggle each season.
I want to invite your readers to unite for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place between May 21-27.
Date Published 02/05/2018
There is now a concerted effort by the Remainers, to overturn the majority result in our 2016 in/out EU referendum, by those who will not accept the result.
Every day, tens of thousands of people go to work at one of the 7,000 community businesses in England.
Date Published 20/04/2018
From 1969 until 1978 an as yet unknown scientist and gynaecologist laboured long and hard in Oldham to bring about a ‘medical miracle’ that continues to help millions of women and...
Date Published 19/04/2018
Every day people in Oldham with a disfigurement are subject to harassment and abuse because of how they look.
Date Published 18/04/2018
I am supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to raise awareness of key symptoms following my own diagnosis of the disease for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month...
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