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News that 38% of Oldham children are in poverty and what that means for their daily lives is indeed shocking.
Date Published 26/05/2020
Volunteers are always important.
Date Published 01/06/2020
We may not be able to hold picnics in the usual way just yet, but why not hold the next best thing – a virtual picnic?
Date Published 18/05/2020
As the nation gets to grips with containing the Coronavirus pandemic, attention must be given to the possible impact on long-term health.
Date Published 15/05/2020
I am moved to contact you on this VE Day anniversary.
Date Published 11/05/2020
Diabetes UK has launched the Step At Home 30-minute challenge – a way to stay active during lockdown by stepping around your home for 30 minutes a day.
Date Published 07/05/2020
In these unprecedented and challenging times, we would like to say a huge thank you to all Dogs Trust supporters and players of People’s Postcode Lottery locally for their...
The Green Party is calling on the government to urgently put in place Community Shields across the country before lifting the coronavirus lockdown.
Date Published 06/05/2020
With lockdown measures now in place for a month, the general public has come to appreciate the efforts of supermarket staff working on the frontline.
Date Published 04/05/2020
Date Published 30/04/2020
Uncomfortable as it is, the coronavirus pandemic means many of us will be forced to confront death in ways we never could’ve comprehended just a few weeks ago.
Date Published 29/04/2020
Given that we’ve seen a huge reduction in car-use, and a huge increase in jogging and cycling, if the government is true to its word:“At each point we have been following...
Date Published 24/04/2020
Over the last few weeks we have been inundated with messages and pictures from our customers across Greater Manchester in praise of the extra lengths our postmen and women have...
Date Published 22/04/2020
Whilst the Queen has cancelled her birthday gun salutes tomorrow (Tuesday) in view of the current COVID crisis, we should not let this get in the way of celebrating the day in her...
Date Published 20/04/2020
Diabetes UK has developed a guide to support people who are isolated at home.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic there has been a lot of talk about Universal Credit and SSP, but there are other benefits that people in certain circumstances may be able...
Date Published 14/04/2020
The rules for fighting Covid-19 are determined by scientific/medical data, says the government.
Isolated and highly vulnerable, children with cancer desperately need your help.
Date Published 08/04/2020
The sheer incompetence of a government that lectures Britain on the importance of self distancing and washing hands to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and now has Boris...
Date Published 01/04/2020
Dear Editor, as the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust is so lucky to have the support of all of our dog loving friends.
Date Published 31/03/2020
Date Published 30/03/2020
The prime minister is increasingly looking weak and indecisive.
Date Published 26/03/2020
I wonder whether you would be willing to publish the following on behalf of my mother.
Date Published 19/03/2020
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, I am compelled to appeal to your readers for urgent help during this difficult and uncertain time for WellChild and the families we support.
Date Published 18/03/2020
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the UK Government cares little for the health and welfare of its older citizens and visitors from the USA.
Date Published 16/03/2020
At Macmillan, we know that someone in the UK will hear the words ‘you have cancer’ every 90 seconds.
Date Published 11/03/2020
To all Latics fans: it's been a difficult season again, both on and off the field, and there has been little to cheer.
Date Published 09/03/2020
Nearly half the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK are disabled or live with someone who is.
Date Published 03/03/2020
Date Published 25/02/2020
Date Published 10/12/2019
While most of us are looking forward to Christmas, for people living with cancer, it can be a very different story.
Date Published 06/12/2019
As people seeking asylum and refugees, we are not allowed to vote.
469,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2017/2018.
Date Published 28/10/2019
Project Fear 2.0 is steaming ahead unhindered by facts or reality.
Date Published 10/10/2019
Did you know that there are currently 242 people in need of a kidney transplant in Greater Manchester whose diet will be restricted due to kidney disease?
Date Published 02/08/2019
On behalf of Alzheimer’s Society I would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to your readers.
Date Published 11/07/2019
Today marks the start of Carers Week (10th-16th June), an important date in our calendar as we recognise the 6.5 millions carers living in the UK.
Date Published 10/06/2019
Thank you to everyone who supported the Liberal Democrats in the European elections last week.
Date Published 30/05/2019
Every day people with a visible difference are being excluded from public life in Oldham with many facing discrimination, isolation and loneliness because of their mark, scar or...
Well the earthquake prophesied by Nigel Farage has well and truly shaken up the political landscape in the UK.
This Volunteers Week (1-7 June), I would like to take the opportunity to thank our fantastic volunteers who give so much of their time, skill and dedication for the benefit of...
Date Published 24/05/2019
There are nearly 30,000 people living with dementia in Greater Manchester and that number is set to rise in the next few years.
Date Published 08/05/2019
Any tactic to extend the leaving date if the EU is just a ploy by the Remainers to keep us in the European Union for as long as possible
Date Published 29/01/2019
Last August we set out to raise awareness of Attendance Allowance.
Date Published 08/01/2019
Just as well Mrs May wasn’t in charge when Captain James Cook went off exploring.
Date Published 07/01/2019
This is a call out to all chocoholics, cocoa bean lovers and confectionary enthusiasts!
Date Published 02/01/2019
All indications suggest that 2019 will be a wonderful year for our great country.
One of my annual highlights, the Queen's Christmas Day Broadcast, was totally ruined for me this year by widespread advance publication of its contents.
Date Published 27/12/2018
As we enter the New Year, I’m calling on Oldhamers to save lives in 2019 by supporting Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity.
Date Published 20/12/2018
So, next year, 2019, will see another 3.1% increase in rail fares on average.
Date Published 11/12/2018
Mrs May is rapidly losing control of her Government, suffering three defeats within 63 minutes.
Date Published 05/12/2018
We’re supporting Carers Rights Day today (Friday).
Date Published 30/11/2018
Our shops rely on the generosity of the community, which is why for this year’s Giving Tuesday (tomorrow) and in the lead up to Christmas, we are asking local residents to give...
Date Published 26/11/2018
It is impossible to ignore that Christmas is fast approaching; from fairy lights to decorations, the hallmarks of the festive period are all around us.
Date Published 22/11/2018
It was thought to be ‘job done’ when the 2016 referendum result was delivered.
Over the next few weeks we are going to hear a barrage of gloomy propaganda and even financial and economic Armageddon if we do not back Theresa May’s deal or have no Brexit deal...
Date Published 20/11/2018
Hot on the heels of French President Emmanuel Macron calling for a European Army now we have Angela Merkel voicing the same rallying call.
Date Published 14/11/2018
Ernest Hirst was a Shaw man, and he was killed in France on July 15, 1916.
Date Published 09/11/2018
Your readers may have heard recently of the £240m of extra money being allocated to the social care system to ease pressure on the NHS this winter.
Date Published 08/11/2018
I’d like to invite your readers to get their glitter on this Christmas and help us fight back against meningitis.
Oh look, plans for a European army are still alive and well and this time being promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron.
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