From the Community Archives
14th Jan Throughout 2018 the members of Royton Townswomen’s Guild kept themselves busy with a stream of activities, events and fundraising for their chosen charity of the year, Parkinson’s UK.  Their recently launched book club has been a great success and coincides with the five other sub-groups including knit and natter, walking and bowling that members can […]
14th Jan Eating well, moving more, drinking less and quitting smoking are common resolutions each new year – but they can be hard to stick to. Research from Public Health England shows that six out of 10 people (57 per cent) in England will make a healthy new years’ resolution. That’s why Oldham Council are supporting residents to continue with […]
11th Jan The Oldham Choral Society are welcome new singers to join them for their forthcoming concert in April. Rehearsals for ‘Verdi’s Requiem’ start in January with the performance taking place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Sunday April 28 at 7pm. The Society, with over 100 members, is one of the leading […]
11th Jan PEOPLE in Oldham are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. As an added incentive, there’s 30% off entry fees during January with the code RFL30. This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, […]
8th Jan By Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green. Hundreds of extra homes will be built in Oldham – and over more green belt sites – as part of the region’s revised masterplan for the next twenty years. Greater Manchester leaders have finally unveiled the long-awaited revised draft of the spatial framework – and it would see around […]
8th Jan Thieves have broken into Oldham Foodbank stealing electronic equipment as well as cash and food. Manager, Lisa Leunig, said: “It was devastating to come in and see what happened, so heart wrenching for us. They had taken out a window in the back to get in.” Around £200 that was donated before Christmas was taken […]
3rd Jan An Oldham man has received the honour of an MBE for his work in community cohesion in the town. Mufti Mahmood, 37, is a leading Imam in Oldham and has been instrumental in developing links between Muslim and other faith communities. Mufti said: “Helping others is part of my faith and who I am so […]
3rd Jan David Johnson, founder of the Oldham Theatre Workshop, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to drama. David, 73, has been a working professional for just short of 60 years, starting his career aged 15 at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. David said: “It is really exciting to receive the award. When the news came […]
29th Dec Four GMP officers and staff have been recognised for their commitment and dedication following the attack in Manchester on 22 May 2017. Detective Chief Inspector Teresa Lam, Special Sergeant Jared Simpson, Robert Gallagher and Chief Inspector Dale Sexton have all received honours in the New Year’s Honours announced today (28 December). Robert receives an MBE […]
29th Dec Umer Khan is a serving Superintendent with Greater Manchester Police with over 23 years of policing experience, having started as a PC in Rochdale in 1995. He has today been awarded an OBE for services to policing. During his time in the Force Umer has worked in districts, CID, The Cheque Fraud and the Commercial […]