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22nd Mar Cancer charity Maggie’s is looking for enthusiastic volunteers this spring to help them launch their new collection tin campaign. This is a great opportunity for anyone to gain experience in charity work and to raise awareness of a local organisation. Volunteering will involve being responsible for an area in and around Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside, […]
22nd Mar Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner says schools must comply with the Equalities Act and give young children an LGBT inclusive education. Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary has spoken out after schools across the country, including Manchester and Birmingham, stopped lessons on LGBT rights following complaints from parents. She said: “Reports that schools have stopped […]
22nd Mar Care leavers will be exempt from Council Tax until the age of 25 under a new proposal going before Oldham Council’s cabinet on Monday night (March 25). The measure, which is being brought forward by cabinet member for finance and deputy leader, Cllr Abdul Jabbar, is supported by The Children’s Society. It extends a previous […]
22nd Mar Dog owners could be fined £100 if they don’t pick up after their pets – and one councillor says he wants to go further and take dogs away from irresponsible owners. Councillors in Oldham have agreed to consult on plans to increase the on-the-spot fine for dog fouling to the maximum charge available in law. This would […]
22nd Mar Cash from developers is to be used to construct a £14k slide in an Oldham park. Council bosses have agreed to spend the money – which was acquired through a ‘Section 106’ agreement – at Waterhead Park in Spring Hill. The 106 agreements are part of the process of granting planning permission, which sees a […]
22nd Mar Oldham’s last remaining Crown post office is the ‘busiest in Greater Manchester’ – but it could still be closed under plans opposed by thousands of residents. The town centre office is on the closures list drawn up by Post Office Ltd, with the services proposed to be moved into the WHSmith store in Spindles Shopping […]
20th Mar AN OLDHAM cancer survivor is pledging to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life alongside her daughter and is inviting everyone to join them.  Breast cancer survivor Andrea Hawker, 46, and her daughter Emily, 12, stand proudly with signs declaring their personal motivations for taking part in the Race for Life event at […]
20th Mar Oldham Council is becoming smoke free from April 1, helping to safeguard staff, residents and other visitors from the harms caused by smoking. It means that all Oldham Council and Unity Partnership staff will be prohibited from smoking on all work sites including areas around offices, parks and in our vehicles. Signage will be placed […]
18th Mar Town hall bosses have ruled on proposals to create two new housing estates in Oldham which were both strongly opposed by hundreds of residents. The borough’s planning committee have given permission for 20 homes in Greenfield despite a petition signed by more than 750 people. The houses would be a range of two-storey, four bedroom […]
18th Mar An Oldham man has been arrested accused of posting support for the terrorist attack in New Zealand. On Saturday afternoon (March 16) GMP became aware of a post on social media making reference and supporting the terrible events in New Zealand.  ​ Police made urgent enquiries and a 24-year-old man from the Oldham area is […]