From the Failsworth Archives
9th Jan Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man with links to Oldham. Benjamin Graham, 24, has been wanted by police since December 23rd in connection with an assault, damage to a vehicle and breach of a court order. Since finding out he is wanted, Graham hasn’t been seen. He is originally […]
2nd Jan Town hall chiefs have decided to demolish a youth centre after two failed attempts to build new homes on the site. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The former James Street Youth Club in Failsworth has been closed and empty since 2015. Oldham council had previously marketed the site on two occasions, but neither had […]
21st Dec Aman Indian Restaurant Executive Chef Mohammed Lulu Miah is celebrating after once again being voted one of the best curry chefs in the UK at the Curry Award 2018 for the Best Chef in the North West. He previously won the prestigious Chef of the Year Award in the 2015 Curry Life Awards. Mohammed was […]
12th Dec Police investigating a serious assault at a pub in Oldham have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident. Two men were drinking in the Royal Oak Hotel on Oldham Road, Failsworth at around 1.15am on October 13 when they were approached by a man not known to […]
11th Nov A teenage boy has died and another remains in a critical condition following a collision in Oldham yesterday. Police were called to reports that a grey Vauxhall Insignia car had collided with a cyclist on Oldham Road at the junction with Hollinwood Avenue in Oldham at around 2.55am on Saturday. The car driver fled from […]
29th Oct A by-election is to be held in the Failsworth East ward of Oldham Council. Cheryl Brock, who has served the ward since 2016, gave notice of her intention to stand down this week. Nominations to stand as a candidate can be obtained from the Returning Officer at the Elections Office at Oldham Civic Centre and […]
26th Oct Cracked and crumbling roads in Oldham are to benefit from £12 million worth of investment. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Cracked and crumbling roads in Oldham are to benefit from a £12m investment, council bosses have said. The extra funding comes as part of town hall leader Sean Fielding’s pledge to increase the amount […]
19th Oct DO YOU WANT YOUR COMPANY TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL OLDHAM COUNCIL SUPPLIER? Companies from across the borough and beyond are being invited to a special event designed to find new suppliers for Oldham Council. The information and networking event, at Chadderton Town Hall on October 23, will give companies a chance to meet buyers from […]
19th Oct Police are appealing for information after two men were assaulted at a pub in Oldham. The victims were drinking in the Royal Oak Hotel on Oldham Road, Failsworth at around 1.15am on October 13 when they were approached by a man not known to them. The man engaged them in conversation and left, before returning […]
12th Jun The sun came out for Failsworth Carnival this weekend and thanks to the generous local community the 2019 carnival will go ahead. Held on Lord Lane Playing Fields, the carnival had a variety of activities and performances for all the family including the Failsworth Brass Band, Good Vibrations, Footlights and April Marchington. A fairground was […]