From the Failsworth Archives
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 […]
6th Jun Failsworth Carnival is on this Sat 9 Jand Sun 10 June and promises fun for all the family. The carnival starts at 10 am on both days and is held on Lord Lane Playing Fields. There will be a parade around Failsworth on the Saturday from 1pm. There is a fairgound, stalls and much more across […]
4th May Oldham went to the polls yesterday to vote for 22 new councillors across the 20 wards. A total of 90 candidates battled it out with Labour holding 15 seats and gaining a further two – namely Failsworth West and Saddleworth West and Lees. The Lib Dems held two seats and the Conservatives gained Saddleworth North […]
3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Oldham and Tameside residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
17th Apr Oldham Council is reminding residents of Get Oldham Working’s Career and Apprenticeship Fair taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18), following last week’s Shop Direct revelation. The announcement dealt a double blow to the town, being followed by an announcement that Carpetright is closing its store at Elk Mill Retail Park, Royton. The local authority stated […]