From the Lees Archives
10th May Opera singer Nicola Mills has taken her talent all over the world, but never forgets her roots growing up in Lees. Nicola, who has been singing since she was a teenager, has just come home to perform two concerts, one with the Oldham Symphony Orchestra and one inspired by the work of Julie Andrew’s at […]
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, […]
12th Apr OLDHAM COUNCIL TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY SHOP DIRECT PULL OUT Oldham Council says it is shocked and disappointed that workers are set to lose their jobs after digital retail firm Shop Direct announced it plans to close its centres in Shaw and Chadderton. The local authority states its priority now is to support all those affected by the closures. […]
12th Apr Trade Union representatives will meet with political leaders tomorrow to explore what can be done to persuade Shop Direct to retain their facilities in the North West and safeguard up to 2,000 jobs locally. Usdaw reps will be meeting with MPs Debbie Abrahams and Jim McMahon, plus Cllr Jean Stretton, leader of Oldham Council, at Oldham […]
9th Apr Local music united at a recent concert with the Oldham Symphony Orchestra, Oldham Choir and Lees’ soloist Nicola Mills coming together for a gala evening of opera. The performance included classics from composers Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini and was held at St Paul’s Church in Royton where the symphony is now based. Over a […]
29th Mar Four ducklings have found a happy new home just in time for Easter thanks to Canon Johnson Primary School and Little Owl Farm. Daffodil, Sweetie, Speedy and Flash were originally part of a project at the school in Ashton-under-Lyne teaching young children about farms, animals and the outdoors. Early Years Lead, Emma McCarthy, said: “We […]
22nd Mar Oldham Council is inviting residents to join in the opening celebrations of the Lees Park Environment, Community and Opportunities (ECO) Centre.   The ECO Centre will be unveiled on Saturday 24 March at the site of the former bowling green and cabin on Kingsley Drive, with a range of stalls and family activities lined-up to […]
21st Mar Looking for something fun for all the family this Easter? Treasure Trails can be done at any time and run all over the UK including in Dobcross and Uppermill. There are 1,200 trails around the UK and it is easy to get involved, you head to the website to purchase your trail and off you […]
20th Mar Join the Samantha Jones Trust at their fundraising markets this Sunday in Uppermill where you can grab goodies and gifts whilst also raising money for a great cause. The Trust was set up in memory of Samantha Jones who passed away from Leukaemia in 2002 aged 16. Her family and friends set up the charity […]