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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 The government has formally agreed with Oldham Council Planning Committee’s decision to approve the demolition of Hartford Mill – signalling the start of a major housing and regeneration project in Werneth. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the owner can now knock down the entire building. This is because redevelopment […]
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 […]
22nd Mar Oldham Athletic have appointed Pete Wild as first team manager until the end of the season. Wild returns to the role having previously taken charge for a short spell in December and January. During that time, Wild guided Latics to four wins, three losses and a draw. The fans’ favourite helped the club at a […]
21st Mar SATURDAY Football EFL LEAGUE TWO: Carlisle United v Cambridge United, Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town, Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers, Crawley Town v Lincoln City, Grimsby Town v Bury, Macclesfield Town v Stevenage, Mansfield Town v Crewe Alexandra, MK Dons v Yeovil Town, Notts County v Exeter City, Port Vale v Forest Green Rovers, Swindon Town […]
20th Mar Oldham’s growing profile as a regional logistics base has been significantly boosted by the opening of a new £1million Reverse Logistics Training Centre.  Oldham Council Leader, Sean Fielding, visited Mantra Learning at Greengate, Chadderton, to open the state-of-the art facility this week.  The training provider has a track record stretching back more than 50 years […]