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From the Oldham Town Archives
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 […]
13th Mar Angela Rayner MP joined students at Oldham Sixth Form to answer questions for International Women’s Day. Angela is MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, Droyslden and Failsworth as well as Shadow Secretary of State for Education. She spent an hour being interviewed by two Politics students from the college and taking questions from students in the audience. Questions […]
25th Feb Oldham’s late-night arts festival, ‘Illuminate’ lit up the town centre on Friday (Feb 22). Oldham Parish Church, Parliament Square, Oldham Library and Gallery Oldham all took part hosting a range of illuminative themed performances, attractions and workshops. The festival kicked off with a Parade of Illumination, a carnival procession of light that started at Gallery […]
24th Feb Two men have been charged in connection with the rape of a woman in Oldham.  The woman, in her 30s, was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday and raped by two men at a property in the Greenacres area of Oldham. She was also beaten and cut in the attack. Ewan Gaylard, 28, of […]
7th Feb Love will certainly be in the air when a new wedding and occasion wear store opens its door in Oldham on Valentine’s weekend! Part of the partnership with Dr Keshaw’s Hospice, the new store, ‘Heart 2 Heart’, will be situated in the Town Square Shopping Centre (opposite Beaverbrooks jewellers) and will be open for a […]
4th Feb A group of young dancers act out the signs of meningitis in a moving new video released by the grieving mother of a six-year-old girl who died from the disease two years ago today, February 4th. Kirsty Ermenekli helped daughter Layla-Rose’s old dance troupe put together the poignant tribute as a way to help raise […]
28th Jan Town hall staff worked six day weeks to clear the mounting backlog of vital support plans for youngsters with disabilities and special needs, it has been revealed. Oldham Council has been working to reform its special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services since Ofsted highlighted a succession of failings in the department in 2017. The […]
25th Jan Metrolink’s popular Oldham town centre line celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend with an impressive track record. Around 60,000 tram passenger journeys are being made to Oldham town centre every month, boosting access to jobs, shops, cafes and restaurants and local attractions including the traditional Tommyfield Market and popular Oldham Coliseum Theatre. The new street-running […]
10th Jan A new tram stop could be built in Oldham as part of an ambitious strategy to revolutionise travel across the region. The transport plan unveiled this week by Greater Manchester leaders would see new Metrolink stops, train stations and the birth of the ‘tram-train’. It is divided into three parts, with 65 projects due to […]
10th Jan Police in Oldham are asking the public to help them trace a man wanted on recall to prison. 48-year-old Adrian Harewood was released from prison in March 2015 after an eight-year sentence for GBH and possession of an imitation firearm with intention to cause fear. But, he has since breached the conditions of his licence […]