From the Royton Archives
3rd Aug A ROYTON GP has led a 25-strong team made up of GPs and medical staff from Oldham and Rochdale and their friends up Mount Snowdon by bike and on foot to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK – inspired by an Oldham-born chemistry teacher’s battle with a rare cancer. Dr Bodrul Alam, who is a GP and cancer care lead at […]
9th Jul A pub manager who allowed potentially dangerous gas work to be carried out on his premises has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council. On May 30 last year a qualified Gas Safe Engineer carried out a routine safety inspection at The Duke of Edinburgh Pub, Market Street, Royton. The engineer found that the gas boiler […]
3rd Jul At its most recent Open Evening, the Royton Townswomen’s Guild enjoyed an evening of cheese tasting courtesy of Cheeseplus, a cheese company based at Bury Market.    The Townswomen were wowed with cheeses from across the UK whilst enjoying each other’s company at the event, which was just one of many on the Guild’s calendar for […]
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 […]
17th Apr Lloyds Banking Group is to close its branch in Royton later this year. As part of 49 branch closures across the UK, affecting 305 jobs across the business, the branch on Market Square on September 25th. A Lloyds Banking Group spokesperson said: “We have confirmed the locations of some Lloyds Bank and Halifax branches which […]
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 […]