From the Shaw Archives
5th Nov A Crompton House student is up for the Best Young Martial Artist of the Year Award. Libby Genge, 14, from Shaw is a World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She trains with the Stealth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team in Oldham and has competed across the UK as well as the USA, Russia, Germany and Ireland. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu […]
1st Nov An Oldham secondary school is to get a £10.8m extension to meet the demand for new pupil places. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Council bosses have agreed to invest in building a new three-storey classroom block at Crompton House CofE School, in Shaw. A dining room extension and other internal alterations will also be […]
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 Jun A Shaw woman is inviting the community to put on their walking shoes to raise money for a worthy cause. Jacqui Madden is raising money for the Forever Angels orphanage in Tanzania where she will be undertaking volunteer work this summer. Jacqui said: “I have always wanted to do voluntary work and when I turned […]
31st May An Oldham mum is working in partnership with the Royal Oldham Hospital to create better channels of communication between them and new and expectant mums. The Rochdale and Oldham Maternity Voices Partnership is part of a national organisation which brings together teams of women and their families, commissioners and providers so they can work together […]
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, […]
1st May The Oldham branch of RBS will close later this year. The banking giant announced the closure of 162 branches earlier today, at a cost of 792 jobs. Now, it’s been confirmed that the branch on Church Terrace will close its doors for the final time on August 2nd, although the branch in Shaw will remain […]
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 Local politicians and trade union officials have released a joint statement on the Shop Direct closures. The online retailer announced last week that it would be closing three sites in Greater Manchester- in Shaw, Chadderton and Little Hulton- to create a new distribution centre in the East Midlands. The news immediately put almost 2000 jobs […]
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. […]