From the Shaw Archives
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. […]
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 […]
11th Apr An online retailer is closing its two sites in Oldham, potentially causing thousands of job losses. Shop Direct, which owns major online brands ‘Littlewoods’ and ‘Very’ is closing three of its sites in Greater Manchester; Shaw, Chadderton and Salford, to create a new distribution centre in the East Midlands. Plans have been in the pipeline […]
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 […]