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Oldham Council is spending £6.2m upgrading the borough’s roads as part of the Highways Improvement Programme 2018.
Date Published 15/01/2018
Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze is not a good idea, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
Date Published 16/01/2018
A man has been arrested after Age Concern on Royton precinct was broken into and items stolen and property damaged.
First Choice Homes Oldham has launched a free hotline number to help its customers who are worried about Universal Credit. The number is Freephone 0800 1955 440.
Three girls from Royton and Crompton Secondary School have been recognised by the Mayor of Oldham for leaping to the aid of an injured woman.
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free ‘talk and tour’ of the Maggie’s Centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital on Wednesday 31 January (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm).
Over a quarter of people across the UK say January is the month they feel most lonely, providing further evidence that today’s Blue Monday could be the most depressing day of the...
A new fund for small charities and community organisations has been launched by the Garfield Weston Foundation at the start of its 60th Anniversary Year.
B&M is to open another store in Oldham - the discount retailer has taken over the top half of former BHS store in Spindles Shopping Centre and will open its doors at 9am on Friday...
Date Published 12/01/2018
It has been no surprise to hear a throng of sneezing, coughing and hoarse throats back at work this week.
A government response to a written parliamentary question which I put forward has revealed that over 1.3 million calls (12% of total calls) to the Universal Credit helpline were...
A Snapchat warning has been issued by Parents Against Grooming UK after a 14-year-old girl was followed and chased by four men.
Patients’ unfavourable views of hospital care in England are strongly linked to insufficient numbers of nurses on duty, rather than uncaring staff, indicates observational...
Greater Manchester is one of four UK settings chosen to “pioneer” new ways of working in order to better protect and enhance our natural environment.
Date Published 11/01/2018
Pharmacy leaders in Greater Manchester are supporting NHS campaigns encouraging people to ‘Think Pharmacy before GP’ to relieve winter pressures on GPs and hospitals.
Oldham fitness festival, a jazz concert, Saddleworth farmers market, upcoming live bands, toddler sessions, Dick Whittington, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice collections and digital drop in...
Grace’s Place has achieved its goal to start caring for children with life-limiting conditions in Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, in time for the new year, thanks to the generosity of...
Organisations across the NHS and public health gathered in Parliament on Thursday (11 January) to declare support for a smoke free NHS.
Proposals to transform the Greater Manchester Fire Station Museum will be showcased to the public for the first time on Friday (12 January) and Saturday.
The benefits of sticking to a healthy diet to prevent long term weight gain are greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity than in those with low genetic risk, finds a...
A 58-year-old father was hospitalised when trying to intervene in a row outside an Oldham carpark.
Date Published 08/01/2018
Police are appealing for information after a family’s beloved French Bulldog was stolen in Chadderton, on Saturday 6 January, from Mona Road.
The 2200 (Oldham) Squadron - Royal Air Force Air Cadets is holding a presentation evening for young people who may be interested in joining theorganisation.
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice lottery draw winners for Friday 5 January 2018.
1st prize of £1000.00, 047006, Royton, Oldham
Hundreds of very excited Rainbows from Rochdale, Heywood, Bury and Oldham all gathered for a Christmas celebration at Gulliver’s World. Aptly named ‘Rainbows Christmas Cracker.
From 1 January to 31 December 2017, 7,078 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Oldham Foodbank, compared to 5,554 during the same period in...
Date Published 05/01/2018
Pantomimes, gallery exhibitions, artist-led craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun, roleplay gaming and IT help - lots to do round Oldham for all the family.
Oldham Council has backed a campaign which aims to change the law to offer greater protections for workers with terminal illnesses.
Date Published 04/01/2018
GMP Chadderton is looking for John Taylor 26/5/51 from the Radclyffe Street area of Chadderton who has not been seen since missing an hospital appointment.
Ward surgeries for the period from Monday 8 January 2018 to Sunday 14 January 2018.
Essential maintenance will start soon on the Middleton Road (A669)/Oldham Way (A627) bypass bridge.
Date Published 02/01/2018
Councillor John Hudson has been made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.
The Saddleworth South member has...
Dr Kershaw's Hospice is to hold a second recruitment day for its new ‘Caring Hands’ community care initiative.
Throughout the 31 days of January you could do a mile a day to complete the 50k or all in one day.
I would like to wish all our residents a Happy New Year.
The last 12 months have seen some genuine highlights and progress for Oldham.
Date Published 01/01/2018
Drivers using the new smart motorway system on the M62 could face £100 fines for ignoring smart motorway lane closures.
Date Published 30/12/2017
January is 'Unwanted Gifts Month' for Dr Kershaw's Hospice.
If you receive any unwanted gifts please donate them to the Hospice so they can be used in raffles and fundraising...
Date Published 29/12/2017
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice lottery draw winners for Friday 29 December.
1st prize of £1000.00, 008903, Royton, Oldham
Delays on the M62 after a car skidded into an embankment on the westbound carriageway at Junction 22 - Saddleworth (Friday 26 December 10.00am).
Paw Patrol Day, Live Music, New Year’s Eve Parties and Pantomimes - lots to do for all the family.
Date Published 28/12/2017
A snow warning has been issued for Oldham between 4am and 11am on Friday (29 December), and a yellow ice warning for between 2am and 9am.
Ward surgeries for the period from Monday 1 January 2018 to Sunday 7 January 2018 are as follows:
Thursday 4 January 2018
6.00pm – 7.00pm
NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging people to make a New Year’s resolution that can change someone else’s life, not just their own. In just one hour you could make a quick and...
North West Ambulance Service staff answered 4,111 emergency calls and attended 3,178 incidents on Christmas Day alone and this figure has increased on subsequent days as the Trust...
The UK Government should use the beginning of a New Year to end a plague of homelessness that is killing people before they reach their 48th birthday.
Date Published 27/12/2017
Nathalian, a baby girl (weighing 6lb 8ozs), was the first baby born at the Royal Oldham Hospital on Christmas Day, arriving at ten minutes past midnight.
Date Published 25/12/2017
I want to wish you all season's greetings. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.
Date Published 24/12/2017
Residents who thought they could get away with littering and dumping waste across the borough have been prosecuted.
A variety of Christmas Pantomimes, Live Music, Tommyfield Market, Christmas Concert with Oldham Band, Meet and Greet an Emmerdale star and join in some art and crafts events at...
Date Published 20/12/2017
After the recent cold weather, the run up to Christmas will be relatively quiet and mild across the UK.
Date Published 23/12/2017
Members of the public do not need to worry about being sued if they use common sense when clearing paths and driveways of ice and snow, says a leading personal injury lawyer.
On behalf of the British Red Cross in the North, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our incredible volunteers across the region, who have once again...
Householders are being called on to support the battle against fly-tipping, by thinking twice about how they dispose of their rubbish this Christmas.
The RSPCA Centre for Bury, Oldham and district have launched an appeal for people to donate shoeboxes full of goodies, toys and treats for the dogs and cats in their care this...
Date Published 22/12/2017
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is calling on the region’s party-goers to drink responsibly whilst enjoying themselves during the festive season, and to think before they dial...
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