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Saddleworth Extra
Council 'failing public over blocked gullies'A FORMER leader of Oldham council has challenged officials and councillors over
Council 'failing public over blocked gullies'
Saddleworth Extra / Posted yesterday
A FORMER leader of Oldham council has challenged officials and councillors over blocked grids and road gullies in Saddleworth. Dr Richard Knowles, a transport expert, has sent a personal dossier to the town's top officials accusing the council of a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Golden wonders"It is a great, great, great achievement for the game of hockey generally and e
Golden wonders
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
"It is a great, great, great achievement for the game of hockey generally and especially locally with Nicola's input. And Oldham Council has confirmed it will look to honour her as a local sporting hero.Council leader Jean Stretton said: "I could... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Living the dreamwas a historic moment in hockey history and Nicola has played her part in it. A
Living the dream
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
was a historic moment in hockey history and Nicola has played her part in it. Amazing." And the praise did not stop there. Oldham Council said it planned to honour its sporting hero and Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Manchester will play... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Foodbank raises bara decision on a change of use application on the former Three Crowns pub, in Ma
Foodbank raises bar
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
a decision on a change of use application on the former Three Crowns pub, in Manchester Street, which was bought by Oldham Council at the beginning of the year. If approved the foodbank hopes to be relocated by the end of October. Foodbank... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Dumper is caught at the airport- it shows that if you get in touch and report fly-tipping we will take action
Dumper is caught at the airport
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 6 days ago
- it shows that if you get in touch and report fly-tipping we will take action if there is evidence." In separate cases Oldham Council also prosecuted five people for throwing cigarette butts on the ground. Magistrates told them to hand over a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Fly-tippers make residents life a miseryFRUSTRATED residents have issued a desperate plea to Oldham Council to catch th
Fly-tippers make residents life a misery
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
FRUSTRATED residents have issued a desperate plea to Oldham Council to catch the fly-tippers who have dumped everything from a mattress to a goat's head in a ginnel. They say that the rubbish is allowed to build up for almost a month before the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Dumper is caught at the airport- it shows that if you get in touch and report fly-tipping we will take action
Dumper is caught at the airport
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
- it shows that if you get in touch and report fly-tipping we will take action if there is evidence." In separate cases Oldham Council also prosecuted five people for throwing cigarette butts on the ground. Magistrates told them to hand over a... Read more
2 related stories
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Manchester Evening News
Flytipper who dumped waste in Saddleworth countryside arrested at Manchester AirportSorica, 22, was hauled into court after he slung waste beside the Windy Hill ra
Flytipper who dumped waste in Saddleworth countryside arrested at Manchester Airport
Manchester Evening News / Posted 7 days ago
Sorica, 22, was hauled into court after he slung waste beside the Windy Hill radio mast in Saddleworth, Oldham. Oldham council investigators discovered that the firm ABS Properties hired Sorica to clear refuse from an address on Wall... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
64-bed care home 'is a real need'PLANS for a new 64-bed care home for elderly residents have been submitted to O
64-bed care home 'is a real need'
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
PLANS for a new 64-bed care home for elderly residents have been submitted to Oldham Council. Care provider RochCare hopes to build Oakbank Care Home at a vacant site in Chadderton, formerly occupied by Oakbank Training Centre until its demolition... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Loungers chain reckons Old Town Hall complex is the perfect placecinema complex. Loungers is promising to offer a vibrant family-friendly exper
Loungers chain reckons Old Town Hall complex is the perfect place
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
cinema complex. Loungers is promising to offer a vibrant family-friendly experience at its Oldham restaurant, describing Oldham Council's town centre development as "the perfect location" for its concept. The restaurant is the latest confirmed... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council destroys creaking buildingis now demolished. The roof of the King's House building on King Street collap
Council destroys creaking building
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
is now demolished. The roof of the King's House building on King Street collapsed at around 11am on Friday prompting Oldham Council to demolish it the same day - it was declared unsafe to use just a day before the incident. Emergency... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Mum marks milestone at flea marketclothing. "The stand-out item I've sold was a pair of G-star jeans for my elde
Mum marks milestone at flea market
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
clothing. "The stand-out item I've sold was a pair of G-star jeans for my eldest son." Markets manager Sharon Hibbert, of Oldham Council, delivered a congratulatory announcement over the market's public address system and presented Mrs Pugh with a... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Building which collapsed in Oldham town centre had been reported as 'dangerous' just one day beforeon King Street was closed to traffic and pedestrians that day. The collapsed b
Building which collapsed in Oldham town centre had been reported as 'dangerous' just one day before
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
on King Street was closed to traffic and pedestrians that day. The collapsed building on King Street, Oldham Read More Oldham Council confirmed the building was in danger of 'imminent and total collapse' and a controlled demolition was carried... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Board game cafe bar to move into Oldham's Old Town Halltapas, with vegan and gluten-free options, plus a children’s menu.Oldham's Old
Board game cafe bar to move into Oldham's Old Town Hall
Manchester Evening News / Posted 12 days ago
tapas, with vegan and gluten-free options, plus a children’s menu.Oldham's Old Town Hall Read More Jean Stretton, Oldham council leader, described Loungers as a ‘high-quality and sought-after brand’, adding: “Talks are ongoing with more... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Business News | Hub growth brings jobsopportunities for local people as more organisations look to harness our expert
Business News | Hub growth brings jobs
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
opportunities for local people as more organisations look to harness our expertise and capabilities." NSL is working with Oldham Council and supporting the Get Oldham Working scheme to create new work experience opportunities and traineeships,... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Feeling drainedA PENSIONER has had sewage running around her house and garden for four months
Feeling drained
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
A PENSIONER has had sewage running around her house and garden for four months ­- despite complaints made to Oldham Council. Margaret Whyatt (78) was stuck indoors while waste "six inches deep" flowed around her home in Buckstones Road, Shaw. Part... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
'Last green space' under threatwhich include demolishing the abattoir, a "disgrace" and insist their voices wi
'Last green space' under threat
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
which include demolishing the abattoir, a "disgrace" and insist their voices will be heard. Under plans submitted to Oldham Council, the abattoir, other neighbouring buildings and ­- controversially ­- a large amount of green space would all... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Smart bins help you recycle on goNEW litter bins designed to boost recycling are set to be introduced in the tow
Smart bins help you recycle on go
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
NEW litter bins designed to boost recycling are set to be introduced in the town centre next month. Over the coming weeks Oldham Council will replace bins in the pedestrianised area of the town centre with 15 innovative recycling units. The new... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Teenagers banned from market site after security guard attackedteenagers told officers they were protesting against the closure of the market
Teenagers banned from market site after security guard attacked
Manchester Evening News / Posted 20 days ago
teenagers told officers they were protesting against the closure of the market as it their “chill space”. Police and Oldham Council have since set up a Dispersal Order, covering the area between Rochdale Road, Crompton Way, Market Street and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Yule never be alonethat people living in the care system can be lonely. "I spent a few Christmase
Yule never be alone
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
that people living in the care system can be lonely. "I spent a few Christmases on my own. But one year, my mentor from Oldham Council, Neil Consterdine, took me into his home and gave me Christmas dinner at his house, which was such a nice... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Thieves plunder park in 'professional job'OLDHAM Council is appealing for information after the theft of gardening equipm
Thieves plunder park in 'professional job'
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
OLDHAM Council is appealing for information after the theft of gardening equipment worth several thousand pounds from Alexandra Park. Thieves cut through a lock on a container at the beauty spot and took a large number of hand-held tools, including... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Thieves steal thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment from parkare investigating the incident, which council chiefs believe was meticulously p
Thieves steal thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment from park
Manchester Evening News / Posted 21 days ago
are investigating the incident, which council chiefs believe was meticulously planned and carried out. Barbara Brownridge, Oldham council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives, said: “This was a very professional job and must have... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Fly-tipping vandals have their own keyuses on the site, the abandoned five-storey building has continued to blight th
Fly-tipping vandals have their own key
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
uses on the site, the abandoned five-storey building has continued to blight the area. Mr Parker has been in talks with Oldham Council to see if they can provide assistance with the ongoing situation. "The rubbish is building up," he added.... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Pride delivers colourand diversity "The bells can ring for a straight couple's wedding but not for
Pride delivers colour
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
and diversity "The bells can ring for a straight couple's wedding but not for a gay couple. We have got a lot to do." Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton said: "I come to Pride every year. I have been to every single one to support the LGBT... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
School wants to stop polling station roleto adapt the nursery so it can stay open during polling, but Mrs Moran question
School wants to stop polling station role
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
to adapt the nursery so it can stay open during polling, but Mrs Moran questioned whether it should be funding such work. Oldham Council chief executive Carolyn Wilkins, the borough's returning officer, said following a meeting between an officer... Read more
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The Daily Reckoning
Deflation — Hiding in Plain Sightmoves to three-weekly rubbish collection. Claims move won’t encourage vermin’ —
Deflation — Hiding in Plain Sight
The Daily Reckoning / Posted 25 days ago
moves to three-weekly rubbish collection. Claims move won’t encourage vermin’ — AOL, 15 July 2016. The article reads: ‘Oldham Council has become the latest to cut bin collections to once every three weeks, raising fears of rats and other... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Village's push to reduce speedersof village life, where we actually feel safe to walk around." Responsibility a
Village's push to reduce speeders
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 25 days ago
of village life, where we actually feel safe to walk around." Responsibility and funding for road works is spread between Oldham Council, Manchester City Region, Greater Manchester Police, Highways England and the government. At the meeting Oldham... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
DPD warehouse special deliveryare given the go-ahead. Detailed proposals for a 60,000sq ft facility at land
DPD warehouse special delivery
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
are given the go-ahead. Detailed proposals for a 60,000sq ft facility at land off Greengate have been submitted to Oldham Council and are expected to go before the planning committee later this year. Leading parcel delivery company DPD... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
It's locks away for charity mumthat provides real-hair wigs to children who have lost their own through cancer
It's locks away for charity mum
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
that provides real-hair wigs to children who have lost their own through cancer treatment. The community safety manager at Oldham Council said: "I want to give something back to Macmillan because the support my mum received was invaluable. "I am... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Flat as England at Euros... former sport centreopened on Middleton Road. Among the sporting stars at the ceremony was another
Flat as England at Euros... former sport centre
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
opened on Middleton Road. Among the sporting stars at the ceremony was another Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes. An Oldham Council spokesman confirmed that it was looking at several options for the Lord Street site, which it did not want to... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Pitch battlehave given plans to replace one of Oldham's better grassroots football pitches
Pitch battle
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
have given plans to replace one of Oldham's better grassroots football pitches with a housing development the red card. Oldham Council is considering an application for 124 houses on the former Rose Mill site, Chadderton, which would see the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Road gets 20mph cap after incidenthave been no recorded road traffic accidents on Randolph Street since 1999, the
Road gets 20mph cap after incident
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
have been no recorded road traffic accidents on Randolph Street since 1999, the incident prompted a swift response from Oldham Council. Councillor Fida Hussain, cabinet member for environment services, said: "Firstly, our sincerest sympathies... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Scenic woodland marred by trashthe odd bit of stuff dumped but this looked like a dumper truck had arrived and
Scenic woodland marred by trash
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 26 days ago
the odd bit of stuff dumped but this looked like a dumper truck had arrived and tipped all the rubbish out. "To be fair to Oldham Council, it was cleared up pretty quickly on the same day, but people who fly-tip deserve everything they get." A... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Travelling overseas could affect benefitsoverseas for long periods could lose out on crucial support payments if they fa
Travelling overseas could affect benefits
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
overseas for long periods could lose out on crucial support payments if they fail to follow new government rules, Oldham Council is warning. From today, the rules have changed meaning claimants are now allowed to spend just four... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Scenic woodland marred by trashthe odd bit of stuff dumped but this looked like a dumper truck had arrived and
Scenic woodland marred by trash
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
the odd bit of stuff dumped but this looked like a dumper truck had arrived and tipped all the rubbish out. "To be fair to Oldham Council, it was cleared up pretty quickly on the same day, but people who fly-tip deserve everything they get." A... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Sinking feelingin a Chadderton street for a month. Resident Bill Singleton contacted the Chro
Sinking feeling
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
in a Chadderton street for a month. Resident Bill Singleton contacted the Chronicle after reporting the problem to Oldham Council last week. The sinkhole is in Alcester Street, close to Yew Tree Primary School. Bill said: "It is a metre... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Breaking new groundProfessor Matt Makin, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's executive medical
Breaking new ground
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
Professor Matt Makin, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's executive medical director; Jean Stretton, leader of Oldham Council; Dr Carolyn Wilkins, chief executive at Oldham Council; Oldham's Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Derek... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Oldham's flags-ship developments..!bus stops and improved pedestrian crossings as the town prepares to unveil the
Oldham's flags-ship developments..!
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
bus stops and improved pedestrian crossings as the town prepares to unveil the newly polished jewel in its crown. So far Oldham Council has confirmed deals with Costa, Nandos and Gourmet Burger Kitchen with three other restaurants expected to be... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Play vital part at a school near youDO YOU want to help improve the standard and quality of education in our school
Play vital part at a school near you
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 28 days ago
DO YOU want to help improve the standard and quality of education in our schools? If so, Oldham Council wants to hear from you - as the local authority is looking for people to put themselves forward as school governors. Anyone who is a legal... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Authority awards new bin contractOLDHAM Council authorised a three year contract for the ongoing supply of plast
Authority awards new bin contract
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
OLDHAM Council authorised a three year contract for the ongoing supply of plastic waste containers. At a cabinet meeting yesterday evening councillors approved the proposal to award the contract to MGB Straight. The council made its decision based... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Play vital part at a school near youDO YOU want to help improve the standard and quality of education in our school
Play vital part at a school near you
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
DO YOU want to help improve the standard and quality of education in our schools? If so, Oldham Council wants to hear from you - as the local authority is looking for people to put themselves forward as school governors. Anyone who is a legal... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Trampoline park set to spring up in townOLDHAM residents will reach new heights when the borough's first indoor trampol
Trampoline park set to spring up in town
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
OLDHAM residents will reach new heights when the borough's first indoor trampoline park opens this year. Oldham Council has approved planning permission to allow the construction of a trampoline playground at the Alexandra Retail Park near to the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council gets to work clearing old marketOLDHAM Council is to start removing the redundant market stalls and cabins from
Council gets to work clearing old market
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
OLDHAM Council is to start removing the redundant market stalls and cabins from the former home of Shaw Market on Westway from Monday. The work can start after the local authority received all the relevant permissions, legal orders and licences to... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Beauty spots still flying green flagBarbara Brownridge, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives, said:
Beauty spots still flying green flag
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
Barbara Brownridge, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives, said: "These Green Flag Awards recognise that Oldham Council is committed to providing high standard green spaces for residents and visitors. "To hear Alexandra Park and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Green space is saved thanks to people powerday when Waterhead residents were able to save a much-loved piece of green spac
Green space is saved thanks to people power
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
day when Waterhead residents were able to save a much-loved piece of green space. A total of 16 letters were received by Oldham Council in objection to an application from K Witerbottom Discretionary Trust Whitehead for five houses off Moordale... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Unlicensed landlords face finesOLDHAM Council has prosecuted another three landlords - and warned others to ge
Unlicensed landlords face fines
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
OLDHAM Council has prosecuted another three landlords - and warned others to get licensed. They were fined for failing to sign up to the Selective Licensing scheme - the local authority's initiative to improve management of properties, flush out... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Two parks keep Green Flag status after an undercover inspection‘excellent facilities at international standard’ and were praised for their con
Two parks keep Green Flag status after an undercover inspection
Manchester Evening News / Posted 1 months ago
‘excellent facilities at international standard’ and were praised for their conservation and heritage work. Read More Oldham councillor Barbara Brownridge, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives, said: “These Green Flag Awards... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Plans for new eco-camping site axedat the redundant Rough Knarr Quarry had raised many objections from local resid
Plans for new eco-camping site axed
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 1 months ago
at the redundant Rough Knarr Quarry had raised many objections from local residents. In total, 50 letters were sent to Oldham Council. Their concerns were focused on the safety of access roads leading to the proposed site and worries about... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Plans for new eco-camping site axedat the redundant Rough Knarr Quarry had raised many objections from local resid
Plans for new eco-camping site axed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
at the redundant Rough Knarr Quarry had raised many objections from local residents. In total, 50 letters were sent to Oldham Council. Their concerns were focused on the safety of access roads leading to the proposed site and worries about... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Honorary fellowship for former councillorcouncillor is to receive an honorary fellowship from University Campus Oldham.
Honorary fellowship for former councillor
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
councillor is to receive an honorary fellowship from University Campus Oldham. Arooj Shah, who stood in the race to become Oldham Council leader before dramatically losing her seat, will receive the honour for outstanding work in the community. It... Read more
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