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Saddleworth Extra
Council tax to rise by 3.6%OLDHAM residents are set to see their council tax bills rise by 3.6 per cent in
Council tax to rise by 3.6%
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 2 days ago
OLDHAM residents are set to see their council tax bills rise by 3.6 per cent in April. The council is proposing to increase its element of the bill by 3.7 per cent — an extra 66p per week for more than 50 per cent of Oldham residents in the cheapest... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council tax to rise by 3.6%OLDHAM residents are set to see their council tax bills rise by 3.6 per cent in
Council tax to rise by 3.6%
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
OLDHAM residents are set to see their council tax bills rise by 3.6 per cent in April. The council is proposing to increase its element of the bill by 3.7 per cent — an extra 66p per week for more than 50 per cent of Oldham residents in the cheapest... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Devolution: Who's likely to run for elected mayor?Greater Manchester’s first ever elected mayor will be chosen on May 4 next year
Manchester Devolution: Who's likely to run for elected mayor?
Manchester Evening News / Posted 2 days ago
Greater Manchester’s first ever elected mayor will be chosen on May 4 next year. But until Thursday, nobody had publicly declared an interest in the position. Now Police Commissioner and interim mayor Tony Lloyd has announced he will be running to... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Saddleworth school plan comes closerDISAPPOINTED residents cried “shame” at Saddleworth Parish Council planning com
Saddleworth school plan comes closer
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 3 days ago
DISAPPOINTED residents cried “shame” at Saddleworth Parish Council planning committee last night after the £19.2 million secondary school at Diggle was recommended for approval. The 11-strong committee backed demolition of buildings at the former WH... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Saddleworth school plan comes closerDISAPPOINTED residents cried “shame” at Saddleworth Parish Council planning com
Saddleworth school plan comes closer
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
DISAPPOINTED residents cried “shame” at Saddleworth Parish Council planning committee last night after the £19.2 million secondary school at Diggle was recommended for approval. The 11-strong committee backed demolition of buildings at the former WH... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Police commissioner Tony Lloyd reveals he does want to be Labour's candidate ahead of next year's mayoral electionPolice commissioner Tony Lloyd has become the first hopeful to confirm he will
Police commissioner Tony Lloyd reveals he does want to be Labour's candidate ahead of next year's mayoral election
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 days ago
Police commissioner Tony Lloyd has become the first hopeful to confirm he will run for Greater Manchester’s mayoral candidacy. The Labour politician, who is currently serving as interim mayor for the region, said the Tories had ‘let down’ Manchester... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
We’re no longer out in the coldOLDHAM has fitted the second-highest number of home improvements and new energy
We’re no longer out in the cold
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
OLDHAM has fitted the second-highest number of home improvements and new energy-saving measures in the country, new figures show. Around 170 households in every 1,000 in the borough have benefited from a grant to improve their homes. The Warm Homes... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Working for a brighter futureWORKSHOPS designed to boost young people’s vocational skills have been official
Working for a brighter future
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
WORKSHOPS designed to boost young people’s vocational skills have been officially opened by new Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon. The new “Skills Zone” at the Positive Steps centre in Oldham’s Union Street is aimed at young people in need of... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Vorsprung WORK Technik!COUNCIL chiefs have struck a deal to bring an Audi dealership to Oldham in an £
Vorsprung WORK Technik!
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
COUNCIL chiefs have struck a deal to bring an Audi dealership to Oldham in an £8million investment trhat will create 87 jobs. A 17-car showroom for new vehicles and 24-bay service workshop will adorn the former Westhulme Hospital site, off... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Danger dog to be put downA DANGEROUS dog that has attacked pets in Hollins will be put down after attack
Danger dog to be put down
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
A DANGEROUS dog that has attacked pets in Hollins will be put down after attacking another dog and its owner. Police were called to Colenso Street on Sunday afternoon after beng told a Jack Russell and a man were being attacked by a white American... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Saddleworth School: residents have their final saySADDLEWORTH residents have had one last chance to ask questions about the contr
Saddleworth School: residents have their final say
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 10 days ago
SADDLEWORTH residents have had one last chance to ask questions about the controversial new Saddleworth School. Uppermill Civic Hall was packed with people determined to have their say last night. Stephen Irvine, head of planning & infrastructure at... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Saddleworth School: residents have their final saySADDLEWORTH residents have had one last chance to ask questions about the contr
Saddleworth School: residents have their final say
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
SADDLEWORTH residents have had one last chance to ask questions about the controversial new Saddleworth School. Uppermill Civic Hall was packed with people determined to have their say last night. Stephen Irvine, head of planning & infrastructure at... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Melting pot of integrationCOUNCILS should be given statutory responsibility to improve integration, a thi
Melting pot of integration
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
COUNCILS should be given statutory responsibility to improve integration, a think-tank has said. Its research claims Oldham is one of the most divided towns in the UK. The neo-conservative Policy Exchange said forcing councils to publish regular... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Stretton: The work goes onJean Stretton is officially Oldham’s first female council leader — and couldn’t
Stretton: The work goes on
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
Jean Stretton is officially Oldham’s first female council leader — and couldn’t be clearer that “the work goes on”. The Hollinwood councillor’s selection was unanimously approved at an extraordinary meeting of full council last night. She replaces... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Record numbers push A&E to breaking pointHEALTH bosses say record levels of patients at Oldham’s local accident and emer
Record numbers push A&E to breaking point
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
HEALTH bosses say record levels of patients at Oldham’s local accident and emergency department has puhed the service to breaking point. An unprecedented 368 patients went to Royal Oldham A&E on Monday - many of them with trivial injuries. NHS... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Manchester is becoming too much like London - and not in a good wayEver since George Osborne dreamt up the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester has bee
Manchester is becoming too much like London - and not in a good way
Manchester Evening News / Posted 17 days ago
Ever since George Osborne dreamt up the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester has been in the national limelight, held up as a shining example to other cities as the sort of fully-fledged post-industrial revival the north has long been seeking. As the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Manchester is becoming like London and not in a good wayEver since George Osborne dreamt up the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester has bee
Manchester is becoming like London and not in a good way
Manchester Evening News / Posted 17 days ago
Ever since George Osborne dreamt up the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester has been in the national limelight, held up as a shining example to other cities as the sort of fully-fledged post-industrial revival the north has long been seeking. As the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Summer ’18 target for Prince’s GateOLDHAM Council is aiming to complete its Prince’s Gate redevelopment project of
Summer ’18 target for Prince’s Gate
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
OLDHAM Council is aiming to complete its Prince’s Gate redevelopment project of stores, apartments and businesses at Mumps by the summer of 2018. The project is expected to create more than 700 jobs and generate up to £19million a year for the local... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
£1million to drive up school standardsOldham Council is to put £1 million into improving education in the borough. fo
£1million to drive up school standards
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
Oldham Council is to put £1 million into improving education in the borough. following recommendations of the independent Oldham Education and Skills Commission. The group published its findings on January 15 after an 18-month review led by former... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Parking mad!WORRIED business owners say controversial plans to extend double yellow lines o
Parking mad!
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
WORRIED business owners say controversial plans to extend double yellow lines on a nearby side street will decimate trade and put their livelihood at risk. Oldham Council wants to introduce parking restrictions along Church Street, Lees, which will... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Features | Council on the Stretton narrowTHE FRIDAY THING: HISTORY has been created on Oldham Council with Jean Stretton
Features | Council on the Stretton narrow
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
THE FRIDAY THING: HISTORY has been created on Oldham Council with Jean Stretton now its first female leader. To its credit, Oldham Council has never baulked at giving women leading posts, following in the footsteps of women to be nominated as Mayor... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Safety issues raised over £4m school schemeSafety issues came top of concerns at a council consultation over the proposed
Safety issues raised over £4m school scheme
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 27 days ago
Safety issues came top of concerns at a council consultation over the proposed £4million Greenfield Primary School. The new building will replace the existing school and boost capacity of the Shaw Street primary. And Mike Rooke, a member of the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Stretton takes leadershipAN “honoured” Jean Stretton will be the next leader of Oldham Council after win
Stretton takes leadership
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
AN “honoured” Jean Stretton will be the next leader of Oldham Council after winning the backing of fellow Labour councillors on Saturday. Councillor Stretton stood against Councillor Arooj Shah after Jim McMahon stepped down following his election... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Safety issues raised over £4m school schemeSafety issues came top of concerns at a council consultation over the proposed
Safety issues raised over £4m school scheme
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
Safety issues came top of concerns at a council consultation over the proposed £4million Greenfield Primary School. The new building will replace the existing school and boost capacity of the Shaw Street primary. And Mike Rooke, a member of the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Shameless paedophile councillor refuses to stand down from rolePaedophile Paul Michael Buckley was convicted of 16 counts of making indecent p
Shameless paedophile councillor refuses to stand down from role
Daily Mirror / Posted 30 days ago
Paedophile Paul Michael Buckley was convicted of 16 counts of making indecent photographs of children on his computer - which included films showing the genitals of young boys in an orphanage. Following Coun Buckley’s sentence on Wednesday, Coun... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Former mayor joins calls for Buckley to quitOldham’s former mayor has joined a move to urge a parish councillor to step dow
Former mayor joins calls for Buckley to quit
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 30 days ago
Oldham’s former mayor has joined a move to urge a parish councillor to step down after being found guilty of downloading indecent images of naked boys. Councillor John Hudson was speaking in the aftermath of Saddleworth Parish councillor Mike... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Disgraced councillor who watched indecent videos of young boys refuses to stand down after being asked to resignA disgraced councillor put on the sex offenders’ register for watching indecent
Disgraced councillor who watched indecent videos of young boys refuses to stand down after being asked to resign
Manchester Evening News / Posted 30 days ago
A disgraced councillor put on the sex offenders’ register for watching indecent videos of young boys has refused to stand down - despite being pushed to resign by colleagues. Paedophile Paul Michael Buckley was convicted of 16 counts of making... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Oldham’s education grand plan revealedTHE long-awaited findings of a £100,000 report into Oldham’s education system w
Oldham’s education grand plan revealed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
THE long-awaited findings of a £100,000 report into Oldham’s education system will be revealed this afternoon. The Chronicle will report on the more detailed findings at 2.30pm. The Oldham Education and Skills Commission (OESC) was established to... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Former mayor joins calls for Buckley to quitOldham’s former mayor has joined a move to urge a parish councillor to step dow
Former mayor joins calls for Buckley to quit
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
Oldham’s former mayor has joined a move to urge a parish councillor to step down after being found guilty of downloading indecent images of naked boys. Councillor John Hudson was speaking in the aftermath of Saddleworth Parish councillor Mike... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
History will be madeTOMORROW it will be decided who becomes the new leader of Oldham Council – and
History will be made
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
TOMORROW it will be decided who becomes the new leader of Oldham Council – and for the first time the job will go o a woman. The position becomes vacant with current leader Jim McMahon stepping down after becoming Oldham’s newest MP. Councillors... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Councillor shuns calls for resignationDEFIANT parish councillor Mike Buckley is refusing to resign after being senten
Councillor shuns calls for resignation
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 30 days ago
DEFIANT parish councillor Mike Buckley is refusing to resign after being sentenced for downloading indecent images of naked boys. Sixty eight-year-old Buckley’s sentence includes a strict 28-day curfew, which will prevent him leaving his Dobcross... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Residents’ concerns over school planConcerns have been raised over a £4 million replacement school for one of Saddl
Residents’ concerns over school plan
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 30 days ago
Concerns have been raised over a £4 million replacement school for one of Saddleworth’s busiest villages. Under the plan, Greenfield Primary School will be demolished to make way for a state of the art replacement to boost capacity at the Shaw... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Public fall from graceTHE conviction of Councillor Buckley for downloading indecent pictures of naked
Public fall from grace
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 30 days ago
THE conviction of Councillor Buckley for downloading indecent pictures of naked young boys to his computer marked “a public fall from grace.” Buckley (68), was told by Judge Jonathan Foster that for a man who had previously lived an exemplary and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Councillor shuns calls for resignationDEFIANT parish councillor Mike Buckley is refusing to resign after being senten
Councillor shuns calls for resignation
Oldham Chronicle / Posted a month ago
DEFIANT parish councillor Mike Buckley is refusing to resign after being sentenced for downloading indecent images of naked boys. Sixty eight-year-old Buckley’s sentence includes a strict 28-day curfew, which will prevent him leaving his Dobcross... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Public fall from graceTHE conviction of Councillor Buckley for downloading indecent pictures of naked
Public fall from grace
Oldham Chronicle / Posted a month ago
THE conviction of Councillor Buckley for downloading indecent pictures of naked young boys to his computer marked “a public fall from grace.” Buckley (68), was told by Judge Jonathan Foster that for a man who had previously lived an exemplary and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Residents’ concerns over school planConcerns have been raised over a £4 million replacement school for one of Saddl
Residents’ concerns over school plan
Oldham Chronicle / Posted a month ago
Concerns have been raised over a £4 million replacement school for one of Saddleworth’s busiest villages. Under the plan, Greenfield Primary School will be demolished to make way for a state of the art replacement to boost capacity at the Shaw... Read more

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