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Oldham Chronicle
Arooj AxedTHE shock result of last night’s Oldham Council local elections saw Cabinet mem
Arooj Axed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 3 hours ago
THE shock result of last night’s Oldham Council local elections saw Cabinet member Arooj Shah lose her St Mary’s seat to an independent candidate. Labour’s Shah, who stood to become Oldham Council leader just months ago — secured 1,801 votes, losing... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Seconds out in blank for UKIPOK but not good enough. We have to do more to translate votes into seats.” Dis
Seconds out in blank for UKIP
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 3 hours ago
OK but not good enough. We have to do more to translate votes into seats.” Distraction It leaves UKIP with two members on Oldham Council: Councillor Klonowski and Councillor Warren Bates. He said the distraction of the looming EU referendum was... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Endorsement of our policies, says StrettonOLDHAM Council leader Jean Stretton last night said Labour’s leadership has bee
Endorsement of our policies, says Stretton
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 3 hours ago
OLDHAM Council leader Jean Stretton last night said Labour’s leadership has been endorsed by the public. The ruling party held 15 of the 20 seats up for grabs at the election yesterday and came out with that exact same number when the results were... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Loan sharks jailed after stalking casinos and preying on gambling addictsthat the exact amount would never be known due to the lack of accurate records.
Loan sharks jailed after stalking casinos and preying on gambling addicts
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 hours ago
that the exact amount would never be known due to the lack of accurate records. Helen Lockwood, an executive director at Oldham Council, said: “Loan sharks are criminals who prey on vulnerable people and blight communities. “These prosecutions... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Oldham loan sharks jailed after stalking casinos and preying on puntersthat the exact amount would never be known due to the lack of accurate records.
Oldham loan sharks jailed after stalking casinos and preying on punters
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 hours ago
that the exact amount would never be known due to the lack of accurate records. Helen Lockwood, an executive director at Oldham Council, said: “Loan sharks are criminals who prey on vulnerable people and blight communities. Tony Quigley, Head of... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Sunken gardenused to ride horses on it and now there is nothing there." Steve said that fru
Sunken garden
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
used to ride horses on it and now there is nothing there." Steve said that frustration has grown as around 20 years ago Oldham Council erected a fence around the un-adopted land warning people off fly tipping on the area, however residents feel... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Public fear "vital asset’ close plans“I strongly urge NatWest to halt and reconsider. And I request they consult Par
Public fear "vital asset’ close plans
Saddleworth Extra / Posted yesterday
“I strongly urge NatWest to halt and reconsider. And I request they consult Parish Council, business owners, our MP and Oldham Council before any action is considered or taken. Supported “The people of Saddleworth have supported NatWest for... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Public fear "vital asset’ close plans“I strongly urge NatWest to halt and reconsider. And I request they consult Par
Public fear "vital asset’ close plans
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
“I strongly urge NatWest to halt and reconsider. And I request they consult Parish Council, business owners, our MP and Oldham Council before any action is considered or taken. Supported “The people of Saddleworth have supported NatWest for... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Governor warns of wait for schoolproved by a complex and highly technical feasibility report published over a ye
Governor warns of wait for school
Saddleworth Extra / Posted yesterday
proved by a complex and highly technical feasibility report published over a year ago.” The report – available via the Oldham Council website – spells out why the Diggle site was chosen. He declared: “The Diggle site is larger, flatter,... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Governor warns of wait for schoolproved by a complex and highly technical feasibility report published over a ye
Governor warns of wait for school
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
proved by a complex and highly technical feasibility report published over a year ago.” The report – available via the Oldham Council website – spells out why the Diggle site was chosen. He declared: “The Diggle site is larger, flatter,... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Liberal Democrat 2016 Election Statement - Elect a champion who's on your sidethe unemployed, the disabled and the poor: to grow our local economy and to hel
Liberal Democrat 2016 Election Statement - Elect a champion who's on your side
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 2 days ago
the unemployed, the disabled and the poor: to grow our local economy and to help our environment. We also believe that the Oldham Council must get the basics right. People want clean streets; potholes filled; bins collected; and our green spaces... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Green Party 2016 Election Statement - Find voice for fairer societywill promote high-quality apprenticeships for young people and for those wishin
Green Party 2016 Election Statement - Find voice for fairer society
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 2 days ago
will promote high-quality apprenticeships for young people and for those wishing to upgrade their skill sets. Oldham Council, under the Green Party, will increase the number of apprentice opportunities across all sectors, and with all... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Election 2016 - Your decisionTHIS week 91 candidates will battle it out for 20 Oldham Council seats with som
Election 2016 - Your decision
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 2 days ago
THIS week 91 candidates will battle it out for 20 Oldham Council seats with some of the authority’s biggest players desperate to stay in office. On Thursday (May 5) Mayor of Oldham Ateeque Ur-Rehman, deputy council leader Councillor Abdul Jabbar,... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Election 2016 - Your decisionTHIS week 91 candidates will battle it out for 20 Oldham Council seats with som
Election 2016 - Your decision
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
THIS week 91 candidates will battle it out for 20 Oldham Council seats with some of the authority’s biggest players desperate to stay in office. On Thursday (May 5) Mayor of Oldham Ateeque Ur-Rehman, deputy council leader Councillor Abdul Jabbar,... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Parents explain why their children are 'on strike' over tests for six-oldswill take some time before councils know how many children have been absent due
Parents explain why their children are 'on strike' over tests for six-olds
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 days ago
will take some time before councils know how many children have been absent due to the strike. A spokesman for Oldham council said: “Schools attendance figures come back to us only at the end of each term – we do not get them in ‘real... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Public concerned over fly-tipping incidents...a discarded trolley, buggy and sofa. Debris is strewn around and rubbish spills
Public concerned over fly-tipping incidents...
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
a discarded trolley, buggy and sofa. Debris is strewn around and rubbish spills out of dumped bin bags. A spokesman for Oldham Council said that an environmental health officer visited the site when it was made aware of the mess by the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
"Poorhouse’ deal decriedplanning and policing. Despite signing the first of several deals with George
"Poorhouse’ deal decried
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
planning and policing. Despite signing the first of several deals with George Osborne in November 2014, while leader of Oldham council, Mr McMahon used his maiden speech in the Commons in January to criticise the devolution deal. In an... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Lib Dems told "grow up’ after "sad attack’is no surprise for them to be using personal attacks because that’s something t
Lib Dems told "grow up’ after "sad attack’
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 7 days ago
is no surprise for them to be using personal attacks because that’s something they do. “They are also very negative about Oldham Council which seems to get them re-elected. “I’d just like them to grow up. It is a silly battle between Royton, Shaw... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Lib Dems told "grow up’ after "sad attack’is no surprise for them to be using personal attacks because that’s something t
Lib Dems told "grow up’ after "sad attack’
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
is no surprise for them to be using personal attacks because that’s something they do. “They are also very negative about Oldham Council which seems to get them re-elected. “I’d just like them to grow up. It is a silly battle between Royton, Shaw... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Dispute over "dangerous’ road persistscoat to be applied and has now deteriorated leaving trip hazards and weeds bloo
Dispute over "dangerous’ road persists
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
coat to be applied and has now deteriorated leaving trip hazards and weeds blooming through the cracks. A dispute between Oldham Council and Holroy Homes has left the residents in limbo as the council will not adopt the road at the public’s... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Jobs blow at "flagship’for negotiations and its’ priority was to save as many jobs as possible. The G
Jobs blow at "flagship’
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
for negotiations and its’ priority was to save as many jobs as possible. The Greengate site is privately owned but Oldham Council had worked co-operatively to encourage investment and ensure the site remained an industrial hub. The pump... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Group’s judicial review hope in school site rowthat opposes plans for the new £19.2 million Saddleworth School in Diggle belie
Group’s judicial review hope in school site row
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 9 days ago
that opposes plans for the new £19.2 million Saddleworth School in Diggle believes it can win a judicial review against Oldham Council. Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) has sent a letter to locals stating that Oldham Council has “once again... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
"Short-sighted’ cuts are behind grid blockagesFORMER leader of Oldham Council, Richard Knowles, says a "short-sighted budget
"Short-sighted’ cuts are behind grid blockages
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 10 days ago
FORMER leader of Oldham Council, Richard Knowles, says a "short-sighted budget cut" by the authority has resulted in hundreds of blocked grids in Saddleworth, causing flooding and poor road conditions. Liberal Democrat Mr Knowles has hit out at... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Care home group’s apology to residents follows damning reportrefocus the home to only provide residential and dementia care, and close the n
Care home group’s apology to residents follows damning report
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
refocus the home to only provide residential and dementia care, and close the nursing unit.” They added that, working with Oldham Council and Oldham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, all affected nursing residents were moved to new homes of their... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Housing doubt sparks tip fearof residents to lobby the planning committee at the meeting. He said: “I canno
Housing doubt sparks tip fear
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 16 days ago
of residents to lobby the planning committee at the meeting. He said: “I cannot understand this move on the part of Oldham Council. “The council has spent considerable sums of money in trying to stop the quarry being used as a tip. “For... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Disused youth club goes to auctionAN unused youth centre in Royton will go to auction on Thursday. The youth cen
Disused youth club goes to auction
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
AN unused youth centre in Royton will go to auction on Thursday. The youth centre was deemed surplus to Oldham Council requirements and was closed in September. Previous attempts to sell it failed but it is hoped the auction will bring the centre... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Housing doubt sparks tip fearof residents to lobby the planning committee at the meeting. He said: “I canno
Housing doubt sparks tip fear
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
of residents to lobby the planning committee at the meeting. He said: “I cannot understand this move on the part of Oldham Council. “The council has spent considerable sums of money in trying to stop the quarry being used as a tip. “For... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Power tools at the ready on women-only DIY coursecalled SheSheds. As reported by the Chronicle, the scheme is the brainchild of
Power tools at the ready on women-only DIY course
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 17 days ago
called SheSheds. As reported by the Chronicle, the scheme is the brainchild of Saddleworth parish councillor and former Oldham Council member Barbara Beeley to encourage women to tackle a range of home projects. Its believed to be the UK’s... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Power tools at the ready on women-only DIY coursecalled SheSheds. As reported by the Chronicle, the scheme is the brainchild of
Power tools at the ready on women-only DIY course
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
called SheSheds. As reported by the Chronicle, the scheme is the brainchild of Saddleworth parish councillor and former Oldham Council member Barbara Beeley to encourage women to tackle a range of home projects. Its believed to be the UK’s... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Rancid rubbish causes a stinkMOUNTAINS of rotting rubbish have caused fury for Greenacres householders. Man
Rancid rubbish causes a stink
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
MOUNTAINS of rotting rubbish have caused fury for Greenacres householders. Many calls have been made to Oldham Council to remove mounds of waste in an alley at Raper Street, Greenacres. The filth — reeking of cat urine and faeces - attracts maggots,... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Round two to the planners“Though the school could be built on the existing site, having taken everything
Round two to the planners
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 21 days ago
“Though the school could be built on the existing site, having taken everything into account, the Education Funding Agency, Oldham Council and the school governors are resolutely of the view that the best site is Diggle.” Mr Milburn added: “The... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Round two to the planners“Though the school could be built on the existing site, having taken everything
Round two to the planners
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
“Though the school could be built on the existing site, having taken everything into account, the Education Funding Agency, Oldham Council and the school governors are resolutely of the view that the best site is Diggle.” Mr Milburn added: “The... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Party "out of touch’ claims Batesthe EU is “taking over local politics” — after a candidate selected by local me
Party "out of touch’ claims Bates
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
the EU is “taking over local politics” — after a candidate selected by local members was rejected by party officers. When Oldham Council candidates were announced on April 7 a UKIP Oldham source revealed the controversial Failsworth East candidate... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Brand new homes scheme officially opens in Oldhamdevelopment is part of the ‘Vision for Limehurst Village’, which is a ten year
Brand new homes scheme officially opens in Oldham
Manchester Evening News / Posted 23 days ago
development is part of the ‘Vision for Limehurst Village’, which is a ten year programme being delivered in partnership by Oldham Council, Regenda and Keepmoat. The aim of the programme is to improve the environment, housing, recreation and... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
"SheSheds’ to hammer home a point for womenDIY domain admits she was spurred on by local heroine Annie Kenney. Saddlewort
"SheSheds’ to hammer home a point for women
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 23 days ago
DIY domain admits she was spurred on by local heroine Annie Kenney. Saddleworth parish councillor and former member of Oldham Council Barbara Beeley, comes from Springhead, once also home of the leading suffragette. Councillor Beeley is... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Carer calls for more understanding for elderly in an online worlddo this to him at 81. “I know they are very busy but when they can see a genui
Carer calls for more understanding for elderly in an online world
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
do this to him at 81. “I know they are very busy but when they can see a genuine case they need a little more empathy. Oldham Council acknowledged that online forms can cause people problems but insisted they provide a quicker, more efficient... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Centenary event for education centreon May 8. A range of activities will be held from noon until 4pm to mark the c
Centenary event for education centre
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 30 days ago
on May 8. A range of activities will be held from noon until 4pm to mark the centenary of the centre’s donation to Oldham Council by Dame Sarah Lees. Activities will include search and rescue dog team demonstrations, an Oldham Music Service... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Centenary event for education centreon May 8. A range of activities will be held from noon until 4pm to mark the c
Centenary event for education centre
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
on May 8. A range of activities will be held from noon until 4pm to mark the centenary of the centre’s donation to Oldham Council by Dame Sarah Lees. Activities will include search and rescue dog team demonstrations, an Oldham Music Service... Read more
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Daily Mirror
UKIP councillor parked in disabled bay 'because he needed the loo to do a poo'of good practice.” Mr Bates says the spaces are 'rarely used' and he had nowhe
UKIP councillor parked in disabled bay 'because he needed the loo to do a poo'
Daily Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
of good practice.” Mr Bates says the spaces are 'rarely used' and he had nowhere to park Coun Bates was disciplined by Oldham council chiefs last year amid allegations he had intimidated a member of the public during a local forum meeting. He... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
UKIP councillor says he parked in disabled bay because he needed the toiletbe a beacon of good practice.” UKIP's Warren Bates at the Oldham election coun
UKIP councillor says he parked in disabled bay because he needed the toilet
Manchester Evening News / Posted 1 months ago
be a beacon of good practice.” UKIP's Warren Bates at the Oldham election count in 2014 Coun Bates was disciplined by Oldham council chiefs last year amid allegations he had intimidated a member of the public during a local forum meeting. He... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Greater Manchester's groundbreaking £6bn devo health deal comes into force todayTrust University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Manchester
Greater Manchester's groundbreaking £6bn devo health deal comes into force today
Manchester Evening News / Posted 1 months ago
Trust University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust Oldham Council Oldham CCG Rochdale Council Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG Salford City Council Salford CCG Salford... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
UKIP councillor said he parked in disabled bay because he needed the toiletbe a beacon of good practice.” UKIP's Warren Bates at the Oldham election coun
UKIP councillor said he parked in disabled bay because he needed the toilet
Manchester Evening News / Posted 1 months ago
be a beacon of good practice.” UKIP's Warren Bates at the Oldham election count in 2014 Coun Bates was disciplined by Oldham council chiefs last year amid allegations he had intimidated a member of the public during a local forum meeting. He... Read more
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