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Manchester Evening News
Deal with us, not Serco, say Greater Manchester's town hall leaders as they prepare for Syrian refugeesManchester's council leader has called on the government to deal directly with
Deal with us, not Serco, say Greater Manchester's town hall leaders as they prepare for Syrian refugees
Manchester Evening News / Posted 21 hours ago
Manchester's council leader has called on the government to deal directly with town halls when placing Syrian refugees - rather than controversial private contractor Serco. Sir Richard Leese says the city will gladly play its part in housing... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Gloom hangs over council jobsDOZENS of jobs are on the line at Oldham Council as bosses strive to make savin
Gloom hangs over council jobs
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
DOZENS of jobs are on the line at Oldham Council as bosses strive to make savings of £30 million by 2017. An internal memo sent to councillors by Emma Alexander, executive director of corporate and commercial services, reveals which departments... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Oldham council uses new powers to seize rubbish-filled van suspected of being used for fly-tippingOldham council used new powers to seize a van it suspected was being used for f
Oldham council uses new powers to seize rubbish-filled van suspected of being used for fly-tipping
Manchester Evening News / Posted 6 days ago
Oldham council used new powers to seize a van it suspected was being used for fly-tipping. The Mercedes Vito was spotted by an officer last week, but when he approached it, the driver ran away with a female passenger and child. The van was found to... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Van seized as Oldham gets tough on tippingTOUGH new powers have been used for the first time to seize a van involved in f
Van seized as Oldham gets tough on tipping
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
TOUGH new powers have been used for the first time to seize a van involved in fly-tipping. The drama unfolded when a council official spotted the Mercedes Vito — packed with waste including an old mattress and planks of wood — in Brewerton Road,... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
New council cuts of nearly a quarter of a billion pounds to hit Greater ManchesterAnother wave of savage cuts totalling nearly a quarter of a billion pounds is h
New council cuts of nearly a quarter of a billion pounds to hit Greater Manchester
Manchester Evening News / Posted 9 days ago
Another wave of savage cuts totalling nearly a quarter of a billion pounds is heading for Greater Manchester. Town hall officials across the region are working behind the scenes to try to work out where the axe will fall in 2016. There is less and... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Teachers in Greater Manchester take more than 100,000 days off sick in just one yearIn 2013/14, around half of teachers in schools across the region had at least o
Teachers in Greater Manchester take more than 100,000 days off sick in just one year
Manchester Evening News / Posted 10 days ago
In 2013/14, around half of teachers in schools across the region had at least one period of absence due to illness. On average, staff who were ill at least once took 8.9 days off during the year, compared to 7.9 nationally. In total, 108,119 days... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
How M&S and Oldham Mumps could help bring millions of pounds of European investment into Greater ManchesterCouncil chiefs are to scour Europe for a partner on a £60m ‘game-changing’ deve
How M&S and Oldham Mumps could help bring millions of pounds of European investment into Greater Manchester
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
Council chiefs are to scour Europe for a partner on a £60m ‘game-changing’ development in a move which could have a massive impact on projects throughout Greater Manchester. A Europe-wide procurement process will soon begin, with town hall bosses... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Partner wanted to kickstart Mumps rebirthOLDHAM Council is searching for an investment partner to bring the Prince’s Gat
Partner wanted to kickstart Mumps rebirth
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
OLDHAM Council is searching for an investment partner to bring the Prince’s Gate development to life. Cabinet members last night gave the go-ahead to start a selection hunt for the regeneration scheme at Oldham Mumps. The development will transform... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Drugs den smashedA ST Mary’s flat used as a “drugs takeaway” has been shut down and sealed off.
Drugs den smashed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
A ST Mary’s flat used as a “drugs takeaway” has been shut down and sealed off. Oldham Council, First Choice Homes and Greater Manchester Police obtained a closure order for the Henshaw Street flat which was occupied by two of Oldham’s top-10... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Can you spot what's wrong with this council road resurfacing job?Antony Strafford and his family returned home from their two week holiday in Sp
Can you spot what's wrong with this council road resurfacing job?
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
Antony Strafford and his family returned home from their two week holiday in Spain on Sunday to find the strange patch job outside their home on Scholes Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester. The dad-of-two has revealed his shock at the workers’ “truly... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Workers resurface road AROUND parked car in OldhamEager road resurfacers were so keen to get their job done they worked AROUND a
Workers resurface road AROUND parked car in Oldham
Manchester Evening News / Posted 15 days ago
Eager road resurfacers were so keen to get their job done they worked AROUND a parked car. The dad-of-two has revealed his shock at the workers’ “truly bizzare” decision not to wait and come back on another day. “The road was covered in pot holes... Read more
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The New Statesman
150 women back Yvette Cooper to lead the Labour party150 women from the Labour party and beyond have backed Yvette Cooper to lead La
150 women back Yvette Cooper to lead the Labour party
The New Statesman / Posted 17 days ago
150 women from the Labour party and beyond have backed Yvette Cooper to lead Labour to victory in the 2020 general election in an open letter to the New Statesman. The signatories - which include Ivana Bartoletti,the chair of the Fabian Women's... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Proposal for 135 homes on unused green spaceA MAJOR new development of 135 homes could soon be built in Limeside on what ar
Proposal for 135 homes on unused green space
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
A MAJOR new development of 135 homes could soon be built in Limeside on what are currently overgrown green spaces Property developer Keepmoat has submitted plans to build 66 homes on land off Rowan Tree Road and 69 off Whitebank Road. The scheme... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Riddle of the little black box is solvedPUZZLED locals in Denshaw have been reassured they’re not being spied on. Resi
Riddle of the little black box is solved
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 22 days ago
PUZZLED locals in Denshaw have been reassured they’re not being spied on. Residents raised concerns around the appearance of a pole at the corner of the Denshaw crossroads between roads leading to Oldham and Newhey., on which a black, solar-powered... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
School consultation extra time victoryA parish councillor says an Oldham Council decision to extend the current statu
School consultation extra time victory
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 23 days ago
A parish councillor says an Oldham Council decision to extend the current statutory consultation on Saddleworth’s controversial new school is “a victory for reason and fair play.” More than 100 people signed a protest letter supporting newly-elected... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Talks continue over "dangerous’ mill accessPROPOSALS to improve access and increase highway safety around Chadderton Mill
Talks continue over "dangerous’ mill access
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
PROPOSALS to improve access and increase highway safety around Chadderton Mill are being discussed ollowing concerns from residents about “dangerous” turns made by lorry drivers visiting the site. Residents on neighbouring Fields New Road and Denton... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Park in memory of Shaw gas blast victim Jamie Heaton opened at community fun dayA new children’s play park has been opened in memory of a little boy who died i
Park in memory of Shaw gas blast victim Jamie Heaton opened at community fun day
Manchester Evening News / Posted 27 days ago
A new children’s play park has been opened in memory of a little boy who died in a gas explosion. Jamie Heaton, aged two, was watching TV when the explosion tore through the family home in June 2012. It was caused by his drunken next-door neighbour... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Benefits axe will affect councilOLDHAM Council will be forced to pick up the pieces when government cuts hit th
Benefits axe will affect council
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
OLDHAM Council will be forced to pick up the pieces when government cuts hit the borough’s most vulnerable residents. Liberal Democrat Councillor John McCann claims the most recent cuts will see up to 4,700 working families lose around £280 a year... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Off their trolleysOLDHAM Council has issued a staggering 89 parking fines in a month outside a ne
Off their trolleys
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
OLDHAM Council has issued a staggering 89 parking fines in a month outside a new supermarket in Hollinwood - even though officers warned motorists it would operate a zero tolerance policy towards “selfish motorists.” Since the Manchester Superstore... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Secret asylum house sparks local concernTHE housing of a group of asylum seekers at a former Royton care home has raise
Secret asylum house sparks local concern
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
THE housing of a group of asylum seekers at a former Royton care home has raised concerns in the local community Sixteen Sudanese asylum seekers arrived at Park Lane House, off Sandy Lane, Royton, last week. They are being housed by private company... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Vote-rigging claim set for police probeSERIOUS allegations about three Oldham councillors have been passed to police.
Vote-rigging claim set for police probe
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
SERIOUS allegations about three Oldham councillors have been passed to police. An email sent to Oldham Council chief executive Carolyn Wilkins accused the elected members of a range of offences, including postal vote swapping and tampering,... Read more

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