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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 10 hours 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 10 hours 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 10 hours 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 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 yesterday
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 yesterday
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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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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Saddleworth Extra
Landfill plan reduced to rubble by councilDELIGHTED householders and locals who have lived in fear of a disused quarry be
Landfill plan reduced to rubble by council
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 7 days ago
DELIGHTED householders and locals who have lived in fear of a disused quarry being turned into a landfill are celebrating Oldham Council's decision to allow housing on the site. Residents in Austerlands welcomed the approval of a development at... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
New store taking shapeas construction on Royton's new Lidl store makes steady progress. The supermar
New store taking shape
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
as construction on Royton's new Lidl store makes steady progress. The supermarket, which was given planning permission by Oldham Council last year, is currently being built on the former Royton Assembly Hall site. The 22,000sq ft store, built on... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
D-day looms on plans for eco-camping siteCONTROVERSIAL plans for an eco-camping site in Delph will go before Oldham Coun
D-day looms on plans for eco-camping site
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
CONTROVERSIAL plans for an eco-camping site in Delph will go before Oldham Council's planning committee tomorrow. The Chronicle reported in April how the proposed plans at the redundant Rough Knarr Quarry had raised many objections from local... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Thousands sign up to battle new bins rotassignatures it will be presented to Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon; Craig
Thousands sign up to battle new bins rotas
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 9 days ago
signatures it will be presented to Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon; Craig Dale, who is head of waste management at Oldham Council; and council leader Jean Stretton. Oldham Council announced plans last month for a "simplified" three-weekly... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Amazing drone footage of car park demolitionfound serious structural damage. Surveys later confirmed the 1960s building wa
Amazing drone footage of car park demolition
Manchester Evening News / Posted 10 days ago
found serious structural damage. Surveys later confirmed the 1960s building was beyond economic repair. Read More Oldham council leader Jean Stretton triggered the demolition of the car park, which was built in 1969 for £241,000 and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Town centre car park reduced to rubble in early morning explosiondemolished via a controlled explosion on Sunday morning. Hobson Street car par
Town centre car park reduced to rubble in early morning explosion
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
demolished via a controlled explosion on Sunday morning. Hobson Street car park was levelled by DSR Demolition at 7am with Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton and deputy leader Abdul Jabbar watching the seven-storey building come crashing down,... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Thousands sign up to battle new bins rotassignatures it will be presented to Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon; Craig
Thousands sign up to battle new bins rotas
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
signatures it will be presented to Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon; Craig Dale, who is head of waste management at Oldham Council; and council leader Jean Stretton. Oldham Council announced plans last month for a "simplified" three-weekly... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Flower show brings colourWhitehead were thoroughly impressed with Oldham's entry to the competition. Ja
Flower show brings colour
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Whitehead were thoroughly impressed with Oldham's entry to the competition. Janet (63) said: "I think it's wonderful that Oldham Council do this every year and put so much effort into looking after it over winter. "The council get knocked down a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
A 'first-class' start for pupilsWestwood schools. The school is about 90 per cent complete, with just the grou
A 'first-class' start for pupils
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Westwood schools. The school is about 90 per cent complete, with just the ground floor left to be finished on July 26. Oldham Council's planning committee agreed to demolish the Grange School at a meeting last April. Oldham College had been... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Sir Richard Leese backs Ivan Lewis MP for elected mayor of Greater ManchesterLabour leaders back police and crime commissioner and interim major Tony Lloyd
Sir Richard Leese backs Ivan Lewis MP for elected mayor of Greater Manchester
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
Labour leaders back police and crime commissioner and interim major Tony Lloyd to become the party’s mayoral candidate. Oldham council leader Jean Stretton, Tameside’s Kieran Quinn, Salford mayor Paul Dennett, Rochdale leader Richard Farnell and... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
What was that big bang in Oldham this morning?structural damage. Surveys later confirmed the 1960s structure was beyond econ
What was that big bang in Oldham this morning?
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
structural damage. Surveys later confirmed the 1960s structure was beyond economic repair. Dominic SalterGOING ... Oldham Council Leader Jean Stretton and her deputy Abdul Jabbar get ready to start the demolition She said: “The Hobson... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Courts issued closure orderI can say to Jim, and others who share our concerns, is that I have led a proce
Courts issued closure order
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
I can say to Jim, and others who share our concerns, is that I have led a process whereby the Government, Court Service and Oldham Council have been brought together to assess the impact of these decisions, and see how they can be minimised. Those... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Council to create a new mobile phone 'rubbish app' telling residents what to put in their binsbe gripped by Pokemon Go, but one councillor is hoping a more practical app can
Council to create a new mobile phone 'rubbish app' telling residents what to put in their bins
Manchester Evening News / Posted 16 days ago
be gripped by Pokemon Go, but one councillor is hoping a more practical app can grab the attention of Oldham residents. Oldham Council could be first in the country to create its own ‘rubbish app’ for smart phones and tablets to tell residents... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Region's interim mayor promises to fight impact of planned court closuresI can say to Jim, and others who share our concerns, is that I have led a proce
Region's interim mayor promises to fight impact of planned court closures
Manchester Evening News / Posted 16 days ago
I can say to Jim, and others who share our concerns, is that I have led a process whereby the government, court service and Oldham council have been brought together to assess the impact of these decisions, and see how they can be minimised. “Those... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Councillor wages war against giant 2ft ratsGIANT 2ft rats which are immune to pesticides must be dealt with, an Oldham cou
Councillor wages war against giant 2ft rats
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
GIANT 2ft rats which are immune to pesticides must be dealt with, an Oldham councillor warned. At Wednesday's council meeting, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE will propose a motion to combat the colossal pests in the Oldham borough and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Carnival a washoutto be here and see these beautiful old cars. "Unfortunately I remember most of
Carnival a washout
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
to be here and see these beautiful old cars. "Unfortunately I remember most of them which gives something away! "I think Oldham Council does a great job in putting these town centre shows on and I look forward to events coming up over the next... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Are there giant poison-resistant super-rats in Oldham?will be effective and can be carried out without harm to family members and pet
Are there giant poison-resistant super-rats in Oldham?
Manchester Evening News / Posted 18 days ago
will be effective and can be carried out without harm to family members and pets.” Read More “We have to recognise that Oldham Council and its residents can only do so much. This is a national problem and our national government needs to take... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
How one councillor fears giant rats are becoming immune to poisonswill be effective and can be carried out without harm to family members and pet
How one councillor fears giant rats are becoming immune to poisons
Manchester Evening News / Posted 18 days ago
will be effective and can be carried out without harm to family members and pets.” Read More “We have to recognise that Oldham Council and its residents can only do so much. This is a national problem and our national government needs to take... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Fury as lout damages heart-starter machineI just hope that in the event of an emergency such a machine is available for t
Fury as lout damages heart-starter machine
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
I just hope that in the event of an emergency such a machine is available for their loved ones should they ever need it." Oldham Council has confirmed that the damage was discovered on Monday morning and it was reported to the police... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Don't miss vintage motors and marketvintage market with live music and entertainment for shoppers looking for a bar
Don't miss vintage motors and market
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
vintage market with live music and entertainment for shoppers looking for a bargain. Councillor Jean Stretton, leader of Oldham Council, said: "The annual classic car show is a great opportunity for motoring enthusiasts and families to visit... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Time called on fight to save historic pubEvening Chronicle now understands the application has been rejected and the bui
Time called on fight to save historic pub
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
Evening Chronicle now understands the application has been rejected and the building will not be listed. In a letter to Oldham Council, Cara Organ ­- a listing coordinator with Historic England ­- said: "We have taken into account all the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council leader's equalities briefOLDHAM Council leader Jean Stretton will lead on the fairness, equalities and c
Council leader's equalities brief
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
OLDHAM Council leader Jean Stretton will lead on the fairness, equalities and cohesion portfolio with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Twenty new deputies have also taken up their posts on GMCA at the same time as a number of GM leaders... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Town reflects on war and peacethe town centre. They marched from the Civic Centre to Oldham Parish Church wh
Town reflects on war and peace
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
the town centre. They marched from the Civic Centre to Oldham Parish Church where a moving service was held at 2pm. Oldham Council had a number of events and activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the infamous battle, including a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council supremo in race hate vowOLDHAM Council leader Jean Stretton has warned that disgusting racist and xenop
Council supremo in race hate vow
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
OLDHAM Council leader Jean Stretton has warned that disgusting racist and xenophobic attacks will not be tolerated in the borough. In the week following Britain's result to leave the European Union, there have been reports of vile incidents relating... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
T Jay takes the reins as new Youth Mayorbe momentously influential; I assure you it won't be wasted. "I'm incredibly e
T Jay takes the reins as new Youth Mayor
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
be momentously influential; I assure you it won't be wasted. "I'm incredibly excited to see what the year ahead holds." Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton said: "It is extremely important that the views and ideas of our young people are heard... Read more
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express
Britons worried streets will ‘overflow’ with rubbish over new ‘three week’ collectionsblack bin collections to once every three weeks in 2014, followed by Rochdale.
Britons worried streets will ‘overflow’ with rubbish over new ‘three week’ collections
express / Posted 28 days ago
black bin collections to once every three weeks in 2014, followed by Rochdale. Salford is currently piloting a scheme and Oldham council approved the switch to three weekly collections, this week.Related articles Tom Hardy admits he 'bins and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Former refugee's joy at British citizenshipwas accompanied by Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams, who has stoo
Former refugee's joy at British citizenship
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
was accompanied by Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams, who has stood by Marzia since she arrived, as well as Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton. Mrs Abrahams said: "This is absolutely fantastic. I'm so pleased for her, so proud of... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economyLEADER of the opposition on Oldham Council, Howard Sykes, fears what impact las
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economy
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 28 days ago
LEADER of the opposition on Oldham Council, Howard Sykes, fears what impact last week's historic Brexit will have on the local economy. In a letter to Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton, Councillor Sykes ­- leader of the Oldham Lib-Dem Group ­-... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economyLEADER of the opposition on Oldham Council, Howard Sykes, fears what impact las
BREXIT: Councillor's concerns for local economy
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
LEADER of the opposition on Oldham Council, Howard Sykes, fears what impact last week's historic Brexit will have on the local economy. In a letter to Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton, Councillor Sykes ­- leader of the Oldham Lib-Dem Group ­-... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Collection of records reveal family's legacycentre in Union Street to view the display on the archive before taking a tour
Collection of records reveal family's legacy
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
centre in Union Street to view the display on the archive before taking a tour of Moorside. Depth Archive officer for Oldham Council, Jo Robson, has since catalogued the records and the resulting archive gives a great overview of the business,... Read more
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