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Oldham Chronicle
Roll up to show love for your market!FREE family events have been organised to tempt shoppers into supporting their
Roll up to show love for your market!
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 hours ago
FREE family events have been organised to tempt shoppers into supporting their local market. Oldham Council is backing 'Love Your Local Market' for the fourth year in a row with a series of activities and promotions. The campaign runs from June 1... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Kids engrossed in the fun of scienceOldham is an annual event, funded by Arts Council England and Oldham Town Centr
Kids engrossed in the fun of science
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 hours ago
Oldham is an annual event, funded by Arts Council England and Oldham Town Centre Partnership, delivered by Oldham Council Arts Development. "Explosive Emma", from Mad Science, explained to an enthralled bunch of children the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Ivan Lewis' mayoral bid gains support of two of Greater Manchester's newest council leadersdevolution deal, a project many grassroots Labour members - and even backbench
Ivan Lewis' mayoral bid gains support of two of Greater Manchester's newest council leaders
Manchester Evening News / Posted 2 days ago
devolution deal, a project many grassroots Labour members - and even backbench councillors - regard with suspicion. Former Oldham council leader Jim McMahon, one of the architects of the deal, raised eyebrows on winning the Oldham West and Royton... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
'Personation' claims wards are revealedPOLICE have revealed that the four allegations of electoral fraud at this month
'Personation' claims wards are revealed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
POLICE have revealed that the four allegations of electoral fraud at this month's Oldham Council elections came from St Mary's and Werneth. The Chronicle reported earlier this month that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are investigating four... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
'Teletubby' house refusedOLDHAM Council won an appeal in its decision to refuse planning for a "Teletubb
'Teletubby' house refused
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 3 days ago
OLDHAM Council won an appeal in its decision to refuse planning for a "Teletubbies"-style eco-home in Delph. The Chronicle reported in January how the "environmentally conscious" design proposals would have a grassed roof to blend in with the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Waterside plan sunkPLANS to build a 45-bedroom waterside hotel in Chadderton are unlikely to go ah
Waterside plan sunk
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
PLANS to build a 45-bedroom waterside hotel in Chadderton are unlikely to go ahead, the Chronicle can reveal. Oldham Council is claiming the land back from the developer because building work is yet to start after three years. The council and Terry... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Asda scraps night deliveries plan'Evening Chronicle' reported in February this year that the Greenfield Lane sto
Asda scraps night deliveries plan
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
'Evening Chronicle' reported in February this year that the Greenfield Lane store put in an official request to Oldham Council's planning committee about a variation in delivery hours. Changes would have allowed the store to accept... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Labour: You will bear the brunt of Brexiton the "Labour In for Britain" bus. The Manchester Central MP joined Oldham Ea
Labour: You will bear the brunt of Brexit
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 5 days ago
on the "Labour In for Britain" bus. The Manchester Central MP joined Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams, Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton, interim Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd, North West MEP Afzal Khan and a whole host... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Green dreamwith the first round of planting to take place in November. Nik Anderson, Seni
Green dream
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
with the first round of planting to take place in November. Nik Anderson, Senior Arboricultural and Countryside Officer at Oldham Council, said: "We are absolutely delighted to secure this funding, which will make a massive difference to the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Retirement scuppered by stench of dog pooin huge amounts, with the smell making its way over to his house. Mr Taylor, a
Retirement scuppered by stench of dog poo
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
in huge amounts, with the smell making its way over to his house. Mr Taylor, a former engineer, and Mrs Taylor, a former Oldham Council employee, are retired after working hard all of their adult lives. But they are unable to enjoy a... Read more
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Pendle Today
REVEALED: The deadly predators kept on private property in the UKtwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestersh
REVEALED: The deadly predators kept on private property in the UK
Pendle Today / Posted 6 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Lions, wolves and deadly snakes among animals being kept in private UK propertiestwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestersh
Lions, wolves and deadly snakes among animals being kept in private UK properties
Derbyshire Times / Posted 7 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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chad
Lions, wolves and deadly snakes among animals being kept in private UK propertiestwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicesters
Lions, wolves and deadly snakes among animals being kept in private UK properties
chad / Posted 7 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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Louth Leader
East Lindsey home to tigers, camels, a puma and more a Dangerous Wild Animals FOI findstwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestersh
East Lindsey home to tigers, camels, a puma and more a Dangerous Wild Animals FOI finds
Louth Leader / Posted 7 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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Spalding Today
South Kesteven and Rutland home to leopards, Savannah cats, serval cats and more FOI in Dangerous Wild Animals findstwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestersh
South Kesteven and Rutland home to leopards, Savannah cats, serval cats and more FOI in Dangerous Wild Animals finds
Spalding Today / Posted 7 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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Horncastle Today
East Lindsey home to tigers, camels, a puma and more a Dangerous Wild Animals FOI findstwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestersh
East Lindsey home to tigers, camels, a puma and more a Dangerous Wild Animals FOI finds
Horncastle Today / Posted 7 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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Bury Free Press
West Suffolk home to lynxes, carcals, bobcats and more FOI into dangerous wild animals findstwo squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestersh
West Suffolk home to lynxes, carcals, bobcats and more FOI into dangerous wild animals finds
Bury Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
two squirrel monkeys, three coatimundi, one kinkajou :: North West Leicestershire District Council - 20 bison :: Oldham Council - One caiman, one Bengal cat :: Pendle Borough Council - Seven ring-tailed lemurs :: Perth and Kinross... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Great and good praise 'terrier' council chiefCOUNCILLORS have paid tribute to Oldham Council executive director Emma Alexand
Great and good praise 'terrier' council chief
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
COUNCILLORS have paid tribute to Oldham Council executive director Emma Alexander who has left the authority after making a "real difference". The executive director of corporate and commercial services has now left Oldham Council, after joining the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Masterplan for eyesore millto the mill whilst the mill is still standing. Oldham West and Royton MP Jim M
Masterplan for eyesore mill
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
to the mill whilst the mill is still standing. Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon organised a meeting with senior Oldham Council officers Darren Jones, director of economic development and Bryn Cooke, head of service for strategic property... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Vandals branded anti-semites after "sick" criminal damage at Jewish cemeteryof anxiety and distress in the local community and we as police officers and my
Vandals branded anti-semites after "sick" criminal damage at Jewish cemetery
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
of anxiety and distress in the local community and we as police officers and my colleagues at Manchester City Council and Oldham Council share that distress. "We will do everything we can to find out who is responsible and bring the full force of... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Homing inPRIVATE landlords have been fined for failing to get licences in the first pros
Homing in
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
PRIVATE landlords have been fined for failing to get licences in the first prosecutions under a controversial Oldham Council scheme. The local authority introduced a Selective Licensing scheme for landlords last year in a bid to improve the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
"Harassed’ Arooj will be missed by Councilflag not just for Asian women but for all women. “We’ll miss her in this chamb
"Harassed’ Arooj will be missed by Council
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
flag not just for Asian women but for all women. “We’ll miss her in this chamber and I hope she’ll be back before long.” Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton added: “She was a hard-working councillor for her ward. She worked with the community on... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Be on your best behaviour for band contestsOLDHAM Council is providing help and financial support to ensure the 2016 Saddl
Be on your best behaviour for band contests
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
OLDHAM Council is providing help and financial support to ensure the 2016 Saddleworth and Lees contests hit all the right notes once again. Several months of planning between partners have taken place to ensure residents and visitors can enjoy the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Headstones destroyed at Jewish cemetery in 'sickening act of anti-semitism'of anxiety and distress in the local community and we as police officers and my
Headstones destroyed at Jewish cemetery in 'sickening act of anti-semitism'
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
of anxiety and distress in the local community and we as police officers and my colleagues at Manchester City Council and Oldham Council share that distress.” “We will do everything we can to find out who is responsible and bring the full force... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Thousands expected to attend historic Whit Friday march in Saddleworthand are organised by local churches. Traffic and parking restrictions are impo
Thousands expected to attend historic Whit Friday march in Saddleworth
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
and are organised by local churches. Traffic and parking restrictions are imposed at each contest site on Whit Friday. Oldham Council has warned motorists that some roads in the 11 villages taking part will be closed between 9am and 12.30pm on... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Peace tops agenda for new mayoris a retired civil servant and is married, to his wife Di, with children and gr
Peace tops agenda for new mayor
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 11 days ago
is a retired civil servant and is married, to his wife Di, with children and grandchildren. In a speech, delivered to the Oldham Council chamber today, Councillor Heffernan said: “Thank you for entrusting the reputation of this metropolitan... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Peace tops agenda for new mayoris a retired civil servant and is married, to his wife Di, with children and gr
Peace tops agenda for new mayor
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
is a retired civil servant and is married, to his wife Di, with children and grandchildren. In a speech, delivered to the Oldham Council chamber today, Councillor Heffernan said: “Thank you for entrusting the reputation of this metropolitan... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Power to the peoplewill be Leila Sharland, of the co-operative Sharenergy ­— providing technical a
Power to the people
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
will be Leila Sharland, of the co-operative Sharenergy ­— providing technical and project management support; Andy Hunt, of Oldham Council ­— providing school liaison and access to the roofs; and community liaison lead Sharon McGladdery, of Action... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Just the business for town’s needsSUPERB customer service has been recognised at the Oldham Town Centre Business
Just the business for town’s needs
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
SUPERB customer service has been recognised at the Oldham Town Centre Business Awards. Organised by Oldham Council and the Town Centre Partnership, the awards recognise and celebrate how businesses are looking after residents, shoppers and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council chiefs shelve school revamp plansto rebuild Greenfield Primary School have been put on hold because of insuffici
Council chiefs shelve school revamp plans
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
to rebuild Greenfield Primary School have been put on hold because of insufficient consultation by education chiefs. Oldham Council is revisiting its proposals for the provision of new primary school places across the Saddleworth West and... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council leader in cabinet reshuffleOLDHAM council leader Jean Stretton has taken on a portfolio of additional res
Council leader in cabinet reshuffle
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
OLDHAM council leader Jean Stretton has taken on a portfolio of additional responsibilities as part of her first cabinet reshuffle. Councillor Sretton and Abdul Jabbar will continue to head the administration as leader and deputy leader... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
After-time?now want to demolish the pub - dormant for several years - and have submitted a
After-time?
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
now want to demolish the pub - dormant for several years - and have submitted an application for planning permission to Oldham Council. The local resident who submitted the application to Historic England, who wishes to remain anonymous, said:... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Police probe polling fraudinto four allegations of “personation” - where an individual votes as someone e
Police probe polling fraud
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 17 days ago
into four allegations of “personation” - where an individual votes as someone else - which allegedly occurred during the Oldham Council elections on May 5. GMP and Oldham Council are unable to confirm where in the borough the alleged incidents... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Police probe polling fraudinto four allegations of “personation” - where an individual votes as someone e
Police probe polling fraud
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
into four allegations of “personation” - where an individual votes as someone else - which allegedly occurred during the Oldham Council elections on May 5. GMP and Oldham Council are unable to confirm where in the borough the alleged incidents... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Road closed after sink hole appearshad sealed off the road close to its junction with Thompson Lane and Butler Gre
Road closed after sink hole appears
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
had sealed off the road close to its junction with Thompson Lane and Butler Green, near South Chadderton Methodist Church. Oldham Council engineers were assessing the damage yesterday morning and it is not yet known how long the closure will be in... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Police close off Oldham street after 'very deep' sinkhole appears in the roadGreen. Council engineers were assessing the damage and it is not yet known how
Police close off Oldham street after 'very deep' sinkhole appears in the road
Manchester Evening News / Posted 21 days ago
Green. Council engineers were assessing the damage and it is not yet known how long the closure will be in place. An Oldham council spokesman said: "We received a call at around 5.25pm and our highways officers have gone to inspect the scene.... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Arooj AxedTHE shock result of last night’s Oldham Council local elections saw Cabinet mem
Arooj Axed
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 23 days 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
Arooj AxedTHE shock result of last night’s Oldham Council local elections saw Cabinet mem
Arooj Axed
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 24 days 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 24 days 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 24 days 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 24 days 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 24 days 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 25 days ago
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 25 days ago
“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 25 days ago
“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 25 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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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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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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