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Oldham Chronicle
Closure plea for failing schoolbehaviour is also inadequate, they do not feel safe from bullying and fighting,
Closure plea for failing school
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 5 hours ago
behaviour is also inadequate, they do not feel safe from bullying and fighting, and absences and exclusions are too high. Oldham Council was forced by the Government to hand over part of the former South Chadderton School site in Butterworth Lane... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Council chiefs defend reduced bin collectionsOLDHAM Council chiefs last night explained why they believe bin collections in
Council chiefs defend reduced bin collections
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 6 hours ago
OLDHAM Council chiefs last night explained why they believe bin collections in the borough must be reduced to once every three weeks as Cabinet members approved the controversial plans. The aim of the proposals is to boost recycling rates and save... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Flowers planted in honour of totround the corner. "It's always busy and it's nice seeing other children enjoyi
Flowers planted in honour of tot
Oldham Chronicle / Posted yesterday
round the corner. "It's always busy and it's nice seeing other children enjoying it. It's also nice for all the hard work Oldham Council has put into it to be recognised." The family went away for the day yesterday and Kenny added: "We try to... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Meet Cliff Parker - the 90-old who still works five days a weekQueen, Cliff served in the Army during the conflict in the 1940s. After the wa
Meet Cliff Parker - the 90-old who still works five days a week
Manchester Evening News / Posted 4 days ago
Queen, Cliff served in the Army during the conflict in the 1940s. After the war he worked as a grocer, landlord and for Oldham council. Since 1993, he has worked at Focus Education, a company founded by his son that provides educational support... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Labour MP starts summer schoolto plug skills gapa new summer school to give young people practical, on the job experiences of s
Labour MP starts summer schoolto plug skills gap
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
a new summer school to give young people practical, on the job experiences of skilled trades. The former leader of Oldham Council is working in partnership with Oldham College, North Chadderton School and The Radclyffe School to deliver a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Bin there, done that - 'it hasn't worked well'has expressed concerns over plans to reduce bin collections in the borough to j
Bin there, done that - 'it hasn't worked well'
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
has expressed concerns over plans to reduce bin collections in the borough to just once every three weeks. Lib Dems say Oldham Council should have learnt from other boroughs that have adopted the same system, claiming "it has not worked... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Bin collections every 3 weeksOLDHAM Council has revealed plans to reduce bin collections to just once every
Bin collections every 3 weeks
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
OLDHAM Council has revealed plans to reduce bin collections to just once every three weeks. The authority is set to consider the plans with an aim to boost recycling rates and save money with changes to how rubbish and recycling is collected across... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Anger as 150 year-old canal bridge is taken downCANAL enthusiasts are furious with Oldham Council after a 150-year-old iconic b
Anger as 150 year-old canal bridge is taken down
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
CANAL enthusiasts are furious with Oldham Council after a 150-year-old iconic bridge was taken down without warning. Members of the Hollinwood Canal Society expressed their shock and anger that Oldham Council sent in a team to remove the historic... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Regeneration chief leaves authority after six yearsOLDHAM Council's director of economic development is leaving after six years at
Regeneration chief leaves authority after six years
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
OLDHAM Council's director of economic development is leaving after six years at the local authority. Darren Jones (50) joined the local authority in a strategic role to help develop and deliver its ambitious regeneration programme in 2010. He is to... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Our HeritageOLDHAM Council's plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre have been given
Our Heritage
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
OLDHAM Council's plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre have been given the green light after the project was handed a vital double injection of funding. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has now approved a grant of £3.379 million towards the... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Special measures lifted at schoolMeagher retired at Easter. He was replaced by interim head teacher Neil Hutchin
Special measures lifted at school
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
Meagher retired at Easter. He was replaced by interim head teacher Neil Hutchinson, an educational leadership consultant. Oldham Council also replaced governors with an Interim Executive Board (IEB) made up of experts. Ofsted says the leadership... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Teenager arrested on suspicion of arson after fire destroys derelict mill in Oldhamthan 24 hours on Wednesday night after dealing with ‘smouldering pockets of fir
Teenager arrested on suspicion of arson after fire destroys derelict mill in Oldham
Manchester Evening News / Posted 12 days ago
than 24 hours on Wednesday night after dealing with ‘smouldering pockets of fire’. Fire officers on Wednesday met with Oldham Council, English Heritage and the private owners of the former wool mill to discuss its future. The site has been... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Mill infernoyards from homes in Delph. No-one was hurt in the drama which saw teams of fir
Mill inferno
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
yards from homes in Delph. No-one was hurt in the drama which saw teams of firefighters tackle the inferno as police, and Oldham Council support officers, escorted worried householders, including the elderly and children, away from the scene. The... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
M60 closed in both directions as police talk to woman on Barton Bridgehave been battling the fire all night, with some flames still visible in the ea
M60 closed in both directions as police talk to woman on Barton Bridge
Manchester Evening News / Posted 13 days ago
have been battling the fire all night, with some flames still visible in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Oldham Council said all evacuated residents are staying with friends and relatives - with one woman placed in temporary... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
No trains running between Manchester Piccadilly and Bredbury after person struck by trainhave been battling the fire all night, with some flames still visible in the ea
No trains running between Manchester Piccadilly and Bredbury after person struck by train
Manchester Evening News / Posted 13 days ago
have been battling the fire all night, with some flames still visible in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Oldham Council said all evacuated residents are staying with friends and relatives - with one woman placed in temporary... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Fire crews remain at Oldham mill which was devastated by huge blazewere advised to keep their windows and doors closed as smoke billowed out from
Fire crews remain at Oldham mill which was devastated by huge blaze
Manchester Evening News / Posted 13 days ago
were advised to keep their windows and doors closed as smoke billowed out from the roof of the grand building. Oldham Council said all evacuated residents are staying with friends and relatives - with one woman placed in temporary... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Teen terror gang brought to bookof Shaw. The gang caused serious anti-social problems, engaging in criminal act
Teen terror gang brought to book
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
of Shaw. The gang caused serious anti-social problems, engaging in criminal activity and physically abusing locals. But Oldham Council, ward councillors, Greater Manchester Police and local residents have worked together to bring the thugs to... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Police crackdown at litter-hit beauty spotvisitors not to bring barbecues or have naked flames in the area. GMP, the RSP
Police crackdown at litter-hit beauty spot
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 14 days ago
visitors not to bring barbecues or have naked flames in the area. GMP, the RSPB, Tree for a Life, United Utilities, Oldham Council and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue services came together to tackle the problems which are seen as a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Police crackdown at litter-hit beauty spotvisitors not to bring barbecues or have naked flames in the area. GMP, the RSP
Police crackdown at litter-hit beauty spot
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
visitors not to bring barbecues or have naked flames in the area. GMP, the RSPB, Tree for a Life, United Utilities, Oldham Council and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue services came together to tackle the problems which are seen as a... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
What an honour for council chiefOLDHAM Council Chief executive Dr Carolyn Wilkins has spoken of being "thrilled
What an honour for council chief
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
OLDHAM Council Chief executive Dr Carolyn Wilkins has spoken of being "thrilled and humbled" after being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The 49-year-old was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
School build divides publicreported on Friday, objectors to the school being built in Diggle are seeking a
School build divides public
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 15 days ago
reported on Friday, objectors to the school being built in Diggle are seeking a Judicial Review in a bid to overturn Oldham Council's planning decision leaving anguished supporters in favour of the move dismayed and frustrated. At first... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
School build divides publicreported on Friday, objectors to the school being built in Diggle are seeking a
School build divides public
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
reported on Friday, objectors to the school being built in Diggle are seeking a Judicial Review in a bid to overturn Oldham Council's planning decision leaving anguished supporters in favour of the move dismayed and frustrated. At first... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS: List of Derbyshire recipientscharitable services to health and wellbeing in Manchester. • Dr Carolyn Ann Wi
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS: List of Derbyshire recipients
Derbyshire Times / Posted 17 days ago
charitable services to health and wellbeing in Manchester. • Dr Carolyn Ann Wilkins, from High Peak, Chief Executive of Oldham Council - for services to local government and public sector reform. Barbara Cox, of the Chernobyl Children's... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Honour for Oldham Council chief executiveOLDHAM Council Chief executive Dr Carolyn Wilkins has been awarded an OBE in th
Honour for Oldham Council chief executive
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
OLDHAM Council Chief executive Dr Carolyn Wilkins has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The 49-year-old is made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to Local Government and Public... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Birthday Honours: Greater Manchester's best recognised by the Queento nursing. Jen Paderau Yockney, 42, of Levenshulme, also receives the honour,
Birthday Honours: Greater Manchester's best recognised by the Queen
Manchester Evening News / Posted 17 days ago
to nursing. Jen Paderau Yockney, 42, of Levenshulme, also receives the honour, for services to the bisexual community. Oldham council’s chief executive, Dr Carolyn Ann Wilkins, has received the OBE for services to local government. The... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Queen's birthday honours 2016: The full listOffice. For public service and services to No 10 Downing Street. (London) Dr C
Queen's birthday honours 2016: The full list
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
Office. For public service and services to No 10 Downing Street. (London) Dr Carolyn Ann Wilkins. Chief executive, Oldham Council. For services to Local Government and Public Sector Reform. (High Peak, Derbyshire) Ms Claire Williams.... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Taskforce set up over beauty spot litteringstation, will patrol the area as part of the crackdown on potential problems.
Taskforce set up over beauty spot littering
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 18 days ago
station, will patrol the area as part of the crackdown on potential problems. There will also be six special constables, Oldham Council wardens and a group of fire cadets giving advice around fire risks with barbecues and water dangers. Dumped... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Supermarket moves a Lidl step closerway. The 22,000sq ft store on land bounded by High Street, Middleton Road and
Supermarket moves a Lidl step closer
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
way. The 22,000sq ft store on land bounded by High Street, Middleton Road and Croft Head, was given planning permission by Oldham Council last year. The site, which previously housed Royton Assembly Hall before becoming a car park, will also... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Taskforce set up over beauty spot litteringstation, will patrol the area as part of the crackdown on potential problems.
Taskforce set up over beauty spot littering
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
station, will patrol the area as part of the crackdown on potential problems. There will also be six special constables, Oldham Council wardens and a group of fire cadets giving advice around fire risks with barbecues and water dangers. Dumped... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Volunteers put in bags of effortHATHERSHAW residents got their hands dirty in an effort to keep their streets c
Volunteers put in bags of effort
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
HATHERSHAW residents got their hands dirty in an effort to keep their streets clean. Oldham Council staff joined 33 locals who volunteered their own time to show they all 'Love Where they Live'. In total 38 bags of rubbish were... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Memorial tribute for rugby favouriteOswald RC Church in Royton. Along with his friends and family, there were repr
Memorial tribute for rugby favourite
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
Oswald RC Church in Royton. Along with his friends and family, there were representatives from his former colleagues at Oldham Council's social services, the Rugby Football League, the North-West Counties under-eights to under-12s league, Oldham... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Locals stunned as vandals destroy orchardbeen damaged beyond repair. "The trees had been snapped in two and destroyed."
Locals stunned as vandals destroy orchard
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 21 days ago
been damaged beyond repair. "The trees had been snapped in two and destroyed." He added that he reported the damage to Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Police and is hoping someone will come forward with information about the damage. He... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Locals stunned as vandals destroy orchardbeen damaged beyond repair. "The trees had been snapped in two and destroyed."
Locals stunned as vandals destroy orchard
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
been damaged beyond repair. "The trees had been snapped in two and destroyed." He added that he reported the damage to Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Police and is hoping someone will come forward with information about the damage. He... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Inspirational women land £250,000 Lotto cashimprove my confidence and my English speaking skills." The announcement of fun
Inspirational women land £250,000 Lotto cash
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
improve my confidence and my English speaking skills." The announcement of funding was also met with celebration from Oldham Council Chief Executive Carolyn Wilkins, who visited Inspire Oldham to meet with the volunteers and hear stories from... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
55 Oldham BHS staff to lose jobsof the offers was judged acceptable. All 163 BHS stores will now be holding cl
55 Oldham BHS staff to lose jobs
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
of the offers was judged acceptable. All 163 BHS stores will now be holding closing-down sales over the coming weeks. Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton said: "My heart goes out to all the local BHS staff, their families and others who are... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Teens quiz their MP during school visiton Friday to speak with the school's council. He also met with head teacher, J
Teens quiz their MP during school visit
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
on Friday to speak with the school's council. He also met with head teacher, Joy Clark, and was given a tour of the school. The former leader of Oldham Council then held a session with the school's council, answering the burning questions of pupi... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Park parties kick start the holidaysPark on Sunday. The free event, organised by Friends of Dunwood Park, in partn
Park parties kick start the holidays
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 27 days ago
Park on Sunday. The free event, organised by Friends of Dunwood Park, in partnership with Oldham Play Action Group and Oldham Council, gave youngsters and parents the chance to explore the natural environment and create artwork or models... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Park parties kick start the holidaysPark on Sunday. The free event, organised by Friends of Dunwood Park, in partn
Park parties kick start the holidays
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
Park on Sunday. The free event, organised by Friends of Dunwood Park, in partnership with Oldham Play Action Group and Oldham Council, gave youngsters and parents the chance to explore the natural environment and create artwork or models... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Thieves stealing reference books from libraries across Oldham to sell onlinetoo scared to tackle them. “Police obviously have their priorities but this is
Thieves stealing reference books from libraries across Oldham to sell online
Manchester Evening News / Posted 28 days ago
too scared to tackle them. “Police obviously have their priorities but this is a nasty, lowlife, crime.” A spokesman for Oldham council said: “We take theft of public property extremely seriously and we have reported these matters to the police.... Read more
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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 29 days 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 29 days 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 a month 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 1 months 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 1 months 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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