Council delays decision on Oldham’s contribution to controversial homes and jobs plan

OLDHAM Council tonight (Wednesday, November 25) postponed a decision on whether to approve the controversial Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Salford and Stockport local authorities had…

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MP’s ‘concerns” over Spatial Framework as councillors prepare to vote on Oldham’s homes plan allocation

DEBBIE Abrahams warns any future housing development on the Fletchers Mill site in Greenfield must address access issues caused by visitor numbers to Dovestone Reservoir.…

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Clean up promised after canal bridge targeted by graffiti vandal

A GRAFFITI vandal has been condemned for spraying a five-foot high slogan on the wall of a towpath bridge on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in…

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Oldham Council faces £30m funding shortfall and launches public consultation ahead of 2021/22 budget

By Charlotte Green – Local Democracy Reporter COUNCIL bosses are consulting on making millions of pounds of cuts – including axing funding for charities and…

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Getting the humps? Speed ‘cushions’ proposed for busy Greenfield road

A Saddleworth road is earmarked to receive road humps as part of new traffic calming measures. Three pairs of speed bumps are proposed to be…

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You’ll never walk alone with Ken and the Ramblers

DOBCROSS resident Ken Smith is an avid walker and has the videos to prove it. He is also the new footpath clearance secretary for Oldham…

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That’s the way to brew it! Craig’s ale trail takes him from Austerlands to Australia

THE grind of a daily two-hour commute ensured Craig Talbot’s glass was often half empty when viewing his future career. Now, Craig’s glass is permanently…

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Shuttle service! Dobcross Looms have place in the sun with weaver Paul

A RELIC from Saddleworth’s textile manufacturing past is still weaving high quality cloth more than a century after it was built in Diggle. A 115-year-old…

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