Ex Oldham Mayor says second lockdown would do “irreparable damage”

A FORMER Mayor of Oldham believes there should not be a borough wide lockdown if cases of coronavirus continue to rise. The threat of a…

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Residents urged to take urgent action following another spike in COVID-19 cases

PEOPLE in Oldham are being told today to act now, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and stop a local lockdown being imposed. Additional measures…

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Career criminal jailed for cash machine raid in Springhead

A CAREER criminal has been jailed following raids on cash machines across Greater Manchester, including one in Springhead. These police mugshots span 10 years, but…

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Magic our Morris! Rushcart banner keeps Festival tradition alive

FOR the first time since 1975, Saddleworth’s iconic Rushcart Festival has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. But Saddleworth Morris Men have still upheld…

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Police appeal for information after cyclist killed in van collision in Lees

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a man died following a road traffic collision on Huddersfield Road in Lees.  At around 5.15pm on…

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New COVID-19 testing centres in Oldham after spike in number of infections

By Charlotte Green NEW coronavirus testing centres have opened in Oldham after a spike of infections in the borough led to stricter restrictions on socialising…

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Your Town needs you: Help Oldham mark 75th VJ Day Anniversary

RESIDENTS are invited to share their photographs, nostalgia and artwork to help Oldham commemorate Victory over Japan Day. Saturday 15 August marks 75 years since…

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Lines handed out to drivers for “irresponsibly” parked cars

IRRESPONSIBLE drivers have led to a Saddleworth village becoming the latest to see the introduction of new parking restrictions. Double yellow lines have been painted…

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