MP calls on Government for clearer guidance on exercising “locally” after another busy weekend at Dovestone

AFTER the latest weekend influx of visitors to Dovestone Reservoir, Oldham East and Saddleworth East MP Debbie Abrahams wants greater clarity from Government over Covid-19…

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New measures brought in at Dovestone reservoir to deter irresponsible visitors

POLICE, water, and council chiefs are stepping up measures this weekend (16 – 17 Jan) to reduce the number of day-trippers flouting Covid guidance at…

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Customs made – tax expert Iain honoured with New Year accolade

“Overwhelmed” is Saddleworth civil servant Iain McNeill’s self-assessment of his recognition in the New Year Honours List. Iain from Greenfield, a deputy director of Her…

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Frank’s life on the ocean wave is just swell! Greenfield rower reaches halfway point of Atlantic crossing

ADVENTURER Frank Rothwell is having a ‘whale of a time’ in his bid to become the oldest man to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.…

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Military drafted in to help deliver rapid Covid tests for key workers in Oldham

By Charlotte Green, Local Democracy Reporter THE military has been drafted in to help launch rapid Covid-19 testing for key workers without symptoms of the…

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Tributes made to ‘gentle gentleman’ Colin Smith, arts supporter and local government stalwart

“A MAN who knew everything but always made you feel you knew more” is one of the multiple tributes to Dobcross resident Colin Smith OBE,…

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Supermarkets to ban shoppers without face masks

THE country’s biggest supermarket chains have united in enforcing new rules on face masks and lone shopping as Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise.  Tesco,…

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