Oldham joins Kickstart scheme to tackle increased youth unemployment

By Jasmine Jackson OLDHAM Council is aiming to get more than 1,500 young people aged 16-24 into work over the next 12 months to tackle…

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Oldham College gives warm welcome to ‘Skills for Jobs’ post-16 education plans

OLDHAM College has given a “warm welcome” to new plans for the future of skills, jobs and training that could significantly transform the prospects of…

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MP Debbie Abrahams supports Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

By Jacklin Kwan OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has added her voice to those of other MPs and environmental campaigners supporting the Climate…

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Oldham politicians call on Government to release lockdown exit plan after ‘failures’ handling Covid-19 pandemic

OLDHAM’s council leader and MPs have signed a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak criticising the Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sean Fielding, Debbie Abrahams…

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Vigil in Uppermill to remember those who have died at sea trying to seek asylum

THERE will be a small vigil held in Uppermill on Tuesday, November 3 in memory of the family who died in The English Channel last…

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Mr Speaker tells summer school participants ‘young people matter’

SPEAKER of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, has told participants at MP Debbie Abrahams virtual summer school how he has spent years campaigning…

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MPs call for stiff punishment for use of disposable barbecues on moors

OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams, is among a group of politicians to sign a letter supporting criminalising the use of disposable barbecues on…

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Letter to the editor: Rising child poverty in Oldham – who is responsible?

A letter to the editor from the Oldham & Saddleworth Green Party Shocking figures from End Child Poverty coalition* show that 38% of Oldham children…

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Ticket to ride – Oldham MP gets opposition cabinet transport role

OLDHAM West and Royton MP Jim McMahon has been appointed to Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet as shadow secretary of state for transport. The former…

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