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Mind that child: New road safety scheme at Oldham’s schools

Councillor Hibbert

Oldham Council has launched a major new Road Safety campaign to tackle disruptive car parking that is endangering pupils’ lives at local schools.

The new initiative, launched on 12th June, is designed to raise awareness of the serious problems that obstructive parking and congestion are causing on a daily basis in reducing [...]

Workless’ households rise by 12% in Oldham East and Saddleworth

Debbie Abrahams, MP (Photo:Stuart Coleman©2012)

Debbie Abrahams, MP, has spoken out against the Government’s welfare to work record as figures released by the House of Commons library show a 12.7% rise in the number of households where no one has ever worked in Oldham East and Saddleworth.

The number of households in the constituency [...]

Short stories and the local landscape

Anna Turner

Local writer Anna Turner believes writing workshops and short stories will help create a deeper understanding of the South Pennines and encourage people to explore the landscape for themselves.

Anna Turner, the writer in residence for the Watershed Landscape project, managed by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects, has so many ideas for [...]