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Transport services return to Victoria following terrorist attack

City leaders in Greater Manchester have welcomed the reopening of Victoria Station following last week’s horrific terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

The station, which has been shut since the incident on Monday 22 May, will reopen from tomorrow (Tuesday 30 May) – with Northern, Trans Pennine Express and Metrolink operating a full timetable of services.

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The Plan for Saddleworth – Have Your Say!

Are you concerned about issues such as planning, development, schooling, transport, traffic, health care & protection of the Green Belt in Saddleworth?

Saddleworth Parish Council are preparing their Neighbourhood plan and want to ask local people about the issues that matter to them.

Rob Knotts Chair of Saddleworth Parish Council Planning Committee is holding an […]

Oldham Council open book of condolence for Manchester attack

Oldham Council has opened Books of Condolence in memory of all those tragically killed and injured in the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

A Book of Condolence is now open at Royton Town Hall on Rochdale Road and another is based at the Civic Entrance (formerly Rochdale Road reception) at the Civic Centre on West […]

OMBC aim to bloom as Champion of Champions

Oldham Council (OMBC) are launching their annual Bloom and Grow campaign in a bid to be crowned ‘Champions of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

This year OMBC has entered North West in Bloom and has also accepted the nomination to compete in Britain in Bloom, the Champions of Champions […]

Fun drawing app brainchild of brainy child

A seven year old boy from Oldham is the brains behind a new fun interactive drawing app. Freddie Dickson who lives in Moorside, came up with the idea, with a little help from his parents Kathryn and Oliver.

Kathryn, along with husband Oliver owns and manages two soft play centres in Oldham. They spend their […]

Metrolink tram driver hurt in malicious attack

Greater Manchester’s new mayor has joined transport bosses in condemning a senseless act that left a tram driver injured.

At about 9.40pm on Monday 8 May 2017, a rock was thrown at an oncoming tram from a footbridge north of the Derker Metrolink stop. The rock smashed through the window, causing injuries to the driver’s […]

Funding available for local youth projects and organisations

Oldham Council is giving local organisations the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 in funding to improve the borough for young people.

Oldham Council and the Stoller Charitable Trust are giving grants from the Kerrching Youth Opportunity Fund – a pot of money that aims to provide enjoyable leisure opportunities and activities to help […]

WILDFIRES highlight the vulnerability of the diverse and valuable South Pennines habitat

Following the incidents of wildfires on the moorland above Littleborough and Todmorden the South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered wildlife, farm livestock, valuable habitat and human health.

 

As good weather both dry out the peatland and […]

Saddleworth Turnpike Challenge 2017

Saddleworth Rotary and Clarion Cycle Club are once again running the Father’s Day Turnpike challenge, a 25 mile bike ride into the dramatic scenery of the Pennine moors. The ride is fully supported with roaming Clarion riders and a van. There is a half way refreshments point and at the end of the ride there […]

Mikron Theatre – In At The Deep End: An RNLI Story by Lawrence Peacock

Skipwick RNLI is all at sea. Crew members are hard to come by and Coxswain Darren’s management style isn’t helping. So when seventeen year old Shannon volunteers, it’s all hands on deck – particularly for Darren’s teenage son, Billy.

Can the station survive in this ‘me first’ age? Will eccentric fundraiser Hazel’s ideas ever turn […]