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Paving the way for a brand new resident at Dove Stone

A new path at Dove Stone reservoir near Oldham has proved a hit with visitors and wildlife alike.

Following months of hard work by RSPB Site Wardens and a hardy gang of local volunteers, visitors to Dove Stone can now enjoy a walk off the beaten track through a woodland setting, taking in wildlife ponds […]

DEAR OLDHAM…

Oldham Council is asking young people to help shape Oldham’s future.

As part of the Your Oldham campaign we are encouraging children from across the borough to write a ‘Dear Oldham’ letter to the town, or, if they prefer, they can submit a drawing or a collage instead showing their ideas.

The letter, or drawing, […]

Travel gets smarter in Greater Manchester

Photography – Nick Harrison

Travelling in Greater Manchester just got smarter.

Thousands of passengers can now, for the first time, use a single smart card for all their journeys on any Greater Manchester tram and bus.

This latest development is the next phase of Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) get me there smart card […]

Sam Road, Diggle closed for 1 week for resurfacing work

Notice issued by Unity Partnership

Please be advised that essential carriageway resurfacing works are programmed to start on 7th August 2017 for 1 week on Sam Road, Diggle.

To enable Unity Partnership to safely carry out the carriageway resurfacing works both safely and in a timely manner a road closure will be in place. […]

South Pennines’ Walk and Ride Festival 2017

Pennine Prospects Holmfirth area

The South Pennines is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors, from the unspoilt beauty of the moorlands to the fascinating heritage of the industrial revolution, there’s so much choice, for families, cyclists, horse riders and walkers.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin,” explained Adele Adams, festival […]

A Curious Turn at Oldham Art Gallery: Moving Mechanical Sculpture

A new touring exhibition curated by the Crafts Council comes to Gallery Oldham from July 8 to September 2.

A Curious Turn features 30 pieces of extraordinary automata, and is the first major review of its kind since 1992.

Automata are moving mechanical sculptures that are brought magically to life by sequences of cogs, […]

Details of a public event at Tandle Hill Park, Royton on June 23rd

The families of Alison Howe and Lisa Lees are inviting the people of Royton to join them for a Picnic in the Park to pay tribute to their loved ones.

This event will be taking place at Tandle Hill Country Park from 5pm onwards on Friday, June 23 following funerals earlier that day at St […]

Young people to benefit from half price bus tickets

Almost 100,000 young people aged between 16 and 18 are set to benefit from half price bus tickets following a new offer agreed between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and bus operators.

The deal will see the cost of a day ticket for young people cut in half – reducing the cost of journeys and […]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Summer Exhibition 2017

‘Niamh’. Oil. Artist – David Oag

Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum from Saturday 17th June to Sunday 16th July

Always a popular show, the exhibition will be comprised of up to fifty works, with styles ranging from […]

The Greatest Free Show on Earth

Wit Friday walkers in Diggle (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

Dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to 1884. Contests will run across 11 villages […]