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“Engines off at school gates!” urges Greater Manchester Mayor in clean air drive

TfGM Anti-idling campaign at Leigh County Primary School

Mayor Andy Burnham has called on Greater Manchester’s drivers to help tackle deadly air pollution by turning their car engines off at the school gates.

Pupils and teachers at Leigh Central Primary School helped raise awareness of the health dangers of keeping the engine running when […]

Diggle’s VIPs Turn on Christmas Lights

Competition winners: Cara Hamilton, Millie Tomlin and Jack Ellis

Diggle’s very important pupils (VIPs), winners of the Christmas art and writing competition organised by the Diggle Community Association, turned on the village Christmas lights on Sunday 3rd December following the annual carol singing and procession through the village. (See here)

Before walking with Diggle […]

Diggle’s Christmas Competition Winners

Jack Ellis, Key Stage 1

There has been a great response to the annual Diggle Community Association (DCA) Christmas competition from the pupils at Diggle Primary School. The standard of writing and drawing has been exceptional and, for the DCA judges, it has been extremely difficult choosing the winners.

The joint winners from Key […]

OLDHAM POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD FOR ACTIONS ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND’ DUTY DURING LOCAL FLOODING

Officers from Greater Manchester Police have been presented with awards for their actions whilst on duty during a night of severe flooding in 2016.

The officers, from the forces Oldham District, were unanimously voted winners of the Government & Public Sector Journal’s ‘Above & Beyond’ Awards by an independent awards panel for their actions that […]

SCHOOL PUPILS ARE ‘SNOW’ JOKE WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING GRITTER NAMES

Oldham Council have been snowed under with entries for their ‘Name a Gritter’ competition and now are ready to reveal the winners.

Recently they asked school children from across the borough to show ‘true grit’ and come up with fitting names for the seven new additions to their gritting fleet.

After a ‘snow’ start the […]

Mayor refocuses planning debate on town centres

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is refocusing the planning debate on town centres and infrastructure led development in response to public concerns expressed in the first consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

The first step in the next stage of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been taken as all responses to the […]

SADDLEWORTH SCHOOL PLANNING APPLICATIONS ‘GO LIVE’

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works site

It has just been announced by Oldham Council that four planning applications related to the proposed new Saddleworth School are ‘going live’ for public consultation and comments from today, Wednesday September 27th, at https://www.oldham.gov.uk/planning

Oldham Council has received a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by Interserve – the […]

Record numbers of wading birds at Dove Stone

Wading birds gathered in record numbers at Dove Stone in the Peak District this breeding season, thanks to an ambitious ongoing bog restoration programme.

Over the summer, RSPB staff and volunteer surveyors recorded 49 pairs of dunlins at the Saddleworth site, up a quarter from the 39 pairs observed in 2014 and up five pairs […]

Weather warning issued by Met Office

Passengers using public transport are being urged to plan ahead and allow more time for travel this evening and tomorrow morning after the Met Office issued a weather warning for strong winds.

Gusts of 55-65 mph, potentially reaching 75 mph in some places, look set to hit the region at 8pm on Tuesday night and […]

Eight months of improvement work on Trans-Pennine Rail Routes

Between September 2017 – May 2018, Network Rail will be undertaking essential work in preparation for the upgrading of the TransPennine railway, which will deliver faster and more frequent services and improve connections between key towns and cities across the North. Vegetation will be removed to a distance of 6.5 metres either side of […]