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THE BIG BANG IS BACK – OLDHAM’S CIVIC BONFIRE PROMISES FEAST OF FIRE

Oldham Council’s ‘Big Bang’ bonfire celebrations are returning for the sixth year and the free event planned to be the biggest and best yet.

Oldham Edge will again host the family-friendly event which this time promises a ‘Feast of Fire’ to light up the skies, above Oldham, on Thursday, November 2.

This year’s firework display […]

HOW A CUP OF TEA SHAPED OUR COMMUNITIES

Women picking tea on an estate near Srimangal, the town at the centre of Sylhet’s large tea industry.Photo by Tim Smith.Part of the exhibition River of Tea: From Bengal to Britain.

A new exhibition is coming to Oldham, telling the untold story of how our love for a cup of tea has helped shape […]

JOB OPPORTUNITIES ON OFFER AT OLDHAM’S FESTIVAL WORK

More than 500 job-related opportunities will be on show to Oldham residents as the annual Get Oldham Working (GOW) Festival of Work event returns.

With a wide-range of jobs, apprenticeships and work experience openings on offer from various employers across Oldham and beyond, this is a great chance for residents to present their CVs to […]

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Diggle Blues Festival

To see a gallery of images taken during the 2017 Diggle Blues Festival click here

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Turnpike Challenge riders raise over £900 for Prostate Cancer UK

by Jon Stocker

The Turnpike Challenge just gets better and better.

This year with the fantastic sunny weather the event saw its highest number of entrants. Eighty six riders turned out for the challenging 25 mile ride up into the Pennines.

As might be expected, the hot weather took its toll on some of the […]

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 […]

Whit Friday in Diggle

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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 […]