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BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND FUN AS FESTIVAL OLDHAM COMES TO TOWN

Roll-up, roll-up for the greatest show in town as Festival Oldham returns for 2018.

The borough’s annual free celebration of art, entertainment and street theatre takes place on Saturday 26 May, 11am to 4pm in Parliament Square and the Parish Church in Oldham Town Centre and Gallery Oldham.

This year the festival takes on a […]

Local Election Results for Saddleworth

RESULT: Saddleworth North Ward

P Byrne (Con) 933; J Eccles (Lib Dem); 882 G Hulme (Lab) 820; CON Gain Turnout: 33.98%

RESULT: Saddleworth South Ward

H Bishop (Ind) 180 J Curley (Con) 1,215; C Hunter-Rossall (Green) 103; I Manners (Labour and Co-operative Party) 793; J McCann (Lib Dem) 1,043; CON Gain Turnout: 40.49%

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LIVE@THELIBRARY’S SUMMER SEASON IS HERE

No Petticoats Here: Award-winning singer, songwriter Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations

Dive into a world of drama, family shows, comedy, music and new writing at Oldham’s live@thelibrary summer season.

Oldham Libraries have a packed schedule with something for everyone at libraries across the borough from May to August.

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Spring Clean with Bulky Bob’s – at home and at work

Bulky Bob’s is relaunching the bulky household waste collection service in Oldham with a new van, a new Bob and a new service for businesses.

The social enterprise has been collecting unwanted furniture, white goods and much more from Oldham homes for the past 8 years on behalf of Oldham Council and have just won […]

Oldham set to launch its ambitious master plan

Oldham Council is set to formally launch its search for a development partner to deliver its ambitious Town Centre Masterplan.

Subject to Cabinet approval on Monday, March 26, the local authority will be starting its procurement exercise this summer to secure a partner to work alongside us on delivering this scheme to transform the town […]

“OUTSTANDING” OLDHAM ARCHIVES SAVED FOR FUTURE PUBLIC USE

Cliff Richard with the Barry Sisters at the Empire Theatre, Town Centre, Oldham, 1959

An “outstanding” historic trove of documents, newspaper clippings and images has been saved and will be accessible for public use at the new Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre. The fate of the former archives of the Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper […]

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 […]

Remembrance Services Around the Borough

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.

Councillor Cath Ball, Deputy Cabinet Member for […]

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 […]