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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT

Past Articles

On the Shoulders of Giants: Old Town Hall to open with spectacular outdoor show

The six-metre tall Oldham Giant under construction

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Oldham Council can reveal exciting plans for the Old Town Hall’s highly-anticipated public opening event – a unique free family show not to be missed.

‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ will be the most spectacular outdoor show ever hosted in the borough and people can enjoy it from the new public space at Parliament Square on the evening of Friday, October 21.

Written by Sarah Nelson, this is a […]

Oldham’s community ‘fruit route’ trees destroyed by vandals

Some of the damaged fruit trees – photo: Steve Croft

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A number of fruit trees that form part of Oldham’s community ‘fruit route’ have been destroyed by vandals last week in Grotton.

Oldham Council’s parks department say they are aware of the damage and are liaising with Greater Manchester Police who are also investigating.

The ‘fruit route’ links Saddleworth and Oldham and aims to give a unique attraction in free fruit to walkers following the path […]

Police investigate reports of man with a firearm near local primary school

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm near a Saddleworth primary school yesterday afternoon.

Shortly before 2pm, police received a report that a man was sat in a car on Shaw Street in Greenfield, near to Greenfield Primary School, and that he had a firearm.

Police attended and after investigating, found no evidence of a man with a firearm.

Police have told us that no crimes have been submitted.

Head teacher, Mike Wood, […]

Don’t lose your right to vote

Oldham Council is reminding residents to ensure they are registered to vote in the forthcoming Local and European Elections in May.

Electoral registration forms have been delivered to households in the borough and residents are urged to complete and return the form as soon as possible.

The elections are an opportunity for people to select their councillors and exercise their democratic right.

If you are not on the register you will not be eligible to vote.

If you think you […]