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A fiery planning meeting which saw controversial plans for homes in Saddleworth and Oldham approved to the fury of protestors has been branded the ‘worst ever’ by a committee member.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is on the lookout for talented young people aged between 8 and 15 to join the young chorus of this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Newcastle Thunder's surge up the Betfred League 1 table has pushed Oldham down to third place, but the Roughyeds players say they are still up for the promotion push with five games left before the play-offs.
An Oldham man who says he is just trying to help his neighbours appeared in court this week to face a charge of being anti-social.
Here's what happened in the Greater Manchester Cricket League over the weekend.
Oldham Athletic defender Tom Hamer has signed a two-year contract with the club.
Oldham Netball Club have scooped the Special Achievement Award at the Vitality Goalden Globe Awards.
The Tanner Cup, resurrected this year, has gone through the group stages and the semi-finalists are now known.
Two local business owners have pledged their support to Real Change Oldham - a pioneering new initiative aimed at helping people in the borough who are homeless or at risk.
Age UK Oldham are looking for individuals interested in joining their board of trustees and are hoping to attract local people so the they can truly reflect the community of Oldham.
Oldham council is ‘not aware’ if an Israeli-owned factory based in the town is producing ‘weapons’ being used in Gaza, a town hall meeting was told.
A homeless mum with four kids says she has reached ‘rock bottom’ after the only home she’s been offered is ‘yards away’ from a house which supports ex-offenders and drug addicts.
Saddleworth’s Olivia Green continued her fine 2019 form by helping Great Britain secure double bronze at the Junior Pentathlon World Championships.
With one exception, Oldham hope to have a clean bill of health by the time they emerge from their current break to play London Skolars in the capital on Saturday, August 3 (3pm kick-off).
Here are this weekend's football friendlies.
Weather permitting, here are this weekend's cricket fixtures.
A new strategy aims to tackle the housing crisis in Oldham as it’s revealed a massive 13,000 enquiries were made about just EIGHTEEN rent-to-buy homes in the borough.
Young people in Oldham have named knife crime as their top priority as a survey found one in seven admitted to having carried a blade.
A number of our sides were in pre-season action on Tuesday night.
A video marking Oldham as a holiday destination for tourists is making the rounds online.
Betfred League One: Oldham 46-30 North Wales OLDHAM RLFC 46
Hundreds of people across the borough recently took part in the ‘Clean Air conversation’ and Greater Manchester’s first ever Clean Air Week.
An inspirational Oldham youngster, who has survived cancer, was surprised by an off-duty visit from Santa at an extraordinary party to celebrate the courage of children and young people diagnosed with cancer.
Lee Kershaw's wonder try heralded the Wakefield winger's return to Roughyeds on loan and earned him the club's Magic Moment award.
Oldham, Manchester and Bolton Library Services have been awarded funding to create nine ‘Libraries of Sanctuary’.
Manchester FA’s annual Grassroots Awards took place on Friday evening, to celebrate the incredible work of the volunteers involved within grassroots football in Manchester.
Greenfield bounced back from their surprise defeat at the hands of rock bottom Royton last week as they inflicted the first defeat of the season on leaders Denton St Lawrence.
A number of clubs and individuals have been shortlisted in numerous categories at this year's Manchester Grassroots Awards.
Winger Lee Kershaw is back on loan at Oldham and is expected to go straight into the side to face in-form North Wales Crusaders at the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).
Chadderton have announced a number of pre-season friendlies ahead of the new season in the North West Counties First Division North.
Members of Mahdlo Youth Zone headed for Manchester city centre last week as Manchester International Festival got underway with the Bells For Peace event at Cathedral Gardens.
Bar Pop in Manchester raised over £500 for Oldham Pride with an old-school sports day.
The team at Pennine Pen Animal Rescue were left devastated after discovering the premises had been broken into overnight.
A firm has been fined £130,000 after a worker suffered a significant head injury while working in a Shaw warehouse.
“We want Oldham to be a safe place for all, we want Oldham to ensure that all our children and young people are given every opportunity to grow up in a town where they can thrive and where they can reach their full potential.” Oldham Youth Council
Pupils at a local primary school in the heart of Oldham learnt about further education, potential future careers, and the world of work from the Mayor of Oldham during Aspirations Week.
A fencer who represented Great Britain in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games is back on the global stage.
Five towns across Greater Manchester could get up to £25 million each to reinvigorate their high streets.
More than 70 youngsters took part in the Failsworth Junior Triathlon on Saturday.
As we're halfway through the week, here's a list of the rugby, football and cricket fixtures you can look forward to this weekend.
Oldham Council is looking to bring 20 empty properties back into use – and the cost to the public could be minimal or nothing at all.
Hundreds of spectators enjoyed an array of free musical performances across Oldham town centre during Saturday’s Oldham Music Centre Summer Festival.
Only Labour cabinet members will be able to vote on where and how a pot of half a million pounds funding for local districts in Oldham will be spent.
Hospital chiefs are to commission a new plaque to honour two women who played ‘pivotal roles’ in the birth of the world’s first test tube baby.
Scott Naylor was keen to strengthen his Oldham squad before Sunday's 16-10 defeat at Whitehaven, so he will be even more determined to recruit after his side failed to grab top spot in Cumbria.
Oldham face another titanic test when form team North Wales Crusaders come to the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).
Detectives investigating the murder of Junaid Khan are offering £50,000 for information a decade after he was killed.
Betfred League One Whitehaven 16-10 Oldham
Saturday saw the league season move into the second half of the campaign and it will take a huge collapse from Denton St Lawrence to deny them the Premier Division title.
The former RBS bank in Shaw has been put for auction with a guide price of £100,000.
Avro have confirmed the signing of striker Mike Norton ahead of the 2019/20 season in the North West Counties Premier Division.
Oldham Aquatics two-person team for the Swim England North West Open Water Championships both won medals.
Here are this weekend's cricket fixtures, weather permitting.
Oldham Rugby League Club is delighted to announce that it has Civic backing for its Junior Take-Over Day on Sunday, July 14 when North Wales Crusaders visit the Vestacare Stadium for a Betfred League 1 fixture in which second-placed Roughyeds will be pushing on in their goal to finish top and earn automatic promotion to the Betfred Chgampionship
Several Oldham players will face late checks as the Roughyeds prepare for Sunday's top-of-the-table clash with Whitehaven at the Recreation ground.