Public support is good news for town crier Marcus after resignation shock

MARCUS Emms is reconsidering his decision to hang up his bell as Shaw and Crompton town crier after receiving overwhelming backing. Family man Marcus, who…

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Plans rejected to convert former Shaw pub into emergency homeless accommodation

A PLANNING application to convert the former Weavers Answer public house on Milnrow Road, Shaw into an 18-room, temporary homeless hostel has been refused. A…

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MP leads opposition to proposed Royton waste to energy plant

PLANS to build an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) – as tall as 12 double-decker buses – in Royton will be opposed by local politicians. A…

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Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Town Crier Marcus receives Mayor’s Appreciation Award on 50th birthday

THERE was an extra special present for Shaw and Crompton Town Crier Marcus Emms as he celebrated his 50thbirthday – a Mayor’s Appreciation Award. Marcus,…

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Military helps deliver rapid Covid tests at Shaw Lifelong Learning Centre for key workers

RAPID Covid-19 testing is underway across Oldham with help from the military for key workers without symptoms of the virus. From Monday, January 18, people…

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Plans submitted to convert former Shaw pub into emergency homeless accommodation

A PLANNING application has been submitted to Oldham Council seeking to convert the former Weavers Answer public house on Milnrow Road, Shaw into an 18-room,…

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Concerns over supply as health chiefs aim to vaccinate 25,000 a week in Oldham

By Charlotte Green, Local Democracy Reporter HEALTH chiefs are aiming to vaccinate 25,000 people against Covid-19 every week in Oldham but warn there could be…

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Learning during lockdown but Hopwood Hall extends free online courses chance

HOPWOOD Hall College is offering the community an opportunity to complete free online courses. These short courses – which don’t cost a penny for those…

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