Former Shaw councillor placed on sex offenders register

A FORMER Oldham councillor handed a suspended prison sentence for having indecent photographs of children didn’t download the pictures on his town hall-issued laptop, the…

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Mayor Burnham hits out at Government announcement to financially support those self-isolating

GOVERNMENT has announced its intention to financially support certain people asked by NHS Track and Trace to self-isolate, if they live in Blackburn with Darwen,…

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Oldham Council announces ‘voluntary redundancies’ as part of cost-cutting measures

FURTHER cost-saving measures are being implemented at Oldham Council, to tackle a funding gap of £30m in the current financial year. Due to a £215m reduction in…

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Oldham care home for children receives damning Ofsted report

By Charlotte Green – Local Democracy Reporter A CARE home where children set a bedroom on fire, use cannabis and demonstrate ‘extreme aggression’ when demanding…

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Your Town needs you: Help Oldham mark 75th VJ Day Anniversary

RESIDENTS are invited to share their photographs, nostalgia and artwork to help Oldham commemorate Victory over Japan Day. Saturday 15 August marks 75 years since…

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Oldham Council celebrates local businesses rising to the challenge

Oldham Council has shone a spotlight on the many local businesses which have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.  The council has been celebrating companies…

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Oldham residents will not receive 50% council tax reduction during coronavirus pandemic

Oldham chiefs have lifted the lid on why they aren’t offering residents a 50% discount on their council tax during the coronavirus crisis. At the…

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Oldham Council Cabinet – “Government need to assure us more coronavirus funding is coming”

On Thursday 23 April Oldham Council Cabinet met for the first time since lockdown, using Microsoft Teams to discuss the financial implications of the COVID-19…

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