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From the Oldham Archives
1st Mar Local residents and councillors in Carrbrook village have reacted angrily to the news that a vital bus service is to be scrapped from April. The 340 service between Hyde and Oldham currently runs on Monday-Saturday evenings and all day Sunday, taking in Millbrook, Carrbrook, Mossley and Lees en route. It is a service that’s subsidised […]
25th Feb Two local hairdressers have taken their industry by storm after inventing a two-sided backcombing hairbrush that gives 24 hours volume in just two minutes. The ‘HairShark’ is the brainchild of Jo Ferns and Anders Rusden, with the product that’s set to take them all over the world, starting in a salon staffroom. Anders explained: “Jo […]
4th Feb Four men have been charged after a woman had her car stolen at gun point at Daisy Nook. Jason Peter Hancock, 28, of Monmouth Street, Oldham has been charged with committing fraud by false representation. Steven Michael Clarke, 30, Monmouth Street, Oldham has been charged with robbery and possession of a firearm while committing an […]
4th Feb A group of young dancers act out the signs of meningitis in a moving new video released by the grieving mother of a six-year-old girl who died from the disease two years ago today, February 4th. Kirsty Ermenekli helped daughter Layla-Rose’s old dance troupe put together the poignant tribute as a way to help raise […]
31st Jan Police have released images of five men they want to speak to after a woman had her car stolen at Daisy Nook Country Park. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was driving along Stannybrook Road in her grey Audi Q3 at around 11am on Wednesday December 19th. Another car, believed to be a grey […]
31st Jan At 82, Alan Dickinson thinks nothing of driving hundreds of miles every year to help a children’s charity that he describes as ‘amazing’ The kind-hearted great-grandfather is a regular visitor to Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury, where he volunteers to collect and distribute more than 20 charity tins across north Manchester. His efforts have […]
10th Jan New train stations and a tram line could be built in Tameside under proposals to revolutionise travel across the region. The transport plan, unveiled this week by Greater Manchester leaders, would see new Metrolink stops, train stations and the birth of the ‘tram-train’. It’s divided into three parts, with 65 projects due to be completed […]
7th Jan Two proud nephews have honoured a family pledge to support a local hospice by presenting its nursing team with a cheque for £28,000. The giant cheque is a legacy from their aunt, Mossley-born Margaret Broadbent, who died earlier last year at the age of 85. Margaret kindly left behind the magnificent sum in memory of […]
3rd Jan Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are encouraging people to get involved in RED January. Fundraising and Marketing Senior Manager, Jason Bromley, said: “It is a national campaign, but we are asking local people to sign up and trying to put across the message that physical exercise can positively impact your mental health. “We are encouraging […]
24th Dec A woman had her car stolen at gunpoint following a crash in Oldham last week. The woman, in her 30s, was driving along Stannybrook Road in her grey Audi Q3 at around 11am on Wednesday December 19th, when a car believed to be a grey Fiat Bravo drove into the back of her. The Fiat […]