From the Oldham Archives
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3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Tameside and Oldham residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
23rd Apr A teenage boy has been charged in connection with an attack at Derker Metrolink stop last month. At around 7.30pm on Thursday March 22nd, police were called to the car park at Derker. The victim had been dragged out of his car and attacked, leaving him need hospital treatment for a fractured skull and badly […]
20th Apr Three firefighters suffered minor burns as they battled moorland fires at Dovestone Reservoir yesterday. Jon Aspinall, GMFRS’ Area Manager for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale, said: “Three firefighters suffered very minor burns after fighting a complex fire in very challenging circumstances. “They were treated by colleagues at the scene and did not require any further treatment. […]
22nd Mar Police have released CCTV footage of a brutal, unprovoked attack at a Chadderton Metrolink platform as they continue their attempted murder investigation. The attack happened at 9.36pm on March 8th, when the 49-year-old victim was getting off a tram at the Freehold stop on Block Lane. A group of passengers from the same tram began […]
13th Mar A community choir from Tameside are promising a fantastic night of entertainment in Oldham, to raise funds for the international development charity, CAFOD. Tameside Community Voices and the CAFOD Action Team Volunteers from parishes in Oldham, Mossley and Rochdale are joining forces on Friday March 16th to raise funds for CAFOD’s Lent Appeal. The evening […]
3rd Mar The number of road closures across the region has been dramatically reduced following the storms. The ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emma brought travel chaos to the region, with the heavy snowfall even closing the M62, leaving motorists stranded. While Storm Emma brought gusts gauged at more than 90mph, which combined with the […]
2nd Mar Electricity North West says its engineers are battling the elements to restore power supplies to customers affected by Storm Emma. The network operator says it has restored power to 7,500 properties overnight across Greater Manchester, the Peak District, Cumbria and Lancashire. Hundreds of people across Oldham, Saddleworth and Tameside were hit by power outages last night […]
2nd Mar Police re-issue earlier appeal to only travel if essential as M62 remains closed Greater Manchester Police say the military has been deployed to help in the rescue of motorists stranded on the M62. The M62 is closed from junction 20 (Rochdale) to junction 24 (Huddersfield). A Yellow weather warning for the strong winds has been […]
2nd Mar Greater Manchester Police is appealing to drivers not to travel this morning (Friday), especially if their journey involves crossing the Pennines and using the M62. The alert was issued in the small hours of this morning after motorists were stranded for many hours on the motorway yesterday – with some still stuck in the snow […]
2nd Mar POWER OUTAGES: A map of power cuts that have hit the region late on Thursday night and early Friday morning. Electricity North West has been dealing with a whole series of power cuts yesterday evening and into the small hours this morning. Areas affected have included Ashton, Failsworth, Oldham, plus areas across parts of Mossley, […]