From the Oldham Archives
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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, […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Tameside this morning with scores of schools closing and Tameside Council advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Greater Manchester – including Tameside – with the message not to travel unless it is essential. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind […]
28th Feb WORK IN PROGRESS: Tameside’s gritters have their work cut out and worked round the clock on Tuesday.   The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Tameside and Glossopdale on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the […]
23rd Feb Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society is bringing Sister Act to the Oldham Coliseum from next week. The show opens on Wednesday, February 28 and runs for one week until March 3. The story tells the tale of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Catherine Cooper) who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank (Martin Kelly) commit a murder. Upon […]