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£6.2m Oldham's is being invested as part  of Oldham Council's Highways Improvement Programme 2018 covering 856 kilometres of road network.

 

A £687,688 winning lottery ticket bought in Oldham is to be donated to charities after the winner failed to claim the prize money despite efforts from Camelot.

Oldham Council have announced their Christmas and New Year closure arrangements.

 

Oldham masterplan looking ahead to 2035 has been ongoing for some time.

 

The ‘Big Bang’ bonfire celebrations are returning for the sixth year .

 

Oldham Council is starting to prepare its Local Plan (LP) which involves asking residents how they think Oldham should develop in the future, helping manage future growth and development.

 

Latics went down 2-1 at home to Fleetwood in the Boxing Day clash at Boundary Park. 

Oldham Roughyeds are returning to their former Whitebank  home on January 28th when they take on Keighley Cougars in a pre season firiendly.
 
Whitebank has been renamed the Vestcare Stadium and has undergone a major refurbishment, including a new artificial pitch as is now up to Rugby League Division One standard.
 
The newly refitted stadium will host all Oldham RLFC home games for the 2018 Kingstone Press League One season after Stalybridge Celtic's FC Bower Fold over the last few years. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Oldham Athletic are through to the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy following a 4-1 win over Newcastle United under 21s.

 

Latics beat beat Bristol Rovers to win their first game of the season at the Memorial Stadium.

 

10-man Oldham found themselves on the losing side in a Seven goal thriller at Boundary Park  against high flying Charlton Athletic.

 

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it's netball, but at a walking pace!

 

With only a couple of weeks until the end of 2017, Oldham Foodbank have given out 6533 3day food supplies (54.3 Tonnes) compared to 5317 for the same period of 2016. Thanks to Oldhamers helping their fellow citizens.

 

The Oldham Mountain rescue team is funded almost entirely by public donations. 

Oldham Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation whose objective is “to save life and alleviate distress, primarily in upland and mountain areas” without cost or obligation.

Oldham Mountain Rescue Team was formed in 1964 and is just one of around 53 volunteer mountain and cave rescue teams providing a search and rescue service prepared to help people in difficulties in the wild and remote places of England and Wales. There are 24 teams in Scotland and 3 in Northern Ireland.

You can donate by clicking on to  https://www.justgiving.com/oldham-mrt

Over 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing were donated by Oldham Council Workers

There is a general principle in UK law that assets left on death to charities are excluded from the deceased person's estate for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes.

Thanks to a charity donation to the Oldham Children’s Community Nursing Team parents of babies who are stillborn or die at a young age could have more more time to spend with their children, thanks to a charity donation to the Oldham Children’s Community Nursing Team.

 
Oldham is experiencing a "cat crisis" with the largest number of emergency call-outs.

Rory Bremner will host this years Oldham Business Awards.

 

Under UK law, it is compulsory for all vehicles that are used on public roads to be insured, and third-party liability insurance, which covers accidental injury to others, is the legal minimum. There is even a compensation scheme, funded by UK insurance companies, for when the person who caused the accident was driving without valid insurance.

 

A great many companies depend on patents for their profitability, and doubts over ownership of intellectual property (IP) rights can put their very survival in jeopardy. This point was illustrated in a case that concerned a number of patents in respect of roofing products, title to which was claimed both by a company and one of its founding directors

The annual Oldham Town Centre Business Awards organised by Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership saw 22 businesses score 90% or more with 6 businesses hitting the 100% mark.

 

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights.

 

The Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel are running a week-long social media mental health awareness campaign aimed at employers from
17th July to 21st July 2017.

 

Run down former Oldham Labour club in Delph is going under the hammer.

Local MP Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East & Saddleworth along with the Mayor and Mayoress of Oldham,  launched a £5.9 million housing scheme aimed at a range of buyers from the town.

House prices in Greater Manchester are up to nine times higher than the average salary according to Official data released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
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