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Amateur gardeners in Oldham have the chance to win cash prizes and coveted trophies in First Choice Homes Oldham's annual gardening competition which launches today as part of National Gardening week.

The  annual Bloom and Grow campaign is being launched in a bid to maintain Oldham's gold streak in the Royal Horticultural Society’s North West in Bloom competition.

Oldham Council bosses have agreed to install a new slide feature at at Waterhead Park in Spring Hill to promote play and activity around the park.

Plans are being considered to redevelop the Alexandra Park depot – and replace it with an environmental centre of excellence using the latest green technologies.

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 7435 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Oldham Foodbank, compared to 5867 in the previous year. Of this number, 2547 went to children.

A large wildfire has affected the moors above Saddleworth. smoke could be seen from many miles way across the region.

A stunning comeback to shock Premier League Fulham in the FA Cup Third Round at Craven Cottage has Latics dreaming of Wembley.

Oldham athletic Manager Richie Wellens contract at Oldham athletics has been terminated with immediate effect.

Oldham Eagles Basketball Club are holding National League Trials in the Oldham Sport for All Centre on Roman Road in Hollinwood. The trials take place on Saturday June 9th.

Oldham Athletic are going back to their roots and heritage and renaming the stadium Boundary Park

Latics, who had had not won in their nine previous games, put up a gritty performance at Boundary Park against play-off chasing Bradford and were rewarded with three points in their battle against relegation.


Latics new owner, Moroccan businessman Abdallah Lemsagam, failed to bring them any luck at home to Plymouth Argyle.


An IT consultancy based in Greater Manchester marked its fifteenth year in business with a charity football match on 13th September 2018. 

People have the power to change the places they live and the things they care about.

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. 

Children at the Royal Oldham Hospital recently had a special surprise recently as Manchester United's Juan Mata  delivered Manchester United Foundation toys to the Hospital. 

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.

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Oldham is submitting a bid for Oldham town centre to the Government’s new Future High Streets Fund.

For every commercial business that is bought or sold within the OL postcode the Pearson commercial conveyancing team are donating £5 to help Oldham Mayor Cllr Javid Iqbal realise his charity target.

Cycle Centre Oldham have outgrown their premises in Lees and have moved to new premises in Shaw Road Oldham, Cycle Centre Oldham is owned by local businessman Paul smith who is a keen cyclist.


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

An Oldham couple had a day to remember after heading straight from their wedding to pick up the keys to their brand new home.

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.