People across Oldham have gone to the ballot box again - this time to vote in their Members of European Parliament. A total of eight seats in the European Parliament are up for grabs in the North West Area which covers Greater Manchester as well as Cheshire, Cumbria Lancashire and Merseyside. Here is a breakdown of how people voted in the EU elections in Oldham which includes areas such as Alexandra, Chadderton Central, Chadderton North, Chadderton South, Coldhurst, Crompton, Failsworth East, Failsworth West, Hollinwood, Medlock Vale, Royton North, Royton South, Saddleworth North, Saddleworth South, Saddleworth West and Lees, Shaw, St James, St Mary's, Waterhead and Werneth Polls closed at 10pm on Thursday May 23 with the count taking place on Sunday May 26. Results should be announced sometime overnight. You can see the election breakdown for the Oldham borough in the table below. AWAITING RESULTS European election 2019 results … [Read more...] about What are the Oldham European elections 2019 results?
A teacher has been awarded over £7,000 in damages - after he moved 300 miles to a new job but was sacked just five days later. Robert Burke relocated from Oldham, to work at a primary school in Aberdeen but was dismissed after his first week. An employment tribunal in Aberdeen, Scotland, ruled there had been 'no evidence whatsoever' offered to substantiate any wrongdoing on Mr Burke’s part. Council officials in Aberdeenshire made the decision to take him on maternity cover, based on a reference they received over the phone from Mr Burke’s previous employers at a school in Italy. However within days of taking up the post he was let go. Judge Andrew Kemp awarded the teacher £7,272 in damages for the council’s breach of contract and said in his ruling that the way he had been dismissed was 'at the least ambiguous' and 'at worst, misleading.' The tribunal heard that in September 2017, Mr Burke, from Oldham, had been offered the job at Auchenblae … [Read more...] about ‘I moved 300 miles from Oldham for a new job
Police investigating a spate of violence and theft - believed to be orchestrated by the same organised crime group - have charged four more people. It comes after officers carried out a series of dawn raids across Oldham last Thursday (May 16). The investigation, called Operation Hansford, considered 120 offences including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault, violent disorder and criminal damage. Police say they believe all the offences were orchestrated by the same organised crime group. Following this four people are due to appear in court this morning (Wednesday). Gareth Robinson, 29, formerly of Border Mill Fold, Mossley, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to steal motor vehicles, conspiracy to receive stolen goods, handling of stolen goods and theft of a motor vehicle. He will appear alongside Matthew Bowers, 30, formerly of Carnation Road, Oldham, Ryan Stewart, 30, formerly of Brooklands Street, Royton and … [Read more...] about Four more charged after dawn raids in Oldham
Seven people have been charged following a string of dawn raids across Oldham. The dawn raids were carried out by officers from Operation Handsford. Those arrested are charged with a number of offences including conspiracy to commit burglary, robbery and dangerous driving. This investigation was set up to target organised crime groups across Greater Manchester. Clifton McGowan, 29, of Wrigley Head in Oldham, and Lee Robinson, 35, of no fixed above, appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court on Saturday May 18. They have been remanded in custody charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft. Robinson is also charged with dangerous driving. They'll next be in court on Friday June 14. Four other people appeared at the same court on Friday May 17 charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. Samuel Locke, 28, of Whetstone Hill Lane in Oldham, Keiran Daubney, 28, of Near Birches Parade in Oldham, Stephen Anderson, 38, of Grampion Cloe in Oldham and Carl Burke, 30, of … [Read more...] about Seven people charged after string of dawn raids in Oldham
Police cars were smashed by flying objects as violence erupted between protesters at an event organised by Tommy Robinson. Hundreds of people gathered as the far right activist arrived in the Limeside area of Oldham on Saturday evening. People reported seeing bricks and eggs being launched into the crowds as tensions flared on the residential roads around Seventh Avenue. Scores of police officers, armed with shields and batons, attempted to separate both sides during the incident. An eyewitness, who didn't want to be named, said: "I saw bricks being thrown into the crowds. There were police with shields and batons, and the Tactical Aid Unit were there. "There were several dozen police. At the start there were eggs being thrown, but then people turned to bricks." The EDL founder is campaigning to become an MEP in the European Elections. Earlier this month, a member of the public was filmed throwing a milkshake at the far right activist during a previous visit to Warrington. A … [Read more...] about Violence as Tommy Robinson visits Oldham