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44,000 Oldham library books have been misappropriated in 25 years so the Labour Council have decided to remove fines after discovering offenders are concentrated in the most deprived wards

Labour Oldham have cancelled library fines the decision “was made to encourage more people to use the 12 libraries across the borough and increase literacy levels among young people.” The Council’s press release just casually…

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The unsustainable population of England continues to rise by over a million every three years, ten times the combined rise in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Here’s our graph with the updated ONS mid 2018 population estimates released yesterday. There has been no population density increase in Scotland population up by just 13,300, no population density increase in Wales population up…







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The St Mary’s ward in central Oldham has 38% more universal credit claims, 41% more PIP claims, 45% more housing benefit claims and three times more carers allowance claims than any other area

Local MP Debbie Abrahams Twitter account has endless tweets about the benefits system and failures as a consequence of the Governments ill thought out universal credit system. What she most definitely is not obsessed with…




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While violent crime and unemployment in Oldham have increased by the highest percentage in the country how does Oldham Council think its obsession with growing vegetables will have any significant socioeconomic impact?

Anyone heard of “Northern Roots”? No neither have we, it appears to be another of those secretive Oldham Council public funded schemes which should be filed in a utopia wishful thinking portfolio. Although the council…



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Fewer children in Oldham live in fully working households than in every other authority in the UK other than Newham, Tower Hamlets and Brent

Government statistics released today show that in 2013 fifty one other UK local authority areas had a lower percentage of children living in “working households” where all adults worked than Oldham, by 2017 just three…