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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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Oldham has three times more social housing demand than most of Greater Manchester and First Choice Homes Oldham is demolishing 247 rental properties to build 100 new homes

First Choice Homes Oldham is demolishing 247 rental properties at two high-rise blocks in Coldhurst namely Crossbank House and Summervale House, Oldham’s largest social housing provider will then build 100 new family homes. Like most…



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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…