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Young people in the UK are twice as likely as older people to pray regularly. Survey

Young people in the UK are twice as likely as older people to pray regularly, a new survey has found. Some 51% of 18 to 34-year-olds polled by Savanta ComRes


A man has been sentenced to jailed for death by dangerous driving

On Thursday 23 September 2021, Muhammad Ahmed 25 of Eden Street, Hyde has been sentenced to 32 months in jail at Minshull Street Crown Court after pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving.


Rochdale Town Hall marks historic milestone

Rochdale’s stunning town hall, widely considered to be one of the finest municipal buildings in the country, is turning 150 years old and residents are invited to get involved in


Festival for Business celebrates Oldham’s Business Heroes

Oldham Enterprise Trust’s Oldham Festival for Business has begun with a series of events kickstarted by Oldham Council Leader Cllr Arooj Shah.  She was joined on-stage by Oldham Council Chief Executive Harry Catherall where she outlined


Greater Manchester Police welcomes 60 new police constables

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) welcomed 60 new PCs in their attestation ceremony at Sedgley Park on Friday 10 September in their first full in-person ceremony in 18 months. The new


Millions of children have never had an eye test, study found

A study of 2,000 parents across the UK found almost a quarter of children in the North West don’t get regular eye examinations, with more than one in 10 never


The Man Behind the Armor… Syed Ali Shah Geelani — the moving spirit of the Kashmiri freedom struggle

BY DR GHULAM NABI MIR (World Kashmir Awareness Forum) Last week at 10:30 PM local time, former Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani passed away at the age of 92, after


Women from Oldham come together for first meeting of taskforce

Inspirational women from across Oldham came together on Friday for the first meeting of a new taskforce headed by Council Leader Arooj Shah. The new group, which includes women from


Report finds child sexual abuse in most major UK religions

Child sexual abuse has been found in most major UK religions, according to a new report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; with some found to have no


Saudia to bring back direct route from Manchester to Jeddah from 15 Dec 2021, three times per week

Service will initially run from 15 December 2021 – 09 January 2022, three times per week from Terminal Two Manchester is the UK’s only airport outside London to offer a