Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a girl, 14, who disappeared from her home in Oldham four days ago.Read the full story ›
Four friends from Oldham were removed from a plane to Turkey after they were accused of playing a ‘bomb’ track on a phone during the flight.Read the full story ›
A man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another has been jailed for eight years at Manchester Crown Court.
Josemar Costa, 28, preyed on the two women after festive parties in Oldham in December 2014.
The court heard he left a nightclub on Roscoe Street and approached a woman who was sitting on the pavement before sexually assaulting her.
The following night he went back to a flat with a number of people before carrying the second victim into the bathroom and raping her.
“I know this sentence cannot change what has happened but this man is now behind bars where he can’t target any more innocent women.”
Costa was found guilty of rape after the trial.
The judge ordered Costa to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and issued four restraining orders.
- Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
School children in Oldham had a lucky escape when a tree's branches smashed through the top deck of a double-decker bus, carrying 20 pupils.Read the full story ›
A Shetland show pony, called Elvis because of his amazing quiff, has got his rivals 'all shook up' because they just can't beat him.Read the full story ›
Two cousins and their accomplice have been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison after admitting conspiring to supply class A drugs.Read the full story ›
A terminally-ill Star Wars fan died just two days after he was granted his wish to see Rogue One early.Read the full story ›
Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a flytipper after he was arrested at Manchester Airport.Read the full story ›
Two of the region's hospitals have been called unsafe, understaffed and poorly led. NorthManchester General and the Royal Oldham Hospital were inspected over nine days,back in February.
The result is a rating ofinadequate - the lowest of all - from health watchdogs.
The Care QualityCommission also raised concerns about the overall trust that runs thehospitals, but they did find that staff were caring. Since then, hospitalbosses say huge improvements have been made and patients need not worry.
Rob Smith has this report.
Oldham Council has prosecuted a kitchen firm that repeatedly committed “fly-posting” offences in Chadderton.Read the full story ›