Notorious burglar shamed by financial regulator

Due to the vigilance of a whistleblower, codenamed ‘SM’ (mentioned here to acknowledge his/her contribution) it has been drawn to the attention of the author of this article, Neil Wilby, that Oldham’s most notorious and prolific convicted burglar, Garry Dunkerley, has, potentially, landed himself in more hot water this week: On 27th May, 2022, theContinue reading “Notorious burglar shamed by financial regulator”

Bullies take the cowards way out

An article published¬† elsewhere on this website yesterday previewed a long awaited meeting between a controversial, unregulated ‘vigilante’ group and representatives of concerned residents of the same town (read more here). In the event, it turned out to be a huge disappointment as the criminals, thugs and bullies who appear to dominate Failsworth Street PatrolContinue reading “Bullies take the cowards way out”

Controversial ‘vigilante group’ set for Town Hall showdown

One of the hottest current topics, in a notoriously racist town north east of Manchester, is a neighbourhood group described in the city’s evening newspaper as ‘vigilantes’. (read more here). Failsworth Street Patrol (FSP), founded around eighteen months ago and run by local man, Paul Wadsworth, purports to keep the streets safe by sending outContinue reading “Controversial ‘vigilante group’ set for Town Hall showdown”

Raja Miah to face harassment trial in August, 2022

An unemployed political activist, 48 years old Raja Miah, made his third court appearance yesterday at which the date was listed for a trial over an offence under the Protection of Harassment Act, 1997. It will take place at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 17th August, 2022, writes Neil Wilby. He had previously pleadedContinue reading “Raja Miah to face harassment trial in August, 2022”

Raja Miah set for third court appearance later today

An unemployed political activist, 48 yo Raja Miah, makes his third court appearance tomorrow. He pleaded not guilty to what Greater Manchester Police describe as harassment and sending malicious communications¬† at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on 3rd February, 2022, following which Miah was bailed and the case was switched to Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court atContinue reading “Raja Miah set for third court appearance later today”

‘Fact check’ fallacy

Less than two days ago, an article published on this website and headlined ‘Will hate campaign claim second local council Leader?’ (read in full here) reported on plans by a discredited political activist to escalate his smear campaign against the Leader of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Cllr Arooj Shah. In reality, the article was outContinue reading “‘Fact check’ fallacy”

Will hate campaign claim second local council Leader?

With the countdown to the local elections in May, 2022 now well under way, the biggest question in the Greater Manchester Region, and possibly the whole of the North West, is will Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council be saying ‘goodbye’ to its Leader, Cllr Arooj Shah, who is up for re-election in the Chadderton South ward,Continue reading “Will hate campaign claim second local council Leader?”

Operation Octant secures two more convictions

In an article published lat week, elsewhere on this website (read more here), Greater Manchester Police revealed the extent of an investigation, codenamed Octant, into malicious communications sent to Ashton-under-Lyne MP, Angela Rayner. Two men have since admitted sending abusive emails and phone calls to the high profile MP, who also serves the Labour PartyContinue reading “Operation Octant secures two more convictions”

‘The Rabble’ set to demand arrest of local councillors at ‘peaceful protest’

A group of political agitators who self-style themselves as ‘The Rabble‘ is being mobilised to form what they say will be a peaceful protest on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 outside Oldham Civic Centre. Their Leader, an unemployed 48 year old man from Mossley, Tameside, Raja Miah, issued this rallying cry yesterday (Saturday 12th March, 2022)Continue reading “‘The Rabble’ set to demand arrest of local councillors at ‘peaceful protest’”

Operation Octant measures up

Greater Manchester Police confirmed yesterday (11th March, 2022) that their officers had teamed up with Nottinghamshire Police as part of Operation Octant and arrested a 57-year-old woman, in the Hucknall area of Nottingham, on suspicion of malicious communications offences. This latest arrest relates to abusive emails sent to the Labour Party Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner,Continue reading “Operation Octant measures up”