‘Private Pike’ to face court martial?

A rookie Conservative councillor, nicknamed ‘Private Pike’ in Oldham’s civic chamber, who has spent much of the last year denying that he is linked to a notorious Tameside-based conspiracy theorist, has eventually revealed his true colours. Cllr Dave Arnott, whom, purportedly, represents the Royton North ward since he was narrowly elected in May, 2021, enthusiasticallyContinue reading “‘Private Pike’ to face court martial?”

More court troubles for infamous conspiracy theorist

Raja Miah, 49, an unemployed, Tameside-based conspiracy theorist has been served with a High Court defamation claim over posts he has published or transmitted on his infamous Recusant Nine social media platforms. The claimant is nationally known health campaigner, Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE, whom maintains that Miah has waged a smear campaign against him overContinue reading “More court troubles for infamous conspiracy theorist”

‘They are not proper Tories’

In an article published on Neil Wilby Media on Monday 9th January, 2023 (read here), a reference was made to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council‘s youngest sitting councillor, 21 years old Max Woodvine. It attributed a five word quote to him concerning four of his fellow Conservative Party councillors, Dave Arnott, Robert Barnes, Lewis Quigg andContinue reading “‘They are not proper Tories’”

For second successive year police force recovers over £10 million from criminals

Following successful forfeiture investigations and proceedings, Greater Manchester Police’s Economic Crime Unit (ECU) has successfully recovered over £11.2 million in this tax year. The ECU is made up of a number of specialist teams who all target different areas of criminal finances to ensure that their funds are removed. This comes after a record-breaking yearContinue reading “For second successive year police force recovers over £10 million from criminals”

Has Tory councillor been Twitter spoofed?

If a journalist can be certain of one thing, it is that there is never a dull moment covering the political scene in Oldham. Due in no small measure to the antics of the four Conservative Party councillors in the town, described by the most outspoken their five counterparts in neighbouring Saddleworth, amongst other things,Continue reading “Has Tory councillor been Twitter spoofed?”

Jury finds Ellie Williams guilty of perverting course of justice

Following a ten week trial, a jury at Preston Crown Court has found Eleanor Williams, aged 22 and from Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice. They deliberated for less than three hours. The verdict was unanimous. Sentencing will take place before the trial judge, HHJ Robert Altham, the HonoraryContinue reading “Jury finds Ellie Williams guilty of perverting course of justice”

Eleanor Williams jury expected to be sent out today

After a ten week trial that has run, more or less, to schedule, the jury empanelled in mid-October, 2022 for the high profile trial of Eleanor Williams will be sent out to deliberate upon their verdicts today, Tuesday 3rd January, 2023. Better known as Ellie Williams, aged 22 and from Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, she faces eightContinue reading “Eleanor Williams jury expected to be sent out today”

Line of Duty set to return?

According to one national newspaper the resounding answer to that question is ‘Yes’. The entire front page of the infamous tabloid, not exactly noted as a paragon of truth, was devoted to its ‘exclusive’ revelation that a three part Line of Duty special will hit the nation’s TV screens in 2023. They go on toContinue reading “Line of Duty set to return?”

‘Successful year’ for specialist CSE Unit says ‘most improved’ police force in country

In a short statement released earlier this week, Greater Manchester Police say their commitment to bring the perpetrators of non-recent child sexual exploitation to justice is stronger than ever, as investigations under the codenames Operation Green Jacket and Operation Bridgewater, gather momentum. Two days ago, (15th December, 2022), detectives from the Force CSE Unit in the SeriousContinue reading “‘Successful year’ for specialist CSE Unit says ‘most improved’ police force in country”

Oldham represented at Labour Party’s top table

The Labour Party leadership announced in Leeds, earlier today, plans for a shared vision for the United Kingdom in a document titled: “A New Britain – Renewing Our Democracy and Re-building Our Economy” Former Oldham Council Leader, Arooj Shah, pictured above third from right, has been a part of a Commission, led by former PrimeContinue reading “Oldham represented at Labour Party’s top table”