Labour slams Oldham Tories over ‘peddling mistruths’ in dirty election campaign

Following the defeat of Council Leader, Arooj Shah, in the local elections in Oldham Metropolitan Borough at the beginning of this month (read more here), she described the campaign as ‘dehumanising’ and spoke of the distress it had brought to her and her family: “I fought a really positive campaign, I believe in positivity, andContinue reading “Labour slams Oldham Tories over ‘peddling mistruths’ in dirty election campaign”

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”

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”

New kids on the block

This is a version of a post that appeared on Facebook yesterday (15th October), edited for syntax errors and to avoid defamation claims or committal proceedings for contempt, writes Neil Wilby. The profile behind it describes ‘The Old Hammer‘ (TOH) as ‘a new news outlet for Oldham. Coming soon for the 2022 local elections’. “FirstContinue reading “New kids on the block”