New Council Leader faces baptism of fire

Having safely negotiated a softball first appearance as the new Council Leader on May 25th, 2022 with the Mayor-making and Annual General Meeting, Cllr Amanda Chadderton faces a very different test early next week, writes Neil Wilby. In the wake of the controversial Oldham Child Sexual Exploitation Review, published two days ago by the GreaterContinue reading “New Council Leader faces baptism of fire”

New chief sets out his stall

Recently appointed District Commander, Chief Superintendent Chris Bowen, made a scheduled appearance at this month’s meeting of Full Council in Oldham – and what a breath of fresh air it was, writes Neil Wilby. A proud South Walean, but adopted by God’s Own County for university education and his entire career, C/Supt Bowen joined GreaterContinue reading “New chief sets out his stall”

Yet another GMP officer set to appear before magistrates next month

A 24 year old serving Greater Manchester Police officer, PC Edward Ballantyne-Rowland, who is posted to the force’s Oldham-based Q Division, has been charged with three counts of theft. They relate to alleged incidents between October and December, 2020. He has been bailed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 18th November, 2021.Continue reading “Yet another GMP officer set to appear before magistrates next month”