Former judge to stand in controversial council ward

In what is likely to be one of the most bitterly fought wards in the upcoming Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council elections, the Labour Party has now chosen its candidate for Failsworth East. Long-standing councillor, Norman Briggs, is standing down in May and a local resident, 55 year old Marzia Babakarkhail will take his place onContinue reading “Former judge to stand in controversial council ward”

Activist set to defy police warning over witness intimidation?

In news first broken on this website on 21st January, 2022, Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a 48 year old man from Stamford Road, Mossley had been charged with two criminal offences and bailed to appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on 3rd February, 2022 (read more here). Bradford-born Raja Miah (pictured above), an unemployed, self-styledContinue reading “Activist set to defy police warning over witness intimidation?”

Barking up the wrong tree

In November last year, writes Neil Wilby, an article was published on this website that charted the course of what is now a year long journalistic investigation into alleged serious wrongdoing by police, MPs and local councillors in Oldham, a large Pennine town on the eastern edge of the Greater Manchester region (read in fullContinue reading “Barking up the wrong tree”

Search for the truth

An investigation that began several months ago, in Oldham, into allegations made by a local political activist of a large-scale, multi-agency cover-up is nearing completion, with most of the key players interviewed or spoken to. The claims are repeatedly made by Raja Miah, who posts and broadcasts on social media under the style ‘Recusant Nine‘Continue reading “Search for the truth”