Courthouse regular makes NINTH appearance this year

On Friday 25th November, 2022 an unemployed conspiracy theorist from Mossley, Tameside is set to appear before his local magistrates’ court at 9.30am. Incredibly, this will be Raja Miah‘s ninth appearance before magistrates, or a district judge, in Greater Manchester since his first appearance at the same court on 3rd February, 2022 as defendant inContinue reading “Courthouse regular makes NINTH appearance this year”

Tameside conspiracy theorist due in court again this morning

At a short mention hearing on 15th September, 2022, at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, a date was listed for the trial of an unemployed conspiracy theorist from Mossley, Tameside. Raja Miah, 49, denies a charge of harassment without violence and a trial on 2nd and 3rd February, 2023 will hear that he is alleged to haveContinue reading “Tameside conspiracy theorist due in court again this morning”

Mystery of the ‘missing’ councillor?

A firebrand Conservative councillor in Oldham whom, after a number of unsuccessful attempts, finally won a seat in the civic chamber by displacing the then Leader of the Council, Arooj Shah, in the Chadderton South ward, is at the centre of more local controversy. A widely criticised election campaign was run by Robert Barnes inContinue reading “Mystery of the ‘missing’ councillor?”

Conspiracy theorist faces fifth court appearance tomorrow

An unemployed, 49yo conspiracy theorist from Mossley, Tameside faces his fifth court appearance this year on Thursday 15th September, 2022. A case management hearing is listed at Manchester Magistrates’ Court at which, amongst other administrative matters, a trial date will be fixed to hear harassment allegations against Raja Miah MBE (pictured above left). Those allegationsContinue reading “Conspiracy theorist faces fifth court appearance tomorrow”

Oldham Full Council meeting 7.9.22 – Live blog

For a link to the Agenda for this meeting – and some significant scene setting – please scroll down this page, a little way, to the Preamble posted yesterday afternoon. The latest updates will appear immediately below this opening paragraph and run back in time order. This is a format that has worked efficiently forContinue reading “Oldham Full Council meeting 7.9.22 – Live blog”

Journalism is not a popularity contest – but this abuse is absolutely off the scale

As an investigative journalist, an essential requirement is to develop a thick skin and the ability shrug off both criticism and resistance to what is being probed, writes Neil Wilby. Particularly, from subjects of those enquiries and their circle of friends and associates who may feel threatened by what may, potentially, be exposed. This can,Continue reading “Journalism is not a popularity contest – but this abuse is absolutely off the scale”

Alleged harasser reported over apparent bail breach

At a hearing last week in Manchester Magistrates’ Court, an unemployed 49 year old conspiracy theorist from Mossley, Tameside, accused of harassing a 39 year old lawyer from the Salford area, was bailed to appear next at the same court on 15th September, 2022. At the conclusion of the hearing the prosecutor asked the magistratesContinue reading “Alleged harasser reported over apparent bail breach”

Council delay issue of more ASBI warnings to ‘protesters’

In an exclusive, and controversial, article published elsewhere on this website on 5th August, 2022 four recipients of warning letters issued by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council were identified (read here). Each had received notice, delivered by a process server who was accompanied by officers from Greater Manchester Police, that set out a schedule of unacceptableContinue reading “Council delay issue of more ASBI warnings to ‘protesters’”

Will new law provide welcome relief for Oldham Council?

After a sustained, vitriolic, highly personalised campaign of abuse against a large number of their elected Members and paid officers, some relief for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council may soon be in sight. Former journalist and Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett (pictured above), who now sits as Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle recently asked this writtenContinue reading “Will new law provide welcome relief for Oldham Council?”

Bottle thrower is identified as ‘Walter Mitty’ character

Yet another convicted criminal has now been identified as part of the infamous group that self-style as The Rabble in Oldham. Over the past two years, having terrorised critics of their cult hero, unemployed Tameside conspiracy theorist, Raja Miah, with on-line ‘pile-ons’, and targeted stalking and trolling, they have more recently turned their attention toContinue reading “Bottle thrower is identified as ‘Walter Mitty’ character”