Popular department store set to reopen in Town Square Shopping Centre
After a four year hiatus, TJ Hughes is set to return to Oldham. The Liverpool based department store chain which fell on hard times in 2011 will return to its two storey unit in the Town Square Shopping Centre. Continue reading TJ Hughes Returns to Oldham→
Moovit, the smartphone app designed for all UK cities which allows public transport users to make sound connections has gone a step further. From today, like James Bond would be able to do, you can chart the progress of your 346 from your Apple Watch. Supposing Sean/Roger/Pierce/Daniel only had an iPhone, they can enjoy Moovit 4.0 on their device.
East of the M60 commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest
Owing to this month’s Not So Perfect Ten being later than usual, we have decided to commemorate the above venerable institution. One maligned and respected in equal measure. An institution better known for its most frenetic climax. One that led to Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Annafrid to become Sweden’s biggest export after Volvo cars. Continue reading Forgotten Eurovision Classics: The Not So Perfect Ten→
Over the last week, most of the UK’s populace was agog at David Cameron clinching another term of office. That as part of a majority Conservative government, Britain’s first since April 1992. As well as apathy and the most partisan press campaign since Michael Foot was Labour leader, nationalism played a major part. The UKIP vote ate into Labour’s share as well as the Conservatives’ votes. Continue reading The North North of the Border: A New South Scotland?→
Regular readers, please accept my apologies for the late arrival of this month’s digest. Given the small matter of an election or three (hence East of the M60‘s coverage of all three elections in the borough), our monthly digest is only a week later than normal.
South Pennine Community Transport launches new trans-Pennine link
Once upon a time, quite some time ago, in the good old days of Greater Manchester Transport and GM Buses, there used to be a direct bus along the A635 road east of The Clarence Hotel in Greenfield. Operating from Rochdale, it was known as the Pennine Edge and allocated service number 430. Its route approached Saddleworth via High Crompton, Denshaw, Delph and Greenfield before getting to Holmfirth. Continue reading Summer Saturday Saddleworth Service Sets Sail on 30 May→