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News: Housing association urges residents to sign petition against benefit changes

Thousands of residents living in social housing could be pushed into hardship if proposed Government changes to welfare benefits go ahead. Oldham-based landlord Aksa Homes is calling for tenants to sign a petition, or write to their MP, to urge…

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Feature: Oldham: A town still divided?

The Oldham riots raised ugly questions about segregation. Ten years on, Ben Chu argues that the problems were always more nuanced – but that the town, along with Bradford and Burnley, is learning the lessons of its past. The Manchester…

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Comment: 10 years on from the Oldham race riots

This month marks the 10th anniversary of events that shook Oldham, revealing segregated communities who were deeply suspicious of each other and locked in competition for scarce economic resources. In May 2001 that division manifested itself in the ugliest of…

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