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A borough of northwest England northeast of Manchester.
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1. (Placename) a town in NW England, in Oldham unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop: 103 544 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 218 100 (2003 est). Area: 141 sq km (54 sq miles)
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(ˈoʊl dəm; locally ˈaʊ dəm)

a city in Greater Manchester, in NW England. 220,400.
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The 75-year-old woman was left shaken but unhurt after the incident in Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester Police said.
Hakim, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, even created fake engineering and medical reports and bogus car hire charges to inflate the claims.
Grandparents Norman and Anne Clarke are believed to have been returning home to Oldham, Greater Manchester, from their holiday home in North Wales when the crash happened at the junction of the A494 and Aston Road, Queensferry.
Phil Norton, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, was on a photography break to Glen Coe with two friends when they stopped take some snaps.
Wearing her character's trademark leopardprint, the Bury-born actress, 75, was visibly upset as she followed the hearse into Hollinwood Crematorium in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
He left the address, telling a family member he was going to walk to his sister's house in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
He left the address, telling a family member he was going to walk to his sister's house in Oldham, Greater Manchester. However, Mr Norton, pictured, never arrived at the address and both his family and police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
White Rose campaigners argue their affiliation is with the former West Riding of Yorkshire, which is where they used to be before local government re-organisation in 1974 into Oldham, Greater Manchester. They will mark the annual celebration with a brass band in the Museum Gardens in Uppermill.
Kemp, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, by Manchester Crown Court, and told to stay indoors between 9pm and 7am for the next four months.
A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and money-laundering after PS30,000 cash was also found at the house next to Shaw Cricket Club in Oldham, Greater Manchester.