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metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 107,095), NW England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area. The city's industries include papermaking, tanning, food processing, and mail-order distribution. Oldham's town hall, art gallery, museum, and Alexandra Park are noteworthy. There is also a 17th-century grammar school and the College of Further Education. Winston ChurchillChurchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer,
1874–1965, British statesman, soldier, and author; son of Lord Randolph Churchill. Early Career

Educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, he became (1894) an officer in the 4th hussars.
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 was the member of Parliament for Oldham, and the composer William WaltonWalton, Sir William Turner,
1902–83, English composer, b. Oldham. Walton studied at Oxford. One of his earliest works was a piano quartet (1918–19). In 1923, Façade,
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 was born there.
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a city in England, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan complex. Population, 105,700 (1971). Industries include the cotton industry, textile-machine building, electrical engineering, and the clothing industry. Oldham has an art gallery of 19th- and 20th-century English art.

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1. a town in NW England, in Oldham unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop.: 103 544 (2001)
2. 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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Jabeen planned to leave Oldham, Greater Manchester, and return to Pakistan after separating from her second husband.
Ehsn from Oldham, Greater Manchester, said that Rocket can recite all their names and now the family is trying to teach it Urdu.
The grey Chevrolet Captiva Estate was taken after Scholes nipped back inside his home in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
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Mr Saeed, who was on holiday with his son in Pakistan when Sahil was snatched on March 4, has now been reunited with his wife Akila at their home in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
The two men and one woman were killed when their Vauxhall Vectra struck a garden wall in Oldham, Greater Manchester, shortly after 3.30am.
Two men and a woman died when their Vauxhall Vectra struck a garden wall in Oldham, Greater Manchester, just after 3.30am yesterday.
After DNA tests it was apparent that the real John Delaney had been living in a care home in Oldham, Greater Manchester, since 2000.
It emerged that John Delaney, 71, was alive and had been living in a care home in Oldham, Greater Manchester, since 2000.
Further information from Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, 3 Pretoria Road, Hollins, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 4NH, England, UK and Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada), c/o Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH, England, UK.
Nick Griffin, who lives in Wales, lost in a ward in the former mill town of Oldham, Greater Manchester.