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Oldham Outward Postcode (OL)
Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area.
Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (OL) and estimated address.
Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.
Far more than the (admittedly great) Manchester city at its heart, Greater Manchester could stake a good claim to be the most fascinating region in the north west. It is a metropolitan county with a population of over 2.7 million and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Britain, made up of Wigan, Trafford, Tameside, Stockport, Rochdale, Oldham, Bury and Bolton.
Spanning 496 square miles it is bordered by Merseyside to the west, Lancashire to the north, Yorkshire to the northeast, Derbyshire to the south-east and Cheshire to the south.
The landscape, where it is unpopulated, is still quite beautiful. The peninnes run along the east of the county, passing through Tameside, Rochdale and Oldham, whilst the West Peninne Moors pass through the west of the county. Both the Tame and the Mersey run through the county borders and the rivers Irk, Douglas and Beal also run through Greater Manchester. Chat Moss is a gorgeous area of farmland and has a massive area of semi-natural woodland to explore.
The real highlight is of course Manchester itself, one of the UK's most exciting cities. Some people head there for the football, to see the world's biggest team (United) or the world's richest team (City); others come for the vast and eclectic temples of mammon, the famous Manchester shopping.
For nightlife there is no finer destination in the UK and for culture and the arts few cities other than London can match the sheer breadth of galleries, shows, gig venues and museums.
One favorite is the Museum of Science and Industry, with its reconstructed 19th century sewer and the incredible Beyer Garratt locomotive. Moving further out, the Hack Green Secret Bunker in the Cheshire countryside is an eerie and chilling Col War nuclear bunker complex and is a fascinating day out.
Using Manchester as a base, why not head out into the Pennines and sample the High Peak Trail, or explore Celtic ruins and historic sites in the Cheshire countryside?
The Oldham postcode region (OL) contains 16 unique 'outward' codes. Oldham is the main postal town/district for this region, with all postcodes starting with the following outward codes.
This page contains a list of postcodes for Oldham area. Select a postcode to see the map location, demographics, house prices, local information, tourist guides and statistics:
Local demographics, guides and information
There's plenty of local information, guides and useful data to browse and explore, whether you're a Oldham resident or a visitor to the area.
Scroll down to discover all you need to know about the Oldham postcode area.
The OL postcode includes the following local authorities:
Local News Lancashire
Coronavirus testing: What's going wrong?
Empty testing centres, overstretched labs and rising demand - what is behind the UK's problems?BBC News
Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United (Burnley win 5-4 on penalties)
Burnley will travel to Millwall in the Carabao Cup third round after beating Sheffield United in a penalty shoot-out at Turf Moor.BBC News
Damage on Regent Park (Lancashire Constabulary)
Good afternoon We are appealing for witnesses with regards to damage that was caused on Regent Park. The incident occurred between 6pm - 11pm on Thursday 10th September where a fruit tree was pulled d&hellipLancashire Constabulary
cold callers update and advice (Lancashire Constabulary)
We were made aware yesterday that two males, claiming to be ex offenders, were selling goods door to door in your area. PC Austin has attended and checked the males, neither had pedlars certificates, &hellipLancashire Constabulary
Covid rules: Which areas are under new coronavirus restrictions?
Parts of north-west England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands are now facing extra restrictions.BBC News
Speeding Vehicles (Lancashire Constabulary)
Thank you to all the residents of Barley Cop Lane who raised the issue of speeding vehicles as a priority for the police to address.The matter has been referred to our Road Policing unit for enforceme&hellipLancashire Constabulary
Heysham Village and Heysham Towers (Lancashire Constabulary)
We will be out and about this evening around Heysham village and Heysham Towers in re-action to recent reports of large groups of youths acting in an anti-social manner around residential areas.Lancashire Constabulary
Jack Sowerby: Northampton Town sign midfielder from Fleetwood for undisclosed fee
Northampton Town sign midfielder Jack Sowerby on a two-year deal from fellow League One side Fleetwood Town.BBC News
From the Postcode Area blog
Death of the High Street?
The BBC reports that despite councils' attempts to kurb them, the UK's high streets have seen a huge growth in fast food outlets. Could this mark the death knell for the Great British high street, and what can we do about it to halt its decline?
Discrimination by Postcode
You really couldn't make it up, could you? Some of the country's most vulnerable people are missing out on their weekly £25 Cold Weather Payment, just because the system that's in operation is discriminating against them because payments are based on postcode, rather than geographic location.
The Redesign is Underway
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The Impossible Challenge of Affordability
No wonder the younger generation are getting more and more frustrated with money - new research has revealed that even with a 10% deposit, 25-34 year olds are struggling to afford even the CHEAPEST houses on the market. Is there a solution to the 'impossible challenge'?
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