Oldham Council spent more than £500,000 in the last seven years purchasing newspapers, magazines and periodicals, according to figures obtained by MM.

Figures, requested under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that the cash-strapped council spent £62, 205.75 in 2014/15 alone, despite proposing 122 job cuts in December.

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