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Mandasue Heller.
10 January 2017
With page-turning plots set in Manchester’s criminal underworld, it’s little wonder North West author Mandasue Heller’s novels are receiving rave reviews.
Iftikhar Ahmed and the Local Account.
10 January 2017
The quality of care provided to thousands of residents by Rochdale Borough Council’s adult services team continues to be of a high standard.
A Bridge Juniors Football Club team showing Bertie the Butt the red card.
10 January 2017
A junior football club in Rochdale has blown the whistle on smokers who light-up on the touchline as part of a pilot that could be rolled out across the borough.
New order as meeting bins paper and goes electronic.
09 January 2017
Rochdale councillors will show they are plugged in to the digital age when they hold their first ever paperless committee meeting.
Coroner appeals for help Veronica Taylor.
06 January 2017
The Coroner’s Service based at the Phoenix Centre in Heywood is appealing for local residents to help with an investigation, following the death of Veronica Taylor from Milnrow.
Councillor Allen Brett.
04 January 2017
There are only a few days left to have your say on our latest savings plans.
First Bus Group.
04 January 2017
October’s (2016) Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival was the best yet with record ticket sales of over 3,200 and more than 4,000 people attending.
Smokefree campaign.
03 January 2017
Local smokers are being urged to kick the habit this New Year after shocking new figures reveal the risk to the heart.
One You support.
03 January 2017
Residents who have overindulged during the festive period are being encouraged to get some healthier habits ready for the New Year.
Rochdale council gritter.
23 December 2016
Our gritters are better prepared than ever to tackle ice, sleet and snow this winter after we became the first council in Greater Manchester to adopt the latest in automatic gritting technology.
Dave Spikey
23 December 2016
Double British Comedy Award Winner Dave Spikey returns to Middleton Arena next year during his new 2017 tour.
Laughing Loaf
23 December 2016
A new independent bakery has opened in the heart of Rochdale town centre as part of the council's business rates sale.
Rochdale Borough Council Crest.
23 December 2016
This Christmas marks the 76th anniversary of the horrors of the Manchester Blitz when Nazi bombs rained down across the north-west.
Washing hands.
23 December 2016
Rochdale borough residents are being urged to be extra vigilant to help prevent the spread of the winter vomiting bug, known as Norovirus, following a national surge in reported cases.
Rochdale council bucks trend
23 December 2016
​Rochdale is bucking the national trend in ensuring hundreds of patients are discharged from hospital on time.
Fly-tipping Crimble Lane.
22 December 2016
More people have been hit with court fines after council investigations into rubbish found dumped at 3 sites in the borough.
Rochdale council crest
22 December 2016
​​​​A consultation on a plan which could more than double the number of houses being built each year and provide around 20,000 new jobs within Rochdale borough is being extended, to give residents and businesses more time to share their views.
Christmas Toy Appeal.
21 December 2016
Over 1,000 vulnerable local children will have a gift to wake up to on Christmas Day after another record-breaking year for Rochdale Borough Council’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Councillor Farnell with chemist.
21 December 2016
Tetrosyl, the company behind world-famous car care products like T-Cut, CarPlan and Carlube, are ready to call Rochdale home after spending £3M sprucing up their new base in Newgate House.
New fish and chip shop.
21 December 2016
A new fish and chip shop and cafe is set to open in Rochdale town centre as part of the council’s business rates sale.
Hundreds go digital.
20 December 2016
Following the success of this year’s Rochdale Digital Festival, we have ‘hit return’ to bring the event back for 2017.
Sally McIvor.
20 December 2016
Rochdale Borough Council and NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have appointed a new joint director of integrated commissioning who will play a key role in bringing health and social care together.
Wedding Show.
19 December 2016
Couples planning to tie the knot will be heading to Rochdale town hall again next year – when Rochdale Wedding Show returns on Sunday, 2 April 2017.
Christmas Lights Switch On.
19 December 2016
We have announced details of opening times and service changes over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Councillor Neil Emmott; Chris Doleman; Bill Warwick; Councillor Donna Williams.
16 December 2016
​A Rochdale Borough Council high​ways officer was hailed a hero after going the extra mile to help a Middleton family whose car had been struck by a vehicle which was then abandoned.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K
16 December 2016
The date for next year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K has been revealed.
Carers' Rights Day.
14 December 2016
Rochdale celebrated Carers’ Rights day as scores of local carers learnt more about the advice, help and support they are entitled to.
Social workers celebrated as Rochdale marks national day.
14 December 2016
The exceptional work, dedication and passion of Rochdale Borough Council’s hospital social workers was celebrated at a special event as part of national Hospital Social Worker Day.
Rochdale Borough Council Crest.
13 December 2016
Government cuts are leaving some of Rochdale borough’s most vulnerable people without vital and help and support.
Council helps Crystal Doors unlock potential.
13 December 2016
A Rochdale door company is taking on world-leading Italian furniture makers after becoming the first in the UK to buy a specialist paint spraying machine, with council help.
Smile youre on Smallbridges upgraded CCTV
13 December 2016
A new, upgraded closed-circuit television (CCTV) system has been installed in Smallbridge in a bid to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the area.
Barnes Logistics.
13 December 2016
A logistics company, which supplies clients in the automotive industry, has driven up local employment after relocating to Rochdale.
New Year's Eve Fireworks.
12 December 2016
New Year’s Eve in Rochdale town centre is shaping up to be better than ever, with the announcement that the day will feature two firework displays together with a host of other family entertainment and a dance music stage on the Esplanade.
Ed Byrne.
12 December 2016
Stand-up comedian Ed Byrne returns to Middleton Arena next year with his new live show.
Joanne Kearsley new coroner.
09 December 2016
A new senior coroner for the Manchester North district, which covers Rochdale, Bury and Oldham, has been appointed.
Freezer Fairy.
09 December 2016
Residents are being encouraged to plan their meals in advance and use their freezers for a less stressful and wasteful Christmas this year.
Councillor Richdard Farnell.
08 December 2016
Rochdale Borough Council is to abolish cremation and burial fees for children under 18 years of age.
Santa rides into Rochdale.
08 December 2016
Christmas comes to Rochdale Market later this month, with two days of extra festive cheer lined up.
Pint pointers win prizes.
08 December 2016
7 lucky people have been awarded prizes for their innovative ideas on how to reduce alcohol harm.
Steve Rumbelow.
07 December 2016
Rochdale Borough Council is due to consider the findings of an independent review of allowances paid to councillors.
Yelloway plaque.
05 December 2016
There was nostalgia in the air as a plaque commemorating famous Rochdale coach company Yelloway was unveiled on the site of its former town centre base.
Balderstone Library to open on Christmas Day.
05 December 2016
One of our libraries in Rochdale will open its doors on Christmas Day again this year, and everyone is invited.
Help make Christmas special.
05 December 2016
We are reminding residents there is only a week to donate to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal and help give local children living in poverty a great Christmas Day.
Rochdale town centre’s regeneration praised.
02 December 2016
A national planning expert has said that the best is yet to come for Rochdale during a special tour of the town centre.
Flood defence.
02 December 2016
More than 60 properties in Littleborough are set to benefit from new flood reduction measures after 2 new storage reservoirs were completed in the area. 
Spatial strategy drop-in sessions.
02 December 2016
Local residents can give their views on radical plans to create new jobs, build houses and improve transport links in the area.
Rochdale's small business stars honoured.
01 December 2016
30 of Rochdale's best small businesses have been honoured at Rochdale town hall, as the borough gears up to celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend (Saturday, 3 - Sunday, 4 December 2016).
Family fun with festive sparkle.
01 December 2016
Over 250 Balderstone and Kirkholt residents attended an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ event at St Thomas’ Church in Rochdale.
Councillor Allen Brett.
29 November 2016
A consultation on another round of savings proposals to help us save a further £38.8 million over the next 2 years is now under way.
Library reopening.
29 November 2016
It was the best of times as crowds from across the borough flocked to Rochdale Central Library to enjoy its reopening celebration.
Faulty goods can be dangerous
28 November 2016
Local shoppers are being encouraged to get switched on to their rights when it comes to faulty electrical goods.
Father Christmas with the mayor
28 November 2016
It started to look like Christmas in Rochdale this weekend when the lights switch-on took place in front of a packed crowd in front of our town hall.
‘Healthy smiles’ dentist Bernie Lackey with year 6 pupils Edwin Otasowe, Mischa Eaton & Grace Royal.
24 November 2016
Local schoolchildren are brushing up on their oral health thanks to an ‘adopt a dentist’ scheme.
Councillor Farnell with father of flood affected resident
24 November 2016
Council workers have been out in force to help residents affected by Monday’s floods, which were caused by excess surface water following heavy rain.
Yelloways.
23 November 2016
To generations of Rochdalians, Yelloway Motor Services is synonymous with day trips, seaside excursions and summer holidays in comfortable and reliable coaches.
Councillor Richard Farnell.
22 November 2016
The government should give more urgency to the creation of new high-speed rail links in the north or risk creating a British Donald Trump, a leading Greater Manchester councillor has warned.
Information passport.
22 November 2016
Rochdale Borough Council has signed up to a visionary new health information service that will benefit thousands of blind and deaf people across the local area.
Help to make Christmas special.
21 November 2016
We are asking residents to help give local children living in poverty a cracker of a Christmas Day by donating to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Councillor Richard Farnell.
21 November 2016
Rochdale's council leader has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond requesting "significant investment" in the borough's roads and transport links.
Plaques unveiled to commemorate fallen Littleborough soldiers.
18 November 2016
Plaques commemorating 2 local soldiers who tragically died in action have been added to Littleborough’s War Memorial.
Rochdale Riverside.
18 November 2016
Rochdale’s new shopping and leisure centre, Rochdale Riverside, has taken a major step forward, with a detailed planning application on the development being submitted to the council.
River Roch.
17 November 2016
Rochdale’s River re-opening project has picked up another award, with the scheme scooping a Constructing Excellence Award for Heritage at the national Constructing Excellence Awards.
Rag Pudding Firm Steaming Ahead.
17 November 2016
A well-known Milnrow food manufacturer has proved it’s got the all the right ingredients, with plans to sell a famous northern delicacy across Europe.
Big crowds.
17 November 2016
Final preparations are underway for Rochdale’s Christmas lights switch-on, festive market and firework display taking place on Saturday 26 November 2016.
Question time.
17 November 2016
More than 5,500 teenagers around the borough voted for topics which were put to local religious leaders, transport executives and council representatives during a Question Time event at Matthew Moss Youth Centre in Rochdale.
Fun run funds boost for domestic violence charity.
16 November 2016
A local charity that helps victims of domestic abuse has been given a helping hand by a councillor who went an extra mile for the organisation.
Diplodocus - Dippy.
15 November 2016
One of the most famous museum exhibits in the world is heading to Rochdale as part of an unprecedented national tour.
Councillor Janet Emsley at the Remembrance service
14 November 2016
Thousands gathered across the borough on Sunday for Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation's war heroes.
Storytime at Rochdale Central Library
14 November 2016
​​​​​​There'll be fun activities for all ages when Rochdale Borough Council’s Central Library celebrates its official re-opening on Saturday 26 November 2016.
North West In Bloom awards.
11 November 2016
The volunteers who contributed to Rochdale’s amazing crop of prizes at the North West In Bloom awards have been thanked by the council.
Family fun day.
11 November 2016
Residents of Balderstone and Kirkholt in Rochdale are being invited to an ‘Around the World in 80 Day’s’ event at St Thomas’ Church in Kirkholt later this month.
Alcohol Awareness Week.
11 November 2016
Residents are being asked for ideas on how to reduce the harmful relationship some people have with alcohol, for a chance to win a prize during this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week.
Council takes action on mouth cancer.
11 November 2016
Rochdale Borough Council is encouraging residents to check for changes in their mouths during Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Gritters
09 November 2016
Our gritting teams are ready to hit the road to tackle ice, sleet and snow this winter.
Council and ccg pledge to stub out smoking.
09 November 2016
Rochdale Borough Council and NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) have joined forces in a bid to tackle the harm caused by tobacco.
Cotton Famine Road.
09 November 2016
Rochdale has a proud and rich industrial past most famously as the place where the pioneering Co-operative movement was born.
Ken serves up his last lot of chips to Councillor Farnell before the big move
08 November 2016
​​A much-loved local chippy is on the move as an important regeneration project gathers pace.
Alleyway between Schofield Street and Well I' th’ Lane
07 November 2016
Drivers are being warned that a shortcut in the Balderstone and Kirkholt area will no longer be in use, due to the installation of new alley gates.
Council’s firework displays dazzle thousands
04 November 2016
More than 4,000 Rochdale borough residents got ‘more razzle for their dazzle’ at this year’s bonfire events organised by Rochdale Borough Council.
Seized fireworks
03 November 2016
3 retailers have been caught selling fireworks to under 18s during council's firework safety crackdown.
Lights switch on
03 November 2016
​​With the countdown to Christmas approaching, we have announced our first festive celebration, with the big Christmas lights switch-on, fireworks and an indoor market to take place on Saturday 26 November 2016.
Alan Mccarthy.
03 November 2016
A number of commemorative benches have been installed across the borough to pay tribute to the Rochdale men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World Wars I and II.
Heywood park.
02 November 2016
Would you like to run a café? Now could be your chance as an opportunity has arisen to take over the café in Heywood’s stunning Queen’s Park.
Life-saving defib scheme.
01 November 2016
Rochdale Borough Council has now trained 1,000 life-savers in basic CPR and defibrillation through its #RochDefibs project.
In Bloom awards.
01 November 2016
Rochdale Borough Council proved it’s the best of the bunch after wowing judges at the North West In Bloom Awards with its stunning floral displays and visionary regeneration schemes.
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