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Rochdale Kellet Street Area Flood.
22 February 2017
Landowners could help reduce the risk of flooding in Littleborough and Rochdale by installing natural flood management measures like tree planting, water features, dams and walls.
The Young Producers.
22 February 2017
Talented young performers from across the borough will come together for a night of music, dance and drama.
Councillor Donna Martin (right) enjoys a 'knit and natter' session, with local residents, at Junction Community Library.
22 February 2017
Junction Library and Community Centre is thriving after an increased take-up of activities and events at the newly refurbished centre.
Rochdale Borough Council Leader, Councillor Richard Farnell.
22 February 2017
Rochdale’s proud and lasting links with the Co-operative movement have been underlined after Rochdale Borough Council Leader, Councillor Richard Farnell was elected to one its national bodies.
Youth parliament election candidates.
21 February 2017
A Hollingworth Academy student has been announced as Rochdale Borough’s new Member of the UK Youth Parliament after a record turnout in voting.
Life-saving scheme.
20 February 2017
The borough of Rochdale is set to get a boost of new life-savers as more volunteers gain the skills to train residents in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation.
A group of runners
17 February 2017
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns on Sunday 8 October, and the routes have been revealed for this year's event.
Dean Jones with the leader of the council
17 February 2017
A group of formerly unemployed people from Rochdale are finding their career is ticking along nicely, thanks to a new jobs scheme, which will see them fit smart meters in people's properties.
16 February 2017
If next month’s Rochdale Digital Festival inspires you to learn more, there’ll be information and advice on local courses and training opportunities at the event at Number One Riverside, Rochdale on Saturday, 4 March 2017.
Alcohol training session attendees.
16 February 2017
Retailers in the borough of Rochdale have taken part in a special training course to help tackle the harms that can be caused by irresponsible alcohol trading.
Booty call - Bowlee car boot sale returns.
14 February 2017
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors’ Market – one of the most popular in Greater Manchester - returns in April, and we’re promising the hugely popular country park event will be better than ever.
Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ray Dutton (right) at Middleton Hall Care Home
13 February 2017
​Residents and staff at a Middleton care home celebrated national Dignity Action Day with an afternoon of games, cake making and entertainment.
Councillor Allen Brett
09 February 2017
The council is set to ensure that young people leaving care in the borough of Rochdale will not have to pay council tax until they're 21 years old.
Council's Stars service.
09 February 2017
A pioneering service that provides dedicated care and support for people in their own home has been hailed another Rochdale success story.
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE.
09 February 2017
Details of the routes for the new cycling event for women taking place in Rochdale on Sunday, 21 May 2017 have been confirmed.
Councillor Janet Emsley clinking glasses with husband Ken Emsley.
09 February 2017
Romantic residents planning a special Valentine’s date this year should ‘look before they book’ when it comes to food hygiene.
Hate Crime Awareness Week.
09 February 2017
The borough of Rochdale has blown the whistle on hate crime and launched a week of action with a wheelchair rugby match at Rochdale Leisure Centre.
Smoke free football match.
08 February 2017
Rochdale's Smokefree Sports pilot kicked-off in style with its first match at Bridge Juniors Football Club on Saturday, 4 February 2017.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.
07 February 2017
An expanded Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival returns this October, with the dates for its first-ever 7 day run confirmed.
Mandasue Heller.
07 February 2017
Bestselling author Mandasue Heller dazzled and delighted an enthralled Middleton audience as she regaled them with stories of her fascinating literary career.
Young apprentices.
06 February 2017
A council scheme has given young apprentices, Matthew Steele and Lucas Misspelled WordStenhouse, extra bounce, with a job at local company Hanson Springs in the pipeline.
Gracie plaque.
03 February 2017

A memorial stone dedicated to the late Rochdale singer, actress and comedian, Gracie Fields, is on display once again at her birthplace in Molesworth Street.

Insulation scheme.
03 February 2017
Residents across Rochdale are enjoying rising household temperatures and falling energy bills following an innovative council scheme to insulate their properties.
The Mayor of Rochdale at the Holocaust Memorial Day
02 February 2017
​On Monday 30 January 2017​ the borough of Rochdale came together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a special ceremony at Rochdale Town Hall.
Councillors Janet Emsley and Ann Stott
02 February 2017
Rival councillors in Rochdale have put aside their party politics to stand united in the fight against 1 of the UK's biggest killer diseases.
Simon Gregson.
02 February 2017
Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson is set to be the star guest at next month's Rochdale Digital Festival.
Rochdale market redevelopment.
02 February 2017
We have announced that we intend to appoint market turnaround specialists Quarterbridge to take forward the redevelopment of Rochdale's new market.
Let's End Hate Crime.
02 February 2017
​​​The borough of Rochdale is coming to together wit​h the rest of Greater Manchester to take a stand against hate crime as part of the fifth annual Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Councillor Alan McCarthy, lead member for the Armed Forces.
31 January 2017
Heywood’s proud links with the Royal Air Force will be honoured this weekend when historic street names are dedicated at a special ceremony.
What's in your food?
30 January 2017
Families in the borough of Rochdale are invited to 'Be Food Smart' when Public Health England's (PHE) Change4Life roadshow comes to town.
The Grand Staircase.
30 January 2017
Families across the borough are being given the chance to shape the future of one of the borough’s most important buildings as part of a unique council competition.
Vera Hirst with the Mayor of Rochdale.
27 January 2017
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A volunteer who has devoted 48 years of her life to helping others has been given a civic commendation from Rochdale Borough Council and the Mayor.​​
Rochdale's UN youth ambassador.
27 January 2017
A Rochdale teenager set to be the UK’s only youth delegate to a United Nations (UN) conference has received a £1,000 grant from Rochdale Borough Council to fund her trip.
Richard Farnell.
27 January 2017
Following record growth the previous year, the number of apprentices starting jobs in Rochdale has grown at almost three times the Greater Manchester (GM) average, despite national uncertainty over training provider and college contracts.
Supporting people affected by dementia.
26 January 2017
Rochdale councillors have taken a key step towards helping end the stigma surrounding dementia by becoming Dementia Friends and supporting Alzheimer's Society's vision of a dementia-friendly UK.
Rochdale Borough Council leader Richard Farnell.
24 January 2017
More than a thousand of the council’s lowest paid staff are set to get a pay rise as councillors call for an increase in Rochdale’s Living Wage.
Rochdale Digital Festival line-up.
23 January 2017
With just weeks to go before Rochdale Digital Festival returns, we have revealed more about the event!!
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K.
23 January 2017
Still in time for New Year's resolutions, registration for this year's Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K is now open.
Breastfeeding mums.
20 January 2017
A local boxing club has been left-hooked on supporting breastfeeding mums after signing up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.
Councillor Donna Martin Cabinet Member for Childrens Services.
20 January 2017
A Middleton primary school has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted, following 12 months of intervention by Rochdale Borough Council.
After the completion of Phase 1 - 11 plots and path.
20 January 2017
Council workers have joined with community volunteers to transform barren land on Kellett Street into an allotment with plans for more than 30 plots, a community orchard, shelter, fruit patch and beehives.
Rachel Shawcross painting.
20 January 2017
They say a picture paints a thousand words and never was the adage truer after a famous heritage portrait went on display at Rochdale Town Hall.
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE.
19 January 2017
Middleton’s double Olympic gold medal-winning and World Champion cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE is championing a female-only cycling event in Rochdale this Spring.
Yellow tram
19 January 2017
Rochdale Borough Council leader Richard Farnell has welcomed the appointment of a new operator for the Greater Manchester tram network
Junction Library Yoga.
17 January 2017
Middleton residents will have the chance to join in a host of new activities at Junction Library and Community Centre after a major refurbishment, including yoga.
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 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.
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