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Cigarette character gets the red card from Rochdale Football Club mascot.
21 March 2018
Roadshow visits Rochdale as make smoking history campaign sparks interest.
Britpop legends Cast play Rochdale.
21 March 2018
Indie rock band Cast have been added to the line-up for Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer.
Councillor and police.
21 March 2018
Police, traffic enforcement officers and a councillor spent 2 afternoons outside Cardinal Langley School in Middleton to clamp down on problem parking during the afternoon pick up.
Chef Jean Christophe Novelli.
21 March 2018
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival rolls into town on Saturday, packed with stalls, live cooking, star chefs, bars, workshops, family entertainment and music.
Building site.
19 March 2018
Work to construct Rochdale‘s brand new £80 million shopping and leisure development in the heart of the town centre is under way.
Riverside presentation.
15 March 2018
More than 80 businesses came together at a meet the buyer event for Rochdale’s flagship regeneration project, the new £80 million shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside.
Councillor Liam O'Rourke and Asam Qadus.
15 March 2018
A former apprentice at a Heywood company which supplies medical equipment to the NHS, is finding his career is in good health after scooping a top award.
Councillor Neil Emmott.
14 March 2018
Six smokers have been hit with fines and costs totalling more than £2,000 after council wardens spotted them dropping their butts in the street.
Council leader and John Stoner.
14 March 2018
Rochdale’s stunning old post office, in the heart of the town centre’s heritage quarter, is set to re-open this weekend as a café, restaurant and bar.
Crowd at a concert.
13 March 2018
An exciting programme of events for 2018 is on the way, to provide a boost to residents and businesses as well as attracting thousands of visitors from across the region.
13 March 2018
It’s not just about the food at this month’s Rochdale Food and Drink Festival – there’s also a menu of live music to keep people entertained while they tuck into and enjoy the mouth-watering fare.
Feed frontmen Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose.
09 March 2018
Rock band Feeder will headline Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer. The British rock heroes will top the bill, taking to the main stage for a free show in Rochdale Town Hall Square on Saturday, 18 August 2018.
Councillor and staff member at adult care week event.
09 March 2018
Rochdale Borough Council’s adult care service took centre stage as scores of people attended its successful showcase week in March 2018.
Dippy the dinosaur on display.
08 March 2018
Link4Life and Rochdale Borough Council have secured more than £90,000 of National Lottery funding to help them deliver a fun-packed programme of activities and events to accompany Dippy the dinosaur’s visit to Rochdale in 2020.
Peter Gregory at Number One Riverside.
08 March 2018
Rochdale Borough Council’s head of property and estates will be helping to lead the way in best practice in the industry across the country after being appointed the junior vice president of ACES.
Councillor at building site.
08 March 2018
7 new apartments are being created in a grade 2 listed property in Rochdale, in a move which the council hopes will help kickstart a housing boom in the town centre.
Castleton street celebration.
02 March 2018
There was nostalgia in the air as the Castleton community took a trip down memory lane to dedicate a famously named local street. Scores of people witnessed the unveiling of special street signs on Ark Royal Avenue.
Customers queuing at a food truck.
28 February 2018
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival will deliver an extra tasty line-up when the event is staged for the first time on Saturday, 24 March 2018 inside and around our famous town hall.
Members of youth parliament with Mayor and Mayoress.
27 February 2018
The final 6 candidates have been out campaigning for votes over the past few months and voting has been taking place up and down the borough in schools, youth centres and online.
Councillor John Blundell.
23 February 2018
Rochdale Development Agency (RDA) is looking forward to another successful 12 months with a new chair at the helm of their board and the appointment of Councillor John Blundell, the cabinet member for regeneration.
Runners in previous Rochdale Half Marathon.
22 February 2018
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run will be ‘even better’ this year with a number of improvements for 2018.
Councillor and TravelSafe staff.
22 February 2018
The council has praised the work of the Greater Manchester TravelSafe Partnership after a fall in antisocial behaviour on the borough’s Metrolink network and bus services was reported in recent months.
Unauthorised traveller encampment.
21 February 2018
Rochdale Borough Council has been granted an interim injunction which prevents unauthorised traveller encampments from settling on any land within the borough.
Car driving down road.
21 February 2018
The borough’s highways could be in line for a major cash boost with our cabinet recommending a massive £12million budget to resurface the roads and repair footpaths over the next 3 years.
Council Leader Allen Brett.
19 February 2018
It’s time for the government to give older people a voice and enfranchise young people with a vote. That was the radical message from Rochdale councillors after passing 2 key motions at Wednesday, 14 February 2018's full council meeting.
Council Leader Allen Brett.
19 February 2018
The leader of the council has praised Rochdale Football Club's plucky performance, a day after the team drew with Tottenham Hotspur at the Crown Oil Arena during the 5th round of the FA Cup.
Event at Half Acre House Care Home.
16 February 2018
A Rochdale care home had a special 1940s themed day to celebrate national Dignity Action Day.
Rochdale Riverside visualisation.
16 February 2018
Visitors to Rochdale town centre are being advised to get ready for a number of changes to the car parks and road layouts as work on the new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, gets under way.
Councillor Emsley.
16 February 2018
Spending a penny in Littleborough will never be as convenient thanks to an innovative new scheme which ensures shoppers have access to clean, safe public conveniences for free.
Councillor Janet Emsley.
16 February 2018
The Peterloo massacre was not only a defining moment in political history, it also had strong links with the many radical traditions across the borough of Rochdale.
Councillor Mohammed Zaman.
16 February 2018
Councillor Mohammed Zaman has been nominated as Mayor of Rochdale for the 2018-2019 municipal year.
People design awards.
16 February 2018
Two restoration projects were presented with the top awards as the best in building design was celebrated at the seventh Rochdale Borough Design Awards.
Let's end hate crime event.
15 February 2018
Young Rochdalians showed hate crime the red card at a special football tournament to celebrate Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Councillor Liam O'Rourke and John Searle with 10th birthday balloons.
12 February 2018
Lock 50 Business Centre in Rochdale celebrated its 10th birthday this week marking a decade since our managed workspace building on Oldham Road was opened.
Councillor Janet Emsley in front of the flag.
12 February 2018
A special flag was raised outside Rochdale Town Hall to celebrate 100 years since millions of women were first given the vote in the UK.
Easter themed cake competition.
08 February 2018
Have you got what it takes to bake a showstopper worthy of being crowned the best cake?
Councillor Janet Emsley in The Flying Horse.
08 February 2018
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival has gained 2 new sponsors - The Flying Horse Hotel and its catering arm, The Quirky Catering Company, will be official partners of the festival staged for the 1st time on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the town hall.
Council Leader Allen Brett.
07 February 2018
Rochdale borough's council leader is calling on the government to sort out social care funding once and for all following the announcement of extra money for adult social care services.
Celebration at re-opening of Castleton baths.
07 February 2018
Castleton Swimming Baths have officially re-opened to the public after a major refurbishment at the popular pool was celebrated in style.
People at drama workshop.
07 February 2018
Local adults with learning and physical disabilities have been taking part in special drama workshops this week to learn about hate crime and how to report it.
Andrew Nutter.
06 February 2018
At this year’s new Rochdale Food and Drink Festival, you can have a gourmet 4-course dinner cooked by one of the region’s best chefs and enjoy it in the company of the man himself.
David Bottomley and Councillor Sameena Zaheer making the pledge.
05 February 2018
6 local sports clubs have pledged to go smoke-free to give children the chance to enjoy physical activity without being subjected to harmful second-hand smoke.
Patricia Devall holding flowers.
05 February 2018
After over 15 years escorting children and families across busy Rochdale junctions, school crossing patrol officer, Patricia Devall, is hanging up her lollipop.
Councillor Sameena Zaheer with new defibrillator.
02 February 2018
Tenants at 1 of the council’s managed workspaces are on top of the world as they’ve become the latest venue in the borough to host a life-saving defibrillator.
Rochdale Riverside development visualisation.
01 February 2018
Genr8 Developments has appointed major construction firm Willmott Dixon to build Rochdale’s £80million retail and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, with work due to start within weeks.
Google Digital Garage bus exterior.
01 February 2018
Residents and businesses will be able to learn digital skills on the go. This comes as part of a free Google training scheme offered on a bus that is visiting Rochdale town centre for the first time on Friday, 9 February 2018.
Lit candles of remembrance.
01 February 2018
The borough of Rochdale marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a special ceremony on Monday, 29 January 2018.
Castleton councillors at Castleton baths.
01 February 2018
There will be more than a ripple at Castleton Swimming Pool this weekend when the famous baths officially re-open to the public.
Councillor Allen Brett.
31 January 2018
Rochdale Borough Council has increased its local living wage for the fifth time – ensuring that hundreds of its lowest-paid workers get another pay rise.
Library customers holding balloon and birthday book.
30 January 2018
There was nostalgia in the air at Alkrington Library as the local community came together to celebrate the popular branch’s 50th birthday.
Roof of building.
30 January 2018
The waiting will soon be over for developments shortlisted for the Rochdale Borough Design Awards.
Toddlers with Rochelle the Healthy Hero.
29 January 2018
Children’s centres across the borough of Rochdale are taking steps to improve children’s health with the start of a new toddling activity.
Rochdale Riverside.
26 January 2018
3 more high street giants have signed up to Rochdale’s new retail and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside. Boots, River Island and JD Sports have collectively taken space totalling around 30,000 square feet.
Councillor Phil Burke.
26 January 2018
The council’s transport spokesperson has called for an investigation into the standard of private sector bus services after a triple whammy of cuts to key local routes.
Woman with car boot sale toys.
26 January 2018
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors’ Market, one of the most popular in Greater Manchester, returns in March 2018. We promise the hugely popular country park event will be better than ever.
Councillor Janet Emsley with library staff and customer.
26 January 2018
The council’s library service is taking action to replenish its wide-ranging stock, by shelving fines during a month long amnesty across the borough’s 17 branches.
Writer David Herd giving a speech.
25 January 2018
Acclaimed writers will be heading to Rochdale next month to mark Mother Language Day – a worldwide celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Choir sings in performing arts festival.
24 January 2018
2018 marks the 56th year of the popular Rochdale Youth Festival of Performing Arts. Rochdale Music Service is encouraging all schools and local organisations to join in and celebrate the performing arts provision in our schools and communities.
Esplanade after cleaning.
24 January 2018
Rochdale Borough Council have helped clear the River Roch, the Memorial Garden fountain and Packer Spout fountain.
Children and staff at Balderstone Library.
24 January 2018
After working hard to safeguard the future of the borough’s 17 libraries against government funding cuts, we're seeking the views of local residents, as we gear up for a new programme to provide even more facilities at local branches.
Children doing thumbs up.
22 January 2018
One of the council’s most popular and loved libraries will celebrate its 50th anniversary in style on Saturday, 27 January 2018 with a special day of events.
Railway tracks.
19 January 2018
The council leader is calling on the government to build a new railway station in Rochdale as part of new £70bn proposals unveiled this week to overhaul transport links across the north of England.
SIMS team with their accreditation.
19 January 2018
For the eighth consecutive year the council’s school support team have been accredited by Capita for the excellent support they provide, making them one of only 24 accredited local authority support teams in the country.
Phiz Lab at Lowerplace primary school.
18 January 2018
Rochdale's Sir Peter Ogden opens Phiz Lab at Lowerplace primary to benefit primary schools across the borough and inspire children into physics.
Councillor Janet Emsley.
17 January 2018
Another exciting chapter in the 5-year history of Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival will be written this October (2018).
School students giving up loving pop.
17 January 2018
Two schools in the borough of Rochdale are set to give up sugary drinks this month in a bid to raise awareness of the damage too much sugar can have on children’s health.
Nisha Katona.
15 January 2018
The region's foodies are in for a treat – tickets are now on sale for cookery shows in the festival kitchen at Rochdale Food and Drink Festival, being staged on Saturday, 24 March 2018 in and around Rochdale Town Hall.
Homeless person.
12 January 2018
The council is stepping up its efforts to support people on the streets in Rochdale as the cold weather continues.
Member of Youth Parliament 2018 candidates.
12 January 2018
Following a closely contested application and interview process, 6 candidates have started campaigning to become Rochdale's Member of Youth Parliament.
DJ Dave Sweetmore.
11 January 2018
Popular hometown DJ Dave Sweetmore will be hosting the main stage at this year's Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum.
11 January 2018
Proposals for the complete renovation of the Greater Manchester Fire Station Museum will be showcased to the public for the first time this Friday, 12 January 2018 and Saturday, 13 January 2018.
3 brides inside a car.
11 January 2018
Couples planning to tie the knot will be heading to Rochdale town hall again later this year – when Rochdale Wedding Show returns on Sunday, 15 April 2018.
Rochdale Riverside.
05 January 2018
Rochdale Borough Council’s Cabinet has reaffirmed its commitment to the Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development.
Make 2018 the year you give up for good.
04 January 2018
The Rochdale borough’s 31,953 smokers are being encouraged to make a quit attempt this New Year to prevent poisons from tar in cigarettes entering the bloodstream, quickly spreading around the body and causing damage to major organs.
Council Leader Councillor Allen Brett
02 January 2018
Council Leader Councillor Allen Brett has urged national broadcasters to step out of the Westminster bubble and use the iconic sound of Rochdale’s famous town hall bells on their programmes.
Singer and orchestra on stage.
02 January 2018
The arrival of the New Year was celebrated in Rochdale on Sunday, 31 December 2017 with 2 dazzling fireworks displays, live music and a party atmosphere enjoyed by thousands in the town centre.
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