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Trio of guests
28 June 2017
The first names on the line-up for this year’s Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival have been revealed.
Alleyways in Bloom
28 June 2017
Green-fingered residents are being encouraged to get gardening as the 'Alleyways in Bloom' competition returns for 2017.
Flag raising in Littleborough
27 June 2017
Dozens of flags across Rochdale Borough were raised with pride to mark national Armed Forces Day.
The Recreation.
26 June 2017
Local band The Recreation and Rochdale singer/songwriter Joe Dunne are celebrating after bagging the biggest gig of their careers – a coveted slot on the main stage at this summer’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Big Change Rochdale.
23 June 2017
A new website is urging visitors to Rochdale town centre to donate online instead of giving money to people on the streets.
Simply Special.
23 June 2017
A newly expanded hairdresser and beautician is finding her bills are a snip, thanks to an innovative council support package aimed at helping small businesses.
Council built industrial units construction in progress.
23 June 2017
Rochdale’s in line for another business boost, with the first of 40 new council-built industrial units springing up this week.
Councillor Allen Brett, Rochdale Borough Council cabinet member for corporate and resources.
22 June 2017
A ‘fundamentally dishonest’ Heywood resident slipped up in more ways than one after making a fraudulent claim against Rochdale Borough Council following a night of drinking.
RedFaces.
22 June 2017
Sheffield band RedFaces have confirmed an appearance at Rochdale Feel Good Festival. The 4-piece who signed to Sony last year will be on the main stage on Saturday, 12 August 2017.
Runners at the Rochdale Half Marathon
22 June 2017
With less than 4 months to go, the organisers of Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K have released a video of the new routes.
Temperature
20 June 2017
Residents are being advised to take extra care and look out for their loved ones in the summer sun.
Fun in the sun
20 June 2017
Hundreds of children packed into Rochdale’s Springfield Park to enjoy an afternoon of stories, songs and games to celebrate National Bookstart Week.
Councillor Billy Sheerin (r) with local carers.
20 June 2017
Rochdale carers were bowled over after a fantastic week celebrating their inspiring work supporting family, friends and loved ones.
It's Not Okay.
19 June 2017
Coaches, players and sport clubs are teaming up with police, charities and local authorities to send a clear message to communities that child sexual exploitation has no place within sport.
Barbecue.
19 June 2017
As barbeque and picnic season approaches residents are being urged to think harder about food safety when eating outdoors and in warmer weather.
Co-Operatives Fortnight.
19 June 2017
A special flag-raising ceremony has been held to mark the start of Co-Operatives Fortnight in Rochdale – the place where the international movement was formed.
Pacific
15 June 2017
One of the UK's top new bands will play the main stage at Rochdale Feel Good Festival on Saturday, 12 August 2017.
Daft Punk The Tribute
15 June 2017
A tribute to one of the world's biggest dance acts has confirmed an appearance on the Friday evening at Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
• Councillor Alan McCarthy (middle left) signs the covenant with Councillor Peter Rush (r)
15 June 2017
Heywood Veterans' Association has underlined its commitment and support to the local Armed Forces family by signing a key pledge.
Ed Byrne.
13 June 2017
Stand-up comedian Ed Byrne brings his biggest ever tour to Middleton Arena this year.
Days Out Brochure.
13 June 2017
We've just launched a new Great Days Out in Rochdale guide to provide ideas and recommendations for fun family days out in the borough this year.
Help us shape the future of pharmacies in Rochdale borough.
13 June 2017
Residents are being urged to help shape the future of the borough's pharmacies and the services they provide.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run.
12 June 2017
Springhill Hospice will be the official charity for Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run on Sunday, 8 October 2017.
St Marys Gate.
12 June 2017
The borough is set to be transformed as we progresses into the Spring Clean 2017 – a huge clean-up operation to make areas cleaner, greener and safer.
Birthday bash DJ Dave Sweetmore - host.
12 June 2017
Popular hometown DJ Dave Sweetmore has joined the main stage line-up for this year's Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Know diabetes, fight diabetes - Diabetes Week 11-17 June 2017.
09 June 2017
Residents of Rochdale are urged to get behind Diabetes Week 2017, which runs Sunday, 11 - Saturday, 17 June 2017 by getting to know more about it.
Heywood business.
08 June 2017
A new recruitment agency in Heywood is fast becoming the town's latest success story, going from strength-to-strength since last October (2017) inside the distinctive location of The Old Police Station – our managed workspace in Heywood town centre.
Carers from across the borough will be enjoying a fantastic week of events.
06 June 2017
Hundreds of carers from across Rochdale will get together for a series of celebrations to mark National Carers’ Week from Monday, 12 - Sunday, 18 June 2017.
National Bookstart Week.
05 June 2017
All roads will lead to Rochdale's Springfield Park on Thursday, 15 June 2017 when children and their parents celebrate National Bookstart Week.
Steve Rumbelow.
01 June 2017
With Thursday, 8 June 2017 approaching there’s just over a week to go until voters across the borough elect their Member of Parliament.
Stop chain check.
30 May 2017
Residents are being warned to be extra vigilant after a spate of distraction burglaries across the borough.
Youth Serivce Win Outstanding Achievement at Diverstity Awards.
30 May 2017
Rochdale Town Hall was home to a jubilant youth service team on Friday, 19 May 2017 as they were 'Outstanding Achievement' winners at the annual Rochdale Diversity Awards.
Street Eat.
30 May 2017
Rochdale Town Hall Square drew in the crowds over the bank holiday weekend for the town's first Street Eat event.
Biggest hits on the main stage seeing double.
26 May 2017
Britpop hits and songs from one of the world's biggest bands will fill the stage on the Friday evening line-up at this summer's Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Cartwheel Arts run a range of popular projects for people of all ages.
26 May 2017
A thriving Heywood-based arts charity is helping to raise awareness of mental health issues thanks its innovative and pioneering projects which are benefitting hundreds of people across the borough.
Meet the dream clean team.
22 May 2017
Rochdale Town Hall is already an award winning building, but now our team responsible for keeping the Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic masterpiece in tip top condition have scooped a national accolade themselves.
Ride Rochdale - back to track.
22 May 2017
The benefits and fun of cycling for people with disabilities were highlighted at Kingsway Sports Centre in Rochdale this weekend with our 'Ride Rochdale' accessible cycling day.
Exploitation is never the victim's fault
19 May 2017
Steve Rumbelow, the chief executive of Rochdale Borough Council, who joined the organisation in 2014, said: "There has been a fundamental change in attitudes from the top to the bottom of the town hall.
Maureen Maguire with son John.
18 May 2017
An innovative gas safety scheme is helping hundreds of Rochdale residents stay warm, healthy and secure in their own homes.
Vicolo.
18 May 2017
If you’re looking for something to eat, drink and FREE entertainment, head down to the new Street Eat event taking over Rochdale Town Hall Square on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 May 2017.
Councillor Ian Duckworth new Mayor.
18 May 2017
The borough welcomed our new Mayor as former soldier Councillor Ian Duckworth was sworn-in during a ceremony at Rochdale Town Hall last night.
England, Birmingham, Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival. Ragestan Heritage Brass Band at the Botanical Gardens.
17 May 2017
The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will be bringing vibrant colourful style, music and enchanting beats onto the main stage at this year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
The award winning schools with the Mayor of Rochdale and lead officers from Rochdale Borough Council.
16 May 2017
Schools in the borough of Rochdale have been commended for their commitment towards providing and promoting healthier food options to their pupils.
Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE with bike
12 May 2017
The benefits of cycling for people with disabilities will be highlighted at Kingsway Sports Centre in Rochdale this month when the 'Ride Rochdale' accessible cycling day is staged.
Baked A La Ska
10 May 2017
Popular Manchester band ‘Baked A La Ska’ will play the main stage at this year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
The opening of the new facility.
05 May 2017
A state-of-the-art changing facility for people with disabilities has been opened by Rochdale Borough Council’s adult care service.
Honeyfeet.
02 May 2017
Two exciting new acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
David Mark with literature lovers at Touchstones Arts and Heritage Centre.
28 April 2017
2 local foodbanks took a novel approach and included free books in food parcels as part of the borough’s World Book Night celebrations.
Polling day arrangements for GM Mayor Elections.
28 April 2017
Issued on behalf of the Combined Authority Returning Officer For Greater Manchester. Polling day arrangements for GM Mayor Elections.
Razorlight to headline Rochdale Feel Good Festival - Headliner.
27 April 2017
Indie rockers Razorlight will headline Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer.
Street Eat.
26 April 2017
If you’re looking for something to eat, drink and FREE entertainment, head down to the new Street Eat event coming to Rochdale Town Hall Square on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 May 2017.
Middleton Town Centre
21 April 2017
Anti-social youths are being warned that their behaviour won't be tolerated as organisations join forces to tackle problems in Middleton.
Councillor Richard Farnell
21 April 2017
We're looking at employing a new policy which would target entry level jobs to people living in the borough.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
21 April 2017
We've launched the annual search for local music acts to perform on the main stage at Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Number One Riverside
21 April 2017
Local businesses across Rochdale will get the chance to pitch for business with some of the biggest public sector organisations in Greater Manchester at a special 'meet the buyer' event in summer 2017.
Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale, with veterans and members of the armed forces family at the Veterans' Breakfast.
20 April 2017
A delicious full English, the splendour of Rochdale Town Hall's dining room and the chance to socialise with serving soldiers and veterans.
The Bright Black
19 April 2017
Middleton-based band 'The Bright Black' will play the main stage again at this year's Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
RKE Group.
19 April 2017
A Rochdale company, whose turnover totals more than £6 million a year, has backed a new initiative to promote Rochdale as a place to do business.
Double Olympic champion urges women to Ride Rochdale.
18 April 2017
Middleton’s double Olympic gold medal-winning and World Champion cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE is encouraging women to get on their bikes next month when the new Ride Rochdale cycling event is staged for the first time.
Schools take steps to make health miles better.
18 April 2017
Schools in the borough of Rochdale are taking big strides towards improving their pupil's health by doing a mile per day of walking, jogging or running.
New shopping and leisure development in the heart of Rochdale
12 April 2017
Councillors have approved £70M plans for a new shopping and leisure development in the heart of Rochdale.
Lee Nelson
12 April 2017
Television comic Lee Nelson brings his new tour to Middleton Arena later this year.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K.
10 April 2017
Prizes for the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K which takes place this October have been confirmed.
The Kar-pets.
10 April 2017
The first band has been revealed for the main stage line-up at Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer.
Greater Manchester Mayoral Election.
10 April 2017
Issued on behalf of the Combined Authority Returing Officer for Greater Manchester.
Pothole on Windermere Road.
07 April 2017
Rochdale Borough Council is to spend twice as much money repairing potholes this year, after the council approved a bumper £2 million spend, up from £1 million last year.
CCTV of the bandstand.
07 April 2017
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in Littleborough has been given an upgrade in a bid to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the area.
David Mark.
06 April 2017
Page turning novels, gripping plotlines and fast paced narratives have become synonymous with the critically acclaimed work of crime writer David Mark.
Councillor Daalat Ali, cabinet member for libraries, with customers at the launch of the BorrowBox app.
05 April 2017
An exciting new way for literature lovers to access their favourite books has been launched by Rochdale Borough Council.
Rochdale Wedding Show.
04 April 2017
Catwalk glamour returned to town this weekend when Rochdale Wedding Show was staged on Sunday, 2 April 2017.
Daredevils wanted - The Big Drop.
30 March 2017
The thrilling annual charity abseil down Rochdale Town Hall is now looking for dare devils with a head for heights. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of Rochdale and raise cash for a good cause this August (2017).
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Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
11 August 2017
Friday, 11 August - Saturday, 12 August 2017. Indie rockers Razorlight headline. Live music, a quality food court and family fun.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.