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Bodycams.
16 August 2017
Door staff working at venues in Rochdale town centre are to wear body cameras to help cut down on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
SCP retirement Kath Slater.
15 August 2017
The end of the school term also signalled the end of patrol for long time crossing patrol officer Kath Slater.
Pilot frailty service.
15 August 2017
An innovative scheme is ensuring scores of Rochdale residents can access key services to improve their health and wellbeing.
Razorlight - Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
14 August 2017
Over 11,000 people packed Rochdale town centre this weekend for another feast of live music, food and family entertainment at the tenth Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Cow with in-growing horn.
11 August 2017
A local farmer has been given a 12-week curfew after failing to properly care for one of his cows.
Hollingworth Lake.
11 August 2017
After listening to feedback from concerned residents, the council has scrapped a proposal which would have seen charges more than double for those parking for more than 4 hours at Hollingworth Lake, one of the north west's best-loved tourist spots.
Life-saving course.
10 August 2017
Rochdale Borough Council staff are leading by example when it comes to being cardiac smart and life-saving ready – by using their lunch breaks to learn how to perform life-saving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Seized alcohol.
10 August 2017
Rochdale Borough Council is warning local retailers after 2 were caught selling alcohol to children during undercover mystery shop.
Stop smoking.
09 August 2017
Second-hand smoke has been linked to around 165,000 new cases of disease among children in the UK each year.
Gardening competition winners.
09 August 2017
Green-fingered residents have proven gardening is right up their alley during this year's 'Alleyways in Bloom' competition.
Golden Touch pale ale.
07 August 2017
The official beer for this year's Rochdale Feel Good Festival has been unveiled.
Feeling good party.
07 August 2017
Rochdale Feel Good Festival goers are advised to plan their journey, arrive early and allow plenty of time to get to the event, which promises to be the biggest and best in the festival's history.
Razorlight.
04 August 2017
Rochdale Feel Good Festival will be tickling tastebuds and filling the town with live music this month.
Councillor Janet Emsley at the O2 shop.
04 August 2017
Digital communications store O2 Rochdale is encouraging visitors to this month's Rochdale Feel Good Festival to share their photos during the event.
Councillor Donna Martin.
04 August 2017
Rochdale Council's Cabinet has approved work to expand Matthew Moss Secondary school in order to provide vital school places for children and young people in the Rochdale borough.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with the Intermediate Tier Service
02 August 2017
A Rochdale Borough Councillor showed off his culinary skills when council and health staff were served up a special 'thank you' curry.
Lee Nelson
01 August 2017
Television comic Lee Nelson brings his new tour to Middleton Arena this October 2017.
Patricia Boothman behind the bar at the Flying Horse Hotel.
31 July 2017
As Rochdale's Flying Horse Hotel prepares to welcome the crowds for its busiest weekend of the year, manager Patricia Boothman looks ahead to Rochdale Feel Good Festival and its 10th birthday.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
28 July 2017
Extra dates have been added for our Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market, extending the current season into early September 2017.
Michael Parkinson
28 July 2017
Tickets for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival go on sale at 10am on Monday 7 August 2017 with 25% off, so we are urging book fans and literature lovers to get theirs early and save money.
Pothole in road
27 July 2017
A bumper, almost £0.5 million road resurfacing scheme hits the road next week.
Mayoress of Rochdale, Christine Duckworth, Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ian Duckworth, Tony Nugent.
26 July 2017
A car leasing company which has been in business for more than 20 years has found a new home in Rochdale, as part of its drive to grow.
Councillor Billy Sheerin welcomes members of the North West Older People's Network to the borough
26 July 2017
Older people's priorities were top of the agenda when 'councillor champions' from across the region came together in the splendour of Rochdale Town Hall.
Council Leader Richard Farnell.
25 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council Leader Richard Farnell has accused the government of showing contempt for northern communities after electrification plans for a key TransPennine rail route were shelved.
Tuck in and enjoy – Rochdale’s feel good food factor
24 July 2017
Already famous for live music, the food will be drawing admirers too at Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Scam alert
24 July 2017
Businesses in the borough of Rochdale are being advised to be on their guard and watch out for 'FREE sample' fraud.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed is all set for the biryani night.
21 July 2017
A Rochdale borough councillor will swap the chamber for the kitchen when he cooks up a Biryani as a special 'thank you' to council and health staff.
Sarah's classmates at Parkfield Primary School celebrate her success, with Councillor Janet Emsley.
21 July 2017
2 young nature lovers were amongst the winners in a 'name the peregrine falcon chick' competition organised by Rochdale Borough Council.
Jason Manford
20 July 2017
Comedian Jason Manford is to play a special show in the borough this October, ahead of his major national 'Muddle Class' tour in 2018.
We stand together.
20 July 2017
On Sunday, 16 July 2017 communities from the across the borough of Rochdale came together for a special concert to show solidarity with the victims of the Manchester, London and other terrorist attacks.
Alan Johnson
19 July 2017
More headline guests are on the line-up for this year's Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival.
Mark Foxley from Rochdale Town Centre Management.
19 July 2017
As a company dedicated to improving the vitality of the town centre, Rochdale Town Centre Management has played a leading role in Rochdale Feel Good Festival since introducing it in 2008.
Kingsway Park High School pupils
18 July 2017
Poignant Poem strikes a chord with top Poet.
Petit Café.
18 July 2017
A new continental-style café is cementing Rochdale's reputation as a town centre which is firmly on the up.
Rochdale Youth Service summer programme
18 July 2017
Rochdale youth service organise a variety of fun events for young people over the summer holidays.
Broad Park
18 July 2017
Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Awards.
School crossing patrol officers L-R, Helen Cowan, Robert Cooper, Patricia Devall and James McCan
17 July 2017
4 of the council's school crossing patrol officers have clocked up a combined 45 years' service.
Councillor Janet Emsley and Dianu Sfrijan.
17 July 2017
Former Rochdale Borough Council librarian Sheila Sfrijan dedicated her life to helping others, inspiring generations of people with her love of books, charming outlook and helpful personality.
Riccardo - The Voice Kids UK.
14 July 2017
Rochdale's latest singing sensation, Riccardo, is through to the semi-final of the The Voice Kids UK.
The Mayor at the Old Police Station in Heywood.
14 July 2017
The Old Police Station in Heywood celebrated its 10th birthday this week, marking a decade since the building, run by us, was converted into managed workspace.
First meet the buyer event.
12 July 2017
Over 150 small businesses from Rochdale and beyond took centre stage at an event designed to help them win contracts with some of the biggest public sector organisations in Greater Manchester.
Rochdale Business Awards.
12 July 2017
Companies across Rochdale are once again being given the chance to show they're the business, with nominations now open for the Rochdale Business Awards 2017.
Countryside Properties with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.
12 July 2017
The search is on for the borough's best new building or regeneration project.
The Old Police Station in Heywood.
12 July 2017
The Old Police Station in Heywood is preparing to celebrate a special birthday. On Thursday, 13 July 2017 it’s 10 years since we converted the building into managed workspace.
Ashley John-Baptiste.
12 July 2017
Star singer Ashley John-Baptiste entertained over 350 cared for children, young people and carers at Rochdale Borough Council’s celebration day for the achievements of the borough’s cared for children.
Councillor Kieran Heakin, Saqub Hussain. Alison Smith, Lisa Kimpton.
11 July 2017
A local children’s centre has put residents’ lives at the centre of its heart and become cardiac smart thanks to life-saving project.
Police.
11 July 2017
Greater Manchester Police are joining next month's Rochdale Feel Good Festival's 10th anniversary commemorations with a birthday of their own.
O2 Rochdale.
11 July 2017
Digital communications chain O2 Rochdale is backing this summer's Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Scam awareness
07 July 2017
Residents are being encouraged to get scam aware and do their part to prevent them this July for Scams Awareness Month.
Tower abseil
07 July 2017
Our thrilling annual charity abseil down Rochdale Town Hall is 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.
Children's Champion Elections 4 July 2017.
07 July 2017
Rochdale Town Hall played host to the annual Children's Champion elections results on Tuesday, 4 July 2017, which saw a new champion take up the reigns.
Covenant signatures
06 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council helped strike the right chord when political leaders from across Greater Manchester reaffirmed their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Next Stop Mars.
06 July 2017
Hot new band Next Stop Mars will play the main stage at Rochdale Feel Good Festival next month.
New houses
06 July 2017
Residents are being invited to nominate sites for potential development to help the council meet its target of building nearly 6,000 new homes by 2028.
Fun runners
04 July 2017
Further details of this year's Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run have been announced.
Bin recycling point.
04 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council is dumping its last community recycling collection points, which have become a haven for flytippers and are no longer needed because household recycling rates have soared.
Councillor Alan McCarthy, council lead member for the Armed Forces.
03 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council will play host to an historic moment when political leaders from across Greater Manchester renew their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Rochdale AFC on side.
03 July 2017
Rochdale Football Club is backing this summer's Rochdale Feel Good Festival again – signing up to be one of the event's main sponsors.
Councillor Janet Emsley.
03 July 2017
The next chapter of an innovative scheme will give people living with long-term health conditions a welcome tonic.
Rochdale Borough Council logo.
30 June 2017
Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London and in direct response to the concerns of residents in similar buildings in Greater Manchester, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has set up a housing taskforce.
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.
Healthy Heroes.
28 June 2017
Rochdale Borough Council and its partners have started the fight back to a healthier borough and pledged their commitment to reducing levels of childhood obesity.
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.
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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.
Things to do during the school holidays
25 July 2017
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Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.