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Councillor Sara Rowbotham.
14 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has issued a closure direction to a business in Heywood.
A shopper at Rochdale Riverside.
14 August 2020
Residents are being urged to stay safe and shop local.
A young child with a teddy.
11 August 2020
The North West has more children awaiting adoptive families than there are adopters.
A seating area with flowers.
06 August 2020
The winners of the annual Alleyways in Bloom competition have been announced.
Tommy holding the injured rider's head off the wet ground.
06 August 2020
2 park rangers have been praised after they galloped to help an injured horse rider.
A mask typical of those marketed for babies.
05 August 2020
Parents and carers are being warned of the risk of suffocation from ‘cute’ baby coverings being promoted online.
Runners at the start of the event.
05 August 2020
Organisers of Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K & Fun Run have announced the 2020 event has been cancelled.
Graphic supporting coronavirus testing.
04 August 2020
New temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing units are opening this week in the borough of Rochdale.
View of Rochdale from a nearby hill.
31 July 2020
Extra measures brought in to the borough of Rochdale earlier this month are being extended from 31 July 2020.
Social distancing measures inside a prayer hall.
30 July 2020
This Eid ul-Adha it is more important than ever to make sure you and your family are staying safe from coronavirus.
Customers drinking outside a pub.
30 July 2020
Local small businesses eligible for a coronavirus grant that haven't yet applied have until 24 August 2020 to apply.
New apartment housing.
23 July 2020
Plans for new employment space, jobs and homes have been unveiled.
A passenger wearing a face mask on the tram.
17 July 2020
Residents across Rochdale borough are strongly advised to take extra precautions.
Support for businesses graphic.
17 July 2020
More businesses are to be offered vital financial support.
Number One Riverside lit up at night.
17 July 2020
A new walk-through coronavirus testing site has opened in Middleton to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
15 July 2020
Local groups from the voluntary, not for profit and charitable sector are now able to apply for grant funding.
Cabinet member for childrens services, Councillor Kieran Heakin.
14 July 2020
Young people from across the borough can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 from the council’s Youth Opportunity Fund.
Food tents set up in Rochdale Town Centre.
14 July 2020
The borough’s bars, pubs and restaurants are happy to be back in business.
Councillor Janet Emsley at Littleborough Library.
10 July 2020
A new request and collect service is to be launched at selected library branches across the borough.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed.
07 July 2020
The council’s adult care service has resumed its disabled facilities grants work.
A team in a response centre's packing area.
03 July 2020
Thousands of vulnerable residents have been supported during the coronavirus pandemic through the borough’s 5 local response centres.
Councillor Janet Emsley with 2 Armed Forces veterans.
03 July 2020
National Armed Forces Day was marked by the council with flags raised at monuments across the borough.
Runners starting the race.
03 July 2020
Race organisers are trying to make sure the event goes ahead on Sunday, 4 October 2020.
Customers outside the Medicine Tap in Rochdale.
02 July 2020
Pubs, bars and restaurants that are re-opening from this weekend have been busy making changes for everyone’s safety.
The Burma Star floral tribute.
26 June 2020
Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing logos.
25 June 2020
Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) are committed to a thriving Rochdale town centre.
How the proposed cycle lane might look in Castleton.
25 June 2020
The council is reviewing the borough’s highways network in a bid to create new long-lasting cycling infrastructure.
Council leader Allen Brett with Elizabeth McKenna and Lorraine Cox of STAR Procurement.
24 June 2020
STAR Procurement is celebrating securing over £31 million of social value in 2019.
Customers at a previous Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market.
22 June 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed that the Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market – one of the biggest and most popular in Greater Manchester has been cancelled for 2020.
How the restored town hall could look.
19 June 2020
The restoration of Rochdale’s Grade I listed town hall has taken a major step forward.
Andrew Lord, Middleton butcher.
19 June 2020
The council is backing businesses and calling for residents to do the same.
Business support logo.
19 June 2020
The council is inviting more businesses to apply for a coronavirus business grant.
Customers sat outside a pub.
19 June 2020
Part of Rochdale’s Town Hall square could be pedestrianised to allow for more social distancing and boost business.
Crowds watching a band at the Feel Good Festival.
16 June 2020
Rochdale Feel Good Festival, due to take place on Saturday, 22 August 2020, has been cancelled due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Councillors Pat Dale and Iftikhar Ahmed with care home staff.
15 June 2020
The council has praised local care homes for their continued work to protect residents from COVID-19.
Amanda Clarke.
15 June 2020
Rochdale’s first ever Safeguarding Children Awareness Week has now moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Domestic violence support poster.
15 June 2020
People living with domestic abuse can still access support services, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
3 nurses wearing PPE.
12 June 2020
Over a million items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been distributed across the borough of Rochdale.
Councillor Kieran Heakin, cabinet member for childrens services.
09 June 2020
Rochdale and Bury youth justice service has received the highest youth justice inspection score, to date, across the North West.
The FootAsylum team at the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale 10K.
08 June 2020
An increased prize fund of more than £3,000 has just been announced for the 2020 event.
Councillor Allen Brett, council leader.
08 June 2020
An increase in the coronavirus infection rate in the north west of England shows the need for everyone to remain cautious.
2 adult carers.
04 June 2020
Thousands of unpaid young and adult carers across the borough are being encouraged to access information, advice and support during the pandemic.
2 young children sharing an ice cream.
01 June 2020
The council’s fostering team are holding live information sessions on Zoom for people to find out more about becoming a foster carer with us.
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