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Children’s playing fields off Hare Hill Road in Littleborough are undergoing repair after they were vandalised earlier this month.
Date Published 20/11/2018
A car caught fire at in the carpark of a supermarket on Saturday afternoon (17 November).
Armed robbers stole cash and cigarettes from the Whitworth Co-op on Saturday (17 November).
Climate change, global warming, eco-catastrophe, extinction of species – all are becoming common in news reports around the world.
Some needle-users are not getting rid of used syringes safely because there are not enough collection points, a health group says.
Six local soldiers who died during World War One have been added to the Littleborough Cenotaph via a Supplementary Plaque.
The soldiers were previously not listed on any local...
Greater Manchester’s road users are being encouraged to be more aware of cyclists and motorcyclists this Road Safety Week, 19 to 25 November.
Parliament will debate whether fireworks should be banned from sale to the general public or not on Monday (26 November).
Currently, anyone over the age of 18 can purchase...
Local veterans have repainted the names on Heywood Cenotaph, free of charge.
A unique piece of transport history will be officially unveiled in Rochdale this month.
A band of volunteers has been recruited by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to give peer-to-peer support to older victims of fraud and cyber-crime.
A man who left a victim with life changing injuries before attempting to bribe witnesses to drop the case against him has been jailed.
Date Published 19/11/2018
Christmas has officially begun in Heywood, following the annual Festival Parade on Saturday (17 November).
The colourful Christmas lights were switched on at 5pm by Mayor...
Date Published 18/11/2018
A Rochdale based homelessness charity is calling the local community to help spread festive cheer this holiday season.
Heywood veterans have thanked local schoolchildren for their poignant centenary decorations at the Memorial Gardens.
Youths throwing hammers at passing buses in Rochdale on Saturday afternoon (17 November) has sparked a police investigation.
The incident took place on Spotland Road between...
An error with GoFundMe could have cost Samantha Smith thousands of pounds’ worth of vital donations towards her next lifesaving operation.
Community energy groups across Rochdale now have the chance to apply to a new £75,000 fund to help communities understand and tackle energy issues locally.
Despite a recent study by the University of London revealing that Millennials are shunning alcohol, and teetotalism has become more mainstream, drink driving casualties are at a...
The Circles of Art has awarded £1K to Hopwood Hall Estate, to assist in the Hall’s goal to be an artistic hub for the local community and beyond.
Recent findings from the Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2017 showed that over 11 million adults in the UK don’t have the basic digital skills required to operate...
A new dementia-friendly café will open at Bamford Chapel in December.
Several people in the church family at Bamford Chapel & Norden URC have had personal experience of caring...
When recently appointed Musical Director, Denis Hadfield, lifted his baton at for the first item of the night’s concert ‘Aces High’ it heralded another stage in the progression of...
Repairs to the large swimming pool liner at Heywood Sports Village started today (Monday 19 November).
They are at the heart of our neighbourhoods, providing everything from crisis support and vocational training to karate classes and slimming groups.
But for 14 community...
Teaching standards at a Rochdale school rated as ‘good’ have fallen into decline, the government’s education watchdog has found.
So far this month, temperatures across the country have been mild for the time of year, but from this week - it’s going to feel a lot more seasonal. It's time to dig out your...
The Rochdale in Bloom committee celebrated a stellar year in style with revelries at Nutters Restaurant on 8 November.
Liz McInnes, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, has launched a petition to keep Middleton Post Office open following news that the Post Office are planning to close...
Some trainee teachers are being ‘let down’ by a scheme intended to prepare them for life in the classroom, the education watchdog says.
Pioneers Partnership is a...
Kingsway Park High School students and staff, joined in the fundraising for Children in Need on Friday.
Shopping has become a better customer experience after moving to Norden, one of Rochdale’s oldest family businesses says.
With only weeks to go before the Winter weather arrives, Bags of Love urgently need your help in their search for rucksacks or holdalls to deliver essential items to the homeless.
Citizens Advice Rochdale is throwing its weight behind a campaign for an independent regulator to crack down on badly-behaving bailiffs.
St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School in Heywood are celebrating following a ‘Good’ Ofsted result.
Date Published 17/11/2018
Councillor Rina Paolucci-Escobar is planning to put a motion proposing the banning of fireworks to the public before the next full council meeting on 12 December.
Rochdale Sexual Health Service is urging people to get tested for HIV as part of plans to improve early diagnosis and treatment.
The distribution of roughly £7 billion of government investment in five separate housing programmes over the next five years is inconsistent across England, with areas across the...
Mayor Mohammed Zaman, in collaboration with Near Neighbours, hosted an interfaith event on Thursday 15 November at Rochdale Town Hall in celebration of Interfaith Week, which is...
Date Published 16/11/2018
A driver who was involved in a car collision on Manchester Road is looking to find a couple who helped him on the night.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has supported a new vision for social enterprise in the region at The Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit on Thursday 15...
Crowds of people gathered outside the former Providence Church in Middleton to hear lone piper Colin Murphy play a traditional Scottish lament on Sunday 11 November.
A bomb hoax was made at a Middleton high school on Thursday (15 November).
Blue Rose Gifts in Heywood donned outfits with an unusual twist to raise money for Children in Need this week (12-16 November).
More people are now in work than ever before, according to new figures.
Employment in the north west is at a record high of 75%, according to statistics from the Labour Market.
Huge thank you to the people of Rochdale for attending the various Remembrance Day services held throughout the borough on Sunday. I was glad to see residents from all townships...
Having stood all the way to work on yet another delayed Northern train, I decided it was enough. This is the tale of the tired commuter - I think it would strike a chord with...
A Rochdale support group specifically for male survivors of sexual abuse featured on BBC North West Tonight on Monday (12 November).
Area: Rochdale - Cook Terrace, from the junction of Halifax Road to a point 10 metres in an easterly direction.Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is via Halifax...
Ukrainians in Rochdale will be holding a commemoration on 24 November at 1.00pm in the Memorial Gardens and 2.00pm at St. Chad’s Church at which they will be joined by the Mayor...
Drones could follow yobs back to their homes as part of a new police trial to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
Greater Manchester Police is forming a new drone unit and is...
A group of young people from across the borough were presented with community and sports leadership awards and certificates in a ceremony held at Deeplish Community Centre on...
Rochdale Ale Trail, MP’s Dinner with Nazir Afzal, Christmas Markets, Festivals, Light Switch Ons & Fayres, Peaky Blinders Evening, Beauty and the Beast, Annual Radio Rally,...
Date Published 15/11/2018
The Rotary Club of Middleton is gearing up towards a busy time of year escorting Father Christmas around the streets of Middleton.
Fresh fears have been voiced over the loss of green space in Middleton after plans were submitted for a new housing development.
Hundreds of new homes are already in the pipeline...
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