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A man is in a serious condition after he was was stabbed outside the Middleton Arena at around 10pm on Friday.
Date Published 24/06/2018
Now in its seventh year, the popular Heywood 1940s day returned on Saturday (23 June).
The fun-packed day had something for everyone to enjoy.
Hundreds of people lined the streets for the 50th Milnrow & Districts Community Carnival on Saturday.
Greater Manchester is the most dangerous region in the UK for cyclists, according to data gathered from police forces across the UK.
Date Published 23/06/2018
An important topic this week is modern cyber threats and the need for appliances to meet the proper standards so they cannot be hacked into.
Popular town centre hairdresser Greg Couzens has become a shareholder in Rochdale Online.
A Middleton councillor has been awarded a certificate for her voluntary work.
High pressure currently centred to the west of Ireland will bring plenty of fine, sunny and warm weather to the UK this weekend. However, as we move into the start of next week,...
Date Published 22/06/2018
Liz McInnes, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, has written to the Justice Secretary to demand tougher sentences for those who cause death by dangerous driving. The...
Liz McInnes, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, has called for “much more to be done to tackle ME” during a three-hour debate about the debilitating illness at...
Radical new plans to strengthen Greater Manchester’s music scene, from established artists to up-and-coming musicians of all genres, have been revealed.
Ten sites across the borough have been chosen to host annual flower meadows including Middleton bus station, Hopwood Park and Sudden junction.
Date Published 21/06/2018
A former Rochdale councillor has called for CCTV to be installed at a local Metrolink tram stop due to ongoing antisocial behaviour.
A Heywood surgery has become one of the first in the country to pledge to practice good healthcare for the homeless.
Regional transport bosses have signalled their support for Rochdale Borough Council’s plan to link Middleton with Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system.
Rising bollards are set to go live in Rochdale town centre after their installation last year as part of the new paving scheme.
A ‘memory box’ to help patients with dementia is being put together by Rochdale Funeralcare.
Angela Oakley, a probation officer based at HMP Buckley Hall has won the award for Change and Innovation at this years’ Probation Awards.
The county generously donated thousands of items over the past 12 months to help fund the British Red Cross’ lifesaving work in the UK and around the world:
10 years of austerity, that is the shocking realisation councils such as ours have had to face up to.
Residents are being warned to be aware of men in a transit van who are going door-to-door selling fish.
Rail users are being advised to plan their travel carefully this Saturday due to strike action that will affect the Northern network.
Survey results released today reveal that sightings of our amphibious garden wildlife such as frogs and toads are drying up, with the RSPB calling on people across Greater...
There is no strong evidence that vitamin D protects against pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (hypertension) or pre-eclampsia, conclude researchers in The BMJ.
A number of cars have been badly damaged after wooden pallets fell from a flat-back transit van in Heywood.
Date Published 20/06/2018
Arrests have been made following serious anti-social behaviour linked to offenders riding stolen mopeds.
A man had made threats to obtain a firearm and kill following a domestic dispute on Holborn Street, Rochdale at around 8.40pm on Tuesday.
Area: Pennines - Virgin Media are currently installing new Fibre Broadband in the Pennines area.
RBH had the opportunity to demonstrate its pioneering mutual approach at the highest level this week, as Chief Executive Gareth Swarbrick attended a round-table discussion on...
It has caused nothing short of a revolution in communication and how we share information, but when it comes to diagnosing illness, it is always better to wait for a GP...
Rochdale-based motorcycle club MT Heads presented a cheque for £2,000 to Hounds for Heroes founder and vice-chairman, Allen Parton, on Monday (18 June) at the Flying Horse Hotel.
Allowing dogs to jump out of bigger cars with higher boots, popularly known as ‘Chelsea tractors,’ subjects their front legs to undue forces, so potentially boosting their risk of...
Over-worked parents in the North West are being told to ‘go home on time’ on Thursday 21 June and make the most of the longest day of the year with their family instead of putting...
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram are calling on RMT to reconsider its rail strike.
A plan to cull ravens in Lancashire and four other English counties has shocked naturalists at the Wildlife Trust.
This Clean Air Day, Tony Lloyd MP is encouraging his constituents to help improve air quality for all by ditching their cars and getting active.
An inquest into the death of a teenager has been adjourned by the coroner during hearing.
Date Published 19/06/2018
A devastating disease that for years was cruelly dismissed as laziness is to be discussed in a landmark three-hour parliamentary debate on Thursday (21 June).
A burglar who targeted elderly residents in sheltered accommodation has been jailed after admitting a number of offences at Manchester Crown Court.
Cleaner air and less traffic, a reduction in obesity and better fitness, or more funds for the NHS and living longer.
Libraries across Rochdale have taken delivery of new mental health books as part of the Reading Well for mental health scheme.
This week sees the start of the It’s Not Okay Greater Manchester week of action on child sexual exploitation. The theme for this year’s week of action is giving parents and carers...
Following a ban in January on the manufacture of personal products containing microbeads, including shower gels, face scrubs and toothpastes, all such items will be banned from...
Getting a tattoo may have some unexpected complications if your immune system isn’t up to scratch, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
Before I begin my weekly update of events, I would like to mark the end of Ramadan and send Eid greetings to all as we share the joy of this month.
Date Published 18/06/2018
A Rochdale man who intended on sexually assaulting a mother while she slept in her home has been jailed.
The mother of a young boy who was sexually abused after being groomed on his games console has spoken out as part of the ‘Keep Switched On’ campaign. The initiative has been...
Parents are being encouraged to know what their children are up to after tram services were temporarily suspended due to antisocial behaviour in Oldham.
Date Published 17/06/2018
Northern has released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.
People turned out in droves for Norden Carnival on Saturday 16 June 2018.
The rain that had been forecast held off as floats from local groups, schools and nurseries paraded...
Eleven special awards were bestowed to selected staff and students at the Hopwood Hall Further Education Awards at Middleton Arena on Thursday (14 June).
Date Published 16/06/2018
It was Carers Week this week, and I supported a campaign to prevent violence in the work place in the caring profession. Of course, this is important across all public services...
A motorcyclist suffered possible life-changing injuries following a collision on Broad Lane.
Date Published 15/06/2018
Detectives are investigating after two women were threatened with a knife before having their cars stolen which were driven off towards Rochdale.
Two ATMs and all the bus stops in Heywood town centre have been smashed in a spree of seemingly mindless vandalism – just days before the town’s biggest event, the 1940s day.
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