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Quiz nights, live music, walks, shows, a day at the Fire Museum, Rochdale AFC v Bristol Rovers, willow weaving courses, Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival - lots to do round the borough for all the family.
Date Published 19/10/2017
St James Parish Church, Heywood has closed, but there are two old Standards laid up there and the Lancashire Veterans Association, Heywood, is seeking information on the...
Date Published 21/10/2017
The generous pupils at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Kingsway, have been thinking of those less fortunate than themselves this harvest season after donating an...
Siddal Moor has been shortlisted as a Skills for Business finalist for the second consecutive year.
Siddal Moor School has recently been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Award (the highest award for careers advice and guidance). The school was the first in Rochdale to...
Middleton beauty queen Claire Renton has been selected to represent England for the Ultimate Beauty of the World finals in Ireland in July 2018.
Date Published 20/10/2017
Fiona Dunn, from Rochdale, has been crowned Adopter Champion of the Year at the National Adoption Week Awards at the Foundling Museum in London on Tuesday (17 October).
The locals of Littleborough and beyond have been raising the roof with joyful song and laughter each Wednesday since the launch of ‘Sing! Littleborough’, our new community singing...
Comedian Paul Boardman will be the after dinner speaker at this year’s Men of Rochdale Luncheon.
The path around bridge one in Wince Brook is no longer a boggy quagmire.
The path was raised by around 10cm using treated timber boards and crushed stone.
Phil Jordan has raised nearly £400 for Stand Up To Cancer with a head, beard and moustache shave at Just Gents in Littleborough.
The highly regarded teenage author, Joe Craig, visited Kingsway Park High School recently.
On Friday 20 October the Year 6 children visited the Crucial Crew to learn from the various emergency services and community groups how to keep safe. The children behaved...
Jackie Carmichael unveiled a brass plaque at Littleborough Station in memory of her late husband Stuart on Monday (16 October).
Evie Jean Hill is aiming to raise £400 for the Little Princess Trust by cutting her long locks for the charity on 31 October at Juniper’s Hair Salon.
A recent fundraiser by Castleton Branch Labour Party raised money for 'Rochdale Feed the Homeless' as well as several donations to Rochdale foodbank.
Whilst on leave from his coaching role in China, Mark Knowles returned to Hopwood Hall College to pass on his knowledge to the next generation.
The Autumn Fair at St Andrew's, Dearnley, on Saturday, opened by the children of the St Andrew's Primary School choir, raised £1,200 for church funds.
Home Instead Senior Care took 34 care staff and clients on a trip to Blackpool to see the famous illuminations.
A petition has been launched to save Newhey’s beloved Coronation Lodge.
The fishing lodge behind Shaw Road is understood to have recently been purchased and filled in partially...
A coffee morning held in support of Guide Dogs at Smithy Bridge Methodist Church on Saturday raised £225.
Several guide dog puppies were introduced to visitors.
2017 is proving to be a busy year for the local Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund with 15 new groups receiving funding for their many and varied community projects.
Date Published 17/10/2017
Star Assembly awards for this week are presented to:
Year 1 – Klayton Blunt and Mayson Brooks
Year 2 – Jacob James Morton and James Peers
Year 3 – Maisie Yarnall
Year 4 –...
Date Published 18/10/2017
Our Bible Hour this Sunday is entitled “The Devil of the Bible”.
Many Christians believe that there is a “Devil”, which tempts people to sin, and causes all suffering and...
Milnrow Band came tenth in competition with 19 of the best bands from across the UK in the the National Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall in London on...
A recent trial of larger paper and card recycling bins in the Shawclough area has resulted in a 50 percent response rate.
Date Published 16/10/2017
The first customers to use Castleton Health and Leisure Centre were welcomed by Councillor Billy Sheerin and Julie Hurst from Crewe Industrial.
Girlguiding Lancashire South East, which covers areas of Rochdale, Oldham, Bury and Heywood, gathered together at Rochdale Town Hall to celebrate accomplishments by their...
Freya Howarth, 8, from 4th Heywood (St Luke’s) Brownies has taken her dedication to Girlguiding to a whole new level. A holiday to Wales turned into much more when Freya decided...
This Friday is our 'REVIVE' Special with Miguel Escobar, from Chile, is speaking. We have an Open Door to welcome you along.
The Year 7 Football team played their second league fixture of the season, narrowly losing 4-2 to Cardinal Langley. Goals were scored by Dawoud Shahzada and Alex Dowd. Man of the...
On Sunday 22 October at Christ Church, Healey there will be a Holy Communion and Baptism of Samuel Andrew at 10.00am. This will be with The Rev Andrew Howell, followed by...
In an attempt to raise funds for Sandon House, Heywood, 12 female users of the centre and members of the committee have posed for a calendar in the style of the famous “Calendar...
Date Published 13/10/2017
Courtney Hubbard has won a place in the prestigious final of Miss Teen Galaxy England 2018.
Our fantastic UKS2 football team played away at Lowerplace yesterday afternoon. The children all played with outstanding sportsmanship, team-spirit and tried their very best. The...
Date Published 14/10/2017
The feasibility or reopening the railway bridge at Castleton to bring the East Lancashire Railway back to the village is being assessed.
Date Published 12/10/2017
Littleborough Arts Festival, Motown & Northern Soul Night, Guide Dog Coffee Morning, Voices For All, Jazz on a Sunday, Middleton Car Boot sale plus many more – lots to do around...
The Petrus Bike Kitchen popped up at the Medina Masjid Mosque to carry out safety checks and minor repairs on bikes.
Grace’s Place, part of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, is due to begin caring for children and families in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas and has appointed Janet Baxendale...
Local mum Emma Shepherd has raised over £1,000 with a ‘bake and craft’ sale to raise funds for Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death) charity after they provided her with support...
Date Published 11/10/2017
The North West Area Brass Bands Association’s popular contest at Rochdale Town Hall has attracted bands from far and wide.
The list of bands to take part in the senior contest...
Bamford Academy Primary School welcomed a very special visitor to the school on Monday (9 October).
The Spanish teacher, Maria Oliver, who is originally from Mexico, arranged...
It was a riot of colour at Heywood Sports Village on Monday (9 October) as Cartwheel Arts unveiled two striking graffiti boards created with young people from the Darnhill estate.
Date Published 10/10/2017
Thistleyfield in Bloom has now unveiled its commemorative plaque on site, marking a grant received from Tesco.
St Andrew’s, Dearnley once again rocked to the sound of the Wigan-based band 'Dukes Road', formerly known as 'Gifted' on Saturday, 7 October.
Our Bible Hour this Sunday at 4:30pm, 15 October is entitled “You do not have an immortal soul”.
Year 10 Boys Football - League Match News
The boys played the first league game of the season on Tuesday, 3 October at home to Wardle on the 3G.
Well done to the team of staff members who ran the Rochdale 10k on Sunday 8 October as Team Oulder Hill to help raise money for Springhill Hospice. At the time of writing, they...
Local charity Reuse Littleborough raised over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support with a sponsored head shave at Hare Hill House's Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 30 September.
Charley Leech, from Whitworth, and Brad Watts, from Syke, both 15, run the training sessions at Whitworth Community High School and manage up to 30 would be players.
The school’s Open Evenings take place next week. The Senior & Upper Prep at the Manchester Road site on Monday 16 October between 19.00 & 21.00.
Rochdale AFC has worked closely with Rochdale and District Mind, a local charity which has been been providing mental health services for people living in the Borough of Rochdale...
Georgina Dalton, a 19-year-old student from Heywood, has won a prize worth over £9,000 from The Guinness Partnership housing association to fund her second year law studies at...
Date Published 09/10/2017
Star Assembly awards presented to:
Year 1 - Max Jenkins, Bailey Andrews, Hakeem Akram, Phoenix Blunt
Year 2 - Amy Thomson, Leon Hurst, Lorcan Wimsey, Blossom McDonagh
Members of the Chairzam Life Fitness gym, including owner Craig Kirby and qualified Mental Health Nurse, Coleen John, have raised over £2,000 for charity after completing a walk...
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