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Residents across the borough will have chance to pay their respects to those who have made sacrifices in defence of the country at this year’s Remembrance Day Services.
Date Published 22/10/2017
Motorcyclists, scooter riders and trikers are being encouraged to help create a red poppy around the M60 with the proceeds benefiting Veterans In Communities (VIC).
Date Published 21/10/2017
A new respite home for Armed Forces families has opened in memory of Lee Rigby in Staffordshire, and Liz McInnes MP and Councillor Ray Dutton – Lee’s uncle – were there to help...
The team responsible for keeping all the Council’s buildings clean have been recognised as one of the best in the UK - reaching the final of a national competition.
Staff from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) met with European colleagues last month to share best practice and understand the latest approaches to combatting carbon...
Fly tipping cost local taxpayers £259,732 to clean up last year, according to figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
I have had a busy week which started with a ministerial brief regarding a military consultation on the Iraq and Syria issue against IS. The role troops play is important and we...
Date Published 20/10/2017
Childhood obesity continues to rise in reception aged primary school children, according to the latest figures by NHS Digital.
The report shows the figures for the borough of...
Convicted paedophile Roderick Hilton was considered ‘part of the furniture’ at Knowl View School, former headteacher Stephen Bradshaw told the Independent Inquiry into Child...
An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann.
Crime rose by a staggering 31% in Greater Manchester over the last year - the largest increase in England and Wales, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics...
Local homeless people took to the stage at Touchstones on Tuesday and performed their personal stories through poetry, music and a series of short films.
With just three weeks left until Bonfire Night, firefighters are asking people to go to organised fireworks displays to enjoy a safe night.
Over nine out of ten burglary investigations in Greater Manchester are closed without a suspect being identified, according to Home office figures.
This year’s annual Make Your Mark campaign saw a record number of young people from across the Rochdale borough cast their vote.
The Sunrise Team, the borough’s multi-agency hub for tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE), will be working with Hopwood Hall College delivering workshops on healthy...
The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has called for a new Greater Manchester School Readiness Pledge to be designed and implemented by the city-region’s schools, public,...
Highways England has updated its £15 billion road improvement programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on motorists and minimise congestion while improvements take place.
Firefighters have spoken out about the impact of having stones and bricks thrown at them when responding to incidents.
In September Rochdale Online revealed that Link4Life is offering a £5,000 fee for a consultant to tell it how to market itself.
Following the article a reader asked up to...
In 2016 budgets were cut in all local authority areas where smoking cessation was a low priority. In local authorities where the priority was high 40% made cuts to these...
The cost of childcare for young children has risen 4.3 times faster than wages in the North West since 2008, according to new analysis published by the TUC today, Friday 20...
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously injured in an axe attack on Church Road on Tuesday (17 October).
Date Published 19/10/2017
The rear car park at Rochdale Leisure Centre has been designated for ‘parking permit holders’ only – leaving visitors to the centre wondering where to park.
Police are appealing for the public’s help after two attempted kidnappings in Rochdale.
At around 4pm on Monday 2 October 2017, the first attempted kidnapping took place on...
Temporary narrow lanes between junctions 18 and 20 of the M62 have been removed, marking the start of a phased opening of the North West’s first smart motorway scheme to tackle...
Parents are being urged to protect children from the dangers caused by naked flames and fancy dress costumes this Halloween.
Three young men were spotted during the early hours of Wednesday morning (18 October), trying car door handles in the Tonacliffe area of Whitworth.
Rochdale Borough Council is advertising for a 'Digital Development Officer' to join its communications department.
The annual report I deliver to the Full Council on my regeneration portfolio is always full of good news as you would expect, but this year's was the best yet.
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been presented with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from HRH Prince Harry.
There has been a sharp rise in self-harm reported in general practices for girls aged between 13-16 years from 2011 to 2014, compared with boys of the same age.
New rules for charging overseas visitors using the NHS are a threat to everyone, argue experts in The BMJ.
Sakandar Khan (08/09/1956) has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted near Rochdale town centre on Tuesday 10 October.
Date Published 18/10/2017
There are currently 4,080 Universal Credit claimants in Rochdale, a 4% increase on this time last year, with 860 claimants between the ages of 18-24, a 10% decrease on last year,...
Unemployment is at 4.3 percent, the lowest since 1975, according to official employment figures released on (Wednesday 18 October).
The controversial charge for the Universal Credit helpline is to be scrapped next month, the Government announced on Wednesday (18 October).
David Gauke, the work and pensions...
A concerted effort to encourage older people to keep active can help them live more independently and reduce the need for social care, argue experts in The BMJ.
A man who was attacked with an axe on Church Road, Rochdale on Tuesday (17 October) afternoon has serious injuries to his hand.
Date Published 17/10/2017
A man was attacked with a knife outside Dunelm on Whitworth Road, Rochdale on Monday afternoon (16 October).
The man was assaulted by three men outside the home furnishings...
Heywood will come together this weekend to commemorate the life of Henry Hill - a revered local figure who was killed in action during World War One.
The Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service, part of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, has won an award for improving services to keep children and young people out of...
Cyril Smith ‘stood laughing’ as one of his alleged victims was sexually abused by another man, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard on Monday (16
A blood test is being introduced to GP practices in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to help decide if patients really need antibiotics to treat their symptoms.
Cyril Smith constructed a ‘deal’ between Labour and the Liberal Democrats to keep Knowl View abuse quiet, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard.
Workers in Rochdale are at high risk of seeing their jobs automated with at least 30% of current local workers' jobs being done by artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, according...
Northern is introducing automatic gatelines at Rochdale - the new machinery will be fully installed by the middle of November.
Power operator is working to repair damage caused by ex-hurricane Ophelia and restore power (7.30am 17 October update).
Transport bosses are asking people to plan their travel in advance this weekend as scheduled improvement works result in changes to train and tram services.
The cause of a garage fire on Elm Park Vale, Rochdale on Monday (16 October) is thought to have been accidental.
The boundary commission has produced revised constituency proposals, following months of public consultation, that leave the borough carved up into three constituencies.
A pupil was ‘spanked by a school headteacher’ after accusing Cyril Smith of sexual abuse, day six of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard on Monday (16 October).
The grade II listed staircase and exedra in Middleton’s Jubilee Park has been transformed following an £87,000 makeover.
Staff from Rochdale Council supported World Mental Health Awareness Day with a day of action around the theme ‘mental health in the workplace’.
Eligible apprentices, who can struggle with transport costs as they are not entitled to discounted travel, can apply for the free 28-day travel pass – valid on all Metrolink trams...
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