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Council’s local recruitment policy comes into force

Councillor Liam O'Rourke says he wants local residents to be the first when it comes to securing council jobs

A new council policy which makes a commitment that certain roles will be for borough residents only has come into force.

Under the new scheme, all jobs paid at a salary of between £16,491 and £17,500 (full time equivalent) a year will be open only to residents who pay their council tax to Rochdale Borough Council.

Date Published 15/12/2017

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Northern Soul band ‘The Soultrain’ at Empire Rochdale

Northern Soul band ‘The Soultrain’ at Empire Rochdale, Saturday 30 December

The UK’s leading Northern Soul band ‘The Soultrain’ arrive at Empire Rochdale on Saturday 30 December for what promises to be a big end of year party night for soul fans.

Date Published 14/12/2017

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Rochdale 0 - 0 Oxford United

Rochdale v Oxford United

Rochdale were left frustrated as a resilient Oxford defence stood firm to earn a share of the spoils at a freezing cold Crown Oil Arena.

The visiting goalkeeper Simon Eastwood pulled off three very good saves to deny Dale what would have been a welcomed three points.

Date Published 16/12/2017

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Community News

Every day feels like Christmas for residents at Homeleigh in Middleton

Richard Hiley enjoying the Christmas activities

Homeleigh in Middleton has been taking part in a ‘24-days to Christmas’ project where the people they support do a different festive activity each day.

Date Published 15/12/2017

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onePT to open new fitness facility in Rochdale

Neil Fell and Phill Wright at the Rochdale gym

Personal training and fitness company, one PT, is to open a 5,000 square foot gym in Rochdale on 6 January.

Date Published 14/12/2017

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: The state of near civil war in the local Labour Party

Dear Editor,

As someone born and bred in a Socialist household the sorry state of near civil war in the local Labour Party fills me and many others with near total despair.

We seem to have far too many Labour councillors unable or unwilling to think independently and put the well being of an entire town over their own narrow parochial personal agendas.

Date Published 15/12/2017

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