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Abid Hussain jailed for 16 and a half years for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs

Abid Hussain and Yasrab Mahmood

Abid Hussain, from Rochdale, who was the main supplier of drugs to a gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west, has been jailed for 16 and a half years.

Date Published 16/08/2017

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Get 25% off Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival tickets

Sir Michael Parkinson will be looking back at his life and career during the festival

Tickets for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival are on sale online, with an 'Early Bird' discount of 25% until 4pm on 31 August.

You can also book and collect tickets in person from Touchstones Arts and Heritage Centre so get yours early and save money.

Date Published 15/08/2017

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Sport News

Cycling: East Lancs report

Callum Belfield winning at UCLAN

Last week’s racing started very well for the East Lancs with two of riders winning their respective races on the same evening.

Date Published 16/08/2017

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Community News

Fly tipping on Buckley Hill Lane

Fly-tipped waste blights Milnrow

Flytippers have once again blighted Milnrow, this time striking near Dixon’s Farm on Buckley Hill Lane.

Date Published 17/08/2017

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Business News

Thousands of jobs at Wilko at risk

Wilko store

Household goods retailer Wilko has confirmed that thousands of jobs nationwide are at risk after it has entered a 60-day redundancy consultation with 3,900 members of staff.

Date Published 16/08/2017

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Letters to the Editor

Letter; The Feel Good made me feel great

Sir - just wanted to let the organisers of the Feel Good festival know, that it made me feel great!

It was reported that over 11,000 people attended the event, and this despite the crap weather on Friday. They are obviously doing something right.

I bet the council have come in for a right hammering about the tax payers money 'wasted' on staging it.......I completely disagree. Everywhere I looked the crowds had huge smiles on their faces. The local media completely got in board as well,

Date Published 17/08/2017

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