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Work on Rochdale‘s new £80m shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, is making good progress with the site excavated and work to create the foundations well under way.
Date Published 27/05/2018
People of all ages enjoyed the sunshine, music, and lots of fabulous food at Rochdale Street Eat Festival this weekend in Rochdale Town Hall Square.
The British Heart Foundation is urging the government to introduce a new Clean Air Act that adopts World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines, as a survey commissioned...
A teenage boy has died and three other teenagers have been taken to hospital for treatment following an "incident" in a field near Dewhirst Road, police have said.
Date Published 26/05/2018
Sadly, I couldn’t get to Manchester on Tuesday for the anniversary due to parliamentary engagements, but the House of Commons did hold a minutes’ silence in remembrance of the 22...
Date Published 25/05/2018
To start, I would like to say that I am really honoured to have this position. I have been very well received in this beautiful town by its beautiful people, who respect each...
A Rochdale man has admitted to murdering a 21-year-old who was found on Christmas Day.
Jason Byrnes (05/07/1991), of Rochdale, pleaded guilty to murdering Mohammed Aftab via...
With a Bank Holiday on its way, people are being encouraged to remember simple tips when filling their three-day weekend with fun activities.
The timetable for the publication of the rewritten Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been revised, and the full plan will now be scheduled for release in July.
Northern rail service must agree and adhere to an action plan, or face removal of the franchise and be prevented from operating, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and...
Shaun Dempsey, 25/12/1992, from Rochdale, was arrested on 22 May for revocation of licence upon release and recalled to prison on 23 May.
A spate of break ins has occured at local scout huts - in recent weeks, at least three have been targeted in Sudden, North Middleton and Spotland.
A total of 748 property sales for £1m or more were completed in Greater Manchester, including four in Rochdale, in the past decade.
The Flying Horse has been awarded CAMRA Pub of the Year for the second year running.
The less-than-glamourous lifestyle of three Rochdale sex workers was shown in a gritty Channel 5 documentary on Wednesday (23 May).
Drivers on the M60 will be able to benefit from wider lanes in time for the bank holiday weekend, helping to improve the flow of traffic on the second busiest motorway in England.
Date Published 24/05/2018
It will continue to warm up in time for the Bank Holiday weekend and there is a 50/50 chance we may see the warmest day of the year so far at some point towards the end of the...
Rochdale Council has responded to resident’s concerns about the parking and traffic problems at Hollingworth Lake.
Rochdale’s famed peregrine falcons have hatched three chicks this year, and a contest has been launched to name them.
The pressure on Labour/council leader Councillor Allen Brett has intensified following an overwhelming vote of no confidence in him by Heywood and Middleton Constituency Labour...
Transport for the North and the Department for Transport, acting through The Rail North Partnership, has agreed a plan with Northern in response to the current performance issues.
Tesco is to remove ‘best before’ consumption guidance dates off nearly 70 fruit and vegetable lines in its latest move to help reduce food waste.
Shoppers are being encouraged to bring their own containers for meat and fish at Morrisons as the retailer announced a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution on Wednesday...
Aspiring young writers can show off their creative talents in a playwriting competition asking them to pen a ‘different story of Rochdale’.
Social media companies need to act now to protect children after Barnardo’s revealed more than half of 12-year-olds have posted live videos on apps and websites meant for older...
A planned exhibition of the 40th anniversary of one of Rochdale’s historic music festivals will no longer go ahead, following a dispute between the trademark holder and the
Date Published 23/05/2018
Choirs from Rochdale were amongst those performing at the commemorative Manchester Together - With One Voice concert in the city centre on Tuesday (22 May).
A special briefing of The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report into historic failings in Rochdale institutions was presented to a council scrutiny meeting on...
The Environment Agency has teamed up with Rochdale Online to give you a rundown of all the key news and developments from all of our local activities that you may have missed,...
A nursing home has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced inspection in March.
A planning application for a house in multiple occupation (HMO) on Long Street, Middleton was withdrawn on Monday (21 May).
Greater Manchester is to become a Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) to establish an integrated health and care record across a large population.
I was really pleased when I turned on the news last week and saw that the hard work that has been put in to reduce the impact of gambling machines has finally come to...
Date Published 22/05/2018
A photographer who was born and raised in Rochdale, captured once in a lifetime images at the royal wedding on Saturday (17 May), as he was positioned in the organ loft of St...
Rochdale Town centre - Milton Street, Smith Street, John Street: To temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along the following:
Milton Street, the easterly footway...
22 May 2018 marks the fifth anniversary since Middleton Fusilier Lee Rigby was brutally murdered in a vicious attack when he was off duty.
The flags have been lowered outside Rochdale Town Hall in remembrance of the 22 victims who died in the Manchester Arena bombing a year ago on Tuesday 22 May.
Residents in Middleton are invited to a public event to hear about improvement work to provide an obstacle free and accessible route to platforms at Mills Hill station.
Gardening experts from the Royal Horticultural Society are coming to Heywood to judge the town’s planting power.
People who consume an egg a day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases compared with eating no eggs, suggests a published in the journal Heart.
People who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic heart disease or stroke by 11% and their...
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man who died in Rochdale.
Date Published 21/05/2018
Network Rail and Northern have responded to concerns about poor service, after the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, called for an investigation into Northern’s...
Following two unsuccessful surgeries to stop her neck dislocating, Samantha Smith has revealed she has to undergo a third extensive and aggressive operation that will restrict all...
A radical change to Metrolink fares and ticketing is set to be considered by council bosses at a meeting of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) this week, would see the...
Four rail user groups have joined together in a grass-roots campaign to revive plans for railway electrification across the North of England. The groups cover the length of the...
The Rigby Guardians came from all across the country on Sunday (20 May) to remember Fusilier Lee Rigby on the fifth anniversary of his death.
Dr Zahid Chauhan gives some advice to those who are fasting this Ramadan. Recent headlines claiming that fasting may damage the pancreas and affect insulin function could send...
Greater Manchester Police has praised local media coverage for sensitive reporting after a newborn baby was found dead in Heywood at the start of April.
A spokesman for Northern said: “It has been a difficult morning for some of our customers, in particular on a number of routes around north Manchester extending up to Blackpool,...
Young people from across Rochdale were invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate their Duke of Edinburgh’s success.
A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in Castleton.
Date Published 19/05/2018
A 21-year-old young woman died after battling ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), a coroner ruled on Friday (18 May).
Date Published 18/05/2018
Tony Lloyd, MP for Rochdale, condemns Israeli actions against Gazans during recent violence on the border between Israel and Gaza.
Five men from Rochdale have been charged conspiracy to supply Class A drugs with after a number of raids in Rochdale.
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