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An archaeological dig in Rochdale Town Centre has uncovered previously demolished Victorian buildings from John Street along Baillie Street and Kelsall Street, directly across from the Mecca Bingo building.
Date Published 22/02/2018
Workers in the North West gave their employers £2.8 billion of free labour in 2017 by doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published by the TUC.
Date Published 23/02/2018
A request to give Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) greater powers to prevent anti-social behaviour on the region’s transport network has moved a step closer.
Police are searching for the next-of-kin of a woman from Middleton.
As high pressure, currently centred over northern Britain, gradually migrates further north-eastwards, to become centred over Scandinavia, very cold air will spread from western...
York stone flags were stolen from a house on Towncroft Avenue, Middleton over night on Wednesday.
Rochdale-based band The Scattering will be playing six dates over the two main weekends of the Manchester Irish Festival.
Following the launch of his 'Repair the Roads' campaign in January, Milnrow and Newhey Labour councillor Neil Butterworth has thrashed out details of a new scheme with the Leader...
Date Published 21/02/2018
Holland Street, Heywood - To temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Holland Street from a point 1 metre east of the junction with Bamford Road to 10 metres west of...
Almost three quarters (74%) of people in the North West are in favour of an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system - where people are registered as a donor, unless they state otherwise -...
Rochdale Borough Council spent close to half a million pounds - £493,082.11 - on consultants in 2017, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Date Published 20/02/2018
Hundreds of people visited three local mosques – Neeli Mosque, Golden Mosque and Bilal Mosque – on Sunday as part of a 'Visit My Mosque' initiative.
Rochdale Borough Council has been granted an interim injunction which prevents unauthorised traveller encampments from settling on any land within the borough.
The occupier of a house on Church Stile, Rochdale was taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke following a fire in the kitchen of the property on Monday.
Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests research...
A man was stabbed in the face in Kirkholt on Friday.
Police were called to reports of an assault on Hogarth Road/Daventry Road Shortly before 9pm.
Date Published 19/02/2018
A driver was lucky to escape with minor injuries when his car overturned following a collision involving four cars on Oldham Road in Rochdale on Monday 12 February.
The leader of Rochdale Borough Council has praised Rochdale Football Club's plucky performance, after the team drew with Tottenham Hotspur at the Crown Oil Arena in the fifth...
A person marooned near a cliff edge on Barnes Meadow, Littleborough had to be rescued by fire service personnel using line rescue equipment on Friday (16 February).
Two children had to be rescued from being waist deep in mud by firefighters, including Water Incident Unit from Heywood, on Sunday afternoon.
Cervical cancer kills nearly 900 hundred women each year and is the most common form of cancer in females under 35 in the UK.
Stephen Davies scored a last gasp equaliser to earn Rochdale a money spinning replay at Wembley Stadium after holding Premier League Tottenham Hotspur to a draw at a packed Crown...
Date Published 18/02/2018
Two restoration projects were presented with awards as the best in building design at the Rochdale Borough Design Awards.
Date Published 17/02/2018
There is increasing confidence that the recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming above the North Pole could lead to prolonged cold conditions over the UK in the coming weeks,...
A disabled driver from Canada has been handed a £70 parking fine even though he displayed his disabled badge whilst visiting Rochdale.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is encouraging parents and carers to make any kitchen activities a chance for children to learn about cooking safety.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a fatal collision in Rochdale on Monday (12 February).
Shortly before 3.50pm, PCSOs were on patrol in Rochdale Town...
Date Published 16/02/2018
Councillor Mohammed Zaman has been nominated as Mayor of Rochdale for the 2018/19 municipal year.
A 20mph speed limit is to be introduced on Rakewood Road in Littleborough.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man.
The outcome of the December Heritage Lottery bid to renovate Rochdale Town Hall is expected in April.
The Secretary of State has announced a final ruling on the controversial expansion of Scout Moor wind farm.
Repairs lasting 25 weeks are to start on Ashworth Road in April.
Two women have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated theft after a collision in Rochdale.
Since the beginning of January 2018, local taxi drivers have been repeatedly targeted around the Rochdale borough and had their car windows smashed.
Young Rochdalians showed hate crime the red card at a special football tournament to celebrate Hate Crime Awareness Week.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced that he will cut the proposed Mayoral precept by £1 for Band D properties.
Spoke in a debate about police grant money from the Home Office. A flat cash grant that the government has handed the police is a cut, despite the claim the police aren’t losing...
It is time for the veterinary profession to use its collective muscle to challenge the government on its failure to curb the slaughter of animals without prior stunning in UK...
Greater Manchester has become the first city region in the UK to bring together the public, private, faith and community sectors to come behind a single, unified plan to tackle...
Date Published 15/02/2018
The proposed opening date of the new Rochdale market has been pushed back yet again – this time to summer 2018
Council tax is set to rise across the borough by 5.58% for 2018/19.
In 2018/19, for Band A, the lowest band, this is equal to a £62.20 increase on last year. For Band H, the...
The "outstanding" work carried out at the Rochdale soup kitchen has been highlighted by a local production company.
The voting age should be lowered to 16 was the verdict of councillors at Wednesday’s council meeting (14 February).
A number of people were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs on Thursday morning (15 February) when police officers carried out raids in Rochdale, Crumpsall, Harpurhey...
A study published by The BMJ reports a possible association between intake of highly processed (“ultra-processed”) food in the diet and cancer.
The Oldham Chronicle, established 163 years ago, has been relaunched online by new owner Credible Media, which also owns Revolution 96.2 radio station.
Date Published 14/02/2018
Sales of silver tin foil have increased by a whopping 500% as locals prepare for Dale’s historic FA Cup Fifth Round tie against Tottenham Hotspur, by making the cup out of tin...
A new Bereavement Centre for the labour ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital has officially opened.
Over half of people aged 65 and over (54%) in the North West say they don’t feel like they have enough sex. And around one in three people aged 65 or over (31%) have had sex on a...
A local campaigner is calling for the Council to take action against persistent fly-tipping.
A reward is being offered for the successful recovery of a local building firm’s work van after it was stolen on Monday (12 February).
Almost 52,000 children in the North West with a parent working in the public sector are now living in poverty, according to new TUC analysis.
Healthwatch Rochdale has published a report detailing the findings from its Stakeholder Review 2017.
The latest in a photographer's series of fashion photo shoots using local locations to help promote the town took place at a Castleton hotel on Sunday.
Date Published 13/02/2018
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