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The Three Amigos Fundraising Group have been presented with an award of acknowledgement from Littleborough Lions, in recognition of their work for Cancer Research UK.
Date Published 21/01/2017
Find out more about healthcare in the borough, Dancing, Burns Night, Quiz Night, Jazz Night, Rochdale AFC v Oxford United, Bird ID Walk – lots to do round the borough for all the...
Date Published 19/01/2017
Milnrow Band is currently in rehearsal for the first competition of 2017.
Ken Watts, Milnrow Band President said: “Milnrow Band will be competing in the ‘Brass at the Guild...
A lack of EE, Virgin and BT mobile signal has been reported in the Milnrow area this week.
Some have reported the signal being off since before Christmas whilst others have...
Date Published 20/01/2017
Springhill Hospice was presented with a cheque for £80,000 by Morson Group at a luncheon event on Thursday (19 January).
Joining Springhill Hospice were representatives of the...
Kirkholt residents can now fill their pantries with discounted food thanks to a new project launched on the estate this week.
Called Kirkholt Pantry, the scheme means members...
Community volunteers have been joined by council workers to transform barren land on Kellett Street into an allotment with plans for more than 30 plots, a community orchard,...
There was barely enough space to move at Newhey Lodge during the public meeting on Friday (13 January) to discuss the opposition to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework plans...
Fourteen members of staff at Siddal Moor in Heywood could face losing their jobs after a 30-day consultation began on Friday 13 January.
Andrew McConville claims a remarkable turnaround, from a life of crime to one of charity, is down to practicing horticulture and the more organic lifestyle it has taught him.
On Tuesday the 7 February it is Safer Internet Day organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/about). The day is acknowledged globally and schools...
Janet Selby has decided to retire from being a Brownie Leader with the Unit after decades of service to Girlguiding, both as a member and a volunteer.
Lucca Minopoli, from Smithy Bridge, has planted a new tree in the grounds of Crompton House school grounds after a gale blew a previous tree down.
Engineering students attended an event which provided information about different career choices, work experience opportunities, how to prepare yourself for working life and CV...
Our Lady and St Paul’s in Heywood is to close as part of the Diocese of Salford revised plan for the future organisation of its parishes and churches.
Date Published 18/01/2017
The GEM Appeal has received £1,000 towards a vital piece of equipment for Manchester Children’s Hospital, after being named one of Persimmon Homes North West’s Community
A Marine Fit group from the Full Contact Performance Centre, Castleton, has raised nearly £2,000 for Paul Honey, who spent two weeks in a coma after being rushed to hospital on...
All Saints’ Church, on Foxholes Road in Hamer, is facing closure after a consultation meeting failed to find a solution to the problem of high maintenance costs for a congregation...
Six students from Wardle Academy have gained their entry three qualification in Personal and Social Skills after a 13-week placement at Smithybridge Nursery.
Planning permission was granted for a controversial green field development off Starring Road in Littleborough on Tuesday night (17 January), despite concerns raised over the...
Date Published 17/01/2017
Approval has been granted to develop a brownfield site on Baytree Lane, Middleton into a residential area of privately rented houses in a unanimous decision at the Planning and...
At the start of the new term six upper prep pupils have received their Ruby Awards.
From Year 4, Aamani Asif and Anais Aston. Harry Meekings, Dylan Gaucas and the Year 6...
Planners have approved an application to build four detached six-bedroom houses on the former Ramsden Farm site in Wince Brook Nature Reserve, Middleton.
Brooke O’Donovan, 13, from Rochdale, and her friends, are holding a fundraising walk in memory of five-year old Josh McCormack.
Bryan Forbes died peacefully aged 81 on 8 January 2017 after a battle with COPD. Bryan, born 17 October 1935, on James Street, Dearnley, lived in Littleborough all his life.
Councillor Chris Furlong is running the Bolton 10k, the Great Manchester Run and the Southport Half Marathon to raise money for The Lighthouse Project Middleton, Springhill...
A Middleton primary school has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted, following 12 months of intervention by Rochdale Borough Council.
Groups working to bring a little warmth into their communities are being recognised through a new fund from United Utilities.
Milnrow Cricket Club is hosting its second annual beer festival from 9 - 11 February after the success of last year’s event.
Date Published 16/01/2017
Danielle Sheerin is planning a charity skydive in memory of Joshua McCormack, the young boy from Whitworth who died last week after a long battle with brain cancer.
This Sunday our Anglican Communion Service will be led by Rev Mike Howarth at 11.00am, everyone welcome.
Year 8 students have the opportunity to take part in a Jason King World War One Workshop at school on Friday 27 January.
Before Christmas the school held a Christmas Market whereby each class produced and sold their goods to friends and family. We raised £1,184.00.
The preacher at our morning service at 10.30amon Sunday will be Rev Lawrence Copley. There will also be Sunday Club activities for children aged 5-15.
2017 opened in some style with the distribution of silverware in front of a sizeable gathering at Rochdale Jazz Club’s Castleton headquarters.
Date Published 15/01/2017
Local gym Forever-Strong Fitness and Performance Centre has raised over £1,000 for ‘Feeding Rochdale Homeless’ from a charity drive.
Date Published 14/01/2017
An appeal to cover the costs of Joshua McCormack’s funeral has been launched.
Phone users in Whitworth have finally had signal restored after O2 confirmed a faulty mast has been fixed.
Cowm Park Way North in Whitworth will be closed for resurfacing works from Monday 13 February to Sunday 19 February.
A poetry event took place at Deeplish Community Centre to encourage the local community to understand the importance of education and literature.
Fidelma Genesis, a healthcare worker, has spread some festive cheer around Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale by collecting goody bags to give to the homeless.
Date Published 13/01/2017
Ameilia Reynolds, aged 9, is Brownie of the Year for 9th Heywood St Margaret’s Brownies.
Save our green belt meeting, Hornets Open Day, Needle Felt Brooch to make, Film Night, Family Funday – lots to do round the borough for all the family.
Date Published 12/01/2017
Norman F Smith MBE funeral has been organised for Monday 23 January with a service at Rochdale Unitarian Chapel, Clover Street at 12.15, a private family comital at Rochdale...
Keith Hobson died suddenly on Thursday morning (12 January) at the age of 64.
Keith, the brother of Rochdale Online founder and chairman Malcolm Journeaux, moved to Rochdale at...
Over 60 pupils from Years 8-11 were involved in last term's school production of Queen's We Will Rock You'. Pupils took part in a range of activities such as perform-ing, being...
Residents have expressed concern at a planning application for up to 50 new houses on Belfield Mill Lane, Smallbridge.
Property developers GL Hearn submitted an application for...
A big thank you to parents who attended the Early Years Foundation Stage Transport Workshop on Tuesday 10 January. The children had a fantastic time making lots of different...
Joanna Rowsell Shand, the two times Olympic gold medallist cyclist, is encouraging children in schools across Greater Manchester to join The Big Pedal 2017 - a national challenge...
A tree has come down on Tower Street, Heywood.
Drivers are advised to avoid the street if possible.
Date Published 11/01/2017
Rochdale Hornets has teamed up with sponsors TBA Textiles to provide a Mosaic mentoring scheme at Kingsway Park High School to help students towards a brighter future.
Charlotte Keeble and Craig Taylor, from Rochdale, became the proud parents of the first baby to be born on New Year’s Day at Royal Oldham Hospital.
Date Published 10/01/2017
Inspectors from education watchdog Ofsted have rated Hopwood Hall a ‘good’ college.
The inspectors assessed the college over a two day period; engaging with college staff and...
Middleton Technology School has been declared the winners of the ‘Manufacturing Matters’ Competition, which ran in partnership with Rochdale manufacturer, TBA Protective...
Hundred of people turned out for the demonstration ramble on Saturday 7 January to save Bamford’s green belt, despite the heavy fog and rain.
Date Published 09/01/2017
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