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Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously injured in an axe attack on Church Road on Tuesday (17 October).
Date Published 19/10/2017
Over nine out of ten burglary investigations in Greater Manchester are closed without a suspect being identified, according to Home office figures.
Date Published 20/10/2017
The rear car park at Rochdale Leisure Centre has been designated for ‘parking permit holders’ only – leaving visitors to the centre wondering where to park.
Police are appealing for the public’s help after two attempted kidnappings in Rochdale.
At around 4pm on Monday 2 October 2017, the first attempted kidnapping took place on...
Temporary narrow lanes between junctions 18 and 20 of the M62 have been removed, marking the start of a phased opening of the North West’s first smart motorway scheme to tackle...
Parents are being urged to protect children from the dangers caused by naked flames and fancy dress costumes this Halloween.
Three young men were spotted during the early hours of Wednesday morning (18 October), trying car door handles in the Tonacliffe area of Whitworth.
Rochdale Borough Council is advertising for a 'Digital Development Officer' to join its communications department.
The annual report I deliver to the Full Council on my regeneration portfolio is always full of good news as you would expect, but this year's was the best yet.
North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been presented with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from HRH Prince Harry.
There has been a sharp rise in self-harm reported in general practices for girls aged between 13-16 years from 2011 to 2014, compared with boys of the same age.
New rules for charging overseas visitors using the NHS are a threat to everyone, argue experts in The BMJ.
Sakandar Khan (08/09/1956) has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted near Rochdale town centre on Tuesday 10 October.
Date Published 18/10/2017
There are currently 4,080 Universal Credit claimants in Rochdale, a 4% increase on this time last year, with 860 claimants between the ages of 18-24, a 10% decrease on last year,...
Unemployment is at 4.3 percent, the lowest since 1975, according to official employment figures released on (Wednesday 18 October).
The controversial charge for the Universal Credit helpline is to be scrapped next month, the Government announced on Wednesday (18 October).
David Gauke, the work and pensions...
A concerted effort to encourage older people to keep active can help them live more independently and reduce the need for social care, argue experts in The BMJ.
A man who was attacked with an axe on Church Road, Rochdale on Tuesday (17 October) afternoon has serious injuries to his hand.
Date Published 17/10/2017
A man was attacked with a knife outside Dunelm on Whitworth Road, Rochdale on Monday afternoon (16 October).
The man was assaulted by three men outside the home furnishings...
Heywood will come together this weekend to commemorate the life of Henry Hill - a revered local figure who was killed in action during World War One.
The Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service, part of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, has won an award for improving services to keep children and young people out of...
Cyril Smith ‘stood laughing’ as one of his alleged victims was sexually abused by another man, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard on Monday (16
A blood test is being introduced to GP practices in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to help decide if patients really need antibiotics to treat their symptoms.
Cyril Smith constructed a ‘deal’ between Labour and the Liberal Democrats to keep Knowl View abuse quiet, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) heard.
Workers in Rochdale are at high risk of seeing their jobs automated with at least 30% of current local workers' jobs being done by artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, according...
Northern is introducing automatic gatelines at Rochdale - the new machinery will be fully installed by the middle of November.
Power operator is working to repair damage caused by ex-hurricane Ophelia and restore power (7.30am 17 October update).
Transport bosses are asking people to plan their travel in advance this weekend as scheduled improvement works result in changes to train and tram services.
The cause of a garage fire on Elm Park Vale, Rochdale on Monday (16 October) is thought to have been accidental.
The boundary commission has produced revised constituency proposals, following months of public consultation, that leave the borough carved up into three constituencies.
A pupil was ‘spanked by a school headteacher’ after accusing Cyril Smith of sexual abuse, day six of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard on Monday (16 October).
The grade II listed staircase and exedra in Middleton’s Jubilee Park has been transformed following an £87,000 makeover.
Staff from Rochdale Council supported World Mental Health Awareness Day with a day of action around the theme ‘mental health in the workplace’.
Eligible apprentices, who can struggle with transport costs as they are not entitled to discounted travel, can apply for the free 28-day travel pass – valid on all Metrolink trams...
There is no scientific evidence that a workout widely marketed to manage the symptoms of a leaky bladder and/or womb prolapse actually works, conclude experts in an editorial...
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) has responded to claims that their view of regenerating the College Bank area “smacks of social cleansing" - a spokesperson said they are...
Date Published 16/10/2017
Every now and again a government policy comes along that pretty much unites the rest of the country in opposition.
The "unusual" reddish sky and red-looking sun is a result of Hurricane Ophelia.
The same southerly winds that have brought us the current warmth have also drawn dust from the...
Due to an obstruction on the line, some rail services between Manchester Victoria and Todmorden are delayed or cancelled.
Highways England is advising drivers to take care and be prepared for strong gales throughout the day as the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia moves north and eastwards across the...
Resident Laura Coe has expressed concern that Persimmon Homes has 'breached' planning conditions as work to complete a footpath and cycleway at Birch Hill Gardens have started...
The Heritage Film Group has finished shooting part of definitive documentary, ‘Edgar Wood – A Painted Veil’ at the Middletonian architect’s former home in Imperia, Italy.
Work to transform the former Santander building in Rochdale town centre into a new indoor market, complete with café and fresh food stalls, is under way.
Uninsured driving is a problem that seriously affects the lives of those involved in road accidents and costs millions of pounds every year. However, some people are driving...
A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday and Tuesday, 16 and 17 October, in association with ex-tropical storm Ophelia.
The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years...
Liz McInnes, MP Heywood and Middleton, has welcomed the government announcement of new tougher sentences for causing death by dangerous driving.
Date Published 15/10/2017
Your online shopping could help raise vital funds for the Save Samantha appeal, without costing you a single extra penny.
An independent review to provide assurance that Greater Manchester has the right culture and best possible systems in place to protect children from sexual exploitation (CSE) will...
“I have cried and had flashbacks. If I was white this would not be happening to me. I do not want to be this colour sometimes. I feel like I rubbing it off it got so bad.”
On Monday, I spoke in a debate on behalf of the Labour Party about travellers. There is a need for those who cause a nuisance to show respect for our local community, but, of...
Date Published 13/10/2017
After two unsuccessful neurosurgeries, Samantha Smith is calling for greater education of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), one of the many conditions which affects her.
Pub landlord Eric Hoyle has been found guilty of three offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial...
Greater Manchester’s first ever autumn Walking Week runs from Saturday 21 October to Sunday 29 October, offering more than 100 free guided walks to choose from across the region...
Pharmacies across the borough of Rochdale are piloting a scheme to encourage young people to take advantage of postal chlamydia tests.
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