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Threats have been made to a number of schools in the borough today (Monday 19 March 2018).
Police have been alerted to the threats, which have also been made to schools across Greater Manchester.
Date Published 19/03/2018
Councillors’ allowances now total £75,000 per month or £900,000 per year; with National Insurance contributions on top, the total for 2018 will be over £1,000,000.
Work has started on a new development at Ramsay Terrace, Rochdale, with a mix of 12 three and four bedroom family homes expected to be complete by December 2018.
People from across Rochdale attended the Rochdale Science Extravaganza, including the Mayor and Mayoress, Ian and Christine Duckworth, Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd and local ward...
Work to construct Rochdale‘s brand new £80m shopping and leisure development in the heart of the town centre is under way.
A vigil was held in support of those affected by domestic abuse on Saturday 17 March.
Drivers are being urged to compare insurance quotes when renewing their car insurance and not just to accept the automatic renewal from their current insurer.
A dedicated new team will be hitting the streets of Rochdale to help tackle rough sleeping in the town centre.
Data revealing the land identified for future housing and employment developments in Greater Manchester has been published.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will address the Residential Landlords Association’s Future Renting North conference in Manchester next month.
Rochdale councillors have thanked the Transport for Greater Manchester chairman ahead of his retirement.
The Mayor and Mayoress, Ian and Christine Duckworth, officially reopened the refurbished Village Medical Centre in Littleborough on Saturday.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called on the Government to increase devolution to English regions to ensure stability and growth across the country during the...
The latest piece in Rochdale Town centre’s ongoing renaissance fell into place on Saturday evening as the Medicine Tap bar and restaurant was officially opened by Mayor Ian...
Date Published 17/03/2018
Rochdale Town Hall saw young and old model rail enthusiasts enjoying the annual Heywood Model Railway Group exhibition this weekend.
Milnrow and Newhey councillor Neil Butterworth says the sale of Ogden firm P W Greenhalgh - saving 81 local jobs - is “fantastic” news.
Three armed robbers who targeted Rochdale’s Santander Bank twice in three weeks were jailed on Friday (16 March).
Date Published 16/03/2018
Milnrow and Newhey councillors Irene Davidson, Andy Kelly and Neil Butterworth have spoken of their disappointment after the highly controversial planning application on the site...
A consultant has revealed the planning application for 26 homes on a former Littleborough mill site has been deferred because no noise assessment has been conducted.
Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for snow.
A planning application for 1,000 homes and a new motorway link road on greenbelt land in Heywood will be heard before the Planning and Licensing Committee on Thursday 22 March.
On Monday, I attended the Ministry of Housing question time in Parliament.
Local MPs Tony Lloyd and Liz McInnes met with Government Minister Therese Coffey to discuss issues around flood prevention that affect Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton.
Residents reacted with anger when a highly controversial planning application on the site of the former Ladybarn car park in Milnrow was approved by councillors at Thursday’s (15...
Greater Manchester Police has warned drivers their cars will be ticketed and removed if they block pavements.
A new 'Budgens at Shell' store, located at the Shell Eagle on Queensway, Rochdale, has opened.
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd met with representatives from Parentkind to discuss how to support parental engagement in education in Rochdale.
The World Health Organization has recognised Greater Manchester as the UK’s first age-friendly city region.
Figures in a 'Market Report and Viability Statement', which seeks to justify building 1,000 homes and a link road to the M62 motorway on greenbelt land in Heywood, have been...
Date Published 15/03/2018
Councillor Carol Wardle, chairwoman of Rochdale Borough Council Planning committee, has said she may have "mistakenly misled objectors" to a greenbelt planning application.
A reward has been offered for information leading to conviction after a window was smashed at a popular Norden barber shop.
The body of a man believed to be in his 30s has been found in Healey.
A band of rain will turn more widely to snow early Saturday morning followed by scattered snow showers through the remainder of the day.
Households that have TV licences that expire on 31 March can save £3.50 by renewing promptly before 1 April.
Local people can find out more about a potentially life-threatening condition at a free talk about ‘Sepsis’, which is being hosted at the Royal Oldham Hospital on Thursday 22...
Tony Lloyd, Labour MP for Rochdale, has pledged to make the planet his priority ahead of WWF’s Earth Hour, the world’s largest event to protect the planet.
NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS HMR CCG) has signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge to commit to reducing the harm in Rochdale borough caused by...
This week, North West MPs will have the opportunity to vote in favour of vital changes needed to allow more refugee families, torn apart by war and persecution, to be reunited in...
Health chiefs are failing to investigate a clear pattern of rising death rates and worsening health outcomes in England and Wales, argue experts in The BMJ.
Six smokers have been hit with fines and costs totalling more than £2,000 after council wardens spotted them dropping their butts in the street.
The six were issued with Fixed...
Date Published 14/03/2018
An application due before the planning committee for 26 dwellings on the site of Rakewood Lower Mill in Littleborough has been deferred.
The former post office building in Rochdale town centre is set to re-open this weekend as a café, restaurant and bar.
Local residents caught a fly-tipper in action during the early hours of Wednesday morning (14 March).
An engineer working in the grounds of Exeter Court, Middleton was attacked from behind and knocked unconscious at around 5:45am Monday (12 March).
Dunnes Stores in Heywood is set to close on St Patrick’s Day (Saturday 17 March).
The Irish retail chain is understood to be lacking in business, and is believed to be pulling...
Royal Oldham Hospital gynaecology Macmillan nurses are spreading the word about the symptoms of ovarian cancer for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
A ‘masterplan’ for a local community park was thrown out at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday (13 March).
Residential developments will no longer be built at Bowlee as part of a...
Date Published 13/03/2018
Lake Garage in Smithy Bridge is set to close after 65 years of business on Friday (16 March).
Mr Tony Clayson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at BMI The Highfield Hospital, Rochdale, is being honoured by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s Champions of...
Thanks to world-leading digital technology, Greater Manchester is one step closer to achieving its ambition of becoming one of the top-five digital city-regions in Europe.
A Heywood man is wanted by officers in connection with several burglaries.
Rochdale - Location: A58 Halifax Road between Birch Road and Smithy Bridge Road.
Expected start and finish: emergency works commenced 21 February 2018. It's estimated these...
Parents Against Grooming UK (PAGUK) have launched a petition calling for an independent inquiry into the Rochdale grooming scandal.
A local resident feels like he has been “fobbed off” by a response to a Freedom of Information request about waste dumped on the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site (TBA).
Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks to help people travelling over Easter – with more than one billion miles set to be travelled in...
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