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A local man who was attacked by another driver in a fit of road rage has spoken of how annoyed he is with the police response - telling him he is best to 'forget' it.
Date Published 23/01/2018
A local elderly couple have been left waiting hours for an ambulance on more than one occasion.
Two men and three companies have been summoned to court to face charges of gross negligence and corporate manslaughter after the death of a man who fell from a roof in Rochdale.
Tony Lloyd, Labour MP for Rochdale, will lead a debate in the House of Commons to call on the government to provide greater investment for the North West Ambulance Service NHS...
Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the property in the following images.
Two men have been charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm following an axe attack on Church Road.
Date Published 22/01/2018
The memorial for Fusilier Lee Rigby at the site of his death in Woolwich has been removed by the local council, because it ‘looks unsightly’.
An uninsured driver has been sentenced to just six months in jail and given an 18-month road ban, despite splitting a Ford Focus in two after crashing into a bus shelter.
A coroner has ruled that a woman died due to misadventure after falling from the bridge on Queen’s Park Road last summer.
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd and scores of local Labour Party members took to the streets on Saturday in support of the NHS.
A screening of the documentary following the life and times of Middleton’s most famous son, renowned architect, Edgar Wood, is to take place at Long Street Methodist School on 15...
A Middleton man has been charged after a man was shot in Prestwich.
Matthew Moss (09/03/1994) of Wythburn Road in Middleton has been charged with conspiracy to murder.
Some parents have been left feeling a little down-in-the mouth by new government guidance limiting children to two treats a day to protect their teeth.
Five new dentists have been recruited by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Dental Service across Oldham, Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and Bury.
Services for people with complex issues, such as addiction combined with mental health problems, could be transformed through social action, says a report that highlights the work...
A Rochdale man has been sentenced to five years and seven months after being convicted of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Date Published 20/01/2018
Rochdale Council’s leader is calling on the government to build a new railway station in the borough as part of new £70bn proposals unveiled this week to overhaul transport links...
Date Published 19/01/2018
Local photographer Malcolm Journeaux has been working his way around local landmarks using his love of model photography to also promote the town.
I raised several important topics in parliament this week, including the debate about the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds seizing assets from private small businesses. One of my...
Greater Manchester firefighters attended 36 incidents over night, including two car crashes, and have warned of the danger of icy roads during the recent cold snap.
Snow showers will affect the north west on Friday.
Ice will also form in some areas overnight.
The school support team at Rochdale Council have been accredited by Capita for the excellent support they provide for the eighth consecutive year.
A new supported living service for women with learning disabilities and mental health needs - Fairway - has opened on Rochdale Road, Middleton.
Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018.
An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of an explosion that took place in Littleborough on Wednesday, January 17.
Date Published 18/01/2018
A man in his 40s is trapped in a vehicle with serious injuries after a multi-vehicle collision between Junctions 18 and 19 on the M62 westbound (2.15pm Thursday 18 January).
A coroner has ruled that a 46-year-old family-man died as a result of drowning.
Having won the funding from The Big Lottery to deliver Homeshare, Heywood-based Social Enterprise, PossAbilites was contacted to appear live on Canadian evening news.
A local councillor has been shortlisted for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018.
The unexplained temporary closure of Castleton Post Office is due to a staffing issue, and hopes to be open again by the end of the week, says the Post Office.
Greater Manchester Police arrested 152 people for drink and drug driving offences over the Christmas and New Year period as part of its ‘None for the Road’ drink and drug drive...
Dawn raids across Rochdale saw 12 people arrested as part of an investigation into an axe attack.
GMP officers executed warrants today (Thursday 18 January 2018) in relation...
World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont is calling on families across Greater Manchester to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’ as part of Sustrans Big...
An explosion damaged a factory at Greenvale Business Park on Todmorden Road in Littleborough at about 6pm Wednesday (17 January).
Date Published 17/01/2018
Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys this evening after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the region’s major roads.
Sir Peter Ogden, a Rochdale born computer entrepreneur, founder and former chairman of the Ogden Trust, opened a brand new ‘Phiz Lab’ on Tuesday (16 January) at Lowerplace Primary...
Helen Brougham, Head Teacher at Moorhouse Primary School in Milnrow in, has been selected to attend the Teachers’ Institute at the Houses of Parliament.
Two schools in the borough are set to give up sugary drinks this month in a bid to raise awareness of the damage too much sugar can have on children’s health.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Middleton. David Partington, 56, died at his home on Lime Gardens, Middleton on Sunday 14 January...
More than half of the North West (56%) think there should be more measures in place to control infection.
Nationwide Building Society on Yorkshire Street is set to receive a makeover.
Date Published 16/01/2018
Three Rochdale schools are affected by the collapse of the UK construction and outsourcing group Carillion.
Councillors Sara Rowbotham and Daalat Ali have been appointed as deputy leaders of Rochdale Borough Council.
Work starting on Smithy Bridge Road and Old Road on Saturday 10 February until Friday 16 February will cause disruption and delays in the area.
A Rochdale man has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.
Specialist nurses at The Royal Oldham Hospital are supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22 – 29 January 2018) in an effort to raise awareness of the disease and to promote...
Greenwood Street from its junction with Great George Street
Location: To temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Greenwood Street from its junction with Great George...
Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has armed its members with a new tool - a Pay Claim Generator - in the fight for increased pay and a fair share of company profits amid pay...
Metrolink is introducing a service pattern change later this month.
Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze is not a good idea, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
A man has voluntarily gone to hospital after concern for his welfare.
A fire service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a gas leak.
"One man has been removed by...
Date Published 15/01/2018
A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after a collision with a silver Nissan outside the Highfield Hospital at around 4.05pm on Monday (15 January).
A man has been taken to Royal Oldham Hospital with head injuries following a collision on Willows Lane.
A grenade was found in Rochdale canal on Sunday 14 January while a fisherman was magnet fishing between Milkstone Road and Oldham Road, Rochdale.
Cats Protection is urging the UK’s cat lovers to join a call on the government to introduce air gun licensing in England and Wales.
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