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As a former Rochdalian, I am fully aware of the historical sex abuse conducted by Cyril Smith, Harry Wilde and others in connection with Knowl View school,...
Date Published 27/10/2017
Local Conservative Leader, Councillor Ashley Dearnley, has criticised "party political party political point scoring regarding the historic sex allegations", regarding the current...
Date Published 26/10/2017
Councillor Richard Farnell, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council, has hit back following the call for his resignation by Councillor Andy Kelly, Leader of the Borough's Liberal...
Convicted paedophile Roderick Hilton was considered ‘part of the furniture’ at Knowl View School, former headteacher Stephen Bradshaw told the Independent Inquiry into Child...
Date Published 20/10/2017
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
Date Published 17/10/2017
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.
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).
An alleged victim of the late Cyril Smith described how the politician ‘denied him urgent medical care for a ruptured appendix until he had finished fondling him’, an inquiry...
Date Published 12/10/2017
An alleged victim of abuse by Cyril Smith told the second day of an inquiry of how he came face-to-face with the politician on his wedding day in 1969.
For decades throughout...
Date Published 11/10/2017
MI5 knew about the country’s chief prosecutor lying to the press and covering up a sex abuse inquiry into Cyril Smith, an inquiry has heard.
Date Published 10/10/2017
Rochdale Borough Council has apologised for failing to stop historical child abuse at Knowl View and Cambridge House.
Steve Rumbelow, chief executive of the Council, said: “The...
Date Published 18/09/2017
Simon Danczuk, the Independent candidate in the forthcoming general election, has published his 'manifesto'.
Date Published 01/06/2017
The preacher at our Sunday morning service at 10.30am will be Mr Cyril Whittle.
The Wives & Friends Group meets on Tuesday 14 February when the speaker will be Mr David...
Date Published 06/02/2017
Norman Smith MBE died at the age of 84 on Wednesday (4 January) at Rochdale Infirmary after a long illness.
He was born on 22 March 1932 and leaves behind his wife Shirley,...
Date Published 05/01/2017
When, following the Greater Manchester Police investigation into allegations of widespread sexual abuse at Knowl View special school, the Crown Prosecution Service...
Date Published 25/11/2016
Its come to my attention that Rochdale Liberal Democrats have invited disgraced Lord Rennard to be their guest speaker at their Annual Dinner in December.
Date Published 22/11/2016
The 'calling out' of Simon Danczuk by GMP Federation Chairman Ian Hanson, with it's implication that it is time for him to 'put up or shut up', is long overdue,...
Date Published 24/10/2016
No charges will be brought after a long-running investigation into claims former MP Cyril Smith abused boys.
Date Published 29/09/2016
Professor Alexis Jay OBE has been appointed the Chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse with immediate effect.
Date Published 12/08/2016
Dame Lowell Goddard, the chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has resigned.
The inquiry is focused, in part, on allegations that boys who attended or...
Date Published 04/08/2016
A timeline of the turbulent year in the life of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk culminating in him being ordered to repay £11,583.20 in wrongly claimed expenses.
Date Published 20/03/2016
If you've decided to have a romantic night in this Valentine's Day, and you've valiantly offered up your culinary services, you may just need a few hints and tricks to ensure your...
Date Published 13/02/2016
The Peacock Room, the award-winning fine dining restaurant in Rochdale, is starting the New Year in style with a revamped menu. Smaller plates to captivate guests at lunchtime, a...
Date Published 08/02/2016
This Sunday our Morning Worship will be led by Mr. Cyril Whittle at 11.00am with Sunday Club upstairs at the same time. Everyone welcome.
Date Published 25/01/2016
Bosses at the Turner & Newall asbestos factory in Spodden Valley, Rochdale, spied on journalists and environmental campaigners who exposed the killer dust’s dangers and launched a...
Date Published 07/01/2016
The preacher at our morning service at 10.30am on Sunday will be Mr Cyril Whittle. There will also be Kidzone activities for children aged 5-15.
Mums & Toddlers is on Monday...
Date Published 03/01/2016
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has said a planned inquiry into allegations of historic child abuse in the town will be “uncomfortable” but “necessary”.
Date Published 28/11/2015
Cambridge House boys' home and Knowl View, in Rochdale, will be investigated, including claims relating to the late Cyril Smith, by Justice Lowell Goddard as part of the wide...
Date Published 27/11/2015
Matt Baker, the former spin doctor of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, has been accused of a "vile attack" and "smear campaign" after he was revealed as the author of an email that...
Date Published 21/09/2015
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now considering the Knowl View child sex abuse allegations and whether prosecutions can be brought.
A spokeswoman for the CPS said: "We...
Date Published 17/09/2015
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