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Local residents are being encouraged to give their views on Greater Manchester’s plan for homes, jobs and the Environment after it was approved by Greater Manchester leaders.
Date Published 15/01/2019
The Post Office has announced that the consultation on the closure of Middleton Post Office will begin on Wednesday 16 January. The Post Office propose to close the Manchester New...
Littleborough Civic Trust (LCT) has for some considerable time attempted to contact Homes England (aka) Homes and Communities Agency; the Government agency responsible for...
The Rochdale branch of Marks and Spencer is not one of the latest stores the retailer has earmarked for closure.
St Cuthbert's RC High School students have been collecting food and raising money to help those who have little or nothing to eat.
Rochdale’s outdoor market will no longer trade on a Friday, due to 'low trader numbers'.
Stars of the local community were celebrated at the Middleton Shopping Centre when they were presented with Middleton Community Star 2018 awards by Assistant Centre Manager, Anna...
A new breast pump for mums in the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital has been provided, thanks to fantastic fundraising efforts of an Oldham Council officer.
With a new year comes new opportunities, so give back to the community by becoming one of Home-Start Rochdale’s parent volunteers.
Teams from the Rochdale branch of the One Nation charity distributed winter packs to the homeless and needy throughout Rochdale, Oldham and Manchester on 30 December and 13...
Greater Manchester’s mayor has warned a no-deal Brexit ‘would be an economic disaster’, in a joint letter with counterparts from across the country.
Rochdale, Oldham and District Samaritans is encouraging people to beat Blue Monday by getting together for a cuppa on Monday 21 January for Brew Monday.
Edenfield Road is set to undergo an ‘extensive surface treatment’ this summer, following complaints that the road ‘is the worst it’s been in over 30 years’.
Amaan Iqbal, a young person who is part of Rochdale Youth Service, along with Gail Hopper, the director of children’s services, have both been nominated in the 2019 North West...
A journalist and columnist from Pakistan has been presented with an acknowledgment shield by Rochdale Kashmiri Association (RKA).
Santa’s Grotto in Middleton Shopping Centre raised more than £2,700 for the Lighthouse Project Middleton.
A 22-foot trailer containing equipment for a Nordic tepee has been stolen from Haugh Farm in Newhey.
Date Published 14/01/2019
UPDATE: The family of the man have made contact and details have been passed on.
The daughter of a missing Wakefield woman who was found in Rochdale has launched an appeal to...
Co-op food stores in Rochdale are at the fore of the retailer’s move to ditch single-use plastics with roll-out of compostable carriers which will replace around 60m single-use...
Rochdale’s roads have been made that bit safer after a number of vehicles were seized over the weekend in Milkstone and Deeplish.
Heywood Lions Club and 3rd/4th Ravenscroft Scout Group have thanked Heywood Morrisons and their customers for their generosity during a recent bag-packing event in store, raising...
Hopwood DePree who moved from Los Angeles to Middleton, in August 2017 on a mission to save his ancestral home Hopwood Hall, has been appointed to the Board of the Heritage Trust...
Cannabis plants worth tens of thousands of pounds were seized in Castleton on Friday morning (11 January).
Rochdale has lost nearly half its pubs since the turn of the century, but a new at lease of life could await two former hostelries.
A Middleton man’s brain tumour diagnosis has motivated his workmates to raise money to help find a cure for the disease.
Date Published 13/01/2019
An innovative partnership between a Rochdale care home and a national charity brought together young and old to share memories of their lives.
Parents and carers are being told it’s not too late to vaccinate young children aged 2-3 years against flu as the virus circulates in Rochdale borough.
A new zonal pricing system has been launched today (Sunday 13 January) in the biggest customer-facing change ever made to Metrolink.
The famous sound of Rochdale Town Hall’s bells gained national publicity when they rang out across the land on BBC Radio 4 over Christmas, and now Rochdale Borough Council has...
Date Published 12/01/2019
Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming is on the way for the UK.
Yet again, the Government has failed to fund the police fairly and instead shunted the cost of much-needed additional policing on to local people, says Greater Manchester’s Deputy...
A well-loved chippy owner from Kirkholt delivered and served free fish and chips to a local nursing home on 3 January.
Rochdale council leader Allen Brett has hailed the importance of the voluntary sector to Greater Manchester.
The RSPB is eagerly anticipating who will be top of the pecking order for a very special anniversary of its’ world famous Big Garden Birdwatch in January.
The inquest into the death of young father Michael Hoolickin, who was murdered, has been halted for a second time by a coroner.
Date Published 11/01/2019
Amber Rudd, The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced today, Friday 11 January, that the government will not extend the two-child limit on Universal Credit for...
Seven brand new apartments are ready to hit the market as part of the transformation of Rochdale town centre.
A former Rochdale solicitor has gone on trial at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, after being accused of benefit fraud.
The site of what was once believed to be the world’s largest cotton mill could be transformed into a new housing estate.
As we ring in the New Year the Environment Agency (EA) have sent us its review of 2018 with a look back at the environmental highs and lows.
In a test case victory for a group of working lone mothers, the High Court found today that the way the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been assessing income from...
New year, new me’, so the cliché goes, yet it seems there’s more truth to the idea of ‘out with the old’ as 11 January, is when most British workers consider ditching their...
A car overturned following a fail to stop collision on Molesworth Street in Rochdale on Friday morning (11 January).
Ditching meat and dairy has never been easier, thanks to the first of two free vegan taster nights at Veggie Vixen, Littleborough’s first plant-based café, on Thursday (10...
Salt is more than something to sprinkle on to your fish and chips, this common household ingredient helps keeps England’s roads moving.
The week commencing Monday 31 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019 for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (the body overseeing the devolution of the £6bn...
The number of children excluded from the borough’s schools could be higher this municipal year than last, if removals continue at the current rate.
A woman charged with causing death by dangerous driving has been remanded into custody after appearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (9 January).
Date Published 10/01/2019
Britain’s oldest national conservation body, The Open Spaces Society, has welcomed a new grant-scheme for establishing, restoring and renovating open spaces.
Littleborough florist ‘The Flower and the Glory’ will be closing for business on Saturday (12 January).
Three men have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years for their part in a series of thefts from Metrolink ticket machines.
Campaigners and opposition politicians have hit out at Rochdale’s revised 20-year plan for homes and jobs, claiming it still does not go far enough to protect green belt land and...
Hornets v Mayfield - The Battle of the Borough, GMP Male Voice Choir and The Hometowners Folk Band, Save Samantha Music & Games Evening, Asian Lifestyle Event, The Magnificent...
Liz McInnes, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, has released the following statement regarding the latest draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework released...
More than 700 people previously sleeping rough in Greater Manchester have been helped into warm, safe and supported accommodation since November, thanks to the ground-breaking A...
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