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Over 70 students from Hopwood Hall College graduated from higher education courses during a ceremony held at Rochdale Town Hall.
Date Published 24/09/2017
History Tours, Springfield Park Model Train Ride, Live Music, Jazz, Rochdale AFC v Gillingham, Gin Festival, - lots to do round the borough for all the family.
Date Published 21/09/2017
Students, parents, staff and governors of Kingsway Park High School (KPHS) are celebrating the successful outcome of a recent Ofsted inspection of the school.
Mayor Ian Duckworth opened the Rochdale Borough Sports & Culture Awards held at Middleton Arena after guests were welcomed by members of the Youth Parliament.
Date Published 23/09/2017
You may not have given the origins of the humble cricket ball much thought, but in fact, it was invented right here in Rochdale by a cobbler called Hamlet Nicholson in 1860.
Mayor Ian Duckworth and Mayoress Christine Duckworth were guests of honour at a Mental Health & Dementia Awareness Event on Wednesday.
Councillor Neil Butterworth has told Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to clean up its act after listening to complaints from local residents.
Date Published 22/09/2017
Heywood based Logic Wealth Planning held their second Charity Golf Day in September and raised over £3,000 for Springhill Hospice.
The Early Year Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 staff would like to thank all the parents who attended recently their first curriculum meeting. There will be a phonics meeting...
A book of remembrance has been opened at the Lighthouse Project Middleton following the death of long-standing staff member, Carole Sharples.
William Slater landed a dream job as Commis Chef at the up-market Manchester restaurant, Wood, within months of completing a Level 3 Catering and Hospitality course.
Rochdale teenage singing sensation and Voice Kids UK finalist, Riccardo Atherton is set to perform at the Empire’s family fun day in aid of Springhill Hospice on Sunday 22
St Andrew's, Dearnley, in Littleborough, have a major social event coming up on Saturday 7 October when the five-piece Wigan-based band, 'Dukes Road' present live music from the...
Rebecca Northover, from Littleborough, and Zach Tait, who lives in Wardle, enjoyed afternoon tea at Rochdale Town Hall with Mayor Ian Duckworth, Council Leader Richard Farnell and...
Rochdale AFC forward Calvin Andrew made a guest appearance at Tonacliffe Primary School in Whitworth on Tuesday afternoon.
Local band 4Square will be returning to Greater Manchester on their 10th anniversary tour with a gig at The Met in Bury on Friday 29 September.
Despite the falling leaves on the trees, Middleton in Bloom remains flourishing as they prepare for a scarecrow contest in October.
Mayor Ian Duckworth, a former Royal Corps of Signals soldier, officially opened a new veteran’s drop-in, The Sandbag Café, in Heywood.
Date Published 20/09/2017
The twenty-fourth annual Men of Rochdale Luncheon will take place in the Great Hall at Rochdale Town Hall on Friday 24 Novembe.
Approximately 600 children and adults visited a packed-out Hopwood Park on 16 and 17 September for an action-packed weekend of inflatable fun.
Springhill Hospice is asking for people to donate any unwanted gifts, chocolates, bottles, toys or household items whilst they are preparing for the Christmas period so that the...
After a short journey over The Pennines a group of Year 8 students started the day at York with a guided tour with a gruesome background around Clifford’s Tower where Dick Turpin...
Milnrow and Newhey councillor Neil Butterworth is campaigning to get the troublesome Bethany Lane rat run closed off.
Councillor Butterworth took up the campaign to tackle the...
Date Published 19/09/2017
Each Saturday afternoon Roch Valley Radio hosts a ‘Community Corner’ broadcast which enables local community groups and organisations to promote the good work they do in the local...
Our Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 20 September, 5pm-7pm.
This is a great chance to meet our welcoming staff and students, as well as have the opportunity to experience...
Schools have the chance to win £1,000 for pre-school clubs by entering the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards.
Local residents joined the Middleton in Bloom team to complete a litter pick around the Stanycliffe Community Centre.
Approximately 100 people completed the annual Pink Promenade sponsored walk on Sunday afternoon (17 September) in aid of breast cancer.
Date Published 18/09/2017
All visitors are more than welcome to our Open Evening at 6.00pm - 8.30pm on Thursday 21 September. We are a popular and high achieving secondary school located in Rochdale.
Rochdale film-maker John Katsoulieri (formerly Farrington) is looking for sponsors for “An evening of minimalist and experimental music” at Chetham’s School of Music on Saturday...
Date Published 16/09/2017
Baptism and Holy Communion at Christ Church, Healey on Sunday 24 September is at 10.00am with The Rev Andrew Howell, followed by refreshments in the hall.
A big warm welcome to our new Minister in Training, Joe Smith and his wife Katie with little Ezra, their son. We hope that they settle in well among us.
Blue Rose Gifts & Balloons has launched a competition - aimed at Heywood primary aged children - to design the 'Blue Rose Christmas Card 2017'.
We said a fond farewell to Mrs Fleet in our assembly. Mrs Fleet has been a wonderful volunteer at Moorhouse for over 20 years. We estimate she has carried out 16000 1:1 reading...
Norden local Paul Ellison has raised £1,275 – enough for an addition new piece of playground equipment at Caldershaw Play Area.
Date Published 15/09/2017
Rochdale Sacred Heart Academy will be sponsored for the upcoming season by Purpose Training.
Date Published 14/09/2017
Milnrow Band appeared at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham in the British Open Brass Band Championships on Saturday 9 September.
Lucy John and Alice Morris, are set to shave their heads in memory of their dear friend Charley Findlay on what would be her 30th birthday on 30 September.
The annual Williams BMW Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 8 October will cause some disruption to the highway network as there will be road closures in place to ensure the...
Miss Bradshaw and Mrs Coward would like to thank the parents of the Nursery children who welcomed them into their homes last week.
A closure order has been put in place at the end of Swinside Close in Middleton to allow for the demolition of a small row of adjacent houses.
Local signage company Graffic Detail has provided Resuse Littleborough with eye-catching signs for their collections van.
Walks, Exhibitions & History Tours, Food and Craft Markets, Springfield Park Model Train Ride, Live Music, Rugby Union Festival - lots to do round the borough for all the family.
Date Published 13/09/2017
Firefighters and volunteers at Rochdale and Littleborough Community fire stations raised over £600 with their annual car wash.
Date Published 12/09/2017
The bells of Christ Church Healey rang out with gusto on Saturday, following a re-dedication service performed by the Bishop of Middleton, the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies.
With the end of his Creative Media course at Hopwood Hall College nearing, Aaron Diskin, 18, from Norden, applied for a media apprenticeship at the BBC’s Media City offices.
Mike Fowler, a driving instructor in Rochdale, is one of hundreds of driving instructors and pupils across United Kingdom will be taking part in Big Learner Relay raising money...
The title of our Bible hour this Sunday at 4:30pm is “The Faith Book”. We must believe that the Bible is God’s word, and practise what we read in it, to gain eternal life.
Another fabulous Hamer year begins! Thank you to all our parents for sending the children in looking smart and feeling prepared for the start of another school year.
A classic Royal Mail postbox has received a lick of paint as part of the ongoing spruce up of Firgrove village.
After canvasing the opinion of local business owners and...
Date Published 10/09/2017
A very warm welcome back to all our staff, students and their families. We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer.
After the days of Rochdale Bible School, we all gather on Sunday at Champness Hall, at 10.30am for a Joint Churches Service. Children's and young folk go to their separate...
Sunday School starts at 9.45am with Holy Communion at 10.00am on Sunday 17 September. The Rev Andrew Howell will lead the service which will be followed by refreshments in the...
Volunteers at Q Gardens in Kirkholt celebrated the completion of their latest project as the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale dropped by to open their new sensory garden.
Date Published 09/09/2017
Residents have reported ‘unacceptable behaviour’ after a number of trees have been vandalised recently on the Caldershaw estate.
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