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Whilst Rochdale town centre has already benefitted from unprecedented levels of investment, with a £250million regeneration programme almost complete, there is more to come with a further £150million to be invested.
Date Published 20/07/2018
Castleton to Rochdale town centre is to be one of the first new cycling and walking schemes set to transform how people travel in every area of Greater Manchester.
Total recorded crime in Greater Manchester has risen by 27%, with a rise across the majority of crime types, including sexual offences and robbery, and violence against the person...
The government has given a major boost to a £46m flood defence scheme to be built in the borough of Rochdale.
Revised plans for the timetable of the publication and consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will go before leaders at next week’s Greater Manchester...
I’m thrilled that Rochdale has been awarded £5m in flood defences. Liz [McInnes MP for Heywood and Middleton] and I have lobbied for this over the past few months and it’s great...
Two brothers from Middleton who were part of a Manchester graffiti gang which blighted the rail network with £77,000 pounds’ worth of damage, have been sentenced.
In response to a letter from more than 70 MPs, the government have yet again failed to confirm when they will introduce tougher sentences for those who cause death by dangerous...
A former coach is one of the first to be jailed as part of a nationwide investigation by GMP into non-recent sexual abuse in football.
The Pennine Acute security team has won a national award for ‘Best Team,’ proving they are a ‘safe pair of hands’ for staff, patients and visitors alike.
Samaritans in Rochdale are asking commuters and visitors to improve their listening skills as part of the charity’s The Big Listen event at Rochdale Railway Station.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is spearheading a drive to help improve standards for local taxi and private hire customers, asking people across Greater Manchester to give...
The long-awaited new Rochdale Market on The Butts and in the former Santander Bank is set to open in August.
Date Published 19/07/2018
Littleborough Rushbearing Festival and Parades 21 and 22 July temporary road closure of: Canal Street - for its entire length. Church Street - from its junction with Hare Hill...
The stones at the Newbold Metrolink tram stop could be covered by netting to stop youths throwing them.
On Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 July, I was invited to Rochdale Sixth Form College as students had mock interviews with various business people and organisations. The interviewers...
Rochdale Borough Council will continue to pressure Northern Rail and the government to provide better service, following a motion passed at Wednesday’s (18 July) council meeting.
It is on course to be one of the hottest summers in years – and motorists preparing to hit the road for the holidays are being urged to check their vehicles before they travel.
People living in deprived parts of the UK are more likely to die prematurely, and Rochdale is the 17th worst area across the whole of England.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has signed a £72m contract that will see 27 new Metrolink trams bolster the UK’s largest tram network.
Paramedics are to strike for a fourth day of action on Saturday 21 July.
Morrisons is to introduce a quieter hour for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip.
A new survey shows that just 15% of North West adults aged 50 and over check their wee when they go to the toilet, meaning they might not notice blood – a key symptom of bladder...
Rochdale In Bloom’s ‘Silent Soldier’ exhibit has been awarded a plaque for the best Blooming Border exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show in Tatton Park.
Date Published 18/07/2018
Judges from the Royal Horticultural Society visited Heywood for the annual North West in Bloom judging on Monday (16 July).
Former President of Rochdale and District Fusilier Association and the Rochdale Royal British Legion, Major Edmund Gartside died peacefully at home on Saturday (14 July) at the...
A total of five arrests have been made after morning raids at a Rochdale caravan park.
Three arrests have been made after warrants were executed at a Rochdale caravan park on Wednesday morning (18 July).
Councils are being urged to do more to do more to help Britain’s bees and other pollinators – such as cutting areas of grass less often in parks and roadside verges to allow wild...
A life-saving campaign has been laucnhed after alarming new figures revealed a four year high in the number of young people risking their lives on the region's railways.
Unemployment figures show more people in Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside are in work than in 2010, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.
Tetra Pak cartons will no longer be accepted in local recycling meaning residents will have to throw the cartons in their general waste bins.
Date Published 17/07/2018
Denehurst Park and Middleton Memorial Gardens have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme – meaning the borough of Rochdale now has ten award-winning parks.
Springhill Hospice Chief Executive, Julie Halliwell is calling for change after it was revealed that a government funding life-line, put in place to support non-NHS organisations...
A hosepipe ban is to be imposed following what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976.
One year after undergoing several life-saving operations to stabilise her neck and spine, Samantha Smith has revealed the devastating news that she needs further aggressive...
A programme of events is being offered to young people to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.
HPAS Limited of Bradford, which trades as Safestyle UK, have been fined £120,000 for aggressive sales tactics across the country, including Rochdale.
£2million funding from Greater Manchester’s Health and Social Care Partnership Transformation Fund will see Greater Manchester become the country’s first walking city-region.
Date Published 16/07/2018
After three weeks of firefighting on moorlands across Greater Manchester, the hard work of fire crews, the military, mountain rescue and many other partners, along with a...
Sport England has awarded Greater Manchester £10m National Lottery funding, having chosen the region as a pilot area to make getting active even easier.
Fourteen outstanding health and care champions, including Dadly Does It, Unlimited Potential, Salford & Rochdale for Innovation and Outstanding Carer, Pauline Fardon, from...
Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.
The sun shone brightly as thousands of enthusiasts descended on Rakewood, Littleborough for the 2018 Rochdale vintage, classic, collectors' car and motorcycle show on Sunday (15...
Date Published 15/07/2018
Plastic is a versatile material which covers a multitude of products – sometimes quite literally - from plastic bottles to pots and polythene packaging, it can be difficult to...
Date Published 14/07/2018
Manchester Airport is the poorest airport in the UK for providing access for disabled travellers, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said.
In Northern Ireland this week, I attended one of the annual Orange Lodge parades, organised by the largest Protestant organisation in the region. The parades mark the anniversary...
Date Published 13/07/2018
Vandals have caused over a thousand pounds’ worth of damage in a park in Rochdale centre.
A van got stuck under a railway bridge in Rochdale on Thursday (12 July).
Local residents remain concerned about potential vandalism and theft of public land after diggers were spotted demolishing land at Roch Wood off Chichester Street during the first...
Plans to extend the East Lancashire Railway to Castleton are building up a head of steam, with a feasibility study set to be drawn up by Network Rail.
Heywood Tanks helped in battling the raging moorland fire on Winter Hill in Bolton this week.
It’s not every day you spot a deer in Rochdale, and certainly not one crossing the River Roch.
Rochdale Borough Council's complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) that Rochdale Online breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in...
The Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake handed down today Friday 13 July, on the case of backdated sleep ins liabilities, has decided in favour of...
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