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A demonstration to “protect our kids” took place in Rochdale town centre on Saturday 24 April.
The protest, led by Parents Against Grooming UK, comes after it was revealed that...
Date Published 28/04/2021
Volunteers at Littleborough History Centre have been researching the service personnel from the Pennine districts of Rochdale (Littleborough, Milnrow, Newhey, Smallbridge and...
Date Published 30/04/2020
This weekly column from the Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Billy Sheerin, is about the places he has been and the people he has met during the week commencing Monday 24 February to...
Date Published 07/03/2020
A damning report has found that politicians spent decades turning a “blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse, including those made of former Rochdale MP, the late Cyril...
Date Published 26/02/2020
Former leader of the Liberal Democrats, David Steel, 81, has resigned from the party and withdrawn from the House of Lords after a damning report by the Independent Inquiry into...
Date Published 05/01/2020
Rochdale is preparing to go to the polls in December but can Labour win again in this leave area while Brexit is the key issue?
Date Published 27/11/2019
After more than 50 years of providing musical opportunities like no other, the iconic Rochdale Youth Orchestra has closed as of July 2019.
Date Published 28/08/2019
Veterans gathered at Rochdale Cenotaph today (Thursday 6 June) to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Date Published 06/06/2019
Former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Lord Steel has been reinstated by the party after he was suspended over comments he made about former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith.
Date Published 17/05/2019
The Liberal Democrats have suspended former leader Lord Steel over comments he made to an inquiry about former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith.
Date Published 15/03/2019
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel has admitted to an inquiry he nominated former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith for a knighthood eight years after he apparently confessed to sexually...
Date Published 14/03/2019
A Rochdale support group specifically for male survivors of sexual abuse featured on BBC North West Tonight on Monday (12 November).
Date Published 16/11/2018
How was Armistice Day celebrated locally when the First World War ended exactly 100 years ago?
This was an article written by the Rev G R Oakley, who was then-vicar of St...
Date Published 05/11/2018
Cyril Smith has been posthumously stripped of the Freedom of Rochdale over his sickening catalogue of child abuse over three decades.
Date Published 18/10/2018
This week I attended the Shadow Cabinet Meeting; this is where Labour’s top team of MPs meet with Jeremy Corbyn to review the coming week’s business.
Date Published 15/10/2018
Cyril Smith could have the borough’s highest honour posthumously removed, 26 years after he was bestowed the accolade.
Date Published 11/10/2018
A former Liberal leader has described child sex abuse allegations against former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith as “tittle tattle”.
Date Published 06/06/2018
A special briefing of The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report into historic failings in Rochdale institutions was presented to a council scrutiny meeting on...
Date Published 23/05/2018
“I found these attempts to cover-up abuse very strange” – these are just some of the words former Rochdale-MP Simon Danczuk wrote in October 2017 to the Chairwoman of the...
Date Published 21/04/2018
“There was no deliberate cover-up by the authorities of Knowl View School,” a damning report publishing the findings of an inquiry into historic sex abuse in Rochdale has...
Date Published 12/04/2018
Richard Farnell lied when giving evidence, a damning report publishing the findings of an inquiry into historic sex abuse in Rochdale has concluded.
Richard Farnell, the former leader of Rochdale Borough Council, has been suspended from the Labour Party over the damning findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual...
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will be publishing its report into the investigation into Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School, and Rochdale Borough...
Date Published 29/03/2018
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).
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