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An educational and research body dedicated to archiving documents related to asbestos, environmental and occupational disease named The Spodden Valley Trust has been launched at...
Date Published 04/02/2020
Local residents are concerned that suspected asbestos near the former Turner Brothers Asbestos factory could become airborne after this summer’s wet weather.
Date Published 03/10/2019
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd has expressed his concerns about the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site in a letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd MP.
Date Published 14/08/2019
North West in Bloom judges visited the village of Whitworth in July for their first-time entry in the North West in Bloom competition.
Date Published 10/08/2019
The number of people dying of mesothelioma is higher than ever, 20 years after the UK banned asbestos.
Date Published 04/07/2019
A packed weekend of heritage adventures was recently hosted in Whitworth, exploring the stories embedded in the local landscape, from the Bronze Age settlers of prehistory,...
Date Published 29/06/2019
Rochdale Online can exclusively reveal that a section of River Spodden banking, once owned by Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA), has recently collapsed into the watercourse -...
Date Published 17/04/2019
Hidden within the picturesque Spodden Valley, is the home of the world’s former largest asbestos factory, now a time-ravaged wreck shrouded in controversy and mystery.
Date Published 17/12/2018
Campaigners will be rallying in Albert Square outside Manchester Town Hall at 12.30 pm on Friday 6 July in memory of all those who have lost their lives to the asbestos cancer,...
Date Published 04/07/2018
Concerns of trespassing on the former Turner Brothers Asbestos factory site was just one of several issues raised at the latest area forum meeting.
Date Published 08/06/2018
Spodden Valley asbestos issues were discussed in the corridors of power in Westminster this week.
Date Published 23/11/2017
2017 is proving to be a busy year for the local Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund with 15 new groups receiving funding for their many and varied community projects.
Date Published 17/10/2017
The Save Spodden Valley campaign group is calling attention to an important scientific study that has just been released linking environmental exposure to asbestos with an...
Date Published 11/10/2017
Save Spodden Valley have responded to the special Spotland and Falinge Area Forum meeting discussing the air survey results of the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site (TBA).
Date Published 09/10/2017
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd has responded to a briefing on the TBA air survey results.
Mr Lloyd said: “I know how bad the industry was in the day. One thing we have got to accept is...
Date Published 06/10/2017
The council-commissioned air survey of the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site in Spodden Valley cost £26,000 of public money, a special Spotland and Falinge Area Forum on Monday...
Date Published 03/10/2017
In response to the recent publication of air monitoring results for the former Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA) site, Rochdale Online has interviewed Jason Addy, of the Save Spodden...
Date Published 27/09/2017
The long-awaited results of Rochdale Borough Council’s airborne asbestos survey at the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site have been released by Bureau Veritas - just one...
Date Published 26/09/2017
A meeting regarding the results of Rochdale Borough Council’s air monitoring test at the former Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA) site will take place at the Spotland and Falinge...
Date Published 25/09/2017
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
A grant of £246,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Spodden Valley Revealed (SVR), has been confirmed.
Date Published 10/08/2017
Local residents have expressed concern over painted markings on a blocked road leading to the former asbestos factory site in the Spodden Valley, however the Council has explained...
Date Published 25/07/2017
Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed the results of their airborne monitoring test at the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site in the Spodden Valley are expected in around six...
Date Published 21/07/2017
Spectacular drone footage captured by local resident Carl Faulkner has revealed just how dilapidated the former Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA) site has become since its demise in...
Anger and frustration were expressed by residents at the latest Spotland and Falinge Forum meeting on 13 July as many questions about the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site...
Date Published 20/07/2017
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd condemned the “man-made tragedy” as tributes were paid to the victims of asbestos.
Campaigners from across Europe and as far as Japan gathered in...
Date Published 09/07/2017
Local and international asbestos issues have been discussed at a conference organised by the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support (GMAVSG).
Date Published 06/07/2017
Former Rochdale councillor Wera Hobhouse was elected as the Liberal Democrat MP for Bath at the general election on 8 June.
Date Published 16/06/2017
Andy Kelly, who is the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Rochdale constituency, speaks to Rochdale Online about his election campaign.
Date Published 31/05/2017
More rubbish has been dumped on Woodland Road, part of the site of the former Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA) site in the Spodden Valley, during the first week of May.
Date Published 06/05/2017
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