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Council’s cabinet to consider putting the river reopening back on course

Council’s cabinet to consider putting the river reopening back on course

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 11:09 BST

A revised scheme to reopen the River Roch and reveal its medieval bridge is set to go before Rochdale Council’s cabinet on Monday. (27 October)

Aldi in the market for new Rochdale town centre store

Aldi in the market for new Rochdale town centre store

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 10:24 BST

Rochdale town centre’s economy could be in line for another boost, with supermarket giant Aldi submitting plans for a new store on Mellor Street.

Rhyme Time Helps Children Learn the Wonder of Words

Rhyme Time Helps Children Learn the Wonder of Words

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2014 16:26 BST

Book mad youngsters have been getting ready for the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival with a special Bookstart Rhyme Challenge.

Remembrance Services: Honouring our fallen heroes

Remembrance Services: Honouring our fallen heroes

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2014 13:27 BST

Remembrance Day services to be held across the borough Residents across the borough will have chance to pay their respects to those who have given their lives in defence of the country at this year’s Remembrance Day Services.

Mayor has a Ball at Lavish Charity Event

Mayor has a Ball at Lavish Charity Event

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 16:40 BST

Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Carol Wardle, has raised around £5,000 at her glittering charity ball, with a theme which celebrated 40 years of the formation of Rochdale borough.

Parents and Carers Invited to Ground-breaking CSE Play

Parents and Carers Invited to Ground-breaking CSE Play

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 15:35 BST

Parents and carers in Rochdale will have the opportunity to view a ground-breaking exploration of the human stories behind the child grooming headlines through performances of ‘Somebody’s Sister, Somebody’s Daughter on 21 October and 4 November.

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast -  Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 12:47 BST

One of the most highly anticipated events on the borough’s cultural calendar - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival kicks off on Friday (24 October) promising three days of drama, comedy, dance, music, theatre, films, visual arts and children’s shows.

Firework displays to light up the borough

Firework displays to light up the borough

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2014 13:00 BST

Three huge bonfire and firework displays will light up the night sky across Rochdale borough.

Record fans attend gig in Number One Riverside

Record fans attend gig in Number One Riverside

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2014 12:27 BST

Music lovers from far and wide visited Number One Riverside last weekend for an intimate gig and signing with indie hit, Josh Record.

Winners to tie the knot at Rochdale Town Hall

Winners to tie the knot at Rochdale Town Hall

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2014 09:49 BST

The winning couple in a competition to win a free dream wedding were presented with their prize at Rochdale Town Hall by Councillor Janet Emsley, Assistant Cabinet Member for Community, Culture and Tourism at Rochdale Borough Council on Thursday 9 October.

Rochdale to Appoint New Chief Executive

Rochdale to Appoint New Chief Executive

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2014 12:47 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is appointing Steve Rumbelow as its new Chief Executive.

Spooktacular events are a treat

Spooktacular events are a treat

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2014 12:33 BST

Libraries across the borough are inviting families to join them this half-term, as they celebrate Halloween.

Canalside activities this October

Canalside activities this October

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2014 16:02 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has teamed up with the Canal & River Trust to create an action packed programme of October events.

Get Healthy This Half Term

Get Healthy This Half Term

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 16:40 BST

Families looking for a dose of fun this half term are being encouraged to attend the Library Health Roadshow, where they can take part in numerous activities designed to increase health awareness.

Winter Opening Times for Recycling Centres

Winter Opening Times for Recycling Centres

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 16:02 BST

From Sunday 26 October, the opening times of recycling centres in the borough will change. For the winter Spring Vale in Middleton and Chichester Street in Rochdale will be open from 8am to 6pm everyday (all Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

Magnificent seven - Rochdale businesses sign armed forces pledge

Magnificent seven - Rochdale businesses sign armed forces pledge

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 15:22 BST

Seven more firms have shown their support for the Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Extra seats for X-Factor Lucy’s literature festival show

Extra seats for X-Factor Lucy’s literature festival show

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 12:49 BST

Extra seats have been released for pop star Lucy Spraggan’s performance at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival this month after fans snapped up tickets and the show on Saturday 25 October sold out.

Still time to give your views on council budget savings

Still time to give your views on council budget savings

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2014 15:49 BST

Residents across the borough have until 29 October to have their say on Rochdale Borough Council’s 2015/16 and 2016/17 budget proposals as the authority looks to make significant savings over the next two years.

Books on Prescription are just what the Doctor ordered

Books on Prescription are just what the Doctor ordered

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2014 09:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries have announced an early success in the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, a mental health reading initiative supported by local libraries, schools and GPs.

Residents challenged to push their limits at Duke of Edinburgh open evening

Residents challenged to push their limits at Duke of Edinburgh open evening

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2014 12:04 BST

Rochdale Youth Service is inviting teenagers and young adults from across the borough to see how they can achieve the coveted Duke of Edinburgh Award at Matthew Moss Youth Centre from 6pm on Wednesday 15 October.