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It’s official – Rochdale’s Number One Riverside is the best workplace in the UK

It’s official – Rochdale’s Number One Riverside is the best workplace in the UK

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2014 14:37 BST

Number One Riverside, Rochdale’s flagship customer service centre, office and library building, has been named best of the best and the best corporate workplace in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Get with IT in Libraries

Get with IT in Libraries

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2014 11:28 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries are hosting a number of events as part of the annual Get Online Week in a bid to encourage internet confidence amongst residents.

Festival’s family fun to get children into reading

Festival’s family fun to get children into reading

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2014 12:18 BST

There’s an exciting events programme for children at this year’s Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival with festival organisers promising shows that will keep little ones engaged and entertained for hours!

Chance to win a week in the sun in Mayor’s Charity Raffle

Chance to win a week in the sun in Mayor’s Charity Raffle

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2014 12:13 BST

Put on your lucky socks, cross your fingers and head down to the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre this Friday and Saturday for the chance to win a seven night stay on the Costa Del Sol in the Mayor’s Charity Raffle.

Dave Spikey set for Middleton Arena show

Dave Spikey set for Middleton Arena show

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2014 17:34 BST

Double British Comedy Award Winner Dave Spikey returns to Middleton Arena this month during his brand new 2014 tour.

Stoptober welcomed by Rochdale borough residents

Stoptober welcomed by Rochdale borough residents

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2014 16:47 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is encouraging residents who smoke to engage with the ‘Stoptober’ campaign, which begins today, and kick the habit for 28 days.

Voters urged to send back their postal vote

Voters urged to send back their postal vote

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2014 10:47 BST

With less than a week to go until voters in the Heywood and Middleton constituency go to the polls in a by-election on October 9, we are urging those who have registered for a postal vote to send it back as soon as possible.

Rochdale residents urged to make their metals matter

Rochdale residents urged to make their metals matter

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2014 09:30 BST

Recycle for Greater Manchester and Rochdale Borough Council have joined forces with the metal packaging and recycling industry to launch a new campaign to urge people living in Rochdale borough to make their ‘metals matter’ by encouraging them to recycle more.

Countryside events this October

Countryside events this October

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2014 12:06 BST

Rochdale Borough Council’s Countryside Service has announced its action packed programme of October events.

Event Could Be Instrumental for Budding Musicians

Event Could Be Instrumental for Budding Musicians

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2014 16:16 BST

Have you ever wanted to play a musical instrument or wondered what you would sound like on one but never had the chance to try? If so, then head to an open day run by Rochdale Music Service to try your hand at a variety of instruments.

Save your sanity in just 6 minutes

Save your sanity in just 6 minutes

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2014 08:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Library Service is all set to launch the Time to Read ‘Just 6 Minutes’ campaign, in order to help improve residents’ mental health and wellbeing.

The ‘Claire’ winners – council officers earn Paralympian visit

The ‘Claire’ winners – council officers earn Paralympian visit

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 14:41 BST

Paralympian swimmer and motivational speaker Claire Cashmore visited Number One Riverside on Thursday 25 September to talk about her many achievements against the odds and prove that disability is not a barrier to success.

You don’t have to come out to come in!

You don’t have to come out to come in!

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 14:30 BST

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation will be holding its fifth annual event in Rochdale borough to mark National Coming Out Day on Saturday 11 October.

Have a ball at the Mayor's charity fundraiser

Have a ball at the Mayor's charity fundraiser

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 10:43 BST

There is going to be a lively evening of musical entertainment in Rochdale next month at the Mayor’s Ball and you’re invited.

Six Book success for borough's library service

Six Book success for borough's library service

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2014 10:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Library Service has been celebrating after receiving a bronze award from the Reading Agency, a charity which aims to increase reading confidence amongst the UK’s population.

Rochdale Town Hall hosts spectacular wedding show

Rochdale Town Hall hosts spectacular wedding show

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2014 12:52 BST

Rochdale Town Hall was the majestic backdrop for a spectacular wedding fair which attracted more than 500 brides and grooms-to-be, planning their perfect day.

Rochdale Member of Youth Parliament to take part in UK's largest youth consultation

Rochdale Member of Youth Parliament to take part in UK's largest youth consultation

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2014 11:32 BST

Leon Hollinrake, an elected Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP) from Rochdale Borough, is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country. In a ballot running till 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, which will inform a UKYP debate in the House of Commons on 14th November.

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News Release from Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Consultation to prepare for Greater Manchester Housing and Employment growth

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2014 11:08 BST

The ten councils in Greater Manchester are consulting the public on plans to work together to support significant levels of housing and employment growth.

Use Your Vote

Use Your Vote

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2014 12:58 BST

With less than a fortnight to go until residents in the Heywood and Middleton Constituency go to the by-election polls, Rochdale’s Member of Youth Parliament is encouraging all of the electorate and especially young adults in the area to make their voice heard and cast their vote.

Operation Maverick continues crackdown on rogue landlords

Operation Maverick continues crackdown on rogue landlords

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2014 11:27 BST

Operation Maverick has continued its crackdown on rogue landlords in Rochdale borough, with particular emphasis being placed on tackling landlords who coerce money from vulnerable illegal immigrant workers.