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Artistic memorial to World War One unveiled

Artistic memorial to World War One unveiled

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2014 15:17 BST

A billboard-sized piece of street art has been unveiled in Rochdale Central Library today as part of a nationwide project to create a unique and online response to the First World War.

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Middleton and Heywood to go to polls in by-election

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2014 16:46 BST

Voters in Middleton and Heywood are set to go to the polls next month to elect their new Member of Parliament (MP).

Rochdale tunes up for Literature and Ideas festival with intimate music gig

Rochdale tunes up for Literature and Ideas festival with intimate music gig

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2014 16:27 BST

Indie hitmaker, Josh Record is set to bring his unique brand of acoustic rock to Rochdale Central Library at Number One Riverside this October.

Autumnal entertainment at Hollingworth Lake

Autumnal entertainment at Hollingworth Lake

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2014 15:31 BST

Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre has announced its autumn events programme, with a variety of activities on offer to keep residents entertained.

Residents to have their say on council budget savings

Residents to have their say on council budget savings

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2014 12:58 BST

Residents are being asked to have their say as Rochdale Borough Council launches a public consultation on its latest 2015/16 and 2016/17 budget proposals.

Going, going, almost gone…. demolition of Rochdale’s ‘black box’ nearly complete

Going, going, almost gone…. demolition of Rochdale’s ‘black box’ nearly complete

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2014 10:54 BST

The transformation of Rochdale town centre is well underway with the iconic 12 storey ‘black box’ now down to its fifth floor.

GET MON£YSMART launches across Rochdale Borough

GET MON£YSMART launches across Rochdale Borough

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2014 11:27 BST

Did you know you can save £78 a month by having just two takeaways less a week? Save £60 a month by smoking just five cigarettes less a day? Lose £300 in 60 seconds by playing roulette machines?

Rochdale’s Tour de France visit in the frame

Rochdale’s Tour de France visit in the frame

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2014 10:25 BST

The day the Tour de France came to the borough has been immortalised in print and on canvas by Rochdale artist John Cooke.

Rochdale Borough Libraries supports national campaign to get children reading

Rochdale Borough Libraries supports national campaign to get children reading

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2014 15:55 BST

Rochdale Central Library will give away Diary of a Wimpy Kid in partnership with ITV Good Morning Britain to encourage borough’s children to share love of reading

Tributes paid to Heywood and Middleton MP Jim Dobbin by Rochdale Borough Council

Tributes paid to Heywood and Middleton MP Jim Dobbin by Rochdale Borough Council

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2014 13:47 BST

Tributes paid to Heywood and Middleton MP Jim Dobbin by Rochdale Borough Council

Kick the habit this ‘Stoptober’

Kick the habit this ‘Stoptober’

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2014 15:31 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is once again encouraging residents who smoke to engage with the upcoming ‘Stoptober’ campaign and kick the habit for 28 days.

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Question time for doctors about health service proposals

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2014 15:07 BST

Rochdale borough residents are invited to quiz local experts about proposed changes to health and care services in Greater Manchester at a BBC Question Time-style event.

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Council offers advice on alcohol levels

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2014 14:11 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is aiming to educate residents about the level of alcohol contained in many of the market’s most popular products.

Painting of radical reformer returned to his birthplace.

Painting of radical reformer returned to his birthplace.

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2014 12:02 BST

A painting of one of Middleton’s most famous sons will take pride of place after being unveiled at Middleton Library on Thursday 4 September.

Dropping cigarette lands woman with costly fine

Dropping cigarette lands woman with costly fine

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2014 15:38 BST

A woman will see £435 go up in smoke after being caught dropping just one cigarette on the street.

Ramble through the countryside this autumn

Ramble through the countryside this autumn

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2014 15:36 BST

Rochdale Borough Council’s Ranger Service has organised two countryside walks for residents who are interested in history and nature.

First ever Mayor’s fete set to promote local charities

First ever Mayor’s fete set to promote local charities

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2014 15:07 BST

A day of fun and excitement is on the cards as the inaugural Mayor’s Charity Country Fete looks set to entertain families on Sunday 21 September.

Willy Russell confirmed as literature festival guest

Willy Russell confirmed as literature festival guest

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2014 10:46 BST

Legendary dramatist, lyricist and composer Willy Russell will be amongst a host of big names at next month’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £9,800 to Rochdale Borough Council to mark First World War Centenary

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £9,800 to Rochdale Borough Council to mark First World War Centenary

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 15:47 BST

Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Link4Life, has received £9,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, Gone But Not Forgotten awarded through its First World War: then and now programme. The project will encourage and help the local community to commemorate and explore the impact of the First World War on Rochdale borough.

Have your say on Council Tax Support Scheme

Have your say on Council Tax Support Scheme

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 12:06 BST

Rochdale Borough Council wants your views on its Local Council Tax Support Scheme before it considers making any changes.