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Chinese Delegation visits Rochdale Borough

Chinese Delegation visits Rochdale Borough

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 10:02 BST

A Chinese development company, accompanied by a team of journalists, visited Rochdale this week as part of a two week trip to the North West.

Library group in fresh search for classic readers

Library group in fresh search for classic readers

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 09:47 BST

The Rochdale Library Classic Reads Group is looking to entice new members who share their interest and passion for classic literature.

Greater Manchester unites to tackle the ‘scourge’ of alcohol abuse

Greater Manchester unites to tackle the ‘scourge’ of alcohol abuse

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2014 11:25 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has teamed up with other councils, health services in the region and Greater Manchester Police to tackle alcohol abuse.

Middleton’s Golden Cluster set to sparkle this September

Middleton’s Golden Cluster set to sparkle this September

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2014 16:08 BST

Visitors are invited to enjoy a grand day out in Middleton as part of a month-long celebration of the town’s stunning heritage this September.

Latest on council budget savings

Latest on council budget savings

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2014 15:55 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has pledged its commitment to protecting frontline services as it looks to save £51million over the next two financial years – (2015/16 and 2016/17).

NEW PLANS FOR NEW HOMES IN GREATER MANCHESTER

NEW PLANS FOR NEW HOMES IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2014 14:41 BST

Plans are being made to boost the number of new homes for people to buy and to rent in Greater Manchester – including Rochdale borough.

Parents urged to apply for primary school places

Parents urged to apply for primary school places

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2014 15:33 BST

Residents are being urged to make sure they apply for a primary school place for any children due to start in September 2015. Late applications often result in children not getting into their first choice, having to travel further or not being able to go to the same school as brothers or sisters.

Testing Time for Underage Alcohol Sales

Testing Time for Underage Alcohol Sales

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2014 10:19 BST

Five businesses have been caught selling alcohol to under 18s during a test purchasing exercise run by Rochdale Borough Council’s public protection team.

Rochdale Council’s buzzing to save our bees

Rochdale Council’s buzzing to save our bees

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2014 13:22 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has been a hive of activity in recent years, as it plays its part in preserving the British bee population.

Bride takes the plunge

Bride takes the plunge

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2014 11:11 BST

Bride Emma Metcalfe will be starting her wedding day in spectacular style – abseiling down Rochdale Town Hall.

Council will continue CCTV crackdown on drivers putting children’s lives at risk

Council will continue CCTV crackdown on drivers putting children’s lives at risk

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2014 10:21 BST

Shortly before the start of the new academic year, Rochdale Borough Council is advising motorists that its CCTV camera car will still be used outside schools to tackle inconsiderate, dangerous and often illegal parking.

Council Helps Record Number of New Businesses Start Ups

Council Helps Record Number of New Businesses Start Ups

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2014 12:09 BST

A business support group commissioned by Rochdale Borough Council is celebrating after helping 42 entrepreneurs set up businesses in the borough.

Street renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient.

Street renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient.

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2014 18:07 BST

Councillors, veterans and members of the public gathered to pay respect to a true hero as a street in Heywood was renamed in commemoration of Private Anthony Palmer, a soldier in the Crimean War and Victoria Cross recipient, who is buried in Heywood Cemetery.

Rochdale GCSE results rise faster than national average

Rochdale GCSE results rise faster than national average

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2014 16:29 BST

More than 2,200 students from secondary schools in Rochdale are celebrating their hard work today, as provisional GCSE results suggest they are improving at a faster rate than the national average.

Feel good with the family at Rochdale Central Library

Feel good with the family at Rochdale Central Library

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2014 15:13 BST

Rochdale Central Library will be playing its part in next weekend’s Feel Good Festival by hosting two action packed family events.

Alleyways bloom in Castleton and Rochdale

Alleyways bloom in Castleton and Rochdale

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2014 10:36 BST

The winning entries in the 2014 Rochdale Borough Alleyways in Bloom competition have been announced.

Rochdale Council lobbying for better transport and lower rail fares to put borough on track for economic revival

Rochdale Council lobbying for better transport and lower rail fares to put borough on track for economic revival

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 15:07 BST

Rochdale Council is pushing the government for cheaper rail fares, more frequent services and shorter journey times on the Leeds to Manchester line to improve the borough’s economic prospects.

Exhibitor line-up confirmed at Rochdale Wedding Show

Exhibitor line-up confirmed at Rochdale Wedding Show

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 11:59 BST

Rochdale Borough Council, the organisers of Rochdale Wedding Show, is pleased to announce that 60 of the region’s finest suppliers will be exhibiting at the event on Sunday 28 September.

Rochdale taxi drivers set the wheels in motion for tourism boom

Rochdale taxi drivers set the wheels in motion for tourism boom

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2014 11:27 BST

A group of Rochdale cabbies have turned tour guide as part of a scheme to help visitors discover the borough’s treasures.

Choose well this August bank holiday weekend

Choose well this August bank holiday weekend

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2014 11:02 BST

Make sure you know where to go if you or your family become ill over the August bank holiday weekend.