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Council plans to generate up to £400,000 of local income through innovative wind energy programme.

Council plans to generate up to £400,000 of local income through innovative wind energy programme.

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2014 10:15 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has announced plans for the next phase of its innovative wind energy programme which could deliver up to £400,000 of income each year to help protect front line services.

Record year for summer Bowlee car boot sales

Record year for summer Bowlee car boot sales

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2014 16:11 BST

Following a record-breaking summer, excitement is building ahead of a bumper August bank holiday double-header of car boot sales at Bowlee Community Park in Middleton.

Rochdale On The Rise

Rochdale On The Rise

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2014 00:00 BST

A major international company today announced ambitious plans to locate its new corporate headquarters in Rochdale.

Corrie star Jane Danson confirmed amongst headliners at Rochdale’s festival feast

Corrie star Jane Danson confirmed amongst headliners at Rochdale’s festival feast

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2014 17:30 BST

Coronation Street star Jane Danson will be amongst the headline shows at this autumn’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

Record A-Level results for Rochdale students

Record A-Level results for Rochdale students

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2014 15:09 BST

Rochdale students celebrated their A-Level results today (Thursday 14th August), in what was another record year for the borough. Despite more pupils than ever taking A-Levels, the average number of points per candidate rose to a record high of 820.1, up from 798.1 in 2013.

Rochdale On The Rise

Rochdale On The Rise

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2014 14:44 BST

Tetrosyl, the largest car care manufacturer in Europe, today anounced a major modernisation and reorganisation of its manufacturing and office premises to support the continuing growth and success of the business.

Literature festival venues named

Literature festival venues named

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 11:55 BST

The official venues for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival have been announced. Twelve venues will be hosting more than 40 live events during the celebration of literature, drama, dance, music, theatre, film and visual arts in October.

Two more cheaper 0300 numbers introduced

Two more cheaper 0300 numbers introduced

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 10:42 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has introduced two more 0300 numbers, as it continues to phase out 0845 and 0844 numbers, making it more affordable to contact the council using a mobile phone.

Graves of VC recipients renovated in commemoration of their gallantry

Graves of VC recipients renovated in commemoration of their gallantry

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 09:52 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has renovated the graves of three Victoria Cross recipients who were laid to rest in the borough’s cemeteries.

Summer Fete set to shine

Summer Fete set to shine

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2014 17:11 BST

Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre will be hosting a fete on Sunday 17 August, with guests invited to take part in a whole host of activities.

Chief Social Worker for England visits Number One Riverside

Chief Social Worker for England visits Number One Riverside

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2014 15:42 BST

Chief Social Worker for Adults in England Lyn Romeo praised the passion and enthusiasm of Rochdale’s social workers following her visit to Number One Riverside, during which she met adult care social workers.

Team Help Drive Home the Drink Drive Message

Team Help Drive Home the Drink Drive Message

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2014 13:55 BST

Members of Rochdale Borough Council’s casualty reduction team attended a 999 emergency day at the Trafford Centre recently.

Day of entertainment at Limefield Park

Day of entertainment at Limefield Park

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2014 11:41 BST

Don’t miss an afternoon of fun activities and music in Limefield Park, Middleton tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4pm.

Street to be renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient.

Street to be renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient.

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 15:14 BST

A street in Heywood is set to be renamed in commemoration of Private Anthony Palmer, a Crimean war hero and Victoria Cross recipient, who is buried in Heywood Cemetery.

Bird and the Beeb – Liz returns ‘home’ for literature festival show

Bird and the Beeb – Liz returns ‘home’ for literature festival show

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 12:04 BST

DJ Liz Kershaw has been added to the line-up for this year’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

Remembering the fallen – Rochdale welcomes historic march

Remembering the fallen – Rochdale welcomes historic march

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 12:01 BST

Hundreds gathered on the streets and by the town hall on Sunday as Rochdale welcomed the final stage of an historic re-enactment, 100 years on from when 1,000 soldiers had originally marched to the town from Todmorden at the beginning of World War One.

Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 11:01 BST

Author Ralph Davidson, from Milnrow, unveiled a poignant new book during a special launch event and book signing at Rochdale Town Hall this week.

Calling Rochdale’s daredevils!

Calling Rochdale’s daredevils!

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 08:50 BST

Thrill seekers from across the borough have the chance to get a birds’ eye view of Rochdale later this month – when the town hall clock tower is opened up for a charity abseil.

Borough businesses encouraged to welcome breastfeeding mums

Borough businesses encouraged to welcome breastfeeding mums

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2014 14:15 BST

Businesses and shops in Rochdale borough are being asked to show their support for breastfeeding mums by signing up for the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.

Middleton’s beauty captured on unique film

Middleton’s beauty captured on unique film

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2014 14:14 BST

A Middleton born architectural photographer has created a film to vividly capture the beauty of his hometown and encourage people to see it in a way it’s never been seen before.