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Flowerbed proudly commemorates Great War Centenary

Flowerbed proudly commemorates Great War Centenary

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2014 16:59 BST

Visitors to Rochdale town centre will now be greeted with a colourful reminder that this year marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One.

Simon Weston OBE flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

Simon Weston OBE flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2014 18:16 BST

Simon Weston OBE – the nation’s favourite hero, was the star guest at a glittering business event at Rochdale Town Hall this week attended by over 300 guests comprising businesses, veterans, cadets and community representatives.

Borough ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day

Borough ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day

Press releases   •   Jun 16, 2014 14:50 BST

The borough of Rochdale is preparing to join towns and cities across the UK this month in celebration of national Armed Forces Day.

Castleton Station looks ‘blooming’ marvellous in memory of fallen soldiers

Castleton Station looks ‘blooming’ marvellous in memory of fallen soldiers

Press releases   •   Jun 16, 2014 10:05 BST

Children from local schools joined forces with council staff and councillors last week in a community planting scheme which brought a splash of colour to Castleton Train Station.

Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE to speak at Rochdale’s Armed Forces evening

Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE to speak at Rochdale’s Armed Forces evening

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2014 13:35 BST

Falklands War Veteran Simon Weston OBE will be the guest speaker at a special event in Rochdale later this month, held in the run up to this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Middleton remembers VC hero Joel Halliwell with street named in his honour
Middleton’s VC hero honoured

Middleton’s VC hero honoured

Press releases   •   May 20, 2014 12:08 BST

Corporation Street will be renamed LCpl Joel Halliwell V.C. Way on 27 May.

Graves of VC Heroes Renewed in Honour of their Sacrifices

Graves of VC Heroes Renewed in Honour of their Sacrifices

Press releases   •   May 01, 2014 09:31 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is honouring its Victoria Cross recipients by making sure their final resting places are fit for the heroes they are.

Graves of VC Heroes Renewed in Honour of their Sacrifices

Graves of VC Heroes Renewed in Honour of their Sacrifices

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2014 10:58 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is honouring its Victoria Cross recipients by making sure their final resting places are fit for the heroes they are.

Rochdale’s World War One commemoration plans

Rochdale’s World War One commemoration plans

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2014 14:53 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed further details of events being staged this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Reliving history in the digital age

Reliving history in the digital age

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2014 14:37 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries are taking part in an exciting new Arts Council funded project to commemorate the First World War with a local arts project and Digital War Memorial.

Legion’s new Rochdale base opens

Legion’s new Rochdale base opens

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 15:11 GMT

The Royal British Legion has set up a weekly base at Number One Riverside in Rochdale.

Fusiliers on film – Rochdale’s homecoming parade goes online

Fusiliers on film – Rochdale’s homecoming parade goes online

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2014 17:45 GMT

Last year’s homecoming parade in Rochdale by The First Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is now available to watch online. Rochdale Borough Council commissioned a short film to commemorate the parade held last November which saw thousands line the streets as the town centre was brought to a standstill to welcome home hundreds of soldiers returning from serving in Afghanistan.

Free fitness for Armed Forces extended

Free fitness for Armed Forces extended

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2014 16:04 GMT

Rochdale will continue to offer serving armed forces personnel free use of Link4Life fitness facilities and swimming pools to the end of 2014.

Share your World War One commemoration plans

Share your World War One commemoration plans

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2014 10:10 GMT

Rochdale Borough Council is asking residents, businesses and local groups for any plans they have in 2014 and beyond for marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2014 10:34 GMT

Rochdale Memorial Gardens is to undergo a £35,000 improvement programme ahead of commemorations for the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in July.

Driving force - Rochdale firm’s armed forces pledge

Driving force - Rochdale firm’s armed forces pledge

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2014 16:51 GMT

RRG Toyota has become the first organisation in Rochdale to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Statement from the Leader of Rochdale Borough Council

Statement from the Leader of Rochdale Borough Council

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2013 14:53 GMT

Councillor Colin Lambert, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council has issued a statement following the verdict at the trial of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

Military Mark’s new Rochdale role

Military Mark’s new Rochdale role

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2013 14:00 GMT

Former Corporal Mark Coulthard from Castleton is the first person to get a new job through Rochdale Borough Council’s Military Covenant Scheme.

“Welcome home” - Rochdale salutes Fusiliers in homecoming parade

“Welcome home” - Rochdale salutes Fusiliers in homecoming parade

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2013 15:46 GMT

The Rochdale community came out in force to welcome home hundreds of soldiers who have returned from serving in Afghanistan.