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Rugby Players Say ‘Try Reading’

Rugby Players Say ‘Try Reading’

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2014 10:35 GMT

Players from the Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Football Club are encouraging children to scrum on down and become members of Rochdale Borough Libraries.

“Libraries have been a ‘home from home’,” says autistic poet

“Libraries have been a ‘home from home’,” says autistic poet

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 11:26 GMT

A young autistic man and published poet is using the power of the written word and libraries to help cope with his condition.

Borough Goes Bonkers for the Bard

Borough Goes Bonkers for the Bard

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 10:56 GMT

Rochdale Borough Libraries went bonkers for the Bard during activities to celebrate Shakespeare Week, in honour of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Britain’s greatest playwright.

Rochdale's Adult care services ready to move over to social enterprise

Rochdale's Adult care services ready to move over to social enterprise

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2014 16:03 GMT

A number of adult care services currently provided by Rochdale Council will move over to a new social enterprise called possAbilities at the beginning of April.

Adult care services ready to move over to social enterprise

Adult care services ready to move over to social enterprise

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2014 12:01 GMT

A number of adult care services currently provided by Rochdale Council will move over to a new social enterprise called possAbilities at the beginning of April.

Free WI-FI Now Available At The Library

Free WI-FI Now Available At The Library

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2014 11:21 GMT

IT’S now easier than ever to get online for free after Rochdale Borough Council announced it has installed Wi-Fi in libraries across the area.

Council Shows Flair Over Solar Farm Plan

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2014 16:00 GMT

Rochdale Borough Council may develop the first publically owned solar farm in Greater Manchester to help cement its desire to become the ‘greenest’ authority in Britain.

Supporting Bereaved Families through the Coroner’s Service

Supporting Bereaved Families through the Coroner’s Service

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2014 15:03 GMT

Rochdale Borough Council has launched a series of webpages to assist bereaved families in Rochdale, Oldham and Bury boroughs with matters relating to the Coroner’s Service.

Council Wins Court Case Over Breach of Planning Injunction

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2014 15:49 GMT

After successful legal action taken by Rochdale Borough Council a demolition contractor has narrowly escaped a custodial sentence for persistent breaches of planning control in sites across the borough.

Lovebirds hit the high notes with a little help from the carers’ choir

Lovebirds hit the high notes with a little help from the carers’ choir

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2014 09:45 GMT

A member of Rochdale carer’s choir put on a unique performance when she sang with them at her own wedding – 40 years after first getting married.

Hundreds of students attend second Rochdale Skills Event

Hundreds of students attend second Rochdale Skills Event

Press releases   •   Mar 17, 2014 15:42 GMT

More than 1,500 young people attended the second Rochdale Skills Event on Wedsnesday.

Library Service on the Right Track for World Book Night

Library Service on the Right Track for World Book Night

Press releases   •   Mar 17, 2014 11:12 GMT

Trains and railway journeys have a long history in literature – whether in Thomas the Tank Engine, The Railway Children or Murder on the Orient Express. Now Rochdale Borough Libraries are taking to the tracks in a bid to help improve the literacy and kick-start a love of reading in residents and commuters on World Book Night.

Creative thinking for Climate Week Challenge

Creative thinking for Climate Week Challenge

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2014 16:40 GMT

A team from Rochdale Borough Council took up the Climate Week Challenge in a bid to inspire others to live and work more sustainably.

Stub It Out Where Kids Are Playing Out

Stub It Out Where Kids Are Playing Out

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2014 16:36 GMT

Ahead of tomorrow’s National No Smoking Day (12 March) Rochdale Borough Council is asking smokers to stop lighting up their cigarettes in all the area’s playgrounds in a bid to reduce children’s exposure to second hand smoke.

Still Time to Book for the Bard

Still Time to Book for the Bard

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2014 16:17 GMT

There’s still time to get your tickets for the forthcoming production of Desperate Measures ahead of Rochdale Borough Council’s Shakespeare Week.

Pensioners’ group recognised for 20 years of hard work

Pensioners’ group recognised for 20 years of hard work

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2014 16:56 GMT

Heywood Township has honoured five members of Heywood Pensioners’ Association’s management committee for the work they do in helping and supporting the area’s older people.

Mayor congratulates parents on new skills

Mayor congratulates parents on new skills

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2014 16:28 GMT

The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale Borough visited Derby Street Sure Start Children’s Centre this week to present successful parents with certificates for attending a 5-week Home and Outdoor Safety course.

Word Up for Children’s Librarian

Word Up for Children’s Librarian

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2014 10:45 GMT

A Rochdale borough librarian has been tasked with helping to find the next young J.K.Rowling or Jacqueline Wilson.

Call for help to identify fly-tippers

Call for help to identify fly-tippers

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2014 15:36 GMT

Witnesses called for fly-tipping at Queen's Park

Lucy and literature – singing star gives festival the x-factor

Lucy and literature – singing star gives festival the x-factor

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2014 11:48 GMT

Pop star Lucy Spraggan will be amongst the famous names taking part in Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival this autumn.