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Rochdale unveils new perspective on town’s Cenotaph

Rochdale unveils new perspective on town’s Cenotaph

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 17:41 GMT

​A unique piece of innovative artwork based on the unknown soldier on top of the Rochdale Cenotaph has been unveiled.

Health warning – residents urged to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Health warning – residents urged to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 09:50 GMT

​One of the biggest breakthroughs in medical science are in danger of becoming ineffective because of over use. Antibiotics are being so over prescribed there is a real danger that bacteria will become resistant to them so they no longer work.

World War One floral display an award-winner

World War One floral display an award-winner

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2014 16:54 GMT

​A commemorative floral tribute which marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One has received a coveted ‘Highly Commended for Excellence’ award from North West in Bloom.

Thousands gather for Remembrance Sunday Services

Thousands gather for Remembrance Sunday Services

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2014 13:28 GMT

Thousands gathered across the borough on Sunday for poignant Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation’s war heroes.

Night of musical remembrance as Royal British Legion calls for poppy appeal support

Night of musical remembrance as Royal British Legion calls for poppy appeal support

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2014 11:56 GMT

Pipers from the 70 Squadron Air Cadets joined the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) in a moving ‘Festival of Remembrance’ concert at Rochdale Town Hall.

Statement from Councillor Richard Farnell on the devolution settlement for Greater Manchester

Statement from Councillor Richard Farnell on the devolution settlement for Greater Manchester

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2014 11:40 GMT

Councillor Farnell, leader of Rochdale Borough Council, gives his thoughts following the official signing of the devolution proposal at Manchester Town Hall with the leaders of all ten Greater Manchester Authorities and the Chancellor George Osborne.

Rochdale unveils dramatic artwork based on town’s Cenotaph

Rochdale unveils dramatic artwork based on town’s Cenotaph

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2014 14:48 GMT

A unique piece of innovative artwork will be unveiled in Rochdale on Remembrance Sunday, as part of the boroughs World War One Centenary commemorations.

Residents urged to stick with the Good Guys this Bonfire Night

Residents urged to stick with the Good Guys this Bonfire Night

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 13:25 GMT

Shops across the borough have promised to extinguish trouble this Halloween and Bonfire Night by pledging to be ‘good guy’ retailers.

More borough shops pledge to crack down on underage sales

More borough shops pledge to crack down on underage sales

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 13:20 GMT

Almost 50 shop owners and managers from across the borough visited Rochdale Town Hall this week and pledged to continue to show their support for council’s Responsible Retailer Scheme.

Free Sew Recycled class is back

Free Sew Recycled class is back

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 10:47 GMT

Due to popular demand, Recycle for Greater Manchester has partnered with Junk Shop to provide a free sewing skills class in Rochdale borough.

Recycling Right is Award Winning in Rochdale

Recycling Right is Award Winning in Rochdale

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2014 16:35 BST

Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Recycle for Greater Manchester won the Sustainable/Green marketing campaign of the year award at the Northern Marketing Awards, for the Right Stuff Right Bin campaign.

Borough Helps Celebrate Kashmiri Democracy

Borough Helps Celebrate Kashmiri Democracy

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2014 15:45 BST

Dignitaries and councillors in the borough attended a flag raising event at Rochdale Town hall to celebrate the National Day of Kashmir.

Be a flu fighter and get your children vaccinated

Be a flu fighter and get your children vaccinated

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 15:46 BST

Rochdale Borough Council’s public health team is urging parents of children aged two, three and four years old to get their little one vaccinated for free against the flu this winter.

Rhyme Time Helps Children Learn the Wonder of Words

Rhyme Time Helps Children Learn the Wonder of Words

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2014 16:26 BST

Book mad youngsters have been getting ready for the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival with a special Bookstart Rhyme Challenge.

Remembrance Services: Honouring our fallen heroes

Remembrance Services: Honouring our fallen heroes

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2014 13:27 BST

Remembrance Day services to be held across the borough Residents across the borough will have chance to pay their respects to those who have given their lives in defence of the country at this year’s Remembrance Day Services.

Mayor has a Ball at Lavish Charity Event

Mayor has a Ball at Lavish Charity Event

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 16:40 BST

Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Carol Wardle, has raised around £5,000 at her glittering charity ball, with a theme which celebrated 40 years of the formation of Rochdale borough.

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast -  Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2014 12:47 BST

One of the most highly anticipated events on the borough’s cultural calendar - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival kicks off on Friday (24 October) promising three days of drama, comedy, dance, music, theatre, films, visual arts and children’s shows.

Firework displays to light up the borough

Firework displays to light up the borough

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2014 13:00 BST

Three huge bonfire and firework displays will light up the night sky across Rochdale borough.

Record fans attend gig in Number One Riverside

Record fans attend gig in Number One Riverside

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2014 12:27 BST

Music lovers from far and wide visited Number One Riverside last weekend for an intimate gig and signing with indie hit, Josh Record.

Winners to tie the knot at Rochdale Town Hall

Winners to tie the knot at Rochdale Town Hall

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2014 09:49 BST

The winning couple in a competition to win a free dream wedding were presented with their prize at Rochdale Town Hall by Councillor Janet Emsley, Assistant Cabinet Member for Community, Culture and Tourism at Rochdale Borough Council on Thursday 9 October.