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Businesswoman talking in meeting.
16 October 2018
A free business training course is coming to Rochdale to help support residents who want to start their own businesses.
Logo for Educate Awards.
15 October 2018
Kentmere Primary School and Cardinal Langley Sixth Form are both up for top awards as finalists in the Educate Awards.
A woman and man acting in the theatre.
12 October 2018
There was a packed audience at Touchstones last night (Thursday, 11 October 2018) for the launch of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
Professionals in the town hall, listening to the speaker.
11 October 2018
A host of agencies came together in Rochdale last week to learn about new ways of working to help support families, reduce conflict and maintain positive relationships.
Councillor Janet Emsley with Joseph Lupton and family members.
11 October 2018
A young library member is celebrating after winning the prize draw following our popular Summer Reading Challenge.
Councillors Iftikhar Ahmed and Billy Sheerin with members of the adult care team.
11 October 2018
A key national report has hailed our adaptation provision as ‘forward-thinking and innovative’.
Louise Minchin.
11 October 2018
The biggest arts event in the borough - Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival - returns next week, bringing stars of page, stage and screen to town with 35 shows in 8 days.
Hannah Ellis Ryan, Mina Anwar and Krissi Bohn.
11 October 2018
Well known faces from stage and screen will be appearing at the Curtain Theatre in Rochdale this month during Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.
We want to spend more with local businesses.
09 October 2018
Local businesses across Rochdale will get the chance to pitch for business with some of the biggest public sector organisations in Greater Manchester at a special ‘meet the buyer’ event next month.
Runners of the marathon starting the race.
09 October 2018
Hundreds of runners from across the country descended on Rochdale on Sunday 7, October 2018 for the annual Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run.
Councillor Billy Sheerin and Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with mental health professionals.
05 October 2018
A ground-breaking new mental health service has officially opened to the public.
05 October 2018
A scheme to help Rochdale residents stay warm over winter is heating up, with more cash secured for the project.
Senior Coroner Joanne Kearsley, bereavement nurse Milly Cooke, Area Coroner Lisa Jeanette Hashmi.
04 October 2018
The country’s first bereavement nurse assigned to a coroner’s office started her new role this week.
Festival of remembrance.
04 October 2018
A poignant Festival of Remembrance will be held next month to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
Councillor Allen Brett at the building site.
03 October 2018
A new road is set to open in Rochdale town centre as the Rochdale Riverside shopping and leisure development continues to take shape.
Picture of Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed.
03 October 2018
We have welcomed the government’s announcement of extra funding for social care but warned that more money is needed to avert a future crisis.
5 winners of the junior parkrun with council's superhero.
03 October 2018
Children from Queen’s Park junior parkrun are raring to go for this weekend’s Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run after being visited by a local superhero.
Spectators cheering on the runners.
03 October 2018
Runners and spectators are getting ready for the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run this Sunday, 7 October 2018 morning when over 1200 runners hit the road for the annual event.
Councillor Billy Sheerin and Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with volunteers.
02 October 2018
An innovative befriending service is looking for volunteers to provide help and support in a drive to combat isolation and loneliness across the borough.
A little girl wearing headphones.
01 October 2018
There’s lots for children and families to look forward to at this year’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.
Announcer Dave Sweetmore.
01 October 2018
With just days to go before this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, online entry has now closed for the event on Sunday, 7 October 2018 and the final countdown is on.
Primary school children raising their arms.
01 October 2018
Parents of children who are due to start primary school in September 2019 can apply for their child’s first school place from Monday, 1 October 2018.
Councillor Allen Brett with representatives from Willmott Dixon.
28 September 2018
The retail and leisure development in Rochdale town centre is moving forward fast, with an official steel signing ceremony taking place at the site.
Councillor Janet Emsley with council staff.
28 September 2018
Staff and councillors at Rochdale Borough Council stretched their legs to celebrate National Fitness Day.
Rochdale Town Hall.
28 September 2018
Businesses urged to celebrate their success at annual awards
Rubbish dumped on the side of a street.
28 September 2018
5 more people have been fined after our investigations linked them to rubbish found fly-tipped in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton.
Runners of the marathon.
27 September 2018
Runners and spectators are getting ready for the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run on Sunday, 7 October 2018 when over 1100 runners are expected to hit the road for the annual event.
Councillors with children from Castleton Primary School.
27 September 2018
We are taking a novel approach to improving literacy levels among youngsters with our ‘library card for every child’ initiative.
Councillor Billy Sheerin and Councillor Janet Emsley with members from the armed forces.
25 September 2018
The Castleton community turned out in force at a service to dedicate a special memorial stone.
Councillor Billy Sheerin with Hulton Care Home staff.
25 September 2018
A Middleton care home has been hailed after receiving an outstanding accreditation for the high quality of care it provides.
Runners starting the Half Marathon.
24 September 2018
Please be aware of road closures in place during the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, which returns on Sunday, 7 October 2018 between 10am and 2pm.
Father and son brushing teeth.
21 September 2018
Oral hygiene services expand for young children in Rochdale
Last year's champion Michael Mannings.
21 September 2018
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run returns on Sunday, 7 October 2018. Whether you’re taking part, or spectating, here are some of the events elite runners to look out for this year in Rochdale.
Our apprenticeship team with staff from Jackson, Jackson and Sons Limited.
21 September 2018
Rochdale Borough Council’s apprenticeship team were big winners at the North West regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards.
Teacher Chris Lowe inside the Large Hadron Collider.
20 September 2018
Back from his inspiring visit to CERN in Switzerland - to experience the latest developments in the world of physics - Assistant Headteacher Chris Lowe is preparing to bring new activities and resources to classrooms in the Rochdale area.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed.
20 September 2018
Residents and community groups still have time to share their views on the future of national adult social care funding in a major national consultation.
Councillor Sara Rowbowtham with Trading Standards Senior Officer Najma Tayab.
19 September 2018
All businesses in the borough of Rochdale visited by underage mystery shoppers in July passed sales tests carried out by us.
The memorial stone.
18 September 2018
Castleton residents will come together on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at a special service to dedicate a new memorial stone.
Local artist John Cooke with Councillor Janet Emsley.
17 September 2018
The changing face of Rochdale town centre over the last decade has been captured by local artist John Cooke.
Stuart Maconie.
17 September 2018
Another famous name has been added to the line-up for next month’s Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival.
Aaron Parmar.
17 September 2018
A firefighter from Rochdale is preparing for a gruelling charity challenge - running 22 10K races in memory of the 22 victims of last year’s tragic Manchester Arena attack.
Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Councillor Kieran Heakin.
13 September 2018
Our Youth Opportunity Fund is available to give young people across the borough the chance to apply for money to finance new activities.
A child being held by his mother while being vaccinated by a doctor.
12 September 2018
Parents in the borough of Rochdale are being urged to make sure their children are immunised against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
Councillor Kieran Heakin, Cabinet Member for Children's Services.
12 September 2018
Parents of children across the borough who are due to start secondary school in September 2019 can apply for their child’s school place from now until Wednesday, 31 October 2018.
St Martin's View, Castleton.
11 September 2018
Brownfield sites across Rochdale borough will be developed to deliver at least 460 new homes a year and around 210 hectares of employment space over the next 10 years.
Children with Ray Stearn and Councillor Janet Emsley.
10 September 2018
Hundreds of youngsters enjoyed a summer of reading, exercise and healthy eating thanks to our pioneering Fit, Feed and Read scheme.
Runners starting the half marathon.
06 September 2018
With just weeks to go before this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, we are reminding participants to enter online and sign up before the deadline of midnight on Sunday, 30 September 2018.
A shot of the school grounds.
06 September 2018
One of the most important historic buildings in Middleton has been re-opened at a special ceremony following a £590,000 council and National Lottery revamp.
Royal Horticultural Society specialist Anne Gunning with child volunteers.
05 September 2018
A previously unloved space next to Spotland Library has been transformed into a beautiful walking trail, thanks to the work of local volunteers have carried out with us.
A performer on stage, addressing the audience.
05 September 2018
Are you interested in the arts, live shows and performances? Would you like to get more involved and have your voice heard?
Councillor John Blundell with apprentice Liam Aubrook and Jan Bagshaw from National Epilepsy Training.
30 August 2018
Career success beckons for a Rochdale apprentice, who has just become the first to complete a special incentive scheme we've launched.
Footasylum staff.
23 August 2018
A top UK sports brand has put its feet first to back this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run.
Our Burglary Reduction Officer Yvonne Bennett with Councillor Janet Emsley and Shaftesbury Avenue residents.
23 August 2018
The winners of the annual ‘Alleyways in Bloom’ competition have been announced.
Rubbish dumped in a hedge.
22 August 2018
Most people in the borough of Rochdale care about the environment they live in but a small minority of residents and business owners still think they can get away with fly-tipping and leaving others to clean up after them.
Councillors Iftikhar Ahmed and Billy Sheerin with members of the team.
21 August 2018
A Rochdale mental health crisis unit for vulnerable adults has been lauded for the high standard of service it provides.
A large of crowd of festivalgoers watching Feeder.
20 August 2018
More than 14,000 people packed Rochdale town centre on Saturday for the annual celebration of music, food and family entertainment that is Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with council staff.
17 August 2018
We showed our feeling for sensory issues as people from across the borough flocked to our adult care team’s annual awareness day.
16 August 2018
Rochdale Feel Good Festival goers are advised to plan their journey, arrive early and allow plenty of time to get to the event this weekend.
A discarded cigarette butt.
16 August 2018
We've brought successful prosecutions against 3 people who did not pay their littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).
Councillor Kieran Heakin
16 August 2018
More students, taking more A-Levels, are getting top marks across the borough.
Andy Turner and Toni Carter from our apprenticeship team.
15 August 2018
Our team has been announced as finalists for the North West in the ‘Macro Employer of the Year Award’.
Healthy Hero Rochelle meets a fan.
15 August 2018
Desmond the Dragon made a new friend this weekend as children learnt about the importance of drinking water at Rochdale AFC’s first home game of the season.
Louise Minchin.
13 August 2018
Tickets for Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival are on sale now, with 25% off, so book yours early and save money this month.
4 members of the smokefree summer team.
13 August 2018
This year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival will make its Family Zone smokefree for the first time.
Staff receiving Millie's Mark award.
13 August 2018
Local nursery providers Jayne and Darren Grindrod who run nurseries in Heywood, are the first providers in the borough of Rochdale to achieve an accredited first aid award.
Rochdale In Bloom judges on the staircase at Rochdale Town Hall.
10 August 2018
Gardening experts from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) arrived in Rochdale on Thursday, 9 August 2018 to judge the town’s planting power.
Band portrait of Feeder.
09 August 2018
Rochdale Feel Good Festival will be tickling tastebuds and filling the town with live music this month.
Manager Patricia Boothman with serving staff.
08 August 2018
As Rochdale’s Flying Horse Hotel prepares to welcome the crowds for its busiest day of the year, manager Patricia Boothman looks ahead to this month’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Simon Armitage. Photo credit: Wolfgang Webster.
06 August 2018
The first 4 names on the line-up for this year’s Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival have been revealed.
Green recycling bins.
03 August 2018
We've been shortlisted for the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual awards for Best Service Team: Waste Management and Recycling.
Andy Turner and Toni Carter from the apprenticeship team at the House of Commons.
03 August 2018
The team that manages our apprenticeship programme have been shortlisted for the North West Regional Finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards.
Councillors Phil Burke and Allen Brett with local businesspeople and supporters.
01 August 2018
Businesses in Middleton are backing our plan to bring Metrolink to the town.
Councillor John Blundell with staff from JH Cunliffe.
01 August 2018
A Rochdale textile company which was founded nearly 150 years ago is looking for staff to help meet the growing demand for the ‘Made in Britain’ brand.
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