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Peter Insley receiving his vaccination.
14 April 2021
The 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose has been administered in Rochdale borough.
• Prince Philip with the Queen at Touchstones Rochdale during a visit to the borough.
09 April 2021
The councillors and officers of the council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
A mobile phone with the census website on its screen.
01 April 2021
There’s still time to complete your census if you have not already done so.
Andrea Fallon.
31 March 2021
Find And Stop Transmission (FAST) testing launched across the borough in January 2021 and has seen over 35,000 tests take place so far.
Councillors Brett and Heakin visit Community Food Warehouse.
26 March 2021
The warehouse has been an essential part of the council’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Springfield Park – new play area
26 March 2021
A new pirate-themed play area is set to moor up at Springfield Park in Rochdale.
A woman in a learning environment smiling at the camera.
26 March 2021
The council has secured £50,000 to create a new service to help residents learn English.
Shoppers at Rochdale Riverside.
26 March 2021
The flagship shopping and leisure development first opened its doors on 6 April 2020.
Crowds at Bowlee Car Boot Sale.
25 March 2021
The car boot sale and market returns on Sunday, 4 July 2021.
Councillor Allen Brett at the purple-lit bridge over the Roch.
23 March 2021
The landmarks lit up purple to celebrate the census and its importance to local communities.
Clare Poole, the council's election manager.
18 March 2021
The council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming local elections.
Portrait of Councillor Kieran Heakin.
18 March 2021
Rochdale’s Sunrise Team has been named best ‘Public Sector Team’ at The Children and Young People Now Awards.
Person holding up a smartphone with the NHS Test and Trace logo on the screen.
16 March 2021
More residents now qualify for financial help while isolating.
St Leonard's Parish Church in Middleton, lit up at night.
15 March 2021
Buildings and landmarks will light up purple to celebrate the upcoming census.
Flood damage in Littleborough.
10 March 2021
The scheme in Littleborough, which will help protect around 1,000 homes, is getting underway.
Michael and Marilyn Holt with their commemorative plaque.
10 March 2021
Marilyn and Michael Holt have been fostering for Rochdale Borough Council for 45 years.
Councillor Neil Emmott.
09 March 2021
The council is set to bring all highways maintenance functions back in-house.
Illustration of vintage-style shopfronts.
05 March 2021
2 historic pockets of Rochdale town centre will be transformed in the coming months.
Councillor Kieran Heakin, cabinet member for children's services.
03 March 2021
2 council teams are finalists in The Children and Young People Now Awards.
A young child with a rainbow umbrella.
02 March 2021
The council supports a national campaign for LGBT+ people to consider fostering and adoption.
Newly built houses.
25 February 2021
Next month households across the borough will be asked to take part in the census.
Runners in the 2019 Half Marathon.
24 February 2021
Prices remain at discounted 2020 rates until 31 March 2021.
Mr Khan and Mr Ahmed.
19 February 2021
2 men have been jailed after a tenant died in his flat from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Councillor Kieran Heakin at Number One Riverside.
19 February 2021
The council and the Ragdoll Foundation are funding Cartwheel Arts to deliver an exciting new project.
Councillor Allen Brett in the Number One Riverside atrium.
18 February 2021
Over 40,000 residents across the borough have received a first dose of the vaccine.
A resident and personal assistant.
17 February 2021
The GM Health and Social Care Partnership is encouraging people to look at caring as a career.
Councillors Sameena Zaheer, Allen Brett, Shakil Ahmed and Phil Burke with police officers at a Metrolink station.
17 February 2021
A joint operation focused on deterring anti-social behaviour on the Metrolink is underway.
Food parcels being prepared.
17 February 2021
The council has successfully bid for extra government funding to boost uptake of the vaccine.
A patient receiving a vaccination.
16 February 2021
Councillors in Rochdale have recorded a video encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.
Councillor Allen Brett using one of the new solar-powered bins.
12 February 2021
2 new solar-powered smart bins have been installed this week at Hollingworth Lake.
Samantha Stott, who is doing a level 3 teaching assistant apprenticeship.
11 February 2021
The council is reaffirming its commitment to apprenticeships with more new starters taking up roles.
Councillor Allen Brett - leader of the council.
11 February 2021
You have until 5pm on 17 February 2021 to view and give your feedback on proposals.
How the revamped station square could look.
11 February 2021
The borough’s multi-million pound rail strategy takes another step forward.
Councillor Kieran Heakin.
08 February 2021
The government has chosen 3 schools in the borough to have new sites built.
CLIC Sargent social worker Josanne.
05 February 2021
Cancer charity CLIC Sargent has benefitted from a £10,000 cash donation, raised from recycling metals.
A patient getting vaccinated.
04 February 2021
Any resident aged 70 and above should book an appointment if they haven't received their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Leader of the council, Councillor Allen Brett.
03 February 2021
The council is reassuring families that they will be supported with free school meals this February half-term.
Graphic for Hate Crime Awareness Week.
02 February 2021
The borough of Rochdale has come together to take a stand against hate crime.
Councillor Neil Emmott breaking ground at the construction site.
01 February 2021
Work to create a brand new link road at junction 19 of the M62 is officially underway.
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