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Denehurst Park.
15 October 2021
10 of the borough’s parks and green spaces have triumphed once again at this year’s Green Flag Award scheme - ranking them among the best in the UK and around the world.
Dave Spikey.
15 October 2021
Double British Comedy Award Winner Dave Spikey returns to Middleton Arena next month during his 2021 tour.
14 October 2021
More details have been revealed about some of the events and performances set to accompany ‘Gaia’ - the stunning replica of planet Earth during its stay in Rochdale this November and December 2021.
Foster carers Tracey and Keiron.
06 October 2021
Face-to-face information sessions are back for anyone who wants to know more about the rewarding role of fostering.
Resident Ryan Banks, Rachel Law from PossAbilities and Councillors Iftikhar Ahmed and Billy Sheerin.
05 October 2021
An innovative scheme providing accommodation for adults with learning disabilities has opened in Heywood.
Runners starting the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
04 October 2021
Runners descended on Rochdale this weekend.
Artist impression of open communal space at Upperbanks.
30 September 2021
242 brand new apartments for rent and a hotel in Rochdale town centre have moved a step closer,
Families making use of the high quality uniform on offer, with Councillor Rachel Massey.
28 September 2021
A local school uniform initiative is in full swing for recycling week to support sustainable school uniforms.
Runners in the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
28 September 2021
Runners and spectators are getting ready for Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run this Sunday.
Ed Balls with Councillor Rachel Massey and council staff.
27 September 2021
The council won 2 awards at this year's prestigious Municipal Journal Local Government Achievement Awards.
Michelle Krauza and Joanne Eaves, with councillors Phil Massey and Sue Smith and residents Maya and Mike Laing.
24 September 2021
A Rochdale borough library has been chosen to pilot a new reading scheme aimed at young families.
A camerman filming a performance of the Gingerbread Man on the Rainbow Stage at Queens Park.
23 September 2021
Rochdale borough has been hitting the small screen.
Start line of the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
23 September 2021
Residents are being warned about road closures on Sunday, 3 October 2021.
Photo of Rochdale Town Hall square taken in 1893.
20 September 2021
Rochdale’s stunning town hall, widely considered to be one of the finest municipal buildings in the country, is turning 150 years old and residents are invited to get involved in a celebration.
Aziz Ibrahim.
17 September 2021
Tickets are now on sale for next summer’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival and another act has been revealed.
Artist mock up of the area around Rochdale Train Station.
17 September 2021
New images have been released showing how the area around Rochdale train station could look as part of council proposals to regenerate the area.
Councillor Neil Emmott.
15 September 2021
The leader of Rochdale Borough Council has urged the government to further extend a vital grant that has been in place for the care sector throughout the pandemic.
Councillors and staff at Leighton House Care Home.
13 September 2021
​Care home staff have been hailed by Rochdale Borough Council’s cabinet member for adult care for their ongoing work to protect residents from COVID-19.
People walking through Rochdale Riverside.
10 September 2021
Global fashion giant New Look has signed up to the Rochdale Riverside scheme, meaning the retail and leisure development is now 92 per cent let.
2 women modelling wedding dresses.
07 September 2021
After an extended wait, the Rochdale Wedding Show returned on Sunday, 5 September 2021.
Councillor Rachel Massey and council leader Councillor Neil Emmott at the Cutgate car park.
07 September 2021
Councillors have voted to retain control of Cutgate shopping precinct car park.
Councillor Rachel Massey.
02 September 2021
Parents of children due to start school in September 2022 can now apply for their child’s school place.
Runners at the start line of the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
02 September 2021
Organisers are reminding potential participants to enter online before the deadline of 12 midnight, 27 September.
A woman trying on a wedding dress with her 3 friends.
31 August 2021
Rochdale Wedding Show will soon be staged at the 4-star Mercure Norton Grange Hotel and Spa.
The Ukrainian flag raised outside the entrance to Number One Riverside.
26 August 2021
The Ukrainian flag was raised outside Number One Riverside to mark the 30th anniversary of independence.
Elections manager Clare Poole holding an election box.
25 August 2021
Residents are being warned not to lose their voice by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.
The Wine Press pub at Hollingworth Lake.
25 August 2021
Hollingworth Lake in Littleborough has been recognized as a 2021 Travellers’ Choice award winner.
Richard Farnell.
20 August 2021
Tributes have been paid to the former Rochdale Borough Council leader Richard Farnell, who has died aged 62.
Councillor Susan Smith.
20 August 2021
Rochdale Borough Council has been awarded over half a million pounds of government funding to further boost its efforts to tackle domestic abuse across the borough.
Artist impression of a section of new cycle lane and footpath.
19 August 2021
Proposals to create a new cycling and walking facility in Castleton have moved a step forward.
The winning alleyway at Shatesbury Avenue.
19 August 2021
The winners of the 14th Alleyways in Bloom annual competition have been announced.
2 volunteers engaged in restoration work.
16 August 2021
Local heritage enthusiasts are being offered the chance to play a unique role in the restoration of Rochdale Town Hall.
Neon text saying, aged 16–17, grab a jab.
11 August 2021
Anyone aged between 16–17 can now get vaccinated against coronavirus.
An uncomfortable pregnant woman being attended to by a nurse.
06 August 2021
Rochdale health chiefs are repeating calls for pregnant women to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
The discarded waste in the alleyway.
05 August 2021
A Rochdale borough resident has been charged 3 years after waste was found dumped by council officers.
Councillor Liam O'Rourke and Lee Rowland from Dennis next to the parked electric lorry.
05 August 2021
The council has taken another step forward in the bid to meet climate change targets by 2038.
LGC Awards 2021, 25 Years, Finalist.
02 August 2021
We’ve been shortlisted, alongside Rochdale Development Agency, for a prestigious national accolade.
Competition winner Tabassom presented with her prize and certificate by staff at Sandbrook Primary School.
02 August 2021
Schoolchildren from across the borough took part in a competition to promote the importance of hand hygiene.
Visitors examining a large scale model of Earth.
22 July 2021
A stunning replica of planet Earth is coming to Rochdale later this year.
Springhill Hospice mascot Springy with runners outside Rochdale Town Hall.
22 July 2021
Charities across the region are set to benefit from the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run.
Councillor Rachel Massey, cabinet member for children's services and education.
19 July 2021
An initial allocation of £60 (£15 per week) for each eligible child will be going out to families from next week.
The Fratellis.
16 July 2021
Indie rock band The Fratellis will headline Rochdale Feel Good Festival next year.
A dense collection of colourful flowers arranged throughout a gated alleyway.
15 July 2021
The ‘Alleyways in Bloom’ competition returns for its 14th year.
A road sign directing traffic towards a vaccination centre.
15 July 2021
The drive to increase vaccination take-up across Rochdale will continue this weekend.
The Mayor of Rochdale with councillors, children's champion and deputy champion.
13 July 2021
The election results were declared at a COVID-19-secure event at Moss Street Youth Centre.
Artist impression of how the new Castleton rail station could look, with a new entrance and large buildings on each side.
02 July 2021
Plans which could transform the area around Castleton railway station are set to go out to public consultation.
Shoppers at Bowlee Car Boot Sale.
01 July 2021
The Greater Manchester car boot sale and market will now return on Sunday, 25 July 2021.
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