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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.

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​Full line up revealed for the Rochdale Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 10:03 GMT

The packed line up for the annual Rochdale Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch On has been announced, with Littleborough singer and X-Factor star Danny Dearden, Britain’s Got Talent boy band “The Mend”and Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn all set for the show.

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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.

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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.

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Residents invited to go on the Co-operative trail of their town’s history

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2014 15:15 GMT

Residents and visitors will be able to discover the co-operative history behind buildings across the borough for the first time as part of a project to celebrate Rochdale’s famous roots.

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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.

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River Street taxi rank open for business

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2014 11:03 GMT

Rochdale Borough Council has set the wheels in motion for easier movement around the town centre with the opening a new taxi rank next to the transport interchange.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About Rochdale Borough Council

A council which builds success and prosperity with our citizens and partners, whilst protecting our vulnerable people.

Lying at the foothills of the South Pennines, and with a population of around 210,000, the borough of Rochdale is formed by the four townships of Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood and Pennines.

It sprang to prominence as a major textiles manufacturer, predominantly cotton, during the 19th century. Historically a part of Lancashire, its history dates back to the Domesday Book, where it is described as Recedham. Rochdale Town Hall—a Grade I listed building—dates from 1871 and is said to be one of the United Kingdom's finest examples of Victorian Gothic revival architecture. Rochdale is also the birthplace of the Co-operative Movement, started by The Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society in 1844.