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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.

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

​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.

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.

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

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.

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.

River Street taxi rank open for business

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.

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.

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Phoenix response to the Ann Coffey MP Report

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2014 14:23 GMT

"The high profile child grooming cases have shown that no community can be complacent with regard to child safety." - Damian Dallimore

Industry experts take their lead from Number One Riverside

Industry experts take their lead from Number One Riverside

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2014 11:59 GMT

Architects and property companies from across the north of England descended on Number One Riverside to find out just what makes the Rochdale Council offices the best workplace in the country.

Success story - Rochdale’s literature festival feast draws the crowds

Success story - Rochdale’s literature festival feast draws the crowds

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 15:52 GMT

Rochdale was a place of inspiration, creativity and laughter as the annual Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival came to town this weekend with a feast of events to entertain and educate. A record 50 performances took place over three days, covering drama, dance, music, theatre, films, visual arts and children’s events, with stage shows and workshops.

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.

Rochdale town centre on the road to better highways

Rochdale town centre on the road to better highways

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 13:06 BST

A Rochdale street will be closed for four weeks from Monday (28 Oct), as the council continues its highways improvement programme in the town centre.