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Paul Ormerod and David Kilpatrick, 2 of those being honoured.
11 December 2019
6 people who have made outstanding contributions to the borough of Rochdale are to be honoured by the council.
Runners in the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
09 December 2019
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run will return in 2020 and the date has been confirmed. The popular event will be held on Sunday, 4 October 2020.
The Mayor of Rochdale with council staff.
06 December 2019
The borough of Rochdale has held its first ever celebration of Pride.
A couple posing for a picture in the woods.
05 December 2019
Couples planning to tie the knot will be heading to Rochdale Wedding Show in 2020 when the event returns on Sunday, 20 September 2020.
Members of the adult care team.
05 December 2019
Rochdale Borough Council’s adult care team will be available over Christmas to provide key services to residents across the borough.
Members of the adult care team.
03 December 2019
Rochdale’s Carers’ Rights Day was declared a success after hundreds of carers attended the popular annual event.
Clinton Baptiste.
29 November 2019
A character made famous by classic television sitcom Phoenix Nights will be returning to Middleton Arena next spring after his sold out show in October 2019.
Online shopper with Christmas jumper and credit card.
28 November 2019
Residents are being warned to shop cautiously ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Rochdale Town Hall.
28 November 2019
A busy programme of festive events and activities is taking place in Rochdale over the next few weeks.
Keith Macenzie, winner of the oustanding achievement award.
26 November 2019
Outstanding achievements by Rochdale Borough Council employees were recognised during The Ace Staff Awards held at the town hall.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale with Father Christmas and the cast of Cinderella.
25 November 2019
The countdown to Christmas officially began in Rochdale on Sunday, 24 November 2019.
An artist's impression of Rochdale Riverside phase 2.
22 November 2019
A major new development set to create hundreds of new homes in Rochdale town centre could be in line for a £4million funding boost.
Staff at Educate Awards.
21 November 2019
Cardinal Langley RC High School was honoured at the prestigious Educate Awards ceremony on Friday, 15 November 2019.
New gym at St John's RC Primary School.
21 November 2019
Staff and pupils at St John’s RC Primary School in Rochdale are on a fitness quest thanks to their new gym facility.
Choir.
19 November 2019
The annual High School Singing Showcase took place on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 with a variety of choirs and soloists performing.
Dog.
18 November 2019
An investigation into suspected illegal dog breeding has seen 101 dogs removed from houses in Greater Manchester.
Marks and Spencer logo.
14 November 2019
Plans revealed for a new clothing and food store at the Rochdale Riverside development as Marks & Spencer (M&S) officially starts work on site.
Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.
13 November 2019
The countdown to Christmas begins in the borough of Rochdale on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at the town hall.
Young people with a tent.
12 November 2019
If you're aged 14-24, you can build skills, confidence and fitness with a series of exciting challenges through the Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award.
Veterans standing with raised flags at the Rochdale Cenotaph.
12 November 2019
Thousands gathered across the borough for Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation’s war heroes and pay tribute to the fallen.
Veterans marching in ceremonial dress.
08 November 2019
The borough came together to pay tribute to the armed forces community at a special Festival of Remembrance at Rochdale Town Hall.
Councillor Janet Emsley with library staff and pupils.
07 November 2019
Rochdale Borough Council’s library service has branched out again after its popular ‘library card for every child’ initiative was given the stamp of approval.
Councillor Neil Emmott at a council gritting depot.
07 November 2019
Teams at Rochdale Borough Council are ready to hit the road to tackle any ice, sleet, flooding and snow this winter.
The 2019 winners and candidates with Councillor Kieran Heakin and the former Mayor of Rochdale.
06 November 2019
The starting gun has been fired on the new race to be the borough’s next Member of Youth Parliament (MYP).
Council staff with gifts.
05 November 2019
Rochdale Borough Council will soon be seeking donations to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal, which helps make sure local children living in poverty have presents to open on Christmas Day.
Rochdale in Bloom with all their awards.
05 November 2019
Rochdale borough is once again the best of the bunch after wowing judges at the North West in Bloom Awards with its stunning floral displays and picturesque parks.
Councillor Kieran Heakin with 2 Broadfield Primary pupils.
05 November 2019
Broadfield Primary school celebrated International Week last week, where pupils learnt about 11 different countries and languages.
Councillor Neil Emmott and council workers at the seeding of a wildflower patch.
04 November 2019
Rochdale Borough Council is reducing its use of pesticides, which are commonly used to treat public land.
Children performing in a show.
01 November 2019
Rochdale Music Service is encouraging all local groups, individual performers and schools to join in with the popular festival of performing arts.
A milk carton.
31 October 2019
A takeaway owner has been prosecuted after selling peanut and milk products to customers that reported having allergies.
Artist impression of how the new station gateway could look.
31 October 2019
Moves to transform the area around Rochdale train station are on track, with plans being developed to create thousands of new homes as part of a major regeneration of the site.
Rochdale Town Hall lit up.
30 October 2019
The countdown to Christmas begins in Rochdale in November as Rochdale Borough Council confirms the return of a festive market at the town hall, a big Christmas lights switch-on and lots of extra special magical family entertainment.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
30 October 2019
Rochdale Borough Council is consulting residents on the first set of savings proposals that will help save an estimated £32.2 million from its budget.
Ed Byrne.
30 October 2019
Stand-up comedian Ed Byrne will bring his new tour to Middleton Arena in 2020.
Veterans marching down Yorkshire Street in Rochdale.
29 October 2019
Residents across the borough will have the chance to pay their respects to those who've made sacrifices in defence of the country at the 2019 Remembrance Day Services.
Jane Booth, chair of the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board.
29 October 2019
Rochdale’s first ever Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week will be marked with a packed programme of events across the borough.
Kate Bottley.
25 October 2019
Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival proved another big hit with audiences this year, with 12 sold out performances and over 1,300 tickets sold.
Councillor Carol Wardle with staff from Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.
25 October 2019
3 local buildings were presented with the top awards at the Rochdale Borough Design Awards this week.
The Rochdale in Rainbows steering group.
24 October 2019
The borough of Rochdale is gearing up for its first ever celebration of Pride.
Night Club.
23 October 2019
Shift workers in Rochdale borough will benefit from an innovative project offering free face-to-face consultations with sleep experts sharing advice on mental and physical health.
Artist's impression of the Dippy exhibition.
23 October 2019
With less than 4 months to go until Rochdale plays host to the Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur cast, Dippy, excitement's building across the borough.
Councillor Allen Brett with Elizabeth McKenna and Lorraine Cox of STAR Procurement.
23 October 2019
Figures show that the council is spending more money with local businesses than ever before.
David Gee from Electric Blue (middle) with Rochdale Borough Council licensing officers.
17 October 2019
An initiative in the borough of Rochdale has shown huge cost savings await taxi firms that switch to electric vehicles.
Cardinal Langley's Race the Car team being presented their award by the Countess of Wessex.
17 October 2019
Cardinal Langley High and St Mary’s RC Primary School will be representing the Rochdale borough at the prestigious 2019 Educate Awards this year.
Val Perkin and the Mayor of Rochdale with the plaque commemorating the Maskews.
16 October 2019
Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival 2019 opened on Monday, 14 October 2019, with a blue plaque commemorating the couple who made it all possible being unveiled.
Healthy Hero Rochelle with parents and runners.
15 October 2019
Milnrow Memorial Park junior parkrun has celebrated its 1st birthday.
The mayor and mayoress with foster carers, Councillor Massey and Gail Hopper.
14 October 2019
25 families, who together have devoted a phenomenal combined 278 years to fostering children, were celebrated at the council’s annual long service awards.
A young child with a toy lion.
14 October 2019
A national week of action is urging anyone who has ever considered adopting to step forward, as the number of children needing loving homes continues to grow.
Pupils at Falinge Park watching a performance of Crossing the Line.
11 October 2019
In the run up to the Greater Manchester’s week of action against child exploitation education sessions were held in 5 of the borough’s secondary schools to highlight the warning signs that children could be being criminally exploited.
The dinosaur in the prehistoric garden with a BorrowBox cube in its mouth.
11 October 2019
A member of our libraries' team has bookmarked hundreds of pounds after snapping an iconic image to win a national photography competition.
Logo of Rochdale Borough Council.
11 October 2019
We've agreed to let traders run Rochdale market after a new proposal on how it could be run was put forward.
Gail Hopper.
09 October 2019
The government has confirmed that we're one of 18 local authorities nationally who will receive a share of £84 million to fund Strengthening Families, Protecting Children schemes.
Runners in the 2019 Williams BMW Half Marathon.
08 October 2019
Hundreds of runners from across the UK descended on Rochdale for the annual Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run on Sunday, 6 October 2019.
Attendees listen to accounts of survivors of honour based violence.
08 October 2019
National charity Karma Nirvana highlighted the importance of tackling honour based abuse and challenging extremist behaviour at an event in Rochdale.
Campaign poster for child exploitation.
07 October 2019
A campaign’s powerful imagery will highlight how children can be misjudged or stereotyped due to their behaviour.
Mascots at Rochdale AFC's ground with a Stoptober banner.
07 October 2019
Smokers in the borough of Rochdale are being encouraged to join the 200 people in England who quit smoking every hour.
Award winners with the mayor and mayoress.
07 October 2019
Primary schools in the borough of Rochdale have been commended for their commitment to providing healthier food options to their pupils.
One of the affected work surfaces at the takeaway.
04 October 2019
The owner of Shinwari Grill on Yorkshire Street in Rochdale has been fined over £14,000 after food hygiene officers found a maggot-infested rat in the kitchen.
Members of the adult care team.
04 October 2019
Our adaptations team has scooped the runner-up prize at a major national award ceremony for the outstanding service it delivers to local residents.
Veterans at the 2018 Festival of Remembrance.
03 October 2019
The borough will come together at Rochdale Town Hall for a special Festival of Remembrance to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces community.
Amanda Clarke, Chair of the RBSCP.
02 October 2019
The borough’s safeguarding partners are coming together throughout October to share help, advice and practical tips for parents, carers and families.
Apprentice event.
01 October 2019
Young people from across the borough were given an insight into apprenticeships when they attended an event at our Number One Riverside offices.
Jules Evans.
01 October 2019
With just 2 weeks to go before the 2019 Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, there are only a handful of tickets left for many events.
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Events

Christmas and New Year events and updates
18 November 2019

November 2019 - January 2020

Events, activities and updates over the festive period.

Link4Life Christmas events
02 December 2019

02 December 2019 - 01 January 2020

Join us for lots of events held at different venues across the borough.

A Royal Christmas Ball
20 December 2019

20 December 2019 - 21 December 2019

You are cordially invited to a royal ball to celebrate the greatest of Christmas traditions in the splendid surroundings of Rochdale Town Hall.

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
04 October 2020
Returning for its 6th year, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.