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A bridge and groom in front of a wedding car.
15 January 2021
Rochdale Wedding Show, due to be staged this March has been postponed again.
Councillor Daalat Ali.
14 January 2021
Frontline workers are to now benefit from the new Find And Stop Transmission (FAST) testing.
Dippy on display.
13 January 2021
Dippy's adventure in Rochdale borough will feature in a TV documentary series airing this week.
Primary schoolchildren.
11 January 2021
The closing date to apply for primary school places is Friday, 15 January 2021.
Number One Riverside.
07 January 2021
The council is now consulting residents on the latest round of savings proposals.
Rochdale Town Hall.
06 January 2021
A multi-million pound project to restore Rochdale Town Hall gets underway this week.
The Phoenix Centre in Heywood.
23 December 2020
Rochdale borough’s second community vaccination centre will open on Tuesday, 29 December 2020.
Cllr Kieran Heakin.
21 December 2020
The Council is using government winter grant funding to support those most in need over the winter.
A Christmas present.
21 December 2020
Residents in Rochdale borough are urged not to visit other people’s homes during the Christmas period.
Artist's impression of Riverside Phase 2.
18 December 2020
A scheme to deliver 240 new homes and a hotel in Rochdale town centre has been submitted for planning approval.
Artist's impression of new homes.
18 December 2020
Plans to build over 100 brand new homes on a derelict brownfield site in Castleton have been submitted to the council.
Rochdale Town Hall in the snow.
16 December 2020
Details of opening times and service changes over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Artist's impression of new houses.
16 December 2020
Rochdale has submitted a bid for £25 million of the government’s Towns Fund.
Illustration of walking and cycling routes in Greater Manchester.
15 December 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has secured over £900,000 to deliver 2 brand new cycling and walking schemes.
Partnership House.
10 December 2020
A historic 300-year-old building in Rochdale town centre is up for sale.
Mr Popple from When We Started Singing.
09 December 2020
Rochdale’s M6 Theatre is thanking the borough’s unsung heroes for all their efforts in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Allen Brett at the council offices.
09 December 2020
The council has warned that up to 400 businesses have still not come forward to claim the cash.
Pupils from Cardinal Langley.
08 December 2020
Middleton’s Cardinal Langley High School has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Educate Awards.
The Wheatsheaf Centre.
04 December 2020
The council has stepped in to support businesses in the Wheatsheaf after the owners announced it will not reopen.
The memorial hall.
04 December 2020
Major restoration works have begun to make way for a new memorial hall.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
04 December 2020
Rochdale Council has pledged to press ahead with its ambitious growth agenda.
A polling station sign.
03 December 2020
Local and Greater Manchester Mayoral elections are set for 6 May 2021.
Exterior of Number One Riverside.
02 December 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is ready to support residents and businesses through the new national lockdown.
Helen Walton with some of the donated toys.
01 December 2020
There’s still time to support Rochdale Borough Council’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Rochdale Leisure Centre.
30 November 2020
The COVID-19 testing centre on Rochdale town hall car park is being moved to Rochdale Leisure Centre car park.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed in front of plain background.
27 November 2020
The outstanding work of the council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) has again been recognised on the national stage after it was shortlisted for major awards.
Council Leader Allen Brett on levelling up support.
27 November 2020
Council leader Allen Brett has called on the government to urgently expand the level of coronavirus support in place for businesses across the borough.
How the redeveloped Town Hall Square could look.
25 November 2020
The multi million pound redevelopment of Rochdale Town Hall is progressing fast, with contractors ready to move onto the site within weeks.
Illuminated Christmas tree.
23 November 2020
More information has been revealed about this year’s virtual Christmas lights celebration.
Dippy.
20 November 2020
Special Zoom sessions, recently launched in Rochdale, have connected children across the region with the Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur, Dippy.
Councillor Allen Brett looking happy about pay rise for carers.
18 November 2020
Thousands of frontline care staff across the borough are in line for a pay boost after the council backed the introduction of the real living wage.
ToysARoo toy shop in Rochdale.
17 November 2020
Rochdale’s businesses have stepped up to help the council’s Christmas Toy Appeal after the normal drop off points were forced to close due to national coronavirus restrictions.
Cars and buses cartoon in a clean air zone.
16 November 2020
Businesses are being called on to have their say in 2 major public consultations to help shape Greater Manchester’s plans.
Poppy.
13 November 2020
Residents and veterans honoured the nation’s war heroes as the borough fell silent on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day to pay tribute to the fallen.
Councillor Allen Brett looking serious.
13 November 2020
Public health officials in Rochdale are urging residents not to mix with each other as cases in residents aged over 60 rise to double the national rate.
Councillor Neil Emmott at a gritting depot.
12 November 2020
Teams at Rochdale Borough Council are ready to hit the road to tackle this winter.
Airport sign.
11 November 2020
A man has been handed 2 £1,000 fines after sending his children to school when they returned to Rochdale from Spain.
Rochdale Relationships Matter logo.
10 November 2020
All councils across Greater Manchester are following in Rochdale’s footsteps and having a relationships revolution.
2 young children.
10 November 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is implementing the innovative Mockingbird programme.
Volunteers with donated toys.
04 November 2020
Rochdale Borough Council will soon be seeking donations to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Youth Opportunity Fund logo.
02 November 2020
Young people from across the borough can apply for grants from the council’s Youth Opportunity Fund.
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