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The locals of Littleborough and beyond have been raising the roof with joyful song and laughter each Wednesday since the launch of ‘Sing! Littleborough’, our new community singing group.
Date Published 20/10/2017
I have had a busy week which started with a ministerial brief regarding a military consultation on the Iraq and Syria issue against IS. The role troops play is important and we...
Phil Jordan has raised nearly £400 for Stand Up To Cancer with a head, beard and moustache shave at Just Gents in Littleborough.
Jackie Carmichael unveiled a brass plaque at Littleborough Station in memory of her late husband Stuart on Monday (16 October).
2017 is proving to be a busy year for the local Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund with 15 new groups receiving funding for their many and varied community projects.
Date Published 17/10/2017
The boundary commission has produced revised constituency proposals, following months of public consultation, that leave the borough carved up into three constituencies.
Due to an obstruction on the line, some rail services between Manchester Victoria and Todmorden are delayed or cancelled.
Date Published 16/10/2017
Local charity Reuse Littleborough raised over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support with a sponsored head shave at Hare Hill House's Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 30 September.
Date Published 10/10/2017
Hare Hill House raised over £1000 from their Macmillan coffee morning.
Date Published 07/10/2017
Local MEP, Sajjad Karim, has warned of the inherent danger of backsliding on equality and diversity issues once Britain has left the European Union.
Date Published 04/10/2017
The Rochdale Borough Council contribution towards the implementation and first year costs of a new recruitment website, launched earlier this year, was £59,894.81.
Date Published 02/10/2017
Parents of children who are due to start primary school in September 2018 can apply for their child’s first school place from Monday 2 October.
Rochdale AFC’s Dale in the Community Sports Trust is looking to appoint additional voluntary trustees who can use their skills, experience and time to support the charity.
Battle of Poelcapelle
From the 9 - 11 October 1917 the 2/6th and 2/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers took part in the battle south east of Passchendaele along the railway line...
Phil Jordan is set to shave his hair off in the name of charity for Stand Up To Cancer on 19 October.
Date Published 30/09/2017
This week I have been at the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
I listened intently to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech which was about why politics matters and how it is not all...
Date Published 29/09/2017
Happy Jacks Nursery in Littleborough raised £329 towards injured fireman Alex Green’s return home by holding a ‘Green Day’ on Wednesday 20 September.
Date Published 27/09/2017
Now that summer has faded, why not give your tired old garden equipment and furniture a new lease of life in time for Christmas, and help change the lives of many children by...
Date Published 26/09/2017
This week I helped a couple, Tony and Christine Bibby, from Littleborough fly home after they were stuck in the Caribbean during Hurricane Irma.
Date Published 22/09/2017
Smokers are being urged to give up cigarettes this Stoptober as statistics show there’s never been a better time to quit.
Date Published 21/09/2017
Springhill Hospice is asking for people to donate any unwanted gifts, chocolates, bottles, toys or household items whilst they are preparing for the Christmas period so that the...
Date Published 20/09/2017
Rail Union RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 5 October between 00:01am and 23:59pm.
Date Published 19/09/2017
Approximately 100 people completed the annual Pink Promenade sponsored walk on Sunday afternoon (17 September) in aid of breast cancer.
Date Published 18/09/2017
Rochdale-based company Hanson Springs has donated £1,720 to the Save Samantha fund, following a raffle for the company’s annual trip to York races.
Date Published 14/09/2017
Local signage company Graffic Detail has provided Resuse Littleborough with eye-catching signs for their collections van.
Residents across the borough have been commended as recycling rates hit the highest levels ever at 58.7%.
There will be road closures around Littleborough on 8th October for the Williams BMW Half Marathon.
Date Published 13/09/2017
The Parochial Council gives notice of its intention to petition the Charities Commission to make a cy- pres scheme whereby its land located at Ealees can be sold
Date Published 11/09/2017
Prosecco Cricket, Heywood Charities Fete & Parade, Whitworth Rushcart procession, Teddy's Picnic, St Leonard's Church History Tours, Dog Show, Rochdale Hornets v Swinton Lions,...
Date Published 31/08/2017
Sergeant 241432 Owen Crossley
Owen was born in Littleborough during 1895 and in 1911 Owen, a Cotton Weaver, was living at 7 Smith Street, Barehill and was with his parents Fred...
Date Published 01/09/2017
Parents of children due to start secondary school in September 2018 will be able to apply for their child’s school place from Friday 1 September to Tuesday 31 October.
Three quarters of a century ago in 1942, the British Navy desperately needed more warships to protect the Atlantic convoys. Local communities were given the seemingly impossible...
Following a successful second operation on Friday 18 August, Samantha Smith has been suffering from ‘excruciating pain’ since the procedure.
Date Published 25/08/2017
Several Wardle Academy students achieved above and beyond their expectations in their GCSEs.
Date Published 24/08/2017
Staff and pupils at Hollingworth Academy are celebrating their best ever GCSE results this year. 78.9% of Year 11 students achieved 5 GCSE passes at A*-C, with 73.1% doing so...
Bluebell Cat Rescue and Rehoming in Littleborough are in urgent need of ‘fur-ever’ homes for their feline occupants, plus donations for vet bills, wood-based cat litter, and food...
Date Published 23/08/2017
Littleborough’s University of the Third Age (U3A) is celebrating their third birthday on 25 September.
The Mayor and Mayoress will be attending the buffet lunch with...
Date Published 21/08/2017
Samantha Smith’s family have been told that her second lifesaving surgery on Friday (18 August) went well, and although Sam was ‘in a lot of pain, she was quite responsive’.
The Lee Rigby charity bike show, Afternoon Teas, Family Fun Day’s, Summer Fayre’s, Live Music, Let’s Fish, Springfield Park Model Train Rides – lots to do round the borough for...
Date Published 17/08/2017
The Three Amigos Fundraising Group have been awarded with a Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Award for their committed work to raising funds towards fighting cancer.
Date Published 19/08/2017
Sam Clancy, who went missing in Budapest during a stag party in April, died due to multiple injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, a coroner has ruled.
Date Published 16/08/2017
A community event which took place on Saturday (5 August), has raised £900 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Date Published 15/08/2017
Samantha Smith has to raise a further £50,000 to cover costs for an urgent and unexpected second life-saving operation on Saturday (19 August).
Last week the mother of two from...
Rochdale Feel Good Festival, Fire Service Museum Open Day, Rochdale AFC v Scunthorpe, Food And Craft Markets, It's a Knockout Challenge, Rooley Moor Community Event, Good...
Date Published 10/08/2017
Eight-year-old Lily Rose Bradley has organised a coffee morning and cake sale to raise funds for Springhill Hospice in memory of her great-grandmother, Sheila Scott.
Date Published 11/08/2017
Rochdale Borough Council is proposing to increase charges for parking for at Hollingworth Lake by up to 127%.
The new charges will affect Hollingworth Lake Country Park car...
The Village Medical Practice in Littleborough has been taken out of special measures after being recognised as making significant improvements to the quality of care by the...
Samantha Smith needs need scans as soon as possible on her brain stem and cranial cervical junction. She is due to meet with her life-saving neurosurgeon, Doctor Henderson, next...
Date Published 05/08/2017
Dominic Apenteng is set to take on a tandem skydive to raise funds for his partner, Samantha Smith, on Sunday 27 August.
Date Published 02/08/2017
Private William Barcroft
In 1901, five years after being born in Littleborough, William lived with his grandmother, Mary, at 86 William Street, together with his father Thomas...
Date Published 31/07/2017
Horticulture students from Hopwood Hall College have been using their expertise to renovate sections of Rochdale Canal.
Date Published 28/07/2017
Reuse Littleborough’s request for school uniforms has been hugely successful following an appeal by Rochdale Online on 13 July.
Through unwanted uniforms, the no-money charity...
Date Published 27/07/2017
A major road resurfacing scheme gets under way next week on Yorkshire Street and Halifax Road in central Rochdale between Townhead Junction and Entwisle Road.
A young woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was discovered dead in Hollingworth Road car park on Tuesday (25 July).
Date Published 26/07/2017
Sky-high ground rent on new-builds could be scrapped if plans get the go ahead. The news comes as the North West is singled out as a hotspot for costly leasehold agreements and...
Date Published 25/07/2017
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