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Samantha Smith is due to meet with a surgeon in Washington on Thursday 22 June as she is just £8,000 from reaching her target of raising £150,000 to cover the cost of her vital life-saving surgery.
Date Published 15/06/2017
A further three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Saturday 8 July, Sunday 9 July and Monday 10 July, rail union RMT has confirmed
Date Published 23/06/2017
The public is being warned of a recent telephone scam, involving a caller claiming to be from the Talk Talk telephone provider.
Littleborough was buzzing on Saturday (10th June) when Littleborough Food & Drink Festival drew hundreds of people to the centre.
Date Published 12/06/2017
Labour's Tony Lloyd is the new Rochdale MP after a stunning victory in the General Election. Mr Lloyd attracted 29,035 votes, a staggering 57.89% of the vote and a huge majority...
Date Published 09/06/2017
Just a day before the polls open in the general election we take a look at the chances of each of the candidates in the Rochdale constituency and conclude just two, Labour's Tony...
Date Published 07/06/2017
As the annual Parklife festival returns to Heaton Park, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are publishing details of travel arrangements and asking attendees to plan their...
Community groups are being encouraged to bid for a share of a £10,000 cash pot, launched once again by housing association Contour Homes.
Date Published 02/06/2017
Bombardier Charles Louis Whittaker
Charles was born in Sowerby Bridge and in 1901 was recorded as living at 2 Higher Calderbrook with his parents John and Martha and his...
Date Published 01/06/2017
With Thursday 8 June approaching there is just over a week to go until voters across the borough elect their Member of Parliament.
Date Published 31/05/2017
Parents across the region are being encouraged to register or renew Yellow School Bus places ahead of the new academic year.
The award winning gardens surrounding Springhill Hospice are just beginning to flower, summer will soon be here, encouraging the gardens to bloom - an appropriate time to launch...
Date Published 30/05/2017
Local residents are being given another chance to get their finances in order with a free course aimed at helping the local community to best handle the current economic downturn.
Victoria Station has reopened following last week’s horrific terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.
Date Published 29/05/2017
Despite the terrible events of this week the upcoming bank holiday weekend promises to be an exciting one with competitors, spectators, shoppers and music fans visiting Greater...
Date Published 26/05/2017
Littleborough’s Zoe Renshaw marked World IBD Day on Friday (19 May) by donning a giant whoopee cushion costume for the day at her busy job in bid management.
Date Published 24/05/2017
Travellers across Greater Manchester are being advised to allow more time for their journeys on Wednesday as transport continues to be affected following the terrorist attack that...
Date Published 23/05/2017
In three weeks time the people of Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton will have the opportunity to go a polling station and cast their votes to determine who will represent them in...
Date Published 18/05/2017
Councillor Ian Duckworth was sworn in as the new Mayor of Rochdale at the annual mayor making ceremony held at Rochdale Town Hall on Wednesday (17 May).
Guests in the Great...
Cheques were presented to The Brainstrust and The Christie Hospital on Wednesday (17 May) at Hollingworth Lake after a charity fundraiser in April raised more than £3,200.
Date Published 17/05/2017
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 30 May.
Date Published 16/05/2017
Students and local community groups recently got together with Littleborough Arts Festival in a ‘craft meets nature’ celebration.
Charity group Reuse Littleborough is urging the people of Rochdale and Littleborough to donate their unwanted items to the group, rather than dumping them.
Haji, a young child in Tanzania, has had his life changed by a bicycle donated from Reuse Littleborough.
Local slimmers, who have lost over 15st between them, have raised £355 so far for Springhill Hospice after they laced up their trainers and swapped their usual meeting place of...
River’s Red Carpet Reception at the Empire on Sunday raised £1,385 towards a seizure alert dog for River Wardley.
The Wardley family dressed up as characters from Batman, with...
Date Published 15/05/2017
An application to transform the former Smithy Bridge Pub into a children’s nursery has been submitted to Rochdale Borough Council by Bob Greatbanks.
Date Published 12/05/2017
A packed congregation at St Adnrew's, Dearnley witnessed the licensing of new vicar, the Rev Rachel Battershell on Sunday.
Date Published 11/05/2017
An afternoon of entertainment is being held to raise funds for Samantha Smith, the young mum from Smithy Bridge who urgently requires life-saving neurosurgery.
Following the incidents of wildfires on the moorland above Littleborough and Todmorden the South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires,...
Date Published 09/05/2017
People are urged to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming General Election.
Northern Rail has announced that it will be increasing rail fares from 21 May.
The 'Cheap Day Return' fares in Greater Manchester will increase by up to 50p, or up to 9.25%,...
Residents and visitors to Hollingworth Lake are complaining that the car park entrance was coned off and closed for ‘maintenance’ on Sunday, bringing traffic chaos to Hollingworth...
Northern's customers will soon be able to buy off-peak advance purchase tickets on the day they travel.
Councillor Jane Howard has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Rochdale in the forthcoming general election.
Date Published 07/05/2017
Tony Lloyd has been selected as the Labour Party candidate in the forthcoming general election.
It is understood Mr Lloyd was regarded by the three-person NEC selection panel...
Date Published 08/05/2017
The Arras Battlefield lies some 20 to 30 miles north of the Somme Battlefield where so many local soldiers fell between July and November 1916. It stretches from the Vimy Ridge in...
Date Published 06/05/2017
A rucksack with diabetic medication was found on East Street in Littleborough near the canal during the morning of Wednesday (3 May).
The name ‘Luis Santos’ is written inside...
Date Published 04/05/2017
Sam Clancy from Littleborough, who went missing during a stag do in Budapest, has died.
The 24-year old went missing on Friday (29 April) and had last been seen getting into a...
Date Published 03/05/2017
The new vicar of St Andrew's, Dearnley and Incumbent of Dearnley, Wardle and Smallbridge, is Rev Rachel Battershell.
Date Published 02/05/2017
Kath O’Donnell was named as the Woman of Rochdale 2017 at a special luncheon at Rochdale Town Hall on Friday (28 April).
Date Published 28/04/2017
Brian Hook a former Wardle Academy student from Littleborough, won an Olivier Award for his outstanding work on the highly acclaimed production of Rotterdam.
Date Published 26/04/2017
Firefighters from Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire were faced with challenging conditions on Saturday night as they tackled a fire on moorland above Littleborough.
Date Published 25/04/2017
The community of Littleborough pulled together with a fancy dress walk on Saturday to raise vital funds for Samantha Smith, who urgently requires life-saving neurosurgery in...
Date Published 24/04/2017
Littleborough’s Yankee Heaven raised over £460 for the ‘Bake for Heroes’ campaign on Saturday.
The family-run business has raised money for Help for Heroes for the past few...
Date Published 19/04/2017
Councillor Andy Kelly, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Rochdale, says he is ready to fight to become Rochdale's next Member of Parliament.
Date Published 18/04/2017
There was a full house with standing room only for a performance of the Pace Egg at Littleborough Coach House.
Date Published 15/04/2017
Firefighters across Greater Manchester are calling on people to take care when out enjoying the moors. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is asking the public to...
Date Published 13/04/2017
The seventh annual Doggy Dash For Life at Hollingworth Lake on Sunday (9 April) has so far raised over £4,000 towards cancer research, with more donations to follow.
Date Published 12/04/2017
A moorland fire near Swaindrod Lane in Littleborough on Tuesday (11 April) was attended by eight fire crews and two wildlife units.
The fire was well alight when crews...
Significant funding has been secured to rebuild a wall and stabilise the land to the rear of Whitfield Brow, Littleborough, an area of the town which was hit hard by the Boxing...
Samantha Smith, from Smithy Bridge, has just four months to raise £150,000 for life-saving surgery in America.
The 30-year-old’s brain and spinal cord are being crushed under...
Date Published 10/04/2017
During the battles around Arras, some 25 Littleborough soldiers lost their lives including 13 during April 1917. Their stories are told below.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in Littleborough has been given an upgrade in a bid to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the area.
Date Published 07/04/2017
Ebony Flood, 12, from Smithy Bridge, is set to make her international football debut at the Dallas International Girls Cup in April.
Date Published 31/03/2017
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