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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
Rochdale Council has responded to figures provided by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) that showed a staggering increase in the number of pothole complaints in the borough...
Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd has hit out at the government and claimed Ministers are “running scared” after scaled back plans for electrification between Manchester and Leeds were...
Date Published 24/07/2017
The recent Classic Car show, organised by Rochdale Rotary, raised £7,700.
The Littleborough Rushbearing Parade started with dancing at Wine Press, then parading to the festival in The Square on Sunday (23 July).
Date Published 23/07/2017
Local mutual housing society Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) has been awarded 14th place in this year’s list of top 50 social landlords.
Date Published 17/07/2017
Work to protect the iconic moorland of the Peak District and South Pennines is having a positive and statistically significant effect on the environment, research recently...
There have been seven burglaries in Smallbridge, Wardle, Firgrove and Littleborough since 1 July.
The thieves are forcing entry to properties on Oldclay Drive, Thimbles Close,...
Date Published 16/07/2017
Woodland wildlife and school children visiting Hollingworth Lake this spring and summer have been the real winners of an exciting new volunteering project supported by a grant...
Thousands of people turned out in glorious sunshine to enjoy the Rochdale Classic Car Show on Sunday (16 July) at Rakewood.
There were over 100 vintage, classic, collectors...
Samantha Smith, whose brain and spinal cord were being crushed under the weight of her own skull, has had her life-saving surgery in Washington DC following a five-and-a-half-hour...
Date Published 15/07/2017
Christian Warburton, from Littleborough, is aiming to help Red Star Boxing raise £10,000 for the Christie charity.
Former Rochdale footballer Geoff Thomas has been forced to pull out of the Three Tours cycling challenge because of a hip infection.
Date Published 13/07/2017
Town centre wardens for Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood and Littleborough are expected to be in post ‘within the next four to six weeks’, the Council meeting heard on Wednesday (12...
Reuse Littleborough would like your cast off school uniforms.
White shirts, blouses and polo's, dark coloured shorts, pants and skirts, black shoes, pumps, school bags, PE...
Presented during Councillor Daalat Ali’s report as Cabinet Member for Planning and Development to the full council meeting on Wednesday, the ‘reworked’ Greater Manchester Spatial...
The search is on for the borough’s best new building or regeneration project.
The seventh annual Rochdale Borough Design Awards will celebrate the best in new development design,...
Date Published 12/07/2017
Waterways charity the Canal & River Trust wants to recruit new volunteers to join a new Towpath Taskforce to help care for the 200-year old Rochdale Canal in Littleborough.
Date Published 11/07/2017
Samantha Smith will be having stage one of her life-saving treatment at 5pm Tuesday (11 July).
Samantha Smith, who is due to have a life-saving operation on Tuesday (11 July), needs to hit her fundraising target by Monday (10 July).
Date Published 08/07/2017
George Holt, from Littleborough Community Primary, was elected the Rochdale Borough Children’s Champion at a ceremony at Rochdale Town Hall on Tuesday 4 July.
Date Published 06/07/2017
Littleborough Civic Trust's Flood Resilience Group met with Michael Lyons from the Environment Agency on Monday evening to discuss and give feedback on the development of the...
Date Published 04/07/2017
A group of four amateur golfers from Sheffield based Cure Roofing emerged victorious at the annual NSPCC golf day held at the picturesque Whittaker Golf Club on Blackstone Edge on...
Date Published 03/07/2017
Lance Corporal Archie Middleton Rowell
Archie was born in Littleborough in 1884 and in 1891 was living at the Red Lion Hotel with his parents John and Frederica and his...
Date Published 01/07/2017
Green-fingered residents are being encouraged to get gardening as the ‘Alleyways in Bloom’ competition returns for 2017.
Date Published 28/06/2017
Raphael is a four-year old child with cerebral palsy who has had his life changed by Reuse Littleborough and Forever Angels Baby Home in Tanzania.
Date Published 27/06/2017
Reuse Littleborough have congratulated Amy Hathaway, who set up the Forever Angels Baby Home in Tanzania, on her recent MBE award at the Queen’s birthday honours.
Date Published 26/06/2017
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
Graffic Detail have raised £1,175.40 towards the Manchester Appeal with Manchester Bee stickers.
Featuring a mosaic bee on a blue background with the words ‘Don’t Look Back in...
Date Published 22/06/2017
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...
Date Published 15/06/2017
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
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