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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 America.
Date Published 24/04/2017
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
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
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
A 34-year old man was treated for serious head injuries after being assaulted on a train at Smithy Bridge railway station on Monday (27 March).
Just after 9.30pm, officers from...
Date Published 28/03/2017
A new initiative has been launched offering parents the opportunity to purchase mobile bus tickets for their children, and then allowing these tickets to be transferred directly...
Organisers are urging thousands of residents to support a rally in central Manchester to protest against controversial plans to build on green belt.
Private Charles E Strawson (Ernest Spinks)
In 1911 Manchester born, 1895, Ernest Spinks, a Bleaching Labourer, was living with his family at 25 Frederick Street, Whitelees Road,...
Rochdale Borough Council cabinet member for culture, health and wellbeing, Councillor Janet Emsley, is encouraging local people to become more active.
A motorcyclist in his 20s was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital following a collision on Halifax Road in Littleborough on Sunday (26 March).
River Wardley’s family are putting on ‘River’s Red Carpet Reception’ at The Empire in Rochdale on Sunday 7 May to help raise money towards a seizure alert dog.
Date Published 25/03/2017
Our girls’ Football team beat 11 other teams at a recent football rally last week to become local champions.
Date Published 21/03/2017
Warrant Officer Class 2 Lorraine (Lorrie) Anderson, from Littleborough, was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2017 for services to Army Reserve recruiting.
Date Published 17/03/2017
Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group highlighted the fact that 'we are all downwind of a nuclear power station' on Saturday.
Date Published 12/03/2017
A man was rescued from a fire at a flat and shop on Todmorden Road, Littleborough at 6.00am on Friday (10 March).
Date Published 10/03/2017
A convoy of 95 trucks, organised by Littleborough man Graham Poole, has raised £2,500 towards terminal cancer sufferer Polly Haydock’s potentially life-saving treatment in
Trains travelling between Manchester Victoria and Leeds will be running via Brighouse and Dewsbury on Tuesday (7 March), due to a landslip between Sowerby Bridge and...
Date Published 07/03/2017
The Rights of Way Forum at One Riverside on 23 February was attended by walking groups, bridleway associations, Friends of Hollingworth Lake, United Utilities, and council staff...
Date Published 06/03/2017
Private John Edmund Holt
John Edward was born in Littleborough in early 1881 and for many years lived with his family in Calderbrook.
Date Published 01/03/2017
A woman in her 70s was taken to Royal Oldham hospital with spinal injuries after her car collided with a wall outside Littleborough Fire Station on Whitelees Road at 10.49am on...
Date Published 27/02/2017
Rochdale Rotary Club is celebrating its 90th year and is organising a new annual fund raising venture - a Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day at Littleborough Sports Club.
Littleborough Boxing and Fitness Club are delighted to have been selected to host one of Link4Life’s new Meet Up groups which are being rolled out in the borough.
Date Published 23/02/2017
Hare Hill House, which is being transformed into a community arts space, has seen a boost to its renovation work, thanks to support from local housebuilder, Barratt Homes North...
Smithy Bridge won the Rochdale Primary School Origins tournament at Cardinal Langley RC High School on Wednesday 8 February.
Date Published 21/02/2017
Rochdale Borough Council has agreed savings of £159m over the past five years, with expected further savings of £17m over the next two years.
The Council has to make difficult...
Date Published 20/02/2017
Time is running out for community projects in Greater Manchester to enter Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 for a chance to share a funding boost of £75,000 to...
The Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K routes have changed for this year’s event on Sunday 8 October.
The driver of a red Renault Clio has fled the scene after the car collided with a house at the junction of Whitelees Road and Shore Road in Littleborough at around 4.30am on...
Date Published 17/02/2017
An application to turn the former Smithy Bridge Pub into a Co-op store has been submitted to Rochdale Borough Council by Cheshire-based Develop UK Northern Ltd.
Date Published 16/02/2017
The South Pennines Leader programme has a budget of £1,286,000 available to help support a range of business enterprises in the South Pennines area. Applications are now being...
Date Published 13/02/2017
Repairs to a wall in Littleborough are due to start this month (February) and will take approximately 10 weeks to complete.
Date Published 07/02/2017
Private Fred Stead
20-year-old Private 3/10390 Fred Stead 2nd. Bn Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regt) had joined the army as a regular soldier in December 1913 and had...
Date Published 01/02/2017
Travelling to hospital appointments is about to become easier for residents in Littleborough, Milnrow and Middleton.
Date Published 30/01/2017
Vera Hirst, a volunteer who has devoted 48 years of her life to helping others, has been given a civic commendation from Rochdale Borough Council and the Mayor.
Date Published 27/01/2017
A Littleborough factory is worried that a spate of vandalism, break ins and theft at their premises could cause a major hazard to the local environment
Date Published 26/01/2017
A Littleborough band are hoping that they have an exciting year ahead of them in 2017.
The 706s formed in March 2016 and initially hoped it would be just good fun. However...
The Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund was launched in November 2015 and the first grants were awarded in April 2016.
Rail Union RMT wrote to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) highlighting how two serious incidents that occurred this week demonstrate that the role that guards play on Britain’s...
The parents of six-year-old River Wardley, from Littleborough, who is one of only nine people in the world suffering from a life threatening genetic condition, have launched an...
Date Published 24/01/2017
The Village Medical Centre in Littleborough has been placed in 'special measures' after The Care Quality Commision (CQC) rated it as 'Inadequate' following an inspection.
The Ride Stuff in Littleborough will be helping cyclists to keep their wheels turning during the colder months with a free ‘drop-in’ advice and maintenance session this weekend.
Date Published 23/01/2017
The Three Amigos Fundraising Group have been presented with an award of acknowledgement from Littleborough Lions, in recognition of their work for Cancer Research UK.
Date Published 21/01/2017
Littleborough Boxing Club has been left-hooked on supporting breast feeding mums after signing up to the Breast Feeding Welcome Scheme.
Date Published 20/01/2017
Planning permission was granted for a controversial green field development off Starring Road in Littleborough on Tuesday night (17 January), despite concerns raised over the...
Date Published 17/01/2017
Bryan Forbes died peacefully aged 81 on 8 January 2017 after a battle with COPD. Bryan, born 17 October 1935, on James Street, Dearnley, lived in Littleborough all his life.
Two more cats have been poisoned in the Holland Street area of Littleborough since New Year.
At least seven cats have been killed by antifreeze poisoning on Holland Street and...
Several items of household furniture fly-tipped on Clegg Hall Road in Littleborough have been branded as ‘disgusting’ and ‘spoiling nice places’.
Date Published 12/01/2017
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