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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
Our girls’ Football team beat 11 other teams at a recent football rally last week to become local champions.
Date Published 21/03/2017
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
Police are re-investigating the murder of Laurence Winstanley, searching a pond in Littleborough over the Christmas period.
Date Published 10/01/2017
Littleborough Arts Festival are looking for a volunteer to manage and update their website.
Date Published 09/01/2017
Councillor Neil Butterworth has been accused of ‘double standards’ and having a 'not-in-my-back-yard mentality’.
Councillor Andy Kelly has called for an assurance from Northern Rail that there will be no fare increase until 2018.
He was speaking after residents complained that some train...
Date Published 07/01/2017
Jager Maestro Bands fundraiser, for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Development (BIRD) charity, was a great nights entertainment and the room was full with people enjoying the...
Date Published 06/01/2017
A planning application has been submitted to Rochdale Borough Council for a new Spar convenience store in Littleborough.
Date Published 05/01/2017
StopRussellHomes campaigners have today launched a public appeal for pledges towards the costs of funding a Judicial Review of the decision by Rochdale Council to grant planning...
Date Published 04/01/2017
Littleborough Lions raised £503 for Springhill Hospice so that four bedside cabinets could be purchased for the newly refurbished rooms on the ward.
A Christmas Fair in Littleborough Cricket Club in early December raised £2,000 for Springhill Hospice.
The Mayor and Mayoress, Ray and Elaine Dutton, declared Littleborough Boxing and Fitness Club fully re-open to the public after an extensive renovation programme.
Local entrepreneur Elizabeth White has joined the 2016/2017 cohort of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme, in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)...
Date Published 03/01/2017
Private Samuel (Sam) Kershaw
Although born in Shawforth in 1897 by 1911 he was living with his family at 4 Clegg Street, Littleborough.
Thank you to all the children, staff, parents and PTFA for making this year’s productions for KS1 The Apprentice and the Early Years the Nativity such a success.
Steph Chadwick, from Littleborough, is hoping to raise £1,000 for Springhill Hospice as part of a ‘Dry January’ to kick off 2017.
Date Published 31/12/2016
Littleborough born DJ Andy Kershaw has set social media alight with a highly controversial post about the death of George Michael.
Date Published 26/12/2016
Over 600 Santas sprinted and strolled around Hollingworth Lake on Sunday 11 December all in aid of Springhill Hospice.
Date Published 22/12/2016
A cat has been poisoned and died this week in the same manner and area as previously, around Holland Street, Littleborough.
Date Published 21/12/2016
StopRussellHomes campaigners have commenced the process of seeking a Judicial Review of the Council’s recent decision to grant planning permission for the development of 110 new...
Date Published 20/12/2016
The Summit Tunnel, which is located between Littleborough and Walsden, suffered a very serious fire on 20 December 1984 when a fully loaded tanker train became derailed.
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