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Latest News and Press Releases


All the latest news, information and press releases on leisure, culture and events from Link4Life and Rochdale Borough Council.

VE beacon set to light night sky in Rochdale

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29
Apr
2015

Residents are invited to Rochdale Cenotaph on Friday May 8 for a special service to commemorate the end of the Second World War. Rochdale borough is one of just 100 areas around the United Kingdom...

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Williams BMW confirmed as partner for Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and fun run

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28
Apr
2015

Leading prestige motor retail centre, Williams Rochdale BMW has been confirmed as a major sponsor for the new Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, taking place this summer. The announcement...

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What a night – Rochdale celebrates with books!

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27
Apr
2015

World Book Night was celebrated on Thursday as hundreds of people across the borough were handed free books. From commuters on Northern Rail trains and members of Demesne Community Centre luncheon...

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Dates announced for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival 2015

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24
Apr
2015

The dates for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival have been announced. The festival will run from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October this year, with organisers promising another feast of events for...

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Rochdale celebrates St George's Day

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23
Apr
2015

Rochdale was celebrating all things English in the sunshine today to mark St George's Day. The flag was raised at Rochdale Town Hall during a during an event hosted by the Mayor Councillor Carol...

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Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K announces over £2,800 prize fund

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22
Apr
2015

Prizes for the first Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K which takes place this August have been confirmed, following the opening of online registrations last month. The total prize fund is over £2,800,...

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National Grid provides link to the past in Rochdale

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17
Apr
2015

Rochdale's Touchstones Museum is celebrating the latest addition to its historic collection thanks to a generous donation. National Grid has handed over the manufacturer's plaque conserved from one...

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St George’s Day celebrations set for Rochdale Town Hall

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16
Apr
2015

Rochdale Town Hall will be toasting all things English next week to celebrate St George’s Day. The flag will be raised at the iconic landmark during an event at 10am on Thursday 23 April, hosted...

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Election polling cards issued

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14
Apr
2015

Polling cards have been delivered across the borough ahead of the general election and local elections on 7 May. As always the cards let every registered voter know where, when and how to vote. So...

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Rochdale to celebrate World Book Night

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13
Apr
2015

  Rochdale will celebrate World Book Night 2015 with a special event at Touchstones Arts and Heritage Centre later this month. On Thursday 23 April the...

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Residents invited to make a difference in Kirkholt

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09
Apr
2015

Make a badge...make a smoothie...make some noise...and help make a difference in Kirkholt. A family fun fayre is being held in Kirkholt Community Church this Tuesday (14 April) from 11am-2pm and...

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Council seeks election staff

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09
Apr
2015

As politicians canvas for votes in the upcoming May 7 elections, Rochdale Borough Council is asking residents to get in touch if they would like to help run the polls. There are a number of paid...

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Spring Exhibitions launched at Touchstones Rochdale

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30
Mar
2015

Two new shows have been launched at Touchstones Rochdale (Friday 27 March 2015) showcasing work of Rana Begum and Claire Barclay. Claire Barclay's work is typically large in scale and...

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Beacon to light night sky in Rochdale on 8 May

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27
Mar
2015

Rochdale Cenotaph opposite the town hall has been chosen for the location of a beacon that will mark a very special Second World War anniversary in May. Earlier this month it was confirmed that the...

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Getting FiT in Middleton Arena

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24
Mar
2015

Gym-goers, thespians and swimming stars will soon be enjoying cleaner, greener energy when they visit Middleton Arena thanks to the installation of 1000 solar panels. During 2014, Rochdale Borough...

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Heart screening event raises awareness of young sudden cardiac death

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24
Mar
2015

Over 200 14-35 year olds have taken part in a free cardiac screening event held at Heywood Civic Centre. Organised by the friends and family of Thomas Hardman, who died suddenly in his sleep in...

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Easter Holiday Club at Middleton Arena

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20
Mar
2015

Middleton Arena has put on a fantastic programme of activities this Easter. The 'Go4it' programme includes: Junior Lifeguard Taster Course - a brand new survival and rescue taster programme that has...

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Easter Holiday Club at Rochdale Leisure Centre

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20
Mar
2015

Easter is here again and Rochdale Leisure Centre has put on an action packed programme of activities for children to enjoy throughout the school holidays. Come and take part in Street Dance - a...

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Packed Easter Holiday Programme at Heywood Sports Village

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20
Mar
2015

Heywood Sports Village has put on a fantastic programme of activities this Easter. The 'Go4it' pool programme includes: Link4Life Swim Academy Courses - 4 day and 5 day courses with the STA...

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Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and fun run this August

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16
Mar
2015

Rochdale will stage a Half Marathon, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run for the first time in August. The new event will be staged on Sunday 23 August and opens for entrants at 9am on Saturday 21...

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