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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.

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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Rich Hall's Middleton date rescheduled

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16
Mar
2015

Deadpan comic Rich Hall's Middleton Arena show has been moved to Thursday 18 June, due to his appearance on Channel 4's Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The quick witted star of...

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Rochdale's high flying women show they're the business

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10
Mar
2015

Successful women from across Rochdale got together to share advice and inspirational stories for an event to mark International Women's Day. Around 70 women attended the Women in Business Event at...

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Roll of honour remembers our fallen heroes

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10
Mar
2015

The names and details of over 2,500 men who died in the First World War have been published on a roll of honour. Local newspaper The Rochdale Observer has researched and published the records of the...

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Funding available for summer holiday activities for Children And Young people in Heywood

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10
Mar
2015

Heywood Activities Partnership (HAP) are inviting groups across Heywood to submit funding applications up to a maximum of £500 to host activities throughout the summer holidays aimed at children and...

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Fusilier Lee Rigby Middleton tribute to be unveiled

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03
Mar
2015

A permanent memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby in his hometown of Middleton will be unveiled this month, Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed. A bronze drum, alongside a plaque for Lee and a memorial...

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Ed Byrne books Middleton Arena show

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26
Feb
2015

  Stand-up comedian Ed Byrne has announced a date at Middleton Arena this year with his brand new show. The master of observational comedy and star of...

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Rochdale Strollers go viral with FA People's Cup qualifying win

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25
Feb
2015

Walking Football team the 'Rochdale Strollers' are an overnight You Tube sensation as a video clip of them celebrating their qualifying round win in the 'People's Cup' went viral with nearly 250,000...

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Julie goes ‘digital’ for Rochdale’s new festival

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24
Feb
2015

Whether it's how to set up an email account, making video calls with Skype, shopping safely on line or setting up your own Facebook or Twitter page you'll be able to find out how at Rochdale...

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Ethan Marriott elected as Rochdale’s Member of Youth Parliament

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17
Feb
2015

In his acceptance speech, Ethan said: "Politics isn't something for adults to do and for us to give a confused shrug. It's about human interaction. I'd like to thank the young people of Rochdale...

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Glennis Brierley : Celebrating A Creative Life

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16
Feb
2015

Glennis had always drawn and made art since she was a child. Brought up in York Buildings, in the shadow of Strangeways Prison in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Glennis as a young child often used to...

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