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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.

Kevin Woodford to cook at Rochdale Feel Good Festival

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02
Jun
2015

He's a best-selling author too, with numerous books under his belt, including Kevin Woodford's 60 Best Holiday Recipes, published last month on Kindle. Councillor Janet Emsley, Cabinet Member for...

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Jarred Exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale

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28
May
2015

23 May 2015 - 9 April 2016 2500 year old ancient Greek vase takes centre stage in the Heritage Gallery! New exhibition Jarred, showcasing ceramics from Rochdale borough's museum and art gallery...

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Watergrove parkrun reaches 1 year anniversary

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27
May
2015

The parkrun is part of the successful Link4Life activ8teme programme. activ8teme Co-ordinator, Sarah Shard said ''The activ8teme programme has been a huge success. Since it was launched in...

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May Half Term Holiday Club at Rochdale Leisure Centre

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18
May
2015

Rochdale Leisure Centre has put on an action packed programme of activities for children to enjoy throughout the May Half Term. With a variety of sports sessions on offer for all ages there truly is...

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Memory Wellbeing Café

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18
May
2015

Saturday 23 May 2015, 1pm-3pm As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Touchstones Rochdale and the Alzheimer's Society will be hosting a Memory Wellbeing Café Roadshow on Saturday 23 May 2015 in the...

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Local acts get chance to shine at Feel Good Festival

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15
May
2015

The organisers of Rochdale Feel Good Festival have launched their annual search for a local music act to perform on the main stage at this summer's event, supporting pop rock band 'Toploader' and...

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Toploader confirmed for Rochdale Feel Good Festival

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13
May
2015

Pop rock band Toploader are the first act confirmed on the bill for Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer. With a string of top 20 singles including 'Achilles Heel', 'Only for a While' and 'Time of...

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Beacon lights the night sky as Rochdale remembers VE Day

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11
May
2015

A special beacon was lit in Rochdale on Friday during a service by Rochdale Cenotaph to commemorate the end of the Second World War. Rochdale borough was one of 100 areas around the UK chosen to...

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Borough sets out its stall for Love Your Local Market Fortnight

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07
May
2015

Shoppers across the borough are being urged to get behind their local market as the nation gears up to mark Love Your Local Market (LYLM) fortnight from 13 to 27 May. The two week celebration will...

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Rochdale Feel Good Festival - 2015 dates confirmed

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29
Apr
2015

Rochdale Feel Good Festival will return on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September, promising another incredible showcase of entertainment, food and culture. The annual two-day summer festival, in its 8th...

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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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