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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.

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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Grimethorpe Colliery Band coming to Middleton Arena

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09
Feb
2015

The multi award winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be performing at Middleton Arena later this year during their 2015 tour. The world famous brass band, formed in 1917 by a group of miners,...

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Rochdale girl receives top Lifesaving Award for saving child's life

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06
Feb
2015

A Rochdale schoolgirl who used her lifesaving skills to save a youngster from drowning in a hotel pool has received a prestigious award from STA, the world's largest swim teaching and lifesaving...

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Rochdale to unveil memorial to heroes of Gallipoli

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05
Feb
2015

Council call for residents whose relatives fought in Gallipoli. A permanent memorial will be unveiled in Rochdale this summer to honour the service of local men who fought in one of the bloodiest...

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Charity Spinathon to raise funds for Hospice

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16
Jan
2015

Link4Life are inviting people to take part in a charity three-hour Spinathon to help raise money for Springhill Hospice. It will take place on Sunday 25 January between 2pm and 5pm at Rochdale...

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Link4Life Chief Executive Appointment Announced

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06
Jan
2015

A new Chief Executive has been appointed at Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust which leads and manages culture and leisure services on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council. Taking up...

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Stepping out to new year health with launch of new dance programme

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06
Jan
2015

A new Bollywood Dance session will launch at Rochdale Leisure Centre, on Entwisle Road, this weekend with a chance to try it out for free from 2pm-2.45pm on Saturday, 10 January. The session will...

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Female Players Wanted For New Netball Satellite Club

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06
Jan
2015

Rochdale Junior Netball Club has successfully secured funding for a Satellite Club in the Rochdale Borough and is looking for female players to join the Club. The Satellite Club session takes place...

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Missing Gracie Fields scrapbooks reunited

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22
Dec
2014

Rochdale Borough’s Museum has recently acquired a collection of scrapbooks charting the life of Gracie Fields.  The books have been missing since around 1984 when the Gracie Fields archive was...

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Winter Season Exhibitions launched at Touchstones Rochdale

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16
Dec
2014

  Two new exhibitions have been launched at Touchstones Rochdale (Friday 12 December 2014) presenting work of Japanese artists Junko Mori, Kayo Saito and...

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Touchstones Knitty Gritty group deck the halls with festive textiles

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08
Dec
2014

Members of the Knitty Gritty group have been busy creating a wealth of festive objects to embellish a winter garland at Touchstones Rochdale. The knitted and crochet festive decoration contains over...

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