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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.

Middleton Arena date for Rich Hall

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27
Nov
2014

Grouchy deadpan American comic Rich Hall returns to Middleton Arena next year with his brand new show. The quick witted star of television shows including 'QI', 'Stand up for the Week', 'Live at the...

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Daksha Patel: Bodytopos

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27
Nov
2014

Touchstones Rochdale presents Bodytopos, an exhibition of beautiful and finely rendered drawings and prints by artist Daksha Patel. The exhibition includes new work made in response to digital scans...

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A Common Ground

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27
Nov
2014

Touchstones Rochdale present together for the first time the work of Junko Mori, Kayo Saito and Ikuko Iwamoto, three makers from Japan whose work exquisitely reflects and responds to the natural...

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Call goes out for sponsors to get Daniel on the road to Paralympic success

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24
Nov
2014

Volunteers are needed to take part in a sponsored 'Bocciathon'. The event will help talented young athlete Daniel Wain – and winner of this year's Young Disabled Sports Achiever – to take up his...

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Santa Claus is coming to Touchstones Rochdale

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21
Nov
2014

Santa Claus is coming to town, so come and take part in the family festive fun at Touchstones Rochdale. On Saturday 6 December, 10am-5pm, visit Santa's Grotto at Touchstones Rochdale for only £6.50...

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Rugby League Heritage on Tour visits Rochdale as star attraction of Heritage Festival

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18
Nov
2014

Rochdale's pioneering role in rugby league history will be celebrated when the brand new 'Rugby League Heritage On Tour' exhibition visits the town on 2 December for two weeks. Rochdale Hornets are...

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Rochdale's walking football team stroll into regional finals

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17
Nov
2014

The 'Rochdale Strollers' walking football team has taken part in the first national walking football tournament competing in the Northern area regional final. The Rochdale team is made up of regular...

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Full line up revealed for the Rochdale Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On

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14
Nov
2014

The packed line up for the annual Rochdale Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch On has been announced, with Littleborough singer and X-Factor star Danny Dearden, Britain's Got Talent boy band 'The...

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Sports Leaders celebrate success

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13
Nov
2014

Successful new Sports Leaders have celebrated their success at a presentation ceremony at Hopwood Hall College in front of friends and family. The Link4Life organised Sports Leaders programme...

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Stephen Pinnell: Waiting for the Miracle

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13
Nov
2014

Waiting for the Miracle, a new exhibition of paintings and mixed-media works created by local artist Stephen Pinnell is set to go on show at Gallery One, the community gallery at Touchstones...

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Full speed ahead for new 'Rochdale' book launch

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12
Nov
2014

A successful launch of the new book 'Rochdale – Sports Car Pioneers' brought enthusiasts from across the country to see it safely out into the literary world. Author Les Brown was at Touchstones...

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Cross-Training competition puts Rochdale on the fitness map

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12
Nov
2014

Over seventy people of all ages took part in a cross-training competition at Rochdale Leisure Centre. Split into novice, intermediate and advanced classes, participants took part in a circuit of...

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New dance programme takes steps to improve health

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12
Nov
2014

A new programme of dance sessions in Link4Life centres will be launched in December as part of a new year campaign to get adults more active in the Rochdale borough. The 'More than Dance' project is...

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Rochdale Changing Lifestyles hero wins regional award

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12
Nov
2014

The 'Changing Lifestyles Recognition Award' at last week's Greater Manchester Sports Awards has been won by Rochdale Borough nominee, Roger Varnom against strong opposition from across the...

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Thousands gather for Remembrance Sunday Services

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10
Nov
2014

Thousands gathered across the borough on Sunday for poignant Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation's war heroes. Representatives from the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force joined veterans and...

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Adult craft workshops to put you in a festive mood

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04
Nov
2014

Inspired to create a handcrafted Christmas? Then look no further than Touchstones Rochdale where experienced facilitators will help you create personalised, handcrafted Christmas cards and a festive...

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Industry experts take their lead from Number One Riverside

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28
Oct
2014

Architects and property companies from across the north of England descended on Number One Riverside to find out just what makes the Rochdale Council offices the best workplace in the...

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Book launch tells the story of the 'Rochdale' Car

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27
Oct
2014

A book about the history of the 'Rochdale' Car will be launched at Touchstones Rochdale on Saturday 1 November between 11am-2pm. There is the chance to come along and meet the author, Les Brown who...

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Schoolgirl Rebecca dives in to save boy

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22
Oct
2014

When schoolgirl Rebecca Hayley went on holiday with her family to Lanzarote little did she realise that lifesaving skills she had learnt in her local pool at Heywood Sports Village were about to be...

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Remembrance Services: Honouring our fallen heroes

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21
Oct
2014

Councillor Alan McCarthy, Lead Member for the Armed Forces said the Royal British Legion does fantastic work, which it is really important to support and is encouraging everyone to wear their poppy...

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