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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.

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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Mayor has a Ball at Lavish Charity Event

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21
Oct
2014

Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Carol Wardle, has raised around £5,000 at her glittering charity ball, with a theme which celebrated 40 years of the formation of Rochdale borough. The lavish event...

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Get on Track graduates celebrate success

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20
Oct
2014

Graduates gathered at a presentation ceremony last week in front of friends and family to celebrate their success in completing the latest Get on Track programme. Brainchild of Olympic athlete Dame...

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Stage set for Rochdale’s festival feast - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Friday 24 - Sunday 26 October

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20
Oct
2014

One of the most highly anticipated events on the borough's cultural calendar - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival kicks off on Friday (24 October) promising three days of drama, comedy,...

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Gone but not forgotten

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20
Oct
2014

A new display acknowledging Rochdale's part in the First World War opens at Touchstones Rochdale in commemoration of Remembrance Day. 'Gone But Not Forgotten' features poignant mementoes - like a...

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Get healthy this half term

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14
Oct
2014

Families looking for a dose of fun this half term are being encouraged to attend the Library Health Roadshow, where they can take part in numerous activities designed to increase health...

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Spooky Sporty Halloween Fun at Rochdale LC

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14
Oct
2014

Half term holidays are here again and Rochdale Leisure Centre has put on yet another action packed programme of activities for children to enjoy their holidays. Take part in our Halloween Mini...

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Spooky Sporty Halloween Fun at the Village

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14
Oct
2014

Heywood Sports Village has put on a fantastic programme of activities this October Half term. Take part in a fun session of themed Halloween activities including: multi-sports, games and a fun pool...

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Spooky Sporty Halloween Fun at the Arena

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14
Oct
2014

Middleton Arena has put on a fantastic programme of activities this October half term. The dry side programme includes days of non-stop energetic and fun multi-sports. Special to the Arena this half...

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Fundraiser at Heywood Sports Village supports Macmillan

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13
Oct
2014

It was cash for cakes last week at Heywood Sports Village as Link4Life staff took part in Macmillan's biggest fundraising event, raising money for people living with cancer. Customers and staff all...

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Back to the floor for Customer Service Week at Heywood Sports Village

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13
Oct
2014

Senior managers at Link4Life went 'back to the floor' last week for Customer Service Week with HR Manager, Emma Pendlebury, getting into uniform to spend the day at Heywood Sports Village. National...

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