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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.

Rochdale Borough Sports & Culture Awards 2016

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29
Sep
2016

A packed Middleton Area enthusiastically celebrated the nominees and winners of the Rochdale Sports and Culture Awards. This annual Link4Life produced event is...

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FE, FI, FO FUM!

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27
Sep
2016

Alex Reid comes to Middleton, for some panto fun! Shone Productions Ltd presents their biggest pantomime yet, Jack And The Beanstalk, at Middleton Arena from Thursday 1 - Saturday 31 December...

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People's Art is back

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26
Sep
2016

Over 200 people turned out on Saturday (24 September) to see the Deputy Mayor of Rochdale, officially open this year's People's Art 2016 exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale. Organised by Link4Life's...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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16
Aug
2016

The borough of Rochdale is once again getting ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and heritage next month with the return of the popular national Heritage Open Days festival. Now 22...

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Wheelchair Rugby League 4 Nations

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16
Aug
2016

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 23 September at Rochdale Town Hall and then a two-day tournament will commence at Kingsway Park Sports Centre. It...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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16
Aug
2016

Image © Atheer D Mahir. A friend of St Edmunds Church. Now 22 years old, the event is billed as England's largest voluntary cultural event which 'opens the...

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Wheelchair Rugby League 4 Nations

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15
Aug
2016

Rochdale Hornets Wheelchair Rugby League alongside Wigan & Leigh Wheelchair Rugby League have been successful in their bid to bring the Wheelchair Rugby League 4 Nations to the North...

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Call for Cloth Jamboree

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10
Aug
2016

  Join us for a hands-on, art making, storytelling, chin wagging afternoon. Take part in the making of a new artwork for Call for Cloth. Bring your Cloth...

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Opportunities for Local Artists at Touchstones Rochdale

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04
Aug
2016

  It is that time of the year where local artists have a great opportunity to exhibit their work in the Art Gallery at Touchstones Rochdale. Entry forms...

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Xplorer Is Coming to A Park Near You!

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14
Jul
2016

British Orienteering have launched a range of new markers including sports, space, transport and professions to complement the existing markers. In celebration of...

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Rochdale Leisure Centre £500k fitness refurbishment

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05
Jul
2016

Rochdale Leisure Centre’s fitness suite re-opened on Saturday 2nd July following a £500k refurbishment. The facility now includes the industry’s most advanced cardio equipment, including...

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Nominate your local sporting and culture heroes

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16
May
2016

The borough of Rochdale is once again getting ready to recognise and celebrate its own local sporting and culture heroes! If you know a 'Person', 'Club' or 'Organisation' that has made a difference...

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Opening up… memories, conversations and heritage

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11
May
2016

Karen Heatley, Museum Curator at Touchstones Rochdale said: "Many people with dementia remember the distant past more clearly than more recent events, because...

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Free Fitness for Armed Forces extended

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28
Apr
2016

Armed forces personnel will be able to continue to use facilities free of charge at Rochdale Leisure Centre, Middleton Arena, Littleborough Sports Centre, Heywood Sports Village, Bowlee Park Sports...

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Creative Play Sessions for Babies and Parents at Touchstones Rochdale

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26
Apr
2016

  Do you have a baby under 2? Touchstones Rochdale is welcoming babies and their parents to a new creative play session in the Art Gallery. Every first...

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Women Artists: From 1861 to 2015

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18
Apr
2016

  19 March 2016 - Spring 2017 A new exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale, Women Artists: From 1861 to 2015, celebrates the role of women in the art...

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Flag-raising family fun for St George’s Day

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15
Apr
2016

Rochdale Borough Council is flying the flag for St George’s Day by inviting residents to take part in celebrations at the annual flag-raising ceremony outside the town hall on Saturday 23...

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Rochdale salutes Major Edmund Gartside

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11
Apr
2016

Major Edmund T Gartside TD DL MA has been made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough, the highest civic honour Rochdale Borough Council can bestow on an individual. The Freedom of the Borough was...

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Rochdale ready to mark Queen's 90th Birthday with beacon lighting ceremony

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08
Apr
2016

As part of the commemoration event, the Army Cadet Force are taking special gas fueled beacons to the top of the four highest peaks in the UK: Ben Nevis – Scotland (1st Battalion Highlanders...

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Jenny Eclair confirmed for Rochdale’s literature feast

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05
Apr
2016

The first famous name booked for the 2016 Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival has been confirmed. The six-day festival in October will feature comedian, novelist and actress Jenny Eclair, best...

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