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Latest News and Press Releases


All the latest news, information and press releases on leisure, culture and events from Link4Life.


Middleton celebrates its Golden Heritage this weekend

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10
Sep
2014

Middleton will be celebrating its fantastic architecture this weekend as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival. England's largest voluntary cultural event starts tomorrow (Thursday 11...

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Gems of the Pennines join Heritage celebrations

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09
Sep
2014

Pennines Rochdale is getting ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and countryside this weekend with the return of the national Heritage Open Days festival taking in the towns and villages of...

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It’s Heritage Saturday at Touchstones Rochdale

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08
Sep
2014

It's Heritage Saturday this weekend (13 September) at Touchstones Rochdale with talks and tours to celebrate this year's Heritage Open Days. The sculptured friezes on the outside of this Grade II...

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Heritage Lottery Fund awards £9,800 to Rochdale Borough Council to mark First World War Centenary

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03
Sep
2014

Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Link4Life, has received £9,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, Gone But Not Forgotten awarded through its First World War: then and...

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Cycling star Joanna to guest at Rochdale borough Sports Awards

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03
Sep
2014

Cycling star Joanna Rowsell has been announced as guest speaker at this year’s Rochdale Borough Community Sports Awards to be held this month. This annual event is a glittering celebration of...

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New recruits needed for Link4Life board

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02
Sep
2014

Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust is recruiting people to join its board of trustees to help lead culture, leisure and sport in the local area. Link4Life is commissioned by Rochdale...

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Action all the way for summer fun at Middleton Arena

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27
Aug
2014

The school holidays are in full swing at Middleton Arena with over sixty children a week joining in Link4Life's summer fun days. Middleton Arena Summer Fun afternoons have been attracting children...

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Panto Stars in town for Free Cinderella launch

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26
Aug
2014

Parents and children of all ages are invited to come on down to the Middleton Arena on Sunday 14 September to meet the stars of this year's pantomime, Cinderella, and to see them in action on...

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Street renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient

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26
Aug
2014

Councillors, veterans and members of the public gathered to pay respect to a true hero as a street in Heywood was renamed in commemoration of Private Anthony Palmer, a soldier in the Crimean War and...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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19
Aug
2014

The borough of Rochdale is getting ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and heritage next month with the return of the national Heritage Open Days festival. Billed as England's largest...

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Rochdale taxi drivers set the wheels in motion for tourism boom

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19
Aug
2014

A group of Rochdale cabbies have turned tour guide as part of a scheme to help visitors discover the borough's treasures. The scheme to turn drivers into ambassadors for their town saw 22 eager...

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Corrie star Jane Danson confirmed amongst headliners at Rochdale’s festival feast

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15
Aug
2014

Coronation Street star Jane Danson will be amongst the headline shows at this autumn's Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. The 35 year old actress, best known for playing Leanne Battersby in the...

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Action all the way for summer fun at Rochdale Leisure Centre

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15
Aug
2014

The school holidays are in full swing at Rochdale Leisure Centre with over sixty children a week joining in Link4Life's summer fun days. Boys and girls aged between 5 and 12 have had the opportunity...

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Action all the way for summer fun at Heywood Sports Village.

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15
Aug
2014

The school holidays are in full swing at Heywood Sports Village with over forty children a week joining in Link4Life's summer fun days. Heywood Sports Village Summer Fun afternoons have been...

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Grants for the arts as local funding announced

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14
Aug
2014

  Arts groups in the borough are being invited to apply for up to three years' funding as details of Rochdale Borough Council's grant funding...

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Literature festival venues named

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13
Aug
2014

The official venues for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival have been announced. Twelve venues will be hosting more than 40 live events during the celebration of literature, drama, dance, music,...

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Day of entertainment at Limefield Park

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12
Aug
2014

Don't miss an afternoon of fun activities and music in Limefield Park, Middleton tomorrow (Wednesday 13 August) from 4pm. There'll be plenty of fun free activities for young people, including a mini...

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Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

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11
Aug
2014

Author Ralph Davidson, from Milnrow, unveiled a poignant new book during a special launch event and book signing at Rochdale Town Hall this week. 'Not Forgotten: Milnrow and District Fallen Heroes...

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Calling Rochdale’s daredevils!

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11
Aug
2014

  Thrill seekers from across the borough have the chance to get a birds' eye view of Rochdale later this month – when the town hall clock tower is...

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Borough businesses encouraged to welcome breastfeeding mums

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08
Aug
2014

Businesses and shops in Rochdale borough are being asked to show their support for breastfeeding mums by signing up for the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme. Businesses are being encouraged to take part...

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