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Latest News and Press Releases


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


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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Rochdale commemorates WW1 Centenary with LIGHTS OUT

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05
Aug
2014

A two-minute silence was held to allow those gathered, both young and old, the chance to reflect on the day's events and to remember those friends, families, neighbours and strangers who fought and...

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Touchstones Rochdale summer fun has arrived!

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31
Jul
2014

  Touchstones Rochdale is excited to announce their 2014 Summer Fun Programme offering wonderful, creative and fun activities for all ages! The fabulous...

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Tickets for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival go on sale

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29
Jul
2014

A series of debates, discussions, workshops and interviews will be taking place featuring many of the performers, giving a real insight into their life and work. Events for children and families...

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Lights Out for Link4Life centres to mark First World War centenary

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29
Jul
2014

Members of the Middleton Branch of the Royal British Legion will attend the Middleton Arena to join in the commemoration. All remaining Link4Life centres not open to the public that evening will...

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Rochdale buildings scoop the English Heritage gold standard

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28
Jul
2014

Also joining the 347 other buildings in the borough which are currently Listed is the Middleton War Memorial and Garden of Remembrance. The memorial was unveiled in 1927 to commemorate the 647 men...

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Rochdale Council’s plans to create lasting memorial to Gracie Fields get Hollywood seal of approval

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28
Jul
2014

A memorial stone to Gracie is currently located on Molesworth Street, close to the place where she was born. But her many fans want greater recognition for one of Rochdale's biggest stars and are...

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Rochdale to commemorate WW1 Centenary with LIGHTS OUT

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28
Jul
2014

The famous Todmorden to Rochdale march by the Lancashire Fusiliers will be re-enacted on August 10, while the Corps of Drums will have a dedicated stand at Rochdale Feel Good Festival. Acting...

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Young people invited to 'Get on Track' for skills and work

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14
Jul
2014

The fourteen graduates from the first programme went on to get full or part-time jobs with others signing up for apprenticeships or college courses. This success led to it being officially adopted...

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New cycle hub set to open for Rochdale

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14
Jul
2014

Councillor Paul said: "The new cycle hub is great news for Rochdale, coming hot on the heels of a new town centre Metrolink stop and transport interchange. Cycling is a really important part of...

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Big Games family fun in the sun at Queen's Park

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13
Jul
2014

Families flooded into Queen's Park on Sunday (13 July) to enjoy a day of action and adventure as the Big Games returned to Heywood. Organised by Link4Life with the Friends of Queen's Park, the free...

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Sun shines on Rochdale's Big Games success

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13
Jul
2014

A hot sunny day in Rochdale made it a family day out on Saturday (12 July) when more than a thousand people headed for Touchstones Rochdale and Broadfield Park to enjoy this year's Big...

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Cycling events help Rochdale gear up for disability awareness week

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09
Jul
2014

The Carers' Resource also talked to visitors about the help and support available to carers, while the Home Improvement Agency demonstrated how assistive technology works to help people stay...

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Coffee morning support for children's charity

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08
Jul
2014

Over £1300 has been raised for the children's charity NSPCC at a coffee morning organised by Link4Life staff at Heywood Civic Centre. The coffee, tea and cakes flowed as the audience of over 100...

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‘Amazing day’ - Tens of thousands watch Tour de France in Littleborough

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07
Jul
2014

Linda Fisher, Acting Chief Executive at Rochdale Borough Council, said it was a memorable day and a huge success: "The atmosphere was unforgettable. This is a beautiful part of the world and it's...

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Hundreds turn out for People's Art launch

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07
Jul
2014

Around 200 people turned out on Saturday (5 July) to see the Mayor of Rochdale, officially open this year's People's Art exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale. Organised by Link4Life's Arts and...

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Big Turnout for Big Games at Middleton Arena

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03
Jul
2014

A warm and sunny day in Middleton brought out a big crowd to Middleton Arena on Sunday (29 June) as hundreds of children and their families came out to enjoy this year's Link4Life Big Games...

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Cycling event helps Rochdale borough gear up for disability awareness week

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03
Jul
2014

Number One Riverside will take on a very different look next week, with circus skills, wheelchair basketball and accessible bike demonstrations set to show showing Rochdale Council's visitors that...

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