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Latest News and Press Releases


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


Plan your trip now – Tour de France visitors urged to prepare for 6 July

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06
Jun
2014

Although associated mainly with France, it’s normal for the Tour de France to dip into neighbouring countries. In fact, last year was unusual in that it stayed completely in France! The last time...

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Only 50 days to go to nominate your sporting heroes!

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05
Jun
2014

The borough of Rochdale is getting ready to recognise its own local sporting heroes! If you know a 'Person' or 'Club' that has made a difference through sport in your neighbourhood or community,...

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Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE to speak at Rochdale’s Armed Forces evening

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03
Jun
2014

"The military have all made great sacrifices for their country and it is right that we do all that we can to embrace them into our community." Added Councillor McCarthy. Armed Forces Day itself...

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Opportunities for Local Artists at Touchstones Rochdale

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03
Jun
2014

Local artists have a great opportunity to exhibit their work in the Art Gallery at Touchstones Rochdale. Entry forms are now available for People's Art 2014, the annual exhibition open to...

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Sport and leisure skills graduates celebrate success

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23
May
2014

Click on the image to enlargeA group of unemployed young people are looking forward to a future in the sports and leisure industry having successfully completed a programme of training and...

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Boccia athlete Daniel celebrates best of British medal success

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21
May
2014

Click on the image to enlarge22 year old Daniel Wain is celebrating the sweet taste of success after coming third in the 2014 Great Britain Boccia Championships held at Robin Park in Wigan earlier...

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Middleton’s VC hero honoured

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20
May
2014

Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell V.C, Middleton's only Victoria Cross recipient, will be recognised in the town next week with the unveiling of a street sign in his honour in the town centre –...

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Second stage of Rochdale town centre demolition gets underway

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15
May
2014

The Broadwater Centre and old St Andrews Church in Rochdale town centre will soon be reduced to rubble with demolitions set to start this Monday. (19 May) It is expected to take Connell Brothers...

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Charity Zumbathon raises over £500 for charity

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13
May
2014

Click image to enlargeOver 75 members of the community got together on Sunday 11 May at Bowlee Park Sports Centre in Middleton to Zumba for 'The Christie Cancer Charity'. The 3 hour challenge was...

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Rochdale’s reshape happening fast

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12
May
2014

Rochdale's skyline is changing rapidly with the old bus station and car park now consigned to the history books. The old municipal offices, for years a landmark in the town centre, are now almost...

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International festival star confirms Rochdale performance

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09
May
2014

Multi award winning writer and poet Jackie Kay MBE has confirmed an appearance at Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival later this year. Jackie, a prolific writer of short stories, novels, poetry...

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Only Two More Sessions of Baby Play Baby Do

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09
May
2014

Touchstones Rochdale is continuing to celebrate the success of their creative baby play project 'Baby Play Baby Do'. Held in the Art Gallery, parents were invited to let their babies crawl, cry and...

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Town celebrates football promotion in style

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07
May
2014

Rochdale's promotion winning football squad brought crowds to town centre on Tuesday when the team took part in an open top bus parade before attending a civic reception. A large crowd gathered to...

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A Celebration of the Music of Michael Ball - Love Changes Everything

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02
May
2014

If you missed Michael Ball in concert, don't panic! Love Changes Everthing, a celebration of the music of Michael Ball, will play at the Middleton Arena for one special performance only on Saturday...

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Football stars set for bus parade and town hall celebration

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01
May
2014

Rochdale's promotion winning football squad will parade along the Esplanade in the town centre on Tuesday (6 May) before attending a civic reception at the town hall. Final details of the...

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Talking Heads Exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale

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01
May
2014

  24 May 2014 - 18 April 2015 Ever wondered what a portrait would say if it could talk? New exhibition Talking Heads is set to open on Saturday 24 May...

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Rochdale Borough Council: Borough flies the flag for St George

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24
Apr
2014

Rochdale Borough Council celebrated St George's Day on Wednesday 23 April with a flag-raising ceremony at Rochdale Town Hall. The flag of St George, which flies alongside the Union Flag outside the...

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Grants available to create Tour de France cycling success

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16
Apr
2014

To celebrate the second stage of Le Tour de France coming to the borough in July, Rochdale Borough Council is making a total of £20,000 available for local groups to make the visit of the sporting...

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Ladies in Pink take indoor bowling honours for second year

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14
Apr
2014

This year's winners of the Rochdale Leisure Centre Indoor Bowling League are Ladies in Pink. Rochdale Leisure Centre hosts a successful weekly Indoor Bowling League every Monday throughout the...

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Paul Chowdhry adds Arena date

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11
Apr
2014

One of the most in demand stand-up comedians is coming to Middleton Arena this autumn during his extended 2014 tour. Paul Chowdhry, host of Channel 4's 'Stand Up For The Week' and star of BBC1s...

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