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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.

Gracie Fields statue sculptor chosen

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05
Oct
2015

Gracie, who was made a Dame shortly before her death at the age of 81 in 1979, had a career spanning 60 years and was believed to be the highest paid actress in the world in the 1930s. She was born...

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Festival makes businesses feel good

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29
Sep
2015

The event, now the North West's biggest free music and food festival, saw more than 45 artists taking part, and is widening its appeal - attracting almost 3,000 people from outside the...

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Active adults celebrate two years and counting

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28
Sep
2015

Active adults gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of a programme designed to increase participation in sport. The Link4Life activ8teme programme is now two years old. To celebrate the...

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Hundreds turn out for People's Art 2015 launch

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28
Sep
2015

Almost 200 people turned out on Saturday (26 September) to see the Mayor of Rochdale, officially open this year's People's Art 2015 exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale. Organised by Link4Life's Arts...

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Link4Life celebrates Summer Fun success

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03
Sep
2015

Link4Life is celebrating the success of their action packed Summer Fun Holiday Programme which offered children and young people the opportunity to take part in a diverse holiday activity programme,...

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Opportunities for Local Artists at Touchstones Rochdale

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28
Aug
2015

It's that time of the year again where 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 2015,...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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26
Aug
2015

Acknowledging the enthusiastic support received from the many different organisations taking part, Julian Jefferson, Head of Arts and Heritage from Link4Life said, "Our fantastic heritage offer is...

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1,200 hit the streets to run Rochdale

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25
Aug
2015

The 10K was won by Joe Bailey in 32:02, while the first female runner was Kirsty Johnson in 41:27. Spectators came out in there hundreds to line many parts of the routes and on the Esplanade there...

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Runners ready to run Rochdale!

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14
Aug
2015

Over 1,000 runners have already registered and remaining places are filling up fast. The 10K route leaves the Esplanade along Entwisle Road, before heading towards Milnrow via Albert Royds Street....

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All roads lead to Rochdale on 23 August

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11
Aug
2015

The courses have some good straight sections and are reasonably flat, making them relatively fast.  There are over £2,800 of prizes available including cash for the first 3 men and women in the...

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Nominate your local sporting & culture heroes

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28
Jul
2015

It’s that time of the year again where the borough of Rochdale is getting ready to recognise and celebrate its own local sporting and culture heroes! If you know a ‘Person’, ‘Club’ or...

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Five star festival for food lovers

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21
Jul
2015

  On the Saturday TV chef and best-selling author Rachel Khoo, known for her acclaimed ‘Little Paris Kitchen’ BBC television series, headlines a...

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Rochdale Feel Good Festival search for local talent

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02
Jul
2015

If you would like to be considered for Rochdale Feel Good Festival and you are from the borough, email events@rochdale.gov.uk  saying who you are, what you do and why you would like to...

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Gallipoli tribute – Rochdale unveils memorial stone

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29
Jun
2015

Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Lord Shuttleworth said: "It was a great honour for me to be at the unveiling of this permanent Memorial to the heroes of Gallipoli and the 6th Battalion of the...

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Residents invited to public Gallipoli commemoration this Sunday

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23
Jun
2015

The stone, arrived from Halifax this week and is now in secure storage. It is being donated by the ‘Life for a Life’ charity, whose Chief Executive Norman Armstrong-Kersh said: “The charity...

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Feathered

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23
Jun
2015

  4 July - 5 September 2015 Feathered showcases the work by contemporary artists who have chosen to concentrate on depicting these mystical winged...

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Close Contact

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23
Jun
2015

  4 July - 5 September 2015 Exploring traditional skills, materials and tools, Close Contact presents our admiration for innovative craft techniques. This...

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Borough ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day

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10
Jun
2015

On 20 and 21 June Rochdale Borough Council, The Royal British Legion, friends and community groups are hosting 'Poppy Picnics' – raising money for the legions important work. There will be family...

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Plans for Gallipoli memorial ceremony revealed

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08
Jun
2015

The stone is being donated by the 'Life for a Life' charity, whose Chief Executive Norman Armstrong-Kersh said: "The charity is now in its sixteenth year and it really is a great pleasure to be...

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Garry Holt: Good to Feel the Breeze of Fear

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03
Jun
2015

After a suggestion that he might like to work in the medium of collage, armed with magazines, that evening Garry made his first piece of art. From that moment on he could feel his mood picking up...

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