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"23.02.2017 13:24:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Helen Flanagan puts on a leggy display as she steps out in pom-pom high heels The Coronation Street actress was filming new scenes in typical Rosie Webster attire Corrie's been filming at the town hall...
"23.02.2017 09:07:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Why celebrity chef's new gastropub got one star hygiene rating His new restaurant was launched in June following a £1m transformation amid a fanfare We've got hold the full report after submitting an FOI request...
"22.02.2017 11:51:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hero neighbour describes rescuing teenager after arson attack on her home At its height flames could been seen shooting out of an upstairs window “I've not done it to be a hero. My religion says you look after your neighbour so that is what I did."
"22.02.2017 09:09:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fundraiser to be held in memory of 'superhero' Joshua McCormack The five-year-old from Whitworth, Rochdale, died last month following a brave battle with cancer On Sunday, February 26, supporters from across the north west will come together to raise money for Derian House children's hospice, and Joshua's family.
"20.02.2017 14:23:46" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Driver crashes 4x4 into building before fleeing in a wheelchair Police said the car was reported stolen on Sunday evening The car crashed into Ron Chalker's Mellor Street factory last night
"20.02.2017 10:43:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale is planning to ban ice cream vans from outside schools to battle obesity “We need to cut down on the amount of sugar our kids are eating and this is one way we feel we can do this" What do you reckon? Good idea or not?
"09.02.2017 15:31:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Four members of Rochdale grooming gang to be deported to Pakistan The men have lost appeals against a move by to strip them of British citizenship as a first step to deportation Ringleader Shabir Ahmed and Adil Khan, Abdul Rauf and Abdul Aziz could soon be sent back to their home country of Pakistan after immigration judges rejected their appeals against a move to strip them of British citizenship.
"09.02.2017 10:21:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Karen Danczuk still has flashbacks of sex abuse she suffered as child The former Rochdale councillor and ex-wife of MP Simon Danczuk said she is learning to live with the memories of being assaulted by older sibling Michael Burke “I feel I'm ready to just move on, but at the same time, I can be washing the dishes or walking to school with the boys and I'll get a flash in my head. Hopefully they'll stop.”
"08.02.2017 08:29:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk £750k inquiry but no charges over Knowl View sex abuse 'cover-up' The inquiry was into how previous reports of child sexual abuse at Knowl View were handled or allegedly covered up GMP launched Operation Clifton into reported child sex abuse at Knowl View special school in July 2014 and it concluded late last year.
"07.02.2017 14:45:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Olympic star Nicola White urges youngsters to dream big during school visit The Rio 2016 gold medalist coached pupils and took part in a Q&A at Castleton primary in Rochdale Nicola, who grew up in Littleborough, urged youngsters at Castleton primary to work hard and follow their dreams
"07.02.2017 11:02:48" manchestereveningnews.co.uk My random act of kindness reunited rough sleeper with his family “It was just a crazy set of circumstances. But it is not just about the money, it's about giving people the time of day." Bev O'Connor, 50, sprang into action after spotting a rough sleeper at a bus stop
"06.02.2017 15:13:46" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police arrest teenager after man attacked in street The 55-year-old victim was walking along a bridge on Linney Lane, in Shaw, Oldham, when a group of teenagers began to taunt him. One of the yobs punched him in the face. The 55-year-old was knocked out in the attack
"06.02.2017 11:30:46" Pete I am looking for a relation that I haven't seen for sixty years.He is Owen Logan & was born in 1946 & together with his sister Sylvia lived in the Spotland Fold area.
Can anyone help?
"06.02.2017 09:26:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man in his 20s raped in Rochdale park Police have launched an investigation following the attack on Sunday morning Police are still at the scene, in Broadfield Park, this morning
"03.02.2017 11:16:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Drug dealer who hid stash in flower pot in front of police is jailed Hannan Shaukat - known as 'Panda' - was arrested by Rochdale police after they spotted him ditching the drugs in a plant pot 'Panda' was spotted by police dumping his stash in a flower pot on Milkstone Road
"03.02.2017 08:43:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Norden Arms reopens after Salvi's Osteria bows out "The first thing I intend to do is bring back the original Norden Arms feel" Well-known estate agent Michael Stewart has taken over the venue saying 'The first thing I intend to do is bring back the original Norden Arms feel and quite possibly the name'.
"02.02.2017 16:58:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 54-year-old man left unconscious in attack by teenagers "This is an unprovoked attack on a man who was simply making his way home." "This is an unprovoked attack on a man who was simply making his way home."
"01.02.2017 12:05:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tireless pesticides campaigner Brenda Sutcliffe has died aged 78 Brenda, from Rochdale, dedicated her life to helping farmers battling illness We were lucky enough to interview Brenda many times about her work. She was truly passionate and dedicated to helping others. Our thoughts are with her loved ones.
"01.02.2017 11:09:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mixed martial artists set for big things after turning professional Antonio Sheldon and Luckasz Pilch, from Rochdale, are to join coach Martin Stapleton in pro ranks Antonio Sheldon and Luckasz Pilch have both had impressive amateur careers training under Martin Stapleton - and now they will now be joining him in the professional ranks.
"30.01.2017 12:38:46" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Homeless men were sleeping in decrepit caravan next to M62 The men have been sleeping under a motorway bridge near Birch services for days The men were left stranded near Birch Services after the vehicle towing their caravan broke down and their 'decrepit' mobile home became uninhabitable.
"27.01.2017 16:19:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk £15m cuts threaten 420 teacher jobs in Rochdale Unions predict devastating affect as a result of new school's funding formula "Rochdale schools are being forced to make decisions that no headteacher should have to make."
"26.01.2017 16:11:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Health watchdog calls for 'urgent action' to address failings at GP surgery The Village Medical Centre, in Littleborough, Rochdale, has been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission Patients were said to be 'at risk' after a series of failings were identified by inspectors
"25.01.2017 16:05:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Town hall u-turn on adult care shake up Rochdale council have dropped proposals to drastically change the Supported Living scheme Rochdale council have decided to drop controversial plans to shake up adult care services
"25.01.2017 11:29:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Future of curry house described as a 'Rochdale institution' to be decided in court A legal battle has broken between the landlords and management of the Asia restaurant Landlords say management at the Asia haven't paid any rent since last summer
"24.01.2017 11:31:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man detained under Mental Health Act after 10-hour siege A woman who was wanted for failing to appear in court was also arrested at the address in Rochdale Here's a round-up of last night's events in Kirkholt
"24.01.2017 08:56:31" manchestereveningnews.co.uk LIVE updates: Heavy police presence at incident on Hill Top Drive in Rochdale Large police presence on Hill Top Road in Rochdale - along with paramedics in attendance Hill Top Drive in Kirkholt was closed for several hours last night while emergency services dealt with a 'serious incident'
"23.01.2017 19:14:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Supermarket worker hit over head with hammer during armed robbery Raid took place at Iceland in Rochdale The raid took place at Iceland off Queensway this morning
"23.01.2017 18:02:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds turn out to pay tribute to brave five-year-old Josh McCormack who died of cancer Darth Vader and a collection of stormtroopers led Joshua McCormack's funeral cortege Josh's fight against cancer touched the hearts of thousands of people - and many lined the streets today to pay their respects
"23.01.2017 16:12:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Passengers evacuated after fire on train About 50 people were removed from the train near Littleborough station in Rochdale About 50 passengers had to walk down the tracks to safety after fire broke out on a train this morning
"20.01.2017 11:07:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Josh McCormack's heartbroken mum invites friends to celebrate his life The youngster, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in October 2015, has been dubbed a 'superhero' by thousands of people around the world Josh's funeral will take place on Monday in his home town of Whitworth
"18.01.2017 11:37:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Extended 'Hillsborough-style' inquest could be held into death of Rochdale schoolgirl Coroner considering using European Convention of Human Rights legislation to establish how Charlotte Baron, 14, died Charlotte, 14, was found hanged at her Rochdale home last February
"18.01.2017 10:53:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pensioner grabbed by the neck during attempted robbery The pensioner, aged in her 70s, was walking along Massey Croft, in Whitworth, Rochdale, when she was approached by a man from behind. The pensioner, aged in her 70s, was walking along Massey Croft, in Whitworth, when she was approached by a man from behind.
"17.01.2017 15:30:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fly-tippers dump cannabis stash at beauty spot Hundreds of marijuana leaves were discovered at the roadside in Ashworth Valley, Rochdale The cannabis plant cuttings were discovered in Ashworth Valley yesterday lunchtime
"17.01.2017 10:11:32" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Suspected serial cat poisoner appears to have struck again Police have issued a warning after a cat was found dead in Littleborough - on one of the same streets four were killed using anti-freeze last year Detectives believe the poisoner lives in or near Littleborough and are urging for anyone with information - or CCTV footage of suspicious activity - to come forward.
"16.01.2017 15:24:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thieves ransack political party headquarters in Rochdale Police are investigating a burglary at the town's Liberal Democrat offices over the weekend The break-in at the Lib Dems' Drake Street HQ was discovered on Sunday morning
"16.01.2017 13:08:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 'I thought they loved me': Rochdale grooming victim speaks for the first time about vile abuse She was just eleven the first time she was abused but believed it was a real relationship The girl has taken to brave decision to speak out about the horrific abuse she endured
"16.01.2017 09:50:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenager who applied to be UN youth delegate 'on a whim' invited to New York conference Alison Greaves, from Rochdale, will be the UK's youth representative at the UN's winter conference next month What a fantastic opportunity. Best of luck Alison...
"15.01.2017 11:55:00" Timeline Photos Are you a friend of the Ashworth Valley?
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"13.01.2017 14:28:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Five-year-old Josh McCormack loses battle with cancer "So Cancer I hope you are now truly satisfied: YOU have won, YOU were brutal, YOU were pure evil and unbelievably torturous to our beautiful Joshua's perfectly loving mind and body" Simply heartbreaking. RIP Josh.
"13.01.2017 13:02:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenager missing from home in Rochdale is found safe and well Caitlin Briggs, 16, went missing from her home in Rochdale on Wednesday afternoon GMP confirmed this morning that Caitlin had been found safe and well
"13.01.2017 12:03:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Video shows terrifying moment pram carrying a child is hit by car Imra Tariq, 35, was crossing the street while pushing two-year-old Hamza, when the car hit the buggy, shunting it across the road Incredibly two-year-old Hamza was uninjured
"13.01.2017 10:17:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police appeal to find missing 14-year-old Kyle Binns Kyle was last seen at around 8am on Monday, January 9, at an address on the Greave estate in Rochdale Kyle was last seen on Monday at a house in Greave
"13.01.2017 09:02:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Passengers anger at 'Sardine Express' rail service Customers getting on at Littleborough and Smithy Bridge have said they are crammed on the Northern trains - with some unable to actually get on or off “It's a recipe for disaster – I dread to think what would happen if there was an accident. People's lives are being put at risk."
"12.01.2017 15:41:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Ten mile tailbacks on M62 after multi-vehicle crash A man suffered spinal injuries after the eastbound smash, which occurred at about 1.15pm near junction 21 for Milnrow There's big problems on the M62 near Milnrow
"12.01.2017 15:11:46" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum's appeal to find missing daughter last seen leaving school Caitlin Briggs, 16, disappeared after leaving St Cuthbert's RC High School Please share and help find Caitlin...
"12.01.2017 14:00:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Toddler fighting for life after being found with serious head injuries A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault A toddler from Rochdale is fighting for her life after being found with serious head injuries at a house
"12.01.2017 13:13:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes paid to cycling stalwart who clocked up more than 150,000 miles in the saddle Peter Riley, from Rochdale, who was a member of the West Pennine Road Club for more than five decades, has died aged 82 "He was perfectly able to capture the breathlessness and bleak backdrop of an ascent up Blackstone Edge in the driving rain or the elation of haring along the Clitheroe bypass at breakneck speed."
"11.01.2017 15:54:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dramatic images reveal the future of Rochdale town centre Artists' impresstions demonstrate how a £100m shopping and leisure complex will transform the area around Baillie Street The town centre is going to look rather different in the months and years to come. What do you think?
"11.01.2017 11:52:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Volunteers clean up 700 tyres dumped at a Rochdale beauty spot Fridges and other rubbish also removed from Ashworth Valley Great community effort from the Friends of Ashworth Valley - but it's a shame flytipping has been such a big problem there
"10.01.2017 08:41:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police divers search pond in connection with notorious 1989 murder Laurence Winstanley was executed with a shot to the head before his mutilated and partly burned body - wrapped in a curtain and weighed down with a pick-axe head - was dumped in a dam Police divers searched a lodge off Blackstone Edge Old Road, Littleborough, over Christmas
"09.01.2017 18:30:01" Rochdale People page Do you have something you want to shout about?
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"09.01.2017 16:45:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Curry house described as a 'Rochdale institution' is to close The Asia on Milkstone Road opened in 1981 and counts Lisa Stansfield among its regular customers Sad news for curry lovers in Rochdale...
"09.01.2017 09:39:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Motorbike-loving pub landlord gets a fitting send-off Friends and family gathered to say goodbye to popular David 'Burkey' Burke, who ran The Nelson Hotel in Rochdale Friends gave Nelson Hotel landlord 'Burkey' a fitting send-off
"06.01.2017 18:36:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fancy living in a £1m home that looks like a caterpillar? This unusual eco friendly home will be built on the hills above Littleborough in Rochdale If you're house-hunting and got a spare £1m floating about, this might be of interest...
"06.01.2017 14:54:13" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Granddad spends Christmas alone after airline refuse visa help Frail David Ashworth, who is not IT literate, was refused entry to the flight after he was told he needed an online visa - and his family say Air Canada staff did nothing to help Retired window cleaner David Ashworth, of Whitworth, missed out on Christmas in Canada with his family after airline staff refused to help him fill out an online visa
"06.01.2017 11:55:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk It's a miracle they survived say motorway smash relatives Shazia Khousar and Abid Nazir, from Rochdale, are both still recovering in hospital after a crash on the M1 just before Christmas. “We went through hell the first couple of days. Then there was hope.”
"06.01.2017 09:10:41" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Murder probe launched after man dies in Royton - latest updates Officers were called to an address on Kensington Avenue just after… Police were called to a house on Kensington Avenue just after 2am this morning
"05.01.2017 17:34:11" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Northern lights could be visible over parts of Rochdale this week Stargazers may be in for a treat and catch the Aurora Borealis above Greater Manchester High ground away from densely populated areas, such as Blackstone Edge, is best
"05.01.2017 13:46:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Former mayor of Rochdale Norman Smith MBE dies Norman, the brother of the late MP Sir Cyril Smith, died on Wednesday night following a long battle against Alzheimer's and vascular dementia Former Rochdale MP Paul Rowen was among those paying tribute saying: “He was an excellent, hard-working, committed councillor. Norman was often in the shadow of his older brother, but was his own man."
"04.01.2017 11:56:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Family's joy as miracle baby Darcey - who weighed just 1lb when born - finally makes it back home The brave little tot spent the first three months of her life, including Christmas Day, in intensive care, her parents Gill Clegg and Mark Moscrop by her side "She's settled in fantastically and it's the best late Christmas present we could have asked for."
"04.01.2017 08:09:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes to United who died after collapsing at West Ham game Ronnie Greenwood, 71, travelled down to the game at London Stadium with his friend, but fell to the floor while in the stands Ronnie Greenwood, of Whitworth, was described as a 'true United fan'
"03.01.2017 15:50:06" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Robbers attacked elderly sweet shop owner for just the change in his pocket Ghulam Ahmad Ghumman's Rochdale store was raided by two masked men Ghulam Ahmad Ghumman,72, was alone in the Sweet Shop and General Store on Milkstone Road when two masked men attacked him
"03.01.2017 09:04:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thousands take part in green belt march over region's house building masterplan Around 3000 protesters from action groups across the region joined forces for the 'Save The Green Belt Walk' Thousands marched yesterday to protest against plans to build thousands of homes across Rochdale, Middleton and Oldham
"02.01.2017 14:37:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes paid to tireless trade unionist who has died aged 65 Martin Larkham, who spent 40 years as a trade unionist, died at his Rochdale home Colleagues described Martin Larkham as a 'stalwart of the trade union community and a formidable man'.
"30.12.2016 17:54:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fans mourn death of Rochdale AFC 'lifeblood' Maureen Peacock The 77-year-old helped the club survive during a financial crisis in the 1980s “Maureen was one of the reasons this club survived through the 1980s."
"30.12.2016 11:58:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes to restaurateur Rodney Nutter after he loses cancer battle His son, celebrity chef Andrew Nutter, announced the sad news on Friday Really sad news reaching us this morning. Our thoughts go out to Andrew and Jean
"30.12.2016 08:39:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Suspended MP Simon Danczuk claims Labour has 'no choice' but to take him back The Rochdale MP has spoken out after being suspended for the last 12 months over alleged texts to a teenager “I've met with chief whip Nick Brown and he says theres's no case to answer. There's a formal process, but the reality is that it's taken so long because I have been a vocal critic of the leadership.”
"29.12.2016 18:52:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Church faces closure a month after its 150th anniversary celebrations Church leaders say All Saints CE Church in Hamer, Rochdale has been getting as few as 18 people at its services The church in Hamer has been getting as few as 18 people attending services
"29.12.2016 16:38:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teen who escaped war in Afghanistan named Young Person of the Year Farmanullah Nawrozy, 18, arrived in the UK four years ago without either parents or family, unable to speak English and badly affected by his experiences of growing up in a war zone Congratulations Farmanullah, you're an inspiration
"27.12.2016 11:02:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police called to 'disturbance'... and find a cannabis farm The call out turned into a lucky break for the police Officers were called to a property on Dover Street just after 3am.
"27.12.2016 08:46:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum fighting for life after family in M1 crash “It's extremely hard for the family and we are just keeping them all in our prayers." Shazia Khousar, 37, her husband Abid Nazir, 38, and their three children Qais 11, Bilal, nine, and one-year-old Haleema, of Spotland, were travelling to visit relatives when their Jeep crashed with a lorry on the M1
"26.12.2016 14:53:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk One year since the Boxing Day floods - how Rochdale got back on its feet "The images of the water flowing through the town centre still send a shiver down my spine." One year ago today the town centre looked like this. Our special report looks back at what happened next...
"25.12.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas to all our readers from all the Rochdale Observer
"23.12.2016 10:37:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police renew appeal 22 years after Tracey Mertens was murdered in a churchyard The Rochdale mum was doused in petrol and set alight in a horrific killing on December 23, 1994 The men who committed this appalling crime have never been caught, despite repeated appeals. If anyone has any information please contact the police...
"21.12.2016 12:29:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hairdresser goes a cut above to give the homeless free haircuts Razors Edge, in Rochdale, will be offering free shaves and trims to people living on the streets Check out how this salon is going a cut above this Christmas.
"21.12.2016 10:14:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dopey car thieves steal family hatchback but fail to spot boy, seven, in the front passenger seat The car was stolen from outside the Bella Maria takeaway in Rochdale The theft took place outside the Bella Maria takeaway on Whitworth Road
"21.12.2016 08:01:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Parents slam online toy firm SavviBuy claiming delivery problems have ruined Christmas for kids Hundreds complained on social media about SavviBuy, based in Rochdale, labelling the firm 'a disgrace' and 'appalling' Parents have slammed the Tweedale Street-based toy firm claiming Christmas will be ruined for many children because presents have not been delivered.
"20.12.2016 15:52:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Volunteers asked people in Rochdale to help refugees in Aleppo - and the response was amazing Tons of clothes, toiletries and other essentials have been handed over since Saturday “We got the word out and we were just bombarded. We get a lot of negative press in Rochdale but everyone has come together to do their bit - that shows the true spirit of the town.”
"20.12.2016 14:53:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Chef Andrew Nutter thanks fans and friends for support after parents targeted by robbers Three men broke into the Rochdale restaurateur's parents home in Hilton Lane, Prestwich, and dragged his elderly mother, Jean, around inside the house "We are now getting the house back to normal," said Andrew today
"20.12.2016 11:44:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Three convicted of manslaughter after driver died as they stole his van James Ray died on his 70th birthday - the day after he was found suffering from head injuries at Plantation Industrial Estate in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside Patrick John McDonagh and Martin Patrick Ward Junior, both from Rochdale, have been found guilty of manslaughter
"20.12.2016 08:36:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Bulgarian who came to Rochdale 'to start a new life' died in horror car crash Tributes have been paid to Salih Mamad, 25, and a fundraising appeal has been launched Salih Mehmed, 25, was a passenger in a car which veered across Bolton Road in Marland and smashed into a tree.
"19.12.2016 17:50:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police forced to stamp out Home Alone burglar rumours Greater Manchester Police forced to stamp out Facebook rumour after hundreds of people share fake post The post is accompanied by a pictures showing US actors Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern - who played the notorious 'Wet Bandits' in the smash hit 90s film
"19.12.2016 16:20:56" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Do you want to see some pics of pugs dressed up for Christmas? Of course you do... Merry Pugmas....
"19.12.2016 14:38:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Andrew Nutter's mum speaks of moment brutal robbers raided home The men ripped a necklace from Jean Nutter's neck in the horrific ordeal and dragged her around inside the house “He had his hand to my throat he said 'Where is your jewellery?'"
"19.12.2016 10:37:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Robbers attack celebrity chef Andrew Nutter's parents in vicious house raid A devastated Mr Nutter has spoken of his anger as his mother… The raiders dragged Andrew's elderly mother around the house and ripped a necklace from her neck
"19.12.2016 09:50:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send us your Rochdale Nativity pictures Yes it's that time of year again... It's that time of year again...
"16.12.2016 08:50:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Revealed: The botched police investigation into a killer 'Significant failings' by Greater Manchester Police and Kent Police are laid out in a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission A report released today reveals how police missed the chance to catch body in the boot killer Lee Nolan
"15.12.2016 17:23:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk M62 traffic stopped after herd of sheep runs across carriageway A farmer and his sheepdog had to shepherd the animals off the motorway near Rochdale One driver tweeted: “Stuck on the M62, sheep are running everywhere, the shepherd and his dog are chasing them!”
"15.12.2016 14:57:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale councillors booed as they vote to accept a 34 per cent pay rise Allowances hike comes as the town hall is being forced to slash another £38m from its budget The decision was met with boos and shouts of 'disgraceful' from the public gallery
"15.12.2016 12:50:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send us your Rochdale Nativity pictures Yes it's that time of year again... Whether your school is putting on a traditional telling of the Christmas story, a variety show, a pantomime or something else entirely, we want to see your pictures...
"15.12.2016 10:50:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pay a visit to Santa Paws with your four-legged friend A Rochdale garden centre has opened a Santa's grotto just for dogs Why should your pets miss out this Christmas?
"15.12.2016 09:07:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Homes evacuated as huge blaze rips through paper mill Around 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze which has been declared a 'major incident' A huge blaze has broken out at a mill formerly owned by Rochdale businessman Vance Miller
"14.12.2016 08:16:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Undercover investigation claims conditions at Rochdale's JD Sports warehouse are 'worse than prison' The sports chain denies any wrongdoing but says it is 'ready and willing' to investigate the claims by Channel 4 News The documentary is due to be aired tonight
"13.12.2016 17:39:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man, 25, killed after car hits tree in Rochdale Two other men who were in the Seat Ibiza escaped serious injury and police have launched an investigation Very sad - another fatal crash in Rochdale
"12.12.2016 17:43:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Friends and family pay emotional tribute to Talaina Hussain The 'Tinsel for Talaina' event saw scores of people bring baubles, tinsel and other decorations to brighten up the area around Kirkholt's Christmas tree "It was about paying tribute to Talaina as a community and showing her family how much we care."
"12.12.2016 11:09:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Campaign to block 750-home green-belt development gathers pace The plan is part of Greater Manchester's mammoth housing drive and one of the proposed schemes in Rochdale We'll have more on this in Wednesday's paper...
"09.12.2016 19:15:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale councillors could get a 34 per cent pay rise Critics say proposal is 'totally insensitive' at time when authority is slashing another £38m from its budget It could see councillors' basic allowances rise to more than £10k - but they will still be below the Greater Manchester average
"09.12.2016 16:03:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pensioner who died after suspected hit and run is named Police are urging the driver of the vehicle to come forward after the crash on Thursday evening Brian Croxon, was found with serious injuries at around 11pm last night outside the Royton Brass Band Club on Sandy Lane.
"09.12.2016 11:11:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk LIVE: School evacuated after bomb threat at primary school Staff at Tonacliffe primary school in the village of Whitworth near Rochdale told pupils to go home after receiving the threat at 9am Tonacliffe Primary School in Whitworth has been evacuated after a bomb threat this morning. Live updates here...
"08.12.2016 20:04:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teachers' posthumous prize to tragic crash girl Chloe Cockton Applause from staff and classmates as prize awarded to St Cuthbert's pupil for top exam results "If there was a prize for maintaining a social life comparable with the Kardashians and still managing to achieve GCSE success, she would have won it."
"08.12.2016 17:10:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Randy hedgehogs think it's mating season due to warm weather The balmy weather recently has muddled with the hedgehog's sex clock tricking them into thinking that it is actually the mating season The unseasonable weather has meant that - instead of preparing for hibernation - male and female hedgehogs have been tricked into thinking that it is actually the mating season of spring
"08.12.2016 12:42:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Severe delays on M62 near Rochdale after lorry fire The carriageway heading over the Pennines towards Yorkshire is closed and there are severe delays Traffic is at a standstill on the M62
"08.12.2016 09:29:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Metrolink link with FOUR violent incidents a day... "I would encourage anyone who experiences an incident to report it so we have a full picture of any emerging issues " One violent or abusive incident a day took place on the Rochdale line
"07.12.2016 13:14:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk School lollipop patrols are saved in Rochdale amid concerns over children's safety Council leader Richard Farnell has ordered a re-think over plans to charge schools for the service Good news for those worried we could lose this important service
"07.12.2016 08:49:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fire at derelict town centre pub is being treated as arson Crews were called to The Spread Eagle pub in Cheetham Street, Rochdale, on Tuesday to reports of a blaze on the first floor of the three storey building Firefighters believe the blaze at the old Spread Eagle, which caused disruption in the town centre at rush hour, was started deliberately
"06.12.2016 15:40:39" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Great-gran, 102, undergoes surgery to remove cancerous growth Adelaide Kershaw is believed to be the oldest patient that surgeons at The Christie have ever operated on Adelaide's daughter Christine Garvey said her mum was recovering well but 'keen to get back to her crocheting'
"06.12.2016 09:08:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man's body discovered near Rochdale Scout hut Police were called to Spotland Road, near the River Spodden, on Monday afternoon The body was found near to the scout hut at Spotland Bridge yesterday afternoon
"01.12.2016 11:06:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Karen Danczuk tells court of her torment after being raped by brother Holding back tears, the former Rochdale councillor told a jury she was regularly molested in the family home between the ages of six or seven until she was 15 or 16 by Michael Burke
"01.12.2016 09:52:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk As it happened: Huge fire at former Carcraft building in Castleton At least four fire engines are in attendance at the scene Here's a recap of the massive blaze at Carcraft last night
"30.11.2016 11:49:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Predatory paedophile who raped young women for two decades is jailed David John Henderson, 54, of Bournemouth, carried out his crimes in Heywood and Rochdale Henderson carried out sex attacks for 18 years while living in Heywood and Rochdale .
"30.11.2016 08:31:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Stabbed woman's family suffer second tragedy 10 years after fire Natasha Wild, 23, lost her brother, step sister and baby niece in the blaze in 2005 Paying tribute to her, Natasha's mother said: “This is a tragic waste of the life of a lovely and beautiful daughter.”
"29.11.2016 16:24:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Stabbing victim named as 23-year-old Natasha Wild Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Natasha who worked at Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale where she used to go to school So terribly sad. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends
"29.11.2016 08:36:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man arrested after woman stabbed to death in Rochdale - updates Police discovered the injured woman at an address in Middle Hill, Syke, at 11.30pm on Monday evening. A woman has been stabbed to death at Middle Hill in Syke. We're live at the scene
"28.11.2016 19:11:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Ambitious proposals to redevelop Rochdale's old B&Q at Sandbrook Park Plans have been submitted for a Travelodge, Wickes and KFC A Wickes, Travelodge and KFC could be built
"28.11.2016 17:59:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk A new 'ring road' could be built to ease M60 congestion Government will fund £2m study into whether the Metrolink can be extended even further The plans could see two new ring roads built to the south and north of the M60 linking to the M62 near Rochdale
"25.11.2016 14:54:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Chloe Cockton death: Sister's grief as driver is sentenced Sophie Cockton was speaking as driver Michael Bowker, 19, was detained for six-and-a-half years for causing Chloe's death in the crash in Rochdale "It tears my heart apart, breaks me into a million pieces and haunts my memory every second of every day."
"25.11.2016 12:57:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Teen sentenced for causing death of Chloe Cockton in crash Michael Bowker, 18, of Croft Street, Rochdale, was at the wheel of a Renault Clio when it crashed into a barrier, killing Chloe who was a passenger Michael Bowker has been sentenced to six and half years in detention. Speaking outside court Chloe's mum Michelle Connolley said: “Nothing could ever replace Chloe. She was a beautiful, talented and clever young woman.
"25.11.2016 11:45:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Teen sentenced for causing death of Chloe Cockton in crash Michael Bowker, 18, of Croft Street, Rochdale, was at the wheel of a Renault Clio when it crashed into a barrier, killing Chloe who was a passenger Michael Bowker, 18, was at the wheel of a Renault Clio when it crashed into a barrier, killing Chloe Cockton who was a passenger. He's being sentenced now
"25.11.2016 08:24:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Men on run after rifles and shotgun stolen in violent burglary A man and a woman were taken to hospital after being hit by a crowbar and threatened with a screwdriver The masked thugs threatened two residents on Todmorden Road, Littleborough, with a screwdriver and crowbar before stealing two .22 rifles and a shotgun.
"24.11.2016 09:25:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk A baby left to die alone - shameful neglect at maternity hospitals The report on North Manchester General and Royal Oldham hospitals details horrendous incidents - including a baby being left to die alone in a sluice room Some truly shocking details have emerged in the report
"23.11.2016 11:39:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Family fly home from Mexico with a SCORPION in their suitcase The tiny stowaway managed to survive the 8,600km trip back to Rochdale - as well as a spin or two in the washing machine - before he was discovered Blimey. This would give you a bit of fright
"23.11.2016 09:41:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Family pay tribute to tragic crash teen Talaina Hussain Talaina Hussain was the front passenger in a car when it crashed into a wall in Rochdale - she died two days later "Our daughter had the biggest heart of gold. Her laugh was so infectious – sometimes you would find yourself giggling although you never had any idea why."
"23.11.2016 08:27:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Daughter of tycoon flies to Kenya to refute claims she killed father Helen Veevers - who will give evidence at an inquest into Harry Veevers death - says the accusations against herself, mum and sister by her half brothers are 'false and malicious' Helen Veevers, 28, will arrive in Mombassa today to give evidence into the death of her father - Rochdale property tycoon Harry Veevers.
"21.11.2016 15:17:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Where half of all food premises have had hygiene warnings Rochdale's record is the second worst of all local authorities in the country The figures cover everything from takeaways and restaurants to schools, pubs, cafes, shops - and anywhere else that serves food
"18.11.2016 13:10:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale striker has record ban for sickening elbow reduced Calvin Andrew was suspended for a whopping 12 games after a vicious forearm smash on Oldham's Peter Clarke Dale striker Calvin Andrew originally received a whopping 12 game suspension for a vicious elbow strike during the club's derby against Oldham
"18.11.2016 09:58:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: 'Thundersnow' and wintry showers hit sparking havoc on the roads Temperatures plunged to below zero degrees overnight, bringing light snow to hilly areas such as Oldham, Rochdale and Stalybridge and along the M62 Just in case you've not looked out the window recently - it's snowing
"18.11.2016 09:45:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Planning application for first stage of £100m redevelopment of Rochdale town centre is submitted "This is a red letter day for Rochdale and yet more evidence in the turnaround of the fortunes of our town centre." Council leader Richard Farnell says it's a 'red letter day for Rochdale'. What do you think?
"17.11.2016 15:59:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tragic crash teen's organs will give others the gift of life Talaina, who was described as the 'life and soul of the class', died yesterday after a crash on Monday “Talaina's mother and father have taken the brave decision to donate her organs and her heart of gold will live on in someone else."
"17.11.2016 12:57:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Friends' vigil at shrine for popular teenager Talaina Hussain Talaina, just 18, was left fighting for life after the crash on Monday – and sadly died yesterday Talaina Hussain, 18, was left fighting for her life after the crash in Syke on Monday. Tragically she died yesterday
"17.11.2016 09:28:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes paid to teenager who died after crash in Rochdale Talaina Cullen, 18, who had been the front seat passenger in a Peugeot 206 which crashed into a wall on Monday evening, was friends with Chloe Cockton who died in a car crash in Rochdale in the summer In a tragic twist, it has emerged that Talaina was friends with Chloe Cockton, the 16-year-old who also died in a car crash in Rochdale in the summer.
"15.11.2016 14:15:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenage girl fighting for life after car collides with wall Police and emergency services were called Dewhirst Road in Syke at around 9.30pm on Monday night to reports of a collision Police and emergency services were called Dewhirst Road in Syke at around 9.30pm on Monday
"15.11.2016 10:20:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dippy the Natural History Museum dinosaur is on the move and is heading for Greater Manchester - Manchester Evening News 'This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our young people' The dinosaur is coming #Dippyontour
"15.11.2016 09:20:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Disruption on Metrolink after crash involving car and tram Police were called to Beal Lane, near the Shaw and Crompton stop, at around 8.20am to reports of a crash A car collided with a tram at Beal Lane near the Shaw and Crompton stop
"14.11.2016 19:08:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Marks and Spencer stores experts say are most likely to close Market analysis experts at Local Data Company (LDC) say they have identified the type of store that could be at risk of shutting in Greater Manchester Last week council leader Richard Farnell said he had 'absolutely no concerns' about Marks' planned move into £100m redevelopment of the town centre, but today experts say the Rochdale branch could be one of the stores to close
"14.11.2016 14:51:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rugby star speaks out on battle with depression Danny Sculthorpe says his life spiralled out of control when back injury forced him to quit sport "Like a lot of blokes I didn't want to talk about my problems.”
"11.11.2016 15:54:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk New book tells the incredible story of country's first black football boss Tony Collins took the reins at Rochdale in 1960 at the age of just 34 Tony made history in 1960 when he took the reins at Spotland aged just 34
"11.11.2016 08:47:17" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thousands at funeral for 22-year-old stabbed to death “No one had a bad word to say about him, and to see all these people here - that's how many he has touched" The Bilal Masjid mosque overflowed into the street with family, friends and the wider community paying their respects to Akbar Masood.
"10.11.2016 14:53:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Grandmother reunited with firefighters who rescued her 40 years ago Cath Dearden was found unconscious when a blaze tore through her Rochdale home back in 1978 "The way I see it God sent them to me to help me start breathing again.”
"10.11.2016 12:12:24" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds expected at funeral of stabbing victim A 34-year-old man remains in custody after being charged on suspicion of Mr Masood's murder Akbar Masood's funeral takes place at Bilal Jamia Mosque this afternoon
"10.11.2016 09:08:32" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Council and NHS must do more for children with disabilities 'Significant areas of weakness' and strengths were identified after inspection by the CQC The investigation found 'significant areas of weakness' in services and support for children with disabilities and special educational needs
"09.11.2016 14:18:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Security guard threatened with crowbar during robbery in Rochdale town centre Two offenders target cash delivery driver outside Santander Bank on Yorkshire Street The police haven't been able to give us too many details on this one yet - but if anyone saw anything please let them know
"09.11.2016 08:35:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Soap stars open their own performing arts centre Mother and daughter, Poppy and Debbie Rush, have launched the venture at a school in Rochdale They might star in rival soaps but Corrie and Eastenders actresses (and mum and daughter) Debbie and Poppy Rush have come together to help the next generation of performers
"08.11.2016 15:59:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Soap stars open their own performing arts centre Mother and daughter, Poppy and Debbie Rush, have launched the venture at a school in Rochdale Good luck to Debbie and Poppy with their mother-daughter project
"08.11.2016 11:39:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Snow expected to fall over parts of Greater Manchester today A yellow warning of snow remains in place with the white stuff expected to reach hilly areas of the region by midday Better get wrapped up...
"08.11.2016 10:26:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Two women beaten and robbed in Rochdale town centre Both victims had been walking alone when they were attacked by a man who punched them to the ground before stealing their handbags Both victims had been walking alone when they were attacked by a man who punched them to the ground before stealing their handbags
"07.11.2016 16:52:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Foundation to help men suffering from mental illness launches Stephen Gartland battled the 'silent illness' of depression before being found dead in Castleton, Rochdale, in August What a fitting way to honour the memory of a man well-respected across the rugby world
"04.11.2016 13:50:39" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man stabbed to death in Rochdale is named The 22-year-old was found with stab wounds to his abdomen on Kellett Street, in Wardleworth near Rochdale town centre, at around 4am on Friday morning Akbar Masood was found with stab wounds to his abdomen on Kellett Street, in Wardleworth at around 4am today.
"04.11.2016 11:41:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Murder investigation after man stabbed to death in Rochdale - updates Police and emergency services were called to Kellett Street, just outside Rochdale town centre, at around 4am this morning Our thoughts go out to the victim's family
"03.11.2016 17:53:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police hunt for two men after man raped in Rochdale park Police say the victim was restrained by one man, as the other assaulted him The shocking attack took place in Broadfield Park on Tuesday evening
"03.11.2016 11:45:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Family's tribute to man who was battered to death in his home Joseph O'Hanlon's grief-stricken family spoke out as his 'less than human' killer Anthony Bennett was beginning a life sentence for his 'sadistic' murder “We cannot express how devastated we are that his life has been stolen from him and we miss him every minute of every day."
"02.11.2016 09:18:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man admits killing kindly ex-charity worker after changing plea Joseph O'Hanlon was found with 90 injuries after suffering a horror attack. Anthony Bennett has now admitted murder Anthony Bennett battered charity worker Joseph O'Hanlon to death then slept in his bed for four days. Bennett is due to be sentenced today
"01.11.2016 18:55:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The unbelievable bravery of mum who battled on after losing sons Karen Johnson, who had to watch, helpless, as her little boys were robbed of their ability to walk, talk and even eat as the rare Hunter syndrome took over their bodies, has been awarded a Pride of Britain Award after raising £2.7m for charity in the For those of you just sitting down to watch the Pride of Britain Awards on ITV1, this is the story behind Karen Johnson, Rochdale's very deserving winner.
"01.11.2016 11:08:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pride of Britain Awards: Two astonishing women from Greater Manchester take centre stage Prince Charles and the Prime Minister joined an array of more than 100 celebrities including Hollywood icons and music superstars at the awards Congratulations Karen - you can watch the ceremony on ITV tonight
"01.11.2016 09:01:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Two men who ran over police after burglary are jailed Police caught up with the stolen car on Rooley Moor Road and initially thought that it was going to stop Daniel Freeman and Colin Graham knocked the officer down as they fled the scene of a burglary in Norden
"31.10.2016 19:28:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fancy owning a converted Victorian police station for just £285,000? The piece of local history could be yours Safe house? The old Spotland Bridge police station has gone up for sale
"31.10.2016 15:27:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pervert secretly filmed colleague undressing - and stole her knickers Sean Mcdermott was good friends with the woman, who can't be named for legal reasons, while they both worked Sean Mcdermott spied on the woman at the care home where they both worked
"31.10.2016 13:32:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Driver, 18, admits causing death of Chloe Cockton Hundreds of people paid tribute to the 16-year-old, who was waiting for her GCSE results Michael Bowker was at the wheel of a Renault Clio when it crashed into a pedestrian barrier on Bury Road in July, killing Chloe, 16.
"31.10.2016 10:29:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hilarious video shows Oldham Athletic fans chanting at Boris Johnson lookalike Rochdale steward Rochdale went on to win the League One derby 1-0 'Boris for England'
"30.10.2016 13:25:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send in pictures of your 'little horrors' We will be publishing photos of the borough's scariest spooks in the Rochdale Observer, Heywood Advertiser and online Spooky pics wanted
"29.10.2016 13:25:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send in pictures of your 'little horrors' We will be publishing photos of the borough's scariest spooks in the Rochdale Observer, Heywood Advertiser and online If your little uns are getting dressed up this Halloween send us your pics...
"28.10.2016 18:09:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk An unwanted rescue dog whose plight touched thousands has died Reg passed away aged six, after falling ill while in the care of an animal charity “With broken hearts and on vets' advice, we decided Reg couldn't go through it anymore.”
"28.10.2016 14:38:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Missing sex offender arrested in Bury Police have been trying to trace Francis Doherty for more than a week after allegations he breached his licence conditions Francis Doherty was pictured on CCTV on Halifax Road on Monday. He's now been arrested in Bury
"28.10.2016 12:26:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes paid to retired officer Phil Buckley who has died Phil Buckley, who raised thousands for charity and has been described as 'the essence of community policing', has died six weeks after he suffered a heart attack Phil was a popular member of Rochdale Triathlon Club
"28.10.2016 09:22:16" Timeline Photos Morning everyone. We're working on a story about the lack of direct public transport from Rochdale to North Manchester General Hospital. We've been told some people have to catch three buses to visit their loved ones, and have no time to go home between
"28.10.2016 08:10:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The 57 developments that would transform every borough by 2035 More than 200,000 homes and 500 football pitches' worth of new industrial space is planned for the region - find out what's planned near where you live See how your area is planned to change over the next 20 years...
"27.10.2016 13:17:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale Hornets given civic reception to mark first league title in nearly 100 years Town's rugby league heroes pulled off a shock 24-22 comeback win over Toulouse Olympique in France last month to clinch promotion against the odds This was a nice touch from the council and very well-deserved for Rochdale Hornets
"27.10.2016 10:54:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Nicole Scherzinger and Shawn Mendes make a dream come true for young Ella Too cute...
"27.10.2016 08:42:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police say convicted sex offender has been spotted in Rochdale Francis Doherty was jailed for three years in 2005 for sex assaults. He is now wanted for breaching bail conditions Francis Doherty, who was jailed for three years in 2005 after being convicted of two sex assaults, was pictured in Halifax Road on Monday at 10.20am.
"26.10.2016 13:14:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Amplifier used by The Beatles given new lease of life thanks to Rochdale music mogul The amp was used by rock band Kelly's Heroes at Studio-Studio, in Whitworth This is a 'Fab' story - used on Sergeant Pepper and Revolver. Wow!
"26.10.2016 11:06:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk See Rochdale's plans for a new outdoor market and food hall in the town centre Stalls could be moved to The Butts in what council chiefs say will be a 'huge boost' for town What do you reckon?
"26.10.2016 09:18:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pride of Britain award for brave mum who lost both sons to rare genetic illness Karen Johnson, from Rochdale, has raised £2.7m through her charity, The GEM Appeal Well done, Karen. Such an inspirational woman.
"26.10.2016 07:57:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Royal Mail recruiting for more than 450 temporary jobs in Rochdale The postal service is recruiting for the roles at a new temporary parcel sorting centre in Rochdale Looking for a job over Christmas?
"25.10.2016 19:00:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Social worker struck off after kids put at risk of sexual exploitation Lindsay Ellen Green didn't carry out her duties properly, a watchdog panel heard Lindsay Ellen Green who was employed by Rochdale council from 1985 to 2013, failed in a number of ways in relation to five children, some of whom had been raped and abused from a young age, the panel ruled.
"25.10.2016 15:21:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Cash left over after strangers paid for homeless man's funeral is to be donated to charity Crowdfunding campaign raised more than £6,000 for Neil Dearden's send off £2,000 remaining in the pot will be donated to Petrus and other local good causes
"25.10.2016 12:17:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale could become 'powerhouse' of Greater Manchester Town hall chiefs hail radical plans to build hundreds of new homes and create thousands of jobs in the town over the next 20 years “This is much bigger than NIMBY-ism, if we approach future development as something we don't want or oppose or try to stop we will forever be falling behind, not only in Greater Manchester, but in the north west and the UK.”
"24.10.2016 09:21:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk New motorway junction, train station and trams all planned in huge expansion of Greater Manchester Plans for 227,000 new homes and 200,000 new jobs will need a major upgrade of transport links Plans to expand Kingsway business park and for new houses between Crompton and Newhey, and around Stakehill are included in the proposals
"19.10.2016 13:01:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Charity names toilet after Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk following 'derisory' donation The donation was a result of a dispute between the charity and the publishers of Danczuk's book on Cyril Smith He's probably not feeling flushed with pride over this 'tribute'.
"13.10.2016 17:52:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Strangers pay for funeral of homeless man About 100 people paid their respects to Neil Dearden - who lived on the streets around Milkstone Road in Rochdale - at the town's cemetery on Thursday “I could not believe the turn-out. It was absolutely wonderful.
"It just made me realise what a wonderful community we have in Rochdale."
"13.10.2016 15:51:56" manchestereveningnews.co.uk This £100m development will change the face of Rochdale town centre More images have been released of how the Rochdale Riverside shopping and leisure centre will look What do you reckon?
"13.10.2016 10:48:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fancy dress shop refusing to sell clown outfits to under 18s Owner of The Fancy Dress Shop in Rochdale said he needed to act responsibly “I want people to be able to dress up as clowns for a Halloween party and enjoy themselves, but at the same time we don't want people to be using them as a way of tormenting and upsetting people.”
"13.10.2016 08:36:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 'Meat cheat' takeaway boss fined £6,000 for selling a lamb curry made out of beef Officers found Khan's Takeaway in Rochdale had no lamb on premises Khan's Takeaway on Milnrow Road, Newbold, was caught serving beef in a dish purporting to be a lamb madras during a council investigation last year
"12.10.2016 07:23:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk MP Liz McInnes returns to shadow cabinet Middleton and Heywood MP Liz McInnes is back as shadow foreign minister - the MP from the region to return to Labour's frontbench having quit Replying to a tweeter who called her 'another turncoat' Ms McInnes said: “Au contraire. Jeremy and I offered each other olive branches, which were accepted in the prevailing spirit of unity.”
"11.10.2016 15:25:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Campaigners gather for 'cuts vigil' against proposals to re-home disabled people in Rochdale Dozens of demonstrators turned out to protest against 'horrifying' plans to slash £1m from adult care budget The Vicar of Rochdale told the protest he was 'horrified' by the proposals
"11.10.2016 13:26:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hypnotist jailed in 'Fake Sheikh' sting is appealing Alex Smith was jailed after handing over £1,000 in counterfeit coins - he says it was a publicity stunt Alex Smith, AKA Jonatha Royle, says his life has been a 'living hell' since was jailed for forgery in 1999 after an undercover sting by the 'Fake Sheikh'
"11.10.2016 07:57:39" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenage 'serial groomer' locked up for child sex offences 'He contacted numerous girls in attempts to get them to meet up and satisfy his own sickening urges' Mohammed Sodais, 19, contacted his victims online 'in attempts to satisfy his sickening urges', detectives said.
"10.10.2016 11:49:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenager bullied over 'wonky eye' is now a beauty queen And she's running a campaign to get teenage girls to 'like themselves' Beauty queen Gwen Raby was mocked with taunts of 'lanky' and 'wonky eye' - now she's having the last laugh
"07.10.2016 07:13:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Appeal to give this beautiful baby boy 'best send-off ever' Leyton Flynn was just eight months old - his father and mother have both been charged in connection with his death The fundraising page, set up by Rachelle Louise Flynn, includes a touching tribute to the 'happy', 'smiling' baby, who they say was taken 'away too soon'.
"06.10.2016 10:56:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man battered partner to death - then sent text to brother confessing Richard Howarth had come back from the pub when he viciously attacked Ann-Marie Nield at a flat in Rochdale Richard Howarth attacked Ann-Marie Nield at her flat on The Landing, Oldham Road, in May
"06.10.2016 08:43:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man filmed hitting dog did it 'for the good of the animal' We tracked down the owner, Jason Smart, who insisted he had been trying to protect the dog who had 'nearly been run over' by passing traffic We tracked down Frank's owner and this is what he had to say for himself...
"05.10.2016 07:29:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Campaign launched after 'dog being beaten in street' The RSPCA are investigating after security footage of a man appearing to attack the animal in Rochdale was posted on Facebook A campaign has been launched asking for action to be taken after a dog was reportedly beaten in a Castleton street
"04.10.2016 11:38:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thousands of pounds raised to pay for funeral of homeless man Neil Dearden, who used to live on the streets around Milkstone Road, in Rochdale, died in hospital on September 24. Neil was well-known around the Milkstone Road area
"04.10.2016 08:25:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Heartless thieves raid Rochdale charity cafe which raises funds for the terminally ill Burglars broke into Springhill Hospice Tea Rooms in Rochdale in the early hours of Monday morning “This is the last thing we need. They even removed the door frame and there's going to be significant costs involved in repairing the damage.”
"03.10.2016 08:14:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk School hits out at persistent vandal attacks costing thousands Multiple distressing incidents over the past two years has seen toys broken, and even chickens stolen St John's near the town centre has been targeted repeatedly over the last two years
"29.09.2016 10:49:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum of terminally ill boy asks people to stop donating money as he has little chance of surviving Josh McCormack was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in October last year and weeks later underwent a life-or-death operation to remove it So sad. Our thoughts are with Josh, Nicola and Kev
"29.09.2016 09:47:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk No justice for the alleged victims of Cyril Smith No further action will be taken over the allegations about Knowl View after a police investigation No further action is to be taken after a police investigation into alleged sex abuse of young boys at Knowl View
"28.09.2016 10:27:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk How to see the Flying Scotsman in Manchester today The iconic steam locomotive will call in at Manchester city centre on its run to the East Lancashire Railway depot near Heywood The Flying Scotsman is coming to Rochdale today. Here's where you can see it and when...
"28.09.2016 07:15:17" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum of five-year-old with brain cancer makes plea for help to 'save our boy' "If anyone can help us to try and save our boy please please do" If you can help please do...
"26.09.2016 10:50:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Boys rescued after getting stranded on rocks in river Firefighters and paramedics were called to The Esplanade in Rochdale town centre just after 6pm on Sunday It's happened again...
"23.09.2016 12:11:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Gran tells of attack by man she caught urinating on her house Widow Kathleen Maccuish, 73, was left badly bruised and bleeding after the sickening attack outside her home in Rochdale "He could have just run off. Why did he have to do something like that? It didn't make any sense to me."
"22.09.2016 13:17:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 73-year-old battered for asking yob to stop urinating against house 'This was a sickening and unprovoked attack on an elderly woman that has left her shaken and anxious about going out' This is just awful
"19.09.2016 13:42:41" manchestereveningnews.co.uk This blind teenager took on the Tough Mudder course - and it is inspiring Azeem Amir, 17, from Rochdale, managed to get round the challenging 12-mile route Well done Azeem - you're an inspiration
"15.09.2016 11:20:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hero grandfather tells how he rushed to put out burning man at Frankie and Benny's Sixty-year-old Andrew Hayton was out celebrating his wedding anniversary when the man ran in creaming 'I'm burning, I'm burning'. "I took him outside and put a bucket of water slowly over him because even though the fire was out, the skin was still burning."
"14.09.2016 09:06:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rugby club to name road after hero coach Steve Gartland Castleton club is set to rename the road leading to its grounds, off Keswick Street, 'Steve Gartland Way' This a nice gesture from Rochdale Mayfield
"14.09.2016 09:04:48" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man fighting for life with serious burns after Frankie and Benny's horror The man is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering 45 per cent burns in in the incident Here's the full story on the horrific incident when a burning man ran into Frankie and Benny's yesterday
"13.09.2016 13:27:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk LIVE: Man suffers severe burns after incident at retail park Emergency crews were called to Sandbrook Park, in Rochdale Crews were called to Sandbrook Park this morning
"12.09.2016 12:44:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk WATCH: Take a virtual tour of Rochdale town centre at the start of the 20th century This six minute video show Rochdale town hall, Packer Street and an exposed River Roch in 1905 The six-minute long YouTube video shows Rochdale town hall, an exposed River Roch, the town's old tram track and Charles Kershaw Central Corn Mill
"09.09.2016 07:48:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Murder investigation after eight-month-old baby boy dies from 'multiple injuries' A 24-year-old man and 25-year-old woman have been arrested and on remain in custody for questioning A 24-year-old man and 25-year-old woman have been arrested and remain in custody for questioning
"08.09.2016 08:53:34" We've found out that Rochdale has one of the highest numbers of death threats per person in the country.
If you've ever received death threats or been a victim of abuse and would be willing to be featured in a story, anonymously if preferred, please get
"07.09.2016 07:36:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Back to school: Your pictures of your child's first day From little ones starting nursery, to older kids heading to high school, you've been sharing those milestones with us There's still time to send us your back to school pics. Fill out the form on the link below...
"06.09.2016 07:53:24" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Highland cow brings traffic to a standstill The animal blocked traffic in Whitworth after escaping from a field Andrew Aykroyd who snapped the cow, at a bus stop near Healey Corner, said he could barely believe his eyes on spotting the animal on its rush-hour jaunt.
"05.09.2016 10:17:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Back to school: Your pictures of your child's first day From little ones starting nursery, to older kids heading to high school, you've been sharing those milestones with us It's a big day for youngsters - and their parents. And we'd love to see pics of your little uns on their first day at school. Fill in the form at the bottom of the link
"01.09.2016 13:43:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Councillor crashed BMW into three parked cars at 3am Sean Serridge was convicted after crashing and abandoning his car at the scene Speaking after the court case the Whitworth and Healey councillor said: “An accident is a shock and people do make mistakes. I deeply regret any inconvenience caused."
"30.08.2016 15:10:31" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale Observer About 25 firefighters spent several hours battling the blaze this morning
"30.08.2016 07:44:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fighters grapple to be crowned victorious at World Gravy Wrestling Championships Eighteen courageous fighters slid their way through gruelling two-minute bouts at the Rose n' Bowl in Stacktseads, Rossendale, on Monday. Whitworth's Paddy Sharky triumphed in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships yesterday. Congratulations Paddy.
"29.08.2016 13:25:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk LIVE: M62 closed at junction 21 for Milnrow after multi-car crash The road was closed at around 1.50pm on Monday More on the M62 closure here...
"29.08.2016 13:03:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Manchester breaking news - Monday August 29 Manchester Evening News' breaking news service The M62 is closed near Milnrow following a five-vehicle pile-up
"26.08.2016 11:17:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Murderer threatened to 'slice up' hostage in prison Martin Dorrell Jones is already serving a sentence for killing his life-long friend Martin Dorrell Jones tied a prisoner to a chair and threatened to 'slice him up' while serving time for murder at HMP Buckley Hall
"25.08.2016 09:29:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 2016 GCSE results day live updates Grade boundaries for AGA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC plus emerging opportunities for school leavers as well as the latest GCSE day deals Good luck everyone...
"23.08.2016 15:12:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dog is hurled over 7ft fence into yard of RSPCA centre The abandoned Saluki pooch, who had recently given birth to puppies, was visibly shaken from her ordeal The female Saluki pooch, who had recently given birth to puppies, was visibly shaken from her ordeal.
"23.08.2016 13:54:56" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes to former rugby league player Stephen Gartland Stephen played for Rochdale Hornets, Oldham and Swinton and was also an influential youth coach Hornets chairman Mark Wynn said: "He has made a big difference to many young lives within the sport. There are no words we can say to fully express our sadness as a club and deep sympathy for his family."
"22.08.2016 08:50:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Drug addict who set his Bullmastif dogs on friend and police officers is jailed Ross McIntyre, 41, also stabbed his victim in the arm Ross McIntyre, 41, was at his house on Morningside Close, Newbold, with a friend who was taking drugs and drinking in August last year, when the horrific attack occurred.
"19.08.2016 10:29:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Ben Ryan-Davis joins Hollyoaks as part of dark sexual consent storyline The former Waterloo Road actor will play party loving ladies' man Nick Savage “It's a big responsibility and challenge and I'm honoured that Hollyoaks has trusted me to tell this story.”
"19.08.2016 08:20:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2016 line up in full for Friday and Saturday All the acts across every stage at the festival in Rochdale town centre on August 19-20 Don't let the rain put you off, there's loads to see and do at the Feel Good Festival this weekend
"18.08.2016 12:40:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Firefighters tackle blaze at industrial unit in Rochdale Crews from Rochdale and Littleborough were scrambled to the scene, on Spring Mill Walk in Smallbridge, Rochdale, on Thursday morning after bundles of waste outside an industrial unit caught fire The blaze happened in Smallbridge this morning
"18.08.2016 10:36:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Jail for burglar who rammed police van after £50,000 house raid Jake Lees, 22, from Failsworth, has also been disqualified from driving for more than two years Jake Lees, 22, stole clothes, jewellery, cash, electronic devices and other valuables worth £50,000 from a house in Milnrow
"18.08.2016 08:45:06" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: A level results 2016 with UCAS Clearing courses Which courses are available through Clearing and how do you apply? Good luck to everyone getting their A Levels results today. Our reporter Lisa Gray is at Rochdale Sixth Form College chatting to students
"18.08.2016 08:26:14" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man rescued by fire crews after plunging into River Roch The incident blocked traffic from moving through Rochdale town centre with reports of queues in the area The man was pulled from the water at noon yesterday
"18.08.2016 08:24:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man falls to his death from the 13th floor of a tower block after attempting to climb from one flat to another The 40-year-old was found dead at the foot of a building Officers are investigating the possibility the incident at College Bank flats is linked to a burglary.
"16.08.2016 07:55:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Long delays on M62 and M66 after crash involving two lorries The collision, shortly before 7am, happened on the westbound carriageway of the M62 at junction 18, Simister Island There's a few problems on the motorways this morning
"15.08.2016 16:48:17" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes pour in for popular taxi driver who was 'pillar of the community' Nigel Stott, known as 'Newhey Nigel' was known around Rochdale for his kindness and sense of humour If you live in Newhey chances are you will have known Nigel. There's been a flood of tributes to him following his death.
"15.08.2016 14:26:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale town hall bells fall silent for first time in 34 years Specialist workmen are carrying out vital repair work Might seem a bit quiet in the town centre today
"15.08.2016 10:38:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk My son nearly died in Pennine Acute's care - but he was sent home twice 'Harley's is just one of almost 30 cases of alleged patient safety failures we are handling against Pennine Acute' say solicitors "I never want any other child to suffer the way he did, I feel there were missed opportunities to help Harley.”
"15.08.2016 08:26:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Solicitor made engineer's career possible - with a £12 grant Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, Joe Stott had nothing - but thanks to the grant, he was able to afford the tools he needed to train as a draughtsman. Can you help Joe find the firm that gave him his start in life?
"12.08.2016 12:52:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Prisoner whose death sparked protest died of natural causes An inquest has been held into the death of Derek Patrick Joseph Flynn who was found unconscious in his cell at Rochdale's HM Prison Buckley Hall last September Derek Flynn died at Buckley Hall last September
"12.08.2016 09:40:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Our largest hospital trust is unsafe and badly-led, say health inspectors In the wake of an M.E.N. investigation, regulators have found Pennine Acute - which runs North Manchester General, Oldham Royal, Fairfield and Rochdale Infirmary to be 'inadequate' Government inspectors have confirmed the scale of safety and leadership failures at Pennine Acute NHS Trust
"11.08.2016 13:46:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds gather to pay respects at funeral of Chloe Cockton Family and friends of the teenager, who tragically died last month in a car crash, gathered at Holy Family RC Church in Kirkholt “Rest in peace now Chloe, my darling sweet 16."
"11.08.2016 10:59:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale market set for move to new riverside home The market has been on a temporary site since January 2015 It's been rumoured for a long time, but it's now been confirmed Rochdale market is moving to The Butts
"11.08.2016 07:47:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds sign petition to reinstate 'vital' hospital bus route First Buses announced plans to reduce the frequency of the 182 service from Rochdale to Firgrove, into Milnrow and then onto Royal Oldham Hospital More than 800 people have now signed the petition
"09.08.2016 07:03:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Young boy rushed to hospital after being hit by a car It is not yet known if the child suffered serious injuries in the collision, police said It is not yet known if the child suffered serious injuries in the collision on Redcross Street, police said
"04.08.2016 13:45:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Funeral arrangements announced for crash victim Chloe Cockton Chloe, 16, died following an early morning crash near the town centre “The teenagers in this town get a bad name, but I have never seen so many young people unite together as they did for Chloe. They should be proud of themselves, as we are."
"03.08.2016 11:48:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police release e-fit of man after Rochdale restaurant torched Amici Restaurant in Littleborough was set alight earlier this month after two men broke through the back door Please share and help police catch the men responsible
"03.08.2016 09:36:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man dies after being found unconscious on Rochdale street Police were called to reports of an unconscious man, on Roch Valley Way, Bamford, in the early hours of Wednesday morning Police were called to reports of an unconscious man on Roch Valley Way at about 2.30am .
"02.08.2016 11:22:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Couple 'living in fear' after gang ransack house Five thugs broke into the family home and threatened neighbour with knife “You would not believe the state of the house", said Mrs Tyrrall, 82.
“They turned everything upside down. It was such a mess.”
"02.08.2016 07:48:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenager in hospital after hit-and-run in Rochdale The 19-year-old was cycling along Sandy Lane near Rochdale Cemetery when he was struck by a black Suzuki on Sunday evening The 19-year-old was cycling along Sandy Lane near Rochdale Cemetery when he was struck by a black Suzuki on Sunday evening.
"29.07.2016 14:09:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Candle-lit vigil to take place for baby girl and teen Chloe Cockton “Kirkholt Lighting Up” will take place on the Rochdale estate on Sunday evening as a tribute to 16-year-old Chloe, who died in a car crash last week, and baby Ava Rose Sharples The balloon release and vigil will start at 7pm in Kirkholt on Sunday
"29.07.2016 10:11:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rush hour train services disrupted by horse on tracks Network Rail staff were called to move the animal, which is blocking services between Rochdale and Manchester Victoria stations, at around 7.30am Pony express?
"29.07.2016 07:28:25" youtube.com Team McNeeney Food A family business in Rochdale, feeding you & passing on some of our best recipes. And if you liked that you can watch more on Tom's Youtube channel
"29.07.2016 07:25:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch rising culinary star Tom McNeeney rustle up three of his favourite dishes The Oxford pub head honcho is appearing at the Rochdale Feel Good Festival next month Tom, head Chef at The Oxford on Whitworth Road, is appearing at the Feel Good Festival for the first time next month. Watch him knock up three of his favourite dishes here
"28.07.2016 08:20:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hearings into alleged sex abuse by Cyril Smith are delayed Hearings into alleged child sex abuse by Sir Cyril Smith will be delayed until next year Hearings into allegations of child sex abuse against Sir Cyril Smith will not begin until the middle of next year.
"27.07.2016 13:41:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch friends' touching tribute to tragic Chloe Cockton Friends and family gathered and sang at the scene of the accident in Rochdale Hundreds of Chloe's friends turned out to support her family - and paid their own special, heartfelt tribute
"27.07.2016 07:22:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Spate of cat shootings leaves Rochdale neighbours fearing for their pets Pauline Graham is keeping her cat Molly indoors after reports of three cats being shot this month Pauline says since the incidents in Wardle and Hurstead she is now 'terrified' to let her cats Molly and Rosy outside
"26.07.2016 17:32:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Stop everything - the UK's biggest gin festival is coming to Rochdale The event is being brought to the town by the team behind Gin Festival Manchester at Victoria Baths Chin-chin...
"26.07.2016 10:13:17" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fundraising appeal to help give tragic crash teen 'send off she deserves' Family and friends have set up the appeal to help pay for Chloe's funeral An online campaign has been launched to raise £5,000 to 'give Chloe the send off she deserves'.
"26.07.2016 07:33:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Cyclist who died in crash is named as Jason Hesketh from Rochdale Police say the 32-year-old suffered fatal injuries after a collision with a people carrier in Hebden Bridge on Sunday, July 17 Police are appealing for information following the death of a cyclist from Rochdale
"25.07.2016 08:44:48" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes paid to 'amazing girl' Chloe Cockton who died in horror road crash in Rochdale Friends pay tribute after car carrying five teenagers is involved in smash So sad. Our thoughts are with Chloe's family and friends
"22.07.2016 12:59:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds sign petition against 'draconian' bus cuts Off-peak service between Rochdale and Royal Oldham Hospital is set to be axed on Monday A vital bus service to Royal Oldham Hospital is being slashed on Monday
"22.07.2016 10:40:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk What is really going on at North Manchester General Hospital? A damning Care Quality Commission inspection and a high-level risk summit amid failings in A&E and maternity In three weeks time the failings of the Pennine Acute Trust, which runs Rochdale Infirmary, will be laid bare by government inspectors. Here we look at what's really going on...
"22.07.2016 07:28:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch knifeman threaten to stab store worker in Bargain Booze robbery The robbery at Bargain Booze on New Road in Littleborough, Rochdale, was captured on CCTV Please share this and help police catch whoever is responsible
"21.07.2016 16:30:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Four-year-old girl injured after stolen car involved in hit-and-run near Hollingworth Lake If you were stuck in traffic near Hollingworth Lake on Tuesday, this is why
"21.07.2016 08:30:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Drink-drive PC who begged not to be sacked after flipping Mercedes in crash loses job Simon Green, 45, was three times the drink-drive limit when he crashed following a night out Pc Simon Green flipped his Mercedes on Norden Road, Bamford, after a night out with a friend
"20.07.2016 14:45:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Heartless thieves steal expensive stone from Lee Rigby memorial garden in Middleton A dozen York stone slabs were taken last week “For thieves to target a cenotaph, especially one as high profile as this because it's home to the Lee Rigby memorial, is absolutely disgusting."
"20.07.2016 10:40:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch cricket club use a HELICOPTER to dry out the pitch and avoid a weather wash-out
"20.07.2016 08:33:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Parents pay out almost £700k in school absence fines after crackdown on term time holidays The increase comes after headteachers were stopped from allowing 10 days off during the academic year If you've been fined after taking your kids on holiday in term-time please get in touch with Lisa Gray on 0161 211 2326 or email@example.com
"20.07.2016 07:27:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale man jailed for sexual abuse of young girl over five years Jamie Lowe, 21, from Belfield, was found guilty of eight charges and locked up for two and a half years Police praised the victim's bravery in coming forward years later and giving evidence in court
"19.07.2016 08:12:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Young mum killed herself after two children 'taken away' while another lay critically-ill in... Emma Thomas was found hanged at her home in March after struggling to cope This is so sad. RIP Emma
"18.07.2016 08:46:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk PC Edmund Barker risked his own life when he saw the man try to leap from a fire escape some 40ft from the ground
"15.07.2016 07:29:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Couple forced to flee their home after terrifying petrol bomb attack CCTV footage catches the moment the couple's sports car was set alight before the blaze spread to their house Asif Ali and Charlotte Yates' BMW was engulfed by a fireball after being petrol-bombed on the drive of their Bamford home
"14.07.2016 16:02:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Petition launched to reinstate 'hard working, honest and trusted' taxi driver The 26-year-old, from Whitworth, near Rochdale, thought he was coming to the aid of his boss - but it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity "Anthony's really not been given a chance to give his side of the story."
"14.07.2016 14:16:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live updates: Emergency services in huge major incident training exercise Exercise Triton II is the biggest live exercise ever held in the region, and will test how agencies react to a major incident The focus of today's huge emergency services major incident training exercise shifts to Rochdale very soon. You can follow live updates here
"14.07.2016 12:21:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man injured in hit and run - police launch hunt for driver A 21-year-old man was left with a dislocated arm following the collision in Rochdale Can you help police the find the driver?
"14.07.2016 08:41:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Spotted military helicopters in the sky? Don't worry, it's part of a huge training exercise Exercise Triton II will test how emergency services and a range of organisations respond to a major incident There will be infrequent air activity in Rochdale from 10am to 10pm today – including the use of military helicopters.
"13.07.2016 11:53:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Get a taster of the new route of the Rochdale Half Marathon The more scenic, flatter route has been filmed from a bicycle Get a sneak peek of the new Rochdale Half Marathon route with this handy video
"13.07.2016 10:25:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk It took EIGHT police officers to arrest lorry driver 'high on cocaine' GMP say the man was ranting and climbing on other vehicles and residents' sheds Police were called to Wardle yesterday following reports a man - who has not passed his driving test - was ranting and climbing onto vehicles and sheds
"13.07.2016 07:33:56" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Heartbroken family pay tribute to dad killed in horror M62 crash Darren Walmsley, 51, was killed after his Mercedes collided with a HGV and crashed through the central reservation into two more HGVs "Those who spent time with him found Darren to be good company, quick to smile and laugh. He will be sorely missed.”
"07.07.2016 09:24:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch as Italian restaurant is engulfed in flames after suspected arson attack A group of men were reported breaking into Amici Lounge in Littleborough before setting it alight A group of men were reported breaking into Amici Lounge in Littleborough before setting it alight last night
"06.07.2016 11:02:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man killed in horror M62 crash was in Mercedes that collided with THREE HGVs Further details have been revealed as officers issue a fresh appeal for witnesses Police have released more details following Monday's horror smash on the M62
"06.07.2016 08:46:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Woman stalked by Nissan Micra driver for half a mile as he tried to entice her into car Tasja Huntley is warning others to be on their guard after she was followed from her home as she made her way to Rochdale Railway Station "It was horrible, he kept telling me to get in the car over and over again, he wouldn't stop."
"05.07.2016 14:13:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Shocking death threats sent to Simon Danczuk after Syria vote revealed as two people quizzed The Rochdale MP received the threatening messages in reply to a Facebook post he made in November Mr Danczuk brought in Greater Manchester Police after receiving death threats in November and December following his decision to back military action in Syria.
"05.07.2016 07:41:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man was stabbed so hard in alleged 'racist attack' that the knife snapped off in his back Police launch investigation after knife is left in man's back in brutal attack The victim, 25, who won't be named for fear of reprisal, is still in Rochdale Infirmary after a nine-hour operation to remove the blade, which narrowly missed his spine
"04.07.2016 18:37:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man and woman seriously hurt after car rams van in 'deliberate and targeted attack' Detectives have launched an urgent appeal for witnesses Police believe the Citroen C4 deliberately rammed the Ford Transit on Oldham Road this morning
"04.07.2016 15:24:11" manchestereveningnews.co.uk LIVE: M62 closed after crash involving seven vehicles near Milnrow Traffic is queuing in both directions following the crash which happened on the westbound carriageway between Milnrow and Rochdale Hopefully the M62 will be fully reopen in the next few minutes
"04.07.2016 09:56:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk LIVE: M62 closed after crash involving seven vehicles near Milnrow Traffic is queuing in both directions following the crash which happened on the westbound carriageway between Milnrow and Rishworth Morr Surrounding roads are already getting busy as drivers look to find a way round the trouble
"04.07.2016 08:25:24" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Kind-hearted police officers cleaned house of disabled woman who had been trapped in home for days Officers in Rochdale received a call from the elderly wheelchair user who said she needed rescuing - but as well as helping her the beat bobbies cleaned and tidied the house Above and beyond the call of duty
"30.06.2016 17:12:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Young boy suffers serious facial injuries after collision with car in Heywood His injuries have been described as serious after the incident on Argyle Street There's a bad accident in Heywood this afternoon. Hope the young lad is OK
"30.06.2016 14:40:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Maxine Peake to star in drama based on Rochdale grooming scandal The three-part BBC series, called Three Girls, began filming in the town this week The drama began filming at an undisclosed location this week
"30.06.2016 08:25:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Motorists face huge delays after lorry carrying chicken intestines spills its load all over the M60 It is not known how long the spillage near Prestwich will take to clear Traffic on the motorway yesterday was offal. Here's why...
"29.06.2016 10:58:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thieves raid Rochdale charity shop - just two weeks after it opened Burglars broke into the Springhill Hospice Emporium in the town centre "People can't believe thieves would target a charity, especially when we are working so hard."
"29.06.2016 07:32:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police name man they are still hunting a year after two people were stabbed in a huge pub brawl 42-year-old is being sought in connection with the violence at the Lord Raglan in Radcliffe Genci Koburi is known to have previously lived in Rochdale
"28.06.2016 07:38:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale paedophile jailed for contacting 11,000 children around the world Dean Farrar, 50, also recorded girls getting changed at Oulder Hill Leisure Centre over a two year period Dean Farrar also filmed girls at Oulder Hill swimming pool
"27.06.2016 14:09:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Simon Danczuk and Tony Blair among surprise runners and riders for next Labour leader Bookmakers Ladbrokes and SkyBet have given the suspended Rochdale MP a 200/1 chance Fancy a flutter at 200/1?
"17.06.2016 15:07:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Web boss slams Rochdale council over 'cosy' deal with ex-worker's firm Mark Birkett, who owns Dalemedia Ltd, says the council has 'serious questions' to answer over £37,000 deal to upgrade its website Should more council contracts be going to local firms?
"16.06.2016 16:29:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Cannabis dealer jailed after 'lethal arsenal' found at his home Christopher Bryson hid a cache of guns and ammunition in his cannabis farm and has now been jailed for seven years “I have never before come across such a substantial and lethal arsenal of weaponry and ammunition in the possession of a single offender."
"15.06.2016 08:46:02" Morning everyone. We'll be running an EU referendum special in Saturday's Observer and we want to to know how you'll be voting and why. Let us know in the comments section below and we'll publish a selection of your posts in the paper.
"13.06.2016 17:24:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale teacher struck off for having relationship with former pupil Paul Lunn had taught the girl maths before they struck up a relationship Paul Lunn had taught the girl maths at Oulder Hill before they struck up a relationship
"09.06.2016 10:00:55" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Appeal to find heavily pregnant woman who has gone missing in Rochdale Police say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the safety and welfare of Kirsty Allen Ms Allen was last seen in Rochdale on Wednesday
"06.06.2016 09:11:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Lanes blocked on M62 near Rochdale after crash involving coach and lorry - latest updates The collision happened near junction 20 for Rochdale at around 7am The collision happened near junction 20 for Rochdale at around 7am
"02.06.2016 10:46:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fears Manchester hospital merger could harm Rochdale, Oldham and Bury Sir David Dalton - chief executive of Pennine Acute NHS Trust - and interim mayor Tony Lloyd have both suggested the move could hit other hospitals Health bosses fear the move would have knock-on effects for patients in Rochdale, Oldham and Bury
"02.06.2016 07:34:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk WATCH: Brave kidney transplant girl Ella Chadwick making music with super-producer Mark Ronson Music loving Ella from Rochdale worked in the recording studio with the Uptown Funk hitmaker Music loving Ella from Whitworth worked in the recording studio with the Uptown Funk hitmaker
"31.05.2016 14:58:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dog owner's warning after pet finds meat laced with poison and and nails on playing fields Sue Hancox, of Rochdale, believes dogs are being deliberately targeted Sue found a chicken leg laced with nails and blue powder on fields off Railway Street in Newhey
"27.05.2016 13:31:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Soldier who murdered ex-girlfriend at her Rochdale home facing life in jail Josphat Mutekedza, 36, launched the frenzied attack after 'laying in wait' and 'ambushing' his former partner Miriam Nyuatzema at her home in Rochdale Mutekedza will serve at least 26 years in jail
"27.05.2016 09:04:59" Rochdale Observer Here's the latest front page:
"27.05.2016 09:04:59" Rochdale Observer Here's the latest front page:
"26.05.2016 18:47:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Greater Manchester Police make first arrest under new 'legal-highs' law Officers detained the man on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug, just hours after the new Psychoactive Substances Act came into force The man was arrested on Baillie Street this morning just hours after law was introduced
"26.05.2016 16:25:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Soldier found guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend in frenzied attack at her Rochdale home Josphat Mutekedza waited outside the home of estranged lover Miriam Nyazema before stabbing her to death GUILTY: Jilted lover stabbed his ex-girlfriend 23 times. A jury at Bolton Crown Court took just one hour to find Josphat Mutekedza guilty of murder.
"26.05.2016 13:27:28" manchestereveningnews.co.uk £300,000 investment for popular Rochdale pub The complete refurbishment of The Gallows in Milnrow, Rochdale, will also create several new jobs. A bit of good news for Milnrow
"26.05.2016 11:40:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Children facing waits of up to a YEAR for tooth extractions - because of severe nursing shortage Pennine Acute hospital trust, which covers one of the worst areas in the country for child tooth decay, has a backlog of at least 300 cases Have your children been affected by this?
"26.05.2016 10:04:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk You've got a friend in me - blind kitten finds 'love and stability' with fellow rescue cat Jack was taken to a Middleton rescue centre after being found wandering the streets Davina, from Buersil, says Jack and Holly are inseperable
"25.05.2016 13:00:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Financial problems lead to closure of 'lifeline' charity cafe for pensioners The Wellbeing Cafe in Littleborough, near Rochdale, will close in the coming weeks This is sad news for Littleborough
"25.05.2016 07:14:48" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Four more people hospitalised after taking legal highs Police say nine people have suffered the horrific affects of the psychoactive substances in the town in just four days Nine people have now been badly affected after taking legal highs in Rochdale over the last few days
"24.05.2016 09:17:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk £500,000 scam of 'chop shop' gang broke up stolen BMWs and Audis and sold them on eBay The nine-strong Rochdale gang ran a £500,000 scam where they dismantled stolen cars and flogged the parts online The gang ran the scam from Northwest Carparts in Spodden Mill
"23.05.2016 15:57:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Italian restaurant group Salvi's to open neighbourhood dining spot at Rochdale pub Salvi's Osteria will offer a relaxed, rustic dining experience when it opens at The Norden Arms This is a bit of a coup for Norden...
"23.05.2016 14:40:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Could Rochdale school evacuations be part of widespread chaos campaign across country? The incident at Oulder Hill High and neighbouring Redwood Secondary came as many other schools across the country were evacuated At least nine other school across the country were also evacuated this morning
"23.05.2016 12:34:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Two Rochdale schools evacuated after call saying item had been placed in grounds Police are at the scene at Oulder Hill High School and neighbouring Redwood Secondary School in Rochdale Redwood and Oulder Hill schools were evacuated this morning
"23.05.2016 11:49:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Brave mum shares son's heartbreaking battle with brain tumour from his hospital bed Thousands of people are following the story of five-year-old Joshua McCormack of Whitworth, near Rochdale, who has a rare form of cancer Thousands of people are following Nicola's heartbreaking and heartwarming updates on Facebook
"23.05.2016 10:50:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds of bikers gather for memorial ride in honour of murdered soldier Lee Rigby The ride started on Sunday morning at Rochdale Town Hall before travelling through Heywood and onto the memorial gardens in Middleton for a special service The town centre was packed with motorbikes yesterday - here's why
"23.05.2016 09:36:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Five people now taken ill after taking legal highs 'Annihilation' and 'Cherry Bombs' Police put out a warning on Friday after dealing with two cases where people collapsed after taking the psychoactive substance in Rochdale. One is in an induced coma in hospital Police are urging anyone who has taken these legal highs to seek medical attention
"20.05.2016 11:09:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dozens of children evacuated from Rochdale school after 'petrol fumes' reported - latest updates St Thomas' Church of England Primary School, on Huddersfield Road in Newhey, Rochdale was closed this morning St Thomas Primary School in Newhey has been evacuated. We've got live updates here
"20.05.2016 08:26:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize worth £1m and £350k remain unclaimed in Rochdale Lottery bosses are appealing for people to check their tickets Check down the back of the sofa, quick
"19.05.2016 15:21:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Swimming pool forced to close after traces of potentially-deadly bacteria found Bosses say they are monitoring the situation closely Legionella bacteria was detected in the heating system at Castleton Swimming Pool. The pool will remain shut until at least the middle of next week.
"19.05.2016 14:32:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Goddard inquiry into child abuse arrives in Manchester promising to 'give a voice to the victims' Independent team will talk to organisations who support survivors of sexual abuse The Knowl View abuse allegations are one of the areas being investigated by the inquiry
"19.05.2016 12:20:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Two arrested after stolen £40,000 Audi discovered in private garage The Audi RS4 estate car was taken during a burglary in Oldham in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday The car was found in a garage off Oldham Road
"18.05.2016 07:32:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Headteacher says immense pressure of SATS and fear of Ofsted made him change pupils' exam papers Jed Morgan, who was a headteacher at St John's RC Primary School in Rochdale, has now been struck off after 40 years teaching “I accept full responsibility for everything.
“I don't want to blame anyone else for what I did. I was suffering with anxiety and I didn't realise how bad it had become."
"17.05.2016 13:45:17" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Shopper finds a nasty surprise in Tesco salad bowl Donna Lang found the critter inside a ready to eat garden salad bowl bought at Tesco's Rochdale store Eurgh...
"17.05.2016 11:16:13" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Headteacher struck off for altering pupils' SATS papers Jeremy Morgan, who was headteacher at St John's RC Primary School in Rochdale, has been banned from the classroom indefinitely Jeremy Morgan, who was headteacher at St John's RC Primary School claimed to have altered the Year 6 test papers in a moment of 'sheer madness in 2014.
"16.05.2016 15:28:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale cannibal jailed for biting off stranger's ear before declaring it was 'yum yum' and 'chewy' Anderton told a psychiatrist he was fascinated with serial killers and vampirism and had even drunk his own blood in the past This sounds like something from a horror film.
"12.05.2016 08:28:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Student's mission to save college piglets a success after hearing they would 'soon be bacon' Vegan animal care student Izzy Ross was determined they would be re-homed after being told where Middleton's Hopwood Hall College's little piglets were going Izzy has saved the Hopwood Hall College pigs' bacon
"11.05.2016 06:59:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Labour MP calls for Karen Danczuk to be disciplined after 'were you drunk?' Twitter spat Liz McInnes got involved in online spat after 'selfie queen' said she wanted to be elected to her Heywood and Middleton seat "I have to say that if one of my staff behaved like that on social media they would be explaining to me why they think they should keep their job."
"10.05.2016 15:27:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk M62 to close in both directions overnight between Heywood and Oldham for 'smart motorway' project The full closure will be in force from 10pm until 6am on Wednesday The M62 will close in both directions tonight - here's the details
"10.05.2016 09:54:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 'Relax and focus on the big things in life': Moving message from teacher to SATs pupils goes viral The letter from Holy Trinity CE Primary in Littleborough has been applauded by parents 'Relax and chill' Good advice from Holy Trinity primary in Littleborough
"10.05.2016 07:40:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale suburb is hit by fly infestation after recycling plant was mistakenly sent a skip of... The Greengate Hotel, on Halifax Road, stopped serving meals last week after more than 200 flies infested the kitchen If you live in Smallbridge this is why you've been infested with flies recently
"09.05.2016 18:54:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Owner reunited with missing pet lambs after Facebook appeal Robert Dobson's post was read and shared hundreds of times - and led to the lambs being returned to him All together now... awwww
"09.05.2016 15:39:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Selfie queen Karen Danczuk in Twitter spat with MP - after saying she wants her seat Ms Danczuk announced she would like to stand to become MP in Liz McInnes' Heywood and Middleton seat The former Kingsway councillor asked Heywood and Middleton MP Liz McInnes if she had 'hit a nerve'
"06.05.2016 18:43:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Cricket fans to walk 150 miles in memory of teenage pal who died in viaduct fall Friends from Milnrow Cricket Club undertaking challenge in aid of trust set up following death of Ryan Taylor Good luck to everyone taking part
"06.05.2016 14:40:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Three dogs and chickens die following gas explosion in Shaw Crews scrambled to Beal Lane and managed to rescue horses from the stables Fire crews were scrambled to Beal Lane shortly after 11pm last night following reports of a loud bang in the area.
"06.05.2016 13:14:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: The dog breeder jailed for keeping bulldog puppies in disgusting conditions Robert Allen, of Rochdale, was locked up for four weeks after four bulldog puppies were found malnourished with no food or clean water “You can see the filth the dogs were living in from the pictures - it was just disgusting."
"06.05.2016 07:21:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes paid to 'generous, gentle and funny' 61-year-old found dead at Rochdale flat A post mortem revealed the 61-year-old died as a result of multiple injuries Joseph O'Hanlon 'could light up a room with his presence' and loved music and poetry, grieving relatives said.
"06.05.2016 07:14:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale local election results 2016 - who won in Rochdale? All the live results from the Rochdale local elections Labour retained control of Rochdale council last night. Full results and report here
"05.05.2016 19:51:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk MP Simon Danczuk joins fight to keep Rochdale pub open Owners want to turn Bull's Head into a vet's surgery "There will be a lot of lonely people if this place closes."
"05.05.2016 18:27:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man who died after assault in Rochdale pub had been celebrating his birthday GMP say James Feeney had been marking his 65th birthday at the Reed Hotel in the town centre when he was assaulted Jimmy Feeney had been celebrating his 65th birthday at The Reed when he died on Monday, it has emerged
"05.05.2016 17:15:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk M62 to close both directions on Thursday night as 'smart motorway' project continues The closure will be in force between junction 19 of the M62 at Heywood and junction 20 at Oldham from 10pm until 6am on Friday morning so a 500-tonne crane can lift a huge motorway gantry into place M62 to close at 10pm tonight
"04.05.2016 10:58:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale local elections 2016 – when to vote, how to vote, polling stations Voters go to the polls on Thursday for this year's local elections. Here's what you need to know Everything you need to know about tomorrow's local elections is right here...
"04.05.2016 07:19:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Jail for dog breeder who kept bulldogs in conditions so disgusting the smell made a policeman's... Four small bulldog puppies were found malnourished with no food or clean water The police officer who discovered the dogs said they were living in the worst conditions he had seen during his 12 year service.
"03.05.2016 15:28:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 'He is lovely': The hero postman who helped saved a 96-year-old woman from a house fire 'Addy' Adigun praised for stepping in and helping 'prevent a very serious incident' Well done Addy
"03.05.2016 10:49:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: M62 closed eastbound near Milnrow after lorry crash Motorists have been warned to expect severe delays Avoid if possible
"03.05.2016 09:32:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police launch investigation after man's body discovered in Rochdale flat Officers were called to the building on Town Mill Brow, College Bank, on Monday afternoon following reports that a man's body had been found The 61-year-old was discovered with various injuries yesterday afternoon
"02.05.2016 15:42:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man dies following fight at Rochdale pub - latest updates Officers were called to the Reed Hotel and found a 65-year-old man unconscious and not breathing The 65-year-old was found unconscious and not breathing on Reed Hill last night. Sadly he died a short time later
"02.05.2016 14:43:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Manchester breaking news – May 2, 2016 Manchester Evening News' breaking news service A man has died after a fight on Reed Hill in the town centre yesterday. Here's what we know so far
"29.04.2016 14:54:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Beales department store in Rochdale is to close down The firm asked for a rent cut in March in a bid to ward off closure In a week when there's been some good news for the town centre this is a real blow
"29.04.2016 11:28:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Housing association rapped after dozens of homes found to have out-of-date gas safety checks Regulator downgrades Rochdale Boroughwide Housing's rating after an investigation It comes after found 45 homes on the Cloverhall estate in Belfield did not have up-to-date gas safety checks.
"29.04.2016 09:50:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: Snow falls in Rochdale in April The borough woke up to a blanket of snow this morning Somebody needs to tell the weather that it's almost May
"28.04.2016 16:07:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Margaret Hopkinson named Rochdale Woman of the Year 2016 The Mad Theatre Company founder is honoured at the annual fundraising luncheon Congratulations Margaret
"28.04.2016 12:28:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Schools send warning letter to parents after man seen approaching pupils Several schools in Rochdale are all believed to have written home to parents after being advised to do so by police following several reports over the past two weeks The man is said to try engage children in conversation by asking for directions.
"28.04.2016 10:31:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thug who stabbed young mum in front of her children smiles as he is sentenced to 15 years behind... He grinned as he was jailed at Manchester Crown Court, thanked the judge, and then said to Miss Pawson, 'I am sorry...you little s***' Jealous Anthony Johnson, 31, grinned as he was jailed at Manchester Crown Court, thanked the judge, and then said to Miss Pawson, 'I am sorry...you little s***'.
"28.04.2016 08:17:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Reel Cinemas signs up to Rochdale The letting, together with the two anchor signings, will kick start more than 200,000 sq ft of planned new retail and leisure accommodation in the centre of Rochdale Great news - a cinema is opening in the town centre
"27.04.2016 11:26:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale school issues 'sexting' alert Kingsway Park High writes to parents urging them to teach their kids about the dangers of 'sexting' This is a big issue that's probably going on in most secondary schools in the country, so credit to Deborah Ball and Kingsway Park High for tackling it head-on
"27.04.2016 10:00:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Inquest hears how tragic grandfather was flung from his stretcher during ambulance crash The family of Josef Jackowski want to know whether crash on way to hospital led to Heywood pensioner's death Josef Jackowski's family want to know whether crash on way to hospital led to his death
"27.04.2016 07:30:35" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man who drunkenly suffocated kitten banned from keeping animals for TEN YEARS David James Holden, 32, confessed to neighbours he killed the young cat, called Minnie, and wrapped him in plastic bags and put him in their wheelie bin, before later burying him in Rochdale Cemetery
"26.04.2016 09:32:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Dale are going up Now for the League Two title On this day in 2014 the Dale clinched promotion to League One with a 2-0 win over Cheltenham. Happy days...
"26.04.2016 08:48:24" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Plans to convert notorious former care home into 57 bed house are rejected Parklands House in Rochdale was closed down in 2014 after a damning inspection Parklands House care home in Falinge was closed in 2014 after inspectors found an 'offensive odour' outside the building. Now plans to turn it into a 57 bed home have been rejected
"26.04.2016 08:01:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Junior doctors' strike live from Greater Manchester as emergency care is withdrawn Is A&E open today? Where, when and why are junior doctors on strike? How long will it last? This morning junior doctors launch their first all-out strike in NHS history over government changes to their contracts
"25.04.2016 18:13:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Facebook appeal helps reunite pet owner with lost barn owl Hundreds of people shared Beau Redman's emotional post after the bird went missing in Rochdale The power of social media...
"25.04.2016 15:53:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Car crash 'sounded like a bomb exploding' A woman was taken to hospital with a suspected head injury after her Mini collided with a row of cars in Healey, near Rochdale "It wasn't a nice start to the week."
"25.04.2016 11:28:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pet owner in desperate plea to locate her escaped barn owl Beau Redman, from Rochdale, says Tyto was hand-reared and is unable to survive in the wild Has anyone seen Tyto?
He's a hand-reared barn owl, who's escaped from home and he can't survive in the wild.
His owner is fearing the worst If he's not found in the next 24 hours.
"25.04.2016 11:10:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: ALL Metrolink services suspended across Greater Manchester due to 'technical issue' There is no service on any of the eight Metrolink lines due to a 'technical issue' at Old Trafford Oh dear...
"25.04.2016 08:39:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Gang of burglars who posed as parents before raiding 26 schools are jailed The gang chatted with staff in order to distract them while they stole alarm sensors from the main external doors, before later returning to steal computers The schools included Caldershaw primary in Norden
"22.04.2016 13:17:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk A Rochdale pub has changed its menu in a puntastic tribute to Prince The Flying Horse Hotel has renamed its meals after some of star's biggest hits following his death Anyone fancy The Most Beautiful Grill in the World?
"22.04.2016 12:36:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: The amazing creations of Rochdale make-up artist Viki Croston The student has transformed herself into gory zombies, terrifying clowns and a life-like lion as part of her college course This talented student has transformed herself into gory zombies, terrifying clowns and a life-like lion as part of her college course.
Have a look at her incredible work.
"22.04.2016 11:13:41" Rochdale Observer Here's this weekend's front page:
"22.04.2016 08:01:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Family appeal for help as police arrest man over hit-run carjack attack on pensioner 76-year-old was left seriously injured by cowardly thief - family say is 'in a very serious condition and has a long road to recovery' Dorothy Cooper, 76, was left with potentially life-changing injuries and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition after the incident in broad daylight.
"21.04.2016 08:20:46" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pensioner seriously injured after thug stole her car before running her over with it She was on Sandy Lane in Royton at around 1.50pm when a man stole her Hyundai i10. The car was dumped in Buersil Ave, Turf Hill
"20.04.2016 14:29:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Vegan student launches campaign to save four pigs from slaughterhouse Izzy Ross thought teachers were joking when they told her the adorable piglets would 'soon be bacon' when she started at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale last year Should the Hopwood Hall pigs be slaughtered?
"20.04.2016 11:03:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Footballer left red-faced after stadium announcer tells entire crowd he has left his lights on Midfielder Callum Camps realised the car was his and asked a staff member to go and switch off his headlights That awkward moment when a number plate is read out, and it belongs to a player
"20.04.2016 10:54:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Littleborough Coach House founder Bernard Jackson dies aged 91 Mr Jackson helped set up the community centre in the early 90s Littleborough Coach House, Littleborough Arts Festival, Springhill Hospice, Roch Valley Probus Club - the list of good causes Bernard Jackson was involved with goes on and on. He'll be sorely missed
"20.04.2016 10:07:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Out-of-town taxi driver hit with £1,000 bill for trying to illegally pick up passengers in... Azhar Fiaz was stopped by inspectors while driving a Rochdale-licensed vehicle - but refused to speak or show any identification Azhar Fiaz was stopped by inspectors while driving a Rochdale-licensed vehicle in Manchester
"20.04.2016 08:18:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk NHS call handler saved my life after I was poisoned by carbon monoxide Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to Jaynie Powsney's house after she complained of a headache This woman managed to escaped 'the silent killer' thanks to the actions of the NHS and emergency services.
"19.04.2016 14:54:31" Rochdale Observer Here's the front page of the mid-week Observer:
"19.04.2016 12:14:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale town centre brought to standstill after lorry blocks road HGV caused gridlock when it got stuck outside Lidl on Spotland Road The town centre was gridlocked this morning
"18.04.2016 19:00:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Make-up mirror reflecting sunlight sets cardboard box alight in just 40 seconds Sarah Gall, from Rochdale, is warning others not to leave mirrors near windows after a box was set on fire in her daughter's home Sarah Gall says her daughter 'must have a guardian angel'
"18.04.2016 15:34:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk MP Simon Danczuk confident he won't be expelled from Labour Party because 'he hasn't done... Rochdale MP was suspended from the party in December while he is investigated over claims he 'sexted' a 17-year-old girl "I think they can only conclude that I haven't done anything wrong and that I should be allowed to stay within the Labour Party.”
"18.04.2016 14:52:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Football hooligan puts past behind him to try hand at acting game Rochdale fan Lee Doran was once banned from every ground in the country "The hooliganism part of my life I have now left behind for definite. I will never again be involved."
"18.04.2016 13:47:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale fan who travelled from Australia to watch match that got cancelled returns to Spotland... Alex Ollier was at Spotland on Saturday as the Dale thrashed Blackpool 3-0 Alex returned on Spotland on Saturday - and this trip had a happier ending
"18.04.2016 08:12:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Two lanes closed on M62 after crash involving seven cars The collision took place on the westbound carriageway around junction 19 for Heywood shortly before 7am All lanes are reopen now but long delays still remain
"15.04.2016 17:55:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Landlord and landlady lead fight to stop pub being turned into a vets Paul Quinn and Kay Bevan, who run the Bull's Head in Smallbridge, Rochdale say they could be left homeless and out of work if the move goes ahead Kay Bevan, who runs the Bull's Head in Smallbridge with her partner Paul Quinn, says the first they knew about the proposal was when a planning notice went up on the lamppost outside
"15.04.2016 11:10:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Entrepreneur's answer for residents stuck with bin collections every three weeks Businessman Josh Morris saw gap in market after his borough moved to three weekly collections Fed up having to wait every three weeks to have your bins collected? This businessman thinks he's got the answer
"15.04.2016 09:37:59" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police officer who had 'lost everything' crashed and flipped car while three times drink-drive limit Pc Simon Green overturned his Mercedes in a late night smash in Rochdale after a meal with a friend and a night in a bar Pc Simon Green told the arresting officers: "I can't believe I drove. I have lost everything. Don't be too disappointed in me."
"15.04.2016 09:12:27" manchestereveningnews.co.uk More than 60 homes evacuated in Rochdale after car crashed into gas sub-station A Vauxhall Vectra ruptured a large gas pipe in Whitworth Road at 10.30pm last night UPDATE: Families were allowed to return to their homes at about 6am
"15.04.2016 07:25:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Fifty people evacuated from their homes in Rochdale after car crash causes major gas leak A Vauxhall Vectra collided with a substation and ruptured a large gas pipe on Whitworth Road at 10.30pm on Thursday night The Vauxhall Vectra crashed into the substation and ruptured a large gas pipe on Whitworth Road at 10.30pm last night.
"14.04.2016 16:26:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 69 new homes to be built on old mill in Rochdale - despite dozens of objections Countryside Properties given the green light to go ahead with the plans in Newhey The old Coral Mill site in Newhey is set for a major transformation
"14.04.2016 13:03:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Fascinating timelapse video shows dramatic changes during work to uncover River Roch The Rochdale town centre project, which began in March last year, is on track to be completed next month It's taken 13 months up to this point, but you can watch it all in just two minutes here
"14.04.2016 11:49:13" Norden Cricket Club Social Stag Park opens at 12:30 this Saturday. We're still running Pie, Pint and a Taxi for just £5! This week see's Rochdale take on Blackpool.
Just arrive at Norfen CC before 2pm and buy a £5 voucher from the bar. This will entitle you to Pint, a Pie, a Taxi Good deal this
"14.04.2016 09:02:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk CCTV clue in bid to catch suspected arsonist who torched family home The property, on Whitworth Road, Rochdale, was set alight in the early hours of Tuesday Please share this and help police catch whoever torched a house in Whitworth Road on Tuesday
"14.04.2016 08:18:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The secret history of macabre table lamp made from Strangeways gallows Gordon Teirney owns a table lamp made from the handle from the former gallows at Strangeways Prison Gallows humour?
"13.04.2016 10:44:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man discovers Facebook message urging him to visit his dying dad - three years after he died Michael Kendall, 29, says he was robbed of the chance to say goodbye to his estranged dad after discovering the heartbreaking message this week. Michael Kendall, says he was robbed of the chance to say goodbye to his estranged dad after discovering the heartbreaking message this week.
"13.04.2016 10:32:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale Observer Alex is on his way back to Rochdale to watch the match at Spotland on Saturday. Let's hope the weather is nice!
"13.04.2016 07:29:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Parents of man who died in horror crash caused by speeding driver take fight for tougher... More than 20,000 people have signed a petition backing 'Justice for Joseph', which calls for a change in the law and higher tariffs for motoring offences Joseph's dad Ian said: “It's an absolute disgrace that he will have the rest of his life ahead of him, but our son's was taken away in a flash."
"12.04.2016 13:07:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Where to get all the FREE Ben and Jerry's ice cream you can eat Greater Manchester today The brand is celebrating Free Cone Day today, with three of its Greater Manchester outlets taking part There's free Ben & Jerry's ice cream at the Rochdale Odeon today... and the best bit is there are no limits on how much you try.
"12.04.2016 10:03:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Moorland fire lights up sky above Rochdale Six fire engines were called to hills at Summit, Littleborough, on Monday night after reports a large area of moorland was on fire Spectacular picture of last night's moor fire at Summit, Littleborough
"12.04.2016 09:23:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Body of man found in car at reservoir near Rochdale Police were called to Over Town Lane, near Greenbooth Reservoir, Norden, at about 7am following reports that a man's body had been found in a car Police were called to Over Town Lane, near Greenbooth Reservoir, Norden, at about 7am
"12.04.2016 07:40:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Council leader blasts GMP after far-right group North West Infidels stage protest in Rochdale The group of 30 protesters gathered outside The White Lion pub before marching along the high street Council leader Richard Farnell says Saturday's protest by the North West Infidels should not have been allowed to take place on Yorkshire Street, but GMP chiefs say everyone has a right to free speech. What do you think?
"11.04.2016 18:33:10" RSPCA Rochdale Animal Centre After the success of our last microchipping day, when we microchipped 20 cats and 212 dogs, we are pleased to announce that we are holding another FREE microchipping day but this time it will be free to ALL pets.
You must be a resident in the Rochdale
"11.04.2016 18:31:55" Brave The Shave For Macmillan Cancer Support Brave The Shave For Macmillan Cancer Support Trying to raise money for the macmillan cancer support group, and will be shaving my hair IN PUBLIC at work (the range on kingsway).. This is a huge deal for me, but it's for a good cause so it's definitely worth it. Anyone is welcome to pop down on the
"11.04.2016 18:30:48" Luke
"11.04.2016 18:23:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Armed forces champion Major Edmund Gartside awarded Freedom of the Borough of Rochdale The 82-year-old was recognised for his service with Royal British Legion and the Fusiliers Association Congratulations Major Gartside, richly deserved
"11.04.2016 11:59:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk More disruption for Littleborough drivers as main road closes for second time this year Hare Hill Road has shut to allow National Grid to finish work it failed to complete in January National Grid failed to finish the job in January - so they've come back for another go
"11.04.2016 10:31:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Lorry and tram collide in Rochdale town centre blocking Metrolink services The collision took place on tram tracks at the junction of Drake Street and Milkstone road just before 9.40am on Monday morning A tram and a truck have crashed on Drake Street
"11.04.2016 08:20:13" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Shopper speaks of horror after seeing six-year-old boy suffer suspected cardiac arrest outside Aldi The two medics, who happened to be passing the supermarket, performed emergency CPR outside the shop on Mellor Street We were just coming out of the shop and we heard the mum with the kid screaming 'help me, help me' laying her little boy to the floor."
"08.04.2016 13:21:19" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Ten men jailed for 125 years for grooming and sexually abusing vulnerable teen girl in Rochdale Nine defendants were sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday - another man was jailed last year Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels, the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Doublet, said: “CSE is more than a criminal issue - it is a social problem that we are working closely with our partners to tackle on many levels."
"08.04.2016 10:20:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Twisted Dolls and The Bright Black to play Rochdale Feel Good Festival Twisted Dolls and The Bright Black are the latest additions to the main stage line up alongside The Fratellis. New acts announced for this year's Feel Good Festival...
"08.04.2016 09:13:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale Council spends £2.5m attempting to ease congestion at traffic hotspot The cost of the work - spent at the notorious Townhead junction in Rochdale since 2007 - has been labelled 'scandalous' The expense of this work at Townhead junction has been labelled 'scandalous'. What do you think? http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-spends-25m-attempting-11156052
"08.04.2016 07:00:01" Rochdale Observer Here's the front page:
"07.04.2016 14:44:22" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Train passengers could face delays as Network Rail carry out improvements between Rochdale and... The upgrades are part of work to bring Rochdale station's new platform into use and reduce journey times in the area Passengers warned to check service before embarking on train journeys between Rochdale and Manchester Victoria for the next five weekends...
"07.04.2016 07:47:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Decorated war hero struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sleeps in his car Daniel Smith, 31, from Rochdale, described his 3 Series BMW as 'a little mobile house' The former Falinge Park High School pupil risked his life by going to the aid of injured colleagues trapped in burning Land Rovers.
But now the trained medic struggles to get work and his marriage has collapsed. He said he was 'very bitter' towards the
"06.04.2016 09:10:55" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pensioner, 86, who repeatedly ran over neighbour, 83, is detained for public protection Mr Harrison was taken to Salford Royal Hospital with multiple fractures to his right fibia and severe crush injuries to his leg and knee Vincent Simpson was suffering from a combination of mental disorders when he attacked Norman Harrison, which led to his victim losing a leg.
"05.04.2016 18:43:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Community allotment targeted by vandals for second time Homeless charity Petrus's Incredible Edible site in Rochdale was wrecked over the Easter weekend This is just absolutely mindless. If anyone can help contact details are at the bottom of the story
"05.04.2016 17:19:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Stranger's secret act of kindness for man and his carers at Trafford Centre Ryan King - who has cerebral palsy - was left smiling after the generous actions of the mystery man A kind stranger put this smile on the face of Ryan King from Rochdale - by secretly paying for his meal.
"05.04.2016 13:34:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Trains suspended after teenage girl spotted on railway bridge in Littleborough Police officers convinced the girl to come down after 20 minutes of negotiating Trains were suspended between Littleborough and Walsden after a teenage girl was spotted on the railway arches above Canal Street
"05.04.2016 11:30:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Family and friends pay tribute to former Lancashire CCC player Freddie Moore following his death... Freddie, of Rochdale, took 24 wickets for Lancs during the 1950s "There aren't many people who have played for Lancashire from Rochdale."
"05.04.2016 08:03:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Sex shop slammed by Rochdale councillor for putting skimpy schoolgirl outfit on display in shop... The garment is on sale in one of Rochdale's main shopping streets The 'disgusting' and 'inappropriate' outfit is on display in the window of the Drake Street shop labelled 'Cottelli Collection School Uniform £35'
"04.04.2016 17:55:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale 2 Doncaster Rovers 2: Canavan leaves it late to keep Dale in play-off picture Keith Hill was pleased to rescue a point, but disappointed with the 'soft goals' his side conceded Niall Canavan's injury-time leveller saw Rochdale snatch a point from the jaws of defeat aganst Doncaster at Spotland
"04.04.2016 16:53:32" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Plans to convert all schools into academies are 'undemocratic' say town hall chiefs Councillors in Rochdale are to call on government to ditch policy announced in George Osborne's budget Council leader Richard Farnell says this is 'big government at its worst', but what do you think?.
"04.04.2016 15:44:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: How series of texts - and a police dog - helped nail bungling mole gang Footage shows the gang's cheeky bid to drill into a petrol station cash machine - and how they were caught Ouch ... police dog gets his teeth into 'Italian Job' burglars
"04.04.2016 15:08:41" Middleton Guardian It's the end of an era as Carsons Bar announces it's closure. We want you to share your photos and memories.
Who was the best band you saw perform?
"04.04.2016 08:03:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Inmate scales roof of Rochdale's Buckley Hall prison It's the second time in the past year that inmates have escaped onto the roof of HMP Buckley Hall More drama at Buckley Hall prison yesterday
"01.04.2016 18:55:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Jailed: The thief dubbed one of Rochdale 'most prolific burglars' Simon Hulme has been locked up after breaking into the homes of two elderly people He might be prolific, but he's also not very good - Hulme was caught after fleeing empty-handed from two break-ins
"01.04.2016 11:42:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tributes are paid to popular community member who was 'friend to everyone' Stuart Carmichael, from Littleborough near Rochdale, worked tirelessly for several groups and worthy causes The Observer did many stories with Stuart over the years. He was a lovely, friendly, courteous man, who made a great difference to Littleborough. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
"01.04.2016 09:59:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Keep streets tidy - and earn a tenner People seen picking up litter could win a £10 voucher in new drive to clean up Rochdale Keep Rochdale tidy...
"01.04.2016 07:34:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum avoids jail after nine-month-old baby daughter drowns in bath Lucy Booth was given a suspended prison service after admitting gross negligence manslaughter, following the death of her baby The judge acknowledged that Jessica Gardiner was a ‘loving mum’ and this had been a ‘momentary lapse with the most tragic of consequences’
"31.03.2016 19:16:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Plans for 147 homes on old school site in Rochdale Planning permission sought for former Balderstone High School plot in Rochdale Big changes afoot on the old Balderstone High School site...
"31.03.2016 18:39:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Council to spend £750,000 improving the cycle route between Heywood and Middleton Funding will be used to 'make cycling safer and more atrractive to greater numbers of people' On yer bike...
"31.03.2016 16:04:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Yobs hurl rocks and bricks at cars and smash up front doors, terrorising Rochdale neighbours Residents of the Oldham Road flats in Rochdale say it is like living in a warzone after yobs terrorise passing cars and flats near Balderstone Park "It is like hell on earth. It is like a warzone.”
"31.03.2016 13:27:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Son hits out at Rochdale council decision to charge vulnerable people for emergency lifeline Careline service had previously been free for people with Guaranteed Pension Credits, but last month town hall chiefs voted to begin charging Elderly and vulnerable are to be charged for vital lifeline service
"31.03.2016 08:55:14" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police officer cut from car and taken to hospital following crash in Rochdale town centre The collision involved two cars and took place on St Mary’s Gate, Rochdale, on Wednesday evening Incredibly the officer suffered only minor injuries
"29.03.2016 14:53:05" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch astonishing moment ram-raider slams car into shop FOUR TIMES The shop was extensively damaged in the attack and the shop's owner and customers had to leap away to avoid the impact Mohammed Yousaf and his customers at the Auto Shop, on Milkstone Road, narrowly escaped with their lives after the car was repeatedly slammed into the front of the shop.
"29.03.2016 11:16:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Multi-million pound defence scheme to protect Rochdale after 'unprecedented flooding' Town hall bosses are working with the Environment Agency to secure up to Â£20m for the project, which will protect more than 1,000 homes and businesses Â£20m is to be spent on defences along the River Roch after the Boxing Day floods
"29.03.2016 07:45:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Wigan Athletic 1 Rochdale 0: Henderson sees red as Dale are edged out Rochdale's winning run in League One comes to an end as Conor McAleny's goal settles tight affair after Ian Henderson had been sent off for Keith Hill's side The Dale's winning run came to an end at high-flying Wigan yesterday
"29.03.2016 07:16:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Five arrested after reports of early morning fight in Rochdale Police were called to Oswald Street, in the town, just before 5am on Easter Sunday. Police were called to Oswald Street in the town just before 5am on Easter Sunday where they found there had been â€˜a disturbance between a group of menâ€™.
"29.03.2016 07:12:02" Rochdale Observer Here's the front page of the mid-week Observer:
"28.03.2016 17:31:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Nostalgia: Looking back at Easter Pace Egg plays in Rochdale The tradition, which dates back to pagan times, is still going strong today Were you ever in a Pace Egg play?
"28.03.2016 16:30:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Brave kidney transplant girl Ella Chadwick to hold fundraiser for hospital that treated her The youngster, eight, was born with congenital nephrotic syndrome and had to have both her kidneys removed as an infant â€œThe hospital made me better so weâ€™ve got to help it make all the other children better too.â€
"28.03.2016 13:30:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Party in full swing as Regal Moon reopens doors after Boxing Day floods The Rochdale town centre Wetherspoons boozer has been given a Â£760,000 makeover 'It feels like coming home."
"28.03.2016 10:55:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man caught by police after embarrassing wardrobe malfunction Police said man was running away when his trousers got the better of him and he slipped and stumbled This bloke was literally caught with his pants down...
"28.03.2016 08:50:14" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale mobile phone shop worker features on Kanye West's new album Menace, real name Adnan Khan, got paid just $200 for the beat which is used on Kanye's The Life of Pablo Meet Adnan Khan â€“ the mobile phone shop assistant from Rochdale who features on Kanye Westâ€™s latest album
"24.03.2016 19:53:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Boxing Day flood hero honoured by Prime Minister Mohammed Sheraz helped organise the relief effort in Rochdale Congratulations Mohammed - one of many people who did the town proud after the floods
"24.03.2016 17:00:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Fratellis will headline Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2016 Glaswegian rockers will perform at town centre concert on August 19 Big announcement about this year's Feel Good Festival
"24.03.2016 13:46:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale pays tribute to those killed in Brussels attack Minute's silence held at town's Cenotaph as borough mourns 30 dead and 250 injured The Belgian flag is flying at half-mast outside Rochdale town hall following Tuesday's attacks in Brussels
"24.03.2016 13:05:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Firefighters battle spectacular moorland blaze in Rochdale Extra crews drafted in to stop Blackstone Edge fire spreading to nearby pub The moors above Littleborough were on fire again last night
"24.03.2016 09:42:11" manchestereveningnews.co.uk RSPCA officers alerted to 'snake' in bin - but find something very different Officers were called out to Littleborough on Tuesday to reports of a snake in a plastic bag inside a bin It's an easy mistake to make...
"23.03.2016 11:33:10" Rochdale Borough Council The Belgian flag is flying at half mast outside our town hall as a mark of respect and solidarity.
"23.03.2016 11:15:43" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Driver crashes into parked car during high speed police chase 25-year-old arrested on suspicion of drink driving following smash in Rochdale A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, drink driving and attempting to assault a police officer after a police chase ended dramatically
"23.03.2016 08:31:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Heartbroken couple who had five puppies stolen make desperate appeal for their return Robert and Victoria Hollingsworth have been reunited with one of the stolen litter after the animals were stolen from their Royton home on Saturday March 5 Robert and Victoria Hollingsworth, who had five puppies stolen from their Royton home have been reunited with one of the adorable dogs - but are now desperate to find the rest of the litter.
"22.03.2016 19:39:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 20 family days out in Rochdale over the Easter holidays 2016 Looking for things to do with the kids during the school holidays? Look no further Stuck for something to do with the kids this Easter?
"22.03.2016 12:48:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale town centre shops could get 'Georgian-style' makeover Stores on The Walk could undergo historic transformation Town centre hairdresser Greg Couzens reckons the plans could turn The Walk into Rochdale's answer to York's famed Shambles
"22.03.2016 10:53:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Could another Costa Coffee be opening in Rochdale? Firm have applied for planning permission at Kingsway Retail Park Fancy a brew? Costa Coffee is considering opening another branch in Rochdale
"18.03.2016 14:32:41" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police officer honoured with bravery award PC Ed Barker prevented a man from throwing himself off the roof of Rochdale Town Hall What a hero - PC Ed Barker climbed the fire escape of Rochdale Town Hall pulling a man from the roof and saving his life.
"18.03.2016 14:10:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Simon Danczuk ordered to pay back £11,500 in expenses he wrongly claimed The expenses regulator has found he claimed thousands of pounds for his children that he wasn't entitled to Mr Danczuk, according to the report, has agreed to repay the money but insists IPSA’s rules were not clear enough and that he simply interpreted them incorrectly
"17.03.2016 16:03:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Shoppers queue for FIFTEEN hours as Aldi opens new store in Milnrow with prize giveaway Lucky Graham Duffy, 53, picked up the top prize of a 55" TV after queueing since 5pm on Wednesday The party was in full swing this morning as Aldi opened their new store in Milnrow.
"17.03.2016 07:48:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live updates as new Aldi opens with major prize giveaway in Milnrow Queues have formed overnight, with new Rochdale store is offering prizes and vouchers to the first people through the door Live: People queue for FIFTEEN HOURS as new Aldi opens in Milnrow http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/aldi-milnrow-opening-free-prizes-11048964
"16.03.2016 19:09:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Shoppers expected to queue overnight for opening of new Aldi store in Rochdale Freebies, including a widescreen TV, will be given out to first 100 people through the doors If you're hoping to bag the free telly better get there early. We'll be covering the opening live from about 7.30am tomorrow
"16.03.2016 12:36:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Brother-in-law war heroes get France's highest honour for role on D-day landings Ken Wright and Fred Barrett, from Rochdale, have both been awarded the rank of Chevalier (Knight) in the prestigious Legion of Honour “I’m just an ordinary boy who did what I had to do. We lost a lot of people, a lot of friends."
"16.03.2016 08:24:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Cyril Smith abuse victims to be key witnesses as national child abuse inquiry opens The Goddard Inquiry will hear from nine men who all say they suffered abuse at the hands of the late Rochdale MP The Goddard Inquiry investigation into the Rochdale abuse claims opens today and is expected to hear from alleged victims of Cyril Smith
"15.03.2016 13:58:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Urgent upgrade to M62, faster trains, a big tunnel and Piccadilly Station upgrade - major... Plans to increase capacity on the M62 by a third and invest in faster trains and a trans-Pennine rail tunnel have come a step closer Desperately-needed upgrades to the M62 are to be urgently brought forward by George Osborne in tomorrow’s Budget - in a bid to finally end the daily misery faced by northern commuters
"15.03.2016 11:50:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: First glimpse of Rochdale's Dame Gracie Fields statue Sculpture expected to be erected outside town hall later this year Plans have been submitted for the Gracie Fields statue - and it could be erected later this year
"15.03.2016 09:01:48" Timeline Photos Morning. Here's the front page of the midweek Observer...
"15.03.2016 08:52:35" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale council leader brands political rival a ‘turd’ on Twitter Richard Farnell was involved in a Twitter spat over apparent illegal parking 'I called him a turd and a plonker because he is a turd and a plonker.'
"14.03.2016 20:17:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Regal Moon in Rochdale to reopen after £700,000 facelift following Boxing Day floods The JD Wetherspoon pub has been shut since it was swamped in December Regal Moon fans, the wait is over...
"14.03.2016 18:52:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Moment thieving carer takes money from relative she was supposed to be caring for Terri Cowley and daughter Hollie Dixon were caught on film taking money from Rochdale pub owner Norman Halsall while looking after him in his home Watch as a carer is caught on camera stuffing cash she stole from an elderly relative into her bra.
"14.03.2016 13:35:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Cyril Smith sex abuse inquiry set to be halted by Rochdale council Internal investigation is to be scrapped because the Goddard Inquiry is examining same allegations The internal inquiry has been temporarily suspended since July 2014
"14.03.2016 12:35:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: Springhill Hospice Spring Fair Thousands of pounds were raised at the Rochdale charity's annual event About £7,500 was raised at yesterday's fair
"14.03.2016 09:21:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Daughter and niece caught on camera stealing money from relative they were supposed to be caring for On December 21 and 24, last year, the surveillance showed the pair taking money from Mr Halsall’s wallet Norman Halsall, 75, who owns the Tanners Arms on Whitworth Road, said: “I liked them and trusted them. I never thought they would do this."
"14.03.2016 08:49:48" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Kidney transplant youngster Ella Chadwick meets the X Factor finalists The brave eight-year-old mingled backstage with the cast of the X Factor tour at the Manchester Arena Watch: Kidney transplant youngster Ella Chadwick meets the X Factor finalists
"11.03.2016 14:13:26" Timeline Photos Thousands have gathered for the funeral of Qari Jalal Uddin. Follow our live updates from the service here
"11.03.2016 13:19:41" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Shoppers expected to queue overnight for opening of new Aldi store in Rochdale Freebies, including a widescreen TV, will be given out to first 100 people through the doors The new Aldi store in Milnrow opens next Thursday - get there early if you want to bag a freebie
"11.03.2016 08:54:55" RSPCA Rochdale Animal Centre Can we please remind anyone who is attending our microchipping event this Saturday that we are expecting to be very busy.
The event is on from 11am until 3pm and we expect the first hour to be the busiest.
ALL dogs must be on a short lead (no extendable
"11.03.2016 08:53:55" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thug deliberately ran over moped rider's legs and left him for dead Roger Balint callously knocked Nathan Urey off his bike following a feud - and evaded police for nearly four months after going on the run Formerly Rochdale's 'most wanted' Roger Balint, of College Bank, has now been jailed after running over Nathan Urey legs and leaving him for dead
"11.03.2016 08:50:57" Timeline Photos Morning. The heartbreaking story of the death of 14-year-old Charlotte Baron is our front page lead today.
"10.03.2016 19:17:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Touching tribute video made in memory of schoolgirl found dead at home Charlotte Danielle Baron, 14, was found dead at her home in Rochdale by her brother Friends have made a heartfelt tribute video to St Cuthbert's High School pupil Charlotte Baron, following her death aged 14
"10.03.2016 18:49:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale amateur photographer's stunning picture of Blackpool seafront to be exhibited at top... Craig Szlatoszlavek's black and white shot of a seagull was named runner-up in a national competition Great pic
"10.03.2016 15:04:41" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Scheme that saw the number of empty shops in Rochdale halve set to be rolled out in Middleton... The 'extremely successful' scheme will also be extended in Rochdale for another three years "We’ve got to do everything we can to support vibrant, successful and busy town centres.”
"10.03.2016 14:50:25" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Armed thugs tied up pregnant women and left partner for dead in terrifying raid The burglars forced their way into a home on Rouse Street in Sudden, on… Burglars tied up a pregant woman and left her partner for dead in a terrifying raid on a house in Rouse Street, Sudden
"09.03.2016 14:32:28" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Work on notorious Townhead junction in Rochdale to begin next month after string of accidents Council leader Richard Farnell has ordered the changes, saying ‘common sense is the best solution’. "Quite often, despite what obscure rules state, common sense is the best solution."
"09.03.2016 14:17:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Should Heywood and Middleton leave the control of Rochdale council? UKIP say they will hold referendum if they win local elections What do you think?
"09.03.2016 10:47:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Gangland banker jailed after laundering almost £200,000 Osman Rashid, 33, acted as right-hand man to Nouman Tariq, 39, a Rochdale businessman who was jailed back in 2013 Osman Rashid, 33, acted as right-hand man to Nouman Tariq, 39, a businessman from Sudden who was jailed in 2013
"08.03.2016 18:23:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Overnight closures planned for M62 pothole repairs Sections of five mile stretch between Simister Island and Rochdale will be closed over next fortnight Overnight closures are planned for the M62 over the next fortnight - starting tonight
"08.03.2016 17:55:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Former rally champion, who once built a yacht partly out of concrete and sailed it round the... Engineer Harry Whittle-Ratcliffe, from Littleborough near Rochdale, was described as 'always full of fun' Harry's wife Brenda told us 'He really made the most of his life', and it certainly sounds like he did
"08.03.2016 15:55:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Beales seeking to cut rent at Rochdale store in bid to avoid closure The retailer says its loss-making stores, of which Rochdale is one, are ‘no longer sustainable’ unless rents are reduced The retailer, which has 29 stores across the country, says its loss-making stores, of which Rochdale is one, are ‘no longer sustainable’ unless rents are reduced
"08.03.2016 14:10:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Driver's lucky escape after 4x4 careers into Hollingworth Lake in Littleborough Police and firefighters were called to Hollingworth Lake in Littleborough, Rochdale, at 8.20pm on Monday night Some dramatic scenes at Hollingworth Lake last night
"08.03.2016 12:30:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Smart Motorway from Manchester to Leeds will open in 2022, say northern transport chiefs The high tech upgrade of M62 will stretch all the way to Leeds- but motorists must be prepared for six more years of misery M62 drivers prepare for six more years of roadworks
"08.03.2016 09:53:35" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Town hall chiefs pledge extra £1m to fix potholes in Rochdale Highways bosses say the money will be added to the £4m already planned to be spent on improving roads over the next 12 months Where should Rochdale Council be focusing their attention on highways? Post your pictures of the borough's worst potholes in the comments section below
"08.03.2016 08:42:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Brother of man missing for five years appeals for him to return after their mum dies suddenly Relatives hope that Ciaron, who would now be 23, will come home in time for her funeral Ciaron Nuttall, who grew up in Castleton, disappeared in March 2011, aged 18.
"07.03.2016 15:42:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk This could be the best use of guns we’ve ever seen “This is a way of getting something very negative and destructive and using it in a way that is totally positive” What a great idea - Sculptor Karen Lyons is based at the Ebor Studios in Littleborough
"07.03.2016 13:06:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Northern Lights illuminate sky above Rochdale This amazing timelapse footage shows the sky glowing green due to the Aurora Borealis which is usually only seen further north towards the Arctic circle Watch - stunning Northern Lights display above Rochdale
"07.03.2016 12:26:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dozens of volunteers joined police search for missing man in Rochdale Jack Stewart, 69, was last seen at his home in Spotland on February 8 Police and relatives have thanked the volunteers who joined a search for missing Jack Stewart on Saturday.
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"07.03.2016 11:14:32" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Coroner blasts psychiatric hospital for 'gross failure' in care of vulnerable Rochdale woman Susan George , took an overdose of anti-depressant drugs just two days after discharge from the John Elliott Unit at Birch Hill Hospital A coroner has criticised staff at a psychiatric unit at Birch Hill Hospital for discharging vulnerable Susan George against her wishes
"04.03.2016 20:17:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Baby boy's death at Oldham Royal maternity unit was preventable, says coroner Dylan Oates was just four-days-old when he passed away in January 2014 after a ‘catalogue of errors’ by staff at the maternity unit Dylan Oates, whose parents are from Littleborough, was just four-days-old when he died in January 2014 after a ‘catalogue of errors’ by staff at the maternity unit. The coroner said his death amounted to neglect by hospital workers
"04.03.2016 14:21:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale AFC fan who travelled 10,000 miles to watch match which was cancelled offered chance to... Alex Olllier, who lives in Queensland, Australia, will return to watch the club's tie with Blackpool in April Alex has supported Rochdale since he was a boy because he has relatives in the town, but has only ever seen the team in action once before
"04.03.2016 13:17:30" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Volunteers sought to help police search for a missing man from Rochdale Jack Stewart, 69, was last seen at his home in Spotland on February 8 Police are appealing for volunteers to help search for Jack Stewart, from Spotland, who has been missing since February 8. Please share if you can't make it along
"04.03.2016 11:34:35" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: Rochdale in the snow The town woke up to a whiteout this morning - and you've been sending us your pics Here's a selection of your snow pics
"04.03.2016 09:09:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Snow storm hits Rochdale closing schools and causing travel disruption The white stuff has been falling heavily since the early hours Latest on the snow disruption in Rochdale here
"04.03.2016 09:04:39" Stay safe on the roads everyone, there's treacherous driving conditions all around town. Don't forget to share your snow photos with us - and if you're lucky enough to have a snow day, enjoy it!