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"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:
"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!
"04.03.2016 08:30:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Snow storm arrives in Greater Manchester causing travel disruption The white stuff has been coming down heavily overnight and the region woke to further downpours on Friday morning Morning. Bit cold out there today.
Smithy Bridge primary school is closed because of the snow. We'll have more live updates throughout the day here:
"03.03.2016 19:13:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police hunt after teenagers assaulted in 'unprovoked attack' by gang near Sandbrook Park in Rochdale The four friends were on their way to Sandbrook Park when they were assaulted by four other teenagers in what police are describing as an unprovoked attack Four teeenage boys were attacked by a gang as they walked to Sandbrook Park
"03.03.2016 17:00:55" manchestereveningnews.co.uk An investigation has been launched after a spate of cattle deaths in Whitworth Farmers say that six cows have died of arsenic poisoning after drinking water on the moorlands Farmers in Whitworth and Shawforth fear their cattle are being poisoned by arsenic
"03.03.2016 09:42:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Third arrest following murder of popular Rochdale imam Jalal Uddin A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder this morning following death of Jalal Uddin in Wardleworth
"02.03.2016 12:45:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Widower of Rochdale AFC fanatic thanks fans for 'overwhelming' tribute after Spotland honours... Fans of the Dale and Sheffield United gave a stirring minute-long applause to pay tribute to Denise Webb, who died in December after a battle with cancer Lovely gesture from Rochdale Afc and Sheffield United Football Club fans at Spotland on Saturday
"02.03.2016 08:41:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Snow causing problems on some routes around Greater Manchester and on M62 motorway Parts of the region woke up to a layer of snow covering roads, causing some traffic… Take care if you're heading over the M62 this morning
"02.03.2016 08:02:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale's unbeaten run ends with defeat at Shrewsbury The struggling Shrews scored two first-half goals to take the points against Keith Hill's men Relegation-threatened Shrewsbury ended Rochdale’s four-game unbeaten run last night
"01.03.2016 14:21:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police warn taxi drivers in Rochdale to be vigilant after theft and vandalism spate Nine cabs in town centre have had windows smashed in last week Nine taxis are thought to have their windows smashed in and around the town centre in the last week
"01.03.2016 10:46:14" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Anger at Rochdale being named Britain's most struggling town Joseph Rowntree Foundation says the town tops the list of town fighting urban decay - and calls for more investment “Rochdale was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and will be at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse" - town hall bosses hit back at 'outdated' survey
"29.02.2016 20:12:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Moment ecig battery explodes in man's pocket Mick Bennett from Bamford had been out with his children at Bury Roller Rink when the battery "went off like a rocket" Blimey, that was close
"29.02.2016 19:38:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Young Parkinson's sufferer says tattoos have helped him live with the crippling disease Shaun Slicker was only 20-years-old when he first began to experience his first symptoms - but it was not until three years later that doctors eventually told him that he had the devastating condition Shaun Slicker, who was one of the youngest people in the UK to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s has told how getting three quarters of his body covered in tattoos has helped him live with the crippling disease
"29.02.2016 17:37:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk First class ale! The former post office that's reopened its doors five years later as a pub The Old Post Office Ale House in Castleton has created nine new jobs, promotes local beers and even features the old Post Office sign What a brilliant idea. Good luck Andy and Cath
"29.02.2016 16:40:46" Redwood Secondary School, Rochdale After lots of work behind the scenes we are happy to start taking requests for our EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB! Our holidays clubs are open to ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 4-19 YEARS OLD IN THE ROCHDALE AREA WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS! Visit www.redwood-school.com to request
"29.02.2016 14:26:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Summit tunnel 175 years on: The miracle of engineering which survived a devastating fire The tunnel has seen its fair share of drama, not least when it was ravaged by fire after a train derailed in December 1984 Tomorrow is the 175th anniversray of the opening of the Summit tunnel near Littleborough. Read about its fascinating history here.
"26.02.2016 18:53:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hair salon in Rochdale town centre reopens after Boxing Day floods Headquarters Unisex Barbers, on The Walk in Rochdale town centre, was one of several businesses forced to close after the town centre was swamped by four feet of water “It’s starting to feel really positive now after what has been a difficult time for a lot of businesses. A few others in the area are starting to reopen now, so hopefully things will be back to normal soon."
"26.02.2016 17:55:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk MPs declare their support for EU 'in' vote Simon Danczuk and Liz McInnes both say remaining in the EU is 'in the best interests of British people and businesses' MPs Simon Danczuk and Liz McInnes will be voting to stay in the EU on June 23. What do you think?
"26.02.2016 14:22:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Woman dies after falling from Rakewood Viaduct on M62 Greater Manchester Police said the woman fell to her death from the motorway bridge, near junction 21 of the M62 for Milnrow, on Friday morning Greater Manchester Police said the woman fell to her death from the motorway bridge, near junction 21 this morning
"26.02.2016 12:40:06" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Arson investigation launched after bin fire spreads to homes Firefighters were called to Leander Drive, Castleton, Rochdale, at 1.30am today Firefighters were called to Leander Drive, Castleton, at about 1.30am this morning
"26.02.2016 08:43:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale could get two new markets Town hall chiefs earmark £3m for the plans Rochdale could be in line for TWO new markets under £3m plans unveiled by the council in this week's budget
"25.02.2016 18:50:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dozens of RBH homes Rochdale left without gas safety checks Social landlords Rochdale Boroughwide Housing have… Rochdale Boroughwide Housing have been criticised after it emerged homes in Belfield did not have gas safety checks
"25.02.2016 15:47:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Angry landlady posts doggers' underwear on Facebook and says she has to clean up after their... The 36-year-old, who took over running the pub 12 months ago, says dogging has been an issue at the site for years Come on, own up. Who left their boxer shorts at the Three Arrows?
"25.02.2016 15:16:55" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenager bailed and man still being questioned following Rochdale imam murder Jalal Uddin, 64, died from a head injury after being found collapsed in a children’s playground in Rochdale a week ago A teenager has been bailed and a man remains in custody in relation to the murder former Wardleworth imam Jalal Uddin
"25.02.2016 11:41:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Domestic violence victim tells harrowing story of how she was repeatedly stabbed and nearly... The 24-year-old says she had been warned of her partner’s previous history, but truly believed he had changed "I shouted to the kids to get their shoes on so I could get them out the house. Then all of a sudden he stabbed me. I don’t know how long it went on for, but he stabbed me six times"
"25.02.2016 09:28:56" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale council agrees swingeing cuts but leader slams 'morally bankrupt' Tory austerity drive Council bosses ratified a 3.6pc council tax rise, having frozen the precept for the last three years Swingeing cuts of £22m were agreed by Rochdale council last night as its leader dubbed the Tory’s austerity drive ‘morally bankrupt’.
"22.02.2016 17:31:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Two arrested on suspicion of murdering former imam Jalal Uddin in Rochdale A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have now been detained in connection with the 64-year-old's death last week A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murdering former imam Jalal Uddin in Wardleworth
"22.02.2016 15:19:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Latest updates: Body found in Rochdale Canal Officers were first called to the scene at 10.40am A body has been found in the canal at Smithy Bridge. Live updates here:
"19.02.2016 11:42:27" Rochdale Observer Here's the front page of Saturday's Observer:
"19.02.2016 11:26:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Latest updates: Man dies after being found with head injuries at children's playground in Rochdale Police were called by paramedics to a play area at the end of South Street in Wardleworth shortly before 9pm on Thursday A man has died after being found in a children’s playground with a serious head injury.
"19.02.2016 10:07:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man found with fatal head injury at children's playground in Wardleworth, Rochdale A police investigation is underway to identify the man and establish the circumstances surrounding his death. Police were called by paramedics to the play area at the end of South Street in Wardleworth shortly before 9pm last night (Thursday, February 18). Anyone with further information is asked to call police on 101 Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
"18.02.2016 17:49:11" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Disabled child left in limbo after row over Rochdale school place The parents of Matthew Morrisey-Jones say Lowerplace Primary told them it was no longer suitable for him to be taught there. Matthew's mum and dad fear this could have a "catastrophic" effect on his development
"18.02.2016 16:38:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: Bird's-eye view photos shows progress of £4.9m project to reopen River Roch The Rochdale town centre scheme is set to be completed by May These pictures show how close to completion the River Roch project is
"18.02.2016 08:30:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Trams between Rochdale and Oldham halted due to icy weather Services are unable to run between Rochdale Town Centre stop and Oldham Mumps, and severe delays are also expected between Oldham Mumps and Ashton-under-Lyne The icy weather is causing problems on the trams this morning
"18.02.2016 08:25:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Drunk woman kicked paramedic in the face and shoulder charged another when they tried to help her Sarah Bradley was charged with two assaults after attacking the paramedics Sarah Bradley, who kicked a paramedic in the face then urinated in an ambulance, has now been banned from leaving the house at night
"18.02.2016 07:51:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenage girl rushed to hospital after being struck by car in collision The girl was involved in the collision with a black Volkswagen Golf on Market Street in Whitworth on Wednesday evening A teenage girl was taken to hospital following crash on Market Street, Whitworth last night
"17.02.2016 16:24:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Householders in Rochdale to be hit with a 3.6 per cent rise in council tax The first increase in three years is recommended for approval by Rochdale Council Bad news, we're afraid...
"17.02.2016 11:54:10" Do you drive along Mellor Street on your morning commute?
Frustrated at how long it takes? You may not be alone!
Department of Transport figures have ranked the road to be among the slowest in the region with a average speed of just 10.2mph during the
"17.02.2016 10:19:40" Steve Robinson & Son Ltd: Sawmill Machinery Manufacturers.
Can you help?
In 1865 Robinson & Son, Rochdale manufactured steam engines & boilers for the Te Kopuru sawmill in New Zealand. Once completed they invited leading engineers to inspect the machinery
"17.02.2016 09:52:13" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Paedophile who led child sex grooming ring in Rochdale using human rights laws to try and block... Shabir Ahmed, 63, has written to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) claiming his convictions for sick child sex offences were a conspiracy to ‘scapegoat’ Muslims, his immigration tribunal heard Shabir Ahmed, 63, has written to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) claiming his convictions for sick child sex offences were a conspiracy to ‘scapegoat’ Muslims, his immigration tribunal heard.
"16.02.2016 12:48:36" manchestereveningnews.co.uk 'Uncaring' charity is slammed over closure of disabled care home Health and council bosses have criticised Leonard Cheshire Disability over plans to shut Honresfeld care home in Littleborough, near Rochdale The planned closure of this care home is causing real distress to residents and their families. Now, health and council bosses have accused the charity running it of showing "uncaring disregard" for those
"16.02.2016 12:39:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Woman, 56, found dead had pleaded with doctors not to be discharged from psychiatric hospital She had remained on the ward for five days and had told staff and doctors she did not feel ready to be discharged Susan George had been in Birch Hill for five days and had told staff and doctors she did not feel ready to be discharged
"16.02.2016 09:38:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: M62 closed eastbound due to lorry fire near Huddersfield All lanes were closed on the eastbound carriageway at rush hour on Tuesday morning while emergency crews tackled the blaze, near junction 26 at Chain Bar in West Yorkshire Steer clear if possible
"16.02.2016 09:29:38" Rochdale Observer Here's the mid-week front page:
"15.02.2016 14:14:48" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum facing court because of autistic daughter's 'truancy' says she needs help not prosecution Angela Robinson says her daughter Bethany-Jo, 10, suffers anxiety attacks and needs support This is a heartbreaking situation.
"15.02.2016 13:54:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Appeal to dog owners after cat mauled to death in garden Rescue cat Lily was sleeping outside a house in Littleborough, near Rochdale, when she was attacked by two Jack Russells Pet owners devastated after their cat suffers fatal injuries after being attacked by two Jack Russells in a neighbour's garden.
"12.02.2016 14:26:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch out Ace Ventura: Meet Rochdale's very own pet detective Paula O'connor, who runs Mane 'n' Tails pet store in Castleton, dedicates her life to finding missing or stolen pets Meet Paula, Rochdale's very own pet detective who works with a psychic assistant.
"12.02.2016 09:55:05" Rochdale Observer Here's Saturday's front page:
"12.02.2016 09:52:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale pub which closed after man killed in one punch attack is set to reopen The pub, on Drake Street, has been shut since April after police applied for a review of its premises licence following the manslaughter of Adam Nightingale The Mucky Duck, on Drake Street , has been shut since April after police applied for a review of its premises licence following the manslaughter of Adam Nightingale .
"11.02.2016 19:28:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Safety changes to be made at notorious Townhead junction in bid to stop a 'fatal accident' Council leader Richard Farnell steps in after spate of crashes at Rochdale crossroads More changes on the cards at Townhead
"11.02.2016 12:36:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teenager who regularly smoked cannabis died in care home after overdosing on methadone An inquest heard how Connor Batty, 15, was found dead at the care home in Rochdale Tragic story.
Teenager who had been reunited with his family and was set to start a new life in Barnsley dies of a methadone overdose.
"11.02.2016 12:34:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Motorists in Littleborough driven round the bend by 'nightmare' roadworks Drivers complain of being trapped in the town near Rochdale after scheduled works clashed with emergency repairs Anyone else fed up with the roadworks in Littleborough this week?
"10.02.2016 15:49:26" Timeline Photos MISSING: Jack Stewart, 69, from Rochdale was last seen on Ings Lane at around 8am on Monday February 8.
He is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, with brown and greying hair cut into a ‘teddy boy’ style.
He was last seen wearing a black quilted
"10.02.2016 11:55:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thieves steal freshly laid turf from outside supermarket Unusual theft took place from new Lidl in Rochdale five days after store reopened This thief will be hoping nobody grasses on him...
"09.02.2016 20:24:31" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: The abandoned church 'frozen in time' St Hilda's CE Mission near Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale, closed in the late 90s Have you ever spotted this eerie old church near Hollingworth Lake? Thanks to Andrew Hope for these great pics
"09.02.2016 19:02:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Disabled care home residents in Rochdale told to find somewhere else to live Charity Leonard Cheshire Care, which runs the Honresfeld home in Littleborough, Rochdale, told residents and their families they could no longer afford to keep the home open “Two months to sort your life out? It would be hard for somebody not disabled, let alone someone in a wheelchair."
"09.02.2016 13:25:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Lee Nolan jailed for life for murder of Katelyn Parker whose body was found in boot of car in... Nolan denied murder in a Manchester Crown Court trial but shortly before the prosecution was about to close its case suddenly changed his plea Lee Nolan jailed for life for murder of Katelyn Parker, of Milnrow, whose body was found in boot of car in Heywood
"09.02.2016 11:09:07" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Small businesses in Rochdale to lose out on more than £1k in tax aid The government will remove business rates relief for shops from April 1 “This is a massive blow to Rochdale businesses, a lot of these shops are already struggling to survive. It could cause real damage to our local economy.”
"09.02.2016 08:57:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Off-duty midwife delivers best friend's baby at home in record time Robyn Bowden delivered friend Danielle Madden's son Ralph in the bedroom of her Rochdale home "I just said ‘Look at me, this baby is going to be born’ and away we went."
"08.02.2016 20:03:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Armed robber threatened security van driver with machete during raid Robbery took place at the Co-op in Spotland, Rochdale The theft took place at the Co-op store in Rooley Moor Road, Spotland
"08.02.2016 18:48:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Concern for young woman missing from Rochdale for nearly a week Thawhida Ferdous, 21, was last seen at around 8.15am on February 2 in the Rochdale area Please share help police and Thawida's family find her
"08.02.2016 16:15:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police hunting convicted rapist who is though to have fled country during trial Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain, 38, was convicted of rape, sexual activity with a child and conspiracy to rape in November Hussain had claimed that a family member had died and was given permission by the trial judge to attend the funeral, which was due to be held somewhere in the UK.
It is believed that he used this opportunity to flee to Pakistan.
"08.02.2016 11:07:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teacher found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct after falsifying a pupil's coursework Daniel O'Reilly was teaching PE at Falinge Park High School in Rochdale at the time of the incident An ‘excellent’ teacher with a previously unblemished record has been found guilty of falsifying a pupil’s coursework, but allowed to carry on teaching.
"08.02.2016 09:42:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Nostalgia: Fascinating pictures show construction of of Rochdale's 'Seven Sisters' - and what... The College Bank flats stand on what was once a slum estate A bit of Monday morning nostalgia - looking back at the history of the Seven Sisters
"05.02.2016 18:30:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pictured: The college that's home to lemmings, meerkats, pythons, alpacas and eagle owls Hopwood Hall College in Middleton houses a variety of unusual and exotic creatures in its £2m animal centre A host of new arrivals are settling into life Hopwood Hall FE College this term - but they're not the fresh-faced teens you might expect.
"05.02.2016 12:31:13" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale Labour party call for suspended MP Simon Danczuk to get a 'fair and proper hearing' The MP is being investigated over claims he ‘sexted’ a 17-year-old girl Labour's top brass in Rochdale have written to the party's hierarchy to seek assurances that under-fire MP Simon Danczuk will receive a ‘fair and proper’ hearing following his suspension. But the Lib Dems say they're 'defending the indefensible'. Wha
"05.02.2016 08:30:09" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Residents to have access to almost three million books as library services join together People in Manchester, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Trafford will be able to borrow books from scores of sites across Greater Manchester - rather than just libraries in their own boroughs Good news for book worms
"04.02.2016 20:29:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale FC fan travels from Australia to watch match - only for it to get cancelled because of... Alex Ollier was gutted when the game was called off because the pitch was frozen - but then the club stepped in and offered the fan a tour of the ground You've got to admire Alex's dedication - and what a nice touch from Rochdale Afc as well
"04.02.2016 19:44:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes unveils deep freeze research unit at Rochdale firm Sir Ranulph visited biostorage firm Source Bioscience to help launch a chamber which replicates the coldest place on earth He's been to both poles and crossed Antarctica on foot, but how did Sir Ranulph Fiennes get on in Rochdale?
"04.02.2016 16:35:06" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mum 'attacked with hot chicken' in Rochdale It is believed the incident took place inside a sports shop after the poultry-wielding attacker became annoyed by the way the woman had looked at him Police suspect fowl play...
"04.02.2016 13:04:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Building firm boss found guilty of of health and safety charge after workman fell from roof and died Hours before Mr Harrower suffered fatal injuries in the 25ft fall, another worker tumbled from the roof and suffered life-changing injuries Michael Smith of Littleborough-based C Smith and Sons has been found guitly of a string of health and safety offences after a workman fell from roof and died
"04.02.2016 10:51:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk World Cancer Day: Inspiring teen who had to learn to walk again after cancer treatment speaks of... Brave Brooke Ellis, 17, refused to let cancer ruin her life after doctors discovered a tumour on her spine last summer and is now recovering from months of intensive treatment We've covered Brooke's story before, but it bears repeating. She's a remarkable girl
"02.02.2016 13:55:28" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Woman hugs man who stabbed her partner to death after forgiving him for his crime Julie Kelly met with the man who knifed her boyfriend 17 times in an extraordinary display of compassion as part of the Restorative Justice campaign What an incredible act of forgiveness
"02.02.2016 08:35:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk World War Two hero receives France's highest honour for his role in D-Day landings John Sutcliffe has been appointed to the rank of Chevalier (Knight) in the prestigious Legion of Honour. Good on you John. Congratulations
"01.02.2016 18:17:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Accountant who stole £100,000 from aunt says he is trying to rebuild his life after returning to... Philip Deakin, who was given suspended sentence, is now working for Littleborough-based Calderbrook House Ltd Philip Deakin previously stole thousands of pounds from his 94-year-old aunt to fund a gambling addiction after being put in charge of her savings.
"29.01.2016 15:10:05" thinglink.com Rochdale Observer January 30 by Katie TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink Here's the front page of Saturday's Observer:
"29.01.2016 13:16:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Facebook troll who subjected disabled man to ‘tirade’ of online abuse is jailed Saul Nyland, 25, from Whitworth, Rochdale, used social media to torment his 31-year-old victim, who has a severe speech impediment and some physical difficulties caused by a childhood accident Saul Nyland bombarded his victim with Facebook taunts and phoned him every night 'mocking him for his disability and threatening to harm him'
"29.01.2016 11:59:12" Timeline Photos Brown's Cakes on St Mary's Gate are marking the firm's fifth anniversary tomorrow. To celebrate they're giving away 200 free cupcakes to Observer readers. Pick up a copy of the Observer today to claim yours.
"27.01.2016 11:02:58" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Manchester, Rochdale and Salford all make the top ten in national murder and homicide chart But GMP say the figures are 'drastically lower' than they were 10 years ago Rochdale named amongst the top 10 national killing hotspots - in the 12 months leading up to September 2015 the borough had seven homicides, two cases of conspiracy to murder and four of attempted murder.
"26.01.2016 17:26:07" thinglink.com Rochdale Observer January 27 by Katie TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink Here's the front page of the mid-week Observer:
"26.01.2016 10:50:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Half-dressed supergran rugby tackles 'kidnapper' who forced teenage girl into his car Colleen Baxter, 41, spotted a neighbour in trouble outside her home - then sprang into action, sitting on the man until police arrived What a hero - A half-dressed mum 'rugby tackled' a man to the ground when she saw him try to bundle a teenage girl into a car.
Police say if she hadn’t intervened it could have been a completely different story.
"25.01.2016 14:42:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk could face police probe over his expenses claims Mr Danczuk has been reported to police and the parliamentary standards commissioner after claiming thousands of pounds for his kids Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk - who in recent months has also been probed over huge overtime payments for his ex-wife Karen - appears to have claimed more than £25,000 in extra accommodation allowances since 2011 for his children, despite none of them li
"22.01.2016 14:50:33" manchestereveningnews.co.uk What's life really like on a so-called sink estate? 'You are telling vulnerable people ‘you live in a sh*t hole'. This can ruin them for life' What do you think - would Rochdale be better off if Falinge was demolished?
"22.01.2016 13:50:25" en.wikipedia.org List of English Football League managers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia There are 92 association football teams in the top four tiers of English football, all of which have a manager, or pair of joint managers, sometimes given the alternative title of head coach. The Premier League and Football Leagues are the only fully Today marks three years since the second coming of Keith Hill at Spotland. Remarkably that makes him the 14th longest serving manager currently working in English football. Long may he continue
"22.01.2016 11:17:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Pub BANS four football teams - Bury, Rochdale, Accrington Stanley and Stalybridge Celtic The Windmill in Tabley, close to the M6, is often used a meeting point for teams heading to and from Manchester - but pub bosses say some clubs have not been following the rules You're barred: Landlord bans Rochdale Afc from his pub
"21.01.2016 13:23:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Motorists warned as M62 to close overnight this weekend as part of £200m 'smart motorway' project Contractors must remove supporting posts for overhead gantries between junctions 19 and 20 as part of the £202m improvement scheme Traffic warning:
Highways bosses are closing the M62 between Heywood and Rochdale overnight this weekend to work on Greater Manchester’s smart motorway.
All lanes will be shut between 9.30pm on Saturday night, January 23, and 10am the following mor
"20.01.2016 10:34:31" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale firm devastated by Boxing Day floods is battling back Better Dreams Ltd on College Road in Rochdale was forced to lay off all 60 of its staff after suffering overwhelming losses in the disaster - with £500,000 worth of stock damaged and machinery wrecked Bosses at Better Dreams on College Road were forced to lay off all 60 of their staff after the factory was wrecked in the Boxing Day floods
"19.01.2016 14:56:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Mucky Duck pub death: One-punch killer was obsessed with weapons and posed with guns on Facebook Brett Gleeson, who has been jailed after killing Adam Nightingale outside Rochdale pub, went by the nickname 'Madman' Brett Gleeson, jailed after killing Adam Nightingale outside the Mucky Duck pub, was obessed with knives and guns and went by the nickname 'Madman'
"19.01.2016 12:08:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Teen posted obscene video and phone number of girl who spurned his advances on Facebook Shane Stott, 18, published her details with a message saying she would perform sex acts if she was called. Teenager Shane Stott posted an obscene video on Facebook alongside the phone number of a girl who spurned his advances.
"19.01.2016 12:06:00" Rochdale Observer Here's the mid-week front page:
"18.01.2016 18:43:11" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Kidnap drama as masked men snatch victim from outside pub and bundle him into car Victim was later tracked down and is thought to be refusing to speak to detectives about the incident Stunned drinkers watched on as a man was bundled into car outside the Wagoon Inn in Milnrow
"18.01.2016 16:43:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk WIN a family ticket to see children's theatre show Tadpoles at The Lowry The award-winning M6 Theatre Company’s exciting new production starts its run with two performances in Salford Win a family ticket to see M6 Theatre Company show Tadpoles at The Lowry
"18.01.2016 14:51:14" Next of Kin appeal:
Police are trying to trace the relatives of Ernest Tomlinson, 69, who was found dead at his home in Rochdale on Thursday January 14.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Anyone with information is asked
"15.01.2016 10:55:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk War hero thought to be last surviving member of elite special forces unit the Chindits dies John ‘Dusty’ Miller was a member of the unit which served in horrific conditions in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 John ‘Dusty’ Miller was a member of the Chindits, who served in horrific conditions in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944.
"15.01.2016 10:52:04" thinglink.com Rochdale Observer January 16 by Katie TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink Here's the front page of this weekend's Observer:
"15.01.2016 08:32:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live: Severe delays on eastbound M62 after crash near Rochdale Police closed two lanes of the eastbound carriageway between junction 22 at Rishworth Moor and junction 23 at Huddersfield following the collision at around 5.30am on Friday morning Live: Severe delays on eastbound M62 after crash near Rochdale
"14.01.2016 10:46:29" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Man who infected girlfriend with HIV is jailed Simba Kuuya, from Rochdale, knew he had the virus for at least four years before he had unprotected sex with the woman, but kept it a secret from her This is a shocking story...
Simba Kuuya knew he had the virus for at least four years before he had unprotected sex with the woman, but kept it a secret from her.
"14.01.2016 10:01:20" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Littleborough care home receives good rating following significant improvements Cleggsworth Care Home received an overall ‘good’ rating for the service it provides from the Care Quality Commission. Cleggsworth Care Home in Littleborough received top marks in its most recent inspection following a brief period in special measures.
"13.01.2016 15:40:37" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Major delays after multi-car crash on M62 between Manchester and Rochdale Two westbound lanes were also shut after the crash, which damaged the central reservation Drivers are warned to avoid the M62 after crash near junction 18.
"13.01.2016 15:33:24" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Snow warning issued for Greater Manchester The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning from 5pm on Wednesday evening until 9am on Thursday morning, covering parts of Oldham and Rochdale Snow shovels, sledges and gloves at the ready...
"13.01.2016 14:45:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Brave dad describes moment he fought with thugs attempting to rob family home Chris Fellows, 26, was hit with bricks and stones after disturbing the three men he discovered in his back garden Chris Fellows was taken to hospital and treated for a bruised eye-socket and bruised knuckles after he confronted three intruders in his back garden.
"13.01.2016 13:22:23" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Revealed: The amount of money Simon Danczuk MP earned from media work in 2015 Around £5,000 of that appears to have come from articles attacking Jeremy Corbyn The latest update to parliament’s register of interests shows a series of new payments made to the Simon Danczuk late last year - including from an agency he tips off to take photos of him.
"13.01.2016 11:05:18" Rochdale Borough Council Charities are being given extra time to apply for the funds they raise for flood-hit communities to be matched by the government
"12.01.2016 12:24:48" Timeline Photos There are 18 people still watching black and white tellys in Rochdale according to TV Licensing. If you're one of them, or know someone who is, we'd love to hear from you
"12.01.2016 10:50:42" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Vandals cause pour chemicals onto greens and tees at Rochdale golf club The attacks at Tunshill Golf Club in Milnrow began in October and are costing the club thousands of pounds in repair bills Tunshill Golf Club in Milnrow is facing a bill of several thousands after vandals poured chemicals on the green for the second time in three months
"11.01.2016 14:24:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Dame Gracie Fields tourist trail to open around Rochdale The route will be marked by a series of purple plaques to be erected over the coming months in places which were significant in the life of the late singer, actress and comedienne The incredible story of Dame Gracie Field’s rise from a young mill worker to international superstar will be told on a new tourist trail around Rochdale.
"11.01.2016 13:07:13" animoto.com Reg needs a home Reg is in the care of Rochdale Dog Rescue. He is 6 years old. He is in desperate need tog a loving forever home. Can you help? Reg is still looking for a family home.
Can anyone help?
Enquiries to Rochdale Dog Rescue: http://www.rochdale-dog-rescue.com/
"07.01.2016 17:38:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Thieves stole a large amount of saddles and clothing from Naylors in Rochdale A significant quantity of Bates and Wintec saddles were stolen, as well as large quantities of clothing including brand names such as Barbour, Dubarry, Aigle, Horseware and Joules Thieves stole a significant quantity of Bates and Wintec saddles, as well as large quantities of clothing including brand names such as Barbour, Dubarry, Aigle, Horseware and Joules.
"07.01.2016 16:13:02" Timeline Photos WANTED:
Jamie Fairclough, 27, is wanted following an attack on a 25-year-old woman who was strangled, punched and kicked.
His last known address is in Whitworth, he also has links to Rochdale.
Fairclough is described as white, 5ft 6in, with b
"07.01.2016 11:04:24" Timeline Photos It's not been a great start to the year for Rochdale and now it's been listed as one of worst places to live by the website I Live Here.
What do you make of this?
"05.01.2016 13:11:14" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Seven reasons Rochdale deserves better than the Simon Danczuk soap opera Sleaze, sex and scandal - Jennifer Williams on why another media circus is the last thing Rochdale needs Jennifer Williams makes some valid points.
What do you think?
"05.01.2016 13:06:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Reg the unwanted rescue dog hoping 2016 will be year he finally finds a home Reg - who is described as ‘obedient, playful and good with kids’ - was taken in from the pound by Rochdale Dog Rescue in July 2013 to prevent him being out down - but since he was rescued he hasn’t had a single visitor and no-one has offered to take Could this be Reg's year?
This rescue dog has been looking for a home for life since 2013.
"05.01.2016 13:02:27" Rochdale Observer Here's the front page of the mid-week Observer.
"31.12.2015 12:48:45" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk suspended by Labour over claims he sent inappropriate texts to teenage... The Labour party today confirmed it had launched an investigation into newspaper allegations about his conduct. More on Simon Danczuk's suspension from the Labour Party
"31.12.2015 12:22:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live updates: Labour suspends Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk over allegations of inappropriate texts... The party moved after newspaper claims he was dumped after girlfriend found string of messages exchanged with teenager Live updates: Labour suspends Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk over allegations of inappropriate texts sent to teenage girl
"31.12.2015 12:14:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Simon Danczuk: Police say no offences committed over MP's alleged 'steamy texts to 17-year-old girl' Newspaper claims he was dumped after girlfriend found string of messages exchanged with teenager MP Simon Danczuk’s membership of the Labour Party has been suspended following allegations he sent sexually explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl, the party has announced.
"30.12.2015 16:32:08" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale is back in business after Boxing Day floods, say retail chiefs 90 per cent of town centre shops, pubs and restaurant are open - and shoppers are being encouraged to support them "People should come and support their local shops, restaurants and bars because that support is needed now more than ever."
"30.12.2015 15:31:04" Rochdale Borough Council We still have cleaning supplies, food, children's clothing and toys at the town hall for flood victims.
"30.12.2015 15:30:49" Rochdale Local History Such a shame to hear about the Fairy bridge in Healey Dell being washed away, here are some photographs of the bridge and the mill over the Spodden in Healey Dell.
"30.12.2015 14:33:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk apologies after he was pictured in tweets at pub during Boxing Day floods Mr Danczuk found himself at the centre of a Twitter storm after his then girlfriend Claire Hamilton posted a picture of the pair of Twitter, writing: “Cosy #BoxingDay out with Simon Danczuk #happydays” Is it too late now to say sorry?
Danczuk: “I would like to take this opportunity to personally apologise to those who felt I misjudged my immediate response to the floods."
"30.12.2015 12:11:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Syrian refugees given asylum in Greater Manchester pitch in with Rochdale flood defence efforts The group of seven said they wanted to 'give something back to the community' following the horrendous Boxing Day weather A group of seven migrants from the war-torn country, wanting to ‘give something back to the community’, helped with flood efforts in Littleborough.
"30.12.2015 10:57:46" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Experts say Rochdale town hall could have flooded had River Roch not been reopened The Environment agency said the iconic building would have been affected if the river didn't provide an outlet for flood water Environment Agency experts believe if the river not been reopened the flood water would have spread further across the town centre and stayed a lot longer.
"30.12.2015 10:04:38" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Humanitarian charity will stay in Rochdale as long as it takes to help residents after... Volunteers from Al-Khair Foundation, which also helped with the rescue efforts in Cumbria a few weeks ago, have been on hand in Rochdale since water swept through the streets on Boxing Day Volunteers from humanitarian charity Al-Khair Foundation have been doing all they can to help residents get back to normality after the floods.
"29.12.2015 17:33:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Historic 'Fairy bridge' at Healey Dell nature reserve swept away in Boxing Day floods One of the 340-year-old Th’ Owd Mill I’the Thrutch bridges was destroyed by the rising waters The Fairy Bridge in Healey Dell was destroyed in the Boxing Day flood
"29.12.2015 15:41:10" manchestereveningnews.co.uk How can flood victims in Rochdale get the £500 relief grant? Businesses forced to stop trading due to the floods can also get tax relief Were you flooded on Boxing Day? Here's how you can get a £500 relief grant
"29.12.2015 15:22:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Motorhead frontman Lemmy started career playing in bands around Greater Manchester The 70-year-old, who has died after a short battle with cancer, started his career in the early 60s, playing in bands around Manchester while living in Stockport, Prestwich, Wythenshawe, and Cheetham Hill Anyone remember Lemmy's band the Motown Sect, who played around Rochdale in the mid 60s?
"29.12.2015 11:58:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Divert foreign aid cash to boost flood defences, Rochdale MP demands Simon Danczuk has called for overseas aid funding to be spent on protecting the UK against further floods after homes were destroyed and people left without power for two days MP Simon Danczuk has called for overseas aid funding to be spent on protecting the UK against further floods after homes were destroyed and people left without power for two days
"29.12.2015 10:18:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Each household affected by flooding in Rochdale to be given £500 by council Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell said officers are working to identify the households affected to work out how to get the financial aid to them Council leader Richard Farnell has said officers are working to identify the households affected and provide them with financial aid.
"29.12.2015 09:59:55" Hare Hill House, Littleborough Littleborough Sports Centre on Calderbrook Road is opening its doors from 09:00 tomorrow for people who are unable to use their showers. Can you pass this on to anybody you think might need to know - thankyou
"29.12.2015 09:58:07" Touchstones Rochdale Due to unforeseen circumstances Touchstones Rochdale will not be open this morning. Please check for further updates as we hope to be open as soon as possible.
"28.12.2015 15:35:04" manchestereveningnews.co.uk MP Simon Danczuk 'dumped' by new girlfriend hours after couple were pictured in pub during... Labour councillor goes from #happydays to 'dumped Danczuk' in less than 24 hours MP Simon Danczuk and former girlfriend councillor Claire Hamilton caused controversy by tweeting 'cosy' selfies in the pub while their constituencies were in a state of emergency.
"28.12.2015 14:05:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale council leader says he's 'so proud' at community reaction to floods Volunteers have distributed hot meals and drinks and skips have been left in affected areas "We have seen a reaction that makes me proud and shows the real community spirit that exists in our borough."
"28.12.2015 13:31:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Generous Rochdale couple put on a Christmas feast for 100 homeless and vulnerable people Homemade curry dished up in church by Muslim couple who say 'it's important to show two faiths are compatible' There's been a lot of bad news around Rochdale over the last few days. Here's something that hopefully put a smile on your face
"28.12.2015 10:45:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Weather: Flood warnings removed but more bad weather on way Met Office experts say the region could be battered by more showers in the coming days - but it is likely they’ll be much lighter than those on Boxing Day There could be more rain to come - but it's likely to be much lighter than Boxing Day
"27.12.2015 19:33:39" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Floods submerged parts of Greater Manchester – and people responded brilliantly Mancunians pulled together in a time of need when floods hit on Boxing Day Boxing Day might have been a testing time for our region, but the true spirit of Manchester prevailed.
"27.12.2015 19:30:49" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live updates: Heavy rain causes flooding and chaos across Greater Manchester The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain Here's all the latest flooding updates including the postcodes for the areas in Rochdale where North West Electricity are still working to restore power.
"27.12.2015 19:26:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hero firefighters work around the clock to rescue nearly 1,000 people after floods wreak havoc Crews dived into waist-deep freezing water to rescue people in some of the worst hit areas of Greater Manchester Firefighters braved waist-deep freezing water in some of the worst-hit spots of the region to rescue residents following torrential downpours.
"27.12.2015 19:21:57" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Floodwater disappears 24 hours after Rochdale deluged - but devastating damage left behind at... Rochdale town centre became a lake for a day before flood waters ebbed away - but 24 hours later it looked as if nothing had happened Photographs show the dramatic difference 24 hours has made in Rochdale town centre.
The community have rallied round to help with clean up operations across the town in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating floods.
"26.12.2015 23:11:26" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale town centre flooding left homes and businesses devastated There were no reports of injuries despite fast-flowing water flowing through the town after 35.4mm of rain fell in just 12 hours Flood waters rushed through the centre of Rochdale devastating many homes and businesses - at it's height the fast-flowing water was four feet deep.
Thankfully no-one was injured.
"26.12.2015 20:56:09" Andrew Littleborough from the station platform looking towards Holy Trinity
"26.12.2015 20:55:02" Andrew Littleborough, emergency crews getting ready to evacuate people
"26.12.2015 20:47:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk In pictures: Parts of Rochdale submerged after floods The town centre was under water on Boxing Day after torrential rain deluged Greater Manchester Shocking pictures show the extent of the flooding throughout Rochdale today.
Power has been restored to 16,000 residents. Engineers from Electricity North West have promised to work through the night to restore power to the remaining 8,500 homes.
"26.12.2015 20:31:31" Andrew Littleborough flooding
"26.12.2015 13:50:12" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Live updates: Heavy rain causes flooding and chaos across Greater Manchester The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain Flooding: Here's the latest updates on the situation in Rochdale. The town centre is flooded and homes are being evacuated in Littleborough.
"25.12.2015 10:35:01" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas to all our readers
"24.12.2015 11:31:16" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Terrifying moment masked gang armed with baseball bats storm into newsagents Four men, three of them brothers, have been convicted and jailed for a range of offences after drug operation This is the terrifying moment Zeeshan Ali, of Deeplish, helped rob a newsagents
"24.12.2015 11:29:21" manchestereveningnews.co.uk When will bins be collected in Rochdale over Christmas and New Year? All you need to know about when your bins will be emptied during the festive season Bin collections details for over Christmas
"23.12.2015 10:39:51" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Our councils get battered by government cuts AGAIN - but don't worry if you live down south Greater Manchester's town halls are losing another £32m from April, while leafy areas such as Somerset get an increase Rochdale Council set to take the biggest hit - a further £8.1M cut - in latest budget announcement.
"23.12.2015 10:23:46" Rochdale Observer Here's the mid-week front page:
"23.12.2015 09:08:47" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Video: CCTV shows man police want to speak to after 21-year-old male raped in Rochdale Police say this 'appalling attack', near to a fountain in gardens behind the Town Hall, has left the victim deeply traumatised Please share this and help police catch whoever is responsible for this terrible crime
"22.12.2015 09:31:35" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Over £100m of investment for Rochdale so far this year The new jobs and investment were secured through Rochdale council projects to boost business in the borough, and is a sign of growing confidence in the town, which is seeking to become ‘the best place for business’ in Greater Manchester. Almost 500 new jobs and £113m of investment have been brought to Rochdale during 2015.
"22.12.2015 08:59:31" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police renew appeal 21 years after Rochdale mother Tracey Mertens was killed in churchyard Tracey Mertens, 31, from Rochdale, was doused in petrol and set alight in Eaton churchyard, near Congleton, on December 23 1994 Tracey Mertens, 31, from Rochdale , was doused in petrol and set alight in Eaton churchyard, near Congleton, on December 23 1994.
"16.12.2015 09:39:03" manchestereveningnews.co.uk GMP officer investigated by IPCC over Tracy Shelvey rape case gets job in professional standards... Det Insp Melani Linton made the initial decision not to proceed with an investigation into man who was accused of rape Det Insp Melani Linton is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
"15.12.2015 18:47:13" www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale enjoys white Christmas as rivers are covered in foam The Environment Agency are investigating after stretches of the rivers Beal and Roch were filled with a mysterious foam Anybody see this today?
"15.12.2015 16:55:50" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Police, council and health service criticised for 'gross failures' over Tracy Shelvey's fatal... Coroner says vulnerable woman's death was accidental - but that she had been severely let down by authorities after a man she accused of rape was cleared Police, council and health service criticised for 'gross failures' in care of Tracy Shelvey, who fell to her death following rape trial
"15.12.2015 16:14:24" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale enjoys white Christmas as rivers are covered in foam The Environment Agency are investigating after stretches of the rivers Beal and Roch were filled with a mysterious foam The Environment Agency are investigating after mystery foam travels along the River Beal from Newhey to Rochdale town centre.
"15.12.2015 10:40:53" Timeline Photos Morning. Here's the front page of the midweek Observer
"15.12.2015 08:46:17" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Popular Rochdale bodybuilder Dean Wharmby died as a 'direct cause' of taking steroids, inquest hears Dean Wharmby’s misuse of anabolic steroids caused his death from liver cancer on July 19 this year, coroner Lisa Hashmi ruled “Dean’s death and the precious loss of such a young life in such circumstances ought to send out a very clear message to all those involved in the body building and fitness industries. Use of anabolic steroids, which is apparently rife throughout, is
"14.12.2015 10:33:13" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Warning over wood-burning stoves after Rochdale house seriously damaged by fire The property in Milnrow was left badly damaged by blaze just days before Christmas A woman and two dogs managed to escape from the blaze at a bungalow in Milnrow.
"13.12.2015 11:07:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send us your children's nativity and Christmas show pictures It's a proud moment for any parent watching their little one take to the stage and we want you to share it with us Send us your children's nativity pics
"12.12.2015 09:07:00" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send us your children's nativity and Christmas show pictures It's a proud moment for any parent watching their little one take to the stage and we want you to share it with us Send us your children's nativity pics. Follow the link below
"11.12.2015 13:02:02" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale remembers First World War with new street signs The signs were produced by the Royal British Legion and will be unveiled at an event on Sunday One of the things Rochdale council does very well is commemorating the town's war sacrifices. On Sunday the 'battle' streets in Spotland are to get new signs
"11.12.2015 10:00:01" manchestereveningnews.co.uk GMP to spend £1.8m kitting out officers with 3,000 smartphones so they can keep more bobbies on... The new phones, the models of which haven't been finalised, will mean officers can take statements, input crime data and check key databases instantly Bobbies are to be kitted out with hi-tech smartphones so they can stay out on the beat longer
"11.12.2015 08:47:29" Timeline Photos Morning. Here's the front page of this weekend's Observer
"10.12.2015 17:30:15" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Send us your children's nativity and Christmas show pictures It's a proud moment for any parent watching their little one take to the stage and we want you to share it with us With just a few weeks to go until Christmas your little ones are already taking to the stage for festive shows and nativities - and we's love to see and share your pics. Click the link for more details
"09.12.2015 11:33:14" Rochdale Observer Here's the front page of the mid-week Observer.
"09.12.2015 11:29:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk sent three more 'death threats' after backing airstrikes in Syria The MP has now reported four messages to GMP and the Metropolitan Police's counter-terror unit Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has reported the death threats he received after voting in favour of air strikes to both Greater Manchester Police and the counter-terrorism unit at the Metropolitan Police.
"09.12.2015 11:20:11" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Hundreds of new carriages promised as Arriva and FirstGroup win Greater Manchester rail franchises The dreaded Pacer trains are set to be phased out and new rolling stock brought in as part of measures to improve the region's creaking rail network Good news for commuters?
"08.12.2015 13:53:40" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Four people rescued from first-floor windows during spate of three arson attacks in Rochdale and... The attacks happened within two hours and two casualties were treated by paramedics who attended the fires Firefighters discovered two women and a man balanced on a first floor windowsill in Norden as smoke poured from the back of the building.
"08.12.2015 10:19:34" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Greater Manchester traffic and travel: M62 crash and broken down lorry cause delays There was also congestion on the Mancunian Way heading out of town during the morning rush-hour There's been a bit of congestion on the roads this morning
"07.12.2015 12:54:52" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Greater Manchester named as biggest hot spot for illegal puppy farms outside London Statistics show calls about puppy farms in our region have more than doubled over the last five years This is sad news for animal lovers...
"04.12.2015 11:54:18" Timeline Photos Here's the front page of this weekend's Observer
"04.12.2015 09:08:44" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Labour hold Oldham West and Royton despite UKIP promise of election shock Labour increased their share of the vote from May, as Oldham council leader Jim McMahon was elected to the seat which the late MP Michael Meacher had held since 1970 Labour's Jim McMahon won the Oldham West and Royton by-election last night
"03.12.2015 17:48:14" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Milnrow mechanic could go bust after £15,000 worth of tools stolen in break-in David Brandwood, owner of DB Autos fears he will have to close following burglary “We’ve only been trading eight or nine months and have just been getting on our feet. This has really kicked us down big time."
"03.12.2015 15:09:53" manchestereveningnews.co.uk People power halts plan to build houses on football pitches in Whitworth Controversial proposals for two playing fields have been shelved after hundreds of people opposed them Plans to build homes on two football pitches in Whitworth have been shelved after hundreds of people objected
"02.12.2015 16:27:40" A 77-year-old man has been left with serious head injuries following a crash near the Wine Press in Littleborough.
The victim was driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa south east along Rakewood Road at around 7.45pm on Monday 30 November.
He drove around
"02.12.2015 08:38:54" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Greater Manchester MPs split on whether to back British strikes in Syria as Commons prepares to... The MEN surveyed the region's MPs to find out out if they will back British military intervention during crucial vote on Wednesday evening Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk is to vote in favour of air strikes on Syria today, while Heywood and Middleton MP Liz McInnes is still undecided. What do you think our representatives should do?
"01.12.2015 18:14:18" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Watch: Brave kidney transplant girl Ella Chadwick sings Let It Go with 4th Impact for the X... Ella, eight, auditioned for Simon Cowell and had a selfie with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini during a VIP visit to the set This will almost certainly be the cutest thing you'll see tonight
"01.12.2015 11:01:59" manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tax fraudster who tried to blame mystery ‘man in the pub’ in for illegal stash of cigarettes is... Andrew Longbottom was caught red-handed by HM Revenue and Customs officers in 2013 after they discovered he had more than 127,200 illegal cigarettes and 68 kilos of tobacco in a rented storage unit A Rochdale swindler who tried to blame a mystery ‘man in the pub’ for his illegal stash of cigarettes has been jailed after admitting to a £38,000 tax fraud.