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Bury’s Town of Culture – we’re up and running!

Bury’s Town of Culture – we’re up and running!

Bury is drawing up a packed programme of events to celebrate its year as Greater Manchester’s first ever Town of Culture. A packed audience at The Met was given a taste of what will be coming up over the next 12 months, enjoying performances from poet Steven Taylor, Bury Choral Society, Bury Footlights, actor Steve…

​No idling – our children’s air is too important

​No idling – our children’s air is too important

Council leaders have urged the Government to take measures to tackle the health threat caused by engine idling, especially outside schools. Councillor Alan Quinn, Bury Council’s cabinet member for the environment, has signed a letter to transport minister Grant Shapps calling for action. Currently councils have the powers to impose a £20 fine on drivers…

Double scoop for Rochdale in storytelling competition

Double scoop for Rochdale in storytelling competition

Two primary schools have lit up a national competition about storytelling in the dark with unique tales about witches, jelly, owls and hedgehogs. Sandbrook Community Primary and Castleton Primary have been crowned national champions in the contest organised by Tales Toolkit – an organisation that produces interactive, child-led resources that teachers can use to encourage…

Council hiring casual staff at jobs event

Council hiring casual staff at jobs event

Over 30 casual jobs will be available at a recruitment event being staged at Rochdale Town Hall on Wednesday (22 January). Rochdale Borough Council are looking for local people, with a range of roles available including catering assistants, bar staff, school crossing patrol staff, cleaners and more. The positions are all based in the borough…

Match Report – Hornets defeat Oldham 18-12

Match Report – Hornets defeat Oldham 18-12

Rochdale Hornets regained the Law Cup after a well-battled match at the Crown Oil Arena on a cold January afternoon.  Hornets dominated in the first half; three tries were scored. Lewis Sheridan scored the first try after a great surging run from Shaun Ainscough, unfortunately, it wasn’t converted by Sam Freeman nor was the second try that…

Proud moment as Heywood care home scoops top award

Proud moment as Heywood care home scoops top award

A Heywood care home has achieved an outstanding accreditation for the high-quality dignity of care it provides its residents. Highfield Manor, located at Manchester Road, scooped the nationally renowned Daisy Award with a stunning 97% rating. The home provides a mixture of residential and respite care for people living with dementia. It received a good…

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