Image: New market on the way for Rochdale town centre

New market on the way for Rochdale town centre

A brand new Rochdale market is one step closer, with a planning application for a prime town centre site set to be submitted in the next few weeks. The proposals would see the market opening on the Butts, close to the award-winning River Roch re-opening project. The vacant Santander building...

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Posted by Aahmed on 31 Oct 2016 at 11:25

Image: Rochdale business awards shortlist revealed

Rochdale business awards shortlist revealed

A Riley & Son apprentice, who looks after the world famous Flying Scotsman railway locomotive, and a business set up after a ‘lightbulb moment’ during maternity leave are among those vying for top spot in this year’s Rochdale Business Awards. The awards, which take place this Friday (4 November), at Rochdale...

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Posted by Aahmed on 31 Oct 2016 at 11:16

Image: FRICTION STIR WELDING RESEARCH SERVICES FROM PTG

FRICTION STIR WELDING RESEARCH SERVICES FROM PTG

Only 12 months after the successful launch of its UK-based Friction Stir Welding (FSW) sub-contract welding facility, PTG Heavy Industries is to offer research services to organisations looking to investigate new opportunities for the FSW process. “Our new sub-contract welding division has proved a considerable success, attracting projects from a number...

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Posted by Aahmed on 26 Oct 2016 at 11:32

Image: Rochdale company steps up a gear with newly-opened vehicle repair shop

Rochdale company steps up a gear with newly-opened vehicle repair shop

Local company RKE group is celebrating after opening its sixth business in the borough close to Rochdale town centre. The new venture, Rochdale Vehicle Repairs, has just opened its doors in School Street, under the guidance of Paul Howarth, following a £40,000 makeover of the previously unused building. Group Operations Manager...

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Posted by Aahmed on 21 Oct 2016 at 12:14

Image: Last post for Telegraph House

Last post for Telegraph House

A key milestone in the £250 million redevelopment of Rochdale town centre began this week, as demolition works started on the Telegraph House building. Greater-Manchester-based Contractors Connell Brothers Ltd are now completing the final stage of demolition, following internal strip out of the Baillie Street site, which started in the summer. ...

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Posted by Aahmed on 19 Oct 2016 at 13:54

Image: TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES PIONEERS FUTURE OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING

TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES PIONEERS FUTURE OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING

Rochdale manufacturer, TBA Protective Technologies (TBA-PT), has launched an exciting new competition for schools in the local area designed to inspire the British manufacturing stars of the future. The ‘Manufacturing Matters’ competition, launched Monday 10 October 2016, challenges three local high schools to develop an idea for a product and create corresponding...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Oct 2016 at 16:13

Image: Blooming marvellous as council sows the seeds of love

Blooming marvellous as council sows the seeds of love

The council’s new borough-wide floral displays have brightened up people’s lives and have been hailed as “a thing of beauty” by a Littleborough resident. Such was Linda Glossop’s admiration for the stunning scenes she contacted the council to say how the new flowers and plants had added...

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Posted by Aahmed on 10 Oct 2016 at 14:47

Image: Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

​​Residents are being asked for their views on £16m plans to transform Rochdale's Grade I listed town hall, as the council prepares to submit a new bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The 145-year-old building is widely regarded as one of the finest town halls in the country and...

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Posted by Aahmed on 4 Oct 2016 at 10:09