Image: Petit Café proves the best things come in small packages

Petit Café proves the best things come in small packages

A new continental-style café is cementing Rochdale's reputation as a town centre which is firmly on the up. Petit Café is the second new business to open in historic Baillie Street in recent weeks, thanks to support from the council. The new eatery and coffee shop will be serving traditional...

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Posted by Aahmed on 10 Aug 2017 at 09:19

Image: Councillors approve game-changing town centre development in Rochdale

Councillors approve game-changing town centre development in Rochdale

Councillors have approved multi-million plans for a new shopping and leisure development in the heart of Rochdale. The move is another step forward for the Rochdale Riverside project. Phase one of the scheme is in excess of 200,000 square feet, and will bring around 24 shops, restaurants and a new cinema into...

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Posted by Aahmed on 11 Apr 2017 at 10:37

Image: Heywood bridal boutique says ‘I do’ to council’s business rates sale

Heywood bridal boutique says ‘I do’ to council’s business rates sale

Heywood’s only bridal boutique is gearing up for its first wedding season, as vacancy rates tumble in the town, thanks to the council’s business rates sale. Lavinia Rose Bridal in Market Place is marking eight months in business and owners Kerry Russell and Rosemarie Cunningham reckon they wouldn...

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Posted by Aahmed on 22 Mar 2017 at 09:37

Image: Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

The first ever £1 million annual planning income for the council is being seen as a sign of growing confidence in the borough as a place for business investment. A clutch of major investments helped push Rochdale borough to a record-breaking year for planning fee income, with £1m generated during 2016. The...

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Posted by Aahmed on 6 Mar 2017 at 12:46

Image: Lights, camera, action! Rochdale family could be stars for the day

Lights, camera, action! Rochdale family could be stars for the day

Families across the borough are being given the chance to shape the future of one of the borough’s most important buildings as part of a unique council competition. The hunt is on families to take part in a film that will be shown to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...

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Posted by Aahmed on 30 Jan 2017 at 14:19

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: 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: 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

Image: Shopping development one step closer as final demolition gets underway

Shopping development one step closer as final demolition gets underway

The final stage of demolition to make way for Rochdale’s new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, gets underway next week. Contractors will move in on Monday (25 July) to start the process of stripping out and then dismantling Telegraph House, in Baillie Street, in a process which is expected...

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Posted by Aahmed on 21 Jul 2016 at 14:07

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