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The Anguish Of Being A Football Fan

Standing in those terraces, on those windswept days, the rain lashing in horizontally and stinging you right in the face. With your team 3-0 down inside 20 minutes, your star striker more concerned with the hair gel running down his face than getting on the end of a cross, and the manager on the sidelines staring hopelessly off into space. 593 more words

Paddy Vipond

Sidholme stone, Rochdale

A curiosity, this one, a large stone beside a stream in Sidholme, north of Rochdale. The area is interesting with early enclosures and stone farmsteads nestling below the prominent Hunger Hill. 38 more words


Ukrainian Orthodox Easter services in Lancashire

In this small Ukrainian Orthodox church in Rochdale, Lancashire the Easter service on Friday was “the bringing out the shroud”. The priest is here walking round the altar several times carrying a symbolic shroud. 151 more words


Cyril Smith 'protected by a high-level Westminster paedophile ring' claims MP, Police told of 'at least' 11 more suspects, New Pa. laws redefine who must report child abuse

- Cyril Smith ‘protected by a high-level Westminster paedophile ring’ claims MP
- Children as young as EIGHT were abused at school linked to paedophile MP Cyril Smith… 857 more words

Child Abuse

The Midweek Player Focus #57: Jason Kennedy / Matty Dolan

By Jason McKeown

One of the key lessons taken from the 2013/14 season is that a football club’s continued progression is not simply dependent upon keeping hold of the best players, but on adequately replacing them when their time comes. 1,733 more words

James Hanson

How old is Rooley Moor Road?

Rochdale’s Rooley Moor is a fairly recent name, from the 18th Century, when a Mr Rowley (corrupted later to Rooley) settled on what was to become the Old Moorcock Inn.   475 more words


A time for reflection

As we move from one business year into the next it’s worth taking stock of how we’re evolving as an organisation to better serve our local communities. 420 more words