The man who was stabbed in Rochdale in the early hours of this morning has been named as Akbar Masood.Read the full story ›
Police in Rochdale have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a man died in Rochdale.Read the full story ›
Killer jailed after torturing a former charity worker in his flat, leaving his body on the floor for days whilst sleeping in his bed.Read the full story ›
A young driver has admitted causing the death of a teenage passenger in a 2am smash.
Michael Bowker was at the wheel of a Renault Clio when it crashed into a pedestrian barrier.
One of his passengers, 16-year-old Chloe Cockton, suffered fatal injuries and died in the arms of her injured sister in the street while they waited for an ambulance.
Bowker, 18, of Croft Street in Rochdale, admitted causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court.
He also pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He will be sentenced on Friday, November 25.
The crash happened at 2.20am on Sunday, July 24, in Rochdale town centre when the Clio went into a pedestrian barrier on Bury Road.
Chloe had taken her GCSEs but never found out her results.
A month after her death, Chloe’s family learned she had landed a string of top grades.
A rescue dog once dubbed ‘ Rochdale’s most unwanted pet’ has died, but spent his final hours doing the things he loved.Read the full story ›
MP Simon Danczuk, who blamed a sexting scandal on an alcohol problem, has spoken out about the dangers of 'moderate' drinking.Read the full story ›
A man has been jailed after being found guilty of grooming offences in Rochdale.Read the full story ›
A public inquiry will start today as Peel Holdings hope to expand Scout Moor Wind Farm in Rochdale and Rossendale.
In September 2015, the expansion plans for more wind turbines at the farm were supported by both Rochdale and Rossendale Planning Officers and their elected Members.
Subsequently in December, the project has been called in by Greg Clarke MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for his own determination.
The inquiry is expected to last eight days.
The CPS says "no further action" will be taken over rape allegations made against Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk.Read the full story ›
A community has come together to raise thousands of pounds to pay for the funeral of a homeless man in Rochdale.Read the full story ›