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Latest News and Press Releases


All the latest news, information and press releases on leisure, culture and events from Link4Life.


Walking app helps families discover zombies and dinosaurs in Hollingworth Lake and Country Park

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15
Dec
2020

An interactive mobile app has helped Rochdale residents discover the great outdoors as part of a new trail on the Love Exploring app at Hollingworth Lake and Country...

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Local leisure centres receive glowing customer feedback as they reopen their doors after lockdown

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08
Dec
2020

Link4Life centres in Rochdale and surrounding areas significantly exceeded national average scores for customer satisfaction and confidence Rochdale Leisure...

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Link4Life venues to close Wednesday 4 November evening (usual centre closing time)

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02
Nov
2020

Leisure Centres and Touchstones Rochdale to close Following the government's announcement last night, we are extremely sad that we will be temporarily closing...

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Link4Life venues remain open through Greater Manchester Tier 3 restrictions

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21
Oct
2020

Leisure Centres and Touchstones Rochdale to stay open Following the latest government announcement, Rochdale will move into Tier 3 restrictions from 00:01 on...

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Link4Life receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

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12
Oct
2020

Link4Life (Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust) has been awarded £666,457 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the...

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What's Important

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30
Sep
2020

For many of us the uncertainty of Covid-19 has forced us to re-evaluate what we value the most. We've all had to slow down giving us time to think and perhaps...

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CLOSURE OF BOWLEE PARK SPORTS CENTRE & ST MARY’S ATP

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21
Sep
2020

As part of Rochdale Borough Council’s strategic review and ongoing financial pressures, Link4Life, the charity managing leisure and cultural venues in the borough...

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2020 PANTOMIMES POSTPONED AT MIDDLETON ARENA AND HEYWOOD CIVIC CENTRE

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17
Sep
2020

Link4Life, the charity that operates leisure and cultural venues on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council, regretfully announces that the 2020 pantomimes at Middleton...

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RSPCA set for Hollingworth Lake move

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04
Sep
2020

Rochdale Animal Centre is set for a new home at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre as a result of partnership working between Rochdale RSPCA, Rochdale Borough Council,...

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Returning to exercise after Covid lockdown

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26
Aug
2020

Since the Government announcement that indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres could re-open at the end of July, people have started to return to their local facility...

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Link4Life supports local community during Covid-19

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21
Apr
2020

In recent weeks, Link4Life has continued to support its customers despite the gyms, swimming pools, sports halls, events venues and Touchstones museum and art...

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Touchstones Rochdale have won in the Welcome category for a Visit England 2019 accolade

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12
Mar
2020

We are delighted to announce that Touchstones Rochdale have won in the Welcome category for a Visit England 2019 accolade! The accolades are designed to celebrate...

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Lowry on Tour

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09
Mar
2020

Dippy isn’t the only one on tour in Rochdale! In March we kicked off our exciting Lowry on Tour project. To mark the 175th anniversary of the Rochdale Pioneers,...

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Recognising our inspirational female coaches Tracey Szymanek and Laura Healey #PassOnYourPassion

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20
Dec
2019

From 9-16 December, hashtag#PassOnYourPassion was celebrating female coaches and volunteers in Greater Manchester who have had to overcome barriers to be able to get...

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Rochdale sports winners achieve success at Greater Manchester Sports Awards

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18
Nov
2019

Three Rochdale sports winners have achieved success at this year’s Greater Manchester Sports Awards.   The awards evening, which took place on 15 November...

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Pride comes to Rochdale for first time

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24
Oct
2019

The borough of Rochdale is gearing up for its first ever celebration of Pride. Rochdale in Rainbows presents Pride will take place between Saturday, 16 November -...

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Rochdale Borough Sports and Culture Awards 2019 celebrates inspirational people from within the borough

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11
Sep
2019

More than 200 people attended the prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of amazing people, clubs and organisations working in sport and culture...

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TOUCHSTONES ROCHDALE MUSEUM UNVEILS THE ONLY SURVIVING PUBLIC PROTEST BANNER FROM 1819 PETERLOO MASSACRE

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16
Aug
2019

Touchstones Museum in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, is displaying the only surviving protest banner from the historic ‘Peterloo Massacre’ of 1819, when...

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Heritage Open Days 2019

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14
Aug
2019

The borough of Rochdale is ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and heritage with the return of the National Heritage Open Days festival from Friday 13 to...

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Great Manchester Arts announce Peterloo commission

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31
Jul
2019

Greater Manchester Arts commission award-winning artist, Joshua Sofaer, to deliver Peterloo legacy project.  From Bolton to Bury, from Rochdale to...

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