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Rochdale grooming gang members lose appeal against deportation from UK

Two men who were part of the so-called Rochdale grooming gang have lost an appeal against being deported to Pakistan following a seven-year legal battle, immigration judges have ruled. Adil Khan, 51, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 52, had been fighting to remain in the UK on human rights grounds. However, an immigration tribunal has ruled […]

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Colchester 0-1 Rochdale: Devante Rodney penalty seals win for Dale

Devante Rodney’s first-half penalty secured Rochdale their first Sky Bet League Two victory of the season as they won 1-0 at managerless Colchester. Dale were much the better side in the first half and they started brightly, with Kieran O’Hara saving from Tyrese Sinclair and also twice denying James Ball. But the visitors eventually went […]

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Bike Riders for Peace welcomed to Rochdale

Date published: 03 September 2022 The Norwegian Bike for Peace riders, the mayor Ali Ahmed, consort Sultan Ali, and some members of Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group A group of Bike Riders for Peace were welcomed to Rochdale on Thursday (1 September) as part of a week-long tour of northern England. Bike for Peace is […]

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Anti-nuclear peace campaigners ride into Rochdale

A Norwegian anti-nuclear weapons campaign group cycled into Rochdale as part of a tour around the North of England. Bike for Peace, a non-governmental organisation in Norway that campaigns for nuclear disarmament, to improve the lives of disabled people and for measures to combat climate change arrived in Rochdale town centre on September 1. The […]

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Stevenage 1-0 Rochdale: Carl Piergianni’s first-half header claims victory for Robbie Stockdale’s side

Carl Piergianni’s first-half header was enough to see Stevenage beat Rochdale 1-0 at The Lamex. The scoreline flattered Robbie Stockdale’s men, who spent most of the game penned in their own half. The hosts should have made more of their dominance, but a Danny Rose disallowed goal was the closest they came to a second. […]

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Rochdale paedophile begs to stay in the UK to be a ‘role model’ for his son

Adil Khan, 51, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 52, have been told they are to be sent back to Pakistan for the public good. Both were part of the group and convicted of serious sex offences in May 2012. Since their release from jail, they have fought a long legal battle arguing deportation would interfere with […]

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Rochdale grooming gang victims receive damages and police apology

The women, now all in their 30s, met Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Stephen Watson yesterday as he said sorry for force failings. As children, the three were repeatedly raped and sexually abused. The force, under previous chief constables, failed to protect them or investigate their abusers, it was said. Yesterday’s move should now “set […]

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Rochdale 2-0 Carlisle: Liam Kelly, Conor Grant strike to end Dale’s winless run

Rochdale ended a seven-game winless run with a 2-0 League Two victory against Carlisle. Given their recent poor run of results, tension around the Crown Oil Arena was eased considerably by an early goal for the home side. In the 10th minute, Stephen Dooley was fouled by Corey Whelan. Liam Kelly stepped forward and slammed […]

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Rochdale condemn ‘abhorrent’ Odoh racist abuse

Rochdale have condemned “abhorrent” racist abuse aimed at midfielder Abraham Odoh and referred the matter to the authorities. The League Two club has revealed the 21-year-old, who was a second-half substitute in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Walsall, was targeted on social media. A club statement said: “Everyone at Rochdale Football Club is absolutely disgusted to […]

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BBC Radio 3's Elizabeth Alker addresses Rochdale accent distracting listeners

BBC‘s Elizabeth Alker has been on the airwaves since 2005, interviewing the likes of Paul McCartney to Steve Reich, and by now she’d think listeners would have become used to her northern accent. But she admits her Rochdale roots still receive a sense of surprise from her audience. The radio DJ joined the BBC as a researcher […]