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From apprentice to officer: Sammal achieves his childhood dream of becoming a police officer

PC Sammal Zaman grew up surrounded by relatives and friends who worked in law enforcement and had a strong ambition to one day become a police officer. He joined the


Record visitors ‘make’ festival weekend a huge success

Record crowds turned out to the National Festival of Making this weekend – filling the streets of Blackburn town centre. Visitors from far and wide flocked to the award-winning event


Hampton by Hilton set to open in Rochdale town centre

Hotel to open this autumn as part of the Upperbanks schemeRochdale Borough Council and Hilton have signed a franchise agreement to bring a new Hampton by Hilton hotel to Rochdale’s


Get ready for a roarsome time as the zoo comes to town this Manchester Day on Holiday

Manchester Day on Holiday celebrations will take place in the city centre on Saturday 29 July, and as part of this year’s extravaganza an interactive zoo will take over New


Rochdale Council of Mosques Commemorating Srebrenica Memorial Day

On 11 July 1995, towards the end of the Bosnian War, a small town called Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces, commanded by General Ratko Mladić . In the


Sexual health matters to everyone

When you think about your health and wellbeing, you need to think about your relationships and sexual health too, explains Dr Taslima Rashid, a consultant in sexual health, and HIV