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Brachiosaurus (Brac-e-a-saurus) “The Giraffe-like Dinosaur”

Brachiosaurus was an unusual dinosaur that lived 155.7 million to 150.8 million years ago during the mid- to late Jurassic Period. Specimens have been found primarily in the fossil-rich Morrison Formation in North America, but the dinosaur did not resemble any of the others that roamed the region. Its long neck made it look like a giraffe, and its forelegs were longer than its hind legs. The name Brachiosaurus, in fact, means "arm lizard."

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Shoppers across Rochdale help provide sight for Africa

Specsavers in Rochdale is thanking customers for a fantastic 5,000 pairs of glasses being donated throughout 2019.

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Dry January - No problem "Things to do in Rochdale"

Have you given up drinking for Dry January? Then you’ll need to replace your down time with something different indeed – and we’ve got just the thing. If you’re looking for fun things to do that don’t involve drinking, Rochdale Town Centre is awash with activities that certainly fit the bill. There’s no need to drink to have a great time!!

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Festive Shop Window Competition – Winner Announced!!

The BID team have been busy scouring the streets of the town centre to seek out the very best festive window displays. The team have been impressed with the quality of displays throughout the town and it was no easy task to select the final shortlist.

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A pub is coming to a Grade II listed former town centre bank

One of Rochdale most well-known historic buildings is set to swap pounds for pints, as work gets under way to transform the former RBS bank into a Hogarth’s pub. New owners Amber Taverns, are investing £1m into the redevelopment of the grade II listed building. The brand, which specialises in town centre community pubs, has already started work on the building. As well as enhancing original features, like covings, the ornate ceiling and architraves, the team will make a special feature of unique spaces within the building, with plans to use the old vaults as private seating areas. They are also set to use the rear outdoor space to create a large outdoor drinking area.

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