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A borough of northwest England north-northeast of Manchester.


1. (Placename) a town in NW England, in Rochdale unitary authority, Greater Manchester: former centre of the textile industry. Pop: 95 769 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 159 sq km (61 sq miles)



a borough of Greater Manchester, in N England: site of one of the earliest cooperative societies 1844. 211,500.
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THE near-seismic shock of so many Asian cab-drivers from Rochdale and beyond imprisoned for grooming and raping young women rumbles on.