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A borough of northwest England north-northeast of Manchester.
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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)
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a borough of Greater Manchester, in N England: site of one of the earliest cooperative societies 1844. 211,500.
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The home side threw down the gauntlet from the off and attacKed the visitors at every opportunity, but in response Rochdale put up a strong defensive display and it was obvious that advantage of any description was going to be hard won.
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ROCHDALE manager Keith Hill was left devastated after "novice defending" allowed Wigan to triumph in the battle of the FA Cup heroes at the DW Stadium.
MILLWALL boss Neil Harris blasted Rochdale's fans after seeing his side dumped out of the FA Cup by the League One strugglers.
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TEN men who committed sexual offences against a teenage girl in Rochdale have been given jail sentences of up to 25 years.
Rugby League: League One CRUSADERS 16 ROCHDALE 42 By JOSH PAY PREVIOUS encounters between North Wales Crusaders and Rochdale Hornmets have been feisty affairs, and this game proved no different.