Described as "by far the most distinctive and splendid building in the district",[69] the neo-Gothic Newhey, St Thomas parish church was built in 1876 and served a new Anglican parish of Newhey created in the same year.[70] Dedicated to Thomas the Apostle, it is part of the Church of England, and its patron is the Bishop of Manchester.[71] The church was extensively damaged in an arson attack on 21 December 2007.[72]

Many incidents in the past few months have caused severe delays for commuters

Off-peak service between Rochdale and Royal Oldham Hospital is set to be axed on Monday

Public transport in Milnrow is co-ordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester, and services include bus and rail transport. Major A roads link Milnrow with other settlements, including the A640 road, which forms a route from Rochdale and over the Pennines into Huddersfield and West Yorkshire.

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Milnrow lies on the ground not unlike a tall tree laid lengthwise, in a valley, by a riverside. At the bridge, its roots spread themselves in clots and fibrous shoots, in all directions; while the almost branchless trunk runs up, with a little bend, above half a mile towards Oldham, where it again spreads itself out in an umbrageous way.[8]

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The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 45% in full-time employment, 12% in part-time employment, 7.7% self-employed, 2.6% unemployed, 2.1% students with jobs, 3.1% students without jobs, 13% retired, 4.6% looking after home or family, 7.4% permanently sick or disabled, and 2.3% economically inactive for other reasons. This was roughly in line with the national figures.[51]

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Sixty-year-old Andrew Hayton was out celebrating his wedding anniversary when the man ran in screaming 'I'm burning, I'm burning'.

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The motorway was closed both ways between junctions 20 and 21 at Rochdale, causing long delays

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Kingsway Business Park will be a 420-acre (1.7 km2) "business-focused, mixed use development" occupying land between Milnrow and Rochdale, adjacent to junction 21 of the M62 motorway; it is expected to employ 7,250 people directly and 1,750 people indirectly by around 2020.[64] Tenants on the park include JD Sports and Wincanton plc.[65] Kingsway Metrolink station is a stop built as part of Phase 3a of Metrolink's expansion, and serves Kingsway Business Park.[66]

Burglars broke into the Springhill Hospice Emporium in the town centre

Sue Hancox, of Rochdale, believes dogs are being deliberately targeted

First Buses announced plans to reduce the frequency of the 182 service from Rochdale to Firgrove, into Milnrow and then onto Royal Oldham Hospital

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Clegg Hall is a 17th-century hall and Grade II* listed building situated in green space between Milnrow, Rochdale and Littleborough.[76][77] It was constructed in about 1610 for Theophilus Aston and may have been built on the site of a mediaeval house and inn.[76]

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Hollingworth Lake lies beyond Milnrow, by Littleborough and is part of a local country park. It was built in 1801 as a feeder reservoir for the Rochdale Canal, but it soon became a tourist destination for local people during their leisure time.[81] The lake covers an area of 130 acres (0.53 km2) and the path around it originally measured 2.5 miles (4.0 km).

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Sunday worship 11 am and 6.00 pm Our mission: To bring honour to Christ by our worship and witness. Our message: ‘This is a trustworthy saying, and worthy to be accepted by everyone, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.’ 1 Timothy 1:15 Our meeting place: Milnrow Evangelical Church, 22 New Street, Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 3PQ Find us Our ministers: David Harding email Julian Hurst email

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Home Office policing in Milnrow is provided by the Greater Manchester Police. The force's "(P) Division" have their headquarters for policing the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Rochdale and the nearest police station is at Littleborough to the north.[97] Statutory emergency fire and rescue service is provided by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, which has one station in Rochdale on Maclure Road.[98]

Darren Walmsley, 51, was killed after his Mercedes collided with a HGV and crashed through the central reservation into two more HGVs

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From 1983 to 1997, Milnrow was represented in the House of Commons as part of the parliamentary constituency of Littleborough and Saddleworth. Between 1997 and 2010 it was within the boundaries of Oldham East and Saddleworth.[37] In 2010 Milnrow became part of the Rochdale constituency, which is represented by Simon Danczuk MP, a member of the Labour Party.

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