Monday, January 19, 2015

Boylove Bad for Business?

It was once the land of Gracie Fields, the co-operative movement and northern industriousness.

But the modern era - and especially the last few years - has seen Rochdale fall on hard times.

The great unspoken truth in the report is the series of scandals that have dragged the town’s name through the mud.

From Cyril Smith to the satanic sex scandals of the 1990s, the Knowl View abuse inquiry and the grooming case of 2012, the town has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

It is perhaps no wonder then that it has struggled to attract investment, inward migration, housebuilding and jobs.  (more...)

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