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Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.

Boom times ahead for rural pubs as Britain votes to scrap EU farm subsidies

Britain's Country Pubs, for so many years in the doldrums, are preparing for a boom time as Brexit means the end of Common Agricultural...

Children’s book publishers embroiled in Tonocchio quarrel

Children’s book publishers are furious at the decision by the United Kingdom government today to change the text of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale...

Walter Mitty joins Conservative Party Leadership race

Walter Mitty Enters Tory Leadership RaceWalter Mitty, MP for the previously obscure seat of Brexit-cum-Surprisingly, has thrown his hat into the ring for the...

Archduke Ferdinand: Suicide note found in pair of old trousers

Historians and aristocrats across Europe today are a little embarassed by the news that the last 100 years of geo-political manoeuvring is all down...

Corbynites confused after accidentally agreeing with Ken Clarke

Thousands of angry centrists and lefties have gathered outside Parliament today to demand that someone silence Kenneth Clarke in the wake of his accidentally...

Huge boost for Rochdale’s arms industry

As injury lawyers and ambulance chasers up and down the country face a decade of uncertainty about who to sue following the impending break...

Conspiracy theorists cry conspiracy as conspiracy theorist David Icke debunks conspiracy theory

David Icke, who has been warning us for years through his tinfoiled tirades that reptilian aliens from outer space are running the world and...

Chilcot. What’s in it? Your guess is as good as Lord Chilcot’s.

Today the Chilcot Report is finally released and we at the Rochdale Herald will bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of what people who haven't read...

May announces textile regeneration scheme for the Northern Powerhouse

As the race for the Tory Party Leadership heats up, Teresa May has today announced transformative economic reform plans for the Northern Powerhouse. The ambitious...

Farage expected to announce UKIP leadership bid within the hour

Reports are coming in that this afternoon will see a press conference in Westminster where Nigel Farage is expected to announce his bid for...

BBC bigwigs accused of “dumbing down the format” as this years Strictly line up...

BBC bosses came under fire as producers tinker with the format of another prime time show. Following on from the unmitigated disaster that is the...

Impolite scenes disrupt Moderates against Moderation demo

There were tense scenes outside the former Waitrose building in Rochdale's upmarket Falinge Estate yesterday after crowds of militant political moderates and progressives clashed...

Whitehall in panic as Chilcot Report left on N47 Deptford Bus

With only a little more than a month to go before the controversial Chilcot report is due to be released Whitehall has been thrown...

EU Referendum hailed as a triumph by sexist campaigners

There were jubilant scenes up and down the country last week as sexist campaigners celebrated the Leave Campaigns victory in the EU Referendum. In a...

Rochdale worries as EU funding crisis hits Cornish supply chain

Mark Duddridge, chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, has said he wants a guarantee from the UK Government that...

Is there something Stephen Crabb isn’t telling us?

In a dramatically uncharacteristic move Stephen Crabb, the former intern at  anti-equality fundamentalist Christian group CARE and employer of interns from the anti-equality fundamentalist...

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