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Behind bars - Pair who scammed elderly victims in their own homes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:03pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A PAIR of thieves who scammed elderly people out of cash and credit cards have been jailed.

Ice cream lady attacked by yobs as she serves children

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: 10 signs that summer's on the way in Herefordshire

6:01am Thursday 16th April 2015

A POPULAR ice cream seller was attacked while she was serving at her usual pitch outside a Prestwich park.

Fears for £18,000 of donations as East Lancashire Railway supplier goes into administration

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:08pm Thursday 9th April 2015

RAILWAY enthusiasts are reeling after they gave £18,000 of donations to a glass firm - a day before it went into administration.

Tributes to tragic mum-of-two who died after falling into river from her back garden

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Valerie Weston's house, where she was last seen before being swept into the river

6:05am Thursday 9th April 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former teacher who died after being swept into a river in strong winds.

Popular town centre pub to shut down and be demolished

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Flying Shuttle Pub in Clerke Street, Bury

2:10pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

A POPULAR town centre pub is set to shut with the land sold off for development.

New course for blind and visually impaired children and their parents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:10pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

VISUALLY impaired children from Bury and their parents can enrol on a new free course.

Bury gets Labour leader all set for big TV showdown

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:31pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

ED Miliband is ready for tonight’s big TV election debate – and it is all thanks to the people of Bury.

UPDATED: Body found in search for missing woman

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:33pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A HOLCOMBE woman has gone missing and could have fallen into the River Irwell

Mayor of London Boris Johnson spotted bargain hunting on Bury Market

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:15pm Friday 20th March 2015

HE is an eccentric Etonian who usually spends his days running London, but the capital's top man has today had a change of pace - bargain hunting on Bury Market.

Police hunt man with Bury links who breached restraining order in Whitefield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:22pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

POLICE are searching for a man with links to Bury after he breached a restraining order.

Family pay tribute to grandfather killed in M60 smash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:26am Wednesday 18th March 2015

THE family of a Bury man who died in a collision on the M60 have paid him tribute.

Man dies after falling from Rock shopping centre

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:13pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A MAN has died after falling from the roof of the Rock shopping centre in Bury.

CCTV images show dramatic raid on Whitefield shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:46am Tuesday 17th March 2015

POLICE have released dramatic images of a mask gang robbing a Whitefield shop.

Masked gang raid Prestwich supermarket

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:33am Friday 13th March 2015

SUPERMARKET staff were left terrified after a gang of men carrying hammers robbed the shop.

Pallet-riding prank at Asda gets out of hand as security guard is assaulted

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:58pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A SECURITY guard has been left with serious arm injuries after he was violently pushed to the floor in Pilsworth.

'Large-scale disturbance' involving up to 17 people in street

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a "large-scale" disturbance.

Couple land up in court after lying to swindle insurance claim cash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Magistrates Court

5:36pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A MARRIED couple with money troubles lied to swindle insurers out of more than £7,000.

Robbers threaten staff with hammer during shop raid

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:33pm Thursday 26th February 2015

POLICE are investigating after armed raiders robbed a shop in Whitefield.

Three arrested in murder hunt

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:33pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a raid on a house in Whitefield.

Paedophile plied 15-year-old Bury girl with drugs and vodka as he groomed her for sex

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:14pm Friday 13th February 2015

A MAN drove more than 200 miles to have sex with a Bury schoolgirl after plying her with drugs and vodka - then afterwards gave her a teddy bear.

REVEALED: Parklife Weekender full line up as tickets go on sale

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:01pm Thursday 12th February 2015

DISCLOSURE and Rudimental will be the headline acts rocking a major music festival in Heaton Park this summer.

Police hunt racist yob after Prestwich shop ordeal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:56pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

POLICE have issued a picture of a man wanted after a shopkeeper was threatened, assaulted and racially abused in Prestwich.

Confirmed acts for Parklife Weekender 2015

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:33pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

THE FULL line up for Parklife Weekender will be announced at noon on Thursday.

Hunt for pair after thieves steal 85-year-old woman's purse in Iceland

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:57pm Thursday 5th February 2015

A PENSIONER'S purse was stolen from her handbag while she was shopping in Iceland.

Parklife Weekender tickets go on sale

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:29am Friday 30th January 2015

TICKETS for this summer's Parklife Weekender festival in Heaton Park have gone on sale.

Youth who kicked man in face freed from jail because his sentence was 'too harsh'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

5:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A YOUTH who was part of a gang that battered a man and left him with a broken jaw has been freed from jail because his sentence was "too harsh".

Bury school league tables published - how did your school perform?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

9:30am Thursday 29th January 2015

YOUNGSTERS who left school last summer performed better in their GCSEs than the national average.

Parklife festival's return to Heaton Park confirmed

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:44am Tuesday 27th January 2015

PARKLIFE Weekender festival will take place in Heaton Park on June 6 and 7, Manchester Council has confirmed.

Smartly dressed burglar steals jewellery from pensioner

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A MAN broke into a 94-year-old woman’s house as she lay in bed.

Verdict: Grandmother died after head was hit by toilet door in care home

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:36pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A CORONER has reached a verdict into the death of a grandmother of four who was struck by a toilet door.

Grandmother-of-four died after her head was hit by toilet door in care home

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:30pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

A GRANDMOTHER-OF-FOUR died hours after her head was hit by a toilet door in a care home, an inquest has heard.

M66 fully reopens after lorry hits car

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:58am Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE M66 has fully reopened after a lorry struck a car.

Bury residents urged to wrap up warm in cold weather snap

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:50am Friday 26th December 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to wrap up warm after forecasters warned of severe cold weather.

800 properties left without power in Bury on Christmas Day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:47am Friday 26th December 2014

ENGINEERS were called out to Bury after a power cut left 811 properties without power on Christmas Day.

Vicar to perform 'carol-a-thon' to raise money for Prestwich church

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:43pm Friday 19th December 2014

A PRIEST is tuning up for a fundraising challenge with a difference on Sunday.

Robert Hart's heartbroken girlfriend makes fresh plea for killer to hand himself in

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Robert’s sister Rachel North, mum Elaine Hart and brother Richard Hart

10:19am Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE GIRLFRIEND of a man murdered in Heaton Park has made an emotional appeal for his killer to come forward.

Bomb disposal experts called after grenade found at house

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:45pm Thursday 27th November 2014

BOMB disposal experts have been called to a house in Bury after police found a grenade.

Rapist and child molester has jail sentence cut on appeal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Rapist jailed for nine years

4:51pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A SEX beast who raped a woman and molested a schoolgirl has had his jail term cut on appeal by top judges.

Thugs rifle through stroke victim's pockets as he lies helpless on ground

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:02pm Friday 14th November 2014

POLICE are hunting two people who pushed a 61-year-old man to the ground and robbed him as he lay struggling on the floor.

Probe after three injured on Heaton Park fairground ride

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:22am Thursday 6th November 2014

HEALTH officials are set to investigate after three people were injured on a fairground ride in Heaton Park.

Bury 'will stink next summer' due to council bin changes, Government minister predicts

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

BURY will "stink" in the summer as a result of the controversial three-weekly bin collections, a Government minister has said.

Man accused of committing a sex act on himself in Ramsbottom park

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with indecent exposure and committing a sexual act in public.

Masked gun and knife gang rob Prestwich shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Garston stabbing: two teens appear in court

3:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of masked thieves brandishing a handgun and a large hunter's knife robbed a convenience store in Prestwich.

Mystery over 'I'm so so so sorry' signs put up all around Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PRESTWICH residents have been left scratching their heads after a series of coded signs appeared across the town.

Woman taken to hospital after dog attacks her in Ramsbottom

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN is being treated in hospital for "numerous bites" after a dog attacked her in Ramsbottom.

Join St Joseph's Players in Bury for a night that will make you think

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:57am Friday 17th October 2014

THE talented cast and crew from a Bury acting group have taken on a new challenge – and you can see the results from Thursday.

Borough's homeless rate halves as Bury Council steps up help programme

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BURY'S homeless population has more than halved in the last nine years, new figures show.

JAILED: Teenager who raped 12-year-old girl

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

A TEENAGER is behind bars after admitting raping a 12-year-old girl and possessing indecent images of children.

Three teenagers charged with stabbing man who confronted stone-throwing yobs

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:38am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THREE teenagers have been charged with stabbing a man after he confronted yobs who were throwing stones.

90mph drink-driver jailed after ploughing into line of traffic

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:57pm Monday 6th October 2014

A DRINK-driver has been jailed after he raced another car, then his vehicle spun out of control and smashed into a phone box and a set of traffic lights.

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