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Care centres could be closed or privatised

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Care cost shock: Bournemouth council may have to increase adult fees

5:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ADULT care services in Bury are set for a major shake-up — which could involve centre closures and privatisation.

Footballing fans’ goal is helping little Mila

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

5:46pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE new football season is now kicking in — and fans are getting into the spirit in aid of a little girl.

Beer garden must close early because of complaints about noise

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday October 15.File photo dated 01/12/06 of a man drinking a beer as pub landlords want to call time on being "tied" to a large company for their beer and other supplies, according to a new study.   PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

6:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

A PUB beer garden must close early because of complaints about noise, councillors have ruled.

£14,000 benefits cheat caught out by Facebook profile

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Follows Bucks Free Press on Facebook!

5:39pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A MOTHER who falsely claimed £14,700 in benefits was caught out — by her own Facebook profile.

Thai statue stolen from Ramsbottom restaurant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:53pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WITH its beautifully carved praying hands and intricately decorated gown, Ramsbottom’s very own spice girl has been welcoming diners to a popular restaurant for more than a decade.

JAILED: Robber who threatened to stab chemist workers during raid in Greenmount

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:36am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A ROBBER has been jailed after he went into a chemist's shop with a knife and metal bar and threatened to stab staff if they didn't hand over morphine.

Jail for ASBO lout who urinated in baby-changing room

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

A LOUT has been jailed after urinating in a baby-changing room in front of a woman.

Call to put barriers on M60 bridge after series of jump incidents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:15am Saturday 9th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to put up barriers along a motorway bridge in Whitefield has been supported by almost 1,000 people.

Bury gets new benefits system

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

5:22pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A NEW system has been introduced in Bury with the aim of making the process of claiming benefits more simple.

Councillors’ expenses bill lower than last year

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: IMPROVEMENT The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, one of the borough’s four civic venues

2:59pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THE bill for councillors’ expenses has dropped from last year, new figures show.

Bury Hospice to get £124,000 cash lifeline from health bosses

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Hospice in Rochdale Old Road

8:11am Thursday 7th August 2014

HEALTH bosses are to throw Bury Hospice a £124,000 lifeline to ease a cash crisis, it has been announced.

Bury College tutor who admitted downloading child porn resigns

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:48pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A Bury College tutor who has pleaded guilty in court to possessing child porn has resigned from his post.

Woman raped during Holi festival at Heaton Park

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:49am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A WOMAN was raped during a festival in Heaton Park, police said.

Water supply bosses to hold public meeting about Croft Lane closure

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:57am Monday 4th August 2014

WATER supply bosses are holding a public meeting about a road closure.

Westbury Sports Club hoping for new 25-year deal on ground

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Conference football. Picture: Action Images

6:44pm Friday 1st August 2014

YOUNG footballers could be given a major boost if an ambitious plan gets the green light.

Drinkers could be banned from pub beer garden after 8pm

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday October 15.File photo dated 01/12/06 of a man drinking a beer as pub landlords want to call time on being "tied" to a large company for their beer and other supplies, according to a new study.   PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

6:17pm Friday 1st August 2014

DRINKERS could be banned from a pub beer garden after 8pm after neighbours complained about noise.

Michael Adebolajo fails to overcome first hurdle of Lee Rigby murder appeal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of two men who murdered Fusillier Lee Rigby has lost an appeal against his conviction and sentence.

Thousands enjoy fun in the sun at Festwich in Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE SUN shone down on Prestwich during a riproaring weekend of heavy metal-themed fun.

Bury hoping to get 'purple flag' award for its nightlife

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE are blue flags for beaches and green flags for parks — now Bury is striving to become the first town in the county to get a purple flag.

Bury council sitting on almost £3 million for community projects

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

6:02pm Friday 25th July 2014

TOWN hall bosses are sitting on almost £3 million earmarked for community projects.

Bury Council bosses vow to send in the bailiffs and collect £6 million in unpaid tax

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: IMPROVEMENT The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, one of the borough’s four civic venues

5:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

TAX dodgers owe Bury Council more than £6 million in unpaid bills — and town hall chiefs are refusing to write off the debt and are sending in the bailiffs.

Will brand new 'smog stoppers' help Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister residents breath easy?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

‘SMOG stoppers’ could improve the air quality for Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister residents.

Man 'bombarded Whitefield woman with text messages and phone calls'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who they say has been bombarding a woman with text messages.

Call to fix potholes after horse injured

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN animal lover from Bury has urged council officials to take action after her horse tripped up in a pothole.

Jailed: Violent thug who tried to carjack woman

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VIOLENT thug has been jailed for 20 months for robbing a woman of her car keys in Prestwich.

Jailed: Trio who masterminded massive drugs operation from quiet Radcliffe street

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THREE men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after police smashed a massive drug operation based on a quiet Radcliffe street.

Smoke alarms come to rescue at fires in Prestwich and Whitefield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are encouraging people to test their smoke alarms after being called to two incidents in a matter of hours where they alerted residents to a fire.

Cash boost to help in winter ‘bug battle’

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

5:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

HEALTH chiefs in Bury have been given a six-figure cash boost for the fight against winter bugs.

Thugs attack man with hammer in Hollins while two children are in the house

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:18am Monday 21st July 2014

A PAIR of robbers broke into a Bury home and attacked a man with a hammer.

Group fights to reclaim Bury library

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Library

5:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

LITERATURE lovers are urging town hall chiefs to rethink changes to Bury Library, Museum and Art Gallery.

Asian jewellery robberies: Prestwich man charged

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A man has been charged following an operation to target the violent theft of Asian jewellery.

Duo bring Coronation Street to life

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:19pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DYNAMIC duo are bringing a soap set to life for thousands of Coronation Street fans.

Nurse exposed as benefit cheat after Bury Council staff snoop on her Facebook profile

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A REGISTERED nurse was exposed as a benefit cheat after Bury Council staff snooped on her home and Facebook account.

Masked gang storm Radcliffe pub and stab man twice

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:39am Sunday 13th July 2014

A MAN was stabbed after a gang of masked men stormed into a pub carriing machetes and bats.

Church service to take place in memory of fallen Bury firefighter

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:10pm Saturday 12th July 2014

LOVED ones will come together tomorrow to remember a fallen firefighter killed a year ago.

UPDATED: Missing woman found safe and well

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:33pm Saturday 12th July 2014

POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a missing woman from Bury.

Police hunt man in Radcliffe burglary probe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:09am Saturday 12th July 2014

POLICE investigating a burglary in Radcliffe are searching for a man.

Cannabis suspect jumps from third storey window to evade police

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:39pm Friday 11th July 2014

A SUSPECTED cannabis grower leapt from the third storey of a mill in a failed bid to evade police.

Ramsbottom man banned from shops after repeatedly hurling abuse at people

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

A Ramsbottom resident has been given a three-year ASBO after he ignored repeated warnings about his abusive behaviour.

Bury Council pays out £134,000 to people injured in schools

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

4:15pm Friday 11th July 2014

MORE than £134,000 has been paid out by Bury Council to people injured in schools in the past five years, new figures have revealed.

Croft Lane closure: Latest from United Utilities

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:55pm Friday 11th July 2014

WATER bosses have said work will continue next week with the same road layout as there is now.

UPDATED: Road reopened after M66 slip road car crash at Heap Bridge

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:01am Thursday 10th July 2014

POLICE have closed the northbound slip road of the M66 at junction 2 for Heap Bridge after a car crash.

Bargain hunters expected to queue around the block as Aldi promises free gifts to first 100 customers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:06pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

FREEBIE hunters are gearing up for one of the giveaways of the year as a new supermarket opens in Bury on Thursday morning.

Drugs police smash £500,000 cannabis operation after raid on Bury mill

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:15pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Four people have been arrested after a large cannabis farm was found in Bury.

Bury Council staff could lose sick pay in massive cost-cutting move

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: IMPROVEMENT The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, one of the borough’s four civic venues

4:45pm Friday 4th July 2014

SICK pay could be denied to Bury Council workers as part of a massive cost-cutting exercise.

Disabled drivers in Bury face blue badge backlog

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The abuse was described as a "heinous crime".

4:16pm Friday 4th July 2014

DISABLED drivers are being warned about a paperwork backlog affecting the issue of blue badges in Bury.

Nearly 100 police staff abused data access

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Police have criticised the lack of response to appeals about the murder of Anowar Tagabo

5:17pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

NEARLY 100 police staff in Greater Manchester have abused data access since 2009, new figures have revealed.

Brazen thieves attack Prestwich shopworker with iron bar

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:24pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A SHOP assistant bravely fought off two thieves who repeatedly attacked her with an iron bar during a terrifying attempted robbery in Bury.

By George they are confused! Culture Club singer's Twitter use sparks speculation among Prestwich residents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:14pm Monday 30th June 2014

PRESTWICH residents have expressed surprise after being ‘followed’ by a 1980s pop legend.

All Saints Primary School in Whitefield wins award for using cash boost wisely

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: All Saints teacher Michaela Farrell with Nick Clegg and headteacher Gail Branch and deputy headteacher Stephen Webb

7:07pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A WHITEFIELD school has won an award for helping disadvantaged pupils.


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