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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.

Man stabbed 15 times after confronting stone-throwing youths

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:37am Sunday 5th October 2014

A MAN was stabbed 15 times in the body and head after confronting a gang throwing stones at his house.

Director threatens to close pub after TV licence fine

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COMPANY director has threatened to close a pub in Bury after it was hit with a fine from TV licence officials.

Row over noise at bar

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:43am Friday 26th September 2014

ACTION could be taken against a Prestwich bar after neighbours complained about cooking, noise and security.

Parents to stage street protest over closure of children's centres

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Prestwich and Whitefield Guide news

10:23am Friday 26th September 2014

DOZENS of parents are set to stage a street protest on Monday in a bid to save their children’s centres in Prestwich and Whitefield.

Missing schoolboy found safe and well

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:40pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN AUTISTIC schoolboy who went missing from his Bury home has been found safe in well.

Anti-semitic incidents 'on the rise'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: New report shows rise in anti-semitic crime across Greater Manchester

4:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ANTI-Semitic incidents are on the rise in Bury, according to the Community Security Trust.

UPDATED: Police make progress in Robert Hart murder investigation

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE investigating the death of Robert Hart at Parklife have been contacted by more potential witnesses.

Teenagers threatened during street robbery

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of men they wish to speak to in relation to a robbery in Bury.

Prankster covers car in Post-It notes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:26am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MOTORIST was “posted” a special surprise — when he found his car had been covered in yellow notes as part of a prank.

Pigeon poo hazard under Prestwich bridge

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:56pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

PEDESTRIANS are being “bombed” by pigeons when they pass under two bridges in Prestwich

Two men cleared of trying to murder Whitefield man

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Manchester Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

4:51pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TWO men have been cleared of attempting to murder a Whitefield man.

Hunt for conmen who masterminded 'sophisticated' £10,000 bank scam

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:50pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POLICE are hunting fraudsters who masterminded a sophisticated £10,000 bank scam in Prestwich.

Thug hit man with baseball bat and punched pregnant woman

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

4:47pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A THUG who hit a man with a metal baseball bat in his Prestwich flat and then punched a pregnant woman has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Wife's tribute to RAF veteran killed in motorbike crash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE widow of an RAF veteran killed in a motorbike crash has paid tribute to him as “a marvellous man who brought everything to life.”

11 children's centre staff to be axed as Bury Council cuts £820,000 from budget

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

11:05am Saturday 30th August 2014

BETTER-off families will no longer be able to use children centre services if council proposals get the green light.

Missing Bury boy Declan Dove found safe and well

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

DECLAN Dove, a 16-year-old boy from Bury, who was yesterday reported missing, has been found safe, police have said.

Bury couple rescued after freak wave sweeps them out to sea

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

RESCUERS saved the lives of a Bury couple who were swept out to sea by a freak wave.

Detectives hunt gang in 'sophisticated' Prestwich mortgage fraud

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to a £90,000 mortgage fraud.

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.

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