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Preparations underway for fourth annual Bury Light Night

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Light Night 2013

12:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BURY is set to shine when the town’s fourth annual Light Night a week on Friday.

Thousands expected at fourth annual Light Night

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:55pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BURY is set to shine when the town’s fourth annual Light Night is held next month.

Bury FC car park spaces to rent at £10,000 each

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The JD Stadium, formerly known as Gigg Lane

2:29pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BURY Football Club is offering investors the chance to lease a car parking spot — in a bid to raise cash without having to sell off its assets.

Probe launched as device is sabotaged at sculpture centre

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Art on display at the new sculpture centre

4:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN investigtion is under way to find out who sabotaged a device to record sculpture centre visitor numbers.

Bury Council's bid to tackle child sexual exploitation after Rotherham scandal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bradford has been a trailblazer for good practice in dealing with child sexual exploitation

5:03pm Monday 22nd September 2014

STEPS are being taken to reassure residents about measures to protect children in the wake of child sexual exploitation in other areas.

Care home owner stole thousands from 'vulnerable' residents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE OWNER of a care home in Tottington stole thousands of pounds from the bank accounts of “vulnerable” residents, a court heard.

Privatisation of children's services would be a 'last resort'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:46pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PRIVATISATION will only be a last resort in a controversial shake-up of children’s services across Bury, according to council leaders.

Dance group Soul II Soul close Ramsbottom Festival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jazzie B from Soul II Soul

10:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

DANCE act Soul II Soul got Ramsbottom Festival moving as they brought the weekend to a close with a crowd pleasing set.

Taxi driver wanted in connection with sexual assault

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:54pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TAXI driver from Bury is being tracked by police in connection with a report of sexual assault.

Watchdog slams axing of Fusiliers' 2nd battalion

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:58pm Friday 12th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL changes to restructure the army — including the axing of Bury-based 2nd battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers — have been slammed by a watchdog.

VIDEO: £135,000 benefit cheat couple claimed they were too ill to make their own food - but were caught running a cafe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:46pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUPLE who fraudulently claimed more than £135,000 in benefits - saying they were too ill to cook their own meals - were caught running a cafe on Bury Market, a court heard.

Ramsbottom women conquer Eggheads

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

A TEAM of women conquered one of TV’s most fearsome quiz shows — and pledged to donate all of their £9,000 winnings to charity.

Manchester Road Park gets new Welly cafe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DILAPIDATED park area in Bury has been given some “welly” by council officials.

Ramsbottom Horticultural Society's summer show

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:46am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RAMSBOTTOM Horticultural Society enjoyed the sweet smell of success when it staged its summer show at the town’s cricket club.

Family open new micro-brewery in Ramsbottom

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FAMILY is hoping to tap into the burgeoning independent beer market after opening a micro-brewery in Ramsbottom.

90 per cent of patients happy with food at Fairfield Hospital

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hospital food doesn’t agree with everyone

9:10am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SURVEY into the quality of food at Fairfield Hospital found that 90 per cent of patients were happy with culinary standards.

Budding musician crowned winner of prestigious competition

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:09am Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN aspiring musician from Bury College dined with royalty after being crowned winner of a prestigious competition.

'Hideous' sculptures get go-ahead at library

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:29pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TWO controversial 3D sculptures are set to be installed outside the entrance to Bury Library and the new sculpture centre – despite one councillor labelling them as “hideous”.

Fairfield Hospital is safe, insist health bosses

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:26pm Thursday 4th September 2014

HEALTH bosses have sought to reassure Bury residents about the future of Fairfield Hospital — as part of a public consultation into the biggest shake-up of the NHS in more than 60 years.

Controversial digestion plant developers lodge appeal against refusal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: proposal Peel Holdings want to develop Fletcher Bank Quarry into anaerobic digestion (AD) centre

2:01pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DEVELOPERS behind controversial plans to build an anaerobic digestion site in Ramsbottom have lodged an appeal against a decision to refuse their application.

Daughter's tribute to popular musician

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:58pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE DAUGHTER of a much-loved musician who died suddenly 10 years ago today is holding a music event in his memory.

Gig of a lifetime for Ramsbottom 14-year-old

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:44pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A YOUNG musician from Ramsbottom has been chosen from hundreds of entries to perform at the opening ceremony of a school games tournament.

UPDATED: 'Every parent's worst nightmare' - the pervert who tried to lure children into woods

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TEENAGE pervert who tried to lure young boys into a wooded area of Clarence Park with money has been jailed.

One of Bury's best-known pubs to reopen doors next month after major renovation

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:24pm Monday 1st September 2014

ONE of Bury’s best known pubs has undergone a huge renovation and is set to open its doors again.

Blocked sewer work continues in Bury town centre

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORKS to repair a blocked sewer under a town centre road are set to continue for at least another two weeks.

Bury nursery gets 'outstanding' Ofsted rating

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PRIVATE Bury nursery is celebrating success after being rated as “outstanding” following an Ofsted inspection.

Masked men raid Pound Bakery in Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

10:50am Monday 1st September 2014

THREE masked men threatened members of staff during a terrifying raid at a Pound Bakery in Prestwich.

Health bosses reassure residents about the future of Fairfield Hospital at public meeting

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairfield Hospital

10:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HEALTH bosses have sought to reassure Bury residents about the future of Fairfield Hospital — as part a public consultation into the biggest shake up of the NHS in more than 60 years.

'I will not defect to UKIP', says Bury MP after key ally jumps ship

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Nuttall

3:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

BURY North MP David Nuttall has vowed to remain in the Conservative Party — after one of his key allies defected to the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Fire breaks out near Tetrosyl plant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: House fire in Halliwell

6:58pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FIRE crews were called to reports of a fire at an electrical substation near the Tetrosyl plant in Bury.

Tributes to popular former Bury driving instructor

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:26pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WELL-known former Bury driving instructor who was a prisoner of war during World War Two has died.

Fun day in tragic baby Tyler’s memory

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A FAMILY will hold a charity fun day in Bury in memory of their stillborn son — who died after his mother had undergone three years of fertility treatment in order to conceive.

GCSE results day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

7:51am Thursday 21st August 2014

Thousands of students all over Bury are getting their GCSE results today.

Town hall bosses pledge to protect Bury's green belt

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

PLANNING bosses have pledged to protect Bury’s green belt — as developers urge the council to make more land available to build homes.

'Miracle' dog paralysed in mystery seizure can walk again

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:37pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE owners of a dog left paralysed by a mystery seizure are overjoyed after it was able to walk again.

Elton Primary School will be academy when it reopens next month

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Elton Primary School

3:36pm Friday 15th August 2014

ELTON Primary School is set to become an academy — the second in the borough — when pupils and staff return next month.

Seddons Farm estate to lose Post Office in row over rent

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:34pm Friday 15th August 2014

A COMMUNITY is set to lose its Post Office in a row over rent between a landlord and a newsagent.

Crash on M66 after ladders fall off back of van

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Councillor calls for urgent repairs on Wirral motorway sliproad

9:46am Friday 15th August 2014

A CRASH involving three cars caused long tailbacks on the M66 this morning after ladders fell off the back of a van.

'Challenging' and 'innovative' 3D sculptures could be installed at Bury Library

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:22pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWO "challenging" and "innovative" 3D sculptures will be erected in the entrance to Bury Library, if planning permission is approved.

A-level results day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Pictures from Hampshire schools and colleges as students pick up their A Level results.

7:51am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level students all over Bury will be getting their results today.

New 'retro' pub to open in Tottington

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:50pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NEW community cask ale pub is hoping to bring a slice of retro to Tottington.

New elderly care law is 'vague', warns charity

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: UNHAPPY FEET: More homes are needed for the elderly

10:24am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CHARITY is warning about the future care needs of nearly 13,000 older people in Bury who cannot carry out day-to-day activities as the government is set to introduce sweeping reforms.

Flock of sheep walk into incoming traffic on M66

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:48pm Monday 11th August 2014

POLICE have received reports of a flock of sheep walking into incoming traffic on the M66 near Bury.

Katie Brooks on track to be mini pop star

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:50pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A TALENTED four-year-old girl is on her way to becoming a pop star after winning a competition to feature on a song which will be broadcast across the country.

Pub fundraiser for DJ who was critically injured in motorbike crash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:54pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A PUB in Bury is to hold a fundraising night for their DJ after he was critically injured in a bike crash.

Elbow star Guy Garvey tells of band's beginnings in Tottington

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:52pm Thursday 7th August 2014

ELBOW singer Guy Garvey has spoken of the group’s beginnings at a church hall in Tottington when their drum kit was held together with “bits of chemistry set”.

3 witnesses who could provide vital clues in finding Robert Hart's killer

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

POLICE have made a renewed appeal to track down three people they believe could have seen incidents leading to the death of Robert Hart at the Parklife Weekender.

Teenager beaten up for his mobile phone

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

9:12am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A TEENAGER was beaten for his mobile phone in Bury while listening to music late at night.

90-year-old former firefighter shoots off hose as birthday treat

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 90-YEAR-OLD former firefighter turned back the clock and donned a blue uniform and yellow jacket again — more than 50 years after he retired.

Fears over change to Fairfield Hospital bus route

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairfield Hospital

12:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS say that a change to the route of a bus serving Fairfield Hospital meaning it will no longer serve the hospital grounds, will adversely affect elderly patients.

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