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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.

Do you have a hidden private pumping station in your back garden?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A search for hidden pumping stations in Bury is being carried out.

Widower bikes from Manchester to Blackpool in Superman outfit in memory of wife

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GRIEVING widower made a super-human effort to raise money in memory of his late wife.

Drunken teenager pointed 'curved foot-long sword' at baby during terrifying shop attack

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

5:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN eight-month-old boy and his shopkeeper parents had a machete pointed at them by a drunken teenager at a Bury off-licence, a court heard.

Affetside bus service saved

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: One of the new 'rosso' buses

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANNED changes to a bus route which threatened to leave Affetside without a regular service have been scrapped.

9,000 women clock up £500,000 for charity!

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FUNDRAISERS across Bury got together to fight cancer by completing the Race for Life at Heaton Park, Prestwich, at the weekend.

Row over future of Bury's green belt land

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

4:53pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A ROW has broken out over the future of Bury’s Green Belt — after a bid to make council policy state that it is inappropriate to build on such land was voted down.

Ramsbottom gets its own local shopping smartphone app

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Police urge smartphone users to install tracker

4:49pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INDEPENDENT businesses in Ramsbottom have signed up to a new mobile app to encourage people to shop locally.

Dispute sinks plans for war memorial wall

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

4:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PROJECT to build a memorial wall commemorating Ramsbottom’s fallen has been scrapped after a dispute between the church and organisers.

New benefits system 'will have no adverse effect' in Bury, say councillors

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bryant is alleged to have made false statements to the Department for Work and Pensions

5:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS worried about the shake up of the benefit system and the introduction of universal credit have been reassured by councillors.

Councillors 'turned down chance to talk to government about cuts', it is claimed

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

5:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

BURY'S ruling Labour group has turned down the chance to meet a government minister to discuss how cuts are affecting the town, Conservative councillors claim. 

Police hunt man who breached restraining order

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE are hunting a Bury man who has breached his restraining order.

Mental health unit patients' artwork on display

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PATIENTS at a mental health unit at Fairfield Hospital in Bury have created a range of powerful artwork which chronicles their problems and experiences.

Don’t ban zero-hour contracts, insists MP

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury North MP David Nuttall

4:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BANNING controversial zero-hour contracts would be counter-productive to employees and businesses, according to a Bury MP.

Dead fish found in river Irwell after diesel spill from Tesco petrol station

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:41pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

DOZENS of dead fish have been found on the River Irwell after a diesel spill from a supermarket petrol station.

Bury swimmer is new face of leukaemia charity

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:28pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TALENTED Bury swimmer whose mother has battled leukaemia has become the face of a charity which aims to combat the disease.

Fairfield medical secretary gets award from Olympic rowing star James Cracknell

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:27pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MEDICAL secretary at Fairfield Hospital has received a coveted award from an Olympic star.

Memorial garden opened for popular Whitefield teaching assistant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:19pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A GARDEN has been opened in memory of a much-loved classroom assistant at a Whitefield primary school after she died just days after being diagnosed with cancer.

UPDATED: Seven arrested after drugs raids at houses in Bury

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

4:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

SEVEN people have been charged following drugs raids on several addresses in Bury.

Angry residents protest over bus route changes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: One of the new 'rosso' buses

4:06pm Friday 11th July 2014

ANGRY residents turned out in force to protest over planned changes to a bus service which would leave Affetside without a regular pick-up.

Three generations honour Bury Grammar School captains

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

THREE generations of a family made an emotional visit to a school for a special assembly to honour its captains from 100 years ago.

Council buildings like a 'desert' as staff strike

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Bury NUT members march through Manchester

1:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BURY is on shutdown as council staff, teachers and firefighters go on strike on today.

Full list of schools and council services affected as staff strike

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hundreds of teachers stage one-day strike

8:53am Thursday 10th July 2014

SCHOOLS and council services in Bury are set to grind to a halt as teachers and council staff strike today.

Relaxing Sunday trading laws 'would encourage more people to go to church'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The 12th Century St Lawrence's Church in Evesham's Abbey Park.

5:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A RELAXATION of Sunday trading laws could encourage more people to go to church, according to a Bury MP.

Fears over planning 'free-for-all' in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

5:16pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE suspension of crunch meetings to decide the future of Bury’s housing needs could lead to a planning “free-for-all”, according to a councillor.

Dance troupe helps improve area featured in controversial documentary

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:01pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A DANCE troupe which aims to offer youngsters a chance to socialise as well as keep fit and healthy is making its mark in Bury.

Government's offer to fund road repairs after budget cuts is 'ironic'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: £286k to spend on potholes

5:55pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BURY councillor has slammed government funding of nearly £250,000 to tackle the town’s potholes, claiming “it’s like taking £20 off us and giving us a fiver back”.

'Mindless' vandals damage 30 cars in Prestwich

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

10:02am Sunday 6th July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of damage has been done to up to 30 cars in Prestwich in acts “mindless” vandalism.

Drunk man climbs up 80ft crane after night out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: House fire in Halliwell

9:45am Saturday 5th July 2014

A DRUNK man climbed to the top of an 80ft crane on The Rock after a night out.

Diesel spill contaminates River Irwell

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

8:24pm Friday 4th July 2014

A DIESEL spill has polluted the River Irwell — leading to concerns from Bury anglers.

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