Bury Council worker sacked for 'sick' Hillsborough tweet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Mark Lewis' Twitter profile picture

12:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURY council worker from Prestwich has been sacked after posting a vile message about the Hillsborough disaster.

Thief stole charity box from post office

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Post office talks in Hawes

4:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A thief is being hunted after he walked into a Prestwich post office and stole a charity collection box.

Care home bosses told to make improvements

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nazareth House in Prestwich

4:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

INSPECTORS have urged bosses of a Prestwich care home to make improvements.

Piano teacher 'manhandled at fracking protest because of her white hair'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Anti-fracking protester Judy Paskell from Bury claims she was manhandled by a GMP police officer

4:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PIANO teacher from Prestwich claims she was manhandled by a policeman during an anti-fracking demonstration — because of her white hair.

Coronation Street star opens new Bury Hospice shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jodie Hamblet opens the Bury Hospice furniture store

4:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TV actress gave Bury Hospice a lift when she officially opened their new charity shop.

Prestwich and Whitefield Labour candidates announced

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dr Catherine Preston

3:41pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE countdown is on to the local council elections on May 22 and Labour has announced the four candidates who will be contesting seats in Prestwich and Whitefield.

Sedgley Park Primary School gets 'good' Ofsted rating

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Headteacher Patrick Reid celebrates with Sedgley Park Primary pupils

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Prestwich school is celebrating a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors, which upgraded its rating to “good”.

Live comedy night raises £12,000 for Heathlands Village

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Live comedy night raises £12,000 for Heathlands Village

4:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A group of fun-filled fundraisers “brought the house down” for a good cause.

Thieves stole railway models from Whitefield shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Magistrates Court

2:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE teenagers have been sentenced for stealing railway models worth thousands of pounds from a Whitefield shop.

Free music festival back for third year in Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nearly 10,000 people enjoy Festwich music festival

3:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TICKETS are being snapped up for the UK's biggest free festival of rock tribute bands which is returning to Prestwich this summer.

Yobs go on drive-by paintball shooting rampage

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

4:55pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

YOBS go on drive-by paintball shooting spree across Greater Manchester - starting in Bury.

Ovarian cancer survivor urges women to be aware of symptoms by releasing poem

1:12pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A BRAVE mum who survived ovarian cancer is urging others to be aware of the symptoms as she marks the anniversary of her life-changing diagnosis.

Criminal trio jailed for their role in security guard attack outside bank

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Michael Coupe, aged 27, of Florence Street, Eccles

3:34pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THREE men have been jailed for their part in a cash-in-transit robbery.

Jury given more time in soldier inquest

6:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

A JURY in the inquest of Fusilier James Wilkinson will reconvene on Monday after failing to reach a verdict.

Corrie star to hit the decks at Easter club night

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jennie McAlpine (centre) with Corrie pals Graham Hawley, Paula Lane, Andy Whyment, Antony Cotton, Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson

3:01pm Thursday 20th March 2014

CORRIE favourite Jennie McAlpine is gearing up to bring an Easter knees-up to a street near you.

Two men arrested in immigration raid at Whitefield restaurant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Mogul in Whitefield

5:56pm Friday 14th March 2014

TWO men have been arrested after immigration officials raided an Indian restaurant in Whitefield.

The Rocket follow Elbow by creating beer to launch debut album

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Rocket band members, from left, Ben Crocker, Kieran Sproston and Laurie Southern

1:29pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THREE musical teenagers are following in the footsteps of the town’s rock royalty — by creating a beer to launch their debut album.

Children's drawing event to be held at Heaton Park

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Heaton Park

2:19pm Thursday 13th March 2014

AN arts charity will encourage children to get creative when it hosts a drawing event at Heaton Park.

Bury rat fight poster on display with other interesting historic artefacts

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Craig Brisbane with a poster advertising the rat fight

2:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

SOME Bury pubs used to put on shows involving dogs attacking hundreds of rats.

Tributes to Prestwich cyclist who died in car accident

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Prestwich cyclist Terry Brown

5:25pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE family of a Prestwich cyclist have paid tribute to a cyclist who was killed in a car accident.

Police hunt three wanted men with links across Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: WANTED: Peter Mullany

11:07am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POLICE are hunting three men with links to Bury, Radcliffe, Prestwich and Whitefield. 

Six Town Housing's community volunteers rewarded at annual prize ceremony

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chapelfield Grown Your Own Group’s Shaun Hillam and Norman Tooth receive their award from sponsor Fiona Sharp

2:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

A GALAXY of dedicated community volunteers twinkled at Six Town Housing’s annual prize ceremony.

Mum wants answers after death of double-lung transplant daughter

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Laura McCreesh pictured with her mum Margaret

5:49pm Friday 7th March 2014

A GRIEVING mother whose daughter underwent a lifesaving transplant but later died of septicaemia is still waiting for answers from health bosses — seven months on.

The yacht, the villa and the £1.6 million of drugs: gang jailed for massive supply conspiracy

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Damian Vose

6:49pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A GANG who plotted to flood the streets with £1.6 million of drugs were caught red-handed after police raided their makeshift laboratory at a house in Radcliffe.

£600,000 set to be spent on making Heaton Park more attractive

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Heaton Park

4:04pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Heaton Park is to get £600,000 from Manchester Airport to make it more attractive to visitors.

Prestwich banking assistant stole more than half a million pounds from rich customers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: JAILED: Timothy Brooks

5:29pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A BANKING assistant from Prestwich has been jailed after he stole more than half a million pounds from wealthy clients.

Benefit cheat must hand back cash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

1:19pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A BENEFIT cheat has been ordered to pay almost £45,000 back - or face 15 months behind bars.

Heroic soldier helped save man's life after he collapsed in bank

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Corporal Jonathan Rodgers, from Little Lever, with Derrick Broome, from Prestwich

2:53pm Monday 24th February 2014

A HEROIC soldier helped save a pensioner’s life when he suffered a heart attack in a bank.

Man cut from overturned car in Whitefield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: CRASH: The car at the scene

6:41pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

A MAN was cut from his car after overturning and crashing in Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, this afternoon.

Army officers win appeal to save their careers after accidentally shooting Bury soldier dead in training

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: James Wilkinson

12:55pm Friday 21st February 2014

Two army officers who were locked up for negligence after a young soldier from Bury was accidentally shot dead on a training exercise have saved their careers after winning appeals today.

Drivers ordered to be 'more considerate' after pram crash outside Prestwich school

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: St Mary's primary school in Prestwich

5:55pm Thursday 20th February 2014

A CRASH involving a parent pushing a pram has sparked a fresh appeal to drivers dropping off and picking up their youngsters from school.

Mum urges families to be aware of common virus with devastating effects

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lindsey Cooper with daughter Charlie

11:37am Thursday 20th February 2014

A MUM is calling for awareness of a common virus she contracted during pregnancy which has caused her little girl to battle severe deafness.

Thieves using angle grinder cause £10,000 damage to Metrolink ticket machine

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Twitter feed has gone live on Metrolink services

9:35am Thursday 20th February 2014

THIEVES used an industrial grinder to steal £1,500 from a Metrolink ticket machine.

Have a ball for Prestwich charity MedEquip4kids at Bury Town Hall this Saturday

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Have a ball for Prestwich charity MedEquip4kids at Bury Town Hall this Saturday

3:29pm Monday 17th February 2014

SUPPORTERS of a Prestwich charity are putting on a fundraising bash.

Construction worker retires after fifty years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paul Jenyon, fourth from left, with colleagues, from left, Matt Smith, Rob Smith, Mike Smith, David Smith, Phil Smith, Nicola Smith and Tony Smith, under whom Paul Jenyon served his apprenticeship

12:15pm Thursday 13th February 2014

IT was the end of an era when Paul Jenyon retired from a construction company after 50 years.

Thief steals cash from pensioner's account after he drops wallet on 315 bus

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The suspect

9:33am Thursday 13th February 2014

A THIEF stole cash from a pensioner's bank account after he dropped his wallet on a bus in Prestwich.

Radcliffe music student signed by Swiss record label after promoting his track on Soundcloud

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Danny Leigh has his music technology hopes set high

6:35pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A music student from Radcliffe has set his sights on becoming a superstar DJ after being singled out by a record label.

Whitefield teenager has her head shaved for cancer charity

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jessica Swain with boxer Scott Quigg

5:22pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A TEENAGER was pleased as punch when she raised more than £3,000 by cutting her hair for a cancer charity — which included a donation from a world champion boxer.

Money laundering family ordered to pay back £423,000 of ill-gotten gains

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

1:06pm Friday 7th February 2014

FOUR relatives caught laundering money have been ordered to repay £423,942.36. of their ill-gotten gains.FOUR relatives caught laundering money have been ordered to repay £423,942 of their ill-gotten gains.

New report shows rise in anti-semitic crime across Greater Manchester

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

10:07am Thursday 6th February 2014

JEWS were targeted in Greater Manchester almost every second day in 2013, a new report claims.

Army officers who accidentally shot dead Whitefield soldier in training exercise launch appeals to save their careers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: SHOT DEAD: James Wilkinson

3:59pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Two army officers who were locked up for negligence after a young soldier from Bury was accidentally shot dead on a training exercise have launched court bids to save their careers.

Funeral of Whitefield man who was killed by tram in Manchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dave Ball

4:15pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE FUNERAL of a man hit by a tram in Manchester took place on Friday.

Besses man raises £2,000 by running a mile a day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Barry O’Brien celebrates his final run of the year at the Bee Hive Inn

4:10pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Besses man Barry O’Brien literally went the “extra mile” for The Christie — every single day throughout 2013.

Prestwich anti-fracking campaign launched

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Brigitte Lechner who spoke at the anti-fracking meeting

4:03pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have formed an anti-fracking group after a meeting was staged in Prestwich.

JAILED: Sex attacker who followed woman under Whitefield subway and violently tried to rape her

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: JAILED: Philip Williams

3:22pm Monday 3rd February 2014

A PREDATORY sex attacker has been jailed after he followed a young woman for more than a mile before violently sexually assaulting her and trying to rape her in a subway.

Guard of honour at Simon Williams' funeral

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paramedics form a guard of honour to remember Simon Williams

12:42pm Saturday 1st February 2014

PARAMEDICS formed a guard of honour to remember one of their colleagues.

Parklife line-up revealed: Snoop Dogg to headline Heaton Park festival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Snoop Dogg

9:16am Friday 31st January 2014

Snoop Dogg and Foals have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Parklife Weekender held at Heaton Park.

Tributes to dad who lost battle with brain tumour

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Simon Williams on holiday in Salou shortly before being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour with sons Lewis, seven, Josh, 10, and Ben, two

12:01pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Bolton News employee and devoted family man whose wife and sons were his “biggest passion in life”.

Murder could have been linked to Yorkshire Ripper, claims former Bury journalist

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Don Hale is backing calls for a re-investigation into the 1973 case

5:53pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

FORMER Bury Messenger editor Don Hale, who successfully campaigned to have a murder conviction quashed, is backing calls for a re-investigation amid claims that the case could be linked to the Yorkshire Ripper.

Bury magistrate's tributes to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ariel Sharon and Sylvia Sheff greet each other in 1981 while Michael Fidler looks on

5:49pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE death of Ariel Sharon has brought memories flooding back for a former Bury magistrate who met the former Prime Minister when she helped to lead a fact-finding mission to Israel in 1981.

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