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A GANG armed with hammers have raided a supermarket.
TWO people including a Prestwich woman have been charged after a pensioner was targeted in his own home.
A DRIVER had to escape from his car after the engine set on fire.
A MAN trapped inside a car which overturned near Stand Golf Club in Whitefield has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a KFC fast food restaurant in Prestwich have been approved.
FIREFIGHTERS rescued a pensioner after he had been trapped underneath a sofa for hours.
PARKLIFE Weekender will return to Heaton Park next summer – and there will be a third day of music for neighbours to contend with.
ONE lane of the M66 was blocked earlier tonight after a car skidded on water on the road.
AN INVESTIGATION is underway after two women and a child from Bury were injured on a fairground ride in Heaton Park.
A 23-YEAR-OLD man who groomed and sexually assaulted a child he met in Heaton Park has been sentenced.
A MAN was taken to hospital after his car smashed into another vehicle and overturned in Whitefield.
PRESTWICH residents have been left scratching their heads after a series of coded signs appeared across the town.
A WHITEFIELD mum who has smoked 20 cigarettes a day since the age of 12 is putting her three young children first by taking on the Stoptober challenge.
A MAN is starting life behind bars after police found £1.9 million worth of heroin in his car.
A TEENAGE boy suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car outside a school.
A GANG of five men broke into an Unsworth shop using a crowbar and stole cigarettes worth thousands of pounds.
THE OWNER of a care home in Tottington stole thousands of pounds from the bank accounts of “vulnerable” residents, a court heard.
POLICE investigating the death of Robert Hart at Parklife have been contacted by more potential witnesses.
PUPILS at two schools in the borough are to get a transport boost with their own bus service.
PEDESTRIANS are being “bombed” by pigeons when they pass under two bridges in Prestwich
TWO men have been cleared of attempting to murder a Whitefield man.
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.
THREE masked men threatened members of staff during a terrifying raid at a Pound Bakery in Prestwich.
POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to a £90,000 mortgage fraud.
A DISABLED Army veteran had a knife held to his throat while his friend was punched and kicked during a terrifying late night robbery at Sedgley Park Rugby Club.
THE GIRLFRIEND of a man murdered in Heaton Park has made an emotional appeal for his killer to come forward.
A CAMPAIGN calling on next summer's Parklife Festival to be scrapped has been launched by politicians.
MOTORISTS attempting to get home are being delayed because of a three-car smash on the M60.
A WOMAN was pulled out of a window by firefighters after an “intense” fire ripped through her Prestwich home.
“WHEN you see before your eyes the progress children make and how their reading comes on, it makes it worthwhile.”
A ONE-ARMED shopkeeper was robbed in the street while carrying his young son.
A DRUNKEN woman had to be rescued from a roof in Prestwich by firefighters - after she climbed up to retrieve her shoe.
A BRIDE and groom who met at an advertising firm were given a fitting wedding gift – a giant billboard in Whitefield about their big day.
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.
HEALTH officials are set to investigate after three people were injured on a fairground ride in Heaton Park.
A GANG of masked thieves brandishing a handgun and a large hunter's knife robbed a convenience store in Prestwich.
THE borough's last remaining "large" day centre is set to shut after town hall bosses branded it as outdated.
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.
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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.
ACTION could be taken against a Prestwich bar after neighbours complained about cooking, noise and security.
ANTI-Semitic incidents are on the rise in Bury, according to the Community Security Trust.
VULNERABLE people in Bury at risk of fraud and other scams are being given a helping hand by a Whitefield company.
A MOTORIST was “posted” a special surprise — when he found his car had been covered in yellow notes as part of a prank.
A WOMAN has been told to keep her dog on a short lead — or face having it put down.
POLICE are hunting fraudsters who masterminded a sophisticated £10,000 bank scam in Prestwich.
A GANG of robbers burst into the home of a seven-month pregnant woman and punched her in the stomach and face before stealing cash and jewellery.
EAGLE-eyed firefighters spotted a caravan on fire as they were tackling another blaze.
A-level students all over Bury will be getting their results today.
A CAMPAIGN to put up barriers along a motorway bridge in Whitefield has been supported by almost 1,000 people.
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