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Arson arrest after woman found unconscious in home

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The blaze house in Tottington Road, Bury, is cordoned off

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a woman was found unconscious in her smoke-filled home in Bury.

Awards for police who tracked down estate agent robbers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: From left, back, Sgt Ian Partington, Det Con Carolyn Morley, PC Nathan Lilley; front row, Det Con Gordon Milne, Sgt Andy Westmoreland, the mayor, Cllr Sharon Briggs, Det Con Dave Potter, former Bury Ch Supt Tim Forber, PC Andy Kiddie and PC Craig Murray

4:45pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AN estate agent boss has welcomed the conviction of two men for carrying out an armed robbery at his offices in Bury.

Bus stands to change because of work at Bury Interchange

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Changes at Bury Interchange

4:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT’S all change for services at Bury Interchange next week when the bus station’s new exit opens on to Angouleme Way.

Shops should be able to open all day on Sunday, says MP

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: DAVID NUTTALL MP

4:34pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SHOPS should be able to open as long as they want on Sundays, according to a Bury MP.

Four-foot snake found in van is reunited with owner

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Four-foot snake - found in the back of a van - has been returned to its owner

4:31pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A 4ft-LONG snake rescued in Bury has been reunited with his owner — who lives 10 miles away.

Drums, ice cream vans and cockerels - among the most annoying sounds in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Henry, Penny’s cockerel

4:23pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DRUMKITS, ice cream vans and cockerels were amongst the causes of hundreds of noise complaints from the borough’s residents last year.

Fusilier Museum gets £18,000 to commission Gallipoli music

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Martin Ellerby’s work will be played in the concert hall — and by a marching band

4:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BURY’S Fusilier Museum has been given £18,000 to commission a piece of music to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

St Joseph and St Bede RC Primary School's wordpress blog is an internet hit

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jane Myerscough with, from left, Kane Ford, Daisy Howard and Charlotte Norton

2:40pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A PRIMARY school is gaining admirers across the world with a new blog which is designed to improve children’s education.

Pollution turning River Irwell white

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The River Irwell

4:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised after severe pollution caused sections of the River Irwell in Bury to turn white.

Map will unite Bury villages for walkers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Rambling routes to enjoy this Mother's Day

4:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN INNOVATIVE map that joins together villages in the north of Bury as an easy route for walkers is set to be launched.

Affetside villagers re-enact entry to Jerusalem

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Some of the youngsters who took part

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AFFETSIDE villagers turned out in force to support the Palm Sunday portrayal of Jesus entering Jerusalem on the donkey.

UPDATED: Suspected medical emergency causes delays for tram commuters

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

9:04am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRAMS in and out of Bury are delayed this morning due to a medical emergency on board a Metrolink service.

Bury wasteland to become fire service training centre

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The derelict site in Wellington Street is set for a ravamp

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DERELICT 10-acre site in Bury is poised to be transformed into a state-of-the-art firefighting training centre and community hub.

'Bedroom tax' has been 'handled well in Bury'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: 'Bedroom Tax': social housing tenants face uncertain future

4:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL changes to the benefit system have been handled well in Bury, according to a new report.

Volunteers could get council tax discount

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

4:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOVE to give volunteers discount on their council tax bills is being considered under an scheme supported by all three main political parties in Bury.

Bury Croquet Club holds annual open day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Members of the croquet club with Chairman Paul Kenworthy, front

4:37pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was “game on” for Bury Croquet Club which opened its lawns to the public for its annual open day.

Your chance to take part in this year's Bury carnival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Carnival queens and a young guest at last year’s Bury Carnival

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BURY Lions have launched a renewed appeal for groups, organisations and businesses to support the town’s annual carnival.

More passengers use new Bury line Metrolink stops

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: At the Queens Road stop opening are Cllr Naeem ul Hassan, left, and Cllr Andrew Fender

4:29pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE people are travelling on Metrolink’s Bury line since two new stations opened.

Woman found unconscious in house fire

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Woman found unconscious in house fire

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a woman found unciousness in a house fire in Bury yesterday evening.

GUILTY: Two men who robbed Pearson Ferrier estate agents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

12:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO men have been found guilty of an armed robbery at an estate agents in Bury.

Bury law firm closed after 'dishonesty' allegation

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Anne Bradley

5:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FLAGSHIP law firm in Bury town centre has been closed after its founder was accused of suspected dishonesty.

Doctors' surgeries to open longer after £2.8 million cash injection

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

5:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 200,000 patients in Bury will benefit from longer surgery hours as part of a £2.8m “tonic” for GPs.

10 domestic abuse cases every day in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: We support campaign to end domestic abuse

5:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE was an average of 10 incidents of domestic violence in Bury every day last year, a new report has revealed.

How to see a doctor if you are ill over Easter weekend

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

5:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Patients are being reminded of the range of health services available to them while GP practices in Bury are closed over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Horse box injury boy is out of coma

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Oliver Hacking

5:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who had to have his leg amputated after a road collision in Bury has now come out of a coma.

'Outrage' if taxpayers' money helps Lee Rigby killer's appeal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: APPEAL: Michael Adebolajo

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXPAYERS’ cash that could be spent on an appeal bid by one of Lee Rigby’s murderers would be better spent on the soldier’s memorial, says Bury North MP David Nuttall.

Iain Duncan Smith defends controversial welfare reforms in Summerseat visit

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Iain Duncan Smith and Bury North MP David Nuttall at Willow Cottage with, from left, team leader Sue Smith and operations manager Gemma Fench

5:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL welfare reforms, including tougher checks for those claiming disability benefits, were defended by a government minister on a visit to a mental health service in Summerseat.

Fond farewell to popular GP

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fond farewell to popular GP

5:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURY GP has hung up her stethoscope for the final time.

Armed robbery suspect: 'You've got the wrong man'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

5:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN alleged to have been the getaway driver in an armed robbery told a court: “You’ve got the wrong man”.

Angry residents blast controversial sculpture centre plan again

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Library

2:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL move to install a sculpture centre at Bury Library has come under fire again.

Bury Council condemns 'illegal and immoral' blacklisting

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

2:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

“ILLEGAL, immoral and reprehensible” trade union blacklisting has been condemned by Bury Council’s ruling Labour group.

Fitness fanatics finish gruelling Cumbrian obstacle course

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Team Deakin have a laugh following their efforts

1:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GANG of determined fitness fanatics put blood, sweat and tears into a punishing physical endurance challenge in honour of Bury Cancer Support Centre.

Thorntons apologises after staff refuse to write name on three-year-old Rooney's Easter egg - because of 'copyright issues'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Wayne Rooney tweets Harry backing

4:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BURY chocolate shop has apologised after refusing to write the first name of a three-year-old boy  on an Easter egg for fear of breaching copyright laws - because he is named after Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

New live music venue opens in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Back, sound engineer Dean Corrie, left, and photographer Lee Giles and front, Carl Heyes, left, and sound engineer Carl Brewer

3:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW venue in Bury — located in a ventilation business premises — is hoping to bring a breath of fresh air to the music scene.

Disruption warning as electricity cables replaced in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Electricity supplier invests in people power

3:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

A £600,000 project is set to upgrade the electricity supply to 18,000 homes and businesses in Bury but could cause temporary disruption to residents.

Volunteers raise £110,000 in less than 10 years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: From left, Maureen Tristram, Debbie Gregory, Trixie Munro, Keith Halliwell, Lynn Lloyd, Sonya Stewart, Mr Lloyd and Ian Blood

3:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

DEDICATED volunteers are celebrating after raising more than £110,000 in less than 10 years for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Bury ballet dancer turns heads at Manchester Airport

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Johanna Hadley strikes a pose on the airport travelator

3:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BALLET dancer from Bury struck a pose to become the face of a new campaign celebrating Manchester Airport’s support for the arts.

Bury runner does London Marathon just months after road accident

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Les Smalley training for the London Marathon

3:31pm Monday 14th April 2014

A RUNNER went through the pain barrier on Sunday to raise money for Bury Samaritans.

Visitors flock to biggest ever Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Visitors flock to biggest ever Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

8:32pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RAMSBOTTOM was “choc-a-block” with visitors for the town’s annual chocolate festival.

Investigation launched into cause of fire at Bury pub

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: House fire in Halliwell

8:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire at a Bury pub.

1 in 5 in Bury live in 'work poverty'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A report out today reveals that six million people in work are living in poverty

5:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE-FIFTH of the borough’s workers live in "work poverty", a new report has claimed.

Boutique staff's no makeup selfies

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Caption to go into picture with white background

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BAREFACED staff at a curvy clothes shop went without make-up for a day to launch a charity campaign.

Crash driver fined after failing to stop at accident scene

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Magistrates Court

4:58pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MOTORIST has been fined £535 after failing to stop at the scene of a crash.

Women raise £15,000 by following Inca Trail

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sara Renwick, left, and Michelle Thornhill

4:54pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO women who took part in a “breathtaking” trek to the site of Machu Picchu and helped raise more than £15,000 for charity.

Kids celebrate Onesie Wednesday

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Seven-year-old Lacey-Lou French and her sister Summer-May, aged five

4:51pm Friday 11th April 2014

FAMILIES shone the spotlight on autism by wearing their onesies to a charity party which organisers said went beyond their wildest dreams.

Hollins woman finds wedding ring that was lost for six years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The ring blended into the pavement outside Louise Daveron’s home

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A HOLLINS woman is celebrating after being reunited with her wedding ring she lost six years ago.

Boy in coma has leg amputated after horse box accident

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Oliver Hacking

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A 10-year-old boy is in a coma and had to have his leg amputated after he was hit by a horse box in Bury.

Nine new 'affordable' houses open in Bury town centre

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Charlie Norman, chief executive St Vincent’s, Hugh Broadbent, chairman of Six Town Housing, Cllr Mike Connolly, Cllr Sharon Briggs, Mayor of Bury, Roy Knowles of St Vincent’s Housing Association, new residents Sara Rahman, and Alex Duckworth, aged sev

5:14pm Thursday 10th April 2014

NEW family homes have been unveiled in a scheme to tackle a shortage of "affordable" housing across the borough.

Lee Rigby killer appeals against whole life sentence

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: APPEAL: Michael Adebolajo

4:15pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the two murderers of Fusilier Lee Rigby has launched an appeal against his whole-life prison term, the Judicial Office has confirmed.

Man fined for dropping kebab on ground

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: School takeaway ban 'like something out of a communist nanny state'

4:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A MAN has been prosecuted for dropping a kebab on the ground in Unsworth.






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