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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.

Teenager arrested after Topping Fold knife robbery

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Shopkeeper's knife robbery terror

4:09pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Bury shop.

New mums 'need support' after closure of Fairfield Hospital's maternity unit

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairfield Hospital

4:08pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A BURY MP is seeking assurances that new mothers who now have to travel to give birth following the closure of Fairfield Hospital’s maternity unit are given adequate support.

Councillors who argue on social media could be 'disciplined'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Twitter

4:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ARGUING on social media sites could now see Bury’s councillors facing disciplinary action.

Bury gets £100,000 hi-tech pothole repair machines

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Potholes are one of the problems due to be targeted

4:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

POTHOLES and road problems in the borough will be tackled head-on, thanks to a £100,000 investment on state-of-the-art machines, town hall bosses have revealed.

Plain cigarette packaging could add ‘mystique’, says MP

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: DAVID NUTTALL MP

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A BURY MP says plain packaging for cigarettes could create a “mystique” and encourage more children to take up smoking.

Work gets under way on new toilet block at Bury Market

3:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WORK is to get under way next week to create a new toilet block at Bury Market.

Shopkeeper's knife robbery terror

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Shopkeeper's knife robbery terror

4:57pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SHOPKEEPER has described the heart-stopping moment a robber pulled out a knife and demanded cash.

Praise for £90,000 project to help people in Bury with alcohol problems

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: From left, Cllr Sandra Walmsley, Cllr Mike Connolly, Baroness Newlove, Bury Council chief executive Mike Kelly, Cllr Tamoor Tariq and Emily Kay, Bury’s Youth MP

5:08pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PIONEERING scheme empowering residents of Bury East to tackle problems with alcohol misuse has been backed by victims commissioner Baroness Newlove.

Aunt's gruelling challenge in memory of young niece

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Saima Naseem, right,with her sister Marria

5:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A BRAVE little girl who lost her battle with cancer is the inspiration behind a Bury woman’s gruelling fundraising challenge.

Bury teachers strike and march over 'intolerable pressures' from government

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

5:02pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TEACHERS in Bury are calling on the government to address “intolerable pressures” after taking part in a mass walkout which saw schools shut to children.

First anniversary of Bury's military covenant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Councillor James Firth and veterans of the Royal Lancashire Regiment of Fusiliers

4:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MILITARY covenant which pledges to support members of the armed forces in Bury is celebrating its first anniversary.

Mum's skydive for Joshua Wilson

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dawn Fidler and Steve Hankey from Skydive North West

4:54pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PROUD Bury mum jumpedat the chance to mark the 10th anniversary of her son undergoing surgery for a brain tumour.

79-year-old abseils down Peel Tower

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Peter Roscoe ready for his descent

4:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AGE was no barrier when Peter Roscoe decided to take the plunge to raise funds for Bury Hospice.

Familiar 'old smoky' chimney at Fairfield Hospital to be demolished

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairfield Hospital

4:46pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

FAIRFIELD Hospital workers will soon be saying farewell to ‘old smoky’.

Pimhole shop allowed to sell booze again despite objections from police

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Super-strength booze sales to be curbed under new voluntary scheme

4:44pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SHOPOWNER in Bury has won his bid to sell alcohol again, despite objections from police chiefs.

'Bury should get fair share of NHS cash', says MP

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury South MP Ivan Lewis

4:42pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A BURY MP has called on the government to ensure that the borough gets its fair share of NHS funding and is not “short changed”.

£100,000 to keep Gallipoli history alive

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: OVER THE TOP Soldiers fighting in Gallipoli

4:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BURY’S Fusilier Museum is to play an important role in a project to help schools across Europe unlock the secrets of one of World War One’s bloodiest campaigns.

Popular childminder retires after almost 30 years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lynn Shepherdson is pictured with some of those she has looked after over the years

4:37pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WARM and loving tributes have been paid to a popular Bury childminder Lynn Shepherdson, who has retired after nearly 30 years.






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