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Man accused of committing a sex act on himself in Ramsbottom park

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with indecent exposure and committing a sexual act in public.

Oasis painting stolen from Bury art gallery

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

An OASIS canvas painting has been stolen from a gallery in Bury.

Masked gun and knife gang rob Prestwich shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Garston stabbing: two teens appear in court

3:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of masked thieves brandishing a handgun and a large hunter's knife robbed a convenience store in Prestwich.

Mystery over 'I'm so so so sorry' signs put up all around Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PRESTWICH residents have been left scratching their heads after a series of coded signs appeared across the town.

Bury residents 'filling bins with wrong rubbish' after controversial collection changes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNED residents say controversial changes to waste collections are encouraging neighbours to fill their bins with the wrong rubbish.

Woman taken to hospital after dog attacks her in Ramsbottom

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN is being treated in hospital for "numerous bites" after a dog attacked her in Ramsbottom.

Crowds roll up for fun-filled Ramsbottom Pie Festival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:14pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A PIE festival “filled” Ramsbottom with joy, as thousands of pastry lovers got their hands on the town’s finest local delicacies.

Engineering firm bosses in court over death of 16-year-old apprentice

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cameron Minshull

12:41pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO men and two companies have been summonsed to court over the death of a 16-year-old apprentice from Bury.

Drugs worth £1 million found at Bury woman's home

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:47pm Friday 17th October 2014

A STASH of drugs worth more than £1 million was found at the home of a Bury woman, a court heard.

Join St Joseph's Players in Bury for a night that will make you think

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:57am Friday 17th October 2014

THE talented cast and crew from a Bury acting group have taken on a new challenge – and you can see the results from Thursday.

Murderer's bid to clear her name

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Driver lied about insurance

6:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

A DENTAL student who was jailed for life for the murder of her lover's pregnant teenage wife in Bury has launched a second bid to overturn her conviction.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483610)

4:19pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE have dreamt up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

Country's best folk singers to visit Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jackie Oates

2:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOME of the UK’s best folk artists have released an album to mark the World War One centenary — and will kick off their national tour in Bury.

Borough's homeless rate halves as Bury Council steps up help programme

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BURY'S homeless population has more than halved in the last nine years, new figures show.

Schools open as strike called off

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Strike action to close some Cornish schools: INFO

3:09pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Schools in Bury are open as normal today after a planned national strike by council workers was called off.

Annabelle's Challenge fundraisers take on two very different tasks to raise £5,500

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Charlene Burnett from Bury takes part in the charity abseil down Peel Tower, Holcolmbe Hill, Ramsbottom to raise money for Annabelle's Challenge.  Photo by Karen Hope (11425217)

2:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FUNDRAISING took two very different turns for Annabelle’s Challenge ambassadors.

Mayor welcomes volunteers honoured by Queen

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury mayor, Cllr Michelle Wiseman, welcomes the Queen’s Award winners to the mayor’s parlour. 
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2:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Mayor of Bury hosted a reception for two voluntary groups who have recently received the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Bury lawyer is a 'heavyweight' in the boxing ring too

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The referee holds aloft the arm of bout winner Michael “Merciless” Shroot,

2:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A SENIOR partner in a Bury law firm traded sharp suits for boxing gloves as part of a major fundraiser.

Bury school gets life-saving defibrillator

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Representatives from the Bolton Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator(ICD) Support Group presenting  St Paul's primary school,Bury, with a defribulator. L/R;Laura Taylor, Defib for Bury,Joanne Morrids, Head Teacher,Destiny Pollard 10,Jordan Lyon and Lewis

2:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BURY school has been presented with vital life-saving equipment under a newly-launched scheme.

New slide for Greenmount nursery after charity donation

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Malcolm Ashton, Richard Wright and Ken Lucas from the East Lancashire Masonic Charities Community Fund, with Francesca Lucas, Harry Nuttall, Isabelle Forshaw and Ethan Cross

3:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NURSERY is "sliding high" after receiving funding worth £1,500.

Blooming good boost for Grace's Place

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Caption:  From left to right:  Jon Lovegreen of Ramsbottom Rotary club, John Ainscow of, Summerseat Garden Centre,  Chair of Trustees Joan Grimshaw, chairman of Bury Hospice trustees,Keith Conley, Rotary club president, J

2:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A FLOWER demonstration saw funds for the new Grace's Place children's hospice grow.

Bury cancer victims 'not getting help quick enough'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:19pm Friday 10th October 2014

HEALTH bosses have expressed "significant concern" that Bury cancer victims are not receiving initial help quickly enough.

Bin collections back to normal as strike action cancelled

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDS will have their bins collected as normal next Tuesday after unions suspended their planned strike action.

Church minister to stand in general election

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Submitted Picture BURYNEWS-burysouthcandidate
Caption (L-R): Daniel Critchlow
Reporter: Andrew Bardsley
Date: 2/10/14
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4:45pm Friday 10th October 2014

A CHURCH of England minister has been announced as the Conservatives’ candidate for the Bury South seat at next year’s General Election.

JAILED: Teenager who raped 12-year-old girl

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

A TEENAGER is behind bars after admitting raping a 12-year-old girl and possessing indecent images of children.

Two charged after series of raids across Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A MAN and a woman have been charged after a series of raids across Bury.

Business as normal for Fairfield despite strike, say hospital bosses

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairfield Hospital

11:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses are assuring patients it is business as usual at Fairfield Hospital next week, with staff set to walk out in a protest over pay.

Prize for naming new £3.5 million Bury College building

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:47am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE naming rights of a new building at Bury College are being opened up to the public — with a prize on offer for the winning entry.

Councillor vows to carry on despite eye condition

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Heathfield Road, Unsworth. Local Councillor Joan Grimshaw suffered a major eye problem last November but is still battling on, she is pictured with her husband Paul Grimshaw. Photo by Paul Gardner. Newsquest, Bolton. Friday October 3 2014.

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11:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

A COMMUNITY champion has spoken of her fight to keep helping people despite almost losing her eyesight.

Enterprising youngsters raise £40 for Bury Hospice selling loom bands

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: L-R:  Sophie Willett (aged nine) and Emma Wilde (aged nine) have raised £40 for Bury Hospice. Photo by Karen Hope, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Sunday October 05 2014.  Reporter: Tui Benjamin. (11265019)

11:47am Thursday 9th October 2014

TWO enterprising youngsters raised £40 for Bury Hospice by flogging loom band jewellery to friends, family and neighbours.

Affetside dancers compete in Strictly Come Dancing-style contest

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Affetside residents rehearse for Strictly Affetside Event.L/R:Looking at glitterball are, Carol Morris, Carol Williams,Joanne Wilcock.Images by Steve Holt, Bury Times, Tuesday September 30 2014.Pix for Bardsley. (11116580)

11:53am Thursday 9th October 2014

Ballroom fans in Affetside are taking a quick step or two to compete in a Strictly Come Dancing style competition.

Bury Grammar School dinner ladies' 50 years of service

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Submitted Picture Catchline: BURYNEWS-canteenladies
Caption (L-R): Teresa Perry and Andrea Broadhurst
Reporter: Andrew Bardsley
Date: 2/10/14
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11:49am Thursday 9th October 2014

TWO dinner ladies who have cooked up treats in the kitchen for pupils at Bury Grammar School for a combined total of 50 years have been recognised for their hard work and dedication.

Bankfield Residential Home celebrates 25th anniversary by opening doors to public

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bankfield Residential care home, Gigg Lane, Bury. The home is having an open afternoon to celebrate its twenty fifth year. Members of staff are pictured with some residents who are from left- Nora Mescki, Joan Howarth, Magnus Fraser and Kathleen Burrows.

11:45am Thursday 9th October 2014

Bankfield Residential Home in Bury celebrated its landmark 25th anniversary by throwing open its doors to the public.

Police chief becomes patron of Joshua Wilson's charity

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Submitted Picture Catchline: BURYNEWS-superjoshpatron
Caption (L-R): Joshuas mother, Dawn Fidler, Joshua Wilson, Sir Peter Fahy
Reporter: Andrew Bardsley
Date: 2/10/14
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11:43am Thursday 9th October 2014

GREATER Manchester’s top cop has become a patron of the charity running in the name of disabled Bury teenager Joshua Wilson.

Supermarket shoppers give £200 to charity for elderly

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Submitted Picture Catchline: BURYNEWS-asdaageukdonation
Caption (L-R): Louise Price, Age UK Bury information and advice development officer, Jill Brady, community life champion at Asda Pilsworth, Joan Rees, Age UK Bury deputy chairman, and Beryl Pilkingto

11:41am Thursday 9th October 2014

A BURY charity which supports the elderly has benefited to the tune of £200 thanks supermarket shoppers.

Spreading the word about preserved railways

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chris Marcroft is pictured operating the station.

11:35am Thursday 9th October 2014

BURY Radio Society proved it was on the right "wavelength" when it was part of a nationwide event to celebrate the country's preserved railways.

Call for improved transparency at Bury Hospice

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:03pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A BURY MP has called for openness and transparency at Bury Hospice to be boosted with regular public meetings.

Teenager found safe and well after eight-day search

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:42pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A TEENAGER who had been missing for more than a week has been found safe and well.

Pets blessed by rector in unusual ceremony at Bury Parish Church

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Adam Connor from Pinhole Community Farm in Bury, with donkeys Kendal Sue and Mason at Bury Parish Church's pet blessing.  Photo by Karen Hope, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Sunday October 05 2014.  Reporter: Tui Benjamin. (11193624)

3:56pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ALL creatures great and small descended on Bury Parish Church at the weekend for a special animal blessing service.

Several Bury schools to close due to strike action

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: SCHOOL CLOSED: Hundreds of schools in the region are affected by Wednesday's strike action

3:52pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SEVERAL schools throughout Bury will be forced to close their gates to pupils next Tuesday (Oct 14) during a strike by non-teaching staff.

Bake off event raises £300 for brain tumour survivor

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sharon Simmonds with one of the culinary masterpieces

4:03pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

BUDDING bakers at a housing group have raised more than £300 in honour of a colleague from Tottington who has recovered from a serious brain tumour.

Paulo Franko cup raises £1,000 for fourth year running

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury College , new sports hall and playfootball pitches. Nicola Casey and other have organised a football and Netball competition to raise money for Cancer Research and Grace's Place. Pictured are footballers in action.  Photo by Paul Gardner. Newsque

4:03pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A “GRAND” achievement saw a charity football and netball tournament reach its £1,000 target for the fourth year running.

Council leader meets Home Office minister over alcohol abuse

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Submitted picture. BURY-alcoholmeet
Caption: (from left): Councillor Mike Connolly, leader of Bury Council, with Norman Baker MP and Jim 
Battle, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester.
Reporter: David Thomson
Source: Bury Council
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4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

HOME Office Minister Norman Baker met Bury Council’s leader when he visited Greater Manchester to see how the county is cracking down on alcohol abuse.

Council staff take lead in becoming dementia friends

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: More help demanded for dementia patients in Yorkshire

3:56pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Bury Council employees hope residents across the borough will join them in becoming dementia friends.

Light Night set to shine in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Light Night 2013

3:56pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Final preparations are being put in place for the fourth annual Bury Light Night family fun extravaganza which takes place on Friday.

Andy Burnham launches 'Fair deal' for Bury campaign

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Carers Centre, Silver Street, Bury. Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham MP is giving a speech at the centre about health issues. .Andy Burnham is pictured front right with some of the people attending as well as Ivan Lewis MP Bury South (stood right

3:52pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

LABOUR'S Shadow Secretary of State for Health has launched the party's Fair Deal 4 Bury campaign.

New website launched to help walkers enjoy Bury's countryside

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: computer-hand-mouse-fp.jpg

3:49pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

WALKERS can discover a range of scenic locations across the north of Bury thanks to a new website.

Rockers tie the knot in style and celebrate town’s ethical status

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Rosie and Marc Hall tie the knot at Bury’s new Fairtrade Garden.

5:35pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEWLY weds Rosie and Marc Hall showed their support for Bury’s new Fairtrade garden when they got married in a rock ’n’ roll-themed ceremony.

World champion boxer Scott Quigg visits Bury FC

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: scott with left to right, Jim McNulty, Nicky Adams, Chris Sedgwick and Clive Platt
Scott Quigg is gave a presentationat Bury Football Club about nutrition and healthy eating to the Bury players. Best in Bury Foods, a food company, is working in partnershi

4:57pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

It was boxing gloves off, oven gloves on, when Bury's world champion Scott Quigg gave some tips to Shakers players about the importance of nutrition and healthy eating.

Bands perform in memory of well known musician

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Picture by Julian Brown for The Bolton News 04/10/14

Daughter Emma Hand with a picture of her father Keith Hand and some of the band members that took part

Bands play at Radcliffe Civic Suite, in memory of Dr Rock, aka Keith Hand who had a music shop in

4:53pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

MUSICIANS turned out in large numbers to honour a well-known Bury musical personality.






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