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Tortoise missing - suspected stolen

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A TORTOISE owner is appealing for help to track down her missing pet.

Probe launched as device is sabotaged at sculpture centre

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Art on display at the new sculpture centre

4:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN investigtion is under way to find out who sabotaged a device to record sculpture centre visitor numbers.

Advice to stop falls at home

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

4:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CARE service providers in Bury are aiming to reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people.

Shadow business minister visits Bury telecoms firm

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE role of apprentices at a Bury telecommunications firm was praised during a visit from a top politician.

Concern grows for missing autistic teenager

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:18pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CONCERN is growing for the welfare of an autistic 15-year-old missing from his home in Bury.

‘Breast cancer doesn’t define me’, says Patti

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:38pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BRAVE Greenmount woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer will don her gladrags next month for a glittering charity fashion show.

Two men throw tiles during six-hour rooftop stand-off

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:08pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds of damage was done to cars parked in a Bury street after tiles were thrown from the roof of an apartment block by two men involved in a six-hour standoff.

Bury College tutor who downloaded child porn avoids jail

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:52pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A COLLEGE lecturer who downloaded hundreds of pornographic images and videos of young children has avoided being sent to jail.

Police search for next of kin of 65-year-old Bury man

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Times news

5:47pm Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are searching for the next of kin of a man from Bury.

Bury Council's bid to tackle child sexual exploitation after Rotherham scandal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bradford has been a trailblazer for good practice in dealing with child sexual exploitation

5:03pm Monday 22nd September 2014

STEPS are being taken to reassure residents about measures to protect children in the wake of child sexual exploitation in other areas.

Mountain biker was 'millimetres from being paralysed'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:01pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MOUNTAIN biker who was “millimetres from being paralysed” in a fall has praised the rescue teams that saved him.

Privatisation of children's services would be a 'last resort'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:46pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PRIVATISATION will only be a last resort in a controversial shake-up of children’s services across Bury, according to council leaders.

Dance group Soul II Soul close Ramsbottom Festival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jazzie B from Soul II Soul

10:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

DANCE act Soul II Soul got Ramsbottom Festival moving as they brought the weekend to a close with a crowd pleasing set.

Ramsbottom Festival 2014: Spellbinding performance by The Levellers a perfect start

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A RAUCOUS, high-energy set from The Levellers was the perfect ending to the first day of Ramsbottom Festival.

UPDATED: Police make progress in Robert Hart murder investigation

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE investigating the death of Robert Hart at Parklife have been contacted by more potential witnesses.

Teenagers threatened during street robbery

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of men they wish to speak to in relation to a robbery in Bury.

Taxi driver wanted in connection with sexual assault

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:54pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TAXI driver from Bury is being tracked by police in connection with a report of sexual assault.

Bury sister of captured aid worker Alan Henning 'going through hell'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Bury sister of captured aid worker Alan Henning sent a poignant message to her brother on his birthday in August.

British forces 'do not know where aid worker Alan Henning is being held hostage'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

BRITISH forces do not know where aid worker Alan Henning is being held hostage, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

12 jobs under threat at Bury Phones 4u stores

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:58am Monday 15th September 2014

UP to 12 jobs in Bury are under threat after Phones 4u went into administration.

UPDATED: Islamic State militants threaten to kill Bolton convoy aid worker

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

MILITANT terrorists are threatening to kill an aid worker who travelled in a Bolton convoy to Syria.

VIDEO: £135,000 benefit cheat couple claimed they were too ill to make their own food - but were caught running a cafe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:46pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUPLE who fraudulently claimed more than £135,000 in benefits - saying they were too ill to cook their own meals - were caught running a cafe on Bury Market, a court heard.

Thief preyed on elderly and vulnerable - and tricked pensioner into removing his trousers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:36pm Friday 12th September 2014

A THIEF has been jailed for four years after she conned her way into the homes of four elderly and vulnerable people.

Protest over closure of children's centres

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:23pm Friday 12th September 2014

MORE than 30 parents and youngsters staged a high-profile demonstration outside Bury Town Hall ahead of a crunch meeting over the future of seven children’s centres threatened with closure.

Group recreates departure of World War One soldiers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:18pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE poignant departure of soldiers who left Bury to fight for their country after the outbreak of the Great War was recreated as part of a choral commemoration at the town’s Bolton Street Station.

Businessman jailed for £112,000 VAT fraud

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 46-YEAR-OLD Bury businessman who faked paperwork to steal almost £112,000 in a VAT repayment fraud has been jailed for 30 months.

Watchdog slams axing of Fusiliers' 2nd battalion

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:58pm Friday 12th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL changes to restructure the army — including the axing of Bury-based 2nd battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers — have been slammed by a watchdog.

Support group 'in demand' after award nomination

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:55pm Friday 12th September 2014

LEADERS of a Bury-based support group say they are “in dreamland” after being nominated for a top award.

Dad's injuries 'not serious enough' for ambulance after falling down stairs

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:28pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A DAD who was left writhing in pain after falling downstairs and dislocating his shoulder was told his injuries were not serious enough for an ambulance to attend.

Business glitterati gather at Bolton and Bury Business Awards

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:30am Friday 12th September 2014

BUSINESS glitterati from across Bolton and Bury gathered last night for their ninth “Oscars” awards ceremony.

UPDATED: Man 'clung to roof of car like scene from movie' before lamppost crash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

7:23pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MAN is said to have been driven through the streets of Bury clinging to the roof of a car in an incident that has been described as "like a movie scene".

Vandals wreck park tennis table

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:58am Wednesday 10th September 2014

VANDALS have smashed a concrete table tennis table in a park for a second time.

Manchester Road Park gets new Welly cafe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DILAPIDATED park area in Bury has been given some “welly” by council officials.

New £210,000 buses for school run

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:56am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PUPILS at two schools in the borough are to get a transport boost with their own bus service.

Top athlete helped runner prepare for Great North Run

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:49am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BURY athlete Karl Tomany had a one-in-a-million running mate to help him in his preparations for the Great North Run.

119 in Bury at risk of developing diabetes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:12am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TOTAL of 119 people in Bury have been newly identified as being at risk of developing type two diabetes.

90 per cent of patients happy with food at Fairfield Hospital

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hospital food doesn’t agree with everyone

9:10am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SURVEY into the quality of food at Fairfield Hospital found that 90 per cent of patients were happy with culinary standards.

Budding musician crowned winner of prestigious competition

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:09am Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN aspiring musician from Bury College dined with royalty after being crowned winner of a prestigious competition.

Bury's stop smoking success

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:08am Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO thirds of Bury residents who used “stop smoking” services to quit are still tobacco-free a month later, figures have revealed.

Aspiring vet delighted with animal job she landed after work experience

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:07am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A BURY student will “walk with the animals” after landing a part-time job following a period of work experience.

Church wins £5,500 grant to tell story of World War One heroes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:05am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A church has scooped £5,500 of lottery cash to help tell the stories of local members of the Armed Forces who died in World War One.

Firefighters rescue man with head stuck in bedroom window

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: House fire in Halliwell

7:19pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A MAN had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a upstairs window.

Protest group will fight closure of 7 Bury children's centres

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: MONSTER TALE: Children’s author Leighroy Marsh who opened the story pod at Coronation Road’s Children’s Centre, is pictured with Ben Higson, left, and Nathan Jung, both aged four.

12:40pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A PROTEST group has been launched in a bid to save seven children’s centres in Bury from being closed and converted into nurseries for two-year-olds.

UPDATED: 'Every parent's worst nightmare' - the pervert who tried to lure children into woods

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TEENAGE pervert who tried to lure young boys into a wooded area of Clarence Park with money has been jailed.

Woman charged with theft from two town centre shops

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

5:41pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with theft after items were stolen from two shops in Bury town centre.

'Hideous' sculptures get go-ahead at library

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:29pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TWO controversial 3D sculptures are set to be installed outside the entrance to Bury Library and the new sculpture centre – despite one councillor labelling them as “hideous”.

Fairfield Hospital is safe, insist health bosses

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:26pm Thursday 4th September 2014

HEALTH bosses have sought to reassure Bury residents about the future of Fairfield Hospital — as part of a public consultation into the biggest shake-up of the NHS in more than 60 years.

Tributes to much-loved former Bury Grammar deputy head

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:05pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE funeral will take place today of a much-loved and highly respected former deputy headmistress of Bury Grammar School Girls.

Daughter's tribute to popular musician

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:58pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE DAUGHTER of a much-loved musician who died suddenly 10 years ago today is holding a music event in his memory.

Notorious town centre bar reopens under new management

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

1:55pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A BAR in Bury which became notorious for the wrong reasons has been given a dramatic makeover by a celebrity minder.

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