New crime crackdown on North West trains

3:30pm Wednesday 17th June 2009

POLICE are joining forces with a bus-rail replacement company to crack down on criminals using the North West’s train network.

Assaults on 1,500 children in a year in NW

12:00pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

OVER 1,500 children were taken to North West hospitals during a 12-month period after being assaulted, new figures have revealed.

Tower of London? What's that?

6:20pm Thursday 4th June 2009

ONLY a third of children in the North West can recognise the Tower of London, new research has shown.

Crackdown is to help save lives

5:20pm Thursday 4th June 2009

A CRACKDOWN has been launched on dangerous workplaces in the North West amid fears that standards could slip during the recession.

Charity’s drive on health

5:20pm Thursday 30th April 2009

A CHARITY for the elderly is engaging with minority communities in Lancashire to address health and nutrition issues.

Increased death risk for poor

4:10pm Friday 3rd April 2009

PATIENTS living in the UK’s most deprived areas are more likely to die after heart surgery than richer people.

North West is rubbish blackspot

5:10pm Thursday 2nd April 2009

HOUSEHOLDS in the North West produce more rubbish than anywhere else in the country, according to a government survey.

Setting-up drive is still strong

12:20pm Tuesday 31st March 2009

THE desire to start up a business is as strong as ever, regional development chiefs have claimed.

Planning to keep water flowing

7:20pm Monday 30th March 2009

THE Environment Agency is encouraging East Lancashire businesses and residents to reduce their demand for water to help prevent future shortages.

Safety project for young bikers

6:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2009

A NEW road safety campaign aimed at young scooter and motorcycle riders has been launched in the North West.

Unemployment up 7.3 per cent in the North West

12:28pm Wednesday 18th March 2009

UNEMPLOYMENT in the North West rose by 7.3 per cent in the past three months, official figures have revealed.

More firms seek financial advice

6:00pm Tuesday 17th March 2009

A BUSINESS support body said it had seen a massive increase in inquiries concerning finance and marketing in recent months.

Stars' farewell to Mick Hogan

10:47am Thursday 5th March 2009

Rugby League greats turned out in force at the funeral of former Leigh RLFC full-back Mick Hogan.

Robbery witness appeal

9:36am Thursday 5th March 2009

A store's entire stock of cigarettes was stolen by armed robbers who threatened staff in a late night raid.

Three held after body found

10:35am Wednesday 4th March 2009

A father-of-four was found dead with severe head injuries at a Cheshire beauty spot.

Atherton woman is Labour's choice

10:30am Wednesday 4th March 2009

Julie Hilling has been selected to fight Labour's corner when MP Ruth Kelly retires.

Cancer survivor in Race for Life

10:10am Wednesday 4th March 2009

Lowton mum Helen Yorke is backing an event that will help fund a ground-breaking cancer research centre.

Pupils impress author

10:07am Wednesday 4th March 2009

POPULAR author Bali Rai visited Bedford High School in Leigh to meet some of the pupils who had impressed him with their editing skills.

Armed police swoop mix-up

10:02am Wednesday 4th March 2009

Two Atherton sisters and a teenager were amazed when a 'Swat' team ordered them out of their car at gunpoint.

£14m overrun is ‘trivial’ matter

5:30pm Tuesday 3rd March 2009

SOME rail chiefs regarded the 2007/08 new year engineering overruns which led to a record £14 million fine as a “trivial” matter, it has been revealed.

Two pubs closing every week

5:20pm Tuesday 17th February 2009

TWO pubs are closing every week in the North West, according to new figures.

Fire chief to retire

2:29pm Tuesday 3rd February 2009

AFTER 42 years in Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue service, including seven years as Chief, County Fire Officer Barry Dixon CBE will retire in June.

Eyes down for Lourdes

2:26pm Tuesday 3rd February 2009

BINGO players who support a prize session being held at St Richard’s Jubilee Hall, Atherton from 7.30pm on Tuesday, February 17 will be helping send handicapped young people to Lourdes. Entry is £1 in aid of the Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust.

Fight to save tortoises in house blaze

7:30am Wednesday 21st January 2009

FIREFIGHTERS battled to save five tortoises trapped in a fire at a house.

Villages’ ‘self help’ guide

3:10pm Monday 19th January 2009

A NEW guide to get rural communities through the current economic crisis has been launched.

Family's tribute to East Lancs Road crash girl, aged 14

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Katie: She was a bubble of life

8:34am Friday 16th January 2009

The family of a schoolgirl killed after being hit by a car on the East Lancashire Road have paid tribute to their "beautiful, precious" daughter.

Delays to trains on the Atherton line

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Rail Station

10:20am Friday 16th January 2009

A signalling fault caused delays to rail services between Wigan and Manchester Victoria via Atherton for a couple of hours this morning.

Man, 44, arrested in house murder probe

9:34am Friday 16th January 2009

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Gatley this morning.

House blaze family's lucky escape

9:27am Friday 16th January 2009

A family had a lucky escape following a suspicious fire at their home in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Masked gang in bookmakers' shop raid

9:28am Friday 16th January 2009

Police in Oldham are hunting armed robbers who stole cash from a bookmakers.

Bank worker's machete gang terror ordeal

9:31am Friday 16th January 2009

A bank worker had a machete held to her neck during a terrifying robbery in Wigan.

Illegal vodka distillery found in cannabis raid

9:21am Thursday 15th January 2009

A suspected illegal vodka distillery was discovered along with a cannabis farm during a raid in Oldham.

£3,000 reward to catch conservatory arsonists

9:04am Thursday 15th January 2009

A woman is offering a reward in a bid to catch the arsonists who set her conservatory alight.

Yobs throw shopping trolley at bus

8:02am Thursday 15th January 2009

Yobs threw a shopping trolley at a bus as it travelled along a busy south Manchester road.

Report hate crimes, say police

6:36pm Wednesday 14th January 2009

POLICE in Salford are urging victims of hate crime not to suffer in silence.

Manchester hotel terror raiders caught on CCTV

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Manchester hotel terror raiders caught on CCTV

10:10am Wednesday 14th January 2009

Dramatic CCTV images of four men stealing a substantial amount of cash during a robbery at the Britannia Airport Hotel have been released by police.

Police appeal after woman driver breaks hip

7:54am Wednesday 14th January 2009

Police are appealing for information after a collision in Salford in which an elderly woman driver broke her hip.

Young people’s champion ready to collect MBE

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: HONOUR: Derek Osbaldestin

7:40am Wednesday 14th January 2009

A ROYAL invitation is heading to a former chairman of Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA) after he was named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

New forensic unit for help track Greater Manchester criminals

3:45pm Tuesday 13th January 2009

A NEW rapid response forensic investigation unit has been launched by Greater Manchester Police to help secure crucial evidence within the first couple of hours of a crime being reported.

Power cut hits 36,800 homes in Greater Manchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Power cut hits Bolton town centre

1:01pm Tuesday 13th January 2009

About 36,800 properties in Greater Manchester were without power this morning, following a fault on an overhead power line.

Metrolink services hit by power failure

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: City centre Metrolink upgrades on track

11:25am Tuesday 13th January 2009

Metrolink service southbound out of Manchester were disrupted for a couple of hours by a power failure.

Leader of council in car jacking ordeal

8:43am Tuesday 13th January 2009

The Leader of Manchester City Council was attacked and had his car stolen in Burnage.

Expansion plans spark protest at Manchester Airport

8:03am Tuesday 13th January 2009

A group of climate change protesters are campaigning against expansion plans at Manchester Airport.

11 years for pervert who raped his children

8:05am Tuesday 13th January 2009

A Greater Manchester man who raped and sexually assaulted his children, stepchildren and a grandchild over a 30-year period has been jailed for 11 years.

Football legends pay tribute to former Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Greaves

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A video report of the funeral will be online shortly

7:40am Tuesday 13th January 2009

LEGENDS from the world of football stood side by side for the funeral of former Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Greaves.

Missing Oldham girl, aged 13, is found safe and well

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Missing: Holly King

7:40am Tuesday 13th January 2009

A 13-year-old Oldham girl reported missing from home has been found safe and well.

More problems on West Coast Main Line

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: West Coast Mainline Services from WSigan and Manchester have been badly hit.

11:09am Monday 12th January 2009

Services on the West Coast Main Line have been severely disrupted after a landslip in Cumbria.

Manchester Gay Village flooding alert

8:52am Monday 12th January 2009

Motorists are being advised to avoid part of Manchester city centre due to flooding.

Hulme house stab victim named

9:21am Friday 9th January 2009

The man fatally stabbed in a house in Hulme has been named.

Cristiano Ronaldo in Ferrari crash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cristiano Ronaldo in Ferrari crash

2:40pm Thursday 8th January 2009

Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo today escaped uninjured after his sportscar hit a roadside barrier, sources said.

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