Bury Council worker sacked for 'sick' Hillsborough tweet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Mark Lewis' Twitter profile picture

12:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURY council worker from Prestwich has been sacked after posting a vile message about the Hillsborough disaster.

Thief stole charity box from post office

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Post office talks in Hawes

4:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A thief is being hunted after he walked into a Prestwich post office and stole a charity collection box.

Care home bosses told to make improvements

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nazareth House in Prestwich

4:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

INSPECTORS have urged bosses of a Prestwich care home to make improvements.

Piano teacher 'manhandled at fracking protest because of her white hair'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Anti-fracking protester Judy Paskell from Bury claims she was manhandled by a GMP police officer

4:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PIANO teacher from Prestwich claims she was manhandled by a policeman during an anti-fracking demonstration — because of her white hair.

Coronation Street star opens new Bury Hospice shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jodie Hamblet opens the Bury Hospice furniture store

4:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TV actress gave Bury Hospice a lift when she officially opened their new charity shop.

Prestwich and Whitefield Labour candidates announced

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dr Catherine Preston

3:41pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE countdown is on to the local council elections on May 22 and Labour has announced the four candidates who will be contesting seats in Prestwich and Whitefield.

Sedgley Park Primary School gets 'good' Ofsted rating

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Headteacher Patrick Reid celebrates with Sedgley Park Primary pupils

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Prestwich school is celebrating a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors, which upgraded its rating to “good”.

Live comedy night raises £12,000 for Heathlands Village

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Live comedy night raises £12,000 for Heathlands Village

4:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A group of fun-filled fundraisers “brought the house down” for a good cause.

Free music festival back for third year in Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nearly 10,000 people enjoy Festwich music festival

3:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TICKETS are being snapped up for the UK's biggest free festival of rock tribute bands which is returning to Prestwich this summer.

Yobs go on drive-by paintball shooting rampage

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

4:55pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

YOBS go on drive-by paintball shooting spree across Greater Manchester - starting in Bury.

Ovarian cancer survivor urges women to be aware of symptoms by releasing poem

1:12pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A BRAVE mum who survived ovarian cancer is urging others to be aware of the symptoms as she marks the anniversary of her life-changing diagnosis.

Criminal trio jailed for their role in security guard attack outside bank

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Michael Coupe, aged 27, of Florence Street, Eccles

3:34pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THREE men have been jailed for their part in a cash-in-transit robbery.

Jury given more time in soldier inquest

6:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

A JURY in the inquest of Fusilier James Wilkinson will reconvene on Monday after failing to reach a verdict.

Corrie star to hit the decks at Easter club night

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jennie McAlpine (centre) with Corrie pals Graham Hawley, Paula Lane, Andy Whyment, Antony Cotton, Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson

3:01pm Thursday 20th March 2014

CORRIE favourite Jennie McAlpine is gearing up to bring an Easter knees-up to a street near you.

The Rocket follow Elbow by creating beer to launch debut album

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Rocket band members, from left, Ben Crocker, Kieran Sproston and Laurie Southern

1:29pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THREE musical teenagers are following in the footsteps of the town’s rock royalty — by creating a beer to launch their debut album.

Children's drawing event to be held at Heaton Park

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Heaton Park

2:19pm Thursday 13th March 2014

AN arts charity will encourage children to get creative when it hosts a drawing event at Heaton Park.

Bury rat fight poster on display with other interesting historic artefacts

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Craig Brisbane with a poster advertising the rat fight

2:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

SOME Bury pubs used to put on shows involving dogs attacking hundreds of rats.

Tributes to Prestwich cyclist who died in car accident

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Prestwich cyclist Terry Brown

5:25pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE family of a Prestwich cyclist have paid tribute to a cyclist who was killed in a car accident.

Police hunt three wanted men with links across Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: WANTED: Peter Mullany

11:07am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POLICE are hunting three men with links to Bury, Radcliffe, Prestwich and Whitefield. 

Six Town Housing's community volunteers rewarded at annual prize ceremony

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chapelfield Grown Your Own Group’s Shaun Hillam and Norman Tooth receive their award from sponsor Fiona Sharp

2:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

A GALAXY of dedicated community volunteers twinkled at Six Town Housing’s annual prize ceremony.

The yacht, the villa and the £1.6 million of drugs: gang jailed for massive supply conspiracy

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Damian Vose

6:49pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A GANG who plotted to flood the streets with £1.6 million of drugs were caught red-handed after police raided their makeshift laboratory at a house in Radcliffe.

£600,000 set to be spent on making Heaton Park more attractive

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Heaton Park

4:04pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Heaton Park is to get £600,000 from Manchester Airport to make it more attractive to visitors.

Prestwich banking assistant stole more than half a million pounds from rich customers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: JAILED: Timothy Brooks

5:29pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A BANKING assistant from Prestwich has been jailed after he stole more than half a million pounds from wealthy clients.

Benefit cheat must hand back cash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

1:19pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A BENEFIT cheat has been ordered to pay almost £45,000 back - or face 15 months behind bars.

Heroic soldier helped save man's life after he collapsed in bank

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Corporal Jonathan Rodgers, from Little Lever, with Derrick Broome, from Prestwich

2:53pm Monday 24th February 2014

A HEROIC soldier helped save a pensioner’s life when he suffered a heart attack in a bank.

Drivers ordered to be 'more considerate' after pram crash outside Prestwich school

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: St Mary's primary school in Prestwich

5:55pm Thursday 20th February 2014

A CRASH involving a parent pushing a pram has sparked a fresh appeal to drivers dropping off and picking up their youngsters from school.

Thieves using angle grinder cause £10,000 damage to Metrolink ticket machine

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

9:35am Thursday 20th February 2014

THIEVES used an industrial grinder to steal £1,500 from a Metrolink ticket machine.

Have a ball for Prestwich charity MedEquip4kids at Bury Town Hall this Saturday

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Have a ball for Prestwich charity MedEquip4kids at Bury Town Hall this Saturday

3:29pm Monday 17th February 2014

SUPPORTERS of a Prestwich charity are putting on a fundraising bash.

Thief steals cash from pensioner's account after he drops wallet on 315 bus

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The suspect

9:33am Thursday 13th February 2014

A THIEF stole cash from a pensioner's bank account after he dropped his wallet on a bus in Prestwich.

Radcliffe music student signed by Swiss record label after promoting his track on Soundcloud

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Danny Leigh has his music technology hopes set high

6:35pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A music student from Radcliffe has set his sights on becoming a superstar DJ after being singled out by a record label.

Money laundering family ordered to pay back £423,000 of ill-gotten gains

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Manchester Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

1:06pm Friday 7th February 2014

FOUR relatives caught laundering money have been ordered to repay £423,942.36. of their ill-gotten gains.FOUR relatives caught laundering money have been ordered to repay £423,942 of their ill-gotten gains.

New report shows rise in anti-semitic crime across Greater Manchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: New report shows rise in anti-semitic crime across Greater Manchester

10:07am Thursday 6th February 2014

JEWS were targeted in Greater Manchester almost every second day in 2013, a new report claims.

Prestwich anti-fracking campaign launched

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Brigitte Lechner who spoke at the anti-fracking meeting

4:03pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have formed an anti-fracking group after a meeting was staged in Prestwich.

JAILED: Sex attacker who followed woman under Whitefield subway and violently tried to rape her

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: JAILED: Philip Williams

3:22pm Monday 3rd February 2014

A PREDATORY sex attacker has been jailed after he followed a young woman for more than a mile before violently sexually assaulting her and trying to rape her in a subway.

Parklife line-up revealed: Snoop Dogg to headline Heaton Park festival

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Snoop Dogg

9:16am Friday 31st January 2014

Snoop Dogg and Foals have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Parklife Weekender held at Heaton Park.

Murder could have been linked to Yorkshire Ripper, claims former Bury journalist

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Don Hale is backing calls for a re-investigation into the 1973 case

5:53pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

FORMER Bury Messenger editor Don Hale, who successfully campaigned to have a murder conviction quashed, is backing calls for a re-investigation amid claims that the case could be linked to the Yorkshire Ripper.

Delays after motorbike and van crash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Councillor calls for urgent repairs on Wirral motorway sliproad

9:24am Monday 20th January 2014

Drivers faced delays after a crash involving a motorbike and a van this morning.

Woman punched as she sat in car in Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: webpix police generic

5:41pm Friday 17th January 2014

A WOMAN was threatened and punched as she sat inside a car.

Prestwich petrol thieves took car number plates

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fewer trips are being made to the forecourts as drivers economise

5:37pm Friday 17th January 2014

THIEVES stole a set of number plates from a car — then stole petrol just a few minutes later.

Prestwich couple to build hospital ward in Africa

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: From left, Marianne McCallum, of Turley Associations, Alison Marsh, of Mission Direct, with Bob May, Paul Singleton and Nigel Hyde of Turley Associates on their last visit to Sierra Leone

5:36pm Friday 17th January 2014

A DYNAMIC duo from Prestwich are set to build a hospital ward in Africa — and are hoping residents can help their cause.

Prestwich man charged with raping 15-year-old girl

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: webpix police generic

2:55pm Friday 17th January 2014

A 19-year-old Prestwich man has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl.

How Bury Council is preparing to deal with flood risk

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: UNDERWATER: Floodwater laps around a car in Chesham Road, Bury

3:28pm Friday 10th January 2014

COMMUNITIES, businesses and landowners are being asked by council officers to give their views on new plans to deal with the risks caused by flooding.

Carnival organisers push community to make next event extra special

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Parrenthorn High School pupils are all set to pitch in with Prestwich Carnival team member Alyshia McAuvinue, left, and Frank Shatliff carnival committee chairman

5:32pm Friday 10th January 2014

ORGANISERS of this year’s Prestwich Carnival have issued a rallying call to the community to make this year’s two-day extravaganza extra special.

Prestwich actors star in Snow White for sick children

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: J-Star member Alexandra Darkin, aged six, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis

5:16pm Friday 10th January 2014

ACTORS from a theatre school in Prestwich are doing a star turn for two poorly youngsters.

Prestwich charity leader meets the Queen

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Karen Phillips, chief executive of the Fed, met The Queen last November

4:57pm Friday 10th January 2014

THE leader of a prominent Prestwich charity has had the honour of meeting The Queen.

Prestwich businessman awarded MBE

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Michael Hymanson

4:50pm Friday 10th January 2014

A restaurateur from Prestwich who spearheads a children’s charity was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

CCTV appeal after woman smashes wine bottle over another woman's head

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Police Hope CCTV image will help hunt for female attacker

4:41pm Friday 10th January 2014

POLICE have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to question in the hunt for a woman who carried out a wine bottle attack.

Charity search for new comedy talent

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Last year’s Laughter Factor winner Ian Johnson

4:36pm Friday 10th January 2014

HAVE you got the laughter factor?

Fairfield and North Manchester hospitals given clean bill of health

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairfield Hospital

4:46pm Thursday 9th January 2014

AN army of inspectors, including patients, has helped to give Fairfield and North Manchester hospitals a clean bill of health.

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