Last large day centre to close, say town hall bosses

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:40pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE borough's last remaining "large" day centre is set to shut after town hall bosses branded it as outdated.

Quit challenge for mum who smoked 20-a-day since age 12

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Kimberley Bowker from Whitefield is taking on 'Stoptober' (quitting smoking for a month) this October for her three children. Kimberley is picture with her three children Madison 6, Gabriella 3, and Antonia.1.  (11399099)

2:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WHITEFIELD mum who has smoked 20 cigarettes a day since the age of 12 is putting her three young children first by taking on the Stoptober challenge.

90mph drink-driver jailed after ploughing into line of traffic

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:57pm Monday 6th October 2014

A DRINK-driver has been jailed after he raced another car, then his vehicle spun out of control and smashed into a phone box and a set of traffic lights.

Whitefield and Unsworth township forum

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:29pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Whitefield and Unsworth Township Forum - live updates

Parents to stage street protest over closure of children's centres

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Prestwich and Whitefield Guide news

10:23am Friday 26th September 2014

DOZENS of parents are set to stage a street protest on Monday in a bid to save their children’s centres in Prestwich and Whitefield.

UPDATED: Gang break into shop and steal thousands of pounds of cigarettes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:29am Friday 26th September 2014

A GANG of five men broke into an Unsworth shop using a crowbar and stole cigarettes worth thousands of pounds.

Care home owner stole thousands from 'vulnerable' residents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE OWNER of a care home in Tottington stole thousands of pounds from the bank accounts of “vulnerable” residents, a court heard.

Anti-semitic incidents 'on the rise'

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

4:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ANTI-Semitic incidents are on the rise in Bury, according to the Community Security Trust.

Whitefield firm helping to beat the fraudsters

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

VULNERABLE people in Bury at risk of fraud and other scams are being given a helping hand by a Whitefield company.

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.

Dog bit passer-by on thigh

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Magistrates Court

4:52pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WOMAN has been told to keep her dog on a short lead — or face having it put down.

Two men cleared of trying to murder Whitefield man

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

4:51pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TWO men have been cleared of attempting to murder a Whitefield man.

Firefighters spot second blaze while tackling wheelie bin fire

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:54am Friday 29th August 2014

EAGLE-eyed firefighters spotted a caravan on fire as they were tackling another blaze.

A-level results day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Pictures from Hampshire schools and colleges as students pick up their A Level results.

7:51am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level students all over Bury will be getting their results today.

UPDATED: Robbers hold knife to disabled army veteran's throat in rugby club raid

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:42pm Monday 11th August 2014

A DISABLED Army veteran had a knife held to his throat while his friend was punched and kicked during a terrifying late night robbery at Sedgley Park Rugby Club.

Call to put barriers on M60 bridge after series of jump incidents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:15am Saturday 9th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to put up barriers along a motorway bridge in Whitefield has been supported by almost 1,000 people.

UPDATED: Police talk down man threatening to jump off bridge on M60 at Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:03pm Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE have successfully talked down a young man who was threatening to jump off a bridge and onto the M60 at junction 17 at Prestwich.

Man 'bombarded Whitefield woman with text messages and phone calls'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who they say has been bombarding a woman with text messages.

Will brand new 'smog stoppers' help Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister residents breath easy?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

‘SMOG stoppers’ could improve the air quality for Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister residents.

Jailed: Trio who masterminded massive drugs operation from quiet Radcliffe street

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THREE men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after police smashed a massive drug operation based on a quiet Radcliffe street.

Smoke alarms come to rescue at fires in Prestwich and Whitefield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are encouraging people to test their smoke alarms after being called to two incidents in a matter of hours where they alerted residents to a fire.

Women wanted to champion female fitness

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:47pm Monday 21st July 2014

A RALLYING call has been sounded to find six passionate women — one from each of the borough’s towns — willing to champion female fitness.

Police hunt man who breached restraining order

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE are hunting a Bury man who has breached his restraining order.

Delays after accident on M60

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:06am Wednesday 16th July 2014

DRIVERS are being warned of delays this morning after a crash on the M60.

Memorial garden opened for popular Whitefield teaching assistant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

4:19pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A GARDEN has been opened in memory of a much-loved classroom assistant at a Whitefield primary school after she died just days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Man blinded as thug punches him in eye at bus stop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A THUG blinded a man in one eye after unleashing an unprovoked attack on him at a bus stop, a court heard.

Police hunt man in Radcliffe burglary probe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:09am Saturday 12th July 2014

POLICE investigating a burglary in Radcliffe are searching for a man.

£7,000 grants available to help Prestwich and Whitefield residents cut energy bills

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The bulk buying scheme that could cut your gas and electricity bills

4:46pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HOUSEHOLDS in Prestwich and Whitefield can apply for up to £7,000 to help slash the cost of energy bills.

UPDATED: Woman dies after falling onto M60 motorway near Prestwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

7:16pm Friday 4th July 2014

A WOMAN has died after falling onto the M60 motorway near Prestwich.

All Saints Primary School in Whitefield wins award for using cash boost wisely

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: All Saints teacher Michaela Farrell with Nick Clegg and headteacher Gail Branch and deputy headteacher Stephen Webb

7:07pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A WHITEFIELD school has won an award for helping disadvantaged pupils.

Bury's community heroes recognised at awards ceremony

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury’s outgoing mayor, Cllr Sharon Briggs with the prizewinners and councillors at the Made in Bury presentation.  Andrew Taylor and Christine Taylor are to the right of Cllr Briggs

5:14pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A RETIRED police inspector, a scout leader and a group which fights discrimination have been crowned community champions.

Tributes to experienced diver who died in Isle of Man scuba accident

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Family and friends carry the coffin of Eric Warburton into the church

5:20pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Bury Sub Aqua Club’s most experienced diver who died while on holiday on the Isle of Man.

Major work planned to improve traffic flow on M60 and M62 motorways

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: M62 closed due to police incident

2:30pm Thursday 5th June 2014

AN exhibition is to be held to explain how changes to a stretch of the M60 and M62 motorways aims to cut congestion.

Daring sisters’ 15,000ft skydive

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Skydive sisters Laura Gardner, left, and Nina Levy

2:54pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

TWO daredevil sisters have completed a 15,000ft skydive to raise money for Bury Hospice in memory of their mother.

Whitefield charity gets £15,000

2:48pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A CHARITY based in Whitefield has received a £15,000 grant to champion community spirit across the borough.

Bowling club on the lookout for new members

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bowling Club members, from left, Tommy Smith, Ken Johnstone, Christine Johnstone, Margaret Smith, Christine Cootes Vic Winnard and Annette Hampson

2:45pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

LEADERS of a bowling club are on the lookout for new blood — and are encouraging newcomers to give the sport a try.

Teenager charged after burglaries in Radcliffe and Whitefield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hunt for man called off

1:36pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A TEENAGER has been charged with two counts of burglary following break-ins at two homes in Radcliffe and Whitefield. 

Paedophile travelled 200 miles to sexually abuse 8-year-old girl - but was caught in police sting

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Phillip Matthews

3:52pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A TRANSPORT manager who travelled 200 miles from his home in Whitefield to sexually abuse an eight-year-old girl has been jailed for six years.

Trio of groups qualify for major music event

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Off to Birmingham, from left, are Sam Sindall, aged 15, Jessica Hawkins, aged 11, Edward Clynes, aged nine, Jen Shonick, aged 18, Erin Kenyon, aged 10, Lucy Miller, aged 17, and Jack Sindall, aged 15

3:31pm Monday 19th May 2014

Bury Music Service has made a noteworthy impression with three of its groups set to perform at a prestigious national event.

Illegal cigarettes seized in raids

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:10pm Friday 9th May 2014

ILLEGAL cigarettes and tobacco have been seized after raids on six shops in the borough after tip-offs from the public.

Reveller humiliated after picture features on 'W****** of Bury' Facebook page

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Page and Sarah Howden in the picture which provoked abuse on Facebook

12:22pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

AN unwitting reveller who had his picture taken on a night out was left “humiliated” after it ended up on a foul-mouthed Facebook page.

Whitefield cancer survivor will be special guest at Heaton Park Race for Life

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Carolyn with her children Charlie and Lily

12:27pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A WHITEFIELD cancer survivor will be special guest at a flagship Race for Life event.

UPDATED: Whitefield man dies on diving holiday in Isle of Man

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Castle Leisure Centre where Bury Sub Aqua Club is based

12:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

AN experienced diver from Bury Sub Aqua Club has died during a weekend trip to the Isle of Man.

Firefighters plan strike action this weekend

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: FBU members have taken strike action four times in recent months in protest at changes to pensions and their retirement age. Photo courtesy of Press Association.

4:06pm Friday 2nd May 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Bury are set to walk out this weekend in a long-running row over pensions.

Mercedes destroyed in Whitefield car fire

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: House fire in Halliwell

8:28am Tuesday 29th April 2014

A MERCEDES was burnt out in Whitefield after developing an electrical fault.

Fraudster told: Pay back cash within six months or go back to jail

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

5:05pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONVICTED fraudster has been told to cough up nearly £19,000 — or go back to jail.

Former soldier's trek in aid of those who helped him turn his life around

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Grahame puts his best foot forward for charity

4:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER soldier from Whitefield is set to face his biggest challenge in 20 years in an ambitious charity trek.

Prestwich and Whitefield slimmers' catwalk show

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Getting ready for the show, from left, Lynda Nicholson, Andrea Nee, Eleanor Murdoch and Chrissie Jackson

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FASHION show with a difference is taking place in Prestwich – because the catwalk models will all be slimming sensations.

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.

Thieves stole railway models from Whitefield shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bury Magistrates Court

2:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE teenagers have been sentenced for stealing railway models worth thousands of pounds from a Whitefield shop.

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