£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.

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.

Two men arrested in immigration raid at Whitefield restaurant

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Mogul in Whitefield

5:56pm Friday 14th March 2014

TWO men have been arrested after immigration officials raided an Indian restaurant in Whitefield.

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. 

Mum wants answers after death of double-lung transplant daughter

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Laura McCreesh pictured with her mum Margaret

5:49pm Friday 7th March 2014

A GRIEVING mother whose daughter underwent a lifesaving transplant but later died of septicaemia is still waiting for answers from health bosses — seven months on.

Man cut from overturned car in Whitefield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: CRASH: The car at the scene

6:41pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

A MAN was cut from his car after overturning and crashing in Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, this afternoon.

Army officers win appeal to save their careers after accidentally shooting Bury soldier dead in training

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: James Wilkinson

12:55pm Friday 21st February 2014

Two army officers who were locked up for negligence after a young soldier from Bury was accidentally shot dead on a training exercise have saved their careers after winning appeals today.

Mum urges families to be aware of common virus with devastating effects

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lindsey Cooper with daughter Charlie

11:37am Thursday 20th February 2014

A MUM is calling for awareness of a common virus she contracted during pregnancy which has caused her little girl to battle severe deafness.

Construction worker retires after fifty years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paul Jenyon, fourth from left, with colleagues, from left, Matt Smith, Rob Smith, Mike Smith, David Smith, Phil Smith, Nicola Smith and Tony Smith, under whom Paul Jenyon served his apprenticeship

12:15pm Thursday 13th February 2014

IT was the end of an era when Paul Jenyon retired from a construction company after 50 years.

Whitefield teenager has her head shaved for cancer charity

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jessica Swain with boxer Scott Quigg

5:22pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A TEENAGER was pleased as punch when she raised more than £3,000 by cutting her hair for a cancer charity — which included a donation from a world champion boxer.

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.

Army officers who accidentally shot dead Whitefield soldier in training exercise launch appeals to save their careers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: SHOT DEAD: James Wilkinson

3:59pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Two army officers who were locked up for negligence after a young soldier from Bury was accidentally shot dead on a training exercise have launched court bids to save their careers.

Funeral of Whitefield man who was killed by tram in Manchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dave Ball

4:15pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE FUNERAL of a man hit by a tram in Manchester took place on Friday.

Besses man raises £2,000 by running a mile a day

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Barry O’Brien celebrates his final run of the year at the Bee Hive Inn

4:10pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Besses man Barry O’Brien literally went the “extra mile” for The Christie — every single day throughout 2013.

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.

Guard of honour at Simon Williams' funeral

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paramedics form a guard of honour to remember Simon Williams

12:42pm Saturday 1st February 2014

PARAMEDICS formed a guard of honour to remember one of their colleagues.

Tributes to dad who lost battle with brain tumour

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Simon Williams on holiday in Salou shortly before being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour with sons Lewis, seven, Josh, 10, and Ben, two

12:01pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Bolton News employee and devoted family man whose wife and sons were his “biggest passion in life”.

Bury magistrate's tributes to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ariel Sharon and Sylvia Sheff greet each other in 1981 while Michael Fidler looks on

5:49pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE death of Ariel Sharon has brought memories flooding back for a former Bury magistrate who met the former Prime Minister when she helped to lead a fact-finding mission to Israel in 1981.

Burglar avoids jail term after targeting vicarage

5:40pm Monday 27th January 2014

A WHITEFIELD woman has avoided a jail term after trying to break into a vicarage.

British schoolboy told he is technically Italian

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paul and Kyle Butterfield with the letter telling them that Kyle is Italian

4:35pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A BOY who was born in Bury and has never left England got the shock of his life when government officials told him he is actually Italian.

Thieves raid disabled man's Whitefield house as he sleeps

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

4:27pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

CALLOUS thieves stole cash from a disabled man as he slept at his home in Whitefield.

Tributes to Whitefield waiter who died after being hit by tram

5:44pm Friday 17th January 2014

TRIBUTES have poured in for a popular hotel worker from Whitefield who died after he was struck by a tram in Manchester city centre.

Cracked pavement in Whitefield is dangerous, warn residents

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ken Irwin looking at uneven paving stones outside Forts of India Restaurant in Radcliffe New Road

5:42pm Friday 17th January 2014

CRACKED and uneven paving stones alongside a busy stretch of road in Whitefield are a danger to safety, say residents.

Woman punched and robbed near Besses tram station

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: police

5:39pm Friday 17th January 2014

A WOMAN was punched in the face and robbed as she made her way to a tram station in Whitefield.

Pensioners face abuse from football fans in Whitefield street

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cllr Alan Matthews

5:33pm Friday 17th January 2014

POLICE are to investigate reports of bad parking and abusive language affecting residents in a Whitefield street.

Congratulations for Yvonne Moore on her new year honour

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Yvonne Moore with her Bury Woman of the Year trophy

5:30pm Friday 17th January 2014

A FORMER Bury woman of the year who was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list was congratulated at a public meeting.

Alert as sex predator may have struck again in Radcliffe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hunt for man called off

10:25am Thursday 16th January 2014

A SEXUAL predator suspected of approaching two schoolgirls in Whitefield may have struck in Radcliffe.






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