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Archive - Thursday, 24 July 2014

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  • Bury release Cheltenham target Ashley Grimes Bury Times:

    ASHLEY Grimes has been released by Bury by mutual consent, the club has confirmed. read more

  • Drunken teenager pointed 'curved foot-long sword' at baby during terrifying shop attack

    AN eight-month-old boy and his shopkeeper parents had a machete pointed at them by a drunken teenager at a Bury off-licence, a court heard. read more

  • BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Walshaw captain Mikey Watt blasts under-performers Bury Times:

    CAPTAIN Mikey Watt has blamed his Walshaw players’ under-achievement this season on complacency. read more

  • MOUNTAIN BIKING: Josh Morris races to championship win

    Mountain bike racer Joshua Morris has clinched the North West Championship after success in the Men’s Senior section of the North West MTB Series 3 Farmer John’s race. read more

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

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

  • CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Chris Parish and Ben Scranage lead Bury to victory Bury Times:

    Maximum scores in the opening three heats of Sunday’s British Team Cup encounter against Coventry set the tone for what was a very comfortable victory for Bury Comets. read more

  • Football fundraisers prepare to kick off for youngster facing life-threatening disease Bury Times:

    FOOTBALL-mad fundraisers are to take part in a gruelling 12-hour soccer session to help raise money for a Bury girl suffering a serious life-threatening condition. read more

  • CRICKET: Complacency has marred Walshaw's campaign Bury Times:

    CAPTAIN Mikey Watt has blamed his Walshaw players’ under-achievement this season on complacency. read more

  • 'Bedrooms empty and state-of-the-art rooms used for storage', claim Bury Hospice nurses

    BEDROOMS are are lying empty and state-of-the-art clinic rooms are being used for storage at Bury’s new £5 million hospice, nurses have claimed. read more

  • Gold medals for Bury AC debutant Charlotte Bury Times:

    BURY Athletic Club held a very successful second Mini League fixture of the season with more than 100 athletes taking part and Bury athletes dominating the medal winners. read more


    AUDREY MELIA (Heap) 5/9/1947 to 15/7/2014 Passed away peacefully in hospital. Wife of the late Ken, sister to Mo & Carol, sister in law, Auntie, Great Auntie and Great great Auntie. Funeral Friday 24th at 2.30pm at Preston Crematorium. read more


    Colin Wolstenholme 17.04.44- 04.07.14 Sleep well now Dad, fit your carpets in the sky, win your races and play football again, Love you lots, Susan, Lesley and Jason xxx read more

  • raymond cayley

    RAYMOND CAYLEY Passed away peacefully on July 20th 2014, aged 86 years. Devoted husband to Joan, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. The funeral service and committal will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3 pm at East Lancashire Crematorium Radlciffe. Flowers welcome or donations if desired payable to Cancer Research c/o and all enquiries to Unsworths Funeral Service Cooper Street, Bury. BL9 0LJ. Tel: 0161 7648622 read more


    PETER HORROCKS On 20th July 2014, PETER, passed away peacefully in hospital after a short illness, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of the late JEAN, loving dad to Elaine, Angela and Debra and a dear father in law, granddad, great granddad and brother.‘He will be sadly missed by all family and friends. ’Funeral service details have yet to be arranged. All enquires to Co-operative Funeralcare, 22 Silver Street, Bury. BL9 0EX. Tel. NO. 0161 764 4177 read more

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    LAWRENCE HUGHES Treasured and happy memories of Lawrence, who passed away peacefully on July 10, 2014, aged 79 years. A loving husband to the late Jose, a beloved brother to the late Charles and Allen. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday July 25, at East Lancashire Crematorium (Radcliffe) at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to Parkinson's Uk (cheques only). Enquiries and donations to Co-operative Funeralcare, 22 Silver Street, Bury. Bl9 0EX. Tel.0161 7644177 read more

  • rigby ant

    ANTHONY RIGBY Passed away suddenly on 20th July 2014 aged 71 years. Loving husband of the late Joyce and devoted father to Lisa and Simon, treasured grandad, cherished brother and brother-in-law and a much loved step dad and step grandad. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The British Heart Foundation. For funeral details please contact Lilleywhite Funeral Service, Kenyon House, 301 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JA. Tel: 0161 773 2749 read more

  • angie mason

    Happy Birthday 40th ANGIE MASON Saturday 19th July Happy 40th Birthday Mum Love Liam, Charlotte, Ashley, Jack and Colin xxx read more

  • ryan veitch

    Happy Birthday 18th RYAN VEITCH 19.07.14 Enjoy your Special Day! Lots of Love Mum, Dad, Lisa & All the Family xx Happy Birthday Rye Rye Love Ruby xx read more

  • ronnie and myra kay

    KAY Ronnie & Myra Married 25th July 1964. Many congratulations and all our best wishes on your Golden Wedding Anniversary Love from Andy, Andrea, Megan and all your family xxx read more

  • phil higgens

    PHIL HIGGENS July 23, 2013 Always in my thoughts, John. read more

  • peter kirby

    PETER KIRKBY July 26th 2009 Remembering you always, forgetting you never. Still loving and missing you. Angie, Brian, Zowie, Wendy, Andrew, Sam and Tanzyn. read more

  • annie hall

    ANNIE HALL In loving memory of Annie, who died on July 29, 2000. Remembering you is easy Mum, We do it every day. Missing you is a heartache, That will never go away. Loving daughter Cath and loving son in law Mel xxxx Lanzarote read more


    KENNETH BIRTWISTLE July 22, 1996. Loving thoughts of times together, Our memories that will last forever, Ever loving daughter Julie and Derek xx grandchildren Cheryl and Carl and Rachel xxx great grandchildren xxxx Kx read more

  • Jean Taylor

    JEAN TAYLOR 22.7.89 Loved as much as ever, 25 years on Philip, Sally and Jenny read more

  • captain zachary speakman

    CAPTAIN ZACHARY SPEAKMAN In loving memory 4-6-77 - 26-7-05 The winds of love blow gently, Over a quiet and peaceful spot, Where our son Zak lies sleeping, Never to be forgot. Forever in our hearts and thoughts, With all our love. Mum and Dad xxx Thoughts go back to happy years, When we were all together, The family chain is broken now, But memories live forever. Brother Nik, nephews Isaac and Kian xxx read more

  • sheila walker

    SHEILA WALKER On July 20, 2014, peacefully in Abbeycliffe Nursing Home and formerly of Fivequarters, Radcliffe, Sheila, aged 91 years. Dearly loved mum of Hazel and Mark, a loving nanna, great nanna, sister and aunt. The service will be at Radcliffe crematorium tomoorow Friday, July 25 at 12 Noon. Family flowers only please. Donations if so desired, cheques only made payable to Abbeycliffe Nursing Home and send to Silletts Funeral Service, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. M26 2TQ. All enquiries Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more


    LILY TARR Lily passed away peacefully at Starmount Villa Residential Home aged 97 years on July 19, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Percy, loving mum of Janice, Hazel and Brenda, mother in law of Tim and the late Keith, a much loved nanna and great nanna. 'Always in our hearts, missed and loved more that words can say'. 'Rest in peace'. The service will be at Ainsworth Parish Church on Friday, July 25 at 1.pm. Followed by committal at Radcliffe crematorium at 2.pm. Family flowers only. Donations if so desired, cheques only made payable to The Alzheimers Society and send to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. M26 2TQ. All enquiries Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more

  • joan calder

    JOAN CALDER Died 27th July 1979 Fondest memories of Joan a much missed Mum and Nan. Forever in our thoughts Gill, Tony, Debbie, Jason and Kimberley read more

  • john cook

    JOHN COOK Anne, Stephen and Stuart Cook would like to thank all who donated to LUPUS UK in John's memory. Thank you also for all the messages of condolence and to the former colleagues from Bury Council who travelled to Norfolk to pay their respects. It was much appreciated by John's family. read more


    HILARY MOORE The family of the late Hilary Moore would like to thank relatives, friends, and neighbours for all their kind support, cards, donations and attendance at the funeral. Special thanks to Beryl, Doreen, and Muriel for their special friendships. These thanks are extended to all at Bury Hospice, Elmhurst, The Reverend Elizabeth Binns, all at St Thomas and St John's Church and the Sillett family. read more

  • avis denise hilton

    AVIS DENISE HILTON Trevor and his family would like to thank most sincerely all family, friends and neighbours for the many kind letters and cards of condolence, personal messages of sympathy and donations for Cancer Research received following their sad loss. These thanks are extended to Janice Wood, District Nurses, Doctors and Staff at The RLC, Nurses on HDU Fairfiled, Silletts Funeral Directors, Rev. Roy Machin and all who attended the funeral. read more

  • pam collard

    PAM COLLARD July 25. Another birthday come, and gone , another one without you Pam, deep in our hearts you will always stay loved and remembered everyday. From loving husband Ray, daughters Gwen and Denise, much loved gran and great nan. Rest in Peace Pam. Goodnight, God Bless. read more

  • irene dawber

    IRENE (Granny) DAWBER 26th of July Birthday Memories of a wonderful Mum, Granny, Great-Granny and Great-Great Granny. Love always son Dave and family read more


    DORIS HAMPSON On July 17, 2014 peacefully in hospital and of Radcliffe, aged 82 years. Beloved wife of the late John, loving mother of David, Graham and the late Michael. Dear Mum, rest and sleep, your loving memory we'll always keep. Love always David and Lynn xxx There was not time to say goodbye, You said farewell to none. The heavenly gates were open wide, and a gentle voice said come. Graham and Julie The service and interment will be at Radcliffe Cemetery today Thursday, July 24 at 1.00pm. All floral tributes and enquiries to Silletts Funeral Directors Spring Lane, Radcliffe. Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more


    RONALD SIMPSON On July 16, 2014, at Gorsey Clough Nursing Home, Tottington and formerly of Radcliffe, Ronnie, aged 79 years. Beloved husband of the late Marlene, loving father of Karen, Trisha and Steven, dear grandad of Jamie, Jack, Harry and Aaron. The service and committal will be at Radcliffe crematorium on Wednesday July 30, 2014, at 2pm. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired, cheques only please made payable to Marie Curie Cancer Care and send to Silletts Funeral Service, Spring Lane, Radcliffe M26 2TQ. All inquiries tel: 0161 723 2383. read more

  • kevin greenhalgh

    KEVIN GREENHALGH On July 15, 2014, in hospital Kevin passed away. Beloved husband of the late Ann, much loved father to Alan, Yvonne and Chris, grandad to Liam. We are lonely now you have left us Life to us will not be the same All the world would be like heaven Just to have you back again The funeral service and committal will take place on Friday 25, July, 2014 at East Lancashire Crematorium (Radcliffe) at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Kevin can be made payable to Barnados. All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare 22 Silver Street, Bury, BL9 0EX. Tel: 0161 7644177. read more

  • Premier side Ramsbottom United given home start in Evo-Stik League

    Newly-promoted Evo-Stik League Premier Division side Ramsbottom United open their campaign at home to Kings Lynn Town on Saturday, August 15, with their first away match coming a week later at Workington. read more

  • Radcliffe go to town on opening day in Evo-Stik Division One North

    RADCLIFFE Borough kick off the new Evo-Stik Divsion One North campaign with a trip to league new boys Brighouse Town on Saturday, August 16. read more

  • Unsworth claim runners-up spot in Tom Hardman's T20 contest Bury Times:

    Unsworth Cricket Club hosted the Tom Hardman Twenty20 finals at the weekend. read more

  • Two-time cancer survivor leads James Bond rally team for Bury Cancer Support Centre

    DIAMONDS might be forever, but a two-time cancer survivor knows his £200 car won’t last that long as he prepares for a charity rally from Reims to Venice. read more

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

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

  • Scott Burton scores second-half winner for Ramsbottom United in pre-season friendly Bury Times:

    RAMSBOTTOM UNITED’s preparations for the new season continued at Cheadle Town’s Park Road ground on Saturday, when a Rams side containing many trialists beat the hosts in a low-tempo game. read more

  • Seven-a-side victory for St John with St Mark Primary School

    Youngsters from St John with St Mark Primary School have won the Bury seven-a-side league. read more

  • Bury promotion dream for captain Jim McNulty Bury Times:

    JIM McNulty is not afraid to admit he has already visualised himself holding the League Two trophy aloft after being named Bury captain. read more

  • Bury recover to hit derby rivals for six in penultimate interleague fixture Bury Times:

    BURY took the bragging rights at Elton Vale when the seniors won one of the most exciting interleague derbies in years, beating their Bolton counterparts by just six runs, despite trailing by 50 after the first innings. read more

  • Paddy McCourt could be next Barnsley boy on Bury radar Bury Times:

    DAVID Flitcroft may have left Barnsley behind last year, but the Bury boss continues to be linked to his former players as he bids to fill the remaining “three places” in his squad. read more

  • New faces at Radcliffe Borough as Paul McGuire aims for top 10 finish in Evo-Stik Division One North Bury Times:

    Radcliffe Borough boss Paul McGuire believes he is now building a squad good enough to finish in the top 10 of the Evo-Stik Division One North. read more

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