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  • RUGBY UNION: Bury rout Crosby to go top of table Bury Times:

    Bury continued their winning run in the league with a comfortable 73-0 victory against Crosby St Mary’s in their first home fixture of the season on Saturday. read more

  • ATHLETICS: Medal winning start for Bury AC under-17s Bury Times:

    Bury Athletic Club got the winter season off to a medal-winning start at this weekend’s North West Road Relays with two silvers and a bronze. read more

  • TABLE TENNIS: Success for Adam Kenzitt at Lancashire Cadet trials

    Two youngsters from Ramsbottom Table Tennis Academy travelled to Garstang to play in the Lancashire Cadet trials on Sunday. read more

  • BASKETBALL: Young Lancashire Spinners star in opening win

    Bury-based Lancashire Spinners opened their Division Two season with a hard-fought win in the Patrons Cup against a strong Worcester Wolves II, and coach Ken Masser believes there is still plenty to come from his young team. read more

  • CRICKET: Walshaw clinch Lancashire Knockout place despite defeat to champions Flixton Bury Times:

    FLIXTON made sure they got the one point they needed to wrap up the title. read more

  • HOCKEY: Bury lose friendly despite Piers Smith-Hughes’ double Bury Times:

    Bury’s poor pre-season was rounded off with a 7-2 defeat away at neighbours Bolton. read more

  • JAMIE HOYLAND: Saturday's League Two shootout deserves top billing Bury Times: JAMIE HOYLAND: Offside rule - let's go back to basics

    THE top of the table clash at the JD Stadium this weekend is a fantastic reward for Bury’s fine early season form and I hope the game gets the attendance and atmosphere it deserves. read more

  • Bury chief Glenn Thomas issues AGM statement Bury Times:

    BURY chief executive Glenn Thomas has allayed shareholders’ concerns over the delay in the club’s annual meeting, promising a date will be confirmed before the end of this month. read more

  • UPDATED: Police make progress in Robert Hart murder investigation

    POLICE investigating the death of Robert Hart at Parklife have been contacted by more potential witnesses. read more

  • TABLE TENNIS: Newly-promoted Burning Desire pick up three wins against champions Ramsbottom Town A Bury Times:

    In Division One this week two of the fixtures featured all Prestwich matches, with the A team playing the B team and C versus D. read more

  • CYCLE SPEEDWAY: James Elston and Danny Taylor unbeaten in heats Bury Times:

    With only six riders available, Glasgow put up a good fight against Bury in their Division Two fixture at Goshen. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Bury GSOB 2 North Walkden 2

    A last minute equaliser from Liam Donnelly rescued a deserved point for the Old Boys in an entertaining encounter at Buckley Sells. read more

  • CRICKET: Greenmount finish sixth in Bolton League Bury Times:

    Phil Heaton’s unbeaten 42 helped Greenmount secure sixth place in the league on Saturday. read more

  • CRICKET: Jeff Keyt fires Unsworth CC to Premiership with win over Radcliffe Bury Times:

    Unsworth clinched promotion to the Premier Division for the 2015 season with an eight-wicket victory against local rivals Radcliffe on Saturday. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Lancashire FA Shield defeats for Walshaw and Elton

    WALSHAW bowed out of the Lancashire FA Shield at the first hurdle following a 3-1 defeat at Coppull United. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Tottington United 4 Old Blacks 1

    Tottington sit in second place, just two points off top spot, after another strong performance against a physical Old Blacks side. read more

  • Jordan Hulme nets brace as Ramsbottom United snatch late win Bury Times:

    Ramsbottom United twice came from behind to snatch all three points thanks to two goals in the last 10 minutes in their Evo-Stik Premier Division match on Tuesday night. read more

  • Contentious refereeing decisions in FA Cup thriller leaves Radcliffe Borough boss Paul McGuire fuming Bury Times:

    Radcliffe Borough boss Paul McGuire slammed the match officials claiming they were the ‘worst he had ever come across’ as his side crashed out of the FA Cup at Skelmersdale United on Saturday. read more

  • Radcliffe Borough exit FA Cup despite battling performance Bury Times:

    Radcliffe Borough bowed out of the FA Cup on Saturday despite a fantastic performance against high-flying Premier Division side Skelmersdale United in their first round qualifier. read more

  • VERDICT: Bury 2 Stevenage 1 Bury Times:

    LEAGUE Two leaders Burton beware – Bury captain Jim McNulty believes his side’s promotion juggernaut is gathering momentum. read more


    ERIC BRIDGE On 9 September 2014 peacefully in hospital after a short illness and of Tottington. Aged 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie, loving father of the late Cynthia and Malcolm and devoted grandfather of Andrew and Philip. The service and committal will be at Overdale Crematorium on Tuesday 23 September in the East Chapel at 12.45pm.Floral tributes or donations if desired cheques only made payable to Marie Curie may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service, Spring Lane, Radcliffe, M26 2TQ. Enquiries tel 0161 723 2383. read more

  • alfred and mary longworth

    ALFRED LONGWORTH and MARY DOREEN LONGWORTH Alfred (Alf) passed away peacefully on 10th September 2014. Dear husband of Doreen, much loved dad, grandad and great grandad and great great grandad. Mary Doreen (Doreen) passed away suddenly on 15th September 2014. Much loved wife of the late Alfred, loved mum, grandma, great grandma and great great grandma. Donations to Bury Hospice. For all further arrangements please contact Unsworths Funeral Service Cooper Street, Bury. Tel: 0161 764 8622. read more

  • peter ashworth

    PETER ASHWORTH Peacefully at home on 14th September 2014, after a long illness so bravely Borne, Peter Ashworth aged 71 years. The beloved husband of Frances, Dearly loved dad of Jayne, John and the late Charlotte, loving and devoted grandad of Emma, Beth and Megan, father in law to Diane and Tony and a much loved brother, uncle, brother in law and a dear friend to so many. He will be sadly missed Funeral service will take place at St. Hildas Church, Tottington on Thursday 25th September at 11am followed by private Interment at Ramsbottom Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu in memory of Peter may be made to the Christie hospital care of Kavanagh and Coates Funeral Service. Enquiries Kavanagh and Coats Funeral Service, 8-10 Bethel Street, Haywood OL10 1HU. Tel:01706 623623. read more


    JUNE BROOKS Formerly of 145 Brandlesholme Road, Bury and for many years a Deputy Head Teacher at Tottington High School. Died peacefully in Cameron House Nursing home, Bury on the 12th September 2014 aged 83 years. Family flowers only please, donations to Cameron House Residents fund. For all funeral service enquires please contact Bury Co-operative funeralcare, 22 Silver Street, Bury, BL9 03X Tel: 0161 764 4177. read more


    ALAN ATKINSON Passed away peacefully at Haslingden Nursing Home on Saturday 6 August 2014 aged 90 years. Husband of the late Winifred, father to Tony and Ian, father-in-law to Maureen and Jane, grandfather of Rachel and Elspeth, and also a great-grandfather. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to RNLI Ramsbottom Branch For enquires re the service details please contact either Bernard Booth or Paul Ruehorn, Booth & Wolstenholme, Peel Chapel, Crow Lane, Ramsbottom BL9 8BR. Tel 01706 826661 read more


    MAURICE BOGUE On September 4 2014 suddenly after a long illness bravely borne and of Bury, aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Wendy, loving father or Richard and Wiyada and devoted grandad of Ashton and Austin. Requiem Mass will be at Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday September 24 at 10.30am followed by committal at Radcliffe Crematorium at 12noon. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired cheques only made payable to The British Heart Foundation and forward to Silletts funeral directors Spring Lane Radcliffe M26 2TQ Tel 0161 723 2383. read more

  • edith wright

    EDITH WRIGHT Passed away peacefully in North Manchester Hospital 14th September 2014 aged 94. Beloved wife of the late Sam, loving mother of Alwyn, mother in law of Neil, dearly loved gran of Stuart, Lynn, Alison and Steve and great gran of Michael, Oliver, Chloe and Rebecca. For funeral details contact Silletts 0161 723 2383 Loved and remembered always by her beloved family. read more

  • Mark & Yvonne Thomas

    Mark & Yvonne THOMAS Are very happy to announce the engagement of their eldest Daughter Katie Louise to Matthew Garside on the 3rd September 2014 With love Mum, Dad & Emma read more


    ROBERT WALKER Died September 21,2009 Treasured memories of a much loved husband, dad and grandad. Your resting place I visit, lay flowers there with care, but no one knows the heartache as I turn and leave you there. God bless you darling, Maureen. xxxx Loved and remembered always Mum Hudson xx I miss you today, tonight and tomorrow, Love always Mark , Julie, Elysia, Tyron and Harriet xxxxx Paul , Elizabeth, Jack and Bethany xxxx read more

  • John Holt

    JOHN HOLT 22nd September 2009 His smile has gone forever and his hand I cannot touch I still have so many memories of the one I loved so much. His memory is my keep sake with which we'll never part, God has him in His keeping We have him in our hearts. Loving wife Kath, Daughters Debra and Elaine, Grandchildren Nathan, Hayden and Oliver. xxx read more

  • gerald WESOLOWSKI

    GERALD WESOLOWSKI In loving memory of Gerald. Who passed away on 20th September 2013. It's been a lonely year without you Gerald, and nothing is the same, All I have are memories and your photo in a frame. To your resting place I wander, flowers I place with love, but oh how much my heart aches as I turn and leave you there. Your devoted wife Kathleen xxxx Always in our hearts you will stay Our Dad, Our Angel untill we meet again one day. Your loving daughters Deborah, Rachael and son in law Ashley xxx To our special Grandad Our Diamond We all love and miss you dearly, We will never forget you. Lots of love from your grandhildren Natasha, Luke, Melissa, Joshua and Jake xxxxx read more

  • jean leak

    Look who's Bury's no. 1 fan JEAN LEAK September 18th Love from all the family. read more

  • peter ashworth

    PETER ASHWORTH A great brother in law, uncle and best friend Treasured memories will last forever. Terry & Beryl Will be sadly missed R.I.P uncle Pete, Mark, Jacqui and Emily. Your spirit will live forever in our hearts uncle Peter, Karen, Lizzy, Dan and Katie. read more

  • Janet Campbell

    JANET CAMPBELL 5. 9. 14 My heart was broken when my big Sister Janet was taken away from me. If my love for you Janet could have saved you, you would never have gone to sleep. Until we meet again, sleep tight. Your loving Brother Billy and Sister in Law Amanda. xx read more


    GERTRUDE (TRUDI) WILSON Peacefully on September 3 2014 aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late John. Rest In Peace. Thank you for being the best mum ever, you will always be in our thoughts. All our love Gerard, Janet and Catherine. For a special Grandma much loved. By Thomas, Matthew, James and Christian. Was intered at Bury Cemetery following funeral Mass at St Maries Roman Catholic Church Bury on September 10 2014. read more

  • Philip Bury

    PHILIP BURY Treasured memories of my eldest son, Philip. Passed away 21st September 2009. My heart still aches with sadness, secret tears i shed, what it cost to lose you phil no one will ever know. From your loving Mum x x x read more

  • pauline crowther

    PAULINE CROWTHER 16 September Remembering your birthday, love you always Your loving sister Christine and brother in law, Brian and all the family xxx read more

  • Harry Bridge

    HARRY BRIDGE Peacefully at home and surrounded by his loving family, aged 86 yrs and of Kearsley, Harry, beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Jane, Timothy, Peter, and Russel, devoted grandad and great grandad, and a loved father in law also a dear brother in law, uncle and friend. Harry will be sadly missed by all his family and friends Service and committal took place on Monday 15th September 2014 in Overdale Crematorium, Bolton. Donations in memory of Harry may be sent made payable to Bolton Hospice C/o the family or direct to the Hospice All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare, Farnworth & Walkden, Ellesmere House, 175-177 Albert Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9HP Tel 573280 read more

  • Albert Kay

    ALBERT (AL) KAY On 8th September 2014, suddenly in hospital, Al aged 72 years and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved husband of Ina, a dear brother, uncle and friend. The funeral service will take place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe today, Thursday 18th September at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations instead, if desired, are being received in Al’s memory for the benefit of Kidney Research UK. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018. read more


    WINIFRED WHITTLE (nee Boyle) On September 3rd 2014 peacefully in hospital and of Radcliffe, aged 88 years. A much loved mum, grandma and great grandma. God came and saw you upon your bed. With Open arms he gently said " You've taken more than you can stand, so come to be to a better land" Rest In Peace. The funeral Mass will be at St Marys Roman Catholic Church on Thursday September 25th at 9.30am followed by interment at Radcliffe Cemetery at 10.45am. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired cheques only made payable to The British Heart Foundation to Silletts funeral directors Spring Lane Radcliffe M26 2TQ. Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more


    DOREEN ELLIS (Nee CHERRY) Peacefully, after a long illness, on 11 September 2014, Doreen aged 80 years. The loving wife of Richard, mother to Steven and Martyn, grandma to Chloe, James, Bethany, Jake, Mya, Rebecca and Sophie. The funeral service will take place on Friday 19 September 2014, at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe, at 12 noon. No flowers by request, donations if desired to Macmillan Cancer Care. All enquiries and donations (cheques only please) to Co-operative Funeralcare, 10-14 Ainsworth Rd. Radcliffe, M26 4EA. Tel: 0161 724 4151 read more


    PETER WOOD Peacefully on the 3rd September 2014 at home, Peter passed away aged 79 years. Much loved Husband of Sheila, devoted Uncle to Stuart and Abigail. Peter will be sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service will take place at East Lancashire Crematorium (Radcliffe) at 4.00pm followed by a service at Kingdom Hall Bury. Family flowers only donations if desired in leiu to World Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses c/o Kingdom Hall. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, 22 Silver Street, Bury. BL9 0EX. Tel. 0161 764 4177 read more


    RAYMOND LEE Passed away peacefully in Bolton Hospice on September12th aged 70 a much loved husband of Jill, dad to Sarah, granddad to Michael, Laura, Stephen and Micah, father in law to Gary and stepdad to Alex. He will be very sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at Radcliffe Crematorium on Thursday 18th September at 11.00am . Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Bolton Hospice care of the Funeral Director. All enquiries to Bernadette Gibson Funeral Director, Fairfield House Funeral Home, 289 Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7SA. Tel: 761 6214 read more

  • john rowles

    JOHN ROWLES (JNR) On September 5 2014 peacefully in hospital after a short illness and of Bury aged 46 years. A beloved son, dad, partner, brother, brother in law, uncle, great uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. The servcie will be at St James Church Bury on Monday, September 22 at 10.15am followed by interment at Bury Cemetery at 11.15am. Flowers or if preferred donations cheques only made payable to Cancer Research may be forwarded to Silletts funeral directors Spring Lane Radcliffe M26 2TQ Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more

  • Dorothy Vernon

    DOROTHY VERNON Passed away peacefully in hospital on 10th September 2014, aged 89 years. A loving partner of the late Alan for over 70 years. A cherished Aunt to Bernard and Wife Jean. The Funeral Service and committal will take place on Monday 22nd September 2014 at East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, payable to Bury Hospice c/o and all enquiries to Tina McLaughlin Funeral Director, Fred Hamer, Fernmoor Funeral Home, 48-50 Walmersley Road, Bury. Tel: 0161 799 7133 read more


    GEORGE EDWARD BURKEY On September 11, 2014 suddenly in hospital and of Bury, aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Stella, loving dad of Fiona and Victoria, much loved grandad of Patrick, Evie, Hope and Anna and dear brother in law of Pauline and Peter. The service and committal will be at Radcliffe Crematorium on Monday September 22 at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired cheques only made payable to Pancreatic Cancer UK and forward to Silletts Funeral Directors Spring Lane Radcliffe M26 2TQ. Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more

  • Anna Hajduk

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNA HAJDUK Wife, Mother and Grandmother, passed away suddenly on Thursday 4th September 2014, aged 89 years. Worked at Kenyon's as a cotton spinner and also at John Dales for 20 years. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday 25th September 2014 at St. Marie's Church, Bury at 11am followed by interment at Bury Cemetery at 1pm, after which refreshments will be served at The Ukrainian Club, Openshawe Street, Bury. All enquiries please contact Tina McLoughlin, Funeral Director, Fred Hamer, Fernmoor Funeral Home, 48-50 Walmerley Road, Bury. Tel: 0161 797 7133 read more

  • janet campbell

    JANET CAMPBELL It seems so strange that those we need and those we love the best, are the ones God calls away and takes them home to rest. From loving brother Peter, sister in law Michelle, Ben and Hannah xxx read more

  • janet campbell

    JANET CAMPBELL Our family chain is broken now and nothing is the same, but as God calls us one by one, The link will Join again. From loving sister Anne and Eric xxx read more

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