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  • Tanks for the memories: war weekend is success

    HUNDREDS of people travelled back in time for a Wartime Weekend — for the second time this year. read more

  • Roberts shows flashes of Floyd

    WHITEFIELD super-bantamweight Rhys Roberts underlined his star-credentials with an impressive victory over the bigger and heavier Steve Gethin at the Manchester Velodrome. read more

  • Baker is on course for London 2012

    BURY College pupil Jamie Baker insists his London 2012 Olympic volleyball dream is well and truly on course after being invited back onto the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes initiative. read more

  • Quigg aiming to be English champion

    SCOTT Quigg has set his sights on the English title after his latest knockout display. read more

  • Hero postman tells of his runaway delivery van drama

    A HERO postman who avoided a potentially fatal accident when his van’s brakes failed is still recovering, weeks after the incident. read more


    BARKER IRISOn 25th September 2009 in hospital and of Bury Iris aged 74 years. The dearly loved Wife of the late Edwin, much loved Mum of Colin, Lynne and David, devoted Grandma of Gary, Emma and Nick. Funeral service and committal to take place on Monday 5th October at Agecroft Crematorium at 1pm. No flowers by request please, donations if desired to The Christie (cheques only please) All donations and Enquiries to Lilleywhite Funeral Service Tel 0161 773 2749 read more


    PETERS (Nee THOMPSON) JULIE ANN Aged 28 years, Passed away 15th September 2009. Beloved Wife of Ian, loving Mummy and also Daughter of Eric and Corinne. Treasured happy memories shared with Family and Friends. Now at Peace. Donations in JULIE'S memory may be made to Cancer Research or R.S.P.C.A and forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. Enquiries to 0161 723 2383 Special thanks to Silletts Funeral Service, Reverend David Ackers and East Lancashire Crematorium for their thoughtful ministrations on 28th September 2009. read more


    VINNY COHEN Happy Memories Elton Fold WMC and also remembered always Dave and Sheila read more


    EILEEN BERRY Ron and Kim would like to thank all friends and family for their kind wishes and donations to Speakeasy. read more


    BRIAN OLIVE Passed away peacefully on the 22nd September 2009 aged 68 years. “God saw you getting weary, A cure was not to be, He put His arms around you, And whispered “come with me”. In memory of a dearly loved Dad from Darren, Debra and Katie. God bless, Grandad From your loving Grandchildren Kirsty and Cameron. You’ll be very deeply missed By Patricia and all the family. The funeral service and committal will take place at Rochdale Crematorium at 11.10am on Friday 2nd October 2009. All enquires should be directed to Bury Co-operative Funeralcare. Tel. 764 4177 read more


    Treasured Birthday Memories of DAVID HARDMAN 5th October 2009 You left precious memories, That will last forever, Simply the best. Happy Birthday DAVE From Brother Harry and Twin Sister Joyce read more


    STEVE KELLY 4th October Happy Birthday darling.Twelve more lonely months without you. Love you always. Still your heartbroken wife Pat.X Happy Birthday Dad. Missing you. PaulX Happy Birthday Ste. Love Joan, Jayne, Julie and Jason.X Happy Birthday Grandad. Love you. Joe, Natalie and Harry.X read more


    ENID MARION ROBINSON (Formerly of Bury, Manchester and Dawlish, Devon) Bernard Sillifant (of Exeter) partner and friend of ENID would like to express his sincere thanks to everyone who gave their support, sent cards and messages of sympathy at this sad and difficult time, to those who attended the funeral service and gave floral tributes and donations. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Bolham Ward for their excellent care and attention during her short illness. Also to Margaret and all her personal friends at M. Sillifant and Sons and to Rev. Simon Croft for his care and for a heartfelt funeral service. read more


    ROBERT ASHCROFT Peacefully at home on Sunday 27th September 2009, BOB aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Irene, loving uncle of Alison, Alex and Helen and a dear brother-in-law of Dorothy. All enquiries to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. Tel: 0161 723 2383. read more


    DEWHURST Good night and God Bless MO. Words are few, Feeling deep, Memories of you, I will always keep. Love Val and David read more


    SCOTT MAKIN Always in our thoughts, God Bless you SCOTT. From Derek and family x x x read more


    In Loving Memory of JOYCE DEWSBURY 30.09.05 Forever in our thoughts. Sister Marian, Don and families read more


    DENISE NEWELL Sadly missed but never forgotten, Always thoughts, Love you forever. All our Love Debbie, Wayne and family, Maria and family and Angela Wilky and family read more


    BRIAN ENTWISTLE 29.09.89 Always remembered by all family and friends. read more


    BELINDA FINNEGAN Happy 50th Birthday. Love Mum, Keely, Kelsie and Kyle read more


    NORTHFOLD On 27 September 2009 very peacefully in her sleep at Walshaw Residential Home HILDA IRIS aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late ERNEST, dearly loved mum of Kathleen, dear grandma of Elizabeth, Sarah and David and great grandma of Joe and Daniel. The service and committal will be at Radcliffe Crematorium on Tuesday 6 October at 12.45pm Family flowers only donations if desired cheques only made payable to The R.N.I.B. may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service Spring Lane Radcliffe. M26 2TQ. All enquiries Tel 0161 723 2383. read more


    POXTON Shane and Anne Poxton would like to announce the birth of their 1st Grandson JOSHUA DANIEL FIELDEN Congratulations to Dan, Leanne, Joe and Millie. Love Nana and Grandad. Congratulations From Uncle Buck and Auntie Yaz read more

  • Jack Kinsey

    JACK KINSEY Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 26th September, aged 94 years supported and comforted by his immediate family. Dearly loved Husband of the late GLADYS and loving Father of Barry, Paul and Joyce, beloved Grandad to Alison, Jonathan and Jack and Great Grandad to Christian and Scarlett. Funeral service and committal will be held at East Lancshire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday, 6th October at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please if desired, donations to Derian House Childrens Hospice. Reunited with his beloved GLADYS All enquiries and donations to Unsworths Funeral Service, 37 Market Street, Tottington, Bury BL8 4AA. Tel: 01204 886161 read more


    HOLMES Peacefully on September 26th 2009 in Bank House Nursing Home, JOE aged 80. Loving Husband of Betty, much loved Dad of Christine and Stephen, Father-in-law to Caroline and big Stephen. Loved by all his family and missed by Grandchildren and Great Grandson Aiden and all friends on Goshen Est. Family flowers only, donations to Cancer Research read more

  • Firefighters free trapped deer from gate

    A YOUNG deer had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped in a metal gate in Tottington. read more

  • Horticultural show is a riot of colour

    LATE summer sunshine ensured Tottington and District Horticultural Society’s September show was a success, with entries up on last year. read more

  • Labour is to blame for public's fears

    The residents of Bury have not forgotten that the Prime Minister constantly claimed that he had put an end to “boom and bust” economics. read more

  • Company shortlisted for award

    BURY-based Prestige Insurance Management is certainly living up to its name. read more

  • MP remained silent about widening gap between the rich and poor

    I welcome the return of Bury North MP David Chaytor to the political arena. read more

  • Nichola moves to join family law department

    SOLICITOR Nichola Ashworth has joined the expanding family law department at legal firm Butcher and Barlow’s Prestwich office in Bury New Road. read more

  • Business partners set up funeral directors

    A new independent firm of funeral directors has been opened in Radcliffe. read more

  • Tories will spend education cash fairly across all the community

    I see that the election campaign has started already in Bury but I truly despair at the language and cynical scaremongering approach of Messrs Chaytor, Connolly and Smith (Letters, September 24). read more

  • Government could help school plans

    In response to Mr Lewis’ letter regarding the Radcliffe School sites. It is interesting that he refers to events of over two years ago which he has not followed up since — other than by personal abuse aimed at me on a recent demonstration. There is no legal reason why the new school could not be built. There were some development issues, most of which were resolved before the council purchased the site for the new school. The difficulties relate to the cost of the school. There never was any cash provision. It was intended that the excess value of the two current sites in a land swap would cover the build cost. As the recession built, the developer withdrew from that part of the arrangement. read more

  • Words cover up plans for Tory cuts

    Once again, a member of the ruling Conservative administration seeks to overwhelm us with words rather than getting to the point. read more

  • Residents are fed up with parked cars

    I WRIte with regards to the letter in the Bury Times, September 24, from Mr David Louth, of Bury. read more

  • Warrington 1 Radcliffe Boro 1, FA Cup second qualifying round

    The return of ex-Borough ace Jody Banim helped Radcliffe earn a replay in Saturday’s second qualifying round of the FA Cup. read more

  • Super Boro rake in cash bonanza

    TRY telling Gerry Luczka’s Radcliffe Borough that the FA Cup does not matter anymore. read more

  • Get help with homework at the library

    PUPILS can get help with their homework at afterschool clubs across the borough. read more

  • Knill is tipping Elliott to make it big

    BURY boss Alan Knill has backed Tom Elliott to get his career back on track after derailing the Railwaymen in sensational style on his full debut. read more

  • Deegan strikes for FC

    A second-half strike from Ben Deegan was enough to see FC United through to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at North Ferriby on Saturday. read more

  • Local Football round-up

    Walshaw Sports enjoyed a thumping 5-0 win in the Manchester League Premier Division derby against an injury-ravaged Prestwich Heys at Sycamore Road. read more

  • Crewe 2 Bury 3, League Two

    CRISIS. What crisis? A third win in a row has banished memories of Bury’s wretched start to the season and revitalised their play-off push. read more

  • Bury 2 Lincoln City 0

    BURY boss Alan Knill is hoping Danny Boyle can get to Gigg Lane more often this season after watching them kick-start their campaign. read more

  • Ramsbottom United 3 Nelson 2, Lancashire Tophy first qualiftying round

    RAMSBOTTOM United booked their place in the second round but not without a scare as they almost threw away a three-goal advantage. read more

  • Shakers back in business

    A DEFIANT Stephen Dawson has fired a warning to Bury’s title rivals: We’re back. read more

  • Driver seriously injured when car overturned

    A MAN has undergone spinal surgery after he was injured when his car overturned on the M66 at Ramsbottom on Sunday afternoon. read more

  • Awards for officers who tackled gunman

    A DETECTIVE has spoken about the terrifying moment a suspect held a gun to his head. read more

  • Bus drivers plan more strike days

    FURTHER misery looms for passengers after First bus drivers confirmed they will go on strike for another four days. read more

  • Fusilier Museum is officially opened

    A STATE-of-the-art museum showcasing the borough’s proud military history has been officially unveiled by the Duke of Kent. read more

  • Bolton teacher jailed for having sex with girl, 13

    A TEACHER posed as a teenage girl on the internet to groom a 13-year-old girl for sex. read more

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