Bury Council bosses vow to send in the bailiffs and collect £6 million in unpaid tax

Bury Times: IMPROVEMENT The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, one of the borough’s four civic venues

5:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

TAX dodgers owe Bury Council more than £6 million in unpaid bills — and town hall chiefs are refusing to write off the debt and are sending in the bailiffs.

Bury hoping to get 'purple flag' award for its nightlife

Bury Times:

6:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE are blue flags for beaches and green flags for parks — now Bury is striving to become the first town in the county to get a purple flag.

Bury council sitting on almost £3 million for community projects

Bury Times: Bury Times news

6:02pm Friday 25th July 2014

TOWN hall bosses are sitting on almost £3 million earmarked for community projects.

11-year-old girl has pigtails cut off to help children with cancer

Bury Times:

5:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A KIND-hearted Bury girl has lost 10 inches of her “crowning glory” in her quest to help the Little Princess Trust.

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

Bury Times: Bury Hospice in Rochdale Old Road

12:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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.

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

Bury Times: Bolton Crown Court

5:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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.

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

Bury Times:

9:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Football fundraisers prepare to kick off for youngster facing life-threatening disease

Bury Times:

2:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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.

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

Bury Times:

9:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

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.

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

Bury Times:

4:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

UPDATED: Parklife revellers captured on camera come forward in hunt for Robert Hart's killer

Bury Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIX festival-goers who could have witnessed a Parklife attack which killed 26-year-old Robert Hart have already come forward after a fresh appeal was launched.

Jailed: Violent thug who tried to carjack woman

Bury Times:

4:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VIOLENT thug has been jailed for 20 months for robbing a woman of her car keys in Prestwich.

Affetside bus service saved

Bury Times: One of the new 'rosso' buses

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANNED changes to a bus route which threatened to leave Affetside without a regular service have been scrapped.

Call to fix potholes after horse injured

Bury Times:

5:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN animal lover from Bury has urged council officials to take action after her horse tripped up in a pothole.

Ramsbottom pub wins top award

Bury Times:

4:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Ramsbottom pub is toasting more success after winning a top award for social enterprise.

Tributes after death of Bury Council's former borough treasurer

Bury Times: Bury Times news

4:55pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an admired former borough treasurer who has died at the age of 67.

Stars’ team over moon at support

Bury Times:

4:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NO wonder a celebrity All Stars football team is “over the moon”.

Row over future of Bury's green belt land

Bury Times: IMPROVEMENT The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, one of the borough’s four civic venues

4:53pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A ROW has broken out over the future of Bury’s Green Belt — after a bid to make council policy state that it is inappropriate to build on such land was voted down.

15,000ft feat for jobs hope

Bury Times:

4:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STAFF at youth support charity Rathbone will be taking to the skies to raise money for more equipment at its Bury centre.

Ramsbottom gets its own local shopping smartphone app

Bury Times: Police urge smartphone users to install tracker

4:49pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INDEPENDENT businesses in Ramsbottom have signed up to a new mobile app to encourage people to shop locally.

Dispute sinks plans for war memorial wall

Bury Times: Bury Times news

4:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PROJECT to build a memorial wall commemorating Ramsbottom’s fallen has been scrapped after a dispute between the church and organisers.

9,000 women clock up £500,000 for charity!

Bury Times:

5:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FUNDRAISERS across Bury got together to fight cancer by completing the Race for Life at Heaton Park, Prestwich, at the weekend.

Runners daubed in brightly coloured paint in fun run

Bury Times:

5:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COLOURFUL fundraisers painted the town not just red, but every shade possible, when they took part in “the world’s happiest fun run”.

Hunt for Robert Hart's killer ramps up as photos of 12 witnesses released by police

Bury Times:

9:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS of twelve potential witnesses have been released by police in a bid to track down the killer of a reveller who was attacked at Parklife Festival.

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

Bury Times:

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

Bury Times:

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.

Thugs attack man with hammer in Hollins while two children are in the house

Bury Times:

8:18am Monday 21st July 2014

A PAIR of robbers broke into a Bury home and attacked a man with a hammer.

Cash boost to help in winter ‘bug battle’

Bury Times: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

5:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

HEALTH chiefs in Bury have been given a six-figure cash boost for the fight against winter bugs.

£70,741 has been spent on pothole repairs

Bury Times: £286k to spend on potholes

5:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

BURY Council has confirmed that 37 per cent of Government funding for potholes has been spent.

East Lancashire Railway running photography courses

Bury Times:

5:45pm Monday 21st July 2014

PUT on some sturdy boots and have your camera poised.

New benefits system 'will have no adverse effect' in Bury, say councillors

Bury Times: Bryant is alleged to have made false statements to the Department for Work and Pensions

5:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS worried about the shake up of the benefit system and the introduction of universal credit have been reassured by councillors.

Councillors 'turned down chance to talk to government about cuts', it is claimed

Bury Times: Bury Times news

5:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

BURY'S ruling Labour group has turned down the chance to meet a government minister to discuss how cuts are affecting the town, Conservative councillors claim. 

How well do you know your local area? Take this quiz...

Bury Times: Bury Times news

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

How many people in Bury have a degree? What proportion of people in Ramsbottom are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Women wanted to champion female fitness

Bury Times:

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.

Pregnant Danish cow rescued from River Irwell

Bury Times:

4:04pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A PREGNANT cow was rescued by firefighters after it got stuck in the River Irwell near Burrs Country Park.

'Evil' thugs clip pigeons' wings

Bury Times:

4:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

RAIDERS who clipped the wings of pigeons stolen from a community farm in Bury have been branded “evil” by their owner.

Campaign to 'save' Bury Hospice is politically motivated, claims MP

Bury Times: Bury Hospice in Rochdale Old Road

6:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

BURY’S council leader has slammed one of the town’s MPs for failing to capitalise on a chance to highlight a campaign to “save” Bury Hospice.

Next month's Glaston-Bury will be 'bigger and better'

Bury Times:

6:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

A “BIGGER and better” live music extravaganza is set to take Bury by storm next month.

Seven charged after drugs raids

Bury Times: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

6:15pm Friday 18th July 2014

SEVEN people have been charged following drugs raids on several addresses in Bury.

Pub gang stabbing victim released from hospital

Bury Times:

6:09pm Friday 18th July 2014

A 23-year-old drinker stabbed by a gang of masked men who stormed into a pub has been released from hospital.

Football helps veterans, ex-cons and unemployed get back into normal life

Bury Times:

6:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

A FOOTBALL project which helps people re-adapt to life in the borough was kick-started with a special launch.

Group fights to reclaim Bury library

Bury Times: Bury Library

5:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

LITERATURE lovers are urging town hall chiefs to rethink changes to Bury Library, Museum and Art Gallery.

Cyclists will ride 2,000 miles from Bury to Gallipoli

Bury Times:

5:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS are taking part in a charity ride from Bury to Gallipoli — without leaving the borough.

Police hunt man who breached restraining order

Bury Times:

4:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

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

Public backlash as three week rubbish bin collections approved by Bury Council

Bury Times:

4:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BURY Council bosses are facing a fierce backlash over controversial plans to become the first authority in England to switch the collection of grey bins to every three weeks.

Bins backlash: Bury Council responds

Bury Times:

4:34pm Thursday 17th July 2014

COUNCIL bosses have spoken out in response to a public outcry following last week's announcement of the bin collection shake-up.

Asian jewellery robberies: Prestwich man charged

Bury Times:

1:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A man has been charged following an operation to target the violent theft of Asian jewellery.

Duo bring Coronation Street to life

Bury Times:

5:19pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DYNAMIC duo are bringing a soap set to life for thousands of Coronation Street fans.

Lab technician will take on 60-mile bike challenge

Bury Times:

5:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A LABORATORY technician from Bury whose father beat cancer has his sights set on a 60-mile bike ride to raise money for a related charity.

Bury Parish Junior Choir hold Commonwealth baton on trip to Wales

Bury Times:

4:59pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TRIP to Wales proved a real “high note” for members of the Bury Parish Junior Choir who got to grips with the Queen’s Baton which was en route to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

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