Arson arrest after woman found unconscious in home

Bury Times: The blaze house in Tottington Road, Bury, is cordoned off

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a woman was found unconscious in her smoke-filled home in Bury.

Car hits bus stop at ‘accident black spot’

Bury Times: The scene of the crash in Bury Street, Radcliffe

8:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

RESIDENTS are calling for safety measures at a notorious bend on a road in Radcliffe — after a car flipped onto its side and hit a bus stop.

Pollution turning River Irwell white

Bury Times: The River Irwell

4:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised after severe pollution caused sections of the River Irwell in Bury to turn white.

Map will unite Bury villages for walkers

Bury Times: Rambling routes to enjoy this Mother's Day

4:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN INNOVATIVE map that joins together villages in the north of Bury as an easy route for walkers is set to be launched.

Ramsbottom dentist launches his own app

Bury Times: Adam Nulty

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM dentist has launched his own app to provide information to parents about their children’s dental health.

Stonemasons piece together church puzzle

Bury Times: A bird’s eye view of the stones at St Andrew's Church in Ramsbottom

4:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PUZZLE on a grand scale is being solved at St Andrew’s Church in Ramsbottom.

Affetside villagers re-enact entry to Jerusalem

Bury Times: Some of the youngsters who took part

3:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AFFETSIDE villagers turned out in force to support the Palm Sunday portrayal of Jesus entering Jerusalem on the donkey.

UPDATED: Suspected medical emergency causes delays for tram commuters

Bury Times: The Twitter feed has gone live on Metrolink services

9:04am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRAMS in and out of Bury are delayed this morning due to a medical emergency on board a Metrolink service.

Gallipoli Oak story is re-told

Bury Times: OVER THE TOP Soldiers fighting in Gallipoli

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN historian from Ramsbottom will mark Gallipoli weekend by giving a commemorative talk at The Fusilier Museum.

E-cigarette firm sells for £30 million

Bury Times: An e-cigarette

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN American company has bought out a Radcliffe e-cigarette manufacturer in a deal worth almost £30 million.

Bury wasteland to become fire service training centre

Bury Times: The derelict site in Wellington Street is set for a ravamp

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DERELICT 10-acre site in Bury is poised to be transformed into a state-of-the-art firefighting training centre and community hub.

Tributes to popular food project supporter

Bury Times: South west Hertfordshire residents some of 'healthiest' in country

4:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman who was a staunch supporter of a community food growing project in Tottington.

'Bedroom tax' has been 'handled well in Bury'

Bury Times: 'Bedroom Tax': social housing tenants face uncertain future

4:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL changes to the benefit system have been handled well in Bury, according to a new report.

Volunteers could get council tax discount

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

4:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOVE to give volunteers discount on their council tax bills is being considered under an scheme supported by all three main political parties in Bury.

Bury Croquet Club holds annual open day

Bury Times: Members of the croquet club with Chairman Paul Kenworthy, front

4:37pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was “game on” for Bury Croquet Club which opened its lawns to the public for its annual open day.

Former soldier's trek in aid of those who helped him turn his life around

Bury Times: 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.

Your chance to take part in this year's Bury carnival

Bury Times: Carnival queens and a young guest at last year’s Bury Carnival

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BURY Lions have launched a renewed appeal for groups, organisations and businesses to support the town’s annual carnival.

Prestwich and Whitefield slimmers' catwalk show

Bury Times: 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.

More passengers use new Bury line Metrolink stops

Bury Times: At the Queens Road stop opening are Cllr Naeem ul Hassan, left, and Cllr Andrew Fender

4:29pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE people are travelling on Metrolink’s Bury line since two new stations opened.

Woman found unconscious in house fire

Bury Times: Woman found unconscious in house fire

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a woman found unciousness in a house fire in Bury yesterday evening.

Bury Council worker sacked for 'sick' Hillsborough tweet

Bury Times: Mark Lewis' Twitter profile picture

12:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURY council worker from Prestwich has been sacked after posting a vile message about the Hillsborough disaster.

Pictured: the toddler who sparked a police alert when he fell asleep with the rabbits in a garden centre

Bury Times: Deacon Scott

9:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy sparked a frantic search after he went missing in a garden centre.

GUILTY: Two men who robbed Pearson Ferrier estate agents

Bury Times: Bolton Crown Court

12:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO men have been found guilty of an armed robbery at an estate agents in Bury.

Bury law firm closed after 'dishonesty' allegation

Bury Times: Anne Bradley

5:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FLAGSHIP law firm in Bury town centre has been closed after its founder was accused of suspected dishonesty.

Doctors' surgeries to open longer after £2.8 million cash injection

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

5:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 200,000 patients in Bury will benefit from longer surgery hours as part of a £2.8m “tonic” for GPs.

10 domestic abuse cases every day in Bury

Bury Times: We support campaign to end domestic abuse

5:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE was an average of 10 incidents of domestic violence in Bury every day last year, a new report has revealed.

How to see a doctor if you are ill over Easter weekend

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

5:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Patients are being reminded of the range of health services available to them while GP practices in Bury are closed over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Horse box injury boy is out of coma

Bury Times: Oliver Hacking

5:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who had to have his leg amputated after a road collision in Bury has now come out of a coma.

'Outrage' if taxpayers' money helps Lee Rigby killer's appeal

Bury Times: APPEAL: Michael Adebolajo

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXPAYERS’ cash that could be spent on an appeal bid by one of Lee Rigby’s murderers would be better spent on the soldier’s memorial, says Bury North MP David Nuttall.

Iain Duncan Smith defends controversial welfare reforms in Summerseat visit

Bury Times: Iain Duncan Smith and Bury North MP David Nuttall at Willow Cottage with, from left, team leader Sue Smith and operations manager Gemma Fench

5:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL welfare reforms, including tougher checks for those claiming disability benefits, were defended by a government minister on a visit to a mental health service in Summerseat.

Fond farewell to popular GP

Bury Times: Fond farewell to popular GP

5:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURY GP has hung up her stethoscope for the final time.

Angry residents protest against plans to build care centre for disabled

Bury Times: Residents protesting outside Whittaker House in Radcliffe.

9:35am Thursday 17th April 2014

ANGRY residents are protesting against plans to build a care unit for people with disabilities because they fear it could also be used to house people with a criminal background.

Armed robbery suspect: 'You've got the wrong man'

Bury Times: Bolton Crown Court

5:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN alleged to have been the getaway driver in an armed robbery told a court: “You’ve got the wrong man”.

Missing toddler found safe and well - asleep in pet section at garden centre

Bury Times: Police at Bradley Fold Garden Centre, where the missing three-year-old boy sparked a major panic

11:38am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MISSING toddler sparked a frantic police search at a garden centre before being found fast asleep in the pet section.

Thief stole charity box from post office

Bury Times: Post office talks in Hawes

4:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A thief is being hunted after he walked into a Prestwich post office and stole a charity collection box.

Care home bosses told to make improvements

Bury Times: Nazareth House in Prestwich

4:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

INSPECTORS have urged bosses of a Prestwich care home to make improvements.

Piano teacher 'manhandled at fracking protest because of her white hair'

Bury Times: Anti-fracking protester Judy Paskell from Bury claims she was manhandled by a GMP police officer

4:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PIANO teacher from Prestwich claims she was manhandled by a policeman during an anti-fracking demonstration — because of her white hair.

Coronation Street star opens new Bury Hospice shop

Bury Times: Jodie Hamblet opens the Bury Hospice furniture store

4:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TV actress gave Bury Hospice a lift when she officially opened their new charity shop.

Prestwich and Whitefield Labour candidates announced

Bury Times: 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.

Sedgley Park Primary School gets 'good' Ofsted rating

Bury Times: Headteacher Patrick Reid celebrates with Sedgley Park Primary pupils

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Prestwich school is celebrating a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors, which upgraded its rating to “good”.

VIDEO: Four-foot snake found in back of hired van

Bury Times: The four-foot brown corn snake that was found in the back of a hired van

12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE BOSS of a furnishings firm got the shock of his life — when he found a 4ft-long snake in the back of his van.

Live comedy night raises £12,000 for Heathlands Village

Bury Times: Live comedy night raises £12,000 for Heathlands Village

4:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A group of fun-filled fundraisers “brought the house down” for a good cause.

Angry residents blast controversial sculpture centre plan again

Bury Times: Bury Library

2:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL move to install a sculpture centre at Bury Library has come under fire again.

Bury Council condemns 'illegal and immoral' blacklisting

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

2:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

“ILLEGAL, immoral and reprehensible” trade union blacklisting has been condemned by Bury Council’s ruling Labour group.

Thieves stole railway models from Whitefield shop

Bury Times: 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.

Ramsbottom adventurer ready to attempt Everest

Bury Times: Melanie with the brothers who will be accompanying her (from left), Mingma, Dawa and Tashi Sherpa

2:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I AM back in Nepal with my biggest challenge to-date — to climb and summit Mount Everest’s 29,0029ft.

Ramsbottom primary school bosses 'surprised and disappointed' by Ofsted report

Bury Times: Headteacher Damian Marsh

2:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Leaders of a Ramsbottom primary school say they are “surprised and disappointed” after it was judged as requiring improvement by Ofsted.

Residents' anger as Ramsbottom building site is left unfinished

Bury Times: The unfinished building in Dundee Lane

2:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS are calling for action after claiming a former “angelic” area of Ramsbottom has been left as a building site.

Fitness fanatics finish gruelling Cumbrian obstacle course

Bury Times: Team Deakin have a laugh following their efforts

1:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GANG of determined fitness fanatics put blood, sweat and tears into a punishing physical endurance challenge in honour of Bury Cancer Support Centre.

Brave youngster to have her leg lengthened

Bury Times: Four-year-old Molly Denney was given a boost by schoolfriends as she faces complex leg surgery. Molly, left, with twin sister Ellie, took part in a Disney Day at Christ Church Ainsworth Primary.

11:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BRAVE youngster who is set to undergo a painful procedure to lengthen her leg was given a Disney-themed boost by kind-hearted classmates.






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