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: Whittaker House in Radcliffe. Picture from Google Maps.

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.

Thorntons apologises after staff refuse to write name on three-year-old Rooney's Easter egg - because of 'copyright issues'

Bury Times: Wayne Rooney tweets Harry backing

4:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BURY chocolate shop has apologised after refusing to write the first name of a three-year-old boy  on an Easter egg for fear of breaching copyright laws - because he is named after Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

UPDATED: Man charged with attempted murder after Radcliffe stabbing

Bury Times: Police - zxc

11:50am Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a 34-year-old man was stabbed in Radcliffe.

New live music venue opens in Bury

Bury Times: Back, sound engineer Dean Corrie, left, and photographer Lee Giles and front, Carl Heyes, left, and sound engineer Carl Brewer

3:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW venue in Bury — located in a ventilation business premises — is hoping to bring a breath of fresh air to the music scene.

Man avoids jail after breaking loud music ban again

Bury Times: Bury Magistrates Court

3:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN who breached his anti-social behaviour order again has been spared jail.

Disruption warning as electricity cables replaced in Bury

Bury Times: Electricity supplier invests in people power

3:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

A £600,000 project is set to upgrade the electricity supply to 18,000 homes and businesses in Bury but could cause temporary disruption to residents.

Volunteers raise £110,000 in less than 10 years

Bury Times: From left, Maureen Tristram, Debbie Gregory, Trixie Munro, Keith Halliwell, Lynn Lloyd, Sonya Stewart, Mr Lloyd and Ian Blood

3:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

DEDICATED volunteers are celebrating after raising more than £110,000 in less than 10 years for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Kids swim the length of Great Wall of China

Bury Times: Front row: Sam Bird, Lucy Legg, Kate Bird, Lucy Cheong and Millie Ealing in front of supporters and, back row, Bury Grammar Girls head girl Caroline McKittrick

3:27pm Monday 14th April 2014

A STRENUOUS challenge saw kind-hearted youngsters paddle the equivalent length of the Great Wall of China — raising £1,850 for two causes close to their hearts.

Bury ballet dancer turns heads at Manchester Airport

Bury Times: Johanna Hadley strikes a pose on the airport travelator

3:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BALLET dancer from Bury struck a pose to become the face of a new campaign celebrating Manchester Airport’s support for the arts.

Puddle is so big it has ducks on it (they're not real though)

Bury Times: Pete Allen and some friends at the giant puddle

3:23pm Monday 14th April 2014

A HUGE puddle that has blighted a street in Ramsbottom is driving local businessman Pete Allen totally “quackers”.

Bury runner does London Marathon just months after road accident

Bury Times: Les Smalley training for the London Marathon

3:31pm Monday 14th April 2014

A RUNNER went through the pain barrier on Sunday to raise money for Bury Samaritans.

Visitors flock to biggest ever Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Bury Times: Visitors flock to biggest ever Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

8:32pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RAMSBOTTOM was “choc-a-block” with visitors for the town’s annual chocolate festival.

Investigation launched into cause of fire at Bury pub

Bury Times: House fire in Halliwell

8:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire at a Bury pub.

1 in 5 in Bury live in 'work poverty'

Bury Times: A report out today reveals that six million people in work are living in poverty

5:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE-FIFTH of the borough’s workers live in "work poverty", a new report has claimed.

New police chief in charge in north of Bury

Bury Times: Insp Jason Eddison

5:02pm Friday 11th April 2014

A NEW inspector - with 22 years of crime-fighting experience - has taken over policing the north of the borough.

Boutique staff's no makeup selfies

Bury Times: Caption to go into picture with white background

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BAREFACED staff at a curvy clothes shop went without make-up for a day to launch a charity campaign.

Crash driver fined after failing to stop at accident scene

Bury Times: Bury Magistrates Court

4:58pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MOTORIST has been fined £535 after failing to stop at the scene of a crash.

Popular Ramsbottom swimming teacher retires after 22 years

Bury Times: Pauline Stanbridge

4:55pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SWIMMING teacher who admits she got involved in the leisure pursuit by a stroke of luck has retired after 22 years at Ramsbottom Pool.

Women raise £15,000 by following Inca Trail

Bury Times: Sara Renwick, left, and Michelle Thornhill

4:54pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO women who took part in a “breathtaking” trek to the site of Machu Picchu and helped raise more than £15,000 for charity.

Kids celebrate Onesie Wednesday

Bury Times: Seven-year-old Lacey-Lou French and her sister Summer-May, aged five

4:51pm Friday 11th April 2014

FAMILIES shone the spotlight on autism by wearing their onesies to a charity party which organisers said went beyond their wildest dreams.

Hollins woman finds wedding ring that was lost for six years

Bury Times: The ring blended into the pavement outside Louise Daveron’s home

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A HOLLINS woman is celebrating after being reunited with her wedding ring she lost six years ago.

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