Michael Adebolajo fails to overcome first hurdle of Lee Rigby murder appeal

Bury Times:

4:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of two men who murdered Fusillier Lee Rigby has lost an appeal against his conviction and sentence.

90-year-old former firefighter shoots off hose as birthday treat

Bury Times:

12:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 90-YEAR-OLD former firefighter turned back the clock and donned a blue uniform and yellow jacket again — more than 50 years after he retired.

Fears over change to Fairfield Hospital bus route

Bury Times: Fairfield Hospital

12:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS say that a change to the route of a bus serving Fairfield Hospital meaning it will no longer serve the hospital grounds, will adversely affect elderly patients.

£1.4 million refurb of Fusilier Museum's top floor on course for October finish

Bury Times:

12:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A £1.4 million project to redevelop the top floor of the Fusilier Museum is on course for completion in October.

Bury firefighters bike across the country

Bury Times:

12:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THREE firefighters from Bury were part of a team who blazed a trail across the country on their bikes to raise money for two worthy causes.

Do you have a hidden private pumping station in your back garden?

Bury Times:

12:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A search for hidden pumping stations in Bury is being carried out.

Widower bikes from Manchester to Blackpool in Superman outfit in memory of wife

Bury Times:

12:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GRIEVING widower made a super-human effort to raise money in memory of his late wife.

Derby High pupils watch their own film at cinema

Bury Times: Bury Times news

12:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STARSTRUCK Derby High pupils attended a world premiere screening at Bury’s Vue Cinema — of their own film.

Three cars crash on M66

Bury Times:

9:59am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THREE cars were involved in a crash on the M66 motorway.

Notorious burglar steals £7,500 in cash, cigarettes and top-up cards after breaking in through newsagent's ceiling

Bury Times: Notorious burglar behind bars in Bury

5:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

A “DETERMINED” burglar described as one of Manchester most notorious criminals stole £7,500 in cash and stock by breaking into a newsagent's through the ceiling.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mental health unit patients' artwork on display

Bury Times:

4:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PATIENTS at a mental health unit at Fairfield Hospital in Bury have created a range of powerful artwork which chronicles their problems and experiences.

Don’t ban zero-hour contracts, insists MP

Bury Times: Bury North MP David Nuttall

4:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BANNING controversial zero-hour contracts would be counter-productive to employees and businesses, according to a Bury MP.

Diamond day for St Gabriel's High School

Bury Times:

4:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FORMER pupils recalled bygone memories and rekindled old friendships when St Gabriel’s RC High School staged a day of celebration to mark its diamond anniversary.

Nurse exposed as benefit cheat after Bury Council staff snoop on her Facebook profile

Bury Times:

1:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A REGISTERED nurse was exposed as a benefit cheat after Bury Council staff snooped on her home and Facebook account.




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