Musician opens shop to sell the 150 guitars that were driving his wife mad

Bury Times:

3:52pm Monday 29th September 2014

BUSINESSMAN Pat Duggan is tuning up for success - by finding a space for some of the 150 or so guitars that have been crowding the loft and shed of his home in Rochdale Old Road.

Care home owner stole thousands from 'vulnerable' residents

Bury Times:

4:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE OWNER of a care home in Tottington stole thousands of pounds from the bank accounts of “vulnerable” residents, a court heard.

Dance group Soul II Soul close Ramsbottom Festival

Bury Times: Jazzie B from Soul II Soul

10:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

DANCE act Soul II Soul got Ramsbottom Festival moving as they brought the weekend to a close with a crowd pleasing set.

Jimi Goodwin shines at Ramsbottom Festival as British Sea Power fall flat

Bury Times:

11:34am Sunday 21st September 2014

HUNDREDS took to the hills for a second hit of ale and music at Ramsbottom Festival.

PICTURES: Black Pudding Throwing Championships held in Ramsbottom

Bury Times:

5:16pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE age-old rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire was rekindled in Ramsbottom yesterday for the official World Black Pudding Throwing Championships.

Four would-be pop stars vying for your girl band vote

Bury Times:

6:07pm Friday 12th September 2014

FOUR would-be pop stars from Bury are urging the public to help them earn the chance of a lifetime.

Ramsbottom women conquer Eggheads

Bury Times:

5:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

A TEAM of women conquered one of TV’s most fearsome quiz shows — and pledged to donate all of their £9,000 winnings to charity.

Ramsbottom Horticultural Society's summer show

Bury Times:

11:46am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RAMSBOTTOM Horticultural Society enjoyed the sweet smell of success when it staged its summer show at the town’s cricket club.

Family open new micro-brewery in Ramsbottom

Bury Times:

11:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FAMILY is hoping to tap into the burgeoning independent beer market after opening a micro-brewery in Ramsbottom.

Controversial digestion plant developers lodge appeal against refusal

Bury Times: proposal Peel Holdings want to develop Fletcher Bank Quarry into anaerobic digestion (AD) centre

2:01pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DEVELOPERS behind controversial plans to build an anaerobic digestion site in Ramsbottom have lodged an appeal against a decision to refuse their application.

Gig of a lifetime for Ramsbottom 14-year-old

Bury Times:

4:44pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A YOUNG musician from Ramsbottom has been chosen from hundreds of entries to perform at the opening ceremony of a school games tournament.

Wife's tribute to RAF veteran killed in motorbike crash

Bury Times:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE widow of an RAF veteran killed in a motorbike crash has paid tribute to him as “a marvellous man who brought everything to life.”

UPDATED: Tributes to 'highly regarded' RAF veteran killed in motorbike crash

Bury Times:

10:33am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE family of a "highly regarded" RAF veteran have paid tribute after he was killed in a motorbike crash.

Stable-mates lend a hand at riding centre

Bury Times:

5:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

STABLE-mates came together when a team of volunteers decided to “lend a hand” at the Margaret Haes Riding Centre in Holcombe.

Fun for all the family at this year's Ramsbottom Festival

Bury Times: Sinead O'Connor charms Ramsbottom Festival - despite the downpours

6:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

THERE will be fun for all the family at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival — as organisers unveil a new programme of arts and crafts in time for next month’s event.

Stolen Thai statue found on golf course putting green

Bury Times:

3:24pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MISSING "spice girl" statute has been found — on the putting green at a golf course.

Crash on M66 after ladders fall off back of van

Bury Times: Councillor calls for urgent repairs on Wirral motorway sliproad

9:46am Friday 15th August 2014

A CRASH involving three cars caused long tailbacks on the M66 this morning after ladders fell off the back of a van.

Thai statue stolen from Ramsbottom restaurant

Bury Times:

6:53pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WITH its beautifully carved praying hands and intricately decorated gown, Ramsbottom’s very own spice girl has been welcoming diners to a popular restaurant for more than a decade.

New 'retro' pub to open in Tottington

Bury Times:

6:50pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NEW community cask ale pub is hoping to bring a slice of retro to Tottington.

JAILED: Robber who threatened to stab chemist workers during raid in Greenmount

Bury Times:

10:36am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A ROBBER has been jailed after he went into a chemist's shop with a knife and metal bar and threatened to stab staff if they didn't hand over morphine.

Jail for ASBO lout who urinated in baby-changing room

Bury Times:

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

A LOUT has been jailed after urinating in a baby-changing room in front of a woman.

Elbow star Guy Garvey tells of band's beginnings in Tottington

Bury Times:

2:52pm Thursday 7th August 2014

ELBOW singer Guy Garvey has spoken of the group’s beginnings at a church hall in Tottington when their drum kit was held together with “bits of chemistry set”.

Mystery donor gives poorly 7-year-old almost £2,000 for new walking frame

Bury Times:

2:49pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A KIND-hearted benefactor has turned a poorly seven-year-old’s life around – by donating the £1,913 he needs for a new walking frame.

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.

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.

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.

Dead fish found in river Irwell after diesel spill from Tesco petrol station

Bury Times:

4:41pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

DOZENS of dead fish have been found on the River Irwell after a diesel spill from a supermarket petrol station.

Table tribute to young Tottington man who took his own life after 40 job rejections

Bury Times:

4:59pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

DOZENS of people turned out to pay tribute to a young Tottington man by leaving heartfelt messages on a table dedicated to his memory.

Walkers raise £650 for Grace's Place hospice

Bury Times:

4:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WALKERS of all ages hit the trail to raise £650 for Grace’s Place.

In pictures: Tottington's Big Day Out

Bury Times:

4:24pm Friday 11th July 2014

TOTTINGTON’S Big Day Out made itself at home for its first year in new surroundings — tempting about 3,500 people through the gates.

Ramsbottom man banned from shops after repeatedly hurling abuse at people

Bury Times:

4:22pm Friday 11th July 2014

A Ramsbottom resident has been given a three-year ASBO after he ignored repeated warnings about his abusive behaviour.

Angry residents protest over bus route changes

Bury Times: One of the new 'rosso' buses

4:06pm Friday 11th July 2014

ANGRY residents turned out in force to protest over planned changes to a bus service which would leave Affetside without a regular pick-up.

85-year-old woman dies almost a month after car crash

Bury Times: Pensioner injured in serious crash in Edgworth

2:32pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PENSIONER has died almost a month after a car crash in Edgworth.

Young cooks compete in Junior Masterchef competition

Bury Times:

6:03pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

YOUNG cooks from schools across Bury donned their aprons and hats in a bid to be crowned junior masterchef.

Woman collapsed unconscious after boyfriend grabbed her round the throat

Bury Times: Bolton Crown Court

4:30pm Friday 4th July 2014

A MAN who caused his girlfriend to lose consciousness by grabbing her round the throat has been given a community sentence.

Girls say: 'I will if you will'

Bury Times:

4:24pm Friday 4th July 2014

WOMEN and girls across Bury will be able to enjoy two new exercise classes as part of a multi-million pound pilot scheme to promote a healthier lifestyle.

85-year-old woman left with broken leg in car crash

Bury Times: Pensioner injured in serious crash in Edgworth

1:55pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A PENSIONER suffered a broken leg and broken wrists in a serious car crash in Edgworth on Sunday.

Final headline act for Ramsbottom Festival announced

Bury Times: Jazzie B from Soul II Soul

10:01am Tuesday 24th June 2014

DANCE band Soul II Soul have been announced as the final headline act for this year’s Ramsbottom Festival.

VIDEO: Ramsbottom recycling plant gutted in huge fire

Bury Times: The fire at Wheeldons recycling plant in Ramsbottom

9:57am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A RECYCLING plant in Ramsbottom has been totally “gutted” by a huge fire which firefighters tackled for almost an entire day.

School volunteer gets British Empire Medal for devoting 40 years of her life to school

Bury Times: Pamela Simpson with her letter

2:30pm Friday 20th June 2014

A HOLCOMBE Brook woman who has devoted the past 40 years of her life to a Bury school has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Paedophile tries to use juror's Facebook friends to clear his name

Bury Times: Woodingdean primary head reports his pupils to Facebook

6:04pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A TRIAL juror's Facebook "friendships" today triggered a sick paedophile's abortive attempt to clear his name.

Competition win for Ramsbottom scouts proved to be just capital

Bury Times: Members of Holcombe Brook Scouts Group

11:48am Thursday 12th June 2014

A GROUP of lucky scouts from Ramsbottom will travel to London to take up ‘grandstand’ seats to watch the famous ‘Trooping of the Colour’ ceremony.

"It was fantastic to see everybody" - Tottington D-Day soldier returns to Normandy beach for moving memorial service

Bury Times: Neville Foote, aged 94, arrived on Juno beach on June 6, 1944, at the age of 23.

10:30am Thursday 12th June 2014

A D-DAY veteran from Tottington returned to the beaches of Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of the landings.

Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin to play Ramsbottom Festival

Bury Times: Jimi Goodwin will headline the festival on Saturday

2:29pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

DOVES frontman Jimi Goodwin is among the latest additions to the line-up for this year’s Ramsbottom Festival.

Hawkshaw Gala organisers think big as event returns after short break

2:28pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

THE annual Hawkshaw Gala is back with rousing razzmatazz — and has been ‘supersized’ to mirror this year’s American theme.

Ramsbottom World War One exhibition to open on Sunday

2:27pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A FASCINATING exhibition, which chronicles how World War One disrupted the lives of Ramsbottom residents in unexpected and dramatic ways, opens in the town next month.

Driver's lucky escape after car bursts into flames

Bury Times: The car fire in Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom

5:12pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after fleeing his car after it burst into flames while stopped at traffic lights.

Visitors flock to try a taste of the 1940s

Bury Times: Visitors flock to try a taste of the 1940s

2:03pm Sunday 25th May 2014

HISTORY enthusiasts braved the rain to enjoy the 16th annual 1940s weekend in Ramsbottom.

Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin to play Ramsbottom Festival

Bury Times: Soaring: Jimi Goodwin

10:34am Thursday 22nd May 2014

DOVES frontman Jimi Goodwin is among the latest additions to the line-up for this year’s Ramsbottom Festival.




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