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.

Ramsbottom school criticised because 'work is too easy'

Bury Times: Holcombe Brook Primary School. Picture from Google Maps.

5:07pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM school has been criticised in a report which says some brighter students find work “too easy”.

'Motor neurone disease won't stop me doing Great Manchester Run'

Bury Times: Vivienne Copeland will tackle the Great Manchester Run in a wheelchair

5:04pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A MOTHER from Holcombe Brook who suffers from motor neurone disease will compete in the Great Manchester Run — by being pushed in her wheelchair by her son and a friend.

Bury Council planning meeting

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

5:50pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

TEMPERS could flare when plans for a controversial care facility for people with learning difficulties, autism and physical disabilities are decided upon tonight.

Young Ramsbottom farmer is face of annual convention

Bury Times: Sarah Lees

12:13pm Friday 9th May 2014

A YOUNG farmer from Ramsbottom who has ambitions of becoming a barrister will be the face of a national convention this weekend.

Skips, paternity kits, funeral plans and Jehovah's Witnesses - sacked employee's bizarre vendetta against former boss

Bury Times: Julie Moran with some of the mail Daniel Noon had sent to her home

2:05pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A MAN who bombarded his former boss with offensive mail as part of a long-running vendetta has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Veteran's army treasures returned after family trace him on Facebook

Bury Times: World War Two veteran George with, from left, Mary walker who found the pictures and Marcel Booth. From left at the front are Lauren  and Kerrie Dilley, Karen Roscoe and Debbie Roscoe

2:38pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A WORLD War Two veteran has had old army items returned to him — after his family was traced through Facebook.

Vicar’s anger as two friends are refused entry to UK

Bury Times: Anu and Kath Jain

2:28pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A VICAR has accused the government of “immigration paranoia” after his charity worker friends were banned from visiting Britain.

Former Emmerdale star Lisa Riley urges people to do Race for Life

Bury Times: Lisa Riley, a finalist in the current season of Strictly Come Dancing

12:35pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Lisa Riley is urging people to take part in a Race for Life event to raise money and help beat cancer.

Ramsbottom firefighters win two top awards

Bury Times: Pictured are, far left, station manager Kev Brogden, second left, watch manager Kris Bailey, far right, Derek Williams, chief executive, WOW! Awards, and second right, borough manager, Pete Riley

12:19pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

OFFICERS at Ramsbottom fire station certainly have the “Wow” factor For the team has been presented with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s (GMFRS) first two WOW! Awards.

Gardeners’ ‘pagan’ festival for spring

12:15pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A GROUP of Ramsbottom fresh food enthusiasts will hold a special event to welcome in the spring on Sunday.

Cricket club saves future of Tottington's Big Day Out

Bury Times: NEW LOOK: Ammanford Cricket Club will look to promote local talent after relegation from the Premier League.

11:52am Tuesday 6th May 2014

A CRICKET club has stepped in to secure the future of a popular Tottington event after its future was in doubt.

Parents devastated to find out son has complex heart condition

Bury Times: Rebecca Chesworth, left, with her son Ethan, aged two, and Carren Bell who founded Lagan’s Foundation

4:15pm Friday 2nd May 2014

WHEN Tottington parents Rebecca Chesworth and Ryan Crook found out their son was born with a complex heart condition, they were understandably devastated.

Firefighters plan strike action this weekend

Bury Times: FBU members have taken strike action four times in recent months in protest at changes to pensions and their retirement age. Photo courtesy of Press Association.

4:06pm Friday 2nd May 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Bury are set to walk out this weekend in a long-running row over pensions.

Ramsbottom to remember those who died in Great War

Bury Times: WAR ANNIVERSARY: Village to remember events of First World War

5:25pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

DETAILS of how Ramsbottom will remember the town’s war dead have been revealed as the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One approaches.

Enthusiasts show off flowers at Tottington and District Horticultural Society's spring show

Bury Times: Husband and wife winners Michael  and Rosemary Saunders with Best Painting and first in all floral categories

5:31pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

ENTHUSIASTS were in full bloom when they showed off their exhibits at the Tottington and District Horticultural Society’s annual spring show.

Ramsbottom pub wins two top awards

Bury Times: From left, Eagle and Child assistant manager Rosie Hollis, Glen Duckett and head chef Eve Townson

1:57pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A RAMSBOTTOM pub has pulled in two awards for its food and its work within the community.

Bury cricket clubs give grounds a makeover ahead of new season

Bury Times: At Tottington St John’s cricket club, from left, Connie Makin, Grace Makin, and Sophie Royds

1:49pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

TWO of Bury’s cricket clubs were among dozens across the borough to give their grounds a makeover ready for the new season.

Volunteer's praise for school reading scheme

Bury Times: Volunteer Audrey Butterworth

1:21pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A VOLUNTEER who helps children with reading at Elton Primary School is encouraging more people to take part by giving it a glowing reference.

Mum wins giant Easter egg

Bury Times: Ian Rogers, recycling awareness officer at Bury Council, with Katherine Brooks and daughter Alice

1:18pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A LUCKY Bury mum with an appetite for recycling can now tuck into a mouthwatering Easter egg.

2,000 ducks take to the water for annual race

Bury Times: Members of Bury Kayak Club disperse the ducks as race-goers look on

1:15pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A TOWN went “quackers” for its annual duck race which raised £2,500 for local and national charities.

Couple win award for improving The Dungeon pub in Tottington

Bury Times: Terri and Andrew Eccles outside the The Dungeon in Tottington

2:55pm Monday 28th April 2014

A COUPLE who breathed new life into a pub have scooped the Best Turnaround gong at the Thwaites Awards for Excellence.

Drunk Tottington man kicked family dog and stole bottle of wine

Bury Times: Bolton Crown Court

11:36am Monday 28th April 2014

A DRUNKEN man stole a bottle of wine from his mother’s home and kicked the family pet dog during a row with his teenage sister, a court heard.

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.

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