• Dispute over meal led to man’s attack on partner

    A MAN attacked his partner after a fall out about who cooked tea, Burnley Magistrates heard. Stephen Lawrence Heywood, aged43, of Market Street, Edenfield, struck Deborah Birkett in the face and left her injured after becoming aggressive and

  • Bury Amateur Billiards League

    ST Mary’s A will once again get their hands on the Bury Amateur Billiards League Championship trophy after just one year without it. With two full weeks left in the league programme the Saints have a 10-point lead over their B team and have the luxury

  • Bury and District Political Billiards League

    TOTTINGTON A made good use of their home advantage with a good win over Walmersley. The first two games were split between the two teams with Dave Nicholson recording a close victory over Steve Barcroft and Sid Bailey experiencing a rare home defeat at

  • Rossendale Badminton League

    N the quarter-finals of both team competitions, the handicappers have had a nightmare. In the Imperial Consultants Cup for First Division teams, Fearns A conceded a 100.5-point start against Rising Bridge A. Bridge scored double figures in each of the

  • Hitman alliance excites Quigg

    BOXING: Scott Quigg is confident of a glittering future after signing up with Ricky Hatton’s new promotions company. The Bury-born ace, who has a 100 per cent record from his 12 fights to date, has been snapped up by The Hitman and is confident his new

  • Badminton challenge

    STOCKPORT Metro Juniors are looking to play matches against other junior badminton clubs and groups. Anyone who organises a junior group or club and would like to play some home and away matches is invited to email

  • Reunion for ex-Sunday football colleagues

    A CALL has gone out to former players of the Swan and Cemetery and the Bury Supporters Club football team for a reunion later this month. The players concerned will have played for the Bury and District Sunday Football League team between 1977 and and

  • Radcliffe and District Darts and Dominoes League

    FIFTY-six pairs signed on for a tilt at the dominoes title, so the competition had to be spread over eight venues. At St Mary’s SC, P Brady and D Wroe beat P Gibson and D Hall in the first round, before eliminating fellow Royal Oak pair D and F Burrows

  • Bury and District Open Snooker League

    SNOOKER: Top performance of the week in the Bath Shoppe B Section came from Buchanans A who climbed off the foot of the table with a 7-1 win at home to Tottington C. There were convincing wins from M Hulme, 88-43, and Dean Alston, 87-48. The local derby

  • Bury 8 Didsbury Toc H 3, North Lancs League One

    BURY humbled opponents who beat league-leaders Furness by 26-points in their previous fixture. The visitors’ troubles started from the kick-off following their dubious decision to play with the strong wind at their backs in the first half. Toc H opened

  • Gigg chief celebrates year in charge

    Alan Knill is hoping to celebrate his first anniversary as Bury boss with a second manager of the month award. Despite the curse that famously follows receiving the prize, it would be a fitting recognition of the remarkable turnaround in the Shakers’

  • Bury boss Knill wants points not prizes

    ALAN Knill hopes lightning does not strike twice should he claim his second manager of the month award later today. The Shakers boss saw his side suffer five straight home defeats after claiming the prize in September. And now, hot favourite to take

  • Rams suffer a thrashing

    Ramsbottom United suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Unibond Division One North side Skelmersdale United in the Lancashire Trophy quarter-final on Tuesday night. Andy Sensale fired United level on 46 minutes after Towey had put Skelmersdale in front

  • Rebels on course for promotion

    KARL Marginson believes FC United have nothing to fear if they can achieve a fourth successive promotion. Two goals in a minute from Jerome Wright and Tommy Turner at Guiseley sent the Rebels into the Unibond Premier League play-off spots for the first

  • Northern Thunder 29 Team Bath 56, Cooperative Superleague

    NETBALL:Table-toppers Team Bath subjected Thunder to a 17-goal defeat in an impressive display in front of a packed Castle Leisure Centre in Bury. The result was never really in doubt, but that did not matter to the crowd who had plenty to shout about

  • Boro need to find a winning formula

    RADCLIFFE Borough visit Garforth Town on Saturday hoping for a change of fortune in their bid to climb the Unibond Division One North table. Director of football Gerry Luczka is tired of bemoaning his men’s ill-fortune after their 2-1 reverse at the

  • AVRO 1 Walshaw 3, Manchester League Premier Division

    WALSHAW moved up to second in the Manchester Premier League with a hard-earned victory in Oldham. With an unchanged side for the third game running, they were ahead within five minutes. Jordan Hulme turned his man inside out on the right flank. His

  • Luton 1 Bury 2, Coca-Cola League Two

    SHAKERS hitmen Andy Bishop and Andy Morrell both found the target as Bury came back from the dead to register an important victory in their push for promotion. Asa Hall had put the struggling Hatters into the lead, against the run of play in the 35th

  • Congestion charge vote cost council £170,000

    BURY Council has paid almost £170,000 to foot its share of the congestion charge bill. More than £2.2 million was spent on holding the public referendum in December and the cost has been split between the 10 Greater Manchester authorities according

  • Midwife, Sophia, delivered thousands of babies

    AN Unsworth woman who helped to deliver thousands of babies during 31 years as a midwife has died. Mrs Sophia Kealey died at Fairfield Hospital after a short illness. A funeral service was held at St Bernadette’s RC Church, Bury, last Friday

  • Former teacher dies during skiing holiday

    A FORMER Bury teacher has died suddenly during a skiing holiday. Roger Hamer, aged 62, of The Drive, suffered a heart attack in the Austrian Alpine resort of St Anton on January 25. He leaves his partner, Jill; four children, Christopher, Nicola, Oliver

  • Scoreboard destroyed by fire

    RAMSBOTTOM Cricket Club’s scoreboard is to be replaced after it was destroyed in a fire. The blaze at the ground in Acre Bottom broke out on the Saturday morning of January 24. Club officials said that the scoreboard would be replaced in time for the

  • Snow brings the opportunity for lessons of a different kind

    After the recent bad press about school closures due to the snow, we thought it might be nice to publicise a positive face of hardy Bury schools who never close when it snows. Headteacher of St Stephens CE Primary School in Bury, Julia Rowlands

  • Danny Boyle sets up Mumbai slums charity

    DANNY Boyle plans to plough “significant” profits back into the Mumbai slums that were the subject of his smash-hit film, Slumdog Millionaire. The Oscar-nominated film director, from Radcliffe, said people should not see his plans as a PR stunt. Slumdog

  • Olympic medallist's praise for Broad Oak

    AN Olympic cycling medallist has praised a Bury school for helping steer youngsters into the sport. Steven Burke has welcomed the decision made by Broad Oak - which has specialist sports status - to introduce cycling to its PE curriculum, saying it

  • Paint job adds up for accountants

    A TEAM of kind-hearted accountants left their desks to become champions of the community! Fifty staff from the Leeds and Manchester offices of KPMG teamed up with Bury Council to help decorate a community centre and to do chores outside. The employees