• Survey reveals fears over drinking culture

    DRUNKEN behaviour is a worry for more than 70 per cent of people in Bury who were surveyed as part of the Big Drink Debate. And one-quarter of drinkers admitted they consumed alcohol to harmful proportions. Almost 550 locals took part in the questionnaire

  • Tale of success for training club dogs

    TAILS were wagging when the Bury and District German Shepherd Dog Club achieved a 100 per cent pass rate during recent examinations. Seven animals attached to the training club took part in the Good Citizen Dog Bronze and Silver Kennel Club Obedience

  • Getting a taste of wheelchair rugby

    SPORTS fans are invited to take part in a wheelchair tag rugby league taster session. The event, which is being held at Holy Cross College in Bury tomorrow, could ultimately lead to the town forming its own wheelchair rugby league team. The taster,

  • Bank let me down says card fraud victim

    A RADCLIFFE businesswoman claims she fell victim to a £750 credit card fraud despite being assured by her bank that there was nothing ‘dodgy’ about the transaction. Kelly Rushmore, who runs the Babyguds shop in Stand Lane, rang her bank because

  • Waste plan for former mill sites

    TWO unused mills in Ramsbottom could be turned into waste transfer sites if plans go ahead. Waterside Mill and Peel Bridge Mill in Kenyon Street are in the pipeline to become storage stations for rubbish. Waste management firm, AWR, have submitted the

  • Canadians to support Elbow

    AWARD-winning Bury indie band Elbow will be joined by up-and-coming rockers The Acorn on their 12-date March UK tour. Fresh from winning the 2008 Mercury Prize, Elbow will headline shows at venues such as Wembley Arena and Blackpool Empress Ballroom.

  • Death toll rises as goose is dumped in the street

    A DEAD goose has been found dumped in a bin bag in a road in Radcliffe. It is the sixth bird to be found dead under suspicious circumstances in the area in the past three weeks. The bird was discovered in Cross Lane last Thursday morning by a resident

  • New home to help brain injury patients

    A CARE home that provides support for people with brain injuries has opened in Tottington. The first resident moved into Agricola House on Monday, January, 19, and seven more are due to join following a successful open day. The eight-bed

  • Youth centre could close in cuts blow

    RADCLIFFE Y-Zone could close as part of a £4.1 million cuts package faced by Bury Council. The youth centre off Pilkington Way is one of five whose future is in doubt as the council admitted this week there was a proposal to take £300,000 from the youth

  • School snow closure

    A Radcliffe school fell foul of the Arctic weather conditions which gripped the borough early this week. Wesley Methodist Primary in Forth Road was forced to close on Monday, as was one other school in the borough. Council gritters were deployed continuously

  • School battle taken to Westminster

    CAMPAIGNERS battling to save Radcliffe’s Riverside High School are to take their fight to the Government. Bury South MP Ivan Lewis will lead a delegation of staff, parents and governors to London in a bid to persuade Schools Secretary Ed Balls to force

  • Fundraising pupils save two orphans

    CARING pupils at a Bury school have helped to save the lives of two children from an orphanage in Kenya. Money raised by children at Guardian Angels RC Primary School was used to pay for hospital treatment for two youngsters who were seriously

  • Cash shortage threatens children’s service

    A CHILDREN’S counselling charity could close if it does not secure enough funding. Counselling Direct, in Crompton Street, Bury, was set up in 2001 to provide free counselling for young people aged five to 25 and their parents. The charity survives

  • School teams are kitted out

    FOOTBALL enthusiasts at Tottington High School are sporting new gear after an award from a leading sports charity. The new Nike kit, worth £400, was awarded by the Football Foundation as part of a junior kit scheme, which provides new strips and equipment