• Tanks for the memories: war weekend is success

    HUNDREDS of people travelled back in time for a Wartime Weekend — for the second time this year. Enactors dressed up in vintage 1940s military and civilian attire to enjoy a host of attractions along the East Lancashire Railway (ELR). Visitors of all

  • Roberts shows flashes of Floyd

    WHITEFIELD super-bantamweight Rhys Roberts underlined his star-credentials with an impressive victory over the bigger and heavier Steve Gethin at the Manchester Velodrome. The manner of the 20-year-old’s skilful display of boxing has invited comparisons

  • Baker is on course for London 2012

    BURY College pupil Jamie Baker insists his London 2012 Olympic volleyball dream is well and truly on course after being invited back onto the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes initiative. Last year, the 18-year-old was one of just 250 youngsters across the UK

  • Quigg aiming to be English champion

    SCOTT Quigg has set his sights on the English title after his latest knockout display. The unbeaten Bury super-bantamweight made it win number 15 following his superb second-round victory over German Nico Schroeder. Quigg continues to impress and twice

  • Hero postman tells of his runaway delivery van drama

    A HERO postman who avoided a potentially fatal accident when his van’s brakes failed is still recovering, weeks after the incident. Mr Del Walton is still off work weeks after sustaining leg injuries when his delivery van rolled down a steep hill in


    POXTON Shane and Anne Poxton would like to announce the birth of their 1st Grandson JOSHUA DANIEL FIELDEN Congratulations to Dan, Leanne, Joe and Millie. Love Nana and Grandad. Congratulations From Uncle Buck and Auntie Yaz


    BRIAN ENTWISTLE 29.09.89 Always remembered by all family and friends.


    BRIAN OLIVE Passed away peacefully on the 22nd September 2009 aged 68 years. “God saw you getting weary, A cure was not to be, He put His arms around you, And whispered “come with me”. In memory of a dearly loved Dad from Darren, Debra and Katie. God


    VINNY COHEN Happy Memories Elton Fold WMC and also remembered always Dave and Sheila


    BARKER IRISOn 25th September 2009 in hospital and of Bury Iris aged 74 years. The dearly loved Wife of the late Edwin, much loved Mum of Colin, Lynne and David, devoted Grandma of Gary, Emma and Nick. Funeral service and committal to take place on Monday


    DENISE NEWELL Sadly missed but never forgotten, Always thoughts, Love you forever. All our Love Debbie, Wayne and family, Maria and family and Angela Wilky and family


    EILEEN BERRY Ron and Kim would like to thank all friends and family for their kind wishes and donations to Speakeasy.


    SCOTT MAKIN Always in our thoughts, God Bless you SCOTT. From Derek and family x x x

  • Jack Kinsey

    JACK KINSEY Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 26th September, aged 94 years supported and comforted by his immediate family. Dearly loved Husband of the late GLADYS and loving Father of Barry, Paul and Joyce, beloved Grandad to Alison, Jonathan and


    NORTHFOLD On 27 September 2009 very peacefully in her sleep at Walshaw Residential Home HILDA IRIS aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late ERNEST, dearly loved mum of Kathleen, dear grandma of Elizabeth, Sarah and David and great grandma of Joe and Daniel


    STEVE KELLY 4th October Happy Birthday darling.Twelve more lonely months without you. Love you always. Still your heartbroken wife Pat.X Happy Birthday Dad. Missing you. PaulX Happy Birthday Ste. Love Joan, Jayne, Julie and Jason.X Happy Birthday Grandad


    PETERS (Nee THOMPSON) JULIE ANN Aged 28 years, Passed away 15th September 2009. Beloved Wife of Ian, loving Mummy and also Daughter of Eric and Corinne. Treasured happy memories shared with Family and Friends. Now at Peace. Donations in JULIE'S memory


    Treasured Birthday Memories of DAVID HARDMAN 5th October 2009 You left precious memories, That will last forever, Simply the best. Happy Birthday DAVE From Brother Harry and Twin Sister Joyce


    ENID MARION ROBINSON (Formerly of Bury, Manchester and Dawlish, Devon) Bernard Sillifant (of Exeter) partner and friend of ENID would like to express his sincere thanks to everyone who gave their support, sent cards and messages of sympathy at this sad


    ROBERT ASHCROFT Peacefully at home on Sunday 27th September 2009, BOB aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Irene, loving uncle of Alison, Alex and Helen and a dear brother-in-law of Dorothy. All enquiries to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane,


    In Loving Memory of JOYCE DEWSBURY 30.09.05 Forever in our thoughts. Sister Marian, Don and families


    DEWHURST Good night and God Bless MO. Words are few, Feeling deep, Memories of you, I will always keep. Love Val and David


    HOLMES Peacefully on September 26th 2009 in Bank House Nursing Home, JOE aged 80. Loving Husband of Betty, much loved Dad of Christine and Stephen, Father-in-law to Caroline and big Stephen. Loved by all his family and missed by Grandchildren and Great


    BELINDA FINNEGAN Happy 50th Birthday. Love Mum, Keely, Kelsie and Kyle

  • Firefighters free trapped deer from gate

    A YOUNG deer had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped in a metal gate in Tottington. The animal was in playing fields near to Tottington High School when its legs became stuck in the railings. A couple who were walking their dog called

  • Horticultural show is a riot of colour

    LATE summer sunshine ensured Tottington and District Horticultural Society’s September show was a success, with entries up on last year. Craft works, homemade cakes and jams, and glorious blooms were on display at Greenmount Old School. Society secretary

  • Government could help school plans

    In response to Mr Lewis’ letter regarding the Radcliffe School sites. It is interesting that he refers to events of over two years ago which he has not followed up since — other than by personal abuse aimed at me on a recent demonstration. There

  • Words cover up plans for Tory cuts

    Once again, a member of the ruling Conservative administration seeks to overwhelm us with words rather than getting to the point. I must remind Cllr Dorothy Gunther that commitment is displayed in actions not words. Many homes in our borough have still

  • Nichola moves to join family law department

    SOLICITOR Nichola Ashworth has joined the expanding family law department at legal firm Butcher and Barlow’s Prestwich office in Bury New Road. The 31-year-old has a wide range of family law experience, including private and public childcare cases, divorce

  • Company shortlisted for award

    BURY-based Prestige Insurance Management is certainly living up to its name. For, a trading style of the company, has been shortlisted in the “insurance services” category for the national Landlord & Buy-to-Let awards being staged this

  • Residents are fed up with parked cars

    I write with regards to the letter in the Bury Times, September 24, from Mr David Louth, of Bury. The residents of Westgate Avenue, South Bank Road and Parliament Street, Bury, are in a similar situation. If you should be so unfortunate

  • Labour is to blame for public's fears

    The residents of Bury have not forgotten that the Prime Minister constantly claimed that he had put an end to “boom and bust” economics. That claim now rings very hollow — particularly with all those people who are now unemployed. The reality is that

  • Business partners set up funeral directors

    A new independent firm of funeral directors has been opened in Radcliffe. Timeless Funeral Services, in Dumers Lane, has been launched by business partners Richard Williams and Adrian Curran who have harnessed their experience within the industry. Mr

  • Get help with homework at the library

    PUPILS can get help with their homework at afterschool clubs across the borough. The services have been set up following a surge in requests from students. Staff members will be on hand to help pupils find the information they need to do their homework

  • Warrington 1 Radcliffe Boro 1, FA Cup second qualifying round

    The return of ex-Borough ace Jody Banim helped Radcliffe earn a replay in Saturday’s second qualifying round of the FA Cup. The new arrival showed flashes of the skills that have made him a legend among Boro fans and hopefully he will get back in the

  • Super Boro rake in cash bonanza

    TRY telling Gerry Luczka’s Radcliffe Borough that the FA Cup does not matter anymore. Cash-strapped Boro stand to earn as much as £9,000 from an FA Cup run which has taken them to the third qualifying round and a mouthwatering tie at Workington Town

  • Bury 2 Lincoln City 0

    BURY boss Alan Knill is hoping Danny Boyle can get to Gigg Lane more often this season after watching them kick-start their campaign. The Shakers’ celebrity fan was back home at the weekend and took advantage of a rare opportunity to catch up on his

  • Local Football round-up

    WALSHAW Sports enjoyed a thumping 5-0 win in the Manchester League Premier Division derby against an injury-ravaged Prestwich Heys at Sycamore Road. Their progressive 4-3-3 formation reaped dividends in the first half with goals from Craig Duerden, Russ

  • Knill is tipping Elliott to make it big

    BURY boss Alan Knill has backed Tom Elliott to get his career back on track after derailing the Railwaymen in sensational style on his full debut. The on-loan striker grabbed his first ever League goal and made another in Shakers’ 3-2 triumph at Crewe

  • Crewe 2 Bury 3, League Two

    CRISIS. What crisis? A third win in a row has banished memories of Bury’s wretched start to the season and revitalised their play-off push. Their latest success, courtesy of Stephen Dawson’s 86th-minute winner, continued the Shakers’ superb away form

  • Deegan strikes for FC

    A second-half strike from Ben Deegan was enough to see FC United through to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at North Ferriby on Saturday. The Rebels weathered an early storm to see off a spirited Ferriby performance with Deegan

  • Shakers back in business

    A DEFIANT Stephen Dawson has fired a warning to Bury’s title rivals: We’re back. The captain’s 86th-minute winner from the penalty spot sealed a superb 3-2 victory at Crewe on Tuesday night. After a poor start to the new season in which they lost their

  • Driver seriously injured when car overturned

    A MAN has undergone spinal surgery after he was injured when his car overturned on the M66 at Ramsbottom on Sunday afternoon. The 50-year-old driver, from North Yorkshire, who has not been named, was travelling northbound, near to junction one, at 12.50pm

  • Bus drivers plan more strike days

    FURTHER misery looms for passengers after First bus drivers confirmed they will go on strike for another four days. First has already been hit by four 24-hour walk-outs, and drivers are now continuing their action throughout this, with strikes scheduled

  • Awards for officers who tackled gunman

    A DETECTIVE has spoken about the terrifying moment a suspect held a gun to his head. Det Con Craig Wallace, of Bury CID, wrestled Adrian Taylor to the ground after he threatened him and colleague Det Sgt Chris Jameson when they called at his Bury home

  • Fusilier Museum is officially opened

    A STATE-of-the-art museum showcasing the borough’s proud military history has been officially unveiled by the Duke of Kent. The £4.3 million Fusilier Museum stands proudly in Moss Street adjoining the tourist information centre. It was

  • Bolton teacher jailed for having sex with girl, 13

    A TEACHER posed as a teenage girl on the internet to groom a 13-year-old girl for sex. Matthew Knott, aged 24, who was a science teacher at Elton High, Bury, was yesterday jailed for four years. Manchester Crown Court heard Knott contacted