A BUS driver has been fined after admitting driving without care and attention on Bolton Road, Bury, on January 18. At Manchester Magistrates' Court Carl Dykes, aged 58, of Harper Fold Road, Radcliffe, was fined £350. The court heard how he was driving a single deck Volvo bus at the time.He was ordered to pay £120 in costs and charges and nine points were added to his driving licence.

A WOMAN who wrongly used a disabled person's blue badge has been fined £660 by Manchester magistrates. The case against Sandila Ishaq, of Harwood Drive, Bury, was proved in her absence and she was also ordered to pay £316 in costs and charges.

MAGISTRATES have banned a woman from the roads for 20 months after she was caught drink driving. Charlie Tomlinson, aged 31, of Birks Drive, Bury, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Focus on Manchester Road, Bury, on March 31, having drunk double the alcohol limit. She was also fined £300 and ordered to pay £115 in costs and charges.

A MAN who assaulted a woman and damaged her front door on March 27 has been sentenced to five weeks in prison. Manchester magistrates heard how Curtis Taylor, aged 26, of Seddon Avenue, Radcliffe, has a history of committing violent offences and, at the time of the latest assault, was subject to a community order.

In addition to the prison sentence, Taylor was ordered to pay £315 in costs and charges and a restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim or going to Dumers Lane, Bury.

A DOG owner has been ordered to keep his pet muzzled and on a lead in public after he admitted it was dangerously out of control in Bury Market on October 20 last year. Stephen Russell, aged 43, of Parkside Walk, Bury, appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court and was given a community sentence with an order to participate in 10 days of rehabilitation activities. He must also pay £185 in costs and charges.

MAGISTRATES have added four penalty points to a driver's licence and ordered him to pay £658.34 in compensation after he pleaded guilty to driving without care and attention. Alistair Critchley, aged 50, of Sandringham Drive, Bury, committed the offence while driving a Peugeot 207 on Pilsworth Road, Bury, on December 18.

A DRUG driver has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work by Manchester magistrates. Robert Anthony, aged 33, of Firwood Crescent, Radcliffe, admitted driving a Ford Focus on Irwell Street, Bury, on November 3 having taken cocaine and cannabis and having no insurance.

He was banned from holding a driving licence for 18 months and ordered to pay £170 in costs and charges.