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The Victoria, in Walshaw, receives national recognition for 'responsible' business approach

A THRIVING Walshaw pub has received national recognition for its 'responsible' business approach. The Victoria, in Hall Street, was nominated as a responsible business champion by Bury North MP James Frith, for the 'transformative effect' its owners...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Funeral to celebrate life of talented footballer Michael Jones

A FUNERAL will be held for family and friends to celebrate the life of an “amazing” son, brother and friend. Talented footballer Michael Jones died aged 21 while on a ‘lads holiday’ in Benidorm. Michael, from Little Lever, is understood to have fallen...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Princess Academy event coming to East Lancashire Railway

CALLING all kings, queens, princesses, knights and members of the royal court - a royal adventure awaits aboard the East Lancashire Railway's ‘Princess Academy’. The theatrical event will take place on Thursday, August 2, and is aimed at girls and...

yesterday, 21:59 in Regional North West

Special event marks 110 years since Suffragette rally in Heaton Park

SUFFRAGETTE spirit returned to Heaton Park this afternoon – 110 years on from a huge rally attended by more than 50,000 people. On July 19, 1908, tens of thousands of female suffrage activists gathered in the park, where they were addressed by the...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

Bury set to benefit from £3.8 million for cycling and walking schemes

BURY is set to benefit from £3.8 million for two new cycling and walking schemes as part of Chris Boardman's ‘Beelines’ masterplan. The two projects were among the first to be unveiled as part of wider plans for 1,000 miles of 'Beeline' cycle routes...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West

Firefighters rescue seven-year-old boy from tree at Bolton Road Park, Radcliffe

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a seven-year-old boy after he got stuck up a tree. The youngster had been playing with friends in Bolton Road Park, Radcliffe, when he became trapped 10 metres above ground, at about 7.40pm. A crew from Whitefield Fire Station...

yesterday, 05:49 in Regional North West

Car lands on top of traffic light after collision in Bury

A CAR landed on top of a traffic light after colliding with another vehicle in Bury today. The incident happened at the junction of George Street and Rochdale Road at about 8.45am, when police say a red Ford van ran a red light before colliding with...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional North West

Radcliffe's industrial heritage saved as East Lancashire Paper Mill gates rehomed

A PART of Radcliffe's industrial heritage has been preserved now that the East Lancashire Paper Mill (ELPM) gates have been officially rehomed. During a special dedication on Saturday afternoon, the gates and pillars which previously formed the...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional North West

Bury North MP calls for councils to be given more powers to tackle pavement parking

BURY North MP James Frith has called for councils to be given more powers to tackle pavement parking. It comes after he visited a street scene set up in Parliament by the charity Guide Dogs to learn more about the challenges that people with sight...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional North West

Men arrested over burglary at Swan & Cemetery, Bury, released on bail

THREE men who were arrested following reports of a raid by masked men at a pub in Bury have been released on bail. Police are investigating a burglary at the Swan & Cemetery in Manchester Road in the early hours of Friday, July 13. Owners called...

Saturday, 11:43 in Regional North West

Community's chicken-friendly garden at Radcliffe Primary School

PLANS are in the making to create a new chicken-friendly garden at a Radcliffe primary school as part of a community-wide project. A brood of nine chicks, five girls and five boys, hatched at Radcliffe Primary School on May 15, generating a flurry of...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional North West

Putt your golf skills to the test at Mayor's charity tournament

PUTT your swing and golf skills to the test as kind-hearted golfers are invited to take part in the Mayor of Bury's annual charity golf tournament. Now in its 29th year the competition will be held at Harwood Golf Club on September 6 and will this...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional North West

Lavender Hills care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with Extreme Cake Makers surprise

A CARE home resident has celebrated her 100th birthday in true 1930s style thanks to some special stars of the small screen. Mary Bell, who lives at Lavender Hills in Ramsbottom, reached the milestone birthday last month and decided she wanted to be...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional North West

RSPCA appeals for information after Labrador found abandoned in "terrible state" in Prestwich

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a female chocolate Labrador was found abandoned in Prestwich. The Labrador, thought to be about eight-years-old, was found by members of the public in a terrible condition suffering from matted fur, a skin...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional North West

Former coach jailed for 'sickening and deplorable' abuse of aspiring Bury footballer

A FORMER football coach has been jailed for sexually abusing an aspiring Bury footballer. William Toner, aged 74, of Market Street, Whitworth, was given three years and two months in prison at Bolton Crown Court today (Friday, July 20) after pleading...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West

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