Bury

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4th May 2022 | By Louis Smith-Howes

All parties look to make gains in Bury council election as greater Manchester goes to the polls

Earlier this year, Christian Wakeford, the newly-elected then Tory MP for Bury South, defected to the Labour party amid the Partygate scandal, causing a large state...

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8th March 2022 | By Megan Barlow

Bury Man is jailed for grooming child over PlayStation network

A man from Tottington has been jailed for two years for grooming a boy over the PlayStation network. Ashley Roberts, 25, pretended to be a 13-year-old boy...

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4th November 2021 | By Megan Barlow

Bolton Council considers suspending free town centre parking

Councillors in Bolton say the current provision for free parking in the town centre is not economically sustainable. At a meeting to discuss the issue,...

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23rd October 2020 | By Victoria Thiele

Twitter community helps reunite 30 runaway cows with their owner after rescue by PC

PC Matthew Hilton was just beginning to relax as he drove home after a long day at work. Taking in the green views around Bury,...

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30th April 2020 | By Siddra Daud Asghar

Keir Starmer addresses community concerns via series of Zoom video calls

Chris McAndrew / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) Labour leader Keir Starmer addressed the issues affecting Bury residents today, in what he promises will be a series...

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21st October 2019 | By Anish Vij

Bury community remembers those killed in terror attacks across the world

School children have attended a tree planting ceremony to show their support for victims of terror. The tree had been decorated with messages of hope...

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7th May 2019 | By Matt Hartless

End of the Football League season: How have the Manchester teams done?

You may remember back in January, I did a review for how Greater Manchester’s football league teams were doing. Well, as of today all leagues,...

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30th December 2018 | By Matt Hartless

12 days of Manchester: Six is the number of towns that have a football league team

With 2019 just a whisper away and the football league season just over the mid-point we can say with reasonable cerainty how well or badly...

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29th June 2018 | By Danielle Kenneally

Retro fever keeps pinball wizards and video gamers returning to Bury’s Arcade Club

Europe’s largest free-play video and pinball arcade began life in Andy Palmer’s family-run Haslingden computer shop. The arcade, situated just outside of Bury, started off with just 30...

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27th April 2018 | By Georgia Landi

Guy Garvey Elbows out opposition to become professor of pop at Man Met

Guy Garvey, lead singer of the English rock band Elbow, is to join Manchester Metropolitan University as a visiting professor of songwriting.  Garvey will offer masterclasses in music...