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Five shops sold knives to 13-year-old girls

by timpickstone on 20 May, 2019

Five retailers in Bury were caught breaking the law during a trading standards and licensing operation over the Easter school holidays. Two under-age volunteers visited a total of 50 shops, pubs and gambling premises across the borough to see if they could buy a variety of age restricted products – including knives, alcohol, cigarettes, e–cigarette […]

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Seedling and Plant Swap

by timpickstone on 20 May, 2019

Village Greens (Prestwich Longfield Centre) are hosting a seedling and plant swap on Sunday 2 June 2019 11am-2pm. They say” “Germinated too many seedlings? Bring them here and share them! Fancy trying something new? Come and see if you can pick up a new plant to grow! You don’t need to bring a plant to […]

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Unveiling of Victoria Wood statue in Bury starts town’s weekend of celebrations of performer and writer’s life and work Life-size bronze statue of the Prestwich-born comedian, writer and actor to be unveiled in Bury’s Library Gardens on Friday (May 17) Fans invited to come along and see the statue for the first time, and help […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

by timpickstone on 14 May, 2019

This week, 13-19 May 2019, is the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week. They say: “Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. So for one week each May, we campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. 13-19 May 2019: Body image […]

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Prestwich Roadworks May 2019

by timpickstone on 30 April, 2019

Thankfully not too many roadworks to report this month – though those that there are affect busy roads – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in March  are:– Bury New Road in Sedgley Park – 2 way traffic lights continue until 7 May 2019.– Bury Old Road, just […]

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Author and poet visits at local libraries

by timpickstone on 30 April, 2019

Three writers are coming to local libraries as part of the annual Read Regional celebration of new books from the north of England. The first event is at Radcliffe Library on Friday 10 May, when Anna Woodford will host an Exploring Poetry workshop at 2pm, followed by a chance to meet poet Clare Shaw. Author […]

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X-PERT Patient Programme Type 2 Diabetes

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2019

Information from Pennine Care NHS Trust about the X-PERT patient programme for patients who live in Bury or the Rochdale and have type 2 diabetes? The aim is to improve your understanding of the condition, how it affects your body and how to make the best decisions to stay healthy and avoid life threatening complications. […]

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​Sign up to new Adult Learning Courses

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2019

Bury Adult Learning Service will be offering a wide range of courses during the summer that are open to all adults over the age of 19. Information from Bury Council: “Whether you are interested in computer skills, confidence building, childcare, developing your job skills, art, cake decoration, languages, sewing, making gifts with stained glass, soft […]

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Local businesses asked to keep the Village Blooming

by prestwichfocus on 16 April, 2019

Bury Council is looking for local businesses to sponsor hanging baskets in Prestwich village to bring a splash of colour and play a big part in brightening up the town.   Last year the hanging baskets along Prestwich Village high street were funded by the Prestwich High Street Regeneration Scheme. This year the Council want to work […]

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Two-day reading extravaganza at The Rock

by prestwichfocus on 15 April, 2019

THE Rock shopping centre is hosting a two-day reading event this Easter. The free event will feature children’s favourite The Gruffalo, as well as a host of pirate-themed, Treasure Island fun. There will also be character appearances, a read and relax area and a creation station where children can make book marks and treasure maps. […]

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