Bury FC’s ’12th man’ groundsman on surviving the rain, boggy pitches and cancellations

“Absolutely horrific! Honestly it’s shocking. It’s doing my head in.” That is how Andy O’Sullivan, 49, head groundsman at Bury, described dealing with the unrelenting wet weather this season.  Constant rain is an permanent part of life in the North West but for O’Sullivan, rain causes an extra level of frustration. The lifelong Bury fan […]

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Bury’s teenage middle-distance runner secures third place in first full international athletics competition

Bury AC’s Anna Gisbourne represented England for the 800-metre race at the International Flanders Athletics Meeting (IFAM) indoor meeting in Gent, Belgium. The 16-year-old finished third in her heat against experienced competitors, the youngest of which was still almost eight-years her senior. Anna achieved a spectacular time of 2:09:23, which was the 19th fastest time […]

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Ramsbottom shop’s fury over u-turned pedestrianised zone

A Ramsbottom shop has expressed its fury as a pedestrianised zone is set to be reopened as a road. The Vineyard Wine Shop is located at the junction of Smithy Street and Square Street, an area which was transformed into a pedestrianised street during the pandemic. The temporary legislation is set to come to an […]

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Police issue appeal for information after Bury robbery

Greater Manchester Police are looking for information following a robbery that took place last month in Bury town centre. On Monday, February 6, police were called to reports of a knifepoint robbery that involved two teenage boys on Angouleme Way, near the carpark at Go Outdoors. No serious injuries were sustained, but clothing and electronic […]

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