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Remembering Srebrenica – Every Action Matters

Remembering Srebrenica – Every Action Matters

Council leaders are backing the Every Action Matters campaign today on this, the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica. Around 8,000 Bosnians, predominantly Muslim men and boys, were murdered on this date in 1995 in what was the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Every Action Matters encourages every person to…

Do you know this asbestos fly-tipper?

Do you know this asbestos fly-tipper?

Bury taxpayers are footing the bill to clear up asbestos fly-tipped by ‘white van’ drivers in Nangreaves. The load was dumped on the road just before Mount Pleasant village, and the council has now had to spend £600 on specialist contractors to remove it. An eye witness described the perpetrators as two men in black…

Scarecrows brighten up Tottington in weekend festivities

Scarecrows brighten up Tottington in weekend festivities

From Harry Potter and Minions to Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings, Tottington has seen dozens of entries into their Scarecrow Festival this weekend.  The three day event was organised by 12th Bury and Ramsbottom (1st Tottington St Annes) Scout group. In an interview earlier this week on Roch Valley Radio, Vikki Wheeler organiser of the…

BREAKING: Police Incident in Ramsbottom

BREAKING: Police Incident in Ramsbottom

Square street in Ramsbottom was this evening (Tuesday 30th) cordoned off with a heavy police presence.  It is not yet known what has happened. Square Street is in the centre of the popular market town just metres from the Theatre Royal. Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for comment. More to follow…

Roch Valley Radio Volunteer Annette Martens was strangled by former son-in-law, McDara Bardon, in a rage-fueled by nothing but selfishness. 

Roch Valley Radio Volunteer Annette Martens was strangled by former son-in-law, McDara Bardon, in a rage-fueled by nothing but selfishness. 

Roch Valley Radio Volunteer Annette Martens was strangled by former son-in-law, McDara Bardon, in a rage-fueled by nothing but selfishness.  Annette, 73, sadly lost her life 2 weeks later, although, prosecutors say this was unrelated to this vicious attack. Minshull Street Crown Court was told that the victim ended up passing out as a result…

BREAKING NEWS: FORBURY GARDENS ATTACK DECLARED TERRORIST INCIDENT

BREAKING NEWS: FORBURY GARDENS ATTACK DECLARED TERRORIST INCIDENT

Thames Valley Police have this morning (Sunday 21) confirmed that the stabbings that occurred yesterday in Forbury Gardens, Reading that killed three people and injured three others has now been classified as a terrorism.  In a statement released today they said: “Counter Terrorism Policing can now confirm that the stabbing incident that happened in Reading…

GMP’S RESPONSE TO ILLEGAL RAVES

GMP’S RESPONSE TO ILLEGAL RAVES

Following last weekends illegal raves across Great Manchester, GMP have today issued a stern statement. In the statement which was posted on social media they said: “Today you will see an increase in police patrols across Greater Manchester in an effort to prevent any further illegal raves this weekend”. They continued “These types of events…

ROCHDALE SCHOOLS GET EXTRA VIRUS PROTECTION

ROCHDALE SCHOOLS GET EXTRA VIRUS PROTECTION

TEACHERS on the chalk-face have received a donation of safety face shields. Three schools – Falinge Park, Spotland and Hamer primary schools took delivery of 100 visors from local Councillor Faisal Rana. Councillor Rana, who has also donated face shields to care homes, said: “With more and more children returning to school, teachers and school…

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