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Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row

A FORMER footballer has slammed his old club and rejected an invitation to guest star at today’s game between Burnley and Swansea City.

Leighton James, 64, who played 399 games for the Clarets in three spells at Turf Moor, was due to be the half-time guest at the Premier League

today 16:45
Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row

A FORMER footballer has slammed his old club and rejected an invitation to guest star at today’s game between Burnley and Swansea City.

Leighton James, 64, who played 399 games for the Clarets in three spells at Turf Moor, was due to be the half-time guest at the Premier League

today 16:45
Tribute to grandad ‘with a big heart’ Richard Mattinson who died in crash in Bolton Road West, Bury

The family of a Bury man who died in a collision have paid tribute to him.

Richard Mattinson died after he was seriously injured in a crash in Bolton Road West on Wednesday morning.

In a tribute to the 56-year-old, his family said: “He was a much loved father, son,

today 14:41
Man taken to hospital after three car crash closes M66 near Pilsworth

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a crash closed the motorway near Pilsworth last night.

A van and two cars collided between junction 2 and 3 of the M66 shortly before 10pm.

The northbound carriageway was closed as firefighters, police and ambulance crews attended the

today 11:35
Answers sought over complaints about crime in Blackrod

THERE have been more complaints about crime in Blackrod in the last six months than the last 20 years, according to one councillor.

Cllr Graham Farrington, who represents the South Ward on Blackrod Town Council, said residents had been approaching the authority about incidents

today 09:31
Answers sought over complaints about crime in Blackrod

THERE have been more complaints about crime in Blackrod in the last six months than the last 20 years, according to one councillor.

Cllr Graham Farrington, who represents the South Ward on Blackrod Town Council, said residents had been approaching the authority about incidents

today 09:31
Parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag

THE parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag.

Krystian Weber, from Monmouth Road, Blackburn, had been returning a BB gun to his school friend who had left it during a visit to his house.

But when

today 07:27
Parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag

THE parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag.

Krystian Weber, from Monmouth Road, Blackburn, had been returning a BB gun to his school friend who had left it during a visit to his house.

But when

today 07:27
Five men wearing balaclavas, with one brandishing a crow bar, targeted McColls in Newbrook Road, Over Hulton

ARMED robbers threatened staff at a convenience store before fleeing with cigarettes and cash.

Five men wearing balaclavas, with one brandishing a crow bar, targeted McColls in Newbrook Road, Over Hulton on Sunday at 8.15pm.

They threatened the staff behind the counter,

yesterday 10:35
Five men wearing balaclavas, with one brandishing a crow bar, targeted McColls in Newbrook Road, Over Hulton

ARMED robbers threatened staff at a convenience store before fleeing with cigarettes and cash.

Five men wearing balaclavas, with one brandishing a crow bar, targeted McColls in Newbrook Road, Over Hulton on Sunday at 8.15pm.

They threatened the staff behind the counter,

yesterday 10:35
Bury South representative Ivan Lewis said he is sorry if he got it wrong in some circumstances

LABOUR MP Ivan Lewis has responded after it emerged he is being investigated by his party.

The Bury South representative apologised if his previous conduct towards colleagues caused them discomfort but stressed he has always sought to behave with integrity.

The Labour

yesterday 09:33
Bury's 4 Most Wanted - November 16, 2017

EACH week police are appealing to readers of the Bury Times for help finding wanted suspects.

Dean Alexander Thomas Rothwell, aged 29, from Prestwich, wanted for affray. He has links to Bury and Prestwich.

Craig Kirwan, aged 32, from Whitefield, wanted on recall to

yesterday 07:29
Major delays following multiple vehicle crash on the M65

THE M65 has been partially closed following a multiple vehicle accident.

The incident has happened eastbound between the Guide and Blackburn North turn-offs at 5.50pm.

It is believed at least one person has been injured.

Up to seven vehicles are involved.

2017-11-15 21:53
Burglars jailed after high-speed police pursuit in Bury

TWO burglars who rammed a police car, threw a hammer out of the window and set off a fire extinguisher in a bid to evade officers have today been jailed.

Marcus Cameron, aged 27, of no fixed address but formerly of Tonge Moor, and Liam Harbour, aged 31, of no fixed address but

2017-11-15 19:49
Burglars jailed after high-speed police pursuit in Bury

TWO burglars who rammed a police car, threw a hammer out of the window and set off a fire extinguisher in a bid to evade officers have today been jailed.

Marcus Cameron, aged 27, of no fixed address but formerly of Tonge Moor, and Liam Harbour, aged 31, of no fixed address but

2017-11-15 19:49
Anthony Clark and Catherine Davies of Thornbank East, off Deane Road, Bolton accused of murdering baby and burying him in shallow

A COUPLE are standing trial for the murder of a baby who died before being buried in a shoe box in a shallow grave.

Parents, Anthony Clark, aged 35, and Catherine Davies, aged 25, are accused of allowing the baby to be dehydrated and starved to death.

The couple were

2017-11-15 16:43
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Missing teen Gaia Pope’s father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder

The father of a missing teenager fears her epilepsy may have played a part in her disappearance as searches to find her continue.

Richard Sutherland said his daughter Gaia Pope had been warned by doctors that she was at risk of sudden death from epilepsy.

The 19-year-old

today 16:45
Best seabird breeding season for Outer Hebrides island since 2000

The island of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides has had its best seabird breeding season since 2000, according to new figures.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) said 2017 has been a “bumper year” for razorbills and guillemots.

In fact, the population of guillemots

today 16:45
Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in ‘number of casualties’

A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft has resulted in a “number of casualties”.

Locator map – helicopter and aircraft involved in a mid-air collision near Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire pic.twitter.com/M9rQOoDOw1

— Joe Pickover

today 16:45
Wales’ young players urged to seize chance to impress against Georgia

Wales’ new kids on the block have been challenged to grasp their chance in Saturday’s Principality Stadium clash against Georgia.

Head coach Warren Gatland has made 14 changes from the side beaten by Australia last weekend, with four players handed first Test match starts and

today 16:45
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea must win every remaining Premier League game to beat Manchester City to the title.

On Saturday the Blues go to West Brom, where the title was secured in May in Conte’s first season as boss, with a deficit of nine points to Pep Guardiola’s City

today 16:45
Pep Guardiola challenges Manchester City to improve

Pep Guardiola is demanding yet more improvement from Manchester City as he prepares to return to the scene of one of last season’s low points.

City are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, with a goal difference of plus 31, after dropping just two points in their

today 16:45
Swansea boss Paul Clement insists he has 'no regrets' over selling Jack Cork to Burnley

SWANSEA boss Paul Clement has no regrets about selling Jack Cork despite the Burnley midfielder's rise onto the England stage.

Cork left Swansea last summer in a deal potentially worth £10million after spending two and a half years in south Wales.

Since then, Cork has

today 16:45
Robert Mugabe makes public appearance as pressure to quit builds

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare.

His appearance came as the military announced “significant progress” on talks for his

today 15:43
Latest news from Preston
today 16:45 Missing teen Gaia Pope’s father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder
today 16:45 Best seabird breeding season for Outer Hebrides island since 2000
today 16:45 Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in ‘number of casualties’
today 16:45 Wales’ young players urged to seize chance to impress against Georgia
today 16:45 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game
today 16:45 Pep Guardiola challenges Manchester City to improve
today 16:45 Swansea boss Paul Clement insists he has 'no regrets' over selling Jack Cork to Burnley
today 16:45 Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row
today 16:45 Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row
today 15:43 Robert Mugabe makes public appearance as pressure to quit builds
today 15:43 Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue
today 15:43 Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue
today 15:43 Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress
today 15:43 Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress
today 15:43 Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media
today 15:43 Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launches investment plans in Bury
today 15:43 Greater Manchester Police appeal to identify man after burglary in Greenmount, Bury
today 14:41 Let me eat cake, says hungry Duke of Cambridge at charity cook-off
today 14:41 Relocated bankers face pay cut in EU – but could enjoy better work-life balance
today 14:41 Voting closed in Scottish Labour leader contest
today 14:41 HS2 contractor Carillion sees shares hit historic lows on profits warning
today 14:41 EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’
today 14:41 EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’
today 14:41 Helicopter and aircraft in mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire
today 14:41 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba ready to return for Manchester United
today 14:41 Sean Dyche has no issue with New Zealand over Chris Wood as he seeks to lift Irish spirits as well
today 14:41 Tribute to grandad ‘with a big heart’ Richard Mattinson who died in crash in Bolton Road West, Bury
today 14:41 Tribute to grandad ‘with a big heart’ Richard Mattinson who died in crash in Bolton Road West, Bury
today 14:41 Tribute to grandad ‘with a big heart’ Richard Mattinson who died in crash in Bolton Road West, Bury
today 13:39 Senior Chinese envoy arrives in North Korea in bid to ease relations
today 13:39 Figures show significant pay increases for top academy leaders
today 13:39 First female Black Rod appointed in House of Lords after 650 years
today 13:39 England head coach Eddie Jones accuses Michael Cheika of lack of respect
today 13:39 Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry still focused despite Ashes win
today 13:39 ‘Little Leatherhead’ celebrate in style after reaching FA Cup second round
today 13:39 Jurgen Klopp ‘feeling good’ after returning to work at Liverpool
today 13:39 Joey Carbery backed to show Ireland the way forward
today 13:39 Swansea boss Paul Clement insists he has 'no regrets' over selling Jack Cork to Burnley
today 13:39 'When you get the chance you have to take it' - Sam Vokes ready to step up for Burnley against Swansea
today 13:39 The national Ask Angela scheme is being rolled out in Bolton's pubs and club
today 13:39 Police stepped up the battle against child sexual exploitation
today 12:37 Iraqi forces liberate last town held by Islamic State
today 12:37 Hollywood stars Sizemore and Tambor deny sexual misconduct claims
today 12:37 Explorer Benedict Allen airlifted after trek to find world’s most remote tribe
today 12:37 Taxi driver found guilty of murdering his two children
today 12:37 Australia retain Women’s Ashes with victory over England in opening T20 match
today 12:37 Premier League talking points
today 12:37 'When you get the chance you have to take it' - Sam Vokes ready to step up for Burnley against Swansea
today 12:37 Former Darwen reservoir reopens as ecological site after £2.4M investment
today 12:37 Former Darwen reservoir reopens as ecological site after £2.4M investment
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today 17:17 VW reveal £8.9 billion electric car plan for China - 40 new cars planned for release
today 17:17 Overwatch free weekend countdown: Start, end time for trial, as Moira joins PS4, Xbox One
today 17:17 Hold money back! Brexit bill strategy revealed to keep lid on £20bn offer
today 17:17 'A bit crackpot' Expert mocks claim 'Russian bots' swung democratic will of Brexit Britain
today 17:17 WATCH: New NASA footage shows 2017’s most ferocious Hurricanes sweep across the globe
today 17:17 Having a dog can help you live LONGER by slashing risk of premature death
today 17:17 JAILED: Crooked social worker who stole almost £38,000 from elderly men in her care
today 17:17 Big game hunting documentary SLAMMED by wildlife campaigners: 'NOT informative'
today 17:17 'We REJECTED EU' Nigel Farage blasts 'CRACKPOT' conspiracists for refusing Brexit
today 17:17 Queen Elizabeth has THIS many locations named after her - can you guess them all?
today 17:17 Waddesdon Manor crash: First photos of Buckinghamshire flight disaster
today 17:17 One of Britain's last gas-powered homes sells for £370,000 at auction
today 17:17 Smacking children for naughtiness 'makes them behave even MORE badly'
today 17:17 When did the Queen and Prince Philip get married? Britain celebrates wedding anniversary
today 17:17 France in Brexit BOAST: Paris claims to have snatched 4,000 jobs from London
today 17:17 Waddesdon Manor plane crash: Shock chart shows aircraft drop 1,000 ft in 45 seconds
today 17:17 Macron rival demands FRENCH referendum on EU as he blasts president’s federalism mistake
today 17:15 Royal troopers: Prince William and Prince Harry's Star Wars cameos confirmed
today 17:15 Argentinian military submarine ARA San Juan missing at sea for two days
today 17:11 Teenager, 16, stabbed in broad daylight at Westminster college
today 17:11 Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats
today 17:11 Customer found wire from scouring pad in chicken shawarma
today 17:07 SEAT release special Leon Cupra R
today 17:07 Manchester United boost as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba get set to return against Newcastle
today 17:07 Tesla Motors reveal the all-electric truck - and the roadster inside
today 17:07 Hearts set noon deadline on Saturday for final Tynecastle safety inspection to determine fate of Partick Thistle clash
today 17:07 Diamond celebrations for loving couple
today 17:07 People are baffled trying to tell which one of these women is the age-defying 40 year-old mum
today 17:07 People are baffled trying to tell which one of these women is the age-defying 40 year-old mum
today 16:59 Aliens could contact humans in just 24 YEARS after probe sent to Super Earth
today 16:59 Dominos 2.0: Sainsbury's to launch takeaway pizza service at THESE stores
today 16:59 Driver gets ticket because clocks went back – WHILE he was in car park
today 16:59 ‘They’ll be killing us soon’ Viewers' HORROR as robot does backflips BETTER than humans
today 16:59 Black Death plague could make shaving cut FATAL as antibiotics fail GLOBALLY, expert warns
today 16:59 Ex-Man United star gets ‘BORED with money, nightclubs and women’...and becomes PRIEST
today 16:59 Chilling last words of teacher stabbed to DEATH by pupil in classroom REVEALED
today 16:59 Is this the world's HOTTEST cosplay star? Model’s sexy snaps send comic fans WILD
today 16:59 'How dare you' Liverpool fan's fury at Hillsborough memorial 'promotion'
today 16:59 Enormous 20ft SEA MONSTER found for first time ever
today 16:59 BREAKING: Stabbing at Westminster college sparks evacuation
today 16:59 High as a cat: Woman shocked to find pets passed out in home after eating CANNABIS
today 16:59 Killer robot ARMS RACE: US, Britain and Russia 'on brink of AI war'
today 16:59 When is Black Friday 2017: Date, deals and latest offers
today 16:59 Moon landing FAKED? Video of astronaut's visor 'PROVES' NASA staged Apollo 17 mission
today 16:59 Teen bodybuilder tipped as future champ dies in HORROR crash with mum and coach
today 16:51 Two weeks to unlock Brexit, EU tells May
today 16:35 There Is A Desperate Need For People To Come Together
today 16:35 Campaigners Say Ministers Knew Diesel Was Damaging People's Health 'Decades Ago'
today 16:35 Aylesbury Mid-Air Collision: Emergency Services Rush To Scene After Helicopter And Aircraft Crash
today 16:25 Germany slams Dutch call for more ambitious EU climate goal