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BBC to Make Series on Life of Victoria Wood

by michaelpowell on 21 March, 2017

BBC One will air a six-part series, ‘Our Friend Victoria’, dedicated to Prestwich-born Victoria Wood. ‘ Shane Allen, controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning, said: “Victoria was unparalleled in what she achieved as a creator, writer, character actress, sketch and sitcom performer, director, singer, songwriter and stand-up – she did the lot with a unique humour and […]

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Bright Ideas Fund – Round 2 Applications Open

by michaelpowell on 20 March, 2017

Round 2 opens in April 2017 for the Bright Ideas Fund – a programme of support and grants of up to £20,000 is available to develop your community business idea. The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give your community group the support and tools to start setting up your community business. It will […]

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The Liberal Democrats have called for an “NHS Passport” to secure the rights of the 59,000 EU citizens working in the NHS, as figures have revealed a sharp rise in nurses from the EU quitting the health service. Over 2,700 EU nurses left the NHS in 2016, a 68% increase compared to two years ago. […]

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24/7 Online Mental Health Support for Young People

by michaelpowell on 19 March, 2017

If you are feeling down, anxious, stressed, confused, or simply need someone to talk to, you can access safe, anonymous support online 24/7 from Big White Wall. On Big White Wall, you can share experiences with people who feel the same as you and express yourself in words and images. There is also a library […]

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Walk-In Centre Closures “Paused”

by michaelpowell on 16 March, 2017

Councillors in Bury have been written to by Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) informing us that the closure process of the Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres is now “paused”. At present the closure proposal, which had been agreed by the CCG, has bene going through its formal consultation stage, but CCG has announced that […]

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“It’s time to scrap GMSF” says Mayoral Candidate

by michaelpowell on 14 March, 2017

JANE BROPHY, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, is calling for the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) to be scrapped. The GMSF process will only go ahead if all ten councils in Greater Manchester and the newly elected mayor vote in favour of it. If any one of the eleven deciding vote […]

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Prestwich Tops Poll in Youth Parliament Election

by michaelpowell on 14 March, 2017

Three young people from Prestwich have topped the poll in the elections for Bury’s reps to the national ‘Youth Parliament’. Students across Bury (aged 11-18), had ten candidates to choose from with 7,403 young people voting. Numair Khalid of Parrenthorn High School was elected as Bury’s Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) with 1,459 votes, and his two […]

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Council Tax Support Scheme Changes

by michaelpowell on 14 March, 2017

Advance warning of letters that will soon be received by 9,000 residents across Bury who will be seeing a reduced level of Council Tax support from 1 April 2017. As a result of constant financial pressures by local councils like Bury, the amount of reduced Council Tax that the Council can offer to people on low […]

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Invitation: Self-Care for All on 22 March

by michaelpowell on 14 March, 2017

Self-Care for All – 22 March, 10am – 5pm – Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall Seminars throughout the day include: 10.15 – 11.15 Mindfulness 11.30 – 12.30 Support to move into employment 13.15 – 14.15 Monitoring your own emotional health and well-being 14.30 – 15.30 Being the Parent of an anxious child For more information […]

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Two free workshops aimed at people who are thinking of switching energy providers are being held at local libraries later this month. The workshops ar for people who want to find out how to shop around to reduce your energy costs, and locate where you can go for help if you are struggling with your […]

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