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Lots To Do At Hollingworth Lake

January 17, 2013
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Lots To Do At Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake offers a wonderful opportunity for Heywood folk to enjoy the outdoors this winter. There’s something for everyone, with woodland treks, miniature garden making and bracing walks all on offer. All no more than 15 minutes from Heywood. This Saturday (19) visitors can join rangers for a nature walk before making their own work of art between 2 and 4pm. There’s more fun in February as the rangers celebrate Rochdale’s Community Woodland Month with a lesson on woodland management techniques on Saturday 2 at 1pm. A woodland based walk up to Lydgate Valley and Summit Quarry will follow on…

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Could You Save Plenty On Energy Bills?

January 17, 2013
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Could You Save Plenty On Energy Bills?

Rising energy bills affect everyone but Heywood people could slash up to £250 off their bill by joining Greater Manchester’s collective energy switching scheme. Heywood residents are being urged to register their interest in the bulk buy scheme which could mean massive reductions to the cost of heating homes. Find out how to get involved in the scheme - you can also call 0800 009 3363. A similar scheme, run by Rochdale and Oldham councils last November, attracted more than 8,000 residents with many saving hundreds on their annual bills. Councillor Terry Linden, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and Housing, said: “We were delighted…

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Thursday Night Is Curry Night At The Crown

January 16, 2013
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Thursday Night Is Curry Night At The Crown

Every Thursday is Curry night at The Crown on Bury Street. From 7pm to 10pm, a curry and a pint is just £5.75 (excluding Guinness and San Miguel There’s a choice of curries from mild to very hot (phall). Defo time for a visit for me!

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Dancing, Soul And Rock ‘N Roll At Heywood Civic Hall

January 16, 2013
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Dancing, Soul And Rock ‘N Roll At Heywood Civic Hall

There’s a host of events coming up at Heywood Civic Hall in the next few weeks. This Saturday – January 19 – there’s a Saturday Ballroom Special, in association with Vivas Dance Club and Gibbons Dance. It’s a blend of ballroom and sequence dances and dressing to impress is a must. Doors open at 7.30pm and close at 11.30pm. The bar is open until 11pm and cost of entry is £5 on the door. On Saturday 26 January, the ever-popular Motown Nite returns, playing the best of Motown, Atlantic, Stax and a whole host of soul and Northern Soul. Doors…

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Bury: Drugs Raids Prove Effective

January 16, 2013
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Bury: Drugs Raids Prove Effective

Five people are in custody and millions of pounds worth of drugs have been taken off the streets of Bury following police raids. During raids on Tuesday 15 January 2013, officers seized 30 kilos of heroin and 30 kilos of amphetamine. The haul has an estimated street value of between £12m and £20m. Officers have arrested five people, four men and one woman, on suspicion of supplying of class A drugs and they are currently being questioned. Superintendent Karan Lee, based at Bury, said: “This shows the people of Bury that we do not tolerate organised criminality here and, when…

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Kids Travel Free On East Lancashire Railway

January 16, 2013
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Kids Travel Free On East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is offering a ‘Kids Travel Free’ special to Heywood families who are looking for things to do early this year. The East Lancashire Railway – which starts at Heywood off Green Lane – is an all-weather attraction that offers enough to keep the whole family entertained, from free galleries and museums along the line, self-guided walks, historic buildings and beautiful parks and gardens. Combined with the Kids Go Free offer, valid from January until March, there is no better reason to come for a visit! Simply download the Kids Go Free voucher and present it at…

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Your Chance To Talk Live To Heywood Police

January 16, 2013
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Your Chance To Talk Live To Heywood Police

Heywood police will be online next month for a live Q & A session. You can ask them any question about policing in Heywood, so think up the questions and put them on the spot. It starts at 7pm on Tuesday 7 February. The link to the live chat is here.  

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Trevor Jones (Egger) Funeral Details Confirmed

January 16, 2013
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Trevor Jones’ funeral will take place tomorrow (Thursday 17 January). A service for the popular ‘Egger’ will be held at St James Church from 12pm, and then will go on to Rochdale Cemetery at 1pm. Egger was a popular member at Heywood CC and Heywood St James, as well as other sporting organisations in the town. One of the good guys.

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Pictures From Hooley Bridge Celtic v South Manchester

January 15, 2013
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Pictures From Hooley Bridge Celtic v South Manchester

As promised, here are the pictures from the weekend’s clash between Hooley Bridge Celtic and South Manchester. Hooley Bridge won the game after going a goal down at the end of the first half, thanks to strikes from Ellis Ridsdale, Marcus Smith and Matt Mott.

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Hooley Bridge Celtic Seconds Bounce Back, Stylishly

January 14, 2013
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Hooley Bridge Celtic Seconds Bounce Back, Stylishly

Hooley Bridge Celtic seconds bounced back to form with a 4-2 defeat of Trafford United at the Heywood Leisure Centre on Saturday. They were well beaten last week by Manchester Valiant, but were better for the extra focus and were too good for their opponents. Goals came from regular keeper John Ogden, presumably shoved up for a bit of bulk, John Harding and Mick and Paul Burke. It was a performance summed up in one word by stalwart Billy Hilton. “Pragmatic.” Ogden was forced into emergency service as a striker as Ste Keogh strained a muscle warming up and therefore…

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