Posts Tagged ‘ Heywood ’

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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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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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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The Bay Horse, Torrington Street

January 14, 2013
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The Bay Horse, Torrington Street

Rating: 3.5/ 5 (a full point taken off because it’s a Manchester United pub) Premium lager/ cost: Stella £3.25 The Bay Horse, Torrington Street, really is a superior pub by any standards. Decided to drop by as I’d forgotten the lager and cost; I’d also forgotten how nice it was. If the main room looks like a front room that is for once not a bad thing as it is like a front room of a showhouse. Immaculate, well-lit and with decent stuff on the TV. Oh, and quality, cheesy 80s tunes on the speakers. It’s a working class pub…

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John Grimshaw Wanted By Police

January 14, 2013
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John Grimshaw Wanted By Police

A man with links to Heywood is wanted for breaching a restraining order and criminal damage. John Grimshaw (born 2/6/89) was seen at an address on Adelaide Street in Heywood on 16 November 2012, an address the order prevented him from visiting. He has not been seen since. Grimshaw has links to Bury and Heywood. Anyone who sees him is advised not to approach him, but call police on 0161 856 8079 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Black Swan, Middleton Road

January 14, 2013
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Black Swan, Middleton Road

Rating: 2.5/5 Premium Lager: None (bottles and normal lager) The Black Swan on Middleton Road is a comfortable enough pub if you like that sort of thing, but it’s a little too open for me. It’s a pretty cheap pub for an area like Hopwood, and this attracts the sort of people you would expect. Not to say that’s bad, but upmarket it isn’t. This pub used to be a real ale mecca when it was a Thwaites pub, but now it sells bog-standard brands that are ok, but for me no reason to go out of my way to…

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