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Literacy scheme encourages kids to become 'published authors'

Children at a primary school in Bury are being encouraged to become published authors. Pupils at Holcombe Brook can upload their work on a website known as Pobble which can then be ready by children and teachers across the country.

The idea behind it is to improve literacy as it encourages children to produce even better work. The scheme has been backed by high-profile authors including Michael Morpurgo and Anthony Horowitz.

Children have their work published Credit: Granada Reports

Henry Smith is the Co-Founder of Pobble.

Funeral held for former Bury director Neville Neville

The funeral of Neville Neville will be held in Bury today. The father of former Manchester United stars Gary and Phil Neville died in Sydney earlier this month. He'd flown there to support his daughter Tracey, who coaches the England netball team.

The former director of his hometown club Bury FC, collapsed and later died in hospital. Tracey paid tribute to her father on Granada Reports:


Quigg confident ahead of 6th title defence

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Bury boxer Scott Quigg will make his sixth defence of his WBA Super Bantamweight Title this Saturday against former IBF World Champion Kiko Martinez.

Carl Frampton beat Kiko Martinez twice Credit: PA

The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, his stablemate Anthony Crolla will also be heading the bill with his comeback title fight.

Quigg says he's expecting the aggressive Spaniard to be one of the toughest fights of his career.

He will also be under extra pressure knowing that his biggest rival Carl Frampton has already beaten Martinez twice:

Company sentenced after the death of Cameron Minshull

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A court has fined Huntley Mount Engineering £150,000 over the death of 16-year-old Cameron Minshull who died on an apprenticeship in 2013.

Lime People Training Solutions, who placed Cameron, were fined £75,000 for not ensuring his workplace was safe.

Zaffar Hussain, the sole owner of Huntley Mount Engineering, was responsible for Health and Safety at the site, he was jailed for 8 months.

Zaffar Hussain is also banned from being s director of a company for 10 years.

Akbar Hussain, who was supposed to supervise Cameron, failed to train or supervise him at all. He was sentenced to 4 months in prison, suspended.

Akbar Hussain was also fined £3,000 and ordered to do 200 hours community service.

16 year old Cameron Minshull died weeks into an apprenticeship at Huntley Mount Engineering in Bury in 2012.

At the time of the incident, his devastated mum Joanne Hill said her family had ‘lost a very precious part of our lives’.

More than 1,000 people attended a memorial vigil in Bury in tribute to the popular teenager.

Bury wonder kid scores at Barcelona's Nou Camp

Crobyn Murray from Bury is already being compared to David Beckham after curling a free-kick into the top corner at the Nou Camp. The youngster is only 7 years old.

The goal at the world famous stadium in Barcelona came whilst he was playing for his team Woodbank Juniors in a specially arranged tournament for British youth teams. It's just one of a number of performances which have turned the heads of many of the Premier League’s top clubs.

And the Whitefield youngster already has several long-term offers on the table as North West giants battle each other for his signature.


Police appeal to find man on prison recall

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Police are appealing for the public's help to find a man who is wanted on a recall to prison.

28-year-old Kyle Jones, aka Magbotiwan, has breached his release conditions.

He has links to the Bury, Prestwich and Manchester areas.

Anyone who is found to be giving Jones a place to hide could also face possible arrest and prosecution.

– Constable Lester Ellis

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Remembering the Gallipoli landings

It's a story of extraordinary bravery in terrible conditions. On the 25th of April 1915, soldiers from the UK, Australia and New Zealand landed at Gallipoli in Turkey in what proved to be one of the most disastrous campaigns of the First World War.

Among them were men of the Royal Lancashire Fusiliers. Their incredible bravery is being celebrated in the regiment's home town of Bury this weekend as part of commemorations of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli - Victoria Grimes tells their story:

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