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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:


Officers searching for missing woman find body in Bury

Officers searching for a missing woman from Ramsbottom found a body in the River Irwell in Bury at around 1pm this afternoon.

Although formal identification has not taken place, police say they believe the body to be that of the missing 58-year-old woman Valerie Weston.

Officers are supporting the family at this difficult time and our thoughts are with them.

– Inspector Andrew Carter of Lancashire Police


Huge factory fire in Bury

Factory fire Credit: @MarkDickson79

Around 40 firefighters have been tackling a huge fire at a factory in Bury overnight. Crews were called to Alston Street in Tottington at around 9 o'clock. Residents nearby have been told to keep windows closed.

Hearing into death of teenage apprentice at factory

Cameron Minshull was 16 when he died

A court hearing will begin today into the death of a teenage apprentice from Bury who died after becoming entangled in machinery at a factory. Cameron Minshull, 16, was just weeks into an engineering apprenticeship when the tragedy happened in January 2013. Greater Manchester Police said Huntley Mount Engineering Ltd have been summonsed for offences of corporate manslaughter and failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees. Two employees have also been summonsed for offences of manslaughter by gross negligence. Lime People Training Solutions Ltd, which places apprentices with employers, has been summonsed for failing to ensure the health and safety of a person other than an employee. The matter will be heard before Bury Magistrates’ Court.

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