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Paul Derrick is head of news on the Bury Free Press and has been on the title for more than a decade.

Overturned lorry on major road causes delays

19 August 2022
Overturned lorry on major road causes delays

Overturned lorry on major road causes delays

19 August 2022

Motorists are facing delays due to an overturned lorry in a town.


Planning variation approval could pave way for new retailer at empty store

17 August 2022
Planning variation approval could pave way for new retailer at empty store

Planning variation approval could pave way for new retailer at empty store

17 August 2022

Plans for a new high street retailer to take on the remaining floors of a town's empty flagship store could be a step closer.


Bury in Bloom volunteers honoured for judging effort

17 August 2022
Bury in Bloom volunteers honoured for judging effort

Bury in Bloom volunteers honoured for judging effort

17 August 2022

Judges in this year’s edition of the Bury in Bloom competition were honoured at a reception yesterday.


Police concerned for missing 16-year-old girl

16 August 2022
Police concerned for missing 16-year-old girl

Police concerned for missing 16-year-old girl

16 August 2022

Officers are appealing for help to find a missing teenage girl.


Bomb squad called after artillery shell unearthed from stream bed

16 August 2022
Bomb squad called after artillery shell unearthed from stream bed

Bomb squad called after artillery shell unearthed from stream bed

16 August 2022

A bomb squad was called after an artillery shell believed to have been used for wartime training was discovered.


Potential uses of former recycling centre revealed

16 August 2022
Potential uses of former recycling centre revealed

Potential uses of former recycling centre revealed

16 August 2022

A former recycling centre, hailed as a main gateway to a town, could be transformed as a council seeks expressions of commercial interest.


Fun weekend generates over £620 for hospital charity

16 August 2022
Fun weekend generates over £620 for hospital charity

Fun weekend generates over £620 for hospital charity

16 August 2022

A fun weekend at a rugby club involving games, a barbecue and a raffle has helped to raise over £600 for charity.


Garden centre reopens after suspected unexploded device discovered

16 August 2022
Garden centre reopens after suspected unexploded device discovered

Garden centre reopens after suspected unexploded device discovered

16 August 2022

A garden centre was closed after a suspected explosive device was found nearby.


Missing teenager found safe and well

15 August 2022
Missing teenager found safe and well

Missing teenager found safe and well

15 August 2022

A 17-year-old girl reported missing today has been found.


A fun day out for the whole family

15 August 2022
A fun day out for the whole family

A fun day out for the whole family

15 August 2022

The 'Fun Day' featured traditional fete entertainments and attractions.


Ambulance service attend medical incident at town shopping centre

15 August 2022
Ambulance service attend medical incident at town shopping centre

Ambulance service attend medical incident at town shopping centre

15 August 2022

A woman was taken to hospital after a medical incident at a shopping centre.


Delays on key route due to broken down lorry

15 August 2022
Delays on key route due to broken down lorry

Delays on key route due to broken down lorry

15 August 2022

Motorists may face delays due to a broken down lorry on the A14.


Woman in 70s dies after single vehicle crash

15 August 2022
Woman in 70s dies after single vehicle crash

Woman in 70s dies after single vehicle crash

15 August 2022

A woman has died after a crash at the weekend.


Huge fire service response from across three counties to forest blaze

12 August 2022
Huge fire service response from across three counties to forest blaze

Huge fire service response from across three counties to forest blaze

12 August 2022

Fourteen fire crews are battling a blaze at a Suffolk forest.


Six teenagers charged with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm

12 August 2022
Six teenagers charged with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm

Six teenagers charged with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm

12 August 2022

Police have charged six teenagers with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm following an incident.


Two people suffer serious injuries in three car crash

12 August 2022
Two people suffer serious injuries in three car crash

Two people suffer serious injuries in three car crash

12 August 2022

Two people suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on the A14.


Firefighters warn of busy few days ahead as heatwave continues

12 August 2022
Firefighters warn of busy few days ahead as heatwave continues

Firefighters warn of busy few days ahead as heatwave continues

12 August 2022

A team of firefighters has urged residents to be 'alert and safe' as they expect a busy few days with the continuing heatwave.


Major route reopens after serious multi-vehicle crash

12 August 2022
Major route reopens after serious multi-vehicle crash

Major route reopens after serious multi-vehicle crash

12 August 2022

A section of a key road which was shut for nearly 12 hours after a serious multi-vehicle crash has reopened.


Road shut as firefighters battle 15-acre stubble blaze

11 August 2022
Road shut as firefighters battle 15-acre stubble blaze

Road shut as firefighters battle 15-acre stubble blaze

11 August 2022

Firefighters battled a 15-acre field blaze in a village.


Free activities at leisure centre for residents in town council catchment

11 August 2022
Free activities at leisure centre for residents in town council catchment

Free activities at leisure centre for residents in town council catchment

11 August 2022

A scheme is being launched at a leisure centre to help during the cost of living crisis.