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Bury FC’s demise reminds us football isn’t just about football—it’s a whole culture

It's easy to be snobby about the national pastime. But in bringing together communities, the sport is every bit as important as traditional culture such as art, theatre and classical concerts

A Bury fan at the gates of Gigg Lane, Bury. C&N Sporting Risk is “unable to proceed” with the proposed takeover of Bury, the data analytics company has announced.

There is nothing like football to bring a community together—the highs, the lows, the local pride and the feeling of belonging and being part of something. When it unravels, as it has done at Bury FC, the fallout is devastating.

Floral tributes, a coffin, cards, flags, scarves, and handwritten notes have been placed at the gates of the…

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