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Gareth Pritchard's garden was also hit by the heavy rains

HORWICH FLOODING UPDATE: Residents face clean-up after deluge

LIVE: Prime Minister’s party conference speech

LIVE: Prime Minister’s party conference speech

DELAYS: A lane was closed off while the lorry’s container was removed

UPDATE: Long delays on A666 after car collides with lorry

TRIBUTE: Alan Henning

VIDEO: Alan Henning's daughter posts moving tribute to her late father

In the dock: 10 people who have appeared in Bolton courts this week

In the dock: 10 people who have appeared in Bolton courts this week

Paul Dixon

Bolton's 4 Most Wanted - October 6, 2015

TRIAL: The letter from Bolton Wanderers

Football letter mystery solved after son of Wanderers' player sees appeal

The Bridge Inn in Horwich (picture: Google Maps)

Bridge Inn Remembrance Day brawl: Court told ex-landlord was court martialled during army days

SPEAKERS: The Rt Revd Chris Edmondson, Bishop of Bolton; Cllr Carole Swarbrick, the Mayor of Bolton; headmaster Philip Britton; Karen Edwards OBE, Chief Executive of Bolton Lads and Girls Club; and Phil Gartside, Chairman of Bolton Wanderers Football Club

Whites chief Phil Gartside and civic dignitaries discuss future of Bolton

HERO: Joseph Sherburne, who has been awarded the Legion d'honneur

D-Day hero, 91, receives top French honour: 'We owe our freedom to your dedication — because you were ready to risk your life'

MEMORIES: From left, Saraan Khan and Haleemah Bobat, both aged 10, with Bernard Nolan, aged 91

'There were no carpets in my day' — ex-pupil returns to old primary school 80 years later

Sue Holt, Physics teacher at Bolton School,has written book in which students can study from.Pictured with pupil, Amy Kadodwala 17...Images by Steve Holt, Bolton News, Friday September 25 2015.. (39801242)

Pupils queue up to get physics text book signed by their own teacher — who co-wrote the book

POET: Louise Fazackerley

Bolton celebrates National Poetry Day with a host of local stars

ARRIVAL: Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha head into the conference

Tory leader hails Cameron's party speech as "one of the best ever"

The Fall

The Fall's Mark E Smith talks television, politics and new technology



Wanderers' in-form teenager Alex Samizadeh playing for the Under-18s against Coventry today. Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

Samizadeh scores again but young Whites lose to Coventry

Bolton Harriers' six-stage team, from left, Tom Lancashire, Tony Valentine, Jonny Kay, Karl Darcy, Declan Toomey and Martin Reid

Tom Lancashire shines in impressive Bolton United Harriers national relay performance

READY TO GO: Burnden runners before the start of the Congleton Half Marathon. From left: Tony Foster, George Butler, Paul Duke, Alec Cottrill, Sally Cottrill, Trevor Fishwick, Martin Twining, Julie Newton, Paul Christie, Paula Pilling, Sarah Sutcliffe, Ju

Burnden Road Runners: Kinloch shoots up national age group rankings with Congleton victory

BIG ASSET: Gary Madine, pictured celebrating his goal at QPR, has impressed former Wanderers defender Simon Charlton

Charlton: Wanderers need to fill Clough void and aid Madine

Chris Cockton says Bolton will look no further than the next game despite being boosted by their main rivals losing on Saturday

Bolton RUFC's title boost as rivals St Benedicts slip-up

Westhoughton Lions

Westhoughton Lions to make one final push for play-offs

GOOD POINT: No one would have argued if Radamel Falcao had been awarded a penalty, says Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: Mourinho and Lennon outbursts show managers need time to cool off

Bolton Badminton League

Bolton Badminton League: Deane B and Westhoughton C on the up after victories

Neil Lennon is facing an FA misconduct charge

Neil Lennon hit with FA misconduct charge

Tom Walker says the advice of the senior players at Wanderers is a huge help. Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

Youngster Walker is learning from the older heads at Wanderers

Bolton v Sedgeley Park U17's rugby match held at Bolton RUFC, Avenue Street...Photo: Adam Hakkin... (40704223)

BOLTON RUFC: Patel ensures Under-17s win is a stroll in the (Sedgley) Park

SCORER: Old Bolts substitute Lee Worswick

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Rushton inspires Old Bolts to victory

WARREN BARLOW'S COLUMN: Lots to celebrate as another season starts

WARREN BARLOW'S COLUMN: Lots to celebrate as another season starts

DELIGHT: Don Whiley with his medal

GB's Whiley lands a medal in Chicago

National Sport

England confirm there was a training ground row between Danny Cipriani, pictured, and Mike Catt

England confirm training ground incident between Mike Catt and Danny Cipriani

Paul Farbrace knows England face a tough task in the United Arab Emirates

Paul Farbrace says final warm-up will make England Test team clear

South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon refused to say whether he promised to vote for England's World Cup bid.

FIFA candidate Chung Mong-joon tight-lipped over England bid vote promise

George Ford should not have been dropped by England, according to his brother Joe

England would not have gone out if George Ford had started, claims brother


Live News

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  • 3:11pm

    HORWICH FLOODING UPDATE: Residents are facing a big clean-up after last night's deluge. Read more here

  • 1:08pm

    More trouble on the roads, this time the M60 anti-clockwise. Traffic moving slowly for those heading from Bolton towards Manchester thanks to a broken down vehicle that has shut one lane near junction 13.

  • 1:00pm

    Click here for full details on the St Peter's Way delays after a lorry shed its load.

  • 12:58pm

    Horrific story here - a tenant whose flat became infested by maggots from a neighbour's dead body has accused landlords of ignoring her pleas to move.

  • 12:35pm

    That accident on the A666 has now been cleared.

  • 11:53am

    Accident on the A666 southbound: There has been an incident involving a lorry and a car on St Peter's Way.

    Even more congestion there now, to add to the traffic problems being caused by the ongoing roadworks.

  • 11:37am

    Our politics reporter Liam Thorp is in Manchester for David Cameron's speech to the Conservative Party conference. Follow his live updates here or follow @LiamThorpBN on Twitter.

  • 11:06am

    Problems on the rail lines this morning due to flooding. According to Northern Rail, there is a problem around Buckshaw Parkway station on the Manchester to Preston line.

    That means some services are being diverted so they no longer call at Bolton, Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod and Adlington.

  • 10:59am

    A 35-year mystery surrounding a letter inviting a young man to have trials for Bolton Wanderers has been solved. Click here for the full story.

  • 10:01am

    In the dock: We list 10 people who have appeared in Bolton courts this week. Click here for more

  • 10:00am

    Do you know these men? We list Bolton's four most wanted. Click here for more

  • 9:59am

    A D-Day hero from Westhoughton has received France's highest military honour. Read more here.

  • 8:46am

    Traffic problems on the M60 clockwise this morning. A three-car crash near junction 12 is causing long delays, with the motorway down to one lane. 

  • 7:54am

    More here on that Horwich flooding. One firefighter called it the worst he has ever seen.

  • 7:31am

    Starting our calls around the local fire stations and hearing reports of some serious flooding in Horwich. More on that shortly.

  • 7:17am

    The Met Office have put a weather warning in place across the region this morning, with more heavy rain expected today and a risk of flooding in some areas. However, that rain should be gone by later afternoon.

  • 7:14am

    Traffic news: Very slow traffic on the A666 St Peter's Way already this morning because of the ongoing roadworks.

    The usual congestion on the M61 southbound is starting to build up as well, but we have no major incidents to report as yet.

  • 7:09am

    Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday. Today's front page brings you details of a CCTV appeal to find a man police want to speak to in connection with the shocking rape of a vulnerable man. Click here.

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