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BREAKING: Fire at Asda in Astley Bridge

Breaking BREAKING VIDEO: Fire at Asda in Astley Bridge

CHEEKY: Vandals left a scrawled reply to the pupils' pleading poster

Pupils leave note asking yobs to stop breaking into school shed. Vandals reply and you won't believe what they wrote...

Chemical leak melts road in Atherton

Breaking UPDATE: Video: Homes evacuated in Atherton chemical leak

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Little Hulton shooting

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Little Hulton shooting

CHAOS: Traffic on Bury New Road queuing towards Bolton

UPDATE: M60 lorry crash and St Peter's Way work causes chaos on Bolton roads

JAILED: Andrew Gorman

Man banned from driving after being caught 'drunk and swerving' on MOBILITY SCOOTER

Freddy Kruger and a crocodile - the 10 most unusual funeral flower arrangements

Freddy Krueger and a crocodile - the 10 most unusual funeral flower arrangements

ODDS: The chance of matching all six balls will decrease from one in 14 million currently to one in 45 million.

New Lotto Rules: 5 things you need to know about today's controversial changes

Power cut affects thousands of Bolton homes

Power cut affects thousands of Bolton homes

BACKING: Andy Burnham has endorsed the Fair Deal Devo campaign

"It is time for the Chancellor to put his money where his mouth is" - Andy Burnham backs our Fair Deal Devo campaign

Bolton Crown Court

Bolton man not guilty of sexually assaulting schoolgirl — five years after being cleared of assaulting 5-year-old

CAST: Lofty the Lion and the giant are both set to the star in the panto

Director of Macron Stadium Jack and the Beanstalk panto in court over £30,000 tax scam

Antony McClarence

Dad with 'unusually large' cannabis plants must pay back £30,000

POETRY: Joe Fry aged five and Autumn Duxbury aged six.

Poetry Day fun

WINNING TEAM – Staff at Redman Casey, from left, David Redman, Janet Casey, Yvonne Moller, Janine Pennington, Kirsty Perry, Lucy Wilson and Daniel Boss in the car

Horwich estate agents shortlisted for two national awards


COMEBACK KING: David Wheater is raring to get back into action

Wheater ready to play his part for Wanderers after injury lay-off

DELIGHTED: Michael Tunstall and Marcus Scholes

Old Links juniors earn spot in history books by reaching finals

CELEBRATION: Bolton Indians team

Ambitious club continues to grow

Bolton Hockey Club

Bolton Hockey Club round-up: Ladies fight back three times to earn draw

COMMITTED: Darren Pratley insists Wanderers will get it right

Pratley: We'll get it right

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


National Sport

Jenson Button has had only two top-10 finishes this season

Jenson Button convinced McLaren will improve next season

Steven Finn still has a chance of figuring in the first Test against Pakistan

England's Steven Finn expects to be overlooked for first Test against Pakistan

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to MPs on the FA's backing for Michel Platini at a parliamentary hearing in two weeks' time.

Greg Dyke to give evidence at parliamentary hearing

Issa Hayatou is the acting president of FIFA

Issa Hayatou: A profile of FIFA's acting president

Live News

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  • 6:00pm

    A Large fire has broken out at Asda in Astley Bridge. Video and pictures here

  • 4:23pm

    Freddy Krueger and a replica of Emmerdale Farm feature in the top ten strangest funeral flower arrangements. More here

  • 4:22pm

    Click here to read today's front page story on a nursery being repeatedly targeted by yobs.

  • 3:03pm

    UPDATE: We're hearing that the Atherton kerosene leak is confined to a residential garden. More here

  • 2:54pm

    BREAKING: Atherton chemical leak melts residential street. More here

  • 2:00pm

    Camelot are making it harder to win the Lotto jackpot from today. Find out more here

  • 9:51am

    Man goes out for cigs on his pal's mobility scooter and is stopped for drink driving. More here

  • 9:03am

    The M60 anticlockwise was temporarily closed again to allow another recovery truck to the scene, but has now been reopened.

  • 8:43am

    A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Monday’s shooting in Little Hulton. Click here for details

  • 8:00am

    Police are urging motorists to use alternative routes if possible as the clean up of the M60 gets underway. More here

  • 7:42am

    Just had a ring around our local fire stations, which all had a quiet night last night.

  • 7:29am

    One lane has now reopened on the M60 anticlockwise after a major accident, although commuters are still being urged to avoid the motorway. More here

  • 7:27am

    Motorists are being warned to avoid the M60 anticlockwise this morning, as the motorway is closed and traffic backs up in Bolton onto the A666. More here

  • 7:18am

    Good morning! Motorists are being warned to avoid the M60 anticlockwise after the motorway was closed due to a major accident. More on that shortly.

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