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Breaking news UPDATED: Man found unconscious with head injuries on M61 hard shoulder

The Bolton News:

7:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE have closed the M61 southbound after a man was found unconscious with head injuries on the hard shoulder.

Three Bolton Wanderers fans arrested for fighting at opening match at Watford

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

3:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE have swooped to arrest three Bolton Wanderers fans for their part in fights which broke out after the Whites opening match of the season at Watford.

Work set to start on £180,000 skate park

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SKATE park in Bolton town centre will close tomorrow so building work on a £180,000 replacement can begin.

Prayer service to be held for IS hostage Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

5:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHURCH service to pray for the safe release for aid worker and married father-of-two Alan Henning will be held on Thursday as the people of Bolton implore his captors to spare his life.

Brickwork course cancelled at Bolton College

The Bolton News:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BRICKWORK course at Bolton College was cancelled at the last minute — due to a lack of interest.

Worker who stole £40,000 from employer 'bought her partner a personal number plate'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MUM-OF-TWO who stole nearly £40,000 from her former employer faces jail if she does not begin to repay the money.

10 miles and 10 pubs ... fundraising is thirsty work!

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 10 mile walk will be thirsty work for a group of charity supporters.

Charity launches last-ditch attempt to keep its bank account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRUSTEES of the Bolton Islamic relief charity — which has been told its bank account will be closed by HSBC — have launched a last-ditch attempt to keep their account.

Pub regulars given super-sized ice bucket challenge by JCB

The Bolton News:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THIS was no ordinary ice-bucket challenge. The internet craze was taken to new heights in Great Lever when a JCB was filled with ice water and tipped over more than 20 people to raise money for Bolton Hospice.

Better together? Horwich calls for independence from Bolton in straw poll

The Bolton News:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POLL of Horwich residents shows the majority want independence from Bolton.

'Pupils should learn an instrument to help improve their maths and English'

The Bolton News:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE state of music education in England’s schools has come under fire from classical musician James Rhodes in the two- part television series Don’t Stop The Music, which bemoans the lack of resources invested in the subject.

Life savers! Group funds 30 defibrillators in schools and sports clubs across Bolton

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MORE than 30 schools and sports clubs now have defibrillators thanks to a heart group and a Bolton News campaign.

The only way is Bolton ... which celeb does this Little Lever teenager look like?

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WANNABE celeb Chris Bailey is hoping for his big break — as a Joey Essex lookalike.

Mum banned from keeping animals after five dogs 'left to starve'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MOTHER-OF-EIGHT has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after starving her five dogs until they were emaciated.

Tributes to FA Cup giantkiller Philip Marsden who helped Chorley to famous win over Wolves

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former footballer who lost his battle with lung cancer.

Close friend in daily contact with family of hostage Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

9:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CLOSE friend of captured aid worker Alan Henning says he is in daily contact with the hostage’s family.

British forces 'do not know where aid worker Alan Henning is being held hostage'

The Bolton News:

6:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

BRITISH forces do not know where aid worker Alan Henning is being held hostage, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

UPDATED: Tributes to motorcyclist who died in Farnworth crash

The Bolton News:

6:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died in a crash in Farnworth.

Celebrations all round at jazz night

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A REGULAR jazz night turned into a bonanza of celebration as music fans marked a number of milestones.

1,500 more high school places needed in Bolton by 2024

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE number of Bolton children will exceed the secondary school places available for them in just four years’ time, it has been revealed.

Jobs at risk at Bolton Phones 4u stores as firm goes into administration

The Bolton News:

10:54am Monday 15th September 2014

UP to 15 jobs in Bolton are under threat after Phones 4u went into administration.

Injured Navy man Joshua Heyes competes in Prince Harry's Invictus Games

The Bolton News:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

DREAMED up by royal soldier Prince Harry, the Invictus Games was a chance for wounded service men and women from all over the world to compete in London’s Olympic Park. Luke Baker spoke to Boltonian Joshua Heyes, who took part in the 1,500 metres.

UPDATED: Islamic State militants threaten to kill Bolton convoy aid worker

The Bolton News:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

MILITANT terrorists are threatening to kill an aid worker who travelled in a Bolton convoy to Syria.

David Cameron: 'We are ready to take whatever steps are necessary to deal with this threat'

The Bolton News:

9:05am Monday 15th September 2014

THREATS to kill an aid worker who travelled to Syria with a Bolton convoy have added fresh urgency to efforts to form an international coalition to mount an assault on Islamic State (IS) extremists.

United Utilities complaints are down - but customers are still angry over bills

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

WATER giant United Utilities says number of complaints it has received from customers has dropped by 65 per cent in the past three years.

A quarter of Greater Manchester's new organ donors are from Bolton

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

FRESH figures show a quarter of Greater Manc-hester’s new organ donors this year are from Bolton — with nearly 2,800 now Signed up To Save Lives.

From couch potato to Ironman competitor - Jaqui Theaker has shed three stone and ditched chocolate as she trains for the gruelling triathlon

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

WHEN thousands of people lined the streets of Bolton to watch this year’s Ironman, no doubt many were thinking — ‘I could never do that’. But one woman is out to prove that anyone can, despite never having attempted a triathlon of any level before and admitting she is petrified of the challenge.

UPDATED: Halliwell shop destroyed in huge blaze

The Bolton News:

9:22am Sunday 14th September 2014

A SHOP in Halliwell has been destroyed in a huge blaze.

'Alan Henning is an amazing guy - he is my best friend and I am praying for him'

The Bolton News:

8:23pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A BOLTON aid worker is praying for his best friend Alan Henning – who has been captured by militant terrorists in Syria.

UPDATED: Puppy saves family from suspected arson attack on home

The Bolton News:

1:50pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A PUPPY broke out of her cage and saved a young family from an arson attack.

£144,000 drugs haul 'found in Bolton house'

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A MAJOR drugs haul was uncovered by police who found a stash of cannabis in a taxi boot and cocaine worth £144,000 in a Bolton house, a court heard.

War of the Roses! Annual Black Pudding Throwing Championships held in Ramsbottom

The Bolton News:

5:21pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE age-old rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire was rekindled in Ramsbottom yesterday for the official World Black Pudding Throwing Championships.

Car catches fire in Great Lever crash

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

9:55am Sunday 14th September 2014

POLICE are investigating after a crash in Great Lever last night which saw one car catch fire.

VIDEO: Bolton chef appears on US TV show with American comedy star

The Bolton News:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A BOLTON chef has been cooking up a storm across the Atlantic — after showing off his skills on an American TV show.

Midwife retires after 43 years

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A RETIRING midwife who has welcomed thousands of babies into the world says her career almost took a turn in the opposite direction.

Football kids ran away screaming after pensioner came out with machete

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

TERRIFIED youngsters playing football ran away screaming as an angry pensioner ran out of his house holding a machete, a court heard.

UPDATED: Two women break arms and legs jumping from flat window after suspected arson attack

The Bolton News:

9:56am Saturday 13th September 2014

TWO women are thought to have broken their arms and legs when they jumped from a first-floor flat window after a party was interrupted by a suspected arson attack.

Teacher suspended over alleged comment about Muslim student's headscarf

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A TEACHER has been suspended after she allegedly made a comment about a Muslim student’s headscarf.

Police called to get football back from neighbour's garden

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A GRANDFATHER says “the world has gone mad” after police came to his house to retrieve a football kicked into his garden by his neighbours’ children.

Scottish flag flies over library as country decides future

The Bolton News:

11:47am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCOTTISH flag has been raised over Bolton Central Library as a sign of solidarity to the United Kingdom as Scotland decides on its future.

New arena for disabled riders to be built in Westhoughton from £25,000 grant

The Bolton News:

11:26am Saturday 13th September 2014

A NEW arena for disabled riders will be built at stables in Westhoughton after bosses were awarded a £25,000 grant.

In pictures: Kids dress up for Roald Dahl's birthday

The Bolton News:

11:23am Saturday 13th September 2014

YOUNG fans of children’s author Roald Dahl had a delightfully scrumdiddlyumptious day as they celebrated his birthday — and the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

World War One exhibition on display at Bolton town centre church

The Bolton News:

11:15am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SPECIAL exhibition honouring soldiers who fought in World War One is being showcased at a Bolton town centre church.

No music teaching crisis in Bolton, says chief

The Bolton News:

11:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

A TELEVISION programme about the state of musical education in Britain does not represent the picture in Bolton, the head of the town’s music services has said.

Grandmother does ice bucket challenge outside Tonge Moor Co-op

The Bolton News:

11:05am Saturday 13th September 2014

A GRANDMOTHER took on the ice bucket challenge in memory of her late husband who died of motor neurone disease last year.

Bolton pub's offer for redheads to celebrate Prince Harry's birthday

The Bolton News:

11:01am Saturday 13th September 2014

A PUB is offering a right royal reward to redheads in honour of Prince Harry’s 30th birthday.

Come dine with me! The Taste winner Debbie Halls-Evans opens intimate new pop-up restaurant

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE Taste winner Debbie Halls-Evans’ new pop-up restaurant opens for the first time in Horwich tonight.

'New town' approved - 1,700 homes will be built in Horwich

The Bolton News: Horwich Loco Works site could become 1700 house estate

8:25am Friday 12th September 2014

A NEW “town” will be built on the site of the former Horwich Loco Works — after planning chiefs gave proposals for a 1,700-home estate the green light.

Police crackdown on drivers in Deane and Daubhill

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A POLICE crackdown has seen more than 10 drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel or wearing no seatbelt.

Dangerous driver facing jail for badly injuring pedestrian in Deane police chase

The Bolton News:

10:09am Friday 12th September 2014

A DRIVER who was being pursued by police has admitted badly injuring a pedestrian by dangerous driving.

Bolton Sport

Bolton Wanderers close in on Crewe youngster Max Clayton and former Leeds keeper Paddy Kenny (link) 7:30am Tue 16 Sep 14

WANDERERS manager Dougie Freedman believes the signing of young Crewe striker Max Clayton is a real positive for…

ICE HOCKEY: Ice ace Paul looks to crack America (link) 3:20pm Tue 16 Sep 14

PAUL Swindlehurst has seized the chance to test himself against the best young ice hockey players in America as he…

SAILING: Alex Collins leads way for Bolton’s Super quintet (link) 12:30pm Tue 16 Sep 14

BOLTON Sailing Club members were prominent in the leading places at the annual Supernova Inland Championship.

MOTOR SPORT: Driving force Tom Bradshaw's super win double (link) 12:00pm Tue 16 Sep 14

TOM Bradshaw continued his outstanding form in the Porsche Club Championship with two more overall wins at Oulton…

MOTOR SPORT: Malachi crashes out after clinching first pole (link) 11:30am Tue 16 Sep 14

THERE were mixed fortunes for Horwich motorcyle racer Malachi Mitchell-Thomas in the latest round of the British…

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