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Little Lever UKIP councillor 'regrets' sexist joke on Facebook

The Bolton News:

8:51am Monday 28th July 2014

A councillor has said he “regrets” making sexist remarks on his Facebook page.

Brave customer pelted knife-wielding robber with water bottles

The Bolton News:

8:57am Monday 28th July 2014

A KNIFE-WIELDING masked robber was pelted with water bottles after he raided the same shop twice.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Bolton News: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Smithills School pupils help grandmother raise nearly £1,000

The Bolton News:

9:04am Monday 28th July 2014

A PENSIONER has raised nearly £1,000 for research into the condition which afflicts her grandson by working with a secondary school.

UPDATED: Little Hulton pensioners escape kitchen fire

The Bolton News: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

8:33am Monday 28th July 2014

TWO pensioners escaped after a fire started in the kitchen of a house in Little Hulton.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after crashing into tree in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

5:06pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after he lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree.

Five-year-old airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Deane

The Bolton News: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

2:35pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A FIVE year old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after she was knocked down in Deane.

Reservoir warning after youngsters spotted leaping off bridge

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS are being warned about the hidden dangers of jumping into rivers, canals and reservoirs in hot weather.

Rescue with a difference - two sheep saved from mud by firefighters and Bolton Mountain Rescue

The Bolton News:

11:31am Sunday 27th July 2014

IT WAS certainly a rescue with a difference when these sheep had to be saved after they got stuck in some mud.

Stu Francis and Happy Mondays gig postponed due to 'unforseen circumstances'

The Bolton News: Stu Francis

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A ONE-off charity gig starring former Crackerjack presenter Stu Francis and the Happy Mondays has been postponed.

Hall i'th' Wood inspires album

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A HAUNTED hall is the inspiration of a new album featuring Harwood musician John Maycraft and The Hollies’ Bernie Calvert.

UPDATED: Dog walker in coma after he is punched 'two or three times in the face' and left unconscious in street

The Bolton News:

11:57am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DOG walker who was found collapsed in the street was violently attacked in the early hours of Friday morning, police say.

Car mounts another car in freak Deane crash

The Bolton News:

2:12pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CAR ended up with one of its front wheels on top of another car after a freak crash in Deane.

Angry Breightmet residents blast council over bin collections after spotting maggots, flies and dead rats

The Bolton News:

10:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

ANGRY residents claim to have spotted dead rats, maggots and bluebottles in communal bins that have been full for more than three weeks.

Cars found after two women attacked by carjackers in Horwich

The Bolton News: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:45am Saturday 26th July 2014

TWO cars stolen from women in terrifying carjacking attacks in Horwich have been found.

Plumber turns detective to catch thief

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A PLUMBER turned detective to catch the thief who stole tools from his van — when he recognised the description of the burglar and identified him as a former school pal.

Strongman returns to Victoria Square

The Bolton News:

6:43pm Saturday 26th July 2014

STRONGMAN Bolton returned to Victoria Square this weekend, with hundreds of people gathering to watch the athletes lift eye-watering weights.

'Road improvements will make Blackrod safer'

The Bolton News: Coffee time

11:48am Saturday 26th July 2014

A RAFT of road improvements in Blackrod will improve the lives of residents, it has been claimed.

Volunteers transform Westhoughton railway station into one of most attractive in Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DERELICT railway station has been transformed into one of the most attractive in Bolton in just 18 months by a band of loyal volunteers.

Breightmet trees 'are making our lives a misery', claim residents

The Bolton News:

9:54am Saturday 26th July 2014

HUGE overhanging trees are making Breightmet residents' lives a misery, they say.

Police crackdown on female genital mutilation

The Bolton News: GCC is a step closer to stopping female genital mutilation in the county

9:51am Saturday 26th July 2014

POLICE have held a week-long operation to raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Man who can't swim or ride bike will attempt triathlon

The Bolton News:

9:25am Saturday 26th July 2014

A FORMER Bolton News journalist inspired by Ironman has signed up for his first triathlon.

Thousands of pounds in grants available from The Bolton News' parent company

The Bolton News:

9:22am Saturday 26th July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds are up for grabs to community groups thanks to a charitable trust set up by The Bolton News’ parent company.

Pupils learn 'devastating' consequences of drink-driving

The Bolton News:

9:19am Saturday 26th July 2014

YOUNG people took part in some of the most important “lessons” of their life at Rivington and Blackrod High School.

Zip wire challenge pays for new minibus

The Bolton News:

9:08am Saturday 26th July 2014

WHEN charity fundraiser Kath Richardson took part in a personal challenge of a lifetime, she knew fighting her fears would help people less fortunate than herself.

Beer festival raises £500 for Bolton Hospice

The Bolton News:

9:01am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Bolton branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) helped Bolton Hospice raise £500 as their chosen beer festival charity at this year’s event.

11 guns handed in to police

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

BOLTON’S gun amnesty has seen 11 firearms handed in to police.

Wingates Band gets its own blue plaque

The Bolton News:

11:52am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE members of the world famous Wingates Brass Band are used to blowing their own trumpet.

In pictures: Sports activities in Victoria Square

The Bolton News:

12:36pm Saturday 26th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people played games as part of a sporting drive to get encourage people to get active during the summer.

Woman will bike 600 miles for 50th birthday bucket list

The Bolton News: Coffee time

11:34am Saturday 26th July 2014

A WOMAN will cycle more than 600 miles in her mission to complete her 50th birthday bucket list.

Children pick up litter in Big Bolton Tidy Up campaign

The Bolton News:

11:31am Saturday 26th July 2014

CHILDREN got stuck into a community clean-up for a Big Bolton Tidy Up campaign.

Children's Bible fun in Astley Bridge

The Bolton News:

9:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS kicked off their summer holiday at a Bible-based fun week in Astley Bridge.

UPDATED: Man fighting for life after he is found in street with serious head injury

The Bolton News:

7:48am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after being found collapsed in the street with a serious head injury.

Special school blighted by 'drug-using yobs who vandalise, urinate and climb on building'

The Bolton News: Birtenshaw Hall in Darwen Road, Bromley Cross

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A SCHOOL for disabled youngsters is being tormented by a gang of youths who vandalise the building, climb on the roof, urinate in the grounds and leave behind condoms and evidence of drug use.

Reveller left with brain haemorrhage after attack in Bolton town centre bar

The Bolton News:

5:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A REVELLER suffered a brain haemorrhage after being attacked in a town centre bar.

UPDATED: Delays and cancellations due to broken-down train near Bolton

The Bolton News:

8:51am Friday 25th July 2014

RAIL passengers are facing delays after a train broke down between Bolton and Salford Crescent.

VIDEO: David Haye delivers weather forecast for dogs plus top 10 tips for keeping your mutt safe during the heatwave

The Bolton News:

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Murderer jailed for life for killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

The Bolton News:

4:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

A VIOLENT and controlling boyfriend has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison for murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Popular Bolton strongman event returns to Victoria Square this weekend

The Bolton News:

3:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people will flock to Bolton town centre this weekend to watch one of the country’s biggest strongman - and strongwoman - events.

Jealous former partner threw bottles at best mate after catching him kissing his ex

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

3:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN who punched, kicked and threw bottles at his best friend after he saw him kissing his ex-girlfriend has been jailed.

Last Tango in Halifax filming at Turton Tower

The Bolton News:

3:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BOLTON landmark was turned into a television set when stars including Sir Derek Jacobi and Sarah Lancashire rolled into town.

Holiday stroke man back home with family

The Bolton News: John Fillingham

2:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE family of a Leigh man who had a stroke while on holiday say they are thrilled he has returned home to the UK.

Death-dodging teacher entering snooker event at Transplant Games

The Bolton News:

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A TEACHER who has dodged death will be hoping to be right on cue when the Transplant Games comes to Bolton.

Knife-wielding robber stole teenage girl's bike

The Bolton News: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

12:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO teenage girls were threatened at knifepoint by a robber who stole one of their bikes.

'Breightmet UCAN Centre transformed my life after battle with post-natal depression'

The Bolton News:

12:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

KELLYANN Kay is the poster girl for Bolton’s UCAN centres — after going from battling post-natal depression to running her own knitting group while passing her exams.

'Take tougher action on Israel over bombing of Gaza', says Bolton MP

The Bolton News: Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 22

11:37am Friday 25th July 2014

A BOLTON MP has called on the government to take tougher action on Israel for its bombing campaign in Gaza.

Check out this Farnworth gardener's award-winning display at the Tatton Flower Show

The Bolton News:

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

A FARNWORTH gardener chosen to represent the NSPCC at this week’s Tatton Flower Show has been awarded a prestigious award for his creation.

St Bede's Academy dancers on stage at O2 Arena

The Bolton News:

11:30am Friday 25th July 2014

MOST performers can only dream of taking to the stage at the O2 in London.

In pictures: Gala to celebrate 100 years of fun in Egerton Park

The Bolton News:

11:20am Friday 25th July 2014

EGERTON residents threw a sun-soaked bash to celebrate 100 years of enjoying their local park.

Surprise presentation for retiring Kearsley school secretary

The Bolton News:

10:22am Friday 25th July 2014

Pupils at Grosvenor Nursery in Kearsley surprised school secretary with a special presentation to mark her retirement after 36 years.

Bolton Sport

Who will start for Bolton Wanderers in Championship opener at Watford? (link) 7:00am Mon 28 Jul 14

WANDERERS’ first-team picture is slowly taking shape but there are still positions up for grabs two weeks before…

Dougie Freedman acknowledges 'respect' as he appoints Jay Spearing and Matt Mills to captains' roles at Bolton Wanderers (link) 6:00am Mon 28 Jul 14

JAY Spearing and Matt Mills have been made captain and vice-captain of Wanderers, respectively, because Dougie…

Dougie Freedman asks Bolton Wanderers fans for patience as he continues his search for a striker (link) 6:00am Mon 28 Jul 14

DOUGIE Freedman is asking for patience from supporters as his striker search continues at Wanderers.

RAY TAYLOR'S COLUMN: Hamer Cup finalists head into the unknown (link) 9:07pm Sun 27 Jul 14

FOR many of the players, with the possible exception of Simon Anderton, Sunday’s Hamer Cup final at Tonge will be…

Canon Slade pupil Niamh Robinson picks up PB at Commonwealth Games (link) 9:04pm Sun 27 Jul 14

NIAMH Robinson may not have qualified from either of yesterday’s heats but the 14-year-old admits a personal best…

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