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Vandal smashes £200 window at Rivington Barn

The Bolton News: CCTV snaps at Rivington of vandal (11897639)

12:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

A HOODED vandal who tried to smash his way into the historic Rivington Barn �— breaking a £200 window in the process.

Dog which attacked tragic Jade 'had also killed parrot', inquest told

The Bolton News: Jade Anderson. (11852857)

5:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BULL Mastiff involved in the fatal attack on schoolgirl Jade Lomas-Anderson was one of the most aggressive pets a vet had ever encountered, an inquest heard.

Zoe Milton campaign raises incredible £50,000

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Pictured: Zoe Milton, her partner rick and Charlie her son (11864844)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING campaign for tragic mother-of-two Zoe Milton has reached £50,000 — just two months after it was started.

Bolton housing blog wins top writing award

The Bolton News: Award-winning blogger Len Grant

3:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BLOG which shone a light on Breightmet and the people who live there has won a top award.

History project at Market Place

1:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

HISTORY lovers are being invited to share their memories and life stories for an arts project in Bolton Market Place.

Bonfire night worrying for pets

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11:20am Friday 24th October 2014

PET owners should play CDs blasting out the sounds of fireworks - to make sure their dog or cat gets used to the frightening bangs before bonfire night.

Controversial comic Roy Chubby Brown ready for sold out gig in Bolton

The Bolton News:

10:27am Friday 24th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL comic Roy Chubby Brown is heading to Bolton with his meatiest show yet.

Cast ready to perform 'stunning' modern version of rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar

The Bolton News:

9:52am Friday 24th October 2014

A THEATRE group’s modern version of a rock opera promises to wow audiences when it opens next week.

Plans for Great Lever housing development deferred following residents eco campaign

The Bolton News: Picture by Julian Brown for The Bolton News 20/10/14

Pictured left, angry residents, Bherdi Patel, Brenda Matthews, Margaret Jones, Sadaf Lasania and Dorothy and Derek Platt with some of the trees in Clarendon Street, which could be chopped down if a pla

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS campaigning to save much-loved trees from a new housing development in Great Lever have been given a reprieve.

Decision on future of former Green Bengal site in Bromley Cross deferred again

The Bolton News: The Green Bengal Restaurant in Bromley Cross, Bolton, being demolished.
Images by Steve Holt, Bolton News, Monday June 2 2014. (11852427)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A DECISION on whether to allow a Sainsbury’s to be built at the former site of the Green Bengal in Bromley Cross have been delayed again after months of wrangling.

Canon Slade schoolgirl wins Horse of the Year competition

The Bolton News: Holly Hobson age 11, who has won coveted Horse of Year Competition at NEC Birmingham.Pictured with horse, Murphy.
Images by Steve Holt, (11827809)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A BOLTON schoolgirl has won the coveted Horse of the Year competition.

Tributes paid to "selfless" newsagent who died of mesothelioma

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6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

MOVING tributes were paid to a “sociable and selfless” newsagent who died of asbestos related cancer.

Poetry comes to life for youngsters at Astley Bridge school

The Bolton News: Holy Infant and St Anthony in Astley Bridge
 Poet Ian Bland is visiting the school and will be doing poetry workshop . 
With Ian are children Dominique Mottram, Matthew Iddon, Evie Powell, Reegan Morton and Daniel Crosby
Reporter Charlotte.
Picture by Ric

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS shared their creative flare with visiting children’s poet Ian Bland.

Woman labels pavement 'atrocious' after splitting head open on it

The Bolton News: Sadie Sedgwick, at the site where she fell recently.Residents of Sandown Road, Harwood, Bolton are complaining about uneven footpaths near their homes
Images by Steve Holt (11852235)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A PENSIONER who split her head open after tripping on an uneven pavement has labelled the state of the pavement "atrocious".

Smithills School exploring plans to open sixth form

The Bolton News: Image for Smithills School

6:01am Friday 24th October 2014

SMITHILLS School is exploring plans to open a sixth form on campus.

Lift shaft death man fun day raised £2,000 for nephew and niece

The Bolton News: Craig Jones' friends at Pugsley's Family Fun Day at The Brooklyn, Green Lane, Great Lever in aid of Craig Jones' family. The cars were donated by Tony Rocco Photo by Karen Hope (11871366)

12:02am Friday 24th October 2014

A FUN day held in honour of a Bolton man who plunged to his death down a lift shaft has raised more than £2,000 for a trust fund set up for his niece and nephew.

Sister's emotional appeal for missing brother

The Bolton News: Nikki Rowland pictured with daughter Leah Slater (5) at their Farnworth home with a picture of Harry Douglas. Nikki Rowland ’s brother Harry went missing 18 years ago, she has found a pic of him and wants to reach out to him to come home.
Picture by

12:02am Friday 24th October 2014

A SISTER has made an emotional appeal to her brother — who went missing 18 years ago — to come home.

Stepfather of tragic Jade Lomas-Anderson recalls his last kiss goodbye before she was killed by dogs in Atherton

The Bolton News:

6:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GRIEF stricken stepfather kissed his "ideal daughter" goodbye the last time he saw her – before she was killed by a pack of savage dogs.

Jade Lomas-Anderson inquest: Owner of dogs which killed schoolgirl fails to attend court after being taken to hospital

The Bolton News: Jade Anderson

2:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE inquest of a schoolgirl mauled to death by a pack of dogs was delayed by the animals' owner being taken to hospital this morning.

Live: Bolton Council planning committee

The Bolton News:

1:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Follow all the news and results from the Bolton Council planning committee from 2pm

Thornleigh Salesian College flooded after burst water main

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCHOOL flooded yesterday after a water main burst.

The Archbishop of York tours the Macron Stadium

The Bolton News: Chaplain of Bolton Wanderers Phil Mason holds a shirt with The ArchBishop of York Dr John Sentamut during a tour of The Macron Stadium. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Thursday October 23, 2014. (11873758)

7:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Archbishop of York offered his prayers to Bolton Wanderers during a visit to the Macron Stadium.

Tonge Fold community centre re-opens after charity refurbishment

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7:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT WAS fun all the way as a much-loved community centre re-opened after a makeover.

Boost for autism care at new centre in Tonge Moor

The Bolton News: Thicketford Centre, Ainsworth Lane, Tonge Moor, Bolton
Day centre celebrates accreditation with launch
An official launch event will be held to mark the opening of new facilities at Thicketford Centre, in Tonge Moor.
In April, a new centre for adults with

7:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CREATING a safe and calm environment for vulnerable people is a challenge for any care provider.

Health chiefs welcome radical plan for NHS

The Bolton News:

7:43pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEALTH chiefs in Bolton welcomed a radical five year plan calling for an overhaul of the NHS.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News: Camp Bestival 2014 - Pictures by

5:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

School open as usual after burst water main floods classrooms

The Bolton News: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

4:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAINS pipe burst - flooding a secondary school's sixth form centre and leaving properties in the area without water.

Team work in the great outdoors

The Bolton News: YOUNG people work together in the great outdoors

3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNG people worked together as they tackled a range of challenges including abseiling and orienteering at the Anderton Centre.

Two drivers taken to hospital after Walkden crash

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

8:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO drivers were taken to hospital after their cars crashed into each other in Walkden.

Husband raises £30,000 by completing THREE Ironman triathlons

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A THREE times Ironman competitor has raised more than £10,000 charity.

Early Christmas present for shoppers as Bolton Council announces new free parking initiative

The Bolton News: Deane Road car park

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS driving into Bolton town centre will get an early Christmas present when free weekday parking returns from Monday.

Amateur photographer uses drone to take snaps of Bolton's surrounding countryside

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AMATEUR snapper Mark Brogan has taken to the skies to photograph the beautiful countryside surrounding Bolton — but the 30-year-old is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

Hundreds of pupils off school for four weeks last year

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HUNDREDS of pupils in Bolton missed at least four weeks of schooling in just two terms last year.

Pupils celebrate Diwali as part of lessons

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE was an eastern feel to lessons when children marked the “festival of lights” as they learned about the Hindu celebration Diwali.

Confusing diversion signs send pub customers on five-mile wild goose chase

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

“FARCICAL” road signs are diverting drivers on a detour of five-and-a-half-miles which leads them to a closed road.

Girl power! Tag team Evie and Grace are Bolton's youngest female wrestlers

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN the blue corner is three-year-old Evie Meadows — and in the red corner it’s four-year-old Grace Costello.

JAILED: Multiple sclerosis sufferer who stabbed estranged wife six times in Farnworth before turning knife on himself

The Bolton News:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer stabbed his estranged wife six times in the back after confronting her outside the school she worked at because he “wanted to kill himself in front of her”.

Metal 'toy store' shed stolen from toddlers' group

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS scrap metal thieves have stolen a shed and play equipment from a toddler group.

Dozens of jobs saved as Little Lever dental lab bought out

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DENTAL laboratory which went into administration has been bought by another firm - saving more than half of the 115 jobs under threat.

Pensioners visit birthplace of Shakespeare after winning lottery grant

The Bolton News:

6:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PENSIONERS were able to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare — after they “hit the jackpot” by winning a £3,500 lottery grant.

Your chance to join Super John and Zico on trek from Burnden Park to the Macron

The Bolton News:

6:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WANDERERS legend John McGinlay is set to join former team-mate Tony Kelly on the final leg of his 50-mile charity trek from Merseyside to the Macron Stadium this weekend.

Takeaway comes up with innovative 'plane food' plan

The Bolton News:

6:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESTAURANT owners are hoping to land a diner with a difference — by putting the fuselage of an aeroplane in the heart of Bolton’s student land.

Man knocked off bike on way to work in Middlebrook Retail Park

The Bolton News: Boy hit by car on way to school

2:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital with a fractured ankle after he was knocked off his motorbike in Middlebrook Retail Park this morning.

Teacher fights to ensure tragic friend's legacy lives on

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE best friend of a young mum who died of cervical cancer is determined to ensure her legacy lives on by raising awareness of the devastating illness.

Maxine Peake opens newly-refurbished Fortalice support centre for domestic abuse victims

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE newly-refurbished Fortalice support centre to help women and children fleeing domestic abuse received the “royal” seal of approval when it was officially opened.

Caravans destroyed in suspected arson attack

The Bolton News:

8:06am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO caravans were destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Breightmet last night. 

'The lack of health services available in in Bolton West is a huge issue' says MP Julie Hilling

The Bolton News: MP Julie Hilling

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ACCESS to healthcare in Westhoughton will be at the heart of a Bolton MP’s election campaign.

How your carpet could one day charge your mobile phone

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A REVOLUTIONARY fabric which could lead to carpets powering mobile phones is in line for a top award.

First residents move into new housing estate to help bedroom tax victims

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DISABLED mum hit by the ‘bedroom tax’ is one of a number of Bolton at Home tenants to be handed keys at their newest housing development.

Dad-of-three donates body to medical science after losing battle with 'asbestos cancer'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FATHER-of-three who lost his battle to asbestos cancer has become one of the first mesothelioma victims to donate his body to medical research.

Bolton Sport

Connor Wilkinson proves a winner with new Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon (link) 6:35pm Fri 24 Oct 14

CONOR Wilkinson earned a pat on the back from new boss Neil Lennon as the manager continues to run his eye over the…

Powell keen to make impression in the 24 hour world race (link) 5:27pm Fri 24 Oct 14

HORWICH Cycling Club have pulled off another great signing for this year's campaign with the arrival of a UK and…

Football can no longer expect children to follow their fathers' path from park to pitches (link) 12:06pm Fri 24 Oct 14

THERE was a time when sport was something you did at school as the healthy aspect of the curriculum and if you…

Quigg happy to make sacrifices for stardom (link) 11:18am Fri 24 Oct 14

BURY world champion boxer Scott Quigg believes preparation is key to extending his unbeaten record in Liverpool…

Ex-Liverpool star Spearing poised to reach century mark for Wanderers (link) 9:58am Fri 24 Oct 14

ONE hundred games, three different managers and a handful of trophies - yet life at Wanderers hasn't always been…

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