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Bolton Council set to lose £5 million in unpaid council tax

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TOWN hall bosses expect to lose out on £5 million in unpaid council tax this year — enough to run its five closed libraries and the now defunct Animal World for another 10 years.

To score or not to score — Bolton lecturer bags job as 'poet in residence' for football club

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOOTBALL fan Sharon Marshall has always believed that there was something poetic about the beautiful game.

Teenager 'punched workers' at McDonald's

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER punched two restaurant workers as he tried to steal a cash register from McDonald’s, a court heard.

Engineering students given racing start at University of Bolton

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MOTORSPORT students in Bolton will be hoping to find the winning formula as they work on a new sports prototype race car.

Energy company boxing clever as it teaches computer skills at Amir Khan's gym

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOLTONIANS swapped sports kits for computers when they attended a training session at Amir Khan’s gym.

Youngsters celebrate Hindu festival Diwali at Bolton Museum

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOLTON Museum was a sea of lights and colours when it celebrated the annual Hindu festival of Diwali.

Whites legend Tony Kelly supports anti-racism event at the Macron Stadium

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS learnt how to “show racism the red card” at a special community event at the Macron.

Residents landed with £3,000 court bill after dumping rubbish outside their own homes

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE residents received court charges of nearly £3,000 — after leaving rubbish piled up in their own street.

Student has face slashed in attempted robbery

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOCKED student had his face slashed in an attempted robbery in a park in Farnworth.

Man gets £900 bill for spitting chewing gum on pavement

The Bolton News: Chewing gum on the pavement in Oxford Street, Bolton town centre

11:20am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who spat his chewing gum on to the pavement outside Bolton College has been landed with a court bill of nearly £900.

Smoking 'should be banned in play areas' say council chiefs

The Bolton News:

11:46am Monday 20th October 2014

SMOKING should be banned in outdoor play areas in Bolton — but the ruling would not apply to public parks “because it would be impossible to enforce”, town hall chiefs have said.

Robber threatens betting shop staff with gun

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

8:47am Monday 20th October 2014

A ROBBER fled empty handed after trying to hold up an Atherton betting shop at gunpoint on Friday.

Metal band Weapon UK ready for gig in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

2:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A METAL band which toured the UK with Motörhead is coming to Bromley Cross later this month.

Super-mum set to run five Rivvy Pike marathons in five days

The Bolton News:

12:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MUM will climb new heights as part of a gruelling charity challenge up Rivington Pike.

'Quid-a-kid' scheme helping disadvantaged youngsters get involved in sport

The Bolton News:

12:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN innovative “Quid-a-kid” scheme is aiming to get young people from disadvantaged areas involved in sport.

Chance for a sneak peek at multi-million pound University Technical College

The Bolton News:

12:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

BOLTON’S multi-million pound University Technical College will hold its first open day on Wednesday.

Vandalism at Westhoughton train station condemned

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BOLTON MP has condemned vandalism at Westhoughton train.

The appliance of science — sneak peek at new STEM centre

The Bolton News:

12:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) were showcased in spectacular style at the launch of Bolton College’s new £4.3 million STEM centre.

UKIP targeting Bolton in next year's elections

The Bolton News: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

UKIP is planning to field a candidate in each of the three Bolton constituencies next May bolstered by its second place in the recent Heywood by-election.

Bolton Hospice fundraising for tragic young mum Zoe Milton tops £40,000

The Bolton News:

11:55am Monday 20th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING campaign in honour of tragic young mum Zoe Milton has topped £40,000.

Work starts on £180,000 skate park

The Bolton News:

11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

WORK has begun on an £180,000 skate park in Bolton town centre.

Bolton Council given new powers to fine irresponsible dog owners up to £20,000

The Bolton News:

11:35am Monday 20th October 2014

OWNERS of dangerous dogs could face a £20,000 fine — after police and local authorities were given new legal powers today.

Wife dies four years after husband had heart transplant

The Bolton News:

11:33am Monday 20th October 2014

THE wife of a transplant patient has died, four years after her husband got a new heart.

Lostock Lane to remain shut because contractors could not complete gas works at the same time as bridge repairs

The Bolton News:

11:28am Monday 20th October 2014

A KEY Lostock road — shut for five months for bridge repairs — will remain closed for another two weeks for gas works, heaping further misery on motorists.

Cute kitten, bonny bunny and 'cheeky monkey' found wandering the streets of Heaton

The Bolton News:

11:25am Monday 20th October 2014

A VET practice is hoping to reunite a cute kitten, a bonny bunny and a “cheeky monkey” with their owners after they were found wandering in Bolton.

Police hunt man after woman threatened at gunpoint in Tonge Moor

The Bolton News:

8:42am Monday 20th October 2014

A HUNT is on for a man on-the-run after a woman was threatened at gunpoint in Tonge Moor.

VIDEO: Watchdog's investigation into 'unlawful arrest' by Bolton police officer reopened

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A BOLTON police officer is being investigated by the IPCC for allegations that he unlawfully arrested a doctor at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protest.

Birtenshaw's plan to turn former care home into special college

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to transform a former care home into a college for young people with disabilities have been revealed.

Burglar caught after getting trapped inside Cash Converters

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A BURGLAR was caught by police after becoming trapped inside Cash Converters in Deansgate.

Crowds roll up for fun-filled Ramsbottom Pie Festival

The Bolton News:

5:14pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A PIE festival “filled” Ramsbottom with joy, as thousands of pastry lovers got their hands on the town’s finest local delicacies.

Firework season starts with a bang at Bradshaw Cricket Club

The Bolton News:

4:27pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE cricket season may be over — but the firework season started with a bang at Bradshaw Cricket Club.

'Miracle' baby is best 40th birthday present mum could ask for

The Bolton News:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FOR new mum Laura Hind, her bundle of joy was the best 40th birthday present she could have ever received.

Farnworth man grew cannabis farm 'to help with arthritis'

The Bolton News: Police have arrested three men following the discovery of a cannabis factory in York.Officers conducting a warrant at an address in the Huntington area, made the find just after 7pm last night (Wednesday 13 October 2010).Inside the property, search teams

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AN arthritis sufferer who claimed he used cannabis to alleviate his pain has been given a suspended prison sentence at Bolton Crown Court.

Police smash million pound drug dealing operation

The Bolton News:

9:52am Saturday 18th October 2014

A MASSIVE million pound drug dealing operation has been smashed by police after a six-month investigation.

Long-lost sisters meet for first time

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

LONG lost sisters who grew-up without knowing each other have met for the first time — thanks to The Bolton News.

Scrappers to return for second series

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A TELEVISION show which charted the ups and downs of life at a multi-million-pound Bolton scrapyard and its staff is set to return for a second series.

Thieves steal £1,000 mountain bike from Horwich garage

The Bolton News:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

THIEVES stole a £1,000 mountain bike after breaking into a garage — while the owner was at home.

Man dressed as demon 'levitates' in Victoria Square

The Bolton News:

4:19pm Saturday 18th October 2014

BOLTON has an array of statues commemorating the great and the good in its town centre, but another was added to their number on Friday — in equal measure.

Bolton firm sends supplies to help tackle Ebola crisis

The Bolton News: Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia

4:15pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BOLTON company has shipped out infection prevention control products to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

New Bolton Interchange structure starts to go up

The Bolton News:

4:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

WORK on the Bolton Interchange is pressing ahead, with the first signs of the new structure appearing on site.

Free wi-fi now available at Bolton train station

The Bolton News:

3:22pm Saturday 18th October 2014

RAIL commuters will spend less time "waiting for connections" — after a free wi-fi scheme was launched at Bolton train station.

How to enter Strictly Learn to Dance

The Bolton News:

3:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

WITH the ever-popular Strictly Come Dancing back on TV, dance fans in Bolton are being urged to “quickstep” forward for the real thing.

Man wanted after woman threatened at gunpoint

The Bolton News:

12:53pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man about an unsolved crime.

Poppies delivered to shops and schools in Horwich

The Bolton News: Poppy on black background (8861656)

3:36pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POPPIES are being distributed to shops, schools and churches in Horwich ahead of Remembrance Day.

Revellers evacuated from dancefloor after smoke fills nightclub

The Bolton News:

9:12am Friday 17th October 2014

MORE than 50 revellers were evacuated from a 1980s revival bar after smoke filled the dancefloor.

Teenager 'lucky to be alive' after suspected arson attack on Horwich house

The Bolton News:

8:50am Friday 17th October 2014

A BOY is lucky to be alive after a suspected arson attack on a Horwich house, fire chiefs said.

Condemned: Car wash that was 'potential death trap'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE lives of workers who slept above a car wash were put at risk, a court heard.

Updated: Labour win Harper Green by-election

The Bolton News:

12:21am Friday 17th October 2014

LABOUR took more than half the votes cast to win the Harper Green by-election.

Crime spree gang jailed for 24 years

The Bolton News:

3:03pm Friday 17th October 2014

A GANG responsible for a crime spree in Leigh and Warrington have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

'Bolton is in Greater Manchester - get over it', says council leader

The Bolton News:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR campaigning for Bolton to be recognised as part of Lancashire has been told to “get over it” — and accept the town is in Greater Manchester.

Bolton Sport

Lennon wants more of the same against Charlton (link) 7:10am Tue 21 Oct 14

NEIL Lennon is expecting another tough examination of his team when Wanderers travel to Charlton tonight.

Feed Jermaine and he will score (link) 7:10am Tue 21 Oct 14

WANDERERS manager Neil Lennon is backing Jermaine Beckford to hit the goal trail but admits he needs a little help…

Playing is kids' stuff for Wanderers (link) 6:20am Tue 21 Oct 14

WANDERERS’ return to winning ways at Birmingham was all child’s play, according to right-back Kevin McNaughton.

Lennon on a mission to restore pride in Wanderers (link) 6:10am Tue 21 Oct 14

WANDERERS boss Neil Lennon says Saturday’s win at Birmingham was the first step in restoring the town’s pride…

WEST LANCASHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Basement battle will be Eagley's cup final says ex-Preston, Norwich and Bury ace Simon Whaley (link) 7:00pm Mon 20 Oct 14

EAGLEY boss Simon Whaley wants his players to take a cup final mindset into Saturday’s match against the Premier…

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