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Bolton council tax dodgers owe £10.6 million

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COUNCIL tax dodgers in Bolton owe £10.6 million in unpaid bills, new figures show.

Deane mum died falling down stairs after night at bingo

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTHER died from falling down the stairs after returning home from a night at the bingo, an inquest heard.

Horwich motorcyclist 'paid dear price for minor misjudgement' in Cumbria death crash

The Bolton News:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST killed while driving on the wrong side of the road was “misled” by a dip in the road — causing him to think the highway ahead was clear.

Bolton School transformed into Hogwarts for TV wedding

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BOLTON School was transformed into a Harry Potter-style Hogwarts for a themed wedding reception for a reality wedding television programme.

Bolton pub to be turned into Victorian-style 'gin palace'

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW “gin palace” and micro-brewery is set to open in Churchgate.

600 Bolton kids per day get free lunch from town's first food bank for youngsters

The Bolton News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

HUNDREDS of hard-up families have been claiming free packed lunches every day from the town’s first food bank for youngsters.

Japanese film crew shoots paranormal TV show at 'haunted' Bolton pub

The Bolton News:

9:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

BOLTON’S oldest pub could be big in Japan — after a film crew from the country flew to the UK to document ghostly sightings at the historic boozer.

Horwich pensioner was found dead by cleaner

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

9:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PENSIONER was found dead by his cleaner four months after his wife died, an inquest heard.

Labour predicted to hold on to crucial Bolton West seat at next election

The Bolton News: MP Julie Hilling

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

EARLY polls in the crucial Bolton West constituency — ahead of next year’s general election — predict Labour will hold the seat.

Bolton dance DJ releases new single and becomes a dad in two days

The Bolton News:

8:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

PROMISING dance DJ Al English is “the daddy” — after he released a new record and became a father in the space of two days.

Poorer children are making the grade in Bolton

The Bolton News: Cllr Kevin McKeon

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE numbers of school children from poor backgrounds making the grade has risen — putting Bolton in the top 50 authorities in the country for the achievements of its disadvantaged pupils.

Developers hand over keys of controversial new Little Lever Tesco

The Bolton News:

7:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE opening of a controversial supermarket in Little Lever is a step closer after the developers handed over the keys to Tesco.

Film classics to be screened in Bolton thanks to £3,500 grant

The Bolton News:

7:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

A SEASON of movie classics will be screened in Bolton.

Bolton's amateur theatre scene gearing up for annual award ceremony

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

EXCITEMENT is building as the stars of Bolton’s amateur theatre scene prepare to pick up their awards at an annual ceremony.

Youngsters carry water 6km around Bolton to highlight Gaza crisis

The Bolton News:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Young people walked 6km across Bolton carrying water to highlight the crisis in Gaza.

Woman injured as stray dog mauls her poodle

The Bolton News:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN was injured as she desperately tried to shield her pet poodle from being mauled by a stray dog on a Bury retail park.

UPDATED: Woman's body found in Queens Park

The Bolton News: RAPE: Queens Park in Bolton

11:03am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN has been found dead in Queens Park.

Full meeting of Bolton Council

The Bolton News:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HISTORIC warship, nuisance phone calls and 20mph speed limits are all on the agenda at tonight's full council meeting.

Westhoughton man falsified contamination tests

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DIRECTOR of an environmental firm falsified soil sample reports for land earmarked for development, a court heard.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - August 27, 2014

The Bolton News:

9:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

UPDATED: Nortex Mill hit by suspected arson attack for second night in a row

The Bolton News:

8:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MILL complex has been set on fire by arsonists two nights in a row, police believe.

Disease thought to have caused bird deaths at Doffcocker Lodge

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FATAL disease is thought to be responsible for wild fowl deaths at Doffcocker Lodge.

New warship should be named HMS Dido to restore Bolton's proud association with navy, says councillor

The Bolton News:

9:27pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BOLTON should restore its proud association with the Royal Navy with the naming of a new warship, Bolton Council has been told.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Bolton News: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 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.

VIDEO: Kids' football team does ice bucket challenge - then nominates Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News:

3:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN under-10s football team has braved the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — and then nominated the Bolton Wanderers first team squad.

VIDEO: Bolton celebrities do the ice bucket challenge: Amir Khan, Danny Jones, Bolton Wanderers players - and Kevin Davies nominates Phil Gartside

The Bolton News:

3:35pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AMIR Khan, Danny Jones, Kevin Davies and a host of Bolton Wanderers first team players are the latest local stars to take part in the ice bucket challenge.

VIDEO: Metro Salvage staff from TV show Scrappers do ice bucket challenge

The Bolton News:

3:34pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE TV stars in the scrap yard at Metro Salvage have proved a hit on social media — after being soaked by 150 litres of freezing water tipped out of a skip.

Food and drink festival attracts record 153,000 visitors

The Bolton News:

9:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RECORD 153,227 people flocked to this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival — smashing targets for the number of visitors expected.

Conman jailed for tricking man he met on swingers' website

The Bolton News:

9:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONMAN has been jailed for tricking a car buyer out of more than £1,500 after his victim appealed for help on a adult swingers’ site.

Bolton's amateur theatre groups fear being left out in cold

The Bolton News:

9:37am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MEMBERS of Bolton’s thriving dance and theatre community say the planned closure of the Albert Halls for a year highlights the need for a dedicated performance venue in the town.

£200,000 needed to save historic Barlow community centre

The Bolton News:

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN ambitious fundraising scheme has been launched to save a historic building.

Dealing with death and serious injury every day - the man who is there in the darkest days of people’s lives

The Bolton News:

9:15am Wednesday 27th August 2014

INVESTIGATING fatal crashes and accidents in which people suffer life-changing injuries day in and day out might not seem like the most appealing job.

Doctor lost 6 stone to inspire her patients

The Bolton News:

9:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BOLTON GP who lost six stone to help inspire her patients to keep their weight down has been crowned Woman of the Year at Lostock Slimming World.

'Drivers should have eye tests every 10 years', says Bolton motoring expert

The Bolton News: Children's Christmas sight clinic in Taunton

8:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DRIVERS should have eye tests every 10 years to prevent accidents on Bolton’s roads, according to an advanced driver.

Friend of 'inspirational' tragic cancer mum has her head shaved

The Bolton News:

8:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FRIEND of tragic cancer sufferer Lesley Bostock has raised nearly £4,000 in her memory by shaving her hair.

MP meets babies she helped bring home from India

The Bolton News:

8:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT was a poignant moment when MP Julie Hilling finally met newborn twins Jai and Leela Salvi.

Business boomed during Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News:

9:57am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUSINESS boomed in Bolton during this year’s food and drink festival, with key retailers saying they saw a boost in shoppers thanks to the event.

Daughter's skydive to help lung cancer dad

The Bolton News:

9:03am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN whose father is battling lung cancer has raised £3,000 for Bolton Hospice — and will jump from 10,000 feet in aid of the charity.

Bolton School nursery staff do Dragon Boat challenge

The Bolton News:

8:55am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE staff at Bolton School nursery got all fired up for a monster challenge to raise more than £1,300 for charity.

Woman kicked in eye with stilletto heel after row on dancefloor at Farnworth pub

The Bolton News:

8:38am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WOMAN was left with "a serious eye injury" after being attacked on the dancefloor with a stiletto heel in a Farnworth pub.

Four illegal workers arrested in immigration raid at electrical shop

The Bolton News:

3:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOUR illegal workers have been arrested in a raid at a lighting shop.

UPDATED: Scaffolding destroyed in suspected arson attack

The Bolton News:

8:34am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SCAFFOLDING worth hundreds of pounds was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Thieves steal baby's money

The Bolton News:

8:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a family home and stole money given to young parents to celebrate the birth of their daughter.

New faith school sparks traffic fears

The Bolton News:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE principal of a new all boys’ school — set to open next month — has said plans are in place to limit any disruption to the local community amid concern from some residents.

Young people to be given a free hoody - if they hand over a knife

The Bolton News: The knife used in the attack

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

YOUNG people will be given hoodies saying “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife” in exchange for handing over a weapon.

Man treated with oxygen after Radcliffe microwave fire

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

7:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN required oxygen treatment after his microwave caught fire in Radcliffe.

Welcome to your new-look website

The Bolton News:

12:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Welcome to your new-look Bolton News website.

Iconic Leighs Paints sign removed from tower

The Bolton News:

11:58am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A HISTORIC sign at one of Bolton's oldest businesses has been removed as the American owners of Leighs Paints invest £1.7 million in the site.

Spurned lover claimed to have 'paid good money' for attack on girlfriend's ex

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SPURNED lover who told his former partner he had “paid good money” to have her ex boyfriend harmed has been sentenced to a community order.

Mechanic revs up his business - without the help of the internet

The Bolton News:

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MOST business analysts would agree any successful organisation needs an all singing, all dancing website.

Bolton Sport

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman backs cup hero Beckford (link) 8:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

DOUGIE Freedman leapt to the defence of cup saviour Jermaine Beckford, insisting he doesn’t deserve the stick he…

Bolton Wanderers defender Alex Baptiste wants to stay on at Ewood Park (link) 8:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

ALEX Baptiste has pleaded with Blackburn Rovers to make his loan deal permanent next summer.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Liam Trotter set for spell on sidelines (link) 7:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

LIAM Trotter faces an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a torn hamstring, it was confirmed last…

Bolton Wanderers ace Liam Feeney says keeping Leeds is vital (link) 7:00am Thu 28 Aug 14

AFTER surviving a cup scare at Crewe, Liam Feeney is targeting a change in Championship fortune for Wanderers.

Wanderers draw Chelsea in Capital One Cup third round (link) 10:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

WANDERERS have been drawn against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup third round.

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