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UPDATED: Man plunges to his death down lift shaft

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 27-YEAR-OLD man has died after falling five floors down a lift shaft in a block of town centre flats.

Turkey holiday death dad could have been hit-and-run victim

The Bolton News:

9:29am Monday 1st September 2014

A DAD who died unexpectedly while on holiday in Turkey may have been the victim of a hit-and-run, a coroner has heard.

Police investigate councillor at centre of late tax payment row

The Bolton News: Cllr Mudasir Dean

9:42am Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE investigation into the Tory councillor at the centre of the late payment of council tax row has found he has no case to answer.

Thieves break into RSPCA charity shop 3 times

The Bolton News:

9:37am Monday 1st September 2014

CHARITY workers were left counting the cost of the damage caused by raiders who broke into an RSPCA shop three times.

Hundreds take part in Bolton's first colour run

The Bolton News:

10:01am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of people were doused in paint as they took part in the first Colour Run in aid of Bolton Hospice.

Sharples teacher on terrorism charge back in court next week

The Bolton News:

6:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

A SHARPLES School teacher charged with terrorism offences will appear back in court next week.

Former Wanderers striker on bribery charge

The Bolton News:

4:13pm Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Bolton Wanderers striker has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.

10,000 sign Bolton MP's petition calling for Premier League to support more grass roots football

The Bolton News: Calls for the Premier League to donate money to grass roots football grow

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

MORE than 10,000 people have backed a campaign by Bolton MP David Crausby calling on the Premier League to do more to support grassroots football.

Last Tango in Halifax filming at Bolton School again

The Bolton News:

2:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON School’s iconic buildings will once again take centre stage in BBC One’s hit romantic drama Last Tango in Halifax.

Full list of BATS award winners

The Bolton News:

11:32am Monday 1st September 2014

A YEAR of dedication and talent both on and off the theatre stage was celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony in Bolton on Friday night.

Warning after man seen trying car doors in Horwich

The Bolton News:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOULD-BE thief is being hunted after he was caught on camera trying car doors in Horwich.

Boycott Russian goods, say Bolton's Ukrainian community

The Bolton News:

11:04am Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON'S Ukrainian community is urging people to boycott Russian goods amid ongoing tensions between the two nations.

Historic pre-Civil War document returned to Bolton's oldest pub

The Bolton News:

10:58am Monday 1st September 2014

A FASCINATING pre-Civil War document has been returned to Bolton’s oldest pub.

College axes AS-level courses at last minute

The Bolton News:

10:55am Monday 1st September 2014

A COLLEGE has decided to no longer take students on for AS-levels at its Leigh campus — but did not tell students until they tried to enrol.

Bolton actor's Shakespearean role with four-legged co-star

The Bolton News:

10:23am Monday 1st September 2014

LIKE many people, actor Roger Morlidge’s first experience of Shakespeare was in a school classroom and far from enjoyable.

Bolton College gets £300,000 from Europe to improve training for business

The Bolton News: Bolton College

10:49am Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON College has received a £300,000 cash boost from the European Social Fund (ESF) for training and skills improvement for local employers.

Local historian dies aged 77

The Bolton News: Coffee time

10:03am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER president of the Bolton Historical Society and keen singer has died at the age of 77.

Bolton Indian Sports Club celebrates 50th anniversary

The Bolton News:

6:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

IT was a special day for a sports club when it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Transport scheme aims to help unemployed people back into work

The Bolton News:

6:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARITY in Bolton is to provide driver training for an innovative transport scheme aimed at helping unemployed people across Greater Manchester back into work.

Bolton unites with other authorities to tackle alcohol abuse

The Bolton News:

2:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON Council is to play its part in a unified attack on the consequences of alcohol abuse.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Six weeks of work was a job well done

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:10am Monday 1st September 2014

IT is not often you see train passengers happy and smiling on a Monday morning rush-hour train, but that very well might be the case today.

Boot campers to get revenge on instructor

The Bolton News:

10:53am Monday 1st September 2014

BOOT camp participants will get their own back on their instructor while raising money for Bolton Hospice.

UPDATED: 'Absolute legend' - tributes to man who died after house party in Harwood

The Bolton News:

1:29pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A MAN has died this morning after a night drinking with friends.

Thieves steal disabled boy's wheelchair

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE mother of a disabled boy has condemned the heartless thieves who broke in and stole his £3,000 wheelchair.

£6.5 million revamp of Albert Halls is waste of money, say Tories

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

PROSPECTIVE Tory MPs have criticised Bolton Council’s plans to spend up to £6.5 million renovating the Albert Halls.

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

The Bolton News: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st 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.

Wife's tribute to RAF veteran killed in motorbike crash

The Bolton News:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE widow of an RAF veteran killed in a motorbike crash has paid tribute to him as “a marvellous man who brought everything to life.”

Children help brighten up troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been putting their stamp on a Farnworth estate by caring for the environment.

£100,000 dance scholarship for Bolton's 'real-life Billy Elliot'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

BOLTON’S answer to Billy Elliot has beaten thousands of hopefuls to win a dance school scholarship worth more than £100,000.

Probe as thug launches frenzied knife attack on girlfriend the day after he is released by police

The Bolton News:

8:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN investigation has been launched into the actions of police after a violent thug launched a “frenzied knife attack” on a woman a day after he was arrested — and released — for threatening to kill her.

Man breaks foot jumping from first floor of Tonge Moor Road house

The Bolton News: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

The 22-year-old told paramedics he jumped out of the window after fearing for his safety

Reservoir flood warning letters sent out - even though water levels are low

The Bolton News:

10:11am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS living close to reservoirs have been sent letters warning them they are at risk of flooding — despite current water levels being very low.

3,000 sign petition demanding Ofcom investigation into Helen Wood's Big Brother win

The Bolton News:

8:44am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN ONLINE petition has been submitted calling for communications watchdogs to investigate Helen Wood’s Big Brother victory.

Peter Kay to bring back hit comedy Phoenix Nights

The Bolton News: Peter Kay

10:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Bolton funnyman is understood to be reviving the sitcom next year for Comic Relief

Blackrod man accused of filming up young woman's skirt

The Bolton News:

12:46pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The 50-year-old will appear in court after allegedly filming up the skirt of a young TK Maxx employee

'Years of torment' as fate of controversial over-sized Lostock house is still undecided

The Bolton News:

10:32am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL five-bedroomed house in Lostock has caused residents “years of torment”, a councillor has claimed, with its future still not decided.

Final stage of new Bolton cycle route gets green light

The Bolton News:

10:28am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE final stage of a new cycle path through Darcy Lever and Breightmet has been given the go ahead.

Golf club housing plan rejected

The Bolton News: Ludlow Golf Club Richard Meredith and Russell Price will be competing at a regional final in Coventry.

10:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after plans to build eight houses on the old Bolton Open Golf Club were thrown out by Bolton Council’s planning committee.

Record-breaking results for Bolton kids doing 'three Rs'

The Bolton News: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

9:13am Saturday 30th August 2014

PRIMARY school children have proved themselves to be a class act when it comes to mastering the three Rs, new figures out show.

MP demands probe after fire engine ordered from Cumbria to incident near Bolton

The Bolton News: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

9:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN MP is demanding the government step in to urgently review fire control systems after a probe was concluded into why the 999 call centre ordered firemen from Cumbria to attend an emergency near Bolton.

Police step up patrols after two suspected arson attacks at mill

The Bolton News:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN investigation has been launched into two suspected arson attacks at an industrial mill site.

Paddy McGuinness lands radio DJ slot

The Bolton News: Paddy McGuinness

8:55am Saturday 30th August 2014

BOLTON presenter Paddy McGuinness has landed a stint as a radio DJ.

Westhoughton band's song features on Soccer AM

The Bolton News:

8:48am Saturday 30th August 2014

WITH a new band behind him and airtime on popular football show Soccer AM, the future is looking bright for singer-songwriter Jordan Allen.

Bradshaw street party raises £1,000 for hospice - and dads get cream pies in face

The Bolton News:

8:37am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS on a street in Bradshaw raised nearly £1,000 for Bolton Hospice — by throwing their own party.

Supermarket staff show Johnson Fold residents how to grow their own vegetables

The Bolton News:

8:33am Saturday 30th August 2014

GREEN-FINGERED Johnson Fold residents have been given a boost by Asda.

Care home warned to make urgent improvements

The Bolton News:

8:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CARE home has been warned that it must make urgent improvements after an inspection.

The Haulgh teenager aiming for Miss Teen Great Britain title

The Bolton News:

8:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

A KINDHEARTED youngster is hoping her luck will be in at a beauty contest this weekend.

Peter Kay switches on Blackpool illuminations

The Bolton News:

7:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

Peter Kay switched on Blackpool illuminations in front of thousands and declared it 'an honour'.

Young chefs impress Michael Caines

The Bolton News:

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

YOUNG cooks wowed renowned chef Michael Caines at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Bolton's first colour run starts tomorrow

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

CARERS will be taking part in the town's most colourful fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice.

Bolton Sport

TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY LIVE: Catch up with the latest breaking news here (link) 9:01am Mon 1 Sep 14

Dougie Freedman admits he is unlikely to sign players before today's 11pm deadline - but things have a strange way…

Jermaine Beckford gesture triggers terrace backlash (link) 7:00am Mon 1 Sep 14

A THUMBS up got the thumbs down from Wanderers fans at Elland Road as Jermaine Beckford found himself at the centre…

COMMENT: Fans anger with Jermaine Beckford illustrates frustrations on terraces at Bolton Wanderers (link) 10:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ON the face of it, Jermaine Beckford’s thumbs-up to the Leeds fans on Saturday was a simple affectionate gesture…

MANCHESTER LEAGUE: Hindsford's 100 per cent record becomes unstuck (link) 7:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

HINDSFORD surrendered their 100 per cent league record with a 1-1 draw away to AFC Monton in the Manchester…

WEST LANCASHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Agony for Eagley as they let lead slip (link) 7:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

EAGLEY manager Alex Harvie felt a 2-2 draw was an “unfair result” against Fleetwood Hesketh.

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