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  • Crime commissioner Tony Lloyd announced as interim mayor for Greater Manchester

    TONY Lloyd has been confirmed as the new interim mayor of Greater Manchester after being chosen by a panel of leaders from across the region. read more

  • Turton FC awarded ground-grading appeal

    TURTON FC have been granted an appeal into the decision by West Lancashire League officials to deny them promotion to the Premier Division. read more

  • Bolton At Home lose out in interleague final

    Bolton At Home Sunday League's winning run in the interleague competition came to an end against Rochdale in the final at Radcliffe Borough's Stainton Park ground. The Bolton side missed good chances to take the lead in the first half before conceding against the run of play in the 43rd minute. They then put Rochdale under real pressure after the interval but were twice picked off on the break to lose the match 3-0. read more

  • Dog show set to draw crowds

    A KIND-HEARTED 11-year-old who has raised thousands for animal charities is gearing up for her biggest event yet. read more

  • Shoppers joined by huge scaffolding as town centre cinema work continues

    A HUGE scaffolding structure has been put up inside the Market Place shopping centre, as work to create a new cinema gathers pace. read more

  • Collision costs Malachi Mitchell-Thomas dear at Donington

    MALACHI Mitchell-Thomas endured a Bank Holiday meeting to forget in the fourth round of the Superstock 600 Championship after he crashed out at Donington Park. read more

  • Gym to re-open a year after being destroyed by fire

    A GYM that was destroyed by fire has risen from the ashes and will officially re-launch on Monday — a year to the day it was forced to close. read more

  • New Lancs addition Faulkner eager for 'red ball cricket'

    AUSTRALIAN all-rounder James Faulkner says he has put a possible Ashes call-up to the back of his mind as he prepares to make his Lancashire debut. read more

  • ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Lostock bid to build on off-the-pitch success

    LOSTOCK have been a big story off the pitch for the last couple of years as they build an impressive new home. read more

  • It is time for councillors to realise the damage being caused to the trust and confidence of the people of Bolton in their council

    THE revelation concerning the Play Trail destined for Octagon Square (Bolton News, May 28) is yet another demonstration of this council’s seeming reluctance to engage in public consultation BEFORE unveiling its plans. read more

  • REVIEW: Foo Fighters rock Emirates cricket ground

    Throughout their 20 years in the business, the Foo Fighters have built up a reputation as a band to watch live. read more

  • Much as I mourn the deaths of my boys it will be an even greater tragedy if nobody learns from what happened to them

    REGARDING the report into the inquest of my sons, Jacques and Torin Lakeman, I would like to make the following comments. read more

  • Amir Khan aiming to go one better than Manny Pacquiao and knock out Chris Algieri

    AMIR Khan steps back into the ring tonight aiming to go one better than Manny Pacquiao and knock out Chris Algieri. read more

  • ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Farnworth skipper Booth backing his bowling attack

    FARNWORTH skipper Simon Booth takes his team to Westhoughton tomorrow hoping his talented bowling attack can keep them at the summit of the Bolton League. read more

  • CRAIG NELSON: International sport loses something when you blur the lines of national boundaries

    IT is a measure of how far the world has come – the sporting world at least – that there was little or no hoo-ha about an Australian being appointed as England cricket coach. read more

  • Recycling should be made compulsory

    WITH regard to the council spending £2m on smaller bins. read more

  • Bolton weather update - Friday May 29, 2015

    MOST people in Bolton and the surrounding areas would have woke up to heavy rain this morning. read more

  • The 1995 Wanderers Wembley heroes - Where are they now? The Bolton News:

    THEY are arguably the most famous bunch in Wanderers’ recent history but what have the Class of 1995 been up to since that memorable day at Wembley? read more

  • Bolton traffic and travel update - Friday May 29, 2015

    THERE are no major delays to tell you about this morning, but weather conditions are making driving tricky, so be careful. read more

  • Bolton breaking news live panel - Friday May 29, 2015

    Hello and welcome to today's live news panel read more

  • Neil Lennon wants to be a history-maker at Bolton Wanderers as he plots a route back to the top

    NEIL Lennon wants to bring the buzz back to Wanderers next season and etch his name into the club's history. read more

  • Hero Branagan recalls pivotal penalty save that sparked Wanderers' play-final comeback on 20th anniversary

    IT was 20 years ago today when Keith Branagan showed the Whites the Wembley way. read more

  • Eric Pickles doesn't deserve a knighthood

    What a total joke it is for Eric Pickles to receive a knighthood. read more

  • Drunk shouted abuse outside the home of police officers

    A DRUNKEN man who repeatedly shouted abuse outside the home of off-duty police officers has been sentenced to a 12 week curfew. read more

  • Calls for tougher penalties for fly-tippers as one of worst cases in Bolton is revealed

    WINDOW frames, used nappies and a sofa were among a huge pile of rubbish dumped close to a Bolton tip — in one of the worst cases of fly-tipping seen in the town. read more

  • Last day of working in the mills

    WE always enjoy printing photographs of hard working employees of the various firms in Bolton and today's picture is no exception. read more

  • Hospital bosses: Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal will not happen here

    STRICT new guidelines for celebrity visits have been put in place at the Royal Bolton Hospital in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. read more

  • doreen wilcox

    DOREEN WILCOX On 21st May 2015 peacefully in hospital Doreen aged 83 years. Wife of the late Harry, very understanding mum of Heather and grandma to Rebecca and Philippa. She will be sadly missed by all rambling friends. “Make sure your on that coach on time! And polish your boots.” Service and Committal will take place on Thursday 4th June 2015 in Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 2:00pm. Donations in memory if desired made payable to Mountain Rescue and North West Air Ambulance. (Please note cheques made payable to charity only. No cash.) At family request can everyone please wear bright colour’s. All enquiries and cheque donations to Worthington’s Funeral Service, Rothwell Grange, 348 Derby Street, Bolton. BL3 6LF- Tel: 01204 61923. read more

  • ian thomas bain

    IAN THOMAS BAIN Suddenly on 20th May 2015 in the Royal Blackburn Hospital IAN aged 64 years. Beloved husband to Cheryl, loving father to Suzanne, Carole, Clare and Laura, Loving grandfather to Luke, Anna, Samuel, Alicia, Joshua, Lucy and Eireann. A dear brother and friend to many. "Always in our thoughts and hearts" Cortege will leave Ian's home on Thursday 4th June at 9.45am for Requiem Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church at 10.00am followed by Interment in Farnworth Cemetery at 11.30am. All floral tributes and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral Service, 2-4 Balmoral Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 9HR 707755. read more


    WILLIAM (BILL) PARKER On May 25th 2015, peacefully William (Bill). Dearly loved husband of Caroline, loving father of Andrew and Sara, loving stepfather of Philip and Becky, devoted grandfather of Sophie and Jack, dear brother of Susan, dear father in law, brother in law, uncle and friend. Cortege will leave The Old Parsonage, 20 Park Street, Bolton, at 1:45pm on Thursday 18th June 2015 for service in Overdale Crematorium, West Chapel at 2:00pm. Family flowers only please donations in memory if desired to Bolton Hospice. (Please note, all cheque donations accepted no cash.) All enquiries and cheque donations to Shaw and Son Funeral Directors, The Old Parsonage, 20 Park Street, Bolton, BL1 4BD Tel: 01204 526218. read more

  • Doreen Alice Strickland

    DOREEN ALICE STRICKLAND Peacefully on the 25th May 2015 after a short illness in Bolton Hospice Doreen aged 81 years, the loving wife of the late Alan, much loved mum of John, Brian and Howard, loving mother-in-law to Gill and Julie, devoted grandma of Rachel and Jonathan, great grandma of Francesca and Gabriella and a dear friend to Brian. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday 9th June 2015 at East Lancs Crematorium at 11.30am. Family flowers only by request please donations if desired to Bolton Hospice (cheques made payable to the charity) All Enquires to Bolton Co-operative Funeralcare, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton, BL1 8NZ. Tel 01204 307151 read more

  • Karen Evans

    KAREN EVANS 29/5/1972 - 23/6/2014 Happy birthday in memorium to our darling daughter Karen. Miss you so much, lots of love Mum, Dad, Darren, Louise, Jamie, Courtney, Jake, family and friends. xxxxx read more

  • Derek and Carole Lewis

    th Wedding Anniversary of DEREK and CAROLE LEWIS (Nee Lund) Married 29th May 1965 at St Marys Church Deane. Congratulations on you Golden Wedding Anniversary Love from Jason, Catherine and Callum. read more

  • maureen poole

    MAUREEN POOLE 31st May Happy Birthday Mum You're in our thoughts this day and always. Your loving family and friends xxxx . " Take Care " read more

  • Betty Bolton

    BETTY BOLTON (NEE ATHERTON) On 23rd May 2015 in Bolton Hospice, surrounded by her loving family Betty aged 83 years. Most precious wife to Harry, Loving Mum of Yvonne, Steve, Vivien, Yvette, Ian and Adele. A loving Nana and Great Nana. A much loved mother-in-law, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunty and special friend to Brenda and many others. “Cry if you must Parting is hell But life goes on So sing as well” The Funeral will take place on Friday 5th June 2015 for service at Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton at 11.00am followed by interment at St Marys Parish Church Deane at 12.noon. Flowers or donations to Bolton Hospice. (cheques only please made payable to the charity) All enquiries to Bolton Co-Operative Funeral care, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton BL1 8NZ. Tel : 01204 307151 read more


    GEORGE BIRD On May 19th 2015, peacefully in hospital, George, aged 92 years, dearly loved husband of the late Jean, loving father of Malcolm, dear father-in-law of Glenys and a very special beloved uncle and brother in law. George will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. The funeral service and committal on Friday June 5th 2015 at Overdale West Chapel at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired for Bolton Hospice (cheques only please payable to the charity) Donations and enquiries to Relph’s Funeral Service Arden House, Blackburn Road, Bolton Tel. 523488. read more


    ELIZABETH GERRARD On 22nd May 2015, peacefully at her home in Westhoughton, with her family by her side, Betty aged 93 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Teddy, a very dear aunt, great aunt and great, great aunt and also a dear sister in law of Jack and Phyllis. Reunited with Teddy. Service and committal at Overdale West Chapel on Monday 1st June at 2pm. Inquires and floral tributes to The Livesey Funeral Service, Church Street, Horwich. Tel 01204 696311. read more

  • Catherine Price

    CATHERINE MARY PRICE On May 27th in Bolton Hospice, Catherine, aged 46 years. Precious daughter of Maureen, loving sister of Paul, aunt of Thomas and beloved best friend of Linny, 'In life we loved her dearly, In death we love her still, In our hearts she holds a place, No one else will ever fill.' A celebration of Cath's life will be held at St Catherine's Parish Church, Horwich on Wednesday 3rd June at 11am prior to committal at Overdale West Chapel at 12 noon. Family flowers only please, donations for Bolton Hospice or Macmillan Cancer care may be sent c/o The Livesey Funeral Service, Church Street, Horwich. Tel 01204 696311. read more

  • David Jenkinson

    DAVID JENKINSON On 16th May 2015 David passed away suddenly. Beloved husband of Yvette, devoted Dad, Son, Grandad, Brother and great friend of many. Funeral will be on Friday 5th June at Overdale crematorium (west chapel) at 11.30 am. Family flowers only please. All enquiries and donations to: Deighan`s Funeral Parlour, 81 Mason street, Horwich. Tel: 01204 694999 read more

  • Get yourself ready for summer at Bolton beauty soiree

    LET the experts give you a summer glow at a beauty event next week. read more

  • Let’s Ride Bolton! Sky Ride Bolton, Sunday 7 June Victoria Square, 11am

    The biggest and best celebratory cycling event. Bring your bike and join in! Big traffic-free rides for all ages and abilities read more

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