COUNCILLORS were outraged at accusations of ‘backroom deals’ surrounding an upcoming inquiry into Bolton’s planning system.
A Bolton church pastor appeared on tonight's The Great British Bake Off.
We bring you all the action from the first council meeting since the summer break.
BLINK and you missed Bolton MMA fighter Saul Rogers' explosive victory in the inaugural Tanko Fighting Championships at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.
BOLTON Cricket League lost the final of the North West Under-21 Inter-league competition by six wickets today.
WESTHOUGHTON motorcycle racer Joe Lawrence climbed up to ninth in the Pre-National 600 Championships ahead of the latest round of racing at Anglesey this weekend.
Rosie came into RSPCA care after she had been abandoned with a litter of kittens.
A DOZEN young anglers contested the inaugural Junior Open at Doe Hey reservoirs.
WE love to hear your stories of living in Bolton and the memories you have of years gone by.
TWO people had to be rescued after a lift broke down in a Bolton health centre.
THIS week’s looking is transporting readers to a clean, quiet little street.
A BOLTON pastor will be hoping to cook up a storm on national television tonight as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off.
WHILE Nellie may have packed her trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, Bolton’s two elephant stalwarts remain at their posts.
THE Looking Back pictures of the Bolton News have, once again, been taking readers on a trip down memory lane.
THE Poundbakery has donated £1,000 to Bolton Hospice as part of the bakery’s Summer Charity Project.
WHATEVER you’re doing this weekend, please spare some time to visit Bolton town centre.
LET’S bowl, let’s bowl, let’s rock 'n' roll.
CMB's all-conquering football teams faced an almost impossible mission when they kicked off the new season - to match the near perfection of their 2015-16 campaign.
BUSINESSES and residents are being advised to prepare for a number of road closures when the first Bolton Community Half Marathon is held next month.
IN a basement beneath an old shop in the town centre, a secret world has been quietly taking shape.
A NEW website can now reveal where all your long lost relatives have been living and whether your surname is synonymous with Bolton.
CALLUM Grant will be hoping to work his magic in his Merlyn yet again as he lines up at Oulton Park this weekend.
PHIL Parkinson has given special praise to players who HAVEN’T been involved in Wanderers’ 100 per cent start to the season.
THE operation to repair Darren Pratley’s damaged ankle ligaments has been described as a “success” by sources at Wanderers.
WE really do have a diamond of an organisation in Urban Outreach here in Bolton.
WHEN it comes to transport and trusting myself in the hands of a driver, I like to have confidence in that person.
IT’S been very interesting to see what makes people in Bolton happy.
I WONDER if it’s only a matter of time before we get Coronation Street – The Musical?
ANDY Burnham, Labour candidate for the post of Mayor of Greater Manchester, has made much of tackling the “north-south divide”. I hope he makes a start on the one that exists right here, on his own patch.
WANDERERS’ transfer activity could go right down to the wire in the summer window, warns Phil Parkinson.
HORWICH St Marys Victoria boss Danny Holmes was delighted with another solid display from his early pacesetters in the Lancashire Amateur League Premier Division on Saturday.
TOMMY Harrison (SM30-34) dipped under the 17-minute barrier in crossing the line first at Saturday's Bolton parkrun.
SO many times last season Wanderers would get a set piece, send the familiar names forward and see it completely wasted.
LANCASHIRE coach Ashley Giles would like to see Haseeb Hameed given a bit more time before he is handed his England Test chance.
THE memory of a loved one has helped one man run more than 170 miles in the name of charity – and he is still going.
A £3 MILLION scheme to revamp Bolton town centre’s main high street is gathering pace — and is going down well with the public.
OWNERS of a listed building could be prosecuted for making alterations without permission.
A TEENAGE cyclist says he was randomly attacked by two drunken thugs who got out of a taxi and punched him in the face.
A BOLTON construction company is planning to use a little alchemy to turn an office site into a stunning landmark building at Salford Quays.
LEWIS Buxton has been playing catch-up since he stepped through the door at Wanderers – but doesn’t mind one bit.
BOLTON’S first ever dedicated armed forces centre is set to open next month — in a different location to first planned.
CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to continue the fight to save Bolton's old dance hall.
A SEARCH and rescue dog has been named as a finalist in a national award for brave Britons.
HAVING no cricket to report on while I have been away over the last three weeks, I attended an umpire's training course in New Zealand.
STEVE Barlow scored twice as Tempest United broke their West Lancashire League Premier Division duck on Saturday.
FAMILY holidays are having to be postponed after Farnworth booked a place in the Lancashire Knockout final.
EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted suspects.
THE health of Bolton people was put at risk after a ‘failure of disinfection control’ at a United Utilities water treatment plant.
HILDA BOND ( nee Grimshaw) After a long illness, Hilda aged 87 years passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 13th August 2016. Wife of Brian, Mother to Edward, Sharon, Gaynor and David, also a Grandmother and a Great Grandmother. Now reunited with…
PETER JOHN GILL- MARTIN On the 14th August 2016 after a long battle with ill health. Peter John aged 74 years. Loving husband to Yvonne, a devoted dad to Tania, Simon, Rupert and Matthew. Also a loving grandpa Peter to all his grandchildren. "Peter…