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  • St Simon and St Jude's provide a unique and thoroughly enjoyable whodunnit

    THE order of the evening for St Simon and St Jude's latest production was marrows, mystery.. and murder. read more

  • Pensioners visit birthplace of Shakespeare after winning lottery grant

    PENSIONERS were able to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare — after they “hit the jackpot” by winning a £3,500 lottery grant. read more

  • Your chance to join Super John and Zico on trek from Burnden Park to the Macron

    WANDERERS legend John McGinlay is set to join former team-mate Tony Kelly on the final leg of his 50-mile charity trek from Merseyside to the Macron Stadium this weekend. read more

  • Takeaway comes up with innovative 'plane food' plan

    RESTAURANT owners are hoping to land a diner with a difference — by putting the fuselage of an aeroplane in the heart of Bolton’s student land. read more

  • JAILED: Multiple sclerosis sufferer who stabbed estranged wife six times in Farnworth before turning knife on himself

    A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer stabbed his estranged wife six times in the back after confronting her outside the school she worked at because he “wanted to kill himself in front of her”. read more

  • Man knocked off bike on way to work in Middlebrook Retail Park The Bolton News: Boy hit by car on way to school

    A MAN was taken to hospital with a fractured ankle after he was knocked off his motorbike in Middlebrook Retail Park this morning. read more

  • Teacher fights to ensure tragic friend's legacy lives on

    THE best friend of a young mum who died of cervical cancer is determined to ensure her legacy lives on by raising awareness of the devastating illness. read more

  • Smith ready to pack a punch

    A BOLTON thai-boxer has just added another piece of silverware to his bulging trophy cabinet. read more

  • Maxine Peake opens newly-refurbished Fortalice support centre for domestic abuse victims

    THE newly-refurbished Fortalice support centre to help women and children fleeing domestic abuse received the “royal” seal of approval when it was officially opened. read more

  • Lennon "angry" over wasteful Wanderers' defeat at Charlton The Bolton News:

    NEIL Lennon wants points not plaudits after coming away empty-handed from Charlton last night. read more

  • Caravans destroyed in suspected arson attack The Bolton News:

    TWO caravans were destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Breightmet last night.  read more

  • MARK HALSEY: Neil Lennon should take the rap but keep his passion as Bolton Wanderers manager The Bolton News:

    NEIL Lennon should keep his eye on the post box for a letter from the Football Association – but under no circumstances should he lose the passion that Bolton fans have instantly identified with since he walked through the door. read more

  • Metal 'toy store' shed stolen from toddlers' group The Bolton News:

    CALLOUS scrap metal thieves have stolen a shed and play equipment from a toddler group. read more

  • First residents move into new housing estate to help bedroom tax victims

    A DISABLED mum hit by the ‘bedroom tax’ is one of a number of Bolton at Home tenants to be handed keys at their newest housing development. read more

  • How your carpet could one day charge your mobile phone

    A REVOLUTIONARY fabric which could lead to carpets powering mobile phones is in line for a top award. read more

  • Dad-of-three donates body to medical science after losing battle with 'asbestos cancer'

    A FATHER-of-three who lost his battle to asbestos cancer has become one of the first mesothelioma victims to donate his body to medical research. read more

  • Dozens of jobs saved as Little Lever dental lab bought out

    A DENTAL laboratory which went into administration has been bought by another firm - saving more than half of the 115 jobs under threat. read more

  • 'The lack of health services available in in Bolton West is a huge issue' says MP Julie Hilling The Bolton News: MP Julie Hilling

    ACCESS to healthcare in Westhoughton will be at the heart of a Bolton MP’s election campaign. read more

  • frank calderbank

    FRANK CALDERBANK On 19th October 2014, peacefully in hospital and of Westhoughton, Frank aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Marian, loving dad of Frank, Ian, Janet and Elaine, father in law to Pauline, Joe, Lynne and Brendan and a devoted grandad and great grandad. Funeral service at Howe Bridge Crematorium, Atherton on Monday 27th October at 11.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations are for the ‘Alzheimer’s Society’, cheques only please, payable to the charity. Donations and enquiries to Cowburn Funeral Service, 1 King Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AX. Tel: 01942 813105. read more

  • Gillian Holden

    HOLDEN I am searching for two cousins of mine. Ann Nightingale Daughter of Doris Holden & Albert Nightingale. Joyce Holden Daughter of Edwin Holden & Dorothy Shippobottom. Please contact Gillian Holden on gholden1@rogers .com read more

  • Michael Joseph Devlin

    MICHAEL JOSEPH DEVLIN 22-10-08 Each time we see your picture, You seem to smile and say, Don't cry, I'm in Gods hands, We'll meet again someday. Love and miss you. Enid and all your family xxxx read more

  • pauline elizabeth mckenna

    Pauline Elizabeth Mckenna 22 October 2010 Forever in our thoughts. You had a smile for all, a heart of gold, the very best this world could hold. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Husband Jimmy, Children Jim, Bernie, Tony, Jackie and all Loving Family xx read more

  • william lane

    WILLIAM (BILLY) LANE 22nd October Remembering a dad that was so special and loved so very much, you brought fun and laughter to everyone you touched. Life has never been the same without you. Happy Birthday, love, Karen, Lisa, Scott, Kimberley, Brandon, Dave, Liz, Andy, Chris, Jodie, Dylan, Max and little Billy xxx read more

  • david coffey

    DAVID COFFEY On 16th October 2014, peacefully at home after a short illness, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Church. David was God's greatest gift to his beloved wife Ruth, adored children Alison, Susan and Steve, precious grandchildren Hope, Olivia, Isaac and William, his loving sister Anne, brothers and sisters in law. He was a much loved uncle and special friend to many. Requiem Mass will be offered in St. Columba's R.C.Church on Monday 27th October at 10.30am, followed by a private Committal. At the family's request, please wear a splash of colour. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired for Bolton Hospice. All donations and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral Service, 638 Blackburn Road, Bolton BL1 7AL Tel: 01204 309609 read more

  • Margaret Olive Fernside

    MARGARET OLIVE FERNSIDE Peacefully in hospital after a short illness on the 17th October 2014 with her loving family by her side, Fortified By The Rites Of The Holy Mother Church, OLIVE aged 91 years, the loving wife of the late LEONARD, cherished mum of Leonard, Paul and Judith, a dear mother-in-law, wonderful nana and great nan and a beloved sister to Amy. Forever in our thoughts Funeral service to take place on Wednesday 29th October 2014 at St. Patrick’s R.C Church, 10.00am followed by interment in Tonge cemetery at 11.15am. Family flowers only please donations if desired to St. Patrick’s Church (cheque’s made payable to the charity please) All enquiries to the Co-operative Funeralcare, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton, BL1 8NZ. Tel 01204 307151 read more


    ROBERT GOODMAN (BOB – Ex RN) On October 14th 2014 Robert aged 90 years Crossed the Bar. Deeply missed by his loving wife Josie, sister in law Breda, neice Claire and nephew Niall. The funeral service and committal will take place on Monday 27th October 2014 in Overdale Crematorium East Chapel at 12:45pm. Family flowers only please by request donations in memory of Robert may be sent for Hospice At Home. All enquiries and cheque donations to Hardmans McManus Funeral Service, 687 Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6HP Tel: 526464 read more

  • Nancy May Entwistle

    NANCY MAY ENTWISTLE Peacefully in hospital, with loving family by her side, on Saturday 18th October 2014 aged 78 years and of Farnworth. Nancy, beloved wife of John, much loved mum of David, Martin and Jill, devoted grandma and great grandma, loved mother in law of Sally, Alison and Mark, a very dear sister in law of Margaret, Les, Jean, Ronald, Olive and Kay, also a dear aunty and special aunty of Shirley and friend of many. Nancy will be sadly missed by all who knew her Funeral service will take place on Tuesday 28th October at St Michaels Church, Great Lever at 10.00am prior to interment at Farnworth Cemetery at 11.00am. Family flowers only by request please, donations in lieu to The MacMillan Cancer Care or the Christie at Salford Royal Hospital c/o the family. All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare, Farnworth & Walkden, Ellesmere House, 175-177 Albert Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9HP. Tel 573280 read more

  • billy lane

    BILLY LANE 22nd October 1945 Happy Birthday Love. Thinking of you at this special time. Wishing I could give you a birthday kiss. Missing you as ever. Lots of love Gill xx read more

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