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  • Health bosses 'must work together' to prevent another Bolton A&E crisis

    ALL of the health authorities in Bolton need to pull together to prevent another A&E crisis at the Royal Bolton Hospital, the leader of the council has urged. read more

  • Bolton born and bred — Neil Lennon has recreated that White Hot spirit

    SO Wanderers are still in the cup — just. read more

  • THE BIG CRICKET DEBATE: You have YOUR say on the Greater Manchester Cricket League proposal

    THE proposed Greater Manchester Cricket League has sparked a wide debate about what direction amateur cricket should being going in. read more

  • McBusted's Danny Jones on the band's latest tour, playing football at the Macron Stadium and married life

    DANNY Jones and his McBusted bandmates are heading out on tour once again — and they promise it will be 'most excellent'. read more

  • NORTH WEST COUNTIES: Play-off push should help attract new players, hopes Daisy Hill manager Craig Thomas

    DAISY Hill manager Craig Thomas hopes the carrot of first-team football will help attract more talent to the club as he continues to re-build the side. read more

  • Wolves front man Benik Afobe aiming to strike back at Bolton Wanderers

    BENIK Afobe comes back to town tomorrow determined to show Wanderers fans he is worth more than just 16 minutes of fame. read more

  • REVIEW: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Farnworth Performing Arts Company

    Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood read more

  • 4 arrested after street shootings

    FOUR people have been arrested after a series of shootings in a street. read more

  • Ladybridge pupils perform with Halle Orchestra

    YOUNG musicians from Ladybridge Community Primary School are hitting all the right notes after performing at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall with the Halle Orchestra. read more

  • 'No need to carry a knife in Bolton'

    BOLTON is safe so there is no need to carry a knife, the town's police boss has said ahead of an amnesty. read more

  • Micro pubs could save our national heritage

    IT is depressing news to hear of the closure of the Moss Rose pub in Kearsley. read more

  • Hospital bosses revise down finance predictions because of A&E crisis

    FINANCE chiefs at the Royal Bolton Hospital say there will no longer be a surplus in funds at the end of March because of the A&E crisis — and instead are hoping the trust will ‘break even’. read more

  • Octagon's latest offering — phew what a play!

    I HAVE recently had the great pleasure of watching the play “A View From The Bridge” at the Octagon Theatre in town, and phew what a play. read more

  • We want to know which services Labour will re-instate

    I WILL try a second time to get a clear response from Nick Peel. read more

  • Bad teeth — but is fluoride the answer?

    AGAIN the poor state of children's teeth in Bolton has made the headlines and again the solution is simple ie. good dental hygiene and a low sugar diet and both can be implemented long before a child is able to demand sweets or sugary drinks. read more

  • New nightlife breathed into area of Bolton town centre

    AN area of Bolton which was once the hub of the town centre is enjoying a revitalised nightlife scene. read more

  • FABRICE MUAMBA: Bolton Wanderers will need to pick the Wolves defensive lock to win

    WOLVES don’t give much away – so this game could come down to whether Wanderers have someone to pick the lock tomorrow. read more

  • CRAIG NELSON: It's good to talk – but not on Match of the Day

    MATCH of the Day celebrated its 50th year this week by winning the terrestrial rights to broadcast Premier League highlights for another three seasons. read more

  • Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

    Here's our guide to what you can do in and around Bolton this weekend. read more

  • Wanderers snap up Manchester United keeper on loan

    NEIL Lennon has snapped up Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos on a one-month loan after Adam Bogdan was ruled out for six weeks with an ankle injury. read more

  • Manhunt for robbery pair who prey on elderly shoppers in Bolton and Farnworth

    A ROBBERY duo thought to be preying on elderly shoppers are on the run from police. read more

  • Snow updates: School and nursery close as weather continues to cause disruption

    A SCHOOL and nursery have been forced to close as winter weather hits Bolton for the second day running. read more

  • WANTED: E-fit of man who sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl in Leverhulme Park

    POLICE have issued an e-fit of a man they believe sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Breightmet. read more

  • Woman taken to hospital after Breightmet crash The Bolton News:

    Firemen were called to help extricate an elderly woman from a car after a collision in Stephens Street, Bolton, on Thursday evening. read more

  • Danns pens one-year deal with Wanderers

    WANDERERS have confirmed that Neil Danns has signed a one-year contract extension. read more

  • UPDATED: Emergency roadworks cause rush hour chaos

    EMERCENCY roadworks that caused rush hour traffic chaos on Folds Road this morning could continue for up to four days. read more

  • Wanderers transfer activity may depend on Chung-Yong Lee sale

    WANDERERS’ activity in the final few days of the transfer window will almost certainly hinge on whether Chung-Yong Lee leaves the Macron Stadium. read more

  • Wanderers playing a waiting game with Adam Le Fondre clearance

    ADAM Le Fondre may be forced to sit out tomorrow’s Championship clash with Wolves. read more

  • Mills confident of positive Wanderers response against Wolves

    MATT Mills is convinced Wanderers will be better prepared for Wolves this weekend after getting caught cold at Rotherham on Tuesday night. read more

  • Blackburn poised to sign out of favour Wanderers skipper Jay Spearing The Bolton News: WAITING GAME: Jay Spearing is not waving goodbye to Wanderers just yet

    WANDERERS captain Jay Spearing is poised to join neighbours Blackburn Rovers on loan for the rest of the season. read more

  • Pensioner admits stealing £130,000 from Conservative club

    A PENSIONER has admitted stealing more than £130,000 from a Conservative club. read more

  • Parents blast school and council for not telling them about paedophile caretaker

    A PRIMARY school has come under fire for not telling parents about the suspension of a paedophile caretaker — after they heard about it two years later in The Bolton News. read more


    LINDSEY GRUNDY On 27th January 2015, Lindsey passed away peacefully at The Royal Bolton Hospital aged 56 years. She will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at Overdale West Chapel on Friday 6th February at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Young Oncology Unit at The Christie. All donations and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral Service, 638 Blackburn Road, Bolton BL1 7AL Tel: 309609 read more


    ALLAN JAMES BENNETT On Tuesday January 20th, 2015, at the Royal Bolton Hospital suddenly but peacefully, Allan James aged 83 years of Bromley Cross, Bolton and formerly of Liverpool and Durham. Allan was a stereotyper at the Bolton Evening News. The dearly beloved husband of ‘Babby’, an adored, treasured and much loved father and grandfather. Also a dear brother, uncle and friend. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 3rd, at Overdale Crematorium, Bolton at 1.00pm . Kath Rowland will officiate. Always loved, always missed. All enquiries to Helliwells Funeral Service, Stott House, Burnley Road Colne 870898 read more


    KENNETH LEE (KEN) The family of the late Ken would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kind words, cards of condolence and attendance at Ken's funeral. We would also like to thank Astley Bridge Cricket Club, Heywood Cricket Club, The Bay Mare and The Tap. read more

  • Emma Louise Michelle Hall

    EMMA LOUISE MICHELLE HALL In everloving memory of the most precious darling daughter Sunrise - Septemeber 13th, 1973 Sunset - February 1st, 2012. My Darling Emma, Just to tell you how much I love and miss you, for there are really no words that can ever truly express this, and that will remain forever, And although I can no longer see you, touch you or hold you I know that you are close by, for all the wonderful 'signs' that you continue to show me I also know that you watch over me and are only ever a whisper away. So always stay close by, my darling, angel and fly free with your beautiful wings. Until we meet again one day, just over the rainbow. I love and miss you with every beat of my heart. Your heartbroken and everloving Mum. Love you xxx Dear Emma You are always loved, always missed, And will always be remembered. Thinking of you always with love. From Auntie Karen, Uncle Philip, loving cousins Jade and Harley and faithful friends Billy and Rossi xxxxxx read more

  • Nancy Hinckley

    NANCY HINCKLEY Peacefully on the 22nd January 2015 in the Royal Bolton Hospital after a long illness with her family and friends at her bedside, NANCY, the beloved wife of Brian, loving mother of John and Richard, mother-in-law to Gillian, loving granny of Matthew and Richard. Funeral to take place on Monday 9th February 2015 for service at St. Paul with Emmanuel Church at 11.00am followed by the committal at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only please donations if desired to Parkinson’s UK (cheque’s made payable to the charity) All enquiries to the Co-operative Funeralcare, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton, BL1 8NZ. Tel 01204 307151 read more


    MARTIN KNOWLES On January 26th 2015, peacefully in hospital and of Little Lever, aged 69 years. Uncle, Brother in Law and Friend. The service and committal will be at Radcliffe Crematorium on Wednesday February 4th at All floral tributes and enquiries please to Silletts Funeral Service, Herbert Street, Little Lever, Bolton BL3 1LU. Tel: 01204 861300. read more


    JOHN CROMPTON Loving husband to Vivian, father to karen and Gary. Grandad and Great Grandad. Died peacefully at thier Scottish home on the 27th January 2015, aged 71. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. The funeral will be held at the Borders Crematorium at Melrose TD6 9HA on the 5th February at 3pm. read more


    JAMES (JIMMY) FAGAN Passed away peacefully in hospital after a long battle with cancer, aged 59 years, and late of Horwich The beloved son of Evelyn and the late Bernard, a loving brother of Michael, Alison and Christopher, a dear brother in law of Stuart also a dear uncle Service and committal Overdale East Chapel Friday 6th February 11.15am. No flowers by request, donations for Charing Cross Hospital may be sent to The Livesey Funeral Service, The Private Chapel, Church Street, Horwich. Tel 01204 696311. read more

  • ronald wesley standring

    RONALD WESLEY STANDRING On 23rd January 2015 in Bolton Hospice. The funeral committal will be at Radcliffe Crematorium on Thursday 5th February at Followed by a memorial service at Christ Church Little Lever at Donations in lieu of flowers (cheques only) please to Bolton Hospice may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service, Herbert Street Little Lever, Bolton BL3 1LU. All enquiries tel: 01204 861300 read more

  • Paul Owen

    PAUL OWEN On Monday 26th January 2015, aged 54 years, in Bolton Hospice, peacefully with his wife Jill by his side. Eldest son of the late Pat & Roy, brother to Stephen & David, son in law to Mary and the late Tom, brother in law, uncle, great uncle and a dear friend to many. The funeral service and committal will be at Radcliffe Crematorium on Friday 6th February at Family flowers only please. Donations (cheques only) made payable to Bolton Hospice may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service, Herbert Street, Little Lever Bolton. BL3 1LU. All enquiries tel: 01204 861300 read more

  • Brian Horrocks

    BRIAN HORROCKS In loving memory of my husband Brian January 30th 2012. Each time I see your picture, You seem to smile and say, Don't cry for me I promise, That we'll meet again some day. Your loving wife Edna. Dad, father in law, grandad, great grandad Goodnight, God Bless. xxx read more

  • Ramon Fido

    RAMON (RAY) FIDO January 31st 2014. Your presence I miss, Your memory I treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Devoted wife Sylvia and family. Night night God Bless xxxx read more

  • Norma and Geoff Knee

    th Wedding Anniversary of NORMA and GEOFF KNEE 1st February 1965 married at St Augustus, Thicketford Road, Bolton. Congratulations and best wishes Love from all your family and friends xx read more

  • anton beatrice seilern aspang

    CHARLES GEORGE Seilern-Aspang A son, born on Monday, 12th January 2015, to Anton and Beatrice, in Singapore. read more

  • enid adamson

    ENID MARY ADAMSON (nee DEWBERRY) 20th January 1931 to 18th January 2015 A short illness, bravely borne. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Adored mum of Julie and Ian and loving mother in law to Trevor and Debbie, much loved grandma to Alastair, Nathan, Toby and the late Brendan, also Alex and Ellie and great grandma to Faith and Hannah. A loyal, steadfast and loving friend to many. Reunited, Safe in the arms of Jesus. Funeral service and committal will take place at Overdale West Chapel on Friday 6th February at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only. Donations to Bolton Hospice. all enquiries to Bromleys Funeral Services. Tel. 01204 302000 read more


    GEOFFREY (GEOFF) HODGKISS On 25th January 2015 Geoff passed away suddenly at his home aged 67 years. Geoff will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service and committal will be in Overdale West Chapel on Wednesday 4th February at 1.30pm. This will be a celebration of Geoff's life so there is no dress code. Family flowers only please, donations for either R.N.L.I. or Derian House Children's Hospice. All donations and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral Service, 2-4 Balmoral Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 9HR. Tel 707755. read more

  • Clara Wilbur

    CLARA WILBUR (nee Pimlott) On 27th January 2015 peacefully in hospital and of Little Lever, formerly Radcliffe, aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late George, much loved mum of Jean, Ian and Heather and a dearly loved nana. The service will be at St Matthews Church Little Lever on Monday 9th February at 3.00pm followed by committal at Radcliffe Crematorium at 4.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired cheques only made payable to The British Red Cross may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Directors Herbert Street Little Lever BL3 1LU tel 01204 861300. read more

  • bert duffy

    BERT DUFFY Passed away 31st January 2014 A little tribute small and tender, Just to say we will always remember. Much loved husband, dad and grandad. We miss you loads, You are in our hearts forever. Dorothy, Marie and Phil. read more

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