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  • 'Winning Big Brother was a godsend', says Helen Wood The Bolton News:

    BOLTON hair and beauty salon owner Helen Wood has called her shock Big Brother victory "a godsend". read more

  • BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Atherton skipper Paul Walsh enjoys two horse races to the title The Bolton News: Atherton captain Paul Walsh

    FLIXTON and Atherton clash tomorrow in a game which could potentially decide the destination of this year’s league title. 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

  • Great Lever man accused of raping seven-year-old girl multiple times

    A GREAT Lever man accused of the multiple rape of a seven-year-old girl has made his first appearance at court. read more

  • This year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be 'most-family friendly yet'

    THIS year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be the most family friendly festival to date — with a new children’s zone ready to thrill young foodies. read more

  • Kids learn circus skills at Schools Out Club

    EVER fancied learning some circus skills? read more

  • British Gas apologises to Bolton businessman after accidentally taking £16,500 from his account The Bolton News:

    BOLTON businessman Oliver Wotherspoon — who won national fame for creating a hobbit hole in his garden — had more than £16,500 taken from his bank account by British Gas who claimed it was for one month’s supply of energy. read more

  • One of Bolton's top schools to take over struggling primary school in Radcliffe The Bolton News:

    ONE of Bolton’s outstanding schools is set to take over a struggling primary school in Radcliffe. read more

  • Young and old dig deep to create garden for pre-school children at Moss Bank Park

    TINY tots and adults grabbed their spades and wheelbarrows to build a new garden in Moss Bank Park. read more

  • NEIL BONNAR: All amateur cricket leagues need to live in harmony for wider good of local game The Bolton News: Local youth cricket

    LOCAL cricket is in danger of disappearing up its own silly point. read more

  • Trevor Ramsden

    TREVOR RAMSDEN On Friday August 15 2014, suddenly but peacefully in hospital, Trevor aged 79 years. The beloved husband of Ann, devoted father of Adele and Joanne and proud grandfather of Catherine. He had a special place in our lives and will now forever hold a special place in our hearts. Reposing in the Darwen Chapel of Rest, Blackburn Road, Darwen. The funeral service and committal will take place at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday August 26 at 3.00 pm. Family flowers only please but donations in memory of Trevor may be made to The Stroke Association c/o Darwen Funeral Services, 59-61, Blackburn Road, Darwen. All enquiries Tel: 01254 873618. read more


    KEITH BRINDLE On August 17, 2014, suddenly but peacefully at home, Keith aged 78 years, beloved husband of the late Ellen May, much loved dad of David, proud grandad of Hanna and Luke, loving companion of Doreen also the dear brother of Geoff and brother in law of Ann. Keith will be sadly missed by Tori and his many friends. The funeral service and committal will take place on Tuesday August 26, 2014, in Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Cancer Research (cheques only please payable to the charity). Donations and enquiries to Relph's Funeral Service, Arden House, Blackburn Road, Bolton. Tel: 01204 523488 read more


    ROLAND ALLEN On August 16, 2014. Peacefully at his home, Roland aged 84 years dearly loved husband of the late Mildred, loving and much loved dad of Stephen, a dear father in law of Susan, a devoted grandad to Jayne and dear brother to Ossie. The cortege will depart from his home at 2.25pm on Wednesday August 27, for service and committal at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 3pm, family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to 'Bolton Hospice'. All cheques and enquiries to Jim at Fred Hamer's Funeral Service, 243-245 Tonge Moor Road, Bolton. BL2 3JG. Tel. 365501. read more

  • Fred Morpeth

    FRED MORPETH Peacefully in Bolton Hospice on August 18th 2014, with his loving family by his side, FRED aged 75 years, the beloved husband of the late VERA, cherished Dad of Stephen, wonderful Papa-in-law to Nadine and a well-loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. FRED will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday August 26th 2014 at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 2.30pm. Family Flowers Only Please, Donations if desired to Bolton Hospice (Cheques made payable to the charity) All enquiries and Donations to the Co-operative Funeralcare, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton, BL1 8NZ. Tel 01204 307151 read more

  • James gilbert Brown

    JAMES GILBERT BROWN The family of the late James Gilbert Brown would like to express their sincere thanks to all who attended the Requiem Mass and for all the many kind wishes of sympathy, cards of condolence, Mass Intentions and floral tributes received at this difficult and sad time. Grateful thanks to Fr. Molloy for his kind and comforting words of ministrations and to Alex Shepherd for the lovely readings. Also a special thank you to Dr. Bax and Dr. Mercer and staff at Mandalay Medical Centre, District Nurses, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Respiratory Clinic, D3 Ward and Renal Clinic at Royal Bolton Hospital, also Careline. Thanks to my husband Jim, son Alan James and Al also Sylvia and Carl, Paul for all their love and support. Also Michelle Milne and staff at Howarth's Funeral Service for their professional and caring funeral arrangements. read more

  • charon kilburn

    CHARON FOSTER Nee KILBURN Sunrise 21/08/1962 Sunset 26/08/2009 Birthday memories we send today, not in a card in the usual way but written in gold on a cloud above, we send to you all our love. Mum, Dad family and friends. x x read more

  • sharon foster

    SHARON FOSTER Happy birthday today. Also remembering the sad day you passed away. Darren and Daniel read more

  • alan hornby

    ALAN HORNBY The family of the late Alan Hornby wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, cards, letters of condolence, floral tributes and donations to Help for Heroes received during their sad loss. A special thanks to the caring staff of Ward B4 at Royal Bolton Hospital and thanks to the Reverend John Armstrong for a comforting service and to Andrew Parker and staff at Shaw & Son Funeral Directors. read more

  • elizabeth bradshaw

    ELIZABETH BRADSHAW Sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their beautiful cards, and kind donations to Make a Wish Foundation, Carers, past and present, Doctors and Staff, at Garnet Practice, Westhoughton District Nurses, Loan Aid Store, Rev. John Armstrong, Annabel, Jonathan and all who attended Elizabeth’s funeral. Special thanks to Stephen and staff at Bolton Co-Operative Funeral care for a marvelous job. read more


    JOYCE CULLEN On August 8, 2014, Joyce passed away peacefully at the Salford Royal Hospital aged 64 years. Joyce will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place on Wednesday August 27 at 2.00pm at Overdale Crematorium (West Chapel). All flowers welcome, for all enquiries please contact James at Bromley's Indpendent Funeral Services 125-127 Tonge Moor Road, Bolton, BL2 2HR. Tel. 01204 302000 read more

  • Mildred Isherwood

    MILDRED ISHERWOOD On August 16 2014, peacefully at Cameron House Bury and of Radcliffe aged 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack, sister in law of Val, Gordon and the late Colin and Sheila, cousin of James, Sandra, Diane, Karen, Nigel, Ann, Alan and the late Thomas and Edward and aunty to Peter, Susan, Paul and Stuart. There comes a time for all of us when we must say goodbye, But memories of those we love live on and never die. Although the curtain falls at last, is that the cause of grieve? The future life is brighter still if only we believe. So trust in God's eternal care, and when the Master calls, We'll know a fairer world beyond, although the curtain falls. With love from all her family and friends. The funeral with Holy Communion and interment will be at St. Saviour's Church, Ringley on Thursday August 28 at 12 noon. Family flowers only please donations if so desired, cheques only, made payable to Cancer Research and forward to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe M26 2TQ. Tel 0161 723 2383. read more


    ELIZABETH (BETTY) HOLDEN The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, messages of sympathy and donations received for the British Heart Foundation. Appreciation to Reverend Stephen Parsons for his kind words and ministrations, to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service for their dignified arrangements and to everyone who attended the service at St Anne’s Church, Turton. read more

  • gordon and joyce makin

    Diamond Wedding Anniversary of GORDON and JOYCE MAKIN (nee FROBISHER) Married August 21, 1954 at Newton Heath Evangelical Church. Love and congratulations From all your family and friends. xxx read more

  • james hollinshead

    JAMES HOLLINSHEAD JIM 21-8-41 Never more than a thought away, Loved in our hearts every day. Loving wife Sylvia, son James and Elaine. Happy birthday Grandad Love you Molly and Alex xx read more

  • Philip Martin

    PHILIP MARTIN On 16th August 2014 suddenly in hospital after a long illness patiently borne PHILIP aged 66 years. Devoted son of the late Harry and Jean, loving brother of Brian, Brother in Law to Lois. A service and committal will take place on Tuesday 26th August 2014 in Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 11.30am. Family flowers only please but donations if desired can be made to Cancer Research UK. (Please note only 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

  • Mary Elizabeth Evans

    MARY ELIZABETH EVANS On August 18 2014 peacefully in Lyngate Residential Home, Mary aged 93 years the dearly loved wife of the late Bill Evans, Mum of Olwyn, Mother-in-law of Steven, Grandma to Hayley and Andrew and little Gran to Skye, Logan and Riley. Service and committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium on Wednesday August 27 at 2.30pm. All floral tributes and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral Service, 638 Blackburn Road, Bolton BL1 7AL. Tel 309 609 read more


    KENNETH UNSWORTH Kenneth, a past trader of Bolton Market for over 30 years, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness, with his loving family by his side on August 9, 2014, aged 85 years. A loved and loving husband of Faith, a much loved dad of Deborah, John, Mark and David, a dear father in law and a cherished grandad and great grandad. Ken will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday August 26, 2014, at St Mary's Church, Newton Road, Lowton at 2.00pm followed by interment in the Church yard. Flowers are welcome or donations if desired to the 'Pennine Acute Trust' c/o and all enquiries to Unsworths F.S 37 Market Street, Tottington, Bury, BL8 4AA. Tel. 01204 886161 read more

  • brian chambers

    BRIAN ROBERT CHAMBERS Suddenly on August 16, 2014, Brian aged 80 years. The dearly loved husband of Audrey, much loved dad of Debra and father in law of Nigel, devoted grandpa to Adam and Natasha. Will be sadly missed. Service and Committal will take place on Tuesday 26th August 2014 in Overdale crematorium West chapel at 2:00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory if desired may be sent payable 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

  • ryan mason

    RYAN MASON Beloved birthday memories of our beloved grandson, son and brother Brutally taken from us on February 11, 2002 . There are no goodbye's for us, Our beloved boy Wherever you are, our hearts are with you, Still heartbroken. Nana, Grandad and dad Pickup, Chloe, Hollie and Marisa xxxxxx read more

  • Mum with cancer and her carer daughter given first ever holiday to Pontins

    A MUM with incurable cancer and her daughter are to enjoy their first holiday away together thanks to a Bolton charity. read more

  • Horwich zookeeper set to appear in ITV show The Zoo The Bolton News:

    ZOOKEEPER Mark Holden is set to star in a new series of ITV show The Zoo. read more

  • Role Maid For Sue

    Octagon favourite Sue Johnston is joining the cast of Downton Abbey for its latest series read more

  • UPDATED: Tributes to 'highly regarded' RAF veteran killed in motorbike crash The Bolton News:

    THE family of a "highly regarded" RAF veteran have paid tribute after he was killed in a motorbike crash. read more

  • Theatre Church Under Threat

    The former Theatre Church which was home to many local am-dram groups could be demolished read more

  • Caroline's Cool Under Fire

    Reporter Caroline Wyatt is doing a tough job in a war zone but she continues to be professional read more

  • Village Life For Maxine

    Bolton actress Maxine Peake is back on screen in a new series of The Village - and better than ever read more

  • Why Live Our Lives on Facebook?

    The way that every trivial matter is recorded on social media today is a compulsive and probably unhealthy trend read more

  • Ex-gangster went on 'dodgy' luxury holiday in Mexico

    A FORMER gang member booked a "dodgy" luxury holiday to Mexico for £1,600 in a pub, a court heard. read more

  • Domestic abuse law plan backed by Bolton women's refuge Fortalice The Bolton News:

    BOLTON charity Fortalice has welcomed the government’s proposals to criminalise emotional torment suffered by women in abusive relationships. read more

  • Theatre Church 'is a hazard' and owners 'have no choice but to demolish it'

    THE owners of the former Theatre Church say they have no choice but to demolish the building because it is in such a bad state of repair. read more

  • Bolton Beer Festival to return in October - and organisers hope it will be a record-breaker

    ORGANISERS of Bolton Beer Festival are hoping to rise a glass to yet another record-breaking windfall in October. read more

  • Two-day event in Hall i'th' Wood commemorates World War One The Bolton News:

    A PLAY re-enacting the horrors of war and a poppy-making workshop formed part of a two-day event marking the centenary of World War One. read more

  • Claire optimistic over new cancer statistics The Bolton News:

    A CANCER survivor has welcomed the news that death rates for some of the UK’s most common cancers have fallen. read more

  • Rivington and Blackrod High opens its doors to pupils for summer school

    YOUNGSTERS got a taste of life in secondary school when Rivington and Blackrod High opened its doors to its new year sevens. read more

  • 200 flock to Edgworth Horticultural Society’s annual show The Bolton News:

    GREENFINGERED guests had a blooming marvellous day out at Edgworth Horticultural Society’s annual show. read more

  • Ladybridge teacher aiming to be top 3D printing teacher for second year running The Bolton News:

    A HIGH school teacher is aiming to become the UK’s number one teacher of 3D printing — for the second year running. read more

  • GCSE results day

    Thousands of students all over Bolton are getting their GCSE results today. read more

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