WANDERERS are lining up a £2 million bid to prise Scotland international midfielder Scot Gemmill away from Nottingham Forest.
PAUL Cook, Leeds' talented teenage back, was today handed a sensational call-up to the England squad for next month's Halifax Rugby League Centenary World Cup.
On the Saturday in the downhill Matt Holstead riding in the Seniors finish fifth. In the Juniors Neil Prentice was on his way to finishing well up the field, when gear problems dented his chances, in the end he had to settle for 20th place.
A WOMAN who was badly injured when teenage joyriders smashed into her car, today slammed their sentences, saying that flogging would have been a better deterrent.
HORWICH cyclist Vinny Smith finished in third place in the 48 mile Bishopswood Road Race at Selby while Pete Halliwell was unlucky to suffer mechanical trouble and was forced to retire when going well.
PLANS to re-open the rail link to Horwich are steaming ahead. Enthusiasts met this week - the 3Oth anniversary of the line's closure - and decided to launch a campaign to revive the town's railway.
TERRY Williams beat Ian McNeill (level) 41-32 and Dennis Shepherd (1 and jack) beat Mark Bradshaw (scr) 41-39 in professional bowling at the Red Lion Hotel Westhoughton. Tomorrow at the Red Lion Hotel, Westhoughton 1pm. Summer Handicap final. D Eaton v K Heaps, Autumn Handicap first round, C Crompton v C Watkinson.
PROTESTERS have dumped masses of obsolete paperwork with a Bolton salvage firm - to demonstrate their anger at the waste caused by constant school curriculum changes.
A NUMBER of firms and individuals will soon be interviewed to decide who will run Farnworth's Brackley Street post office from next year.
Dagnall has played regularly for second teams at Lancashire, Kent and Worcester and is considered a county star of the future.
BURY boss Stan Ternent today made his first raid on the transfer market when he swapped striker Kevin Hulme for Lincoln City's Dean West.
PLANS to bring in charges for Bolton town centre parking on Sunday have been thrown into chaos ... because of a mix-up about what time the fees come into force. Notices have gone out saying that on-street pay and display charges will start at 8.30am and at 12.30pm in council-run car parks. The charges are due to come into operation this weekend, but Labour Cllr Jack Foster, planning and environment committee chairman, said: "This is not what we wanted.
A TRIVIA fanatic from Bolton has been signed up to provide the questions for a top TV game show.
BOLTON'S jobless figure rose by 71 in August from 8,989 to 9,060.
CHARTERED accountants Kidsons Impey are warning that small businesses should be on guard against grant consultancies which ask for a fee in advance or guarantee funding. The firm says a number are under investigation by the DTI and Trading Standards departments. John Parry, a partner at the Kidsons Impey Manchester office, said: "There is no guarantee that a company will be eligible for a grant and businesses should not agree to part with money in advance for this service."
ST Andrews Travel, Bolton has become the 500th member of ARTAC WorldChoice, the UK's largest group of independent leisure travel agents.
WHILE the Hilton Park backroom staff have been polishing up on the entente cordiale coach Ian Lucas has been studiously preparing his young side for their tricky French test.
SIR: I was at the last of the famous Dog Shows at the Silverwell Sports Centre.
NEW signing Dean West goes straight into Bury's squad for tomorrow's trip to high-flying Gillingham.
FAN power can make all the difference as Wanderers shape up for their second major away test in successive Saturdays.
qWAYNE Burnett is back at Burnden Park to continue his trial with Wanderers, despite being recalled to Plymouth Argyle.
THE ghosts of Timberbottom Farm and Bradshaw Hall won't go away . . .
25 YEARS AGO
Syd Lawrence Orchestra
ALWYN GRAHAM PAYS TRIBUTE TO A STAR ENTERTAINERS come and go and rarely is their passing marked or mourned by fickle audiences; after all, their work is on film or stored in a video library, so it isn't as though their performances are denied us forever.
THE celebrated English Philharmonic Orchestra makes a welcome return visit to the Albert Hall, Bolton, on September 23 at 7.30 pm.
NON-LEAGUE PREVIEW ATHERTON LR, unbeaten in the last six league games, face the long journey to Worksop Town tomorrow in the Unibond first division with manager Dave Morris still troubled by injuries to his centre backs.
LEIGH RMI's miserable run of six matches without a win continued at Worksop last night when they drew 1-1.
UNITY Brook battled back to snatch a 4-4 draw after coming from 3-1 down at half-time against Morris Rangers.
LANCASHIRE Amateur League Premier Division newcomers Old Boltonians put together two excellent results to get their season properly launched, holding 100 per cent leaders Leigh Athletic to a 2-2 draw and then defeating reigning champions Royton Town 5-1.
ATHERTON LR 1 RADCLIFFE BORO 1 THE big Unibond Division One Derby never quite ignited into the magical encounter that many had predicted.
PTEMPEST United started the match against Lytham where they left off last week continuing to play fast flowing interpassing football that all but overwhelmed their opponents
SIR: I refer to your recent news item about the ruling on gypsies. The ruling described in the story is the most stupid I have ever read.
BELOIT Walmsley in Bolton have won an important contract in South Africa. The £35m order from Sappi Fine Papers (Pty) Ltd is to rebuild a fine paper machine at Enstra Mill.