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  • Thompson passes big test as reserves go down

    Wanderers Res 0 Man Utd Res 2 THE result spoiled the biggest night of the season for Wanderers reserves. read more

  • Tragic Lewis helps others

    A BIG-HEARTED boy, whose treasured mum died from cancer last year, has sacrificed his pocket money for months to help needy children. read more

  • Good response to knife amnesty

    CHORLEY Police collected more than 79 knives from the public in a month-long amnesty to try and wipe out street violence. read more

  • Shops braced for Lottery stampede!

    LOTTERY outlets across Bolton are expecting record sales on Saturday as lottery madness hits the nation for the second time in a month. read more

  • Terror on the 9th floor

    A TERRIFIED couple were trapped on the ninth floor of a Bolton tower block after a suspected arson attack turned the hallway outside their flat into an inferno. read more

  • Only survivor tells of copter crash horror

    THE teenager survivor of a helicopter crash in which three youngsters from Horwich and Bury died, has re-lived the nightmare ordeal when she cheated death. Air cadet, Sarah Coker, 19, described how she struggled from the wrecked RAF helicopter at the bottom of a mountain lake at an inquest yesterday. Christopher Bailey, aged 15, of Berne Avenue, Horwich, Mark Oakden, 17, of Gisburn Drive, Bury, and Amanda Whitehead, 17, of Jesmond Avenue, also Bury, perished in the crash in August 1993 on a training flight over Snowdonia during a summer camp in North Wales. The Wessex helicopter went into a spin and plunged into the 70 feet deep waters in Llyn Padarn at the Welsh beauty spot of Llanberis. read more

  • Nurses leader blasts 'frightening' work-load

    A PROFESSION under pressure has been highlighted by one of the leading figures in Britain's biggest nursing union. read more

  • Five star shelter!

    THE new manager of Bolton's Destitute Animal Shelter is determined to make the place as "comfortable as possible" for the dogs who stay there. read more

  • Vote on moors wind farm plan

    A PLAN for a mast on the moors - which could be the start of a huge wind farm - is due to go before Bolton's planning councillors later today. National Wind Power has put in an application for temporary planning permission for an anemometer mast at Turton Heights Moor on land north of Cox Green Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton. But residents fear it could be the start of a huge wind farm of propeller-driven electricity turbines. read more

  • Help homeless plea to council

    CASH-starved Bolton Council will be asked to dig deep to help two pioneering schemes for the homeless. The Bolton Young People's Advice and Support Service, known as BYPASS, and the Bolton Bond Board are to lose cash support. read more

  • True love title for local couple

    IT'S HEARTS and flowers all the way for a Bolton couple who have been chosen as the North-west's 'Lovers of the Year'. read more

  • Accident victim dies

    AN ELDERLY car crash victim - discharged from hospital after several days' treatment - died from his injuries 24 hours after being rushed back in. read more

  • Ann's sore after fire drama

    A LEAKING window sparked a double drama at a Bolton old folks home. Builders were called in to repair the leaky window. But as they re-felted the flat roof on top of the bay at The Riverside home they accidentally set fire to the timbers with their blow torch. read more

  • We've got a bone to pick with you

    A YOUNGSTER who broke his foot in a playground accident claims he spent the rest of the day in school without receiving medical attention despite complaining he was injured! read more

  • Edwards cup wait

    WIGAN and England skipper Shaun Edwards will today discover whether his remarkable run in the Silk Cut Challenge Cup is about to come to an end. read more

  • Repeat show

    COLIN Todd has called on his players and fans alike to prove the doubters wrong in their double bid for Premiership survival and FA Cup glory. read more

  • Bury duo miss derby clash

    BURY will be without striker Phil Stant and midfielder Lenny Johnrose for Saturday's derby clash at Preston. read more

  • Elvis death threats

    25 YEARS AGO read more

  • Forum for peace

    AN elected forum to conduct all-party talks will give the people of Northern Ireland a say in the peace process. read more

  • Diana's words to women of Bolton

    PRINCESS Di has sent a "good luck" greeting to an event designed to honour Bolton women. The Princess, reeling from the desertion of her closest aides and facing a bitter divorce, has had to turn down an invitation to the Bolton Women of the Year 1995 Awards and Charity Luncheon at the Bolton Moat House on February 9. But she passed on her thanks and best wishes for the success of the event. read more

  • Your views needed...

    BOLTON social services - with the help of other care agencies - have produced a draft Local Community Care Charter. read more

  • Ton-up Vale are given a title lift

    FULLER Vale took their goals tally to over 100 during their 3-1 victory over Little Hulton Cricket Club. read more

  • Blackrod Eagley in a double knockout

    Non-League by JOHN BULLEN WEST Lancs League Round Up read more

  • Grim picture of murder victim

    SIR: I I feel I must write about the interview given by Angela Hayes' mum (BEN January 17): I knew my sex maniac daughter would wind up dead. I was appalled that two days after finding this poor girl's body her mother is on the front page of the BEN denigrating her. In my opinion I don't think the way she led her life justified the write up (mainly dictated by her mother) she was given. Surely her mother must realise that all the small minded people reading this article will now only be able to paint a grim picture of her, probably even saying she deserved what she got. What about her good qualities? What about the nice things about her? Why were they not printed? I knew Angela briefly. I admit she had some emotional problems, but she was an OK person on the whole. This is a sad and horrible tragic death. It's happened on our door step, this should be the point being made, not what she did in her own time. What is the world coming to when the old saying "blood is thicker than water" means nothing? It doesn't matter that she didn't live a perfect life. She was somebody's daughter. Does that count for nothing? I know I am not the only person feeling such disgust. read more

  • Candidate choice two weeks away

    LOCAL Labour party chiefs are just a fortnight away from choosing the person to contest the Chorley seat at the next General Election. read more

  • She's doing her best

    SIR: This deceitful government pretends to offer us a choice in education between centres of excellence (grant maintained) and underfunded sink schools for druggies, drop outs etc. read more

  • Gran is a busy Lizzie!

    A CHORLEY family had countless celebrations on Sunday stretching across four generations. read more

  • Leigh's Paints reap Hong Kong dividend

    ANOTHER Bolton company has a major involvement in the massive new airport project at Hong Kong. As previously reported, Watson Steel at Lostock - part of AMEC - is working on a £30m steelwork contract for the Chep Lap Kok project. Now, Leigh's Paints of Kestor Street have announced that they are providing most of the advanced coating systems for the immense bridges being built. read more

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