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  • Wanderers can blaze a cup trail

    GORDON SHARROCK previews an intriguing FA Cup clash with Leeds LEEDS could be in for a shock tomorrow if they're banking on another easy ride against the read more

  • Fans are backing Cup bid

    LEIGH'S biggest away following for almost ten years will be mobilised on Sunday. read more

  • Wrestlers impressive start

    BOLTON Olympic Wrestlers kicked off the new season with an impressive performance in the Lancashire Championships. read more

  • Time to solve a poser

    SIR: I would be grateful if your readers would help me to solve a domestic question. Has anybody seen an article in a "Sunday magazine" about a "Time book, time travellers and a computer?" read more

  • Grief-hit mum to sue

    A GRIEF-stricken mum whose baby girl died in the womb, is suing Bolton hospitals. read more

  • It's snow joke!

    A TAXI firm is threatening to sue Bolton Council after rush hour snow brought chaos to Bolton's roads today. Furious drivers from Cobra Private Hire, Manchester Road, plan to take the council through the Small Claims Court for loss of earnings. The six self-employed drivers claim that they lost around £30 each because they could not work. read more

  • Victims' families vow to fight on

    FAMILIES of the victims of an RAF helicopter disaster are to continue with legal action against the Ministry of Defence despite inquest verdicts of accidental death. Christopher Bailey, aged 15, of Berne Avenue Horwich, Mark Oakden, 17, of Gisburn Drive, Bury, and Amanda Whitehead, 17, of Jesmond Avenue 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 from a height of 400ft into the 70ft deep waters in Llyn Padarn at the Welsh beauty spot of Llanberis. The crash was blamed on a faulty connection to the tail rotor which completely failed. read more

  • All systems go!

    GREATER Manchester's fire service has been 'ringing' the changes to connect up with a revolutionary telephone system that saves lives. read more

  • £1m cut-back to hit needy children and arts

    JOB losses in Bolton's struggling special educational needs service are among hard-hitting budget cuts being considered today. Savings totalling just over £1 million are set out for approval in a paper which proposes a series of cuts affecting virtually every area in the Education and Arts service. At the heart of the proposals is a controversial recommendation to slash £100,000 from the special needs service which could mean the loss of one teacher from every Bolton special school. read more

  • Just the jab!

    BOLTON'S frail and elderly have heeded health chiefs warnings and taken steps to protect themselves against flu. read more

  • Jobs axe on special schools

    JOB losses in Bolton's struggling special educational needs service are among hard-hitting budget cuts being considered today. read more

  • Archaeologists

    race back in time ARCHAEOLOGISTS have begun excavating a mediaeval site at Horwich before the bulldozers move in to make way for a new road which will service the proposed sports village. The team from the University of Manchester's Archaeological Unit started work last week and have been given three weeks to complete their studies on the Sefton Fold Farm site. Mr Norman Redhead, Site and Monuments Officer for the unit, said it is a moated site of late mediaeval origins. read more

  • Fire wrecks historic club

    A MASSIVE blaze destroyed Stoneclough village's former social club last night. read more

  • Wind mast plan blown down

    A BID to put up a huge mast on the moors near Bolton to measure wind speed has been turned down by planning councillors. read more

  • Measuring up to Japanese markets

    RADCLIFFE-based Trumeter Company Ltd has announced an export breakthrough into the notoriously difficult Japanese market. The company, which is run by the President of Bolton and Bury Chamber of Commerce, Peter Weidenbaum, is delighted with the success. They are supplying distance measurers to Tajima Tool Corp- oration of Tokyo - a distributor selling to 30,000 dealerships throughout Japan. read more

  • Utility unions' strike threat

    ANGRY unions are fighting de-recognition moves within United Utilities. read more

  • Their road to riches

    SIR: I believed that Bolton council gave themselves a licence to print money when they put a price on virtually every parking 'space' in their town centre. But, since reading your report, I am now very confused, or have I done my sums wrong? read more

  • Edwards pleads to keep record

    WIGAN half-back Shaun Edwards is hoping rugby league chiefs will have a rethink over a one-match ban and allow him to continue his proud Silk Cut Challenge Cup run. read more

  • Music marvel?

    SIR: Included in the many gems, both vocal and instrumental, of an outstanding New Year concert in the Albert Hall, Bolton, by "Opera 74" and Bolton Symphony Orchestra, was a charming composition by the Austrian composer, Fritz Kreisler. read more

  • Coach prefers to concentrate on another cup upset

    IAN Porterfield knew the score the instant Nat Lofthouse and Tom Finney paired Leeds with Wanderers in the Fourth round FA Cup draw. read more

  • Birthday boot?

    NATHAN Blake returned from international duty today to find his FA Cup place under threat. read more

  • Manager faces derby poser

    BURY boss Stan Ternent faces a major derby dilemma over the next 24 hours. read more

  • Wanderers add to foreign legion

    WANDERERS have increased their 'foreign' contingent to seven with the arrival on trial of African midfielder Mohammed Ben Silla. read more

  • 74p! Don't you mean 14s 9d?

    25 YEARS AGO read more

  • Worst fears confirmed

    MANY people have been concerned for some time that primary school children are not being given a good grounding in the three Rs. read more

  • Threat to aid shop

    CALLING all animal lovers - a Bolton charity shop needs you. read more

  • Car park's new lease of life

    A RENT wrangle which threatened to close a Westhoughton town centre car park has been solved. read more

  • Schoolboy is third bug victim

    A BOLTON schoolboy has become the third person to contract meningitis in the area within a week. read more

  • Fighting the cold war

    HEALTH workers and a leading British charity have joined forces to protect the elderly from the current cold snap. read more

  • Announcing a station revival?

    TRAINS could be pulling in and out of Pendleton station between Bolton and Salford again if Salford councillors get their way. read more

  • Teenager mugged at knife-point

    A TEENAGER was robbed at knife-point as he walked across a Bolton town centre car park last night. read more

  • Busy Waywell makes his mark again

    LEIGH RMI manager Steve Waywell has been active in the transfer market again this week. read more

  • Money misery for the elderly

    SIR: As a senior citizen of Bolton and a disabled woman, I am reliant on the Home Care Service, which the Social Services provide. Up to a couple of years ago this service was free; perhaps that's the wrong word, as I was a tax payer all my working life, and contributed my share, like so many others While I did not object to paying £30 a week for the service, it has increased considerably, and now we are soon expected to pay £47.50 a week. This on top of having to pay for a private cleaner, gardener, and my household bills, which, as we all know, are forever on the increase, is pushing my budget to the limit. read more

  • Places we see - but cannot reach...

    SIR: I was quite surprised to read Mr Ron Freethy (BEN: January 20) quoting his Shropshire friends, who were reprimanding we Lancastrians for not using to the full our countryside, for example, Rivington and Anglezarke etc. We in Heaton can see Rivington and its Pike, but cannot reach it by public transport, unless, of course, you catch a bus to Chorley, and then out again to Rivington which is very time consuming and the senior citizens' concessionary bus pass is not valid within the Lancashire area of Chorley. read more

  • Shaun in top gear

    THE BEST dresssed swinger in town - that's Bolton's new professional golfer Shaun Kelly. read more

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