NEIL BONNAR previews Bury's vital clash at Darlington tomorrow where victory could see them promoted BURY today warned their expectant fans: "Put the champagne on ice."
DISGRACED lawyer Angus Diggle considered himself famous and the legal system 'slime', Bolton magistrates were told.
BOLTON MP Tom Sackville has called on parents to crack down on their children in a bid to reduce crime.
BOLTON Police crime prevention experts are going back to school - in a bid to crackdown on one of the town's fastest growing crimes.
A £14 MILLION leisure development on the site of Bolton's dog track has been given the shock go-aged by councillors.
GREATER Manchester's top cop is determined to stamp out prejudice and racism in a bid to beat crime.
A HOLY row has broken out over the future of a Bolton historical landmark.
WESTHOUGHTON Rectory may be offered for sale - because it is becoming too expensive to maintain.
BOLTON shoppers are being urged to give a helping hand to a boy genius.
THE first round of the National RAC Autotest Championship is being held in Bolton this weekend.
A FORMER Bolton soccer hero is one of the alleged victims of a hospital nurse accused of attempted murder and ill treatment, the BEN can reveal today. George Hunt, a Bolton Wanderers football hero in the 1930s, who also represented England, is alleged to have been ill-treated by the auxiliary nurse on a ward at Bolton General Hospital.
THE Princess Royal is to pay a special visit to Golborne company, Angelica Workwear. Machinists at the manufacturing firm have made two green bodywarmers for The Princess Royal, who will visit the factory next Friday in her capacity as president of the British Knitting & Clothing Export Council. The women at the factory, which makes special items for staff at Manchester Airport, were thrilled to be charged with the task of making a gift for the Princess.
LEIGH Centurions go into Sunday's clash with the Prescot Panthers knowing it's a game they can't afford to lose.
WIGAN aim to keep the pressure on arch-rivals St Helens with a resounding victory over the much-improved Bradford Bulls tonight.
By NEIL BONNAR JASON Wilcox will become the first ex-Bolton town team player to be picked for England for a quarter of a century if he plays at Wembley next week.
BOLTON Wanderers have been given a timely boost for next season with Gudni Bergsson's decision to sign a new contract.
BURY boss Stan Ternent was keeping his cool today just 24 hours before his side could clinch promotion.
25 YEARS AGO
FANS of greyhound racing may be less than ecstatic at the news today that planning councillors have approved a £14 million leisure development at Bolton's dog track.
A CURSORY glance at the1994-95 Greater Manchester Police crime figures might shock Bolton householders.
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, St Peter's Methodist Church AODS.
LEIGH RMI bring the curtain down at Hilton Park with their last home game of the season against Radcliffe Boro.
SIR: Many Bolton people must be wondering why the march through Bolton town centre, planned by the 'Apprentice Boys of Derry' was given the go-ahead. Such marches raise important issues of civil liberties. Are they cultural celebrations, a mark of respect for working class unionists killed in great numbers in two world wars?
SIR: "Socialism is the perfect political philosophy -pity about human nature". Paraphrased, that is what the then Tory Transport Minister Ernest Marples said many decades ago. Even with the advent of the so-called New Labour, as we hear of the system being abused and milked left, right and centre, you realise there was more than a modicum of truth in his profound comment. The selected opponent for Labour on Bolton North West would do well to remember that.
SIR: I refer to K Shippobottom's letter (April 5) regarding Lord Leverhulme's plans for the town centre. These plans, drawn and paid for by Lord Leverhulme, were just one of the many generous contributions which he made to the town for the benefit of the people of Bolton.
BOLTON-based washing specialists, ACDO Glo White, have a new-look marketing department.