WHY don't the children don't get punished for what they get up to? I am fed up of having my property vandalised. I've had the police but it is still going on.
CHORLEY enjoyed an excellent weekend with a seaside cup double.
A MAN was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after a fire badly damaged his council house in Horwich.
A SHED was set on fire at the back of a terraced house in Leigh yesterday, with the flames spreading to the fences of neighbouring houses.
BURY North MP David Chaytor is renewing his call to Chancellor Gordon Brown to do more for pensioners.
RAMRAIDERS smashed their way into a children's clothes shop, snatched stock and severely damaged the building.
PROFESSIONAL business women from Bolton attended their annual conference in Cardiff alongside their longest serving member, Gladys Cumner.
PROUD soldier Lieutenant Philip Mark Naylor collected an OBE at a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
A BOLTON man suffered breathing problems from thick smoke after flames from a chip pan fire spread to his cooker causing a blaze in his kitchen last night.
A LATE night student party was broken up by a fire which left one young man needing hospital treatment.
USED syringes were recovered from a burned-out Radcliffe drugs den.
A MUM and her four-year-old daughter have made a full recovery following a suspected double drugs overdose.
THE 54th Bolton Christ Church brownie pack did a sponsored silence for 45 minutes, which raised £182.19 which will go towards developing health care in Kenya.
The Worsley MP said: "I am very disappointed and very angry. The referee was a disgrace.
A GOLFER from Adlington near Chorley struck it lucky this week after one of the country's most famous landmarks said it would continue to sponsor her.
GUDNI Bergsson admitted today that Wanderers must take their share of the blame for failing in their promotion bid. The club captain was critical of referee Barry Knight after last night's 5-3 defeat at Ipswich but insisted: "We should have shown a bit more discipline at times.
Comment: By Gordon Sharrock IN 21 years of following the Wanderers for this newspaper, I have heard countless managers and players rant and rage over bad refereeing. I have winced at accusations of bias, sympathising with the men whose emotions were fired because their livelihoods were affected, but, in the cold light of day, simply put it down to incompetence.
WOULDN'T it be easier, practical and economical to protect our data, plastic cards and signatures from abuse by others if we apply patented personalised security stickers PSS (stickers with photo & name) on every document we sign including goods received slips in case of e-commerce and mail order transactions?
THE moves afoot to sell off air control to private companies, even if in part, causes a certain amount of apprehension. We all know that when private operators take over cutting costs, reduction of staff levels and an all-out effort to make money will take preference. Air traffic over the years has increased to an enormous degree, even now there are pilot errors, computer problems, and instrument failure, but overall the system is holding up. The Government should keep control and update systems, ploughing in the necessary funds. I feel that if it eventually gets into the hands of private operators, we will have to change the thinking of the old highway code to 'Look right, look left, and look up'.
IF the Octagon theatre needs a quality farce in its summer season of new plays, it should buy up the rights to the script surrounding Bolton Council's handling of the Water Place and the surrounding area in Great Moor Street.
SUMMER'S here (well, almost) and the living is easy -- especially if you're seven-years-old and the days of ice cream and water fights seem to go on forever. We haven't had many good summers in recent years but the Year Two pupils at Gilnow CP School know exactly what they like about the sunny season. Summer clothes, swimming and sizzling barbecues all sprang to mind when reporter Irma Heger and photographer Sean Wilton went along to quiz the youngsters about the subject of "summer". Here is what they said . . . TO Medeeha Anwar, the best thing about summer is riding your bike in Queens Park.
I'M responding to your invitation at the foot of the Leader column to let you have my opinion on the BEN.
CHORLEY Borough Council should be given more power to deal with 'monster masts'.
CHORLEY fraudsters are being targeted by the Government's latest campaign in the war against benefit cheats.
PEOPLE power is behind a decision by Tesco bosses to provide a new free bus service to its Chorley store from Leyland.
CHORLEY Little Theatre will now remain open for the summer after it was revealed that it would cost more than originally thought to remove asbestos from the building.
VISITORS to a popular Chorley beauty spot have been left outraged by a heartless attack on a swan's nest.
THE robes were off for councillor Florence Molyneaux as Chorley welcomed its new mayor this week.
GAY men and lesbian women in the Bolton area will be considered as adoptive parents by a new project trying to find homes for hard-to-place children.
EVEN now, hours after the event, it's difficult to deliver a calm assessment of Wanderers' shattering play off defeat that brought down the curtain on their exciting season in the cruelest possible manner. With a minute of normal time remaining at Portman Road and another visit to Wembley seemingly assured, Jim Magilton's hat-trick goal brought Ipswich their third equaliser and set the stage for Wanderers' extra time heartbreak.
A BUS Company has announced that a Bolton service will be affected during Friday's one day strike by drivers.
PUPILS at Withins School enjoyed a different kind of lesson this week when they were taken for a ride -- without leaving the classroom.
A PENSIONER is celebrating 60 years in England after being evacuated from Guernsey as an 11-year-old during the Second World War.
BEING a rescue dog would make any dog lose faith in humankind -- but not these two.
AN award-winning Bolton fireman has been plunged into controversy amid allegations he intimidated a workmate.
VET Tony Regan has some advice for pet owners during the warm weather.
A FAMILY took Ipswich Town to their hearts last night -- despite Wanderers' defeat.
THE case histories described here are the first three children for whom Families That Last are urgently seeking parents in the Bolton area. Local people who would like to find out more about being prospective adopters should contact the project on 0161-819-3107/8/9. CASE HISTORY ONE: BARRY BARRY is a lovable six year-old boy with a great sense of humour and a lovely laugh. He wants to say "Hello, my name is Barry I want a new Mummy and Daddy. I want somebody to love me forever and keep me safe."
OPPONENTS of plans for a huge opencast mine on the Over Hulton and Little Hulton border claim there is no real need to extract the coal.
STARS In Their Eyes has moved into the new Millennium with 10 starry-eyed heat winners giving it their all for one last nerve-racking time on Saturday night.
SMOKERS in Bolton should be targeted with new hard-hitting health warnings, according to a Euro MP.
'These days you can be shot for upsetting a drug baron, or even turning up for a day at school...' GUNS have dominated the news in the last few days. In fact, it's fair comment, and a searingly accurate reflection of what is going on in this mad, mad, world, to say that 'gun-related incidents' pretty well occupy the bulk of mainstream media reports. 'Incidents' is hardly a strong enough word to describe the events unfolding in Africa, where an entire continent seems to be embroiled in bloody civil wars. At the time of writing there is conflict in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
BOLTON MP David Crausby is warning Ministers against introducing compulsory fluoridation of water.
A POLITICAL row threatened to ruin the special Mayor making council meeting as tempers flared at the Town Hall.
RESIDENTS on a new luxury estate are so incensed about a "dump" of wrecked cars they have compiled a spoof home buyers' brochure.
TWO pals will soon be leaving Bolton for a new life in Surrey.
MORE than £10,000 has been invested to bring three major art projects to Bolton.
A cute little miniature Yorkshire Terrier is a much-loved family pet who has gone missing.
SMITHILLS School is to make its 'debut' this year at the traditionally held Whit Friday march contests staged in and around the villages of Oldham at the start of a hectic few weeks.
A FATHER and son fell victim to weapon-wielding thug Jonathan Carroll.