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  • War dead heroes come back to life

    A POIGNANT montage of photographs showing the faces of young men from Turton killed in their prime in the First World War could be the only one of its kind in the country. read more

  • RUGBY LEAGUE: Leigh's home help

    LEIGH Centurions will have home advantage against Oldham in the Northern Ford Premiership final next week. read more

  • CRICKET: Duo deny Atherton a win

    BLACKROD'S Alan Harrison and David Aldred refused to lie down and die as Atherton went in for the kill. read more

  • CRICKET: Darcy dashed again

    DARCY Lever's league woes just seem to get worse. read more

  • The 'wow' factor

    THE first fully integrated hotel stadium in the UK is on schedule to open in the North West. read more

  • Pitch sneak preview

    Debbie Nichols points out the attractions to visitors BUSINESS people taking part in a series of Reebok Stadium open days were given a sneak preview of the £12 million De Vere Whites Hotel due to open on October 30. read more

  • New team leader

    THE North-west Development Agency has appointed Helen France as area team manager to lead and co-ordinate regeneration efforts in Greater Manchester. read more

  • WANDERERS: Wanderers suffer six-goal humiliation

    Lyngby 6 Wanderers 0 read more

  • D-day for trialists

    It's make or break time for Bolton's colourful collection of trialists tonight when Wanderers complete their Danish pre-season tour against Odense. read more

  • Ipswich, Charlton in chase for Jensen and Fish

    IPSWICH Town could be about to launch a new bid to take Claus Jensen to Portman Road when manager George Burley returns from holiday today. read more

  • Defaulters should not be humiliated

    A FEW months ago you published a letter written by someone regarding your newspaper printing the names and addresses of people who have defaulted or are in arrears with their Council Tax. You use the words "name and shame". read more

  • Tories to blame for public transport grief

    Moor Lane Bus Station: Public transport facility or commerical money spinner? MRS B Stuart of Bromley Cross (Your Views, July 10) is only too correct about the private transport operators running our so-called public transport services, and doing very nicely out of it too. read more

  • Dogs are problem in country park

    WHY is it that certain dog owners are so piqued by justifiable criticism of the filthy mess left around our streets, cemeteries and country parks, that they write such pathetic letters to the BEN as exemplified in the July 10 edition? read more

  • Protect teeth and grandchildren

    HAVING four grandchildren, and another due any day now, it would be nice to think that their teeth could be protected by a perfectly safe water additive. read more

  • Why I will always remember Diana

    Diana: A candle in the window I INCREASINGLY find that my respect for the Royal Family is going into rapid decline. No-one can be in any doubt, after their many snubs, that they seem hell bent in their mission to erase the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. read more

  • What do these certificates mean?

    MANY a Thursday night I look at the vacancies placed by Bolton Council in the employment section of the BEN and try to guess what some of the fancy titled and well-paid jobs entail. read more

  • Other areas should be demolished

    I AM writing about the recent BEN stories that Bolton Council wants to flatten 100 homes on De Lacy Drive because it has been a very troublesome area for many years because of crime and drugs. read more

  • Town centre fears are justified

    RECENTLY I read an article in the BEN about the fears of town center traders as to the growth of suburban shopping malls such as Middlebrook, Trafford Center, etc. read more

  • CRICKET: Gap closing on leaders

    LITTLE Hulton and Adlington kept the pressure on leaders Walshaw who had to work hard for a draw at home to Spring View. read more

  • CRICKET: Kearsley find the killer touch

    KEARSLEY took a massive step towards clinching the championship when they won the showdown with nearest rivals Egerton. read more

  • TENNIS: Eagley duo come of age

    TWO Eagley prodigies, Emma Tootell and Simon Roberts, who have been hitting the headlines in junior tennis circles for a number of years, proved in the BSF Tennis Championships on Saturday that they are now ready for the senior ranks. read more

  • It's a real work of art

    A HUGE crowd of more than 6,000 wellwishers are expected to attend the grand opening of a Bolton Hindu temple which has been transformed into an Arts and Cultural Centre. read more

  • Men with gay urges get new support group

    MARRIED men who are attracted to other men are being offered secret help as Bolton launches a new sex support group. read more

  • Oasis fan killed in horror accident

    AN Oasis fan was killed in a motorway accident just minutes after he left the Reebok Stadium where he had watched his heroes. read more

  • Kind-hearted mum comes to rescue of pregnant burglary victim

    A BOLTON mum touched by reading in the BEN of the plight of pregnant burglary victim Rebecca Feeney has come forward to give her new baby clothes. read more

  • Young and old see Millennium cross unveiled

    YOUNG and old gathered to unveil a Millennium cross in Turton to mark the new century in unity. read more

  • Charity event will be a Knockout

    ARE there any adventurous Boltonions who fancy an afternoon of fun in aid of a good cause? read more

  • Bay walkers will help hospice

    FUNDRAISERS are trekking across Morecambe Bay to raise money for Bury Hospice. The sponsored walk will take place on Sunday, September 10, and all proceeds will go to hospice funds. read more

  • CRICKET: Edgworth rout Darcy

    Darcy Lever v Edgworth read more


    LEISURE, SPORT, KEEP FIT BOLTON Excel, Lower Bridgeman Street, tel: 334456: 50+ bowls, 10am-12 noon; circuits, 6pm-7pm and 7pm-8pm. read more

  • From the BEN files

    25 YEARS AGO read more

  • Form 2 Church Institute later Canon Slade 1922

    The teacher in the centre of this 1922 photograph of Form 2 at the old Church Institute (later Canon Slade), at the end of Silverwell Street, Bolton, was Miss Margaret Aspinall. Previous to 1878, the school had been boys only, but in that year it was opened also for 'the daughters of professional men, merchants and tradesmen', and Miss Aspinall had been the first girl to go there. In 1884, however, she became a pupil-teacher, was made Assistant Mistress in 1886, and taught there until 1924, after a year as Senior Mistress. She lived in Chadwick Street, and died in 1952, aged 85. The photograph has been lent to me by Miss Lillian Hulme, of Sharples Hall Fold, Sharples, who can be seen second row from the front, second from left. She tells me that also on the picture were Dora Pearce (second row from from back, third from right), who later became Mrs Monks, Mayoress of Bolton, and Tom Ashworth, later Bolton Librarian, front row, second from left. read more

  • What's on and when on the Bolton area pubs and clubs scene

    Musical nights THE WRIGHTS ARMS, Belmont Road, Bolton. Friday July 28, Stacey Grant, female vocalist. For details of all events ring Bolton 811206. read more

  • Supersonic

    By Jane Bullock. JUST when it seemed the 33,000 strong crowd might finally combust with excitement, a track from the latest album, "F***in' in the Bushes", ushered Oasis on stage and they strolled towards the audience looking as if they had never been away read more

  • Supersonic

    JUST when it seemed the 33,000 strong crowd might finally combust with excitement, a track from the latest album, "F***in' in the Bushes", ushered Oasis on stage and they strolled towards the audience looking as if they had never been away read more

  • Fantstic concert

    LOOKING back it seems quite apt that brothers Liam and Noel chose to call their band Oasis. It was at one point, of course, entitled Rain and had there been a downpour on that superlative Saturday night of rock 'n' roll then that too would have been fitting. Yet as any hint of drizzle was about as far removed as any chance of Robbie Williams turning up to perform a few supporting numbers, Oasis -- according to the dictionary, a fertile spot in a desert -- truly lived up to their name. Today's music scene is a mish mash of boy bands, teenage girls and dancers-cum-singers-cum-cover artists. read more

  • Thousands headed for stadium

    FOR any Lostock and Horwich residents unfamiliar with Oasis, it must have seemed an extremely odd sight to watch thousands of swaggering young lads heading for the Reebok stadium on Saturday afternoon. More than four hours before the band were actually due to perform, hundreds of fans had crushed themselves in front of the stage. Dozens of others remained outside the stadium perfecting their Liam-type swagger or playing impromptu football among the hot-dog stands. read more

  • Oasis - the crowd pleasers

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  • Spoiling it for others

    I NOTICED an article recently showing bowlers from Darbyshire Park bowling club, each contrasting in dress, snapped as they were 60 years apart. read more

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