A SCHOOLMISTRESS committed suicide in the Gulf state of Oman as her short term affair with another teacher crumbled, an inquest was told.
WORSHIPPERS at an Astley Bridge church are hoping blooms will help them lift the gloom caused by vandals.
SCHOOLS and colleges in Bolton are being urged to get their entries in for the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in Practice Awards 2002 recognises projects and initiatives that make imaginative use of ICT to encourage learning. It is organised by the British Educational Communications and Technology agency (Becta) and there are hefty rewards at stake.
BOLTON sixth formers Jennifer Tobin and Julia White have helped bridge the gap for women in engineering by learning more about the nuts and bolts of the profession from the experts.
THE lover of a Bolton businessman, found dead in the bedroom of his plush home with head injuries caused by an axe, has appeared in court.
A CARD from the Queen and a visit from the Mayor marked the 100th birthday of a Farnworth pensioner.
KINDHEARTED staff at an engineering company have helped out a footballing friend in his charity trek.
TWO men are to face a re-trial next year over Britain's biggest cash robbery.
A FORMER Bury dentist -- struck off for excessive prescribing of unnecessary crowns for a female patient's teeth -- lost his bid to be restored to the dental register.
PLANS are already well underway for next year's Horwich Carnival which will be called 'Going for Gold'.
A PROJECT which aims to help Bolton teenagers through the maze of personal finances is about to enter its second year.
BUSINESSES are worried by the prospect of a National Minimum Wage set at £5 or £6.
YOUNG couples are using toilets at Bolton Library and Museum for sex, the BEN can reveal today.
A DENTIST could face disciplinary action from the General Medical Council after a five-year-old girl died at his surgery
BOLTON baker Warburton's has offered a £1.5 million contract to a local firm to build its West Midlands factory.
THE next meeting of the Bolton branch of the British Thyroid Foundation is on Saturday.
THRILL-seeking Bolton residents can take the plunge for charity this summer.
By Rob Arkwright Hargreave Hale Ltd THE FTSE 100 has fallen below the 5400 point level this week following further technology woes and difficulties in the banking sector.
HORWICH Resource Centre will be celebrating its 10th birthday on Saturday, July 21.
A CAREERS day is being staged to encourage administrators and secretaries to join the NHS.
HEALTH bosses have rubber-stamped a major shake-up in the town's health -- despite 32 per cent of the town's GPs objecting to the moves.
JAKE the dog got more than he bargained for when a gust of wind blew open a garden gate -- jamming his head between the bars!
MANY of us have fond memories of our school days. If your memory is of Colliers Row Road School, there is to be a reunion on Saturday July 21.
READING the two columns about Little Lever in the Daily Telegraph, one in the main paper, the other in the sport supplement, I was forcibly struck yet again by the vast gulf that divides junior cricket nowadays with that of my own youth, when I was a junior member at Kearsley.
WOUNDED pride will be Leigh Centurions' driving force as they negotiate a tricky route to the NFP Grand Final.
Kear gets Warriors' role I CAN exclusively reveal to BEN readers that John Kear will be starting as our assistant coach from Monday.
A TAXI driver who was robbed at gunpoint two months ago has welcomed the introduction of pioneering CCTV cameras to protect cabbies.
WTH its dreaming spires, unrivalled museums and thousands of tourists, Oxford would seem to be a city which has everything.
ACTION is being taken to reduce waiting times for cataract patients at the Royal Bolton Hospital's new £1 million eye unit.
THE mother of a teenager killed in the French Alps coach crash four years ago is still battling to come to terms with the tragedy.
WHEN England takes on Brazil in an under-17s football match tomorrow at the Reebok it will be more than just 22 players going head-to-head -- it will be a culture clash.
THE Bolton League will play their MEN inter-league final against the Ribblesdale League on August 12 at Edenfield's ground.
THE £15million Bolton Arena, officially opened today, has been awarded a major tennis tournament.
ENGINEERING bosses are worried that many local firms will not be prepared when bills have to be paid in Euros from January 1 next year.
THE receiver in charge of a Bolton nursing home has sparked fears it may be forced to close after applying for permission to create housing on the site.
RESIDENTS living close to a Horwich factory have called for an investigation into the source of ash which is affecting their homes.
DAVID Cash, the architect responsible for some of Manchester's big redevelopment projects, including Marks and Spencer, is the new chairman of promanchester, the organisation which promotes the city as a professional services centre.
PENSIONS Minister Ian McCartney has pledged to tackle age discrimination and champion better services for the over-50s at national and local levels.
CABLE company NTL, which supplies telephone and television services to thousands of local customers, has appointed a new managing director for the North West.
BBEN -- the Bolton Business Environment Network -- has been relaunched as a not-for-profit, limited liability company.
A BLACKROD man has been disqualified from acting as a company director for three years.
BOLTON and Bury Chamber is advising companies that it could be legally required to investigate all workplace accidents from 2002.
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