RADCLIFFE-based darts ace Les Fitton is celebrating after qualifying for the UK Open in June.
AN influential think tank says rail congestion around Bolton and Greater Manchester could be costing the region up to £16 billion.
THE battle to save Middle Earth and to win the Wild West was fought in Bolton at the weekend.
THE lives of more than 70 suffering children are set to be transformed thanks to the fundraising efforts of schoolchildren in Farnworth.
GARY Megson’s glass was definitely half full after watching his side comfortably contain Champions League-chasing Aston Villa.
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a sheltered housing complex on land near Horwich RMI club have been given the go-ahead.
BOLTON is facing a “demographic timebomb” because of its ageing population, according to a lobbying group.
A first of its kind concept in schooling in Bolton has been given a glowing report by a top Government figure.
Due to a technical problem, the Bolton and Business Business Awards site is not working. If anyone has tried to submit an entry without success, they should call Lynn Ashwell on 01204 537318.
IT was not by accident that Gary Megson let slip earlier this week that his former Aston Villa contingent had failed to perform in their last two games against their old club.
THE Farmers’ Market has unveiled a fresh look with new stalls and branding.
A PLANNING application has been submitted to create a new, £1 million community health care unit.
A RECONSTRUCTION of a car accident in which a pedestrian was killed has been carried out by police.
BOLTON MP Ruth Kelly has joined forces with housing minister Margaret Beckett to highlight the help available to people who are struggling to pay their mortgage.
After an inordinately long gap, the eagerly awaited second series of ‘Surgical Spirit’ succeeds in surpassing the first.
TRADITIONAL parades and events were held across Bolton to celebrate the patron saint of England.
GORE - Treasured birthday memories on 25th April of our dear Mother ANNIE. Remembered always. In our thoughts daily, A precious Mum. Love you always and forever. Bill, Nigel, Joyce and Alan.
GRAHAM WOOD A special smile, A happy face, A precious Dad I can't replace. Loved and missed every day. Loving Daughter Carmina. x
Loving 50th Birthday wishes of GRAHAM WOOD A dearly loved Husband, Son, Father and Brother. We cannot send you a birthday card, Your hands we cannot touch, But God will take our greetings, To the one we love so much, Wish him happy birthday Lord, And when you see him smile, Tell him he's not forgotten, But longed for all the while. From his loving Wife Marie, Mum Rhona, Sister Eilleen and family.
QUINN - TOMMY 75 Today 26-4-34 - 29-5-05 A lonely home, An empty chair, Someone missing everywhere. Loving Wife Joyce and families. xxx
KAY ERIC WILLIAM Precious 66th birthday memories of my beloved Husband 24th April. Also my dear Sister-in-law MAUREEN 21st April. Happy birthday Sweethearts. From your loving Wife and Sister-in-law Pauline. xxxxxx
McGUFFIE (Nee Jones) DENISE 25-4-70 - 28-11-08 Always in our thoughts. Love and miss you. Mam, Dad and family. Love always and forever Billie and Caitlin xx
GREAVES RONALD DEREK (RONNIE) 24/04/32 - 23/12/04 Birthday memories of my beloved and loving Husband, a devoted Father, Father-in-law, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle and Friend to many. I thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, I thought of you yesterday and the day before that to, I think of you in silence, But I often speak your name, All I have are memories, And a in a frame, I will love and miss you forever. Your loving Wife Frances Night night Pal, Miss you Tinker All absent ones remembered
FINCH - Birthday memories of dear Son DAVID, died 19th August 07, aged 39 years. Today is your birthday silently kept, No need for words, I your Mum will never forget. Loved and missed so much. Love Mum Rita.
HORGAN - GARY 1986 - 1992 We often pause in our daily lives, And you are by our sides. Mum, Nan, Grandad xxxxxx
JOY VALERIE HEATON Birthday memories 24th April Gentle Jesus up above, Please give JOY all our love. From Mum, Sister Maureen, Brother-in-law Norman. xxx
Precious 47th birthday memories of MICK BURNS 24-4-09 Other folk have Sons I know, But he was mine and I loved him so. With tears in my eyes I whisper low, Happy birthday MICK, I miss you so. In my thoughts forever. Mum and Bernard. xx Loving birthday memories Brother. With tender thoughts, forever true, Today as always we think of you. Remembered always. Lynne, Janice, Pam, Sharon, Gary and families. xxxx
DAVIS - The family of the late JOHN HENRY THOMAS would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kind thoughts, cards and condolences received during this sad time. Special thanks to 1st Call staff and all staff on ward B4 at The Royal Bolton Hospital, Rev Philip R. Mason for the comforting service and to Relph’s Funeral Service for all their arrangements.
WALKDEN - Mrs Wyn Walkden and the Family of the late KEITH wish to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours, Reverend Stephen Fletcher, Doctors S Malhotra and the Bolton Hospice at home team for their kindness, expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations received in their sad bereavement Special thanks to the Horwich Clinic District Nurses for their care and support over the past months.
WALSH On 23rd April 2009, JEAN aged 78 years, peacefully passed away. Loving wife of the late TOMMY. Much loved Mum of Michael and Terry. Special mention to Daughter-in-law Elaine. A treasured Nan to Charlotte and Callum and a very good friend to many. Cortege to leave 'Peel House' on Thursday 30th April at 2.10pm for interment in Heaton cemetery at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired for The British Heart Foundation. All donations and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral service, 'Peel House' 638 Blackburn Road, Bolton BL1 7AL Tel 309609 www.1HFS.co.uk
HARRISON - (nee MONKS). On Sunday April 19th 2009, suddenly in Wigan Hospital, JEAN, aged 75 years. Dearly loved Wife of Ronald, much loved Mother of Ronnie, Tony, Julie, Andrew, David and the late LYNN, a dear Mother-in-law, a loving Nana to all her Grandchildren, a dearly loved Sister and Aunty and a good friend to many. She will be in our thoughts. Funeral service to be held at St Bedes C/E Church, Morris Green on Friday May 1st at 10.00am, followed by Interment at St Mary's Deane Parish at 11.00am. All enquiries to Bolton Co-operative Funeralcare, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton, BL1 8NZ. Telephone 01204 307151.
SIMM - Peacefully in Beechville Residential Home. JAMES on 23rd April 2009 aged 81 year. Dearly loved Husband of Mary, a dear Dad, Grandad, Brother, Uncle and Friend to many. Sadly Missed by all Cortege will leave The Old Parsonage, 20 Park Street, Bolton, BL1 4BD on Friday 1st May 2009 at 10.45am for Service and Committal in Overdale West Chapel at 11.00am. Family flowers only please, cheque donations in memory if desired may be sent payable to Cancer Research Uk. All enquiries and cheque donations to Shaw and Son Funeral Directors Tel 526218.
BRAMAH (nee HARRIS, formerly HUNTER) NORA, aged 87 years. On 23rd April in Sheffield, former Hairdressing Teacher at Bolton Tech. Loving Mother of Bob. Service at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium, Sheffield on Thursday 30th April at 10.00am. No flowers please, donations if desired made payable to The N.S.P.C.C may be sent to Adam Heat at John Heath and Sons, 2 - 16 Earsham Street, Sheffield, S4 7LS.
CATTERALL - GEORGE Gary wishes to thank all relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for the support, kindness, cards of condolence and donations received during his sad loss. Special thanks to Reverend Tony McNeile and to all who attended at Overdale.
KING - John and the family of the late MAUREEN KING wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends both here and in Majorca and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement, also for the cards, letters of condolence and donations received for MacMillan Nurses. Special thanks to the Reverend Stephen Foster for his kind words and ministrations and to all who attended the memorial service.
BARLOW - Clare and the Family of the late STEVE, wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours, all work colleagues, members of Horwich R.M.I Harriers and other members of the running community, friends at St Peters, Middleton for their kindness, expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence, attendance at Church and Overdale and for the donations received in their sad bereavement. Thanks to the Doctors and Staff at Christie Hospital, the Family Doctors and the Macmillan Nurses for their care of STEPHEN. Special thanks to Reverend Father Kieron for a wonderful service and to the many special friends who have given such marvellous help and support when needed, (you know who you are). It's better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved atall.
RYAN - Vera and family of the late TOM wish to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to all Staff on A and E and B4 Ward at the Royal Bolton Hospital, the Reverend Fraser Smith for his kind and comforting service, to all who attended the service at Overdale and to Seasons Funeral Directors.
FLETCHER Kim and the family of the late MAURICE wish to thank all relatives and friends for their cards, messages of sympathy and donations received during their sad loss. Special thanks to the Staff at Astley Grange Nursing Home, Stephen and Staff at the Co-operative Funeralcare and Elizabeth for her kind words during the service. Forever in our thoughts.
MOLYNEUX - The family of the MARILYN would like to thank all relatives and friends for their cards, messages of sympathy and floral tributes received during their sad loss. Thanks to the girls at Ladymead and staff on D4 ward at the Royal Bolton Hospital and to Shaw’s Funeral Service.
PAXTON - The Family of the late JOHN PAXTON, wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all the lovely cards and kind thoughts at this very sad time. Special thanks to the 4 Wards at Royal Bolton Hospital who looked after JOHN, to all who attended Overdale, it was a large and wonderful turnout, to Reverend Father Tansy for his kind prayers, to Jenny for making it possible and to Relph's Funeral Service. From his loving Wife Nora, Daughter Linda and Sister Christine. A silent home, An empty chair, Something missing everywhere, Life goes on we know that's true, But it's not the same since we lost you. Sadly missed but now at peace.
HARDMAN - ARNOLD Doreen, Barbara and David wish to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence and donations received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to Doctor Rout, the District Nurses at Pikes Lane, Doctors and staff at Bolton Hospice and the carers of Manchester care for all their care and attention shown to ARNOLD. Our thanks extended to the Reverend Fraser Smith for his kind and comforting service and to Linda at Seasons Funeral Service.
LAVELLE - The Family of the late DENIS LAVELLE, would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their very sad loss, also for cards, flowers and donations received. Special thanks to staff at Bolton Thoracic Medicine, Doctor Kent, Suzanne and Roberta, all staff at Bolton Hospice for their kindness and care shown to DENIS and his Family. Thanks to Father David for his lovely service, also thanks to Philip Barlow and staff of the Co-operative Funeralcare, Farnworth for funeral arrangements.
COLTMAN - On the 20th April 2009, in hospital, BEVERLEY DENISE, aged 50 years. The dearly loved Wife of Aaron, dearest Mother of Paula and Michelle, devoted Nana of Mackenzie and Zoe, dearest Sister of Steven and Shirley, a loving Daughter and Step-Daughter, Cousin, Auntie and Friend to many. Will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral service and committal to take place at Overdale Crematorium in the West Chapel on Thursday 30th April at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please donations for the British Heart Foundation (cheques only please made payable to the charity). All enquiries to Bolton Co-operative Funeralcare, Crompton Chapel, Crompton Way, Bolton BL1 8NZ. Tel: 01204 307151.
Birthday memories of JACK FLITCROFT 26/04/27 Loving Husband Kind and true, One in a million that was you. Pauline x
Birthday memories of CHARLES SIMM 26th April On this your birthday, Our first one apart, My love for you will never end, You will always be a part of me, As long as time keeps on passing by, You will always be in my heart. Your loving Wife Jeanette. You will never walk alone, Dad. Son Ashley. Look in your garden, Lord, And find the one we love, Wish him happy birthday, We only wished we could. Sisters Enid and Gillian, Alan, Mark and families.
LEVER - TONY I often think of bygone days, When we were kids together, I loved you then, I love you now, And forever. Love Doreen
FLITCROFT - In loving memory of our JOHN. A much loved Brother, died April 27th 2008. There's a place in our hearts, JOHN, That's yours alone, A place in our memories, We are proud to own, Nothing is the same, Now that you're gone, But love and memories still live on, Love and miss you every day. From Brian, Garry, Diane, Irene, Joan, Mitch and families.
STEELE BARBARA Loved and remembered always. Barbara, Charles, Vincent, Nicola, Brent and Girls.
DAVIES - Lovingly remembered a dear Auntie ANNIE (ANN) passed away 24th April 1984. God Bless Her.
BURROWS - In loving memory of JOHN a dearly loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. passed away 27th April 2000. Today and always we will love and remember him. Goodnight, God Bless Dad - please take care of "BOBBY"