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  • It's Panthers v Devils after Nottingham rout Hull

    ELITE LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY: Nottingham Panthers set up a playoff final against Cardiff Devils after a record-breaking victory against Hull Stingrays. read more

  • FULL TIME - Wanderers 0 Fulham 3

    Wanderers' recent upturn in form came to an abrupt halt against Fulham. read more

  • Devils claim place in final

    ELITE LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY: Cardiff Devils booked the first berth in the Elite League Playoff Final after a thrilling penalty shootout win against Belfast Giants. read more

  • TEAM NEWS - Wanderers v Fulham

    DARREN Pratley replaces Ivan Klasnic for this afternoon's crunch home clash with Fulham. read more

  • Thousands of wheelie bins destroyed in fire

    ARSONISTS have destroyed thousands of brand new wheelie bins. read more

  • Playoff fever reaches a crescendo

    ELITE LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY: The ten Elite League teams have been whittled down to four as the Nottingham Panthers, Cardiff Devils, Belfast Giants and Hull Stingrays battle it out this weekend at the Elite League Playoff Finals. read more

  • Phoenix Aim For Final Four

    EPL ICE HOCKEY; MANCHESTER Phoenix start their bid for English Premier League Playoff glory when they take on Swindon Wildcats this weekend. read more

  • Coyle's experience key to Whites survival - Todd

    COLIN Todd believes Owen Coyle’s experience of guiding Wanderers away from the drop will be key to saving the club again this season. read more

  • Health and safety is a matter of life or death

    IN response to Cllr Cox’s question, I am absolutely not joking — it is vital that every person reading this contacts their MP to ask them to make workplace health and safety a priority on the political agenda. Cllr Cox seeks to belittle the deaths of 171 ordinary, decent workers by trying to put the figure into some sort of twisted context. read more

  • Ricketts reveals how Whites pulled together

    SAM Ricketts has revealed for the first time how the Wanderers squad requested heart scans less than 48 hours after watching team-mate Fabrice Muamba go into cardiac arrest on the pitch. read more

  • Laughable survey

    THE main headline in Monday’s paper about the roads being repaired after being surveyed by the engineering department is a bit of a laugh. read more

  • Blind people could lose out

    ALL blind and partially-sighted people should be extremely concerned at the Government’s proposals on the assessment criteria and thresholds for receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the allowance which will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) next year. Full information is available about this online or via the RNIB telephone on 020 7388 1266. Current proposals fail to recognise properly the real impact of sight loss. Unless they are changed, thousands of working age, visually-impaired DLA recipients will be excluded from PIP. Others will lose their mobility allowance. It is vital that those concerned with these matters should contact their MP and set out their worries. read more

  • Please tell me why our young men have to die

    WHY oh why is my tax (low though it may be) being used to send our young men to a country that keeps killing them? I did not agree to this and would like to speak to the people who have agreed to it. read more

  • Live and let live should be motto

    MR Peter Johnston tells us (The Bolton News, March 31) that he has had two major associations with women. read more

  • Cotton town was a great place for us

    MATTHEW Pendlebury, aged 19, when asked by Word on the Street (March 19), what could be done to make Bolton a better place, said: “There’s too much industry here and not enough for students to do. There needs to be more pubs and clubs.” read more

  • Workplace – the true figures

    HOW ironic that Cllr Martyn Cox’s letter (March 29), in which he makes light of workplace Health and Safety issues, should appear a few days before The Bolton News revealed that a cleaning company had been fined £175,000 after a hospital porter was killed by an industrial waste compactor in Bolton. Whilst Cllr Cox’s statistics might be technically correct, they fail to take in the whole picture. read more

  • Car parking fee shock

    JUST got home to find a demand for £50 from “CP Plus”, claiming I over stayed a two hour parking limit on Hilton Park services, when taking a nap whilst driving home via Birmingham. read more

  • Eating out is depressing

    I SYMPATHISE greatly with S Radcliffe (April 2) and his problems with dining out, as I am also a coeliac. read more

  • Warm words don’t help

    GAS and electricity bills are going up and up. Further big rises are likely. The energy companies are making huge profits, while the rest of us are being hit hard. It’s not just the elderly who are scared of lighting their fires or having a hot bath. We’ve had enough and together we need to do something about it. So now we need to decide what we should do. read more

  • Councillors not equipped to run town

    THE excellent letter from M Kozlowski (March 10) explains what is wrong with local councils and why our town is in such a mess. read more

  • Ex-Whites star Gary set to spend Easter with his family

    FORMER Bolton Wanderers ace Gary Parkinson — who has locked-in syndrome — will be spending Easter at home with his family. read more

  • 5,000 families face tax credit bombshell: MP

    MORE than 5,000 families in Bolton are set to lose tax credits, according to local MP David Crausby, pictured. read more

  • Police appeal to trace pensioner’s family

    AN appeal has been launched to find the family of a pensioner whose body was discovered three weeks after he died at a sheltered housing complex in Bolton. Police are appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of Graham Morrisson. The 67-year-old was found dead in his bathroom at St George’s Court, in Bolton, on Friday, March 16. Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. read more

  • Call for residents only to use 999 in a genuine emergency

    PEOPLE are being urged to think before they call 999 over the Easter weekend. The four-day break usually sees an increase in the number 999 and visits to A&E, as local GP practices are closed. read more

  • Wonderful husband saved many lives

    THE family of a brave fire- fighter who died on holiday have paid tribute to him fol- lowing an inquest into his death. read more

  • Prison for trackside gang who stole rails and fencing

    GANG of metal thieves has been jailed after stealing hundreds of thou- sands of pounds worth of equipment from the region’s railways. read more

  • Pav in fight to face Wanderers

    PAVEL Pogrebnyak is likely to patch himself up and face Wanderers at the Reebok this afternoon. read more

  • Davies has big part to play in Whites run-in - Coyle

    OWEN Coyle believes Kevin Davies will seize a chance over the next eight crucial games to show he has a future at the Reebok. read more

  • christine powell

    CHRISTINE POWELL March 31, 1966 - April 8, 2002. Unforgettable memories of my daughter. A most unique and special person. When a star dies it loses its glow, but never, never you. All I have to do is close my eyes and you're there. Love Mum. x read more

  • steven horridge

    STEVEN HORRIDGE Died April 8, 1990 Loved and remembered always. From Jean and family. read more

  • Colin Marshall

    Look who's COLIN MARSHALL Happy birthday. Love always Mum and family, Jay Jay xxx read more

  • damon booth

    DAMON BOOTH Happy 18th birthday to a wonderful grandson "Our Damy" All our love Grandma and Grandad xx read more

  • damon booth

    Look Who's DAMON BOOTH Happy 18th birthday Damon, Love you loads. Mum, Dad and Lyndsay. xxxxx read more

  • adam james hunter

    Happy Birthday 18th ADAM JAMES HUNTER 8th April 2012 Wishing you health, wealth & happiness Mum, Dad, Gemma, Katie, Nanna & Grandad Nuttall xxx read more

  • Cliff Fitzharris

    CLIFF FITZHARRIS April 8. Birthday memories of a dear husband, dad and grandad. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. Celia and family Mizpah read more

  • christine powell

    CHRISTINE POWELL March 31 1966 - April 8, 2002 It is ten years since the Angels took you away. The hole in our lives is as large as ever. All our love Neil, Jill, Danielle and Kayleigh read more

  • kenneth kirkpatrick

    ROY KIRKPATRICK In memory 07/04/2011 One year has passed since that sad day, Loved and remembered everyday. From Mum and all your loving family xxxx read more

  • donald scowcroft

    DONALD KEITH SCOWCROFT died April 7, 2010 dearly loved husband of Hilda, a loving dad, grandad and father in law. Every day in some small way, We remember him with love and happy memories. xx read more

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