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  • Muamba to walk out at the Reebok

    Wanderers fans will get their first chance to see Fabrice Muamba again since he collapsed on the pitch when he makes an appearance at the Reebok Stadium before Wednesday night's game against Spurs. read more

  • Coyle despair over Wylde delay

    OWEN Coyle has questioned FIFA’s failure to grant Gregg Wylde permission to play for Wanderers after it emerged that another player who left Glasgow Rangers on the same day is now plying his trade in the Swedish league. read more


    ENID HALL (known as Diane Crawford) On April 26, 2012, peacefully in hospital and of Westhoughton, Diane aged 67 years. Dearly loved partner of Roy. ‘Loved and missed by all her family and friends.' Funeral service and committal Overdale Crematorium West Chapel on Friday, May 18, at 1.00pm. Floral tributes accepted or donations in lieu if desired for ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’. Floral tributes, donations and enquiries to Cowburn Funeral Service, 1 King Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AX. Tel: 01942 813105. read more


    SADIE RUBERY On April 26, 2012, Sadie, aged 63 years and formerly of Mayfield Avenue, Farnworth. A dearly loved and sadly missed wife, mum, nana, sister and friend to many. Service and committal in Overdale West Chapel on Friday, May 4 at 1.30 pm. Casual dress code please. Flowers welcome or donations, if preferred, for Bolton Hospice. All floral tributes, donations and enquiries to Howarth's Funeral Service, 2-4 Balmoral Road, Farnworth BL4 9HR. Tel: 707755. read more


    OLWEN BOARDMAN On April 25, 2012, in hospital and of Little Lever, Olwen, aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Fred, loving mother of John, Hazel and Janet Margaret, mother in law of Lesley Anne, Gary and Gavin, dear grandma of Charlotte, Rachael, Ian, Catherine and Jennifer, loving sister of Margaret, loving auntie of Michael. The service will be at St. Matthew's Church, Little Lever on Thursday, May 3 at 12.45pm, followed by committal at Overdale Crematorium, Bolton in the West Chapel at 2 pm. Family flowers only, donations if so desired for The Earl Haig Fund, The Brooke or The Donkey Sanctuary and send to Silletts Funeral Service, Herbert Street, Little Lever. All enquiries Tel: 01204 861300 read more


    JOAN ALICE WEST 1929-2012 Died suddenly in her beloved Southport. The dearly loved wife of the late Sam West, mother of Jean and the late Robert, sister, sister in law, auntie, a special mention to Pip, Claire and Cara from Kings Community Care and a very good friend to many including Missy. A life long Bolton Wanderers fan, Theosophical member, W.E.A. member, also was the oldest Green Party member in Bolton. Accomplished artist, a woman for whom the word "life" was invented. Funeral to be held on Tuesday, May 8, at 2.00 pm at Overdale West Chapel. No flowers please donations in lieu to Hillside Sanctuary (www. or Derian House. All enquiries to Howarths Funeral Service Tel; 01204 309609 read more

  • Mary Corey

    MARY COREY Formerly of Deane Church Lane, Daubhill, Bolton aged 94 years. On April 24 2012, peacefully in Rivervale PNH, Dunnamore, Cookstown. Much loved by her son John, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, N.Ireland read more

  • Lee Dawson

    LEE DAWSON 27th April 2012 In South Africa formerly of Bolton, Lee aged 47 passed away peacefully after a long illness. God Bless from all your family and friends in Bolton. read more

  • elaine greenhalgh

    ELAINE GREENHALGH (nee Dunleavy) Elaine passed away suddenly but peacefully in The Royal Bolton Hospital on April 22, 2012, aged 52 Years. The much loved wife of the late Ian, dearly loved daughter of Glenda and the late Bernard. Also a beloved sister, cousin and aunt. Requiem Mass will be offered on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in St James The Great RC Church, Bowland Drive BL1 5XT at 12:30pm Prior to Interment in Heaton Cemetery at 2:00pm. All enquiries and Floral tributes to Shaw and Son Funeral Directors, The Old Parsonage 20 Park Street Bolton BL1 4BD Tel 526218. read more

  • ivan shushko

    IVAN (JOHN) SHUSHKO On April 26, 2012, suddenly at home, John aged 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen, much loved father of Rose and Stephen, dear father in law of Michael and proud grandad to Marcus. The funeral service and committal will take place on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Overdale West Chapel at 2.00 pm. Flowers and enquiries to Relph's Funeral Service, Arden House, Blackburn Road, Bolton Tel: 01204 523488 read more

  • freda sharkey

    FREDA SHARKEY (nee Dunning) On April 27, 2012, peacefully at home, Freda aged 75 years, dearly loved sister of Dorothy, Brian and Ross, dear sister in law of Terry and Catherine, a loving aunt and great aunt. The funeral service will take place on Friday, May 4, 2012, in St. George the Martyr Church, Church Avenue, Bolton at 10.30 am followed by committal in Overdale East Chapel at 11.15 am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired for Bolton Hospice (cheques only please payable to the hospice). Donations and enquiries Relph's Funeral Service, Arden House, Blackburn Road, Bolton Tel: 523488. read more

  • margaret shaw

    MARGARET SHAW (nee Burns) On April 27, 2012, peacefully in hospital and of Westhoughton, Margaret aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Cyril, loving mum of Neil and mother in law to Janette. Funeral Service to be held in St. Bartholomew’s Church on Thursday, May 3 at 11.45am followed by interment in Westhoughton Cemetery. Floral tributes and enquiries to Cowburn Funeral Service, 1 King Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AX. Tel: 01942 813105. read more


    MAY HOLT Birthday memories of my beloved wife May. Died October 20, 2010 Love you forever. Husband Thomas. read more

  • frank hough

    FRANK HOUGH (SAM) of Kearsley Who was a member of the Kearsley British Legion Angling Club. Passed away March 17, 2012 Husband of the late Mildred. Sadly missed and remembered. By all his work mates and dear friends. Not forgotten. read more

  • maureen townson

    MAUREEN TOWNSON 20-5-1938 - 1-5-2011 Loved with everlasting love Missed by husband Jim, son Paul and Trisha, grandchildren David and Kirsty and great grandchildren read more

  • kathleen hayes

    KATHLEEN HAYES (BURKE) In loving memory of Kathleen, died May 1, 2007 on the day before her 73rd birthday. Beloved wife of Harry and devoted mum of Susan, mother in law of Ivan and sister of Alan. Sadly missed by all the family. Never forgotten. read more

  • geoffrey smethurst

    GEOFFREY HEATON SMETHURST Gladys and family would like to sincerely thank relatives, friends and neighbours for flowers, cards and expressions of sympathy. Thanks also to Drs and Staff on D2 at Royal Bolton Hospital, District Nurses, Rev Smith, South Georgia Heritage Trust and Howarth's Funeral Service for their tender care. read more


    ROSE JONES The family of the late Rose wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours and Father Johonnett and Father McNamara for kindness, expressions of sympathy, letters and cards of condolence, beautiful floral tributes and donations received in their sad loss. read more

  • doris pendlebury

    DORIS PENDLEBURY The family of the late Doris Pendlebury wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness, messages of sympathy and donations received during their sad loss. Special thanks to all the staff at Royal Bolton Hospital and to all who attended the service at Overdale. read more

  • margaret tullis

    MARGARET TULLIS (nee Butterfield) Died after a short illness on April 24, 2012, aged 85 years. Dear wife of the late Bill, much loved mother of Jane (Bronwyn) and Howard, special granny to Tom, Sophie and Rosie, mother in law to Susan and Stuart, and loyal friend to many. A Service of Thanksgiving for Margaret's life will take place on Friday, May 4 at 3:15pm in St Andrew and St George United Reform Church, Bolton. Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu may be sent for either the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Bolton Hospice (no Cash accepted Cheques must be made payable to the relevant Charity ) and sent to Shaws Funeral Services The Old Parsonage 20 Park Street, Bolton BL1 4BD Tel 526218. read more

  • tony haines

    TONY HAINES Birthday memories May 1. Lonely is the home without you, Life to us is not the same, But God only knows How we miss him. In our home that is lonely today. Loved forever. Mâiread, Lisa, Donna xxxx read more

  • Tyldesley hope to build on success

    TYLDESLEY Little Theatre end their season in style next month with the charming comedy, Building Blocks. read more

  • Big names announced for Rammy festival

    BIG names including The Inspiral Carpets, Roddy Woomble and Seth Lakeman have been announced for this year’s Ramsbottom Festival. read more

  • Isy's charming show heads to the Lowry The Bolton News: Isy's charming show heads to the Lowry

    ONE of the hottest tickets for May is a one-woman show from a relatively unknown comedian. Isy Suttie’s Pearl and Dave is an unlikely tale of internet romance which has been capturing hearts since she took it to the Edinburgh festival, last year. read more

  • Relatively safe industry?

    SO Cllr Martin Cox would like to point something out to me, would he (April 16)? read more

  • Coyle: England manager developments will not distract us

    THE timing of the Football Association’s decision to interview Roy Hodgson for the England manager’s job will have no bearing on Bolton’s relegation battle. read more

  • Family’s car care firm hits rich list

    A FORMER Turton High School pupil at the helm of Europe’s biggest car care products manufacturer has been named in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. read more

  • Fly the flag with pride

    I AM totally disgusted that pubs were told to remove any flag for St George’s Day. read more

  • Labour removed discipline

    PETER Johnston (April 9) criticises Mr J O’Connnor for talking about corporal punishment and refers to beating, favourite rhetoric used by left wing dogooders who refuse to accept that there is a big difference between moderate hitting and beating. read more

  • Top of the class for teacher training and development

    A SCHOOL has become the first in Bolton and only one of a handful nationwide to be selected to help further raise standards in the teaching profession. read more

  • Teachers just want to teach

    WHAT verbal violence and aggression from Phillip Hayworth (Bible backs punishment) and Mr O’Connor (Rod needed for children and bankers) April 18. read more

  • Claims are not true

    In recent weeks I have seen the Lib Dems claim that they and they alone are responsible for the increase in personal allowances announced in the recent budget. read more

  • The £10bn cash pledged to IMF should be spent on the British

    CHANCELLOR George Osborne is facing criticism from some Conservatives after pledging nearly £10 billion in further UK loans to the International Monetary Funds. read more

  • School gets second chance

    A CLOSURE-threatened school has now been judged successful enough to run itself. read more

  • Supermarket’s Olympics booze bid is condemned

    A SUPERMARKET has announced controversial plans to sell alcohol 18 hours a day—because of events such as the Olympics. read more

  • Tories fight tough to win ‘unsafe’ seats

    BOLTON’S Conservative group has launched a stinging attack on the town’s Labour council ahead of Thursday’s local elections. read more

  • Councillor is sitting down on the job

    A PROSPECTIVE councillor is struggling to “stand for election” after breaking his leg. read more

  • Invite sent to the Queen for a Frank Sinatra tribute show

    THE organiser of a sellout diamond jubilee concert is still waiting to hear back from one guest — The Queen. read more

  • Author retraces her roots from Australian home

    A GRANDMOTHER who emigrated to Australia has returned to her Bolton roots by writing two books featuring the town. read more

  • MP says new meters could save on bills

    SMART meters will help residents save hundreds of pounds on energy bills, a local MP has claimed. read more

  • Bolton captain of Carpathia sent flurry of signals

    A SERIES of dramatic messages chronicling the moments when Captain Sir Arthur Rostron and his crew of the Carpathia rescued passengers from the stricken Titanic have been sold in New York for nearly $30,000 — £18,500. read more

  • Grill fire burns man

    A 47-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital with burns to his hand after putting out a grill pan fire. read more

  • Boy, 4, fighting for life after crash

    A FOUR-year-old boy was fighting for his life after being seriously hurt in a crash involving three cars. read more

  • Drugs and cash found as BMW hits luxury vehicles

    THESE dramatic pictures show the wreckage after a car crashed on to the forecourt of a luxury car dealership causing thousands of poundsworth of damage. read more

  • Chef Tom honours hospice promise

    CELEBRITY chef Tom Bridge is honouring his commitment to launch the Bolton Hospice’s Anniversary Recipe Book at Bolton Market today — despite recently undergoing major eye surgery. read more

  • College lecturers reject jobs threat

    BOLTON College lecturers say they will work with bosses to save £1.5 million — but reject proposals to axe jobs and change employment contracts. read more

  • Police chief’s pledge as force loses officers to spending cuts

    THE number of front line police officers in Bolton has fallen by 15.5 per cent over the last two years. read more

  • Mother who cannot feed her children

    A MOTHER from Bolton who cannot afford to feed her children has been highlighted in Parliament" read more

  • Police in bank details phone scam alert

    PEOPLE are being warned not to give out their bank details over the phone to callers they do not know. read more

  • Muamba set for emotional Reebok return

    FABRICE Muamba could make an emotional return to the Reebok to watch tomorrow’s crucial match against Tottenham Hotspur, according to Owen Coyle. read more

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