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  • Ricketts craves sound of silence

    THE last time Sam Ricketts was involved in a survival scrap, he was serenaded by Phil Brown on the pitch after the final match. read more

  • School all set to honour young people’s champion

    A SCHOOL will honour a dedicated youth worker who helped to change the lives of hundreds of young people. read more

  • Stoke's cash incentive to send Whites down

    STOKE City have £2.4million reasons for consigning Wanderers to the Championship this Sunday. read more

  • irene stanton

    IRENE PAULINE WHYTE STANTON Loving memories of Pauline died May 13, 2011 Dearly loved, Never forgotten. Sister Joyce, Brother in law Ron. read more

  • Laugh-a-lot at Spamalot

    MONTY Python’s Spamalot will return to Manchester’s Opera House this month, following the huge success of the first national tour in 2010. read more

  • Cheddar is cheesed off!

    I HAVE just been passed an article about another “village” being besieged by a proposed Tesco development. read more

  • Closure will be a disaster

    WHAT a disaster it will be if the health service bosses do close Lever Chambers walk-in health centre. read more

  • Roads health and safety?

    AFTER his comments regarding health and safety, I thought Cllr Martyn Cox would have apologised by now. To his credit, he knowledgeably defends himself (Health and safety misery, April 16). read more

  • Sir Ian tweets joy over Tate exhibition

    SIR Ian McKellen has spoken of his pleasure that The Tate gallery in London is to host an exhibition of works by LS Lowry. read more

  • Memories of Family Way

    I have been reading in The Bolton News (May 7) about the film being made of the Bill Naughton play “All In Good Time” and notice that no mention has been made of the fact that this is the second time this film has been filmed in Bolton. The original was filmed using parts of the Town Hall Square, Churchbank, the Haulgh, Raikes Lane and a pub in Astley Bridge, possibly the Lamb. The film, shot in about 1966, was called “The Family Way”, and starred Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett as the young couple. Other cast members were John Mills, Marjorie Rhodes and, I think, Avril Angers. read more

  • Shocked but uplifted by elderly voter

    I AM sure I was not the only reader who was shocked and upset at the report in The Bolton News last Saturday of the 99-year-old man who fell in the street, injured his head and had to wait 75 minutes for an ambulance. read more

  • Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ is now starting to hit people on benefits

    It gratifies me to see the continuing interest in practices operating in the NHS. I refer, in particular, to that of discharging patients at all times of the night. read more

  • Online future looking bright for optician

    AN OPTICIAN has become Europe’s most-visited online eyewear site — with up to three million visitors a year read more

  • Jobs threatened in Clinton Cards shops cash crisis

    jobs could be under-threat at Bolton’s two Clinton Cards shops after it was ann- ounced the firm had gone into administration. read more

  • All the fun of the fair for residents

    THE annual Bromley Cross Summer Fayre will be held tomorrow and is expected to raise more than £30,000 for local good causes. read more

  • Staff demand apology over Tory’s ‘get a proper job’ slur

    A SENIOR government minister has been criticised by Bolton union bosses for saying Remploy workers could get “proper jobs” when their factory shuts down. read more

  • Boy, 13, shot in the face playing in field

    A 13-YEAR-OLD boy had to undergo a five-hour operation after being shot in the face with an air rifle. read more

  • Kath’s guesthouse bids to be best in England

    A GUESTHOUSE has been shortlisted for a prestigious national tourism award, thanks to its “stunning views and good old fashioned hospitality”. read more

  • Swimmers will take part in a sponsored swim

    Nineteen swimmers will take part in a sponsored swim tomorrow at Radcliffe Pool And Fitness Centre in memory of a tragic teenager. read more

  • Whites fans are feeling pressure

    WATCHING Bolton Wanderers as they battle to avoid relegation is certainly stressful for fans at the moment. read more

  • Amir fans hit by fight k-o

    BOXING fans say they have lost hundreds of pounds after Amir Khan’s Las Vegas fight was called off. read more

  • Hundreds go on strike over changes to pensions

    HUNDREDS of public sector workers walked out on strike in Bolton. read more

  • Brave little Lucas gets the good news from doctors in US

    A BRAVE toddler who travelled to America for specialist cancer treatment has been given the all-clear. read more

  • Wanderers’ annual service to focus on Nat’s statue

    THE latest plans for the Nat Lofthouse statue will be shared at the annual Bolton Wanderers service of remembrance at the Reebok Stadium later this month. read more

  • College students denied free meals

    THOUSANDS of students in Bolton are missing out on free meals because they are studying in a college environment and not a school sixth form. read more

  • Tragedy of ex-police officer with debts

    A FORMER police officer hanged himself because he spiralled into debt after leaving his job with post-traumatic stress. read more

  • 10,000 people expected at videogame show in October

    A new videogame show which mixes retro with brand new titles is set to take place in Manchester later this year. read more

  • 999 staff are under fire

    THE shocking extent of attacks on Bolton’s life-saving emergency services has been revealed in new figures obtained by The Bolton News. read more

  • Scrap dealers sign up to fight metal theft

    SIX scrapyards in Bolton have signed up to new a new scheme to crack down on metal theft. read more

  • Developer is banking on flats for students

    AN old bank in the town centre is to be converted into luxury student digs. read more

  • Send the Queen your Jubilee message

    BROOKE Kearsley was one of the first — and youngest — to send a message to the Queen by delivering a form in our special postbox. read more

  • Eagles to pass test of nerve

    CHRIS Eagles admits the tension of Wanderers’ survival fight has got him rattled. read more

  • Sylvia Hardman

    SYLVIA HARDMAN The family of the late Sylvia Hardman wish to thank relatives and friends for the kindness, messages of sympathy, flowers and donations received during their sad loss. Special thanks to Rev David Thompson, all who attended at Christ church, Ainsworth and to Relph's Funeral Service. read more

  • MARCUS EMMA HALLOWS

    MARCUS EMMA HALLOWS are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their Twin Daughters Yasmin Mae 6lb 15oz and Madison May 7lb on the 23rd April 2012. Sisters for Aaron Thomas and Shannon Grace. Thank you to all our family and friends for their good wishes and kind gifts. read more

  • MARK ORLOPP

    MARK ORLOPP 21/9/75 -9/5/06 Miss you so much Daddy! You are always in my thoughts and forever in my heart. Love you lots and lots like jelly tots. Your loving daughter Rhia Nicole xxx read more

  • Paul Bridgford

    PAUL BRIDGFORD 11th May 1987 In loving memory of a dear son and brother Paul who left us suddenly on 11th May 1987 aged 20 years. Always in our hearts. Mum, sister Andrea and family Australia and sisters Alison Karen and families Scotland read more

  • dorothy lomax

    DOROTHY (Grandma Dot) LOMAX Passed away in her 100th year. on May 11, 2011. Loved and missed The Taylor family. read more

  • ELIZABETH CHEETHAM

    ELIZABETH (BETTY) CHEETHAM The pain we felt at losing you will never go away, But knowing that your in our hearts will help us though the day. Loving daughter Carol, grandchildren Lewis and Amy. Night, God Bless. read more

  • annie fletcher

    ANNIE FLETCHER Died 11.5.11 One year ago you left us Mum, Because you were so special, No words can ever say, How much we love and miss you, Today and every day. Janet, David, Colin, Kathlyn, Alison and Eddie. xx Grandma you left us happy memories, Your love is still our guide, Although we cannot see you, You're always by our side. From all your grandchildren. xx Always in our hearts great grannie Annie. xx read more

  • vera bennett

    VERA BENNETT May 13. It's a lonely life without you, For nothing seems the same, We travel to your resting place, And flowers we place with care, But no one knows the heartache As we turn and leave you there, So put your arms around her Lord, And kiss her smiling face, She was very special Lord And never can be replaced. Love Stan, Elaine, Glyn, Mark and Lucy . xxxxx read more

  • arnold lord

    ARNOLD LORD Loving birthday memories May 12. A loving husband, dad and grandad. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. All our love Doreen, Stephen and Pam. God Bless Hannah and Andrew. xx read more

  • Ivy Leggatt

    IVY LEGGATT If I could have a birthday wish, It would not be for wealth, But just to have you home again, In strong and perfect health. With love Stan Wish her happy birthday Lord, Hold her close to you, We wish with all our hearts, That we could do it to, Thinking of you always. Love Carol and Sue read more

  • thomas sewart

    THOMAS SEWART 74 Today You're in Heaven, I'm down here, Desperately wanting you to be near, To give you a hug, See you're okay, Kiss your face, And say 'Happy birthday', Love you sweetheart, Miss you always. From wife Joyce. If we could write a story, It would be the greatest ever told, Of a kind and loving father, Who had a heart of gold, We could write a million pages, But still be unable to say, How much we love and miss our Dad, every single day. We will remember all he taught us, We are hurt but not sad, 'Cos he'll send us down the answers, And he'll always be 'Our Dad', Love always, Karen, Thomas, Tony, Jamie and their families. Grandpa/Papa, Love and miss you lots. Jordan and 'your baba' Brooklyn. read more

  • linda boardman

    Look who's LINDA BOARDMAN Happy 60th birthday, Love and best wishes. From all the family. xxx read more

  • Alice Whittaker

    ALICE WHITTAKER The family of Alice would like to thank all friends and relatives for their lovely floral tributes, cards of condolence, support and sympathy upon their very sad loss. A special thank you to Teresa and the staff at Spennymoor Rest Home for their loving care and support not only of Mum but of Pat, Susan and family in the sad days before Mum fell asleep for the last time. We would also like to thank Dr James, Dr Hunt and staff at Halliwell Health Centre and the district nurses at Avondale Health Centre for their unstinting care and attention. To Father McVicar of St Ethelbert's Church for his blessing and the comfort that this gave to Mum. A special thank you to Canon Don Pryce for his prayers and the sensitive moving tribute he gave to mum. To Howarth's Funeral Service for their kindness and sympathetic efficiency. Last but certainly not least to the team at First Call who gave our mum very special care and support for a number of years. To all the lovely girls who attended to mums needs with such love and care. read more

  • Jean Hayes

    JEAN HAYES 12.05.1934 Wishing our precious nan a very happy birthday, Love and miss you everyday. All our love, Janet and Louise read more

  • CHARLES LLEWELYN

    CHARLES LLEWELLYN The family of Charles would like to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and support during their sad loss. Many thanks to the district nurses, staff at the Cecilia Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Howarth's Funeral Service and Mr Mike Faun who conducted the service. read more

  • mattew wilkinson

    MATTHEW WILKINSON On May 5, 2012, Matthew, aged 44 years. The dearly loved husband of Julie, a much loved dad of Catherine and Jessica, a dear son of Alan and the late Gail and brother of the late Mark, a dear son in law of Alan and Pat and brother in law of Sharon and Michael. Matthew will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 1.45 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Astley Ward RAEI. All enquiries: Unsworth's Funeral Service 122 Twist Lane Leigh, Tel: 01942 707562. read more

  • Barbara Oakden

    BARBARA OAKDEN Peacefully in hospital, Barbara aged 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert, much loved mum to Ian, David, Julie and Michael, much loved great nana, nan, mum in law, sister, auntie and friend. Funeral service to take place at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel at 1.30pm on Wednesday, May 16. Flowers welcome or donations to the RNLI or Help for Heroes. Enquiries Co-Op Funeralcare, Farnworth and Walkden, 175/177 Albert Road, Farnworth. Tel 573280. read more

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