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The secret weapon to keep train passengers on the move - coloured pens

The Bolton News: Marking time... it's often done in the evenings.

10:41am Friday 8th May 2015

CREATIVE rail bosses have come up with a low-tech solution to keep passengers moving — using felt-tip pens

Victory! Campaign to preserve historic clock gets government approval

The Bolton News: Bromley Cross station manager Liam Riley with the hand-wound clock, which has been given special status

9:55am Tuesday 28th April 2015

AN HISTORIC clock is to be preserved for future generations after a rail campaigner won his fight.

New course for blind and visually impaired children and their parents

The Bolton News:

2:20pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

VISUALLY impaired children from Bolton and their parents can enrol on a new free course.

Stargazers gear up for solar eclipse over Bolton - and are warned to take care

The Bolton News:

7:53am Friday 20th March 2015

STARGAZERS are gearing up to witness a rare solar eclipse which is set to grace the skies shortly.

Van set on fire in suspected arson attack

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

7:30am Friday 20th March 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Tonge Fold street after a van caught fire.

Bolton weather update - Friday March 20, 2015

The Bolton News:

7:19am Friday 20th March 2015

A MUCH milder start today than earlier in the week, with no signs of early frost in urban areas.

Bolton traffic and travel update - Friday March 20, 2015

The Bolton News: Traffic congestion on M61 at Four Lane Ends

7:15am Friday 20th March 2015

GOOD news this morning - it is very quiet on Bolton's roads.

Live Bolton live news updates - Friday March 20, 2015

7:11am Friday 20th March 2015

Hello and welcome to today's live Bolton news updates. Be sure to check back throughout the day for news, travel, weather and more.

Bolton weather update - Thursday March 19, 2015

The Bolton News:

7:16am Thursday 19th March 2015

IT will be a very similar day to Wednesday, if the forecast rings true.

Bolton traffic and travel update - Thursday March 19, 2015

The Bolton News: Traffic congestion on M61 at Four Lane Ends

7:11am Thursday 19th March 2015

THE good news is, the local road network seems to be running smoothly pretty much everywhere.

Live Bolton breaking news live panel - Thursday March 19, 2015

7:06am Thursday 19th March 2015

Hello and welcome to today's live breaking news updates for Bolton, bringing you all the latest news, travel, weather and more. Be sure to check back regularly during the day.

UPDATED: Driver escapes serious injury after van plunges 25ft off motorway bridge

The Bolton News:

12:43pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A MAN escaped unhurt after his van smashed through a motorway barrier and landed on the road below.

Bolton weather update - Wednesday March 18, 2015

The Bolton News:

7:18am Wednesday 18th March 2015

RIGHT now, things are quite frosty out there and there is a bit of fog about.

Bolton traffic and travel update - Wednesday March 18, 2015

The Bolton News: Traffic congestion on M61 at Four Lane Ends

7:12am Wednesday 18th March 2015

THE good news is that it's quiet out on local roads, with traffic flowing normally in and around Bolton. 

Live Bolton breaking news live panel - Wednesday March 18

7:06am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Hello and welcome to today's live news updates for Bolton, bringing you travel, weather, news and more. Keep checking back for regular updates throughout the day.

Fire chief's plea after double skip fire in Kearsley

The Bolton News:

7:47am Tuesday 17th March 2015

TRADERS in Kearsley are being urged to look after their skips after firefighters were called to a blaze.

Bolton weather update - Tuesday March 17, 2015

The Bolton News:

7:23am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Spring weather has arrived, or is at least on the horizon, if today's forecast is anything go by.

Bolton traffic and travel update - Tuesday March 17, 2015

The Bolton News: Traffic congestion on M61 at Four Lane Ends

7:13am Tuesday 17th March 2015

It is looking good on the roads in and around Bolton this morning, with one or two small problems to report.

Live Bolton breaking news live panel - Tuesday March 17

7:08am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Hello and welcome to today's breaking news updates for Bolton. Be sure to check back regularly for news, travel, weather and more.

Bolton weather update - Monday March 16, 2015

The Bolton News:

7:27am Monday 16th March 2015

We are set to reach the dizzy heights of 10C on Wednesday, when we will be able to enjoy some bonus bright sunshine.

Bolton traffic and travel update - Monday March 16, 2015

The Bolton News: Traffic congestion on M61 at Four Lane Ends

7:20am Monday 16th March 2015

Good news for those driving out on Bolton's roads this morning - it's more or less all clear. No incidents to report.

Live Bolton breaking news live panel - Monday March 16

7:09am Monday 16th March 2015

Hello and welcome to today's live breaking news section. Keeping checking back for regular updates.

Full steam ahead for new Bolton rail group

The Bolton News: Bolton Train Station general views.Photo by Steve Holt Newsquest Bolton Ltd, Thursday January 2 2014. (17894066)

3:06pm Sunday 1st March 2015

RAIL passengers have formed an organisation aimed at improving train services.

6 ways to make travelling by train more appealing

The Bolton News: INCENTIVE: A First TransPennine Express train

3:34pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

IN a few weeks I shall be travelling to York — and planning how to get there proved to be a right brain teaser.

JAILED: Duo who were caught on CCTV breaking into garage of Sara Cox's brother

The Bolton News: BURGLARY VICTIM: Robert Cox outside his home in Ainsworth after his garage was burgled.

4:32pm Thursday 19th February 2015

THE BROTHER of celebrity DJ Sara Cox has welcomed the jailing of two Bolton men who broke into his garage.

New bid to name Bolton councillor summonsed for not paying council tax

The Bolton News:

6:10am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A COURT hearing could take place in London into whether a Bolton councillor who was late paying council tax should be named.

Woman treated by paramedics after flat fire

The Bolton News:

9:18am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A WOMAN was treated for breathing difficulties after a fire at her Brownlow Fold flat.

Pair admit burgling Sara Cox's brother's house

The Bolton News: Sara Cox

7:14pm Monday 12th January 2015

TWO brothers have admitted breaking into a garage at the home of the brother of DJ Sara Cox.

5 things to look out for in Bolton in 2015

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 6th January 2015

2014 has been a news-filled year - and there's sure to be plenty more in 2015. Here are a few things to look out for.

10 incredible facts we learned about Bolton thanks to the Freedom of Information Act

The Bolton News: Firefighters tackling the fire at Daly Plastics in Horwich. Pictures by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

6:00am Sunday 4th January 2015

THE Freedom of Information Act turns 10 this week and it has allowed the general public – and journalists – to find out things they may have never otherwise uncovered.

Biker airlifted to hospital after Farnworth crash

The Bolton News:

12:27pm Sunday 30th November 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital after crashing into a car in Farnworth.

Ten extra dates added to Phoenix Nights live show after comedy fans rush for tickets

The Bolton News: Peter Kay answers call for Comic Relief with Phoenix Nights return

11:36am Sunday 30th November 2014

TEN extra nights have been added to Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights tour after massive demand for tickets.

Motorist dies after falling ill at wheel

The Bolton News:

11:12am Sunday 30th November 2014

A MAN has died in hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving.

Man wanted over Egerton robbery

The Bolton News:

11:26am Saturday 29th November 2014

POLICE are hunting for a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Bolton.

UPDATED: Pensioner dies after being hit by car

The Bolton News:

9:51am Saturday 29th November 2014

A PENSIONER has died after being hit by a car in Atherton - sparking a police manhunt.

UPDATED: Car crash near Abbey Village

The Bolton News:

4:52pm Thursday 27th November 2014

COMMUTERS are facing rush-hour chaos after a car crash just south of Abbey Village.

Woman injured in rush-hour car crash

The Bolton News:

9:19am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A WOMAN was left with neck injuries after a rush-hour car crash near Bolton town centre.

REVIEW: Alice in Wonderland, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The Bolton News:

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

REVIEW: Little Comets at 53 Degrees in Preston on October 27

The Bolton News:

THIS gig very nearly did not happen.

Two arrested after man stabbed in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

12:23pm Sunday 26th October 2014

TWO people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in Bolton town centre.

Revellers evacuated from dancefloor after smoke fills nightclub

The Bolton News:

9:12am Friday 17th October 2014

MORE than 50 revellers were evacuated from a 1980s revival bar after smoke filled the dancefloor.

Teenager 'lucky to be alive' after suspected arson attack on Horwich house

The Bolton News:

8:50am Friday 17th October 2014

A BOY is lucky to be alive after a suspected arson attack on a Horwich house, fire chiefs said.

UPDATED: Explosion in clinical waste incinerator at hospital

The Bolton News:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO workers suffered breathing problems after an explosion at Royal Bolton Hospital’s clinical waste incinerator.

Warning after wave of kitchen fires across Bolton

The Bolton News: A terrifying look of what a chip pan fire can do to the home

8:52am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FIRE chiefs are warning people to take extra care after a spate of kitchen fires.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Knowing rights on the rails

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

8:48am Monday 13th October 2014

A DISTRESSED friend rang me last week to say she had been bullied by a member of staff near the exit of Preston station.

Cyclist breaks elbow in fall

The Bolton News: Boy hit by car on way to school

8:46am Monday 13th October 2014

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after falling off his bike on a hill.

Stressed charity workers get massages to help them relax

The Bolton News:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

BOSSES of a lifeline charity have been praised — for giving massages to help relax staff.

Bolton's Muslim community backs tribute to Alan Henning as public raise £30,000 in his memory

The Bolton News:

8:58am Thursday 9th October 2014

BOLTON’S Muslim community will back efforts to pay tribute to murdered aid worker Alan Henning.

Bolton's homeless population falls rapidly

The Bolton News:

11:43am Wednesday 8th October 2014

BOLTON’s homeless population has fallen rapidly in the past decade, new figures show.

Dale Haslam's train blog: New rail boss has offered few words of comfort to passengers

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

10:13am Monday 6th October 2014

REPORTER Dale Haslam continues his regular column about his daily train commute in and out of Bolton.

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