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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.

Council forces car wash to change 'best hand job in Bolton' sign

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

CAR wash bosses have been forced to change a tongue-in-cheek sign — after town hall officials complained about its double meaning.

Why Alan Henning went to Syria

The Bolton News:

12:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FRIEND of kidnapped aid worker Alan Henning has spoken about what inspired the cabbie to go to Syria.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Northern Rail’s audacity hits national headlines

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:55am Monday 29th September 2014

LAST week I wrote about an unpleasant experience I had with a TransPennine Express member of staff.

Tributes pour in after popular teenager is found dead at home

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been pouring in to a popular teenager after he was found dead at his home.

Former headteacher cleared of altering exam results

The Bolton News:

9:22am Thursday 25th September 2014

A FORMER headteacher has been cleared of unacceptable professional misconduct after being accused of making alterations to children’s exam papers and coaching a pupil during an exam.

Prayer vigil held in Bolton and one united call - 'let Alan go'

The Bolton News:

8:36pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

BOLTON tonight came together as one to make one simple plea — ‘free Alan’.

Prayer vigil for Islamic State hostage Alan Henning

The Bolton News: Alan Henning (10485861)

5:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A prayer vigil is being held at Bolton Council of Mosques in Daubhill tonight.

Firefighters scrambled after false alarm house fire threat call

The Bolton News:

7:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THREE fire engines and an ambulance were called to an address in Heaton after a caller reported someone threatening to start a fire.

UPDATED: Woman talked down by police after threatening to jump from M61 motorway bridge

The Bolton News:

6:54pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A woman has been talked down by police after threatening to jump off a motorway bridge.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Conductor ruined my return trip

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:27am Monday 22nd September 2014

A WEEK ago, I returned from a two-week break and had an odd experience at Manchester Airport.

Kidnap victim's wife issues heart wrenching plea to Islamic State militants

The Bolton News:

3:18pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE WIFE of a man who is being held hostage by militants have made a heart wrenching plea for his release.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Poorest lose out in fare changes

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:38am Monday 8th September 2014

SO today is the day that the poorest train-users in Bolton begin to suffer.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Six weeks of work was a job well done

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:10am Monday 1st September 2014

IT is not often you see train passengers happy and smiling on a Monday morning rush-hour train, but that very well might be the case today.

Police investigate councillor at centre of late tax payment row

The Bolton News: Cllr Mudasir Dean

9:42am Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE investigation into the Tory councillor at the centre of the late payment of council tax row has found he has no case to answer.

The Haulgh teenager aiming for Miss Teen Great Britain title

The Bolton News:

8:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

A KINDHEARTED youngster is hoping her luck will be in at a beauty contest this weekend.

Firefighters spot second blaze while tackling wheelie bin fire

The Bolton News:

8:54am Friday 29th August 2014

EAGLE-eyed firefighters spotted a caravan on fire as they were tackling another blaze.

Woman cut free from car after Crompton Way crash

The Bolton News:

4:43pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN was cut free from a car after a crash in Tonge.

Bolton council tax dodgers owe £10.6 million

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COUNCIL tax dodgers in Bolton owe £10.6 million in unpaid bills, new figures show.

UPDATED: Nortex Mill hit by suspected arson attack for second night in a row

The Bolton News:

8:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MILL complex has been set on fire by arsonists two nights in a row, police believe.

200 flock to Edgworth Horticultural Society’s annual show

The Bolton News:

8:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

GREENFINGERED guests had a blooming marvellous day out at Edgworth Horticultural Society’s annual show.

UPDATED: Man dies in motorbike crash on A666 near Egerton

The Bolton News:

6:07pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a road crash near Egerton.

Mystery as dog walker attacks woman in Little Hulton

The Bolton News:

5:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DOG walker attacked a woman as she was out walking in Little Hulton.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Off-peak train tickets set for rush-hour ‘sham’

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

12:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

LAST week, a change in train fares throughout the Bolton network and Greater Manchester was announced.

'Councillor who failed to pay tax on time should reveal themself,' says Labour source

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Labour councillor at the centre of the late-payment of council tax scandal should come forward for the good of their colleagues, a long-serving public servant has said.

Stolen Thai statue found on golf course putting green

The Bolton News:

3:24pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MISSING "spice girl" statute has been found — on the putting green at a golf course.

Traffic delays at busy Bolton junction after crash

The Bolton News:

1:29pm Friday 15th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays at a busy Bolton town-centre junction after a car crash.

SUSPENDED: Tory councillor at centre of late council tax payment row

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

THE Tory politician at the centre of the late payment of council tax row has been suspended by his party.

NAMED: One of two Bolton councillors comes clean over failure to pay council tax on time

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ONE of two Bolton councillors who failed to pay their council tax on time has come clean — after a two-year legal fight by The Bolton News to name the pair.

Bolton's poorest train users 'will suffer' due to fare changes

The Bolton News:

12:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

BOLTON’S poorest train users will suffer as a result of “appalling” train fare changes, passenger groups have warned.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Train travel not much fun

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:57am Monday 11th August 2014

TRAIN travel around my neck of the woods is not much fun at the moment.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Speak out about your hopes for trains service in the region

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:08am Monday 4th August 2014

AN important decision will soon be taken that will impact on Bolton train users for a decade.

Two Bolton councillors who failed to pay their council tax cannot be named because it will 'cause them distress' and 'infringe their human rights'

The Bolton News: Two mystery people in silhouette

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A TOP judge has ruled The Bolton News cannot name two councillors summonsed to court after they failed to pay their council tax for two years in a row.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Most train journeys could have been worse...

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

12:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

IT is fair to say that commuters feared the worst when six weeks of engineering works began on the track between Bolton and Chorley last Monday.

UPDATED: Delays and cancellations due to broken-down train near Bolton

The Bolton News:

8:51am Friday 25th July 2014

RAIL passengers are facing delays after a train broke down between Bolton and Salford Crescent.

Thug's sentence is 'a joke', says former paratrooper after he is blinded in one eye

The Bolton News:

8:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER paratrooper does not feel safe in his own home after a thug blinded him in one eye in a vicious attack at a bus stop.

Crash in Little Hulton

The Bolton News: Police car

8:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A ROAD was closed after a car crash in Little Hulton.

Dale Haslam's train blog: New ideas are needed to benefit passengers

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:04am Monday 21st July 2014

THERE must be a general election around the corner as politicians seem to be coming up with ideas that might appeal to voters.

UPDATED: Hunt for fleeing driver after car crashes head-on into ambulance

The Bolton News:

8:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A DRIVER is being hunted by police after a head-on crash with an ambulance in Astley Bridge.

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