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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

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

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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.


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