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Police called to get football back from neighbour's garden

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A GRANDFATHER says “the world has gone mad” after police came to his house to retrieve a football kicked into his garden by his neighbours’ children.

VIDEO: Two high speed police chases through streets of Bolton

The Bolton News:

7:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

STOPPING Greater Manchester’s most prolific criminals in their tracks is just part of the job for the force’s police interceptors.

Bolton's 3 most wanted - September 10, 2014

The Bolton News:

7:31am Wednesday 10th September 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

Rogue landlord fined £13,000

The Bolton News:

8:22am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A landlord has been fined £13,000 for providing poor living conditions for his tenants.

Fly-tipper dumped rubbish near his home

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

7:33am Monday 8th September 2014

A FLY-TIPPER has been fined for dumping bags of rubbish near his home.

Petrol station thief smashed stolen car into tree

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

A THIEF stole a car from a petrol station forecourt while its owner paid for fuel — then smashed it into a tree.

Criminal threatened juror after bumping into her on way out of court

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:34am Saturday 6th September 2014

A CRIMINAL who threatened a female juror as she left court after convicting him has appeared before magistrates.

Police crackdown on drivers in Deane and Daubhill

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A POLICE crackdown has seen more than 10 drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel or wearing no seatbelt.

Attacker knocks woman unconscious with single punch

The Bolton News:

3:35pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE hunt is on for a “cowardly attacker” who knocked a woman unconscious with a single punch.

'I thought I was going to die' - grandad tells of road rage attack by speeding driver

The Bolton News:

8:05am Thursday 4th September 2014

A GRANDFATHER said he thought he was going to die when he was punched in the face by a road rage attacker.

Illegal worker arrested at Deane takeaway

The Bolton News:

7:58am Thursday 4th September 2014

AN illegal worker was arrested after he was found working at a takeaway in Deane.

Wanted criminal being hunted by police

The Bolton News:

5:19pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CRIMINAL on licence from a jail term is being hunted by police.

Aleysha McLaughlin inquest adjourned while authorities finish review of death

The Bolton News: Aleysha Rothwell

12:27pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AN inquest into the death of tragic teenager Aleysha McLaughlin is expected to take place next year.

UPDATED: Two arrested after 'drugs stash' sniffed out by police dogs in Daubhill

The Bolton News:

10:40am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POLICE dogs have helped sniff out a stash of suspected drugs at a Daubhill home.

Crackdown on crime in Deane and Daubhill

The Bolton News:

9:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POLICE are cracking down on crime in Daubhill and Deane.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - September 3, 2014

The Bolton News:

9:21am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted suspects.

UPDATED: Immigration raids at two takeaways

The Bolton News:

6:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO takeaways in Daubhill and Deane have been raided by police and immigration officers.

Knives and swords handed in to police

The Bolton News: At the sharp end: 40 knives were handed in at Borehamwood Police Station during an amnesty which ended on Friday. Police say they are not complacent about the area's low level of knife crime

3:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SWORDS, machetes and commando knives are among the weapons which have been handed in after Lancashire Police launched its knife amnesty.

Road rage attacker breaks pensioner's jaw

The Bolton News:

12:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PENSIONER was left with a broken jaw after he was punched in the face by a "cowardly" road rage attacker.

Community 'beauty spot' opens in Farnworth trouble hotspot

The Bolton News:

10:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A COMMUNITY beauty spot — designed and created by local people — has been launched in an anti-social behaviour hotspot by the deputy police crime commissioner.

Warning after man seen trying car doors in Horwich

The Bolton News:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOULD-BE thief is being hunted after he was caught on camera trying car doors in Horwich.

Thieves break into RSPCA charity shop 3 times

The Bolton News:

9:37am Monday 1st September 2014

CHARITY workers were left counting the cost of the damage caused by raiders who broke into an RSPCA shop three times.

Children help brighten up troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been putting their stamp on a Farnworth estate by caring for the environment.

Supermarket staff show Johnson Fold residents how to grow their own vegetables

The Bolton News:

8:33am Saturday 30th August 2014

GREEN-FINGERED Johnson Fold residents have been given a boost by Asda.

Armed robber in gun raid on shop

The Bolton News:

2:38pm Friday 29th August 2014

A GUN wielding robber threatened to shoot a shop worker before running off with cash.

Suspected armed robber wanted over shop raids in Bolton and Stockport

The Bolton News:

2:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are hunting a suspected armed robber who is thought to have targeted bookmakers, restaurants and off-licences in Bolton and across Greater Manchester.

Bolton School transformed into Hogwarts for TV wedding

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BOLTON School was transformed into Hogwarts for a Harry Potter-themed wedding reception on a reality TV show.

Conman jailed for tricking man he met on swingers' website

The Bolton News:

9:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONMAN has been jailed for tricking a car buyer out of more than £1,500 after his victim appealed for help on a adult swingers’ site.

Dealing with death and serious injury every day - the man who is there in the darkest days of people’s lives

The Bolton News:

9:15am Wednesday 27th August 2014

INVESTIGATING fatal crashes and accidents in which people suffer life-changing injuries day in and day out might not seem like the most appealing job.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - August 27, 2014

The Bolton News:

9:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

'Drivers should have eye tests every 10 years', says Bolton motoring expert

The Bolton News: Children's Christmas sight clinic in Taunton

8:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DRIVERS should have eye tests every 10 years to prevent accidents on Bolton’s roads, according to an advanced driver.

Four illegal workers arrested in immigration raid at electrical shop

The Bolton News:

3:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOUR illegal workers have been arrested in a raid at a lighting shop.

Spurned lover claimed to have 'paid good money' for attack on girlfriend's ex

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SPURNED lover who told his former partner he had “paid good money” to have her ex boyfriend harmed has been sentenced to a community order.

Woman kicked in eye with stiletto heel after row on dancefloor at Farnworth pub

The Bolton News:

8:38am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WOMAN was left with "a serious eye injury" after being attacked on the dancefloor with a stiletto heel in a Farnworth pub.

Thieves steal baby's money

The Bolton News:

8:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a family home and stole money given to young parents to celebrate the birth of their daughter.

Young people to be given a free hoody - if they hand over a knife

The Bolton News: The knife used in the attack

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

YOUNG people will be given hoodies saying “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife” in exchange for handing over a weapon.

Stolen Breightmet vehicle used in jeweller ram raid

The Bolton News:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A GANG is behind bars after using a Land Rover stolen from Breightmet to ram into a jewellers.

Fundraiser in memory of murdered teen Sasha Marsden

The Bolton News: STABBED: Sasha Marsden

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE memory of a murdered teenager will live on at an event organised to raise funds to help other victims.

Speeding driver raced at 70mph and almost knocked down three people in police chase

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A SPEEDING motorist has been jailed for driving up to 70mph in quiet residential streets and almost knocking over three people as he was being chased by police.

Ex-gangster went on 'dodgy' luxury holiday in Mexico

The Bolton News:

8:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FORMER gang member booked a "dodgy" luxury holiday to Mexico for £1,600 in a pub, a court heard.

Two-day event in Hall i'th' Wood commemorates World War One

The Bolton News:

8:18am Thursday 21st August 2014

A PLAY re-enacting the horrors of war and a poppy-making workshop formed part of a two-day event marking the centenary of World War One.

JAILED: Drug dealer who drove at and headbutted his girlfriend

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for driving at his girlfriend, headbutting her and slamming her head against a car.

Bid to get Fred Dibnah's machinery steaming again

The Bolton News:

12:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

STEAM could inject new life into Fred Dibnah’s former engines as conservationists launch a fundraising drive to return the Bolton steeplejack’s machinery to its former glory.

Greater Manchester Police tops table of investigations into misuse of social media

The Bolton News: The Darlington teenager's home was raided after trying to access Durham Police's computer network

11:42am Wednesday 20th August 2014

GREATER Manchester Police has carried out more investigations into breaches of social media guidelines than any other force in England and Wales.

VIDEO: Motorbike death crash film seen by 70,000 people

The Bolton News:

10:48am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A ROAD safety campaign launched in the wake of a Turton motorcyclist killed following a “simple error” has reached more than 70,000 people.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - August 20, 2014

The Bolton News:

10:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

Man charged with murder after woman's body found in garden

The Bolton News:

8:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAN has been charged with murder after a woman’s body was found in a garden.

VIDEO: Wanted samurai sword suspect is minor celebrity in Hungary

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WANTED man — who failed to appear in court in Bolton for possessing a Samurai sword — was involved in a high profile court case that caused a national outcry in Hungary.

Bolton still one of most expensive places in UK to insure a car

The Bolton News: Area earmarked as hotspot for 'Crash for Cash' scams

8:11am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BOLTON continues to be one of the most expensive places to insure a car — but premiums are expected to fall.

IRA bombing survivor 'thought cannabis plants were tomatoes'

The Bolton News: SAFE INSIDE: tomato plants thrive in a greenhouse – Picture: PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos

2:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

A SURVIVOR of an IRA mortar attack told a court he thought cannabis plants growing in his home were tomato plants.

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