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REVIEW: Scream Park UK, EventCity, Trafford Park

The Bolton News:

10:35am Friday 24th October 2014

SCREAM PARK UK EventCity, Phoenix Way, Trafford Park Until Sunday, November 2

Controversial comic Roy Chubby Brown ready for sold out gig in Bolton

The Bolton News:

10:27am Friday 24th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL comic Roy Chubby Brown is heading to Bolton with his meatiest show yet.

Pop legend Kiki Dee's next stop on her musical journey

The Bolton News:

10:08am Friday 24th October 2014

SINGING legend Kiki Dee is looking forward to returning to a venue in Bury which she describes as a favourite.

Star of stage and screen Brian Conley in 'favourite' musical of his career

The Bolton News:

10:01am Friday 24th October 2014

ACTOR Brian Conley has appeared in a raft of smash-hit musicals throughout his career but is starring in his favourite to date.

Cast ready to perform 'stunning' modern version of rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar

The Bolton News:

9:52am Friday 24th October 2014

A THEATRE group’s modern version of a rock opera promises to wow audiences when it opens next week.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News: Camp Bestival 2014 - Pictures by

5:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Early Christmas present for shoppers as Bolton Council announces new free parking initiative

The Bolton News: Deane Road car park

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS driving into Bolton town centre will get an early Christmas present when free weekday parking returns from Monday.

Cast of Oliver ready for curtain call in group's 100th show

The Bolton News:

2:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A THEATRE group will celebrate its 100th show with a production of family favourite Oliver!

Bolton comedian Dave Spikey packing a punch with new show

The Bolton News: Dave Spikey will be judging the competition – which will lead to a performance by the winner at the Octagon

2:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

COMEDIAN Dave Spikey is ready to deliver some knockout punchlines when his new tour comes to town next month.

Metal band Weapon UK ready for gig in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

2:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A METAL band which toured the UK with Motörhead is coming to Bromley Cross later this month.

Working mum's new lease of life thanks to Insanity intensive training

The Bolton News:

1:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

WORKING mum Rhian Vickers has gone from being a once a week Zumba kind of person to a marathon runner and Insanity Challenge devotee.

'Miracle' baby is best 40th birthday present mum could ask for

The Bolton News:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FOR new mum Laura Hind, her bundle of joy was the best 40th birthday present she could have ever received.

Scrappers to return for second series

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A TELEVISION show which charted the ups and downs of life at a multi-million-pound Bolton scrapyard and its staff is set to return for a second series.

Find the perfect little black dress for every occasion

The Bolton News:

4:59pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE little black dress is a staple item of most women’s wardrobes.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News:

8:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

1. Have a chuckle with an international comedian known for his hawk eye dissections of the absurdities of life. Jimeoin, pronounced Jim Owen, will be at the Albert Halls, Bolton, on Friday night.

Cheshire Cats hidden around Bolton

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FAMILIES shopping in Bolton should keep their eyes peeled for Cheshire Cats peering at them.

VIDEO: Singer's tribute to dad who needed round-the-clock care

The Bolton News:

10:18am Thursday 16th October 2014

TEENAGE singer Charlotte Shacklady was just four years old when her father suffered a stroke which left him severely disabled.

Theatre tribute to tragic Bolton soldier who was shot for desertion

The Bolton News:

8:54am Tuesday 14th October 2014

FREDA Hargreaves was just 16 when she first heard the story of tragic Bolton soldier James Smith.

Diana Vickers comedy filmed in Bolton on TV tonight

The Bolton News:

8:36am Tuesday 14th October 2014

FORMER X Factor star Diana Vickers makes her acting debut tonight in new comedy Give Out Girls.

Actor makes gritty film about life on streets of Little Hulton

The Bolton News:

8:31am Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN actor has made his award-winning play set on the streets of Little Hulton into a gritty feature film.

Martial arts centre launches classes for deaf people

The Bolton News:

9:25am Monday 13th October 2014

A MARTIAL arts centre is launching classes for deaf people.

REVIEW: Early One Morning, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:03pm Friday 10th October 2014

EARLY ONE MORNING Octagon Theatre, Bolton Until Saturday, November 1

Girl group Songbirds win X-Factor-style contest

The Bolton News:

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

FOUR talented girl group singers were stunned to win an X Factor-style competition which raised more than £1,500 for charity.

Die hard fan lands dream role in Downton Abbey

The Bolton News:

6:20am Saturday 11th October 2014

A DIE-hard Downton Abbey fan is delighted to have landed a role in his favourite programme.

Digital makeover for beauty in Bolton

The Bolton News:

5:15pm Friday 10th October 2014

FROM clothes shopping to ordering groceries, the digital age has changed the way many go about their daily lives.

Night of Roxy Music coming to Farnworth

5:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

ROXY Music fans are in for a treat when a tribute band to the seminal art rock group comes to Farnworth.

Folk fans and bands ready for festival celebration

The Bolton News:

4:58pm Friday 10th October 2014

LOVERS of folk music from Bolton and across the world are gearing up for an annual festival.

Moving play of tragic Bolton soldier opens at Octagon Theatre

The Bolton News:

4:50pm Friday 10th October 2014

AFTER three years of fighting in some of World War One’s fiercest battles, a soldier from Great Lever was put on trial for his life by his own men.

Theatre group staging rock musical Rent in Bolton for first time

The Bolton News:

4:35pm Friday 10th October 2014

A THEATRE group is staging the town’s first production of Rent — a musical about a group of bohemians in New York City struggling with life, love, HIV and AIDS.

New nightclub opens in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

8:07am Friday 10th October 2014

BOLTON’S newest nightspot threw a special launch party as owners hope to breathe life into the town centre.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News: Gaz Beadle from Geordie Shore

5:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Love across the cultural divide: Mixed-faith Bolton couple appear in TV documentary

The Bolton News:

9:38am Thursday 9th October 2014

HAPPY couple Prab and Beth Singh enjoyed not one big day, but two.

Helen Flanagan wants to act Shakespeare

The Bolton News: Instagram/hjgflanagan

9:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” is the line Helen Flanagan has always dreamt of reciting.

£500-a-day needed to keep Victoria Hall open

The Bolton News:

12:56pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FOR more than a century, the Victoria Hall has been at the heart of life in Bolton.

REVIEW: Spring and Port Wine, St Joseph’s Players

11:25pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

SPRING AND PORT WINE St Joseph’s Players, St Joseph’s Hall, Leigh Until Saturday

Helen Flanagan signs deal with tabloid

The Bolton News: Helen Flanagan in animal cruelty protest

5:47pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

BOLTON model and actress Helen Flanagan has signed up to be a regular contributor with a tabloid newspaper.

Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver being shot in Horwich

The Bolton News:

3:07pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A HOLLYWOOD blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver is currently being shot in Horwich.

1,000 watch burning of Ravana effigy at Bolton Diwali festival

The Bolton News:

10:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN event which celebrates the victory of good over evil was enjoyed by more than 1,000 people.

Stage royalty Margot Leicester on her latest regal role and working with her director husband in Bolton

The Bolton News:

5:31pm Monday 6th October 2014

ACTRESS Margot Leicester admits she is not the biggest fan of the monarchy.

Tickets for Grease selling like lightning ahead of show in Bolton

The Bolton News:

5:09pm Monday 6th October 2014

A YOUNG and talented cast is hard at work perfecting their electrifying dance moves and hand jives for an upcoming show.

Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle heading back to Bolton nightclub

The Bolton News: Gaz Beadle from Geordie Shore

5:01pm Monday 6th October 2014

A POPULAR face from reality television show Geordie Shore will return to a Bolton nightclub this weekend.

Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote lands 'dream come true' modelling contract

The Bolton News:

4:55pm Monday 6th October 2014

CORONATION Street’s Georgia May Foote has landed a deal with a modelling agency.

Aussie travels 10,000 miles to see Bolton house where her father was born

The Bolton News:

11:46am Monday 6th October 2014

AN Australian travelled 10,000 miles to trace her family history and see the Bolton cottage where her father was born.

Farnworth dramatist launches acting classes to ensure theatre is not just for privileged

The Bolton News:

10:03am Friday 3rd October 2014

FARNWORTH dramatist Jim Cartwright is launching actor training classes in response to fears that only those people from privileged backgrounds can pursue a career in theatre.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News:

5:03pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Youngsters invited to get involved with theatre

The Bolton News:

2:35pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS who want to build confidence, make new friends or take centre stage are being invited to get involved with a theatre.

REVIEW: Out of Focus, Tyldesley Little Theatre

11:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014


Bolton drummer enjoying success with boyband Rixton

The Bolton News: Rixton featuring, from left, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin, Jake Roche and Lewi Morgan

5:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

BOLTON drummer Lewi Morgan may be about to get a tattoo of a broken heart but he is far from feeling down.

5 pictures of Fred Dibnah in his youth

The Bolton News:

11:22am Monday 29th September 2014

THANKS to his Lancastrian manner and self-taught skills, steeplejack Fred Dibnah became an unlikely television star and probably one of Bolton’s most famous sons.

UPDATED: Victoria Beckham jokes about setting up shop in Horwich as her swanky London store opens

The Bolton News:

10:21am Monday 29th September 2014

VICTORIA Beckham took to Twitter to joke to her millions of followers that she had set up shop in Horwich.


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