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Bolton police targeted more than 500 people using controversial stop and search powers this year

The Bolton News: PATROL: Police in Bradshawgate, Bolton

6:06am Wednesday 9th September 2015

POLICE in Bolton have searched more than 500 people using stop and search powers since the start of the year, new figures show.

'Rogue builder' used neighbour's wood to build fence for pensioner, 93

The Bolton News: VICTIMS?: Harry and Irene Clarke, with daughter Fay beside the fence which incorporates the allegedly stolen timber

7:02am Tuesday 8th September 2015

A ROGUE builder at the centre of a Trading Standards probe allegedly built a fence for a 93-year-old using wood taken from his neighbour's garden.

Builder may never work again after he was left needing a wheelchair following hit-and-run

The Bolton News: 'LUCKY TO BE ALIVE': Raynor Howcroft, aged 31, is now forced to use a wheelchair

6:05am Monday 7th September 2015

A BUILDER has been told he may never work again after he was mown down in a hit-and-run and left needing a wheelchair.

Schoolgirl, 8, remains in critical condition following Hunger Hill accident

The Bolton News: DRAMA: The scene of the incident in Wigan Road, Hunger Hill

3:51pm Friday 4th September 2015

NEIGHBOURS have described an eight-year-old girl critically injured after being knocked down in Hunger Hill as a "beautiful child".

Father dies after car crashes into primary school wall

The Bolton News:

7:50am Friday 4th September 2015

A FATHER died after his car crashed into a primary school wall in Farnworth.

Police appeal for witnesses after robbers armed with axe and a brick strike at petrol station

The Bolton News: BP garage on Blackburn Road (37470199)

6:05am Friday 4th September 2015

AN axe-wielding robber forced terrified customers at a petrol station to lie on the floor while money was snatched from the till.

Government gives green light to controversial town hall scheme

The Bolton News: PLANS: Bolton Town Hall

4:13pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

PLANS to revamp Bolton's historic town hall have been given the green light by the government.

UPDATED: Girls, 8 and 10, airlifted to hospital after being knocked down by car

The Bolton News:

12:19pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

AN eight-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after she and a friend were knocked down by a car.

Greater Manchester Police website 'hacked by man from Lithuania'

The Bolton News:

9:50am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A HACKER from Lithuania caused Greater Manchester Police's website to crash last night. 

Tyre-slash spree as vandal targets up to 20 cars

The Bolton News: SLASHED: Four of the cars targeted in the Moss Bank Way area

7:02am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A VANDAL slashed tyres on up to 20 cars in a wrecking spree in Astley Bridge.

Female security guard attacked with axe in armed raid

The Bolton News: RAIDED: The HSBC branch in Astley Bridge

3:38pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A FEMALE bank security guard was left traumatised after an armed thug attacked her with a hammer and snatched a cash box.

Giant elephant cake to be distributed to Bolton's most needy

The Bolton News: SPECIAL DELIVERY: Lee Binch, cake maker team member, hands the elephant to Dave Bagley, chief executive of Urban Outreach

1:14pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

THE incredible 7ft-tall elephant cake that wowed crowds at the food and drink festival will be donated to Bolton's most needy.

Three arrested after man taken to hospital with dog bites following brawl

The Bolton News:

12:12pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A MAN was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a dog during a confrontation in Daubhill.

Charity calls for more support for LGBT domestic abuse victims

The Bolton News: NO PRIDE: Deputy police and crime commissioner Jim Battle, Det Ch Insp Trish Owen and Jo Harvey-Barringer, managing director of Broken Rainbow

7:03am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A CHARITY claims there is a lack of support for the LGBT community when they become victims of domestic abuse.

Food and Drink Festival breaks 200,000 barrier for first time as record visitor numbers revealed

The Bolton News: RECORD-BREAKERS: Some of the 200,000 visitors to the Bolton Food and Drink Festival

6:08am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

TOWN hall chiefs hailed the Bolton Food and Drink Festival as visitor numbers smashed the 200,000 barrier for the first time.

‘We will find you’ - warning to fly-tippers in Bolton as cost to town revealed

The Bolton News: EYESORE: The mountain of waste on the banks of the River Croal

6:07am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

TOWN hall bosses are hailing a surge in fly-tipping prosecutions — as figures lay bare the £800,000 cost to Bolton over the last three years.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - September 2, 2015

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

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

UPDATED: Armed robber attacks bank security guard with hammer

The Bolton News:

5:52pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

THE HSBC branch in Astley Bridge has been targeted in an armed robbery.

More than 17,000 Bolton voters could be axed from the electoral register by December

The Bolton News: VOTE: Polling station in Wyresdale Road Bolton

11:37am Tuesday 1st September 2015

MORE than 17,000 Bolton voters could be axed from the electoral register by December.

The icing on the cake - meet Bolton's junior MasterChefs

The Bolton News: BEAMING: Olanya Walton, aged six, gets her face painted by Lita Mullen

12:28pm Monday 31st August 2015

BOLTON'S junior MasterChefs put the icing on the food and drink Festival's cake.

Yob hurls stone at Northern Rail train as it passes through Bolton

The Bolton News: A Northern Rail train in Bolton

3:38pm Sunday 30th August 2015

A YOB hurled a stone at a train as it was travelling through Bolton.

Post office forced to shut after robbers smash counter window with sledgehammer

The Bolton News: SCENE: The post office in Plodder Lane

6:11pm Friday 28th August 2015

A POST office has been forced to temporarily close after armed robbers burst in and repeatedly smashed a counter window with a sledgehammer.

Hunt for Farnworth man jailed for GBH after he breached his release licence

The Bolton News:

2:55pm Friday 28th August 2015

POLICE are hunting a Farnworth man convicted of GBH after he breached the terms of his release licence.

Tory MP 'sceptical' about prospect of fracking being carried out in town

The Bolton News: GRILLED: Chris Green (right) fields questions from Bolton Against Fracking

11:38am Friday 28th August 2015

CONSERVATIVE MP Chris Green said he would be "sceptical" about any attempts to carry out fracking in Bolton.

Market Place in talks with 4 restaurants about opening up in shopping centre vaults - which ones would you like to see?

The Bolton News: VAULTS: The renovated basement at the Market Place

11:19am Friday 28th August 2015

NATIONAL restaurant chains are interested in opening branches in Bolton's Market Place shopping centre, it has emerged.

Bolton weather update – Friday, August 28, 2015

The Bolton News:

7:42am Friday 28th August 2015

SOME early showers will fade away later as we enjoy some warm sunny weather for most of the Food and Drink Festival weekend. 

Bolton traffic and travel update – Friday, August 28, 2015

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

7:34am Friday 28th August 2015

THE bank holiday weekend has started well for commuters, with no major delays in Bolton this morning.

Bolton Food & Drink Festival ready for the off — with entertainment galore planned for the weekend

The Bolton News: Street entertainers flagging up the start the Food and Drink Festival. They are, 'Gino and Gino',Nigel Cartwright and Steve Ellis with 'Lucy Liquorice' Rachel Hyde.
Picture by Richard Holton Newsquest(Bolton) ltd Copyright 27th August,2015 (36812606)

7:02am Friday 28th August 2015

BOLTON'S biggest ever Food and Drink Festival kicks off today — and the tens of thousands of visitors set to descend on the town will be entertained throughout.

Thieves dug up Little Lever family's patio — and calmly said hello to seven-year-old son when he spotted them

The Bolton News: UPSET: Dylan Herrity aged seven

6:03am Friday 28th August 2015

SHAMELESS thieves dug up a Little Lever couple's patio — saying hello to their seven-year-old son when he spotted them in the garden.

Gang armed with axe and hammer strikes at Farnworth post office

The Bolton News:

8:21pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A GANG of armed robbers have struck at a Farnworth post office.

Bolton's 4 Most Wanted - August 27, 2015

The Bolton News:

6:26pm Thursday 27th August 2015

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

Teenager beaten up outside Leigh nightclub

The Bolton News: APPEAL: Teenager beaten up outside Leigh nightclub

4:28pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A TEENAGER suffered a fractured skull after being beaten up outside a nightclub in Leigh.

Bolton Council 'to oppose fracking in the borough'

The Bolton News: CONTROVERSY: One of the pieces of equipment used in the hydraulic fracturing process

10:23pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

BOLTON Council will oppose any attempts to carry out fracking in the borough, its leader has vowed.

UPDATED: Bolton Council meeting dramatically halted and forced to change venues after chants from anti-bedroom tax protesters

The Bolton News:

7:40pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

TONIGHT'S full council meeting at Bolton Library was dramatically halted as protestors to the so-called Bedroom Tax interrupted Mayor Cllr Carole Swarbrick's attempts to open the meeting.

LIVE: Bolton full council meeting - August 26, 2015

The Bolton News: ISSUE: Bolton Town Hall

6:23pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

The meeting will get underway at 7pm, with fracking and fly-tipping expected to be on the agenda.

Man charged over burglary at Horwich social club

The Bolton News: CASE: Bolton Magistrates Court

2:08pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A MAN has been charged over a burglary at St Mary's Social Club in Horwich.

Rogue scrap metal dealers and taxi drivers taking rubbish to the tip illegally are targeted in police crackdown in Great Lever

The Bolton News: TEAM: The Great Lever bobbies with Sgt Andrea Ennis at the front

6:05am Wednesday 26th August 2015

ROGUE scrap metal dealers and taxi drivers taking rubbish to the tip illegally were among those targeted in a week-long police crackdown in Great Lever.

Roofer warns people to beware of rogue builder

The Bolton News: VICTIM: Elsie Derbyshire

4:05pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A ROOFER is urging people not to use a "rogue builder" being investigated alongside his council care worker girlfriend.

VIDEO: Ram-raiders escape high-speed police chase after smashing van into Heaton building firm

The Bolton News:

12:19pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

DRAMATIC footage shows ram-raiders smashing their way into a builder's merchants in Heaton before they later escaped in a high-speed police chase.

Scaffolding down at pub hit by car

The Bolton News: REMOVED: The scaffolding-free Dog and Partridge pub in Manor Street

4:43pm Monday 24th August 2015

SCAFFOLDING at a town centre pub damaged when a car drove into it has been taken down.

Teen suffers fractured skull and burst ear drum in attack outside bar

The Bolton News:

2:01pm Monday 24th August 2015

A TEENAGER suffered a fractured skull after being beaten up outside a nightclub in Leigh.

Woman fined after sofa found dumped in Halliwell street

The Bolton News: DUMPED: The rubbish pile in Duxbury Street

12:35pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

A WOMAN from Halliwell has been fined after a sofa was found dumped in the street at the back of her house.

Care worker suspended over accusations she supplied rogue builder boyfriend addresses of OAPs to target

The Bolton News: FURIOUS: Elsie Derbyshire, aged 77, from Tonge Fold, next to her incomplete driveway

6:03am Saturday 22nd August 2015

A COUNCIL care worker has been suspended amid allegations she supplied her rogue builder boyfriend the addresses of vulnerable people to target.

Bogus 999 caller spared jail after ex-partner's home broken into by police following fake assault report

The Bolton News: NUISANCE: Neil Byron, who reported a fake assault to police

6:03am Saturday 22nd August 2015

A BOGUS 999 caller reported a fake assault at the home of a man he had been in a "relationship" with — prompting police to break down the door, a court heard.

Police swoop on Bolton thieves thought to be behind 16 petrol thefts in region

The Bolton News: SCENE: Asda petrol station earlier this year

4:24pm Friday 21st August 2015

A GANG used a specially-adapted van to steal fuel from 16 petrol stations across the region.

Police carry out spot checks on motorists to check they are not using smartphones while driving

The Bolton News: CHECK: Police operation on Manchester Road

3:57pm Friday 21st August 2015

POLICE took to the streets to try to catch motorists putting themselves and others in danger.

Daubhill woman charged with heroin and cannabis offences

The Bolton News:

2:56pm Friday 21st August 2015

A DAUBHILL woman has been charged with drugs offences.

VIDEO: Ram-raiders smash shutters of Bargain Booze in Bromley Cross and steal thousands of pounds of cigarettes

The Bolton News:

10:39am Friday 21st August 2015

RAM-RAIDERS smashed the shutters of a Bromley Cross off-licence with a car before clearing the shelves of cigarettes.

Political and religious figures speak out ahead of demonstration by far-right group White Pride

The Bolton News: Tony Lloyd, Police crime commisioner, visiting, Springs Estae, Redvales, Bury.
Images by Steve Holt, Bury Times, Thursday February 19 2015. (18887428)

10:10am Friday 21st August 2015

POLITICAL and religious figures have spoken out against a far-right demonstration in the region tomorrow.

Services delayed by 11 hours after brick dangled from railway bridge at Lostock puts drivers' lives at risk

The Bolton News: DANGLING: The rope left hanging from Heaton Bridge

3:54pm Thursday 20th August 2015

A TRAIN driver could have been killed after a brick was left dangling off a railway bridge from a length of rope.

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