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Expert warning on ragweed pollen

The Bolton News: Ragweed is native to North America but since the 1960s has spread rapidly across warmer parts of Europe

4:26pm Monday 25th May 2015

Climate change could help a notorious invasive weed known to trigger severe allergy attacks gain a foothold in the UK, experts have warned.

Bedene falls at first hurdle

The Bolton News: Aljaz Bedene has never gone past the first round at a grand slam

4:25pm Monday 25th May 2015

Aljaz Bedene's first grand slam in British colours ended in disappointment as he lost 6-3 6-4 6-7 (6/8) 6-3 to Austria's Dominic Thiem.

5 times Amal Clooney totally stole the show from husband George Clooney

The Bolton News: 5 times Amal Clooney totally stole the show from husband George Clooney

4:06pm Monday 25th May 2015

Mrs Clooney really knows how to put her best fashion foot forward…

Britain's Got Talent live semi-final 1: here are the 9 acts you'll see tonight

The Bolton News: Britain's Got Talent live semi-final 1: here are the 9 acts you'll see tonight

2:45pm Monday 25th May 2015

Find out who’ll be entertaining us in the first live semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent.

Mourinho expecting further success

The Bolton News: The Chelsea squad celebrate their successful campaign

1:58pm Monday 25th May 2015

Jose Mourinho told Chelsea supporters to pencil a date in their diary for another victory parade next season after Monday's open-top bus procession through west London.

Engineer revs up land speed attempt

The Bolton News: Richard Brown and the Jet Reaction jetbike

1:30pm Monday 25th May 2015

An engineer says he is ready to ride at up to 450mph in order to break a world land speed record - but insists he is not a thrillseeker.

Lampard ready for New York

The Bolton News: Frank Lampard scored in his final appearance for Manchester City

1:26pm Monday 25th May 2015

Frank Lampard is ready to hit the ground running in New York after ending his Manchester City career in style.

There's a giant Taylor Swift mosaic made out of Lego bricks

The Bolton News: There's a giant Taylor Swift mosaic made out of Lego bricks

1:05pm Monday 25th May 2015

Legoland Windsor have unveiled their new masterpiece in honour of the popstar to celebrate the opening of their new Heartlake City area.

Coulson 'knew of Milly intercepts'

The Bolton News: Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denies lying under oath in the 2010 perjury trial of former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan

1:04pm Monday 25th May 2015

A former News of the World journalist has told a court that Andy Coulson was aware that voicemail messages on the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler had been intercepted.

Gutierrez: Toon must avoid repeat

The Bolton News: Jonas Gutierrez, right, may have played his last game for Newcastle

1:02pm Monday 25th May 2015

Jonas Gutierrez has urged Newcastle to ensure they never again flirt so dangerously with the prospect of relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Allardyce: Foundations are strong

The Bolton News: Departing West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is convinced he is leaving a firm foundation behind

1:02pm Monday 25th May 2015

Sam Allardyce is convinced his successor will have a firm foundation upon which to build as West Ham look for a new manager.

Welbeck set to miss Cup final

The Bolton News: Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is not expected to be fit in time for the FA Cup final at Wembley

12:33pm Monday 25th May 2015

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Danny Welbeck to be fit enough to be in contention for the FA Cup final, casting doubt over the striker's availability for England duty next month.

Rooney: We'll challenge next season

The Bolton News: Wayne Rooney wants to be challenging for the Premier League next year

12:33pm Monday 25th May 2015

Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United will mount a serious title challenge next season.

Britain's Got Talent 2015: Maia Gough plans 'something different' for semi-finals

The Bolton News: Britain's Got Talent 2015: Maia Gough plans 'something different' for semi-finals

11:56am Monday 25th May 2015

Tonight sees the live semi-finals kick off as all 45 contestants try to nab a place in the final

Blades sack Clough

The Bolton News: Nigel Clough could not guide Sheffield United to promotion

11:33am Monday 25th May 2015

Sheffield United have sacked Nigel Clough after the club missed out on Sky Bet League One promotion.

Toure close to new Liverpool deal

The Bolton News: Kolo Toure looks set to extend his Anfield stay

11:05am Monday 25th May 2015

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is close to agreeing an extension to his contract which expires next month.

Bayliss tipped for England coach

The Bolton News: Trevor Bayliss appears close to becoming England's head coach

10:53am Monday 25th May 2015

Jason Gillespie has confirmed he is out of the running to be England's new coach - with reports claiming Trevor Bayliss is instead the "preferred candidate".

Buffy reunion: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Willow, but where are the rest of the cast now?

The Bolton News: Buffy reunion: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Willow, but where are the rest of the cast now?

10:46am Monday 25th May 2015

Buffy fans have finally had their reunion prayers answered. Well, sort of…

'Fat-shamed' dancing man parties with celebrities in Los Angeles

The Bolton News: 'Fat-shamed' dancing man parties with celebrities in Los Angeles

10:36am Monday 25th May 2015

Sean O’Brien, who was anonymously trolled on social media, has had the last laugh after partying with the stars.

Rosberg expects Hamilton backlash

The Bolton News: Nico Rosberg knows his Monaco celebrations may not last for long

10:04am Monday 25th May 2015

Nico Rosberg is readying himself for a backlash from Lewis Hamilton after victory slipped out of his Mercedes team-mate's grasp in Monaco.

'Stock cupboard saw' used in op

The Bolton News: An internal inquiry is under way into the incident

9:50am Monday 25th May 2015

A health board is investigating claims that surgeons used a saw found in a cupboard to amputate a man's leg.

Robinson 'suffers heart attack'

The Bolton News: Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has been taken to hospital

9:50am Monday 25th May 2015

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.

'Dancing Man' parties with stars

The Bolton News: Sean O'Brien, known as the Dancing Man, speaks to the crowd ahead of a baseball match between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres (AP)

9:46am Monday 25th May 2015

A man "fat-shamed" on social media after pictures of him dancing were posted online has got his own back on the trolls by partying the night away with stars in Los Angeles.

Platini: Blatter elected on a lie

The Bolton News: Michel Platini, pictured, believes it is time for Sepp Blatter to stand aside

9:41am Monday 25th May 2015

Sepp Blatter won backing to stay in power at FIFA four years ago "on the basis of a lie" that he would step down in 2015, UEFA president Michel Platini has claimed.

Wasps sign ex-Wallaby Smith

The Bolton News: George Smith is heading to Wasps for next season

9:37am Monday 25th May 2015

Wasps have announced the signing of former Australia flanker George Smith for next season.

Happy anniversary: Kim Kardashian shares unseen wedding pictures of her and Kanye West

The Bolton News: Happy anniversary: Kim Kardashian shares unseen wedding pictures of her and Kanye West

9:36am Monday 25th May 2015

Kim Kardashian has shared a series of PDA-filled pictures of her and Kanye West, as a tribute to their one year wedding anniversary. The star posted them on her Instagram account with captions like “love”, “sexy” and also saying: “I love this man so much! Happy Anniversary baby!.” They weren’t all serious and brooding though, […]

Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson leaving the soap after five years

The Bolton News: Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson leaving the soap after five years

8:56am Monday 25th May 2015

The actress is saying goodbye to her character after five years.

Celebrities are backing a campaign to find missing children

The Bolton News: Celebrities are backing a campaign to find missing children

8:24am Monday 25th May 2015

Famous faces including Stephen Fry and Simon Cowell have shown their support for Missing People’s Big Tweet.

Lady Victoria Hervey says she may freeze her eggs and would love to have children

The Bolton News: Lady Victoria Hervey says she may freeze her eggs and would love to have children

7:55am Monday 25th May 2015

Lady Victoria says she reassessed her life after her younger sister Isabella tied the knot last year.

Dyslexia-eyesight link 'unlikely'

The Bolton News: Experts found no evidence that visual deficiencies are linked to severe cases of 'word blindness'

7:51am Monday 25th May 2015

Correcting vision problems in children with dyslexia is unlikely to have any effect on the condition, new research has shown.

Plenty of work to be done - Rodgers

The Bolton News: Brendan Rodgers has a lot of issues to address at Liverpool

7:31am Monday 25th May 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits there is a lot of work to be done over the summer but questions remain over whether he will be the one to oversee it.

Anderson one wicket from milestone

The Bolton News: James Anderson, centre, was on the verge of history as England went for the kill at Lord's

7:21am Monday 25th May 2015

James Anderson still needed one more wicket to become the first Englishman to 400 in Tests, and England were five short of victory over New Zealand, going into the final session at Lord's.

Hair today, going, going gone later

The Bolton News: A lock of Mozart's hair is being auctioned (Sotheby's/PA)

6:58am Monday 25th May 2015

Strands of hair belonging to two master composers are expected to fetch at least £12,000 when they go under the auctioneer's hammer.

Celebs back missing children appeal

The Bolton News: Stephen Fry is patron of the Missing People's Big Tweet campaign

5:30am Monday 25th May 2015

Celebrities including Stephen Fry and Simon Cowell have joined a charity Twitter campaign to help find missing children.

Top Muslim cop: Monitor your kids

The Bolton News: Commander Mak Chishty has urged parents and police to monitor children's private space for signs of extremism

5:29am Monday 25th May 2015

Police and parents should "move into the private space" of children to counteract their exposure to extremism, the country's most senior Muslim police chief has said.

Dull Labour 'worse than Foot era'

The Bolton News: Former Labour minister Kim Howells says the party must change or dwindle

3:10am Monday 25th May 2015

Labour could "dwindle to a very small numbers of MPs" if the party does not adopt radical change, a former minister has said.

Hervey's eggs plan amid family push

The Bolton News: Lady Victoria Hervey has spoken of her desire to start a family

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Lady Victoria Hervey admitted she has thought about having her eggs frozen in a bid to become a mother.

Liners in 'river dance' spectacular

The Bolton News: Cunard ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth make their way down the River Mersey

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Thousands of people lined the shores of the Mersey today to witness Cunard's three flagship liners sail down the river framed by the magnificent Liverpool skyline.

Road casualty rates 'vary in UK'

The Bolton News: The reduction in people killed or seriously injured is much lower in Wales than the national average, figures show

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Progress in cutting road casualty rates has varied dramatically across the UK, according to an analysis of accident figures.

Search for Channel diver called off

The Bolton News: The search for a missing diver in the English Channel off Dorset has been called off

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

The search for a diver missing in the English Channel has been called off, coastguards said.

Lib Dem rivals unite on rights bid

The Bolton News: Norman Lamb and his Liberal Democrat leadership rival Tim Farron have launched a campaign to block David Cameron's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act.

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

The two rivals for the Liberal Democrat leadership have launched a campaign to block David Cameron's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act.

Cameron warned on defence spending

The Bolton News: David Cameron must 'repair the damage' to UK security by guaranteeing a minimum defence spending level, the ex-head of the RAF said

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

David Cameron must "repair the damage" to the UK's security by guaranteeing a minimum level of defence spending , the former head of the RAF has said.

PM 'must lower EU poll voting age'

The Bolton News: Citizens from most European Union countries living in the UK will be barred from voting in the referendum on whether to sever ties with Brussels promised by David Cameron.

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

David Cameron faced pressure to hand 16 and 17-year-olds a referendum vote as he began in earnest a push to secure sufficient change to Britain's relations with Brussels to persuade voters to back continued EU membership.

Triple death suspect caught on CCTV

The Bolton News: ]Jed Allen, the man wanted in connection with three murders in Didcot, showing him at the WHSmith store at Oxford railway station just before 6pm on Saturday

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Triple-killing suspect Jed Allen was pictured buying what appears to be a large bottle of water in a shop just hours before his young sister, mother and her partner were found stabbed to death at their home.

Salcombe priciest for seaside homes

The Bolton News: Over the last 10 years the average house price in a seaside town has increased by 31% to £208,729, according to Halifax

12:12am Monday 25th May 2015

Salcombe in Devon has been named as Britain's most expensive seaside town to buy a home.

Drop in spending power confidence

The Bolton News: People's feelings towards their current and future financial situations levelled off during April, according to research

12:12am Monday 25th May 2015

Households' confidence in their spending power took a step backwards in April in the run-up to the general election, a report has found.

Michael Parr shouldered pain for Emmerdale's action scenes

The Bolton News: Michael Parr shouldered pain for Emmerdale's action scenes

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

The actor, who plays Ross Barton, had been hitting the gym for the ITV soap’s action scenes.

Could Boy George be a judge on Simon Cowell's new reality TV show?

The Bolton News: Could Boy George be a judge on Simon Cowell's new reality TV show?

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

It was recently revealed the music mogul will be launching new TV talent show, Ultimate DJ, in spring 2016, to hunt for a new superstar DJ.

Mary Berry admits to kitchen mistakes

The Bolton News: Mary Berry admits to kitchen mistakes

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

She may be a Great British baker, but Mary’s not averse to making some mistakes when she’s cooking.

Bradley Walsh couldn't say no to life in a SunTrap

The Bolton News: Bradley Walsh couldn't say no to life in a SunTrap

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

The actor has been enjoying sunning himself in his new role.

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