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OPINION: Give sex case defendants anonymity until convicted

Give sex case defendants anonymity until convicted

MENTOR: Karen Openshaw

New Westhoughton youth centre set to make a real difference

TREND: Bearded UK Strongest man, Eddie Hall, meets young fan

To beard or not to beard, that is the question

CELEBRATION: Maryanne and Tommy Pilling

Maryanne and Tommy have a lesson for us all

WARNING: Leaving children home alone can be dangerous

Leaving children home alone can be dangerous

FILM: Inside Out

Current cartoon films prove a hit with everyone

Bolton born and bred: 'It is not easy finding a house when your search partner’s nickname is Goldilocks'

Bolton born and bred: 'It is not easy finding a house when your search partner’s nickname is Goldilocks'

GOODBYE: The late Anne Kirkbride who played Deidre

Farewell to Deidre and Anne

EXTRA: More school hols

Crafty holiday plan might not work for all

TRAGIC: Davina Tavener

Make all passenger planes carry defibrillators

SWAP: From pop to water

Ban sugary drinks to fight children’s health problems

Making a different career move can really work

SHAPELY: Lorraine Kelly in a bikini

Lorraine Kelly beats Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the body stakes

IRONMAN: Last year's winner Cyril Viennot from France

Ironman UK belongs here in Bolton

CHARITY: Carren Bell

A welcome boost for charity to help isolated families

COMMENT: Children and adults need a lesson in language

Children and adults need a lesson in language

Trevor’s good deed lets the children play again

Trevor’s good deed lets the children play again

DANGER: Giant Hogweed

Stay clear of giant hogweed this summer

PRIDE: Heather Watson

Time to appreciate that British can be best

DIVORCE: Karen Danczuk

Forget the social media, children come first

SUCCESS: Karen Minnitt

CVS – still underpinning voluntary work in Bolton

NO DIVA: Val Doonican

Goodbye to the gentle crooner who never played the celebrity

Is your child's lunchbox healthy?

Check those lunchbox contents before school

VILLAIN: Cain Dingle is still a firm favourite

Cain Dingle is still top of the nasties

On the edge

CHALLENGE: Ken Heathcote, a fitness inspiration

Ken’s charity challenges defy the years

CHARACTER: Lenny Henry comedian turned actor

Lenny the straight actor is no laughing matter

Pick up that poo and keep rural spots pleasant

Value older people, in sickness and in health

FAVOURITE: Maria Sharapova

Wimbledon’s here – anyone for tennis?

CHARITY: Dave Bagley

Urban Outreach still helping the community today

Friends drinking and chatting (28824338)

Bolton born and bred — travelling and stag dos

TIPS: Chris Bramah

Exercise and travelling

A patient having a mammogram

Believe me, screening is a lifesaver

ANNIVERSARY: Horwich Heritage Society

Heritage group ensures history remains influential today

TRADITION: Sports day

Sports day is a lesson in itself

Shame distracted drivers to help cut accidents

Shame distracted drivers to help cut accidents

WEEKENDS FREE: Octagon Car Park

Extended free parking will help revive town centre

PEDANT: When it comes to language, John Humphreys is a stickler

Tackling poor grammar and speech today are still important

Working together to keep area safe

Even more misery on the way for long-suffering train passengers

PHYSICAL ILLNESS WITH DEMENTIA

PROBLEM: Litter and fly-tipping in Bolton is becoming an increasing problem

Bolton born and bred: What we can do to improve our communities

"I'm literally on my gap yah". Picture: VMproductions & The Unexpected Items via YouTube

Are gap years as valuable to careers as working in a job?

Ambassador: Maxine Peake

Midnight Memories Walk offers memorable fun for all

LEGACY: Lilian Kearns

Lilian's legacy lives on for all local families

The pound chippy is just a business enterprise

The pound chippy is just a business enterprise

LESSON: Eleanor Hawkins

Know your holiday destination first - before stripping off naked on sacred mountain

SUCCESSOR: Who will replace Lee as horror king

Search for a worthy successor to Lee the horror king

BRAVE NEW WORLD: England's Jos Buttler celebrates his century against New Zealand at Edgbaston

CRAIG NELSON: Bayliss and Farbrace must build on the feelgood factor

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