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On the edge

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


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

Angela Kelly: Do we really need to post all those pictures online?

Angela Kelly: Do we really need to post all those pictures online?

HIT: Home Fires has set TV audiences alight

Angela Kelly: Home Fires has set TV audiences alight

FIBS: We’ve all said we’ve enjoyed a meal provided by someone else when we really didn’t

Angela Kelly: Women are not cruel fibbers – honestly

SCHEME: Sweetens Bookshop

Angela Kelly: An armed forces centre is a great idea

TALENT: Matisse the border collie

Angela Kelly: Ban the BGT dog acts and let’s have human stars

PLANS: Bolton Town Hall

Angela Kelly: Town Hall plan needs a proper re-think

Sometimes it's cheaper to plan your train route indirectly. But rail workers are advised not to tell you that.

TV documentary reveals all the fun of the fare

HISTORIC: The opening of Bolton Town Hall in 1873 — picture by the Bolton Evening News

Bolton born and bred — law must be clearer on council ownership of hotels, nightclubs and restaurants

GRAND SLAM CHANCE: Andy Murray celebrates during his win against David Ferrer in the French Open quarter-finals

CRAIG NELSON: Murray deserves his place as one of the all-time greats

International Men’s Health Week

Bolton may be cash poor but it’s volunteer rich

Bolton may be cash poor but it’s volunteer rich

RBS branch to shut

Yet another bank branch closes as we prefer online banking

Lynda MacNeill

Action needed where so many drivers hit parked cars

The elephants on the move

New playground wastes a creative chance

CLEVER: Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

Pointless quizzes may be the way forward

DISGRACE: Rubbish in Aqueduct Road close to Raikes Lane tip

Bolton born and bred — people who pay dodgy 'man and van' firms to get rid of their rubbish must also be punished

WELL TRAVELLED: Trevor Bayliss, left, with then Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene

CRAIG NELSON: International sport loses something when you blur the lines of national boundaries

Protein shakes

Protein shakes

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

TV really isn’t the only gauge of talent and success

Lifesaver Roni with mum and Ava-Mai

When crisis strikes it’s the cool heads that count

A newly unearthed 19th century guidebook advises single ladies to ditch uncomfortable corsets

Victorian advice that’s very meaningful today

Over-50s drinking too much

Over-50s need to acknowledge our health problems

Whose face?

Who is a note-able face for our Twenties?

Bolton Wanderers FC homecoming along Bradshawgate, 1995

Bolton born and bred — memories of the amazing 1995 Bolton vs Reading play-off final

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