Mess with the FA Cup draw at your peril

8:18am Saturday 25th October 2014

ONE name stands out for me in the crop of 64 non-league sides vying for a place in the FA Cup first round proper this weekend.

Football can no longer expect children to follow their fathers' path from park to pitches

12:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

THERE was a time when sport was something you did at school as the healthy aspect of the curriculum and if you found out you were any good at a particular discipline, you could join a local club to enhance your talents.

NEIL BONNAR: As Harry Redknapp asked 'what's the game coming to,' I thought I'd tell him

The Bolton News:

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ANYONE who has ever written a weekly newspaper column knows it’s not always easy to decide on the subject matter.

MARK HALSEY: Neil Lennon should take the rap but keep his passion as Bolton Wanderers manager

The Bolton News:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEIL Lennon should keep his eye on the post box for a letter from the Football Association – but under no circumstances should he lose the passion that Bolton fans have instantly identified with since he walked through the door.

CRAIG NELSON'S COLUMN: Ticket prices are high but while fans remain loyal, it will not change

The Bolton News: CRAIG NELSON: You can never go back to the days when grounds were not as safe

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

ONE bizarre statistic jumped out at me from the masses of information published in the BBC’s annual price of football survey.

Charlotte Dobson: Why my alcohol-free trip may prove a bit cheesy

The Bolton News:

2:36pm Friday 17th October 2014

IT’S Day 17 of my Go Sober Challenge and I have finally found something positive to say about this ridiculous exercise.

Sweating is not a sign of being unfit

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

ARE you somebody who walks out of the gym with your hair and make-up still untouched, or are you the person leaving a trail of sweat behind you mid way through a gym session?

DAVID PYE: Clubs' kit sales need to be stripped right back

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE price of attending football has been making the news this week with a comprehensive BBC study assessing the cost to the average fan at clubs up and down the land.

Victoria Hall campaign deserves support

The Bolton News:

4:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A campaign to keep Bolton's Victoria Hall open needs all our help

E-Cigs A Good Step Forward

The Bolton News:

4:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Advertising for e-cigarettes is about to hit our screens and I for one welcome them

Bolton's poor tooth decay record is parents' fault

The Bolton News:

4:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BOLTON has a terrible track record for tooth decay in young children.

Mike's Gone His Own Road

The Bolton News: A good wet weather ride which uses quiet country lanes

4:42pm Thursday 16th October 2014

You've just got to admire the guts of Mike Watts in creating his own toll road - which has proved a great success

Poor Service With A Smile

The Bolton News: judy murray.jpg

4:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Tennis Mum Judy Murray is not really impressing on "Strictly Come Dancing"

Hands Off Dad's Army!

The Bolton News:

4:38pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Is a re-make of a British tradition like TV's "Dad's Army" really necessary when the original is so brilliant?

Life-Lessons In Charity Shop

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

4:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Nothing tells you more about people than spending a few days working in a local charity shop

Lively Neil Lennon will bring passion to Wanderers

The Bolton News:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I’M looking forward to seeing how Neil Lennon does at Bolton Wanderers – and I hope he can inject just as much passion into the job as he did when he was a player.

Fantastic Friday was a winner and could set a non-league trend

The Bolton News:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WE at Atherton Collieries had put our heart and soul into attempting to make our Friday night derby game with Daisy Hill a success, but could we carry it off?

Swans stunned as Foy returned to offer advice

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SWANSEA City were scratching their heads about some refereeing decisions made by Chris Foy recently, so imagine their surprise when he turned up on their doorstep to analyse whether he was right or wrong.

Referee Mark Clattenburg left kicking his heels

The Bolton News:

8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I KNOW all about sitting around as a fourth official or kicking my heels as I was overlooked for the top games in the Premier League, so I sympathise with Mark Clattenburg, pictured, right now.

DVD reviews have led to yellow peril

The Bolton News:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I’M convinced referees don’t know what a yellow or red card is any more.


10:07am Monday 13th October 2014

The National Watch Dog Care Quality Commission has recently criticised the standards of care in our Institutions - both in hospitals and in private sector facilties.

CRAIG NELSON: To pick the right manager you have to know what makes a club tick

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

10:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

A VERY important process is going on behind closed doors at the Macron Stadium, the success of which will determine the path Wanderers take over the next season, and beyond.

'I’m seven days sober', says Charlotte

The Bolton News:

1:32pm Friday 10th October 2014

I HAVE been sober for seven days now and so far it’s been lousy.

Losing fat isn’t a case of weight and see

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

1:28pm Friday 10th October 2014

LADIES who want to lose fat, lift weights. Weight training is, without a doubt, a faster, more effective way to shift fat and creative a slender, toned physique.

DAVID PYE: Sports people just use autographies to settle vendettas

The Bolton News: There were too many occasions when Kevin Pietersen appeared to be playing for himself rather than the team

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

IT may be too early for the Christmas 24 movie channel on Sky and we are yet to see what John Lewis have come up up with for their festive advert this year but Christmas is certainly on its way.

NEIL BONNAR: The Premier League 39th - or 37th and 38th - game must be a fair deal

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

8:10am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Premier League’s 39th game reared its head again this week and I suspect will continue to do so until it is brought in. Only it’s not the 39th game but the 38th this time.

Heather Nelson interviews Nicole Scherzinger

The Bolton News:

1:36pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ON a cold rainy bank holiday Monday in East London, striking a pose in a disused tube carriage, is a million miles away from what a superstar like Nicole Scherzinger is probably used to in sunny LA.

Tony Lloyd: We will not forget murder of Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THERE has been an enormous outpouring of sadness and a sense of outrage following the murder of Alan Henning and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this terrible time.

MARK HALSEY: Hectic schedule makes life hard for the top referees

The Bolton News:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

YOU wouldn’t necessarily ask a top footballer to play in three huge games in a week – so why would you do that to a top-class referee?

CRAIG NELSON'S COLUMN: Was Phil Mickelson's attack on Tom Watson an attempt to get the USA captaincy?

The Bolton News: USA’s Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up on the eighth green during the singles matches on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should rea

5:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

PHIL Mickelson’s attack on Tom Watson’s Ryder Cup captaincy still astounds me, a week on.

Toxins are toxic poser

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

9:36am Friday 3rd October 2014

DETOX and juice diets have been popular over recent years, especially among women and those wanting to lose weight.

DAVID PYE: City's empty seats are a sign of the costly times

The Bolton News:

7:10am Friday 3rd October 2014

PAUL Scholes and Rio Ferdinand certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons with their comments about the atmosphere and empty seats at Manchester City on Tuesday for the Champions League visit of AS Roma.

NEIL BONNAR: Keep off the pitch, a march is a much better class of protest

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I’M sure there would have been plenty of people wondering why a guy ran on to the pitch at Wanderers last week.

Halliwell and Crompton are car crime hotspots

The Bolton News:

3:55pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

HALLIWELL and Crompton have been identified as burglary and car crime hotspots — with figures for Bolton overall also on the rise in the last couple of months.

Support Our Hospice

The Bolton News:

3:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

As Bolton Hospice's newest facilities start to be used the need for donations is stronger than ever

Echoes of Past in Present

The Bolton News:

3:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Bolton has become a favourite for TV and film makers thanks to some of its iconic buildings and parks

Bolton's Bloomin' Lovely!

The Bolton News:

3:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Flower planting around the borough has improved the town no end

Chocolate Liqueurs Dilemma

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

3:15pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Do we need to be concerned about lifting the ban on children buying chocolate liqueurs?

Bring Back Our Claudia

The Bolton News: STRICTLY LIVE: Presenters Claudia Winkleman andTess Daly

3:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing co-presenter Claudia Winkelman is looking rather different these days

Brave Lynda's living example

The Bolton News: Lynda Bellingham

3:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Cancer victim Lynda Bellingham has decided to stop chemotherapy treatment to have one last Christmas with her family

Monitor Teen Phones Together

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

3:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Youngsters posting inappropriate and indecent pictures of themselves online are vulnerable to bullying and blackmail

MARK HALSEY: Rooney lost it, but he is no hot head any more

The Bolton News: TEAM MAN: Wayne Rooney

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THERE was a time when you might have worried about Wayne Rooney’s discipline on a football field – but those days are long gone.

Talking Business: Networking cheer for charities

The Bolton News:

5:45pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHEN you think about all the jobs that a bank does, arranging and supporting an event to raise money for local charities probably isn’t the first to spring to mind.

Ask the Accountant: What is auto enrolment?

The Bolton News:

5:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

You may have heard talk in the media recently about the new law on workplace pensions, but many small companies are unaware of the impact it will have on them or are struggling to understand what it means.

CRAIG NELSON: Why do football bosses escape the political style grilling?

The Bolton News: Jeremy Paxman

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

I WAS given an insight this week into the world of heavyweight political journalism and it occurred to me how different the interviewing techniques are between the Westminster press pack and those in the sporting world.

STEVEN THOMPSON: Bolton born and bred — football shirts

The Bolton News:

7:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

THIS week, Steve asks if anyone will be able to see Bolton Wanderers players in their new 'military green' shirts and is puzzled as to why a traffic light was plonked in the middle of a pavement.

Going nuts over those healthy fats

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

12:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

Healthy fats are an important part of our diets. Coconut, avocado, nuts, olives, seeds are all great examples of healthy fats.

DAVID PYE: Gaelic football is like our football used to be... but how long can it last?

The Bolton News:

12:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

IN days when footballers are on weekly wages of £¼million and golfers are able to take home a whopping $7million for one tournament, it is easy to concede sport as a whole has lost its true values and soul.

NEIL BONNAR: Battling bosses give feud for thought

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MANUEL Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho follow in a long line of feuding managers.

Safety first is message in your days as a fresher

The Bolton News: Inspector Nicki Tompsett sees her new role as long-term work

8:12am Wednesday 24th September 2014

I WANT to welcome the new community of ‘fresher’ students to Bolton.

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