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DEMANDS: Jermain Defoe

Looking after celebrities is a job and a half

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DISAPPOINTING: Dorian Dervite walks off with his head in his hands after being shown a red card by referee Paul Tierney. Picture by Paul Currie/BPI

MARK HALSEY: Derby comments had me worrying for Wanderers boss

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DANGER: Children left in cars

Leaving children alone in cars can lead to tragedy

PROFESSIONAL: Peter Kay

From Bolton to Bow Bells – Peter’s a great performer

COMMENT: Give back respect to our emergency services

Give back respect to our emergency services

MASTERCLASS: John Torode, a Food Festival highlight

Festival provided real good news story

Street entertainers flagging up the start the Food and Drink Festival. They are, 'Gino and Gino', Steve Ellis and Nigel Cartwright with 'Lucy Liquorice' Rachel Hyde.
Picture by Richard Holton Newsquest(Bolton) ltd Copyright 27th August,2015 (36860206)

Bolton born and bred — the food festival is here

EVENT: Last year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival

COMMENT: This weekend let’s just celebrate Bolton for a change

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MARK HALSEY: Why Wanderers whiz-kid Zach Clough needs to tread carefully

MARK HALSEY: Why Wanderers whiz-kid Zach Clough needs to tread carefully

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REMARKABLE: Derek Gaskell

Determined Derek’s dreams still coming true

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TIPS: For the staff

Make sure tips go to staff not bosses

PESTS: Creepy crawlies

New Summer pests set to annoy us

DETERMINED: Victoria Derbyshire

Brave Victoria is battling breast cancer

VERSATILE: Paddy McGuinness in Coronation Street

Paddy’s enjoying a versatile career

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MISTAKE: The BBC has dropped a clanger by ditching Sir Tom Jones

The Voice is definitely muted without Sir Tom

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BATTERED: Fish and chips

To batter or not to batter, that is the question

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Sara McDonnell with Ron and Janet Thatcher

The calm voices of unsung heroes and heroines saves lives

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FAVOURITE: Georgia May Foote

Strictly best foot forward for our Georgia

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Overweight children need careful handling

Overweight children need careful handling

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Caring is vital today – so save Bolton Carers Support!

Caring is vital today – so save Bolton Carers Support!

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Bolton ref Lee Mason got it wrong by not sending off Francis Coquelin last weekend, according to Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: The Championship to get higher quality referees... and about time

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Bolton School 'A 'star students celebrate.

Bolton born and bred — exam results are pointless so don't worry about them

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COMMENT: Men urged to look after their health

Men urged to look after their health

COMMENT: Katie Hopkins

Just ignore Katie Hopkins' new show

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Jay Spearing reacts to being sent off against Derby

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: Jay Spearing's red card could come back to haunt him

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COMMENT: There's life beyond the television screen

Let children ditch the screens and enjoy the great outdoors

Litter picker Alan is pillar of the community

Litter picker Alan is pillar of the community

Bolton’s Fortalice and the Queen’s Award for volunteers

Bolton’s Fortalice and the Queen’s Award for volunteers

DRAMA: Emmerdale's Charlie Hardwick

Dramatic Emmerdale didn’t let viewers down

Bolton born and bred — Big Brother is watching you

Bolton born and bred — Big Brother is watching you

DRUGS: People are calling on athletics authorities to take action

Sort out the drug-taking in sport right now

BELIEVABLE: Sean Ward as Callum Logan

Corrie storyline a clever mimic of life today

FRIENDSHIP: No need to be lonely

Help this charity make a difference where it matters

TALENTED: Lisa Faulkner will be at the Food and Drink Festival

Looking forward to sharing clever Lisa’s dishes

OPINION: Rocketing violence in schools is not acceptable

Rocketing violence in schools is not acceptable

EXCELLENCE: Tim Entwistle, Director at Movetech UK

Business is still booming in Bolton

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It's just so easy to sit and watch TV when you have other things to do

STEVEN THOMPSON: Home alone — the benefits, and the pitfalls

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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

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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

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Making a different career move can really work

SHAPELY: Lorraine Kelly in a bikini

Lorraine Kelly beats Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the body stakes

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