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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

3:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

Brave Lynda's Living Example

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

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.

We'll Miss Dr Kevin

The Bolton News:

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Popular medical funnyman Dr Kevin Jones is leaving the town for life in New Zealand

Public Rally Round Dogs Home

The Bolton News:

4:29pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The terrible fire at Manchester Dogs Home has prompted a huge response from a caring public

Game, Set and Match to Caroline

The Bolton News:

4:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Caroline Wozniacki reveals how she's getting over her much-publicised break-up with Rory McIlroy

Ironman Close To Our Hearts

The Bolton News:

4:25pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Places for the popular annual challenge have already been snapped up - and no wonder!

Keep Fashion Tasteful

The Bolton News: Tom Stocks shares Dame Helen Mirren's fears

4:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Ageless stars like Helen Mirren may enjoy today's fashions but they restrict them to the best possible taste

It's Downton not Walford!

The Bolton News:

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Downton Abbey may be in danger of going too downmarket even though we love it as it is

Bound By PC Rules

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

4:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Common decency and caring - not to mention sense - have been overtaken by pandering to the PC brigade

Clare's Law Making A Difference

The Bolton News: VICTIM: Clare Wood

5:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Being able to check if a partner has a history of violence is making more women aware of the chances of domestic abuse and keep safe

Criticism Makes Us Strong

The Bolton News:

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Young Great British Bake Off contestant Martha Collison didn't deal well with criticism on the popular cookery programme

Town's Warmth For Erna

The Bolton News:

4:58pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Playwright's widow Erna Naughton had a great affection for Bolton

Find The Road Rager

The Bolton News:

4:56pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police need the public's help in finding the thug who punched grandfather Peter Stringer in the face in a road rage incident

Joan's "Grave" Funeral Plans

The Bolton News: Joan Rivers was a recent visitor to Crosthwaite

4:54pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

No subject was too much for comedienne Joan Rivers to tackle - including her own funeral

Secret of a Happy Marriage

The Bolton News:

4:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Hollywood star Sir Michael Caine has an interesting key to keeping his lengthy marriage strong

Society Needs Rules

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

4:47pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

We all need to keep to society's rules - whether it's having the right school uniform or wearing seatbelts in cars

I’m bidding a fond farewell

12:24pm Sunday 7th September 2014

AM very sorry to say but this will be the last Just Jane. Do not worry, I have not died. Or been sacked.

Don’t get over-heated about baking show

12:23pm Sunday 7th September 2014

I HAVE long been a fan of the Great British Bake Off.

Divided in speech, too

12:22pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THERE is endless discussion about the cultural divide between the north and south. Undoubtedly, the gap between the cost of living in the south east and the rest of the country is widening at an alarming rate.

School run? Walk instead

12:23pm Sunday 7th September 2014

SOMETHING awful has happened this week.

A happy train of thought . . .

12:22pm Sunday 7th September 2014

I AM about to report a strange and wonderful thing — I have had two decent train journeys.

It's A Blame-less Culture

1:52pm Friday 5th September 2014

No heads have rolled in the Rotherham scandal where young girls have been consistently abused by gangs of older men

Off The Fashion Track

1:50pm Friday 5th September 2014

Tracksuits are making another foray into the fashion scene - unfortunately!

Food For Thought

1:49pm Friday 5th September 2014

There's plenty of criticism around currently about hospital food but personal experiences really do seem to vary

Strictly Bland!

1:47pm Friday 5th September 2014

The latest series of Strictly Come Dancing to hit screens this weekend seems devoid of real celebrities

Public Investment Needed Too

1:45pm Friday 5th September 2014

Alongside the substantial commercial investment being made in Bolton town centre, the Council also has plans to help attract visitors


10:32am Thursday 4th September 2014

Swedish scientists have recently come up with some new advice which may delay the ageing process ! How ??

Bolton town centre - don't knock it until you've tried it

The Bolton News:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AND so it's over for another year.

RHS Drives Wives Mad

11:36am Friday 29th August 2014

Why do men who retire often become grumpy and difficult - to the exasperation of their wives?

Loyal Stu Deserves Success

11:34am Friday 29th August 2014

Comedian Stu Francis is a Boltonian through and through and always supports his hometown

Keep Festival Spirit Going

11:32am Friday 29th August 2014

The town's Food and Drink Festival has again brought thousands of people into the town centre - the trick now is to keep them coming

So Over Bucket Challenge

11:26am Friday 29th August 2014

The ice bucket challenge for charity is laudable but now very over-hyped - so can we please stop?

Hurray - Cilla's Back in Corrie!

11:23am Friday 29th August 2014

Actress Wendy Peters returns to The Street as the awful Cilla Battersby-Brown

Stop This Abusive Control

11:21am Friday 29th August 2014

Controlling behaviour is a significant part of domestic abuse but now the Government is trying to criminalise this

In my next life I want to come back.......as an Italian

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

I HAVE decided in my next life I want to come back as..........an Italian.

Role Maid For Sue

10:37am Thursday 21st August 2014

Octagon favourite Sue Johnston is joining the cast of Downton Abbey for its latest series

Theatre Church Under Threat

10:35am Thursday 21st August 2014

The former Theatre Church which was home to many local am-dram groups could be demolished

Caroline's Cool Under Fire

9:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

Reporter Caroline Wyatt is doing a tough job in a war zone but she continues to be professional

Village Life For Maxine

9:57am Thursday 21st August 2014

Bolton actress Maxine Peake is back on screen in a new series of The Village - and better than ever

Why Live Our Lives on Facebook?

9:56am Thursday 21st August 2014

The way that every trivial matter is recorded on social media today is a compulsive and probably unhealthy trend

Laughing at people caked in mud at festivals - don't - they're having a brilliant time

The Bolton News:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

WE'VE all seen them, those images of people wading through in a sea of mud at a festival.

Get Duo Darn The Vic

1:06pm Friday 15th August 2014

Popular singers Chas and Dave are unimpressed with the Cockney provenance of EastEnders

Don't Scrap This Gem!

1:05pm Friday 15th August 2014

A new TV programme about a Bolton scrapyard is introducing us to a warm-hearted bunch of individuals

Johnny's A Top Tumbler

1:03pm Friday 15th August 2014

Actor Johnny Partridge looks set to do well in new TV reality show Tumble

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