Take time to behave like a kid

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

I HAVE just been lucky enough to spend a weekend reliving the very best parts of my youth – on an absolutely fabulous hen do.

CRAIG NELSON COLUMN - The battle for the Bolton Cricket League is intriguing

The Bolton News: Oliver Newby was lined up to play for Westhoughton but the Bolton League has blocked the signing

10:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

ANTICIPATION is building ahead of the start of this season’s Bolton Cricket League, which kicks off tomorrow.

DAVID PYE: Luton Town are proof there is always a way back for troubled clubs

The Bolton News: David Pye

11:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE popular Looking Back section in the sports pages of yesterday’s The Bolton News made for interesting reading as it recalled the proposal of Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside to have a ‘Premier League 2’.

Eating well and doing exercise, but not losing weight?

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

10:22am Friday 18th April 2014

HAVE you been eating well, training hard, but not weighing less?

NEIL BONNAR COLUMN: Being a volunteer on the Bolton parkrun was not easy

The Bolton News: NEIL BONNAR'S COLUMN: Wanderers and Wigan should stop flirting and make it a derby date

11:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE wonderful Bolton parkrun organisers have a time honoured tradition of beginning their weekly website blogs with the words “this is the one when…” followed by some witty ending (the Bolton parkrun being a free, timed 5k run at Leverhulme Park every Saturday morning, by the way.)

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

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

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

ROBERTO Martinez praised the decision to delay the start of today’s football matches until 3.07pm as a fitting tribute to mark this week’s 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, in which 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives.

DAVID PYE: Getting shirty over the high price of wearing your club's colours

The Bolton News: David Pye

1:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE furore over the price of the new England World Cup replica shirt seems to have died down rather quickly – I hope it is not being swept under the carpet.

Improvisation may provide a fitness answer

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

8:50am Friday 11th April 2014

IF YOU are somebody, for whatever reason, who finds it difficult to get to a gym or exercise class then why not improvise?

NEIL BONNAR: United's Schadenfreude for Liverpool is more than for City

9:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AT the time of writing I have no idea how Manchester United went on against Bayern Munich last night, but I hope with all my sporting heart they lost.

"Conscious uncoupling" - no, this really isn't news

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

CELEBRITIES — love them or hate them — they seem to be everywhere.

CRAIG NELSON: Golf doesn't need another Tiger, it needs a golden era of competition

The Bolton News: Tiger Woods

11:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

THE panic that sets into the world of golf when Tiger Woods goes AWOL indicates a sport that has lost all confidence in its worldwide appeal.

DAVID PYE: Moores is the best man for England now Pietersen is out of the picture

The Bolton News: Peter Moores

11:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

ONE of the biggest decisions in sport is the appointment of a new coach – and the pitfalls of getting it wrong can prove a costly affair.

Dark chocolate is better for you

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

8:54am Friday 4th April 2014

WHEN we eat chocolate, sweets or anything else that contains sugar, our bodies release a hormone called insulin.

NEIL BONNAR: Armies of volunteers make kids football such a treat for parents to savour

The Bolton News: NEIL BONNAR'S COLUMN: Wanderers and Wigan should stop flirting and make it a derby date

11:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

IT took me back watching a game of kids football at Eagley Sports Complex last Saturday.

Maxine's Silky Skills

1:37pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Fans definitely don't want legal series Silk to end - and need to see more of Bolton's Maxine Peake

Heed Joanne's Moving Story

1:36pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Watching Joanne Milne hear her first-ever sounds proved emotional for her and everyone else

Our Food is Killing Us

1:35pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The nation refuses to acknowledge even the expert's point of view that we eat and drink too much for our own good

Join In Hospice Walk

1:34pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Bolton Hospice's Midnight Memories Walk is well worth taking part in this Summer

Today's Coupling Cliche

1:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The end of a celebrity marriage has prompted an interesting choice of words in public

Joan's Top of the Shops - at 81

1:31pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Actress Joan Collins is still wowing the fans at 81 and is now selling her own beauty range on TV

Education? Give Me Entertainment!

1:29pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

People are turning into telly-snobs, bragging about the serious programmes they watch - but I just want to be entertained

CRAIG NELSON: New Nations League is just a money-maker and will lead to football overload

The Bolton News: Craig Nelson

11:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

WHY is it that I am instantly suspicious when footballing authorities push through a “good idea”?

Make sure you spoil your mum rotten this Mother's Day - she deserves it

11:50am Saturday 29th March 2014

UNLESS you have been living on the moon – and let's face it, none of us have – you cannot have failed to realise tomorrow is Mother's Day.

Yoga - it has powerful benefits

11:08am Friday 28th March 2014

YOGA is growing more popular than ever, with a new following of celebs and athletes promoting its powerful benefits.

David Pye: Escape to Victory is a warning to all footballers to forget the theatrics

The Bolton News: Interview and GVs with Vinnie Jones as he launches the npower Football League's Tackling it Together campaign

11:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

DAVID Beckham’s guest appearance in an Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief special was comedy gold – Beckham and Peckham were certainly the perfect fit.

NEIL BONNAR: Footballers - and David Beckham - putting their hands over their mouths is the talk of the town

The Bolton News: David Beckham

4:20pm Thursday 27th March 2014

I DON’T know who’s responsible, but the hand over the mouth in football has certainly become quite the fashion .

It never been more important to vote

8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE political giant that was Tony Benn is no longer.

CRAIG NELSON COLUMN - Trial by Twitter

The Bolton News: Winger Kyel Reid looks to get the better of Joss Labadie

7:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

BURY’S defeat at Torquay United on Tuesday night marked the culmination of an interesting development in football and social media – trial by Twitter.

DAVID PYE: Modern artificial pitches have more positives than negatives for small clubs

The Bolton News: Green grass of home: Maidstone United’s home games have avoided postponement due to their 3G artificial pitch          Picture: KM Group

11:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

TWENTY years since the last artificial football pitch was dug up at Preston North End, there is talk of a return to synthetic surfaces in the upper echelons of the English game.

‘Healthy habits’ are best diet

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

WITH so many diets on the market and so much conflicting advice, losing weight can be fairly confusing.

Neil Bonnar: Why would you buy a season ticket and not go to games?

The Bolton News: NEIL BONNAR'S COLUMN: Wanderers and Wigan should stop flirting and make it a derby date

11:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

IF there’s one thing that annoys me more than people leaving football matches before the end it’s people who buy season tickets and don’t go.

Keep Well on Long Trips

4:07pm Thursday 20th March 2014

We need to take precautions with our health on longhaul flights, as TV presenter Chris Tarrant discovered

Exams Needed to Forge Career

4:05pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Almost one in five people in Bolton have no qualification, new official figures reveal

Brave Jayne Keeping Others From Harm

4:04pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Jayne Martin is hoping to start a self-help group for people who harm themselves after years of doing just that following a rape at 17

Mama Mia!

4:01pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has stated that she might become a mum

Lynda's Such A Star!

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Actress Lynda Bellingham is back in the public eye after announcing she was having treatment for cancer

No Denying That Breast Really Is Best

3:58pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Women breastfeeding in public has been hitting the headlines again as people object yet it's the most natural thing in the world

The only things I buy are dull - the curse of getting older

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

ONE thing I've noticed as I've gotten older — everything I buy is really, really dull.

CRAIG NELSON: Horse racing is big – but is it sport or just a convenient excuse for a bet?

The Bolton News: CRAIG NELSON: Horse racing is big – but is it sport or just a convenient excuse for a bet?

11:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

I HAVE never been to the Cheltenham Festival but I have to admit I am intrigued.

DAVID PYE: Football clubs are alienating the common football fan

The Bolton News: Jose Fonte and Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford last week.

10:10am Friday 14th March 2014

REMEMBER when fans were considered a crucial part of a football club’s make-up?

Benefits of exercise for all ages

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

10:45am Friday 14th March 2014

EXERCISE or physical activity, is important for everybody, at every stage of life.

NEIL BONNAR: There is too much praying on football pitches

The Bolton News: NEIL BONNAR'S COLUMN: Wanderers and Wigan should stop flirting and make it a derby date

5:20pm Thursday 13th March 2014

PRAYING is everywhere in football.

CRAIG NELSON: Sport psychology issue is a mind game everybody is playing

The Bolton News: NOT SATISFIED: Chris Waddle, pictured playing at Italia '90, is disappointed at England's failure to keep possession

9:00am Sunday 9th March 2014

I LISTENED with amusement as Chris Waddle derided the work done by sports psychologists and psychiatrists.

Accents - they're funny old things aren't they? Especially mine

8:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

ACCENTS — they're funny old things aren't they?

DAVID PYE: It's not so much about seeing the big occasion as being seen at it

The Bolton News: Boxer Ricky Hatton

11:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE clamour for tickets for the big boxing rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves is about to begin with the May showdown set to break the attendance record for a fight on these shores.

Fibre is vital for health and weight control

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

9:44am Friday 7th March 2014

FIBRE is a substance found in plant foods (vegetables, fruits, salad, whole grains, oats etc).

NEIL BONNAR: Forget tiresome international friendlies and try something new

The Bolton News: Vincent Kompany added a fifth late on to complete a miserable evening for Spurs

7:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

LET’S get radical and bring in a whole new way of playing football internationals.

Vital tips BEFORE you join a gym

7:00am Friday 28th February 2014

The gym can be an intimidating place, especially if you've never been before.

CRAIG NELSON: The Champions League rules the football world

The Bolton News: steve bruce

6:28pm Friday 28th February 2014

WHEN people start to whinge about our place in the European Union I must admit I switch off.

DAVID PYE: There's something wrong when professional footballers need to be told how to play the game

The Bolton News: Get set for new-season football with the 2013-14 Martini league modules

5:20am Friday 28th February 2014

TACTICS have been high on the football agenda this week.

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