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.

CRAIG NELSON: Cricket's production line is running at full throttle in the Bolton League

The Bolton News: Josh Bohannon

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE ECB is currently at the forefront of a national debate over the future of local cricket, with the key question of how to increase the number of youngsters taking up the sport dominating the agenda.

DAVID PYE: England football team should be taken back out on the road

The Bolton News: David Pye

6:07pm Friday 15th August 2014

FOOTBALL clubs around the country are again likely to have problems filling their grounds regularly this season as fans continue to feel the pinch of costly ticket prices.

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

Mixed Messages on Drinking

1:01pm Friday 15th August 2014

Even more Government guide lines on how much alcohol is safe is bound to confuse people

CRAIG NELSON'S COLUMN: Bury chairman Stewart Day trying to allay fears of doubters

The Bolton News: BOARD Bury chairman Stewart Day, left, and chief executive Glenn Thomas

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

IT is no coincidence Bury chairman Stewart Day has chosen the week leading up to today’s big kick-off to give fans a revealing insight into the inner workings of the club’s summer transfer dealings.

DAVID PYE: Hope abounds as the regular Saturday football fix returns

The Bolton News: David Pye

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE waiting is almost over – the new football season kicks off this weekend and I cannot wait.

Summer cravings – in moderation

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

8:35am Friday 8th August 2014

WHEN we wake up in the morning and the suns shining, it makes us feel great.

Motivation is the key to a better life

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

9:06am Monday 4th August 2014

STAYING motivated when you are trying to make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle can be tough.

CRAIG NELSON COLUMN: There is always going to be a place for the Commonwealth Games

The Bolton News: Usain Bolt set to compete at Glasgow games

7:50am Saturday 2nd August 2014

THE Times opened up a can of worms this week when it reported derogatory comments about the Commonwealth Games claimed to have been made by Usain Bolt.

NEIL BONNAR: Chess is not a sport... but what constitutes a sport?

The Bolton News:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

IS chess a sport? Bolton MP Yasmin Qureshi thinks so, and has got a group together in Parliament to get it recognised as one.

Research Not My Cup Of Tea

5:44pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The length of time you leave your teabag in the cup is quite a tetchy subject - and very individual

Let's Keep Quiet Carriages

5:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

It's a shame that some train companies are getting rid of "quiet carriages" because we desperately need a spot of peace today

Courts Are Love All

5:41pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The new tennis courts at Moss Bank Park are proving a hit with sports' fans of all ages

Female Fans For Romeo Andy

5:39pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Emmerdale's Andy Sugden is now a big hit with females - both on and off screen

Police Phone Check Welcome

5:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

We have now become so phone-obsessed that every driver in a crash will have their phone checked by police to see if they have broken the law

Sitting at a desk for long periods of time can cause posture and back problems

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

11:38am Monday 28th July 2014

SITTING at a desk for a long period of time is not great for your body.

Customer service - we need to get a "wee bit" better at it

The Bolton News: Edinburgh Castle

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

HOW often do we accept the awful customer service that sadly our country is “famous” for?

CRAIG NELSON: I don't so much wonder how people do the Ironman, but why?

The Bolton News:

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

I AM sure the thousands of Boltonians who lined the route of this year’s Ironman UK will, like me, have been impressed by the feats of human endurance.

NEIL BONNAR: Is homesickness a serious cause for concern or just another football fad?

The Bolton News: Andy Robinson could be on his way to Wanderers

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PINK boots. You’ve got to be good to wear them.

Keep Loom Bands At Home

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

Loom bands are now a huge craze with youngsters but they really don't belong in the classroom

Teutonic Talent

11:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

German-owned store Aldi is definitely helping local families' budgets when it comes to schoolwear

We Love Ironman UK!

11:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ironman UK has made its home in Bolton - and local people love that fact

Cheryl's A Canny Lass

11:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

Cheryl Cole's public profile is getting a boost currently but it's all part of a cleverly constructed career

Keep A Watch For Holiday Kids

11:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

Now that the long school holidays are here it's up to local communities to keep an eye open for the welfare of youngsters

Get your kids active in holidays

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

9:12am Monday 21st July 2014

SUMMER holidays are a great way to get yourselves and the kids active.

Roadworks - please can someone make them stop

The Bolton News: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

3:29pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BEFORE I begin I have to confess that I am not the world's most patient driver.

Last Sight Of The Proms?

5:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

Proms are firmly established for secondary school pupils but having them for primary school youngsters is just a pointless expense

Protect Media Freedom!

5:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

The latest Google ruling is already threatening hard-won media freedom in the UK

Food Over Fashion at M & S

5:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

A trip to spend a gift voucher at Marks & Spencer's didn't end in the usual way

Les Set For Corrie Stay?

5:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

Comedian Les Dennis is turning in a fine acting performance in our favourite Northern soap

Gastric Band Madness

5:32pm Friday 18th July 2014

It's no wonder a plan to give thousands of diabetes patients gastric bands on our beleagured NHS has caused a storm of protest

DAVID PYE: Commonwealth Games still have a role on British sporting calendar

The Bolton News: OUT OF RACE: Mo Farah

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE World Cup has dominated the sporting landscape this summer for so long that it has hardly been mentioned the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is just six days away.

NEIL BONNAR: Big events in Bolton bring a sense of pride to the town

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

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PRIDE in your town is a prerequisite of working for any decent length of time in an industry which serves its public.

Race for Life - thanks for taking part because cancer only needs to win once

4:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

LAST weekend I was lucky enough to be one of the hundreds of women able to take part in this year's Race For Life in Bolton.

Looking good can be expensive - but it doesn't have to be

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

8:17am Monday 14th July 2014

LOOKING good can be an expensive job.

CRAIG NELSON: Go easy on footballers, they're braver than you think

The Bolton News: neymar.jpg

10:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

DO not be confused by the modern-day histrionics – professional footballers are brave.

DAVID PYE: World Cup's third-place play-off one of saddest events in sport

The Bolton News: David Pye

11:40am Friday 11th July 2014

IS the World Cup third/fourth place play-off not the most pointless sporting event known to man?

NEIL BONNAR: English players need to head overseas to broaden their horizons

The Bolton News: SHAME: David Beckham left out of Team GB

12:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

“GO west young man” is a famous old quote attributed to American newspaper editor Horace Greeley advising his countrymen should travel if they wanted to make the best of themselves.

Honours For Heritage Supporters

8:37am Thursday 10th July 2014

Horwich Heritage Centre is definitely worth a visit and a fascinating place

More Queues? So What!

8:36am Thursday 10th July 2014

When it comes to airport security it really is far better to be safe than sorry

We Need More Patience

8:34am Thursday 10th July 2014

Older people seem to forget just how difficult having a young family can be - especially when we're shopping

Victoria Deserves A Programme

8:33am Thursday 10th July 2014

Radio gem Victoria Derbyshire is moving from BBC Radio 5 Live but definitely needs top profile

Just Click For Success

8:31am Thursday 10th July 2014

Technology segment Click deserves more than just being part of a BBC TV news programme

Face Up To Life!

8:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

People are no longer prepared to take responsibility for their own lives and always want to blame something or someone else

Protein is good for everyone

The Bolton News: Claire Kopicki

11:24am Monday 7th July 2014

PROTEIN. What's the big deal?

CRAIG NELSON: Simon Yates Tour de France call-up what sporting dreams are made of

The Bolton News:

8:20am Saturday 5th July 2014

SIMON Yates admitted that while he is physically ready to make his shock debut in the Tour de France, mentally he is far from prepared.

How can Luis Suarez argue he isn't a role model? Albeit not a very good one

The Bolton News: Luis Suarez has been handed a long ban

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

UNLESS you have been living on the moon you cannot have failed to witness some of the hysteria surrounding Luis Suarez and “bite-gate”.

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