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FESTIVE: Oliwia Parkot, aged six, prepares for her ride on Primrose the donkey

Heavy rain fails to dampen festive spirit as winter festival declared open

JAIL: Craig Charlton

Navy man in court after he attacked reveller with his own crutches

Bolton-based boxer Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko to be named heavyweight champion of the world

Bolton-based boxer Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko to be named heavyweight champion of the world

TRIP: From left Zain Esa aged 15, Ashia Diveli aged 16, Lucy Patterson aged 16, Tom Owen aged 15 and Ayasha Talati aged 15

School cancels annual trip to Paris after terror attacks

SCENE: Spinning Mule, Nelson Square, Bolton

Teenager admits being part of town centre gang involved in break-ins

Heavy rain and strong winds predicted to batter Bolton

Weather warning as heavy rain and strong winds predicted to batter Bolton

CRASH: The scene at Bridgeman Place this morning

Motorcyclist injured after crash in Bolton town centre

ACTION: David Crausby believes a multi-national army is required

Labour MPs believe 'boots on the ground' is only way to defeat ISIS death cult

ANNOUNCEMENT: Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd

'GMP needs share of £1bn tech fund to speed up introduction of hand-held devices for officers'

YOUNG WRITER: Thinking up story ideas is Ryley Dunn age ten, pupil at Devonshire Road, Primary School, Heaton

Children prove to famous author they are made of 'write stuff'

DANCERS: Reg and his dance partner Dorothy McKay

Keeeeeeeeep dancing! Reg, 87, puts long life down to 70 years of dancing

SPACE AGE: Science club members Joseph Dickman, aged 10, ready to take part in an outer of this world experiment

Space scientists conduct out of this world experiment

SHOW: Sammy Winward and Philip Glenister

First episode of eagerly-anticipated second series of hit drama Prey to be screened

FEAST: Bake Off star Luis Troyano will be appearing at the festival

TV chefs reveal mouth-watering menus for Winter Festival

RAID: Sainsbury’s in Cricketers Way, Westhoughton PIC: Google Maps

UPDATE: Skeleton masked raiders steal computer game consoles from supermarket

CLOSED: Manchester Christmas Markets pictured last year PIC: Mark Waugh

UPDATE: Christmas Markets evacuated after report of suspicious package

TESCO: Crows gather outside the superstore in Horwich, which opened at 5am

Black Friday: All the bargains and mayhem from the busiest shopping day of the year

OPENING: The 5am Black Friday queues at Tesco Middlebrook where some shoppers even turned out in their dressing gowns

ROUND UP: Black Friday deals entice shoppers out early in Bolton

In the dock: 6 people from Bolton who have appeared in court

In the dock: 6 people from Bolton who have appeared in court

BRAVE: Hayley Jones speaking on Good Morning Britain

Mum left with life-changing injuries speaks out over crash driver's stag party curfew let-off

SEIZED: The very much in use silver Nissan Note was confiscated after being illegally declared 'off the road'

Untaxed 'off the road' hatchback seized by police after being found in use

WALL: Artwork inside the new nightclub Level

REVEALED: Sneak peek inside new Bolton nightclub Level

FUNNYMAN: Paddy with a copy of the mock-up Bolton News

TV star Paddy McGuinness poses with mock-up copy of The Bolton News

FAMILY: Kevin Juste with his cousins Georgia and Matthew Spence and mother Valerie

Son throws early festive party for mum after doctors say she may not live to see Christmas

VISIT: Toni Forrest and her guide dog Quilla meet, from left, Oliver Cheetham, 4, Freddie Evans, 5, Libby Smith, 5, Emmy Iheanacho, 4, Lily Boland, 4, Jaydan Walsh, 4, at St James (Daisy Hill) CE School in Westhoughton

Children welcome guide dog to school to learn about their work

UPSET: (From left) Brodick Drive residents Adam Rowinski, Pat Hartley, Yogita Das-Patel and Betty Whittingham have expressed their anger at plans to install a cycle track at the back of their houses

Opinion split over plans to install cycle track on playing fields

CRIME: Greater Manchester Police said John Lee Robinson was arrested at a house in Tonge Moor

Burglar on Greater Manchester's 40 Most Wanted list arrested in Bolton

SAVINGS: Asda drops petrol price in Black Friday u-turn

4p a litre knocked off unleaded petrol and diesel on supermarket forecourts

FESTIVITIES: Kearsley Festival Group member Stephen Tonge with the 30ft Christmas tree ready to be lit up at Kearsley Mount Methodist Church

Everything you need to know about Kearsley Christmas lights switch-on 2015

PROUD: Cllr John Walsh celebrates Lancashire Day in Bolton town centre

Bolton councillor marks Lancashire Day by presenting red rose to town's mayor

Bolton Family History Society has made a change to its planned programme

Bolton Family History Society has made a change to its planned programme

CAMPAIGN: Cllr Derek Burrows with his white ribbon

Groups join forces in bid to end violence against women

Frank Barrow

Police nab robber — after he clings to chimney stack for ELEVEN hours before falling out

Bolton Magistrates Court

Bolton men charged in gang plot to steal from 30 schools

SCENE: The Bolton boys, aged 16 and 17, admitted attempting to burgle the Spinning Mule pub

Teenagers told to 'man up' after they appear in court over town centre break-ins

REWARD: GMP is offering £50,000 to help solve Paul Massey's murder Pic: BBC/PA Wire

£50,000 reward for tip-offs over gun murder of Salford's Mr Big Paul Massey


UPDATED: Heroic Bolton man earns bravery award for preventing violent aircraft passenger assault

STOCK: One of Amazon's cavernous distribution centres fully stocked for Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY: The pitfalls, bargains and top 8 tips to succeed

BEWARE: Police in Bolton North division issued the warning

Beware of suspected con artist selling fake leather jackets

DUO: Business partners Anthony Whittle and Robert Worsley in The Roundhouse which was converted from an old water tank

Plan to sell converted water tank site bought for £80,000 — as £550,000 luxury home

Georgia May Foote

Bolton Choral Union breaks from tradition after Strictly Come Dancing clash

New sign divides streets and opinions in Farnworth

"It's going to cause a lot of problems" - 'confusing' new sign divides streets and opinions in Farnworth

AUTHOR: Terry Deary (credit: Ray Jefferson)

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary praises Bolton's reputation for theatre ahead of world premiere

FATHER Christmas launches the campaign with Bolton Asda's community officer Christine Baldwin and her grandchildren Ruby McKeon aged seven and three-year-old Tommy Baldwin

Toy collection campaign for needy children in Bolton bigger than ever this Christmas

SILENCE: Robin Scott Smith walks during the Rememberance Day Parade in Victoria Square

Ex-serviceman says he was forced to march past the war memorial by himself

FEARS: Bolton Councillor Nick Peel thinks basic services will be axed because of government cuts

Basic services will have to be axed after news of more cuts to Bolton Council budget

FESTIVE: The nativity scene in Victoria Square

Everything you need to know about Bolton's Winter Festival

PETITION: Nearly 300 people have signed the Bolton Steps petition. From left are Ruth Haigh, Manager, Mick Ross-Nichol, volunteer, Lee Carolan, volunteer, Glenys Riley, chef and Jordan Hacking, student.

Petition launched to save mental health charity Bolton STEPS

SHOWTIME:Charlie Barratt is pictured with Kelly Fitton who was helping out on the evening to raise money for Harmony Youth Project

Performers show Bolton they've got talent at charity gig

Bolton fire crews have been dealing with pest calls from youngsters

Warning for parents after youngsters hassle fire crews in Bolton


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