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Friends and family pay respects at funeral of tragic hanged teenager Aleysha Rothwell

The Bolton News: Friends and family gather at Aleysha Rothwell's funeral at Bolton Parish Church.

3:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

“SHE had a smile that could light the darkest room and was utterly unique”.

Trusted Prestons employee 'stole £30,000 from jeweller'

The Bolton News: Prestons of Bolton

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A THIEF staged his own gold rush at a Bolton jewellers by stealing almost £30,000 from his employers, a court heard.

UPDATED: Car park cabin destroyed in arson attack

The Bolton News: The cabin at the car park off Breightmet Street that was destroyed in an arson attack.

9:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN arsonist destroyed a car park office.

15-year-old girl 'was raped while she played on XBox'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

1:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGE girl was raped as she played on a computer games console, a court heard.

Former hotel owner claims she was pressured into £340 million debt agreement

The Bolton News: Jan Hampton

1:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE former owner of a top Bolton hotel told a hearing she was pressurised into signing an agreement meaning she was liable for the firm’s £340 million debt.

Widower was 'stabbed to death by prolific meat thief'

The Bolton News: Steven Butterworth

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RECENTLY-widowed man was murdered by a prolific meat thief, a court heard.

VIDEO: Shoppers fall victim to classic superglued coin prank

The Bolton News: A woman tries to pick up the coin

12:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SHOPPERS and residents in Chorley Old Road have found themselves in a “sticky situation” — after falling victim to a classic prank.

New Tower FM presenter leaving station after just two months

The Bolton News: Simon Morykin

11:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TOWER FM presenter Simon Morykin is reportedly leaving the station after less than two months to take on the mid-morning slot on Sheffield station Hallam FM.

Bolton Wanderers 'used agent who took bungs’

The Bolton News: Gary Megson 10.JPG

11:19am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WANDERERS used an agent featured on Panorama for accepting “bungs” to help in the search for a new manager, a court heard.

Bolton Wanderers reached £1.8 million settlement after wrongly reclaiming VAT

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside, centre, entering court with Frank McParland, right.

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOLTON Wanderers reached a settlement of £1.8 million after an HMRC investigation into wrongly reclaimed VAT on agents’ fees, it has emerged in court.

Chance to take a peek inside space-age All Souls church

The Bolton News: Inayat Omarji, of All Souls Church, left, and MP David Crausby inside the church

11:08am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE group at the centre of the conversion of a historic Bolton church into a space- age community centre is inviting the whole town to a family fun day to celebrate the progress of its transformation.

Westhoughton pupils resotre Ladybridge plaque that was damaged by vandals

The Bolton News: From left, community fundraiser Anne-Marie Wynne, Bolton Fundraising Group chairman Peter Ward, Iola Hart, Sheila Marland, Roselle Gorman, Gillian Gregory, Ann Elliott Clark. Front is Stephen Bush, maintainance man at Westhoughton High

11:05am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A plaque damaged last year has been restored by school pupils.

Little Lever makeover moves a step closer

The Bolton News: Cllrs Anthony and Maureen Connell at the new crossing

10:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE makeover of Little Lever is now a step closer to completion.

Still going back to his old school at 77

The Bolton News: Jack Peers unveils the plaque with headteacher Lesley Cooper

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CLASS act — that is Jack Peers who at the age of 77 is still going back to his old school.

Pupils design look of new multi-million pound Bolton technical college

The Bolton News: The University of Bolton

9:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YOUNG people with designs on success unveiled their ideas for Bolton’s new multi-million technical college.

Bolton's most wanted - April 23, 2014

The Bolton News: WANTED: Shaughan Boardman

9:46am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EACH week police appeal for readers’ help tracing wanted criminals in Bolton.

Police cadets get £2,000 windfall

The Bolton News: The cadets with police commissioner Tony Lloyd, Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable, Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton Cllr Colin Shaw and Dee Shaw, Ch Supt Shaun Donnellan, Bolton divisional commander, and Jim Battle, deputy police commissioner

9:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PASSING out parade watched by hundreds became a double celebration for police cadets who learned that the group would receive a £2,000 windfall.

Help for Breightmet people who have lost loved ones

The Bolton News: Reverend Alan Pierce

9:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HELP is at hand for anyone who has suffered bereavement or loss, thanks to a new support group.

Horwich grandmother's pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

The Bolton News: Janet Darwell with, from left, Mayoress of Bolton Dee Shaw, Gill Smallwood, of Fortalice, Mayor of Bolton Cllr Collin Shaw, Diane Hawkins, Fortalice chairman, and Phil Mason, Bolton Wanderers chaplain holding the shirt to be raffled off

9:34am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GRANDMOTHER is to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have making a spiritual journey to Santiago de Compostela in Spain since the 10th century.

New Bolton FM director praises town's business and theatrical talent

The Bolton News: Tina Gandhi

9:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEW Bolton FM radio station director and presenter Tina Gandhi has a passionate belief that the town is a vibrant hub of business and theatrical talent.

12 homes named after toddler with rare illness

The Bolton News: Paul Callaghan, left, receives the cheque from John Pearson of Prospect Homes watched by Matilda and Rebecca Callaghan

9:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TODDLER born with a rare neurological condition and skin disorder has inspired a building firm to name homes after her.

Former Bolton Evening News reporter dies in France

The Bolton News: Neil Marr

9:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER Bolton Evening News reporter has lost his battle against throat cancer.

Wheelie bins in Halliwell to be 'tagged' to let people know if they're being used properly

The Bolton News: Microchips in your bins are not sinister

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BINS will be “tagged” with labels telling residents whether they are recycling correctly or not.

Phil Gartside 'lied about duping Manchester City on live radio'

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHIL Gartside told a court that he lied on live radio about duping Manchester City over a transfer to make a "light-hearted" show "more interesting".

In pictures: table tennis day at Market Place

The Bolton News: With Lofty the lion are sisters, Bethany, aged nine and Debbie Giles aged eight

11:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Market Place shopping centre ‘served’ up a treat when it held a table tennis fun day to raise funds for charity.

Phil Gartside 'received string of abusive text messages'

The Bolton News: Tony McGill on the way into court

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHIL Gartside said the first time he heard of the agent suing him for cutting him out of a transfer was when he received a spate of “abusive” text messages.

Ladies ready for Bolton Hospice's pink lunch

The Bolton News: Here’s to pink lunch success. From left, Joanne Crompton, director of George Grundy Estates, Maria Passarello, events manager, Bolton Hospice and Judith Bromley,  chairman of the hospice and partner at Russell and Russell Solicitors

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LADIES raised a toast to The Ladies Pink Lunch, Bolton Hospice’s forthcoming fundraising day at Rivington Hall Barn.

UPDATED: Horses killed in stable arson attack

The Bolton News: The stables, off Hathaway Drive, Astley Bridge, where two horses were killed in an arson attack.

8:28am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO horses have been killed in a fire that engulfed a stable block in Astley Bridge this morning.

Speeding driver caught doing 85mph - outside a school

The Bolton News: Lying drivers punished for trying to dodge speeding fines

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SPEEDING driver was clocked travelling at 85mph in a 30mph zone outside a school.

Faryal Khan's Twitter account deactivated

The Bolton News: Amir Khan and his wife Faryal

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FARYAL Khan’s Twitter account has been deactivated.

15-year-old girl still seriously ill after Bromley Cross crash

The Bolton News: The scene of the accident in Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is still in a serious condition in hospital after she was hit by a car while she was walking with her family.

E-cigarette firm sells for £30 million

The Bolton News: An e-cigarette

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN American company has bought out a Radcliffe e-cigarette manufacturer in a deal worth almost £30 million.

Turton School urges parents to 'think carefully' when parking

The Bolton News: Turton School

11:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GOVERNORS of a Bromley Cross school have urged pupils’ parents to think carefully before parking.

In pictures: baby boom at Smithills Open Farm

The Bolton News: Daisy Bruce, aged five, meets Daisy the duck at Smithills Open Farm

11:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SPRING is in the air at Smithills Open Farm.

Workplace falls and dangerous machines are most common reasons for health and safety prosecutions

The Bolton News: Health and Safety Executive

11:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORKPLACE falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

Hundreds flock to B-Fest

The Bolton News: Steve Kenny at Downtown

11:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people made the most of the Bank Holiday by spending Easter Monday enjoying live music in Bolton town centre.

Bolton taxpayers' £150,000 bill for school injury compensation claims

The Bolton News: Council pays out £543 in compensation

11:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COMPENSATION totalling more than £150,000 was paid out after children were injured in school — with one pay-out more than £24,000.

In pictures: children make Easter decorations at Harwood Library

The Bolton News: Cousins Amber Shepherd and Oscar Smith, both aged seven

10:57am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN got into the spirit of Easter at Harwood Library by creating their own egg and chick decorations.

David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

The Bolton News: BELEAGUERED BOSS: The pain shows for David Moyes

10:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

David Moyes' short-lived reign at Manchester United is over.

Football agent sues Bolton Wanderers Day 8 - Phil Gartside gives evidence

The Bolton News: Phil Gartside

10:13am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The trial involving a football agent suing Wanderers for cutting him out of a transfer in 2007 enters its 8th day.

Wayne Walker butcher's shop reverses its poor hygiene rating

The Bolton News: Karl Heyes outside the Bolton store

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE boss of a Bolton butchers shop is celebrating after being awarded a four rating by the town’s food hygiene inspectors.

Call to cut speed limit on 'frightening' road

The Bolton News: Resident Roy Adams hands the petition to Cllr Mudasir Dean

9:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for speeds to be slashed on a country road.

Our chief football writer tries his hand at stand-up comedy

The Bolton News: Marc Iles

9:47am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YOU know that feeling when you’re standing in a blinding spotlight, sweating profusely, and a room of people has fallen deathly silent in the expectation that you will be funny? Well I do.

Bolton youngsters to star in song and dance extravaganza

The Bolton News: Youngsters Anna Currie and Sofia Ward

9:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TALENTED youngsters from across Bolton will grace the stage for a song and dance extravaganza to celebrate the past 25 years.

Horwich dad takes on five gruelling challenges

The Bolton News: Paul Carruthers training hard in the pool

9:32am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A BRAVE Bolton dad is taking on not one, but five gruelling challenges in a bid to raise money for a range of charities.

'Outdoor kitchen' opens in Moss Bank Park

The Bolton News: Anna Clayton cooks up a curry over a log fire

9:28am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PLANTING their own, growing their own and even cooking their own are all part of an exciting new community project.

Diamond wedding couple who wrote to each other every day they were apart

The Bolton News: Celebrating couple Margaret and Alan Aspin

9:25am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN diamond wedding anniversary couple Alan and Margaret Aspin first married, they were forced to spend almost two years apart.

Reservist wins top military award

The Bolton News: Staff Sergeant Darlington, right, with Lord Crathorne, Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire

9:09am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RESERVIST with the Army Medical Services has been awarded the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate — an achievement recognised as one of the highest honours in the forces, ranking just below the MBE.

Substation fire leaves Bromley Cross houses without power

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

8:32am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN electricity fault at a substation left 1,200 homes in Bromley Cross without power.

Canon Slade students compete in young patisserie chef contest

The Bolton News: From left, young chefs Daniel Spencer, Sarah Booth, Olivia Saul and Madison Hackett

11:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOUR Canon Slade students enjoyed a taste of college life during a young patisserie chef competition.

Bolton Sport

Bolton Wanderers 'used agent who took bungs’ (link) 11:19am Wed 23 Apr 14

WANDERERS used an agent featured on Panorama for accepting “bungs” to help in the search for a new manager, a…

Bolton Wanderers reached £1.8 million settlement after wrongly reclaiming VAT (link) 11:13am Wed 23 Apr 14

BOLTON Wanderers reached a settlement of £1.8 million after an HMRC investigation into wrongly reclaimed VAT on…

Bolton Wanderers striker Jermaine Beckford backs move to keep loan star Lukas Jutkiewicz (link) 7:00am Wed 23 Apr 14

JERMAINE Beckford believes Wanderers could have been a lot closer to the play-off picture had they been able to…

Phil Gartside 'lied about duping Manchester City on live radio' (link) 6:00am Wed 23 Apr 14

PHIL Gartside told a court that he lied on live radio about duping Manchester City over a transfer to make a…

Phil Gartside 'received string of abusive text messages' (link) 11:24am Wed 23 Apr 14

PHIL Gartside said the first time he heard of the agent suing him for cutting him out of a transfer was when he…

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