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Breaking news UPDATED: Teenager raped in alleyway behind pub in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

6:37pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TEENAGE girl was raped in a back alley behind a pub in Bolton town centre, police said.

Young woman found dead in Rivington Reservoir named

The Bolton News:

11:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE young woman found drowned in Rivington Reservoir had a tragic life, it has emerged.

UPDATED: Pane of glass falls 10 feet onto shopper in main entrance of Harwood Morrisons

The Bolton News:

8:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PANE of glass fell on a stunned shopper as he was standing in the entrance to the Morrisons supermarket in Harwood.

Man injured in holiday horror accident on huge water slide

The Bolton News:

9:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

A HOLIDAYMAKER was left with horrendous injuries after one of the world’s tallest vertical water slides went wrong.

Call for Horwich to leave Bolton... and become part of Chorley

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

HORWICH should cut ties with Bolton and join up with neighbouring Chorley, according to a local resident.

War hero awarded Arctic Star medal posthumously for braving 'horrendous' conditions in World War Two

The Bolton News:

7:15pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WAR hero who braved “horrendous” conditions in the Arctic Ocean for 18 months has been honoured posthumously.

Short film shot in Bolton using mobile phone will be shown at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Bolton News:

5:48pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A SHORT film shot using a mobile phone has been selected to appear at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Woman 'left scarred after crowbar and hammer attack'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

5:32pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN was left scarred after being attacked by five members of a family who were armed with a hammer and a crowbar, a court heard.

GPs facing cuts and ageing patients crisis, warn doctors

The Bolton News: WARNING: Dr Stephen Liversedge

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GP surgeries in Bolton are heading towards a crisis, leading doctors have warned.

Halliwell driver crashed car after taking it without permission

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

4:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A DRIVER who crashed a car he had taken without permission has been given a suspended prison sentence by Bolton magistrates.

Some of region's best chefs will give free cooking demonstrations at this year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News:

4:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SOME of the region’s best chefs will share their culinary expertise in a host of free cooking demonstrations at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Live-saving doll named after heart attack pensioner

The Bolton News:

4:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A PENSIONER whose life was saved when he suffered a heart attack at a football match will help others to learn life saving techniques — after a CPR doll was named after him.

Essa Academy appoints new head after departure of Showk Badat

The Bolton News:

3:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSA Academy has appointed the deputy headteacher as principal after the sudden departure of Showk Badat in December last year.

PICTURED: 'Loveable giant' left fighting for his life after Chorley New Road attack

The Bolton News:

2:29pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THIS is the “loveable giant” who was brutally attacked in the street while walking his dog.

Bolton Council planning meeting

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

1:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Children "peeping" into gardens from a climbing frame, a new nursery hit by "noise" fears and plans to turn a former boxing gym into a respite care home will be discussed at today's planning meeting.

Japanese ghosthunters to investigate 'haunted' Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub

The Bolton News:

2:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A JAPANESE film crew and team of ghosthunters are set to descend this weekend on what they believe is Bolton’s most haunted pub.

Daughter stole dad's bank details and went on spending spree with his savings

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

1:41pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A CALLOUS daughter went on a spending spree with her father’s savings after she stole his cheque and bank card details.

Thornleigh pupils design app to help deli counter shoppers

The Bolton News:

1:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HOW often do you leave the deli counter with too much or too little of the foods on offer?

Mum and two daughters abused by men on train

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

1:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A GROUP of men hurled abuse at a mother and her two daughters on a train through Bolton.

Stories of the soldiers named on Radcliffe's Cenotaph to be shared at library exhibition

The Bolton News:

12:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HISTORY buffs will share tales of the bravery of their ancestors at a World War One research exhibition at Radcliffe Library.

Domestic violence refuge's plea to replace play area

The Bolton News:

9:03am Thursday 31st July 2014

BOLTON’S refuge for women and youngsters escaping domestic violence is asking local people to help them replace vital play equipment that helps its often traumatised children.

Market Place shoppers raise £12,500 for Help for Heroes

The Bolton News:

8:58am Thursday 31st July 2014

SHOPPERS have raised more than £12,500 for Help for Heroes.

Little Lever mum's battle to get fair treatment for son with Asperger syndrome

The Bolton News:

8:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE mother of a young son with Asperger syndrome has hit out at people who criticise his behaviour, saying — “he’s not naughty”.

Atherton Free School gets 'good' Ofsted report

The Bolton News:

8:51am Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW school — opened after a campaign by parents angry over the local authority’s controversial decision to axe Atherton’s only high school — is celebrating after education watchdogs judged it was “good”.

'A modern day miracle' - 25,000 free picnic lunches for Bolton's poorest children

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN AMBITIOUS project has been launched to feed Bolton’s poorest children with 25,000 meals over the summer holidays.

Bolton Arena summer camp kids support Commonwealth Games athletes

The Bolton News:

4:37pm Thursday 31st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS taking part in summer camp activities at Bolton Arena supported athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Health bosses tour supermarket car parks to get views on massive hospital shake-up

The Bolton News:

1:38pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HEALTH chiefs targeted supermarket shoppers to get more people to take part in the huge consultation on hospital care.

UPDATED: Body found in Rivington reservoir

The Bolton News:

8:35am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE body of a woman has been found in Rivington.

HSBC closes relief charity trust account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

8:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BOLTON Islamic relief charity is among a group of Muslim organisations to be told by banking giants HSBC that it will close its account in September.

UPDATED: Motorist crashes into fence after suffering 'medical episode' at wheel

The Bolton News:

3:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DRIVER crashed into a fence after apparently suffering a "medical episode" at the wheel.

Breightmet mum wins £200,000 on National Lottery

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MUM was left “in a daze” after she scooped nearly £200,000 in a Lotto draw.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - July 30, 2014

The Bolton News:

10:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Bolton News: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Inquest opens into death of Farnworth motorcyclist

The Bolton News:

3:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a motorcyclist.

Vicious attack on man with learning difficulties in Tyldesley

The Bolton News: Police - zxc

3:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A VICIOUS thug repeatedly hit a man with severe learning difficulties in the head with a metal bar in Tyldesley.

Ice cream man avoids jail after motorbike death crash

The Bolton News:

3:49pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN ice cream van driver has been told he will not face jail over the death of a motorcyclist.

'Only developers can solve Bolton's housing crisis', says councillor

The Bolton News: CONCERN Cllr David Chadwick

3:21pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOLTON has thousands of empty properties — but only big developers can solve the town’s housing crisis, according to a leading councillor.

Pervert facing jail after abusing two young girls in 1970s

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

3:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PAEDOPHILE has been warned he is likely to go to jail after he admitted historic sex offences against two girls.

Drivers warned to avoid Little Lever as roadworks cause traffic chaos

The Bolton News:

3:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DRIVERS are being urged not to use Little Lever as a cut through during major roadworks.

Former Clarendon Primary School will be demolished this week after mystery fire

The Bolton News:

2:39pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PRIMARY school building — destroyed in a mystery blaze — is set to be bulldozed this week.

Council 'not doing enough' after dead fish found in Eatock Lodge

The Bolton News:

2:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOLTON Council is working with the Environment Agency to protect fish at a beauty spot — despite criticisms from local people.

Poacher warning as illegal pike fishing increases in Turton

The Bolton News: Oxford angler Tony Hallett with a handsome pike of 25.4.0 – but there are even bigger specimens in Farmoor

2:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VILLAGERS and police are stepping up efforts to tackle poaching after an increase in illegal pike fishing in Turton.

Deputy police commissioner praises clean-up of troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

1:38pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE deputy police commissioner praised work carried out on a Farnworth estate as being “a great example of neighbourhood policing”.

50 acts perform at Rock It! festival in Queens Park

The Bolton News:

1:34pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TALENTED young musicians were given the chance to be rock stars for the day at a music festival in Bolton.

'Dream over' for developer of Ainsworth bungalow threatened with demolition

The Bolton News: Bury Times news

1:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HOMEOWNER has been given permission to alter a bungalow threatened with demolition because Bury Council planners said it was built in the wrong place.

5-year-old and friends raise money in memory of his dad

The Bolton News:

9:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

LITTLE Ashton Kendall and his school pals helped raised hundreds of pounds for research into a rare condition in memory of his father.

First look at guided busway linking Bolton to Manchester and Leigh

The Bolton News:

9:54am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS is the first glimpse of the state-of-the-art guided busway that will link Bolton commuters to Manchester and Leigh.

In pictures: Firwood School prom

The Bolton News:

9:45am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG people put on the style as they celebrated their school years and looked to the future.

Proud Edgworth grandad gets MBE at Buckingham Palace

The Bolton News:

9:29am Wednesday 30th July 2014

“IT’S bigger than Disney, grandad is King, but grandma is not Queen because they have already got one.”

Tributes after death of young Farnworth councillor

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Farnworth councillor Asha Ali Ismail, who has lost her battle against cancer aged just 34.

Bolton Sport

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Second bronze medal for Bolton Olympic Wrestling Club as Louisa Porogovska wins her bout (link) 5:05pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BOLTON Olympic Wrestling Club boasts two Commonwealth Games bronze medalists after Louisa Porogovska triumphed…

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Philip Roberts talks about losing out in round of 16 (link) 12:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

WESTHOUGHTON'S Philip Roberts admits the Commonwealth Games was a 'great' experience despite losing 6-6 in the…

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Porogovska still in the hunt for a medal (link) 12:23pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BOLTON Olympic Wrestling Club member Louisa Porogovska missed out on a chance of making the final of the 55kg…

COMMONWEALTH GAME: Louisa Porogovska books place in the semi-finals (link) 11:39am Thu 31 Jul 14

BOLTON Olympic Wrestling Club member Louisa Porogovska edged one step closer to rivalling the success of team-mate…

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Philip Roberts suffers agony in bout (link) 10:43am Thu 31 Jul 14

WESTHOUGHTON'S Philip Roberts lost his round of 16 tie in the 65kg against Pakistan's Muhammed Salman.

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