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More than half new primary pupils struggle to speak English

The Bolton News: Coffee time

12:00am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than half the children admitted into primary schools in Bolton in the last 12 months struggled to speak English, figures show.

UPDATE: Road re-opened after teenage girl airlifted to hospital following crash

The Bolton News: Girl seriously hurt in crash

11:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

A TEENAGE girl has been airlifted to hospital after being seriously hurt in a crash.

Disabled and elderly bus passengers to be hit by cuts

The Bolton News: Coffee time

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

DISABLED and elderly bus passengers in Bolton are expected to be hit by changes to the ‘Ring and Ride’ accessible transport service.

Claims Amir Khan's wife has confronted women who allege they have had an affair with the boxing star

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10:14am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE wife of Bolton boxing star Amir Khan has confronted two women to ask if they slept with her husband, according to a national Sunday newspaper.

Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

The Bolton News: Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

VISITORS at the Royal Bolton Hospital will have to pay more to park on the site.

Four hurt after tree uprooted outside pub

The Bolton News: Four hurt after tree uprooted outside pub

9:27pm Sunday 20th April 2014

FOUR people were hurt after a 20ft tree was blown over in the wind.

Mother slapped baby and dropped him on the floor, court hears

The Bolton News: Coffee time

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A YOUNG woman was seen by shocked passers-by repeatedly slapping her baby son across the face and then dropping him on to the pavement, a court heard.

Banned driver jailed for getting behind the wheel

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A BANNED driver caught behind the wheel in Daubhill — hours after a serious crash took place — has been jailed.

Bus services set to be cut across Bolton

The Bolton News: All change for bus timetables

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE brakes have been put on a number of bus services across Bolton as Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) look to save £7.1 million over the next two years.

Council to spend almost £500,000 to combat school places shortage

The Bolton News: Coffee time

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

NEARLY half-a-million pounds has been set aside to support schools who have taken in extra children because of a shortage of places.

Thieves steal fence panel from couple's "pride and joy" garden

The Bolton News: Thieves steal fence panel from couple's "pride and joy" garden

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THIEVES stole fence panels from a couple’s garden — leaving it exposed to neighbours.

Huge festival set to see families flock to the town centre on Easter Monday

The Bolton News: Huge festival set to see families flock to the town centre on Easter Monday

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A HUGE festival for families will take place in Bolton on Easter Monday.

New mayor of Westhoughton's special way to celebrate a special year

The Bolton News: New mayor of Westhoughton's special way to celebrate a special year

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON'S new mayor said being the town's figurehead for 2014-15 will be the perfect way to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Man's horror after blaze started in his garden

The Bolton News: Man's horror after blaze started in his garden

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FARNWORTH man has been left “angry” and “confused” after returning home from a night shift to find his garden shed destroyed by a blaze.

Drunk father banned from contacting his ex wife and his own father

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DRUNKEN man is behind bars after harassing his ex-wife and partner.

Bolton Council says sorry after wrong name put on Blackrod planning application

The Bolton News: Bolton Council says sorry after wrong name put on Blackrod planning application

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BOLTON Council has apologised after a controversial planning application in Blackrod was advertised under the wrong name.

Four-foot snake - found in the back of a van - has been returned to its owner

The Bolton News: Four-foot snake - found in the back of a van - has been returned to its owner

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FOUR-FOOT snake has been reunited with its owner after going on the run for three weeks — and turning up 10 miles away.

Dedicated dad takes on challenge for poorly son

The Bolton News: Dedicated dad takes on challenge for poorly son

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DEDICATED dad has embarked on a mission to raise funds and awareness for the disease his son suffers from.

Check out these "eggs-stra" special creations

The Bolton News: Check out these "eggs-stra" special creations

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

PUPILS at The Gates Primary School in Westhoughton showed off their egg-septional creations for the annual Wacky Warehouse Easter egg competition.

Excited youngsters head off on bunny hunt

The Bolton News: Excited youngsters head off on bunny hunt

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

EXCITED youngsters were on the hunt for treats at the Hall i’ th’ Wood Easter Bunny Hunt on Saturday, April 12.

Mums invited to treat themselves and let their hair down

The Bolton News: Mums invited to treat themselves and let their hair down

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

MUMS across Bolton are being invited to let their hair down at a night out with a difference.

Question Time event comes to Bolton

The Bolton News: MP Julie Hilling is campaigning for tougher laws

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A MAY Day ‘Question Time’ event will pit political activists from all sides against each other in front of the public.

Battle of Waterloo: Bolton heroes medals up for auction

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO identical medals awarded to two Bolton-born soldiers named Greenhalgh who fought in the same war 200 years ago — but who may never have met —are now set to fetch about £2,000 each within minutes of each other at the same auction.

UPDATE: Car crashes into mosque

The Bolton News: The car that crashed into Zakariyya Mosque in Daubhill

8:54am Friday 18th April 2014

A DRIVER escaped unhurt after he crashed into the boundary wall of a mosque.

6-year-old boy could be scarred for life after dog attack in Daubhill pub

The Bolton News: Dog attack victim Mckinley Worthington shows his scars

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A BOY could be scarred for life after a dog attacked him while he was at a pub with his family.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team experience 'busiest' day for call outs

The Bolton News: Bolton Mountain Rescue Team members and ambulance crew carry Rona Clough with the air ambulance on hand

5:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

THREE rescues were carried out at Rivington Pike by volunteers from Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT).

Wedding cake to feed 5,000 given to charity

The Bolton News: The spectacular wedding cake

7:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

A NEWLY-married couple have shared their enormous wedding cake with their “Bolton family”.

Prime minister's pledge on more train seats in Bolton welcomed

The Bolton News: A scene from a crowded commuter train

7:25pm Friday 18th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have welcomed prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to put 200 extra seats on Bolton’s overcrowded rush-hour trains.

Council demands urgent action against £300-a-minute gambling machine 'scourge'

The Bolton News: The number of gaming machines is on the increase

7:24pm Friday 18th April 2014

BETTING shops should be better regulated to protect gamblers from fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), according to town hall bosses.

New restrictions on lap dancing and sex shops in Bolton

The Bolton News: pole-dancing-fp.jpg

7:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

LAP dancing clubs and sex shops will not be allowed to open in residential areas in Bolton, under strict new rules.

Nine out of 10 Bolton children get into their first choice primary school

The Bolton News: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

7:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

NINE in 10 children will attend their parent’s first choice primary school.

Thousands flock to Rivington Pike for Good Friday walk

The Bolton News: Thousands flock to Rivington Pike for Good Friday walk

3:29pm Friday 18th April 2014

RIVINGTON Pike was visited by thousands of people for the annual Good Friday walk.

Man led to safety after food blaze

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS broke into a flat and led a man to safety after a pan of food left on the cooker sparked a fire.

E-cigarette charger could have started blaze

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

11:36am Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are examining an electronic-cigarette charger as part of their investigations into a kitchen blaze.

'Don't go to A&E with coughs and colds over Easter'

The Bolton News: The accident and emergency department at the Royal Bolton Hospital

11:04am Friday 18th April 2014

PATIENTS are being warned not to attend A&E for coughs and colds over Easter.

Widow's prayers for driver who killed her husband

The Bolton News: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

10:57am Friday 18th April 2014

A WIDOW says she is praying for the driver who caused the death of her husband in a car crash.

Bolton FM presenter enjoys break after six days sleeping in Asda

The Bolton News: Matthew Davidge

10:49am Friday 18th April 2014

BOLTON FM presenter Matthew Davidge is having a break from the airwaves after his charity sleepathon at Asda.

Bolton's nominations in Fusion Awards

The Bolton News: Dr Mounir Hakimi at work in Syria

10:46am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMMUNITY group and a doctor feature in this year’s Fusion Awards finalists list.

Call to change exam times to help Muslim students fasting during Ramadan

The Bolton News: Foods from around the world were cooked as Muslims in Harrow celebrated the end of Ramadan.

10:42am Friday 18th April 2014

A UNION chief from Bolton has called for exam boards to review the timetabling of A-level and GCSE exams to consider the impact of Ramadan on Muslim students.

Bishop of Bolton shines shoes in town centre

The Bolton News: From left, Jeff Wallwork has his shoes shined by Rev Alan Saunders and Bishop Chris Edmondson

10:35am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Bishop of Bolton got down on his knees — to shine the shoes of shoppers and workers in Bolton town centre.

Shop assistant has worked at supermarket for 43 years

The Bolton News: Lisa Bezkorowajnyj with a bouquet to celebrate her long-service

10:33am Friday 18th April 2014

A SHOP assistant is celebrating working at an Astley Bridge supermarket for 43 years.

Teenage girls take up kickboxing at new martial arts centre in Breightmet

The Bolton News: Paul Smith with Danielle Smith, aged 17 and Neely Duffy, aged 15

10:29am Friday 18th April 2014

TEENAGE girls dropping out of sport and fitness is no new trend.

Phoenix Knights of Harmony sing at Astley Bridge Asda

The Bolton News: Christine Baldwin, event organiser, with members of The Phoenix Knights of Harmony barbershop singers

7:39pm Friday 18th April 2014

BARBERSHOP singers crooned their way to nearly £500 in aid of a breast cancer campaign.

Staff wear football shirts to work for a good cause

The Bolton News: Back, from left, Alex Greenwood, Dean Watts, Katherine Ryder, Laura Simpson, Sara Manville and Brett Partlett.  Front, from left,  Leon Lewis and Shauny Gregory

7:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

STAFF at Meridian Business Sales wore a different kind of shirt to work than usual to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.

Pupils are quick on the draw for Westhoughton Library

The Bolton News: Pictured, from left, are Rotary President Arthur Price; Year Three winners Matthew Lomax who was representing his brother Nathan, Jasmine Ripley and Kian Patel and Year Five winners Chloe Battersby, Emelia Edgar and Peter Hartley and Westhoughton Mayor, C

7:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON Library has been brightened up by the best exhibits from a school art competition.

In pictures: Horwich Parish School pupils' Easter bonnets

The Bolton News: Children at Horwich Parish CE School in their bonnets.

7:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS showed off their creative skills when they made their own Easter bonnets.

Children to compete for giant Easter egg

The Bolton News: Charlie-Kate Davies, aged seven, admires the egg

10:50am Friday 18th April 2014

CHILDREN can win an Easter egg at the Market Place shopping centre this weekend.

Gang attacks babysitting grandad

The Bolton News: Lewes teenagers questioned over attempted break-in at Brighton flat

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A GANG of three men hit a grandad over the head and attacked him while he was babysitting.

Pictured: the toddler who sparked a police alert when he fell asleep with the rabbits in a garden centre

The Bolton News: Deacon Scott

9:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy sparked a frantic search after he went missing in a garden centre.

Cannabis farm found after toddler accidentally dials 999

The Bolton News: Cannabis farm discovered after child dials 999

7:19pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE found a cannabis farm after a child accidentally dialled 999.




Bolton Sport

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

theboltonnews.co.uk 10:10am Sat 19 Apr 14

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

BOLTON LEAGUE: Top cricket clubs getting ready for the new season (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 9:00am Sat 19 Apr 14

IT has been all change during the close season at Bolton League’s two title holders – Little Lever and…

MATCH VERDICT: Wanderers must chin and bear it after Mills' hairy moment (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 8:10am Sat 19 Apr 14

WANDERERS huffed, and they puffed but as so often has been the case this season, they couldn’t blow the house…

Bolton Wanderers suffer a double blow as Alan Hutton and Andre Moritz may have played last games for club (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 6:00am Sat 19 Apr 14

WANDERERS maintained their unbeaten run at Charlton – but have been dealt a double injury blow heading into their…

MATCHDAY LIVE: Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 10:27am Fri 18 Apr 14

Wanderers are finishing the season with a bang. Can they make it four wins in a row against struggling Charlton at…

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