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Husband raises £30,000 by completing THREE Ironman triathlons

The Bolton News:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A THREE times Ironman competitor has raised more than £10,000 charity.

Confusing diversion signs send pub customers on five-mile wild goose chase

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

“FARCICAL” road signs are diverting drivers on a detour of five-and-a-half-miles which leads them to a closed road.

Girl power! Tag team Evie and Grace are Bolton's youngest female wrestlers

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN the blue corner is three-year-old Evie Meadows — and in the red corner it’s four-year-old Grace Costello.

Early Christmas present for shoppers as Bolton Council announces new free parking initiative

The Bolton News: Deane Road car park

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHOPPERS driving into Bolton town centre will get an early Christmas present when free weekday parking returns from Monday.

Amateur photographer uses drone to take snaps of Bolton's surrounding countryside

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AMATEUR snapper Mark Brogan has taken to the skies to photograph the beautiful countryside surrounding Bolton — but the 30-year-old is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

Hundreds of pupils off school for four weeks last year

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HUNDREDS of pupils in Bolton missed at least four weeks of schooling in just two terms last year.

Pupils celebrate Diwali as part of lessons

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE was an eastern feel to lessons when children marked the “festival of lights” as they learned about the Hindu celebration Diwali.

JAILED: Multiple sclerosis sufferer who stabbed estranged wife six times in Farnworth before turning knife on himself

The Bolton News:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer stabbed his estranged wife six times in the back after confronting her outside the school she worked at because he “wanted to kill himself in front of her”.

Metal 'toy store' shed stolen from toddlers' group

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS scrap metal thieves have stolen a shed and play equipment from a toddler group.

Dozens of jobs saved as Little Lever dental lab bought out

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DENTAL laboratory which went into administration has been bought by another firm - saving more than half of the 115 jobs under threat.

Pensioners visit birthplace of Shakespeare after winning lottery grant

The Bolton News:

6:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PENSIONERS were able to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare — after they “hit the jackpot” by winning a £3,500 lottery grant.

Your chance to join Super John and Zico on trek from Burnden Park to the Macron

The Bolton News:

6:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WANDERERS legend John McGinlay is set to join former team-mate Tony Kelly on the final leg of his 50-mile charity trek from Merseyside to the Macron Stadium this weekend.

Takeaway comes up with innovative 'plane food' plan

The Bolton News:

6:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESTAURANT owners are hoping to land a diner with a difference — by putting the fuselage of an aeroplane in the heart of Bolton’s student land.

Man knocked off bike on way to work in Middlebrook Retail Park

The Bolton News: Boy hit by car on way to school

2:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital with a fractured ankle after he was knocked off his motorbike in Middlebrook Retail Park this morning.

Teacher fights to ensure tragic friend's legacy lives on

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE best friend of a young mum who died of cervical cancer is determined to ensure her legacy lives on by raising awareness of the devastating illness.

Maxine Peake opens newly-refurbished Fortalice support centre for domestic abuse victims

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE newly-refurbished Fortalice support centre to help women and children fleeing domestic abuse received the “royal” seal of approval when it was officially opened.

Caravans destroyed in suspected arson attack

The Bolton News:

8:06am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO caravans were destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Breightmet last night. 

First residents move into new housing estate to help bedroom tax victims

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DISABLED mum hit by the ‘bedroom tax’ is one of a number of Bolton at Home tenants to be handed keys at their newest housing development.

Dad-of-three donates body to medical science after losing battle with 'asbestos cancer'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FATHER-of-three who lost his battle to asbestos cancer has become one of the first mesothelioma victims to donate his body to medical research.

'The lack of health services available in in Bolton West is a huge issue' says MP Julie Hilling

The Bolton News: MP Julie Hilling

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ACCESS to healthcare in Westhoughton will be at the heart of a Bolton MP’s election campaign.

How your carpet could one day charge your mobile phone

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A REVOLUTIONARY fabric which could lead to carpets powering mobile phones is in line for a top award.

Public-sector workers urged to snub latest pay-rise offer

The Bolton News:

6:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRADE unionists in Bolton are urging public-sector workers to reject a Government offer of a pay increase.

UPDATED: Driver suffers 'significant' injuries after lorry blown over on M61 as Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps through Bolton

The Bolton News:

2:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A lorry has been blown off the carriageway and down a motorway embankment on the M61

Bolton Council set to lose £5 million in unpaid council tax

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TOWN hall bosses expect to lose out on £5 million in unpaid council tax this year — enough to run its five closed libraries and the now defunct Animal World for another 10 years.

'Chemical attack' on town hall as firefighters in protective suits carry out drill in centre of Bolton

The Bolton News:

7:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOLTON town centre was turned into a scene from a blockbuster feature film as firefighters carried out a special exercise involving a suspect package delivered to the town hall.

Second dog rescued from Greece and brought to Bolton after being left for dead on the street

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DOG stabbed and left for dead on a Greek island is alive and well in Bolton after a search to find him.

Five myths about heating your home which will help you save money

The Bolton News:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS will be told this week how they can cut their energy bills as part of a campaign to keep households warm.

Navy vets honoured with Arctic convoy medals

The Bolton News:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT was a special moment for three Royal Navy veterans when they were presented with medals for their efforts during World War Two for the first time.

Youngsters celebrate Hindu festival Diwali at Bolton Museum

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOLTON Museum was a sea of lights and colours when it celebrated the annual Hindu festival of Diwali.

Whites legend Tony Kelly supports anti-racism event at the Macron Stadium

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS learnt how to “show racism the red card” at a special community event at the Macron.

Residents landed with £3,000 court bill after dumping rubbish outside their own homes

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE residents received court charges of nearly £3,000 — after leaving rubbish piled up in their own street.

Student has face slashed in attempted robbery

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOCKED student had his face slashed in an attempted robbery in a park in Farnworth.

To score or not to score — Bolton lecturer bags job as 'poet in residence' for football club

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOOTBALL fan Sharon Marshall has always believed that there was something poetic about the beautiful game.

Teenager 'punched workers' at McDonald's

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER punched two restaurant workers as he tried to steal a cash register from McDonald’s, a court heard.

Engineering students given racing start at University of Bolton

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MOTORSPORT students in Bolton will be hoping to find the winning formula as they work on a new sports prototype race car.

Energy company boxing clever as it teaches computer skills at Amir Khan's gym

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOLTONIANS swapped sports kits for computers when they attended a training session at Amir Khan’s gym.

Man gets £900 bill for spitting chewing gum on pavement

The Bolton News: Chewing gum on the pavement in Oxford Street, Bolton town centre

11:20am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who spat his chewing gum on to the pavement outside Bolton College has been landed with a court bill of nearly £900.

Smoking 'should be banned in play areas' say council chiefs

The Bolton News:

11:46am Monday 20th October 2014

SMOKING should be banned in outdoor play areas in Bolton — but the ruling would not apply to public parks “because it would be impossible to enforce”, town hall chiefs have said.

Robber threatens betting shop staff with gun

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

8:47am Monday 20th October 2014

A ROBBER fled empty handed after trying to hold up an Atherton betting shop at gunpoint on Friday.

Metal band Weapon UK ready for gig in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

2:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A METAL band which toured the UK with Motörhead is coming to Bromley Cross later this month.

Super-mum set to run five Rivvy Pike marathons in five days

The Bolton News:

12:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MUM will climb new heights as part of a gruelling charity challenge up Rivington Pike.

'Quid-a-kid' scheme helping disadvantaged youngsters get involved in sport

The Bolton News:

12:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN innovative “Quid-a-kid” scheme is aiming to get young people from disadvantaged areas involved in sport.

Chance for a sneak peek at multi-million pound University Technical College

The Bolton News:

12:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

BOLTON’S multi-million pound University Technical College will hold its first open day on Wednesday.

Vandalism at Westhoughton train station condemned

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BOLTON MP has condemned vandalism at Westhoughton train.

The appliance of science — sneak peek at new STEM centre

The Bolton News:

12:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) were showcased in spectacular style at the launch of Bolton College’s new £4.3 million STEM centre.

UKIP targeting Bolton in next year's elections

The Bolton News: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

UKIP is planning to field a candidate in each of the three Bolton constituencies next May bolstered by its second place in the recent Heywood by-election.

Bolton Hospice fundraising for tragic young mum Zoe Milton tops £40,000

The Bolton News:

11:55am Monday 20th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING campaign in honour of tragic young mum Zoe Milton has topped £40,000.

Work starts on £180,000 skate park

The Bolton News:

11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

WORK has begun on an £180,000 skate park in Bolton town centre.

Bolton Council given new powers to fine irresponsible dog owners up to £20,000

The Bolton News:

11:35am Monday 20th October 2014

OWNERS of dangerous dogs could face a £20,000 fine — after police and local authorities were given new legal powers today.

Wife dies four years after husband had heart transplant

The Bolton News:

11:33am Monday 20th October 2014

THE wife of a transplant patient has died, four years after her husband got a new heart.




Bolton Sport

Smith ready to pack a punch (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 12:24pm Wed 22 Oct 14

A BOLTON thai-boxer has just added another piece of silverware to his bulging trophy cabinet.

Lennon "angry" over wasteful Wanderers' defeat at Charlton (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 8:15am Wed 22 Oct 14

NEIL Lennon wants points not plaudits after coming away empty-handed from Charlton last night.

MARK HALSEY: Neil Lennon should take the rap but keep his passion as Bolton Wanderers manager (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 7:00am Wed 22 Oct 14

NEIL Lennon should keep his eye on the post box for a letter from the Football Association – but under no…

MATCHDAY LIVE: Charlton Athletic 2 Bolton Wanderers 1 (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 6:19pm Tue 21 Oct 14

Neil Lennon got off to the best possible start with victory over Birmingham City on Saturday - can he make it two…

MATCH RATINGS: Charlton Athletic 2-1 Bolton Wanderers (link)

theboltonnews.co.uk 10:22pm Tue 21 Oct 14

WANDERERS (4-2-3-1)

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