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Peter Kay unveils plans for seven three hour charity danceathons across the UK

Breaking Peter Kay unveils plans for seven three-hour charity danceathons across the UK

MOTION: Conservative Councillor Norman Critchley sits on the planning committee

Calls for public inquiry into Bolton Council planning practices

Bolton Magistrates Court

Facebook troll caught with knife jailed after threatening to kill woman

CCTV operator saved sex assault victim, court hears

CCTV operator saved sex assault victim, court hears

OPENING: Lisa Wilson, Ann Howarth and Stu Francis

Charity shop opened by parents of boy diagnosed with meningitis

Sporty students at University of Bolton "gearing up" for new partnership with retail giant Decathlon

Looking Back picture: The Bolton Wakes Weeks of 1947

Looking Back picture: The Bolton Wakes Weeks of 1947

FUN: Lisa Tong and Charlie Hornby-Ricketts aged eight in their reindeer antlers

Bolton shopping centre to hold 'reindeer training lessons' for children

JOBS: The team at Carewatch Bolton are looking to take on 20 more new recruits from the Bolton area

20 new jobs created as Bolton care company launches recruitment drive

Bolton Magistrates Court. (47540528)

Boys, 16, accused of stealing £500 worth of toys and charity collection box

BRAVE: Little Rhys Taylor walks his first mile to fundraise for a specialist wheelchair

Little Rhys, 6, shows strength of spirit walking a mile for new wheelchair

STAR: Alex at the Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium

Mum of boy, 6, 'overwhelmed' with support for son who donated pocket money after Poppy Appeal cash theft

ADVENT: We'll be revealing an old Christmas themed picture from our archives on each day of advent this year

Advent Calendar 2015: Which historic Bolton Christmas scene is behind today's door?

Wanderers fail to pay wages of senior players as financial crisis deepens

Wanderers fail to pay wages of senior players as financial crisis deepens

DOCTORS: Junior doctors took to the streets earlier this month to protest contract changes

Junior doctors' 24-hour strike called off after 'productive talks'

APPEAL: Alan Holt, Dave Bagley and Gaynor Holt of Urban Outreach with Christmas hampers during last year's appeal

Food hampers appeal to help 1,200 of Bolton's most deprived households at Christmas

WORLD CHAMP: Tyson Fury with his Bolton Wanderers shirt

VIDEO: New heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury given hero's welcome in Bolton

WOOL PROUD: Members of St Stephen's CofE Primary School's Knit and Natter club, from left to right, sisters Nellie, nine, and Connie Roe Morton, nine, and Leah Ridings, nine, deliver knitted clothing to the Royal Bolton Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit

Wool-loving pupils donate handmade baby knitwear to special baby care unit

SAD: Dr Darwin says going on strike is an "absolute last resort."

Junior doctor speaks of fears and sadness as she prepares for strike at Royal Bolton Hospital

PREPARING: Andy Ennis, chief operating officer at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said staff were preparing for a rise in A&E patients during the Christmas period

Hospital trust boss warns staff will struggle to meet targets over busy winter months

Nursing home could face enforcement action after damning verdict by inspectors

Nursing home rated 'inadequate' for 11 regulation breaches could face enforcement action

WANTED: Adam Walker

Man wanted by police on suspicion of drugs offences

TWINS: From left, Sienna Walsh and Elissa Walsh both aged nine months

Parents’ joy as twin baby girls diagnosed with potentially fatal disorder beat the odds

Burglar jailed after stealing treasured family photo

Burglar jailed after stealing treasured family photo from elderly couple's home

TEAM: The group of girls behind the Cookie in a Jar product

Bolton School students have recipe for success with new cake in a jar

EXPERT: The Bolton News' Weekend wildlife columnist Russ Headley

Russ shares his love for nature with the next generation

FORGER: Shaun Greenhalgh with his father George pictured outside Bury Magistrates Court in 2007

Master forger who fooled art world releases memoirs written in prison

CRASH: The scene following the smash in Bradley Fold

UPDATED: Driver lucky to be alive after horror crash involving seven cars

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

Firefighters 'extremely busy' after strong winds cause falling trees and damage buildings

UPDATED: Firefighters 'extremely busy' after strong winds cause falling trees and damage buildings

OPEN: Pupils from Chorley New Road Primary School officially launch the new Co-op store in Horwich

Primary school pupils play starring role at launch of new shop

DRAMA: Firefighters from Whitefield station were called to the house in Hutchinson Drive, Radcliffe

Distressed teenage girl rescued from bathroom by firefighters

FESTIVAL: Ruby Mitchell, aged 10

Christmas tree festival brings festive cheer to Bromley Cross

VICTIM: Mark Carroll, aged 43, died at hospital after being found barely conscious by police in Burnham Walk, Farnworth

Mark Carroll death: third manslaughter arrested over Farnworth disturbance death

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

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

Per Frandsen in action for Wanderers against Charlton

Ex-Wanderers star rushed to hospital after blood clot discovered in heart

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

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

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


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