Chewing gum man fined £600 after litter patrol officer saw him spit it out onto 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.

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.

Lostock Lane to remain shut because contractors could not complete gas works at the same time as bridge repairs

The Bolton News:

11:28am Monday 20th October 2014

A KEY Lostock road — shut for five months for bridge repairs — will remain closed for another two weeks for gas works, heaping further misery on motorists.

Cute kitten, bonny bunny and 'cheeky monkey' found wandering the streets of Heaton

The Bolton News:

11:25am Monday 20th October 2014

A VET practice is hoping to reunite a cute kitten, a bonny bunny and a “cheeky monkey” with their owners after they were found wandering in Bolton.

Birtenshaw's plan to turn former care home into special college

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to transform a former care home into a college for young people with disabilities have been revealed.

Crowds roll up for fun-filled Ramsbottom Pie Festival

The Bolton News:

5:14pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A PIE festival “filled” Ramsbottom with joy, as thousands of pastry lovers got their hands on the town’s finest local delicacies.

Firework season starts with a bang at Bradshaw Cricket Club

The Bolton News:

4:27pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE cricket season may be over — but the firework season started with a bang at Bradshaw Cricket Club.

Long-lost sisters meet for first time

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

LONG lost sisters who grew-up without knowing each other have met for the first time — thanks to The Bolton News.

New Bolton Interchange structure starts to go up

The Bolton News:

4:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

WORK on the Bolton Interchange is pressing ahead, with the first signs of the new structure appearing on site.

Free wi-fi now available at Bolton train station

The Bolton News:

3:22pm Saturday 18th October 2014

RAIL commuters will spend less time "waiting for connections" — after a free wi-fi scheme was launched at Bolton train station.

Revellers evacuated from dancefloor after smoke fills nightclub

The Bolton News:

9:12am Friday 17th October 2014

MORE than 50 revellers were evacuated from a 1980s revival bar after smoke filled the dancefloor.

Listen: Pianist's moving musical tribute to Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

10:38pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PROMINENT Bolton pianist has created a moving musical piece in tribute to murdered aid worker Alan Henning.

Pensioner gets 100ft thrill ride in Victoria Square

The Bolton News:

11:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

A THRILL-seeking pensioner who was out shopping was hoisted 100ft into the air on a firefighter’s aerial platform in Victoria Square.

Bolton College's £4.3 million STEM Centre opens

The Bolton News:

10:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

BOLTON College’s £4.3 million STEM Centre — science, technology, engineering, and maths — has been officially opened.

Cleveland Preparatory School pupils perform in bi-annual concert

The Bolton News:

10:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Cleveland Preparatory School brought music to people’s ears when the school hosted its bi-annual concert.

Woman left with spinal injuries in crash

The Bolton News: Police car

7:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WOMAN was cut out of a car and taken to hospital with spinal injuries after a road smash in Leigh.

Prime minister considering permanent memorial to Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

11:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Prime Minister will consider recognising murdered aid worker Alan Henning with a national honour.

It's back: The Bolton News' design a Christmas card competition

The Bolton News:

5:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IT’S that time of year again for youngsters to dig out the crayons and felt-tips and really get festive.

UPDATED: Man found dead at house in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

4:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN has been found dead at a house in Bromley Cross.

Lizard given oxygen after house fire rescue

The Bolton News:

5:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A LIZARD was given oxygen therapy after it was rescued from a house fire in Chorley Old Road.

UPDATED: Explosion in clinical waste incinerator at hospital

The Bolton News:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO workers suffered breathing problems after an explosion at Royal Bolton Hospital’s clinical waste incinerator.

Christmas lights go up - but warm weather is on the way

The Bolton News:

9:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE Christmas lights may be going up — but we’re certainly not in the midst of a winter wonderland.

Price of watching football rockets - but Bolton Wanderers are still good value, survey shows

The Bolton News:

11:21am Wednesday 15th October 2014

BOLTON Wanderers fans believe they are paying a reasonable price to watch their team — as a survey reveals that ticket prices across English football have rocketed.

How civilians are helping police spend more time on the beat

The Bolton News:

9:07am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ACROSS Bolton, nine full-time civilians are helping police officers spend more time on the beat.

Last service before church’s £1.5 million move

The Bolton News:

8:58am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CHURCH with a 122-year history in Bolton closed its doors for the final time — before reopening further down the road.

Warning after wave of kitchen fires across Bolton

The Bolton News: A terrifying look of what a chip pan fire can do to the home

8:52am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FIRE chiefs are warning people to take extra care after a spate of kitchen fires.

Children bang drums for black history month

The Bolton News:

5:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHILDREN at a Bolton school were banging their drums to support black history month.

Bolton's 'Father of Fitness' Ken Heathcote to give business talk

The Bolton News: Ken Heathcote

8:58am Wednesday 15th October 2014

BOLTON’S ‘Father of Fitness’ will give his top tips for succeeding in business at a free event tomorrow.

Holidaymaker brings home puppy after finding him abandoned on Greek beach

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MEET Martel — who is now enjoying a new life in Bolton after being found abandoned on a beach in Greece.

Neil Lennon gets fans' backing

The Bolton News:

11:09am Tuesday 14th October 2014

NEW Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon has the “track record” to steer the team back in to the Premier League, according to fans.

M60 jammed after accident near Trafford Centre

The Bolton News: Councillor calls for urgent repairs on Wirral motorway sliproad

8:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE M60 is jammed this morning after an accident at Barton Bridge near the Trafford Centre.

Work on historic stone bridge 'to finish in November'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WORK on a historic stone bridge looks set to be completed by the end of November, a councillor has said.

School enlists gardening expert to create 'edible campus'

The Bolton News:

12:36pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

YOUNG gardeners are transforming their school grounds into an “edible campus” as part of an innovative project.

Car crashes into two lorries in high speed police chase through Edgworth

The Bolton News: POLICE in Atherton want your help in tackling crime.

5:28pm Monday 13th October 2014

A DRIVER crashed into two lorries during a police chase after failing to stop at a routine check.

Neil Lennon's first press conference

The Bolton News:

2:57pm Monday 13th October 2014

Neil Lennon gives his first press conference as Bolton Wanderers manager.

Wanderers fans welcome Neil Lennon as new manager

The Bolton News:

10:59am Monday 13th October 2014

NEIL Lennon has been welcomed by Bolton Wanderers fans.

Man's face and hands burned in chip pan fire

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

9:57am Monday 13th October 2014

A MAN suffered burns tackling a chip pan fire.

Motorbike death crash film wins awards

The Bolton News:

9:54am Monday 13th October 2014

A Bolton police officer whose father died in a motorbike accident has scooped two awards for a film he made to raise awareness of the dangers of riding while tired.

Memorial service held for Alan Henning

The Bolton News: Alan Henning (10485852)

9:30am Monday 13th October 2014

A MEMORIAL service took place last night for murdered hostage Alan Henning.

Martial arts centre launches classes for deaf people

The Bolton News:

9:25am Monday 13th October 2014

A MARTIAL arts centre is launching classes for deaf people.

Undercover teenagers sent into Bolton bookies

The Bolton News: BOOKIES' PICK: William Hill says Darlington is the country's most patriotic town when it comes to backing England to beat Uruguay on Thursday

8:51am Monday 13th October 2014

UNDERCOVER teenagers were sent into branches of bookmakers William Hill in Bolton as part of a drive to protect young people from the potential harmful effects of gambling.

Cyclist breaks elbow in fall

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

8:46am Monday 13th October 2014

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after falling off his bike on a hill.

Schoolkids put through their paces by fearsome TA sergeant

The Bolton News:

8:47am Monday 13th October 2014

CHILDREN were put through their paces when they were taught to “be the best” by the country’s heroes.

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