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UPDATED: A666 closed near Egerton after fatal motorbike accident

The Bolton News:

6:07pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLACKBURN Road has been closed in both directions between Egerton and Darwen after a "serious" accident, police said.

Mystery as dog walker attacks woman in Little Hulton

The Bolton News:

5:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DOG walker attacked a woman as she was out walking in Little Hulton.

Teaching assistant named one of best school gardeners in country

The Bolton News:

12:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

KEEN gardener Lynn Clarkson is blooming after being hailed as one of the top school gardeners in the country.

Bolton parents to save £3.5 million as thousands of kids get free school meals from September

The Bolton News: Tasty: School dinners are horse meat free

11:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters in Bolton will get free school meals from September — with parents set to save £3.5 million.

Search starts for the best of the best at Bolton Town Hall

The Bolton News:

9:35am Wednesday 20th August 2014

READERS of The Bolton News have the opportunity to crown a winner in the Bolton’s Best 2014 awards.

Police appeal for witnesses of Belmont crash

The Bolton News:

8:53am Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses of a crash in Belmont that left two women in hospital.

Spaces available on Mount Kilimanjaro trek

The Bolton News:

11:36am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A GROUP of volunteers are inviting people to join them on a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Bolton Hospice.

UPDATED: Car plunges down embankment near Belmont

The Bolton News:

11:19am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CAR plunged down an embankment near Belmont after the driver "tried to overtake another vehicle".

Town centre wasteland could become student flats

The Bolton News:

8:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PATCH of town centre wasteland could be transformed into a 140-bed student accommodation block.

School gets £30,000 to develop outdoor sports facilities

The Bolton News:

8:23am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PRIMARY school which “epitomises the Paralympic spirit” has been given £30,000 to develop outdoor sports facilities.

Bolton's canals, towpaths and locks to be restored

The Bolton News:

8:21am Tuesday 19th August 2014

CONSERVATIONISTS have been working to uncover the town’s industrial heritage — and they believe the Bolton and Bury Canal could ultimately match Yorkshire’s famous Bingley Five-Rise Locks.

Maxine Peake leads Peterloo massacre memorial walk

The Bolton News:

8:07am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ACTRESS Maxine Peake led a moving ceremony to remember the victims of the Peterloo Massacre.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Bolton News: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 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.

Tributes to Bolton couple found dead in Benidorm

The Bolton News:

9:49am Monday 18th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an elderly couple found dead in their holiday home in Spain.

Rotary Club of Bolton Daybreak on the hunt for new members

The Bolton News:

11:49am Monday 18th August 2014

IT is the world’s oldest service organisation which boasts more than one million members worldwide.

Young people's magazine gets royal seal of approval

The Bolton News:

11:46am Monday 18th August 2014

YOUNG people who run their own magazine have been given a “royal seal of approval” by the Queen’s lord lieutenant.

Police on standby as 'Free Palestine' protesters gather in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

4:18pm Saturday 16th August 2014

PROSTESTERS calling for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza gathered in Victoria Square today.

Yucca plant banned 'because it's a health and safety risk'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A YUCCA plant — which has cheered up a dreary landing for eight years — has been banned by housing bosses over “health and safety” fears.

UPDATED: Car and garage destroyed in suspected arson attack in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

9:46am Saturday 16th August 2014

A CAR and garage were destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Thief caught on CCTV stealing jet washer from Kearsley building site

The Bolton News:

9:28am Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE are on the hunt for a jet washer thief.

One of Bolton Wanderers' oldest fans is given season ticket by club on 90th birthday

The Bolton News:

11:31am Saturday 16th August 2014

SUPER Whites fan Olive Walker really can claim to be a lifelong supporter.

Fashion show raises cash for RAF benevolent fund

The Bolton News:

12:31pm Saturday 16th August 2014

GLAMOROUS beauties of all ages took to the catwalk for a good cause.

Bradshaw Cricket Club's beer festival raises £1,000 for good causes

The Bolton News:

12:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TWO charities received £500 each at Bradshaw Cricket Club’s annual beer festival.

British sit-com theme at St Anne's Church's annual flower show

The Bolton News:

9:42am Saturday 16th August 2014

VILLAGERS created a range of floral displays with the theme of British sit-coms — for their annual flower display.

Car crash in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

8:50pm Friday 15th August 2014

A CAR smashed into railings after hitting another car in Bolton town centre.

Traffic delays at busy Bolton junction after crash

The Bolton News:

1:29pm Friday 15th August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays at a busy Bolton town-centre junction after a car crash.

Campaign to get more people in Bolton fishing

The Bolton News:

9:38am Friday 15th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to get more people fishing could lead to increase in their health and social skills — and could even lead to job opportunities, according to organisers.

Bolton Rotary Club installs first female president

The Bolton News:

2:26pm Friday 15th August 2014

BOLTON Rotary Club has broken new ground by installing its first ever female president.

8-year-old makes glasses out of loom bands

The Bolton News:

12:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

AN eight-year-old has her sight set on being Bolton’s biggest loom band fan — by making hers into a pair of glasses.

A-level results day

The Bolton News: Pictures from Hampshire schools and colleges as students pick up their A Level results.

7:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level students all over Bolton are getting their results today.

UPDATED: Bolton boxer Amir Khan launches new charity foundation

The Bolton News:

7:42pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BOLTON boxing superstar Amir Khan raised a staggering £218,000 at the launch of his new charity foundation.

Former boxing champ shot in Marbella to be released from hospital

The Bolton News:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

FORMER boxing champion Jamie Moore, who was shot in Marbella, is to be released from hospital today.

Woman fought off robber who tried to steal her phone

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

8:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A WOMAN fought off a robber who tried to steal her phone.

Woman breaks ankle after crashing into wall in Darcy Lever

The Bolton News:

3:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A WOMAN has broken her ankle after crashing into a wall in Darcy Lever.

JCB on fire at Bolton market

The Bolton News:

9:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

BOLTON town centre is filled with smoke this morning after a JCB caught fire at Bolton Market.

'My dad had four wives'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A MENTAL health counsellor whose father had four wives has spoken about his harrowing childhood growing up in a polygamous family in Nigeria.

Young Princes Trust volunteers improve community centre

The Bolton News:

4:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A TEAM of unemployed youngsters has brought new life to a community centre in Bolton and developed skills as part of a fire service youth scheme.

Laura Farrell's dad still devastated years after death crash

The Bolton News:

10:24am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE bereaved father of Laura Farrell says he is still devastated by her death.

Who is the creepy face in the window? Another 'ghostly' sighting at pub

The Bolton News:

6:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THERE has been yet another "ghostly" sighting at Bolton’s spookiest pub.

Inquest opens into death of woman found in Rivington reservoir

The Bolton News:

11:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a 26-year-old woman whose body was found in Lower Rivington Reservoir.

'Wildlife will return to river Croal', say experts after weir removal

The Bolton News:

9:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE river which powered the industrial revolution in Bolton is being restored to its former glory — and ecological experts believe wildlife will soon start to flourish on the banks of the Croal.

Nothing for kids to do? Not in Great Lever...

The Bolton News:

9:26am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOR many youngsters who have experienced a tough start to life, the future can often look bleak and unpromising.

Car destroyed in suspected arson attack in Breightmet

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

8:31am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A CAR was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Breightmet.

Chorley Old Road closed after crash involving two cars and van

The Bolton News: Police car

7:26pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CRASH involving three vehicles temporarily closed Chorley Old Road.

Rain doesn't dampen spirits at Harpers Lane Allotment Society’s open day

The Bolton News:

8:06am Tuesday 12th August 2014

HEAVY rain could not dampen the spirits of scores of visitors to Harpers Lane Allotment Society’s seventh annual open day.

The life and death of World War One soldier Private John Miller

The Bolton News:

7:52am Tuesday 12th August 2014

PRIVATE John Miller died a “true soldier” — and his short life is revealed in a collection of documents preserved for the last 100 years.

UPDATED: Man breaks both legs crashing car into tree in Crompton Way

The Bolton News: Police continue hunt after stabbing

8:26am Monday 11th August 2014

A MAN broke both his legs after crashing his car into a tree in Crompton Way.

Derelict pub damaged in suspected arson attack

The Bolton News: House fire in Halliwell

5:38pm Monday 11th August 2014

A derelict pub was badly damaged in a suspected arson attack in Atherton.

VIDEO: Pitch-invading fans kick mascot's head across field after defeat

The Bolton News:

3:54pm Monday 11th August 2014

WIDNES rugby league fans stormed onto a the field at Leigh Sports Village before ripping off the Castleford mascot's head and kicking it around the pitch.

Proud Harwood teacher gets Arctic Star medal on behalf of her late father

The Bolton News:

9:58am Monday 11th August 2014

A PROUD teacher from Harwood has secured an Arctic Star medal on behalf of her late father who endured horrifying conditions serving in the Navy.



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