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Police draw a blank looking for parents of tragic little Alia - the baby found dumped in a plastic bag

The Bolton News: TRAGIC SCENE Forensic officers at the site in Ox Hey Lane where the baby’s body was found

6:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE admit they have drawn a blank in their search for the parents of a newborn baby found abandoned in a plastic bag, a court heard.

Gang pose as police officers and tie up brothers before stealing jewellery and cash

The Bolton News:

1:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

FOUR men posing as police officers tied up two brothers in their own home before fleeing with jewellery and cash.

UPDATED: How Bolton could benefit from Scottish 'no' vote

The Bolton News:

6:15am Friday 19th September 2014

CALLS have been made for Greater Manchester to be granted more powers to manage its own affairs in light of the Scottish people voting against independence.

'Do you have a dog?' Wife left distraught as 111 call centre staff ask 'inane questions' while her husband fights for his life

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISTRAUGHT wife who dialled 999 was tranferred to the NHS’s non-emergency service — as she watched her husband fighting for his life.

Convoy pal pleads for return of hostage Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FRIEND of hostage Alan Henning who travelled with him to Syria said the aid worker was captured by Islamic State (IS) jihadists because they thought he was a spy.

Caring sister helps big bro with rare gene disorder

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

SMILING Mark Peacock looks like he does not have a care in the world — thanks to sister Amy Jorja who helps care for her big brother who has a rare gene disorder.

Dinnerlady ditches her apron to take on Tough Mudder challenge

The Bolton News:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A DINNERLADY swapped her apron for a pair of trainers on Sunday as she took part in the gruelling Tough Mudder challange.

Bolton's alcohol-related A&E admissions 'more than double national average'

The Bolton News:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ALCOHOL-related A&E admissions in Bolton are more than double the national average, shock statistics show.

'Global market' set to come to Bolton

The Bolton News: MARKET FORCES A little taste of what Victoria Square can expect at the Global Village Market

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BOLTON town centre will be awash with the tantalising tastes and smells of fine food from around the world next month.

Model pupil died from 'misadventure' - inquest

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A MODEL pupil, who was found hanged at a local beauty spot, had a history of pranks and “swinging from trees”, an inquest heard.

Child sexual exploitation 'is still a hidden problem', say police

The Bolton News: Police commissioner Tony Lloyd

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUNDBREAKING campaign to protect children from the “hidden problem” of sexual exploitation is being launched by police today.

Tributes to 'popular' great-grandmother who has died aged 100

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘popular’, ‘supportive’ and ‘independent’ great-grandmother, who has died at the age of 100.

Horwich set to celebrate World Zombie Day

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

DOZENS of ghosts and ghouls are to descend on Horwich in a scene out of the Michael Jackson Thriller video to celebrate World Zombie Day.

Bolton MP Yasmin Qureshi leads pleas for Islamic State militants to release hostage aid worker Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

12:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITANT terrorists have been told to “show mercy” and release the Bolton convoy aid worker they are threatening to behead.

Bolton's £1 billion masterplan is 'almost complete'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SEVEN years ago, in the back rooms of Bolton Town Hall, council officers drew up an ambitious plan to transform the borough. The 15-year strategic plan aimed to bring jobs, investment and opportunities to Bolton — with schemes such as the impressive Church Wharf project at the centre of the plan. Nick Jackson reports.

Family of seven forced to flee fire in Heaton home

The Bolton News:

8:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FAMILY of seven were forced to flee from their Heaton house after a fire started in the kitchen.

Justice Secretary calls for Scots to avoid "huge mistake" of independence during Bolton visit

The Bolton News:

11:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has said it would be a "huge mistake" if Scottish people vote to become independent from the United Kingdom in tomorrow's historic referendum vote.

Huge blaze on Winter Hill

The Bolton News:

5:11pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A HUGE blaze has destroyed a large area of heath land on Winter Hill.

Vigil held for Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

9:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE gathered at St Matthew’s Church this evening to pray for the release of hostage Alan Henning.

Great Lever street given 'green makeover'

The Bolton News:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A GREAT Lever street has been given a green makeover - a move that could help reduce crime.

Fundraiser in honour of Craig Jones who died in lift shaft fall

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FRIENDS of a 27-year-old man who fell to his death down a lift shaft are staging a special fundraiser in his honour.

Last ditch efforts to save Theatre Church

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

GROUPS which protect the country’s heritage have made last-minute objections to controversial plans to demolish the former Theatre Church.

Milo, 2, in 2km walk in memory of great gran

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

CUTE tot Milo Ryan-Smith will step out on his first sponsored walk in memory of his great grandmother.

School caretaker wins flag battle with Bolton at Home

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Union flag will keep flying outside a Johnson Fold home — after a dad-of-five won a patriotic battle with his landlords.

UPDATED: Whites fan banned from watching football for racially abusing manager Dougie Freedman and two Wanderers stars

The Bolton News:

1:53pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WHITES fan has been banned from watching football for three years after racially abusing manager Dougie Freedman and two Wanderers stars.

'Sickening' suicide watch mugs pulled from shelves at pound store

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SICKENING mugs with a tasteless “suicide watch” cartoon have been pulled from the shelves of a Bolton pound shop — after a mother whose son died in prison complained to The Bolton News.

The clouds are gathering overhead ... but is the Scotland vote written in the stars?

The Bolton News:

4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DID a cloud formation over Westhoughton give a pointer to how Scotland will vote tomorrow?

Unemployment falls in Bolton

The Bolton News: Unemployment at lowest for nearly a year

3:48pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT across Bolton has fallen by just under 4.8 per cent, new figures have revealed.

Man hit by car after fleeing from police

The Bolton News: Moss Bank Way in 2012

2:15pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN fleeing from Police Special Constables was hit by a car on Moss Bank Way, Bolton on Tuesday evening.

Day at the races raises thousands of pounds for Bolton Lads and Girls Club

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

MORE than 60 people enjoyed a day at the races to help a Bolton charity raise money towards the £6,000 a day it needs to stay open.

Widow calls for more research over 'asbestos cancer' following death of postman husband

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE grieving partner of a kind-hearted postman who died of a deadly asbestos cancer will join other victims in the fight for more research.

Fresh 'bedroom tax' protest planned in Bolton

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DEMONSTRATION against the controversial “bedroom tax” will be held in Victoria Square next month.

Hundreds expected at funeral of popular amateur cricketer

The Bolton News:

9:47am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HUNDREDS are today expected to attend the funeral service of Haji Suleman “Solly India” Atcha a stalwart of Deane and Derby Cricket Club who died yesterday at the age of just 55-years-old.

Knitting group makes more than 500 items for poorly youngsters

The Bolton News:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT is a little gem that is going from strength to strength. The charity for women over 50, known as Precious Germs, only had a handful of members when it was set up in Kearsley last March.

Smithills Coaching House conversion 'taking shape'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WORK to convert the historic Smithills Coaching House into nine homes is “progressing well” say developers — but work will not be complete until next spring.

Pensioner stole £8,000 from nursing home pal

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PENSIONER stole more than £8,000 from a friend being treated in a care home for Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.

Mouse droppings found on work surfaces at town centre kebab house

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

MOUSE urine and droppings were found inside fridges, on worktops and on a pizza tray at a town centre takeaway, a court heard.

Fury over off-peak ticket price change as volunteers fork out nearly double for rail tickets

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RAIL users who are beginning to feel the bite of increased train fares on the borough’s networks have described the changes as “disgusting.”

Takeaway food found dumped at beauty spot

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TAKEAWAY food found dumped in Doffcocker Lodge has been branded “harmful” to wildfowl by experts.

200 sign petition calling for traffic calming on Little Lever crash road

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEARLY 200 residents on a street in Little Lever where a car crashed into a garden wall have signed a petition asking for traffic calming measures.

Work set to start on £180,000 skate park

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SKATE park in Bolton town centre will close tomorrow so building work on a £180,000 replacement can begin.

UPDATE: Man hit on Moss Bank Way

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

9:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to Moss Bank Way at 7pm after reports a man had been hit.

Prayer service to be held for IS hostage Alan Henning

The Bolton News:

5:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHURCH service to pray for the safe release for aid worker and married father-of-two Alan Henning will be held on Thursday as the people of Bolton implore his captors to spare his life.

Brickwork course cancelled at Bolton College

The Bolton News:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BRICKWORK course at Bolton College was cancelled at the last minute — due to a lack of interest.

Worker who stole £40,000 from employer 'bought her partner a personal number plate'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MUM-OF-TWO who stole nearly £40,000 from her former employer faces jail if she does not begin to repay the money.

10 miles and 10 pubs ... fundraising is thirsty work!

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 10 mile walk will be thirsty work for a group of charity supporters.

Charity launches last-ditch attempt to keep its bank account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRUSTEES of the Bolton Islamic relief charity — which has been told its bank account will be closed by HSBC — have launched a last-ditch attempt to keep their account.

Pub regulars given super-sized ice bucket challenge by JCB

The Bolton News:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THIS was no ordinary ice-bucket challenge. The internet craze was taken to new heights in Great Lever when a JCB was filled with ice water and tipped over more than 20 people to raise money for Bolton Hospice.

The only way is Bolton ... which celeb does this Little Lever teenager look like?

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WANNABE celeb Chris Bailey is hoping for his big break — as a Joey Essex lookalike.

Mum banned from keeping animals after five dogs 'left to starve'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MOTHER-OF-EIGHT has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after starving her five dogs until they were emaciated.






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