Child sex cases up 21 per cent but problem being dealt with

The Bolton News: Submitted Picture
Pic by David Gaskell posted on our Facebook page showing Bolton town centre as a ghost town "last Saturday"
From: Julian Thorpe 
Date: 09-07-13 (12101214)

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE number of children being groomed for sex in the town soared last year �— and hundreds of youngsters were reported missing.

Landlord "lucky to be alive" after Land Rover smashes into Dog and Partridge pub

The Bolton News:

12:25pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE LANDLORD of the Dog and Partridge pub said he was seconds away from being killed after a Land Rover smashed into the building last night.

Former Blackrod Mayor warns of dangers of anti-anxiety drug reliance

The Bolton News: Cllr Stephen Laycock and Pat Senior

2:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FORMER mayor has warned about the risks of becoming reliant on anti-anxiety drugs after she said they left her feeling paralysed and “like a vegetable”.

Charity helps more than 300 adults with skills and training

The Bolton News:

1:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHARITY training centre has helped more than 300 unemployed adults in the past 15 months.

Youngsters get royal seal of approval from William and Kate for their Great British tea party

The Bolton News: ANYONE for cake. Year 2 pupils left to right, Charlotte Darbyshire and Reece Gray  both aged six, and Oliver Griffiths and Jessica Kelsall both aged seven.

12:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN from St James Daisy Hill Primary School in Westhoughton hosted an afternoon of tea and cakes for parents to cap off a class project about London.

Justin Moorhouse praises community book created by Daubhill residents

The Bolton News: Susan and Barry McMullen with Jackie Roach from Procure Plus, a sponsor of the event

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES from a street in Daubhill have become the stars of a new book which won a prestigious award presented by Phoenix Nights star Justin Moorhouse.

Football teams not heeding council warning over litter

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

FOOTBALL teams are still not cleaning up their litter after playing on a Farnworth park, despite warnings from Bolton Council.

Reformed criminal helpingother ex-cons turn lives round

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

A REFORMED criminal has launched a training enterprise centre to give other ex-offenders and the homeless the chance to turn their lives round.

Jewellery owners reunited with property after Bolton News appeal

The Bolton News: Over £1000 worth of stolen jewellery was recovered from Bolton Market Place on 30/09/14 by Police. 
Officers were alerted to a large stash of stolen jewellery at a shop in Bolton Town 
Burglary or theft must have taken place before 1st Oct 2014.  (1

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUPLE were subjected to a terrifying burglary �— as they sat watching evening television.

Snappers 'capture' top prize in Blackrod scarecrow contest

The Bolton News: Adam Howard's winning picture in the junior section

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE winners of this year’s Blackrod Scarecrow Festival photograph competition have been announced.

Residents angered as recycling crew leaves broken glass and yellow liquid in street

The Bolton News: (12030538)

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

RECYCLING crews left broken glass and yellow liquid in the street outside a family home in Deane.

A song of ice and fire at the Flashes and Bangs workshop

The Bolton News: Youngsters watch Dr John Milnes conduct an experiment in the fume cupboard at The University of Bolton during part of Manchester Science Festival. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Monday October 27, 2014.

Story: Vickie Scullard (11969262)

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THEY say there is no smoke without fire — but for youngsters at a special workshop at the University of Bolton they were taught that ice was just as important.

MP wants better protection for retail staff

The Bolton News: David Crausby MP launches a national bingo game and supports reducing the excessive tax burden on bingo at Mecca Bingo, Breightmet Fold Lane, Breightmet.  Photo by Karen Hope, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Friday January 17 2014. (12112614)

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN seeking to prevent violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff has received the backing of a Bolton MP.

Strictly fans urged to step-forward for competition

The Bolton News: Last year's strictly winners, reporter Liam Thorp and dance partner Cathy Brown

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

DARING dance fans are being urged to take the brave “step” towards Strictly glory for Bolton Hospice.

Food fans challenged to 'eat until they drop' at market event

The Bolton News: Steve Simms with Nkono's Alain Job from Bolton Market, promoting BBQ Night later this week.

6:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

BOLTON Market is stay ing open into the evening �— for more "twilight events" �— as traders look to capitalise on the £4.5 million revamp of the lifestyle hall as well as shoppers' appetite for food and drink.

Charities fury over canopy demolition

The Bolton News: Shoppers browse the charity canopy in Victoria Square, Bolton which is under threat of closure. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd., Thursday July 5, 2012.

Story: Melanie  (12022669)

6:03am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BOLTON'S charity canopy - a gift to the town 30 years ago - has been mothballed.

UPDATED: Fire crews tackle flat blaze in Horwich

The Bolton News:

8:43am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIRE crews are battling a blaze in a flat in Horwich.

Children's TV presenter Katy Ashworth to turn on this year's Christmas lights

The Bolton News: Bolton Christmas lights switch on.
Parade with the giant snowmen
Picture by Richard Holton, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd. Saturday November 25th, 2012 (12022479)

6:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHILDREN'S television chef Katy Ashworth is set to cook up a storm �— when she switches on Bolton's Christmas lights.

Bolton ready for fright night with a raft of Halloween events

The Bolton News: Witch Lily Humphries aged 10 with her rat.The Ferns Academy, Farnworth, witches and wizards event.Reporter. None.Picture by Roy Bolton, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd. Picture taken Wednesday 22nd October,2014 (12017339)

6:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DIG out your most frightful fancy dress and get ready to enjoy the spookiest time of the year at a range of events in Bolton.

NWAS issues advice for a spooky but safe Halloween

8:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PARENTS in Bolton are being urged to follow a few simple tips in order to ensure that Halloween is a safe and spooky treat for their children this year.

Budding builders tackle challenges during science festival fun

The Bolton News: Harley Crompton aged six of Morris Green with his spaghetti and sweet structure.
Children visited Bolton Museum to meet a Scientist and build structures as part of Manchester Science week. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Tuesday October 28

6:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS became architects for the day at Bolton Museum as part of Manchester Science Festival.

Residents turn out to herald regeneration plan

The Bolton News: Farnworth Market Redevelopment Vox Pop.
Images by Steve Holt,Bolton News, Monday October 27 2014. (12056090)

6:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SCORES of residents have grabbed the chance to quiz the experts over the multi-million pound regeneration of Farnworth town centre.

Former council boss has firearms appeal thrown out by judge

The Bolton News: Adrian Golland
Photo by Paul Gardner, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd., Sunday June 26 2011. (12036014)

8:41pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A RETIRED council boss has lost an appeal to keep his guns �— after a court ruled he was a "confrontational man" who always thinks he is right.

Bid to preserve historic features at Bromley Cross station

The Bolton News: Bromley Cross station clock

8:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

IT has kept things ticking along at Bromley Cross Train Station for more than a century, taking pride of place on the platform.

Man arrested after car chase in Daubhill

The Bolton News: Police car

8:52am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE have arrested a man after a car chase in Daubhill this morning.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after suffering head injuries in bike crash on Darwen Moor

The Bolton News: The North West Air Ambulance in action earlier this year

6:17pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A 12-year old boy has been airlifted to hospital after suffering head injuries in a bike crash.

Bolton's mystery unicyclist gets a mention on Chris Evans' radio show

The Bolton News: Father and daughter saddle up as Horwich prepares to host first unicycle road race

10:17am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BBC Radio 2 listeners were given a unique insight into Bolton this morning – when someone from the town called in to tell host Chris Evans that they had seen a unicyclist going up Blackburn Road

Bunny rabbits with star quality needed for festive show at Bolton theatre

The Bolton News: Artwork for  Alice in Wonderland at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

8:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FURRY family pets are needed to hop on stage and star in a theatre's festive production of Alice in Wonderland.

Youngsters make some Noize on the dancefloor

The Bolton News: From the left are Vanessa Yau aged 12, Tegan Robinson aged 13, Connor Wells aged 12, Lissy Entwistle aged 14, Evie Pendlebury aged 14 with Tom McKay aged 12 at the front.
Street Dance group Noize from the Theatre Dance Studio, Halliwell have won a top com

8:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TALENTED youngsters left their fans making a racket after impressing at a nationwide dance contest.

Residents line Ramsbottom street in bid to see film stars in action

The Bolton News: Locals watch the filming of 'A Monster Calls' in Bridge Street, Ramsbottom. Photo by Karen Hope, Sunday October 26 2014. Reporter: Liam Thorp. (11948926)

8:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS lined the streets late into the night to try and catch a glimpse of Hollywood stars shooting a feature film in Ramsbottom.

Brides take to wedding by donkey-drawn carriage

The Bolton News: What every bride needs on her Wedding Day.. A Donkey ride to the service.  That's what the Bride's father surprised his daughter with at Bolholt Country Park Hotel in Bury when Bride Jennifer Court tied the knot with fiancee Tony Ormes.
Pictured a

6:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MOST brides dream of being taken to the church by a horse-drawn carriage on their special day.

Mother and daughter's fight to beat cancer time bomb

The Bolton News: Grandma Cath Gilroy and her daughter Clare Shaw both have the BRCA 2 cancer gene and in the midst of preventative surgery. They have both been appalled by how long they have had to wait for the reconstructive surgery and say their lives are on hold.

6:02am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MOTHER and daughter facing a cancer time bomb have spoken about their brave decision to have drastic, preventative surgery.

Ex-Bolton Wanderers coach avoids jail for smashing bottle over man's head

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:01am Monday 27th October 2014

A FORMER Bolton Wanderers football coach smashed a glass bottle over the head of a reveller - after his sister texted him to say she had been assaulted by two men in a town centre bar.

Plans to regenerate Farnworth precinct expected next month, developers say

The Bolton News: Artists impression of new Farnworth Market. (11935922)

6:04am Monday 27th October 2014

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to kick-start the regeneration of Farnworth — after years of negotiations — will finally be submitted to Bolton Council next month.

Bolton MPs welcome "HS3" plans for the North West

The Bolton News: Undated handout photo issued by HS2 of the potential HS2 train design. Campaigners have lost the latest legal challenge over the Government's high-speed rail project HS2. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 6, 2014. The challenge was

4:02pm Monday 27th October 2014

PLANS for a high-speed train service �— dubbed HS3 �— across the north of England have been welcomed by Bolton politicians and business leaders.

MP goes back to school to present youngsters with student council badges

The Bolton News: Yasmin Querishi hand out awards at St Peters and Pauls Primary School, Bolton.
Images by Steve Holt (11900897)

6:04am Monday 27th October 2014

BOLTON MP Yasmin Qureshi presented members of the St Peter and Paul’s RC Primary School student council with badges on Friday.

Phoebe's a little braveheart

The Bolton News: Phoebe Whittle, aged four-weeks-old  (11921738)

6:04am Monday 27th October 2014

FROM the adorable smile on Phoebe Whittle's face, you would never know she once needed life-saving heart surgery.

Schoolchildren faith groups pray for world peace

The Bolton News: Pictured are those who took part with front, 10 year olds Tariq Williams of Brandwood school and Alisha Ali of Bishop Bridgeman school.
Bolton Interfaith Council held a short prayer ceremony during the week of Peace Prayers for World Peace at Friends Meet

6:03am Monday 27th October 2014

PUPILS and faith groups from across Bolton came together to pray for world peace.

Children celebrate opening of new play area

The Bolton News: The Ferns Adacdemy opening of new playground. Pictured with Carefoot mascot, Sammy Safe site, left to right, Bradley Scott-Derbyshire aged 10, Kieron Roberts aged seven, Sonaina Ashraf aged six and Ayisha Arshed aged 11. (11887887)

6:03am Monday 27th October 2014

BREAK times are set to become a lot more fun for children at The Ferns Academy �— with the opening of a new purpose-built play area.

Young people celebrate Black History Month

The Bolton News: L-R:  Back:  Charlie Barratt (Harmony Youth Centre), Donna Handley (Harmony Youth Centre) and Patrick Brown (aged 16).  Front: Oliver Horrocks (aged 11) and Harley Horrocks (aged nine) celebrate Black History Month at the Harmony Youth Centre, Wordsworth

6:03am Monday 27th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS will have a chance to learn about the achievements of people of African heritage as a youth project celebrates Black History Month during its half-term holiday club.

Fly-tippers target housing estate

The Bolton News: Story: Flytippers are throwing their rubbish in an unoccupied council-owned house. As quickly as it is removed more is dumped. They cut through the fence to access the back yard to dump/
Job: Pix of the mess, pix of the cut fence, pix of Phyllis not looki

6:03am Monday 27th October 2014

FLY-TIPPERS in Deane are driving residents mad by dumping rubbish near their homes.

East Bolton Local Link extended to Bradshaw Road after loss of 273 bus

The Bolton News: Riding Gate Bus stop, Tottington Road, Bradshaw. Cllr Stuart Haslam has launched a campaign to try and get a new operator for the bus route along this road, he is pictured at the bus stop. Photo by Paul Gardner. Newsquest, Bolton. Thursday 18th June 2014.

6:03am Monday 27th October 2014

BRADSHAW residents can now use a new door-to-door transport service, following the loss of a "vital bus service".

Developers will not have to pay for social housing in Horwich after winning battle with Bolton Council

The Bolton News: The Swallowfield Hotel site in Chorley New Road, Horwich

6:02am Monday 27th October 2014

DEVELOPERS of a mothballed site in Horwich have won a long-running battle with Bolton Council to avoid giving any contribution towards social housing in the borough.

Two arrested after man stabbed in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

12:23pm Sunday 26th October 2014

TWO people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in Bolton town centre.

Zombie invasion in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News: Krystal Skull, St Andrews Court offered zombie makeovers in exchange for donations to the Wipe Your Tears Away children's charity

12:13pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ZOMBIES raged through Bolton town centre on Saturday — to raise money for charity.

Wanderers legend Tony Kelly walks 50 miles for charity

The Bolton News: Bolton Wanders Tony Kelly with John McGinlay and supporters joined together at Burnden Park Pie Shop on Manchester Road for the last leg of the 50 mile walk towards the Macron Stadium ahead of Wanderers class with Brentford.
25th October 2014 (11931378)

12:10pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FORMER Bolton Wanderers and England footballer Tony Kelly completed the final leg of his marathon walk for charity with Whites legend John McGinlay on Saturday �— before spurring on their old team to victory.

Tougher laws proposed to handle dangerous dogs

The Bolton News: Sutton granted first Dog Control Order

12:03pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FOG owners could be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take action to prevent an attack under new rules.

Young bookworms rewarded for completing a summer reading challenge

The Bolton News: Children – L – RKhaleel Ibrahim, Ben King, who won a Kindle in a lucky draw; Sienna McMurray; Owen Percival; Joseph Parkinson; Travis Lee; Erin DarwenAdults L – R Craig Bradley ;Cllr Byrne Mayor of Bolton and Mayoress

6:03am Sunday 26th October 2014

YOUNG bookworms were rewarded for completing this year's Summer Reading Challenge in which they crawled their way through six books over the long holiday.

Mystery benefactor donates £12,000 to Victoria Hall

The Bolton News: (11833492)

6:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

A MYSTERY benefactor has donated £12,000 to help repair a landmark town centre church's 90-foot terracotta tower.

Bolton martial arts club launches classes for disabled people

The Bolton News: Jamie Agar and Paul Smith

6:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

A MARTIAL arts club has secured funding to launch classes for disabled people.

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