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Feeling lonely? Go for a 'Big Lunch', says Bolton psychologist

The Bolton News: Feeling lonely? Go for a 'Big Lunch', says Bolton psychologist

10:02am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A BOLTON psychologist believes going for lunch with your neighbours could be the key to combatting a worrying condition which is on the rise — loneliness.

Children fish for information at at their local supermarket

The Bolton News: FRUIT: Lilly Rosevere, aged four, chooses the healthy option,

8:33am Tuesday 21st April 2015

LITTLE Abigail Taylor might not have caught a fish for her dinner — but her classmates enjoyed a "fishing expedition" to the local supermarket to find out how food ends up on their plate.

Chess should be taught in all schools, says Bolton politician

The Bolton News: CHESS:Gracie Gammack, aged eight, enjoys a game of chessI

2:38pm Monday 20th April 2015

CHESSMASTERS showed they had the right moves to impress one of the game's biggest fans.

Bright futures await young people at Harper Green School

The Bolton News: MADE UP: Nicole Longworth (left) applies special effects make-up to Kelcea McDonald at the media make-up workshop delivered by Salford City College.

12:08pm Monday 20th April 2015

YOUNG people are being inspired to achieve not just inside the classroom but during their life after school.

Former pro cricketer from Blackrod who was 'no good at school' is now a teacher and published author in America

The Bolton News: BACK IN BOLTON: Author Stephen Speak with pupils (from left )Nathan Mayor aged 13, Owen Moss aged 12 and Sam Little aged 12.

8:17am Monday 20th April 2015

PUBLISHED author Stephen James Speak returned to his old school to add to the library's collection.

Deaf youngsters learn swimming with help from sign language savvy instructor

The Bolton News: SIGN LANGUAGE: Joanne Walker-Wilton from Tiddlers Swim School in the pool with the youngsters.

7:41am Monday 20th April 2015

LEARNING to swim can be daunting enough — so imagine how tough it must be if you are deaf.

Youngsters wear onesies to school and create Facebook video of their day

The Bolton News: ONESIES: Sam Meighan aged eight, Noah Addison aged nine, Calum Cunliffe aged eight, Oliver Murphy aged 10, Faye Badowski aged seven and Farrah Owen aged eight, and Katy Fordham, aged nine, and Emily Armstrong, aged six at the front

12:15pm Thursday 16th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS at Blackrod Church school took part in Onesie Wednesday to raise money for charity.

Majority of parents get child into chosen school — but more than 100 miss out

The Bolton News: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

6:01am Thursday 16th April 2015

THOUSANDS of parents in Bolton will be celebrating today with almost nine in ten children being accepted into their chosen primary school.

Budding young journalists win trip to The Bolton News and Macron

The Bolton News: SPORTS REPORTERS: Young award-winning journalists visit The Bolton News

5:33pm Thursday 16th April 2015

YOUNG people proved they were made of the write stuff when they swapped their classroom for the newsroom.

Students cook up a storm at Young Chef competition

The Bolton News: YOUNG MASTERCHEFS: Madison Hackett and Sol Mitchell of Canon Slade School

8:01am Thursday 16th April 2015

YOUNG masterchefs from Bolton found themselves under the watchful eye of a former Royal Chef as they showcased their culinary skills.

Union members protest outside University of Bolton function at Octagon Theatre

The Bolton News: CAMPAIGN: Protesters outside the Octagon Theatre

7:58pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

PROTESTERS gathered outside the Octagon Theatre as the University of Bolton held a function there.

Labour MP joins protest over university sackings

The Bolton News: PROTEST: Labour candidate David Crausby with union protestors

1:35pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

THE University of Bolton must apply the “basic rules of justice” regarding two sacked staff members, according to a prominent borough politician.

Kearsley Academy pupils to represent UK in European Cheerleading Championships

The Bolton News: Emma Wilkinson aged 16 jumps above the other members of Group Kinetics cheerleaders. (23129936)

11:20am Tuesday 14th April 2015

THESE talented young people have cheered and danced their way from high school to representing their country in an international championship

Your chance to quiz local politicians about free schools

The Bolton News: QUESTION TIME: MP Yasmin Qureshi

10:02am Tuesday 14th April 2015

PARENTS and members of the public are being invited to take part in an "education question time" event being held in Bolton this week.

On the hunt for rare butterflies in Bolton

The Bolton News: BUTTERFLY DETECTIVE: Butterfly hunter Luke Garforth (7) pictured at the Environmental Resource Centre Bolton, where a butterfly count was held

1:29pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

WILDLIFE lovers turned butterfly detectives as they took to the great outdoors.

Black history is 'a valuable part of curriculum' in Bolton

The Bolton News: Black History: Danielle Rogers, aged 17

10:02am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A PETITION calling for black history to become a compulsory part of the curriculum for primary school children may have failed to reach the magic 100,000 — which would have forced the issue to be discussed in parliament — but it is still a key subject on school timetables in Bolton.

Bolton primary school opens during Easter holidays - and super-keen kids are queuing to get in

The Bolton News: KEEN: Gaskell Primary School throws open its gates to children who can't wait until the end of Easter holidays to get back to school

7:02am Monday 13th April 2015

THESE bright young things could not wait until the end of the Easter holidays to go back to school.

Horwich youngsters win gold with gymnastics routine at Greater Manchester School Games

The Bolton News: CELEBRATIONS: Emma Fairclough, Grace Owen, Milly Brownlee, Rio Kattouche-Alker, Alex Hardman and Isla Yardley, all aged seven.

12:22pm Monday 13th April 2015

NIMBLE-FOOTED youngsters hopped, skipped and jumped to be crowned gymnastics champions after wowing judges with a spellbinding routine.

Bolton teacher sent to Siberia

The Bolton News: SENT TO SIBERIA: Beatrice Connor who travelled to teach in a school on a remote island in the Siberian region

4:43pm Monday 13th April 2015

TEACHER Beatrice Connor found herself being sent to Siberia.

University of Bolton team debuts in Le Mans race

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12:34pm Sunday 12th April 2015

THE University of Bolton has taken to the tracks as its Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 made its debut in the first race of the new European Le Mans season.

Green fingered youngsters dig deep to grow their own lunch

The Bolton News: GARDNER: Pupil Olivia Rea, aged five, from Eagley Infants School with Anne Gunning.

1:51pm Thursday 9th April 2015

THERE will be no ham sarnies and cheese strings in these youngsters' packed lunches — for they have been digging deep to grow their own school dinners.

Graduates and staff celebrate university's first intern programme

The Bolton News: SUCCESS: Fozia Uddin and Katie Bamford at the reception

11:35am Thursday 9th April 2015

GRADUATES and staff have been celebrating the success of the University of Bolton’s first intern programme.

University of Bolton only one in the North West to pay the new recommended living wage — and above average in closing the gender pay gap

The Bolton News: LIVING WAGE: University of Bolton

11:03am Saturday 4th April 2015

THE University of Bolton is the only higher education institution in the North West to pay the new living wage, new figures show.

Students helped on to the career ladder

The Bolton News: SPORTS:Craig Hobbs

8:36am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A NEW programme to help students on to the career ladder kicked off this week.

Youngsters are published poets — and they do know it

The Bolton News: Children from Bishop Bridgeman C of E Primary School who have had poems published in the book Out of This World.

Photo: Deputy head teacher Mrs Hafsha Hafeji is seen with the young poets (from left) Alok Jadva (11), Shana Gani (10), Alisha Ali (10), Sula

8:21am Thursday 2nd April 2015

THEY may only be at primary school but these youngsters are already published poets — and they DO know it.

Schools throws a birthday to celebrate landmark anniversary

The Bolton News: LOOKING BACK: Alishpa Sikander, aged 11, looks back at how the school has changed

10:47am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A PRIMARY school celebrated a milestone in its history by throwing a birthday party.

Computer whizz kids learn how to stay safe online

The Bolton News: E-SAFETY: Naome Robinson, aged 11, and Patrick Nowell, aged 10, at Kearsley West Primary School after their ICT Cyber Bullying lessons.

4:23pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

COMPUTER whizz kids know to put safety first when they go online.

Standards rising at school classed as inadequate by education watchdog

The Bolton News: Standards rising at school classed as inadequate by education watchdog

12:46pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

STANDARDS are on the up at a school which was found to be "failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education".

Bolton News columnist Angela Kelly grilled by aspiring journalists at Tonge Moor Primary School

The Bolton News: NEWSPAPERS :Young journalists at Tonge Moor Primary School. From left, Neyla Mwajuma, Bogden Drenga, Charlie Kendall, Chloe Craven, Angela Kelly, Ayden Ward, Damian Thomasson and Millie Wright.

8:45am Tuesday 31st March 2015

WHEN it comes to finding out what the media is all about year five at Tonge Moor Primary School is more than a match for the average experienced journalist, writes Bolton News columnist Angela Kelly.

Protestors demonstrate against the sacking of University of Bolton colleagues

The Bolton News: PROTEST: Demonstrators outside the University of Bolton

12:36pm Monday 30th March 2015

A PROTEST was staged outside the University of Bolton in anger at the sackings of two members of staff.

Pupils stage three-day art exhibition open to teachers and pupils from nearby schools

The Bolton News: ART EXHIBITION: Imani-Hanan Khan, aged seven, at the exhibition

12:04pm Monday 30th March 2015

IT is not unusual for youngsters artwork to be displayed on their classroom wall — or on the fridge at home.

Bolton College's new campus is inspiration for new education facility in Romania

The Bolton News: FACT FINDING: Bolton College hold event to welcome members FAST Charity.L/R;George Kondra, Ion Mezei,Sharon Mariott, Director of Adult and Higher Education, Dave French,Lecturer, Andrei Brumar, Daniel Hristea, FAST President,Nicu Hagiu, Avram Marsavela.

9:49am Monday 30th March 2015

BOLTON College's modern campus is proving to be the inspiration for a new further education college in Romania.

Students hit the airwaves to produce radio advert

The Bolton News: From left to right - Harper Green School pupils Kian Sinker, Molly Daves, Ellis Lynch, Jordan Carroll

12:21pm Sunday 29th March 2015

STUDENTS from Farnworth hit the airwaves to record a radio advert.

Science proves to be a piece of cake

The Bolton News: CAKE:Ellie Sutton aged 12 with her Science cake.

11:50am Friday 27th March 2015

A SCIENCE experiment proved to be a piece of cake — quite literally.

Pupils skip school for charity

The Bolton News: JUMP: Esme Unsworth aged nine enjoys a skipping day at St Andrews CofE Primary School, Over Hulton

2:52pm Thursday 26th March 2015

PUPILS at St Andrews in Over Hulton were given permission to skip school — in aid of two worthwhile causes.

University of Bolton £40 million student village plan — special investigation

The Bolton News: COURTYARD: How the new student village could look

6:02am Wednesday 25th March 2015

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a £40 million student village right next to the historic Le Mans Crescent have been met with widespread opposition from campaigners, councillors and the town's civic trust.

Youngsters "pitch" in for business event

7:05pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

YOUNG entrepreneurs from Bolton and the surrounding area went head to head in a Dragon’s Den style event organised by the charity Young Enterprise.

Maths and English Column

3:04pm Monday 23rd March 2015

WHAT do you call a bread roll? Is it a barm cake, a bap, a cob or a bun? What about a flour cake or oven bottom?

Bolton College's nursery rated as inadequate by Ofsted

The Bolton News: Bolton College

6:02am Friday 20th March 2015

PARENTS have rallied to the defence of Bolton College's nursery — after the government's education watchdog found it was inadequate.

University chief appointed as deputy to Lord Lieutenant — the Queen's representative in Greater Manchester

The Bolton News: Professor George Holmes, Vice Chancellor of The University of Bolton. (12620905)

8:25am Wednesday 18th March 2015

PROFESSOR George Holmes — Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton — has been appointed as a deputy to the man who represents the Queen in Greater Manchester.

Poppy dedication to 81 Old Boltonians who died in First World War

The Bolton News: IN REMEMBRANCE: School Captain Paul Greenhalgh

4:29pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A MOVING tribute to the 81 Old Boys of Bolton School who lost their lives in World War One.

In pictures: Day one of Music Centre Presents at Victoria Hall

The Bolton News: CONCERT: Lydia Brown, aged eight, performs with Ladybridge & Turton Junior String Ensemble at Bolton Music Centre Presents

3:50pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

THE first of five concerts to showcase the musical talents of youngsters from across Bolton was held on Monday evening.

Pictured: Vernon Kay's Comic Relief bungee challenge

The Bolton News: BUNGEE: Vernon Kay and his American football team mates took part in challenges to support Flying Start — British Airways’ global charity partnership with Comic Relief

2:48pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

JUGGLING his new television programme, family life and fundraising, Bolton presenter Vernon Kay is as busy as ever.

Disgusted youngsters form their own litter picking squad to clean up area around school

The Bolton News: LITTER PICK: From left, Finlay Cooke aged six and Lincoln Morgan aged six pupils at SS Osmunds and Andrew's  RC School who took part in a litter pick.

11:35am Tuesday 17th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS in Breightmet were so disgusted by the amount of litter outside their school that they asked teachers if they could take action.

Primary school youngsters learn how to become broadband engineers

The Bolton News: CABLES: Staff at BT Openreach visited Sharples Primary School. Pictured with Openreach's Imran Patel is Joshua Green, aged 11

2:45pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

THERE were no short circuits at Sharples Primary School as pupils learned what it is like to work as an engineer.

Sharples School aims set up Bolton's first observatory — and it could be ready by summer

The Bolton News: STARGAZING:Roy Gibbins, Project Manager from the Rotary Club of Bolton le Moors, with Lukman Patel, Sharples year 10 pupil and Max Marsden Price from The Oaks in year six

2:58pm Monday 16th March 2015

ASTRONOMERS could be stargazing through Bolton's first observatory as soon as this summer.

Pupils' delight as chicks hatch at primary school

The Bolton News: EASTER PRESENT: The chicks have hatched in an incubator at Devonshire Road Primary School

1:48pm Monday 16th March 2015

THEY are the cutest new additions to Devonshire Road Primary School.

Students given exhilarating science lessons by lecturer from University of Manchester

The Bolton News: APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE: Frank Mair of Manchester University at Rivington and Blackrod School giving a Flash Bang Science Show to students.

1:25pm Monday 16th March 2015

YOUNG Einsteins enjoyed a show with a difference.

Bolton College apprentices show their drive for success in competition

The Bolton News: DRIVEN:Body and Refinishing Competition ,Paint Refinishing winner Nathan Mann aged 19.

1:10pm Monday 16th March 2015

AMBITIOUS Bolton College apprentices have shown they have the drive to succeed.

Gala concert launches school celebrations

The Bolton News: CELEBRATIONS: Gala concerts launches school celebrations

5:20pm Sunday 15th March 2015

A HUGE gala concert was held to celebrate a landmark Bolton School anniversary.

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