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EXCITED: Scott Devon will host the International Beat Poetry Festival next month

International poetry festival being held in Bolton

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Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

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DREAM: Bolton rock group Jade Assembly will play at the Macron Stadium next month

What do you think of Jade Assembly's new Bolton Wanderers song 'Walking Down the Manny Road'?

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Street entertainers flagging up the start the Food and Drink Festival. They are, 'Gino and Gino',Nigel Cartwright and Steve Ellis with 'Lucy Liquorice' Rachel Hyde.Picture by Richard Holton

Bolton Food & Drink Festival ready for the off — with entertainment galore planned for the weekend

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VIDEO: The group perform in the Octagon Car Park

Bolton rappers aiming to put town on the map

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CHEF: John Torode cooks up a storm

Food festival favourite John Torode ready to cook up a storm in Bolton

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YOUTH CLUB: (L-R_  Alan Jones (aged 12), Ryan Crompton (aged 15), Leroy Anderson (aged 16), Kielann Preston (aged 15) and Callum Thompson (aged 15) at the Harmony Youth Project.

Talent show inspired by young people

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Britain's Got Talent team set to visit Bolton to audition for budding stars

Britain's Got Talent team set to visit Bolton to audition for budding stars

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BROADCASTER: Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe to present new Story of Indie documentary series on BBC Four

TRIBUTE: Mark Radcliffe remembers Tony Wilson

VIDEO: Bolton DJ Mark Radcliffe remembers “Mr Manchester” Tony Wilson in music video tribute

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WINNERS: Darbyshire family

Family bags dream holiday on TV gameshow

STAR: Michael Caines will be helping to prepare the Gala Dinner

Celebrity chefs ready to kick off food fest with elegant five-course Gala Dinner

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WILDLIFE: A family-friendly exhibition will showcase a range of animals

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

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POSTPONED: The second series of Scrappers featuringTerry Walker and staff at Metro Salvage has been delayed

Scrappers postponed until 'later in the year'

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DANCE: Georgia May Foote will appear in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

Georgia May Foote swaps the cobbles for the cha cha on Strictly Come Dancing

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APPEARANCE: The Jade Assembly playing at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival in 2013

Bolton band treating hometown to two bank holiday gigs in one day

DANCE: Ska Face hope their Bolton crowd will be up on the dancefloor having fun

Ska and two-tone classics revived for gig in Bolton

DREAM: Xander Bevan

Bolton's Billy Elliot Xander Bevan lives his dream in professional production of Swan Lake

AUTHOR: Joanna Barnard

Bolton author has two surprise visitors at book signing

Top crime writer Linwood Barclay to give talk and sign his latest book at Bolton Central Library

Top crime writer Linwood Barclay to give talk and sign his latest book at Bolton Central Library

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FAMILY: Ian, Kieran, Emma and Izzie Darbyshire are on this weekend's Keep it in the Family

Bromley Cross family appearing on ITV game show with Bolton soap star

TROUBLE: Paddy McGuinness is getting ready for his cameo in Corrie next week

Paddy McGuinness stars in 'Corrie on Camping' trailer ahead of soap appearance

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TALENT: Sam Sweeney

Award-winning Sam Sweeney is as fit as a 100-year-old fiddle

STORY: Former Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward has written a children's book about history

Sammy Winward on her new book: 'I'm a real history geek'

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Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

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CONTESTANTS: From left to right, Amanda Lamb, Dave Spikey, Meera Syal, Rebecca Front, Milton Jones, Ken Livingstone, Adam Hills, Vic Reeves, Kate Humble, Russell Kane, Charlie Condou, Ed Byrne, Isy Suttie, Natalie Cassidy, Una Foden, Jenny Jones

Bolton comic Dave Spikey to star in Celebrity Fifteen to One

SUPPORT: Sir Ian McKellen sends video message to Pride organisers

Sir Ian McKellen backs Bolton's first Pride event: 'hope to see you there'

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VENUE: The bomb crater

Folk band to play concert in bomb crater made by Zeppelin which killed 13 in Bolton

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POPULAR: Cilla Black greets fans in Bromley Cross in 1986

Cilla Black dies at 72: A look back at her 'Surprise Surprise' visit to Bolton

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STAR: Lisa Faulkner is one of the famous faces who will be at this year's Food and Drink Festival

TV chef Lisa Faulkner ready to bring a slice of her homemade delights to Bolton Food and Drink Festival

FINAL NIGHT: J2's closing party will be held tomorrow

End of an era for popular Bolton nightclub J2

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VENUE: Atlantis was hailed a “superclub for the millennium”

Bolton's top clubs of yesteryear - from The Palais to Atlantis

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FUNDAY: The Macron Stadium plays host to a faminy fun day

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

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TV: Shobhna Fendlen and Jennifer Cunningham are contestants on ITV show Hello Campers

Bolton happy campers star in TV show

DOTING: New parents Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair share a snap of their newborn daughter

Helen Flanagan uploads cute snap of her family as daughter Matilda turns one month old

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STAR: Graeme Hawley from Coronation Street

Soap and stage stars heading for Horwich for pantomime fun

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SLICE: Tom Parker cut his finger to the bone while using a food blender on Celebrity Masterchef semi finals

Tonge Moor Celebrity Masterchef star Tom Parker unsurprisingly ends up in hospital after putting his hand in a blender

SHOW: The Family Way will be staged at the Octagon

Bill Naughton's The Family Way is back in Bolton at the Octagon

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Joshua Ritchie

Bolton joiner comes third place in final of Love Island

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NO ACTION: Ofcom said it would not investigate Helen Wood after she was accused of 'bullying' Brian Belo

TV watchdog rejects complaints over Helen Wood's Big Brother ‘bullying’

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Dragonfly

Nature Notes — Dragonfly

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Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

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Maxine Peake

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

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COMIC: Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness takes a slice of the American dream

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GROUP: Dramatic Action

Bolton at Home residents stage play tackling hate crime at Octagon Theatre

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PLUCKY: Mia Thompson with the Bethel Crowd juniors cast

Brave 11-year old actress appearing in James Bond spoof in Westhoughton with broken leg

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ANGER: Helen Wood

1,100 complaints after Bolton's Helen Wood says fellow Big Brother housemate looks like 'rapist and murderer'

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Helen Wood

Former Big Brother winner Brian Belo quits show after row with Bolton's Helen Wood

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FARCE: Paula Jennings, as Brooke Ashton, James Dutton, as Garry LeJeune, and Charlotte Cornwell, as Dotty Otley Picture: Ian Tilton

The show must go on as actress injures herself on stage at the Octagon

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The third Doctor Who played here by Tom Field and a Cyberman

Heroes come to town at Bolton sci-fi fair

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