St Bede's Academy dancers on stage at O2 Arena

The Bolton News:

11:30am Friday 25th July 2014

MOST performers can only dream of taking to the stage at the O2 in London.

In pictures: Gala to celebrate 100 years of fun in Egerton Park

The Bolton News:

11:20am Friday 25th July 2014

EGERTON residents threw a sun-soaked bash to celebrate 100 years of enjoying their local park.

Bolton businessman's second Hobbit hole house on TV show Love Your Garden

The Bolton News:

8:15am Thursday 24th July 2014

OLIVER Wotherspoon of the Hobbit hole fame has completed his most rewarding — and emotional — project to date after helping a family enjoy precious time together in their garden.

VIDEO: Teenager's dream of running away with the circus

The Bolton News:

9:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN teenager Victoria Jackson is old enough to run away and join the circus, she won’t have far to go.

Bolton School head defends Ian McKellen after he says 'I'm not northern'

The Bolton News: ELDERLY SHERLOCK Sir Ian McKellen

2:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HEADMASTER at Bolton School has defended Sir Ian McKellen’s shock confession that he does not class himself as northern.

Paddy McGuinness and Vernon Kay join Ant and Dec's Takeaway on Tour

The Bolton News: EXTRA DATE: Ant and Dec

10:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMOUS faces from Bolton will join Geordie duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly on their first ever live tour.

Cottontown Chorus named among world's best singers at contest in Las Vegas

The Bolton News:

9:22am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MALE barbershop voice choir has sang its way to success after members were named among the top singers in the world at a competition in Las Vegas.

Watching flash mob video 'makes me choke up with pride', says organiser

The Bolton News:

6:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WATCHING the video of the Bolton's Got Soul flash mob makes the "organiser choke up with pride".

Oliver Wotherspoon on TV again tonight as he builds another 'Hobbit' house

The Bolton News: Noah Wotherspoon with the 'Hobbit' house in the background

4:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OLIVER Wotherspoon and his firm Bolton-based Cool Canvas are celebrating their most rewarding project to date after creating a magical Hobbit Hole for the children of Alex Water, who suffered a massive brain injury during a game of rugby.

Boy band Rixton storm to top of singles chart with debut Me and my Broken Heart

The Bolton News: Rixton featuring, from left, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin, Jake Roche and Lewi Morgan

10:40am Monday 21st July 2014

BOYBAND Rixton has stormed to the top of the singles chart with their first record - a moment that will be forever etched in their memories and on their skin after promising fans to mark the occasion with a tattoo.

Smithills Band touring USA after raising £60,000 to fund trip

The Bolton News:

9:51am Monday 21st July 2014

A GROUP of talented young musicians is enjoying a tour of America after raising £60,000 to make the trip a reality.

Horwich and Blackrod band rock Houses of Parliament

The Bolton News:

9:19am Monday 21st July 2014

A BOLTON band is celebrating after its music video rocked the Houses of Parliament.

VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre 'to promote Bolton'

The Bolton News:

1:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FLASH mob burst into the Market Place Shopping Centre taking shoppers by surprise.

Hundreds enjoy Booth's Music event at Victoria Hall

The Bolton News:

9:32am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people descended on Bolton's Victoria Hall to enjoy a spectacular showcase hosted by the staff, tutors and students of Booth’s Music.

Young Westhoughton brainbox will compete on Child Genius TV show tomorrow

The Bolton News:

8:56am Saturday 19th July 2014

BRIGHT young thing Sharon Daniel may be one of the country’s cleverest children — but she can hardly contain her excitement at being on TV when she competes for the title Child Genius 2014.

Peter Kay will switch on Blackpool illuminations

The Bolton News: Peter Kay

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

BOLTON comedy legend Peter Kay has been announced as this year’s Blackpool illuminations switch-on star.

Westhoughton theatre group will stage play about life on the front line

The Bolton News:

9:07am Friday 18th July 2014

A THEATRE group will stage a moving play about life on the frontline to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.

Children's TV favourite looking forward to food festival debut

The Bolton News: Katy Ashworth

4:42pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SHE is a children’s television star who dines with celebrity chefs in exotic corners of the world.

Free music event to celebrate life of 17th century political activist

The Bolton News:

4:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A DAY of music is being held in Bolton to celebrate the life of a 17th century political activist.

Comedian Jimmy Cricket to play gig in Bolton

The Bolton News:

4:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

COMEDIAN Jimmy Cricket may have embraced new technology and dabble with Twitter but the traditional funnyman still prefers a letter from his "mammy".

Play returning to shine light on life of Bolton soap tycoon after sell-out run

The Bolton News:

3:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AN original play about Bolton-born soap tycoon Lord Leverhulme is returning to the stage after its world premiere sell-out run.

Daubhill and Deane fun day and cricket tournament will take place next month

The Bolton News:

9:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

BOLTON’S first “interfaith cricket tournament” will be held next month — alongside a family fun day.

Edgworth singer Redd will jump out of plane for James Bulger charity

The Bolton News:

9:16am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SINGER is hoping to find her head for heights on Sunday when she jumps out of a plane for charity.

Celebrity chef Michael Caines praises Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News:

10:57am Wednesday 16th July 2014

CELEBRITY chef Michael Caines says he is hoping to build on the success of last year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival with the event just over a month away.

Veterans' sweetheart is on song at Empress ballroom in Blackpool

The Bolton News:

2:25pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

VETERANS’ sweetheart Sarah Dennis sang her heart out for a special event for servicemen and women at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool.

In pictures: Fun day at Crofters Arms

The Bolton News:

12:07pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FUN seekers young and old enjoyed a day of family entertainment in aid of Bolton Hospice.

Jenny Thompson not in Big Brother house 'because it would damage show beyond repair'

The Bolton News: The woman at centre of media storm

11:36am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THREE new people entered the Big Brother house last night.

Discuss your debts – then enjoy summer

The Bolton News:

9:26am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BOLTON charity is urging families not to suffer debt in silence this summer.

10 top tips for a cheaper summer holiday

The Bolton News:

9:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

KEEPING children entertained throughout the summer holidays can be an expensive business.

Jenny Thompson rumoured to be joining Helen Wood on Big Brother tonight

The Bolton News: The woman at centre of media storm

3:38pm Monday 14th July 2014

BIG Brother housemate Helen Wood could be in for a shock as the show prepares to welcome three new housemates.

Octagon gets £2 million funding - up to 2018

The Bolton News:

1:38pm Monday 14th July 2014

BOLTON’S Octagon Theatre is enjoying a double celebration after maintaining vital funding until 2018 - worth almost £2 million.

Dancers needed for Bolton film project

The Bolton News:

8:53am Monday 14th July 2014

AN actor from Deane is asking members of the public to help him find out if Bolton’s “got soul”.

Inside 'the best council-owned ancient Egypt exhibition in the country'

The Bolton News:

8:37am Monday 14th July 2014

THE fascinating world of ancient Egypt is waiting to be discovered at Bolton Museum.

In pictures: Summer fun day and dog show in Leverhulme Park

The Bolton News:

12:49pm Monday 14th July 2014

A LONG-established vets provided some animal magic in a Bolton park on Saturday to say thanks to its loyal customers.

Stu Francis teams up with Happy Mondays for one-off gig

The Bolton News:

9:57am Saturday 12th July 2014

FORMER Crackerjack presenter Stu Francis is hosting a one-off charity gig featuring the Happy Mondays.

Bolton Food and Drink Festival finds new sponsors

The Bolton News:

11:21am Friday 11th July 2014

THE University of Bolton and the Market Place Shopping Centre have been revealed as two new sponsors for this summer’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Ian McKellen reveals picture of himself as aging Sherlock Holmes in new film

The Bolton News:

9:56am Friday 11th July 2014

ACTOR Sir Ian McKellen revealed a picture of himself as Sherlock Holmes as he prepares to play the fictional detective.

Leigh couple on Come Dine With Me tonight

The Bolton News:

9:31am Friday 11th July 2014

LOBBY might be the dish of choice for many Leythers — or people from Leigh to non-locals — but it will be chicken pie on the menu when a TV cookery competition comes to town today.

Victoria Derbyshire to star in new TV news show

The Bolton News: Radio presenter Victoria Derbyshire

9:51am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BOLTON journalist and presenter Victoria Derbyshire is to launch a new daily news and current affairs programme.

Kids can have free cookery lesson with TV star

The Bolton News:

9:22am Tuesday 8th July 2014

BUDDING young chefs have the chance to get a free cookery lesson from celebrity cook Debbie Halls Evans.

Bolton Emmerdale star races at Silverstone ahead of British Grand Prix

The Bolton News:

3:08pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

EMMERDALE star Kelvin Fletcher flew the flag for Bolton on Sunday when he raced in front of more than 100,000 racing fans at the British Grand Prix meeting at Silverstone.

Dave Spikey opens Farnworth arts and literature festival

The Bolton News:

2:21pm Monday 7th July 2014

FARNWORTH comedian Dave Spikey heralded a new chapter in the life of Harper Green School – by opening its first arts and literature festival.

Helen Wood is 'murdered' in Big Brother task

The Bolton News:

11:35am Thursday 3rd July 2014

LAST night’s Big Brother went off with a blast as Helen Wood got “killed off” by pal Ash Harrison.

DJ looking for new bandmates in Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:59am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

HE has already found one at the Trafford Centre and another in Wigan — but now Mike Sweeney is on a quest to find a new band in Bolton.

Helen Flanagan rejects Celebrity Big Brother

The Bolton News: What a screamer: Helen Flanagan appears to be unprepared for the jungle

11:54am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

HELEN Flanagan has reportedly been approached to appear on the next series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Tonge Moor grandad's prized sporting photos will go on display at 'pop-up' museum

The Bolton News:

11:15am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A GRANDAD is to have his prized photos — taken with some of Bolton’s biggest sporting legends — displayed in a shopping centre’s pop-up museum this weekend.

Bolton Junior Youth Choir conductor to hang up her baton after 17 years

The Bolton News:

10:08am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A CONDUCTOR for Bolton Junior Youth Choir is retiring after 17 years — and has invited her former pupils to come and join in at her final concert on Saturday.

VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre

The Bolton News:

3:32pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

SHOPPERS were taken by surprise when a flash mob burst into a dance performance in Market Place shopping centre.

Lost teddy bear's appeal to find missing owner

The Bolton News:

5:03pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE hunt is on for the owner of a teddy bear that was found at a Bolton bowling alley.

In pictures: Mediaeval festival in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

2:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

HISTORY was brought to life when a mediaeval festival took over Bromley Cross.

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