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SIGNS: Cllr Silvester with one of the new warning signs

New warning signs put up to avoid accidents in Horwich

TRIBUTE: The site at Ridgmont Cemetery before the renovation

New tribute to nearly 200 people buried in paupers' graves to be unveiled

SANTA DASH: Sisters Ginny, Charlotte and Samantha Buckley. Photo by Steve Bateson

10 photographs of Horwich Santa Dash 2015

FESTIVE: Jimmy has been wearing a Father Christmas outfit since the German leg of his trip

Cyclist set for hero's welcome as he completes epic 20,000km bike ride from Australia to Bolton

Investigation launched after fire leaves elderly man with burns to hands

Investigation launched after fire leaves elderly man with burns to hands

CASE: Bolton crown court

Prolific thief stole defibrillator from Horwich club, court told

SWITCH-ON: The Mayor and Mayoress of Horwich, Ken and Sue Denton, switch on the Christmas tree lights with a little help from members of Lord Street Primary School choir (from left) Makaila Seddon-Nelson, Coben Dickinson, Elisha Nelson and Oliver Gale

Festive fun at Horwich Christmas lights switch-on

REPLACED: The current Chorley New Road Primary School will be demolished once a larger replacement is built

Primary school to double in size ahead of new 1700-home estate development

From left, field operations director Sean Flynn, field operations manager Tommy Appleby, communications and marketing co-ordinator Haleema Shabir, technical administrator Holly Pilkington, operations co-ordinator Agata Larty, managing director Gareth Open

Company bringing up to 30 new jobs to Horwich

DELAY: Our front page image on Saturday outlined the lengthy wait for an ambulance

Witness describes 'horrifying' moment pensioner was hit by scooter and forced to wait 79 minutes for ambulance

CONCERN: Locals are angry after seeing what appears to be work taking place at the site

Anger as work starts on Horwich Loco Works development BEFORE promised community liaison group set up

STORE: Tesco Extra in Horwich

REVEALED: The 6 high street brands set to open up at Middlebrook Tesco

The Red Lion pub

Historic pub Red Lion pub in Blackrod to be bulldozed and replaced with 5 homes

PROGRESS: Work in Grimeford Lane has finished ahead of schedule

Key road to open one month EARLY after Network Rail completes bridge works ahead of schedule

MEMORIAL: Blackrod Cemetery (pic: Google Maps)

Memorial planned for 148 people buried in paupers graves at cemetery

FOOD: Marie Clare of 'Love Food Hate Waste' held a cookery demo at Horwich Resource Centre for local residents

Horwich residents taught how to save £700 a year by cooking with leftovers

SITE: An artists impression of the shops

Morrisons pulls plug on planned store with another supermarket chain set to take over

Police searching for woman, 30, missing from her Horwich home

UPDATE: Missing Horwich woman, 30, found safe and well

Gareth Pritchard's garden was also hit by the heavy rains

HORWICH FLOODING UPDATE: Residents face clean-up after deluge

The Bridge Inn in Horwich (picture: Google Maps)

Bridge Inn Remembrance Day brawl: Court told ex-landlord was court martialled during army days

PROJECT: Sam Aston on the site

Horwich tiler has brush with royalty during visit to DIY SOS ex-servicemen project

VISION: What some of the houses could look like

Work to start on 1700-home 'new town' in next 2 weeks after £9.7 million deal signed

CLOSED: Grimeford Lane

Major Blackrod road set for £100,000 resurfacing job

Anti-fracking protestors demonstrate in Horwich.

Anti-fracking protestors demonstrate in Horwich

PROTEST: Cllr Richard Silvester with members of Bolton against Fracking in Horwich Town Centre

Public meeting organised over fracking in Bolton

OFFER: Businesses are being urged to set up in Horwich Town Centre

Businesses encouraged to set-up shop in Horwich with £20,000 pot

CELEBRATION: Maureen Ward and Betty Brownlow

'Pasty and peace' supper in honour of VJ Day in Horwich

Lever Park School, Horwich

‘Failing’ school could become state academy

Plans outlined for building of 110 homes in Blackrod

Plans outlined for building of 110 homes in Blackrod

Competitors in the one-lap fancy dress fun run at the Horwich Festival of Racing

Plea for fundraising help as planning for next year's Horwich Festival of Racing begins

Horwich youngsters treated to educational school trip to London

Horwich youngsters treated to educational school trip to London

SUPPORT: Pictured at Lagan's Foundation are (back row) Paul and Deniece Hinchliffe with baby Erin and fundraiser Tracey Wilkinson. Front, Carren Bell with Lochlyn Grant, Jake Hinchliffe  and Andrew Grant.

Charity set up in memory of Horwich baby girl receives £54,000 grant from Children in Need

AFTER: The new and improved footpath

Angling club delight after transformation of public footpath

CARNIVAL: Junior cheerleaders at the parade

Emmerdale stars among the attractions at this year's Horwich Carnival

Competitors in the one-lap fun run at the Horwich Festival of Racing

Cloudy skies fail to dampen the fun at Horwich Festival of Racing

BATTLE: The soldiers outside Horwich barracks

Remembered 100 years on: The bloody World War One battle in which Horwich soldiers were killed and wounded

RACE: Competitors in the cycling road race event last year

Everything you need to know about the Horwich Festival of Racing 2015

CELEBRATION: Mayor of Horwich Cllr Ken Denton, right with society chairman Stuart Whittle, second right, founder member Geoff Waine and fellow members

Horwich Heritage celebrate 30th birthday

SPREAD: Lynda Gallimore and Rachel Thornton from Asda

In pictures: Asda's annual Tickled Pink lunch held in Horwich

EXHIBITION: Blackrod Library manager Ann Brown adjusts a picture at the Blackrod Art Group annual art exhibition

IN PICTURES: Blackrod Art Group exhibition

PLAN: The controversial proposals

Blackrod Town Council 'shown lack of respect' over controversial affordable housing plans

ON YOUR BIKE: Cyclists from Horwich Cycle Club and Wealden Cycle Club

Horwich celebrates twinning anniversary with cycling visit

PEDAL POWER: Paul Hodson takes part in a 170 mile bike ride for charity

Blackrod man recovers from colostomy operation to take on gruelling 170-mile bike ride

VISION: The health centre will be built on the site of the current leisure centre

Plans for new £6.8 million state-of-the-art health super centre for Horwich

FIFA President Sepp Blatter during a press conference at the Mayfair Hotel, London. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Watch out Russia — Horwich cricket club throws hat into ring to host 2018 FIFA World Cup

Denis Eaton

Handmade heaven at Horwich craft and gift market

Horwich Beer Festival needs sponsors

Horwich Beer Festival needs sponsors

Gordon Baron of the Lancashire Mead Company gives Bolton News reporter Andrew Bardsley a taste of mead

Horwich firm produces 13th century-style mead - but does it taste any good?

ARTIST: Gerry Halpin

Horwich artist named new president of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts

HISTORIC: Gordon Baron shows his mead to Mayor of Horwich Cllr Richard Silvester

Horwich firm creates special mead for 800th anniversary of Magna Carta


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