Better together? Horwich calls for independence from Bolton in straw poll

The Bolton News:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POLL of Horwich residents shows the majority want independence from Bolton.

Come dine with me! The Taste winner Debbie Halls-Evans opens intimate new pop-up restaurant

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE Taste winner Debbie Halls-Evans’ new pop-up restaurant opens for the first time in Horwich tonight.

'New town' approved - 1,700 homes will be built in Horwich

The Bolton News: Horwich Loco Works site could become 1700 house estate

8:25am Friday 12th September 2014

A NEW “town” will be built on the site of the former Horwich Loco Works — after planning chiefs gave proposals for a 1,700-home estate the green light.

In pictures: Horwich fruit, flower and vegetable show

The Bolton News:

12:52pm Friday 12th September 2014

EXPERT bakers, florists and gardeners showcased their finest produce at the Horwich fruit, flower and vegetable show.

Committee debates huge plans for 1,700 homes at Horwich Loco Works

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of Rivington Chase

1:41pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Live updates as Bolton Council's planning committee members decide whether to approve plans for 1,700 homes on the former Horwich Loco Works site.

D-Day for huge 'new town' plans at Horwich Loco Works

The Bolton News:

7:54am Thursday 11th September 2014

D-DAY has arrived for a proposed "new town" of 1,700 homes — amid fierce opposition from Horwich residents and its MP.

4 Horwich businesswomen get dirty in mud challenge

The Bolton News:

12:54pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FOUR businesswomen from Bolton braved the mud when they completed a five-mile obstacle course to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

Tributes to much-loved Horwich dad who died in holiday beach accident

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an avid Bolton Wanderers fan and festival-goer who died on holiday in Greece.

Tributes to popular former Horwich teacher, author and historian

The Bolton News:

9:13am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE funeral of a former Bolton teacher, historian and author who featured on BBC's Countryfile programme will take place tomorrow.

Thousands enjoy Horwich's 15th beer festival

The Bolton News:

7:12am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BEER festival organisers are toasting success after thousands of punters poured through the doors at the Horwich Beer Festival.

Huge street party will close off Horwich's main shopping street

The Bolton News:

7:53am Tuesday 9th September 2014

HORWICH’S main shopping street will be closed off for a huge party.

Blackrod man's plan to take selfie with a stranger every day

The Bolton News:

8:14am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SELFIES have taken the world by storm with celebrities and even royalty getting in on the act.

Debate on Thursday over one of Bolton's biggest housing developments for decades

The Bolton News:

9:29am Monday 8th September 2014

PLANNING chiefs are set to debate proposals for one of Bolton’s biggest housing developments in decades.

Paintings by Old Rivingtonians' make up new calendar

The Bolton News:

8:43am Monday 8th September 2014

WHILE many calendars feature pictures of people in a state of undress, the Old Rivs have decided to keep their clothes on for their 2015 offering.

Two arrested after crime spree gang steals £50,000 of jewellery

The Bolton News:

2:37pm Saturday 6th September 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of a string of violent offences after £50,000 of jewellery and cash were stolen from various houses in Bolton during a week-long crime spree.

Wanderers legend John McGinlay takes over Horwich pub

The Bolton News:

11:53am Thursday 4th September 2014

FANS who followed Bolton Wanderers legend John McGinlay from the terraces may get the privilege of quaffing a pint pulled by their hero next time they pop into their local.

Warning after man seen trying car doors in Horwich

The Bolton News:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOULD-BE thief is being hunted after he was caught on camera trying car doors in Horwich.

Local historian dies aged 77

The Bolton News: Coffee time

10:03am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER president of the Bolton Historical Society and keen singer has died at the age of 77.

Blackrod man accused of filming up young woman's skirt

The Bolton News:

12:46pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The 50-year-old will appear in court after allegedly filming up the skirt of a young TK Maxx employee

Charity-founding Horwich mum shorlisted for 'inspirational woman' award

The Bolton News:

8:52am Friday 29th August 2014

A MUM who founded a charity in memory of her daughter has been shortlisted for an Inspirational Woman of the Year award.

Celebrity chef Debbie Halls-Evans preparing to open 'pop-up' restaurant in Horwich

The Bolton News:

8:40am Friday 29th August 2014

CELEBRITY chef Debbie Halls-Evans is proving that home is where the heart is as she prepares to open her first pop-up restaurant in Horwich.

Horwich motorcyclist 'paid dear price for minor misjudgement' in Cumbria death crash

The Bolton News:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST killed while driving on the wrong side of the road was “misled” by a dip in the road — causing him to think the highway ahead was clear.

Horwich pensioner was found dead by cleaner

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

9:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PENSIONER was found dead by his cleaner four months after his wife died, an inquest heard.

Excitement brewing for Horwich Beer Festival

The Bolton News: MINE HOST David Howarth, of Horwich Rotary Club, fills a glass during the Horwich Beer Festival

9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

EXCITEMENT is brewing for the 15th annual Horwich Beer Festival.

Horwich zookeeper set to appear in ITV show The Zoo

The Bolton News:

11:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

ZOOKEEPER Mark Holden is set to star in a new series of ITV show The Zoo.

Rivington and Blackrod High opens its doors to pupils for summer school

The Bolton News:

8:14am Thursday 21st August 2014

YOUNGSTERS got a taste of life in secondary school when Rivington and Blackrod High opened its doors to its new year sevens.

JAILED: Man who sold stolen Range Rovers for £50,000

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MAN has been jailed for selling two stolen Range Rovers for more than £50,000.

Man denies plotting to have wife murdered while in prison

The Bolton News: Andrew McGarry

10:03am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PRISONER has denied plotting to have his estranged wife and her friend murdered while he was locked up.

Horwich actor's play tackles depression

The Bolton News:

8:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEENAGE actor from Horwich has written a play in a bid to tackle the stigma around depression.

Horwich care home's award-winning World War One display

The Bolton News:

2:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

A HORWICH care home has created an award-winning display to mark 100 years since the start of World War One.

Fly-tipper's £1,000 bill for dumping rubbish in Horwich

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

9:51am Saturday 16th August 2014

A FLY-tipper will have to foot a bill of more than £1,000 after dumping waste in Horwich.

Andy Murray's mum launches tennis course in Horwich

The Bolton News:

11:05am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE tennis coach mother of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray visited Horwich to launch a new course.

Rivington and Blackrod pupils explore impact of World War One on community

The Bolton News:

10:12am Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE than one million Commonwealth servicemen and women were killed during World War One.

Radio DJ Vix launches her own gardening business

The Bolton News:

10:54am Wednesday 13th August 2014

RADIO star Vix Robinson has gone from playing CDs to planting seeds — after launching her own gardening business.

Morrisons to open on site of former Greenwood Arms in Horwich

The Bolton News:

9:42am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A Morrisons store is to open on the site of the former Greenwood Arms pub in Horwich.

Horwich writer to make film for army veterans hit by trauma of war

The Bolton News:

9:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A HORWICH writer has been given backing by the NHS to make a film in a bid to help army veterans living with the mental wounds of war.

Horwich business helps firms support deaf people in workplace

The Bolton News:

11:25am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A HORWICH business is helping firms support deaf people in the workplace.

Horwich bookshop owners blame Bolton Council as they close and move to Felixstowe

The Bolton News:

7:56am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE owner of a bookshop which is ending its 15-year stay in Horwich has accused Bolton Council of not doing enough to support businesses.

Bolton Majorettes perform at Middlebrook food and drink festival

The Bolton News:

11:41am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Bolton Majorettes performed at the Middlebrook food and drink festival.

Wanderers legend Tony Kelly arranges special treat for 5-year-old Horwich boy with brain tumour

The Bolton News:

9:02am Monday 11th August 2014

BEAMING Jack Murray had his dreams come true when he was invited to meet his football heroes at the Macron Stadium.

Horwich town centre becomes borough's biggest 20mph zone

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

HORWICH town centre has become the biggest 20 miles per hour zone in the borough — after nearly £18,000 was spent on speed restrictions.

Bolton and Chorley council leaders' row after resident's call for Horwich to defect

The Bolton News:

1:37pm Friday 8th August 2014

A ROW has broken out after claims that Horwich would be better off out of Bolton — and becoming part of Chorley.

Horwich teenager lands role in Footloose at Palace Theatre

The Bolton News:

8:31am Friday 8th August 2014

A TEENAGER whose life revolves around musical theatre is treading the boards on the big stage.

Memorial flowers stolen exactly 100 years after start of World War One

The Bolton News:

10:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

A THIEF stole flowers planted especially to mark the centenary of World War One — at the exact same time the war started 100 years ago.

Developers launch appeal over affordable housing row in Horwich

The Bolton News:

11:36am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DEVELOPERS of an abandoned building site in Horwich have launched an appeal against a planning committee decision in a row over affordable housing.

Amazon jungle movie shot in Rivington wins three top awards - watch it here

The Bolton News:

9:15am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN action adventure film which transformed the hills of Rivington into the Amazon jungle has scooped three awards.

Horwich great-grandmother collapsed and died while on holiday

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

9:20am Monday 4th August 2014

A GREAT-grandmother was so determined to celebrate her 70th birthday with a huge family holiday that she headed to Portugal despite being in severe pain, an inquest heard.

Horwich remembers its World War One heroes

The Bolton News:

11:20am Saturday 2nd August 2014

AN exhibition to commemorate the sacrifices made by Horwich men in World War One is set to open this month.

The Taste winner Debbie Halls-Evans stars at Middlebrook food festival

The Bolton News:

2:19pm Friday 1st August 2014

CELEBRITY chef Debbie Hall-Evans was one of the guests, along with food experts galore, at the Middlebrook food festival.

UPDATED: Young woman found dead in Rivington reservoir named

The Bolton News:

11:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE young woman found drowned in Rivington Reservoir had a tragic life, it has emerged.

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