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.

Call for Horwich to leave Bolton... and become part of Chorley

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

HORWICH should cut ties with Bolton and join up with neighbouring Chorley, according to a local resident.

Live-saving doll named after heart attack pensioner

The Bolton News:

4:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A PENSIONER whose life was saved when he suffered a heart attack at a football match will help others to learn life saving techniques — after a CPR doll was named after him.

Number of kids representing Blackrod at sport doubles after Olympics

The Bolton News:

3:16pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE number of children representing their village school in sports tournaments has doubled — thanks to the Olympic legacy.

Rivington and Blackrod pupils give out hampers as 'random acts of kindness'

The Bolton News: Coffee time

9:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUPILS at Rivington and Blackrod High School showed kindness and compassion to their community as they delivered six hampers to residents in Horwich as part of a project to carry out “random acts of kindness”.

Blackrod children raise money to help kids with Asperger's syndrome

The Bolton News:

8:07am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THESE Blackrod Church School pupils are an example to young people everywhere after raising money to support children with Asperger’s syndrome.

Horwich man wins £10,000 in prize draw

The Bolton News:

2:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

A HORWICH dad has won £10,000 from buying car insurance.

'Road improvements will make Blackrod safer'

The Bolton News: Coffee time

11:48am Saturday 26th July 2014

A RAFT of road improvements in Blackrod will improve the lives of residents, it has been claimed.

Pupils learn 'devastating' consequences of drink-driving

The Bolton News:

9:19am Saturday 26th July 2014

YOUNG people took part in some of the most important “lessons” of their life at Rivington and Blackrod High School.

Cyclist 'stable' after De Havilland Way crash

The Bolton News:

12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CYCLIST is said to be in a stable condition at Salford Royal Hospital after he was hit by a car near the Macron Stadium.

Massive plan for 1,700 homes in Horwich will be decided at special meeting next month

The Bolton News: Cllr Kevin McKeon

9:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of one of Horwich’s biggest ever planning applications will be decided at a specially organised meeting next month.

Horwich Inner Wheel club celebrates 60th birthday

The Bolton News:

9:17am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS of the Inner Wheel Club of Horwich celebrated the organisation’s 60th birthday by holding a party at Rivington Hall Barn.

Gun shop boss facing jail for owning illegal modified revolver

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GUN shop owner has been warned he could be jailed for possessing an illegal firearm.

Call for young people of Horwich to help remember World War One

The Bolton News:

9:42am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG people in Horwich are being called upon to help the town remember the men who gave their lives in World War One.

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.

Dad will do Ironman tomorrow - despite crippling illness that left him unable to walk

The Bolton News:

9:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

A FATHER is preparing to compete in Bolton’s Ironman tomorrow — seven years after he was diagnosed with a crippling illness that left him unable to walk.

Horwich cyclist injured while doing naked bike ride

The Bolton News:

9:24am Friday 18th July 2014

A CYCLIST from Horwich was left with broken ribs and cuts all over her head and body — after she fell off her bike while doing a naked bike ride.

Horwich girl will be first to do Ironkids using specially adapted running bike

The Bolton News:

3:48pm Friday 18th July 2014

WHEN more than 2,000 youngsters step out to take part in tomorrow’s Ironkids race they will do so alongside one very special competitor.

Horwich school's Owl and Pussycat garden at Tatton Park flower show

The Bolton News:

1:42pm Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNG gardeners from a Bolton school are experiencing the sweet smell of success after being chosen to exhibit at the prestigious RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

Plant pot thief claims stolen goods ended up in his car 'while he was asleep'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:52am Friday 18th July 2014

A THIEF found with seven stolen plant pots in his car blamed his passengers for the crime - saying he had “fallen asleep”, a court heard.

Rivington and Blackrod School cooks win World Cup cake contest

The Bolton News:

9:43am Friday 18th July 2014

IT is not just Germany celebrating World Cup glory — the cooks at Rivington and Blackrod School are too.

Warning after masked carjackers prey on two women as they park in Horwich

The Bolton News: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A GANG of masked carjackers is being hunted by police after they attacked two lone women in separate attacks in Horwich.

Horwich nursery owner celebrates degree and 25th anniversary

The Bolton News:

9:13am Thursday 17th July 2014

A NURSERY owner is preparing for a double celebration after she achieved a distinction in a masters degree course - 25 years after setting up her early years business.

UPDATED: Driver arrested after cyclist suffers serious head injuries in crash

The Bolton News:

8:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DRIVER has been arrested after a cyclist suffered serious head injuries in a car accident near the Macron Stadium.

Council criticised for 'lack of transparency' on planning applications

The Bolton News:

9:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

RESIDENTS and councillors called for comments regarding planning applications to once again be displayed on Bolton Council's planning portal at a heated area forum meeting in Blackrod.

Horwich housing association raises £600 with World Cup fun

The Bolton News:

2:23pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE World Cup may be over but housing association staff at the Regenda Group are still celebrating.

Schoolboy's 1980 assault on young girl 'would be classed as rape today'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

11:09am Friday 11th July 2014

A MAN who indecently assaulted a young girl when he was a 15-year-old schoolboy is starting a two-year jail sentence.

'Landlords should visit their properties more often', says Blackrod councillor

The Bolton News:

9:49am Friday 11th July 2014

A BLACKROD councillor, who rents out several houses, has called on his fellow landlords to visit their properties more often after several bad experiences with letting agents.

Call for action to tackle parking 'chaos' on streets of Blackrod

The Bolton News: New speed humps for Beaconsfield hotspot

9:27am Thursday 10th July 2014

ROAD humps, speed limits and parking restrictions have been called for — to tackle “absolute chaos” on the streets of Blackrod.

Business defects from Horwich to Chorley after Rivington Pike stunt - 'because council didn't offer enough support'

The Bolton News:

11:48am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A SPORTS business has defected from Bolton to Chorley amid claims it was not offered enough support from Bolton Council.

In pictures: Church Fete at St Elizabeth's in Horwich

The Bolton News:

12:14pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

FROM a welly-throwing competition to a three-legged race, there was something for everyone at St Elizabeth Church’s village green fete.

Warning to anyone shopping on eBay after single mum is conned out of thousands of pounds

The Bolton News:

9:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE plight of a single mother who was conned out of thousands of pounds has prompted an online auction site to issue urgent advice.

In pictures: Blackrod Scarecrow Festival

The Bolton News:

2:42pm Monday 7th July 2014

VISITORS may have mistaken Blackrod for the Land of Oz as the village celebrated its eighth annual Scarecrow Festival.

Traffic calming measures introduced to stop speeding Blackrod drivers

The Bolton News: Coffee time

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

NEW traffic calming measures are to be introduced in Blackrod to help tackle speeding in the village.

Hundreds of visitors expected at Blackrod scarecrow festival this weekend

The Bolton News:

9:08am Friday 4th July 2014

BLACKROD is bracing itself for an invasion of scarecrows this weekend.

Son builds pub in garden shed in memory of former Blackrod landlord

The Bolton News:

10:01am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE son of the former landlord of a popular Blackrod pub has paid tribute to his late father by building a pub in his garden shed.

Horwich Heritage Society founder gets prestigious award for helping preserve town's history

The Bolton News:

9:57am Thursday 3rd July 2014

ONE of the founding members of the Horwich Heritage Society has been presented with a prestigious award.

Horwich dad faces his toughest challenge yet

The Bolton News:

10:05am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FATHER who is taking on five "fierce" challenges for charity is currently part-way through his toughest task of all.

Health workers take part in fun Horwich triathlon

The Bolton News:

9:45am Tuesday 1st July 2014

COUNCIL and NHS staff swapped helping others for helping themselves when they took up some healthy activities of their own.

Great gran enjoys chippy tea for 104th birthday

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

FORMER loom worker Alice Booth celebrated her 104th birthday with fish and chips and a glass of white wine.

Singer Cian Gleeson shortlisted to perform at Key103 Summer Live

The Bolton News: Cian Gleeson, aged 17, sings

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

A TALENTED singer is counting on local people to help him to hit the big time.

Contact lens joy for 9-year-old kickboxer who could not see well enough to fight

The Bolton News: Young kickboxer Leon Moss

2:56pm Thursday 26th June 2014

NINE-year-old kickboxer Leon Moss could not compete — because his glasses were holding him back.

Call for traffic lights at site of East Lancs Road death crash

The Bolton News: Aaron Tulsa Jones, aged 19, and Amy Hobson, aged 22, who were killed in the East Lancs Road crash.

2:01pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A PETITION and Facebook group have been set-up to campaign for traffic lights to be installed at the spot where Horwich-born teenager Aaron Tulsa Jones, pictured,was killed.

'God Squad' swap sermons for sport as they take on triathlon in Horwich

The Bolton News: Revs Kathleen Loughlin, Stephen Foster and Graham Cutler

10:05am Thursday 26th June 2014

THESE three hospital chaplains are more used to sermons than sport.

Large swarm of wasps spotted in Middlebrook

The Bolton News: Picture from stock

1:14pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A LARGE swarm of wasps has been spotted close to the police station in Burnden Way, Middlebrook.

JAILED: Murderer who killed former Rivington and Blackrod teacher with heroin overdose

The Bolton News: JAILED: Murderer Christopher Sawyers

5:53pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A MURDERER has been jailed for life after he killed a former Rivington and Blackrod High School teacher with a lethal injection of heroin.

UPDATED: Young couple killed by 'racing' drivers in East Lancs Road horror crash

The Bolton News: Aaron Tulsa Jones, aged 19, and Amy Hobson, aged 22, who were killed in the East Lancs Road crash.

8:37am Monday 23rd June 2014

A YOUNG couple have been killed in a horror crash involving three cars on the East Lancashire Road.

Cyclists hit the Middlebrook Trail for National Bike Week

The Bolton News: Cyclists hit the road for the five-mile ride to Middlebrook, as part of National Bike Week

11:52am Saturday 21st June 2014

CYCLISTS of all ages got on their bikes to take part in this year’s National Bike Week.

Video: Bolton cycling team stars in Yorkshire Bank advert

The Bolton News: Members of the cycling team, from left, Craig Battersby, Billy Sewart, John Myburgh, Darran Acton, Simon Deplitch, Karl Owen, and centre, Neil Wood, team  sponsor

12:41pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE bank may have its origins in Yorkshire — where the Tour de France will start next month — but its bosses turned to a cycling team from Lancashire for their latest TV advert.

Youngsters clean up 'third world' back street in Horwich

The Bolton News: Wheelbarrow duties for Cole Longshaw and Jack Lloyd, both aged 13

2:28pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A HORWICH street that was likened to “something out of the third world” has been spruced up by local school pupils.

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