Horwich grandmother's pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

The Bolton News: Janet Darwell with, from left, Mayoress of Bolton Dee Shaw, Gill Smallwood, of Fortalice, Mayor of Bolton Cllr Collin Shaw, Diane Hawkins, Fortalice chairman, and Phil Mason, Bolton Wanderers chaplain holding the shirt to be raffled off

9:34am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GRANDMOTHER is to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have making a spiritual journey to Santiago de Compostela in Spain since the 10th century.

Horwich dad takes on five gruelling challenges

The Bolton News: Paul Carruthers training hard in the pool

9:32am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A BRAVE Bolton dad is taking on not one, but five gruelling challenges in a bid to raise money for a range of charities.

In pictures: Horwich Parish School pupils' Easter bonnets

The Bolton News: Children at Horwich Parish CE School in their bonnets.

7:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS showed off their creative skills when they made their own Easter bonnets.

Horwich engineers stole air vents from flats 'to cover what they were owed in wages'

The Bolton News: Manchester City Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

12:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO ventilation engineers stole six air vents worth £2,400 while working on a block of flats.

Man taken to hospital after he is knocked off bike in Horwich

The Bolton News: Police and paramedics tending to the cyclist in Winter Hey Lane, Horwich.

11:29am Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital after he was knocked off his bike by a car in Horwich.

Horwich pensioner sues airline after eight-hour flight delay

The Bolton News: From left, Fareha Iltayeb, parent, Louise McArdle, headteacher, Ubah Hussein, parent, and Munmun Azad, parent

9:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PENSIONER has won a payout from travel giants Thomson Airways after a legal battle.

Horwich cyclist to bike 150 miles in 12 hours in coast-to-coast challenge

The Bolton News: Sam Holden on his bike

9:11am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HORWICH man is aiming to cycle 150 miles in 12 hours to raise money for charity.

Fire service uses unmanned drone to tackle blaze in Blackrod

The Bolton News: The drone in action

4:34pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS used an unmanned drone to tackle a blaze involving explosive gas cylinders.

Horse rustlers try to steal ponies

The Bolton News: The two ponies Ellie and Pip

11:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WOULD-be horse rustlers failed in a bid to steal two ponies — after cutting a metal fence around a Blackrod field.

Cannabis plants found growing under the stairs at house in Horwich

The Bolton News: Lewes teenagers questioned over attempted break-in at Brighton flat

6:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

OFFICERS found cannabis plants growing under the stairs and in the loft when they raided a house in Horwich yesterday morning.

Warning over fake Scottish banknotes in Horwich

The Bolton News: Why can't I spend Scottish notes in Wallasey?

4:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are warning Horwich businesses to be on the lookout for fake Scottish £50 notes.

Horwich to have fourth by-election in a year

The Bolton News: Cllr Christine Flanagan

9:38am Monday 14th April 2014

HORWICH voters are preparing for a busy day at the polls — after the resignation of a town councillor last week was followed by news that borough councillor Lindsey Kell has left her seat.

Kids turn detective in crime scene investigation simulation

The Bolton News: Super sleuths Piper Fisher and Sam Handford

8:57pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SCHOOL pupils turn detectives as they took part in a national Crime Scene Investigation event.

Horwich gets generous gift of £40,000 to improve grass roots football

The Bolton News: Kevin Davies and Rick Banks have donated a total of £42,400 to help build a new pitch at Horwich St Mary’s

9:54am Friday 11th April 2014

A CELEBRATED Bolton author and a former Wanderers skipper have come together to donate more than £40,000 to help build a new grass roots facility in Horwich.

Shameless star signs books at Middlebrook Asda

The Bolton News: Alice Barry signs for fans at Middlebrook Asda

9:26am Friday 11th April 2014

SHAMELESS star Alice Barry signed copies of her book — to support a Bolton DJ’s sleepathon in aid of Bolton Hospice.

100 houses in Horwich get gas central heating

The Bolton News: From left, Julie Hilling MP, Jackie Smith, resident, John Bilsborough, neighbourhood officer, Places for People, and Ken Whowell, chair, Residents’ Association

9:53am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A COMMUNITY at risk of being broken up because of high energy bills can stay together thanks to new gas central heating.

Drink driver crashed after 20-minute police chase through Blackrod

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A DRIVER crashed into a tree after a 20-minute police chase.

Mystery gas smell in Horwich

The Bolton News: Coffee time

3:28pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A HORWICH resident has reported smelling a strange, gas-like odour near his house.

UPDATED: Horwich street left without power after manhole blown off by underground electrical fire

The Bolton News: Mystery of the missing manholes

6:41pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MORE than 100 residents face a night without power in Horwich after an underground electricity box burst into flames.

Family of Horwich motorcyclist killed in Cumbria crash pay tribute to 'loving father'

The Bolton News: Ian Alan Broughton was killed in the Cumbria crash

2:52pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE family of a motorcyclist killed in a Cumbria crash have paid tribute to a "a loving father, son, brother, uncle and partner."

Burglars steal RAF veteran's World War Two medals

The Bolton News: James and Sandra Ashworth with the smashed window

9:31am Monday 31st March 2014

THE son of a war veteran has been left devastated after burglars stole his father’s precious RAF medals.

Gladiators star Jet takes exercise class at Horwich leisure centre

The Bolton News: Gladiator's Jet holds an exercise class in Bolton

7:00am Monday 31st March 2014

SHE found fame on Gladiators, as popular for her strength and skill as her svelte figure and mane of glossy hair.

Homes plan sparks primary places fear

The Bolton News: Homes plan sparks primary places fear

6:00am Monday 24th March 2014

PLANS to build a 140-home estate on the site of a college campus could have serious consequences for primary schools in the area, a meeting of Horwich town council was told.

Horwich councillors back outline plans for 1700-home site

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

8:58am Friday 21st March 2014

HORWICH town councillors have passed an outline planning application for 1700 homes to be built on the former Horwich loco works site.

Former Horwich hotel site is 'an eyesore' and 'attracts vandals'

The Bolton News: The ‘eyesore’ site in Chorley New Road

8:00am Friday 21st March 2014

THE site of a former hotel in Horwich set to house two new apartment blocks has become an “eyesore” and attracted vandals, according to angry residents.

Couple swap their Horwich home for Italy

The Bolton News: Geoffrey and Judith Pearson's dream home in Italy

6:30am Friday 21st March 2014

GEOFFREY and Judith Pearson swapped their Horwich home and Chorley Old Road physiotherapy practice for the olive groves and vineyards of central Italy last year.

12 things you didn't know about Rivington Pike

The Bolton News: Ownership of Rivingtom Pike has become a hot topic for debate

9:23am Thursday 20th March 2014

RIVINGTON Pike was mired in controversy this week when it was lit up red to promote Chorley - here are some facts about the pike that you might not know.

Jailed: 'Obsessive loner' who planted bomb in postbox and sent child porn to schools

The Bolton News: JAILED: Iain Merrick

3:24pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

AN "obsessive loner" has been jailed for planting a homemade bomb in a post box and sending child porn to schools in Bolton.

Schools, traffic and asbestos: Horwich residents air their fears over Loco Works Development

The Bolton News: The packed meeting to discuss the Loco Works plans

9:41am Wednesday 19th March 2014

CONTAMINATION by asbestos, further traffic disruption and the lack of schools were discussed by Horwich residents at a meeting about the proposed development of the former Loco Works site.

£30,000 is not enough, council tells Horwich developers

The Bolton News: The mothballed site of the former Swallowfield Hotel

8:49am Wednesday 19th March 2014

COUNCILLORS have turned down an offer of £30,000 from a developer of a mothballed site to go towards affordable housing, saying it is not enough.

Fire-hit Horwich factory to be demolished

The Bolton News: The blaze at its height

8:35am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A BUILDING that was badly damaged in a huge fire has been condemned and will be demolished.

Packed meeting hears concerns about Horwich Loco Works development

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

10:34pm Monday 17th March 2014

CONTAMINATION by asbestos, further traffic disruption and the lack of schools were the hot topics debated by Horwich residents, as they vented their views on the proposed development of the former Loco Works site.

'Horwich has lost its sporting identity', say residents as football teams leave town and pitches fall into disrepair

The Bolton News: A map showing Horwich's loss of facilities

9:59am Thursday 13th March 2014

A GROUP of Horwich residents has joined forces to save the town’s recreational facilities and reclaim the area’s proud sporting history.

Horwich chef Debbie Halls-Evans wins The Taste

The Bolton News: Debbie Halls-Evans, who has won The Taste

10:10pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

SUCCESS tastes sweet for Bolton’s Debbie Halls-Evans who has been crowned the first UK winner of Channel 4 cookery show The Taste.

Horwich 'concentration camp' plan approved

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

9:56am Saturday 8th March 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to develop land in Horwich — previously compared to a “concentration camp” by residents — have been approved.

Exhibition of Horwich school memories from 1940s and 1950s

The Bolton News: Brownlow Road, Horwich Coronation Party, June, 1953

11:21am Thursday 6th March 2014

AN exhibition will give people the chance to travel back in time and recapture their school days.

'Concentration camp' development in Horwich could be decided today

The Bolton News: The site of the proposed development in Cotswold Drive, Horwich, which residents say would look "like a concentration camp"

11:56am Thursday 6th March 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to develop land in Horwich that residents have described as “looking like a concentration camp” will go before Bolton Council’s planning committee today.

New meeting to discuss controversial plan for 1,700 homes at Horwich Loco Works

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the area which would be developed

9:49am Thursday 6th March 2014

A DATE has been announced for a re-arranged meeting to discuss controversial plans that could see 1,700 homes built on the Horwich Loco Works site.

Bolton cook through to final of The Taste

The Bolton News: Debbie Halls-Evans

10:03pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

BOLTON cook Debbie Halls-Evans has made it to the final of reality cookery show The Taste.

Another 140 new homes planned for Horwich

The Bolton News: Former Bolton College building where new homes are planned

8:00am Friday 28th February 2014

PLANS for a new 140-home estate on the site of the current Bolton College campus in Victoria Road, Horwich, have been lodged with Bolton Council — prompting fears that Horwich could become swamped with housing.

Date set for Horwich Loco Works debate

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the area which would be developed

11:19am Friday 28th February 2014

A DATE has been announced for a re-arranged meeting to discuss controversial plans that could see 1700 homes built on the Horwich Loco Works site.

VIDEO: Huge fire at Daly Plastics in Horwich Loco Works

The Bolton News: Huge fire at Daly Plastics at the Horwich Loco Works site. Pictures by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

7:20am Thursday 27th February 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still at the scene of a huge blaze at a recycling plant in Horwich.

Danny Jones' dad runs scheme to send football shirts to poor children in Brazil ahead of World Cup

The Bolton News: Typical living conditions in the Brazilian favelas

1:59pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

TWO businessmen are teaming up and asking people to donate football shirts to give to some of Brazil’s poorest youngsters.

Horwich kids go back in time to discover town's history

The Bolton News: Eve Bleasdale, aged 10, meets a young evacuee from the Second World War

9:34am Wednesday 26th February 2014

YOUNG people went back to the past to find out more about their town’s fascinating past.

The heat is on for Horwich chef in The Taste kitchen

The Bolton News: Debbie Halls-Evans

9:39am Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE Taste star Debbie Halls-Evans has revealed that the heat is turned up to full in tonight’s episode.

Chekhov masterpiece reunites Horwich actor with his Coronation Street murderer

The Bolton News: David Crellin as Colin Fishwick in Coronation Street, right, with Graeme Hawley (John Stape).

9:21am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A BOLTON actor who appeared in Coronation Street is back on stage in a critically-acclaimed adaptation of a Chekhov masterpiece.

Updated: Man stabbed himself in neck during domestic incident

The Bolton News: The scene at Essex Street in Horwich

12:15pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

The 25-year-old is undergoing surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary after the incident, which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning

Tributes to Horwich pensioner who died in M55 crash

The Bolton News: Coffee time

8:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a pensioner who was killed in a motorway crash.

Historic Blackrod pub to be demolished to make way for houses

The Bolton News: The former Green Barn Inn in Blackrod had a good community spirit, councillors were told

11:12am Friday 21st February 2014

A BLACKROD pub that was once considered the heart of the community is to be demolished to make way for homes.

UPDATED: Tempers flare as scores turn up to fiery meeting on Horwich Loco Works plans

The Bolton News: Tempers flare as scores turn up to fiery meeting on Horwich Loco Works plans

10:48pm Thursday 20th February 2014

DEVELOPERS were “laughed off” at a heated planning meeting to discuss controversial plans to turn the former Horwich Loco Works into a new 1,700-home town called Rivington Chase.




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