Bookies predict X Factor departures from Reece Bibby's Stereo Kicks band

The Bolton News: Teenage kicks for Accrington star Reece Bibby

11:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE remaining X Factor contestants face the judges - and the public - this weekend with an exit predicted for at least one member of boyband Stereo Kicks.

Grandma wins holiday of a lifetime in silent auction

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A LUCKY grandmother will be swapping Hindley Green for the Dominican Republic after making the winning bid for the holiday of a lifetime in a charity auction.

Event is set to raise money to help build Guides house

The Bolton News: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

8:40am Saturday 25th October 2014

LEIGH, Atherton and Tyldesley Girl Guiding fundraising team will be holding a charity concert next month starring The Three Towns Operatic Society.

Heartbroken mother of tragic Accrington schoolgirl calls for compulsory flu vaccinations

The Bolton News:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE heartbroken mum of tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond, who died four days after catching the flu, has called for compulsory vaccinations.

Inquest into death of tragic Jade concludes

The Bolton News:

6:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BULL Mastiff involved in the fatal attack on schoolgirl Jade Lomas-Anderson was one of the most aggressive pets a vet had ever encountered, an inquest heard.

Big band heads for Atherton

The Bolton News: music note (11680289)

5:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

ST HELENS Easy Street Big Band is coming to Atherton for a concert next week.

Places for under 18s to go at Hindley Young Offender Institution

The Bolton News:

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

HUNDREDS of places for under 18s are being decommissioned at a young offenders institution.

Warning over council tax scam

The Bolton News:

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

SCAMMERS are targeting people in the borough by falsely claiming they are due a tax refund, Wigan Council has warned.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

The Bolton News:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

Giant billboards showcase work of Leigh's talented artists

The Bolton News:

8:50am Friday 24th October 2014

GIANT billboards showcasing the artistic talent of Leigh residents are now on display.

Hindley councillor 'abused his position' in car parking dispute

The Bolton News: Clr Bob Brierley

6:20am Friday 24th October 2014

CLR Robert Brierley has been found guilty of breaching the council code of conduct for the fourth time in as many weeks after getting involved in a car parking dispute between neighbours.

Stepfather of Jade Lomas-Anderson recalls his last kiss goodbye before she was killed by dogs in Atherton

The Bolton News:

8:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GRIEF stricken stepfather kissed his 'ideal daughter' goodbye the last time he saw her – before she was killed by a pack of savage dogs.

VIDEO: Violent robbery gang jailed for 24 years for 'crime spree of terror'

The Bolton News:

12:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG has been jailed for a total of 24 years for a cross-border crime spree that saw cars stolen to raid homes and businesses in violent daylight robberies.

Support for people with osteoporosis in Hindley

The Bolton News: Meeting for osteoporosis sufferers

2:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SUPPORT meeting for people suffering from or affected by osteoporosis will be held in Hindley tomorrow, Friday.

Driver admits responsibility for crash which killed Leigh taxi driver and Golborne passenger

The Bolton News: Kenneth Grimshaw and Emma Houghton

1:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORIST whose driving caused the death of a taxi driver and his young woman passenger wept in a court dock as he admitted responsibility.

Plans to close day centres in Leigh and Tyldesley approved

The Bolton News:

9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOURWAYS Day Centre in Tyldesley and Heathside Day Centre in Leigh will close, Wigan Council has confirmed.

5,000 cards from around the world for 104-year-old birthday girl Betty

The Bolton News:

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHEN Betty Musker turns 104 tomorrow (October 24), she will be handed nearly 5,000 cards wishing her a happy birthday.

Leigh man who masterminded million-pound drug dealing gang is jailed

The Bolton News:

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MASSIVE million pound drug dealing operation masterminded by a Leigh man was smashed by police following a six month investigation.

Leigh man who bit off taxi driver's ear jailed for 13 years

The Bolton News: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

5:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRUNKEN thug who savagely bit off part of a taxi driver's ear just months after biting another man has been given a 13-year sentence.

Astley man who stabbed Leigh widower to death found guilty of murder

The Bolton News:

3:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN who stabbed a widower to death while robbing him to feed his drug habit has been found guilty of murder.

Easy Street Big Band heads for Atherton

The Bolton News: Evening of big band at Bushey school

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

St Helens Easy Street Big Band is coming to Atherton for a concert next week.

Leigh pupils help others become confident iPad users

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Pupils at a Leigh school are in training to become peer mentors.

Regeneration plans for Leigh Spinners Mill move one step closer with lottery bid

The Bolton News:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Plans to regenerate Leigh Spinners Mill have moved one step closer after the charitable trust behind the project submitted a £5 million lottery bid.

£900,000 facelift for Leigh's main shopping street

The Bolton News:

9:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shopping in Leigh will get a £900,000 facelift making it fit for the future, it has been revealed.

Fond farewell to tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond

The Bolton News:

10:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Devastated family and friends gathered to say their last goodbyes to tragic Olivia Diamond yesterday.

Hindley Green councillor found guilty of breaching code of conduct for third time

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Independent councillor Robert Brierley failed to attend the hearing, but the panel decided his behaviour was unacceptable and inappropriate.

Olympic medallist sets sights on gold in Rio - and inspires Leigh students

The Bolton News:

11:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TOP cyclist and Olympic medallist Rik Waddon has been inspiring youngsters at a Leigh high school after proving that the best way to get over a near-fatal collision with a car is to get back on a bike.

Tyldesley road closure to be reconsidered

The Bolton News:

10:33am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to close a major through road in Tyldesley for 18 weeks to allow work on the Leigh guided busway to take place are to be reconsidered by transport chiefs.

Former nurse blamed internet child abuse on drink

The Bolton News: Burnley Crown Court

6:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN ex-nurse who looked at internet child abuse for 18 months blamed his perverted behaviour on drink, a court was told.

Homeless people in Leigh will have Christmas dinner at library

The Bolton News:

2:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HOMELESS people in Leigh will be given able to enjoy a Christmas festive lunch this year thanks to a £500 donation from Adactus Housing Association.

Free lunch at dementia-friendly event

The Bolton News:

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE next dementia-friendly community event will take place at Shackerley Community Centre, on Cumberland Avenue, Tyldesley, on Wednesday, November 5.

UPDATE: Man and four children hurt in Accrington crash

The Bolton News:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN and four children were taken to hospital following a crash in Accrington.

Chemical leak scare closes Accrington town centre

The Bolton News:

9:11am Monday 20th October 2014

FIRE crews cordoned off a large area of Accrington town centre on Saturday as they investigated a possible chemical leak.

Accrington schoolgirl missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks

The Bolton News:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

ACCRINGTON schoolgirl Olivia Diamond missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks, it has emerged.

Great grandmother wins £3,000 in hospice draw

The Bolton News:

3:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GREAT grandmother from Leigh has scooped £3,000 in a hospice’s annual draw.

Chance to win with trophy pictures

The Bolton News:

10:50am Monday 20th October 2014

FANS have been given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with Leigh Centurions' trophies.

Charity to hold public consultation

The Bolton News:

7:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A CHARITY is holding a public consultation to find out how it can help strengthen the valuable work that is done across the community.

Friends to hold concert in memory of Astley musician

The Bolton News:

6:10am Monday 20th October 2014

FORMER students from St Mary’s High School are all set to reunite for a one off charity concert.

MEP Paul Nuttall denies he played 'Bungle' in children's TV show Rainbow

The Bolton News: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH West MEP Paul Nuttall has denied that he used to play the character Bungle in the 1970s classic children's TV show Rainbow.

Gales and heavy rain on the way

The Bolton News:

9:27am Monday 20th October 2014

THE remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in the UK later today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

Wizard of Oz comes to Golborne

The Bolton News: The Wizard of Oz in Winchester

4:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A LION, a tin man and a scarecrow are heading for Golborne.

Slimmers get baking for Macmillan

The Bolton News: Staff at Herriot's Hotel, Skipton, bake a cake for the Macmillan coffee morning

11:50am Sunday 19th October 2014

SLIMMERS have been raking it in for charity by selling cakes made from Slimming World recipes.

Bake off success for Astley volunteer

The Bolton News:

9:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

A VOLUNTEER has been named as a runner-up in a charity baking competition.

Accrington chemical leak victims given the all clear

The Bolton News:

8:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO office workers and two firefighters have been given the all clear after crews investigated a possible chemical leak in Accrington town centre.

Police cordon off part off Accrington town centre

The Bolton News:

6:41pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TEN fire crews have been called to Accrington town centre this afternoon after reports of a possible chemical leak in a town centre estate agent.

Electric car charging points coming to Accrington

The Bolton News: Miles Parkinson says that jobs are Hyndburn’s priority, although boarded-up shops are an issue.

6:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HYNDBURN is to get its first charging point for electric cars, it can be revealed.

Man charged in connection with Accrington double fatal crash

The Bolton News: Blackburn Magistrates Court

11:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

A 24 year old man has appeared in court on death by dangerous driving charges following the fatal two car crash in Hyndburn Road, Accrington, last week.

Lights illuminate village's wheel

The Bolton News:

3:50pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A WHEEL that forms the centrepiece of a village has been fitted with lights.

Give blood in Leigh

The Bolton News: Save a liife - give blood (7601520)

12:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BLOOD donation session is being held in Leigh.

North Sea adventure for space balloon

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

A SCHOOL’S first attempt at space exploration has been a success.

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