Lowton pub reopens after major refurbishment

The Bolton News: Michelle Peake, Andrew Blakeley and Heather Lynn raise a glass to the newly refurbished Red Lion

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PUB in Lowton has reopened following a major refurbishment.

New service launched in Hindley to promote bone health

The Bolton News: NHS charging proposals slammed

7:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW fracture liaison service has been launched.

Community group prepares to make Atherton bloom

The Bolton News: Epping Forest in bloom

6:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A COMMUNITY group is preparing to take part in the Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2014 after being picked from more than 1,000 entrants.

Pet of the Week

The Bolton News: Mercedes

10:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

OUR pet of the week is one of three chicks hatched by a primary school pupil.

Police searching for missing East Lancs man

The Bolton News: Trevor Whitehead

9:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEARCH has been launched for an Accrington-man after he didn’t turn up to work for three days.

Pupils pitch in to clear up Lowton path

The Bolton News: Members of LENDF with the rubbish they collected

6:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS from a primary school pitched in to help clean up an area of Lowton.

Taxi driver determined to make run difficult in memory of Atherton granddad

The Bolton News: James Davies is running the Manchester 10k with an oxygen cyclinder on hi back

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TAXI driver is training to run a 10k with the full weight of a transport oxygen cylinder on his back

Stolen Crufts puppy found in Culcheth

The Bolton News: Stolen Crufts puppy found in Culcheth

12:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIVE missing chihuahuas, including a Crufts champion, have been reunited with their owner after they were found by a jogger in Culcheth.

Comedian Justin Moorhouse pays a visit to Mosley Common

The Bolton News: Comedian Justin Moorhouse cut the ribbon for the group’s new iron seat and notice board

10:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A STAND up comedian cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Mosley Common in Bloom on Friday.

Model railway exhibition to chug into Leigh

The Bolton News: Model Railway Exhibition

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MODEL railway exhibition is coming to Leigh on Saturday.

Third awareness day for Jade's Campaign to take place in Leigh

The Bolton News: Hundreds of dog owners came along for expert advice

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A THIRD awareness day is to be held as part of a major campaign aiming to cut the risk of dog attacks.

Meeting called to discuss suspected outbreak of deadly disease in Leigh area

The Bolton News: Cornwall dog owners warned over deadly 'Alabama rot' disease

6:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MEETING is being held for residents concerned about a suspected outbreak of a mystery illness that affects dogs.

Man rescued from Pennington Flash after wading in to save dogs

The Bolton News: Pennington Flash

3:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

DOG walkers are being urged to take care after firefighters were called to Pennington Flash to rescue a man.

Task and rewards day keeps Leigh kids busy

The Bolton News: Holly Hindley and Sanna Ghulam are rewarded for their hard work with a go on the climbing wall

11:20am Monday 14th April 2014

CHILDREN were kept busy during the Easter break by helping out in Lilford Park.

Party in Leigh park to celebrate 40 years of GMP

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

7:30am Monday 14th April 2014

A PARTY is being held in Lilford Park to celebrate 40 years of Greater Manchester Police.

Foster parents from Leigh appear on TV documentary

The Bolton News: Debbie and Chris Bulpitt appeared on the TV documentary 15,000 Kids and Counting

6:10am Monday 14th April 2014

A HARD-hitting documentary featured a Leigh couple as they prepared to wave goodbye to their first set of foster children.

Forum to involve residents in future of countryside and open spaces

The Bolton News: St Helier open space

4:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A FORUM giving residents and businesses a chance to have their say on Wigan Council's transport and housing plans is being re-launched.

Primary pupils experience prison at Leigh school

The Bolton News: Ellie Blood

12:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PRIMARY schoolchildren were treated to a day of inspiring workshops.

Community group appeals for tools to keep up good work in Lilford Park

The Bolton News: The Friends of Lilford Park

9:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

A COMMUNITY group which is committed to improving Lilford Park is in need of gardening gear.

Nominations for borough sports awards now open

The Bolton News: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

3:50pm Saturday 12th April 2014

NOMINATIONS are now open for the 14th annual Wigan Borough Sports Awards.

Kind benefactor steps in to replace plants stolen from Leigh park

The Bolton News: Jamie Caine and Diane Green from Paul Dainton Funeral Directors help the children with their new plants

1:10pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A KIND benefactor stepped in to help a group of schoolchildren whose plants were stolen by heartless thieves.

Stroke group handed funding by Leigh-based company

The Bolton News: Wigan and Leigh Stroke Group volunteers

10:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

A SUPPORT group for stroke victims has received a £1,000 grant from a Leigh-based company.

Changes to council services over Easter confirmed

The Bolton News: Fortnightly bin collections will be offset by black wheelie bins according to councillor Harry Bramer. This photo shows bins awaiting collection in Newton Farm. Photo by James Maggs. (4379584)

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

CHANGES to refuse and recycling collections will take place over the Easter weekend.

Family threatened with baseball bats in own home

The Bolton News: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

4:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FAMILY are recovering after being threatened by men with baseball bats during a robbery in their own home.

East Lancs family's Africa trip in jeopardy

The Bolton News: Tegan, dad Bernard, Faith and Danielle

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FATHER could miss out on a dream family trip to Africa – because his passport hasn’t arrived.

Accrington couple escape unhurt after falling asleep with grill left on

The Bolton News: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a home in Howard Close in Accrington after a couple fell asleep with the grill left on.

Outstanding results all round for Lowton school

The Bolton News: Staff and students celebrate their outstanding result

5:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

A LOWTON school is celebrating after it achieved top marks across the board in a recent Ofsted inspection.

Always saying 'yes dear' secret to Leigh couples 60 year marriage

The Bolton News: Len and Joyce Fayle celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SENSE of humour and always saying 'yes dear' are the secrets to a successful marriage according to a Leigh couple.

Wild Wings given more time to find new premises according to Bents

The Bolton News: The team at Wild Wings

11:20am Friday 11th April 2014

THE team at Wild Wings Birds of Prey Education and Rehabilitation Centre has more flexibility over when they must vacate its current premises, claims a spokesman for Bents Garden Centre.

Milkman left shaken by 'pepper spray threat' in Tyldesley

The Bolton News: Paul Cartmell has lodged a complaint after employee Sam Quayle was allegedly threatened with pepper spray by police

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A MILKMAN has lodged a formal complaint after one of his employees was allegedly threatened with pepper spray by police officers.

Mum's tribute to Hillsborough victim who had a great future ahead of him

The Bolton News: The impact of the Hillsborough inquiry on Warrington

12:52pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE family of Hillsborough victim Colin Ashcroft said the teenager had a great future ahead of him and is greatly missed by his family.

Dog owners warned after mystery 'Alabama Rot' type illness suspected in Leigh area

The Bolton News: Spaniel Taffy has not shown any symptoms of the disease but owner Gary Hallows says his other dog Sally is in quarantine after falling ill

6:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

PET owners are being warned about an outbreak of a mystery illness in the area.

Accrington teachers go through pain barrier for sick children

The Bolton News: Teachers get ready for their Total Warrior Assault Course for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Jack Walsh shows the rest the way.

2:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TEACHERS from an Accrington school will put themselves through a gruelling assault course to raise money for a hospital which saved their friend’s son’s life.

Seed giveaway hopes to create riot of colour in Leigh

The Bolton News: Wildflowers of the Cotswolds

6:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A FREE seed giveaway has been held at Leigh Library.

Leigh Neighbours turn attention to housing

The Bolton News: Members of Leigh Neighbours Project Board hosting the national event

6:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

IMPROVING the quality of local housing is one of the main priorities of the Leigh Neighbours Project.

Appeal for Bacup First World War memories

The Bolton News: In Brief

5:24pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PEOPLE with photos, documents, stories or family history of Bacup during the First World War are being encouraged to come along to the A, B and D Centre on Saturday. The Bacup Time Travellers event has been organised by people involved with the Bacup Heritage Initiative, and is part of a project to show what it would have been like to live in Bacup in 1914.

Accrington horse show goes down a storm

The Bolton News: Picture from stock

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than 150 competitors took part in a charity horse show in Accrington.

Dedicated Atherton dad determined to raise awareness of poorly son's condition

The Bolton News: Ian and Gemma Bramhall with Riley

3:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A DEDICATED dad has embarked on a mission to raise funds and awareness for the disease from which his son suffers.

Children explore the wonders of sand at Leigh Library

The Bolton News: Andre Seromenho is pictured playing after the show

11:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A creative and interactive show was performed at Leigh Library.

Young Gardener of the Year to offer hanging basket advice in Leigh

The Bolton News: Damian Jenkinson will be hosting the workshop

7:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

EVER fancied creating your own hanging basket - but don't know where to start?

Dogs seized in Accrington police could be a banned breed

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO dogs were seized by police and council officers in Accrington.

Accrington teacher to hold fundraising event for Indian orphans

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A HIGH school teacher is raising money for an orphanage.

Event planned to raise funds for this year's Atherton Carnival

The Bolton News: FLYING THE FLAG: Elvis impersonator, John Turner, who led the Atherton Carnival procession

6:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MUSIC, dance and vintage vehicles will once again grace the Meadowbank playing fields with the return of Atherton Carnival.

Indoor farmers' market heading to Bacup

4:14pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NEW indoor farmers’ market is coming to Bacup next month.

Lease row may force Pennington shop to close

The Bolton News: John Morgan built Chestnut Store from nothing

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SHOPKEEPER says he is being forced to close his store because his lease is not being renewed.

Youngsters hold fundraiser in Leigh town centre

The Bolton News: Team 34 raise £131.10 through a range of activities in Leigh town centre

11:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from the Princes’ Trust took over Leigh town centre on Friday.

Pet of the Week

The Bolton News: Ted

10:42am Wednesday 9th April 2014

OUR pet of the week is 18-month-old long haired chihuahua Ted whose owner Jessica Lee, a masters student from Leigh, sent in this picture.

Work to begin on new public toilets in Leigh town centre

The Bolton News: Falmouth pay to pee toilet barriers removed 'within hours'

7:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

PUBLIC toilets are to make a welcome return to Leigh town centre.

Multi-million pound investment to boost school places in borough

The Bolton News: Westleigh High School pupils with head teacher John Banks and Lord Peter Smith

6:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MULTI-million pound investment programme aims to create hundreds of new school places in the borough.

Killer denied cut in sentence for 'sustained and violent attack' on Leigh schoolgirl

The Bolton News: Lauren Pilkington-Smith

5:09pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A TEENAGE killer who bludgeoned a schoolgirl to death with a cricket bat has failed to win a cut in his sentence.




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