Judges aren't spooked by Atherton scarecrows

The Bolton News:

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SCARECROWS took over an Atherton estate at the weekend.

Free skate park returns to Golborne

The Bolton News: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FREE skate park has returned to Golborne for the summer.

Hindley residents show off their plants at Britain in Bloom

The Bolton News:

6:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TENANTS from a social housing group have wowed judges at a flower show.

Book fair and tombola to be held in Tyldesley

The Bolton News: What is btter: films, or books?

6:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

A BOOK fair and tombola are being held in Tyldesley Market Square on Saturday.

Artist's impression of Tyldesley guided busway stops released

The Bolton News:

11:52am Monday 28th July 2014

AN IMAGE of how the guided busway will look when it is up and running has been released.

Asda sparks price war by cutting fuel prices

The Bolton News:

11:40am Monday 28th July 2014

From tomorrow the company is reducing the price of its petrol and its diesel by up to 2p a litre.

Teen heads for top theatre school after suffering rugby injury

The Bolton News:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A YOUNG actor – who only discovered his talent for the stage after suffering a rugby injury – is heading for one of the UK’s top theatre schools.

Blood donor session to be held in Golborne

The Bolton News: 6,099 people from Greater Manchester were among the 119,907 that signed up to be a blood donor

7:40am Monday 28th July 2014

PEOPLE in Golborne are being asked to give blood before they go on their summer holiday.

Hindley hospice seeks volunteers for Ticket to Ride fundraiser

The Bolton News:

5:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A HINDLEY hospice is planning to construct a giant water slide in a town centre.

Lend a hand for Lowton fun day

The Bolton News: Pupils braved a 30ft climbing wall

4:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A FAMILY fun day is in need of volunteers.

Leigh MP pops in to charity shop

The Bolton News:

12:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

LEIGH MP Andy Burnham has been learning all about the British Heart Foundation at a charity shop.

Workers kick the habit at Golborne business

The Bolton News:

8:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

A STOP smoking service has been helping people in Golborne to quit.

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

The Bolton News: Accrington PALS service at St John's Church.

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of a famous Accrington Pals historian is to be unveiled exactly 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Time capsule buried to celebrate Leigh business' extension

The Bolton News:

3:50pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A TIME capsule has been buried to mark the completion of a £1.75m extension of the head office of a Leigh business.

Organ recitals to raise money for restoration at Leigh church

The Bolton News: St Albans Cathedral pulling out all the stops for brass and organ emsemble

12:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A SERIES of recitals are taking place in the hope of raising money for the continued restoration of the organ at Leigh Parish Church.

Charity shop's appeal for furniture

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

A HOSPICE is urging people to clear out the clutter and give their unwanted furniture to the charity.

Police appeal for missing Bacup man

The Bolton News:

3:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing man.

Accrington barman dragged into alleyway and stabbed

The Bolton News:

9:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN was dragged into an alleyway and stabbed in an unprovoked assault in Accrington town centre, police said.

Healthier Together events planned in borough

The Bolton News: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

5:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

SEVERAL events have been planned as part of the Healthier Together consultation.

Club stalwart's grandson back at Stanley 92 years on

The Bolton News:

3:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley’s first mascot, the grandson of a club stalwart, has been welcomed back as a VIP.

Council needs to save further £41 million

The Bolton News:

2:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FURTHER £41 million in savings needs to be made by Wigan Council in the next three years.

GPs are flagging for the Commonwealth Games

The Bolton News:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A FLAG relay between the borough’s GPs is being planned to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It's all good at Atherton school

The Bolton News: New principal Elizabeth Haddock

7:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A SCHOOL which has only been open since 2012 is celebrating after it received a good Ofsted report.

Agonising wait to see if Jake can have life-changing surgery

The Bolton News:

6:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A YOUNG boy and his mum are facing an agonising wait to see if he can have a life-changing operation.

VIDEO: And now the weather forecast... for dogs

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, and proud Chihuahua owner, David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye delivers a knockout performance of a completely different kind today as he presents the world’s first-ever weather forecast just for dogs.

Bacup war hospital to be revived

The Bolton News:

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER military hospital which treated hundreds of soldiers during the First World War is to be brought back to life.

Man, 70, in hospital after Accrington crash

The Bolton News: Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN in his 70s was taken to hospital today after being involved in a car crash.

Invite to Tramp Accrington countryside

The Bolton News:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NATURE reserve is to become more accessible to those with mobility issues who will be able to use all-terrain vehicle to explore Woodnook Vale Willow Trail.

Rescue boost from Lowton primary

The Bolton News: Insp Michael Eddleston and Garry Rhodes from Bolton Mountain Rescue Team

6:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BOLTON Mountain Rescue Team has received a boost following a £200 donation from primary school children.

Neighbours rescue family from burning Golborne home

The Bolton News: Fire crews were called to put out the flames.

5:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HEROIC neighbours have rescued a family of three from a burning house after a children’s game went horribly wrong.

Girls groups in need of volunteers in Atherton and Tyldesley

The Bolton News: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GIRLS in Atherton and Tyldesley are looking for new adult volunteers to help run their Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups.

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrates success of partner Huddersfield University

The Bolton News: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COLLEGE is celebrating the success of its partner university.

Grants up for grabs from Gannett

The Bolton News: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Leigh Journal is once again offering charities in the area the chance to apply for a Gannett grant, with between £5,000 and £10,000 on offer.

Hospital boss sets out argument for Bolton to be specialist centre

The Bolton News:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONSULTATION is under way to determine which hospitals in Greater Manchester should be given specialist status under the new Healthier Together proposals.

'Gentlemanly' pupil recieves achievement award at Golborne school

The Bolton News:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

A KIND-HEARTED youngster has been rewarded for his gentlemanly nature.

Church to hold holiday club in Atherton

The Bolton News: CASTLE CHALLENGE: Turn toy bricks into a fortress.

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HOLIDAY club at an Atherton church will start on Monday.

Council bosses answer questions on social care changes

The Bolton News:

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

PROPOSED changes to the way adult social care is delivered in the borough will result in a ‘vibrant and diverse range of alternative services’, according to council bosses.

East Lancs school rapped for commissioning beer in centenary celebrations

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been rapped by an alcohol watchdog after it commssioned a beer to celebrate its centenary.

Charity in need of volunteers for Leigh collection day

The Bolton News: The Alzheimer's Society says people are still reluctant to talk about the condition

5:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Alzheimer’s Society is in need of volunteers to help at a collection day.

Fracking tests in Glazebury and Astley cancelled

The Bolton News: The area where the tests may be carried out

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TESTS to see whether the area around Glazebury, Astley Moss and up to Boothstown could hold shale gas have been cancelled.

Pet of the week

The Bolton News:

3:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Our pet of the week has travelled half way around the world.

Leigh man charged after hit-and-run leaves victim in serious condition

The Bolton News:

2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LEIGH man has been charged in connection with an alleged hit-and-run.

Donations roll in after ‘devastating’ burglary at Bacup charity-run project

The Bolton News:

2:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DONATIONS of tools and cash from residents and businesses have helped Stubbylee Community Greenhouses in Bacup recover after a ‘devastating’ burglary.

Pupils hatch ducklings at Leigh school

The Bolton News:

11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE have been some new arrivals at Gilded Hollins Primary School.

Leigh Neighbours to launch community art project

The Bolton News:

7:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW project that hopes to bring a burst of colour to Leigh will launch next week.

Long-serving teachers head for retirement

The Bolton News:

5:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NUMBER of long serving teachers have waved goodbye to their schools as retirement beckons.

Knife-wielding robber jailed after targeting same shop twice

The Bolton News:

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KNIFE-wielding masked robber, who targeted the same Hindley shop twice, has been jailed.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

The Bolton News: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Tyldesley school's football match raises thousands for children's hospital

The Bolton News:

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS were joined by celebrities and an MP to raise more than £4,000 for a children’s hospital.

Tyldesley pub reopens after makeover

The Bolton News:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PUB'S £130,000 makeover is now complete.



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