Project to help Leigh women find work gets £1,000 boost

The Bolton News:

12:10pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A PROJECT that helps disadvantaged women back to work has received a helping hand from a Leigh-based business.

Leigh event to mark Older People’s Day

The Bolton News: The Council faces an increased demand for care services for older people

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AN event is being held to mark Older People’s Day.

Five teens arrested after Accrington Stanley burglary

The Bolton News:

11:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following to break-ins at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Fans wanted for Leigh Centurions' dragon boat team

The Bolton News:

6:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LEIGH Centurions are looking for five fans to join them for a charity dragon boat race.

More than 6,000 Diazepam tablets seized in Leigh raid

The Bolton News:

4:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THOUSANDS of Diazepam tablets were seized during a warrant in Leigh.

CAB to move into Bacup hall after deal done

The Bolton News:

3:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FRESH home has been found for the Valley’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau – after a deal was struck with the borough council for Bacup’s Stubbylee Hall.

Teen tackles 140-mile run

The Bolton News:

2:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TEENAGER who has a chronic and incurable condition has completed a 140-mile run.

Man appears in court charged with wife's murder

The Bolton News:

12:33pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN accused of murdering his wife appeared for the first time at Liverpool Crown Court today, Friday.

Sailor takes on seas for charity

The Bolton News:

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

MEET the star sailor defying the odds to sail from London to Brighton this weekend.

Pet of the week

The Bolton News:

8:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

OUR pet of the week is a ‘trusted companion’.

Litter pick in need of help

The Bolton News: Golborne Village regularly organise litter picks

7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CLEAN-UP mission following a festival is in need of volunteers.

Planning committee votes unanimously for Atherton site visit

The Bolton News:

5:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

A PLANNING committee has suspended making a decision about an application to build up to 100 houses in Atherton.

GCSE Results day live blog

The Bolton News: Leigh school top of the class for GCSE results

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

Pupils across the borough will find out today what results they have achieved in their GCSEs

Man spared jail after admitting child porn offences for second time

The Bolton News:

5:13pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who admitted committing child porn offences - for the second time - walked free from court today, Thursday.

Post mortem of woman found dead in Leigh back garden inconclusive

The Bolton News:

4:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A POST mortem has failed to establish a cause of death after a woman's body was found in the garden of her Leigh home.

Accrington Stanley players’ boots stolen before game

The Bolton News:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have contacted police after thieves stole boots from several players – a day before a 4-0 defeat that saw them slip to the bottom of the Football League.

The blooms of Bag Lane

The Bolton News: "TakeFive" Haxby & Wigginton Flower Club Demonstration

5:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHURCH is holding a flower festival weekend.

Become a puppy pal

The Bolton News:

3:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHARITY is in desperate need of puppy socialisers to help train future assistance dogs.

Hospice’s hardy hero

The Bolton News:

11:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

NOT only is fitness fanatic 54-year-old Bradley Doyle in the middle of an 880-mile bike ride, but he is kipping in a one-man tent every night so he 'doesn’t get too comfy'.

Event come rain or shine

The Bolton News:

7:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN arts festival which had to be postponed due to bad weather can now go ahead rain or shine on bank holiday Monday.

Patrol step-up after rise in outhouse burglaries

The Bolton News:

6:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

PATROLS had to be stepped up in Golborne and Lowton West in an attempt to combat a rise in shed break-ins in the area.

Memorial: John Patrick Fletcher

3:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014


West Indian cricket legend returns to East Lancashire after 56 years away

The Bolton News:

3:03pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CRICKETING great who played in the Lancashire League for nearly a decade in its heyday will be returning to East Lancashire for the first time in 56 years tonight.

UPDATED 11.12: Man charged with murdering wife after body find in Leigh

The Bolton News:

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with murdering the woman he lived with.

Thief jailed for stealing alcohol from ASDA

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A THIEF has been jailed for stealing spirits from Asda.

Cub's cupcakes are a recipe for success

The Bolton News:

3:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BEING shy and struggling to communicate in crowded places hasn't stopped a nine-year-old girl from raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Acrington post office closes for major revamp

The Bolton News:

3:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ACCRINGTON Post Office will close for two weeks while it undergoes an extensive renovation.

Ducklings celebrate outstanding ofsted

The Bolton News:

10:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NURSERY has been awarded the highest possible grade from Ofsted inspectors.

Sign up for creative walks at Pennington Flash

The Bolton News: Pennington Flash

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

GUIDED, informal walks are being held at Pennington Flash.

True Colours to help fill day centre gap if social care changes approved

The Bolton News:

5:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

COMMUNITY groups could play a large role in the proposed transformation of adult social care in the borough.

UPDATED 18.09: Murder probe launched after woman found dead in back garden in Leigh

The Bolton News:

8:48am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MURDER investigation is under way in Leigh after a woman was found dead in the back garden of a house on Wigan Road.

Pie and pea charity night to be held in Golborne

The Bolton News: Cats Protection Meeting

6:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PIE and pea supper is on the menu at a charity night for Cats Protection Atherton and Wigan.

Mum avoids jail after fleeing persecution in Iran

The Bolton News: Chelmsford Crown Court

3:20pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MOTHER has avoided jail after she fled Iran where she was being persecuted for her choice of husband.

Farm shop's blinding effort at national awards

The Bolton News: Head chef Barbara Bulmer with Sarah Ball who cooked both winning products

11:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FARM shop is celebrating after winning not one but two awards at the world’s largest blind-tasted Great Taste food awards.

Hotel to hold charity day in Leigh

The Bolton News: SUMMER FAYRE

7:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FUN Day is being held to raise money for two charities.

'Family and sherry' the secret to Annie's 101 years

The Bolton News: Staff at Tesco in Hindley surprised Annie Harvey for here 101st birthday

3:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GREAT grandmother has celebrated her 101st birthday with a little help from her supermarket.

Governors urge residents to attend Healthier Together listening event

The Bolton News: The new Hanover Centre at Leigh Infirmary

6:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

A LISTENING event is being held in order for the public to find out more about the Healthier Together proposals.

Residents given say on busway planting in Tyldesley

The Bolton News:

3:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

RESIDENTS living alongside the guided busway are being given a say in the types of trees and shrubs they want to see planted along the new route.

Dating show appeals for Leigh contributors

The Bolton News:

1:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

A CHANNEL Four dating show is looking for contributors from the town for their new series.

College appoints new principal

The Bolton News:

11:10am Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW principal has been appointed at Wigan and Leigh College.

Woman who spent life travelling celebrates 101st birthday

The Bolton News:

5:40am Monday 18th August 2014

ONE of Leigh’s oldest residents has celebrated her 101st birthday.

Accrington schoolgirl reaches final of national writing competition

The Bolton News:

9:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

CHARLOTTE Corrigan may only be 10 but she could one day be challenging for the coveted Pullitzer Prize.

Private gardens to be opened to public in Glazebury

The Bolton News: The Main Borders in summer at RHS Garden Harlow Carr (8933014)

3:50pm Sunday 17th August 2014

GARDENS will be open to members of the public this Sunday, August 24.

Astley Golf Society hold charity day

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Sunday 17th August 2014

GOLFERS braved torrential rain to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Wembley dream for Lowton youngster

The Bolton News:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

MORE than 70,000 people cheered as a nine-year-old from Lowton left the famous Wembley tunnel.

Library support group rewards pupils

The Bolton News: Passionate about library

4:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A LIBRARY support group has presented medals to Atherton schoolchildren who took part in a reading and writing competition.

Military displays for wartime weekend

The Bolton News:

12:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

MILITARY memorabilia will be on display at a Wartime Weekend.

Youngsters triumph over police teams in Leigh kick about

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN ANNUAL tournament saw young people triumph over teams made up of police officers.

Four men charged after armed robbery at Astley Co-op

The Bolton News:

1:33pm Friday 15th August 2014

FOUR men have been charged following an armed robbery in Astley.

End of an era as pub calls last orders

The Bolton News:

2:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

ONE of the oldest pubs in Leigh has had to call last orders for the final time.

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