Accrington X Factor star in pledge to help music tutors

The Bolton News:

5:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

X FACTOR sensation Reece Bibby has not let his new-found fame go to his head.

Life in the fast lane for biker Pete

The Bolton News:

3:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AFTER waiting two years for the right conditions, a biker has finally travelled faster than 200 miles an hour.

Atherton arts festival 'success' after postponement

The Bolton News:

11:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FESTIVAL organised to celebrate ecology through art has had a second chance at success.

Bat detecting at Atherton wildlife walk

The Bolton News:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BAT detecting is on the agenda for Friends of Atherton Wildlife and Nature (FAWN).

Future leaders get a taste of democracy

The Bolton News:

6:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEET the next generation of community leaders.

Accrington teen an X Factor hit

The Bolton News:

9:36am Monday 1st September 2014

TEENAGER Reece Bibby made it through to the next round of The X Factor – after persuading Simon Cowell he could ditch his guitar.

Great Harwood attacker apologised via Facebook

The Bolton News: Figures released following freedom of information request

9:33am Monday 1st September 2014

A MARTIAL art fan who attacked a teenager, leaving him with a smashed jaw in two places, was caught by police after he admitted the offence on Facebook.

Residents evacuated after fire at Accrington nursing home

The Bolton News:

8:43am Monday 1st September 2014

A NURSING home was evacuated last night after a resident’s bedroom caught fire.

Special concert will honour Accrington Pals

The Bolton News: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE heroics of the Accrington Pals will be marked with a special concert exactly 100 years to the day after the battalion marched through the town to show their support for the war effort.

Man jailed for deliberately setting fire to Leigh flat

The Bolton News:

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 40-year-old man who deliberately set fire to his flat after leaving a suicide note was today, Monday, jailed for three years nine months.

Accrington shoplifter jailed for six months

The Bolton News: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 52-year-old persistent shoplifter has been jailed for six months after admitting she deliberately set out to steal to fund a drug habit.

Man avoids jail after threatening to kill partner in Tyldesley

The Bolton News:

3:16pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN held a meat cleaver to his terrified partner's face and threatened to take her hostage, a court heard.

Man dies following disturbance at Leigh house

The Bolton News:

2:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN has died after he was injured during a disturbance.

Youth group visits war museum

The Bolton News:

10:40am Monday 1st September 2014

A YOUTH group have been learning about the two World Wars.

Try scoring record holder still on top after 50 years

The Bolton News:

6:20am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER rugby player has cemented his name in the history books after holding several records for more than 50 years.

Leftover cafe takes pressure off foodbank

The Bolton News:

5:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A POP-up cafe has been making a little bit of leftover food go a long way.

Council make plans to boost number of new houses

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Sunday 31st August 2014

PLANS are being made to boost the number of new homes for people to buy and to rent in the borough.

Visual impairment reading group recieves funding boost

The Bolton News:

7:50am Sunday 31st August 2014

A READING group for the visually impaired is being set up thanks to funding from a Leigh-based housing provider.

Accrington park in line for revamp

The Bolton News: Coun Ken Moss

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S park in Accrington will be refurbished after funding worth £55,000 was secured.

Number of NEETs in borough falling

The Bolton News:

11:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) in the borough has dropped.

Thousands raised at Leigh charity night for Philippines

The Bolton News: Stourbridge pastor on a mission to help typhoon survivors in the Philippines

8:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHARITY evening has raised thousands of pounds for people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

Grant awarded to keep Hindley Green garden in shape

The Bolton News:

10:40am Friday 29th August 2014

RESIDENTS have been granted £360 to help keep their garden green.

Mum’s bid to stop sale of legal highs

The Bolton News:

5:50am Friday 29th August 2014

BEFORE he started taking legal highs, Thomas Shaw was a normal healthy 20-year-old, according to his mum.

Film club set up for senior citizens

The Bolton News:

5:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN afternoon cinema club is being launched for senior citizens.

Field trip for Leigh Ornithological Society

The Bolton News: Course for birdwatching high-flyers

4:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

LEIGH Ornithological Society is going on a field trip.

Q and A for Howe Bridge Sports Centre makeover

The Bolton News:

3:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN open evening is being held for residents to find out more about the multi-million pound refurbishment of Howe Bridge Sports Centre.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

The Bolton News:

2:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Anger as college scraps AS-levels at Leigh campus

The Bolton News:

6:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

A COLLEGE has decided to no longer take students on for AS-levels at its Leigh campus – but didn’t tell students until they tried to enrol.

Police appeal for help to find Hindley man's relatives

The Bolton News:

3:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of a Hindley man.

Urgent action required after Leigh care home inspection

The Bolton News:

2:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A CARE home has been warned that it must make urgent improvements following an inspection.

Stars in their eyes night to be held for poorly children

The Bolton News:

10:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A STARS for a night event is being held to raise money for poorly children.

Security system fills Leigh bank with smoke

The Bolton News: Firefighters rescue of woman trapped under wardrobe

10:39am Thursday 28th August 2014

A BANK was filled with smoke after a security system accidently activated.

Pet of the week

The Bolton News:

9:06am Thursday 28th August 2014

OUR pet of the week is settling in with his family.

Healthier Together roadshow on its way to Leigh

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

7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PUBLIC roadshow is being held as part of the Healthier Together consultation.

Step into history with Lowton author's debut novel

The Bolton News:

3:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BRAVERY and heroism are aplenty in the debut novel of a Lowton author.

Celebration of Bacup centre’s success

The Bolton News:

3:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COMMUNITY centre that provides support workers for families and schools is celebrating its 10th anniversary after going from strength to strength.

Peter Andre films advert in Culcheth

The Bolton News:

11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SINGER and TV presenter Peter Andre has been causing a stir in Culcheth after being spotted filming an advert for supermarket Iceland.

New venue for Leigh Ornithological Society

The Bolton News: Winter bird-watching walk - 11/1/2014

7:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW season of events for Leigh Ornithological Society will take place at a new venue.

Slimmers club together to replace stolen charity money

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SLIMMERS have clubbed together to raise thousands of pounds for charity after money they originally raised was stolen at a meeting.

End of the road for car tax disc

The Bolton News: Police seize vehicles for not displaying tax disc

12:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

After more than 90 years affixed to British motorists' cars, the tax disc will be scrapped in just five weeks time.

Ladies night at Tyldesley rugby club

The Bolton News: The Alzheimer's Society will visit Stockton and Darlington

6:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LADIES night is being held to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Plans for Leigh Spinners mill progressing despite asbestos delay

The Bolton News:

3:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PLANS to transform part of the Leigh Spinners mill are progressing despite a delay caused by asbestos.

Join Shaun in saving lives

The Bolton News:

8:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A VOLUNTEER who offers a helping hand to the ambulance service is calling on more people to sign up and help him save lives.

Bowling competition to raise money for Dementia Buddy

The Bolton News: TABLE-TOPPERS: Gwaun cae Gurwen extended their lead at the top of the Neath and District Bowls League with a win over Ystradgynlais.

6:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BOWLING competition is being held to raise money for a dementia buddy project.

Accrington man attacked woman after drinking vodka

The Bolton News: Blackburn Magistrates Court

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A MAN reacted badly when his amorous advances towards a neighbour were rejected.

Rally legend guest at Accrington ball

The Bolton News:

2:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

RALLY legend Paddy Hopkirk will attend this year’s Rally Drivers’ Ball, which will see Accrington town centre transformed into Monte Carlo early next month.

Accrington Stanley players' stolen boots replaced by league sponsors Sky Bet

The Bolton News:

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE main sponsors of the Football League have stepped in to buy Accrington Stanley players new boots.

Flower and vegetables on show

The Bolton News: Best of the bunch: Tulips

4:40pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FLOWER and vegetable show is being held in Newton Le Willows.

Out in force for Lowton litter pick

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Monday 25th August 2014

LITTER pickers came out in force to clear up Highfield Moss.

Women raise hundreds by getting pretty muddy

The Bolton News:

8:20am Monday 25th August 2014

A GROUP of women have raised hundreds of pounds by getting a little bit muddy.

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