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.

Controversial Accrington bus station plans get go ahead

The Bolton News:

3:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to move Accrington bus station to speed up public transport in East Lancashire, have been passed.

Man banned from pub after waving bar at police

The Bolton News:

5:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN has been banned from the Chat Moss pub in Glazebury after waving a metal bar at police when drunk.

All night crisis centre to help with mental illness

The Bolton News:

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CRISIS centre offering overnight support to people experiencing a mental illness has opened in Leigh.

Heroin addict handed curfew and Bacup town centre ban

The Bolton News: Have your say on drug and alcohol help in Brighton and Hove

1:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A ONE-TIME “high risk crook” has been banned from Bacup town centre.

Young Leigh footballers rewarded by supermarket for packing bags

The Bolton News:

10:40am Friday 17th October 2014

A YOUTH football team has been given £200 by a supermarket as a thank you for helping to pack bags in the store.

Universal credit arrives in Leigh and Atherton

The Bolton News: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

6:10am Friday 17th October 2014

JOBSEEKERS in Leigh and Atherton are now being signed up to a new way of claiming benefits.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

The Bolton News:

12:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

Police have dreamt up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

VIDEO: Enough is enough: Talks held as traffic chaos reaches ‘unacceptable’ levels

The Bolton News:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEEKS of traffic misery as a result of work on the guided busway finally forced transport bosses to hold an emergency meeting this week.

Accrington man kicked down mum's door after she refused to cook for him

The Bolton News: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man kicked out at the door to his mother’s flat when she refused to make him something to eat.

Grieving East Lancs mum’s tribute to 'happy girl' who died after falling ill with flu

The Bolton News:

9:17am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE grieving mum of an Accrington schoolgirl has paid tribute to her ‘smiley, happy girl’ ahead of her funeral on Monday.

Last chance for Lowton night at the proms tickets

The Bolton News:

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE are just a few tickets left for the Last Night of the Proms at the Rose Centre in Lowton.

Male slimmers set to complete towering journey for charity

The Bolton News:

3:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A GROUP of men are on the last leg of their journey to help a fellow slimmer train for a charity ride.

Community group raises thousands for Wigan and Leigh Hospice

The Bolton News:

11:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

A COMMUNITY group has raised thousands of pounds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice by walking 15 miles.

Q&A: Your busway concerns answered by transport chiefs

The Bolton News:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Journal reporter Sophie Arnold put some of your concerns to transport chief.

Busway Twitter Q&A criticised

The Bolton News:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

A QUESTION and answer session about the guided busway has been criticised for avoiding ‘difficult’ questions.

Market struggling as Leigh busway works hit trade

The Bolton News:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

TRADERS on Leigh Market say they are ‘struggling’ to survive due to roadworks to build the guided busway.

Classic Ghostbusters hit movie will be shown in churchyard as part of Accrington film festival

The Bolton News:

1:52pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE 1980s hit movie Ghostbusters will be screened in an Accrington churchyard as part of a film festival next year.

Residents urged to get free flu jabs

The Bolton News: The flu jab is available on the NHS

6:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RESIDENTS with certain conditions are being urged to get their free flu jab.

Report on adult social care changes to go before cabinet

The Bolton News:

3:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FINAL report on the proposed changes to adult social care in the borough will go before the cabinet tomorrow, Thursday.

New employment figures show 'positive picture' for Leigh

The Bolton News: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEW labour market figures show a ‘more positive picture’ for the Leigh area.

Coffee morning success for Hindley Green pupils

The Bolton News: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Erith Riverside Shopping Centre to host its own Macmillan Coffee Morning!

7:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PUPILS at Hindley Green County Primary School raised more than £100 for charity by holding a coffee morning.

Atherton cancer sufferer, 70, shaves head for charity

The Bolton News:

6:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WHEN Chris Gore was diagnosed with breast cancer she decided not to just sit back and wait until she lost her hair.

Tributes paid to men killed in Accrington horror crash

The Bolton News:

9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to two men killed in a horror crash in Accrington.

Railway exhibition is coming to Leigh

The Bolton News: Shipley Model Railway Exhibition

6:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A RAILWAY exhibition is being held in Leigh.

Permission sought to demolish Lowton church

The Bolton News:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A PLANNING application has been submitted to demolish a Lowton church that has been shut for several years.

Author Stuart Haines inspired to pen Accrington Pals book after death of his wife

The Bolton News:

12:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE history of the Accrington Pals has been retold in a new book.

Pupils celebrate harvest at Lowton school

The Bolton News:

10:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PUPILS from Lowton St Mary's CE Primary School have marked the change in season with a traditional harvest festival.

Sister's charity tribute to Leigh mum who 'fought cancer all the way'

The Bolton News:

6:10am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WHEN Louise Ramsbottom began organising a Macmillan coffee morning she had no idea she would not be able to see it through.

Half-term creative workshops for kids

The Bolton News: Christmas Craft Workshop

7:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WEEK of arty workshops is being held to help keep the kids entertained this half term.

Man robbed at knifepoint in Tyldesley

The Bolton News:

9:49am Monday 13th October 2014

A MAN has been robbed at knifepoint in Tyldesley.

UPDATE: Two men killed in Accrington smash

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO people were killed and four others seriously injured after a two-car crash in Accrington.

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