Pupils learn to surf in safety

The Bolton News: VITAL LESSONS: George Tomlinson pupils, from left, Ella Bradbury, aged 13, Emily Walsh and Emma Bradley, both aged 12

8:50am Wednesday 21st January 2009

THE perils facing youngsters who use the internet are being brought to life in a series of hard-hitting films produced by school pupils.

Gifted pupil divides and rules!

The Bolton News: CREATIVE ACCOUNTING: Khubaib Akhtar demonstrates his new way of doing maths

8:10am Tuesday 20th January 2009

SCHOOLBOY Khubaib Akhtar equals mathematical genius according to his teachers.

Dad's plea to find son's killer

The Bolton News: COLD-BLOODED KILLER: One of the gunmen inside the China Garden takeaway as Halton McCollin is shot

4:10pm Monday 19th January 2009

THE grieving father of a 20-year-old gunned down in a takeaway a year ago today hopes video footage of the murder will persuade witnesses to come forward.

Why train overcrowding is as bad as ever

The Bolton News: January, 2009, and nothing much has changed over the years

5:50pm Sunday 18th January 2009

THE Bolton News has been inundated with complaints about train services between Bolton and Manchester. Reporter Julian Thorpe ditched his car and joined the rail commuter rush.

Bolton schools move up 12 places in GCSE rankings

The Bolton News: Philip Williamson, head of Canon Slade, celebrates with pupils after the school was again named Bolton’s top state school

8:00am Thursday 15th January 2009

SCHOOLS in Bolton were celebrating today after GCSE figures showed pupils are performing better than ever.

Manchester hotel terror raiders caught on CCTV

The Bolton News: Manchester hotel terror raiders caught on CCTV

10:10am Wednesday 14th January 2009

Dramatic CCTV images of four men stealing a substantial amount of cash during a robbery at the Britannia Airport Hotel have been released by police.

Red Hot Guide to the last 25 years

The Bolton News: Red Hot Guide to the last 25 years

8:50am Wednesday 14th January 2009

It’s 1984. Madonna’s riding high in the charts, your little brother can’t keep his hands off his Rubik’s Cube and you just can’t get enough of Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Bolton gets a new radio station

The Bolton News: GREAT IDEA: “Bolton Bullfrog” Bernard Wrigley helps out on the microphone at Bolton FM

8:20am Wednesday 14th January 2009

COMMUNITY radio station volunteers kick-started an exciting year with a launch party, with a little help from “Bolton Bullfrog” Bernard Wrigley.

Football legends pay tribute to former Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Greaves

The Bolton News: A video report of the funeral will be online shortly

7:40am Tuesday 13th January 2009

LEGENDS from the world of football stood side by side for the funeral of former Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Greaves.

'So proud of my brave little princess'

The Bolton News: 'So proud of my brave little princess'

10:30am Monday 12th January 2009

BRAVE Matilda Simms has gone through so much in her seven months.

He just can’t cut it if he can’t get his groove on!

The Bolton News: TRIM: Top international hairstylist Simon Shaw cuts student Chris McWilliam’s hair during a show at Bolton Community College

10:10am Saturday 10th January 2009

HAIRDRESSER to the stars Simon Shaw is used to styling Premiership footballers, but yesterday he showed his clipping skills to a group of Bolton students.

Youths’ car chase terror - dramatic video

The Bolton News: PICTURE TWO: The youth is sent flying over the bonnet

9:50am Saturday 10th January 2009

THESE dramatic pictures show a driver trying to mow down a youth as he flees down a back street.

VIDEO: See Bolton from a dog's eye view

The Bolton News: VIDEO: See Bolton from a dog's eye view

9:59am Friday 9th January 2009

We've all taken a stroll through Bolton town centre - but now you can see it through the eyes of a dog.

Youngsters deliver an all-star stage performance

The Bolton News: AND THE WINNER IS: Clarendon headteacher Naomi Richardson and pupils, from left, Savanah Johnson, Shakeel Patel and Chris Morrow with their award

7:20am Friday 9th January 2009

THE actors were nervous as the auditorium filled up.

Pupil samples life as editor of newspaper

The Bolton News: BUDDING REPORTER: Richard Edmond, a pupil at Bolton School, samples newspaper work

11:10am Thursday 8th January 2009

THE Bolton News had a guest editor for the day when Richard Edmond dropped into the newsroom.

Wanderers press conference ahead of the trip to Arsenal

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10:50am Thursday 8th January 2009

Watch Gary Megson deliver his press conference.

Last Woolworths closes its doors for final time

The Bolton News: Shopper Kath Rigby

8:00am Wednesday 7th January 2009

THE only remaining Woolworths store in Bolton closed its doors for the final time on Tuesday.

600 denounce Israeli 'terror' in town protest

The Bolton News: ANGRY: Some of the protesters who joined the demonstration outside the town hall last night

8:10am Tuesday 6th January 2009

HUNDREDS of protesters gathered on the steps of Bolton Town Hall last night to voice their anger at the fighting in Gaza.

Town's first academy pledges ‘to deliver’

The Bolton News: Showk Badat, left, new headteacher of the Essa Academy, with, from left, deputy headteacher Jenny Coleman, governor Cllr Alan Walsh and chairman of go

8:00am Tuesday 6th January 2009

BOLTON’S first academy has officially opened.

Holly and Ivy saved in festive rescue

The Bolton News: HOUSEMATES: Ivy, a gerbil, and Holly, a hamster, at the RSPCA’s centre in Bolton

7:40pm Monday 5th January 2009

ONE of these rodents is a gerbil and the other is a hamster. They met through the most unlikely of circumstances.

Motor News Video update

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10:59am Monday 5th January 2009

What's new in the car world on our latest Motor News video report

Museum powers up for open day

The Bolton News: Matthew Johnson, left, and Matthew Durkan on the “McNaughted” Beam Engine at the museum

10:00am Monday 5th January 2009

IT was scene that would have made Fred Dibnah proud. An impressive collection of 25 historic steam engines — four built in Bolton — restored to their former glory and running at full power.

Life's no drag for the biker beauty therapist!

The Bolton News: WEEKDAY: Louise, all ready for hair dos and beauty treatments

7:50am Saturday 3rd January 2009

IN her day job, she is as far removed from her alter-ego as possible.

FA Cup magic hits Bolton

4:58pm Friday 2nd January 2009

THE magic of the FA Cup came alive in Bolton today as dozens of youngsters got their hands on the famous trophy.

'Electrical fault' may have caused Bolton house death blaze

The Bolton News: Woman killed in Bolton house fire

4:10pm Monday 29th December 2008

An eletrical fault may have caused a house fire in which a woman died, say fire investigators.

School keeps Nativity story alive

The Bolton News: GREATEST STORY: Natalie Bond-Hunter, as Mary, left, with Anthony Openshaw, as Joseph, right, and shepherd Kyle Clayton

5:07pm Sunday 28th December 2008

JESUS was Mary’s Christmas present . . . that was the opinion of one youngster as she took to the stage to rehearse her role in the traditional nativity play.

Fancy that on Boxing Day

The Bolton News: From left, organiser Richard and Ruth Greenwood with reveller Nick Dixon in fancy dress on the streets of Bolton

7:35pm Friday 26th December 2008

THOUSANDS of people were expected to descend on the town centre in wacky costumes last night.

Bolton Boxing Day rush by bargain hunters

The Bolton News: Last minute dash to the shops

4:40pm Friday 26th December 2008

BOLTON’S top retailers have thrown open their doors to welcome the festive bargain hunters.

Tally ho - the Holcombe Hunt sets off again

2:48pm Friday 26th December 2008

Rural community continues tradition in hope of repealing act - but protestors vow to fight on.

Talking turkey! Meet Rambo, Bolton's amazing farm blaze survivor

The Bolton News: Rambo the turkey will enjoy the festive season and a Happy New Year in David Shepherd’s chicken run

8:00am Wednesday 24th December 2008

THE Christmas dinner table was looming — but this lucky turkey won a reprieve and was saved from the oven.

VIDEO: Infotainment comes to the screen

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11:58am Tuesday 23rd December 2008

This week in Motor News we report how Mercedes-Benz is offering a glimpse into the future with myCOMAND, an internet-based infotainment system, plus the Alfa MiTo has been awarded a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating.

Shop terror raid: Reward offered

9:28am Tuesday 23rd December 2008

Staff were left terrified after an armed raid at a store in Gorton.




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