• Closure of Hough Lane, Eagley

    RESIDENTS of Bromley Cross should be made aware that a public inquiry is to be held by the Secretary of State at 10am on November 10, in the Lancaster Suite, First Floor, Town Hall, Bolton. The planning application no 51360/97 and planning office reference

  • Grateful for what?

    YOUR correspondent, Anthony Makara, invites us to be grateful for the work of General Pinochet (BEN Oct 21). Presumably he subscribes to the guiding principle of American foreign policy that "people can have the Government of their choice, only if it

  • Platform death horror

    A MAN sitting on a railway station platform with friends suffered horrific fatal injuries when he failed to get out of the way of a passing train last night. Despite efforts to grab him, the 21-year-old was caught by the train, travelling at about 45

  • More floods could be on way

    THE Environment Agency is warning of further possible flooding as heavy rain is forecast for the North West tonight. The agency is keeping a close watch on the region's rivers following a weekend of storms which saw red flood warnings being issued for

  • Hospital ready for bad winter

    BOLTON hospital bosses will be better prepared to cope with the heavy demands of winter, even though new government cash will not arrive in time to help. Staff at the Royal Bolton Hospital are bracing themselves for the annual winter onslaught. NHS Trusts

  • MP in fight to save police jobs

    BOLTON MP Brian Iddon is pressing ministers over his fears that major cuts in civilian staff at Bolton police stations could damage the fight against crime. He was alarmed at BEN reports that dozens of civilian jobs could be axed as part of a plan which

  • Mystery phone call on the day Dillon was gunned down

    A MAN accused of conspiring to murder the stepfather of Dillon Hull spent part of the afternoon at a Bolton gym on the day the boy was killed, a court heard. Preston Crown Court was told that David Hargreaves, of Aldercroft Avenue, Breightmet, claimed

  • Time please for more pub staff

    PUB company Tom Cobleigh is holding a Bolton open day tomorrow for staff interested in working in a new outlet due to start operations next month. The £2 million family-orientated pub is on Bolton Leisure Park, Watersmeeting Road -- part of the Tonge

  • Top concrete from load of old rubble

    A NEW environmental initiative is being pioneered in Bolton -- "green" concrete. Transco, the gas pipeline company, is working on a scheme to make use of road surfacing material dug up during the laying, replacement or repair of mains. It is normally

  • It puzzles me. . .

    WITH October 23 prophesied for weeks as 'Grid-Lock Day', can someone tell me why (with half term only days away!) some clown decided to grid-lock Long Lane, Bury Road, Blenheim Road with road works?!!! Mrs V Hamer Moss Hill, Bradshaw Converted for the

  • Workforce deserves a break

    I WAS pleased to read that menswear designer, Melanie Holton broadly welcomes the introduction of the new European Working Time Directive (Hours Ruling Will Protect Workers - BEN, October 22). But she is wrong to say it is impractical. The new laws have

  • From the files of the Bolton Evening News...

    From the Evening News, October 26, 1973 BOLTON Wanderers' supporters can take a bow. For despite recent setbacks, the support they are giving Jimmy Armfield's young side has soared. The upsurge in attendances is right against the national trend. Bolton's

  • What's on in and around Bolton on Wednesday

    Theatre, music & dance: HELLO Dolly is being performed at The Albert Halls at 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Tel: 302602 for tickets. SAILOR Beware is on show at St Vincent's Parish Centre at 7.30pm. Tel: 64049 for tickets. AMBASSADORS Girls' Morris Dancing Troupe

  • Robbie returns in shake-up

    ROBBIE Elliott will make his long-awaited comeback as Wanderers go in search of lost pride in tonight's Worthington Cup third round tie at Norwich. Fourteen months after breaking his leg on his home debut, the former England Under 21 star has been drafted

  • Award for heroine who saved man from living hell

    A CARING Bolton woman who befriended an old man and brought him back from a living hell has been presented with a top award. Christine Hough, of Adelaide Street, Daubhill, was one of only three people in the north of England to be honoured at the Palace

  • Catch my mum's killer

    THE son of 83-year-old murder victim Mary Povah today made an emotional plea for help to track down her teenage girl killer. David Povah made the appeal following the death of his mother last week, seven months after a bungled street robbery in Leigh.

  • Jobs picture gloomy

    A NEW report paints a gloomy picture of the workplace in the early 21st century. It will see greater emphasis on people, but fewer jobs, more regulation and still longer working hours. In the North-west, the decline in the size of the workforce is forecast