• Super Rivs hold out to stun leaders

    SECOND bottom Rivington produced the shock of the day when they ended leaders Radcliffe Amateurs' unbeaten record with a 4-3 victory. Rivington stunned the high-flyers by storming into a 4-1 half time lead but suffered a huge setback when they had two

  • Rothwell does the trick for Hayward

    A CHRIS Rothwell hat-trick secured a place in the quarter-finals of the BSF Over 35 League Division Two Divisional Cup for Hayward Old Boys. He was too hot for Walkden Inter to handle as he was the only man on the scoresheet after a 3-0 away triumph.

  • Bolton Sunday League

    LATEST tables PREMIER DIVISION P W D L F A Pt Tonge Moor Cons... 5 4 1 0 24 7 13 Griffin... 4 3 1 0 20 11 10 Black Horse Tyld... 5 2 2 1 14 14 8 Bowling Green... 6 2 2 2 23 23 8 Doffcocker... 5 2 1 2 12 8 7 Grapes Hotel... 4 2 1 1 18 16 7 Hare & Hnds

  • Victory keeps Town on the up

    SECOND half strikes from Steve Dixon and Tony Walker sent Atherton Town three places up the Manchester League Premier Division table as they beat Monton Amateurs 2-0. Leigh Athletic stay fourth after securing a point from a 2-2 draw at Rochdale Sacred

  • Athlete with Reebok on his heart

    DOUGIE TOBBUTT talks to the MD of Wanderers' sponsors Reebok UK. DAVE Singleton had a tough decision to make in 1981; should he give up the teaching job he loved to risk working for a small local sports company? He had a young family to consider and would

  • When the Wanderers went to war

    THE story of the Bolton Wanderers footballers who went away to war is part of the town's folklore. The hardback book which tells the story rapidly sold out a few years ago. Now it is being published in paperback and BEN feature writer Frank Elson dips

  • From the archives 5 YEARS AGO: September 1, 1997

    WANDERERS intend to start as they mean to go on at the Reebok Stadium tonight. They aim to build a formidable reputation to match the splendour of their magnificent new arena which hosts its first game with the visit of Everton this evening. Colin Todd

  • Great Corrie Cluedo

    HE'S Coronation Street's current baddie, and he's still got a lust for blood. Richard Hillman (alias actor Brian Capron) is bound to kill again. But who will be his victim? Here, Angela Kelly gives the latest betting from RICHARD Hillman and

  • 'Not playing fair'

    A COUNCILLOR fears that a retail giant's plan to open a store at the Middlebrook Retail Park would threaten the future of small businesses in Horwich town centre. Cllr Bob Ronson has accused catalogue retailer Argos of attempting to force the scrapping

  • Lynsey is the latest 'fame school' graduate

    STAR-STRUCK teenagers could soon be queuing up for a place at a secondary school that is rapidly gaining a reputation for producing top talent. Not only has St George's RC High School in Little Hulton produced Top 10 Pop Idol Sarah Whatmore and Mark Barry

  • John putting classic shots in the frame

    A PROFESSOR from Bolton Institute is travelling the world to take pictures of scenes captured on camera by the great Victorian pioneers of photography. John Hannavy has already been to Russia, Ukraine and China this summer to follow in the footsteps of

  • Home found for three-legged puppy

    TRIPOD, the amazing three-legged puppy, has found a new home. And he will be in good company . . . one of his two brothers has joined him. Tripod's mother, golden retriever Molly, gave birth to four black pups, all with their own personality. But playful

  • Ward will make his Mark - then quit

    MARK Ward has no intention of staying assistant manager at Leigh RMI - but has the blessing of the Hilton Park club writes David Magilton The former Everton, Manchester City and West Ham midfielder was appointed number two to Steve Waywell in the summer

  • Manchester the reason for low attendance

    WHEN I first met Sam Alladyce the question of low attendances at the Reebok was his very first point and one, as a season ticket holder, I found difficult to understand. Until recently the Wanderers would class Bury as their biggest rivals but look at

  • October 13-14

    From the Evening News, October 13, 1992 - A MASSIVE mystery blaze shut down a Bolton primary school today after totally destroying one classroom and severely damaging two others. Teachers stood on street corners surrounding St Maxentius School in Bradshaw

  • October 9-10

    From the Evening News, October 10, 1992 - MAJOR changes to a long-awaited motorway link road will "maroon" a huge area of Bolton and leave car commuters fuming, council officials claim. Draft plans for the controversial M6/M61 link were finally unveiled


    P W L F A Df Pt L Ladies (Anglers)... 5 4 1 41 34 +7 10 Cattlemarket B... 5 4 1 40 35 +5 10 Royal Br Legion... 5 4 1 32 28 +4 10 Park Hotel... 5 4 1 38 37 +1 9 Anglers Club... 5 3 2 41 34 +7 9 Sweet Green... 5 3 2 40 35 +5 9 Rumworth LC... 5 4 1 37 38

  • Annual swimming gala

    Children from Sunninghill Primary School, Bolton, taking part in the school's annual swimming gala in June, 1974, at the High Street Baths, Bolton.

  • Fans to boycott Burnden?

    From the Evening News, October 14, 1992 MORE than 20 per cent of Burnden Park regular supporters are ready to support a boycott of Bolton Wanderers' home games, according to a fans' survey. Organisers petitioned supporters at Saturday's home game against

  • Stig, facing 4 months in jail, can appeal

    WANDERERS star Stig Tofting, jailed for four months in Denmark on assault charges, has 14 days to launch an appeal. The midfielder has two weeks to appeal under Danish law after appearing at the Byrecten, or town court, in Copenhagen accused of assaulting

  • Notes on Bradshaw Hall

    Bradshaw Hall, demolished by the Bleachers' Association in 1949, was a 17th century manor house,, In 1996 Bradshaw Hall development - a secluded custer of stone homes off Bradshaw Road, Bradshaw - was the overall winner in the Bolton and District Civic

  • £13,000 worth of cannabis in man's bag

    A BAG being carried by a man along a busy Bury road was found to contain cannabis with a street value of more than £13,000. Graham Brooks, aged 25, was searched in Manchester Road, Bury, and was found to be carrying 2,600 grammes of the drug. Brooks,

  • Former Wanderer denies car charges

    FORMER Bolton Wanderers star Frank Worthington is to face trial accused of driving offences. Worthington, aged 53, of New Hey Road, Huddersfield, was accused at Rochdale Magistrates Court of driving without due care and attention on the M62 at Rochdale

  • Armed raid at KFC

    MASKED robbers carrying sledgehammers and a handgun escaped with cash in a raid on a Bury fast-food restaurant. Two men burst into KFC in Bury New Road at 10.20pm on Saturday and forced staff to hand over a small quantity of cash before escaping in a

  • Society praised in big report

    THE Manchester Adoption Society, based in Sedgley Park, has received praise for the high quality of its work in an inspection report from the Department of Health. Inspectors spent a week in the agency reading files, interviewing staff as well as consulting

  • Dogs die in blaze

    TWO greyhounds died when a fire broke out in a house on Cemetery Road, Kearsley. It is thought the fire started in a microwave oven. The kitchen was badly damaged.

  • Simeone's ace card for Christmas

    CHRISTMAS has come early for an arty Bolton schoolgirl after she won first prize in a national competition to design a Christmas card. Simeone Fallows, aged five, of Red Lane Primary School, Breightmet, beat 1,000 other entries to win a four day trip

  • Varsity students are on course for debt worries

    GRADUATES might earn on average £400,000 more than their contemporaries without degrees during their working lives but becoming a student in the first place can be a costly business and young people face considerable debts. Prime Minister Tony Blair has

  • Centre to rescue 'problem pupils'

    PROBLEM primary school pupils in Bolton are to be sent to a revolutionary new centre to save them from being expelled later in their school life. The centre will be one of the first of its kind in the country. Investigations will be made into why the

  • Comedy gig expansion

    JONGLEURS, one of the UK's leading comedy venues, and sister brand Bar Risa are expanding into Leeds in a 16,000 sq ft deal brokered by Bolton based retained agents Jeremy Rubin & Co. The deal sees the Regent Inns brands move into Morley Fund Management's

  • Trainee Helen is new girl

    TRAINEE solicitor Helen Marsh has joined the fast-growing property department at Kippax Beaumont Lewis (KBL) after qualifying. Helen, aged 26, has been training at the Bolton based firm since October 2000, spending time in commercial litigation, employment

  • Geoff is new boss

    SWS Financial Services Ltd in Chorley New Road, Bolton, have appointed Geoff Bowling (pictured) as office manager. He is responsible for the administration, communication and delivery of stringent customer service levels. Mr Bowling spent eight years

  • Keane's day of destiny at the Reebok

    THE ROY Keane media circus rolled into Bolton today as the Manchester United skipper arrived at the Reebok Stadium to front his Football Association inquisitors writes Chris Hall A horde of reporters and cameramen from the nation's press massed outside

  • Sam checks out-of-work World Cup star

    SAM Allardyce re-emphasised the special requirements of the Premiership today as he ran the rule over an unemployed World Cup striker - and suggested he may not come up to scratch. The Wanderers' boss is giving a trial to Milan Osterc, the 27-year-old

  • Who has appeared in the most first team games?

    OUR latest quiz certainly had you confused. Jussi Jaaskelainen was the favourite answer, with eight games, all in the Premiership, this season. But Henrik Pedersen was the correct answer! He has made six starts, plus two appearances as sub in the Premiership

  • How to see them at the Reebok

    THERE are four ways of booking tickets for the Premiership action at the Reebok - in person, by phone, fax or post. The ticket office is open Monday to Friday 9.30-5pm and Saturdays 9.30-3pm. Phone 0871 871 2932. A £1 booking fee is charged on all orders

  • State of art Arena still leads the way

    THE Commonwealth Games are long gone and the Lawn Tennis Association has decided to close down its youth academy, but Bolton Arena is still proving to be a centre of sporting excellence. On Friday, the National tennis championships will be staged for

  • What's on TV on Tuesday/Wednesday

    TUESDAY: SOCCER: Friendly international, Scotland v Canada - Sky Sports 1 1930; European Under-21 Championship qualifier, England v Macedonia - Sky Sports 2 1930. TENNIS: ATP Masters from Madrid - Sky Sports Extra 1200; Swisscom Challenge from Zurich

  • Police chief crime tour homes in on robbery

    GREATER Manchester's new Chief Constable interrupted a fact-finding tour of Bolton's troubled crime areas - to visit the scene of an armed robbery. Mr Michael Todd was on patrol when he heard over the radio an armed robbery had taken place in Farnworth

  • John set to follow in his dad's footsteps

    RAMSBOTTOM teenager John Simpson has been called into the England Under-15 cricket squad and is preparing for a busy few months ahead. The 14-year-old St Gabriel's RC High School pupil will be attending nets at Old Trafford and Edgbaston on a regular

  • Former cricketer dies

    FORMER Bolton League and Bolton Association cricketer Eric Woods collapsed and died while waiting to go on holiday. Mr Woods, 56, died at his home in Winstanley, Wigan, as he waited for a taxi to take him and wife Kathleen to the airport for a holiday

  • Butcher Jack's best skirt!

    WITH the early spring making the grass grow, Bolton and District Butchers' Association president, Jack Morris, thought a bit of tasteful snipping might help revive the mini when these three luscious lovelies appeared in grass skirts at the association's

  • All smiles after Horwich swim

    Judging by the expressions on these Horwich Swimming Club team members during an evening of inter-town aquatic sports at Horwich Pool in 1972, the event certainly was successful. Competing in the programme of games, based on the popular TV series "It's

  • Sam's Vision - Part Two

    Old heads, new ideas IN the second in our five-part series examining the way Sam Allardyce is changing the face of Bolton Wanderers, GORDON SHARROCK talks to Mark Taylor, who arrived at the Reebok two years ago as club physio and is now head of sports

  • October 14-15

    From the Evening News, October 14, 1992 - MORE than 20 per cent of Burnden Park regular supporters are ready to support a boycott of Bolton Wanderers' home games, according to a fans' survey. Organisers petitioned supporters at Saturday's home game against

  • On this day - October 15

    70BC - Virgil, the greatest Roman poet, best-known for his epic Aeneid, which included the legend of the founding of Rome, was born. 1666 - The first waistcoat was worn by King Charles II, according to Pepys. 1783 - The first manned balloon ascent took

  • Image is key for women at top

    MEMBERSHIP is booming at a local organisation for business women. Mosaic was founded five years ago with 30 members and there are now more than 200. The latest meeting featured an image workshop sponsored by Business Link North Manchester. Compere Chris

  • Business in brief

    DRIVER Hire Bolton -- a specialist supplier of temporary drivers to the transport industry -- backed the Road Safety Week organised by national campaign group Brake. MANCHESTER Airport has climbed six places to number 47 in the latest Airports Council

  • Accolade for help boosting economy

    THE head of Bolton's Ethnic Minorities Business Service has won a top accolade. Sikander Badat, aged 40, triumphed in the Northern Public Sector Excellence category of the government-backed Asian Jewel Awards. His success recognises the contribution his

  • Hinks hat-trick caps ace show by Tempest

    TEMPEST produced their best performance of the season to destroy a decent Garstang side 5-0 in the West Lancashire League Premier Division. Phil Hinks opened the scoring, latching on to a brilliant pass from John Crossland and after an interchange of

  • Leigh Amateur League



    P W D L F A GD Pt Radcliffe Boro... 6 5 0 1 29 9 20 10 Hindley Jnrs... 7 5 0 2 26 11 15 10 Breightmet Utd... 5 4 0 1 25 13 12 8 Bromley Cross... 5 3 1 1 20 12 8 7 Bolton County... 6 3 1 2 19 21 -2 7 Daisy Hill... 5 2 1 2 9 12 -3 5 Ladybridge... 7 0 4

  • Miner turned goalkeeper

    One Hundred Years of Worktown is a play staged recently in the Bill Naughton Studio at the Octagon Theatre. It is a dramatised documentary, produced by Stephen Fielding and based on a number of taped interviews with people from the Bolton area, reproduced

  • Lancashire Amateur League

    LATEST results and tables Premier Division: Bolton County 1 Lymm 2; Gregorians 2 Little Lever SC 1; O Blackburnians 2 Chaddertonians 0; Prairie Utd 2 Bury GSOB 5; Radcliffe Amateurs 3 Rivington 4; Rochdale St Clements 11 Hesketh Casuals 1; Rossendale

  • Aaron on target

    AARON Egan grabbed four and Antony Whitehurst three in Belden Red Star's 8-2 defeat of Radcliffe Juniors in the Bury and Radcliffe Junior League U14 Division One. In Division Two Ryan Dyson and Taylor Marshall both got hat-tricks for Beechfield with Mike

  • Bolton and Bury Mini League

    LATEST results U7 Cup First Round: Walshaw Park Hotspurs 0 Horwich St Mary's Apaches 7; Westhoughton Rangers 4 Astley Bridge Bears 0; Horwich RMI Rockets A 0 Our Lady of Lourdes 1; AFC Hindley Juniors 7 Bolton County A 0; Brandlesholme Warriors A 3 Boothstown

  • Manchester League

    LATEST tables PREMIER DIVISION P W D L F A Pts GD Springhead... 10 7 1 2 23 11 22 12 Irlam Mitchell Shack... 11 6 4 1 23 15 22 8 Wythenshawe Ams... 10 7 1 2 18 12 22 6 Leigh Athletic... 10 5 3 2 27 14 18 13 Atherton Town... 10 5 2 3 23 18 17 5 Wilmslow

  • Families mourn for tragic Bali victims

    FAMILIES of those killed in the bomb attack on the island of Bali were mourning their loss today as dozens more relatives faced an agonising wait for news of their loved ones. Some 33 Britons, many thought to be young backpackers, were feared dead after

  • Top honour for civic trio

    THREE former Mayors of Bolton, who among them have served on the council for more than 80 years, are to be made Honorary Aldermen. Two of the three -- Jack Foster and Gerry Riley -- served on both the former County Borough Council of Bolton and the Metropolitan

  • Team get on their bikes for Nathan

    A TEAM of intrepid fundraisers put their best feet forward to help a sick youngster. A total of 21 took part in an Iron Man challenge to raise money for little Nathan Howarth, who suffers from a rare genetic illness. Keep-fit enthusiast Dougie Ainsworth

  • Stig, facing 4 months jail, can appeal

    WANDERERS star Stig Tofting was jailed for four months in Denmark on assault charges today. The midfielder has two weeks to appeal after appearing at the Byrecten, or town court, in Copenhagen accused of assaulting two restaurant workers. A spokesman

  • Students developing links Stateside

    SCHOOL students are going 'Stateside' to meet their US partners in a global programme. The group of eight from Southlands High School, Chorley, will be meeting students from two schools in Georgia who are partners in the Achievers International Programme

  • Walker leaves it late to clinch win for Tigers

    A LAST minute goal by Andy Walker of Hindley Tigers in the Bolton Boys Fed U16 helped them to a hard fought 2-1 win over the Lads Club. Oxford Grove in the U12 LFA Cup crushed Charnock Richard 8-0 with a superb five goals for Horsman. There were also

  • City coaching courses at the Boro

    MANCHESTER City FC are offering a unique opportunity for boys and girls between the ages 6 to 11 to attend coaching sessions organised by ex-players and qualified coaches, who will offer expert tuition on a weekly basis at Radcliffe Boro FC's fabulous

  • Financing is the problem

    REGARDING your article on BWFC not filling the Reebok to capacity, comparisons were made with other towns and conclusions drawn that we are similar to Blackburn and Burnley in pulling power. I feel that the main problem, in BWFC not filling the Reebok

  • Overcoming the real problem

    REGARDING Reebok attendances, the Wanderers could always investigate the FSA campaign for "safe standing". If it is ever approved, turning the North Stand lower section (for example) into convertible standing/seating as at some top German grounds, could

  • On this day - October 11

    1399: The Order of the Bath was constituted. 1521: Pope Leo X conferred the title of Defender of the Faith on Henry VIII. Twelve years later Henry broke with Rome to marry Anne Boleyn. 1821: Sir George Williams, founder of the YMCA, was born in Dulverton

  • October 11-12

    From the Evening News, October 12, 1992 - TWENTY-one schoolchildren were among an astonishing 84 people arrested in a major crackdown on shoplifters in Bolton town centre. Three schoolboy thieves aged nine were also detained in the operation, the first

  • On this day - October 10

    1813: Italian composer Verdi was born in Roncole. 1877: Motoring pioneer William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, was born in Worcester. 1881: The Savoy Theatre, first public building to be lit by electricity, opened. 1886: The dinner jacket made its first

  • Walmersley stun champions

    Champions Longsight went down to Walmersley A with an 11-1 score by Dave Gregory and Steve Routledge. Carolyn Pyatt (late again) scorched a series of winners, bounced nonchalantly along the baseline between points, shared a few giggling witticisms with

  • Improved DL Farnworth set new targets

    DL FARNWORTH A team were Bolton Badminton League C Section champions last season -- now they have their sights on the B Section. They have made an excellent start, taking scalps like GMT A, Racquets and Park A in a stylish opening few weeks. With Hawkshaw

  • Reebok probe: Keane gets 5 match ban

    ROY Keane was banned for five matches and fined £150,000 after a specially convened Football Association Disciplinary Committee at the Reebok Stadium found him guilty of two disrepute charges writes Chris Hall The ban starts on November 4, although the

  • 300 join festival celebrations

    THE nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri was celebrated by more than 300 people at the Hindu temple in Thomas Holden Street, Bolton, at the weekend. For Hindus the festival is a time for renewing friendships and strengthening community spirit. Women wore

  • Teacher in court on sex charges

    CHARGED: Alan Dawson A DEPUTY headteacher has appeared in court charged with having sex with a teenage pupil. Alan Dawson, aged 37, of Astley Bridge, was suspended from teaching at a school in Blackburn following his arrest. He is also a maths teacher

  • Former cricketer dies

    FORMER Bolton League and Bolton Association cricketer Eric Woods collapsed and died while waiting to go on holiday. Mr Woods, 56, died at his home in Winstanley, Wigan, as he waited for a taxi to take him and wife Kathleen to the airport for a holiday

  • Pair accused of post office fraud

    TWO people have appeared before Burnley Magistrates accused of taking part in a £56,000 post office fraud plot. Zubair Ahmed Mohmed, aged 26, and Fehmida Mohmed, aged 20, are charged with conspiring to obtain the cash by deception between December, 2000

  • TXU set to take jobs fall

    THE Texas-based power group which owns the former Norweb company is planning to make "significant" job cuts in the UK. TXU has announced a reduced profits forecast and said it intends to take action. Mr Erle Nye, Chairman and Chief Executive, said: "The

  • Output levels of region's firms on the increase

    OUTPUT levels for North-west manufacturing and service sector firms expanded during August, a new survey reveals. The North-west PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) report showed that the pace of growth was faster than that recorded in July. But with input

  • Firm suppliesturntable

    A BOLTON company has provided three manually operated turntables for the Imperial War Museum North in Salford. British Turntable Co in Emblem Street has created a moveable shop window at the entrance from the main foyer into the museum shop. Technical

  • Top food at new club

    THE £5 million Bolton Lads and Girls Club in Spa Road has the benefit of top quality catering facilities. They were installed by Blackburn-based Prisma. Mr Jerry Glover, the Club's Chief Executive, said: "Thanks to Prisma, who donated much of the catering

  • Experts talk to conference

    WORLD experts will address the Manufacturing Institute's fourth annual Supply Chain Conference, in Manchester, on November 6 and 7. Thanks to the Institute's status as a Regional Centre for Manufacturing Excellence, North West manufacturing companies

  • Safety first for Warburtons staff

    HEALTH and safety is high on the list of priorities at Bolton bakery firm Warburtons. A total of 22 management team members from the company's Bolton bakeries and the Runcorn depot have achieved "Managing Safely" qualifications from the Institute of Occupational

  • Trophy from star Les

    COMEDIAN Les Dennis was on hand to present the trophy when a Little Lever jeweller won a top award. Howarth Jewellers in Market Street was the winner of the alternative retailer category -- for its website -- in the annual UK Jewellery

  • Charities are triathlon winners

    THE fifth annual Bolton team triathlon, which was organised by the Rotary Club of Bolton Daybreak, raised a total of £2,150 for local charities. The event was sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking who raised £642 in sponsorship with

  • Firms keep PACE

    AN innovative project designed to support local businesses has been launched in Bury. The PACE (People Add the Competitive Edge) network was launched by the Mayor of Bury, Cllr John Smith. This scheme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund,

  • New role for Namita

    TOUR operator CT2 has promoted its aviation director Namita Chopra to the new role of deputy managing director. Namita, aged 34, of Bromley Cross, joined the Sale-based operator as flight controller in 1996 and was promoted to its board last summer. Managing

  • Feeling stressed?

    THOUSANDS of workers will be urged to check whether their work is causing them stress. This year's European health and safety week (October 14-20) is focusing on stress at work, which costs the British economy £7 billion a year, and causes 270,000 workers

  • Games Club stays open

    ORGANISERS of the Business Club formed for the duration of the Manchester Commonwealth Games are to keep the website and business matching service running for at least another year. More than 5,550 members, including 700 from overseas, have already signed

  • In the final

    DIVERSITY in Barrier-Breaking Communications, which is based in the Bolton Market Radio offices, is one of 43 finalists in the National Training Award North-west finals to be held in Manchester Town Hall on November 12.

  • Clem's target for Wanderers visit

    SPURS midfielder Steve Clemence reckons the hard work is just about to begin - to gain a place in the team. With the exception of two starts at the end of last season, the 24-year-old left-footed midfielder has been out for over a year with knee, groin

  • Legend Frank denies car charges

    FORMER Bolton Wanderers star Frank Worthington is to face trial accused of driving offences. Worthington, aged 53, of New Hey Road, Huddersfield, was accused at Rochdale Magistrates Court of driving without due care and attention on the M62 at Rochdale

  • Closure of pool a 'threat to town'

    CLOSING the Water Place swimming complex will have a detrimental knock-on effect on Bolton town centre, according to the councillor who is presiding over its future. Bolton's £5 million town centre swimming pool is sure to lose potential revenue from

  • What the papers are saying on Tuesday

    THE SUN: David Beckham has been branded a cry baby and a whinger by a furious Slovakia player. DAILY MIRROR: Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo yesterday threatened to pull his team out of Formula One if plans to handicap top drivers are carried out

  • Missing OAP hunt: Police find body

    A BODY has been found in Menorca by police hunting for missing pensioner Richard Riley. Mr Riley, aged 77, vanished without trace three weeks ago while on holiday on the Spanish island with his family. Police from Bolton went to break the news to Mr Riley's

  • Bolton's own 'dolly blue' factory

    MANY years ago, when on the way to visit relatives in my mother's home town of Dalton-in-Furness, we passed through a village called Backbarrow, a decidedly unforgettable place except for a factory standing next to the road, covered almost completely

  • On this day - OCTOBER 15

    70BC: Virgil, the greatest Roman poet, best-known for his epic Aeneid, which included the legend of the founding of Rome, was born. 1666: The first waistcoat was worn by King Charles II, according to Pepys. 1783: The first manned balloon ascent took place

  • Sam's Vision - Part One

    SAM Allardyce has a vision -- that he will leave a legacy at Bolton Wanderers that will stand as a testament to his tenure as manager. Three years into the job, he is still striving to establish the club as a force in the Premiership but his open-minded

  • Building for the future

    FIFTEEN pupils from Hayward School, Bolton visited a building site as part of a national campaign to boost recruitment in the construction industry. They were shown work in progress at a G & J Seddon housing development in Viking Street, Bolton during

  • Winter breaks could be costing too much

    ACCOUNTANTS are warning that holidaymakers could be paying too much for their winter breaks. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) says that under new pricing systems many items which were previously integral parts of holiday packages

  • Business leaders at Euro conference

    THE fifth annual North-west European Conference is being held by the North-west Regional Assembly in Brussels. The three-day event, which ends today, involves 150 delegates. They include North-west regional business leaders, MPs and council leaders. Workshops