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  • Plenty of life in this Corpse

    TAKE one good twin, another bad twin, a murderous plot and a shady, incompetent Irishman -- and you have Corpse. Gerald Moon's comedy thriller is designed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. It is set in London in 1936 and tells the story of

  • Wedding heading for disaster!

    MEMBERS of St Vincent's Amateur Dramatic Society have something of an occasion to celebrate with their next production -- Wedding of the Year. The comedy, by Norman Robbins, will be presented from Tuesday (Oct 22) to Saturday in the Parish Centre, Rutherford

  • Justice battle

    THE case of a man who was jailed for armed robbery in Spain, will today be debated in the House of Commons. Kevin Sloan, from Liverpool, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison following a supermarket robbery in Tenerife. His family and supporters

  • Postcodes, jingles, paintshop & the eighties

    www.royalmail.co.uk POSTCODES are very useful. These days, if you do not write a postcode on a letter there is a good chance it will, at least, be delayed. This site gives you the postcode of every address in the UK -- although for some strange reason

  • EXHIBITIONS

    TOUCH OF CLASS: Almost 40 years of female fashions by such designers as Vivienne Westwood are on display at the Gallery of Costume Cadishead Library Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Salford (tel: 0161 775 2934) Kill or Cure - Medicine Through The Ages This

  • Spies, news, scams & idioms

    www.spymaster.co.uk THIS is not a joke, it is an actual site catering to "government agencies, police forces and individuals" and selling all sorts of strange gear. Scanning equipment, audio surveillance and body armour all come with a money back guarantee

  • EXHIBITIONS October 15-21

    Cadishead Library Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Salford (tel: 0161 775 2934) Kill or Cure - Medicine Through The Ages This exhibition features on all manner of medical paraphernalia including artefacts and information on all kinds of medicine, surgery, old

  • Eggs warning for consumers

    PEOPLE in the North West region were today being warned to cook eggs properly before eating them after two outbreaks of salmonella food poisoning which have already claimed one life. The unusual strain of salmonella, enteritidis PT 14b, has made more

  • Work starts on flagship clinic

    BUILDING work on a £7 million super-clinic will start on the site of derelict flats in Walkden as early as next July. Patients at the new flagship clinic will have a team of specialists gathered around them to diagnose all their problems at once and give

  • Fitness holds the key to RMI survival

    LEIGH RMI's indifferent start to the season can be put down to a lack of fitness by many of their players writes David Magilton That is the honest assessment of assistant manager Mark Ward who believes the number of goals they have leaked late on in games

  • Horwich junior nets

    HORWICH Cricket Club begin their junior nets on Friday for under 11s and under 13s at Rivington High School, starting at 6.15pm. Details from Dave Fairbrother on 691194.

  • Bone diagnosis will be available

    AN osteoporosis tour will come to Bolton this month to urge people to test their bone density to find out if they have the crippling disease. An ultrasound machine will be used to give people the chance to test their bones at a cost of £35 per test. The

  • 'Live a healthy life' seminar

    ADVICE on healthy living is being offered at an event on Wednesday. From 1.30pm to 4.30pm, people are being invited to visit St Thomas's CE Primary on Pimhole Road, Bury, for a Health Exhibition. Organisations at the exhibition include Community Sports

  • Dog show

    ON October 20, Deane Community Leisure Centre will be hosting a Bernese Mountain Dog Show, judging starts at 10am. There will be around 75 entrants with people coming from all over the North-west. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be on sale.

  • CLASSICAL & TRADITIONAL MUSIC (October 17-23)

    Albert Halls Victoria Square, Bolton (tel: 334400) Jaleo Flemenco A cocktail of explosive footwork, haunting singing and guitar playing from Southern Spain. Thursday, 8pm, £12 and £10 conc. Syd Lawrence Orchestra An evening concert of music from a well-known

  • Tasty trio of concerts

    THE United Reformed Church of St Andrew and St George, St George's Road, Bolton, host a tasty trio of lunchtime concerts on consecutive Thursdays. The concerts start at the church this week with Katie Wearing (violin) and Cherry Vann (piano) performing

  • RNLI charity night

    YOUNG musicians from Smithills School Senior Brass Band are guest performers at a charity concert on Saturday night held in aid of the Farnworth, Kearsley and Bolton branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The youngsters, together with musical

  • Three Towns concert

    THREE Towns' Operatic Society stage a concert on Saturday, October 26 (7.30pm start) in Bedford Methodist Church. Admission of £3.50 includes refreshments.

  • Popular hospital pageant

    .THE Bolton Royal Infirmary Pageant in 1921 was a popular event, and these pictures taken at the time have been sent to me by Mrs M Poole, of Westbrook Court, Grosvenor Street, Bolton, who found them in the effects of her cousin Mabel Seed, of Third Avenue

  • Join the fun at Folk Club

    LEIGH Folk Club will echo with side-splitting laughter when comic rhyme genius Les Barker appears on the bill at Leigh Conservative Club in Railway Road. Next Friday, October 25, talented Les will, as usual, reduce the audience to tears of joy. He appeals

  • Peter Kay's tour dates

    OCTOBER 19 Brighton: Dome Theatre (On Line) 20 London: The Palace (On Line) 24 Ipswich: Regent (On Line) 25 Salisbury: City Hall (On Line) 26 Croydon: Ashcroft Theatre 0208 6889291 27 Bristol: Colston Hall (On Line) 28 Reading: Hexagon (On Line) 31 Coventry

  • COMEDY (Oct 17-23)

    The Comedy Store Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street, Manchester (tel: 0161 839 9595) The Comedy Store Players Thursday, 8pm, £12 and £6 conc. The Best in Stand Up John Moloney, Simon Bligh, Steve Rawlings, Andre Vincent and Gavin Webster Friday, 8pm, £13

  • October 11: Keep your eyes peeled for packs

    THINGS seem to have been a bit quiet of late, at least for me! I think it is because, having moved house recently, I've realised that decorating is not quite as instantaneous as it appears on Changing Rooms. I've been praying for Carol to turn up (as

  • What to do in Bolton on...

    Thursday BOLTON METRO COMMUNITY CENTRES For further information or to book a room please call 01204 334300 BLACKROD COMMUNITY CENTRE, Greenbarn Way, off Vicarage Road, Blackrod, BL6 5TA The centre houses a main hall with a stage and a side lounge. Other

  • Ready for the big draw?

    AS part of the "Campaign for Drawing" Bolton Museum Art Gallery and Aquarium will be hosting a variety of FREE arty activities on Saturday, October 19. Activities taking place at Bolton Museum include: The Drawing Minute -- Celebrity Still Life: 11.30am

  • Special library days for the under fives

    UNDER Fives, parents and carers are invited to some special days at their local library. The fun starts at 9.30am with stories and songs until 3.30pm. Participating libraries include: Halliwell Library, Friday, October 18; Tonge Moor Library, Thursday

  • Back in at the deep end

    PRIMARY school pupils are in the swim again after their pool was treated to a major face-lift. For 30 years children at Westhoughton Primary School have enjoyed learning to swim in their own 12 metre long indoor pool. They are the only primary school

  • Graduation time for MD

    LOCAL businessman Jack Tait has graduated at Bolton Institute in Small Business Management. Mr Tait, who is managing director of Craftprint Ltd, Horwich, received his Masters degree in Business Administration after four years' part time study. Mr Tait

  • Drive for pub tenants

    Pub Tenant drive PUBMASTER which operates 3,200 pubs across the UK, is using buses to attract licensees. The company is hoping to find tenants through a promotion on the back of 60 First Manchester East Fleet buses which will be seen from November.

  • Parents must set the right example

    ATEACHER is off on long-term sickness after two 15 year-old pupils made sickening phone calls including death threats. The mother of one of the boys says it wasn't a real death threat, it was only done "to wind the teacher up". Well, that's all right

  • Disgraced Keane considers appeal

    ROY Keane has two weeks to decide whether to appeal against the £150,000 fine and five-match ban he must serve following his double disciplinary setback at the Reebok Stadium last night. The Irishman's attempt to clear his name from two Football Association

  • June 7: Will with a smile on his face

    WELL, the Jubilee chart battle is over and Will Young has certainly got a smile on his face (even more than usual). Not only did Pop Idol's answer to Frank Sinatra get to Number One with Light My Fire, but he also got to perform at the Queen's Jubilee

  • MAY 17: Thanks for the party!

    THANKS to everyone who came down to Ikon last Friday -- I have to take my hat off to anyone who can party that hard after a Bank Holiday weekend! I had a great night, and followed it up with a chilled weekend packing boxes (as I'm about to move house)

  • June 14: Ikon celebrations were brilliant

    AS I mentioned last week, I was at Ikon in Bolton on Friday night -- and what a crowd! Of course, everyone had been out for a few beers (about a hundred) to watch that very tense, already legendary, Argentina match -- and Beckam didn't let the fans down

  • May 24: My number 1 prediction was spot-on - again

    I PAID a visit to Liverpool over the weekend, where I ended up at Aintree races. Luckily I arrived too late to bet all my wordly goods on a three-legged greyhound called Lucky, but I did get the chance to see Mis-teeq performing. The next night was spent

  • BARS, PUBBING & CLUBBING

    AMPERSAND, Longworth Street, Deansgate, Manchester Twisted Elegance New night aiming to revitalise the clubbing scene Saturday, 10pm to 3am, £10 ATLANTIS, The Valley, Eagley Brook Way, Bolton Welcome the weekend with some pop, chart and commercial tunes

  • Bar profile: Three Pigeons

    Where? Wigan Road, Hunger Hill, near to Beaumont Road. What? Very spacious bar, with a raised seating and snooker area (or it could be pool - what do I care - I'm female) and beer garden to the rear. The decor keeps within the current "pub" fashions and

  • Surreal ale

    THE newest bar to grace Bradshawgate is Dali, which, true to its name, will be adorned with prints of paintings by the famous surrealist Salvador Dali. It might seem like an adventurous theme for a town centre bar, but Dali's works have always attracted

  • Album & single reviews

    SINGLES - Trina -- No Panties (Out now, Atlantic) THIS is the type of girl you'd love to take home to your mother -- one who says it's going to cost you to get her panties off. Doesn't it always, emotionally if nothing else? Anyway, it's a decent hip-hop

  • What's on TV on Wednesday/Thursday

    Wednesday: SOCCER: Euro 2004 qualifier, England v Macedonia - Sky Sports 2 1800, BBC1 1930; Euro 2004 qualifier Republic of Ireland v Switzerland - Sky Sports 1 1900; Match of the Day - BBC1 2340. TENNIS: ATP Masters from Madrid - Sky Sports Extra 1200

  • Clergy on cost of war

    CLERGYMEN in Chorley have expressed their concerns over the threat of war with Iraq -- as they remember those who lost their lives in the two world war's. With Remembrance Sunday approaching on November 10 preparations are under way to respect and honour

  • 'Sorry' for flight fright

    A PROBE into a mystery low-flying aircraft which caused panic in Chorley has resulted in a full explanation and frank apology to residents from the Government. The incident led to a top level investigation following moves by Chorley's Labour MP Lindsay

  • Letters of hope to New York

    PUPILS at a Chorley school are doing their bit for international relations by striking up a friendship with New York schoolchildren. Year eight students at Parklands High, Southport Road, decided to send letters to pupils at John F Kennedy High School

  • Swoop success as drugs five jailed

    A MAJOR police drugs swoop has been hailed a success after five men from Chorley were sentenced to a total of nearly 20 years behind bars at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday) for supplying class A drugs. The men, who all pleaded guilty to supplying

  • From the Evening News, October 15, 1992

    AN FA Cup winner's medal, presented to a Bolton Wanderers' player at the legendary 1923 "White Horse Final", fetched £3,000 at an auction yesterday. The medal, won by left-back Alex Finney when the Wanderers beat West Ham United 2-0, was bought by a private

  • Versace style lives on

    THE late designer Gianni Versace's name is synonymous with glamour and celebs turned out in force for a retrospective of his work in London this week. Stars like Rachel Hunter, Patsy Kensit and Madonna attended the event, with several wearing their own

  • Ulrika's revelations not exactly gripping

    PERHAPS we're all getting a bit blase about kiss-and-tell stories, but I thought Ulrika Jonsson's much-hyped accounts were boring. If the serialisation in a national newspaper this week is faithful to the book, the only response to her reported fling

  • And then there were nine...

    YOUR heart went out to that nice lad Andrew -- great voice but little descernible personality. He was first of the final 10 lads to be kicked off Popstars -- The Rivals, but it was so upsetting even the other lads cried. My money's on Daniel, Aron, Matt

  • Children walk like Egyptians

    MUSEUM curators organised a fantastic Egyptian fun day for dozens of budding historians. They stepped back in time and turned Bolton Central Children's library into an ancient world of pyramids, pharaohs and papyrus. David Edwards, the museum's education

  • Magpies stage second-half show

    A SCINTILLATING display against third-placed Matlock put Chorley's own promotion challenge back on course at windswept Victory Park and the disappointing visitors' only consolation was that the winning margin could easily have been doubled. Making light

  • Flying start to season

    Bolton 2 Bebbington 0: BOLTON'S first eleven brushed off an indifferent pre-season to make a great start to the league with a home success over Bebbington. They started brightly, with the midfield quartet of Captain Williams, Luke, Short and Chadwick

  • £1.5m plan to boost economy

    AN ambitious "incubator" scheme for hi-tech business ideas is due to get under way next month. The i-zone at Bolton Institute is a £1.5 million bid to boost the economy by developing high technology companies with high growth potential. The Institute

  • Experts put jobs plan into practice

    A SPECIALIST team is working on details of the economic development zone which could create more than 2,000 jobs in Bolton. And a leading councillor has pledged that it will take an "inclusive" approach as it seeks to make sure the initiative is backed

  • It's good to talk - but it's better to surf the Internet!

    BUSINESSES in East Bolton are being encouraged to use the new Internet payphones which BT has installed in the town centre. The booths -- in Newport Street, Deansgate and Corporation Street, are phones with a keyboard and screen built in, allowing users

  • Blackpool shows

    Winter Gardens and Piers (01253 292029) Legends -- two different tribute shows featuring sound-alike Roy Orbison, Kylie Minogue, Rod Stewart and more. Venue: Central Pier every Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun nights at 8pm until Oct 27. Midweek tickets

  • Sarah to fight for life in 'Street'

    CORONATION Street fans will see single mother Sarah Platt lapse into a coma following an horrific car smash. The troubled teenager, battered and bruised from a joyriding experience, will be fighting for her life in hospital. Viewers will see the crash

  • Darling launches jambuster plan

    MORE details of a £145 million roads jambuster plan were being given today by Transport Secretary Alistair Darling. The plan - to tackle congestion - involves junction improvements at "pinch points" across the roads network. Mr Darling first gave details

  • Adoption balloons

    CITY chiefs in Liverpool are celebrating National Adoption Week by releasing 45 giant balloons. The balloons, which are being launched from St George's Plateau, represent the 45 children who have been adopted in the city this year. The event is to encourage

  • Guide for children

    A MAJOR crime prevention scheme aimed at protecting children and young people in sports and organised activities has been launched in Lancashire. Police have helped put together special packs to give information on how to spot signs that someone might

  • Stab victim critical

    A MAN is fighting for his life after being stabbed at his home in Fleetwood. Shane Cam, aged 34, of Chaucer Road, received serious injuries in the attack and was rushed to hospital. He is in a critical condition after emergency surgery in Blackpool. A

  • Cruelty of bird deaths netting

    A BIRD lover has expressed her horror at seeing five dead birds hanging from a netting at Chorley Hospital. Beryl Gavin, 64, was with her seven-year-old granddaughter, Cheryl, when she saw the four sparrows and a robin which had perished after becoming

  • Comedy, racing, jars and tea

    www.comedy-balloon.co.uk THIS site is based around a comedy night in Manchester that showcases up-and-coming acts. The site works as a piece of comedy in itself, because not only does it include basic when and where information, it also provides "humourous

  • dilbert, computers, MPs & reverends

    www.dilbert.com/comics DILBERT is of the world's most popular comic strips. On this site you get access to current Dilbert strips plus archives. You really could get square eyes reading them all. But that is not all. There are also links to no less than

  • Keep your computer safe

    www.angelfire.com/linux/techtips DON'T let the appearance of the word linux in this url worry you, the Penguin is not out to get us here. On this link you will find a superbly crafted and researched article about keeping your computer secure -- particularly

  • Reading challenge was out of this world

    Children in Bolton visited "The Reading Planet" and joined in Bolton Libraries' reading game as part of the national summer reading challenge to encourage children to read books in their spare time. The challenge was to read six books and collect stickers

  • Wool appeal for baby bonnets

    MEMBERS of the Mothers' Union at St Thomas's Church, Westhoughton, are collecting wool in their annual appeal so they can knit hundreds of bonnets for premature babies born in the Royal Bolton Hospital's maternity unit. Anyone who can help should contact

  • Free seminar

    LAW firm Keoghs of Bolton is to host a free seminar on October 17 entitled "Are You Protecting Your Wealth?" It will involve experts from Keoghs, Stafford Worsley Smethhurst chartered accountants and SWS Financial Services Ltd. Tel: Marcia Mairs on 01204

  • Society quiz

    EDGWORTH and District Horticultural Society holds its next meeting, including a quiz at the Barlow Institute in Bolton Road, Edgworth tonight (Wednesday) from 7.30pm.

  • Lindisfarne date

    LONGSTANDING popular Tyneside band, Lindisfarne, appears at The Met in Bury on Wednesday, 8pm. Tickets, £12, are from 0161 832 1111. Among the group's most popular hits are Fog On The Tyne, Run For Home and Lady Eleanor.

  • Deane and Daubhill Pool

    ALL team captains should have by now received their fixtures for the Winter League, if not contact Andy Peace on 01942 795986, or Phil Gallimore on 01204 394314. Congratulations to all the winners from the Summer league who were: Premier: Winners Churchills

  • GIG GUIDE

    SOME of the biggest names in the music biz are drawn to the North-west to play live. Lucky for you, 24:7 have highlighted some of the best gigs of the next few months. Check it out, if you don't want to miss out. Supergrass, October 20, Manchester Academy

  • Bolton back on track after win

    Lytham 14, Bolton RUFC 17 AFTER last week's poor showing against Didsbury, Bolton were determined to put together a strong team performance against a dangerous Lytham side. The mood before the match was calm and constructive and, for 70 mins, this is

  • Tyldesley find top form again

    Tyldesley RUFC 12, Workington 10: A WEEK after a performance described by many as one of the worst by a Tyldesley side, the response against title favourites Workington was a complete turnaround in form. A length of the field try by Dickinson put Tyldesley

  • From the Evening News, October 15, 1992

    AN FA Cup winner's medal, presented to a Bolton Wanderers' player at the legendary 1923 "White Horse Final", fetched £3,000 at an auction yesterday. The medal, won by left-back Alex Finney when the Wanderers beat West Ham United 2-0, was bought by a private

  • Fearless Shakers will stay on the attack

    SHAKERS' new-look attacking formation could get another airing after manager Andy Preece leapt to its defence. Bury started Saturday's clash with Darlington fielding three strikers - Pawel Abbott, Jon Newby and Gareth Seddon - in a 3-5-2 formation, while

  • Whitehouse and his cast of peculiar characters

    COMEDIAN and writer Paul Whitehouse is probably best known for the series of larger than life characters he portrays on screen. But ask him whether he prefers acting or writing and, after admitting he enjoys both, he does conclude: "I particularly love

  • Oooh, look who's coming to town

    GET your catchphrases ready, The Fast Show crew are coming to town. Since the show was first aired in 1994 characters like Arthur 'Where's me washboard?' Atkinson, bronchial Bob Fleming and the slimy Swiss Toni have become dearer (and in some cases more

  • THEATRE (October 16-23)

    Bolton Little Theatre Hanover Street, Bolton (tel: 524469) Corpse A comedy murder mystery thriller involving twin brothers. Runs Saturday, October 19 to Saturday October 26 Chester Gateway Chester (tel: 01244 340392) Bruised A world premiere of a new

  • Tofting in Reserves tonight?

    STIG Tofting's agent is confident Wanderers will stand by his man following his conviction for assault and could even play him in a reserve team fixture tonight. Karsten Aabrink says initial discussions with Reebok chiefs suggest the player will get a

  • Bolton's games put in focus

    A FREE photography exhibition entitled Capturing The Spirit Of The Games (until Oct 18) depicts Bolton's celebrations in pictures and memorabilia. Summer 2002 was an exciting time for Bolton and this photography exhibition will give a flavour of the huge

  • All aboard for steam train slide show

    FANS of buses and steam trains of the past are invited to another of the popular Old Transport Slide Shows run by the Bolton Bus Group. The event is being held in the St Augustine's Church Crypt, Thicketford Road, Tonge Moor, Bolton, on Monday, October

  • Schools' bid to stamp out truancy

    EXPERT advisers are being brought into help to stamp out truancy at four Bolton secondary schools. George Tomlinson, Mount St Joseph, Harper Green and Westhoughton secondary schools will take part in a pilot project which could see attendance levels rising

  • Wendy gets national accolade

    AN award winning teacher was being honoured at a national conference today. Wendy Nunns, from Blackrod Primary School, scooped first prize in the North-west heats of the Teacher of the Year competition. The Year Two teacher was receiving further congratulations

  • Bananas in Pyjamas, The Albert Halls

    FROM the small screen to the stage, the Bananas in Pyjamas managed to captivate an audience of four year olds, and a few grown ups, for well over an hour and a half. The loveable, cuddly bananas, B1 and B2, were joined on stage by their very good friends

  • All the fun of the fair

    ST PHILIPS Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is inviting people to enjoy all the fun of the fair. The group has started rehearsals for its next production, Rogers and Hammerstein's State Fair, which is being directed by Mina Kirkbright, choreographed

  • Sara is cover girl

    YOUNG Sara Bailey has won a competition open to members of Walmsley's Junior Theatre Workshop to design the programme cover for the Walmsley Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's forthcoming musical, Annie. Annie will be presented in Walmsley

  • Newspapers, idioms, sheds & mummies

    www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/ OF course we all read the Bolton Evening News for the real lowdown on what's happening. But it is interesting to have a look through the front pages of the world's other top newspapers as well. On the last day I looked

  • Gnomes, cones and homes

    THERE can't be many blokes over the age of 25 who hasn't woken up after a night on the beer without finding he is the proud owner of a strange ashtray, a traffic cone or a rogue garden gnome. We are talking beer trophies; strange items that, after ten

  • Free seminar

    LAW firm Keoghs of Bolton is to host a free seminar on October 17 entitled "Are You Protecting Your Wealth?" It will involve experts from Keoghs, Stafford Worsley Smethhurst chartered accountants and SWS Financial Services Ltd. Tel: Marcia Mairs on 01204

  • Telecom help

    PENNINE Telecom in Bury has equipped a Scottish mountain rescue team with a new radio system. The equipment, supplied to the Moffat rescuers, will help save walkers' lives and safeguard their own members on the hills of Dumfries and Galloway in South-west

  • 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

  • Gardner, Warhurst back in training

    WANDERERS' immediate Premiership prospects have been boosted by the return to training of first team duo Paul Warhurst and Ricardo Gardner. Warhurst, who has been restricted to just two Premiership starts with a hamstring problem, and Gardner, back after

  • August 9: Why Popstars might lose its edge

    I HAVE been hearing a lot about the new series of Pop Stars recently and it has to be said I'm a bit disappointed with the way it seems to be going. After all, the idea is surely supposed to be that we get to see the process of becoming a pop star (or

  • July 12: Ready to wow them

    WELL, I've been practising my speech all week and I'm finally ready -- it's the Emap awards ceremony in London tonight and in the event that I should win anything at all I'll be ready to wow them with my heartfelt poem thanking everyone I have ever met

  • August 30: The battle for Number One

    IT might have been a bit quiet on the chart front of late but there are likely to be a few battles for the number one spot in the next few days as several high profile acts release their singles. Firstly, Atomic Kitten have released their version of the

  • What the papers say on Wednesday

    THE SUN: Roy Keane was last night hit by a five-match ban and record £150,000 fine. DAILY MIRROR: England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson confessed yesterday that David Beckham is a lousy tackler. DAILY STAR: The FA last night went soft on hard man Roy Keane

  • 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 bluesq.com RICHARD Hillman and

  • Bolton actress misses accolade

    BOLTON actress Sammy Winward was pipped to a prestigious accolade at the National Television Awards last night. The Emmerdale star and Turton High School Media Arts College student was entered into the Most Popular Newcomer category. But the 16-year-old

  • Display site sparks row

    SPARKS are flying on a Chorley sheltered housing estate after residents discovered a firework display will be held on their doorstep. Elderly residents at Devonshire Court, off Devonshire Road, are angry that Chorley Borough Council failed to notify them

  • Living with street name fame

    RESIDENTS of a famously named Chorley street are angry their sign is a target for vandals and thieves. The 'Lennon Street' sign in the town centre was stolen a month ago and residents believe fans of Beatles star John Lennon may have taken it as a keepsake

  • Chorley FM comeback?

    PLANS are in the pipeline for the return of Chorley FM -- to go full time as a commercial based radio station to fill the town's airwaves with the sound of the suburbs. The popular radio station which broadcast from a studio in Bolton Street throughout

  • Yobs drive family out

    A FAMILY is blaming an endless campaign of drunken behaviour and intimidation by thugs for their decision to quit their home. The mother, afraid of being identified for fear of reprisals, is uprooting her family from Coppull and moving to Leyland. She

  • Boy left at bus station

    A MOTHER has blasted a driver who refused to let her son get on a bus because he had an adult ticket. Zac Adams, 12, was left at Chorley Bus Station on his way home from school even though he had forked out £12 for a weekly 'Mega Rider' adult ticket.

  • EVENTS IN THE NORTH WEST (October 16-23)

    Gorsdale Nurseries Limited Chester High Road, Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire (tel: 0151 336 2116) Take a look at apples and the diversity of the different flavours as well as promotions, tastings and demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday, various times,

  • A helping hand for the birds

    TWO bird reserves have been given a helping hand -- thanks to the efforts of a Horwich woman. Christine Johnson, a long-serving member of Bolton group of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, has organised the sale of RSPB-themed goods for many

  • On this day - October 16

    1555: Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burnt at the stake for heresy. 1793: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France as wife of Louis XVI, was convicted of treason and guillotined in Paris. 1846: An anaesthetic was successfully used for the first

  • Unusual mug turns out to be for shaving

    A COUPLE of months ago, someone telephoned me asking for information on what they described as an "unusual mug". They described it as being of dual purpose, for it had two receptacles, and the person describing it had some elaborate theories about it

  • Chelsea can afford new look

    WHY all the fuss about the change of style by ex-US President's daughter Chelsea Clinton? With a £660 hairdo, expert help and limitless wardrobe funds, most of us could turn a few heads. As the weekend's compelling How Do I Look? programme showed, almost

  • Get back to what you do best, Madge

    FINALLY, proof that talent, not hype, is the main ingredient for success. Critics have savaged Madonna's latest film, Swept Away, even though it was directed by successful hubby Guy Ritchie. Madonna is not an actress and never was. So get over it, Madge

  • College leads the way

    INLINE hockey has spread to the county's sports colleges with the first challenge for Year 7 students taking place at St Joseph's Sports College, Horwich, who beat a Durham college. The sport first started at St Joseph's in January by running a pilot

  • Ladies get back in old routine

    Bolton Ladies HC 5 Bury 0: BOLTON Hockey Club's ladies returned to the form they showed last season with this comprehensive drubbing over newly-promoted Bury. Bury tried to take the game to Bolton but were rocked by a penalty corner goal by player of