• Derby Darts

    P W L F A Pts Boardwalkers... 17 16 1 168 87 32 Guns/Roses... 16 14 2 144 96 28 Shirley's Girls... 17 12 5 136 104 24 Jackie's Girls... 17 10 7 145 110 20 Three-in-a-Bed... 16 10 6 132 101 20 Wanderers... 15 7 8 106 119 14 Derby Triers... 16 6 10 111

  • New format for winter

    IN the Bolton Darts League in aid of the Bolton Senior Gateway Club for Mentally Handicapped Adults, the Winter Season format for Men and Ladies B Sections was held on Friday evening, at the Moonlight Club. In this event, all players will play for themselves

  • Horwich & District Games League

    Results: Crown Hotel A 2 St Mary's B 16; Queen's Head 10 Crown Hotel B 8; Rivington Club 13 Horwich Cons 5; Schooner Inn 13 The New Vic 5. P W D L Pt St Mary's B... 7 7 0 0 91 Rivington Club... 8 7 0 1 90 St Mary's A... 7 5 0 2 84 Schooner Inn... 8 4

  • Sniper's reign of terror

    OTHERS have killed more, but no one has ever scared so many so much in America as the Washington sniper has since October 2. He -- if the shootings that have killed nine people and injured two others, including a 13-year-old boy, are the work of a lone

  • Town's Muslims join in cash-raising spree

    MEMBERS of the Muslim community have donated £22,750 to the Bolton Coronary Care Appeal. They have collected the money in just two months by organising dozens of separate events. The collection, which was organised by the Bolton Council Of Mosques, is

  • Plans before the council

    63013/02 -- Mr & Mrs J Lawson, 23 Mallard Drive, Horwich. Pruning of three ash trees. 62961/02 -- Mr M D Arrowsmith, 84 Longworth Road, Horwich. Erection of a part single/part two storey extension at side/rear to provide utility, dining, kitchen and

  • Horwich ladies race to super double success

    HORWICH RMI Harrier ladies led the way in last Saturday's Red Rose League fixture at Bury. The Harriers won the senior ladies team and veterans team categories with Suzanne Budgett (third, first lady over 35s) leading both teams in fine style. Youngster

  • Bolton & District Snooker Association

    SECTION ONE P Pts Tonge Moor A... 6 31.0 Rumworth B... 6 31.0 Rumworth D... 6 30.0 Deane C... 6 28.5 Halliwell A... 6 28.0 Halliwell C... 5 26.0 Dunscar C... 5 23.0 Tonge Moor B... 5 22.5 Bradshaw A... 6 22.0 Breightmet A... 6 20.5 Plodder Lane A... 5

  • Towers of strength

    WHEN Suzanne Smedley lost her baby at just four days old midwives at the Royal Bolton Hospital proved to be "a tower of strength." And now Suzanne, from Breightmet, is able to say a proper "thank you" to them -- courtesy of the Bolton Evening News' Bouquet

  • Fixtures for the week ahead (from Sunday)

    SUNDAY - Barclaycard Premiership: Charlton v Middlesbrough, Tottenham v Bolton. Nationwide Div One: Derby v Nottm Forest. MONDAY Barclaycard Premiership: Aston Villa v Southampton. TUESDAY UEFA Champions League: Group A - Arsenal v Auxerre, Borussia Dortmund

  • Saturday fixtures

    Barclaycard Premiership: Blackburn v Newcastle, Everton v Arsenal. Fulham v Man Utd, Leeds v Liverpool, Man City v Chelsea, Sunderland v West Ham, West Brom v Birmingham. Nationwide Div One: Brighton v Sheff Utd, Gillingham v Watford, Grimsby v Rotherham

  • Horwich & District Games League

    STRAIGHT DOMINOES Results: Crown Hotel A 8 St Mary's B 7; Queen's Head 8 Crown Hotel B 7; Rivington Club 8 Horwich Cons 7; Schooner Inn 7 The New Vic 8. P W L Pt Reform Club... 7 5 2 60 Crown Hotel A... 8 4 4 60 Horwich Cons... 8 4 8 60 St Mary's B...

  • Kearsley dominoes

    DOMINOES SECTION ONE Farnworth Vets... 18 78.0 Oddfellows Arms... 18 69.5 Royal Hotel... 18 67.0 Wellington Hotel... 18 62.5 Farnworth SC... 18 62.0 Dukes Gate... 18 61.0 Clock Face A... 18 59.5 Flying Shuttle... 18 59.5 Clock Face Z... 18 57.0 Kearsley

  • 1949/50:

    R3: JAN 7: Coventry 1-2 Bolton Scorers - Lofthouse, Langton - 29,090 Nat Lofthouse's seventh goal of the season helped Wanderers on their way to victory. R4: JAN 28: Leeds 1-1 Bolton Scorer - Lofthouse - 51,000 Lofthouse struck again to earn the Whites

  • 1948/49:

    R3: JAN 8: Aston Villa 1-1 Bolton (aet) Scorer - Bradley - 53,459 Not even extra time could separate these two sides as it ended one-a-piece. REPLAY: JAN 15: Bolton 0-0 Aston Villa 38,706 Stalemate at Burnden Park sent the tie into a third game. 2nd REPLAY

  • 1938/39:

    R3: JAN 7: Middlesbrough 0-0 Bolton 32,790 Stalemate at Ayresome Park as no-one could break the deadlock. REPLAY: JAN 11: Bolton 0-0 Middlesbrough 16,981 No-one found the net again so consequently a second replay was needed. 2nd REPLAY: JAN 16: Middlesbrough

  • 1955/56:

    R3: JAN 11: Bolton 3-0 Huddersfield Scorers - Lofthouse, Stevens, Neill - 20,862 Bolton recorded a resounding victory over their fellows from Division One. R4: JAN 28: Bolton 1-2 Sheffield United Scorer - Hartle - 47,105 Hartle's goal wasn't enough to

  • 1935/36:

    R3: JAN 11: Blackburn 1-1 Bolton Scorer - Woods - 41,000 Wood's goal broguht the game back to Burnden Park for the replay. REPLAY: JAN 14: Bolton 0-1 Blackburn 40,800 Over 40,000 saw the odd goal knock Bolton out of the competition early on.

  • 1937/38:

    R3: JAN 8: Arsenal 3-1 Bolton Scorer - Carruthers - 64,244 Bolton's trip down to London was worthless as they were comfortably beaten 3-1.

  • 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. All concerts run from 12.45pm to 1.30pm and are preceded by a light lunch from noon. Next week will feature

  • BSF Winter Tennis League results and tables

    DIVISION ONE P W F A Pt Walmersley A ... 5 5 180 101 10 Markland Hill A ... 5 3 158 109 6 Holcombe Brook A ... 4 3 120 93 6 Longsight ... 4 3 124 105 6 Bolton CC ... 4 3 116 103 6 Walkers A ... 4 2 131 105 4 Allsorts ... 4 1 94 106 2 Walmersley B ...


    P W D L F A Pt Markland Hill A ... 3 3 0 0 43 11 6 Christ Church ... 3 3 0 0 41 13 6 Markland Hill B ... 3 3 0 0 40 14 6 Forrest A ... 3 2 0 1 28 26 4 ABC ... 2 1 0 1 23 13 2 Bury A ... 2 1 0 1 16 20 2 Hawkshaw A ... 3 1 0 2 23 31 2 Metropolitan A ...

  • The wait goes on for Clegg

    SHAKERS midfield ace George Clegg may not be on his way to an early comeback after all. The former Manchester United ace has been sorely missed since suffering knee ligament damage in the Worthington Cup triumph over Bolton at The Reebok this month. And

  • Tales of The Stranglers and Robert Mitchum

    HUGH Cornwell left The Stranglers in 1990 and has since released three solo albums. Ahead of his tour to promote his latest release Mayday, Nicola Mostyn talks to Cornwell about solo songs, The Stranglers and Robert Mitchum. You did a book tour about

  • Whites' boss happy to end feud over Ricketts

    SAM Allardyce declared a truce today in his war of words with Glenn Hoddle over Spurs' failed bids to prise Michael Ricketts away from the Reebok. The Wanderers' boss launched stinging attacks on the North London club, claiming they twice unsettled his

  • Wanderers' match report

    Gordon Sharrock will bring you a live update on the match as it happens on Sunday at Spurs. Click on the link below (in this file) to read the report as it happens.

  • Slap costs boyfriend £155 in fines

    A MAN has been fined after an argument with his former girlfriend ended with him slapping her across the face. Marcus Wood, aged 32 of Fourth Street, Barrow Bridge, admitted assaulting his live-in girlfriend of two years . Bolton magistrates were told

  • Teen death inquest opens

    AN inquest into the death of a teenager who was killed when a car lost control is due to open on Monday. The 18-year-old back-seat passenger from Bury, who has not been named, suffered serious head injuries when he was thrown 20 feet from the Peugeot

  • Parents' chance to have say

    FAMILIES will be able to get help and advice from the Child Support Agency at a meeting to be held in Bolton. The event, organised by the Saturday Fathers Together group, will give both mums and dads the chance to air their concerns about access to their

  • Charity dough

    WARBURTONS has raised plenty of dough for charity Sports Relief. The Bolton-based company collected an impressive £100,000 for the organisation after selling 2.5 million specially-designed packs of Warburtons' healthy range bread, with four pence from

  • Heavy problem

    IT has been revealed that school children are at serious risk of developing back problems because of the weight of their school bags. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) surveyed parents and found that more than half of them thought their children's

  • Hammond Domino League

    P W L F A Diff Pt L Ladies (Anglers)... 6 5 1 49 41 +8 12 Anglers Club... 6 4 2 51 39 +12 12 Park Hotel... 6 5 1 47 43 +4 11 Cattlemarket B... 6 4 2 45 45 0 11 The Griffin... 6 3 3 49 41 +8 11 Rumworth LC... 6 5 1 44 46 -2 10 Park Nomads... 6 4 2 47 43

  • Horwich & District Games League

    POOL Results: Crown Hotel A 8 St Mary's B 6; Queen's Head 5 Crown Hotel B 2; Rivington Club 14 Horwich Cons 0; Schooner Inn 5 The New Vic 2. P W L Pt Schooner Inn... 10 8 2 44 Queen's Head... 9 6 3 36 St Mary's B... 10 3 7 35 Brown Cow... 7 7 0 33 Bay

  • Make a splash as swimming instructor

    SWIMMERS and non-swimmers are needed for the next Swimming Instructors Course taking place at Deane Community Leisure Centre for four days from Monday, October 21, to Friday, October 25. While the course is taking place, we are offering all swimmers with

  • Court told of gang's £200m drug business

    A MAN from Bolton was part of an international gang which smuggled drugs with a street value of up to £200 million in containers labelled as spare parts, a court was told. Paul Bell, aged 37, was alleged to be the "regional sales manager" for a drugs

  • Firefighters to stage walkouts

    FIREFIGHTERS in Bolton are to stage a series of strikes over the next two months -- leaving the army's green goddesses to tackle blazes in the town. The Fire Brigades Union said its members would strike for 48 hours from October 29. If the pay dispute

  • Jim fixes it for a fourth time

    FORMBY flyer Jim Henderson proved he's still the man to beat on a bike when he clinched the Lancashire Road Club's Hill Climb on the Rake at Ramsbottom for the fourth time in five years. His winning time of 2 minutes 27.2 wasn't the best he'd recorded

  • Saddened by this view on sexual issues

    I HOPE the public of Bolton do not think that the views of the Rev Michael Williams, Vicar of Bolton Parish Church, on homosexual and lesbian relationships are the authentic Christian position on this subject (Thought for the Week, October 14). As a church

  • 1945/46:

    R3: JAN 5: (Leg 1) Bolton 1-0 Blackburn Scorer - Moir - 26,307 With the introduction of two legs Bolton gave themselves a slight advantage. R3: JAN 9: (Leg 2) Blackburn 1-3 Bolton Scorers - Westwood (2), Hunt - 20,000 Westwood's brace quickly killed off

  • 1952/53:

    R3: JAN 14: Bolton 3-1 Fulham Scorers - Holden, Moir, Lofthouse - 32,235 A trio of goals from Holden, Moir and Lofthouse sent Fulham to the cleaners. R4: JAN 31: Bolton 1-1 Notts County Scorer - Lofthouse - 40,048 Lofthouse's eleventh goal of the campaign

  • 1933/34:

    R3: JAN 13: Bolton 3-1 Halifax Scorers - Cook (2), Westwood - 24,885 A brace from Willie Cook put Bolton well o ntheir way into the draw for the next round. R4: JAN 27: Brighton 1-1 Bolton Scorer - Westwood - 25,535 On the back of an impressive league

  • 1946/47:

    R3: JAN 11: Bolton 5-1 Stockport Scorers - Lofthouse (2), Geldard, Barrass, Woodward - 30,024 Goal-happy Wanderers fired five to send Stockport back with nothing. R4: JAN 25: Bolton 3-3 Manchester City Scorers - Lofthouse, Barrass, Wrigglesworth - 41,286

  • Astley Bridge Area Darts League

    Ladies high scores -- D Worrall 180, B Bowcock, K Kelly, K Ormrod, I Mungins, D Shaw, T Clemmett, L Stephens, W Pearson, E Luke, A Quinton, J Wright, B Vining, A Donohue, T Higginson. High finishes -- K Howarth 109, L Stephens 103, J Mason 95, W Pearson

  • Triple 'D' League

    ALTERATIONS to Winter League fixtures: Men Section One: Tramways now reads Sharmans/Halliwell Road, night of play Wednesday, T Schofield 07729 835939. Section Three: Bolton IC have withdrawn. Breightmet FC's contact number is 535551. LADIES SECTION ONE

  • Little Lever Darts League

    MEN SECTION A P F A Pts Stopes A... 24 15 9 15 Canary Z... 24 15 9 15 Q Anne... 24 13 11 13 Farmers... 24 12 12 12 Ring Z... 16 11 5 11 Stopes B... 24 11 13 11 Ring A... 16 10 6 10 Jolly Z... 16 10 6 10 Jolly B... 24 10 14 10 Con Club... 24 8 16 8 WMC

  • Kearsley darts

    DARTS SECTION ONE P Pt Clock Face Z... 18 32 Dukes Gate... 18 30 Farnworth Vets... 18 30 Wellington Hotel... 18 18 Flying Shuttle... 18 14 Kearsley SC A... 18 14 Farnworth SC... 18 12 Oddfellows Arms... 18 12 Royal Hotel... 18 12 Clock Face A... 18 6

  • Winners and the knockout

    FRIDAY'S winner was Lue Blundell who beat Dave Higgin in the final. Losing semi-finalists were Derek Ashton and Paul Hesten, while best lady was Gina Jones. Sunday's winner was Ian Roe, beating Roy Cunniff in the final. Losing in the semis were Wayne

  • Founders darts KO

    LAST week's winner was Andy Matthews, who beat Mick Daniels in the final. Losing semi-finalists were Ray Hunt and Peter Rawlinson. Best lady prize went to Jackie Gregory. Saturday's draw is at 9pm. Contact 362195 for information.

  • 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: Tonge Moor Library, Thursday, October 31; Marsh Lane Library on Thursday

  • Galleries & exhibitions

    BOLTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY & AQUARIUM Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE, Tel: 01204 332211. Opening Times: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays Admission Free EXHIBITIONS Until November 2 Net:Work Contemporary

  • Spooky night

    A SPOOKY Boo Halloween fancy dress ball is being held in aid of the National Deaf Children's Society on Saturday, November 2 at 8pm, at the Tonge Cricket Club, Crompton Way, Bolton. Details from 07951 711283.

  • Hooked on classics

    AN initiative to bring classical music to the people of the North-west was due to kick off today, with an unlikely string quartet performance at a supermarket. The BBC Philharmonic has teamed up with North City Arts to make music "pop up" in unusual places

  • Peter announces live Bolton shows

    PETER Kay will perform the grand finale of his massive sellout nationwide tour in his beloved home town of Bolton. The Bolton comedian will play at The Albert Halls for four nights next Spring. Tickets for the dates -- March 31, April 1, 2 and 3 -- will

  • Two sides of a city girl punk rocker

    BY day, Joanne Slater is a respectable career woman working for a top public relations company. With her hair neatly tied back and wearing a smart black suit, she politely liaises with some of Britain's business men and women. At night, however, she becomes

  • Twin sisters fear for their children

    IDENTICAL twins Debbie Crowder and Amanda Firth were both diagnosed with breast cancer within a year of each other -- now they face a new dilemma together. The two women are debating whether to take part in vital genetic research to help find a cure for

  • Harassment complaints being investigated

    A UNION official has revealed three complaints about sexual harassment and bullying at Bolton Town Hall are being investigated. But Glyn Platt, regional Unison officer, said he did not believe that there was a bullying or sexual intimidation culture in

  • Classic car fan gets the hump over his Capri

    AN avid classic car collector fears he will not be able to drive out of his street when road humps are installed near his home. Eddie Vicker says the "sleeping policemen" will be too high for his 1962 Ford Capri to drive over without being damaged. Mr

  • New warden on patrol in crime war

    AN extra pair of eyes will be scouring the streets of Great Lever for crime after the council was given cash for another community warden. The uniformed warden will be patrolling the streets of Bolton to make residents feel safer as part of a government-backed

  • Farnworth Snooker

    P W D L Pts Armitage... 5 5 0 0 34.0 Cuemasters A... 4 4 0 0 28.5 Farnworth Vets... 5 3 0 2 27.5 Farnworth CC... 4 4 0 0 26.0 Dixon Green A... 5 3 0 2 25.5 Farnworth Snooker A... 5 3 0 2 25.0 Dixon Green B... 5 2 0 3 18.5 Cuemasters B... 5 2 0 3 17.0

  • Any snooker news?

    Send us your snooker news and results! Click HERE to submit your report.

  • 1954-55:

    R3: JAN 8: Bolton 3-1 Millwall Scorers - Moir (2), Parry - 33,597 Wanderers found no problem beating Londoners Millwall. R4: JAN 29: Birmingham 2-1 Bolton Scorer - Moir - 56,800 Bolton were edged out by a single goal in this tight contest at St.Andrews

  • 1950/51:

    R3: JAN 6: Bolton 2-0 York City Scorers - Lofthouse, Langton - 26,652 Goals from Lofthouse and Langton killed off the men from Yorkshire. R4: JAN 27: Newcastle 3-2 Bolton Scorer - Moir (2) - 68,659 A brace from Moir just wasn't enough at St.James' Park

  • 1931/32:

    R3: JAN 9: Preston 0-0 Bolton 29,057 Stalemate at Deepdale meant a return at Burnden. REPLAY: JAN 13: Bolton 2-5 Preston Scorers - Blackmore and Gibson - 32,862 Preston were on fire as Bolton were crushed 5-2 at home.

  • 1956/57:

    R3: JAN 5: Bolton 2-3 Blackpool Scorers - Hennin, Gubbins - 42,515 Goals from Hennin and Gubbins still couldn't prevent Bolton from being eliminated at the first stage.

  • Fans get the boss they deserve BY MICK JONES

    LAST week saw both Peter Reid and George Burley finding more time on their hands than they would like. Reid's departure wasn't a shock as he's been taking flack from the Sunderland supporters for a while. Mind you, it was a surprise as he's just spent

  • 1947/48:

    R3: JAN 10: Bolton 0-2 Tottenham (aet) 37,075 Wanderers were beaten in extra time as they fell at the first hurdle.

  • 1951/52:

    R3: JAN 12: West Brom 4-0 Bolton 37,900 It was a black day as Bolton were destroyed in the Black Country

  • 1929/30:

    R3: JAN 11: Birmingham 1-0 Bolton 36,011 Bolton were defeated by a solitary goal at St.Andrews.

  • Ramsbottom edge it

    SECOND placed Ramsbottom A clinched a narrow 5-4 victory in the big game of the Premier Division against third placed Farnworth A. Cricketers also won by the same scoreline against Lostock despite three wins by Steve Stringer while Little Lever A recorded

  • Best results for Harriers

    THE Northern 6-Stage Road Relay championships were held in Sefton Park. Not much breeze and not too much sun made for ideal running conditions and Bolton United Harriers A and B teams took full advantage to record their best ever results. The A Team consisted

  • Burnden Road Runners

    THE Burnden Challenge starts from Smithills Sports Centre at 10.30am on Sunday (October 20). Though the course is challenging all runners are welcome to enter on the day. Results: First race of cross country season at Boggart Hole Clough: Paul Worthington

  • Town's Muslims join in cash-raising spree

    MEMBERS of the Muslim community have donated £22,750 to the Bolton Coronary Care Appeal. They have collected the money in just two months by organising dozens of separate events. The collection, which was organised by the Bolton Council Of Mosques, is

  • Apron is in museum

    WHEN I printed a photograph of 15-years-old Betty Yates, of Holmes Cottages, Halliwell, displaying an apron on which she had embroidered signatures of local people, I wondered what had happened to the apron. She had charged 6d (2p) each signature, to

  • Warning over £1 coin forgeries

    SHOPKEEPERS in Farnworth are being asked to keep a look out for forged £1 coins. Managers at the town's Asda store yesterday discovered 52 of them in a machine that dispenses saving stamps. The "coins" look just like the real currency but the gold colour

  • Auction helps fighting farmer

    CAMPAIGNERS helping a farmer facing eviction raised almost £400 towards his fund by auctioning off bric-a-brac. The money will go towards farmer Arnold Davenport's fighting fund as he resists plans to evict him from Nab Gate Farm, Stitch-mi-Lane, Harwood

  • Fun day for play area

    PLANS to hold an official opening of a Horwich play area have been shelved in favour of a celebratory fun day. Bolton Council earmarked £350,000 to be awarded to eight sites throughout the borough, many of which were totally rebuilt. The area at Ainsworth

  • What to do in Bolton on...

    Sunday and Monday BOLTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY & AQUARIUM, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton. Tel: 332211. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission free. Wildlife Attractions Bolton Aquarium For unique views into the aquatic world

  • Latest planning applications

    63034/02 -- Mr M Fazal, 53 Campbell Street, Farnworth. Erection of single storey extension at rear of dwelling to form enlarged kitchen. 62996/02 -- Mr Lee Hodgkinson, 4 Rose Grove, Kearsley. Erection of a single storey extension at side to form dining

  • Keeper's firework message

    THE man with the safest hands in Bolton -- Wanderers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen -- has joined a campaign urging people to handle fireworks with care. With the mis-use of fireworks already causing problems in the town, the Reebok star has joined with

  • Box thieves strike twice

    THIEVES have stolen a charity's collection box for the second time this year.The box, belonging to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, was taken from a delicatessen in Bolton's Market Hall. Volunteer fund-raiser Anne Gargan said: "The box did not contain

  • Hammer attacks: Pair held

    TWO people were due to appear at Bolton Magistrates Court today in connection with two alleged hammer attacks on motorists sat in their vehicles. Karl and Gaynor Mcloughlin, aged 29 and 28, from Tonge Moor Road, have both been charged with robbery. The

  • Heat's on for young models

    WANNABE models will be strutting their stuff at the Bolton Model Girl 2002 contest tomorrow in an attempt to win a place on the national catwalk. Winners of the regional heat, at the Moat House Hotel, will go through to the national finals of the Model

  • Conference attracts thousands of teachers

    THOUSANDS of teachers descended on Bolton for one of the largest education conferences in the country. People travelled from as far away as Carlisle for the two-day North West Education Conference and Exhibition, held at the Reebok Stadium. Many headteachers

  • Richard's school window is a winner

    A BOY'S imaginative artwork will be remembered by future generations at his school after he won a competition to design a stained glass window. Richard Latham, aged 11, came first in the contest, held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of St John's RC

  • Two sides of a city girl punk rocker

    BY day, Joanne Slater is a respectable career woman working for a top public relations company. With her hair neatly tied back and wearing a smart black suit, she politely liaises with some of Britain's business men and women. At night, however, she becomes

  • Hilton makes title claims ahead of Bolton test

    MARK Hilton believes that this coming week's Hastings Direct National Tennis Championships at Bolton Arena are "wide open". The tenacious left hander from Cheshire may not be the biggest player in the tournament or possess the most powerful armoury, but

  • Battle of El Alamein

    OCTOBER 23 is the 60th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, one of the most significant events of the Second World War. Today, FRANK ELSON begins a two-day examination of the battle -- and the part played in it by three Bolton men "BEFORE Alamein

  • October 18-19

    From the Evening News, October 19, 1992 - OFFICIALS judging the competition to find Europe's top organist decided not to award a first prize - because the competitors weren't good enough. Nine organists from all over Europe pulled out all the stops in

  • On this day - October 19

    1781: The American War of Independence came to an end when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. 1812: Napoleon's army began its retreat from Moscow. 1860: The first company to manufacture internal combustion engines

  • Brian's here can be a nightmare

    I WOULD just like to thank "Brian", your regular contributor (everyone knows who I mean), for his comments on the ongoing situation on Paulhan Street. The elderly lady and her son have now moved out, the house boarded up (yet another one). Nice people

  • Give our poor town a boost

    IN answer to Cllr Noel Spencer who wrote "Trying to put right years of Tory damage" (Bolton Evening News, September 19). I wonder why it is that, whenever Farnworth's problems are pointed out, it seems to hit a nerve and send panic signals to certain

  • Stores on our doopsteps

    I FEEL I must write regarding opposition to proposed the Argos store on Middlebrook. I don't see the local residents who have to travel into either Bolton or Wigan by bus and hump their purchases all over town complaining. Maybe if Barbara Ronson had

  • Pull the plug on this swim in the park...

    READING about the demolition of The Water Place in Bolton and the suggestion of building a new one on Queens Park, I agree that parks should be protected. In a Urban Development Plan, they should be classed in a higher classification of protection than

  • Road action's really needed

    IN reply to the letter in last Thursday's paper regarding "Crossing required on A6053 Hall Lane". I would totally agree that something has to be actioned on this stretch of highway. I travel daily on this road to Bolton and have come round the blind bend

  • 1953/54:

    R3: JAN 9: Bolton 1-0 Liverpool Scorer - Moir - 45,340 Bolton remained undefeated at home to overcome the threat of Liverpool. R4: JAN 30: Headington United 2-4 Bolton Scorers - Moir, Parry, Lofthouse, Stevens - 16,600 Bolton made hard work of the non-league

  • 1936/37:

    R3: JAN 16: West Ham 0-0 Bolton 42,300 A goalless draw meant a second game would have to be played at Burnden Park. REPLAY: JAN 20: Bolton 1-0 West Ham Scorer - Halford - 21,539 Halford's second goal of the season sent Wanderers into the fourth round.

  • 1932/33:

    R3: JAN 14: Charlton 1-5 Bolton Scorers - T.Griffiths, Gibson, Cook (2), Milsom - 17,402 Wanderers travelled to London and came back grinning after a tremendous win. R4: JAN 28: Bolton 2-1 Grimsby Scorers - T.Griffiths, Butler - 25,866 Wanderers scraped

  • 1957/58:

    R3: JAN 4: Preston 0-3 Bolton Scorers - Stevens, Parry (2) - 32,641 Bolton comfortably won an all Lancashire affair at Deepdale. R4: JAN 25: York 0-0 Bolton 23,460 A goalless 90 minutes was played out meaning a replay was needed. REPLAY: JAN 29: Bolton

  • 1930/31:

    R3: JAN 10: Bolton 1-0 Carlisle Scorer - Blackmore - 23,029 Harold Blackmore was on the scoresheet as Wanderers defeated Carlisle. R4: JAN 24: Bolton 1-1 Sunderland Scorer - Blackmore - 36,602 Blackmore struck again but the Whites were forced into a replay

  • Couple pioneer a cashless way

    A WESTHOUGHTON couple who are helping the UK develop a cashless society have won an industry accolade. David and Alison Rotheram triumphed in the Machine Intelligence category of the BT redcare innovations awards held in Whitehall, London. The "vending