• Brian Conley in Christmas panto

    BRIAN Conley will star in the Manchester Opera Houses panto, Cinderella, next Christmas. The all-round entertainer, who began as a Pontins Bluecoat and this year celebrates a quarter of a century in showbusiness, will play Buttons. Conley has lost count

  • Horror shop set to open

    ST Paul's (Adlington) Players' next production is Little Shop of Horrors produced and directed by Liz and Stephen Blundell. It will run from September 10 to 13, starting at 7.30 pm. Auditions for Robinson Crusoe which will be staged in December and January

  • What's on at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this summer

    HOT ICE SHOW at the Arena (To November 2) The UK's longest running ice production, now in its 67th year, starring Olympic, International & British champions, including: 5 times Finnish Champion, Oula Jaaskelainen. MYSTIQUE 2003 at the Horseshoe Theatre

  • Summer memories come flooding back

    AFTER a sell-out run last year, Bolton Little Theatre has revived Roger Spencer's musical nostalgia-fest for a second outing, and there is no reason why its success should not be repeated. It's 1953, and the people of Bolton are getting ready for the

  • Farmer's Market

    Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston - A selection of fresh and traditionally produced foods including cheese, meat, cakes and fresh vegetables available to sample and purchase. Sunday, 10am-3pm, admission free.

  • LET them entertain you!

    FARNWORTH Performing Arts Company formed a group called The Entertainers a couple of years ago. The group is comprised of a number of men, women, young and old - who perform at different venues. They tailor programmes to suit the place and the occasion

  • Triple 'D' league

    THE LADIES Pairs Competition was held at Rumworth & Hulton Con Club on Monday, August 18. A turnout of 16 pairs entered. Finalists were Ellen Wareing/Linda Heyes (Down n Outs) beating J Billington/M Thomasson (Beaney Babes). Semi finalists were A

  • Derby Darts

    LATEST details P W L F A Pt 3-in-a-Bed... 6 5 1 60 30 10 Jackie's Girls... 7 5 2 56 49 10 Lady Birds... 6 4 2 52 38 8 KG's Girls... 6 3 3 39 51 6 Carol's Girls... 5 2 3 39 36 4 Lady Lodgers... 6 2 4 43 47 4 Boardwalkers... 6 2 4 41 49 4 Kath's Girls..

  • Directors join tribute to Muir

    WANDERERS' directors George and Brett Warburton and Des McBain joined a host of celebrity guests on Thursday at a tribute dinner in honour of former Manchester City director Chris Muir, who is now on the board at Blackpool. Mr Muir, a long-serving member

  • Farnworth Super League

    THERE is a meeting on August 31 at 5pm at Ye Old Three Crowns where a new captain will be selected. The following players have showed an interest in playing Super League darts for Farnworth: Steve Coote, Gary Cartmel, Andy Matthews, lan Haslam, Terry

  • Greyhound Darts

    QUARTER Finals: P Williams 4 A Matthews 2; R Hacker 4 P Hesten 3; B Hatter 4 G Cartmell 0; S Coote 4 I Roe 0. Plate Competition Quarter Final: G Warburton 4 F Chaur 0; I Haslam 4 D Ashton 1; D Johnson 3 P Rawlinson 4; E Peacock 4 J Catt 3. Semi Finals

  • Clubs, community centres & drop-ins

    DAY CENTRE, Kershaw Avenue, Little Lever and The Haulgh, Bolton. All sorts of activities for older people - including music therapy, card games, and support packages to help people live independently in their own homes for longer. HALLIWELL CENTRAL REFORM

  • Clark stays clear of the chasing pack

    IN the Men Section (Moonlight Club, Friday) the leader is still Wayne Clark by four points from Brian Daniels, with Paul Baistow in third and Dave Heyes in fourth. Following close behind are Craig Daniels and Roy Nield. Leading the Ladies Section (Pilkington


    A* to G (A* to C in brackets) N Abbott 1; A Ahmad 11 (5.5); A Almond 3; N Alstead 11 (0.5); J Anderton 10.5 (2); V Anderton 12.5 (11); S Andrew 10.5 (2.5); K Arif 12 (6.5); S Ashworth 10.5 (10.5); S Atherton 11 (9); J Ayirgan 11 (2); S Bagley 4.5; J Bailey

  • Talk of easier exams is dumb

    HUNDREDS of local secondary school pupils have just received their GCSE results. But are exams really getting easier and, if so, do we really need them? Here, Julia Dudley, a 17-year-old sixth form student at Canon Slade College, looks at whether the


    Figures show GCSE passes grades A*-G with A*-C in brackets D. M. Abbott 9(9), J. M. Abel 10(10), C. L. Ackers 8(4), L. Allen 8(8), D. Alston 9(6), M. P. Balmer 9(9), H. Bannister 9(8), D. R. Barnes 9(4), A. R. Beaumont 9(6), J. J. Berry 9(6), S.R. Birchenough

  • Bolton people 'are friendliest in Britain'

    A SCIENTIFIC survey could be about to confirm what we already suspected -- Boltonians are the friendliest people in Britain. Preliminary results of a nationwide study investigating people's attitudes to others have found the town top for helpfulness,

  • 2,000 flock to action-packed mock trials

    A HUSH fell over Bolton Magistrates' Court yesterday afternoon on a dramatic day at the Bolton Festival. More than 2,000 people packed into the courtroom to see justice meted out during a day of mock trials. Magistrates watched over the Bank Holiday "

  • Mother outraged at school standards

    A MOTHER considering taking legal action against a Little Hulton school branded a failure by Government inspectors has called for a public meeting for parents to discuss the situation. Shirley Jones is just one of a number of outraged parents claiming

  • Man faces US child sex charges trial

    THE trial of a Merseyside man accused of travelling to Iowa to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on the Internet has been rescheduled to start the US in September. Barry Beadle, aged 51, of Ainsdale, Southport, faces charges of travelling to commit

  • Horwich seniors just miss out on national fell title

    THE HORWICH RMI Harrier Men's Vets Team just missed out on winning the British Fell Team title in the final race at Brecon Beacons last Saturday, finishing runners up in the six race series. Leading the way at Brecon was Steve Barlow who finished fourth

  • Preece spot kick seals sweet win

    Bury 2 Lincoln C 1 by Chris Hall: ON such moments, seasons can turn. When Bury's brave player-boss Andy Preece stepped up to slot home a stoppage time winner from the penalty spot, there could have been far more at stake than a simple three points. After

  • RMI move into top half

    Northwich V 0 Leigh RMI 1 by Martyn Hindley: RMI continued to play the role of bogey team to Northwich, winning away against the Vics for the third successive season. Leigh move into the top half of the table after Wayne Maden became the surprise man

  • Jewell wants improvement

    WIGAN boss Paul Jewell is desperate for a big step up in performance on Tuesday night. Latics hauled themselves away from the foot of the Division One table with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Saturday. But Jewell was far from delighted with the display and

  • Boro late show

    RADCLIFFE Boro grabbed a late equaliser at Bradford Park Avenue. Bradford had taken the lead through Andy Hayward in the 54th minute but Radcliffe's persistence was rewarded in the 84th minute when Simon Carden turned the ball home after Jody Bannis's

  • Your local leisure centres

    BOLTON EXCEL Lower Bridgeman Street, Bolton, tel: 334456. DEANE COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE Junction Road, Deane, Bolton, tel: 334432. LITTLE LEVER COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE Church Street, Little Lever, tel: 334177. SHARPLES COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE Hill

  • Looking back - August 28

    From the Evening News, August 28, 1903: THOSE who have watched with painful interest the progress of tramway laying in Bolton - and possibly other towns - will welcome the news that there has just been introduced on to the works in connection with the

  • Looking back - August 30

    From the Evening News, August 30, 1903: A WELL-known English surgeon was imparting some clinical instruction to half a dozen students who accompanied him on his rounds the other day. Pausing at the bedside of a doubtful case, he said: "Now, gentlemen,

  • On this day - August 27

    1859 The world's first oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, by Edwin Drake. 1882 Hollywood film producer Sam Goldwyn was born - his original name was Goldfish. He helped found MGM but as an independent producer was responsible for films including

  • On this day - August 28

    1207 Liverpool was created a borough by King John. 1749 Johann von Goethe, poet, playwright and scientist, was born in Frankfurt. His masterpiece was Faust, and in 1867, 35 years after his death, the first part of that work became the first paperback

  • On this day - August 29

    30AD The date on which dancing girl Salome was said to have been presented with the head of John the Baptist on a plate by King Herod. 1782 The 100-ton battleship HMS Royal George sank off Spithead with the loss of more than 900 lives. 1831 Faraday demonstrated


    Figures show GCSE passes grades A*-G with A*-C in brackets A. Abelidis 10(10), A. Ahmed 10(8), S. Allam 9(8), V. Allsop 10(9), H. Bamford 10(10), C. Barton 10(10), J. Baxter 10(10), S. Birtwistle 9(9), A. Blaylock 10(10), G. Bolton 10(10), V. Booth 10


    Figures show GCSE passes grades A*-G J. Amjad 10, J. Baines 9, C. Barber 9, C. Barraclough 9, S. Bateson 10, S. Bebb 7, M. Beheshti 4, S. Bell 8, J. Blackshaw 10, S. Blades 10, K. Bobolinski 9, K. Bond 10, W. Bonner 10, T. Boon 10, J. Boswell 10, J. Bramah

  • Soccer postponed for exam success

    A PROMISING young footballer scored outstanding GCSE results after putting the sport on the backburner to concentrate on his studies. Paul Rainford was awarded an impressive nine A*s and a B after cutting out training sessions and turning down opportunities


    Eagley won by 14 runs Eagley C Lord b Jones ...15 O'Rourke lbw Hirwani ...33 J Conlon lbw Hirwani ...23 D Shuttleworth c&b Moss ...29 B Richards c Carson b Rayment ...09 P McDermott b Hirwani ...51 S Shepley lbw Moss ...0 C Massey lbw Hirwani ...5


    Walkden won by 31 runs Walkden Klinger c Smith b Patel ...45 D Smith c&b Preston ...2 M Bennison c &b Preston ...5 M Parkinson c&b Preston ...0 S Reidy b Crookson ...10 T Keays c Clough b Smith ...29 P Ingram c&b Crookson ...16 A Kay c


    Westhoughton won by five wickets Farnworth S Marsh c Smith b Preston ...2 F Nekli c Atherton b Preston ...10 Desai c S Parker b Preston ...17 T Barrow c Clough b Smith ...4 M Axford c Smith b Preston ...0 C Barrow c R Parker b Preston ...13 M McGuinness


    Horwich won by one run Greenmount A Bowker c Benbow b White ...3 G Chadwick lbw White ...3 Morris c N Woods c Long ...43 R Senior c N Woods b White ...7 D Senior c&b White ...1 M Kay c Parkington b White ...12 S Leach c Partington b White ...2 N Kay


    Match drawn Kearsley S Thomson c Halton b Dalugoda ...13 D Whittle c Dalugoda b Halton ...16 D Morris b Tebay ...81 D Foy b Tevay ...41 S Dublin b Clegg ...59 C Monks c Prince b Dalugoda ...53 J Thornley b Halton ...25 R Hamblett lbw Tebay ...2 Akber


    Walkden won by nine wickets Tonge N isar b J Smith ...4 R Northrop c Klinger b S Reidy ...60 S Ismail lbw D Smith ...1 S Anderton lbw D Smith ...5 A Northrop c Klinger b J Smith ...6 B Bath c&b J Smith ...10 K Bath c Kay b J Smith ...1 I Eccleshare


    Match drawn Farnworth SC R Hope c Massey b Shepley ...69 M Ashworth c O'Rourke b Richards ...56 Q Rashid c Conlon b Shepley ...56 Khan c Venn b O'Rourke ...22 K Ahmed not out ...26 S French c&b O'Rourke ...1 Extras ...23 Total (for 5) ...253 Bowling

  • Four men charged with murder

    THREE men are due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man in Ramsbottom. Mr Meakin, of Bye Road, Shuttleworth, died from multiple stab wounds in Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, early on Saturday. He was found collapsed

  • Decision demand on road block

    RESIDENTS are angry that a decision has not been made whether a rat run barrier should stay in place permanently. Consultations over the traffic measures on Seymour Road, Astley Bridge, are still taking place even though it was originally erected in August

  • 'Forgotten heroes' in new history

    A BOLTON couple's recollections of their time among the "forgotten heroes" of the Suez Canal conflict take centre stage in a new history of the emergency. Former Sergeant Major Charles Golder MBE was a key figure in the successful campaign to win a medal

  • Anger after Reebok door is wrecked

    FURIOUS Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has sent a £200 bill to Blackburn Rovers, after an incident involving the club's doctor and a dressing room door. Mr Gartside has claimed Blackburn Rovers doctor' Phil Batty damaged the door towards the end of

  • Extinction threat to post office 'sold down river'

    A BRADSHAW councillor believes post offices are facing extinction after being forced to retire from her ten year role as a postmaster. Cllr Diana Brierley blasted Government policy claiming communities and workers had been "sold down the river". She gave

  • Call for graffiti clean-up

    AN elderly woman was sickened to see that obscene graffiti in a town centre underpass had been allowed to remain for more than a week. The woman, who did not want to be named, first noticed the daubings last week while walking through the passage between

  • Going batty

    YOU might believe the spooky image that bats have, but as primary predators of night-flying insects, bats play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature. That is why the people at Hall i'th' Wood are keen to conserve the bat population and are

  • Toothbrush plea

    A SUPERMARKET is encouraging people to hand in their old toothbrushes to raise money for charity. For every old brush placed in the Toothbrush Amnesty boxes in Tesco at Middlebrook throughout September, 50p will be donated to oral cancer research charities

  • New manager comes home

    HEATHER Dare has come home to take up a role as a professional marketing manager with Keoghs Solicitors. The former Bolton School pupil joins the firm from Ward Hadaway Solicitors, in Newcastle, where she was marketing manager for five years. Mrs Dare

  • For the love of Lowry

    A NEW exhibition of L S Lowry's work at The Lowry, Salford Quays -- L S Lowry: Conversation Pieces has been selected by Andras Kalman, the Hungarian pioneer who opened Manchester's first commercial modern art gallery and went on to become the painter's

  • Boom times on the horizon for Phoenix Nights country

    IT MAY not seem the most likely tourist destination. But Farnworth -- despite its takeaways, discount shops and busy main road -- is experiencing a tourist boom. According to the author of a new book, the town should now start marketing itself as Phoenix

  • Actor is set for new role behind camera

    A BOLTON actor is to follow in the footsteps of a host of Hollywood directors after winning a place at a film school in the United States. Stephen Lewis, aged 25, has been accepted at the New York Film Academy, where lecturers include Oscar winners who

  • Now Whites' boss leaps to support back line

    SAM Allardyce has jumped to the defence of his Reebok back line - but warns there could be changes at Fratton Park on Tuesday night. Many felt it was a case of the same old story when Wanderers conceded the added time Dwight Yorke goal in the Lancashire

  • Whites are top of the techno league

    WITH laptops almost outnumbering footballs at the Reebok, Wanderers can justifiably claim to be in the vanguard of information technology. Dowloading data is now as commonplace as dubbing boots in the days before football entered the computer age. Even

  • Portsmouth Factfile

    The ground, the stats and the signings Ground: Fratton Park. Manager: Harry Redknapp. Nickname: Pompey. Current position: 5th. Last time out: Man City 1 (Sommeil), Portsmouth 1 (Yakubu). How they lined up: Hislop, Schemmel, Zivkovic, Stefanovic, De Zeeuw


    ECB Over 50s Championship LANCASHIRE O/50s v DEVON O/50s Lancashire won by 98 runs Lancashire G Blackburn not out...103 G Crossley b Ripley...117 M Whittle st Goodwin b Ripley...11 S Meredith not out...3 Extras...34 Total (for 2)...268 Bowling: Ripley


    Golborne won by 151 runs Golborne D Tyrer c M Cregan b Syddall ...21 K Crompton c M Cregan b Shah ...4 Roach c Lockett b Shah ...41 G Marston c Lockett b Shah ...71 I Seddon b J Cregan b Hall ...10 B Greenwood c M Cregan b Hall ...2 I Ross run out ...28


    Bolton League won by four wickets Bolton Association Khan c Guest b R Morris...66 A Griffiths c Fearick b Jones...6 Sarkar c D Morris b Jones...0 Ijaz c Nisar b Morris...16 D Hamilton lbw D Morris...10 G Marston lbw Parkinson...38 M Penny c Jones b D


    Spring View won by nine wickets Astley & Tyldesley B Khan c Critchely b Muyrphy ...18 A Groves c Barnes b Hart ...12 C Bulloxck c Geary b Critchley ...4 R Bennett st Geary b Critchley ...69 R Smith c Barnes b Critchley ...8 M Cutt c&b Murphy .

  • Man beaten up because of accent

    A 20-YEAR-OLD man was attacked and beaten up in Bolton in an apparently unprovoked attack because of his accent. Andrew Sims, from Liverpool, was assaulted in the garden of a friend's house in Boundary Gardens, Halliwell, early on Saturday. He was attacked

  • Key to the title race

    LITTLE Hulton took a massive step to ensuring the Association championship fate is in their own hands with the 38-run defeat of their main challengers Walshaw. They are now 22 points clear at the top having played one game more, but the ultimate destination

  • On this day - August 26

    1346 Edward III of England, aided by his son Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French at The Battle of Crecy. 1740 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, pioneer balloonist, was born in Annonay, France. He and his brother created the idea for the hot air balloon

  • Politics and the need to look after village life

    I WISH to refer to the article entitled "A word to the wise, but not to the press", published in the Bolton Evening News on August 19. My colleague, Cllr Andrew Bower, comments upon a decision in the past by a previous administration, that councillors

  • Top teacher

    WITH regard to the sad loss of Mr Harry Scholes. The fact that he received an OBE seems to have gone unreported. He was my head teacher at Lever Edge Lane CP. A gentleman of the first order. He introduced school savings into LELCP and, if my memory serves

  • Norman: A man of many faces

    WHEN the comedy The Cemetery Club opens Farnworth Little Theatre's new season on September 13, producer Norman Pickles will celebrate an anniversary. Forty years ago -- again in September -- he produced Epitaph for George Dillon, the first play performed

  • Noddy and friends in new show

    NODDY and his friends appear in an exciting new show suitable for two to six-year-olds at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, this month. It is Tessie Bear's birthday and Noddy has a gift for her -- a song he has made up. Wobbly Man suggests a cake and Martha

  • Astley Bridge League

    THE MIXED Pairs will be on Monday, September 1, at Halliwell Con Club. Draw will be at 8.30pm, only one player needs to be registered with the League. All late entries can phone Pat on 07720 643882 or ring the club on 01204 841697. Winter League registration

  • Raglan Darts

    WINNER: L Stephens; Runner up R Hacker. Highest Finish: D Kelly (158). Most 180: R Hacker, L Stephens (7). Least Darts: L Stephens (13). SECTION ONE P F A Pts 180 D Ashton... 14 52 18 52 1 D Smith... 15 52 23 52 3 T Stephens... 15 43 27 43 2 J Fletcher

  • Fans night

    BOLTON Wanderers Supporters Association will hold their first social evening of the new season at the Reebok's Platinum Suite on Wednesday, 7.45pm. Membership cards must be shown but non-members can join on the night.

  • You jivin' me, man?

    A PROJECT designed to give young people in one area of Bolton something to do, could lead one of them to pop chart stardom. For the Harmony Youth Project, based in the Hibbert Street area of the town to promote arts-based interests, includes visits to

  • Festive cracker

    FARNWORTH Performing Arts Company has chosen the pantomime Humpty Dumpty for their festive show this year. It will be performed at the Theatre Church, Seymour Road, Astley Bridge, from Wednesday, January 21, to Saturday, January 24. To book tickets, call

  • Winter darts

    This is the 30th year that the Bolton Darts League has been run by secretary Brian Holden. Regular and new players interested in playing for the League Winter Format for ladies and men individual throwing, taking place at the Moonlight Club, St George's

  • Other galleries

    ARC GALLERY STORE, Oldham Street, Manchester (0161 831 7454) Open Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm and Sun noon to 4pm. ASTLEY HALL MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Astley Park, Chorley (01257 515555) Open Tues to Sun, noon to 5pm. Admission free for Chorley residents with

  • Sellafield wants to clean up its act

    THE controversial Sellafield nuclear power station is switching from reprocessing to clean-up activities, it was reported today. The British Nuclear Fuels-owned plant would be converted into a waste-handling operation, The Guardian newspaper has been


    Figures show GCSE passes grades A*-G with A*-C in brackets T. S. Acton 9(7), D. T. Adams 9(9), S. M. Aldous 9(9), J. M. Allen 9(9), J. Allen 1, R. A. Antrobus 9(7), D. Ashton 9(1), M. B. Assen 9(8), S. C. Assen 8(5), R. J. Atkinson 9, D. N. Barlow 9(9

  • 'Emergency service' celebrates 35 years

    THIS year marks the 35th anniversary of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. From simple beginnings, they now have a small fleet of Land Rovers and some of the most cutting edge equipment available. But as Roger Williams learns, the dedicated volunteers will

  • Water Place to be made into a car park?

    THE Water Place is most likely to be turned into a car park, it has emerged. Hopes of the £5 million swimming complex becoming an entertainment venue or even a new pool have been dashed. And that is because it is understood the foundations of the bulldozed

  • Vandal plagued park is set for a facelift

    A VANDALISED park is set to be brought back to its former glory. And residents say they will not be deterred from their efforts despite the persistent action of yobs. Just a few days ago, fire crews were called to Barlow Park in Astley Bridge, when a

  • £3 billion improves water

    A NEW report by United Utilities says the water company has pumped more than £3 billion into improving water quality and the environment. The 'corporate responsibility' report highlights improvements to the sewage network and drinking water which the

  • Southport fired up for event

    PYROTECHNICS experts from all over the UK are putting the finishing touches to their displays as they prepare for one of the UK's leading fireworks extravaganzas. The three-night Pleasureland British Musical Fireworks Championships takes place in Southport's

  • Plans take off for Southport Air Show

    PLANS are taking off for this year's Southport Air Show with the announcement of a new display involving the combined armed forces. The simulated battle on the beach will involve all forces personnel and will feature special effects from the team responsible

  • Pub revives potato tradition to help hospice

    RESIDENTS of Darcy Lever must have thought they were dealing with freak weather when it rained potatoes around the Lever Bridge pub. But the real reason for the shower of spuds was the pub's newly-resurrected tradition -- a charity potato throwing contest

  • Looking back - August 27

    From the Evening News, August 27, 1903: THE Bolton Coroner explained yesterday that already this year he has held twenty-three inquests on suicides. This is a grim, a tragic, statement, full of pathos, and calculated to distress the compassionate human

  • Looking back - August 31

    From the Evening News, August 31, 1903: THE time-honoured Westhoughton Wakes were observed in the town in the usual fashion. It is made an occasion for family reunions, and there were many pilgrimages to the town from other districts to see old friends

  • Looking back - August 29

    From the Evening News, August 29, 1903: WE have made arrangements to publish in the Journal and Guardian, a series of articles on Billiards. Each article will be about a column in length, and will be illustrated with good diagrams. It will consist chiefly

  • Study 'E-levels'

    STUDENTS in Bolton who want to re-take their A levels can study for them on the Internet. ASW2, the online campus of London's Southbank International School, runs on-line study programmes. For more details, call Eric Perlberg on 020 7407 7145, e-mail


    ALBION PLACE, The Crescent, Salford Learn about coiling, slabbing and throwing pots with demonstrations and individual tuition. Sessions are tailored to different levels of experience. BLACKLEACH ART CLUB, Exploring the Country Park. Meet at the Blackleach


    Grades A*-G F.Birchall 8, S.Buxton 8, J.Catterall 8, J.Charnley 8, G.Clarke 9, D.Dearie 9, C.England 3, A.Foster 6, B.Haque 9, V.Hargreaves 9, D.Higson 7, E.Hulme 8, P.Jones 9, M.Kilgannon 4, M.McDonough 9, K.Rathbone 8, L.Rigby 9, D.Smith 7, R.Speakman

  • Soccer postponed for exam success

    STAR PUPILS: Kyle Sutherland-Cash, left, and Paul Rainford by Ruth Jolley A PROMISING young footballer scored outstanding GCSE results after putting the sport on the backburner to concentrate on his studies. Paul Rainford was awarded an impressive nine


    Figures show GCSE passes grades A*-G with Entry Level Certificate in brackets, P denotes City and Guilds pass D. Bentley (7); A. Crumbleholme (6); N. Deakin (1)P; T. Eastwood 1(8); S. Hilton 3(6); J. Hopwood (1)P; A. McKenna 3(5); P. Mashiter (2)P; J.


    Match drawn Farnworth SC R Hope b Dearden ...39 M Ashworth c Wingfield b Sutton ...21 G Murphy c Wingfield b Sutton ...0 Q Rashid c&b Sutton ...9 Khan c Kerr b Wingfield ...85 K Ahmed b wingfield ...25 D Eckersley c Wingfield b Sutton ...12 C Walsh


    Kearsley won by three wickets Egerton N Hallows Jnr c Dublin b Akber...14 C Tye LBW b Morris...7 Rehman LBW b Mather...0 G Garner s Hamlet b Morris...64 I Patel LBW b Morris...22 J Cunliffe b Morris...28 N Hallows Sen LBW b Morris...0 D Morton b Foy..


    Match drawn Greenmount J Horrox c Smalley b C Barrow ...45 R Senior run out ...1 Morris not out ...102 S Leach b C Barrow ...14 M Fallon c Merai b C Barrow ...20 E Senior run out ...5 M Kay c&b Khan ...1 M Stewart c Axford b McGuinness ...18 N Kay


    Heaton won by five wickets Little Lever A Hilton c&b Hirwani...35 L Baldwin b Fearick...4 De Silva not out...103 J Kerrigan c Milne b Jones...0 A Lawson c&b Hirwani...16 M Martin lbw Hirwani...0 I Rushmore b Rayment...13 S Harrison run out...9


    Match drawn Tonge Nisar c&b Dalguoda ...44 S Ismail st Guest b Halton ...34 R Northrop not out ...83 S Anderston b Dalguoda ...8 N Partington c Guest b Dalguoda ...52 A Northrop run out ...1 D Rees not out ...1 Extras ...10 Total (for 5) ...233 Bowling


    Bradshaw won by nine wickets Egerton G Garner st Evans b Sutton...55 G Firth c Cunliffe b Sutton...6 Rehman c Morris b Dearden...18 N Hallows run out...19 I Patel b Wingfield...27 J Cunliffe st Evans b Sutton...13 C Tye not out...1 Extras...16 Total (

  • Long haul Lalley inspires Bolton's promotion push

    TERRY Lalley has added a new dimension to the idea of club commitment with his performances for Bolton Harriers' British League team this season. The throws specialist has competed in all three matches so far, after travelling from his home - in the South

  • Sam's fury over second-half collapse

    PORTSMOUTH 4, WANDERERS 0: Teddy Sheringham slammed an inspiring second-half hat-trick as Portsmouth super-charged their way to the top of the Premiership at the expense of woeful Wanderers. It left Wanderers to face immediate uncertainty as the survival

  • Best ram baa none

    HE may be just two feet tall but at £128,000 he is already worth more than many top market homes. This is Top Hill Joe, the most expensive sheep in the world. The five-month-old Texel lamb from Bury smashed all records when he was sold at auction in Scotland

  • Blue illuminating Blackpool

    CHART topping boy band Blue will be switching on Blackpool Illuminations this Friday. The band will turn on the light at 9.25pm, after music from Liberty X, Atomic Kitten, Louise, and Robin Gibb.

  • Artist influenced by death row murderer

    AN artist who has become a penpal of a convicted murderer on Death Row in Texas, has found him an inspiration for her art. Dawn Cunliffe, who recently gained a Visual Arts degree from Bolton Institute, was so moved by the plight of 23-year-old Yokoman

  • Teddy rescuers

    YOUNGSTERS turned firefighters for the day when they had to rescue a teddy who was trapped in a building in Bolton. The children did not think twice about going to help the toy bear and quickly donned fire uniforms and makeshift breathing apparatus to

  • Gardeners could run the risk of breaking the law

    GREEN fingered people from Bolton could become lawbreakers because of Government failure to make provision for a new law on dangerous chemicals, claims a local Euro MP. A range of garden weedkillers and pesticides were withdrawn from shops at the end

  • Your verdict: 'We're down to earth and friendly'

    ANDREA EATOCK, aged 26, of Elmwood Grove, Chorley New Road, said: "Everybody always smiles and are polite. It's a very nice place to live." CATHERINE RANDALL, of School Hill, Bolton, said: "Its true they are friendly. I've lived here since 1930 and I

  • Motorhome in M61 pursuit

    A POLICE pursuit across two counties ended near Westhoughton when a motorhome was abandoned on the M61 hard shoulder. The pursuit followed reports that a Ford Transit motor caravan had been taken from the Tarleton area, near Preston, at 5.40pm last night

  • On his bike to beat charity peaks

    JON Latham is preparing to take to the hills to raise money for the Children's Hospital Appeal Trust. Jon, who works for Bolton-based firm BI'K, will compete against 300 experienced cyclists in the Three Peak Cyclo-X challenge on September 28. Jon is

  • Sporting theme at fun day

    DOZENS of families flocked to a fun day at Esporta fitness centre in The Valley, in aid of Derian House Children's Hospice. A Bolton Wanderers shirt donated by the club and signed by all the players plus two Reebok Stadium match tickets were among the

  • £3 billion improves water

    A NEW report by United Utilities says the water company has pumped more than £3 billion into improving water quality and the environment. The 'corporate responsibility' report highlights improvements to the sewage network and drinking water which the

  • One for sorrow as Magpies' miss

    CHORLEY endured a frustrating afternoon on Tyneside when, after hitting the woodwork on three occasions and having what seemed a perfectly good goal disallowed, they went down to a bravely-taken goal 15 minutes from the end. And to complete their misery

  • New president

    RHONA Relph has been elected president for the second time of the Turton and District Inner Wheel, 24 years after first taking the post. Retiring president June McEwing handed over the chain of office.

  • Dave is fired up for his next challenge

    AFTER a tour that stretched from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi, you would expect Dave Spikey to be ready for a rest writes Katherine Eccles But the Bolton-born comedian wouldn't entertain any such thing. He is about to embark on his next challenge -- selling

  • Pompey v Wanderers: Follow the action here

    CHIEF Soccer Writer Gordon Sharrock is at Fratton Park on Tuesday night as Wanderers take on newly-promoted - and still unbeaten - Portsmouth. He will be reporting exclusively for this website with team news, a half-time report and a full-time match report

  • Big Sam backs vintage Youri to inspire Whites

    WITH a little help from "perfect specimen" Youri Djorkaeff, Wanderers' hopes of survival can be boosted by the fittest player in town writes Richard Mulligan Sam Allardyce may not be Charles Darwin, but he knows that with the Frenchman still producing

  • Super Eagles still banking on Jay-Jay

    NIGERIA'S football hierarchy are hoping to persuade Jay-Jay Okocha to show some flexibility in his future commitments to the Super Eagles. The new Wanderers captain announced last week that he would cut back on friendlies to help him focus on his Premiership

  • Allardyce makes fresh call for video refs

    SAM Allardyce has renewed his call for video replays to help referees make controversial decisions. The Wanderers' boss accepts he may well be wasting his breath but says the technology is available and should be used -- for football's sake. "We've got


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    Standish won by seven wickets Blackrod H Namajee c Sheffield b Bates ...18 C Walker c Edwards b Humphreys ...9 J Southworth c Maiden b Bates ...21 J Namajee c Lacey b Bates ...1 M Westhead b Walder b Humphreys ...1 P Dickinson not out ...62 G Speak c

  • Storm line up a pre-season test

    ICE hockey fans in Bolton will see their new team perform earlier than expected, with the arrangement of two pre-season friendlies announced today. Manchester Phoenix will play strong English Premier League opposition in the form of Milton Keynes, who

  • Pointers for Trinity Cup clash

    LAST Saturday's match at the Rigbys between Bradshaw and Greenmount was one of those games that, unfortunately, died the death in spite of a lot of very good cricket having been played writes Peter Stafford Andy Bowker and Gary Chadwick got the visitors

  • Parkinson hits out to spark Trinity triumph

    A CENTURY stand from Matt Parkinson and Jonathan Fearick steered the Bolton League to a four wicket win over the Association in the annual Trinity Cup match at Farnworth Social Circle. Walkden's Parkinson and Heaton's Fearick came together as the League

  • Oh dear, what a pickle we're in . . .

    At one time, children were sent to the corner shop with a jam jar or a basin for two pennyworth of mixed pickles. Or, if you lived in the Daubhill district, they were perhaps sent directly to the pickle factory of Wm Charnley, Ltd., then on Bella Street

  • Walkden on brink of record points haul

    Warburton's Bolton League by David Magilton WALKDEN are on course to lift the Warburton's Bolton League title with a record number of points. The runaway leaders are 80 points clear and with five games remaining need four wins to break the record of 423


    P W L D8 D6 D1 BP Pts Walkden... 19 12 1 4 2 0 30 314 Westhoughton... 19 10 5 0 3 1 31 250 Greenmount*... 19 8 3 2 5 1 42 247 Farnworth SC... 19 7 7 2 3 0 41 215 Bradshaw... 19 7 4 0 5 3 38 211 Horwich... 19 7 5 1 4 2 30 204 Astley Bridge... 19 6 8 2

  • This is totally unacceptable to tax payers

    I REFER to the recent article in the Bolton Evening News "Education chiefs justify £1m rise in cost of school", namely Queensbridge School, Farnworth. Having read the article, who did they justify it to, because they certainly haven't convinced me, by

  • Thanks from the lifeboats

    AS chairman of the Farnworth, Kearsley and Bolton branch of the RNLI, and on behalf of the committee, I would like to thank the people of Bolton who, during the Seaside Festival, donated more than £2,000 for the lifeboats. I would also like to thank everyone

  • Super time in a friendly town

    MY name is Amandine, a French nursing student from Le Mans. When I started my nursing studies two years ago I hoped to make a training period in an English hospital to improve my English, so I would be able to take care of English patients in France.

  • Now let's get steam up to honour Fred

    I FEEL I must write in following the completion of Fred Dibnah's latest TV series "The Age of Steam", to propose that Fred be made a Freeman of the Borough. The man is a national treasure and a local celebrity worthy of proper recognition. Along with

  • Lawyers on the lookout for net gain

    SPORTY lawyers on the Kippax Beaumont Lewis netball team are looking for new opponents. Colleagues from the firm, based in Bolton, have regularly swapped legal practice for netball practice since they formed a team in April. The KBL team, which trains

  • Virus nightmare 'was avoidable'

    THE biggest deluge of computer viruses ever known could have been prevented, according to a Bolton IT security specialist. George Bailey, director of Secure Systems Technology, in Deane Road, said that firms can ward off viruses by keeping on top of security