• Nominees for business Oscars

    BOLTON'S stars of enterprise are being sought to enter the UK's prestigious business Oscars. Companies and entrepreneurs have just a few weeks to enter the North-west programme of the National Business Awards 2005. Acknowledged by the Chancellor of the

  • Brewery boss still at helm

    BANK Top brewery founder John Feeney has reassured local pubs that he has not left the brewery yet. Mr Feeney has agreed a deal to be completed in November, 2008, in which Dave Sweeney will take over the popular brewery. But until then, he and Mr Sweeney

  • Businessmen share secrets of success

    A GROUP of Bolton entrepreneurs will share their experiences of success with other local businesses at a one-off event next month. Bolton's Business Network International is currently enjoying a boom, successfully negotiating deals worth hundreds of thousands

  • Boots issues profits warnings

    HIGH Street health and beauty chain Boots highlighted further pain for the retail sector today after it warned annual profits would fall below City hopes. The group said it had been braced for a subdued market but that trading since its last update in

  • Round in circles

    THIS week I put my green box outside. It only contained glass as I put plastic and cans separate in white bin bags on top of the green box. When I went to bring in the green box the two bags were still there. I phoned the council,only to be told that

  • Discipline rules

    I CONGRATULATE your young reader, Gemma Philburn, for her youth of today letter, she certainly deserves an award for her commonsense and understanding of today's problem. It is so true about most young people of today being undisciplined, ignorant and

  • Give thought to parking policy

    I HAVE considerable sympathies with the disabled man who was fined for parking in a non-disabled bay in a Bolton car park (February 25). Sometimes l wonder whether my former colleagues on Bolton Council have really thought their parking policy through

  • Family first at the market hall

    HAVING listened and read about the pros and cons of the Market Hall issue, and as an old timer, I would like to say the following: Bolton will never ever compete with Manchester city centre nor will Bolton come anywhere near the magnificence of the Trafford

  • On this day March 1

    1498: Mozambique, on Africa's south-eastern coast, was discovered by Vasco de Gama. 1904: Glenn Miller, US trombonist, bandleader and composer, was born. 1932: The baby son of US aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped. He was found dead on May 12. 1940

  • Music cards

    A SERIES of music cards has been created to encourage children to explore and experience a wide variety of music. The 77 double-sided cards are available from Bolton Music Service on 01204 333533 or email music.service@

  • Club strike it lucky

    A GROUP of bowls club pensioners celebrated their best run of balls ever after scooping nearly £9m on the National Lottery. The 18-strong syndicate at the Brinnington Veterans Bowling Club in Stockport, Greater Manchester, won a rollover jackpot of £8,821,256

  • Man, 60, found dead

    A 60-YEAR-OLD man was found dead at a house in Melverley Drive, Leigh. Police were called to the house at 2.30pm on Monday and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been

  • Man bailed in assault case

    POLICE have bailed a 37-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenager. The man, from Bury, was questioned by officers following an incident involving a 15-year-old boy from Whitefield. It relates to an alleged incident that

  • Fashion show helps children's hospice

    HEADS will be turning at Barlow Institute on Friday. Stylish clothes from Sequels, of Belmont Road, will be modelled by volunteers at a charity fashion show. The show will start at 7pm and money raised from ticket and bring-and-buy sales will be donated

  • A new look for library

    A PROJECT to transform a library into a one-stop shop in Prestwich has been unveiled. The £400,000 scheme will see Prestwich Library turned into a facility with adult education courses and a council information point. It is part of Bury Council's £25

  • Epilepsy training free for schools

    PARENTS in Lancashire are being encouraged to ensure their childrens primary school signs up to a free epilepsy training programme launched today by charity Epilepsy Action. The charity is launching its training programme on the same day as latest figures

  • Sculpture may be "better than Angel of North"

    HORWICH town councillors have expressed their approval of the proposed Spirit of Sport sculpture. The £250,000 sculpture will be 85ft high and internally illuminated. At a meeting of Horwich Town Council on Thursday, Cllr John Cronnolley said: "This could

  • Car crash boy released without charge

    A passenger who was injured after a car chase through Bolton has been released without charge. The 16-year-old boy suffered minor facial injuries after the Nissan Almera he was travelling in crashed into a tree in Deane last Tuesday. The teenager answered

  • Club cheers for hospital

    STAFF and regulars at Atherton Liberal Club raised thousands of pounds for cancer hospital Christie's after their former club steward was treated succesfully for breast cancer. Dorinda Pendlebury, from Atherton, has twice beaten the disease, thanks to

  • They're off to a flier for tsunami appeal

    IT'S a flying start for racing dog Jeebs as he leaps into action in support of the tsunami appeal. Jeebs was among more than 50 dogs entered for a series of races as owners turned out in force to support Westhoughton Whippet and Dog Racing Club's meeting

  • Telephone prize con warning

    BOLTON MEP Chris Davies is warning people to beware of telephone prize cons. He says residents may end up paying as much as £1.50 per minute for telephone calls if tricked into responding to the claim that they have won a prize. There has been a recent

  • House prices rising again

    The housing market is confounding expectations by growing steadily, the country's leading building society said on Tuesday. The Nationwide said property prices rose by 0.5 per cent in February as annual house price inflation eased to 10.2 per cent. Homeowners

  • Chaos as chemicals lorry crash shuts M6

    THE M6 was closed in both directions near Lancaster on Tuesday following a chemical spillage. A lorry carrying chemicals was travelling south between Junctions 34 and 33 at 10pm last night when it lost control, crashed through the central reservation

  • Give up smoking campaign hailed a success

    Health officials have hailed the success of the latest advertising campaign to encourage more smokers to kick the habit. Calls to the NHS Smoking Helpline increased six-fold after the launch of the New Year campaign, featuring the experiences of real-life

  • Plenty of fun with The Grumbleweeds

    ALI G and Ozzy Osbourne take to the stage at the Albert Halls on Tuesday night. But is it really them or The Grumbleweeds in disguise? TV stars of the 70s and 80s, musical comedy combo The Grumbleweeds are back with an explosive two-hour Albert Halls

  • Injury and suspension crisis for Keegan

    KEVIN Keegan faces an injury crisis in the Manchester City squad ahead of the Sky TV clash with Wanderers on Monday night. Joey Barton and Stephen Jordan are suspended while Ben Thatcher, Nedum Onuoha and Jon Macken will also be sidelined. All three are

  • New lease of life for Greg in Scotland

    SECOND chances don't come around too often in football - but former Bolton Wanderers defender Greg Strong is determined to take his with both hands writes Mark Iles Languishing in the reserves at League Two strugglers Boston United with a rapidly expiring

  • Arsenal in cup chaos

    ALL eyes will be on Bramall Lane on Tuesday night as Wanderers wait to see who they will meet in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Arsenal remain favourites but Sheffield United's prospects have improved with Arsene Wenger's replay plans being ravaged

  • Bolton Summer Netball League

    RESULTS: Division One: Bolton MetLds 29 I J Webb 20; Bolton MetSeniors 10 Holy Cross 31; CBs 16 DB3 28; San Marino 24 Olympia A 20; Sharples 22 Chequers 21. Division Two: Andrea Whipp Hairdressing 17 Pirtek Lds 23; Bolton Institute 23 Olympia B 36; Charlton

  • Bolton Summer Netball League

    RESULTS: Division One: Holy Cross 25 DB3 20; I J Webb 9 Chequers 42; Olympia A 32 CBs 28; San Marino 22 Bolton Metro Seniors 6; Sharples 38 Bolton Metro Lds 10. Division Two: Olympia B 29 High Spirits 11; Pirtek Lds 32 Eagley Sports 22; Russell &

  • Delph Sailing Club (Bolton) Frostbite Series

    Sailing results - RACES three and four of Delph Sailing Club's Frostbite series were held in a medium to strong gusty wind from the West. Although four different classes of boat figured in the first six places in both rates, the RS200s were particularly

  • Ramsbottom storm to top

    THE race for the Premier Division title remains tight. Ramsbottom A moved to the top after their maximum points win against Horwich Hilton. Tonge A drop to second despite a 7-2 victory at Radcliffe Cricket Club where Dave Griffiths was unbeaten. Little

  • Islam is 'failed' by the state system

    ISLAMIC pupils are being failed by the state school system, according to the Muslim Council of Britain. Tahir Alam, chairman of the council's education committee says many schools around the country, even those with a large number of Muslims in the classroom

  • 'Knee charge' Moore escapes action

    LEIGH Centurions' forward Richard Moore will not face disciplinary action after being placed on report during the Centurions' Engage Super League defeat by Salford on Saturday. The Rugby Football League have determined the former Bradford prop has no

  • Boro brushed aside by Albion

    WITTON ALBION 4, RADCLIFFE BORO 1: Boro capitulated to a second four-goal Unibond Premier Division defeat inside a week when they were out-muscled by Albion. They were in contention until a goal in first-half injury time set them back, after that they

  • Hospitality was second to none

    On Sunday morning we returned to our home after being evacuated, due to the gas leak on Bolton Road. We spent three nights away from home, two of these with our son, and the final night being at the Holiday Inn. I feel I must thank the people involved

  • Poles' prayers

    A SERVICE preapred by Christian women of Poland will form part of the Women's World Day of Prayer at St Edmund's Church, Bolton. The service takes place on Friday at 2pm. The speaker will be the Rev Kirsty Thorp.

  • Canal talk for groups

    HORWICH Heritage Society will hold its next meeting at the Resource Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, on Tuesday, March 8, at 7.30pm. Mr A D George will give a talk on "The Canals Around Manchester". Admission for members is free and visitors pay £1, with

  • Paul's long drive to success

    BIG-HITTING Paul Slater has claimed a new world record for the longest golf drive. The Bolton Open professional braved torrential rain and gusty winds to fire a drive 720 yards down the runway at London City Airport in an event hosted by the London Golf

  • United star in the dock

    MANCHESTER United captain Roy Keane is due to give evidence in court on Tuesday after allegedly grabbing a teenager then throwing a punch at his face. The Irish international will appear in his defence on the second day of his trial at Trafford Magistrates

  • Fashion show helps children's hospice

    HEADS will be turning at Barlow Institute on Friday. Stylish clothes from Sequels, of Belmont Road, will be modelled by volunteers at a charity fashion show. The show will start at 7pm and money raised from ticket and bring-and-buy sales will be donated

  • Residents step into the past

    RESIDENTS of Horwich turned out in force to learn more about their heritage at the opening on a new year-long exhibition. The Horwich Through the Ages is a collection of artefacts, records, books, photographs and artwork chronicling 4,500 years of the

  • Drivers face new mobile phones clamp

    MOTORISTS using mobile phones while driving are targeted in a police crackdown launched on Monday. Greater Manchester police are using "spotters" to catch drivers using their phones illegally and will be issuing fixed penaly tickets. In some cases, drivers

  • Pull down blaze-hit flats, says resident

    A DISABLED resident of a block of council flats constantly attacked by arsonists has called for the building to be demolished. Paul Everton, who lives in the block of flats in Newcombe Drive, Little Hulton, with his 19 year-old son, said no-one wanted

  • Dozens arrested for domestic violence

    POLICE have arrested 55 people in Bolton in three weeks as part of a drive to clamp down on domestic violence. Officers have vowed to support victims of domestic violence and bring offenders to justice. Operation Homesafe has been running over the past

  • 'Make road safer' call after death of Jordan

    RESIDENTS are campaigning for traffic calming measures on a road where a four-year-old boy was killed. Jordan Hynes died under the wheels of a bus after he was hit by a car as he tried to cross Wigan Road near his home in Leigh on Saturday afternoon.

  • Public to get say on bus corridors

    THOUSANDS of leaflets are being distributed to find out Bolton people's views on bus corridors. The survey is part of a major initiative to introduce Quality Bus Corridors linking Bolton to Irlams o'th' Height, and Moses Gate to Redvales and Whitefield

  • TV show of Fred tour is screened

    FRED Dibnah's farewell tour of Britain - which he filmed just weeks before he died - is to be screened next week in a tribute to the famous steeplejack. The 12-part series, Fred Dibnah: Made In Britain, follows the Bolton legend on his epic journey around

  • Last gasp agony for Leigh

    LEIGH were unlucky to go down to a narrow defeat to league leaders Irlam after conceding a last minute goal. The first half was a tense, hard fought affair with few chances for either side, Wilkinson going closest for Leigh. Despite Scott Lewis producing

  • Manchester league

    LATEST at March 1 PREMIER Division.: Avro 0 East Manchester 3; Leigh Athletic 0 Irlam MS 1; Monton Amateurs 1 Prestwich Heys 3; Wythenshawe Amateurs 5 Atherton Town 2. Division One: Ashton Athletic 1 AFC Blackley 1; Heywood St James 3 Manchester Titans

  • Bolton, Bury & District Mini Soccer League

    LATEST at March 1 U8 Section A Eagley Rangers Nightmares 4 Eagley Rangers Dream Team 0; Horwich St Mary's Tornadoes 0 Boothstown Jun 4; Westhoughton Jun Stripes 0 Boothstown Brazilians 6. P W D L Pts Boothstown Brazi 13 12 0 1 36 Eagley Rgrs Night 12

  • Group to go on summer holiday

    BOLTON Premier Productions, winners of the 2001 Bolton Evening News award for Best Musical will be performing Summer Holiday as their next spectacular in October 2005. This show has just been released to the amateur theatre and this will be the first

  • Diary Dates

    Current and Forthcoming Productions New Rosemere AOS Princess Ida Albert Halls, Bolton March 8-12. Tickets 01204 300666 and 334400 Bolton Choral Union Elijah Victoria Hall, Bolton March 12. Tickets 01204 492301 Farnworth Little Theatre Rumours by Neil

  • Senior show after success with juniors

    ST Philips AODS are busy rehearsing for their latest production, the well-known favourite The Pajama Game. Choreography is in the hands of Barbara Grant and musical direction is under the baton of Frank Fielding. And making her debut as director for St

  • Muffin men bring back the zapper sound

    THE Muffin Men play at The Met, Bury, on March 22, bringing with them a level of musicianship that leaves the term "tribute band" far behind. Performing the music of Frank Zappa, with a little Captain Beefheart thrown in for good measure, the Muffin Men

  • David is comedy king

    WHENEVER there is a farce or a comedy at Farnworth Little Theatre, it's a fair bet that it will be directed by the society's treasurer David Stirzaker. "I have directed a number of plays now, and they have all been comedies," said David, whose last prouction

  • Sunday washout - almost!

    THE Bolton Sunday League programme fell victim to the weather at the weekend Only two games managed to get the go ahead, ten-man Clifton proving too strong for Smithills, beating them 3-2, while Pied Piper and AFC Heaton drew 0-0.

  • Blackrod go marching on

    BLACKROD Town continued their mini revival with a comprehensive victory over fourth placed Fulwood Amateurs. A goal in each half from Sam Cardwell earned him the Man of the Match vote, with Mark Height notching the other. Fulwood posed no threat at all

  • Whites lift traing cup

    BOLTON Wanderers Football Club has received a prestigious business award for investing in its work force. The Investors in People Standard aims to encourage business improvement through a company's people. Phil Gartside, chairman of Bolton Wanderers,

  • We're losing out, say customers

    CUSTOMER loyalty is being pushed to the limit as banks fail to offer existing customers the better deals being used to attract new business, a new report claims. According to research, two-thirds of people living in the North-west believe they are penalised

  • These numbers don't add up

    A THOUSAND people vote in support of a ban on smoking in public places and the council take that as public support. One hundred thousand people vote against the development of the Market Hall and the council ignores us. Funny old world isn't it? D Dowsell

  • Seeing red over green boxes

    HAVING just received a leaflet on the recycling arrangements from Bolton Metro, I felt I had to voice my opinion on the contents to be collected in the green boxes. Among the list to be recycled are food cans and foil trays! The green boxes have no lids

  • All men deserve the same chance

    I write to say that in 2004 I underwent cryosurgery for prostate cancer in Guildford Hospital, I was required to pay £10,500 for this life-saving treatment, like Mr Norburn I had been refused funding on the NHS. Had I not been able to find the money I

  • The big name for the big day

    BOLTON Museum is planning to celebrate the work of a local woman who made the wedding dresses which graced the big day for many local brides. Anne Cecilia Hind was known as Poppy Hind, and had a successful career which spanned five decades. Daniel Smith

  • Bolton history restored for tourists

    10 years ago from the Evening News March 1, 1995: A historic Bolton street is to be restored in a bid to boost the town centre as a tourist attraction. Council chiefs have put forward an action plan to bring 18th century Wood Street, off Bradshawgate,

  • Father is accused of killing daugter

    A FATHER smothered his daughter to death nine years ago and then callously continued his life as if nothing had happened, a court was told. Geoffrey Porter, aged 43, appeared at Manchester Crown Court charged with the murder of his 11-year-old daughter

  • Golden girl's remarkable story

    ELAINE Barrett clutches the much-prized Athens Olympic gold medal in her hand. It is a medal she has never seen. But, as she reads the Braille inscription on it there is no mistaking her pride. For this is one more achievement in a remarkable life which

  • Astley Bridge

    Section One P W Pts AB Con Club 12 9 104 Bowling Gn A (B/rd) 12 7 98 Bowling Gn Wand 12 8 94 Grey Mare 12 7 92 Fox & Stork 12 6 92 Crofters 12 3 87 Tonge Wickets 12 5 86 Three Pigeons 12 5 85 AB Cricket Club 12 5 84 Bowling Gn (Esk) 12 5 78 Section

  • Radcliffe darts and domino league

    THE crucial match at Top Bull gave satisfaction to both sides. Top Bull got the darts points so they now go clear at the top. Old Cross took the dominoes to keep space between them and Wilton in the domino league. The latter had a good night when they

  • Coldplay's coming

    ROCK superstars Coldplay are heading for Bolton this summer, confirming the Reebok Stadium as a top venue for the world's best music acts. The band, who have sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, will end their series of UK headline shows with two

  • Car set alight

    A ROVER 216 car was destroyed after being abandoned and set alight on playing fields in Waggon Road, Breightmet, Bolton, at 2.45am on Monday night.

  • Poles' prayers

    A SERVICE preapred by Christian women of Poland will form part of the Women's World Day of Prayer at St Edmund's Church, Bolton. The service takes place on Friday at 2pm. The speaker will be the Rev Kirsty Thorp.

  • Big impact on smaller classes

    BOLTON education experts have criticised new research which states that smaller class sizes in primary schools are having no impact on pupils' performance. A report commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills found that limiting the number

  • Warrant for man accused over mail

    MAGISTRATES have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of intentionally delaying postal mail. Stephen William Walker, aged 27, of Meadowbank Road, Bolton, failed to appear at Bolton Magistrates Court yesterday. The allegation relates to around 200

  • Canal talk for groups

    HORWICH Heritage Society will hold its next meeting at the Resource Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, on Tuesday, March 8, at 7.30pm. Mr A D George will give a talk on "The Canals Around Manchester". Admission for members is free and visitors pay £1, with

  • Fact sheet alert for elderly abuse

    A FACTSHEET explaining what elderly people should do if they are being abused or mistreated by care staff has been released. The Commission for Social Care Inspection, which carries out inspections at care homes across the country, launched the new leaflet

  • Man stabbed in the leg

    A 19-YEAR-OLD man from Whitefield was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the leg. Police were called to Agecroft Road, Pendlebury, at 3.20pm on Monday after an incident close to the junction with Kersal Vale Road. The man, who has not been named

  • New home for those who help crime victims

    A CHARITY which helps both victims of crime and witnesses in court cases has opened new offices in Manchester. The Victim Support and Witness Service now operates from offices in Bloom Street which are 150 yards from the city's Minshull Street Crown Court

  • Man, aged 39, denies herion supply charge

    A MAN accused of supplying heroin has appeared at court. John Turner, aged 39, previously of Raikes Parade, Blackpool, now living at Crompton Lodge, Hall Lane, Farnworth, pleaded not guilty to supplying drugs. He was bailed to April 25 by Blackpool magistrates

  • Police plea after stolen jewellery is recovered

    POLICE have recovered a haul of jewellery following a raid on a house in Astley Bridge. Officers are appealing to the owners of the stolen items to come forward and reclaim their property. Among the recovered haul is a distinctive gold charm bracelet

  • Disabled man in hammer attack terror

    A DISABLED man was attacked by a masked man with a hammer as he was lying in bed. The 57-year-old victim was in his Tyldesley home at 12.10pm on Monday when the attacker walked into his bedroom and threatened him with a hammer. He was told to hand over

  • Taste of North-west on show at Reebok

    MORE than 3,000 people descended on the Reebok Stadium for "a great day out". Showcasing attractions across the North-west, the Great Days Out Fair - organised by the North-west Tourist Board - was the biggest display of regional attractions ever organised

  • Equipment for fire service

    GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has received equipment worth £720,000 to fight emergencies including plane crashes, gas attacks and bombings. The new equipment comprises of one hydraulic platform fire engine, two rescue vehicles, and two operational

  • Spot checks on doormen

    TOWN CENTRE bosses carried out a spot check over the weekend to ensure door staff were working legally. Bolton Town Centre Company night time manager Laura Miseo visited every bar and club in the town centre to find out if door staff had obtained new

  • TV show of Fred tour is screened

    FRED Dibnah's farewell tour of Britain - which he filmed just weeks before he died - is to be screened next week in a tribute to the famous steeplejack. The 12-part series, Fred Dibnah: Made In Britain, follows the Bolton legend on his epic journey around

  • Match nets £2,000 in Natalie tribute

    A MINUTE'S silence in memory of a Radcliffe teenager who died in a road accident signalled the start of a fundraising day which raised £2,000 in her memory. Natalie Pickwick-Jones, aged 15, of Olsberg Close, died after she was hit by a car as she crossed

  • Grunt, groan and glory

    THIRTY years ago, the likes of Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy were cheered on by grannies clutching their handbags. Now the grunters and groaners are back, as the sport of wrestling made a return visit to Bolton at the weekend. And, while the names of

  • The gangs and drugs in the schools

    A fifth of secondary schools believe gang culture is widespread among their pupils, while many more report teenagers carrying weapons and drugs, Ofsted has said. About 40 per cent of schools reported pupils bringing weapons into the playground or classroom

  • Bank raids may be linked, say police

    DETECTIVES are probing links between two smash-and-grab robberies on Bolton banks and a ram raid on a Bury bank. The latest robbery on Friday, when men smashed a 6ft by 4ft hole in the wall of the Halifax bank in Unsworth with an off-road vehicle, bears

  • Andy's cup memories are flooding back

    ANDY Walker will be around 300 miles away in Glasgow when Sheffield United and Arsenal go head to head at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night with a place in the last eight of the FA Cup at stake. But with the winners set to face Wanderers in the sixth round

  • Haroon on target for title

    AMIR Khan may have withdrawn from the ABA championships over a ticket row, but his younger brother Haroon is just two fights away from lifting a schoolboy title. The 13-year-old Smithills High School pupil gained a walkover in the 42kilo under-14s quarter-final

  • Bolton Summer Netball League

    RESULTS: Division One: DB3 41 Chequers 7; Holy Cross 45 CBs 6; I. J. Webb 25 Bolton Metro Seniors 30; Olympia A 22 Bolton Metro Lds 4; San Marino 37 Sharples 22. Division Two: High Spirits 33 Eagley Sports 34; Olympia B 28 Charlton Homes 22; Pirtek Lds

  • Bolton Winter Netball League

    LATEST details on February 23 RESULTS - Division Five: (week 21) Absolute Windows 31 Stags Head 7; Belmont 15 Sharples Juniors 20; Birthdays 23 La Scala 24; Bolton Metro Youth 18 JKs 24; Capelli 16 Hough End Lds 35. (week 22) Hough End Lds 14 Darcy Seven

  • Bolton Winter Netball League

    RESULTS Division One: Manchester Panel Products 20 San Marino 37; Bolton Metro Seniors 21 Robert Shaw 43; Charlton Homes 18 Pirtek Ladies 23; Chequers 12 DB3 35; Walkden A 15 Sharples 10. Division Two: Andrea Whipp 22 Smithills A 26; CBs 21 SJSC A 18;

  • Evans claims a double second

    DELPH Sailing Club's Simon Evans earned two second places in his new Solo craft in the Frostbite Handicap Sailing Series. The first two races of the series were held in almost drifting conditions, with a very light breeze from the west. Results -- Race

  • Time for a spring clean

    STUDENTS from the University of Bolton helped clean-up one of the country's most popular beaches. They joined around 100 other stdents from the North-west in a clean-up at Morecambe Bay. Bolton Council donated heavy duty protective gloves and the Royal

  • Gold standard sees pay rise

    TEACHERS who excel in the classroom could earn up to £35,000 a year. As part of the Government's pay review a "gold standard" for teachers to aspire to is being introduced and those that achieve the grade could see their pay rise by £2,372. The School

  • Hammond League

    LATEST details RESULTS: Little John Z 3(11) Lodge Bank 0(4); Anglers Club 1(8) Little John A 2(7); Sweet Green 2(10) The Greyhound 1(5); Cattlemarket A 2(8) The Oasis 1(7); York Hotel 1(6) Moonlight Club 2(9); Park Hotel 2(6) The Albert 1(9); Rumworth

  • New date for RMI

    LEIGH RMI have had to rearrange their home clash with Canvey Island for a second time because the London club are involved in an FA Trophy replay on Tuesday night The game will now go ahead on Tuesday, April 5.

  • Stepney to aid Rams cause

    RAMSBOTTOM United Football Club are holding a Sportsmans Dinner on the evening of Friday, April 22 at Ramsbottom Cricket Club. Guest speaker for the evening is ex-Manchester United and England goalkeeper Alex Stepney with comedian Mike King also on the

  • Hughes ready for Burnley battle

    MARK Hughes believes it is "part and parcel" of football when supporters taunt rival managers. The Blackburn boss expects a hostile reception from Burnley fans on Tuesday night when the Lancashire clubs meet in an FA Cup fifth-round replay. Hughes, however

  • Rams' game of catch-up falls flat

    NEWCASTLE TOWN 4, RAMSBOTTOM UNITED 1: This NWCFL Division One defeat leaves the Rams struggling to keep in touch with the leading trio and probably ended any real chance of overhauling runaway leaders Fleetwood Town. Manager Derek Egan persisted in playing

  • Withins success

    WITHINS Wrestling Club had a number of members competing in the British Wrestling Championships in Edinburgh. Results - Silver: Vicky Walsh 50kg cadet; David Sweeney 79kg junior; Ross Caddy 39 kg cadet; Asley Jackson 59 kg junior (female); Andy Pendlebury

  • 'The only present I want is a normal life'

    A MOTHER is hoping for the best belated 40th birthday present she could possibly receive - a new kidney. Gina Cook has just celebrated the milestone, and is urging Bolton people to add their name to the organ donor register and give her a better chance

  • I'll be back, Adair tells terror enemies

    LOYALIST terror boss Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair has vowed to return to Northern Ireland again to confront UDA leaders after a daring visit to the Shankhill Road in Belfast. Adair, aged 39, has been living in Chorley New Road, Horwich, with his wife Gina and

  • Killed looking for a mobile phone

    A WASTE disposal truck driver may have died while searching for a lost mobile phone in a rubbish tip, an inquest jury has been told. Richard Buckley, aged 45, of Fitzgerald Close, Prestwich, died in hospital in July, 2003, after he was found at a waste

  • Passengers in runway blaze drama

    MORE than 300 passengers were evacuated from a Pakistan International Airlines flight on Tuesday when it overheated at Manchester Airport, police said. Flight PK789, a Boeing 777 from Karachi, landed at Manchester at 9.03am for refuelling on its way to

  • M6 closed after chemical lorry crash

    THE M6 was closed for several hours after a lorry carrying chemicals careered into the central reservation at junction 33 near Lancaster. Five people, including two police officers, were taken to hospital following the crash on Monday night. A special

  • Atherton Charity Cup draw

    THE Atherton Charity Cup competition kicks off when Bolton County take on Aspull on Thursday at Atherton Colls at 7.30pm. First Round: Blackrod v Pennington; Hindley Town/Ashton Ath v Howe Bridge; Hindsford v Atherton Colls; Leigh Ath v Bolton Lads/Atherton

  • Leigh Amateur League

    LATEST at March 1 AFC TYLDESLEY 0 ASDA GOLBORNE 5 Hill 3, Spencer, Millard LEIGH LEGION 5 FIR TREE RES 3 Hewitt, Holmes, Ackers, Fielding 2, Neill France, Dowling ATH COLLS RES 2 ATHERTON LIB CLUB 1 Barrington, White Tipping ASPULL 3 ATHERTON S&S

  • Eagle's title hopes setback

    EAGLEY'S title aspirations suffered a severe blow at the weekend when they went down 3-1 in their West Lancashire Premier Division fixture away at Coppull United. The Villagers failed to find any kind of form in the first half and were made to look second

  • Lancashire Amateur League

    LATEST at March 1 Premier Division: Bolton Lads Club 2 Lymm 1; Hesketh Casuals 1 Old Boltonians 5; Little Lever SC 2 Bury GSOB 4; Old Mancunians 0 Rochdale St.Clements 2; Radcliffe Town 1 Prairie United 0. Prairie United 18 13 3 2 43 17 42 Rdale St Clems

  • Bolton Vets League

    LATEST at March 1 President's Cup Second Round Replay LYTHAM ST ANNES 2 POULTON TOWN 3 Darby Richester Houston Cup Second Round KIRKHAM & WESHAM 1 WHINNEY HILL 2 Sheppard Ashcroft 2 POULTON 4 HASLINGDEN ST MARY S 2 Appelou 2 Cramm Robinson White Shorrocks

  • Delph Sailing Club

    LATEST results: Fast Handicap - Race One: 1. H Miller/H Wilson, 2. C Pickles/L Westell, 3. M Sharman/S Cronshaw; Race Two: 1. M Sharman/S Cronshaw, 2. C Pickles/L Westell, 3. G & D Clow; Race Three: 1. C Pickles/L Westell, 2. H Miller/H Wilson, 3.