• Painter up for RoadPeace

    THE Professional Darts Corporation 2004 runner-up, Kevin Painter, will be at Radcliffe's Bridge Tavern on Tuesday, February 15, from 8pm, for an exhibition night in aid of RoadPeace. RoadPeace is a national charity that the family of Radcliffe schoolgirl

  • Radcliffe Darts League

    SHOCK of the week has to be the Masons' disastrous result against bottom of the table Staff of Life, which means they now lose touch with the leaders. Staff led from the off, Masons pulling back to 1-1 then Staff took the next two before Masons pulled

  • Leigh Youth League

    Under 12 Boothstown 3 Hindsford A 0 Chambers, Noonan, Lowe Barrhill 5 Monton Amateurs 2 Under 18 Wakrfield Villa 3 Monton Amateurs 2

  • Drinkers help disaster appeal

    REAL ale lovers have a treat in store when beer festival organisers roll out the barrel for charity. The 16th Bent and Bongs Beer Bash begins on Thursday night at Atherton's Formby Hall, with proceeds going to Asian tsunami relief, as well as Wigan and

  • Gun threats just a joke

    A MAN who wore women's make-up while threatening two terrified victims with a gun said he had done it "for a laugh", a court heard. John Paul Devaney, aged 20, of Newby Road, Breightmet, told police he had allowed friends to put the make-up on him for

  • Cleric with links to town set free

    AN ISLAMIC cleric said to be Osama bin Laden's European ambassador is being freed from jail. Shiekh Abu Qatada, who briefly made Bolton his home in 1993 after he had been granted asylum in the UK, is among 12 people being released. He will be placed under

  • Boxing hero Owen a contender

    A BOXER, who won astonishing battles both inside and outside the ring around 100 years ago, is among the newest nominations for a place on Bolton's 85ft tribute to sport. Owen Moran heads the latest list of candidates put forward for the golden Spirit

  • Join me in the jungle

    BOLTON Wanderers soccer legend Paul Jones is inviting local people to join him in a charity challenge - in the jungle. The former skipper is taking part in the Professional Footballers' Association-backed event in the Borneo rainforest in June to raise

  • 'Car for sale' ban delayed by legal hitch

    LEGAL difficulties have delayed town hall chiefs from making a decision on whether to stop motorists in Bolton advertising their cars for sale in the street. Cllr John Rothwell, Bolton Council's executive member for social inclusion and community safety

  • Teenagers arrested in murder probe

    THREE teenagers were being quizzed by detectives after an elderly man was found dead at his home. Officers were called to the house in Alder Court, Crumpsall, shortly before 3pm on Wednesday after concerns were raised for the man's welfare. A Greater

  • Lads march on

    THE weather postponed many of the Bolton Boys Federation fixtures with only a few afternoon games surviving the cold snap. The U12s section was decimated with only one game taking place in the Jubilee Cup. That featured Bolton Lads & Girls Club against

  • Glendon happy to give youth a fling

    HE may have been forced into it by circumstances beyond his control, but Radcliffe Boro boss Kevin Glendon is not averse to giving youth a fling, as his side continues to battle for a play-off spot and a place in two cup finals. "Against Mossley we were

  • Boro face Bamber Bridge

    RADCLIFFE Boro will entertain fellow Unibond Premier Division side Bamber Bridge in the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Marsden Challenge Trophy. Bridge disposed of Atherton Collieries 3-2 at Irongate on Tuesday, and travel to Stainton Park next Tuesday

  • Bolton romp home for a double

    BOLTON notched up their second win of the new year and completed another double against an improved Blackpool. The opening moves all came from Bolton although it took a while for the first try to come when Neil Brooks, playing in an unfamiliar role at

  • TV tells you what to do by Nicola Mostyn

    AS a nation, our capacity for independent thought is on the decline. If you need proof, take a look at the TV schedules. Clearly it is challenging enough in the evening to slap your buttocks on to a sofa with a cup of tea and a couple of custard creams

  • Town ambassadors do a sterling job

    THERE was a letter in the Bolton Evening News recently from OA Davies commenting on the "cost saving" that could be made by Bolton Council if it were to get rid of the town centre ambassadors and other "non jobs". The newspaper carried a reply to that

  • John Smith's Farnworth League

    Results: Capital 144 Bolton Motor Bodies 126; FSCCC B 104 Adlington 192; Church Hotel 130 Hanson 158; Victoria 192 Howarth Roofcraft 139; Siddons 134 AJs 142; The Briarfield 150 FSCCC A 140. P W D L Pt Adlington 13 12 0 1 24 Hanson 13 11 0 2 22 Capital

  • Boxing hero Owen a contender

    A BOXER, who won astonishing battles both inside and outside the ring around 100 years ago, is among the newest nominations for a place on Bolton's 85ft tribute to sport. Owen Moran heads the latest list of candidates put forward for the golden Spirit

  • Reebok old boy dreaming of a rare lucky break

    OLDHAM skipper Dean Holden will be cursing his luck if he has to sit out Sunday"s FA Cup tie at Boundary Park. But a few weeks off with a sore ankle is nothing compared to the unlucky break that wrecked his chances of captaining Wanderers. Holden was

  • No red carpet, but no grudges from Chaytow

    WANDERERS directors should not be offended if there is no red carpet reception when they arrive at Oldham on Sunday. Latics do not stretch to such refinements these days, but the welcome in the Boundary Park boardroom will be a warm and friendly one from

  • Join me in the jungle

    BOLTON Wanderers soccer legend Paul Jones is inviting local people to join him in a charity challenge - in the jungle. The former skipper is taking part in the Professional Footballers' Association-backed event in the Borneo rainforest in June to raise

  • Old Firm in the way again

    SAM Allardyce is cursing the Scots again, when he feared he had been pipped at the post by Celtic in the race to sign Stephane Henchoz. The Wanderers boss had talks with the unsettled Liverpool defender earlier this week in the hope of persuading him

  • Crash fears as drivers jump lanes

    DRIVERS are calling for action to stop motorists jumping queues at a new roundabout before there is a serious accident. Some drivers have been beating traffic at De Havilland Way, Horwich, by using a slip road for vehicles turning left into Parklands

  • Give us a bed for the night

    GIVE a young guide dog a weekend break - that is the plea going out to animal lovers in Bolton. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is training 100 animals at kennels in Lowndes Street, and needs puppy-sitters to look after them in the evenings and

  • Gym dedicates day to appeal

    SURVIVORS of the tsunami in South East Asia will benefit from the efforts of gym members in Bolton. Keep fit enthusiasts will be fundraising at a specially organised appeal day which will also see funds given to local ventures. Total Fitness, on Waters

  • We surrender, bail dodgers tell police

    BAIL dodgers are giving themselves up to the police after a warning that they could be jailed for failing to turn up at court. Police said on Monday that the hunt was to be stepped up for those with arrest warrants against them for skipping court appearances

  • In the pipeline

    THE following planning applications have been submitted to Bolton Council: FARNWORTH/ KEARSLEY/ LITTLE LEVER 69880/04 - St Vincent's Housing Association, Thomas Garnet Court, Glynne Street, Farnworth. Change of use of access road at rear to garden for

  • Second man is held for murder

    A SECOND man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father-of-one whose body was discovered in the boot of a burning car. Stacey John Lloyd, aged 31, of Rippon Close, Whitefield, had been shot once in the head before his car was doused in petrol

  • Celebrating a century

    IT was party time when Mrs Cis Thistlethwaite notched up her 100th birthday. The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Prentice Howarth, joined in the celebrations at Withins Residential Home, Breightmet, along with Mrs Thistlethwaite's son, daughter, three grandchildren

  • Recycling on the cards

    A shopping centre's Christmas card recycling scheme was so successful that it is being kept on permanently. Collections at Bolton's Crompton Place will now include anniversary, birthday and Valentine's cards.

  • Chief constable gets top Met job

    THE Chief Constable of Lancashire Police has been hand-picked for a top job in London. Paul Stephenson, aged 51, will become the new Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. The announcement was made by the Home Office and the Metropolitan

  • Lads Club stage boxing show

    BOLTON Lads & Girls Club stage their boxing extravaganza at Spa Road, Bolton, on Friday. The annual event to raise funds for the award winning youth club, starts with a champagne reception and a gourmet dinner before an amateur boxing show when the

  • A&T snap up Indian pro

    ASTLEY & Tyldesley Cricket Club have signed 19-year-old Indian all rounder Suresh Raina as their new professional. A&T have been in contact with Suresh since last year, when he was appearing for India U19s in the U19 World Cup. Then he smashed

  • Horror of the Holocaust

    THE Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the German Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire". The Nazis, who came

  • Martial arts display costs Cantona £20,000

    10 years ago from the Evening News January 27, 1995 MANCHESTER United today suspended Eric Cantona from first team matches for the rest of the season and fined him two weeks' wages - around £20,000. The punishment followed his attack on a Crystal Palace

  • Ruth follows in George's steps

    RUTH Kelly, MP for Bolton West, is not the first local politician to become the country's Education Minister. Mr George Tomlinson, who died in September, 1952, aged 62, was the Labour MP for Farnworth for 14 years and was Minister of Education from 1947

  • On this day January 27

    1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg. He died a pauper in 1791, aged 35. 1778: Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet. 1832: Lewis Carroll, children's author, was born in Daresbury, near Warrington, as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. 1859

  • Preserve the history of the town

    I WAS so sorry to hear that "Opportunity was Knocking" to knock the character right out of Bolton (projects over £200m). I cannot understand why the arch, which will support the Newport Street railway bridge, is being erected in Bolton. It would look

  • Falling foul of dirty dog owners

    ONCE again, dog owners are not cleaning up after their dogs. Whoever the person or persons who walk their dogs along Church Road by The Finishers pub are, they are not cleaning their dog's dirt up - and it isn't a small dog. Also along Moorside Avenue

  • Amir in line for revenge

    AMIR Khan could have the chance of revenge over his Olympic conqueror sooner than expected. The Bolton amateur boxer lost the lightweight Olympic final in Athens to Mario Kindelan, but when the Cuban retired the chance of the pair meeting in the ring

  • House prices rise 0.4pc

    House prices rose 0.4 per cent in January, according to figures from the UK's leading building society, which said there were now signs to suggest buyer sentiment was becoming more positive. The Nationwide said the average price of a property was now

  • Firms urged to trade with China

    BUSINESSES in Bolton are being urged to take advantage of the growing trade and investment opportunities in China by attending an event being hosted by ChamberLink International Trade Centre. Vicki Treadell, director for North West of England at UK Trade

  • Healthy profits

    NORTH-west plc remains in robust health, according to Ernst & Young's latest profits warnings survey, with the number of profit warnings issued by listed companies in the region rising by just six per cent during 2004, compared with a 40 per cent

  • Leaders stroll to easy win

    ADLINGTON had an easy game to stay top of the John Smith's Farnworth Winter Rounders League as they played bottom side FSCCC B and won by 88 runs. Second placed Hanson beat Church Hotel by 28 to stay two points behind the leaders, but Siddons slipped

  • Cast is up to the challenge

    Silhouette, Tyldesley Little Theatre. Until Saturday COPING with the ingenious and proliferate plotting of Simon Brett's script is a challenge in itself, but the play's structure, which is at a tangent to the traditional thriller method, multiplies the

  • Lancs League

    LATEST details Premier Division Bolton Lads Club 2 Rossendale Amateurs 1; Lymm 0 Gregorians 2; Old Mancunians 6 Hesketh Casuals 1; Prairie United 4 Chaddertonians . P W D L F A Pts Prairie United 14 10 3 1 36 13 33 Rochdale St Clements 13 9 2 2 23 11

  • Manchester League

    Premier Division: Dukinfield Town 0 Springhead 0; Wythenshawe Amateurs 1 Stockport Georgians 4 Division One:Hindsford 6 Tintwistle Villa 1; Manchester Titans 3 Ashton Athletic 2; Rochdale Sacred Heart 7 Swinton Town 0; Wythenshawe Town 3 Heywood St James

  • Leigh League

    ATH S&S 0 ATH COLLS RES 5 Barrington, Birchall, Shivington, Greeley 2 P W L D F A Pts AFC Tyldesley TKs 14 11 2 1 53 19 34 Asda Golborne 11 8 1 2 47 15 26 Atherton S&SC 12 8 3 1 35 21 25 Atherton Colls Res 12 7 4 1 39 24 22 De LA Salle 14 6 5

  • Letz Zep are just like the real thing

    "BETTER than a Led Zeppelin Re-Union" - that is how international rock magazine Kerrang! described Letz Zep recently. Letz Zep, who play the Albert Halls next week, have earned the reputation of being the only band with the ability to re-create the sound

  • Shipman killed 15 in the 70s

    MASS murderer Harold Shipman killed up to 15 patients while working as a junior doctor more than 30 years ago, an official report revealed on Thursday. The deaths occurred between 1971 and 1974 at Pontefract General Infirmary in West Yorkshire, according

  • 24-hour drinks: Supermarkets 'will cash in'

    PUB landlords say supermarkets will benefit the most from the relaxation of the drinks laws. Bar owners in Bolton say most pubs will not stay open 24-hours a day - giving supermarkets selling alcohol around the clock a clear path. Asda has already said

  • Baby's death: No brain trauma found

    A TOP doctor told a court she believed a five-month-old boy allegedly shaken to death by his child minder may have collapsed because of a pre-existing problem. Professor Helen Whitwell told a manslaughter trial jury that baby Anil Joshi died from swelling

  • 'Help the children' call

    AN appeal to help a school in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka has been launched by a Bolton man who witnessed the tidal wave devastation first hand. Astley Bridge Cricket Club chairman Ron Fallows - who was on holiday in Sri Lanka when the waves struck - is

  • SOS too late to save trees from the axe

    THIRTY mature trees have been chopped down without warning by a Horwich company. A concerned gardener who saw the trees being felled called the council but an emergency preservation came too late. By the time the order was served on the skip company which

  • Demolition call at danger church

    A DERELICT church is dangerous and should be demolished, say councillors in Farnworth. The Evangelical Baptist Church, off Market Street, has been empty and in a poor state of repair for years. Local councillors say it would be too costly to renovate,

  • Brass band aims to raise the roof

    A world famous school brass band will perform next Month to raise money for a church refurbishment. The Smithills School Senior Brass Band will perform at St Mary's Parish Hall, Richmond Street, Horwich, on Friday, February 18. The performance starts

  • Hospital chiefs admit: Finance is down to us

    HOSPITAL chiefs in Bolton have accepted that responsibility for their finances was down to them. Health Secretary John Reid said on a visit to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Monday that it was up to management to balance the books. He said the Government

  • Ruth's ability is not in question

    NEARLY eight years after the good voters of Bolton West sent Mr Tom Sackville down the political rubbish chute, he returns to the public stage to tell us that Ruth Kelly's "suitability for office" is in question because the new Education Secretary has

  • Boro through to semi

    MOSSLEY 0 RADCLIFFE BOROUGH 2: Boro booked a home Manchester Premier Cup semi-final date with Maine Road after this comfortable win over Unibond First Division side Mossley at Seel Park. Phil Denney replaced suspended leading scorer Steve Foster, while

  • Mets back in the groove

    BOLTON Mets ARLFC started the New Year as they finished the last with a comfortable 42-10 victory over bottom club Southport. This was the Mets first game for six weeks and they struggled to containt he home side in the early stages. Southport scored

  • Sports college schools prove they are winners

    TWO Bolton schools were celebrating after being granted specialist sports college status. One of the schools is Ladybridge High, formerly the failing Deane School, and the second is St James's CE Secondary School in Farnworth. St James's School will receive

  • Garry dies at 41

    BOLTON members have been hit with the sad news that one of their players Garry Mathieson had sadly passed away. Garry, aged 41, had two spells at the club, either side of a spell at Sedgley Park.

  • Striker crisis for Oldham

    FA Cup rivals, Oldham Athletic, have just 24 hours if they are to strengthen their attacking hand ahead of Sunday's Boundary Park clash with Wanderers. Latics boss, Brian Talbot, has until Friday to solve a striker crisis that has left him with right-winger

  • Rail and bus shake-up is 'top priority'

    A NEW rail and bus interchange should be a priority for Bolton, a major town hall conference has been told. Transport consultant Nicola Kane told a meeting of the region's transport bosses that the redevelopment of the Newport Street station is one of

  • Radcliffe will get a new lease of life

    MULTI-million pound proposals that will bring hundreds of jobs to Radcliffe and regenerate the town centre have been unveiled by council bosses. Major plans are set to breathe new life into the town's Sun Quarter, the East Lancashire Paper Mill site and

  • Robber caught on camera

    A member of a masked gang burst into a restaurant and threatened staff with a piece of wood. Three balaclava-clad men escaped with cash after the armed robbery at Pizza Express, Prestwich. And detectives have appealed for help in identifying the masked

  • Reunion joy as tsunami brother is tracked down

    Craig Seymour met up again with his brother Colin whom he feared had perished in the Asian tsunami disaster. Craig and Marina are now back home in Danesmoor Drive, Bury after their week-long mission to locate Colin. Craig said: "When I met up with him

  • Hunt for off-licence robber

    DETECTIVES in Bolton are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at an off-licence in the town. A man carrying a wooden-handled hammer threatened a member of staff at Wine Cellars off licence, on Chorley Old Road. He robbed the shop on Sunday, January

  • Rico does the rounds with Rico

    TINY Rico Young sparred with boxing giant Amir Khan - despite being the smallest fighter in Bury Amateur Boxing Club. The 12-year-old, who weighs just four stone, took on Olympic silver medalist Amir during the making of a BBC radio programme about the

  • Mayor leads memorial to victims of Auschwitz death camp

    BOLTON has marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Civic dignatries gathered at the Town Hall to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust. A solitary candle was lit by the Mayor Cllr Prentice Howarth and placed

  • Drinkers help disaster appeal

    REAL ale lovers have a treat in store when beer festival organisers roll out the barrel for charity. The 16th Bent and Bongs Beer Bash begins on Thursday night at Atherton's Formby Hall, with proceeds going to Asian tsunami relief, as well as Wigan and

  • Stolen chemicals warning

    A WARNING has been issued after potentially lethal chemicals were stolen from a school in Bury. Thieves broke into Woodhey High School, Bolton Road West, Bury, between 9pm on Friday, January 21, and 5pm on Sunday, January 23. Some of the stolen items

  • University is officially named

    BOLTON Institute on Thursday officially became The University of Bolton - ending months of speculation over its name. The UK's newest university was granted the official status last year after a long battle by students and staff. The Privvy Council has

  • Firefighters douse mill blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to a building site at the former East Lancs Paper Mill in Radcliffe following a blaze. Crews doused flames with water after piles of timber and wiring were left burning at the site on Church Road East.

  • Scrapyard target for arsonists

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to a series of vehicle blazes at a scrapyard in Breightmet on Wednesday night. A car and a heavy goods vehicle were deliberately set alight at Chadwick's Scrapyard at 8.20pm. One hour later, crews were called out again to the

  • University is officially named

    BOLTON Institute on Thursday officially became The University of Bolton - ending months of speculation over its name. The UK's newest university was granted the official status last year after a long battle by students and staff. The Privvy Council has

  • Radcliffe Pool League

    LATEST results PREMIER DIVISION Roach Ht A 2, Welcome Inn A 5; Hamers Arms 4, S of Life A 3; Masons Arms A 2, Swan Ht Rad 5; R & Crown Rams 1, Shirt Club 6; Rainsough Brew 4, Victoria Ht A 3. FIRST DIVISION Brown Cow A 2, Last Orders A 5; Bridge Tav

  • Family advice by text

    YOUNGSTERS with family problems could soon be able to use mobile phones to text their worries to trained counsellors. Advice would then be sent by text back to them. Bolton and Wigan Relate already sends counsellors into 10 local secondary schools to

  • Greenmount on title charge

    GREENMOUNT have emerged as the favourites to take the Bolton League's Anthony Axford indoor cricket title. Last week they became the first club to beat defending champions Walkden for six years, and followed it this week by booking their place in Sunday's

  • New nets - and faces

    RADCLIFFE Cricket Club begin the countdown for the 2005 Central Lancashire League season on Sunday, February 6, when they recommence nets at Bury Church High School, Haslam Brow, Bury. Junior players should attend from 12 noon to 4.30pm, while the seniors

  • The miracle of an auschwitz survivor

    MAYER Hersh's journey has been a particularly long and arduous one. At the age of 13 he was plucked from his home in Western Poland and taken to a slave labour camp by cattle truck. Most of his family - except one brother - were obliterated in the Holocaust

  • Political neglect of pensioners

    THERE are over 11 million pensioners living in Britain and, according to Age Concern, one in five are living on the breadline. This means that a staggering 2,200,000 elderly people are struggling to survive in Britain under this New Labour Government.

  • Keep market hall shops unique

    I AM writing to ask if Mr Stevens of Agora has asked the Bolton council tax payers what they would like in the revamp of the Market Hall? Yes please to the revamp, no thanks to 25 little shops. I like the Market Hall's unique shops, like the herbalist

  • Fanatics of war will not be stopped

    REGARDING soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners, may I just say this. As an ex-marine in the 1939-45 war, how do they respect men, who are trained one minute to kill people, to just switch off and "just be nice lads again". It takes time to regain your feelings

  • Fred is sad loss to heritage

    I ALONG with many others, will sadly miss Fred. A memorial statue and workshop is a great idea. I have forwarded a donation and sincerely hope we can pay tribute to the happiness and fun the man brought to us all. The industrial heritage of this country

  • Cowboy builders to bite the dust

    A PROPERTY company has claimed the days of the cowboy builder are numbered, after it launched a "one-stop" building service. Do It Right UK, which has been launched by commercial property specialist Provence, on Bradshawgate, Bolton, aims to supply reliable

  • Chef follows a dream

    A CHEF has changed a 21 year career to finally pursue his dream, with help from one of Bolton's most successful business support agencies. Last year, Amoroso Carpenito decided it was time to fulfil his life's ambition of owning his own restaurant. He

  • Worsley firm's new client

    I-CONX, the Worsley-based telecommunications billing services company, has signed two more clients since its relocation from Ireland. CitrusTelecommunications and Pipemedia, both business telecoms providers, have joined the firm's client list. Brendan

  • Driving school boss is tops

    A BOLTON manager has scooped a top accolade in driver training. Graham Walton's BSM centres in Newport Street, Bolton, and Market Street, Bury, were named as the country's top spots within the company, based on pass rates, sales of driving lessons, simulator