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  • Bolton Symphony Orchestra, Albert Halls, Bolton

    ONCE again, the jewel in Bolton's musical crown dazzled the fortunates who witnessed their impeccable renditions of Sibelius and Nielson. Opening with the popular classic Finlandia, an early Sibelius tone poem written under Russian domination in 1899,

  • How to win the generation game

    WHEN Chris Evans and Billie Piper - set to star in the new series of Dr Who - married, cynics didn't give their marriage much of a chance because of the difference in their ages. And while the couple confounded those who wrote them off, Evans has recently

  • Legend Nat is top of the pops

    NAT Lofthouse has been named the greatest Bolton Wanderers player of all time. The legendary Lion of Vienna, one of the mightiest of all England centre-forwards and the town's most famous sporting son, has long been revered by generations of supporters

  • Back to drawing board in road sign wrangle

    FURIOUS residents have forced Bolton Council to rethink plans to erect a 22 ft traffic sign just inches from a row of terraced cottages in a conservation area. Town hall bosses have agreed to "look again" at moves to install the giant primary route display

  • NCT nearly new sale

    Good quality nearly new toys, children books, baby and children's clothes, maternity clothes and nursery equipment will be on sale at Walkden Methodist Church on Manchester Road (A6). The event will take place on Saturday April 9th. Admission will be

  • Why staying healthy may all be in the blood! by Tracey Scott

    WE often assume the reason for feeling sluggish is down to too many late nights, lack of sleep or being overworked. We rarely think the real reason could be vitamin deficiency or a toxin overload. A new alternative health option called Live Blood Analysis

  • RMI simply swept away

    LEIGH RMI 1, BURTON ALBION 4: Leigh RMI's six-month home drought continued as they were swept away by Nigel Clough's Burton Albion at Hilton Park. The Railwaymen's fight against relegation now looks futile, and despite taking the lead inside 10 minutes

  • LR in a 1-1 scrap

    ATHERTON LR scrapped out a 1-1 draw with Trafford thanks to a ninth-minute effort from Paul Greenacre. Andy Lundy equalised for the visitors just three minutes later, but Atherton could still have taken the points after spurning several good opportunities

  • Struggling rivals face Good Friday showdown

    WIDNES coach Frank Endacott looked forward to the Good Friday clash with fellow basement strugglers Leigh Centurions and said: "We can't even think about losing to Leigh on Friday. It's as important as a Test match for us. Endacott admitted his side are

  • The Big Match Verdict by Gordon Sharrock

    STYLIANOS Giannakopoulos - the little man with the big shot and even bigger ambition - has fired Wanderers into Euro orbit. Where they will land will be determined by results between now and Sunday, May 15, but no one at the Reebok is ruling out a Champions

  • Legend Nat is top of the pops

    NAT Lofthouse has been named the greatest Bolton Wanderers player of all time. The legendary Lion of Vienna, one of the mightiest of all England centre-forwards and the town's most famous sporting son, has long been revered by generations of supporters

  • Prince's treasures

    DISABLED Wanderers super fan Kevin Prince has spent more than a quarter of a century avidly following the exploits of the Super Whites - even turning his bedroom into a shrine to his heroes. But his biggest challenge yet will be persuading fiancee Angie

  • Legends Roll of Honour:

    NAT is the tops 1 Nat Lofthouse (1939-60) 2 Jay Jay Okocha (2002-present) 3 John McGinlay (1992-98) 4 Gudni Bergsson 5 Frank Worthington 6 Eddie Hopkinson 7 Paul Jones 8 Peter Reid 9 Keith Branagan 10 Jussi Jaaskelainen 11 Freddie Hill 12 Youri Djorkaeff

  • MP's anger over plans to cut police numbers

    BURY South MP Ivan Lewis has met the head of Greater Manchester Police Authority over the impending loss of 19 frontline officers in the borough. Bosses say the Bury division is over-staffed, forcing the redeployment of 18 constables and one sergeant

  • Special cheer for pupils

    PUPILS at a Bolton school are enjoying stimulating light, sound and massage therapy thanks to a donation from a national gas supplier. Youngsters at Green Fold School in Highfield Road are making use of special sensory stimulation equipment and a range

  • Squids in at glass model show

    THE creatures of the sea will be brought to life in a new exhibition at the Bolton Museum, Art Gallery and Aquarium. Glass replicas of sea creatures, designed and made by 19th century German glassworker Leopold Blaschka and his son Rudolf, will decorate

  • Good Lord, there's no Lucan here!

    INFAMOUS murder suspect Lord Lucan is alive and well - and living in Bolton. That is according to two insurance firms which have sent out letters in his name to retired teacher Steve Scully. Mr Scully has received mail addressed to the peer, who mysteriously

  • Open day marks end of an era for family centre

    BURY Family Centre is closing its doors after more than 30 years of offering support and care for parents and children. To celebrate, the centre, run by children's charity NCH, is holding an open day inviting parents and children past and present to join

  • Amir's charity road run

    OLYMPIC silver medallist Amir Khan was among 4,500 runners taking part in Sunday's Wilmslow half-marathon. The 18-year-old ran the 13.1-mile Cheshire course alongside friend Nabeel Chowdery, a property developer. Amir completed the course in a time of

  • Children in celebration competition

    CHILDREN are being invited to take part in a competition to celebrate National Young Disabled Person's Day on July 7. The Ready, Willing and Mobile competition calls for bright ideas to challenge accessibility in public places, aid mobility at home and

  • Bottles offer to schools

    PRIMARY schools across Bolton can get free sports bottles from United Utilities to mark World Water Day on Tuesday. The company is taking part in the giveaway to help encourage local children to drink more tap water. Schools will be able to log on to

  • Chemical leak at cargo centre

    FIREFIGHTERS wearing special protection suits were called out to deal with a chemical leak at Manchester Aiport cargo centre on Saturday. Two workers were exposed to the leaking vaporising liquid and their conditions were being monitored at the scene.

  • Chemist shop is wrecked by fire

    A CHEMIST shop near Great Lever Health Centre was wrecked in a fire over the weekend. Firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at the mobile unit, on Rupert Street, at 7.24pm on Saturday night. The fire damaged flooring and insulation inside the temporary

  • Man's death is not suspicious

    THE sudden death of a 50-year-old man is not being treated as suspicious, police have said. The man's sister discovered the body at his home in Gainford Walk, Great Lever, when she called at the address at 6pm, on Friday evening. Officers attended the

  • Caravan call

    CARAVAN and camper van owners are being sought to take part in a forthcoming television pilot show. Conker Media, part of Mersey Television, is currently developing a series to bring small businesses to rural communities in decline. Anyone with a trade

  • Walker dies

    A 65-year-old walker from Manchester has collapsed and died in the Lake District. He had suffered chest pains before collapsing at Helm Crag near Grasmere. His body was flown to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

  • Car set on fire

    ARSONISTS set a Mitsubishi Charisma car on fire in the car park of Clifton Marina, Clifton Country Park. Firefighters from Farnworth were called at 8.15pm on Sunday night.

  • 'Super cannabis' super haul uncovered

    10 years ago from the Evening News March 21, 1995:One of the largest hauls of super-strength cannabis ever seized in Greater Manchester has been discovered growing in a shed at a Walkden council house. Drugs squad officers found 39 skunk weed plants -

  • Call to get more women on board

    HUNDREDS of women are failing to reach boardroom level in the UK because senior appointment decisions are being based on instinct rather than fact. This is one of the key findings from a major study published this month aimed at encouraging organisations

  • Fraser buys up oldest store

    HOUSE of Fraser is to buy Jenners, the world's oldest independent department store, for £46.1 million, it has said. House of Fraser is also assuming the Jenners pension scheme and will inject £3.4 million into the scheme when the deal is completed. The

  • Search for the top companies

    HSBC Bank has launched its fifth annual search for the nation's best start-up companies and the entrepreneurs who run them. The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards 2005 aims to promote and encourage fledgling entrepreneurs and is open to all businesses less than

  • Goldie Lookin Chain link up with venue

    ONE of the area's newest music venues brings one of the bands of the moment - the leisurewear-clad Goldie Lookin Chain - to Preston for what promises to be an eventful night. 53 Degrees aims to attract some of the top names in music to the area, beginning

  • Peter and Tony know the way to the top

    IT'S official! Bolton hit (Is This The Way To) Amarillo has become Top of the Pops. Peter Kay and Tony Christie's classic 1970s release swept all before them on Sunday as it stormed to the number one spot in the UK charts. As predicted last week in the

  • Soccer hooligans held after dawn swoops

    SEVEN police forces throughout the country carried out dawn swoops on Monday and arrested 28 people on suspicion of violent disorder after England played Wales at Old Trafford in a World Cup qualifying game in 2004. The men were arrested in Lancashire

  • Why I love life and live it to the full

    LIKE many teenagers, Joanne Wharmby was not sure what she wanted to do with her life. Then a serious bus accident changed it forever - amazingly for the better. She tells Karen Stephen how she believes the injuries she sufferered were a blessing in disguise

  • It's how you speak, not what you say

    AS Britain's top politicians gear up for the forthcoming General Election, their public-speaking skills will be pushed to the very limits as they try to persuade voters with their velvet-toned rhetoric and grand gestures. Frank Elson takes a look at the

  • Yobs facing ban from town centre

    LETTERS are being sent to drunken yobs warning them they will be banned from Bolton town centre if they continue to behave in anti-social manner. Night-time town centre manager Laura Miseo has so far written to 137 people who have landed themselves in

  • Help make girl's dream come true

    A BLIND teenager from Bolton is appealing for help to raise money that could send her on the trip of a lifetime. Rachael Prest, aged 15, needs to raise £1,200 for a two-week trip to Costa Rica with her boarding school classmates. If she raises the cash

  • Children in celebration competition

    CHILDREN are being invited to take part in a competition to celebrate National Young Disabled Person's Day on July 7. The Ready, Willing and Mobile competition calls for bright ideas to challenge accessibility in public places, aid mobility at home and

  • Prince's treasures

    DISABLED Wanderers super fan Kevin Prince has spent more than a quarter of a century avidly following the exploits of the Super Whites - even turning his bedroom into a shrine to his heroes. But his biggest challenge yet will be persuading fiancee Angie

  • Town hall strike to be called off

    A PLANNED one day nationwide strike by 1.5 million council workers and civil servants was expected to be called off this afternoon. Unions representing public sector workers were set to make a joint statement which will cancel the industrial action planned

  • Remembering comrades

    VETERANS of the Second World War have returned home from Normandy following an emotional trip to honour fallen comrades. The Bolton branch of the Normandy Veterans Association arrived back following a visit to France to see the beaches where they landed

  • Whaley on target again as leaders are humbled

    YEOVIL 0, SHAKERS 1: For the second time this season Graham Barrow watched his Bury side deservedly take three points against the table-topping Glovers. And for the second time in two weeks, Simon Whaley was on the scoresheet, firing home in the first

  • Fancy being an international football mascot?

    THE Football Association have asked Bury FC to nominate one mascot for each country at the two Under-19 international matches taking place at Gigg Lane. The games are England v Sweden on Monday, March 28, kick-off 7.30pm, and Sweden v Denmark on Wednesday

  • RMI take it on the chin again

    LEIGH RMI 1 BURTON ALBION 4: Leigh RMI took an early lead but then found themselves on the receiving end of another hammering. Chris Lane fired past Daniel Crane for his first goal of the season to put the home side ahead but a Craig Dudley header levelled

  • Simon Knox calls it a day

    FORMER Leigh Centurions, Bradford, Halifax and Whitehaven forward Simon Knox, has announced his retirement for family reasons with immediate effect at the age of 32. The front row forward joined National League One club Barrow after helping Leigh secure

  • Rather a bus pass than a job thanks by Alan Calvert

    A MILLION older people are to be targeted to return to work under government plans to tackle the demographic time bomb of an ageing population, it says here in the newspaper article in front of me. Work and Pensions Secretary Alan Johnson (I met him once

  • Sam's verdict: Whites gear up for the 'six-pointers'

    SAM Allardyce has ordered his players to switch off from the pressures of the Premiership in readiness for an all-out assault on Europe. Wanderers go into the Easter break in a position to claim at least a UEFA Cup place, and Allardyce is determined to

  • Sam tells stars to be patient

    SAM Allardyce has urged his out-of-favour stars to stay "cool and calm" as Wanderers prepare for the final phase of their push for Europe. Jay Jay Okocha, Ivan Campo and Henrik Pedersen all had to watch from the bench as the Whites beat Norwich at the

  • From the other side: We'll fight to the finish - Worthington

    NORWICH boss Nigel Worthington is preparing his players for the fight of their lives - to stay in the Premiership. The Ulsterman knows his bottom of the table side's survival chances are slim, but no one can accuse him of not talking a good fight. He

  • Norwich players give Lofty's strip the red card

    WANDERERS had an extra man against Norwich on Saturday - Lofty the Lion. The visiting Norwich players complained that Lofty was affecting their concentration, claiming he looked exactly the same as the Wanderers players. The Bolton mascot was cheering

  • Labour official in grooming investigation

    A TOP regional Labour official has been arrested over allegations that he groomed a 13-year-old Bolton boy for sex. Peter Tuffley, aged 27, of Liverpool, was arrested by detectives from the borough under the Sexual Offences Act of 2005. The Labour Party

  • Open day marks end of an era for family centre

    BURY Family Centre is closing its doors after more than 30 years of offering support and care for parents and children. To celebrate, the centre, run by children's charity NCH, is holding an open day inviting parents and children past and present to join

  • Dynamic duo honoured

    FOR more than 50 years, Douglas Foster has been at Civic Sundays and Remembrance Sundays in Horwich. And to reward the 88-year-old for his dedication, he was presented with a civic medal, along with cricket club stalwart Ken Burns. Mr Foster, of Old Lord's

  • Pupils have their cake and ice it

    Children at Highview Nursery in Sharples put on their aprons to learn the skills of icing from professionals. Bolton bakers Hampsons taught cake decoration to fifteen nursery school children for charity. The children gave donations in return for baking

  • Motorway resurfacing work to start

    RESURFACING work is beginning on one of the busiest motorway interchanges in the North-west. The Croft interchange, where the M62 meets the M6 near Warrington, Cheshire, is used by around 100,000 drivers a day. A spokesman for the Highways Agency said

  • Norwich players give Lofty's strip the red card

    WANDERERS had an extra man against Norwich on Saturday - Lofty the Lion. The visiting Norwich players complained that Lofty was affecting their concentration, claiming he looked exactly the same as the Wanderers players. The Bolton mascot was cheering

  • Iddon backs royalty move

    BOLTON South-east MP Brian Iddon has been thanked for backing calls for new laws to allows artists to earn royalties from the resale of their work. Dr Iddon backed a Commons motion supporting the implementation of the European Artist's Resale Right Directive

  • Pony and trap man is injured

    A MAN was injured when he was unseated from a pony and trap in Smithills. The driver fell from the cart and was dragged along the ground by the pony as it continued to walk along the road. A team from Bolton Mountain Rescue were called out to deal with

  • College boost for charities

    A CHARITY auction held by Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form college raised £1,260 for cancer charities and victims of the Asian Tsunami disaster. Prizes at the event, held in the run-up to Christmas, included tickets to see Elton John at the Reebok Stadium

  • Heroin death

    A 27-year-old woman died as a result of a dosage of heroin and not an overdose, as stated in the Bolton Evening News on Thursday, March 17. Jennifer Round, of Monks Lane, Breightmet, died at the accident and emergency unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital

  • Rubbish blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to put out a rubbish fire at a former factory site in Little Lever on Sunday night. The fire was started on the Lorival Plastics site, on William Street, at around 6pm.

  • Special cheer for pupils

    PUPILS at a Bolton school are enjoying stimulating light, sound and massage therapy thanks to a donation from a national gas supplier. Youngsters at Green Fold School in Highfield Road are making use of special sensory stimulation equipment and a range

  • No cash for road repairs

    THE crumbling state of Bolton's roads is set to get worse rather than better, it has been revealed . The borough's roads have been deteriorating badly, but council bosses say there is no cash to pay for repairs. Cracks, potholes and deep ruts have appeared

  • Thieves steal car - and sleeping baby boy!

    THIEVES stole a car from a busy town centre street with a baby boy asleep inside. The owner parked the VW Golf on Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, on Monday morning, but left the keys in the ignition. Police say they do not believe the two men who got into

  • Shovelling coal all through the night

    Alan Calvert has already printed a few words from George Glover's memories of working as a railwayman at the Great Moor Street and Plodder Lane depots. Here, George tells us of one particular night shift when he was just sixteen. To set the scene, coal

  • On this day March 21

    1685: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. He sired 20 children yet still found time to compose 300 cantatas, two oratorios, the St John and St Matthew Passions and Mass in B minor. 1918: The last major German offensive of the

  • A very happy birthday

    PLASTICS engineering company BARKSTON Limited has celebrated its second birthday since its management buyout with a huge increase in turnover. The Westhoughton-based company has announced turnover of £8.3 million - up by 24 per cent on its previous trading

  • Bolton teaches Serbians the healthy way

    SERBIAN health officials who wanted to find out about health education in the UK came to a Bolton publishing company. The Serbian officials wanted to learn how the UK education system taught and integrated health education into schools, and work done

  • The cost of bankruptcy

    BUSINESSES are being warned to look out for the danger signs as more people opt for bankruptcy to get out of debt. "Any company that trades with individuals rather than companies needs to be aware of the ever growing risks," said David McCann, commercial