• Amir Khan starts Great Manchester Run 10k

    AMIR Khan was one of the many famous faces from the world of sport who were involved with the Great Manchester Run on Sunday. The former WBA boxing champion started the first three sets of runners in the 10km race, along with former Manchester

  • Woman left toaster on oven hob

    A 78-YEAR-OLD woman escaped unhurt after her toaster caught fire when she left it on her cooker. Fire crews attended a house in Highgate Lane, Little Hulton, at 12.18pm on Friday after a woman had unknowingly left the toaster on her lit hob.

  • Changes to train times

    RAIL passengers are being urged to check train times after new timetables came into force yesterday. Transport bosses are keen that many of those travelling to and from work know what has changed. Visit to search for your journey

  • Teams bid to put charity to the fore

    TEAMS are being invited to club together for a day of golf in aid of Reuben’s Retreat, which helps families and friends who have suffered the bereavement of a child or a youngster who have a life threatening illness. Great Lever and Farnworth Golf

  • Boys’ team at Wembley

    BOLTON School Junior Boys’ football team will be playing at Wembley at the weekend. The youngsters will be taking part in the national Football League Trust Kids Cup Final on Saturday before the SkyBet Championship play-off final between QPR and

  • Musical theatre to rememberworld war

    DETAILS of Westhoughton’s special commemoration event for the centenary of the start of World War One have been finalised. Tickets are still available for the musical theatre production at Westhoughton High School on Saturday, July 19, at 2pm.

  • All set for the games

    THE deadline to take part in this summer’s British Transplant Games in Bolton has now passed. The games will see 1,000 transplant athletes competing in a range of sporting events at venues across the borough from August 7 to 9. This week, a

  • Mayor to defend seat

    WESTHOUGHTON’S new mayor will be defending his seat on Bolton Council in the forthcoming local elections. Cllr Kevan Jones, pictured, is fighting for re-election in Westhoughton South, with Liberal Democrat town councillor David Wilkinson joining

  • One lane only for roadworks

    A MAJOR route through Bolton town centre will be reduced to one lane from next weekend for emergency sewer works. United Utilities needs to close two of the three lanes on Moss Bank Way, near the junction of the A666, Blackburn Road, from May 25

  • Muscle and fun day

    PEOPLE are invited to turn ‘mud to muscle’ at a fun event in Haslam Park. The event, which involves a range of outdoor activities in the park, is taking place on Thursday. All equipment is provided at this free event which is aimed at people

  • Water man Joe is star of TV documentary

    RETIRED water worker Joe Jazmik is set to star in the final episode of a documentary highlighting the work of United Utilities. Mr Jazmik, from Egerton, appears in Watermen: A Dirty Business tomorrow at 9pm on BBC Two. An average 1.7 million

  • Officer is found safe

    A POLICE officer with short-term memory loss, who went missing on Thursday, has been found safe and well. Jon Percival, aged 43, of Greenleaf Close, Boothstown, was found near a friend’s house in Oldham on Saturday and will undergo an assessment

  • Smash and grab raid at shop

    TWO men on a motorbike carried out a smash-and-grab robbery at a Farnworth shop. The pair rode up to the window of Cash Converters in Market Street at 10am on Saturday and began smashing windows and putting valuables into a bag. Police cordoned

  • ‘1945 film’ at library

    BOLTON Library is having a free screening of Ken Loach’s new documentary, The Spirit of ’45, on Friday, July 5, at 7pm. The documentary focuses on the 1945 general election and the creation of the welfare state by the Labour government of Clement

  • Space at car boot sale

    RESIDENTS in Lostock are invited to a car boot sale next month. The event will be held at St Thomas and St John Church, in Tempest Road, on Saturday, June 7, at 10am. Those wanting to hire a stall pay £10 for the spot and are then allowed to

  • Date set for fun for all the family

    A FAMILY fun day in aid of a young boy who suffers from an agonising skin condition will take place on Saturday, May 31. The event will raise funds to support eight-year-old Rhys Williams, who suffers from epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a condition

  • Roof man rescued by fire crews

    A MAN was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck while working on the roof of his home. Crews from Bury, Whitefield, Leigh and Ashton-under-Lyne were called to the mid-terraced house in Manchester Road, Blackford Bridge, at 2.15pm on Saturday

  • Africa Day at college

    BOLTON College in Deane Road will host an African Day celebration on Thursday. The event, from 11am to 4pm, has been organised by Smile of Hope, a project to raise awareness and promote integration in Greater Manchester.

  • Kitchen is damaged

    A KITCHEN was badly damaged after a pan of food was left unattended on the hob. Fire crews extinguished the blaze in a second floor flat in Water Street, Atherton, on Friday afternoon. The resident, a 59-year-old man, was not in at the time

  • ’80s sounds

    MUSIC from the 1980s will be played by Electro ’80s at the Roundhouse, Kenton Close, Halliwell, on Saturday, May 31. Tickets cost £5 on the door.

  • Fun time promised at club

    THERE will be plenty of half-term fun at Bolton Lads and Girls Club starting on May 27. Activities on offer include trips, football, outdoor climbing and much more for children aged eight to 12 years old. Early bookings attract a substantial

  • MP defends policies on housing

    HOPEFUL Tory MP Chris Green said more people can now get on the housing ladder thanks to Conservative politics. It comes as new figures show 86 Bolton people have used the Help To Buy scheme to receive an affordable mortgage. Mr Green, who

  • Open day at society’s new centre

    BOLTON Society for Blind People (BSBP) is holding an open day at its new sensory centre in Ainsworth Lane, Tonge Moor. The charity will be raising awareness about current and future services, promoting volunteering opportunities and offering the

  • Open day on noisy neighbours

    BOLTON residents who are affected by noisy neighbours can get free information and advice at an open day on Wednesday. The open day will be held from 10am to 2pm at Kings Church in Millfield Road, Breightmet. It will feature workshops, a performance

  • Women on song

    WOMEN who have a good singing voice are invited to a women’s choir group meeting at St John's Methodist Church in Horwich tonight. The meetings take place between 7.30pm and 9.30pm every Monday. Women of all ages are welcome to come along and

  • Volunteers wanted for community project

    PEOPLE interested in helping to reform offenders are being encouraged to attend a meeting aimed at launching a community project. Charity Redeeming Our Communities will be launching ROC Restore in Bolton — which aims to bring together victims and

  • School for drama

    A NEW theatre school will hold an open day in Little Lever today. Theatre Works, which teaches acting, singing and dancing for children aged four to 11, will be at St Matthew’s Church, Market Street, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and entry is free.

  • Super day at museum

    A SOUTH American-themed event takes place at Bolton Library in Le Mans Crescent on Saturday, May 31. It is part of the library’s Super Saturdays series and includes activities for all the family, such as a free museum trail, crafts, storytelling

  • Help put a smile on youngsters’ faces

    GREEN fingered children are being challenged to grow the “fattest sunflower face” by a national charity. The competition has been organised by bibic, which helps children and young people with conditions affecting their social, communication and

  • Garden party at church

    ST Paul’s Church in Holland Street, Astley Bridge, is holding its annual garden party next month. There will be musical performances, stalls, bric-a-bac, games, a magic show and face-painting. The free party will opened by the Mayor of Bolton

  • Wanted: man accused of breaching restraining order

    A 25-YEAR-OLD man is being hunted by police for allegedly breaching a restraining order. Paul Haycock is said to have breached the restraining order this month. Police said he has links to Leigh, Wigan and Atherton. Anyone with information

  • Man crushed to death at work

    A 25-YEAR-old man died after being crushed while working at a welding company. Father-to-be Richard Calsen, known as Chard, suffered crush injuries and went into cardiac arrest at John Fowler and Son in Abbey Village. Police were seen inspecting

  • Goalscoring hero Ryan Lowe makes return to Bury

    RYAN Lowe has made a dramatic return to Gigg Lane, signing a two-year deal with the Shakers. The fans favourite netted 53 goals in 97 appearances between 2009 and 2011, including the winner at Chesterfield that memorably earned promotion to League

  • joe helsby

    JOE and LAURA HELSBY (nee Mason) Remembering you every day. Graham, Denise and Andrew

  • Stressful year for Wellbeing Farm owner

    IT has been a stressful 12 months for Celia Gaze, owner of the Wellbeing Farm in Edgworth. But, unlike her old job which forced her to sign off on the sick, she says her stress today is positive and driven by her passion to create the perfect sanctuary

  • Snake expert brings wild to school

    YOUNGSTERS went wild when TV star Crocodile Joe paid a visit to their class with some friends. The conservationist, from Atherton, brought milk snakes, corn snakes, burmese pythons, sudan plated lizards and a tarantula to Church Road Primary School

  • Farnworth mourner threw cupboard at man's head after funeral

    A GRIEVING man threw a cupboard at a member of his girlfriend’s family - fracturing his nose - after a getting into a row at her home, a court heard. Michael Briggs had been drinking after attending his grandfather’s funeral on February 25 and

  • Full list of candidates for European elections

    THOUSANDS of people will head to polling stations across Bolton on Thursday to decide their representatives in the European Union. The elections — the first for five years — have been the subject of intense debate, with headlines dominated by UKIP

  • Bowling club welcomes Commonwealth Games stars

    BOLTON Flat Green Bowling Club welcomed the stars of this year’s Commonwealth Games. Bowls England sent its competing sides to the bowling club, in Gorses Road — including the visually impaired and paraplegic teams — and they took part in a number

  • Visitors head to Bolton for fish 'n' chip shop dinner dance

    A TOWN centre restaurant got visitors from across the country to show off their dance moves by holding an afternoon tea event. The Olympus fish and chip shop, in Newport Street, held the day of dancing to bring more people to Bolton. Visitors

  • Youngsters sell cosmetics at Bolton Market

    YOUNG entrepreneurs set their stall out at Bolton Market as they traded places with the grown-ups to show them how it’s done. Members of Bolton Lads and Girls Club sold a range of bath products and cosmetics which they had made themselves — as

  • How you can motivate your inner runner

    RUNNING can be a great way to improve your health and fitness. It’s inexpensive, you can do it pretty much anywhere and at any time. It’s also easy to track progress and improvement. However, one thing that is needed is motivation! You

  • Medium 'had supernatural experiences at the age of 7'

    MEDIUM David Taylor claims he first started encountering supernatural experiences when he was just seven years old. But it was not until 2001 that he decided to attend classes at Bolton Spiritualist Church after a spirit voice told him to do so

  • Author with ME celebrates publication of second novel

    AN author who has a debilitating illness is celebrating the publication of her second novel. Karen Bridge, who writes under the pen name Caroline Ward, has written two books despite suffering from extreme fatigue, pain and muscle weakness, as well

  • Ernest E Dawson

    ERNEST E DAWSON We love and miss you every day. From Win, Andrew, Annette, Lizzie, Catrina and all the family


    SALLY ANN DEAKIN Loving Birthday memories of Sally Ann Deakin 19.05.1939- 20.08.2013 She rests with the Angels at peace now Always in our hearts and minds From pain to peace, home to heaven God bless Sally a Wonderful Wife, Mum & Nan

  • pauline lawton

    PAULINE LAWTON Geraldine and the family of the late Pauline wish to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours and Reverend F Smith for their kindness, expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and floral tributes received in their sad


    LYNN HIBBERT On May 7, 2014, suddenly whilst in Millview Nursing Home, Lynn. The dearly loved daughter of Lily and the late Ken also a loving niece and cousin. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 22 in Deane Church at 10:00am followed


    MARGARET BONNER The family of the late Margaret would like to thank all relatives, friends, especially Barbara, Annie, John, Colin, Sonjia and Americo also neighbours, especially, Anne, Geoff, Debbie, Janice, Les and Peta and residents of Glentrool


    HAROLD UNSWORTH (HARRY) The family of the late Harold Unsworth wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement also for the cards of condolence


    HILDA SWARSBRICK On May 15, 2014, in hospital and of the Withins Residential Home and previously Lancaster Close, Hilda aged 84 years. Dear sister of the late Edward Swarsbrick, sister in law to Lillian and loving aunt of Jeanne and the late Alan. Funeral

  • thomas mcknight

    THOMAS BROWN McKNIGHT Died May 19, 2005 Love and miss you always. Your daughter Hazel.

  • john pugh

    JOHN PUGH 28/11/51 - 19/5/13 In our hearts you will always stay loved and remembered everyday. Goodnight god bless DAD love Joanne, Keith, Claire, Rina and your many grandchildren Xx


    DORIS SIMPSON On May 10, 2014, peacefully in hospital, Doris aged 94 years. Beloved wife of the late James, loving mum to James and Stev, a devoted nan and great nan, a dear sister. Doris was a good and true friend to all her knew her. Service will

  • christopher dixon

    CHRISTOPHER DIXON The family of the late Chris would like to thank all the people who attended Mass, friends and neighbours for floral tributes, mass cards and donations, doctors, nurses, Father Duncan McVicar for their kindness. God Bless you all for