• Scores evacuated from Deane road after gas leak

    SCORES of people were evacuated from their homes because of a gas leak in Deane. National Grid staff were fitting a new meter at a house in Gilnow Road at about 11am when a connection was accidentally damaged and gas began to leak from the supply

  • Pensioner duped into buying non-existent plants

    A CALLOUS thief duped an elderly man into buying plants which did not exist. The victim, a man, aged 84, opened his door in Maple Crescent, Leigh, to a man who asked if he wanted to buy plants for his front yard. The man agreed and let the

  • Apprentice shortlisted for awards

    A GAS fitting firm set up by a Bolton businessman four years ago is in line to win a national award at the Utility Week Stars Awards in June. Richard Hearne is based in a Horwich hub from where he runs 1Gas, which is based in Brighton. 1Gas

  • Glen Hunt to host Tower FM's breakfast show

    GLEN Hunt has been announced as Tower FM’s new breakfast show host. From Tuesday, May 27, listeners will once again be able to wake up to Glen as he takes over the reins from Simon Morykin, who has moved to Hallam FM in Sheffield to present mid-mornings

  • Street Angels could be homeless within a week

    VOLUNTEERS at Bolton Street Angels are searching for a lifeline as they face becoming homeless within a week. The not-for-profit community group will have to leave its town centre base in Churchgate — the former Originals clothes store — by next

  • Your cash is wanted by campaigners

    RE the letter “Vote to stop cuts and presefve our liberties” (May 16), signed by various local government trade unionists and unionists. The casual reader would fairly assume they were paid for by trade union members. By and large they are paid

  • Confusion over voting

    I AM feeling rather perplexed. I received a letter from Bolton Council to say that we would receive our postal voting papers. I phoned them to say we had not requested postal voting. I was told to just go to the polling station on the day and state

  • Poll choices on the day

    I ARRIVED back from holiday this week to find communications from all major parties for the coming elections. All three are economical with the truth, but as far as Smithills is concerned, there is only one party to vote for and that is the Liberal

  • Say No to Big Brother

    BY now, most people will have decided who they are going to vote for in the coming Euro and local elections on May 22. There has been mis-information by all parties and I’m sure many people are confused to what is the truth about or not about the

  • Mum and two daughters all competing in beauty contests

    IT is a case of like mother like daughters for Rose Waite and her two youngsters — as all three are set to compete in beauty pageants. Mrs Waite has won a place in the grand final of Dream Street’s Miss United Kingdom, while her daughters Leah,

  • Vintage adverts could sell for more than £1,000 each

    TWO vintage advertising posters by a Bolton-educated artist could sell for more than £1,000 each at an auction next week. Tom Eckersley’s 1938 poster — Scientists Prefer Shell, You Can Be Sure Of Shell — is expected to sell for between £1,000 and

  • Bolton band could perform at Download festival

    A ROCK band is appealing for the public to help it achieve its dream and play at a prestigious rock festival. Bolton’s A Mouth Full of Matches is one of 15 bands shortlisted in the Red Bull Studios Live at Download competition. The five-piece

  • Work to start on £14 million Market Place revamp next month

    WORK on the £14 million redevelopment of Bolton’s Market Place - with the addition of restaurants and a cinema to the shopping centre - will start next month. Wates Construction has been appointed to carry out the work, which will see the creation

  • Teenager saved dad's life

    A TEENAGER saved his father’s life after his heart suddenly stopped. Ethan Wood put his critically ill father, Peter, into a life-saving position and called 999. Almost five months later, 47-year-old Mr Wood has made a miraculous recovery and

  • margaret butterworth

    Margaret Butterworth (Lily) 17th May Aged 85, loving mum of the late Linda, Susan, Mark and Peter, mum in law of Cyril and Sammi, Nan and Great Nan, died peacefully surrounded by family after a short illness in Warrington , formerly of Woodgate Street

  • gilbert driver

    GILBERT DRIVER On May 14, 2014 peacefully in Bolton Hospice, Gilbert aged 90 years. Loving father of Roger, Oliver and the late Chris, much loved father in law of Tina, Nancy and Janet, treasured grandfather to Andrew, Emilia and Louis, great grandfather


    KEVAN JOHN MURPHY On May 14, 2014 peacefully at home, Kevan aged 67 years. Dearly loved husband of May, much loved father of Kevan and Anne Marie, loving brother of Jean and family, dear father in law to Lisa and Martin, a loving grandad to Natalie,

  • frank mcdonna

    FRANK MCDONNA Died 20.5.2013 Treasured memories of a dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad REMEMBERED ALWAYS From your Loving Family


    JONATHAN HEWELL Sadly taken on May 13, 2014 in hospital, Jon aged 41 years. Devoted Dad of Kieran, dearly loved son of Jacqueline and William, loving brother of Nick, much loved grandson of Doreen, dear uncle of Rhianna, special nephew of Graham and


    EDNA BIDDER On May 16, 2014, Edna sadly passed away peacefully in her sleep while in Shannon Court Nursing Home, aged 82 years. Much loved mother of Marilyn, Jim, Gary, Brian and Colin, a dear mother in law, grandma, great grandma and a loving sister

  • james jackson

    JAMES JACKSON On Thursday, May 15, 2014, peacefully at home with his loving family by his side, Jim aged 64 years. Loving husband, dad, grandad, brother and uncle. “Sadly Missed” The cortege will leave his home on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1.25 pm

  • jack holroyd

    JACK WILLIAMS HOLROYD Dot and the family of the late Jack, wish to sincerely thank, all relatives, friends and neighbours, Ruth McLoughlin, Doctor Malhotra, the district nursing team, doctors and staff at Bolton Hospice and Carewatch for their kindness


    SUSAN ASHWORTH On May 15, 2014, in Bolton Hospice, Susan aged 65 years. Dearly loved wife of Derek, loving mum of Mark, mother in law of Bindu, loving grandma of Zara and loving sister to Pam and Val. Service and Committal will take place on Friday

  • Peter Winstanley

    Look who's PETER WINSTANLEY May 20. Happy 60th birthday. Love from Dad, Judy, Michelle and Martin, Karen and Jay xxxx Happy birthday Grandad. 60 Today. Love Connie and Ben, Kyle and Elisha

  • Terence Joseph Sykes

    TERENCE JOSEPH SYKES Passed away 20-5-2013. Treasured memories of a very dear Husband and Dad. Loved and missed dearly by all your loving family x