• Man suffers catalogue of injuries in road rage row

    A 44-YEAR-OLD man suffered a catalogue of injuries after being attacked in a road rage incident. The victim is in hospital after the attack on Saturday outside a pizza shop in Bridgewater Road, Walkden. The incident happened shortly after the

  • Wanderers announce Scandinavian pre-season tour

    WANDERERS have confirmed that they will play three pre-season games in Denmark and Sweden this summer. Dougie Freedman’s side will face Brondby IF in their opening pre-season game on Thursday, July 10. A further game in Denmark will then follow

  • £16,000 to be spent on making accident black spot safer

    CAMPAIGNERS living by an accident blackspot are celebrating following the announcement that £16,000 will be spent making the dangerous junction safer. More than 1,000 people signed a petition calling on transport bosses to take action at the junction

  • Ryan Lowe: Why I came back to Bury

    SHAKERS homecoming hero Ryan Lowe has lifted the lid on his decision to quit his native Merseyside and return to the JD Stadium. While there were jubilant scenes among Bury fans when it was announced the experienced striker had returned after three

  • Review: Annie Get Your Gun - Opera House, Manchester

    Annie Get Your Gun Opera House, Manchester Runs until Saturday FORMER Neighbours star Jason Donovan is the headline name in this revival of Irving Berlin's classic musical - but it was his opposite number Emma Williams who stole the show.

  • Three votes for some Horwich residents

    PEOPLE in Horwich’s Claypool ward will have a total of three votes tomorrow, when a town council by-election is held alongside the local and European elections. The ward election was triggered when Horwich town council’s sole Conservative councillor

  • Student will help build playground in remote part of Africa

    A UNIVERSITY student will be swapping her laptop for a rucksack when she travels to a remote part of Africa to help build a community playground. Charlotte Booth-Hulme, aged 21, is heading to Ginger, a small village in Uganda, on June 8 with nine

  • Large fire at Atherton mill

    SIX fire engines were called to tackle a fire at a derelict mill in Atherton. Smoke was seen coming for the third floor of the six-storey mill in Gloucester Street at about 10pm last night. Firefighters from Atherton and Hindley fire stations

  • Bolton's most wanted - May 21, 2014

    EACH week police appeal for help from readers of The Bolton News to trace wanted criminals. STEPHEN Hibbert aged 51, is being hunted on a warrant for failing to appear at Bolton Magistrates Court on May 1 for a drug offence. He has links to Deane

  • New crackdown on street sex workers

    A CRACKDOWN on prostitution has been relaunched to rid Bolton’s streets of sex workers and kerb crawlers. Police started Operation Zero seven years ago, a campaign that is credited with significantly reducing the number of prostitutes on Bolton

  • Popular teaching assistant retires after almost 40 years

    POPULAR teaching assistant Julia Chamberlain is leaving her schooldays behind her. The 58-year-old has worked at St Peter and St Paul’s RC School since she first qualified in 1975. And now, 39 years later, she has left the Pilkington Street

  • Bolton schoolgirl to be charged with arson after death fire

    A SCHOOLGIRL from Bolton will be charged with arson in connection with a shop blaze which claimed the life of a firefighter. Police have revealed that on Monday evening officers went to the Bolton home of a 15-year-old girl — who cannot be named

  • Schools in Bolton could share in £2 billion revamp fund

    EDUCATION bosses — who two years ago lost their battle to rebuild the borough’s most rundown schools — say they are awaiting more information on a new pot of funding to invest in buildings before deciding on their next step. The government has


    MARGARET WEBSTER On May 19, 2014, Margaret peacefully passed away aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Henry (Harry), a much loved mum, grandma and great grandma also a loving auntie and good friend to many. Cortege will leave the family home on Tuesday


    MICK SHARPLES On May 18, 2014, Mick Sharples of Egerton aged 64 years, Beloved father of John, loving brother to Christine, Barry, Suzanne and Carol, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend to many. Service and Committal in Overdale West Chapel


    DOCTOR IAN JAMES Mrs Stephanie James and family desire to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours, former colleagues and patients for the kindness, letters and cards of condolence and donations received during their sad


    ERIC HUDDART On Wednesday May 14, 2014, suddenly but peacefully Eric of Cleveleys, formerly of Little Lever passed aged 76 years. Dearly beloved husband of Dorothy Huddart nee Stafford, and a dearly loved and loving dad, grandad and great grandad.

  • diane owens

    DIANE OWENS (nee SMITH) Treasured memories of my dear wife, Diane, who died May 21, 2010. We shared so much together, Laughter, joy and tears, But for me who really loved you, Those were my happiest years, No matter how I spend my days, No matter what

  • Lee Wrigley

    LEE WRIGLEY Till memories fail and life departs, He will live forever in our hearts. Mum, sister Louise, nan, grandad, aunty Bev, uncle Dave, Brett and Kendal

  • audrey foy

    AUDREY FOY Jim and family thank relatives, friends, neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy in their devastating loss of Audrey. Thanks to those who attended Overdale, for the beautiful flowers and also to Captain Janice Lahouel, Salvation


    IRENE FLANNERY Suddenly in hospital on May 9, Irene aged 75. Much loved daughter of Esther, beloved mum to Jacqueline and Clifford, loved nan to Gareth, Rebecca, Jordan, Georgia, Oliver and great grandma to James and Taylor. Funeral service and committal

  • herbert mason

    HERBERT MASON On May 15, 2014, peacefully in hospital and of Wingates, Bert aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Olive and previously the late Jean, loving dad of Kevin and Aileen and step father to Susan and the late Derek, also a devoted


    WILLIAM ERNEST (Ernie) TONGE Christine, Jean, Lynne and their families wish to express sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness and support received during the sad loss of their special and dearly loved dad. Thanks also

  • peter harrison

    PETER HARRISON On May 15, 2014, at home with his wife by his side, Peter, aged 71 years. The loving husband of Kathleen. Peter will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral service will take place at Overdale Crematorium East Chapel

  • mary clarkson

    MARY CLARKSON On May 16, 2014, peacefully in hospital Mary beloved wife of Bryan, loving Mum of Lynne devoted nanna of Mark and Daniel, adored great nanna of Ruby Mary and Lilli also a dear sister, aunty, sister in law and great friend to many. Funeral

  • Jean Ormesher

    JEAN ORMESHER 29.2.28 - 21.5.12 In loving memory of my darling wife Jean. No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you are always there. To a wonderful wife, mum, grandma, nana and great grandma. Your loving husband Ken

  • shaun rigby

    SHAUN ANDREW RIGBY 21-5-11 Treasured memories of our dearly loved son Always in our thoughts From Mum, Dad and family

  • William Whittle

    WILLIAM WHITTLE Mrs Mollie Whittle and family of the late William, wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and generous donations received in memory of Bill. Special thanks to all the staff at Martin House, Millview Nursing Home