• Footage emerges of shocking car accident in Bolton

    Footage appearing to show a shocking car accident in Bolton that saw an Audi reverse into several parked cars has emerged online.  CCTV footage that has been widely circulated on social media shows two people stood outside the Audi on Arnold Street

  • Where vaccines can be obtained in Bolton

    Multiple venues in Bolton are offering up vaccinations in the week ahead. People can obtain first and second doses and boosters to those who are eligible for one. They will run at Hootons at Bolton Wanderers Football Club between 8.15am and

  • GUILTY: Dad is convicted of murdering baby daughter

    A DAD who killed his baby daughter after she started crying has been found guilty of her murder. Callous Ali Zain smothered helpless 10-month-old Aiman Toor with a quilt after previously fracturing seven of her ribs and then repeatedly lied to

  • Scam warning over fake emails

    Officials are warning people to remain vigilant after they recieved more than 400 reports relating to fake emails purporting to be from an energy company. Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, recieved 449

  • Part of M61 was closed after concern for welfare of woman

    The M61 was closed in both directions yesterday evening, Thursday, between Chorley and Horwich due to a concern for welfare of a woman. Traffic was held at a stand stead yesterday just after 6pm due to a police incident on the M61, between junction

  • Warning as traffic lights go out on major Bolton junction

    A warning went out earlier today after traffic lights went out on a major Bolton junction earlier on Friday morning. Transport for Greater Manchester reported at around 10.10am that traffic signals were “all out on the A58 Crompton Way, Blackburn

  • Van overturns after crash with lorry on M61

    A van was left overturned after a crash on the M61 yesterday, Thursday. The crash between a van and a lorry happened at junction four on the southbound entry slip road to the motorway at around 4pm. The van was overturned following the incident

  • Sangster leads club five home at Race to the Pike

    THE Horwich Triathlon beckoned for a quintet of hardy Burndeners and Jonathan Sangster was highest in the club ranks with a brilliant time of 2hrs 9mins 24secs for 29th position out of 269 entrants. Second was Stephen Horsman with a swift 2:30:

  • Laycock and White in Triathlon

    MARY White and Andy Laycock represented Lostock in the Horwich Triathlon and shone. One of the oldest triathlon events in the North West, involves a 500m pool swim followed by a 40k undulating cycle ride and a 8.6k run up to the summit of Rivington

  • Try the new Lebanese-Turkish restaurant in the town centre

    A new Lebanese-Turkish café and restaurant has opened in Bolton Town Centre. Palestinian Aref Zakout is the owner of the vibrant new café serving Turkish and Lebanese cuisine at the heart of Bolton, in Newport Street. Aref works with his son

  • 'Knights' enlighten youngsters at Bolton school

    Two "Knights of St George" have enlightened youngsters at a school in Bolton about their roles. Beaumont Primary School in Rumworth were visited by the pair, who offered their time to go and talk to the children about their experiences of being

  • Neil Gaiman's magical world to enchant Lowry over Christmas

    A SPECTACULAR dark fairytale based on a novel by cult author Neil Gaiman is to be a highlight of the festive season at The Lowry, Salford Quays. The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is to be a key feature

  • More students absent from school the week before Easter

    A TENTH of primary and secondary students in state-run schools were absent the week before the Easter Holidays in Bolton. Figures from the Department for Education show that more than 2,000 pupils were not in school in the last week of March –

  • Drunk bus passenger brandished knife at driver

    A DRUNKEN passenger who threatened a bus driver with a knife has been spared jail. During the journey through Bolton, Gary Freeman stormed down the bus aisle, pulled the weapon out and brandished it in front of the driver and a terrified schoolboy

  • Resident’s outrage at roadworks on major Bolton junction

    An Astley Bridge resident has complained about roadworks on a major Bolton junction. The crossroads of Blackburn Road, Crompton Way and Moss Bank Way are in the midst of roadworks set to last seven months. However, less than a month into the

  • Post-WWII mystery production to keep you guessing till the end

    FARNWORTH Little Theatre will bring the post-WWII drama All My Sons to life this weekend after a two-year delay. The three-act play was American playwright, Arthur Miller’s, first Broadway success in 1974, before he went on to become world-renowned

  • Winifred Smith

    SMITH Winifred (Nee CARNEY) Peacefully on 5th May 2022 in Southport Hospital and surrounded by her loving family Win aged 88 years. Sadly missed by her children Kathy, Mick and Gina and a much loved nan, great-nan, aunty and sister of Edward and Annie

  • Patrick Kenneth King

    KING Patrick Kenneth Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on 23rd April 2022aged 89. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Patrick was a loving Father to John, Bill and David and Brother to Angela, Grandad to 7 grandchildren


    HODSON Brian Dearly loved father and grandfather passed away on Friday evening 6th May 2022 aged 89. Rest In Peace.

  • Thomas Hague

    HAGUE Thomas At home on the 4th May 2022 aged 83 years. Loving partner to Liz. Much loved Dad to the late Tony. Loving uncle and brother, and a good friend to many. Funeral Service and Committal will take place at Overdale Crematorium West Chapel On Monday

  • Derek Doran

    DORAN Derek On the 18th April 2022, suddenly at his home in Barnt Green, DEREK, aged 75 years. The beloved husband of Pat, much loved father of John, father-in-law of Lucy and devoted Grandpa of Emilia. A private family cremation will be held in Worcestershire

  • James Nichol

    NICHOL James Jimmy Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Bolton Hospice on Sunday, May 8th aged 82. Beloved husband to Jean, loving dad to Sandra, Ian and Lesley, dear father-in-law to Mark, Donna and Tim, proud grandpa to James, Chloe, Sophie


    HILTON Karen Lynne (nee Jones) Karen passed away suddenly but peacefully on the 9th of May 2022, aged 67 years. A loving wife to Allan, Devoted mum, much loved Granny, and a Friend to many. The funeral service will take place on Monday 23rd May 2022 in

  • Bert Taylor

    TAYLOR Bert Treasured memories of a very dear Dad who passed away 15 years ago today. SIMPLY THE BEST. Loved and remembered by all his family. x x x

  • Laura Lee

    LEE Laura Passed away peacefully on 1st May aged 100. Much loved Wife of the late Arthur and loving Mother to the late Brian. Laura will be sadly missed by Her family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Friday 20th May at Overdale East Chapel

  • David Houghton

    HOUGHTON David Peacefully in hospital on 3rd May 2022, aged 77 years and of Atherton. The beloved husband of the late JOYCE. A loving and much loved dad of Vivienne and Richard and cherished grandad of Jacob. DAVID will be very sadly missed by all his