From the Evening News, October 10, 1992 - MAJOR changes to a long-awaited motorway link road will "maroon" a huge area of Bolton and leave car commuters fuming, council officials claim.

Draft plans for the controversial M6/M61 link were finally unveiled this week after months of silence. Under the proposals a new dual carriageway will sweep beneath the Chequerbent roundabout near Westhoughton and use the A58 road up to junction five at Hunger Hill to link up with the M61.

But Bolton Council claims this will lead to Hunger Hill being turned into a cul-de-sac without a direct route to Wigan and the A6, and car commuters from Westhoughton being forced to use junction four at Horwich or junction six at Over Hulton to gain access to the M61 because no new road is planned at junction five.


From the Evening News,

October 9, 1977

A 16-years old schoolboy received a standing ovation at the Tory Party conference today after a speech in which he called for economic freedom. William Hague, from South Yorkshire, spoke with clarity, fervour and political skill, writes our Political Correspondent. William hammered the promised land offered by Mr Callaghan - "which must rank as the most miserable and horrible which has been offered to the British people."


From the Evening News,

October 10, 1952

THE death-roll in the Harrow and Wealdstone triple train disaster rose today to 107, with the recovery of 12 more bodies from the now diminishing pile of wreckage.

EARL Alexander, Minister of Defence, today told the 4,000 delegates attending the Conservative Party conference that Britain could not possibly meet its commitments all over the world with any shorter period of National Service.


From the Evening News,

October 10, 1902

CYCLING NOTES: Who has not reviled his puncture outfit at some time or another? The tube of solution has been found to be nothing but a leaden case, of which the contents have vanished; or the rubber has been found so dry as to be useless for repair purposes; and the spare valve rubbers with which it was sought to renovate some leaky, troublesome valve proved to be worse than those in use. The obvious lesson is that repair outfits require periodical examination.

However, it may sound too good to be true, but one of the largest firms of cycle and tyre manufacturers has begun to market a simple repair patch. All that is necessary is to pull it out of your pouch, and, removing a strip of paper on the face of the prepared patch, put it on the aperture. Clean, quick, effective.