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UPDATED: Fire crews tackle flat blaze in Horwich

This Is Lancashire:

8:43am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIRE crews are battling a blaze in a flat in Horwich.

Burglars ransack devastated Farnworth man's house

This Is Lancashire:

3:49pm Monday 27th October 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a house in Farnworth, stealing watches, a camera and cash.

UPDATED: Jogger dies after collapsing in Chorley New Road

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

1:40pm Monday 27th October 2014

A JOGGER collapsed while out running last night and later died in hospital.

UPDATED: Sharples School teacher admits wanting to fight with ISIS terrorists in Syria

This Is Lancashire:

10:52am Monday 27th October 2014

A SCIENCE teacher has admitted making plans to abandon his family life and join ISIS in Syria.

Wanted: Little Hulton shop raider

This Is Lancashire:

10:01am Monday 27th October 2014

A SUSPECTED thief who failed to show up at court is being hunted by police.

Stepfather of tragic Jade Lomas-Anderson recalls his last kiss goodbye before she was killed by dogs in Atherton

This Is Lancashire:

6:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GRIEF stricken stepfather kissed his "ideal daughter" goodbye the last time he saw her – before she was killed by a pack of savage dogs.

Jade Lomas-Anderson inquest: Owner of dogs which killed schoolgirl fails to attend court after being taken to hospital

This Is Lancashire: Jade Anderson

2:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE inquest of a schoolgirl mauled to death by a pack of dogs was delayed by the animals' owner being taken to hospital this morning.

Two drivers taken to hospital after Walkden crash

This Is Lancashire: The Royal Bolton Hospital

8:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO drivers were taken to hospital after their cars crashed into each other in Walkden.

Thornleigh Salesian College flooded after burst water main

This Is Lancashire: House fire in Halliwell

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCHOOL flooded yesterday after a water main burst.

Confusing diversion signs send pub customers on five-mile wild goose chase

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

“FARCICAL” road signs are diverting drivers on a detour of five-and-a-half-miles which leads them to a closed road.

Husband raises £30,000 by completing THREE Ironman triathlons

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A THREE times Ironman competitor has raised more than £10,000 charity.

JAILED: Multiple sclerosis sufferer who stabbed estranged wife six times in Farnworth before turning knife on himself

This Is Lancashire:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer stabbed his estranged wife six times in the back after confronting her outside the school she worked at because he “wanted to kill himself in front of her”.

Metal 'toy store' shed stolen from toddlers' group

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS scrap metal thieves have stolen a shed and play equipment from a toddler group.

Residents landed with £3,000 court bill after dumping rubbish outside their own homes

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE residents received court charges of nearly £3,000 — after leaving rubbish piled up in their own street.

Student has face slashed in attempted robbery

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOCKED student had his face slashed in an attempted robbery in a park in Farnworth.

Wife dies four years after husband had heart transplant

This Is Lancashire:

11:33am Monday 20th October 2014

THE wife of a transplant patient has died, four years after her husband got a new heart.

Man gets £900 bill for spitting chewing gum on pavement

This Is Lancashire: Chewing gum on the pavement in Oxford Street, Bolton town centre

11:20am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who spat his chewing gum on to the pavement outside Bolton College has been landed with a court bill of nearly £900.

Robber threatens betting shop staff with gun

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

8:47am Monday 20th October 2014

A ROBBER fled empty handed after trying to hold up an Atherton betting shop at gunpoint on Friday.

Police hunt man after woman threatened at gunpoint in Tonge Moor

This Is Lancashire:

8:42am Monday 20th October 2014

A HUNT is on for a man on-the-run after a woman was threatened at gunpoint in Tonge Moor.

VIDEO: Watchdog's investigation into 'unlawful arrest' by Bolton police officer reopened

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A BOLTON police officer is being investigated by the IPCC for allegations that he unlawfully arrested a doctor at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protest.

Pensioner gets 100ft thrill ride in Victoria Square

This Is Lancashire:

11:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

A THRILL-seeking pensioner who was out shopping was hoisted 100ft into the air on a firefighter’s aerial platform in Victoria Square.

Crime spree gang jailed for 24 years

This Is Lancashire:

3:03pm Friday 17th October 2014

A GANG responsible for a crime spree in Leigh and Warrington have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

Crime rises across region - and 'cuts are to blame'

This Is Lancashire: IMPROVING: Overall crime has dropped by almost two per cent in West Yorkshire

9:57am Friday 17th October 2014

A RISE in crime across the region shows government policing cuts are putting people at risk, Bolton’s police and crime commissioner has claimed.

Pervert scout assistant caught with pre-teen sex book when group leader looked at his Kindle

This Is Lancashire: The Amazon Kindle, From

4:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A SCOUT group assistant was rumbled by his leader for having a book detailing sex with pre-teen girls on an Amazon Kindle.

Guilty: Racing drivers who crashed in Blackburn Road

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Crown Court

11:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO men accused of racing each other in Blackburn Road have been found guilty of dangerous driving.

Thugs jump out of van and attack man with metal bar

This Is Lancashire:

10:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

A PEDESTRIAN was punched and threatened by metal bar-wielding thugs who jumped out of a van and robbed him.

WANTED: Man jailed for assault

This Is Lancashire:

9:38am Thursday 16th October 2014

A HUNT is on for a man released from prison after serving jail time for a serious assault.

VIDEO: Man who claimed he was waving novelty rubber penis found guilty of indecent exposure

This Is Lancashire:

9:37am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN who claimed he waved a novelty rubber penis at his neighbour has been found guilty of indecent exposure.

European-style recycling surcharge should be imposed on cans and bottles, says councillor

This Is Lancashire: City to introduce kerbside glass collection

9:26am Thursday 16th October 2014

SHOPS in Bolton should impose surcharges on cans and bottles that consumers get back when they take empties to be recycled, a town councillor has claimed.

No police brutality at Barton Moss anti-fracking demonstration camp, according to report

This Is Lancashire: Police at Barton Moss

8:59am Thursday 16th October 2014

CLAIMS of police brutality at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protest have not been substantiated, a report from an independent panel has found.

Drug dealer hid guns in microwave

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

GUNS stashed in a microwave, drugs worth £5,500 and nearly £30,000 in cash were uncovered when police raided a flat.

Speeding crash driver 'was racing another car'

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Crown Court

10:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SPEEDING driver who is accused of racing another car in Blackburn Road had just collected his younger cousin from a mosque during Ramadhan.

£2.4 million seized from Bolton criminals over past 5 years

This Is Lancashire: Cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act

9:34am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CRIMINALS in Bolton have had £2.4 million seized from them over the past five years, according to new figures.

How civilians are helping police spend more time on the beat

This Is Lancashire:

9:07am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ACROSS Bolton, nine full-time civilians are helping police officers spend more time on the beat.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - October 15, 2014

This Is Lancashire:

9:03am Wednesday 15th October 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

Award for star GCSE student

This Is Lancashire:

8:43am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A STAR GCSE student has scooped a prestigious award and a £200 book token from Westhoughton Rotary Club.

'I don't want to grow up', says flashing suspect who claims he was playing prank with novelty rubber penis

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SUSPECTED flasher who claims his neighbour mistook a rubber replica for his real penis said he was joking and does not “want to grow up”.

VIDEO: Bike used in drive-by shooting was 'stolen from house in Bolton'

This Is Lancashire:

5:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MOTORBIKE used in a drive-by shooting at a popular bar in Manchester city centre could have been stolen in a burglary in Bolton, police have revealed.

Sex attacker cried and apologised as he raped woman in Queens Park

This Is Lancashire:

4:39pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A RAPIST paused to cry and apologise to his victim during a horrific sex attack in Queens Park.

Bolton transplant patients back 'opt-out' organ donor system

This Is Lancashire:

8:49am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TRANSPLANT patients in Bolton have given their support to an “opt-out” system of organ donation.

Houghton Weavers to get Westhoughton's prized civic award

This Is Lancashire:

8:41am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A POPULAR folk group from Westhoughton is to receive the town’s treasured civic award.

Council awards grants to senior citizens charities

This Is Lancashire: Westhoughton Town Hall

9:22pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO charities for elderly people in Westhoughton have received funding boosts.

Raiders held man to ransom in his home - but were caught when they phoned victim's parents

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

RAIDERS who held a man to ransom in his home were caught after calling their victim’s parents — who promptly rang the police.

Motorbike death crash film wins awards

This Is Lancashire:

9:54am Monday 13th October 2014

A Bolton police officer whose father died in a motorbike accident has scooped two awards for a film he made to raise awareness of the dangers of riding while tired.

'I wish my dad had been jailed', says daughter of Bolton's most notorious drugs baron

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

THE daughter of an infamous Bolton drugs baron gunned down in his flat 13 years ago says she wishes police had managed to throw him in jail.

Bolton MP wins award for raising awareness of sleep apnoea

This Is Lancashire: MP Julie Hilling

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A BOLTON MP has won a national road safety award for raising awareness of sleep apnoea.

Super-fan with world's largest Doctor Who collection to visit Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

IAN O’Brien used to watch Doctor Who with his parents as a child and was ecstatic when they treated him to a yellow Dalek toy.

Mental health detention suite 'saves police 400 hours per month'

This Is Lancashire: One in ten in town have mental health problems

8:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A SPECIALIST mental health detention suite is saving Bolton police up to 400 hours of officers’ time every month, it has been claimed.

Man wanted for assault of woman

This Is Lancashire:

4:28pm Friday 10th October 2014

A MAN suspected of assaulting a woman is wanted on recall to prison.

Probe after fires started at Little Lever park three nights in a row

This Is Lancashire:

12:31pm Friday 10th October 2014

A PARK in Little Lever has been targeted by suspected arsonists three nights in a row.


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