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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 Amazon.com

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.

Drug addict who stole £10,000 of goods from his mum has jail sentence cut

This Is Lancashire: Driver lied about insurance

11:45am Friday 10th October 2014

A DRUG addict who stole nearly £10,000 of valuables from his mother to fund his habit has had his jail sentence cut.

Superfit widower's goal to run 100 marathons to help him cope with death of wife

This Is Lancashire:

8:23am Friday 10th October 2014

A GRIEVING widower set himself the mammoth challenge of running 100 marathons when his wife was dying of breast cancer.

Tonge Moor man wanted by police a week after being released from prison

This Is Lancashire:

8:19am Friday 10th October 2014

A TONGE Moor man is being hunted by police just a week after being released from prison.

Pictured: Mystery large owl in Halliwell

This Is Lancashire:

8:11am Friday 10th October 2014

A MYSTERY cat-attacking giant owl which has been terrorising residents may have been caught on camera by an eagle-eyed bystander.

Two charged after series of raids across Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

5:42pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A MAN and a woman have been charged after a series of raids across Bolton.

Planning chiefs 'not doing enough to resolve neighbour disputes', says councillor

This Is Lancashire:

9:02am Thursday 9th October 2014

PLANNING chiefs have come under fire for not doing enough to sort out bitter neighbourly disputes over proposed developments.

12-year-old girl rescued from roof of house in Atherton

This Is Lancashire: House fire in Halliwell

8:53am Thursday 9th October 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was rescued by firefighters from the roof of a house in Atherton.

Haul of stolen jewellery seized from Bolton town centre shop

This Is Lancashire:

12:43pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A HAUL of stolen jewellery has been seized from a shop in Bolton town centre.

10 arrested in raids across Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

12:17pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TEN people have been arrested in a series of raids across Bolton.

15,000 people sign Bolton MP's petition calling for Premier League to pump more cash into grass roots football

This Is Lancashire:

11:45am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN MP’s petition calling for more Premier League cash to be pumped into children’s football has attracted 15,000 signatures in just four months.

Teenage boy hit by car in Breightmet

This Is Lancashire: Boy hit by car on way to school

7:50pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was hit by car in Breightmet.

11-year-old boy hit by car in Halliwell Road

This Is Lancashire: Police continue hunt after stabbing

7:16pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN 11-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car in Halliwell Road.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - October 8, 2014

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

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

Thieves wreck work of volunteers at Westhoughton station

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

ORNAMENTS donated to volunteers who have transformed a derelict railway station over the last 18 months have been stolen.

Travelling showmen want to make permanent home in Westhoughton

This Is Lancashire:

9:45am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A TRAVELLING showmen’s site in Westhoughton has applied for permission to make the camp a permanent fixture.

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