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Town centre wasteland could become student flats

This Is Lancashire:

8:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PATCH of town centre wasteland could be transformed into a 140-bed student accommodation block.

Heart transplant saves Darcy Lever dad's life

This Is Lancashire:

11:55am Friday 15th August 2014

A MONTH ago, Michael Taylor’s future was bleak.

Two Bank Top beers named among best in UK

This Is Lancashire:

10:47am Thursday 14th August 2014

One of Bolton’s most popular brewers has added two more awards to its glittering list of accolades.

One of Bolton's oldest residents dies at 103

This Is Lancashire:

9:45am Thursday 14th August 2014

ELIZABETH Bradshaw was born two years before the Titanic sank and vividly recalled the moment the Allies had won World War One.

Who is the creepy face in the window? Another 'ghostly' sighting at pub

This Is Lancashire:

6:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THERE has been yet another "ghostly" sighting at Bolton’s spookiest pub.

Suspected condom thief appears in court

This Is Lancashire: Youngsters get condom wallets in run-up to Valentine’s Day

5:09pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A MAN suspected of stealing condoms from a chemist has appeared in court.

Family pays tribute at funeral of brave cancer mum

This Is Lancashire:

9:36am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FRIENDS, family and Bolton Hospice staff members said farewell to a brave mum-of-two who lost her five-year battle with cancer.

Chorley Old Road closed after crash involving two cars and van

This Is Lancashire: Police car

7:26pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CRASH involving three vehicles temporarily closed Chorley Old Road.

Town council votes against fracking in Westhoughton

This Is Lancashire: Herefordshire Council "won't be influenced by Goverment" over fracking debate

1:53pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ATTEMPTS to carry out fracking in Westhoughton will be opposed by its town council.

JAILED: Thug who punched, kicked, bit and headbutted girlfriend in row over benefits

This Is Lancashire:

8:33am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A MAN who punched, kicked, bit, headbutted and threatened to kill his girlfriend in two separate attacks has been jailed.

Beer cans and wine bottles should have health warning, says top Bolton doctor

This Is Lancashire:

8:24am Tuesday 12th August 2014

HEALTH warnings on beer cans and wine bottles would educate the public about the harm of drinking, according to a leading Bolton consultant.

Thousands sign up to save lives

This Is Lancashire:

8:08am Tuesday 12th August 2014

MORE than 2,500 people have Signed Up To Save Lives.

Horwich bookshop owners blame Bolton Council as they close and move to Felixstowe

This Is Lancashire:

7:56am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE owner of a bookshop which is ending its 15-year stay in Horwich has accused Bolton Council of not doing enough to support businesses.

Breightmet 89-year-old shouted 'I will bloody kill you' before stabbing neighbour in neck, court told

This Is Lancashire:

5:32pm Monday 11th August 2014

A PENSIONER stabbed his neighbour in the neck after twice shouting “I will bloody kill you” in a confrontation outside their homes, a court heard.

Proud Harwood teacher gets Arctic Star medal on behalf of her late father

This Is Lancashire:

9:58am Monday 11th August 2014

A PROUD teacher from Harwood has secured an Arctic Star medal on behalf of her late father who endured horrifying conditions serving in the Navy.

Comic show coming to Bolton on Sunday

This Is Lancashire:

9:08am Monday 11th August 2014

DARTH Vader and a life-sized Dalek could be appearing in Bolton as part of an exciting new comic book show.

Fire service strikes to continue for next eight days

This Is Lancashire: Fire Brigades Union announces new wave of strikes

8:54am Saturday 9th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS will go on strike for three hours today over pensions — and will continue their industrial action for eight days.

Hundreds watch British Transplant Games opening ceremony in Victoria Square

This Is Lancashire:

9:12am Friday 8th August 2014

HUNDREDS of people packed into Victoria Square to welcome The British Transplant Games to Bolton with a sparkling opening ceremony.

Lanes closed on M60 every day last year – but M61 fared better

This Is Lancashire: TRAFFIC HELL: The M61 is closed, but traffic queuing on the bridge to get onto it

1:15pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THERE was a lane closure on the M60 every day last year, according to figures obtained using the Freedom of Information Act.

British Transplant Games - Opening ceremony and Day 1

This Is Lancashire:

10:05am Thursday 7th August 2014

Live updates from the British Transplant Games, which started in Bolton today.

Pizza firm picks up litter in Westhoughton

This Is Lancashire:

8:38am Thursday 7th August 2014

A PIZZA company in Westhoughton carried out a litter pick in the town’s beauty spots.

South African man found dead in Radcliffe

This Is Lancashire: Police - zxc

8:21am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE family of a South African man who died in Radcliffe last weekend is being traced by police.

Bolton dentist completes mammoth 150-mile bike ride in one day

This Is Lancashire:

8:15am Thursday 7th August 2014

A PARTNER of one of Bolton’s most successful dental firms has completed a mammoth 150-mile bike ride in just one day.

Fire engine ordered to incident in Bolton - from station 100 miles away in Carlisle

This Is Lancashire: The new fire control centre in  Warrington

6:46pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE fire service's new Warrington control centre tried to send a crew from Carlisle to a blaze in Bolton — a 200-mile round trip.

Metro Salvage bosses to star in reality TV show

This Is Lancashire:

1:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MEET the Scrappers... that’s Terry and Lyndsay Walker who are set to become stars of their own reality TV show.

Gran wins battle to have tenants removed from 'disgusting' Tonge Moor house

This Is Lancashire:

12:15pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A GRANDMOTHER has won a battle to have the “disgusting house” next door to her cleared up and its tenants removed.

Van overturns in Ringley

This Is Lancashire:

9:09am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A VAN has overturned after hitting a tree in Ringley.

Motorcyclist suffers broken shoulder in Astley Bridge crash

This Is Lancashire: Police continue hunt after stabbing

11:10am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was left with a dislocated and broken shoulder in a crash in Blackburn Road last night.

Skip outside Bolton house torched in arson attack

This Is Lancashire: House fire in Halliwell

11:07am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A SKIP was set alight in an arson attack outside a house in Bolton.

Thieves attended church service to plan theft of sound system, says priest

This Is Lancashire:

9:44am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A CHURCH had a £5,000 sound system stolen by thieves — who planned the theft during a service.

Bolton falls silent to remember 9,200 who died in World War One

This Is Lancashire:

7:31pm Monday 4th August 2014

BOLTON fell silent to remember the 9,200 soldiers from the town who lost their lives in World War One — on the centenary of the start of the conflict.

Body found in quarry in Egerton

This Is Lancashire:

1:01pm Monday 4th August 2014

A MAN’S body has been found in a quarry in Egerton.

M61 crash near East Lancs Road leaves two women fighting for their lives

This Is Lancashire: Police continue hunt after stabbing

8:53am Monday 4th August 2014

TWO women were left with life-threatening injuries after the car they were travelling in smashed through a safety barrier on the M61.

'Rape' alleyway 'should be gated off', say businesses

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

AN alleyway where a teenager was allegedly raped is not safe and should be “gated off”, according to nearby businesses.

Darcy Lever 'plagued by flies' as fly-tippers dump rubbish in vacant garden

This Is Lancashire:

11:54am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A NEGLECTED Bolton at Home property in Darcy Lever has forced neighbours to endure sweltering weather to avoid being swarmed by flies.

Dentist ready for 150-mile bike ride

This Is Lancashire:

11:16am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A PARTNER of one of Bolton’s most successful dental firms has set himself the mammoth challenge of cycling 150 miles in one day.

Bolton to remember 9,200 of town's soldiers who died in World War One

This Is Lancashire:

12:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

ONE hundred years ago this weekend, a global conflict that claimed the lives of 9,200 Bolton soldiers broke out.

Breightmet dad's skydive for tragic meningitis baby

This Is Lancashire:

11:20am Friday 1st August 2014

A FATHER whose baby daughter died six years ago from meningitis has taken to the skies for charity.

War hero awarded Arctic Star medal posthumously for braving 'horrendous' conditions in World War Two

This Is Lancashire:

7:15pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WAR hero who braved “horrendous” conditions in the Arctic Ocean for 18 months has been honoured posthumously.

UPDATED: Teenager raped in alleyway behind pub in Bolton town centre

This Is Lancashire:

6:37pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TEENAGE girl was raped in a back alley behind a pub in Bolton town centre, police said.

PICTURED: 'Loveable giant' left fighting for his life after Chorley New Road attack

This Is Lancashire:

2:29pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THIS is the “loveable giant” who was brutally attacked in the street while walking his dog.

UPDATED: Japanese ghosthunters to investigate 'haunted' Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub

This Is Lancashire:

2:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A JAPANESE film crew and team of ghosthunters are set to descend this weekend on what they believe is Bolton’s most haunted pub.

Mum and two daughters abused by men on train

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

1:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A GROUP of men hurled abuse at a mother and her two daughters on a train through Bolton.

UPDATED: Pane of glass falls 10 feet onto shopper in main entrance of Harwood Morrisons

This Is Lancashire:

8:26pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PANE of glass fell on a stunned shopper as he was standing in the entrance to the Morrisons supermarket in Harwood.

Vicious attack on man with learning difficulties in Tyldesley

This Is Lancashire: Police - zxc

3:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A VICIOUS thug repeatedly hit a man with severe learning difficulties in the head with a metal bar in Tyldesley.

'Only developers can solve Bolton's housing crisis', says councillor

This Is Lancashire: CONCERN Cllr David Chadwick

3:21pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOLTON has thousands of empty properties — but only big developers can solve the town’s housing crisis, according to a leading councillor.

Former Clarendon Primary School will be demolished this week after mystery fire

This Is Lancashire:

2:39pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PRIMARY school building — destroyed in a mystery blaze — is set to be bulldozed this week.

Proud Edgworth grandad gets MBE at Buckingham Palace

This Is Lancashire:

9:29am Wednesday 30th July 2014

“IT’S bigger than Disney, grandad is King, but grandma is not Queen because they have already got one.”

Breightmet mum wins £200,000 on National Lottery

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MUM was left “in a daze” after she scooped nearly £200,000 in a Lotto draw.

Bolton's fifth female vicar is appointed at special service

This Is Lancashire:

10:15am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE fifth female vicar in Bolton Parish Church’s history was welcomed to the town in a special licensing service.


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