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Race hate crime committed nearly every day last year - but Bolton is 'no more racist than anywhere else', say police

This Is Lancashire:

6:02am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

BOLTON is no more racist than anywhere else, police chiefs have said, despite new figures showing there was a hate crime committed nearly every day last year.

Bolton Council bows to pressure from car dealership over yellow lines on 'mad' road

3:06pm Monday 2nd March 2015

COUNCILLORS say they pushed for double yellow lines to be painted on a congested Farnworth street — only for Bolton Council to bow to pressure from a Jaguar dealership.

UPDATED: Arsonists set fire to house while elderly couple sleep inside

This Is Lancashire:

7:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

AN elderly couple were taken to hospital after their house was set on fire while they slept inside.

Bolton 'is one of the luckiest places in the UK for bingo winners'


3:53pm Friday 27th February 2015

BOLTON is the luckiest place in the North West to play bingo.

UPDATED: Residents rescued from flat after suspected arson attack at converted church

This Is Lancashire:

8:41am Friday 27th February 2015

FOUR people had to be rescued from a flat in a converted church after a suspected arson attack.

Suspected Alan Henning killer 'Jihadi John' named as British man

This Is Lancashire:

4:10pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THE masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who featured in the video of the beheading of Bolton convoy aid worker Alan Henning, has been named.

Police slammed for failing to properly research baby killer's violent history in Bolton

This Is Lancashire: MURDERER: Carl Mills who was jailed for 30 years

1:39pm Thursday 26th February 2015

POLICE and social services have come under fire for their investigations into a Bolton baby killer who murdered three generations of the same family.

Man tries to grab teenage girl in Westhoughton

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

3:41pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A TEENAGER had her arm grabbed by a stranger in a suspected attempted abduction in Westhoughton.

UPDATED: Man dies in house fire

This Is Lancashire:

9:17pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A MAN has died in a house fire.

Three-car crash shuts Belmont Road

This Is Lancashire:

8:24pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A THREE-CAR crash has closed Belmont Road.

Missing woman found safe

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

5:48pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

POLICE have found missing 77-year-old Mavis Dodd.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - February 25, 2015

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

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

Police hunt for missing dementia patient in Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

4:17pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

AN elderly woman missing from home is being sought by police.

Cash-filled balloons could land in Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

7:46pm Monday 23rd February 2015

HELIUM balloons containing cash could fall over Bolton today thanks to a generous marketing campaign by mobile casino

UPDATED: Armed gang steals £100,000 of jewellery from Daubhill shop in terrifying gun and meat cleaver raid

This Is Lancashire:

4:54pm Monday 23rd February 2015

AN armed gang burst into a Daubhill shop with a meat cleaver and a gun before snatching jewellery worth £100,000.

Jailed: 'Stupid' man who shone laser at police helicopter

This Is Lancashire:

1:19pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A "STUPID and selfish" man who shone a laser at a police helicopter after it was guided to his house has been jailed.

Scam alert: Phone con trick 'could have reached Bolton', warn police

This Is Lancashire: Police warning over telephone bank card scam

12:19pm Monday 23rd February 2015

PHONE scam targeting elderly people in Lancashire may have spread as far as Bolton, police have warned.

UKIP council candidate banned from running after Westhoughton row

This Is Lancashire: OUTCAST: Les Wareing with dog Hugo

11:03am Monday 23rd February 2015

A UKIP council candidate says he has been banned from standing at the next local elections for speaking his mind.

Career criminal who dumped widow's husband's belongings in a bin after burglary loses appeal against sentence

This Is Lancashire: APPEAL COURT: The Royal Courts of Justice in London

5:23pm Friday 20th February 2015

A "CAREER criminal" from Leigh who burgled a widow's home and dumped her dead husband's belongings in a bin has had an appeal against his sentence thrown out by top judges.

Cash and carry in Daubhill has £1,200 of food destroyed after mice infestation found

12:09pm Friday 20th February 2015

FOOD packets contaminated with mice urine and droppings were found by hygiene inspectors at a cash and carry, Bolton magistrates' heard.

UPDATED: Detectives make arrest after man thrown from BMW in second car theft in Farnworth street

This Is Lancashire:

9:42am Friday 20th February 2015

DETECTIVES investigating two car thefts in which the owners heroically tried to stop a thief escaping have made an arrest.

Mosque protester hurled racist abuse from bus roof

6:02am Friday 20th February 2015

A PROTESTOR has been convicted of shouting racist abuse from the top of a bus leaving a demonstration against a planned new mosque in Astley Bridge.

Police search for missing Vietnamese teenager

This Is Lancashire:

4:25pm Thursday 19th February 2015

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to locate a missing teenager from Vietnam, last seen in Bolton.

Pair of rubbish dumpers fined £400 after failing to pay £50 penalty notice

12:08pm Thursday 19th February 2015

TWO residents who dumped rubbish in the street have been fined £400 — after failing to pay a £50 penalty notice.

UPDATED: 'I could be dead', says shop boss after thief drives car at him

This Is Lancashire:

10:37am Thursday 19th February 2015

A BRAVE shop boss clung onto the bonnet of his car as a thief stole it and drove at him in Farnworth.

Bosses follow washing powder trail after thieves steal from food bank

6:03am Thursday 19th February 2015

TWO people have been arrested after a foodbank was burgled – and bosses followed a trail of spilled washing powder to a house.

VIDEO: Brave Farnworth shop worker tackles Christmas Day robber

This Is Lancashire:

6:59pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A BRAVE shop worker tried to tackle a callous robber armed with a metal bar who tried to raid a newsagents on Christmas Day.

Car swerves into embankment in Bradshaw Road

This Is Lancashire:

5:16pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A CAR has swerved off Bradshaw Road and gone down an embankment.

Halliwell shop owner fined £10,000 for selling illegal cigarettes

This Is Lancashire: COURT: The shop on Halliwell Road which has been selling cigarettes without health warnings.

8:02am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A SNIFFER dog found more than 3,500 cigarettes sold without health warnings hidden in the counter of a food shop in Halliwell.

'Legal high' shop re-opens - 1 mile away from where it closed 2 weeks ago

7:02am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A LEGAL high shop that closed after threats of court action has reopened just days later — one mile away.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - February 18, 2015

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

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

Man denies stabbing parent outside school gates

This Is Lancashire:

8:58am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A MAN has denied stabbing a father outside the gates of a primary school.

JAILED: Sex trafficker who brought 3 prostitutes from Europe to Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

3:48pm Monday 16th February 2015

A SEX trafficker who brought three women to Bolton to work as prostitutes has been jailed.

Police seize car from Bolton town centre for having no insurance

This Is Lancashire:

4:38pm Friday 13th February 2015

POLICE seized a car from Bolton town centre for having no insurance.

'Do not approach wanted man,' warn police

This Is Lancashire: WANTED: Karl Chadwick

3:08pm Friday 13th February 2015

ANYONE with information about wanted man Karl Chadwick has been warned not to approach him by police.

Bolton's 5 most wanted - February 11, 2015

This Is Lancashire:

5:50am Wednesday 11th February 2015

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

Thieves wreck football clubhouse on night before match

This Is Lancashire:

5:47pm Friday 6th February 2015

A FOOTBALL club was raided by vandals on the night before a match.

Cyclist knocked off bike

This Is Lancashire:

1:06pm Friday 6th February 2015

A CYCLIST has been knocked off his bike near Bolton town centre.

Missing man thought to be in Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

11:54am Friday 6th February 2015

A MAN recovering from medical treatment who has been missing since yesterday might have travelled to Bolton, police believe.

FGM is 'horrific child abuse', say police on awareness day

This Is Lancashire: (c)jonchallicom 
NSPCC launches helpline for girls in danger of female genital mutilation  (9978613)

10:22am Friday 6th February 2015

FEMALE genital mutilation is "horrific" and constitutes child abuse, according to police as they mark an international awareness day.

St Helens Road horror crash can have 'lasting positive impact'

This Is Lancashire: PRESENTATION: Tony Lloyd visiting the Bolton Council of Mosques.

9:02am Friday 6th February 2015

A HORROR crash that rocked a community could leave behind a "lasting positive impact", according to Bolton's police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd.

Criminals feed the poor: £50,000 of seized cash will fund new food bank

This Is Lancashire: THANK YOU: Supt  Andrea Jones with some of the community group representatives.

7:02am Friday 6th February 2015

A POLICE fund set up with cash obtained from criminals is to be used to help create a new food bank.

Man charged over Hajj pilgrimage holiday package allegations

This Is Lancashire: HAJJ Pilgrims at The Grand Mosque, Mecca

1:37pm Thursday 5th February 2015

A MAN has been charged with money laundering in connection with an investiagation into Hajj pilgrimage packages sold to Muslims via a TV channel.

Elderly woman who died in lorry accident identified by police

This Is Lancashire:

11:47am Thursday 5th February 2015

A WOMAN in her 90s who died after being hit by a lorry has been identified.

School's 'rigorous' new teaching system

This Is Lancashire: SYSTEM: St Gregory's Primary School, Farnworth, Bolton. (17067657)

11:03am Thursday 5th February 2015

A PRIMARY school that had its Ofsted rating lowered to "requires improvement" after a summer inspection has introduced a "rigorous" system to monitor the quality of teaching.

Armed robbery gang boss jailed for 13 years

This Is Lancashire:

10:55am Thursday 5th February 2015

A GANG ringleader who was caught in a police chase through Bolton has been jailed for 13 years and two months.

Special feature: Why is homophobic crime on the rise in Bolton?

This Is Lancashire: Bullying Victim (17274210)

6:03am Thursday 5th February 2015

HOMOPHOBIC crime more than doubled in Bolton last year.

Warning after wave of fires in Canon Slade School grounds

This Is Lancashire: Canon Slade School

5:02am Thursday 5th February 2015

A WARNING has been issued by fire chiefs after a spate of wheelie bin blazes behind a school.

£10,000 cannabis farm found in Astley Bridge flat

This Is Lancashire:

12:15pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

A CANNABIS farm worth up to £10,000 has been sniffed out at a flat in Astley Bridge.

Cars crash in Blackburn Road

This Is Lancashire: POLICE in Atherton want your help in tackling crime.

11:47am Wednesday 4th February 2015

TWO cars crashed outside the Mercedes and Citroen garages in Blackburn Road.


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