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Church lays on Christmas feast for convicts who transformed grounds

This Is Lancashire: FESTIVE: Parishioner and volunteer Dennis Shevelan with Paris Pennington from the community payback team.

6:36pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

PARISHIONERS showed the true spirit of Christmas as they laid on a festive feast for a group of criminals who have transformed their church grounds.

Police budget to be slashed by further £28 million next year

This Is Lancashire: Police on the beat in Bolton

5:10pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

POLICING in Bolton is set to be hit once again by government cuts with GMP's budget set to be slashed by a further £28 million next year.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - December 17, 2014

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

EACH week police ask for help from readers of The Bolton News to find their most wanted suspects.

UPDATED: 15 arrests and cannabis farm busted in police crackdown

This Is Lancashire:

12:30pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A CRACKDOWN targeting Bolton's most wanted saw 15 suspected criminals arrested and a cannabis farm in Deane unearthed.

Police trying to trace family of dead Bolton man

This Is Lancashire: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

7:18pm Monday 15th December 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in tracing the next of kin of a Bolton man.

Man bottled in Breightmet pub attack

This Is Lancashire:

6:33pm Monday 15th December 2014

A MAN was attacked with a bottle in the toilets of a Breightmet pub in the early hours of Saturday.

Scam warning chain e-mail is a hoax, say fraud investigators

This Is Lancashire:

4:34pm Monday 15th December 2014

A CHAIN email warning about a postal scam that could leave you £315 out of pocket is a hoax, fraud investigators say.

Conservative club treasurer and son charged over £100,000 fraud probe

This Is Lancashire:

4:09pm Monday 15th December 2014

A CONSERVATIVE club treasurer has been charged with defrauding it out of more than £100,000.

Horse in road brings Little Lever traffic to standstill

This Is Lancashire:

4:47pm Sunday 14th December 2014

A HORSE lying in the road caused traffic chaos in Little Lever this afternoon.

'The most loving, generous and thoughtful man' - ex pays tribute to murdered Farnworth handyman

This Is Lancashire:

7:04pm Friday 12th December 2014

HE was the local handyman murdered two days before his birthday.

UPDATED: Farnworth mechanic jailed for life for murdering friend in bitter family dispute

This Is Lancashire:

3:03pm Friday 12th December 2014

A MECHANIC who murdered his friend over a bitter family dispute has been jailed for life.

Teenage girl's firefighter death arson case adjourned

This Is Lancashire: Fire crews battle the blaze which claimed the life of Stephen Hunt

1:46pm Friday 12th December 2014

A TEENAGE girl from Bolton accused of starting a fire which killed a firefighter has had her case adjourned.

Ex-girlfriend of violent thug who murdered World War Two veteran spared jail

This Is Lancashire: Murderer Daniel Crompton who has been jailed for life

10:26am Thursday 11th December 2014

A MUM whose thug boyfriend murdered a World War Two veteran has been spared jail.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - December 10, 2014

This Is Lancashire:

10:09am Wednesday 10th December 2014

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

Man found dead at Egerton home

This Is Lancashire: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

5:18pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A MAN has been found dead at his home in Egerton today.

Heaton man reported missing

This Is Lancashire:

5:04pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A HEATON man has been reported missing.

UPDATED: Dog walker in coma and critical after 'vicious' assault by unknown attacker

This Is Lancashire:

2:29pm Monday 8th December 2014

A DOG walker was left in a coma after being brutally attacked in Farnworth.

Racing drivers jailed after horror crash that killed young couple

This Is Lancashire:

4:47pm Thursday 4th December 2014

A FARNWORTH man has been jailed after he raced another man on the East Lancs Road before both cars ploughed into another vehicle, killing a young couple.

'Vicious' robbers batter man and leave him with fractured skull - for the sake of £14

This Is Lancashire:

3:01pm Thursday 4th December 2014

ROBBERS left a man with a fractured skull and stole £14 after viciously attacking him in the street in Farnworth.

Woman wanted after Little Lever cider robbery

This Is Lancashire:

9:43am Thursday 4th December 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting for a woman who robbed a convenience store in Little Lever.

30 years on and still no justice for murdered schoolgirl

This Is Lancashire: Lisa Hession

8:30am Thursday 4th December 2014

A MOTHER has spoken of the hope that the murderer of her teenage daughter will one day be caught.

Danger drug warning after brothers die from 'overdose'

This Is Lancashire: Torin Lakeman, aged 19, and Jacques Lakeman, aged 20

8:02am Thursday 4th December 2014

TWO brothers found dead in a room above a Stoneclough pub are thought to have taken a lethal dose of a dangerous new batch of the drug MDMA.

Little Lever teenager charged over child sex grooming probe

This Is Lancashire: Bury Magistrates Court

2:24pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A TEENAGER from Little Lever has been charged in relation to a child sex grooming investigation in Oldham and Rochdale.

Man exposes himself to 15-year-old schoolgirl in street

This Is Lancashire: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

1:50pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL was left shaken after a man exposed himself to her in the street.

Couple rescued from bedroom window after 'arson attack'

This Is Lancashire:

12:44pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A YOUNG couple were trapped upstairs in their burning flat this morning after a suspected arson attack.

Tributes to brothers found dead above Stoneclough pub

This Is Lancashire:

12:36pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to two brothers found dead above a Stoneclough pub.

UPDATED: Police seize £3,000 and cannabis in Halliwell drugs raid

This Is Lancashire:

10:09am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

CHRISTMAS could be cancelled for a suspected drug dealer after police carried out a string of raids across Halliwell yesterday.

Bolton man arrested in £10 million international money laundering probe

This Is Lancashire:

4:59pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A BOLTON man has been arrested by police probing a £10 million international money laundering operation.

Bolton man charged over assault on plane to Portugal

This Is Lancashire: A Monarch Airlines jet

1:29pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A DISTURBANCE on a plane bound for Portugal has led to a Bolton man being charged.

Pub deaths 'non-suspicious', say police

This Is Lancashire:

10:49am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

THE deaths of two men found in rooms above a pub in Stoneclough yesterday afternoon are not being treated as suspicious by police.

Two men found dead at pub

This Is Lancashire:

5:22pm Monday 1st December 2014

TWO men have been found dead in accommodation above a pub in Stoneclough.

5 students report rapes in just 3 months

This Is Lancashire:

8:16am Monday 1st December 2014

FIVE students reported being raped in Bolton in the space of just three months.

UPDATED: Severe train delays after cable damage

This Is Lancashire:

8:06am Monday 1st December 2014

PASSENGERS are being warned of severe delays between Bolton and Manchester this morning after cables were damaged near Salford Crescent.

UPDATED: Horrified children see dad stabbed three times outside gates of primary school

This Is Lancashire:

5:07pm Friday 28th November 2014

CHILDREN looked on in horror as a dad was stabbed three times outside the gates of a primary school.

Man charged over Westhoughton motorbike crash

This Is Lancashire:

3:10pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A DRIVER has been charged over a crash in Westhoughton that left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

20-year-old man admits theft

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Magistrates' Court

3:02pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has admitted a theft and breaching a community order by failing to attend arranged unpaid work.

Inconsistencies in GMP investigations of serious sexual assaults, report finds

This Is Lancashire: Hunt for man called off

2:49pm Thursday 27th November 2014

SEXUAL offences are not always investigated properly by Greater Manchester because of a lack of staff in the unit, a report has found.

Robber who stabbed victim 10 times before stealing £9 freed after 8 years in jail

This Is Lancashire: The pedestrian crossing at Bolton bus station, where the accident happened. Picture from Google Maps.

4:35pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A ROBBER who knifed a man 10 times before stealing £9 from him at Bolton bus station has been freed after spending eight years behind bars.

Ear-biting man and brother jailed for robbery rampage

This Is Lancashire:

1:19pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A PAIR of brothers who carried out terrifying knifepoint raids on two Bolton shops have been jailed.

Lurking man who tried to open front door of Farnworth house caught on CCTV

This Is Lancashire:

12:44pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A LURKING man police suspect of casing out a Farnworth house tried to open the front door.

Security van carrying 'huge amount of money' raided by men armed with petrol-powered disc cutter

This Is Lancashire: Marks and Spencer at Middlebrook

4:07pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A SECURITY van carrying "a huge sum of money" was raided by men armed with a disc cutter at Middlebrook retail park. 

Bolton's 4 most wanted - November 25, 2014

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A HUMAN trafficking suspect is being hunted by police.

Crane collapses at Wayoh reservoir

This Is Lancashire:

2:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A CRANE has collapsed during drain work at the Wayoh reservoir near Edgworth.

18th century Westhoughton pub 'in danger of falling down' could be demolished to make way for dementia care facility

This Is Lancashire: Red Lion pub in Wigan Road, Westhoughton

9:17pm Monday 24th November 2014

A PROPOSAL to demolish an 18th century pub will be "heart-breaking but essential" because the building is "falling down".

Attempted robber slams woman's head into wall as he tries to snatch handbag

This Is Lancashire:

3:54pm Monday 24th November 2014

A ROBBERY attempt saw a woman's head repeatedly slammed into a wall by a man who fled empty-handed after trying to snatch her handbag. 

UPDATED: Gunmen open fire on Little Hulton house in 'targeted' attack

This Is Lancashire:

12:04pm Friday 21st November 2014

GUNMEN opened fire on a house in Little Hulton on Thursday night in what police are describing as a targeted attack.

UPDATED: Motorcyclist hurled 15 metres in Haulgh crash

This Is Lancashire:

11:32am Friday 21st November 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was hurled 15 metres from his bike after crashing into a van in The Haulgh this morning.

Canon Slade sex suspect teacher rebailed

This Is Lancashire: Canon Slade School

6:06pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A TEACHER under arrest for inciting sexual activity with a child has been rebailed.

10 laptops worth £3,000 stolen from music room at Kearsley Academy

This Is Lancashire: An example of the laptops stolen from Kearsley Academy

4:30pm Thursday 20th November 2014

VANDALS stole 10 laptops from a Bolton school and caused £3,000 worth of damage in the process.

Man charged with taking pictures up women's skirts in New Look

This Is Lancashire:

11:41am Thursday 20th November 2014

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of taking photographs up women's skirts in New Look in Bolton town centre.

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