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'More women in cabinet? They can make the tea', says Bolton's first UKIP councillor

6:00am Tue 22 Jul 14

BOLTON’S first UKIP councillor has refused to apologise for posting derogatory comments about women on his…

Cause of Clarendon Primary School fire unknown - but arson not ruled out

4:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

THE results of an investigation into the cause of a massive fire which destroyed a 128-year-old primary school…

Firefighters end eight days of strike action

6:25pm Tue 22 Jul 14

FIREFIGHTERS in Bolton will finish eight consecutive days of strike action today.

Watching flash mob video 'makes me choke up with pride', says organiser

6:10pm Tue 22 Jul 14

WATCHING the video of the Bolton's Got Soul flash mob makes the "organiser choke up with pride".

Doctor who raped 11-year-old girl fails to clear his name

4:58pm Tue 22 Jul 14

AN Altincham doctor who raped and sexually assaulted a vulnerable 11-year-old girl has failed to clear his name.

Oliver Wotherspoon on TV again tonight as he builds another 'Hobbit' house

4:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

OLIVER Wotherspoon and his firm Bolton-based Cool Canvas are celebrating their most rewarding project to…

Thug raped teenager at gunpoint after she didn't reply to his text message

1:44pm Tue 22 Jul 14

A RAPIST forced himself on a teenager at gunpoint after getting angry because she did not reply to his text…

Farnworth couple prove you're never too old to find love

1:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

THEY say it is never too late to find love — and for pensioners John Walkden and Joan Williams it was well worth…

Hit-and-run victim still critical after crash that threw him 50 feet along Wigan Road

1:05pm Tue 22 Jul 14

A MAN who was thrown 50 feet after being hit by a car which was being pursued by police is still in a critical…

Halliwell Post Office closed for 3 weeks due to 'technical problem'

12:53pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ENGINEERS will try to resolve a long standing “technical problem" at Halliwell Post Office which has forced the…


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