Fri, 25th Apr 2014

Bolton News

£7,000 fine for mice-infested Daubhill shop where food was gnawed by rats

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Barkat Food Store Bolton in Derby Street, Daubhill, had a catalogue of hygiene problems.

A MICE-INFESTED store has been fined £7,000 for after a damning inspection revealed a catalogue of hygiene problems.

Couples fled restaurant without paying £120 bill

8:10am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Baci in Arthur Lane, Harwood

TWO couples spent the evening wining and dining at a Bolton restaurant — but when it came to paying the £120 bill, they scarpered in a waiting taxi.

Prestons staff 'could take gold from tin'

8:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Prestons of Bolton

THE employee accused of stealing nearly £30,000 from a Bolton jeweller told a court he flagged up several discrepancies when cashing up each day but it was “ignored” on the advice of a senior staff member.

Hotel boss was sacked 'because she made allegations about fellow directors'

7:50am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Jan Hampton

THE former manager of a hotel has told a tribunal she was dismissed after she made allegations about fellow directors.

Flower stall owner 'spoiled wedding day'

7:40am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Newlyweds Joel Leigh and Lindsay Devonport

THE parents of a newly-wed bride have hit out at the owner of a chain of floristry market stalls who vanished after they paid for flowers for their daughter’s big day but did not supply the blooms.

Albert Halls panto cast revealed

7:30am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Aston Dobson

THE all-star line-up of this year’s pantomime at The Albert Halls has been revealed.

Little Lever residents angry as 'tatty old fencing' is still not removed

7:20am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: The offending fencing at the back of Ainsworth Road

NEIGHBOURS living close to the site of a new Tesco in Little Lever are still waiting for tatty old fencing at the edge of their gardens to be removed.

Sci-fi event to be held in Bolton town centre

7:10am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Darth Vader

DARTH Vader will be the star guest at a science fiction event at The Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton town centre.

Leigh family's pride in son who died in Hillsborough disaster

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Liverpool fan Carl Brown

A FAMILY have told the inquest into the deaths of 96 football fans at Hillsborough 25 years ago of their pride in their son.

'How I solved the problem of my uneven breasts'

6:30am Friday 25th April 2014

The Bolton News: Laura Peacock with a model of her own uneven breasts

LAURA Peacock always knew she was different.

UPDATED: Reebok Stadium to be renamed Macron Stadium

10:36am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The Reebok Stadium

THE Reebok Stadium is to be renamed the Macron Stadium.

Kearsley man charged with stealing from murdered teenager's grave

9:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Andrew Holland

A KEARSLEY man charged with stealing ornaments and a soft toy from a grave has appeared before magistrates.

Macron who? Bolton Wanderers' new stadium sponsor is one of Europe’s top sportswear companies

10:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The Macron logo with Bolton Wanderers' club badge.

THE new sponsors of Bolton Wanderers, Macron SPA, are an Italian sportswear company based in Crespellano, Bologna.

Timeline: A history of the Reebok Stadium

10:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: It will cost three per cent more for most season tickets to watch Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium next season

AS Bolton Wanderers bid farewell to the Reebok Stadium and start a new era with the Macron Stadium, we look at the history of the ground.

Horwich councillors slam college site development plans

10:29pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Horwich Public Hall, where Horwich Town Council meets. Picture from Google Maps.

HORWICH town councillors were united in their condemnation of plans to build 140 houses on the site of Bolton College's Horwich Campus.

Reebok was the perfect match

10:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The inside of the stadium showing the Reebok logo and name

WHEN Bolton Wanderers announced their new home was to be called the Reebok Stadium back in 1997, it seemed like the perfect union.

Full list of Bolton election candidates announced

5:39pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

THE full list of candidates for this year’s local elections has been announced.

Fraudster told: Pay back cash within six months or go back to jail

5:05pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

A CONVICTED fraudster has been told to cough up nearly £19,000 — or go back to jail.

Two cars seized in police's 'biggest ever' road crime crackdown

5:06pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Operation Galileo convoy

TWO cars were seized in Greater Manchester Police's largest ever operation to remove criminals from the roads.

Jazz club bringing the spirit of New Orleans to Bolton

4:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Eagley Jazz Club

GET down to a jazz club and enjoy the sounds of New Orleans in Bromley Cross.

Murder and mayhem with plenty of laughs at Victoria Hall

4:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Barry Massey, Linda Massey, Robert Goodier and Anne Dixon

MEMBERS of a theatre group have been in fits of giggles rehearsing for a murder comedy.

Extra night added for stage version of iconic Carry On film

4:47pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The Marco Players will stage Carry on Camping

TICKETS have been flying out for a theatre group’s production of an iconic Carry On film.

COMMENT: Renaming Reebok Stadium is an emotive issue

12:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Albion are at the Reebok today

IT is always an emotive issue when football clubs change the name of their ground.

Youngsters help 10-year-old who had to have leg amputated after horsebox accident

4:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Friends Kian Monoghan and Lucas Seale went to Close Park in Radcliffe to show their support for 10-year-old Oliver Hacking

TWO kind-hearted boys saddled up for their own sponsored bike ride in aid of a youngster seriously injured in a road accident.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Macmillan Night In

On Friday, May 16, friends in the north west will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Plan to build giant wind turbine at Bradshaw farm is rejected by government

9:47am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: A wind turbine

A LAST-ditch attempt to build a wind turbine at a Bradshaw farm has been rejected by government inspectors.

Queues expected as more details of Bolton X Factor auditions emerge

9:38am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Audition for the X Factor in Widnes

THE final details of Bolton’s X Factor auditions have been released by Market Place shopping centre bosses.

IT firm staff given day off to celebrate St George's Day

9:31am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Chris Haughton, front, with staff from Eventura

PATRIOTIC staff at a Bolton IT firm swapped their keyboards for red roses in celebration of St George’s Day.

Meet Bolton's new St George's Day mascot - the Little Lever Beaver

9:29am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The Little Lever Beaver with Max Dean, aged four

A NEW St George’s Day mascot — the Little Lever Beaver — popped up in Bolton town centre to fly the flag for England.

Krishna Temple gets defibrillator after string of heart emergencies

9:27am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Tracey Wilkinson with members of the Krishna Temple

A POTENTIALLY life-saving defibrillator has given a community a boost after several heart-related emergency call-outs.

Latest 'community crackdown' on dangerous driving held at Makkah Mosque

9:23am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The fire service demonstrates how it deals with road accidents at the Makkah Mosque in Grecian Crescent

A COMMUNITY crackdown on dangerous drivers has been held at Makkah Mosque.

Egerton House Hotel bosses' actions were 'extraordinary departure from proper practice'

9:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Jan Hampton

ACTIONS by directors who were running Bolton’s Egerton House Hotel in the lead up to the dismissal of the hotel’s manager were “an extraordinary departure from proper practice”, according to a judge.

£3.3 million plan to preserve historic Rivington Terraced Gardens

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Project manager Ben Williams at the Pigeon Tower

AN ACTION plan has been launched to help preserve the history of Rivington’s magical terraced gardens for future generations.

Octagon play explores loneliness, desire and sexuality

8:47am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: All The Bens features Dominic Vulliamy as Ben, Daniel McCann as Henry and Jonathon Ojinnaka as Al

AN award-winning play which explores loneliness, desire and sexuality will be staged in Bolton tomorrow.

Fall in violent crime is linked to alcohol price increase, say Bolton health experts

8:38am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Violent crime numbers have fallen

BOLTON health experts have backed claims that the long-term fall in violent crime is partly due to the increase in alcohol prices.

VIDEO: Maxine Peake directs and stars in Cherry Ghost's new music video

8:22am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Cherry Ghost

A BOLTON band is back with a new album, tour and music video starring actress Maxine Peake.

Son runs 12 marathons in 12 months

8:16am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Andy Hall running one of the marathons

TRAINING for a marathon is the challenge of a lifetime for most people — but for Andy Hall, one was not enough.

Fun day in memory of tragic baby Lagan

8:12am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: TRAGIC: Baby Lagan, who lost her fight for life

A DOG show, fairground rides, and even visits by popular children’s characters will be highlights at the second family fun day inspired by the memory of a baby girl.

Leading academic highlight's importance of Bolton's Mass Observation archive

8:04am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Wrestling in Bolton was popular in the 1930s in this Worktown picture taken by Humphrey Spender

INFLUENTIAL Oxford University historian Selena Todd has spoken of the importance of the Mass Observation archive held in Bolton.

Car hits bus stop at ‘accident black spot’

8:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: The scene of the crash in Bury Street, Radcliffe

RESIDENTS are calling for safety measures at a notorious bend on a road in Radcliffe — after a car flipped onto its side and hit a bus stop.

Missing Prestons cash 'was never found'

7:52am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Prestons of Bolton

TENS of thousands of pounds allegedly stolen by a former employee of Prestons of Bolton have never been recovered, a court heard.

Overflowing Farnworth dog poo bin not emptied for three weeks

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Evelyn Qureshi and dog Pippa survey the mess

BAGS of dog mess were left to rot in a Farnworth park when a bin was not emptied for three weeks.

No help for sufferers of 'Guitar Acquisition Syndrome'

9:34am Thursday 24th April 2014

The Bolton News: Musician John Fallon celebrates his first year in his Guitar Shack

BOLTON musicians suffering from a little-known psychological disorder – GAS – will get no help at all from the man who runs the town’s smallest guitar shop.

Friends and family pay respects at funeral of tragic hanged teenager Aleysha Rothwell

3:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: Friends and family gather at Aleysha Rothwell's funeral at Bolton Parish Church.

“SHE had a smile that could light the darkest room and was utterly unique”.

Trusted Prestons employee 'stole £30,000 from jeweller'

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: Prestons of Bolton

A THIEF staged his own gold rush at a Bolton jewellers by stealing almost £30,000 from his employers, a court heard.

Homeless man missing for a month after walking out of Royal Bolton Hospital

5:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: Missing man: Timothy Lord

A MAN who is feared to be homeless has been missing for nearly a month after walking out of the Royal Bolton Hospital.

UPDATED: Car park cabin destroyed in arson attack

9:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: The cabin at the car park off Breightmet Street that was destroyed in an arson attack.

AN arsonist destroyed a car park office.

15-year-old girl 'was raped while she played on XBox'

1:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

A TEENAGE girl was raped as she played on a computer games console, a court heard.

Former hotel owner claims she was pressured into £340 million debt agreement

1:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: Jan Hampton

THE former owner of a top Bolton hotel told a hearing she was pressurised into signing an agreement meaning she was liable for the firm’s £340 million debt.

Widower was 'stabbed to death by prolific meat thief'

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Bolton News: Steven Butterworth

A RECENTLY-widowed man was murdered by a prolific meat thief, a court heard.

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