A COUNCIL publication has been labelled as an ‘expensive back slapping scheme’ for the Labour party after it was revealed it has cost more than £160,000 to produce in the past three years. The Bolton Scene is a ...

A BOY told a court of his terror after he was allegedly threatened by a knifeman for his iPad. The pupil is one of three from Essa Academy said to have been forced to surrender their hand-held computers by the same man ...

A DRUNK learner driver, who crashed into a police car during an alcohol-fuelled high speed chase, has been sent to prison. Provisional licence holder Liam Mullineaux was twice the drink-drive limit when he led police ...

NEIGHBOURS of a woman killed by a car as she crossed the road with her husband have paid tribute to her. Lorraine Bolton, aged 66 and her husband James, known as Jimmy, aged 67, were hit by a driver in Bury New Road on ...

CADETS shared tea and a chat with elderly residents of a sheltered housing scheme. Bolton Police Cadets visited the communal lounge over the Christmas holidays to share a drink with tenants at Eden Lodge in Eden ...

A BRILLIANT burger van has proved so popular that its owners are now opening a restaurant. Bare Grills has earned rave reviews since setting up shop next to Radcliffe Market Hall last year, attracting food lovers from ...

BOLTON Council has been accused of trying to prevent proper scrutiny of the controversial Asons grant at a meeting next week. An extraordinary meeting of the council’s scrutiny committee is taking place on Wednesday, ...

A FIREFIGHTER who has dedicated his working life to keeping the people of his hometown safe has retired after 30 years. Neville McGuinness completed his last shift with White Watch at Bolton Central Fire Station on the ...

ON a crisp winter’s morning, we drove straight into the blinding sun for the two hours to the Ricoh Arena. We found a cracking pub, the Greyhound at Longford, for a superb lunch of Tandoori charcoal grilled chicken ...

A STUNNING phenomenon has been taking place in the skies over the past few days. And amateur stargazers across Bolton – and further afield – have been eagerly snapping away to take fantastic photographs of the Moon ...

FROM stunning 18th century watercolours to contemporary photographs, Bolton Museum’s new exhibition explores people’s relationship with landscape and its representation in art. Making Landscape features work by ...

THERE were a couple of big goodbyes to be said in the month of September. After announcing it was to shut, the iconic Prestons of Bolton jewellery store launched its final closing down sale which gave the people of ...

NOVEMBER was a difficult month for Bolton Council with announcements of huge cuts and revelations about a grant to a town centre law firm. It is around this time of year that local authorities put their budget ...

WANDERERS are refusing to give up hope on re-signing Sammy Ameobi on loan from Newcastle United. The winger returned to Tyneside after the 2-2 draw against Coventry City and The Bolton News understands the Championship ...

A WINTER wonderland was set up in the town centre to attract families over the festive period. The centrepiece was the huge winter slide which people of all ages queuing up to take a tumble in a giant rubber ring and ...

THE victims of the Holocaust will be remembered at a special service taking place later this month. Holocaust Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at the University Technical College Bolton. The ...

WORK on a £532,000 scheme to improve a major junction will start next week. The first phase of a major project at the key junction of Manchester Road and Green Lane is due to begin on Monday, January 9. The scheme is ...

A SCHOOLBOY, aged 12, was threatened and robbed at knifepoint for his iPad, a court heard. Bolton Crown Court was told the boy was one of three pupils from Essa Academy forced to hand over their hand-held computers in ...

A MOTORIST has denied killing a community stalwart and grandfather. Callum Smedley, aged 28, pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Harold Daniels by careless driving. Mr Daniels, of Spindle Walk, Westhoughton, ...

WANDERERS are refusing to give up hope on re-signing Sammy Ameobi on loan from Newcastle United. The winger returned to Tyneside after the 2-2 draw against Coventry City and The Bolton News understands the Championship ...