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A FAMILY who swindled the taxpayer out of £400,000 in tobacco duty have been found guilty of fraud.
ART work inspired by a University of Bolton student who used his traumatic experience of being a homeless teenager will go on show this weekend.
SCAM warnings are being rolled out across the North West by Trading Standards after the region has been targeted.
COUNCILLORS have agreed not to take a pay rise this year.
A CASH-strapped secondary school in Bury could close early every day as it faces “enormous financial pressures”.
FANCY an epic train journey next year that starts with a pie barm?
THE Conservatives have taken control of Bolton Council for the first time in four decades.
A MAN who offered 20 pence to a seven-year-old boy before sexually assaulting him in a supermarket toilet has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.
VOTERS are going to the polls today to elect the region’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs.)
This fantastically evocative old image taken by a Bolton Evening News photographer in 1973 shows the crowd of Bolton Wanderers fans in the railway embankment end at Burnden Park watching The Whites draw 2 goals a piece with Notts County in the old Division Three league.
This massive hole was caused by a burst water pipe in Higher Bridge Street, Bolton in 1933. Setts and part of the footpath were torn up and destroyed by the pressure of flood water. Our archive picture today shows a group of workmen hard at work repairing the damage as a crowd of people look on.
OUTRAGE over new housing developments continues for one Bolton town.
LOOKING for something to keep you and your family entertained this weekend. Here's our pick of five things going on in and around Bolton.
POLICE officers recovered a stolen bike that had been hidden in some bushes.
TOPSHOP tycoon Sir Philip Green has announced plans to close 23 stores in the UK and Ireland from his Arcadia Group.
CHILDREN damaged four cars travelling on the M66 while throwing 'boulders' off a motorway bridge.
YOUNG treasure hunters will find that X certainly marks the spot on Saturday.
Greater Manchester residents are being encouraged to take extra care when cooking following an incident at the weekend.
PARENTS will be enjoying plenty of drama and theatrics with their children this half-term!
HISTORIC changes have taken place at Bolton Council this month. Local Democracy Reporter JOSEPH TIMAN speaks to the newest members at the town hall about the year ahead.
A BLOCK of retirement flats labelled “not fit for purpose” is set to be demolished and could be replaced with new homes.
A CHILDREN'S playground has been set on fire in Farnworth.
A DELAYED roadworks project is set to cause significant disruption to motorists over five days.
THE iconic 'Phoenix Club' sign has been put back up at St Gregory's Club, sparking rumours about a third series of Phoenix Nights.
LOVE them or hate them, schooldays are one of the most formative experiences of our lives and a trio of former Sharples High School pupils are planning to commemorate that fact.
THE rise of new hyper-local parties across the borough has raised the subject of devolution for periphery towns. A total of seven councillors now represent these independent groups at Bolton Council.
A “MISUNDERSTOOD” mum died in hospital of blood poisoning after years of heroin and crack cocaine use.
PLANS to convert a house to shop and offices have been refused by town hall chiefs.
FIRE chiefs have warned homeowners to take care after dealing with more than 400 blazes related to cooking in the first half of the year.
A SALESMAN whose wife was having an affair stole more than £144,000 from his company in a bid to save his marriage.
TEACHERS in Bolton could boycott the controversial SATs next summer.
POLICE are searching for family members of an elderly woman who died at a block of flats in the town centre.
A NUMBER of brides-to-be have been left in a panic after a town centre bridal shop closed suddenly.
A WOMAN fought back and bit the the robber who was trying to grab her handbag.
A THIRTEEN-year-old boy was punched and knocked unconscious after being attacked outside his front door by a gang of youths.
HOMEBASE is set to split its retail space in two, creating a new unit for a discount store.