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Bolton News
Building of new school can go ahead as amended plans get green lightincrease its intake, which will be essential to accommodate families moving int
Bolton News / Posted an hour ago
increase its intake, which will be essential to accommodate families moving into the new housing development at the former Horwich Loco Works site. Cllr Linda Thomas, deputy council leader, told a town hall planning meeting that the new facility... Read more
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Bolton News
FULL STORY: Large farm fire possibly caused by lightning stormhave done an amazing job. They were here and straight on it." The fire followe
Bolton News / Posted 5 hours ago
have done an amazing job. They were here and straight on it." The fire followed a bad lightning storm the night before and Horwich Fire Station watch manager Glyn McGann said it is 'possible' a lightning strike had caused the blaze. Mr McGann... Read more
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Bolton News
Large farm fire possibly caused by lightning stormhave done an amazing job. They were here and straight on it." The fire followe
Bolton News / Posted 7 hours ago
have done an amazing job. They were here and straight on it." The fire followed a bad lightning storm the night before and Horwich Fire Station watch manager Glyn McGann said it is 'possible' a lightning strike had caused the blaze. Mr McGann... Read more
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Bolton News
Fire by disused railway line thought to be deliberatedeliberately. A crew was dispatched to the fire that had been started undernea
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
deliberately. A crew was dispatched to the fire that had been started underneath the railway bridge in Chorley New Road, Horwich, at around 8pm last night. According to Glyn McGann, watch manager at Horwich Fire Station, youngsters had set a... Read more
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Bolton News
The long lost castle that once dominated the landscapeROCKHAVEN Castle used to be one of the most impressive features of the Horwich
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
ROCKHAVEN Castle used to be one of the most impressive features of the Horwich landscape. It was behind Brinks Row and Brinks Wood and was developed by Richard Brownlow who moved in during 1840. Peter says he believes that Richard Brownlow had a... Read more
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Bolton News
New fitness studio will provide free sessions for youngstersA NEW fitness centre is coming to Horwich and will be offering free sessions to
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
A NEW fitness centre is coming to Horwich and will be offering free sessions to help youngsters be active and healthy. Immortal Fitness is set to open in an upstairs studio in Lee Lane, next to Sainsbury’s, and is hoping to start offering its... Read more
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Bolton News
Campaigner kicked out of Labour Party due to 'incompatible' community workA COMMUNITY campaigner has been expelled from the Labour Party for supporting i
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
A COMMUNITY campaigner has been expelled from the Labour Party for supporting independent candidates in Horwich. Craig Rotheram has had his Labour membership revoked because of his involvement with Horwich First, which party figures say is... Read more
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Bolton News
Cars racing on busy main road narrowly avoid causing head-on crashseeing two cars racing down a busy main road in the middle of the day. Mike Wa
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
seeing two cars racing down a busy main road in the middle of the day. Mike Wayne was driving up Chorley Old Road towards Horwich on Sunday, at around 4.10pm after dropping of a pupil. He then spotted a white car speeding up behind him in his... Read more
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Bolton News
Are barriers the solution to dangerous road where boy, aged 8, was hit by car?BARRIERS may be the solution to help make safe a road dubbed dangerous by Horwi
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
BARRIERS may be the solution to help make safe a road dubbed dangerous by Horwich residents. Town councillors have promised to address the issues raised by residents living near Green Lane after a boy, aged eight, was hit by a car last week. The... Read more
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Bolton News
Plans for the first 112 homes at Horwich Loco Works developmentPLANS for the first phase of houses at the multi-million pound Horwich Loco Wor
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
PLANS for the first phase of houses at the multi-million pound Horwich Loco Works regeneration have been revealed. Bellway Homes submitted the application for 112 homes at the north west end of what will be the Rivington Chase development off... Read more
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Bolton News
Campaigner kicked out of Labour Party due to 'incompatible' community workA COMMUNITY campaigner has been expelled from the Labour Party for supporting i
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
A COMMUNITY campaigner has been expelled from the Labour Party for supporting independent candidates in Horwich. Craig Rotheram has had his Labour membership revoked because of his involvement with Horwich First, which party figures say is... Read more
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Bolton News
Are barriers the solution to dangerous road where boy, aged 8, was hit by carBARRIERS may be the solution to help make safe a road dubbed dangerous by Horwi
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
BARRIERS may be the solution to help make safe a road dubbed dangerous by Horwich residents. Town councillors have promised to address the issues raised by residents living near Green Lane after a boy, aged eight, was hit by a car last week. The... Read more
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Bolton News
MP demands review into unauthorised luxury home developmentwithout permission. Bolton West representative Chris Green waded into the deba
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
without permission. Bolton West representative Chris Green waded into the debate about the properties in Grundy Fold Farm, Horwich, after nearby residents contacted him. The controversy began when Sparkle Developments began building houses on the... Read more
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Bolton News
What the MP had to say about the five unauthorised luxury homes in Horwichwithout permission. Bolton West representative Chris Green waded into the deba
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
without permission. Bolton West representative Chris Green waded into the debate about the properties in Grundy Fold Farm, Horwich, after nearby residents contacted him. The controversy began when Sparkle Developments began building houses on the... Read more
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Bolton News
Celebrating the past, present and future of the townTHE generation gap was bridged and old traditions were revived in a celebration
Bolton News / Posted 4 days ago
THE generation gap was bridged and old traditions were revived in a celebration of the history of Horwich. Schoolchildren have been exploring the town's rich past since September with those passionate about keeping the town's history alive. They... Read more
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Bolton News
When will work start to build this new primary school?WORK on the redevelopment of a primary school in Horwich is due to start next m
Bolton News / Posted 5 days ago
WORK on the redevelopment of a primary school in Horwich is due to start next month. The construction of the new Chorley New Road Primary School could begin in the second week of August. The update came from Ged Kelly, capital programme manager... Read more
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Bolton News
Location of new 3G pitch in Horwichregeneration and resources, Cllr Ebrahim Adia, said: "We are delighted to confi
Bolton News / Posted 5 days ago
regeneration and resources, Cllr Ebrahim Adia, said: "We are delighted to confirm the site for our second new 3G pitch in Horwich. "Along with the new leisure centre, this will provide a brilliant range of modern, high quality leisure facilities... Read more
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Bolton News
LOOKING BACK: When cottages once stood in front of popular pubmany of our readers will recognise. Here we see the building at the back is th
Bolton News / Posted 6 days ago
many of our readers will recognise. Here we see the building at the back is the Jolly Crofters pub in Chorley Old Road, Horwich at the junction with Chapel Lane. But it is the partly demolished row at the front which is particularly... Read more
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Bolton News
The exciting pub plan for this empty shopearlier this month by Michael Ross. The application to change the property's u
Bolton News / Posted 6 days ago
earlier this month by Michael Ross. The application to change the property's use from a shop to a pub recently went before Horwich Town Council's planning committee, which voted to recommend the proposal for approval. Cllr Marie Brady said: "I... Read more
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Bolton News
Watch the construction of multi-million pound Horwich Leisure Centre in real timejoint statement from Bolton Community Leisure Trust and Bolton Council said: "O
Bolton News / Posted 6 days ago
joint statement from Bolton Community Leisure Trust and Bolton Council said: "Our multi-million pound redevelopment of Horwich Leisure Centre is progressing really well and the inside is now taking shape. "Lots of work is going on behind the... Read more
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Bolton News
The exciting new plan for this empty shop in Horwichearlier this month by Michael Ross. The application to change the property's u
Bolton News / Posted 6 days ago
earlier this month by Michael Ross. The application to change the property's use from a shop to a pub recently went before Horwich Town Council's planning committee, which voted to recommend the proposal for approval. Cllr Marie Brady said: "I... Read more
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Bolton News
LOOKING BACK: End of a hard day's graft at famous workplace in Boltonplace in the Bolton area but where was it? Many of our readers will know that
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
place in the Bolton area but where was it? Many of our readers will know that this was a picture of employees leaving the Horwich Loco Works. We do not have a date for the photograph but the clothing being worn could perhaps help date... Read more
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Bolton News
Dangerous road is ‘accident waiting to happen’ say worried neighboursare making a road safety plea after witnessing two collisions in less than 12 m
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
are making a road safety plea after witnessing two collisions in less than 12 months. People living next to Green Lane, Horwich, say the main road is an ‘accident waiting to happen’ despite measures to try to improve safety. It follows an... Read more
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Bolton News
JAILED: Banned driver who tried to escape police by driving at 90mphof that." The defendant claimed he had "panicked" as he knew he should not hav
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
of that." The defendant claimed he had "panicked" as he knew he should not have been driving. Barker, of Grace Street, Horwich, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drink driving and driving whilst banned. The court heard that his previous... Read more
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Pendle Today
Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holidayrun between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield. Additional shuttle train ser
Pendle Today / Posted 9 days ago
run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield. Additional shuttle train service will run between Blackpool North and Horwich Parkway. Manchester Airport – Southport: Trains will be diverted via Atherton. Manchester Victoria – Wigan via... Read more
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Bolton News
Eight-old taken to hospital after being hit by carAn eight-year-old has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Horwic
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
An eight-year-old has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Horwich this afternoon. The young boy was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall at around 4.20pm in the back road behind houses in Darley Street. Police were on the scene... Read more
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Bolton News
Eight-old airlifted to hospital after being hit by carAn eight-year-old has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Ho
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
An eight-year-old has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Horwich this afternoon. The child, reported locally as being a young boy, was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall at around 4.20pm in the back road behind houses in... Read more
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Bolton News
Eight-old airlifted to hospital after being hit by carAn eight-year-old has been air lifted to hospital after being hit by a car in H
Bolton News / Posted 10 days ago
An eight-year-old has been air lifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Horwich this afternoon. The child, reported locally as being a young boy, was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall at around 4.20pm in the Catherine Street... Read more
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Bolton News
What Ironman competitors friends and family said about their superhuman efforts on the coursebe a nurse, so it has been hard for her so she really has been doing good. We h
Bolton News / Posted 11 days ago
be a nurse, so it has been hard for her so she really has been doing good. We have no doubts about her.” Adam Forshaw from Horwich was also running in memory of a late family member. His brother-in-law Adam Morris died of a heart condition Mr... Read more
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The Inyo Register
July 16)and conductor (d. 2003) 1906 – Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and
The Inyo Register / Posted 11 days ago
and conductor (d. 2003) 1906 – Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006) 1907 – Frances Horwich, American educator and television host (d. 2001) 1907 – Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman,... Read more
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Bolton News
Which business women have been nominated for regional awards?Awards (EVA). Kim Taylor, of Masquerade Hair and Beauty in Bolton, and Christi
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
Awards (EVA). Kim Taylor, of Masquerade Hair and Beauty in Bolton, and Christine Thomasson, of Rivington Chocolates in Horwich, will be two of the businesswomen up for the public vote in August. They have been shortlisted for the customer... Read more
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Bolton News
Things to do this weekendso that you can have a closer look at the graffiti otherwise known as witch mar
Bolton News / Posted 13 days ago
so that you can have a closer look at the graffiti otherwise known as witch markings. The day runs form noon until 4pm. Horwich Library will be giving a flavour of what is to come at this year's Bolton and Food Drink Festival. This year children... Read more
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Bolton News
All day jamming session and gig to bring music lovers togethermusic lovers as possible performing with an all-day music event. The Rookery i
Bolton News / Posted 13 days ago
music lovers as possible performing with an all-day music event. The Rookery is hosting the event at The Bridge Inn, in Horwich, on Sunday July 22, with the aim of getting people “out of their bedrooms and on to the stage”. From 11.30 to 6pm... Read more
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Bolton News
Horwich based HR company celebrates anniversaryA HORWICH-based HR company specialising in helping companies “grow” their own s
Bolton News / Posted 13 days ago
A HORWICH-based HR company specialising in helping companies “grow” their own staff is celebrating a year of growth itself. The People Shed in Lee Lane was set up a year ago by Rachael Franklin and Rachel Saunders. They had both been working in... Read more
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Bolton News
Director at estate agents defrauded company out of £80,000 to pay for holidays, a wedding suit and his own stag doscheme as required by regulations, and spent it in what became an £80,000 fraud
Bolton News / Posted 13 days ago
scheme as required by regulations, and spent it in what became an £80,000 fraud when working at Platinum Properties in Horwich. He cheated his business partner Chris Baron during the six year fraud. When the fraud came to light, another... Read more
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Bolton News
IRONMAN 2017: The best places for fans to watch the actioncourse at Pennington Flash with the first athlete leaving around 6:45am. The
Bolton News / Posted 13 days ago
course at Pennington Flash with the first athlete leaving around 6:45am. The route takes athletes from Leigh up through Horwich to Lancashire for 2 loops of a circuit. The bike laps take them in an anti-clockwise loop around Lancashire taking... Read more
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Bolton News
Death of former Bolton Evening News editor is the end of an erathe job before they could “graduate” to the daily title which many did. Les wo
Bolton News / Posted 19 days ago
the job before they could “graduate” to the daily title which many did. Les worked on Farnworth and Worsley Journal, Horwich and Westhoughton Journal and the Bolton Journal. He had to make contacts in the local communities and learn the basic... Read more
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Daily Star
Knife thug terrorises pregnant woman and calls her 'fat b***h' in row over parking spaceverbally abusive to her, calling her a 'fat b***h.'" At the time Miss Thompson
Daily Star / Posted 20 days ago
verbally abusive to her, calling her a 'fat b***h.'" At the time Miss Thompson was nine months pregnant. McDermott, from Horwich, Greater Manchester, admitted common assault and was sentenced to two months jail suspended for a year. She had... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Ladette brandished knife at heavily pregnant woman during row over parking spaceschool nearby (Image: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)Read More The incident
Daily Mirror / Posted 20 days ago
school nearby (Image: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)Read More The incident occurred on April 18 when McDermott, from Horwich, near Bolton, Greater Manchester had gone to see her brother at his home in Radcliffe, Minshull Street Crown Court,... Read more
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Bolton News
Badges, bracelets and build your own kebab! Children think up brilliant businessescould certainly give Lord Alan Sugar a run for his money after proving they hav
Bolton News / Posted 20 days ago
could certainly give Lord Alan Sugar a run for his money after proving they have a head for business. Children at Horwich Parish CE Primary School swapped the classroom for the boardroom to start up their own business. The school took... Read more
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Bolton News
Inside the new £10 million leisure centrepound leisure centre regeneration is 'now taking shape'. Work has been continu
Bolton News / Posted 20 days ago
pound leisure centre regeneration is 'now taking shape'. Work has been continuing on the £10million facility in Horwich and the facility is scheduled to be completed in September. The centre in Victoria Road will include a six-lane... Read more
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Bolton News
Children give Lord Sugar a run for his moneycould certainly give Lord Alan Sugar a run for his money after proving they hav
Bolton News / Posted 20 days ago
could certainly give Lord Alan Sugar a run for his money after proving they have a head for business. Children at Horwich Parish CE Primary School swapped the classroom for the boardroom to start up their own business. The school took... Read more
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Bolton News
Tributes as former editor of The Bolton News Les Gent dies, aged 79years. Les started in a role on the Bolton Evening News’ sister weekly newspap
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
years. Les started in a role on the Bolton Evening News’ sister weekly newspapers, the Farnworth and Worsley Journal, the Horwich and Westhoughton Journal and the Bolton Journal. This year is the 150th anniversary of The Bolton News and Les wrote... Read more
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Bolton News
What do you think of Horwich's new boundary signs?THE signs welcoming people to Horwich have been replaced and now feature a desi
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
THE signs welcoming people to Horwich have been replaced and now feature a design paying tribute to the town's heritage. The boards recently replaced their 'old and weathered' predecessors and are situated in six locations on the town's... Read more
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Bolton News
Stars from West End show send special video message to budding actorscast are then seen cheering and wishing the pupils good luck. Danny, a former
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
cast are then seen cheering and wishing the pupils good luck. Danny, a former St Joseph's RC High School pupil in Horwich, is the nephew of Mandy Whitehead a member of staff at St James's CE High School in Farnworth. He has starred in a... Read more
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Bolton News
New boundary signs pay tribute to town's railway heritageTHE signs welcoming people to Horwich have been replaced and now feature a desi
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
THE signs welcoming people to Horwich have been replaced and now feature a design paying tribute to the town's heritage. The boards recently replaced their 'old and weathered' predecessors and are situated in six locations on the town's... Read more
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Bolton News
New boundary signs pay tribute to town's railway heritageTHE signs welcoming people to Horwich have been replaced and now feature a desi
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
THE signs welcoming people to Horwich have been replaced and now feature a design paying tribute to the town's heritage. The boards recently replaced their 'old and weathered' predecessors and are situated in six locations on the town's... Read more
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Bolton News
West End Les Miserables cast wish young actors good luckcast are then seen cheering and wishing the pupils good luck. Danny, a former
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
cast are then seen cheering and wishing the pupils good luck. Danny, a former St Joseph's RC High School pupil in Horwich, is the nephew of Mandy Whitehead a member of staff at St James's CE High School in Farnworth. He has starred in a... Read more
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Bolton News
£4.2 million project to uncover 'lost garden' revealed in fascinating photosphotos detail the work that has been carried out to reveal the gardens' hidden
Bolton News / Posted 21 days ago
photos detail the work that has been carried out to reveal the gardens' hidden treasures. Mr Coward, who lives in Horwich, said: "I like to document aspects of work in progress. "So much work has gone into this project and so much which... Read more
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Bolton News
Builders of 5 unauthorised luxury homes told to stop on 'number of occasions' - councilauthority has defended its actions concerning Sparkle Developments' building of
Bolton News / Posted 22 days ago
authority has defended its actions concerning Sparkle Developments' building of the houses in Grundy Fold Farm, Horwich after criticism by residents. But a spokesman from Bolton Council said: "Building regulations control how you must... Read more
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