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UPDATED: Immigration raids at two takeaways

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO takeaways in Daubhill and Deane have been raided by police and immigration officers.

Knives and swords handed in to police

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: At the sharp end: 40 knives were handed in at Borehamwood Police Station during an amnesty which ended on Friday. Police say they are not complacent about the area's low level of knife crime

3:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SWORDS, machetes and commando knives are among the weapons which have been handed in after Lancashire Police launched its knife amnesty.

Road rage attacker breaks pensioner's jaw

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PENSIONER was left with a broken jaw after he was punched in the face by a "cowardly" road rage attacker.

Community 'beauty spot' opens in Farnworth trouble hotspot

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A COMMUNITY beauty spot — designed and created by local people — has been launched in an anti-social behaviour hotspot by the deputy police crime commissioner.

Warning after man seen trying car doors in Horwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOULD-BE thief is being hunted after he was caught on camera trying car doors in Horwich.

Thieves break into RSPCA charity shop 3 times

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:37am Monday 1st September 2014

CHARITY workers were left counting the cost of the damage caused by raiders who broke into an RSPCA shop three times.

Children help brighten up troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been putting their stamp on a Farnworth estate by caring for the environment.

Supermarket staff show Johnson Fold residents how to grow their own vegetables

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:33am Saturday 30th August 2014

GREEN-FINGERED Johnson Fold residents have been given a boost by Asda.

Armed robber in gun raid on shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:38pm Friday 29th August 2014

A GUN wielding robber threatened to shoot a shop worker before running off with cash.

Suspected armed robber wanted over shop raids in Bolton and Stockport

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are hunting a suspected armed robber who is thought to have targeted bookmakers, restaurants and off-licences in Bolton and across Greater Manchester.

Bolton School transformed into Hogwarts for TV wedding

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BOLTON School was transformed into Hogwarts for a Harry Potter-themed wedding reception on a reality TV show.

Conman jailed for tricking man he met on swingers' website

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONMAN has been jailed for tricking a car buyer out of more than £1,500 after his victim appealed for help on a adult swingers’ site.

Dealing with death and serious injury every day - the man who is there in the darkest days of people’s lives

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:15am Wednesday 27th August 2014

INVESTIGATING fatal crashes and accidents in which people suffer life-changing injuries day in and day out might not seem like the most appealing job.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - August 27, 2014

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

'Drivers should have eye tests every 10 years', says Bolton motoring expert

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Children's Christmas sight clinic in Taunton

8:52am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DRIVERS should have eye tests every 10 years to prevent accidents on Bolton’s roads, according to an advanced driver.

Four illegal workers arrested in immigration raid at electrical shop

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

3:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOUR illegal workers have been arrested in a raid at a lighting shop.

Spurned lover claimed to have 'paid good money' for attack on girlfriend's ex

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

9:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SPURNED lover who told his former partner he had “paid good money” to have her ex boyfriend harmed has been sentenced to a community order.

Woman kicked in eye with stiletto heel after row on dancefloor at Farnworth pub

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:38am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WOMAN was left with "a serious eye injury" after being attacked on the dancefloor with a stiletto heel in a Farnworth pub.

Thieves steal baby's money

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a family home and stole money given to young parents to celebrate the birth of their daughter.

Young people to be given a free hoody - if they hand over a knife

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The knife used in the attack

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

YOUNG people will be given hoodies saying “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife” in exchange for handing over a weapon.

Stolen Breightmet vehicle used in jeweller ram raid

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A GANG is behind bars after using a Land Rover stolen from Breightmet to ram into a jewellers.

Fundraiser in memory of murdered teen Sasha Marsden

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: STABBED: Sasha Marsden

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE memory of a murdered teenager will live on at an event organised to raise funds to help other victims.

Speeding driver raced at 70mph and almost knocked down three people in police chase

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A SPEEDING motorist has been jailed for driving up to 70mph in quiet residential streets and almost knocking over three people as he was being chased by police.

Ex-gangster went on 'dodgy' luxury holiday in Mexico

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FORMER gang member booked a "dodgy" luxury holiday to Mexico for £1,600 in a pub, a court heard.

Two-day event in Hall i'th' Wood commemorates World War One

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:18am Thursday 21st August 2014

A PLAY re-enacting the horrors of war and a poppy-making workshop formed part of a two-day event marking the centenary of World War One.

JAILED: Drug dealer who drove at and headbutted his girlfriend

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for driving at his girlfriend, headbutting her and slamming her head against a car.

Bid to get Fred Dibnah's machinery steaming again

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

STEAM could inject new life into Fred Dibnah’s former engines as conservationists launch a fundraising drive to return the Bolton steeplejack’s machinery to its former glory.

Greater Manchester Police tops table of investigations into misuse of social media

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Darlington teenager's home was raided after trying to access Durham Police's computer network

11:42am Wednesday 20th August 2014

GREATER Manchester Police has carried out more investigations into breaches of social media guidelines than any other force in England and Wales.

VIDEO: Motorbike death crash film seen by 70,000 people

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:48am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A ROAD safety campaign launched in the wake of a Turton motorcyclist killed following a “simple error” has reached more than 70,000 people.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - August 20, 2014

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

10:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

Man charged with murder after woman's body found in garden

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

8:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAN has been charged with murder after a woman’s body was found in a garden.

VIDEO: Wanted samurai sword suspect is minor celebrity in Hungary

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WANTED man — who failed to appear in court in Bolton for possessing a Samurai sword — was involved in a high profile court case that caused a national outcry in Hungary.

Bolton still one of most expensive places in UK to insure a car

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Area earmarked as hotspot for 'Crash for Cash' scams

8:11am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BOLTON continues to be one of the most expensive places to insure a car — but premiums are expected to fall.

IRA bombing survivor 'thought cannabis plants were tomatoes'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: SAFE INSIDE: tomato plants thrive in a greenhouse – Picture: PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos

2:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

A SURVIVOR of an IRA mortar attack told a court he thought cannabis plants growing in his home were tomato plants.

Deane yob banned from football matches for punching Wigan fan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A YOB has been banned from going to football grounds for a second time after he was seen by police punching a Wigan fan.

Fly-tipper's £1,000 bill for dumping rubbish in Horwich

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Magistrates' Court

9:51am Saturday 16th August 2014

A FLY-tipper will have to foot a bill of more than £1,000 after dumping waste in Horwich.

£27,000 benefits cheat claimed she needed frame to walk - but was caught working at B&Q

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A BENEFITS cheat who claimed £27,450 in disability benefits worked as a cleaner — and was also a shop assistant at B&Q where she had to lift products in and out of trolleys.

VIDEO: Burglars caught on CCTV smashing into Little Lever grandmother's house

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:09pm Friday 15th August 2014

A GRANDMOTHER is living in fear — after “cowardly burglars” smashed their way into her home with a garden ornament.

25-year-old accused of raping teenager

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bolton Crown Court

12:03pm Friday 15th August 2014

A TEENAGER was allegedly raped by a 25-year-old, a court heard.

Tonge Moor artist's amazing miniature soldier

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:52am Friday 15th August 2014

A TONGE Moor artist has marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One with what is thought to be one of the smallest creations to honour the soldiers who lost their fives in the conflict.

Burnden dad jailed for arranging fake weddings

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

11:40am Friday 15th August 2014

A FATHER has been jailed for pocketing thousands of pounds to arrange two sham marriages.

JAILED: Dodgy mechanic who was caught in high-speed police chase with baby in car

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A MECHANIC who bought stolen vehicles to strip down for parts tried to escape police in a high-speed chase with his four-month-old baby in his car.

JCB on fire at Bolton market

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

BOLTON town centre is filled with smoke this morning after a JCB caught fire at Bolton Market.

Teenager arrested over alleged racial abuse at Bolton Wanderers match

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The new Macron sign at the Reebok Stadium.

5:18pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

BOLTON Wanderers’ stewards have been praised for apprehending a teenager suspected of racially abusing a Bury player.

UPDATED: 89-year-old Breightmet war veteran cleared of stabbing neighbour in neck

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A WAR veteran has been cleared of stabbing his neighbour in the neck during a row on their driveways.

Hunt for robbery suspect

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:59am Wednesday 13th August 2014

POLICE continue to hunt for a man wanted in connection with a robbery and for breaching a harassment order.

Breightmet 89-year-old 'wanted to scare neighbour', stab trial told

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:51am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN 89-year-old man on trial for stabbing his neighbour told a court he was only trying to frighten his alleged victim.

Alex Baptiste gets police caution after alleged brawl that started when man touched his wife's bottom

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Test

9:48am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BOLTON Wanderers defender Alex Baptiste has been given a police caution after an incident outside a nightclub.

New alcohol course option to tackle Bolton's drunken criminals

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

9:40am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE number of drunken revellers caught committing alcohol-related public order offences should fall now a scheme has been launched to crack down on reoffending.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - August 13, 2014

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

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