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COMMENT: Commuters on track for more misery

RAIL passengers will be reading today’s special report about more delays and disruption and shaking their heads in disbelief.

Or perhaps not.

For years, passengers travelling between Bolton and Manchester have had a rough time of it, packed into train carriages like

yesterday 21:20
Foul-mouthed Blackburn passenger forced jet to turn back

A drunken passenger forced a flight to turn back to Manchester after she swore and threatened to punch a stewardess.

Julie Morris, 54, from Blackburn, was on board a Ryanair flight from Manchester Airport to Ibiza last month when shortly after take-off she began screaming, and

yesterday 17:08
Foul-mouthed Blackburn passenger forced jet to turn back

A drunken passenger forced a flight to turn back to Manchester after she swore and threatened to punch a stewardess.

Julie Morris, 54, from Blackburn, was on board a Ryanair flight from Manchester Airport to Ibiza last month when shortly after take-off she began screaming, and

yesterday 17:08
Advanced driver Dougie Phillips is king of the road

LORRY driver Dougie Phillips is king of the road . . . even when he's behind the wheel of a car.

Dougie has become one of Bolton & District Advanced Motorists most outstanding members by obtaining five different qualifications in the space of 15 months.

When Dougie was

yesterday 13:59
Women wanted after girl steals £1,000 cash from man in Blackburn bank

TWO women are being sought after an orchestrated theft where a young girl stole £1,000 cash from a man in a bank.

Police were called around 3pm on Monday to HSBC bank in Church Street, Blackburn, after the man noticed he was missing the money.

Earlier in the

yesterday 13:59
Strikes will hit Bolton as soon as weekend trains return

Weekend train services are set to return to Bolton in November but the announcement of a new set of strikes means passengers will immediately suffer. Seamus McDonnell reports.

BOLTON train passengers will be hit by strikes as soon as weekend services return.

yesterday 12:56
Police seizing woman's Audi discover partner has no licence or insurance for his Mercedes either

A MAN who tried to help his partner when her car was being seized by police was also found to have no licence or insurance for his own vehicle.

Officers pulled over a woman in Little Hulton yesterday when it was discovered that her grey Audi A3 had no insurance, tax or MOT.

yesterday 09:47
Police seizing woman's Audi discover partner has no licence or insurance for his Mercedes either

A MAN who tried to help his partner when her car was being seized by police was also found to have no licence or insurance for his own vehicle.

Officers pulled over a woman in Little Hulton yesterday when it was discovered that her grey Audi A3 had no insurance, tax or MOT.

yesterday 09:47
‘Drugs stash’ found hidden in hollowed wall

A ‘STASH’ thought to contain drugs was discovered hidden inside a hollow in a stone wall.

Local councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson discovered the hiding place while discussing anti-social behaviour in the area with local residents in Bolton Road, Westhoughton.

The

yesterday 06:38
‘Drugs stash’ found hidden in hollowed wall

A ‘STASH’ thought to contain drugs was discovered hidden inside a hollow in a stone wall.

Local councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson discovered the hiding place while discussing anti-social behaviour in the area with local residents in Bolton Road, Westhoughton.

The

yesterday 06:38
Charity cash stolen from Longshaw Sports and Social Club in Bryan Street, Blackburn

THOUSANDS of pounds of charity money, raised for a woman with terminal cancer, has been stolen from a social club.

The owners of Longshaw Sports and Social Club in Blackburn found more than £10,000 had been taken in the early hours of Monday morning.

CCTV footage

yesterday 05:35
Police release images after 'brutal and unprovoked' attack outside Allen's Fried Chicken in Bradshawgate

POLICE have released images of four men they want to speak to in connection to a 'brutal and unprovoked attack' outside a Bolton takeaway.

At around 2.20am on Sunday, August 12, a 21-year-old man was stood outside Allen’s Fried Chicken on Bradshawgate.

An unknown man

2018-10-16 21:05
Police release images after 'brutal and unprovoked' attack outside Allen's Fried Chicken in Bradshawgate

POLICE have released images of four men they want to speak to in connection to a 'brutal and unprovoked attack' outside a Bolton takeaway.

At around 2.20am on Sunday, August 12, a 21-year-old man was stood outside Allen’s Fried Chicken on Bradshawgate.

An unknown man

2018-10-16 21:05
Objections to council homes

THE MID-LANCASHIRE local valuation panel at Blackburn met in February 1958 to discuss whether council properties devalued adjacent properties.

Mr H. Parker, of Brothers Street, Blackburn, appealed an assessment on his bungalow because he thought a council property opposite him

2018-10-16 20:02
Union still in talks with Shop Direct bosses over distribution centre

UNION officials are still in talks with Shop Direct bosses over the future of nearly 2,000 staff after the announcement that three major sites would close.

The retailer plans to move its distribution operation to the East Midlands by the mid-2020s, affecting 1,177 permanent and 815

2018-10-16 17:56
Three released in Tarro ‘Taz’ Grogan murder investigation

TWO MEN and a woman arrested in connection with the murder of Blackburn father-of-two Tarro ‘Taz’ Grogan have been released without charge.

Police said the men, aged 28 and 29, and the 38-year-old woman - who are all from Blackburn - are now witnesses in the murder

2018-10-16 17:56
Daily News
Children from special needs school involved in bus crash

Children from a special needs school were involved in a road accident on Wednesday when their school bus was in a crash with another vehicle.

The minibus was travelling along the Knockmany Road before the accident at the junction with the Ballymagowan Road between Augher and

today 22:23
May calls for courage, trust and leadership to find Brexit deal

Theresa May has told EU leaders that “courage, trust and leadership” will be needed on both sides to achieve a Brexit deal.

Speaking to leaders of the 27 remaining EU states in Brussels, Mrs May said she remains “confident” that a good outcome can be reached

today 22:23
Mother tells inquest of ‘horror’ as son died after sepsis not spotted

A mother watched in “absolute horror” as her son died hours after doctors failed to spot he had sepsis and sent him home from hospital, an inquest has heard.

Tim Mason had flu-like symptoms and told doctors he “felt like he was dying” but was discharged just

today 22:23
May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU

Theresa May has risked enraging Brexiteers by indicating she is ready to consider extending Britain’s transition out of the EU for a further year to the end of 2021.

The Prime Minister told a crunch European Council summit in Brussels that she was “ready to

today 22:23
May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU

Theresa May has risked enraging Brexiteers by indicating she is ready to consider extending Britain’s transition out of the EU for a further year to the end of 2021.

The Prime Minister told a crunch European Council summit in Brussels that she was “ready to

today 22:23
Ronnie O’Sullivan claims 15th maximum break of career at English Open

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed the 15th maximum break of his career at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, two days after describing the venue as a “hellhole”.

The 147 sealed O’Sullivan’s 4-0 victory over Allan Taylor in the second

today 22:23
What Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher sees as an important part of his role at Deepdale
Paul Gallagher is happy to use his voice as well as his feet to get Preston heading up the Championship table.
yesterday 21:56
First police dog at Manchester Arena attack honoured with ‘animal OBE’

The first police dog on the scene at the Manchester Arena bombing will be awarded an “animal OBE” for his devotion to duty.

British Transport Police (BTP) dog Mojo will receive the PDSA Order of Merit at a ceremony later this month organised by the veterinary charity.

yesterday 21:20
Latest news from Preston
today 22:23 Children from special needs school involved in bus crash
today 22:23 May calls for courage, trust and leadership to find Brexit deal
today 22:23 Mother tells inquest of ‘horror’ as son died after sepsis not spotted
today 22:23 May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU
today 22:23 May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU
today 22:23 Ronnie O’Sullivan claims 15th maximum break of career at English Open
yesterday 21:56 What Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher sees as an important part of his role at Deepdale
yesterday 21:20 First police dog at Manchester Arena attack honoured with ‘animal OBE’
yesterday 21:20 Jubilant customers light up as cannabis sales begin in Canada
yesterday 21:20 Harry and Meghan set for tram ride and beach clean-up in Melbourne
yesterday 21:20 Prosecutors disclose more alleged misconduct by Weinstein probe detective
yesterday 21:20 Prime Minister ‘ready to consider’ extending UK’s transition out of EU
yesterday 21:20 Teenager baked grandfather’s ashes into biscuits, say police
yesterday 21:20 Grassroots bodies bemoan collapse of Wembley sale but fans call for agents’ levy
yesterday 21:20 Tom Curran describes winning return to England as ‘so, so good’
yesterday 21:20 COMMENT: Commuters on track for more misery
yesterday 20:17 Twitter releases election meddling data
yesterday 20:17 Beaches closed on French Riviera due to oil pellets
yesterday 20:17 Scotland’s conscientious objectors remembered through father’s letter to baby
yesterday 20:17 ‘N’ shaped tree created to woo a sweetheart called Nellie wins tree poll
yesterday 20:17 Corbyn calls for Saudi arms sales suspension amid journalist’s disappearance
yesterday 20:17 Victory tastes sweet as England triumph in Kandy
yesterday 20:17 Bolton Beer Festival is Back! Everything you need to know
yesterday 19:50 Here's what you would like to see move into Preston's former BHS store
yesterday 19:14 Government defeats bid to force ministers to publish analysis of UC impact
yesterday 19:14 Disabled benefit claimants to share £1.67bn as scale of underpayment is revealed
yesterday 19:14 Man charged after fatal stabbing of man in Wishaw
yesterday 19:14 Greens issue government with ‘needs improvement’ education report card
yesterday 19:14 Turkish forensic teams search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case
yesterday 19:14 Rochdale’s Joe Thompson hopes others can draw strength from his story
yesterday 19:14 Bacon butties at Trinity Methodist Church, Bolton
yesterday 19:14 Readers react to news that Hotel Chocolat and TGI Fridays among new openings for Bolton
yesterday 18:11 May insists Brexit deal remains achievable
yesterday 18:11 Driver praised for protecting passengers in Coventry bus blaze
yesterday 18:11 Pair charged after fatal stabbing of man in Wishaw
yesterday 18:11 Freed anti-fracking activists greeted by supporters as they leave prison
yesterday 18:11 Bullying not an issue at the Bank of England, insists deputy governor
yesterday 18:11 Agreeing backstop deal a matter of trust, says Varadkar
yesterday 18:11 Thumb surgery may keep Liverpool’s Mane sidelined against Huddersfield
yesterday 18:11 Tom Curran and Adil Rashid restrict Sri Lanka to set modest target
yesterday 18:11 Crewe insist ‘all procedures followed’ over safeguarding issue
yesterday 18:11 Sean Dyche pleased to see Burnley's resilience in action
yesterday 18:11 Options are open to Accrington boss Coleman
yesterday 18:11 Bolton Beer Festival is Back! Everything you need to know
yesterday 18:11 Find out how you can get a new wardrobe if you're searching for a job
yesterday 18:11 Jail for man who 'terrified' shop worker with large knife
yesterday 17:08 MP condemns ‘shroud-waving’ EU for raising prospect of hard Irish border
yesterday 17:08 Twitter releases huge cache of data from ‘state-backed information operations’
yesterday 17:08 Kate Moss and Eddie Redmayne donate items to charity auction
yesterday 17:08 Universal Credit a vehicle for cuts, claims Labour
Latest news from Great Britain
today 23:05 Melania Trump's plane forced to land after 'haze of smoke' spotted
today 23:05 California students 'mixed grandfather's cremated ashes into homemade cookies'
today 23:05 Boxing champion Saul Alvarez signs 'richest sports contract ever'
today 23:05 Missing journalist: 'Acid may have been used to dispose of Jamal Khashoggi's body'
today 23:05 Queen's handbag features in new portrait
today 23:05 Theresa May to call on EU leaders to do more to combat threat of cyber attacks
today 22:53 Love Island's Georgia Steel and Sam Bird split hours after posing together at ITV event
today 22:53 Westlife announce 20th anniversary tour with huge Scottish date
today 22:53 Mojo the police dog awarded ‘animal OBE’ for bravery at Manchester terror attack
today 22:53 Heartbroken mother kills herself and children after husband fakes death to claim insurance
today 22:53 Juncker holds SECRET phone call with Italy as EU budget row escalates
today 22:53 Meghan Markle baby: Which favourite foods will Meghan have to stop eating while pregnant?
today 22:53 Gmail login: How many Gmail accounts can you have – How to create multiple Gmail accounts
today 22:53 Fortnite in-game tournament DATES: When can you join Fortnite's next tournament?
today 22:53 Hawaii volcano eruption: Earthquake hits Kilauea volcano - will Kilauea erupt again?
today 22:53 'Brexit DERANGEMENT syndrome!' Farage's BRUTAL response to Clegg's plot to THWART Brexit
today 22:53 Ex-army officer SNAPS at 'selfie generation' for Remembrance Day parade cancellation fears
today 22:53 Pippa Middleton baby name: Have Pippa and James named their baby yet? What will it be?
today 22:53 Clegg BIZARRELY claims Brexit is 'curiously un-British' before demanding second referendum
today 22:53 Meghan Markle royal tour: What are Duke and Duchess of Sussex doing in Melbourne TODAY?
today 22:53 Princess Diana's confession: She gave MORE love to Harry than William - and THIS is why
today 22:53 'They want a deal' Tory MEP says German business starting to 'believe' no deal is possible
today 22:53 Parkinson’s disease - does your handwriting look like this? The signs hidden in your hands
today 22:53 The Apprentice 2018: ‘I’m devastated’ Frank Brooks upset with Karren Brady after BBC exit
today 22:53 BREXIT BETRAYAL: May considers EU plot to keep UK locked to Brussels for three years
today 22:53 Sickening footage shows Scottish farm workers punching and kicking defenceless sheep
today 22:53 ‘Disgrace!’ Remembrance Day parade CANCELLED due to ‘pathetic’ health and safety fears
today 22:53 Farage REFUSED ENTRY to EU building - 'It's never happened before!'
today 22:53 ‘We may NEVER leave!’ Brexiteer FURY as panicked Theresa May considers DELAYING EU exit
today 22:44 Brexit, the Irish border and the 'battle for the union'
today 22:44 Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'
today 22:41 Purple Door lap-dancing club in Hull is looking for staff
today 22:41 Purple Door lap-dancing club in Hull is looking for staff
today 22:38 M40 closed after horror multi-car pile up in THIRD crash in three days
today 22:38 India deploys 150 HUNTERS to track down maneating tiger that has mauled 13 people to DEATH
today 22:38 Girl, 21, who had ‘skull crushed after brutal gang rape’ was found 'wrapped in white bag'
today 22:38 Man Utd news: Saudi 'takeover' SLAMMED as 'ugly and artificial'
today 22:38 BREAKING: Major airline COLLAPSES – all flights SUSPENDED from midnight
today 22:32 On Brexit, May urges EU to do "difficult deal" once again
yesterday 21:50 Meet Regis Prograis - the fearsome boxing 'werewolf' hunting Josh Taylor
yesterday 21:50 Scotland still wearing Vauxhall sponsored-kit despite deal ending MONTHS ago
yesterday 21:50 Iceland launches mega pizza feast deal for a fiver AND you can order online
yesterday 21:50 Graham Hunter details the magical story of how his much-anticipated Barcelona documentary came to be
yesterday 21:50 Dad who couldn't keep up with kids on hike shows off his SIX PACK after incredible transformation
yesterday 21:50 Dad who couldn't keep up with kids on hike shows off his SIX PACK after incredible transformation
yesterday 21:50 Blood-stained killer strolls into takeaway and pub after battering his girlfriend to death captured on chilling CCTV
yesterday 21:50 Blood-stained killer strolls into takeaway and pub after battering his girlfriend to death captured on chilling CCTV
yesterday 21:50 Man dubbed ‘coppercino’ tried to rob Starbucks as police waited for their coffee
yesterday 21:50 Paddington disruption continues as passengers told to prepare for more rush hour misery
yesterday 21:50 Sally Field makes SURPRISING confession about Burt Reynolds movie Smokey And The Bandit
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