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US to proceed with first federal execution in almost 20 years

The US government is planning to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a volley of legal proceedings over the coronavirus pandemic.

Daniel Lewis Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, is scheduled to die by lethal ...

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Appeal issued to catch "shameless" Bury village asbestos fly-tippers

AN appeal has been issued after "shameless" fly-tippers were seen to dump deadly asbestos in a Bury village.

An eyewitness saw two men in black hoodies leave the building material on the road lead to Mount Pleasant last Tuesday.

And after council bosses were forced to ...

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Luxury retail pair look to be the ones to watch

A NEW distribution agency for fashion and accessories has been established by two Atherton business partners.

Laurence Brannigan and Paul Buchanan have a combined 50 years' experience in the trade.

And they hope their Creative Universe agency can assist everyone from ...

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Historic Eagley Brass Band robbed of the chance to bring home national title

ONE of the oldest brass bands in the world has been robbed of the chance to win national championship status because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eagley Brass Band had made it through to the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain ­— a notoriously difficult ...

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Historic Eagley Brass Band robbed of the chance to bring home national title

ONE of the oldest brass bands in the world has been robbed of the chance to win national championship status because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eagley Brass Band had made it through to the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain ­— a notoriously difficult ...

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How Ironman UK inspired people across the borough over the weekend to test their mettle

IRONMAN UK may not have gone ahead this year because of the pandemic ­— but that did not stop people across Bolton setting their own sporting challenges to test their mettle.

Suleyman Altinsoy smashed his own personal target and rode from Farnworth to Blackpool and back on ...

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Bolton University boss backs MP’s part-time pay

A HIGHLY paid MP deserves his £38k part time salary according to the boss of the University of Bolton.

This week saw satirical magazine Private Eye criticise the university's vice chancellor George Holmes for employing Sir John Hayes, MP for the Lincolnshire constituency of ...

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New workshops bid is unveiled for Bolton caravan site

SEVERAL new workshops on a former caravan site could generate up to 15 new jobs in Bolton.

Blueprints have been drawn up on behalf of Mr T Blair, of Tonge Fold Road, for land known as Open Gates, off Belvoir Street.

A planning agent says: "The site has (had) mixed uses ...

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Blackburn with Darwen Council coronavirus 'worker bees' hailed

STANDFIRST:

CORONAVIRUS has brought new challenges and working practices for thousands of town hall staff across East Lancashire.

Now one local authority is highlighting how its employees have adapted to the Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing.

Blackburn with ...

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Blackburn's Reel Cinema opening will be Christmas gift for town

WORK to complete a new £6.5million eight-screen cinema in East Lancashire is speeding up for its opening in November.

Reel Cinemas hope to take over the completed building in Blakey Moor Blackburn at the end of next month.

This will give it time to fit out the ...

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Blackburn's Reel Cinema opening will be Christmas gift for town

WORK to complete a new £6.5million eight-screen cinema in East Lancashire is speeding up for its opening in November.

Reel Cinemas hope to take over the completed building in Blakey Moor Blackburn at the end of next month.

This will give it time to fit out the ...

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BOLTON: New flats would end up creating a ‘pressure cooker’ environment, developer told

NEW affordable housing planned for the site of a social club set to close would create a “pressure-cooker environment”, the developer has been told.

Kearsley Social Club in Manchester Road is set to permanently close after 127 years and a housing association wants to use ...

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Bolton-based AO Business appoint new lead in push on housing market

BOLTON-BASED firm AO Business has announced its appointment for the new lead of its housebuilding team.

John Farnham has been promoted from national account manager of AO.com's BTB division to take on the role.

After recently growing the housebuilder team, AO Business is ...

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New cruise line opens from Bolton with bookings already in

A new cruise operator has launched as the world opens up to travel again.

Panache Cruises has been launched by local businessman and travel industry veteran James Cole, from Bolton, hoping to become the UK's leading distributor of luxury cruises by 2025.

Mr Cole has worked ...

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Bolton RUFC ask for support after being hit hard during coronavirus crisis

BOLTON Rugby Union Football Club is calling on the community to pull together to help them through the coronavirus crisis.

Like many sporting organisations, the club has been hit hard by the loss of income generated by players' subs and being forced to cancel its functions such as ...

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Bolton schools participate in coronavirus research

Children and teachers from three schools in the borough have taken part in important coronavirus research.

Beacon Primary School, Horwich, St Paul's CE Primary School and St Peter's Smithills Dean Church of England Primary School all participated in a study to assess the prevalence ...

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Bolton Council appeal for help to catch flytippers

COUNCIL bosses are appealing for information to catch those responsible for dumping this rubbish on a road.

In the early hours of last Tuesday morning, flytippers disposed of a large amount of waste on Walker Fold Road, which had to be cleared up using a JCB.

Now Bolton ...

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David Walliams' Gangsta Granny actress to host kids summer school

An actress, who has starred in several David Walliams' productions including the West End run of Gangsta Granny, will be running a week long drama school for kids this August.

Emma Matthews, from Little Lever, founded Theatre Works drama school along with fellow industry ...

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Darwen man avoids jail after admitting to sex with 14-year-old girl

A 22-year-old man who carried on having sex with 14-year-old girl even when he found out she was underage has been spared a jail sentence.

Connor Clark, who was 21 at the time, had consensual sex with a girl, initially believing she was over the age of 18, Preston Crown Court heard. ...

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'Probably doesn't like me' Mowbray issues Rothwell challenge

Tony Mowbray believes Joe Rothwell may well be tired of his constant demands for more productivity in the final third – but the Rovers attacker hopes to have gone some way to answering that with his equaliser off the bench in the 1-1 draw with West Brom.

The Rovers boss said ...

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'Probably doesn't like me' Mowbray issues Rothwell challenge

Tony Mowbray believes Joe Rothwell may well be tired of his constant demands for more productivity in the final third – but the Rovers attacker hopes to have gone some way to answering that with his equaliser off the bench in the 1-1 draw with West Brom.

The Rovers boss said ...

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