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Dream comes true for young panto fan

Pantomime stars made an eight-year-old girl’s day when they heard how upset she was about losing her prized show programme. Sophie Maybury went to see the Albert Halls pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Amazing Bears and loved it so much the programme became her prized possession.

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Two trusts are better than one

Two charity trusts have joined forces in an aim to support more local people. The Provincial Insurance Trust for Bolton and the David Walsh Trust have merged to become The Provincial/Walsh Trust For Bolton.

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Dieting dog is a pooch pin-up

Dieting dog Freddie is appearing in a canine calendar after losing more than 4st. The new slimline Newfoundland, from Lostock, Bolton, was picked from hoards of howling hopefuls to star in a doggy calendar after shedding the weight by going on a strict vegetarian diet.

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Bolton Waits For City Announcement

Bolton residents are waiting to find out if their town will become a city next year. The town has made its fourth attempt to be awarded city status and is hoping it will be chosen as the UK’s newest city as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

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Rain Doesn’t Stop The Parade

The rain could do nothing to dampen the spirits of residents as they braved the weather to enjoy a community carnival. The Tonge Community Carnival brightened up the streets despite dark clouds hanging overhead and a few showers.

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Volunteers Clean Up Their Streets

Volunteers collected more than 74 bags of rubbish during a clean up of their neighbourhood streets. Residents, voluntary organisations and faith groups took part in the Big Clean Up in the Brownlow Fold area of the town.

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Market Wins Award

Bolton Market has won a top national award for encouraging people to eat their fruit and veg. The market, on Ashburner Street, has been awarded the ‘5 a day Supporter of the Year’ at the annual Re:fresh Awards.

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Couple Still Fostering After 18 Years

A foster carer who has been taking in teenagers for 18 years has spoken about her experiences in an aim to help recruit more volunteers. Jayne Trevett and her husband John have been looking after vulnerable young people since attending an open evening 18 years ago.

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