Bolton school girl Nazeeba missing

A teenage girl has been missing from her home in Bolton for more than four days.

Nazeeba Hussain, 14, was last seen at her family home on Loxham Street, Great Lever, at about 8:15pm on Monday 15 November 2010.

She is described as Asian, 5ft 2in tall with shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. When last seen school girl Hussain was wearing traditional Asian dress consisting of a black top, orange trousers, grey cardigan, red scarf and red shoes.

Greater Manchester Police are becoming concerned for her welfare due to her age and the fact Hussain has not been missing before. She has no access to money and no change of clothes.

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Love On The Dole – Octagon, Bolton

By Sadia Habib

Manchester Mouth’s entertainment guru talks economic turmoil in her review of David Thacker’s adaptation of ‘Love On The Dole’ the Octagon, Bolton.

Octagon’s Love On The Dole is based on a 1930s Walter Greenwood novel (which was later adapted by Ronald Gow). Born in 1903 in Ellor Street, Salford, Greenwood inherited his parents’ and grandparents’ ambitions to leave behind this neighbourhood with its “jungles of tiny houses cramped and huddled together” in which “men and women are born, live, love and die and pay preposterous rents for the privilege of calling the grimy houses ‘home'”.

Throughout Thacker’s production we see how poverty pervades the lives of the characters of Hanky Park, a working-class community in Salford. The characters are struggling to get by on the pittance earned and this tale highlights the plight of those who are desperate to get out, “Hanky Park…we can’t get away…it gets everybody”.

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A Streetcar Named Desire – Octagon, Bolton.

Manchester Mouth’s entertainment guru Sadia Habib reviews David Thacker’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Octagon, Bolton.

A classic play that some would say is synonymous with a young and unknown Marlon Brando. If you have seen the film adaptation you will have high expectations of Thacker’s production and these will be fulfilled.

The star of the show is Clare Foster (Blanche Dubois) for she manages to carry each of her scenes with energy and intensity in a long production, which reminds the audience of Blanche’s very nervous disposition. 

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Amir Khan backs Andy Murray

AMIR Khan has said that Andy Murray can go all the way at Wimbledon this year.

The Bolton boxer, who is the current WBA World light welterweight champion, claimed that his “good friend” has got what it takes to beat Rafael Nadal in the men’s semi final later today.

“Watched Andy Murray get through to the semis and I wish him all the best against Nadal,” Khan wrote on his blog.

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Khan excited by Hatton fight

TASIF Khan has revealed that he is looking forward to fighting on the Matthew Hatton undercard.

The Yorkshire boxer is making his Bolton debut before the big Hatton fight on Friday 16 July 2010 and also said that this could be the biggest test of his career.

“Its a fight I am really looking forward to and I am really excited. I have had a few set backs in the past, with fights being delayed and cancelled,” Khan, who will be fighting just before Ricky Hatton’s younger brother takes to the ring, told Manchester Mouth.

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Student wins top design prize

A University of Salford student has won a prestigious national design award.

Anisah Gija, a product design undergraduate, was presented with a Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Design Directions award for her project to help older people manage pain.

The 22-year-old, who is originally from Bolton, Greater Manchester, designed a capsule which contains concentrated cherry juice to help encourage sleep.

‘Cherry Aid’ is made of cherry juice a natural remedy that Gija researched for pain management.

She told Manchester Mouth that she was delighted to have won the prize.

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Burglar robs Bolton mosque

GREATER Manchester police are trying to discover the identity of a man who stole a large amount of cash from a mosque in Bolton.

Around 6.45am on Wednesday 12 May 2010, a man was seen on CCTV walking into the Al-Falah Majid Mosque, Salisbury Street, Deane.

He took his shoes off and made his way to the office.

The man smashed his way into the room and stole a large amount of cash.

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