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Bolton Wanderers welcome back Eidur Gudjohnsen

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed Eidur Gudjohnsen will wear number 22 when he returns for the club.

The popular Iceland striker was a hit in his first spell at Wanderers, and the club have welcomed him back on social media.

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Bolton confirm Gudjohnsen signing

Bolton have confirmed the signing of veteran striker Eidur Gudjohnsen for the rest of the season.

Gudjohnsen in action for previous team Club Brugge Credit: PA Images

The 36-year-old, who previously played for Wanderers between 1998-2000, has been training at the Macron Stadium for the last month and boss Neil Lennon said on Thursday that an agreement was imminent.

And the club confirmed on their Twitter account on Friday morning that a deal had been struck, saying: "BWFC have completed the signing of free agent Eidur Gudjohnsen on a deal until the end of the season."

Bolton are now waiting for international clearance to see if the Icelandic forward, who went on to play for Chelsea and Barcelona after his stint with Bolton, will be available for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship trip to Reading.


MPs debate new dog 'licence' to help control dangerous breeds after death of Bolton schoolgirl

Dangerous dogs, MPs debate new licence scheme Credit: PA

A new scheme to force dog owners to register their animals every year is being debated by MPs. It follows the death of 14 year old Jade Lomas Anderson. Her local Bolton MP Julie Hilling has been calling for tougher action on dangerous dogs since Jade was killed by dogs in 2013.

Jade Lomas Anderson was killed by dogs Credit: ITV Granada

She's backing calls from Jade's parents and from the coroner at her inquest They all want a licence brought back. The MP wants money raised from the scheme to be used to enforce conditions and penalties on the owners of dangerous dogs.

Crane topples over in Bolton park

The collapsed crane Credit: Picture:Mark Paulson

A crane has collapsed into a drain at a United Utilities work site at Wayoh Reservoir in the Edgworth area of Bolton.

The scene after the collapse Credit: Picture: Phil McDermott

Quick-thinking bystanders Mark Paulson and Phil McDermott snapped some photographs in the aftermath of the collapse.

Man's due in court after series of indecent exposures

A man's been charged after a series of indecent exposures in Bolton.

Patrick Tamas of Merehall Close, Bolton, is charged with three counts of exposure in Bolton in the space of 24 hours. He's due to appear before Bolton magistrates in November.

The first occurred in the Brownlow Way area of Halliwell at about 7pm on 26 October 2014 when a man exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl.

The second incident took place just two hours later in the Shepherds Cross Street area of Halliwell and a 17-year-old girl was the victim of an indecent exposure.

The final incident took place at about 7.45pm on 27 October 2014 on Thynne Street, Great Lever, during which a man exposed himself to a 32-year-old woman.

Detective Sergeant Patrick Wood said: "These exposures caused a great deal of distress and anxiety in the local area, particularly among women and parents given the ages of two of the victims.

"I want to assure people that we have charged a man and while I cannot go into detail at this stage because the matter will be dealt with by the courts, it is clearly reassuring for the community to know we have made an arrest and brought a charge.

"I would appeal to anyone who has been affected by the investigation to call us."

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