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Councillor blasts town hall bosses as second vacant school building in 18 months is destroyed in fire

This Is Lancashire:

9:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

BOLTON Council has been criticised because a school building — destroyed in a mystery blaze — had been left vacant for months after it became disused.

'Heart transplant allowed me to see my grandchildren grow up'

This Is Lancashire:

8:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HEART transplant eight years ago has allowed ex-police dog handler John Roberts to see his grandchildren grow up.

Sadness as historic former Clarendon Primary School faces demolition

This Is Lancashire:

10:56am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ALMOST 130 years of history was torn apart when a blaze wrecked a former Great Lever primary school building.

Council had been warned to board up school hours before it was destroyed in mystery fire

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE warned Bolton Council to board up windows at a former primary school building — just hours before it was destroyed in a mystery blaze.

Cause of Clarendon Primary School fire unknown - but arson not ruled out

This Is Lancashire:

4:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE results of an investigation into the cause of a massive fire which destroyed a 128-year-old primary school building are "inconclusive" - but investigators are not ruling out arson.

Former Clarendon Primary School will be demolished after huge fire

This Is Lancashire:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THEm 129-year-old former Clarendon Primary School building in Great Lever will be demolished after it was wrecked by a huge fire.

'Heart transplant saved my life - and 14 years later it's still going strong'

This Is Lancashire:

9:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY volunteer from Breightmet now cherishes every moment — after her life was saved 14 years ago by a heart transplant.

Names of Westhoughton's World War One fallen to be repainted on memorial

This Is Lancashire: Coffee time

9:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GOLDEN names of the estimated 221 Westhoughton servicemen killed in World War One on the town’s war memorial will have an extra gleam to them this Remembrance Day.

Bolton raises £1,500 for people in Syria - by selling chocolate fudge cakes

This Is Lancashire:

9:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEARLY £1,500 has been raised so far by Bolton volunteers selling chocolate fudge cakes to help people affected by the Syrian crisis.

UPDATE: Man fighting for life after hit-and-run driver ploughs into him during police chase

This Is Lancashire:

1:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

A MAN is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car and thrown 50 feet along the road during a police chase through Deane.

Travellers set up camp next to Bolton railway station

This Is Lancashire:

11:24am Friday 18th July 2014

TRAVELLERS have set up camp next to the railway station in Bolton town centre.

Blackmailer threatened to burn down Farnworth jeweller's home

This Is Lancashire:

7:21am Friday 18th July 2014

A BLACKMAILER told a jeweller that if he did not pay him £1,300 he would burn his house down.

Plan to move IT firm's HQ from Bolton to Westhoughton backed by town councillors

This Is Lancashire:

9:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

TOWN councillors have backed a plan from IT firm Eventura to move its headquarters from Bolton to Westhoughton.

'Double organ transplant saved my life'

This Is Lancashire:

9:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER teacher whose life was saved by a double organ transplant visited his old school to urge students to Sign Up To Save Lives.

Cyclist critical after De Havilland Way crash

This Is Lancashire:

8:29am Thursday 17th July 2014

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after a crash that left him with a broken neck and fractured skull.

UPDATED: Driver arrested after cyclist suffers serious head injuries in crash

This Is Lancashire:

8:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DRIVER has been arrested after a cyclist suffered serious head injuries in a car accident near the Macron Stadium.

'Tell your relatives you want to be an organ donor,' urges acid attack model Katie Piper

This Is Lancashire:

9:44am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A HOST of celebrities are backing organ donation as we urge Boltonians to Sign Up To Save Lives.

Wanted: Man suspected of trying to steal car

This Is Lancashire:

8:29am Tuesday 15th July 2014

POLICE are hunting a Farnworth man wanted for criminal damage and trying to steal a car.

Councillors endorse new Eventura office plans at former Westhoughton pub

This Is Lancashire: An artist’s impression of the proposed building

11:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

TOWN councillors threw their weight behind a plan from IT firm Eventura to move its headquarters from Bolton to Westhoughton.

UPDATED: Man found stabbed to death in Farnworth house

This Is Lancashire:

11:16am Monday 14th July 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a 73-year-old man was found stabbed to death at a house in Farnworth.

VIDEO: Another 'ghost' sighting at Bolton's most haunted pub

This Is Lancashire:

10:18am Monday 14th July 2014

THE spookiest pub in Bolton has set spines tingling again after a tourist caught another ghostly sighting on camera.

Fire-wrecked gym boss ordered to take down signs

This Is Lancashire:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A FORMER soldier whose gym had to shut after a fire has been told the signs on his business will have to come down — because the gym is in a conservation area.

Kidney transplant saved my life, says former teacher

This Is Lancashire:

11:25am Friday 11th July 2014

BRAVE Graham Brushett has suffered heart failure, kidney failure and a stroke which has left him deaf in one ear and reliant on a walking stick.

Council refuses to reveal how much Lidl paid for Chequerbent roundabout adverts

This Is Lancashire:

9:43am Friday 11th July 2014

BOLTON Council has refused to reveal how much money supermarket giant Lidl paid to build four advertising boards on the Chequerbent roundabout in Westhoughton.

'Become an organ donor', urges Mayor of Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

9:49am Thursday 10th July 2014

BOLTON’S first citizen has Signed Up To Save Lives.

Boltonians sign up to organ donor register in Victoria Square

This Is Lancashire:

12:05pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CROWDS of people have Signed Up To Save Lives as the NHS appealed for organ donors in Victoria Square.

‘Westhoughton market stall job has given my son a chance’

This Is Lancashire:

9:27am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A FATHER says running a stall at Westhoughton Market has given his son “a chance”.

Westhoughton theatre group hunting for new director

This Is Lancashire:

9:17am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A THEATRE group is casting for a new director as the imminent pitter patter of tiny feet means the current husband and wife team are stepping down from the role.

Town hall bosses trying to arrange emergency cover for Thursday's strikes

This Is Lancashire: Bolton town hall

10:03am Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEGOTIATIONS are taking place to ensure emergency cover is in place for Bolton’s most vulnerable residents when council workers walk out on strike.

'Tell your family you want to be an organ donor'

This Is Lancashire: A donor card. We want you to sign up to the organ donor register.

10:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEARLY 600 people in Greater Manchester are waiting for life-saving operations because of a shortage of organ donors.

'The future of the Royal Bolton Hospital is in your hands'

This Is Lancashire:

9:56am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE future of the Royal Bolton Hospital is in YOUR hands.

Mourners bid farewell at funeral of Dave Burke - who died while on holiday in Turkey

This Is Lancashire:

6:11pm Monday 7th July 2014

HUNDREDS of mourners packed into Overdale Crematorium to pay their respects to a Bolton man who died while on holiday in Turkey.

Schools to close and bin collections to be cancelled as Bolton Council workers prepare to strike on Thursday

This Is Lancashire: Bolton town hall

3:24pm Monday 7th July 2014

A STRIKE involving council workers and teachers will see schools close and bins go uncollected on Thursday.

Sign up to organ donor register, says councillor who had three kidney transplants

This Is Lancashire:

11:56am Monday 7th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR who has had three kidney transplants has implored people to sign the organ donor register during National Transplant Week — and tell relatives what they are doing.

Generous donor who gave kidney to colleague is diagnosed with breast cancer

This Is Lancashire:

12:18pm Friday 4th July 2014

A BANK worker — who successfully donated a kidney to a colleague — has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sporty bride does 5k run on her wedding day

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MOST brides face a race on the day of their wedding to make sure they arrive at the altar in good time.

13th planning application as doctor tries to rescue his oversized dream home from demolition

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL five-bedroomed house in Lostock — originally built without permission — is now the subject of its THIRTEENTH planning application in four years.

Hospital super centre plans will open to public comments

This Is Lancashire: Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

5:22pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RADICAL healthcare plans which could see the Royal Bolton become a "super hospital" will soon be open to public comments.

Westhoughton man died from stroke after laughing off suggestion of going to hospital

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Coroners Court

1:39pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A YOUNG man who died from a brain haemorrhage after a suspected stroke had laughed off his family’s suggestions that he should go to hospital.

Ashes to be exhumed from Great Lever church after it is sold

This Is Lancashire:

9:22am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE cremated remains of people interned at a disused church are to be exhumed.

Westhoughton man died after stepping into path of oncoming car

This Is Lancashire:

7:53am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A MAN who died in a road accident stepped off the pavement despite his friend shouting to warn him about an oncoming car, an inquest heard.

Police in Westhoughton: CCTV helping us solve crime

This Is Lancashire: Call for crackdown on parking firms which use CCTV to catch motorists

10:17pm Monday 30th June 2014

POLICE in Westhoughton said the town's CCTV cameras are helping them keep crime in the town low.

Great gran, 100, remembers World War One celebrations on the streets of Farnworth

This Is Lancashire: Great gran, 100, remembers World War One celebrations on the streets of Farnworth

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER whose first memory is burning an effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm in the street at the end of World War One has celebrated her 100th birthday.

What a dump - residents' fury over rubbish dumped on council-owned land

This Is Lancashire: Rubbish dumped at Greenland Road, Farnworth

10:00am Friday 27th June 2014

PILES of waste dumped on council-owned land in a secluded beauty spot has still not been cleared up nearly two months after concerned residents told the local authority about the problem.

'Critical change' needed to allow babies under two months to donate organs

This Is Lancashire: 'Critical change' needed to allow babies under two months to donate organs

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A CRITICAL change to medical guidelines is needed to save babies’ lives by allowing children younger than two months old to become organ donors, campaigners say.

Rugby club facilities that are 'not fit for farm animals' will be replaced

This Is Lancashire: Members of Westhoughton Lions Rugby Club outside the steel containers which currently house their changing facilities

1:29pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A RUGBY league club has succeeded in its plans to replace changing facilities described as not fit for “farm animals”.

£20,000 needed to repair church after thieves steal lead from roof

This Is Lancashire: Rev Gareth Thomas at St James Church

1:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A CHURCH is appealing for people to get behind its fundraising campaign to help pay for £20,000 of roof repairs after it was damaged by lead thieves.

Hospital ‘could be covering up errors’

This Is Lancashire: Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

11:20am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE Royal Bolton may not be being “open and honest” about the number of safety incidents at the hospital, a new government review claims.

Farnworth Market traders help boy with agonising skin condition realise his dreams

This Is Lancashire: Fundraiser Jonathon Ward  with Rhys Williams at Farnworth Indoor Market

8:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

GENEROUS market traders raised more than £1,300 to help a brave young boy living with an agonising skin condition complete his bucket list.

Disabled woman's terror as car smashes into garden wall in Little Lever

This Is Lancashire: The cars and damage to the house in Mytham Road, Little Lever

9:58am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A DISABLED woman’s car was written off — meaning she cannot get to hospital for treatment on her spine — when a car ploughed into her garden wall.

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