FLOOD alerts have been issued for Bolton following severe rainfall across the North West.

The River Irwell Valley is most at risk, according to the Environment Agency’s weather warning.

Areas in Bolton at risk include Little Lever and Farnworth, as well as Bury, Radcliffe and Ramsbottom in the Upper Irwell region.

Kearsley was not included in the flood warning.

For more information on flood alerts, go to the Environment Agency website at environment-agency.gov.uk