Flood chaos: Farnworth Asda shut and several roads blocked after heavy downpour

Flooding in Pilkington Road, Kearsley

Flooding in Pilkington Road, Kearsley

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A SUPERMARKET was forced to shut after a flash flood caused by heavy rainfall in Farnworth.

Asda in Brackley Street shut for about half an hour when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors.

The heavy rainfall and thunder storm lasted about an hour, prompting an influx of calls to the fire service.

Firefighters attended the Asda store and advised staff to grab their mop and buckets to dispose of the water. The shop fully reopened at about 5pm.

The cellar of a wine shop in Brackley Street in Farnworth also flooded, and Pilkington Road in Kearsley was blocked by 30cm-deep water.

Karsten Boyle, watch manager at Bolton Central fire station, said: “We did have a number of call-outs following a spell of heavy rainfall but all we could do is offer advice.

“We would only assist with flooding in an emergency if someone’s life is at risk.”

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7:03pm Fri 25 Oct 13

wsw69 says...

Errrrm, half an hour?? 4.45 to 5pm has always been only quarter of an hour, or 15 minutes in 'new money' lol

Such crap journalism from the Bolton News. Good to see you keep to your standards, all be them quite poor!

Asda in Brackley Street shut for half an hour between 4.45pm and 5pm when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors.
Errrrm, half an hour?? 4.45 to 5pm has always been only quarter of an hour, or 15 minutes in 'new money' lol Such crap journalism from the Bolton News. Good to see you keep to your standards, all be them quite poor! Asda in Brackley Street shut for half an hour between 4.45pm and 5pm when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors. wsw69
  • Score: 8

7:26pm Fri 25 Oct 13

mr.mark.c says...

That water was quite deep, cars going each way was having to use the centre of the road, bus drivers where also warned to drive dead slow to minimise risk of panel damage.
That water was quite deep, cars going each way was having to use the centre of the road, bus drivers where also warned to drive dead slow to minimise risk of panel damage. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

8:04pm Fri 25 Oct 13

mr.mark.c says...

wsw69 wrote:
Errrrm, half an hour?? 4.45 to 5pm has always been only quarter of an hour, or 15 minutes in 'new money' lol

Such crap journalism from the Bolton News. Good to see you keep to your standards, all be them quite poor!

Asda in Brackley Street shut for half an hour between 4.45pm and 5pm when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors.
Maybe it shut sometime between those times for half an hour, not shut from and to.
I was in Farnworth Tesco at the time and stayed in there until it stopped, I have not seen rain come down so quick and hard in a long long time.
Oh and the BN can only publish what is reported to them, and they was rather quick on this.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: Errrrm, half an hour?? 4.45 to 5pm has always been only quarter of an hour, or 15 minutes in 'new money' lol Such crap journalism from the Bolton News. Good to see you keep to your standards, all be them quite poor! Asda in Brackley Street shut for half an hour between 4.45pm and 5pm when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors.[/p][/quote]Maybe it shut sometime between those times for half an hour, not shut from and to. I was in Farnworth Tesco at the time and stayed in there until it stopped, I have not seen rain come down so quick and hard in a long long time. Oh and the BN can only publish what is reported to them, and they was rather quick on this. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 11

8:26pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Donkey Stone says...

15 minutes of heavy rain isn't chaos, it is a minor inconvenience.
15 minutes of heavy rain isn't chaos, it is a minor inconvenience. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 9

8:34pm Fri 25 Oct 13

collthorn says...

I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts collthorn
  • Score: 9

9:14pm Fri 25 Oct 13

MBZ1981 says...

wsw69 wrote:
Errrrm, half an hour?? 4.45 to 5pm has always been only quarter of an hour, or 15 minutes in 'new money' lol

Such crap journalism from the Bolton News. Good to see you keep to your standards, all be them quite poor!

Asda in Brackley Street shut for half an hour between 4.45pm and 5pm when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors.
Closed for half an hour between 4.45 and 5. I read that as it closed at some point between those times, and was closed for half an hour. Very eager to criticise, more eager than you were to read properly first. Anyway on a lighter note who doesn't love a bit of actual weather. Reminds us all how insignificant we are. Hope nobodies homes suffered though.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: Errrrm, half an hour?? 4.45 to 5pm has always been only quarter of an hour, or 15 minutes in 'new money' lol Such crap journalism from the Bolton News. Good to see you keep to your standards, all be them quite poor! Asda in Brackley Street shut for half an hour between 4.45pm and 5pm when rainwater flooded the front foyer through the side fire doors.[/p][/quote]Closed for half an hour between 4.45 and 5. I read that as it closed at some point between those times, and was closed for half an hour. Very eager to criticise, more eager than you were to read properly first. Anyway on a lighter note who doesn't love a bit of actual weather. Reminds us all how insignificant we are. Hope nobodies homes suffered though. MBZ1981
  • Score: 4

9:31pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Anti-EDL says...

thats the cleanest farnworth will/has ever been for a long long long time lol
thats the cleanest farnworth will/has ever been for a long long long time lol Anti-EDL
  • Score: 26

9:33pm Fri 25 Oct 13

MBZ1981 says...

Yes wet weather is part of the governments cuts. 5 road cleaners will be redundant as of tomorrow.
Yes wet weather is part of the governments cuts. 5 road cleaners will be redundant as of tomorrow. MBZ1981
  • Score: 10

9:42pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Charlie80 says...

That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-( Charlie80
  • Score: 7

9:53pm Fri 25 Oct 13

MBZ1981 says...

Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
Is that even pilkington road...looks like manchester road.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]Is that even pilkington road...looks like manchester road. MBZ1981
  • Score: 4

9:58pm Fri 25 Oct 13

mr.mark.c says...

Its the Junction between
Its the Junction between mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

11:02pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Julian Thorpe says...

Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
That pic was sent to us by a reader who asked to remain anonymous.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]That pic was sent to us by a reader who asked to remain anonymous. Julian Thorpe
  • Score: 1

11:05pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Julian Thorpe says...

collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
[quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it. Julian Thorpe
  • Score: 4

6:48am Sat 26 Oct 13

oftbewildered2 says...

why on earth did the staff at ASDA need to be told to get their mops and buckets out? They should have been organised into some sort of damage limitation force before the F&RS arrived
why on earth did the staff at ASDA need to be told to get their mops and buckets out? They should have been organised into some sort of damage limitation force before the F&RS arrived oftbewildered2
  • Score: -1

7:03am Sat 26 Oct 13

collthorn says...

Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it
[quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it collthorn
  • Score: 0

7:20am Sat 26 Oct 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
15 minutes of heavy rain isn't chaos, it is a minor inconvenience.
15 mins of heavy rain in other parts of the world has caused death and destruction - never underestimate the damaging force of water
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: 15 minutes of heavy rain isn't chaos, it is a minor inconvenience.[/p][/quote]15 mins of heavy rain in other parts of the world has caused death and destruction - never underestimate the damaging force of water oftbewildered2
  • Score: 3

7:24am Sat 26 Oct 13

oftbewildered2 says...

collthorn wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it
bit dicey this one - I accept you passed on the story in good faith, but the Ward Councillor could turn round and sue, in these days of litigating everyone for everything.
[quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it[/p][/quote]bit dicey this one - I accept you passed on the story in good faith, but the Ward Councillor could turn round and sue, in these days of litigating everyone for everything. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 0

7:32am Sat 26 Oct 13

collthorn says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
collthorn wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it
bit dicey this one - I accept you passed on the story in good faith, but the Ward Councillor could turn round and sue, in these days of litigating everyone for everything.
Even if you have written evidence to prove what you are saying is the truth.?.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it[/p][/quote]bit dicey this one - I accept you passed on the story in good faith, but the Ward Councillor could turn round and sue, in these days of litigating everyone for everything.[/p][/quote]Even if you have written evidence to prove what you are saying is the truth.?. collthorn
  • Score: 1

7:55am Sat 26 Oct 13

collthorn says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
collthorn wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it
bit dicey this one - I accept you passed on the story in good faith, but the Ward Councillor could turn round and sue, in these days of litigating everyone for everything.
. If anyone on here has some legal training I'd listen to their advice once they have seen the evidence. I will go as far as to say I'd sell a property I own, to finance a solicitor if the advice was given to go for it
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Liam thorp wrote the story, but it was the editors choice not to use it[/p][/quote]bit dicey this one - I accept you passed on the story in good faith, but the Ward Councillor could turn round and sue, in these days of litigating everyone for everything.[/p][/quote]. If anyone on here has some legal training I'd listen to their advice once they have seen the evidence. I will go as far as to say I'd sell a property I own, to finance a solicitor if the advice was given to go for it collthorn
  • Score: 1

8:40am Sat 26 Oct 13

tracy1000 says...

May be if the grids were cleaned once in a while flooding wouldnt be a problem cant remember the last time they were cleaned its well over 10 years as all the grids near me are full of rubbish n gunk
May be if the grids were cleaned once in a while flooding wouldnt be a problem cant remember the last time they were cleaned its well over 10 years as all the grids near me are full of rubbish n gunk tracy1000
  • Score: 9

12:28pm Sat 26 Oct 13

Donkey Stone says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
15 minutes of heavy rain isn't chaos, it is a minor inconvenience.
15 mins of heavy rain in other parts of the world has caused death and destruction - never underestimate the damaging force of water
But the story was about Farnworth not Bangladesh.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: 15 minutes of heavy rain isn't chaos, it is a minor inconvenience.[/p][/quote]15 mins of heavy rain in other parts of the world has caused death and destruction - never underestimate the damaging force of water[/p][/quote]But the story was about Farnworth not Bangladesh. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Sat 26 Oct 13

Donkey Stone says...

Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.
[quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Sat 26 Oct 13

collthorn says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.
Just been doing some research and the closest I can get to what has gone on is Misfeasance in a public office. It's a start
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.[/p][/quote]Just been doing some research and the closest I can get to what has gone on is Misfeasance in a public office. It's a start collthorn
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Sat 26 Oct 13

collthorn says...

collthorn wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.
Just been doing some research and the closest I can get to what has gone on is Misfeasance in a public office. It's a start
1 step further Malfeasance and I quote " when a public official intentionally does something either legally or morally wrong, which they had no right to do. It always involves dishonesty, illegality or knowingly exceeding authority for improper reasons. It is conduct in violation of the law" now that is a lot of words as Poo Bear once said to Owl
[quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.[/p][/quote]Just been doing some research and the closest I can get to what has gone on is Misfeasance in a public office. It's a start[/p][/quote]1 step further Malfeasance and I quote " when a public official intentionally does something either legally or morally wrong, which they had no right to do. It always involves dishonesty, illegality or knowingly exceeding authority for improper reasons. It is conduct in violation of the law" now that is a lot of words as Poo Bear once said to Owl collthorn
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Sat 26 Oct 13

cosmicma says...

Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
put a bill in for the unauthorized usage of your photo into the bolton news the bit about " That pic was sent to us by a reader who asked to remain anonymous " doesn't wash it's your photo your copyright if you didn't send it or give permission to use it then bill them

too much of this going on where publications think photo's on the net are there for the taking
[quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]put a bill in for the unauthorized usage of your photo into the bolton news the bit about " That pic was sent to us by a reader who asked to remain anonymous " doesn't wash it's your photo your copyright if you didn't send it or give permission to use it then bill them too much of this going on where publications think photo's on the net are there for the taking cosmicma
  • Score: 0

7:39pm Sat 26 Oct 13

Comment777 says...

Anti-EDL wrote:
thats the cleanest farnworth will/has ever been for a long long long time lol
maybe you should take a walk in it also...lol
[quote][p][bold]Anti-EDL[/bold] wrote: thats the cleanest farnworth will/has ever been for a long long long time lol[/p][/quote]maybe you should take a walk in it also...lol Comment777
  • Score: 1

7:42pm Sat 26 Oct 13

Comment777 says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
why on earth did the staff at ASDA need to be told to get their mops and buckets out? They should have been organised into some sort of damage limitation force before the F&RS arrived
because it is a blame society not a take responsibility one...or they are just lazy and not very bright!!!!
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: why on earth did the staff at ASDA need to be told to get their mops and buckets out? They should have been organised into some sort of damage limitation force before the F&RS arrived[/p][/quote]because it is a blame society not a take responsibility one...or they are just lazy and not very bright!!!! Comment777
  • Score: -2

9:43pm Sat 26 Oct 13

SleepingThunder says...

Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
Once a photo is posted on a social network I think the photo can be shared by anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]Once a photo is posted on a social network I think the photo can be shared by anyone. SleepingThunder
  • Score: 2

1:00am Sun 27 Oct 13

cosmicma says...

SleepingThunder wrote:
Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
Once a photo is posted on a social network I think the photo can be shared by anyone.
facebook have a few terms and conditions to do with facebook but the owner still holds copyright and it does not give the right for photo's to be shared by anyone it just allows photo's to be shared within facebook

it definitely does not give a person or persons the right to publish the photo without the owners permission
bolton news should be more vigilant when accepting a photo for publication and not trying to hide behind " it was sent in by someone who wishes to remain anonymous " ignorance is no defense in law the owner ( charlie80 ) should rightfully be paid
[quote][p][bold]SleepingThunder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]Once a photo is posted on a social network I think the photo can be shared by anyone.[/p][/quote]facebook have a few terms and conditions to do with facebook but the owner still holds copyright and it does not give the right for photo's to be shared by anyone it just allows photo's to be shared within facebook it definitely does not give a person or persons the right to publish the photo without the owners permission bolton news should be more vigilant when accepting a photo for publication and not trying to hide behind " it was sent in by someone who wishes to remain anonymous " ignorance is no defense in law the owner ( charlie80 ) should rightfully be paid cosmicma
  • Score: 1

11:23am Sun 27 Oct 13

SleepingThunder says...

cosmicma wrote:
SleepingThunder wrote:
Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
Once a photo is posted on a social network I think the photo can be shared by anyone.
facebook have a few terms and conditions to do with facebook but the owner still holds copyright and it does not give the right for photo's to be shared by anyone it just allows photo's to be shared within facebook

it definitely does not give a person or persons the right to publish the photo without the owners permission
bolton news should be more vigilant when accepting a photo for publication and not trying to hide behind " it was sent in by someone who wishes to remain anonymous " ignorance is no defense in law the owner ( charlie80 ) should rightfully be paid
I also think Charlie80 should be paid for his photo or maybe a lifetime subscription to the Bolton News to show there gratitude.
I just thought once it is posted on social media it becomes free to share?
[quote][p][bold]cosmicma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SleepingThunder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]Once a photo is posted on a social network I think the photo can be shared by anyone.[/p][/quote]facebook have a few terms and conditions to do with facebook but the owner still holds copyright and it does not give the right for photo's to be shared by anyone it just allows photo's to be shared within facebook it definitely does not give a person or persons the right to publish the photo without the owners permission bolton news should be more vigilant when accepting a photo for publication and not trying to hide behind " it was sent in by someone who wishes to remain anonymous " ignorance is no defense in law the owner ( charlie80 ) should rightfully be paid[/p][/quote]I also think Charlie80 should be paid for his photo or maybe a lifetime subscription to the Bolton News to show there gratitude. I just thought once it is posted on social media it becomes free to share? SleepingThunder
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Sun 27 Oct 13

Rememberscarborough says...

Anyone know if the predicted storms are likely to have any impact up here? The weather forecast shows it's just going to be a bit wet and windy but maybe that's what soft southerners class as a "storm"...
Anyone know if the predicted storms are likely to have any impact up here? The weather forecast shows it's just going to be a bit wet and windy but maybe that's what soft southerners class as a "storm"... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 1

10:05am Mon 28 Oct 13

collthorn says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.
Same here Julian, you have my contact details too
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.[/p][/quote]Same here Julian, you have my contact details too collthorn
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7:50pm Mon 28 Oct 13

JustBecause says...

Charlie80 wrote:
That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-(
Ask the BN for a royalty payment, its irrelevant where that got it, if you took it, it's your and that have committed copyright theift.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie80[/bold] wrote: That's my picture stolen from Facebook :-([/p][/quote]Ask the BN for a royalty payment, its irrelevant where that got it, if you took it, it's your and that have committed copyright theift. JustBecause
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11:36pm Tue 29 Oct 13

mr.mark.c says...

Did you know that when you post a photo on facebook it belongs to them in theory, and also if you post a photo as public then you lose any rights to that photo.
Facebook also has a share thingy and you can chose to stop that if you so wish.
Did you also know that unless its an exclusive photo then not one paper on the planet will pay for it.
get real...
Did you know that when you post a photo on facebook it belongs to them in theory, and also if you post a photo as public then you lose any rights to that photo. Facebook also has a share thingy and you can chose to stop that if you so wish. Did you also know that unless its an exclusive photo then not one paper on the planet will pay for it. get real... mr.mark.c
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10:10am Wed 30 Oct 13

blablablaa says...

collthorn wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
Julian Thorpe wrote:
collthorn wrote:
I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts
How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.
Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.
Same here Julian, you have my contact details too
I just wonder if for some slim chance that the cuckoo councillor is named and shamed, at a much later date than the Bolton News became aware of her antics. How are the BN going to be able to justify not making the general public aware of a situation, that they deserve to know about
[quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collthorn[/bold] wrote: I shopped at 5.40 no problem at asda. Good on you bolton news. Tell you about a ward councillor risking lives. You choose not to report. Heavy rain and away you go. See how long this post lasts[/p][/quote]How did you tell us about this? If you've spoken to someone, we will look into it.[/p][/quote]Hi Julian. I have also contacted the BN about this same councillor and the council legal dept. I also have written evidence but the paper you write for are far too cosy with the council to print it. I have met "collthorn" and the way she has been treated amounts to an abuse of power. Don't "look into it" print it. every word we say is provable. You have my contact details, get in touch with me.[/p][/quote]Same here Julian, you have my contact details too[/p][/quote]I just wonder if for some slim chance that the cuckoo councillor is named and shamed, at a much later date than the Bolton News became aware of her antics. How are the BN going to be able to justify not making the general public aware of a situation, that they deserve to know about blablablaa
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9:24pm Thu 31 Oct 13

cosmicma says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Did you know that when you post a photo on facebook it belongs to them in theory, and also if you post a photo as public then you lose any rights to that photo.
Facebook also has a share thingy and you can chose to stop that if you so wish.
Did you also know that unless its an exclusive photo then not one paper on the planet will pay for it.
get real...
just about everything you've typed there is wrong

there's plenty of examples of companies / people being sued for lifting images off facebook a quick google will reveal all
in fact armature photographer magazine published a few high profile cases in the last few weeks
newspapers will and do pay for images published although quite a few are sent in and the image owners are happy with just a merit it doesn't matter if it's an exclusive image or not if they want to use it and you invoice them they pay or cannot use it
what makes you think they don't ???

one of the biggest misconceptions of social networking web sites is that if an image is posted it then becomes public property it doesn't and nowhere in the T&C's does it say they do

we are not talking about royalty free images that is something else and nothing to do with facebook
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: Did you know that when you post a photo on facebook it belongs to them in theory, and also if you post a photo as public then you lose any rights to that photo. Facebook also has a share thingy and you can chose to stop that if you so wish. Did you also know that unless its an exclusive photo then not one paper on the planet will pay for it. get real...[/p][/quote]just about everything you've typed there is wrong there's plenty of examples of companies / people being sued for lifting images off facebook a quick google will reveal all in fact armature photographer magazine published a few high profile cases in the last few weeks newspapers will and do pay for images published although quite a few are sent in and the image owners are happy with just a merit it doesn't matter if it's an exclusive image or not if they want to use it and you invoice them they pay or cannot use it what makes you think they don't ??? one of the biggest misconceptions of social networking web sites is that if an image is posted it then becomes public property it doesn't and nowhere in the T&C's does it say they do we are not talking about royalty free images that is something else and nothing to do with facebook cosmicma
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