Farnworth man grew cannabis farm 'to help with arthritis'

The Bolton News: Police have arrested three men following the discovery of a cannabis factory in York.Officers conducting a warrant at an address in the Huntington area, made the find just after 7pm last night (Wednesday 13 October 2010).Inside the property, search teams

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AN arthritis sufferer who claimed he used cannabis to alleviate his pain has been given a suspended prison sentence at Bolton Crown Court.

Two social clubs get defibrillators after death of snooker player

The Bolton News:

9:43am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO social clubs have raised cash to buy defibrillators in memory of a snooker fan who died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Voters to go to polls in Harper Green by-election

The Bolton News:

11:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

VOTERS will go to the polls today to decide who will be the newest Harper Green councillor.

Farnworth pub regulars raise £2,300 for Christie

The Bolton News:

11:27am Thursday 16th October 2014

Staff and regulars at a Farnworth pub handed over a cheque for £2,300 to the hospital that helped their landlady’s daughter beat cancer.

Farnworth kids learn about classic computer games

The Bolton News:

1:48pm Friday 10th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS recreated famous 1980s arcade favourite Pac-Man to launch a new computer game project.

UPDATED: Horse dies after being hit by car

The Bolton News: Police car

10:23am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A HORSE has been put down after being hit by a car as it wandered into the road outside a popular country park.

Harper Green student named pastry chef of the year twice in a row

The Bolton News:

10:02am Wednesday 8th October 2014

TALENTED catering student Jessica Humphreys rose to the top when she took part in a bake-off competition.

Farnworth mum died after swallowing concoction of tablets

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

9:37am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A MOTHER died after swallowing a concoction of tablets with a can of lager and telling her girlfriend “when I take these, I won’t wake up again”, an inquest heard.

Farnworth school kids raise £200 with coffee morning

The Bolton News:

6:14pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

WHEN youngsters at St Peters CE Primary School raised nearly £200 for charity, it was the icing on the cake.

Farnworth special school gets £750 boost

The Bolton News:

12:31pm Monday 6th October 2014

A SPECIAL school has been given a £750 cash boost.

Farnworth mum's campaign after tragic baby dies from rare heart condition

The Bolton News:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

LITTLE Olly James lived for just four weeks — but he left his devastated mum with a lifetime of memories.

Pensioner stole £8,000 from his friend

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

STAFF at a care home had to buy clothes from a charity shop for a resident while his long-term pal raided his bank account of more than £8,000.

Farnworth thieves travelled to Wales to steal quad bike - then tried to sell it on eBay

The Bolton News:

10:48am Saturday 4th October 2014

THIEVES who travelled from Bolton to rural Wales to steal a quad bike were caught when they tried to sell it to police on eBay.

Farnworth dramatist launches acting classes to ensure theatre is not just for privileged

The Bolton News:

10:03am Friday 3rd October 2014

FARNWORTH dramatist Jim Cartwright is launching actor training classes in response to fears that only those people from privileged backgrounds can pursue a career in theatre.

In pictures: Farnworth kids go back to swinging sixties

The Bolton News:

11:49am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE Tardis landed at a Farnworth school to take the children back to where it all began — the swinging sixties.

Tributes to former Farnworth Grammar School teacher

The Bolton News:

10:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Bolton teacher described as a “friend of everyone.”

VIDEO: Thieves caught on CCTV breaking into house — before returning to steal car three days later

The Bolton News:

8:53pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A GANG of four men broke in to a family’s Farnworth home — before returning to steal a car off their driveway three days later.

Six-way battle for vacant council seat

The Bolton News:

8:29am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIX candidates will contest the by-election for the vacant Harper Green seat next month.

In pictures: Face painting fun at Farnworth nursery

The Bolton News:

9:36am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THESE cute youngsters enjoyed a day of face painting fun to celebrate a major milestone at a Farnworth nursery.

JAILED: Drug dealer caught in churchyard with £1,000 of crack and heroin 'between his bottom cheeks'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A DRUG dealer who threatened a juror he accused of being racist was caught in a churchyard with heroin and crack cocaine concealed between his bottom cheeks, a court heard.

Questions as report reveals school sponsor paid £750,000 to 'parent company'

The Bolton News:

9:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE than three quarters of a million pounds was paid by the sponsor of two Bolton academies to a “parent company”, a report has revealed.

'School is struggling to supervise my daughter's diabetes'

The Bolton News:

12:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE worried mum of a six-year-old girl with diabetes is calling for more steps to be taken to help school staff cope with her daughter’s medical needs.

Farnworth school opens nursery for three-year-olds

The Bolton News:

9:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

A PRIMARY school has branched out to ensure all its pupils reach great heights.

UPDATED: Man found unconscious with head injuries on M61 hard shoulder

The Bolton News:

7:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE have closed the M61 southbound after a man was found unconscious with head injuries on the hard shoulder.

Football kids ran away screaming after pensioner came out with machete

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

TERRIFIED youngsters playing football ran away screaming as an angry pensioner ran out of his house holding a machete, a court heard.

Nerves and excitement as children all over Bolton start at 'big school'

The Bolton News:

3:22pm Friday 12th September 2014

HUNDREDS of young people across Bolton are completing their first full week at “big school”.

Farnworth man shone laser at police helicopter

The Bolton News: Police seek culprits after laser is beamed at plane

12:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A FARNWORTH man has been told to hand over his laser pen and drugs after he shone a light at a police helicopter.

Farnworth Care Home opens new unit in Halliwell

The Bolton News:

8:46am Monday 8th September 2014

IT is the start of a new chapter for a care home after it opened a new residential unit.

5 parties to contest Harper Green by-election after death of councillor

The Bolton News:

9:37am Saturday 6th September 2014

FIVE political parties will contest a by-election that has been called after the death of Labour councillor Asha Ali Ismail.

New 'youth bar' boss will help Zac's expand

The Bolton News:

11:37am Thursday 4th September 2014

A FORMER chaplain is heading back to the pioneering “youth bar” where she used to volunteer – to work as its head of development.

Community 'beauty spot' opens in Farnworth trouble hotspot

The Bolton News:

10:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A COMMUNITY beauty spot — designed and created by local people — has been launched in an anti-social behaviour hotspot by the deputy police crime commissioner.

Children help brighten up troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been putting their stamp on a Farnworth estate by caring for the environment.

Conman jailed for tricking man he met on swingers' website

The Bolton News:

9:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CONMAN has been jailed for tricking a car buyer out of more than £1,500 after his victim appealed for help on a adult swingers’ site.

Thieves steal baby's money

The Bolton News:

8:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a family home and stole money given to young parents to celebrate the birth of their daughter.

Huge numbers of dead fish found at Bolton beauty spot

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

HUGE numbers of dead fish were found by residents at a popular fishing spot — the second case of its kind in Bolton in the last month.

IRA bombing survivor 'thought cannabis plants were tomatoes'

The Bolton News: SAFE INSIDE: tomato plants thrive in a greenhouse – Picture: PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos

2:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

A SURVIVOR of an IRA mortar attack told a court he thought cannabis plants growing in his home were tomato plants.

Workman blamed after tree blown over by high winds in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

9:50am Saturday 16th August 2014

A TREE was blown down by strong winds — after a workman had chopped part of the tree’s root.

Farnworth man shone light at police helicopter

The Bolton News: GREEN WANDS Police Helicopter chases suspect in Putney

11:05am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A FARNWORTH man who shone a light at a police helicopter will undergo psychiatric reports.

Husband admits stabbing dinner lady outside Farnworth school

The Bolton News:

8:41am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A HUSBAND has admitted knifing his estranged wife outside a Farnworth school.

Farnworth's brightest children to get extra maths lessons at Bolton School

The Bolton News:

7:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

EXTRA maths lessons laid on by Bolton’s top school have added up for schoolchildren in Farnworth.

Selfless 9-year-old Farnworth girl will have her hair cut off for child cancer patients

The Bolton News:

8:27am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A REAL life Rapunzel is letting down her long hair — and having it all chopped off for charity.

Cuban hotel agrees to refund Farnworth couple after charging them £4,000 for broken TV

The Bolton News: Wesley and Heather Dyson back home with their passports

12:20pm Monday 11th August 2014

A FORMER soldier who was charged £4,000 to replace a television which was broken while he was on his honeymoon has been told the hotel he was staying at has agreed to refund the full amount.

Taxi driver battered and robbed after confronting passenger over damaged door

The Bolton News:

5:34pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TAXI driver was battered and robbed after confronting a passenger who damaged his car.

Part of Farnworth mum's finger ripped off in freak holiday accident

The Bolton News:

8:47am Thursday 7th August 2014

A WOMAN who had part of her finger ripped off in a freak holiday accident has warned people to check they have the correct travel insurance before going away.

2-year-old finds suspected drugs packet in back of taxi

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A FATHER has warned taxi drivers to check their vehicles after a toddler found a packet suspected to be drugs.

'Only the best need apply,' says Farnworth teacher

The Bolton News:

11:43am Friday 1st August 2014

ONLY the best need apply — that is the call from a primary school that is inviting aspiring teachers to learn from the best.

Inquest opens into death of Farnworth motorcyclist

The Bolton News:

3:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a motorcyclist.

Deputy police commissioner praises clean-up of troubled Campbell Court estate in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

1:38pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE deputy police commissioner praised work carried out on a Farnworth estate as being “a great example of neighbourhood policing”.

Tribute board created for motorcyclist killed in Farnworth tree crash

The Bolton News:

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DEVASTATED neighbours have called for action to be taken on a “danger” road after a motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into a tree.

Neighbour 'unable to sleep' after trying to save tragic motorcyclist

The Bolton News:

9:49am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NEIGHBOUR who was one of the first on the scene after motorcyclist Michael Mok crashed into a tree said he has been unable to sleep since witnessing the harrowing accident.

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