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.

Joy for elderly veterans as plans for disabled ramp at Farnworth war memorial are approved

The Bolton News:

8:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ELDERLY veterans will soon be able to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in conflict after plans for a new disabled ramp at Farnworth war memorial were approved.

Farnworth gardener wins second award at Tatton Park flower show

The Bolton News:

8:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FARNWORTH gardener has come up smelling of roses after winning his second prestigious award at this year’s Tatton flower show.

Romantic Farnworth pensioners get married - aged 75 and 81

The Bolton News:

8:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

ROMANTIC pensioners John Walkden and Joan Williams promised to be true to each other “in every way” as they tied the knot.

UPDATED: Motorcyclist dies after crashing into tree in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

5:06pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after he lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree.

Check out this Farnworth gardener's award-winning display at the Tatton Flower Show

The Bolton News:

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

A FARNWORTH gardener chosen to represent the NSPCC at this week’s Tatton Flower Show has been awarded a prestigious award for his creation.

Thug's sentence is 'a joke', says former paratrooper after he is blinded in one eye

The Bolton News:

8:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER paratrooper does not feel safe in his own home after a thug blinded him in one eye in a vicious attack at a bus stop.

Harper Green teenager in national beauty contest final

The Bolton News:

9:54am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A YOUNG Farnworth girl is hoping to outshine the competition at a national beauty queen event.

11-year-old boy bitten by poisonous snake while playing football in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

8:29am Saturday 19th July 2014

A VENOMOUS snake bit an 11-year-old boy - leaving him in agony - as he played football near his home in Farnworth.

Murder trial date set after death of Farnworth dad

The Bolton News: Police running out of time to quiz Farnworth murder suspects

9:31am Saturday 19th July 2014

THREE people accused of involvement in the death of Farnworth dad Marc Jepson have appeared before a judge at Manchester Crown Court.

Farnworth man wins right to appeal over blunt weapon attack in row over rent arrears

The Bolton News: JAILED: Mohammed Nazir

2:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

A FARNWORTH man — jailed for attacking two of his landlord nephew's tenants at a Bolton property — has won the right to fight his conviction at the Court of Appeal.

Blackmailer threatened to burn down Farnworth jeweller's home

The Bolton News:

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.

Farnworth burglar used pram to steal from home

The Bolton News: The Aston Martin Silver Cross Surf pram

9:44am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BURGLAR who used a pram to carry his spoils from a burglary at a house has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Service marks the beginning of new era at St Peter's in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

2:27pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PEOPLE of all ages were invited to a family service at St Peter’s CE Primary School in Farnworth.

UPDATED: Farnworth fatal stabbing 'could have been self-inflicted'

The Bolton News:

9:32am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed as police investigate whether her husband died from self-inflicted injuries.

Yobs smash up buses in £60,000 rampage through Bolton

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TEENAGE yobs went on a rampage causing £60,000 of damage by jumping on the rooftops of buses and smashing windows “like it was a party”.

Farnworth delivery driver stole TV

The Bolton News: Hundreds of city staff to get Royal Mail shares

10:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A DRIVER stole a TV that he was supposed to be delivering to a customer.

Wanted Farnworth man arrested

The Bolton News:

10:44am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FARNWORTH man who was wanted over an attempted car theft has been arrested.

Farnworth cyclists take on 500-mile 'Tour de Tesco' ride

The Bolton News: Tour de France cyclists ride through Silsden

9:01am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TASTE of the Tour de France is coming to Farnworth.

In pictures: Farnworth teddy bears' picnic

The Bolton News:

11:10am Tuesday 15th July 2014

VISITORS going down to Highfield School were sure of a big surprise — bears of all shapes and sizes were gathered for the teddy bears’ picnic.

UPDATED: Man found stabbed to death in Farnworth house

The Bolton News:

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.

Farnworth Syria activist arrested in sex assault and child porn probe

The Bolton News:

5:41pm Thursday 10th July 2014

AN activist who led several aid convoys from Bolton to Syria has been arrested on suspicion of having child porn and sexually assaulting a teenager.

Wedding guests battered pregnant woman and elderly couple after being told to 'keep the noise down'

The Bolton News:

2:24pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THREE guests launched a "repeated and sustained assault" on a pregant woman and an elderly couple after they were asked to keep the noise down at a wedding reception.

Cousin vows to continue fight after brave Stoneclough mum loses battle with cancer

The Bolton News:

9:34am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE cousin of brave Natalie Poole has vowed to continue raising awareness for cervical cancer after the mum-of-one lost her fight with the disease on Saturday.

Dave Spikey opens Farnworth arts and literature festival

The Bolton News:

2:21pm Monday 7th July 2014

FARNWORTH comedian Dave Spikey heralded a new chapter in the life of Harper Green School – by opening its first arts and literature festival.

Photos tell story of Farnworth woman who once darned Bolton Wanderers players' socks

The Bolton News:

10:02am Friday 4th July 2014

A PENSIONER who once washed and ironed kit and darned socks for Bolton Wanderers’ top footballers will score highly with shoppers visiting a shopping centre pop-up museum.

Farnworth man creates flat pack World War One tank

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

FIRST there was flat pack furniture, then came the flat pack house, and now, thanks to a prop designer from Farnworth, there is a flat pack World War One tank.

VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre

The Bolton News:

3:32pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

SHOPPERS were taken by surprise when a flash mob burst into a dance performance in Market Place shopping centre.

Farnworth jeweller had to move family after getting threatening note at shop

The Bolton News:

9:53am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A JEWELLER relocated his family after a threatening note demanding cash was posted under security shutters at his shop.

Extra maths lessons for kids in Farnworth

The Bolton News:

3:46pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

EXTRA maths lessons are adding up for primary school children in Farnworth.

Farnworth retirement home 'has no long-term prospects'

The Bolton News: From left, residents left to right are, Jeffery Amos, Tommy Lyons, Frank Holt and Anne Berry

9:27am Monday 30th June 2014

PEOPLE living at a retirement home fear for their future after being told the property has no long-term prospects.

Warburton's driver 'raises' funds by doing TWO Ironman triathlons in ONE month

The Bolton News: Warburton's driver 'raises' funds by doing TWO Ironman triathlons in ONE month

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

AN Ironman is pushing himself to the limit by competing in two of the mammoth challenges within weeks to raise funds for a Bolton charity.

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

The Bolton News: 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.

Farnworth man's brush with death as falling tree narrowly misses him in Lake District

The Bolton News: Farnworth company director Lewis Walch poses next to the huge oak branch that crashed down feet from his car

1:33pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A LUCKY motorist has told how he had a narrow escape after coming within seconds of being crushed by a falling tree branch as he visited a Lake District beauty spot.

Community garden plan to improve troubled Farnworth estate

The Bolton News: PC Ian Roby and PCSO Claire Lindop at the site of the proposed new community garden

8:14am Wednesday 25th June 2014

POLICE plan to give residents in Farnworth a boost by transforming a piece of land into a beauty spot following action to rid the area of crime and nuisance neighbours.

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

The Bolton News: 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.



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