Man's horror after blaze started in his garden

The Bolton News: Man's horror after blaze started in his garden

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FARNWORTH man has been left “angry” and “confused” after returning home from a night shift to find his garden shed destroyed by a blaze.

Pictured: the toddler who sparked a police alert when he fell asleep with the rabbits in a garden centre

The Bolton News: Deacon Scott

9:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy sparked a frantic search after he went missing in a garden centre.

Farnworth event celebrates 30 years of girl guiding in Lancashire

The Bolton News: At the party, from left, Angela Cox, Bury South Division Guides, Lady Mayoress Mrs Dee Shaw, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Colin Shaw, Jean Oldfield, Bury South Division Guides, and Betty Higham, MBE,  former county commissioner

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CELEBRATION has been held to mark 30 years of girl guiding in Lancashire.

Shed and trees damaged in Farnworth garden fire

The Bolton News: Fire crews tackled a car fire in Bringsty.

9:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a shed fire spread to a group of conifer trees in a Farnworth garden.

Bus accident wrecked my life, says pensioner

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PENSIONER had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a double decker bus, a court heard.

Farnworth teen beauty queen launches bid to find new modelling talent

The Bolton News: Nicole Jackson

9:55am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TEENAGE beauty queen from Farnworth has launched the search for the face of a Bolton shopping centre.

In pictures: Farnworth nursery kids meet police

The Bolton News: Amelia Meakin and Macie Jenkinson try on police headgear

11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were transformed into police officers for a morning as they took front seat in a police car and learned about how to stay safe.

Jilted ex forces boyfriend knocks love rival out cold - then boasts about it

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:19am Monday 14th April 2014

A JILTED boyfriend punched his love rival and then boasted to his former partner that he had “knocked him out cold”.

Farnworth pupils learn about autism

The Bolton News: Sporting their blue ribbons with teaching assistant Faith Stansfield, who organised the week of events, are George Meekin, aged 14, Layla Klaju, aged 12, Tanya Pepper, aged 14, Stephanie Smith, aged 13 and Lewis Burns, aged 12

8:44am Monday 14th April 2014

YOUNG people at St James’ CE High School marked World Autism Day by finding out more about the condition through a week-long series of activities.

Farnworth man completes Wainwright's coast-to-coast walk

The Bolton News: Andy Walker, right, finishes the Coast to Coast walk with Paul Greaves and Stephen Oldfield

8:31am Monday 14th April 2014

A FARNWORTH man has walked nearly 200 miles for charity — and raised £1,000 in the process.

Crime drops after police crackdown at troubled Farnworth estate

The Bolton News: PC Ian Roby wants to gain the trust of residents

9:37am Wednesday 9th April 2014

CRIME on Farnworth’s Campbell Court estate has plummeted after a major police crackdown.

Farnworth farm turned into dump by fly-tippers

The Bolton News: The rubbish dumped at Slack Fold Lane, Farnworth, in farmer Robert Thornley’s field

6:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

A FARM has become a makeshift dump for fly-tippers — despite there being two free rubbish tips nearby.

Undercover police officers queuing up to buy drugs on phone in Farnworth

The Bolton News: Worsley Road, Farnworth. Picture from Google Maps.

3:02pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

UNDERCOVER police officers found themselves in a queue to buy drugs after ordering heroin over the phone from a dealer.

Farnworth kids teach adults how to clean up town

The Bolton News: With their “Bin It” artwork and an award certificate are, from left, Rhys Howarth, Jamie Hunt, Morgan Connell, Caden Shakeshaft and Malachi O’Neill

8:15am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THEY may still be at primary school, but these Farnworth children are developing into model citizens.

Farnworth drug dealers caught in police telephone sting

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

8:53am Monday 31st March 2014

TWO drug dealers who were caught in an undercover police operation have been spared immediate jail sentences.

Farnworth heroin dealer caught in police sting avoids jail

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

8:41am Monday 31st March 2014

A WOMAN drug dealer caught in a police sting operation has been spared a jail sentence.

Bolton politicians visit Yorkshire tunnel ahead of Farnworth electrification

The Bolton News: Cllr David Chadwick, Julie Hilling MP and Bethan Dale from Network Rail’s projects team

7:20am Friday 21st March 2014

THIS could be the scheme that helps get Bolton back on track.

Farnworth man starved dog so badly it had to be put down

The Bolton News: These horrific pictures show how emaciated Fly was

5:19pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THESE shocking pictures show a dog that was so badly starved it had to be put down.

Third person charged in connection with Marc Jepson death

The Bolton News: Marc Jepson

8:08am Thursday 20th March 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the death of Marc Jepson in Farnworth have charged a third man in connection with the incident.

Young Farnworth chefs triumph in cookery competition

The Bolton News: Alicia Bramwell, left, and Abbie Davies

6:38pm Thursday 20th March 2014

TWO young Farnworth chefs triumphed at a cookery competition.

Scalextric racing event in Farnworth on Sunday

The Bolton News: Mark Smethurst, aged 10, and George Greasley, aged 11, at The Roundhouse, Kenton Close, Halliwell

8:47am Wednesday 19th March 2014

RACING fans can battle it out for pole position at a family event being held in Farnworth.

Farnworth youngsters rescued by firefighters after handcuffing themselves together

The Bolton News: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

10:04am Monday 17th March 2014

TWO young boys required the help of firefighters after a prank left them handcuffed to each other.

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks author visits Ferns Academy in Farnworth

The Bolton News: Author Kristina Stephenson with pupils and staff during World Book day at The Ferns School, Farnworth

9:28am Monday 17th March 2014

YOUNG fans of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks were treated to an exclusive reading of the little knight’s latest adventure — from the author herself.

Trial date set for man accused of murdering Marc Jepson

The Bolton News: Marc Jepson

1:18pm Saturday 15th March 2014

A FARNWORTH man accused of murdering dad Marc Jepson is set to go on trial in August.

Farnworth dad kicked bouncer in the face while celebrating daughter's birth

The Bolton News: The Post Office bar in Bradshawgate, Bolton. Picture from Google Maps.

1:55pm Friday 14th March 2014

A FARNWORTH man has avoided jail after pleading guilty to kicking a bouncer in the face.

Bridge connecting Farnworth, Kearsley and Little Lever almost complete

The Bolton News: The United Utilities project team, from left, George Finegan, Tessa Smith and John Neary at Wilson's Bridge

1:47pm Friday 14th March 2014

A MULTI-million pound project to rebuild a bridge between Kearsley, Farnworth and Little Lever is just weeks from completion.

Farnworth soldier's book reflects on horrors of war

The Bolton News: Stephen John

9:56am Friday 14th March 2014

A FORMER soldier has written a novel to raise awareness about post traumatic stress disorder in the forces.

Great-grandmother blasts council after tripping on uneven pavement

The Bolton News: Doreen Crossley near the uneven pavement

9:09am Thursday 13th March 2014

A GREAT-grandmother who banged her head after a fall on an uneven pavement has urged the council to do something about it before “somebody kills themselves.”

UPDATE: Farnworth murder suspect in court

The Bolton News: Marc Jepson

11:29am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A MAN accused of murdering Farnworth dad Marc Jepson has appeared before Bolton magistrates.

Police running out of time to quiz Farnworth murder suspects

The Bolton News: MURDER PROBE: Police at the scene of the man's death in Kildare Street, Farnworth, today.

2:54pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

POLICE have just hours left to quiz two people arrested in connection with the murder of Farnworth man Marc Jepson.

Friends set to raise £20,000 for The Christie by selling hand-painted bags

The Bolton News: Kerry Lyons, left and Kelly Dooley

2:23pm Monday 10th March 2014

A CREATIVE duo have turned their attentions to an ambitious target — raising £20,000 in 12 months for cancer hospital The Christie.

Mum's horror as pram collapses in middle of road

The Bolton News: Laura Greaves with baby Lola-Jo and the pram that collapsed

8:56am Monday 10th March 2014

A MUM has spoken of the terrifying moment when the pram carrying her baby girl collapsed as she crossed the road.

Good riddance: Farnworth nightmare neighbours evicted

The Bolton News: Damian Gaskell leaving the house in Campbell Court, Farnworth

10:04am Saturday 8th March 2014

NIGHTMARE neighbours who have plagued the lives of people living close to them have been evicted from their home in Farnworth.

Diamond couple renew wedding vows after husband is diagnosed with terminal cancer

The Bolton News: Ellis and Ellen Coakley renew  their wedding vows

8:55am Saturday 8th March 2014

A COUPLE celebrated their diamond anniversary two months early when they renewed their wedding vows in a special ceremony - after husband Ellis Coakley was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

Nine jailed after massive undercover drugs sting

The Bolton News: An arrested man being put into a police van following a raid in Trafford Street, Farnworth, last November

1:11pm Thursday 6th March 2014

NINE people have been jailed for their roles in a massive drug dealing operation that was uncovered in an undercover police sting.

'No alternative' to closing Farnworth campus of Bolton Sixth Form College

The Bolton News: Bolton Sixth Form College's Farnworth campus

12:48pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THERE is "no alternative" but to close Bolton Sixth Form’s Farnworth campus, says the MP who campaigned for it to be built.

Multi-million pound Farnworth college campus to shut after just six years

The Bolton News: Bolton Sixth Form College's Farnworth campus

6:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A MULTI-million pound college campus is to shut after just six years with the loss of up to 35 jobs.

Great-grandmother threatened by bailiffs over parking fine error

The Bolton News: Winifred Smith with one of the letters

1:18pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

THE family of an 87-year-old great-grandmother says her life has been made a misery after she was sent letters from bailiffs demanding payment for a fine that is not hers.

Call to claim lost Farnworth bag

11:15am Tuesday 4th March 2014

A WOMAN is asking for anyone who has lost a bag in Farnworth to claim it.

Two benefit cheats netted more than £47,000 between them

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

TWO women who netted a total of more than £47,000 between them from cheating the benefits system have appeared in court.

Farnworth fire station to operate with one less engine tomorrow

The Bolton News: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

11:08am Wednesday 26th February 2014

FARNWORTH fire station is expected to operate with just one engine tomorrow — as a row over staff shortages and overtime intensifies.

Tributes to 103-year-old Farnworth great grandmother

The Bolton News: Freda as the fairy godmother in a performance of Cinderella when she was 100, with her daughter Pauline Radford

9:41am Wednesday 26th February 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a 103-year-old great grandmother.

Farnworth drug dealer banned from going near his old home

The Bolton News: Dean Goodwin

6:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A DRUG dealer has been banned from going near his old home after he was caught in a police sting.

RSPCA inspector: 'The worst case of dog malnutrition I have ever seen'

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

9:57am Tuesday 25th February 2014

AN animal owner has been found guilty of the most serious case of malnutrition in a dog an RSPCA inspector has ever seen.

Car crashes into Farnworth Lidl after driver falls ill at wheel

The Bolton News: Car crashes into Farnworth Lidl after driver taken ill

9:01am Monday 24th February 2014

A CAR smashed into the Lidl supermarket in Farnworth road this morning after the driver had fallen ill at the wheel.

Dog fouling is 'rife' in Kearsley, say residents

The Bolton News: Kearsley area forum: (left to right) Cllr Liam Irving and area co-ordinator Idris Jeewa address residents at the meeting

9:38pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE issue of dog fouling was raised at the Kearsley area forum on Monday night. 

Elderly woman cut free from car after crash

The Bolton News: Elation as bid to downgrade Ammanford fire station is rejected

7:24pm Monday 24th February 2014

AN elderly woman was cut from her vehicle following a crash in Walkden.

Farnworth woman who married Barnsley Bulldog celebrates 100th birthday

The Bolton News: Nellie Watson

9:28am Wednesday 19th February 2014

IT was 1932 when Nellie Watson first clapped eyes on Matthew Moran — the Barnsley Bulldog.

St James' High School kids take part in MasterChef-style competition

The Bolton News: Alicia Bramwell, left, and Abbie Davies with four of the judges

8:32am Tuesday 18th February 2014

MASTERCHEFS — that’s Alicia Bramwell and Abbie Davies.

Controversial Farnworth Market plan could be approved next Monday

The Bolton News: Stall holders hard at work at Farnworth Market

10:47am Monday 17th February 2014

PLANS to regenerate the site of Farnworth Market have moved a step closer — but some traders fear it could spell the end for their business.

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