Bacup war hospital to be revived

The Bolton News:

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER military hospital which treated hundreds of soldiers during the First World War is to be brought back to life.

Man, 70, in hospital after Accrington crash

The Bolton News: Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN in his 70s was taken to hospital today after being involved in a car crash.

Invite to Tramp Accrington countryside

The Bolton News:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NATURE reserve is to become more accessible to those with mobility issues who will be able to use all-terrain vehicle to explore Woodnook Vale Willow Trail.

Rescue boost from Lowton primary

The Bolton News: Insp Michael Eddleston and Garry Rhodes from Bolton Mountain Rescue Team

6:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BOLTON Mountain Rescue Team has received a boost following a £200 donation from primary school children.

Neighbours rescue family from burning Golborne home

The Bolton News: Fire crews were called to put out the flames.

5:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HEROIC neighbours have rescued a family of three from a burning house after a children’s game went horribly wrong.

Girls groups in need of volunteers in Atherton and Tyldesley

The Bolton News: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GIRLS in Atherton and Tyldesley are looking for new adult volunteers to help run their Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups.

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrates success of partner Huddersfield University

The Bolton News: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COLLEGE is celebrating the success of its partner university.

Grants up for grabs from Gannett

The Bolton News: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Leigh Journal is once again offering charities in the area the chance to apply for a Gannett grant, with between £5,000 and £10,000 on offer.

Hospital boss sets out argument for Bolton to be specialist centre

The Bolton News:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONSULTATION is under way to determine which hospitals in Greater Manchester should be given specialist status under the new Healthier Together proposals.

'Gentlemanly' pupil recieves achievement award at Golborne school

The Bolton News:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

A KIND-HEARTED youngster has been rewarded for his gentlemanly nature.

Church to hold holiday club in Atherton

The Bolton News: CASTLE CHALLENGE: Turn toy bricks into a fortress.

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HOLIDAY club at an Atherton church will start on Monday.

Council bosses answer questions on social care changes

The Bolton News:

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

PROPOSED changes to the way adult social care is delivered in the borough will result in a ‘vibrant and diverse range of alternative services’, according to council bosses.

East Lancs school rapped for commissioning beer in centenary celebrations

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been rapped by an alcohol watchdog after it commssioned a beer to celebrate its centenary.

Charity in need of volunteers for Leigh collection day

The Bolton News: The Alzheimer's Society says people are still reluctant to talk about the condition

5:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Alzheimer’s Society is in need of volunteers to help at a collection day.

Fracking tests in Glazebury and Astley cancelled

The Bolton News: The area where the tests may be carried out

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TESTS to see whether the area around Glazebury, Astley Moss and up to Boothstown could hold shale gas have been cancelled.

Pet of the week

The Bolton News:

3:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Our pet of the week has travelled half way around the world.

Leigh man charged after hit-and-run leaves victim in serious condition

The Bolton News:

2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LEIGH man has been charged in connection with an alleged hit-and-run.

Donations roll in after ‘devastating’ burglary at Bacup charity-run project

The Bolton News:

2:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DONATIONS of tools and cash from residents and businesses have helped Stubbylee Community Greenhouses in Bacup recover after a ‘devastating’ burglary.

Pupils hatch ducklings at Leigh school

The Bolton News:

11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE have been some new arrivals at Gilded Hollins Primary School.

Leigh Neighbours to launch community art project

The Bolton News:

7:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW project that hopes to bring a burst of colour to Leigh will launch next week.

Long-serving teachers head for retirement

The Bolton News:

5:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NUMBER of long serving teachers have waved goodbye to their schools as retirement beckons.

Knife-wielding robber jailed after targeting same shop twice

The Bolton News:

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KNIFE-wielding masked robber, who targeted the same Hindley shop twice, has been jailed.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

The Bolton News: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Tyldesley school's football match raises thousands for children's hospital

The Bolton News:

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS were joined by celebrities and an MP to raise more than £4,000 for a children’s hospital.

Tyldesley pub reopens after makeover

The Bolton News:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PUB'S £130,000 makeover is now complete.

Leigh man pleads guilty to child porn offences

The Bolton News: Liverpool Crown Court

7:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LEIGH man has admitted child porn offences - for the second time.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area of Leigh? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging your knowledge

The Bolton News: Have your say on how Turnpike Gallery is run

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Tyldesley have a degree? What proportion of people in Lowton are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Politicians back campaign for safer holidays after death of Hindley Green toddler

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLITICIANS are backing a campaign launched by the family of a toddler who drowned in a swimming pool on holiday.

Hat-trick of success for Accrington nursery school

The Bolton News:

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at an Accrington nursery school are celebrating after Ofsted labelled it ‘outstanding’ for the third time in a row.

UPDATE WITH PIC: Man jailed for raping woman while holding an air pistol to her head

The Bolton News:

4:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TYLDESLEY teenager has been jailed for raping a woman while holding an air pistol to her head.

Ironman UK 2014 declared 'best ever'

The Bolton News:

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

IT has been declared the best Ironman yet.

Help organise a community event with Trust in Leigh

The Bolton News: Have your say on how Turnpike Gallery is run

7:10am Monday 21st July 2014

NEW traineeships - designed to help young people gain experience working in the arts - are being offered by Trust in Leigh.

Dad speaks out about decision to donate Lowton daughter's organs

The Bolton News: Leah Davies

5:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A DAD has spoken about his family’s decision to give permission for his daughter’s organs to be donated.

Bacup revamp will cause problems - traders

The Bolton News: Alyson Barnes

8:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TRADERS have slammed plans for a £400,000 revamp of Bacup’s historic crossroads, claiming it will create traffic issues and damage the town’s heritage.

Look out for letters about registering to vote

The Bolton News: Ealing defends delay in declaring poll results

12:20pm Sunday 20th July 2014

LETTERS will be arriving on doorsteps telling residents whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register.

MP opens new premises for Leigh business

The Bolton News:

8:50am Sunday 20th July 2014

A LEIGH business has officially opened its new home.

Teachers invited to bid for free first aid training

The Bolton News:

4:30pm Saturday 19th July 2014

TEACHERS are being offered the chance to bid for free first aid training for every student in their school with St John Ambulance.

Leigh Miners president still rooting for team 70 years on

The Bolton News:

12:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

NEARLY 70 years after he first picked up a rugby ball, Rod Raines is still an avid fan and for him the side he’s always rooting for is the one he helped found – Leigh Miners.

Pupils win prizes for guided busway arguments

The Bolton News:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have had their say on the guided busway.

First Leigh Business Expo a success

The Bolton News:

5:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE first Leigh Business Expo has been hailed a success.

Student who underwent brain surgery aims high to thank charity

The Bolton News:

2:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

A STUDENT is raising money for a charity that provided a home for his parents while he underwent brain surgery.

Leigh Journal design a T-shirt competition winners revealed

The Bolton News:

1:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

HERE are the two lucky winners and two lucky runners-up in the Leigh Journal design a football shirt competition.

Fire station open day to raise money for Atherton toddler

The Bolton News: Mum Louise Braithwaite and dad Craig Owen with three-year-old Finley

7:10am Friday 18th July 2014

A FIRE station is celebrating its 25th anniversary by raising money to help a three-year-old boy walk unaided.

Woman died after taking fatal dose of cocaine

The Bolton News:

5:50am Friday 18th July 2014

A WOMAN died after taking a cocktail of illegal drugs despite having only tried illicit substances a handful of times before, an inquest has heard.

Rock and roll band to play at Atherton charity night

The Bolton News: Soaring guitars and Chcago blues

6:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE 50s and 60s are coming to Atherton to help raise funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Action call over vandal-hit Accrington Cricket Club

The Bolton News: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CRICKET club members fear it is becoming a magnet for crime after being targeted by thieves and vandals.

Consultation launched into Healthier Together proposal

The Bolton News: The new Hanover Centre at Leigh Infirmary

2:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A REVIEW of health and care services is under way in a bid to ‘provide the best care possible for patients across the area’.

Father and son join forces in granddad's memory

The Bolton News:

10:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

ALEX and Paul West enjoyed some quality father and son time when they walked 192 miles from coast to coast together.

Proud daughter to hold bucket collection in Leigh to boost dad's fundraising

The Bolton News: Vinny Vesty, pictured right, and Allan Jones will cycle 250 miles in four days

7:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

A PROUD daughter is holding a tombola and bucket collection to boost her dad’s fundraising efforts.

Gran's warning after baby falls into Astley pond

The Bolton News:

6:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER has recalled the terrifying moment that she feared for her grandson’s life after he plunged face first into a pond.

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