Chilli Monkeys to play farewell gig in Westhoughton next month

The Bolton News:

10:49pm Friday 17th October 2014

TIME is running out to buy tickets for the hottest gig in town next month.

Award for star GCSE student

The Bolton News:

8:43am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A STAR GCSE student has scooped a prestigious award and a £200 book token from Westhoughton Rotary Club.

Sex attacker cried and apologised as he raped woman in Queens Park

The Bolton News:

4:39pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A RAPIST paused to cry and apologise to his victim during a horrific sex attack in Queens Park.

Houghton Weavers to get Westhoughton's prized civic award

The Bolton News:

8:41am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A POPULAR folk group from Westhoughton is to receive the town’s treasured civic award.

Council awards grants to senior citizens charities

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Town Hall

9:22pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO charities for elderly people in Westhoughton have received funding boosts.

'Disgraceful' Westhoughton footpath transformed by ex-cons

The Bolton News:

9:35am Monday 13th October 2014

A BUSY footpath has been given a makeover by ex-offenders after residents claimed it had been left in a "disgraceful" state for six months.

Oak trees planted in Westhoughton to honour Lord Nelson

The Bolton News:

12:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE planting of oak trees on land in Westhoughton is set to start a local tradition of honouring British naval hero Lord Nelson.

Author visits Westhoughton Library

The Bolton News:

11:41am Friday 10th October 2014

AUTHOR Dorothy Winard was a special guest at Westhoughton Library last week.

Planning chiefs 'not doing enough to resolve neighbour disputes', says councillor

The Bolton News:

9:02am Thursday 9th October 2014

PLANNING chiefs have come under fire for not doing enough to sort out bitter neighbourly disputes over proposed developments.

Thieves wreck work of volunteers at Westhoughton station

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

ORNAMENTS donated to volunteers who have transformed a derelict railway station over the last 18 months have been stolen.

Westhoughton school opens nursery after overcoming 'serious weaknesses'

The Bolton News:

11:52am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A SCHOOL which overcame “serious weaknesses” is helping to educate even younger members of the community.

Travelling showmen want to make permanent home in Westhoughton

The Bolton News:

9:45am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A TRAVELLING showmen’s site in Westhoughton has applied for permission to make the camp a permanent fixture.

Couple's 'living nightmare' over noise, smells and dust from Westhoughton waste site

The Bolton News:

9:19am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A couple claim they are “living a nightmare” near a waste site which they claim is illegally operating early in the morning and late at night.

Westhoughton history teacher chronicles World War One 'social revolution'

The Bolton News:

9:43am Monday 6th October 2014

A HISTORY teacher turned author from Westhoughton has chronicled the social revolution which took place on the home front during World War One.

New young citizen award for Westhoughton

The Bolton News:

9:27am Friday 3rd October 2014

A NEW award has been launched to recognise the work of young people.

Westhoughton footpath 'is disgusting disgrace'

The Bolton News:

8:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS have slammed the state of a “disgusting and disgraceful” footpath, which is littered with bottles, cans, food wrappers — and a plastic paddling pool.

UPDATED: Westhoughton Town Council approves plan to stop residents asking certain questions

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Town Hall

10:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TOWN council has voted to ban the public from asking certain questions at meetings.

Town council wants to ban residents from asking certain questions

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Town Hall

9:09am Monday 29th September 2014

A TOWN council wants to ban residents from asking certain questions at public meetings.

Bolton Wanderers pitch invader explains why he did it

The Bolton News:

3:03pm Sunday 28th September 2014

ONE of the supporters who invaded the pitch on Saturday has explained why he did it.

10-year-old entrepreneur holds tea party for dogs

The Bolton News:

2:53pm Friday 26th September 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL provided afternoon tea for 50 dogs to celebrate raising £10,000 for animal rescue charities by selling biscuits.

Slimmer loses two stone in seven months - to educate her children

The Bolton News:

8:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CARING slimmer has shed the pounds as much for her children as for herself.

Former Westhoughton mayor raises for £8,000 for Bolton Hospice

The Bolton News:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR raised more than £8,000 during his year as Westhoughton mayor for the charity who cared for his dying father.

New arena for disabled riders to be built in Westhoughton from £25,000 grant

The Bolton News:

11:26am Saturday 13th September 2014

A NEW arena for disabled riders will be built at stables in Westhoughton after bosses were awarded a £25,000 grant.

Westhoughton teenager aiming for success behind wheel - despite being too young to drive

The Bolton News:

12:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

A TEENAGER from Westhoughton is targeting glory in a driving competition — despite being too young to take lessons.

Traders back in business after fire that wiped out whole row of shops in Westhoughton

The Bolton News:

11:44am Thursday 11th September 2014

IT is business as usual for traders whose premises were gutted when a fire ripped through a row of shops in Westhoughton.

UPDATED: Planning applications 'always go in favour of the applicant', says Westhoughton town councillor

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Town Hall

8:17pm Monday 8th September 2014

A TOWN councillor has questioned whether the concerns of residents are being listened to by Bolton Council.

MP gets a grilling from pizza firm staff

The Bolton News:

11:39am Thursday 4th September 2014

A POLITICIAN enjoyed a slice of the action at a pizza business — before being grilled by staff at the firm.

'White hot' legends re-unite for charity match

The Bolton News:

11:01am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WHITE hot Bolton Wanderers legends took on Daisy Hill Vets at a charity football match to raise money to help the causes of three local families.

Boot campers to get revenge on instructor

The Bolton News:

10:53am Monday 1st September 2014

BOOT camp participants will get their own back on their instructor while raising money for Bolton Hospice.

Westhoughton band's song features on Soccer AM

The Bolton News:

8:48am Saturday 30th August 2014

WITH a new band behind him and airtime on popular football show Soccer AM, the future is looking bright for singer-songwriter Jordan Allen.

Westhoughton man falsified contamination tests

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DIRECTOR of an environmental firm falsified soil sample reports for land earmarked for development, a court heard.

MP meets babies she helped bring home from India

The Bolton News:

8:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT was a poignant moment when MP Julie Hilling finally met newborn twins Jai and Leela Salvi.

Police investigate 'YouTube bullying' of train death teenager

The Bolton News: Richmond Park YouTube channel launched

2:41pm Monday 18th August 2014

A TEENAGER who died after being hit by a train recorded a video of himself saying “I’m sorry”, a court heard.

Westhoughton surrogate twins couple home at last after India passport nightmare

The Bolton News:

2:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

A WESTHOUGHTON couple who travelled to India to meet their newborn surrogate children for the first time have returned home — five months after the twins were born.

Case study: Teenager wins apprenticeship with Citizens Advice Bureau

The Bolton News:

9:34am Saturday 16th August 2014

MOJO Trust matches young people with apprenticeships in a variety of fields - and apprentices who are on the path to achieving their career ambitions include Louise Ashton, aged 19, from Westhoughton.

Westhoughton primary school gets teaching tips from China

The Bolton News:

9:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

A WESTHOUGHTON school has welcomed teachers and pupils from China — and staff from the Far East may soon be teaching youngsters Mandarin.

Town council votes against fracking in Westhoughton

The Bolton News: Herefordshire Council "won't be influenced by Goverment" over fracking debate

1:53pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ATTEMPTS to carry out fracking in Westhoughton will be opposed by its town council.

Westhoughton mum facing jail for starving 5 dogs and parrot

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

8:21am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A MOTHER has been warned she could be jailed after she admitted leaving her five dogs and a pet parrot without food or water.

Westhoughton girl crowned Child Genius 2014

The Bolton News:

11:19am Monday 11th August 2014

BOLTON schoolgirl Sharon Daniel is officially a bright young thing after she walked away with the title of Child Genius 2014.

Westhoughton Golf Club wants more women to take up sport

The Bolton News:

9:22am Monday 11th August 2014

I HAVE never had a driving ambition to play golf — aside a few goes at pitch and putt.

Man almost dies eating curry - 10 years after his sister died the same way

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A FOOTBALL coach suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction after tasting an Indian takeaway containing peanuts — 10 years after his sister died from eating a curry.

Pizza firm picks up litter in Westhoughton

The Bolton News:

8:38am Thursday 7th August 2014

A PIZZA company in Westhoughton carried out a litter pick in the town’s beauty spots.

Amazon jungle movie shot in Rivington wins three top awards - watch it here

The Bolton News:

9:15am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN action adventure film which transformed the hills of Rivington into the Amazon jungle has scooped three awards.

Westhoughton remembers its World War One heroes

The Bolton News:

12:04pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

AN exhibition of precious material detailing Westhoughton’s World War One story was being opened to the public today.

Westhoughton High School's 'fantastic' show commemorating World War One

The Bolton News:

1:54pm Friday 1st August 2014

A “FANTASTIC” show which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One has been showered with praise by town councillors.

Council 'not doing enough' after dead fish found in Eatock Lodge

The Bolton News:

2:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOLTON Council is working with the Environment Agency to protect fish at a beauty spot — despite criticisms from local people.

UPDATED: Councillors agree to consider introducing new young persons' award

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Town Hall

8:37pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW award for young people in Westhoughton could be introduced.

UPDATED: Bolton woman wins best dressed award on ladies' day at Tatton Park - in £20 Primark dress

The Bolton News:

2:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

FORGET designer dresses and fancy fascinators — a mum from Westhoughton won the Tatton Ladies Day competition wearing a £20 Primark dress.

Volunteers transform Westhoughton railway station into one of most attractive in Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DERELICT railway station has been transformed into one of the most attractive in Bolton in just 18 months by a band of loyal volunteers.

Wingates Band gets its own blue plaque

The Bolton News:

11:52am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE members of the world famous Wingates Brass Band are used to blowing their own trumpet.

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