Westhoughton pupils resotre Ladybridge plaque that was damaged by vandals

The Bolton News: From left, community fundraiser Anne-Marie Wynne, Bolton Fundraising Group chairman Peter Ward, Iola Hart, Sheila Marland, Roselle Gorman, Gillian Gregory, Ann Elliott Clark. Front is Stephen Bush, maintainance man at Westhoughton High

11:05am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A plaque damaged last year has been restored by school pupils.

New mayor of Westhoughton's special way to celebrate a special year

The Bolton News: New mayor of Westhoughton's special way to celebrate a special year

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON'S new mayor said being the town's figurehead for 2014-15 will be the perfect way to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Pupils are quick on the draw for Westhoughton Library

The Bolton News: Pictured, from left, are Rotary President Arthur Price; Year Three winners Matthew Lomax who was representing his brother Nathan, Jasmine Ripley and Kian Patel and Year Five winners Chloe Battersby, Emelia Edgar and Peter Hartley and Westhoughton Mayor, C

7:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON Library has been brightened up by the best exhibits from a school art competition.

Westhoughton town councillors ask for change to 'ridiculous' law that prevents them monitoring CCTV

The Bolton News: Controversial camera to be permanently removed

1:14pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON Town Council will appeal to parliament to change the law so members are freed from “ridiculous bureaucracy”.

Lidl signs in Westhoughton 'would be health and safety hazard'

The Bolton News:

9:21am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PLANS to put up four signs advertising supermarket giant Lidl on a busy Westhoughton roundabout have been slammed as a health and safety hazard by town councillors.

Cllr Kevan Jones appointed new Westhoughton mayor

The Bolton News: Cllr Kevan Jones

9:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON'S new mayor has been formally appointed.

Controversial plans to scrap night time care at Westhoughton care home approved

The Bolton News: The role of Winifred Kettle care centre in Westhoughton will be changing

4:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to axe a Westhoughton care home’s night time services have been approved by councillors.

Councillors confirm closure of Winifred Kettle beds by approving healthcare revamp

The Bolton News: The role of Winifred Kettle care centre in Westhoughton will be changing

4:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to axe a Westhoughton care home’s night time services have been approved by councillors.

Councillor challenges ruling on Westhoughton CCTV cover

The Bolton News: CONCERN Cllr David Chadwick

7:32am Saturday 12th April 2014

A LONG-RUNNING debate on what measures should be taken to improve the monitoring of problems with Westhoughton’s CCTV cameras is set to resume.

Suspected burglar charged after £14,000 cash and guns theft

The Bolton News: Police - zxc

10:44am Friday 11th April 2014

A SUSPECTED burglar has been charged with stealing firearms and cash worth £14,000 in a break-in at a home in Westhoughton.

Plans for Winifred Kettle care home are 'brilliant for Westhoughton'

The Bolton News: The Winifred Kettle care home in Westhoughton

9:33am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PLANS to scrap intermediate and respite services at a Westhoughton care home are going ahead.

Health bosses to spend £600,000 on 24-hour home care

The Bolton News: The role of Winifred Kettle care centre in Westhoughton will be changing

9:31am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HOME healthcare for recovering patients will be provided 24 hours a day after a £600,000 investment.

Westhoughton Rotary Club hands out £4,000 at annual presentation evening

The Bolton News: Rotary club president Arthur Price, centre front, with representatives of the charities

9:07am Tuesday 8th April 2014

CHARITIES from all over Bolton gathered in celebration at Westhoughton Rotary Club’s annual presentation evening.

Man arrested over theft of children's pond-dipping platform from Eatock Lodge

The Bolton News: The ruined pond-dipping platform at Eatock Lodge in Daisy Hill, Westhoughton

9:52am Friday 4th April 2014

POLICE have arrested a suspected thief for taking decking from a community “dipping platform” at a beauty spot.

Controversial Westhoughton 'green' physiotherapy centre plan rejected

The Bolton News: What the "green centre" would look like

9:43am Friday 4th April 2014

A BID by a physiotherapist bid to build a new “eco” practice on green belt land has been thrown out.

Westhoughton Drake Hall bungalow plan approved

The Bolton News: Coffee time

9:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A LONG-RUNNING debate on how best to develop land on the Drake Hall estate in Westhoughton has moved closer to a resolution.

Physio slams Bolton Council for not backing his Westhoughton 'green centre' plan

The Bolton News: What the "green centre" would look like

9:53am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST who wants to create a new “green centre” and nature garden has hit out at Bolton Council for failing to back the plan.

Westhoughton Town Council leader cannot monitor CCTV because he would be 'open to bribery and corruption'

The Bolton News: CONCERN Cllr David Chadwick

9:35am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE leader of Westhoughton Town Council has been told he cannot monitor CCTV camera faults in an emergency — so he is not susceptible to “bribery, corruption or malpractice”.

Thieves steal children's pond-dipping platform from Westhoughton beauty spot

The Bolton News: The ruined pond-dipping platform at Eatock Lodge in Daisy Hill, Westhoughton

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

RESIDENTS have been left devastated after a children's pond-dipping platform was stolen from a Westhoughton beauty spot.

Westhoughton couple named 'fundraisers of the year' after dedicating their retirement to helping NHS

The Bolton News: Grandparents Jeff and Marielyn Rowson

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MARRIED couple who spend their retirement at car boot sales to raise money for charity have been named fundraisers of the year.

Westhoughton CCTV fiasco latest: report provides 'no satisfactory answers'

The Bolton News: GV of CCTV camera. (4807999)

10:30pm Monday 31st March 2014

A REPORT into the emergency procedures for reporting CCTV faults in Westhoughton does not provide "satisfactory" answers, according to the town councillor who requested it.

Son to hold football match at the Reebok Stadium in honour of his brave father

The Bolton News: Son to hold football match at the Reebok Stadium in honour of his brave father

8:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A FOOTBALL fan will take to the pitch at the Reebok Stadium later to raise awareness of the terminal illness which has struck down his father.

Westhoughton man to do London Marathon after dad's cardiac arrest

The Bolton News: Danny Meakin with his dad Alan

6:50am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A WESTHOUGHTON man has vowed to raise £3,000 for heart charities after his father almost died from a cardiac arrest last summer.

Westhoughton canary collector wins six bird singing tournaments in a row

The Bolton News: Billy Chadwick and his canaries

8:22am Monday 17th March 2014

A CANARY collector in Westhoughton is singing the praises of his latest champion bird — after winning six tournaments on the trot.

Westhoughton cancer sufferer doesn't let illness prevent him from raising £1,000

The Bolton News: Joe Hart, wearing his civic medal, at the Victoria Pub in Westhoughton

9:39am Saturday 8th March 2014

A DEDICATED charity supporter helped to raise more than £1,100 for Bolton Hospice ahead of the Westhoughton town’s mayor’s ball today — despite suffering from pancreatic cancer.

'Our petition was not misleading', say furious Westhoughton care home campaigners

The Bolton News: The Winifred Kettle care home in Westhoughton

9:32am Saturday 8th March 2014

CAMPAIGNERS trying to save threatened services at a Westhoughton care home have reacted furiously to a councillor’s claims their petition was “misleading”.

Labour leader supports Bolton Westhoughton woman's sex education campaign

The Bolton News: Ed Miliband

10:21am Saturday 8th March 2014

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has declared his support for a campaign urging the government to radically change sex education in schools.

Westhoughton veteran gets his medals back - after his wife accidentally posts them in blank envelope

The Bolton News: Malcolm Vickers with his medals

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

AN Army veteran is celebrating the return of his medals — after his wife mistakenly dropped them into a post box along with the rest of the couple’s mail.

Plan to build 99 homes on field in Westhoughton

The Bolton News: The field off Bolton Road in Westhoughton that is subject to a planning application

11:58am Thursday 6th March 2014

FORMER farmland could be transformed into a 99-home estate under ambitious plans to redevelop the site.

Revealed: Bolton's worst ever romantic gifts

The Bolton News: Barry Manilow announces Hampshire concert

9:40am Thursday 6th March 2014

A SHOPPER has won a competition to find the worst romantic gift in Bolton - with a Barry Manilow cake.

Volunteers create rockery at Westhoughton railway station

The Bolton News: Friends of Westhoughton Station and staff at Westhoughton Co-op with Cllr David Chadwick, back right

9:13am Wednesday 5th March 2014

TRAIN passengers in Westhoughton will have their commute brightened up — thanks to a rockery created at the town’s railway station.

St George's Primary School in Westhoughton holds tea party for art competition winners

The Bolton News: Hannah Leeper enjoys a cuppa in the gallery

2:10pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A WESTHOUGHTON primary school held a tea party for the lucky winners of an art competition.

Winifred Kettle campaigners hand in petition to save services at Westhoughton care home

The Bolton News: Lynda Winrow-Baker, left, and Gwendoline Parr hand the petition to the mayor.

4:03pm Thursday 27th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS handed the Mayor of Bolton Cllr Colin Shaw a 1,000-strong petition to stop changes at Winifred Kettle care home at last night's full council meeting.

St George's Primary School in Westhoughton gets new play area

The Bolton News: Connor Bretherton, aged seven, and fellow youngsters from St George’s CE School in the new playground

12:13pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE grounds at a Westhoughton primary school have been transformed into a fun outdoor play area.

'Appalling' CCTV faults process 'is putting Westhoughton people at risk'

The Bolton News: A CCTV camera in Market Street

12:07pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE “appalling” process for reporting CCTV faults in Westhoughton is putting people at risk, a meeting was told.

Westhoughton dad's thanks after daughter's life-changing pink wheelchair gift

The Bolton News: Geoff Madeley with daugher Ruth

9:57am Wednesday 26th February 2014

WHEN Ruth Madeley was just five years old, her life was transformed thanks to a new wheelchair from charity Whizz-Kidz.

Campaigners' petition to save care services at Westhoughton home

The Bolton News: The Winifred Kettle care home in Westhoughton

9:53am Wednesday 26th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS trying to stop changes to a popular Westhoughton care home are set to submit a petition to the council tonight.

VIDEO: Sparks fly after high winds bring down power cables in Westhoughton

The Bolton News: Nursery owner Andrea Pollard with some of the children who attend Sticky Fingers nursery in Westhoughton

12:10pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

TWO power cuts in Westhoughton lasting nearly 24 hours forced a nursery to close, leaving its owner £400 out of pocket.

Popular Westhoughton rector to retire

The Bolton News: Rev Gary Lawson has had 11 happy years at St Bartholomew’s Church

8:17am Monday 24th February 2014

A POPULAR Westhoughton church leader is retiring from his duties after spending 11 years in the town.

Westhoughton's CCTV cameras are ‘working well’, says town council chief

The Bolton News: Faulty CCTV cameras did not capture an armed raid after "high winds" delayed repairs

11:28am Friday 21st February 2014

THE leader of Westhoughton Town Council has defended its CCTV procedures ahead of a public debate.

Plan to turn Red Lion in Westhoughton into care home gets go-ahead

The Bolton News: The care home will occupy the site of the Red Lion pub  in Westhoughton

11:14am Thursday 20th February 2014

PLANS to transform a historic pub into a 52-bed care home for dementia patients and a sheltered housing block have been given the go-ahead by council chiefs.

Gates primary school in Westhoughton sends young ambassadors to China

The Bolton News: On their way are, from left, Louise Warburton, Marnie Layne-Hill and Eleanor Hailwood, all aged 10

9:58am Wednesday 19th February 2014

THESE three lucky girls are enjoying a half-term full of adventure and excitement as they enjoy a taste of the Orient.

MP praises work of Westhoughton Library

The Bolton News: Julie Hilling MP, in the red jacket, with mothers and child minders from the Toddler Tales Group

9:37am Wednesday 19th February 2014

BOLTON West MP Julie Hilling has praised the work of libraries during a visit to Westhoughton.

'Only a matter of time' before fracking comes to Bolton, says expert

The Bolton News: Gas companies get licences for fracking in Hampshire

6:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A BOLTON geophysicist has warned it is “only a matter of time” before fracking licences are submitted to Bolton council — and is urging the town’s leaders to get up to speed on the controversial issue now.

Pupils at The Gates in Westhoughton busy in the garden

The Bolton News: Evie McNair, front, with, from left, Charlie Simpson, Alfie Stock and Maddison Jackson

10:45am Saturday 15th February 2014

YOUNG gardeners have been busy putting the final touches to their outdoor living structures.

High winds leave 32 homes without power in Westhoughton

The Bolton News: BAD CONDITION: Part of Wigan Road will be repaired as part of the £3 million programme

5:46pm Friday 14th February 2014

PARTS of Westhoughton were left without power on Thursday after overhead power lines fell down after winds battered Bolton.

Westhoughton Town Council backs plan to build 1,700 homes on Horwich Loco Works site

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the area which would be developed

11:40am Friday 14th February 2014

TOWN councillors said the time is right for people to “move on” as they recommended approval for a £260 million plan to build 1,700 new homes on a Horwich heritage site.

50 new jobs as Westhoughton pizza firm announces expansion plans

The Bolton News: The Stateside Foods factory in Westhoughton

1:24pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A PIZZA manufacturer has announced big expansion plans which will create 50 jobs.

Man escapes unhurt after car bursts into flames on M61

The Bolton News: Councillor calls for urgent repairs on Wirral motorway sliproad

9:05pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A CAR burst into flames on the M61 because of an electrical fault earlier tonight although the male driver escaped unhurt aided by his brother.

Westhoughton soldier's four tours in Afghanistan

The Bolton News: Corporal Oliver Mercer on duty in Afghanistan. Picture by Sgt Dan Bardsley

9:11am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A SOLDIER has achieved an armed forces first during his four tours of Afghanistan.




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