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 has been suggested after a discussion on changing the rules on who can be considered for a civic medal.

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.

Former mayor of Westhoughton accused of stealing thousands from elderly father

The Bolton News:

10:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Westhoughton mayor has appeared in court accused of stealing thousands of pounds from his elderly father.

Scores of dead fish found at Westhoughton beauty spot

The Bolton News:

11:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HORRIFIED residents found scores of dead fish floating at a Bolton beauty spot.

Ironman proposes to girlfriend on finish line

The Bolton News:

12:35pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ONE Ironman celebrated completing the gruelling endurance race in style — by proposing to his girlfriend on the finish line.

Names of Westhoughton's World War One fallen to be repainted on memorial

The Bolton News: Coffee time

9:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GOLDEN names of the estimated 221 Westhoughton servicemen killed in World War One on the town’s war memorial will have an extra gleam to them this Remembrance Day.

Westhoughton schoolkids perform 'Proms in the Park' - in their playground

The Bolton News:

9:58am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG musicians staged their own version of the popular open air concert Proms in the Park — in their school playground.

Young Westhoughton brainbox will compete on Child Genius TV show tomorrow

The Bolton News:

8:56am Saturday 19th July 2014

BRIGHT young thing Sharon Daniel may be one of the country’s cleverest children — but she can hardly contain her excitement at being on TV when she competes for the title Child Genius 2014.

Wingates Band to be immortalised with blue plaque

The Bolton News:

9:30am Friday 18th July 2014

THE famous Wingates Band is to be immortalised — with its own blue plaque.

Westhoughton theatre group will stage play about life on the front line

The Bolton News:

9:07am Friday 18th July 2014

A THEATRE group will stage a moving play about life on the frontline to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.

Two schools in Bolton ban loom bands

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SCHOOL has “banned the band” — because the loom band craze sweeping the playgrounds could put animals in its “city farm” at risk.

Wetherspoons to build new smoking shelter at back of Westhoughton pub

The Bolton News: Wetherspoons still keen on opening bar in Melksham

2:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PUB chain Wetherspoons has applied to build a new smoking area at the back of its Westhoughton venue.

Plan to move IT firm's HQ from Bolton to Westhoughton backed by town councillors

The Bolton News:

9:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

TOWN councillors have backed a plan from IT firm Eventura to move its headquarters from Bolton to Westhoughton.

Westhoughton crash driver jumped red light

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:53am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A DRIVER jumped a red light then ploughed into a tree stump after police tried to pull him over, a court heard.

Councillors endorse new Eventura office plans at former Westhoughton pub

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the proposed building

11:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

TOWN councillors threw their weight behind a plan from IT firm Eventura to move its headquarters from Bolton to Westhoughton.

Westhoughton gunner gets Afghanistan campaign medal

The Bolton News:

8:26am Monday 14th July 2014

A GUNNER from Westhoughton has been awarded an Afghanistan campaign medal after completing his first tour of the country.

Fire-wrecked gym boss ordered to take down signs

The Bolton News:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A FORMER soldier whose gym had to shut after a fire has been told the signs on his business will have to come down — because the gym is in a conservation area.

Mum's bid to trace living relatives from Pretoria Pit disaster

The Bolton News:

6:40am Saturday 12th July 2014

A MOTHER-of-two is hoping to trace living relatives of her family who were involved in the Pretoria Pit disaster.

Cops will do Ironman for Twincess

The Bolton News:

3:55pm Friday 11th July 2014

POUNDING the beat will be taken to the extreme by two Bury police officers when they compete in the Bolton Ironman Challenge.

Council refuses to reveal how much Lidl paid for Chequerbent roundabout adverts

The Bolton News:

9:43am Friday 11th July 2014

BOLTON Council has refused to reveal how much money supermarket giant Lidl paid to build four advertising boards on the Chequerbent roundabout in Westhoughton.

‘Westhoughton market stall job has given my son a chance’

The Bolton News:

9:27am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A FATHER says running a stall at Westhoughton Market has given his son “a chance”.

Westhoughton theatre group hunting for new director

The Bolton News:

9:17am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A THEATRE group is casting for a new director as the imminent pitter patter of tiny feet means the current husband and wife team are stepping down from the role.

Tory councillor defects in row over who will represent Westhoughton at next election

The Bolton News:

8:59am Friday 4th July 2014

A ROW over who should stand in Westhoughton at next year’s local elections has led to a Conservative town councillor becoming and independent.

In pictures: Westhoughton Village Fair

The Bolton News:

11:41am Thursday 3rd July 2014

IT may not have been fun in the sun, but there was certainly fun — and dancing in the rain —at the Westhoughton Village Fair.

Westhoughton man died from stroke after laughing off suggestion of going to hospital

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

1:39pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A YOUNG man who died from a brain haemorrhage after a suspected stroke had laughed off his family’s suggestions that he should go to hospital.

Westhoughton man died after stepping into path of oncoming car

The Bolton News:

7:53am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A MAN who died in a road accident stepped off the pavement despite his friend shouting to warn him about an oncoming car, an inquest heard.

10-year-old Westhoughton girl raises £10,000 for charity with dog shows

The Bolton News:

8:42am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A YOUNG animal lover has now raised £10,000 for good causes after hosting a second charity dog show.

Police in Westhoughton: CCTV helping us solve crime

The Bolton News: Call for crackdown on parking firms which use CCTV to catch motorists

10:17pm Monday 30th June 2014

POLICE in Westhoughton said the town's CCTV cameras are helping them keep crime in the town low.

Cancelled commuter train WILL call at Westhoughton again - in four months

The Bolton News: Westhoughton station

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A POPULAR peak hour train WILL stop at Westhoughton again — but commuters will have to wait four months before it is back on the tracks.

New business launched in memory of dad after year from hell

10:00am Friday 27th June 2014

IN less than 12 months, Lloyd Hilldrup lost his father, his job and faced his own battle with cancer.

World War One medic's frontline letters finally returned to his family

The Bolton News: World War One medic's frontline letters finally returned to his family

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

LETTERS written by a war medic have finally been handed to his family 100 years after they were penned.

Westhoughton reception school pupils hold a "mock wedding"

The Bolton News: Westhoughton reception school pupils hold a "mock wedding"

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

THIS tiny bride and bridegroom enjoyed a school day of wedded bliss at a pretend marriage ceremony.

Investigation after nursery worker accused of calling disabled children 'retards' on Facebook

The Bolton News: INVESTIGATION: Kila Hunter

6:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A NURSERY worker has been suspended after she was accused of posting offensive material about disabled people on her Facebook page.

26-year-old Westhoughton man could have died from stopping breathing while asleep

The Bolton News: Bolton Coroners Court

1:42pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A YOUNG man who went to bed and never woke up could have died as a result of sleep apnoea and a irregular heartbeat, a coroner heard.

Rugby club facilities that are 'not fit for farm animals' will be replaced

The Bolton News: Members of Westhoughton Lions Rugby Club outside the steel containers which currently house their changing facilities

1:29pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A RUGBY league club has succeeded in its plans to replace changing facilities described as not fit for “farm animals”.

£20,000 needed to repair church after thieves steal lead from roof

The Bolton News: Rev Gareth Thomas at St James Church

1:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A CHURCH is appealing for people to get behind its fundraising campaign to help pay for £20,000 of roof repairs after it was damaged by lead thieves.

10-year-old Westhoughton girl hoping to hit £10,000 mark with dog show on Saturday

The Bolton News: Dog lover Scarlett and dad Martin with rescue dogs Mini, Mercy and Bentley

12:56pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A PRIMARY school pupil is to take her fundraising for an animal rescue centres past the £10,000 mark.

Former Bolton Wanderers stars pitch in at Westhoughton golf event

The Bolton News: From left, Gordon Stansfield, Ian Richardson, Roy Greaves, Oliver Keenan, and John Ritson on the green

10:59am Wednesday 25th June 2014

FORMER Bolton Wanderers players pitched in when they took part in a charity golf event.

Athletics legend Steve Cram is guest of honour at The Gates' sports day

The Bolton News: Athletics legend Steve Cram is guest of honour at The Gates' sports day

9:49am Monday 23rd June 2014

PUPILS at a Westhoughton primary school had a sports day to remember after being put under starters’ orders by an athletics legend.

Blaze-hit Westhoughton firm could "lose everything"

The Bolton News: Blaze-hit Westhoughton firm could "lose everything"

8:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

AN embroidery business is “on the brink of losing everything” after its equipment was destroyed in the blaze which ripped through a row of shops.

Westhoughton gym reopens just two days after fire destroys whole row of shops

The Bolton News: Fitness fanatics tackle a BodyTORQ bootcamp at Westhoughton Park

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A GYM was back in business just two days after a blaze ripped through a row of shops in Westhoughton.

Fire that destroyed row of Westhoughton shops was accidental

The Bolton News: The scene of the fire in Market Street, Westhoughton

11:10am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A FIRE which ripped through a row of shops in Westhoughton was caused accidentally, an investigation has found.

In pictures: Big Fun Day at Hope Community Centre, Westhoughton

The Bolton News: Olivia Southware enjoys a funfair ride

10:48am Wednesday 4th June 2014

YOUNGSTERS from all over Westhoughton flocked to church on Sunday to enjoy a fun day.

Groom who wants to get married before he goes blind wins dream wedding

The Bolton News: Steven Howarth and Sarah Hardy are looking forward to their dream wedding

9:50am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A YOUNG bridegroom-to-be who is desperate to marry his fiancee before he goes blind has won a dream wedding.

UPDATED: Fire destroys whole row of shops in Westhoughton

The Bolton News: The scene of the fire in Market Street, Westhoughton

8:31am Monday 2nd June 2014

AN entire row of shops in Westhoughton has been wiped out in a huge fire that destroyed six businesses.

Two more men charged with stealing guns and cash in alleged Westhoughton axe theft

The Bolton News: Police - zxc

3:56pm Sunday 1st June 2014

POLICE have charged two more men in connection with a burglary in Westhoughton in which thousands of pounds in cash and guns was stolen.

Shop owner blasts council for removing his homemade adverts

The Bolton News: Mike Jolly in his shop

9:36am Friday 30th May 2014

A SHOP owner has criticised Bolton Council for removing his homemade signs but allowing supermarket Lidl to advertise on a nearby roundabout.

Junior football team told: 'Feel free to leave league' after exam revision clash row

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Rangers

11:35am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A ROW has broken out between a football league and one of its junior teams — after exam revision classes threatened to ruin Westhoughton Rangers’ title challenge.

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