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Firefighters tackle blaze at former primary school

Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School
Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have remained throughout the night at a fire at a derelict school building in Bolton.

Crew were called to the former Clarendon Primary shortly after 6pm on Monday following reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof.

They have urged residents to stay away from the building, as it is unstable, and keep their doors and windows shut as there is still a lot of smoke in the area.

Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School
Fire at the former Clarendon Primary School Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

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Man hurt after being struck by car at fast food restaurant in Bolton

Derby Street in Bolton. Credit: Google Street View.

A man is in hospital after a he was struck by a car driving at speed in the car park of a fast-food restaurant in Bolton.

The 32-year-old man suffered severe fractures to his legs, body and face following the incident, which took place at about 11.40pm on Friday in the car park of McDonald's in Derby Street.

It is believed the victim, who was with a group of his friends, became embroiled in a verbal confrontation with another group who were also at the restaurant.

Eventually, the second group split up in two separate cars, one of which drove off while the other drove at speed and struck the victim, causing him to suffer his injuries.

Neither car stopped at the scene following the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5595 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

How Milo's drumming up awareness of hearing issues

by By Elaine Willcox

Milo Saunders suffers profound hearing difficulties - but he is not letting that hold him back.

The 15-year-old from Bolton is a talented drummer and is determined to become a pop star as his band Lime Chase establish themselves as local rock celebrities.

To find out more about Bolton Ear 4 Kidz, the charity the group is supporting, click here.

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Passport delay leaves couple stranded in India with newborn twins

A couple stranded in India with their newborn surrogate twins because of the continuing delays at the UK Passport Office.

Kiran and Bina Salvi say they've waited eight weeks for passports as the service admitted almost half a million people's applications are still being processed.

The twin babies have aready been awarded UK citizenship.

But the Government's closure of overseas offices has seen a backlog at British centres like Liverpool.

Ann O'Connor reports.

MP calls for action over passport delays leaving couple stranded in India with newborn twins

An MP is calling for action over passport delays which have left a couple from Bolton stranded in India with their newborn surrogate twins.

Julie Hilling the MP for Bolton West has raised the plight of Kiran and Bina Salvi who went to India three months ago to get their children.

The twins have been awarded British citizenship but they still have not received their passports.

Baby twins heading to Bolton stranded by passport delay

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Couple stranded in India with baby twins Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Kiran and Bina Salvi from Bolton are stranded in India with their newborn surrogate twins as passport delays continue in Britain. The government is being urged to help the couple who travelled out three months ago to collect their children.

The babies have been awarded UK citizenship but the family say the couple have waited eight weeks for their passports to arrive so they can bring them home.

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Family in Bolton wait for news Credit: ITV Granada Reports
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