United Utilities is asking its customers in Bolton to boil their water this evening, after problems on the local water network.
Around 18,000 customers across Bolton have been without water since midnight last night.
Water is now expected to be back flowing to homes and businesses, but as a precaution, all customers are being asked to boil the water before using it for drinking and food preparation – until told otherwise.
Police have issued an efit after five indecent exposures in the space of a day in Bolton.
Between 5am and 11am on Saturday June 6, a man exposed himself to four women between the ages of 23 and 41 and one 14-year-old girl in the Willows Lane, Deane Church Lane and Minerva Road areas.
The offender is described as being white, very pale skin, a very slim build, in his 30s, had short brown hair and around 5ft 8in tall.
He wore blue jogging bottoms or jeans, a white t-shirt, scruffy brown shoes or trainers and a green coat.
Now police have issued an image and are urging anyone who recognises him to contact police as soon as possible.
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5758 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police are looking for a man in connection with human trafficking offences.
Krystian Siwak is wanted after a 46-year-old man Polish man was promised employment in the UK but lived in poor conditions in Deane Road, Bolton. When he tried to leave, he was threatened and assaulted.
Police have also received information two men, aged 48 and 49, were at the same address and officers are keen to locate them.
Siwak has links to the Bolton, Preston and Blackpool areas.
Anyone with information should phone the Force Critical Wanted Unit on 0161 856 6493 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a series of indecent exposures in Bolton.
The latest incident happened at around 12.30pm on Sunday June 28, when a man exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl was walking along Deane Church Lane, Bolton, close to the junction with Chulsey Street.
The man then ran in the direction of Wigan Road.
Detectives are linking this crime to six other similar incidents in the same area, with the same man -pictured in the CCTV footage - believed to be responsible for all of them.
The offender is described as white; around 6ft tall, in his late 30s, with dark brown hair and a slim build. During the last incident, on 28th June, he was wearing a brown or khaki waist-length jacket and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 5758 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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A mother whose life was hanging in the balance has undergone an extremely rare double lung and heart transplant.
Pauline Ginn, from Bolton is recovering at home with her family only weeks after undergoing the extremely rare procedure at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester.
It's the first time the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has performed the procedure in 15 years.
It follows years of complications Pauline who was born with a hole in her heart.
Doctors had hoped the hole on her heart would heal as she grew older instead it grew bigger and led to severe complications.
I was born with a hole in my heart, which doctors at the time thought would close over time. As a child at school, I would get out breath so easily – but I thought everyone was the same.
When I was in my early 20s, doctors found the hole had grown with me – and the right side of my heart had been over-compensating for this defect for 23 years. This led to heart disease and I was also then diagnosed with severe pulmonary hypertension.
An air ambulance has been sent to a serious road accident in Bolton.
A number of vehicles were involved in the crash on Darwen Road in Bromley Cross shortly a little after 9.30 this morning.
It's believed a person has been seriously hurt in the incident.
Traffic is building up as Darwen Road remains closed in both directions.
Seven people have been sentenced for their part in the largest drugs investigation in the UK with around £4million of drugs sold online.
An investigation was launched after irregular deliveries of drugs sold as 'legal highs' to the Channel Islands were flagged up to Titan, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.
The seven were arrested after a surveillance operation by Titan on their headquarters at the Drake Mill in Farnsworth.
They found freezers for storing drugs, packing and postal delivery areas and machinery to process drugs.
The gang's operation was the largest in the UK with more than £4 million of drugs sold.
During the investigation Titan found a man had died from the effects of the 'legal highs'.
Grant Wooldridge died in July 2012 after taking drugs which he had purchased days before his death from the Wide Mouth Frogs website.
- Paula White (born 04/10/68) of Stafford Road in Eccles pleaded guilty prior to the trial in November 2014 and sentenced to nine years in prison.
- Netta Hymanson (born 16/02/51) of Circular Road in Prestwich was convicted at a trial in November 2014 and sentenced to four years in prison.
- Sheena Jessop (born 01/02/68) of Barwood Lea Mill, Grants Lane in Ramsbottom was convicted at a trial in November 2014 and received a two year suspended sentence.
- Rudie Chiu (born 17/12/88) of Masson Place, Hornbeam way in Manchester was convicted at a trial in November 2014 and received a two year suspended sentence.
- Aniello Della Croce (born 08/10/84) of Bowker Vale Gardens Manchester was convicted at a trial in November 2014 received an 18 month suspended sentence.
- Michaela Doyle (born 16/10/70) of Tenbury Close, Pendleton was convicted at a trial in May 2015 and 12 month suspended sentence.
- Christian White (born 30/04/76) of Nelson Street, Higher Broughton was convicted at a trial in May 2015 and sentenced to four years in prison.
Detective Superintendent Jason Hudson, head of operations for Titan, The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, said:
"Our message is clear: taking these commodities is like playing Russian Roulette with your life, there is no way of knowing what they contain or whether they are safe."
"We know that drugs purchased from the Wide Mouth Frogs website have contributed to the death of one man and hospitalised a number of others."
"This case once again highlights just what a lottery it is for your health if you choose to take drugs such as these."
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found dead at the wheel following a crash in Bolton.
At 11.35pm last night, an 80-year-old man was driving along Moss Bank Way when his Mercedes E200 collided with the central reservation. Police believed the man suffered a medical episode and passed away.
Police are now appealing for anyone who may have been driving in the area and witnessed what happened to contact them.
Officers at Greater Manchester Police's Bolton South division made an unexpected discovery while out on a cannabis raid.
They found a pet hamster and they're now appealing on their Facebook page to name him.
"HAMSTER FOUND DURING CANNABIS FARM SEARCH - HELP US NAME HIM?
No, we didnt put the hamster behind bars!
He's safe and well, fed and watered in our office.
We are currently looking after the hamster but wondered if you would like to help us name him.....until we find him a suitable home."