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Transplant dad urges people to register and donate organs

Rob Hodgkiss, a father of two who owes his life to a heart transplant, is encouraging people to register on the NHS Organ Donor Register to try and help save people’s lives. Mr. Hodgkiss recently won seven medals at the European Heart and Lung Transplant Games, at Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands and is celebrating his winning performances.

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North West Finance Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the third annual North West Finance Awards have been announced. The list of nominees includes staff members from other 50 companies from a range of sectors including retail, service, manufacturing and professional services. The awards range from finance director to purchase ledger of the year.

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Leading businesses gather for night of the year

The leading names in Bolton and Bury’s business community have been honoured in a glittering ceremony The Bolton News and Bury Times gave out awards to businesses that are still flourishing despite the current tough economic climate and the competition is now in its seventh year.

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Investment in Dental Services Confirmed by NHS Bolton

NHS Bolton has confirmed that a £200,000 cash injection will be given to improve dental services in the area every year. The extra funding will allow dentists in Bolton to take on an extra 2,700 patients at their practices.

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Bolton NHS dentists inaccessible to five thousand people

There are five thousand people who are not able to access an NHS dentist in Bolton, which is 3,000 more than only 18 months ago.

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Accountants’ new website features ‘Mr Bentley’

Bentleys Chartered Accountants in Bolton are enlisting an animated stick man to help boost business. “Mr Bentley” has been created by webvideo producers Videobaby.co.uk and will help customers navigate the company’s new site. Mr Bentley will be used to deliver message about the services that the accountants offer in a novel way. Claire Andow, senior producer of Videobaby said that adding videos on business sites was an effective tool and offered some creativity.

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Recession effecting oral health

Practitioners in general and cosmetic dentistry in Bolton and the rest of the UK are urging people not to neglect their oral health as household budgets decrease and money is getting tighter. The current economic downturn means that many people are looking for ways to save money and oral health is one of the ways that they are saving. However, The British Dental Health Foundation has said that neglecting your teeth will cost more physically and financially in the long …

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Divorce stress reduced by Jigsaw

There is a new practice of solicitors in Bolton who specialise in resolving marital disputes. The Divorce Jigsaw firm offers mediation and collaborative law services for families who are going through the stress of separation. The business was launched by Elizabeth Tait, who worked at several Bolton and Manchester law firms before starting the practice.

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Guest house owner ‘highly commended’

The owner of a bed and breakfast in Bolton has only just missed out on a top award. Meadowcroft Barn Bed and Breakfast in Bury Road had been nominated in the guest accommodation of the year accommodation with Visit England, the national tourist board. The owner was delighted to be nominated and invited to the glitzy ceremony in Leicester, but unfortunately she lost to a castle in Cornwall and a guest house in Lancaster.

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Hospital room opens in teenager’s memory

A new relatives room has opened at the Royal Bolton Hospital in memory of a teenager who died in a road accident.

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