Bolton News report:

TENS of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted in Bolton every year due to automatic alarms, new figures show.

Fire crews go to community buildings such as hospitals when automatic alarms sound — but there is an emergency in less than one per cent of the time, the fire service said.

Bolton crews have set up regular meetings with the Royal Bolton Hospital — the main offender in the town — to try to tackle the problem

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