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Ironman winner
Town to welcome Ironman UK
BOLTON and Lancashire are preparing to greet thousands of athletes, their families and visitors for one of the world’s toughest events.
Wanderers legend opens new 3G pitch
Bolton Wanderers all-time Premier League leading goalscorer, Kevin Davies, officially opened a new third generation artificial grass pitch with Cllr John Byrne at Ladybridge High School.
A Bolton Council bin wagon Disruption to waste collections

Bin collections have been suspended in Bolton on Thursday 7 January due to the weather.
Bolton Museum and Library New look for libraries

The new year will bring a new look for an important part of Bolton’s Central Library.
Manor Gardens resident and Councillor Cliff Morris New extra care scheme in Bolton

Bolton’s new extra-care housing scheme is officially open for business.
Apse School meals honour for Bolton

The school meals service in Bolton has been voted one of the top four in the country.
Santa Festive programme - video highlights

Hundreds of people have enjoyed the town centre festive fun organised by the council.
Lord Smith and Phil Woolas signing the agreement City region status for Greater Manchester

An agreement between the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities and the Government was signed today.
Hamilton Court First look at Bolton’s new council houses

A design has been unveiled for the first council houses to be built in Bolton for 20 years.
town hall Bids sought to boost Bolton

Bolton Council is giving away £52,000 to groups with ideas of how to transform empty shops.
coins Help to avoid Christmas debt trap

Residents struggling with their spending in the run up to Christmas can get free budgeting advice.
Town hall Christmas crackdown on counterfeits

Bolton Council is cracking down on the sale of counterfeit goods this Christmas.
Primary school children Council gets funding for school places

Bolton Council has been given £3m to help provide more places at the borough’s primary schools.
Bolton museum Museum makeover for Bolton

Bolton Museum is set to undergo a major refurbishment in the new year.
A girl on a bike Children on their bike for 2010

Children can work off some Christmas turkey with a series of Bikeability sessions over the new year.
Drink drive campaign Councils kick off drink-drive campaign

A wrecked car will be touring football grounds in a new hard-hitting campaign to stop drink driving.
turkey Shoppers set to gobble up turkey show

Visitors to Bolton town centre on Sunday will come face to beak with two tap-dancing turkeys.
Bolton Museum Winter warmer at Bolton Museum

A new exhibition is offering visitors the chance to come in from the cold.
Santa's Express All aboard for Santa

Children who’ve been very good this year are invited to travel on Santa’s Express and meet Santa himself at Moss Bank Park.
Young people at a children's centre Children’s centre in world-record attempt

Tonge Children’s Centre has done its bit for the environment, holding a tree planting event to promote National Tree Week.
Lady with market produce Festive food demonstrations at Bolton Market

Shoppers will be able to pick up tips for creating a perfect Christmas fayre at some cooking demonstrations, at Bolton Market.
BMS staff receive two awards Music Service in triple award success

The Bolton Music Service scored a hat-trick of awards last month.
Town hall Bolton performs well in new assessment

Bolton Council and its partners have been praised as performing well by the new Comprehensive Area Assessment.
Exercise class Keeping you healthy

Make yourself an early New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy.
carousel Carousel horses gallop into Bolton

An old-fashioned Victorian style carousel is taking centre stage in Bolton town centre tomorrow (December 8).
Neil Mercer Bolton braces itself for Ironman

The date of the next Ironman UK has been announced. The gruelling 140 mile triathlon is coming back to Bolton on August 1, 2010.
Laura Christmas lights switched on in Bolton

X Factor star Laura White shone on stage at Bolton’s Christmas lights switch-on.
town hall Town to set out its vision

Bolton’s organisations are coming together to reflect on the town’s big issues.
Bolton's Best trophy Meet Bolton’s best

This year’s Bolton’s best were unveiled at the council’s staff awards ceremony yesterday.
market Festive market on the menu

Bolton’s festive market featuring continental and local traders launches tomorrow (Saturday, December 5).
Lady at market stall Make Bolton Market the nation’s favourite

Shoppers are being encouraged to vote Bolton Market as the nation’s favourite in a competition.
Older people talking Excellently does it at Bolton

Bolton is among the best in the country when it comes to providing adult social care services.
Cast of Cinderella Cinderella at The Albert Halls

Bolton’s Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, is being shown at The Albert Halls throughout December.
Central Library Rachel marks IDDP

Paralympic swimmer Rachel Latham will launch a display to mark the International Day of Disabled People, in Bolton.
Launch of Operation Sherry Drink safe at Christmas

The Be Safe Partnership’s Christmas crackdown was launched on Tuesday, December 1.
Dads at the Difference a Dad Makes conference Helping dads make a difference

Bolton’s first ever conference aimed specifically at dads was held earlier this week at the Reebok Stadium.
Cast members of Take My Hand Schools join together to tread the boards

Children from Sharples High School and seven neighbouring primary schools have delivered a show to remember.
A market trader Festive market to spice up town centre

Bolton Council is laying on a packed programme for the Christmas period to attract shoppers into the town centre.
Bolton Council's Twitter logo Twitter brings council and community closer

The latest council information will now be heading straight to Bolton residents and the wider world through Twitter.
A Dhol Drum Gurus inspire stars of the future

Bolton’s young people have been getting advice and guidance on the best way of getting into the music industry.
Car driver New car park opens on Monday

The new Deane Road multi-storey car park opens on Monday, November 30.
Smithills Hall Friends deck the hall for Christmas

Smithills Hall is decked out for Christmas with traditional trimmings.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive Public’s art goes on display

Some of the borough’s best artwork will go on display at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive from Saturday, November 28.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Critchley Festivities at Christmas fair

Shoppers can get into the festive spirit at the Mayor of Bolton’s Charity Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 28.
Smithills Hall Yuletide treat at Smithills

Smithills Hall has a treat in store for all the family with a Christmas performance.
Litter campaign Love Bolton, hate litter

Bolton council is launching a campaign to highlight to residents the importance of keeping the streets litter free
Man at market stall Local produce market back this weekend

Bolton’s local produce market will take place in the town centre this Sunday (22/11).
Young people at a children's centre All the fun of the fair at Great Lever

On Saturday (21/11), Great Lever Children’s Centre will hold their annual winter fair.
Road works Road scheme to cut accidents starts

An £80,000 scheme for Park Road, Westhoughton to cut the number of people hurt in accidents starts today.
Young musician Industry master class for musicians

An insight into the music industry is on offer to Bolton’s budding musicians.
Girl playing instrument Making music with the Halle

Bolton’s young musicians and the Hallé Orchestra will perform at Victoria Hall on Tuesday, November 17.
head cam Head-cams focus on Bolton

Bolton Council is the first in the country to equip every parking warden patrolling on-street parking with head cameras.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Critchley Bolton’s brave heroes are honoured

Large crowds gathered in Victoria Square on Sunday, November 8 to mark Remembrance Day.
Bolton Town Hall Council and PCT join forces to sign charters

Bolton Council and NHS Bolton are set to sign the Every Disabled Child Matters Local Authority and Primary Care Trust charters.
Bolton Library and Museum Pupils learn about English Civil War

A new resource for secondary schools has been published by Bolton Museum to aid teaching about the English Civil War.
Someone looking after young people Could you adopt and change lives?

Bolton Council is appealing for residents from all walks of life to consider adopting as National Adoption Week 2009 gets underway.
A crushed bike Antisocial bikes crushed in square

As part of Not in My Neighbourhood Week, off-road motorbikes and quad bikes seized in Bolton were crushed on Tuesday.
One of Bolton's new bra recycling banks Bin your bras for charity

Bolton Council is calling on women across Bolton to bin their bras for charity.
Participants in a community walk Brownlow Fold and Crompton beat sweep

Bolton’s Beat Sweep team will hit the streets of Brownlow Fold and Crompton next month.
Bolton Town Hall and statue Remembering Bolton’s brave heroes

A series of events will take place in Bolton to mark Remembrance Day, in honour of the sacrifice the town’s war heroes made.
Smart car Bolton’s CCTV Smart car now live

Bolton’s CCTV Smart car is now fully operational.
Laura It's going to be a White Christmas

X-Factor star Laura White will switch on Bolton’s Christmas lights this year.
Bolton's Best logo Time to vote for Bolton’s best

Residents are invited to vote for the winner of one of Bolton Council’s annual staff awards.
town hall Free finance workshop

Bolton Council is offering residents a free workshop on managing their finances.
A group of schoolchildren New centre gets grand reopening

Next week will see the reopening of the newly refurbished Heywood Park young people’s centre.
Fireworks at Leverhulme Park Fun at the Fireworks - 2009

A spectacular community firework display and funfair will take place on Friday November 6th in Leverhulme Park, Long Lane, Bolton.
Roll of honour Rolls of honour revealed

The names of 175 men who served in the two World Wars will take pride of place in Bolton Town Hall.
Two skulls Scarily good activities this weekend

Bolton’s range of half-term activities will end with a terrifyingly good range of activities over Halloween.
Justice seen justice done sign Knowledge fights against crime

A team of volunteers in Bolton has graduated as community crime fighters after several months of training.
mature driver Free mature drivers seminar

Drivers aged 50 plus can attend a free Mature Drivers Seminar on Tuesday, November 3.
town hall Scheme to improve Bath Street

A £600,000 scheme to improve Bath Street and a section of St George’s Road starts today.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Critchley Join in with Lancashire Day festivities

The Mayor of Bolton will be holding a Lancashire dinner and entertainment evening on Thursday 26 November.
Dawn Dawson's Academy Concert to bring back wartime recollections

Wartime memories will be shared by guests young and old at a Remembrance Concert on Saturday, November 7.
Ryan Bradley, Rugby League Development Officer Bolton to give rugby league a try

A rugby league guru has been appointed to make the sport more accessible and popular for the residents of Bolton.
Bolton Town Hall Young people to debate their views

Bolton’s young people are set to launch plans to develop a youth council in the borough to coincide with Local Democracy Week.
The Mayor of Bolton and Eddie Birchall Youth club organiser scoops hero award

The Mayor’s unsung hero has been announced.
Engineering students Bolton’s youngsters see into the future

More than 1,000 Year 11 pupils and their parents visited Bolton town hall on Monday to get a glimpse of their future.
Queens Park Lottery awards £4.3m for Queens Park

Bolton Council has won Lottery funding of £4.286m to transform Queens Park in Bolton.
students taking an engineering diploma Students happy to see diplomas’ birthday

Bolton’s diploma courses proved a huge hit with the many pupils studying them.
Town hall and statue Check your benefit entitlement

Bolton’s parents are being encouraged to check their benefit entitlement online, ahead of national changes next month.
Carole Brennan looking after Abigail, nine Could you care for a child with autism?

Bolton Shared Care is currently seeking short break foster carers for a number of autistic children.
town hall Free jobs fair this Wednesday

A free jobs fair is taking place this Wednesday, October 14, to help people find work.
Book Library improvements

Bromley Cross Library will be closed to the public for three weeks due to refurbishment.
Neon circle Art doors open at Bolton Museum

Creative people are being urged to get their paint brushes ready for an Open Art Exhibition.
Town Hall Moor Lane works start on Monday

Work begins on Monday, October 12 to prepare for the new Bolton One complex.
A book Library is streets ahead

High Street Library has been acknowledged for its innovative design in a national awards ceremony.
Town Hall Bridge works on Blackburn Road

Motorists have been warned to expect possible delays from Monday, October 12 on Blackburn Road in Bolton.
Town hall clocktower Register your vote

Bolton's residents who want a say in the next general election are being advised to make sure they are registered to vote.
Orchestra playing Bolton welcomes Oslo youth orchestra

Last Friday (2/10) saw the arrival in Bolton of the Nordstrand Youth Orchestra from Oslo, Norway.
Leaf graphic Welcome to my world

The eve of World Mental Health Day marks the official launch of a thought-provoking visual arts exhibition.
Primate skull exhibit On your marks, get set, draw

A fun, free event at Bolton Museum will take place to celebrate the 10th birthday of The Big Draw.
Bolton One Bolton's £31m centre is the One

Bolton One has been unveiled as the name for the town’s new £30.6 million swimming pool, health and academic centre.
Pupils with their designs for Bolton's new schools Successful BSF bidder named

Balfour Beatty Education has been named as the preferred bidder for the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Town hall and statue Contaminated food seized

A local trader had to pay £400 costs after importing unfit cassava dough.
I love Bolton logo Recognising difference-makers

Bolton at Home is inviting nominations for this year’s Customer Involvement Awards.
Young boy with binoculars Bolton family learning festival

A host of activities will take place throughout October to celebrate the Family Learning Festival.
Building works College Way work has begun

Works to install a toucan crossing on College Way between Wellington Street and Ellesmere Street will start on Monday.
Young people outside the Tholowazi clinic Youngsters make a difference in South Africa

A group of young people from Bolton gave a helping hand to a South African community as part of a unique exchange programme.
Bolton Town Hall clock tower Crompton by-election results in

The votes cast today in the Crompton ward by-election have been counted, and Labour candidate Guy Harkin has been elected.
A crane over Bolton Firm to build Bolton’s academies announced

Bolton Council has selected its preferred bidder for the building work on the Essa and Bolton St Catherine’s academies.
young people at a workshop Workshops to blast kids to success

BBC Blast is coming to Victoria Square, Bolton, from 8 – 10 October.
Bolton Town Hall and statue Crompton by-election

A by-election for the Crompton ward takes place on Thursday, October 1.
Town hall clocktower Area forum attendance on the increase

The next round of area forums gets underway next week.
Members of Find Your Talent projects Help shape culture in Bolton

An event to help shape the future of culture in Bolton takes place on Tuesday, September 29.
town hall Trinity Street resurfacing starts next week

Work to improve Trinity Street, in Bolton starts on Monday (September 28).
cakes Local produce market this weekend

Five new traders have been confirmed for Bolton’s local produce market this Sunday, September 27.
Town hall and statue Warning residents of council tax scam

The trading standards team is warning Bolton residents to be on their guard after a council tax scam was uncovered.
Band member of Rock It! project Rocking It in Bolton

Eight young bands take over Victoria Square on Saturday, September 26.
Skull Brush up on evolutionary knowledge

Human evolution will be the subject of two evening talks at Bolton Museum this autumn.
Bolton Market A whole fortnight of British food

Bolton Market will be celebrating the nation’s love of British food by taking part in the British Food Fortnight.
Lady massaging Easing away stress in the classroom

Relationships between parents and children are being given a helping hand by a local therapist.
Photo of Bolton Museum Story of Bolton mosques unveiled

A photographic montage depicting life through the eyes of young Muslim women will form the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Bolton Museum.
Bolton Town Hall Vote for your green superstars

Nominations are now open for the local Groundwork Trust's Environment Awards for Bolton and Bury.
Town hall Prolific offender fined £4,775

A prolific waste removal and flytipping offender has been convicted of carrying waste without a licence and fined £4,775.
Bin wagon New bin day reminder

From Monday 21 September, households across Bolton will see a change in their bin day in a push to save taxpayers’ money.
A Bolton building Help is at hand from Bolton Care and Repair

The Bolton Care and Repair partnership is expanding its handyperson service to assist people with repairs to their home.
Primary school children Public to have say on school plans

Residents are to be consulted on how best to improve Bolton’s primary schools through the Primary Capital Programme.
Bolton Library and Museum Museum to host scholarship photographs

A new Centre for Worktown Studies has been launched by the University of Bolton and Bolton Museum.
Bolton Library and Museum Visit Bolton’s historic halls for free

The historic halls of Bolton will be open to the public for free, as part of the national Heritage Open Day celebrations.
Recycling bin Winter waste changes save £60,000

Households across Bolton will see a change in their garden waste collection to save £60,000 of taxpayers’ money.
Bin wagon New bin rounds save time and money

From Monday 21 September, households across Bolton will see a change to their bin day, as part of a push to save money.
CCTV Smart car CCTV car to keep children safe

A new CCTV car will be used in Bolton to stop motorists from parking irresponsibly and keep school children safe.
Bolton's Best logo Who are Bolton’s best?

Residents are being urged to consider whether their council workers make a difference to their life or their community.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Critchley Calling all Bolton heroes

There’s only weeks to go to nominate your unsung hero.
An exercise class in action Take the first step to fitness

Bolton Council is running a series of free information sessions aimed at helping people become more active.
Barbara Dwyer taking a swimming class in the 1960s Suzy swims in grandmother’s footsteps

A swimming teacher is continuing her grandmother’s legacy by boosting babies’ confidence in the water.
Website Apply online for school places

Bolton’s online school admissions service is live and ready to deal with applications for pupils starting school in September 2010.
Town hall and statue Have your say on council changes

Residents in Bolton will be asked to register their views on proposals to change the way decisions are made in the town.
Mayor Of Bolton, Councillor Critchley Commemorative services will be honoured

Two memorial services will be held in Victoria Square over the next fortnight.
Food and drink jam jars Food and drink festival - video highlights

Thousands of people enjoyed the best of local and international delicacies at this year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival
Celebrity chef James Martin Bolton food and drink festival starts today

Bolton’s annual Food and Drink Festival is back and it’s bigger and better than ever.
Anjali Pathak Bolton's spice girl joins food festival

Anjali Pathak will add flavour to Bolton's Food and Drink Festival when she takes centre stage this weekend.
Town hall and statue It's all happening at area forums

Bolton Council’s area forum coordinators will be informing residents about the latest happenings in their area tomorrow.
Bolton Library Authors talk romance and history

Romance and history will be the themes for two author events at Bolton libraries.
Volunteers at pride parade Caped crusaders on a pride mission

Caped crusaders on a quest for equality will promote Bolton’s diverse communities this Saturday at the Pride Parade.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive Bank Holiday fun at historic halls

Bolton’s two historic houses will be the place to be this Bank Holiday weekend.
Town hall and statue Expenses go online

Bolton Council is publishing the total expenses for all councillors for the last three financial years.
Local trader Sink your teeth into Festival

Mouthwatering events are on the menu for Bolton’s fourth Food and Drink Festival.
James Martin Bolton to host speciality market

A German beer garden is the highlight of a speciality market being held during Bolton's annual Food and Drink Festival.
Outside view of Bolton Museum History of home at Bolton Museum

Actress Shirley Ann Field will be guest of honour at an event at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive.
Driver Parking shop closure on Saturdays

The Parking Shop at Minerva House, Chorley Street will permanently close on Saturdays.
A toy elephant Residents show recycling is child's play

Since the launch of Bolton Council’s toy recycling scheme, generous residents have donated a mountain of play things.
Crane in Bolton town centre Funding brings Bolton boom

MORE than £350m of investment is set to transform housing, education, health and transport facilities in Bolton.
Image of the Bolton Council website Facebook puts icing on festival’s cake

As part of Bolton’s fourth annual Food and Drink Festival, Bolton Council will be stepping into the world of online social media.
Bolton Town Hall Disabled children benefit from short stays

Two bungalows offering short stays to disabled young people have been described as outstanding by recent Ofsted inspections.
Students taking the engineering diploma Diploma students look to the future

Engineering Diploma pupils got a glimpse of their future careers at a special four day event.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Critchley In remembrance of VJ Day

The Mayor of Bolton is inviting Bolton’s residents to come together and join him this Saturday (15/08) to honour VJ Day.
Dancers from Gulliver's Boom Box Street dance show wows crowds

Dancers and acrobats put on a thrilling spectacle for the grand finale of the One Bolton Festival.
Town hall and statue Facelift for famous landmark

Bolton Council starts an 11-month programme of window refurbishments and stonework repairs to the Town Hall.
BSF pupils Bid to build future schools

The final bids to build Blackburn with Darwen and Bolton’s schools of the future are in.
School meals test sign Bolton school meals taste challenge

Bolton Council is putting its school meals to the taste test and challenging parents to tuck in.
The Reebok Stadium Dancing on ICT ends with final flourish

Bolton’s budding Freds and Gingers have been combining performance with computing skills in a project called Dancing on ICT.
Town Hall clock Free workshops to manage your money

More free workshops to help residents manage their finances are being held this month.
Band with guitar and vocals One Bolton Festival ends on a high note

Victoria Square will be turned into a giant open-air theatre with spectacular street dance performances this Saturday, August 8.
Man in a car Calling mature drivers

Drivers aged 50 and over have another opportunity to attend a free Mature Drivers Seminar on Tuesday, September 1.
Dog Bolton doesn't mess with dog fouling

Bolton Council showed its determination to crack down on dog fouling by securing a conviction against a local resident.
Bolton triathlete Neil Mercer Strong welcome for Ironman

Thousands of spectators from Bolton and beyond turned out to show their support of the Ironman UK contest on Sunday, August 2.
Bolton Town Hall Bolton to benefit from job fund boost

Bolton Council has received notification of funding totalling up to £2.5m to create as many as 386 new jobs.
Ironman competitor Ironman spectacular - 2009

One of the UK’s toughest endurance events is coming to Bolton on Sunday, August 2.
Town Hall Road restrictions in place for Ironman

There will be a number of road restrictions in place for the Ironman event taking place on Sunday, August 2.
Building Regional housing scheme's first birthday

More than 550 people have found their perfect home in Greater Manchester thanks to an innovative housing scheme.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive and Library Fantasy fun at Bolton Museum

Families will have the chance to escape to a new world this summer at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive .
Young people celebrating Find Your Talent Time to Find Your Talent in Bolton

Summer will be a time for young people in Bolton to find their talent, with a series of exciting, free challenges.
The reopening of Barlow Park Barlow Park Centre reopens

Thanks to support from Bolton Council and a range of partners, Barlow Park Young People’s Centre has now been refurbished.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive and Library Sunday fun at Museum and Library

Bolton Central Library and Museum, Aquarium and Archive will soon be open seven days a week for the first time.
Young swimmers Get active this summer

There are plenty of opportunities for young people to get out and about doing sporting activities this summer.
A carer and young person A little time, a big difference

In Victoria square tomorrow Bolton Council’s Shared Care team will be asking people to give a little time, and make a big difference.
Ironman competitor Volunteers needed for Ironman

An army of volunteers is needed to help at the Ironman triathlon being held in Bolton next month.
Moss Bank Park sign Moses Gate Fair on this weekend

The Moses Gate Country Fair is taking place this Sunday (19/07/09) with plenty to do for all the family.
Westhoughton pupils create models of how they would like future schools to look at a recent BSF Pupil Design Festival Building Schools for the Future begins

The go ahead has been given for Bolton to start the government’s biggest ever secondary school investment programme.
Town hall clock tower Council sets sights on the future

The council’s plans for the future have just been published.
A sports team Sporting chances for disabled young people

Bolton Disability Sports Association and Bolton Council are organising sporting activities for disabled people.
I love Bolton logo Residents can now recycle on the go

Residents of Bolton now have 28 new ways to keep green on the go.
James Martin thumbnail Tickets on sale for celeb chefs

Tickets to the hottest food events on Bolton's culinary calendar are now up for grabs.
Town Hall £500,000 improvements to Wigan Road

A half a million pound scheme to improve Wigan Road, in Westhoughton starts on July 20.
Town Hall and statue Bolton's Bevin Boys remembered

Bolton Council has agreed to donate £1000 towards the development of a permanent national memorial for the ‘Bevin Boys’.
Town Hall clock tower Recession busting rent cut for tenants

Thousands of Bolton at Home tenants are set to benefit from a rent cut from next month.
School meals staff member Chefs compete to be the best

School chefs in Bolton are preparing to cook up a treat in a bid to be crowned the best in the borough.
Children celebrate winning the Yellow Woods Challenge Recycling challenge winners announced

Three schools in Bolton are celebrating their success in the national Yellow Woods Challenge.
Boys playing with music band Future rock stars perform

Four talented young bands from Bolton’s Rock It! project will make their debut performance to the public on 14 July.
Group of dancers Young people showcase talents at Shine

Young people across Bolton will celebrate their talents by taking part in the national festival, Shine 2009.
Young people with artwork More activities for young people

Young people in Bolton are being treated to an array of activities this coming weekend.
Johnny Ball pointing at skull Evolution revolution

An evolution revolution is taking place at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive this summer.
Girl with a flute Youth Orchestra to end tour in style

Bolton’s Youth Orchestra is teaming up with the borough's twin towns to perform a concert in the Albert Hall.
Individuals by swimming pool Free swimming could create champions

Paralympian Rachel Latham is encouraging young Boltonians to take up swimming for the 2012 Olympics.
The Reebok Stadium Playing for Success celebrates anniversary

Bolton Council’s Playing for Success team will celebrate ten years at the Reebok Stadium on July 3.
Bolton Council website Bolton goes online with new website

Bolton Council has today launched a brand new website for local residents, businesses and visitors to the borough.
Adult and child with food Diary encourages residents to take action

Following the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign the results of the Food Diary Challenge have been collated.
School meals staff New fishy dish on school meals menu

The winner of Bolton Council’s dream school meal competition has now been revealed.
School sports team Bolton welcomes region's young Olympians

Bolton is set to welcome the region’s sports stars of tomorrow, as it hosts the 2009 Greater Manchester Mini Games.
Children with books Sally seals victory in Children's Book Award

An author’s debut novel about an 11-year-old-boy with leukaemia has won the Bolton Children’s Book Award 2009.
Variety of Bolton branded merchandise Enjoy local produce this weekend

Bolton’s local produce market, the recently relaunched farmers’ market, will take place in the town centre this Sunday.
Bolton library and museum Visitor volunteers win regional award

Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive Service has been presented with an award for its innovative visitor volunteer project.
Crane by buildings Road closure due to collapsed building

A temporary road closure is still in place on Halliwell Road, Bolton after the collapse of a building on Tuesday 23 June.
Teenagers beside a computer School earmarked as Bolton's third academy

Governors of George Tomlinson School have been in discussions with the council about the possibility of becoming an academy.
Community Payback Hotline to Community Payback

A dedicated hotline has been set up so residents can have a say on how offenders should be punished for their crimes.
Councillor Critchley, Mayor of Bolton Bolton pays tribute to armed forces

Bolton Council will be taking part in a number of events to celebrate Armed Forces and Veterans Week.
Town Hall clock tower and statue Bolton adds forgotten hero to roll of honour

A soldier shot for desertion during the First World War will have his name added to Bolton’s roll of honour.
Man with compost Pledge to get greener

This year’s Recycle Week in Bolton will encourage people to waste less and try something new in an effort to get greener.
Boy in a fireman helmet Child safety top of the agenda

This year’s National Child Safety week will see the council focus on the ways to keep Bolton's young people as safe as possible.
Punjabi dhol drummers Bolton's community bond

An eight-week celebration strengthening community ties in Bolton launches this Saturday.
Girl holding flute Gala hope to attract full house

Young people taking part in Bolton’s Sing Up programme will be showcasing their talents at a gala concert at Victoria Hall.
I love Bolton logo Council gears up to power down

Bolton Council officially commits to reducing carbon emissions this week with the launch of a Carbon Management Plan.
Community Payback Offenders in Community Payback scheme

A well-used subway is to get an overhaul after being voted the winner in Bolton’s Community Payback scheme.
Mobile Advice Centre Mobile Advice Centre rolls into town

Free benefit help and advice will be available as the Mobile Advice Centre (MAC) travels around Bolton next week.
Councillor Critchley, Mayor of Bolton Mayor to lead Genocide Memorial

Bolton citizens from around the world will come together when The Mayor of Bolton leads the town’s Genocide Memorial Day service.
Exercise class Bolton waltzes into the digital age

Bolton’s older generation will be making a song and dance about computers, in a project that combines dancing with getting online.
Market Place shopping centre Cobbles on Corporation Street to be replaced

Cobbles outside the Market Place shopping centre are to be replaced with paving stones.
Sheelanagig band performing Bolton today, Glastonbury tomorrow!

Bolton town centre shoppers will be treated to a sneak preview of Glastonbury act Sheelanagig this Saturday (13/6).
Park map Let's go fly a kite...

This Sunday (14/6) Moss Bank Park will play host to an amazing display of kite flying.
Bolton Town Hall and statue Trading standards warn of BT phone scam

The council’s trading standards team is warning Bolton residents to be on their guard against a con.
Man in a car Calling all mature drivers

Drivers aged 50 plus will once again have a chance to attend a free Mature Drivers Seminar on Tuesday June 23.
Carer Care to join us?

This week is National Carers Week (June 8 to 14) and Bolton Council has organised opportunities for carers to get support and advice.
Town hall clock in snow Gritting consultation reminder

Bolton Council is reminding residents and road users that they only have a few days left to have their say on winter gritting.
Mahesh Manjrekar outside the town hall Slumdog star bring Bollywood to Bolton

Bolton is set to provide the backdrop for Slumdog Millionaire star Mahesh Manjrekar’s next production.
Town Hall clock 360º gives young people the chance to turn full circle

National Drugs Week takes place next week (8-12 June).
Councillor Critchley, Mayor of Bolton D Day Service - Victoria Square

Saturday (6/6) sees the 65th Anniversary of D Day and Bolton’s Mayor is keen to welcome people to an event to mark the occasion.
Ground paving New £1.3m scheme for major route

A major £1.3 million scheme to improve Bradshawgate and Silverwell Street is set to start next week (8 June).
Brick building Rent arrears lowest yet

Rent owed by Bolton at Home tenants to the local authority has reached an all time low.
Dog Help Bolton Council to spot the dog

Bolton Council is encouraging their dog owners to make sure their pet has up to date identification.
Polling station sign Voters gear up for Thursday's election

The total electorate for the European Parliamentary Elections in Bolton has been confirmed as more than two hundred thousand.

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