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Egyptian gallery
New look museum to open its doors
The new look galleries at Bolton Museum open in September.
No BBQ fires on dry moorland
Winter Hill footpaths re-open
Footpaths are being re-opened on Winter Hill. People are being asked to stick to the trails to allow the rest of the hillside to recover.
Building work Bolton One takes shape

Bolton One, the town’s new £30.6million swimming pool, health and academic centre, is now taking shape.
Litter campaign Crackdown on litter

44 penalty notices have been issued as part of a council campaign to crack down on litter.
One Bolton Young people sign pledge

Young people from across the borough have joined together to show their support for One Bolton.
Photo of Farnworth Leisure centre Slimming success at Farnworth Pool

A woman shed 12st after taking up swimming at her local pool.
Merry Christmas Christmas and New Year opening times

Bolton Council's Christmas and New Year opening times
School meals Hot dinners for longer

A scheme which provided school meals for £1 to all primary school pupils in Bolton is being extended.
Bolton's Best logo Meet Bolton’s best 2010

This year’s Bolton’s best were unveiled at the annual staff awards ceremony yesterday.
A girl and carer Karen hits campaign milestone

A council employee is the 1,000th person to look into fostering through a regional campaign.
Pretoria Pit Painting Poignant reminder of Pretoria

A set of commemorative postcards has been produced to mark the centenary of the Pretoria Pit disaster.
Photo of Father Christmas Santa stories at library

Children can enjoy stories with Santa today and tomorrow at the Central Library.
Police and residents Call time on doorstep crime

Help to catch out doorstep criminals is available on a new website.
Community cohesion Funding for integration

Bolton has been given funding to improve integration of third country nationals.
A girl at the opening of the centre New centre at Leverhulme Park

Saturday saw the opening of a new centre for Leverhulme Park’s young people.
Beer Bavarian dancers, beer and cheer

Ale enthusiasts are invited along to enjoy an evening of entertainment at Bolton’s festive market.
Town Hall Council award for address database

Bolton Council has won an award for the quality and accuracy of its local land and property database.
reindeer Meet reindeer at festive market

A pair of real reindeer will be in town for Bolton’s festive market on Wednesday, December 15.
The new outdoor play area at Crompton Children’s Centre New play area for Crompton children

Crompton Children’s Centre has a new outdoor area for young children.
Litter campaign Big Tidy Up cleans up

Over 181 bags of rubbish have been collected as part of the Big Bolton Tidy Up.
The Bolton Vision conference logo Vision set at landmark conference

This week saw the future of the borough discussed at the Vision conference.
Photo of pile of pound coins Cosy doesn't have to cost

Thousands of residents could feel warmer this winter thanks to a new scheme.
Town Hall Connecting Crompton

Residents are invited to a special event called ‘Connecting Crompton Community’.
Photo of a snowman costume Winter fun for the family

Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre will hold a family fun day on Saturday.
Carer Christmas cheer for support group

A support group for stroke survivors and their carers is getting an early Christmas present.
Photo of Glenn Keeley with a football Ex-Wanderers star in new signing

An ex-Wanderers player is kicking off a new career in the community.
Snow town hall Stay safe this winter

Here are a few tips to help you keep safe during the winter weather.
Father Christmas Bolton Festive Market 2010

Bolton’s annual festive market is back this Christmas – and it’s bigger and better than ever.
Christmas in Bolton Christmas in Bolton 2010

See what's on in Bolton this Christmas, from festive markets to fun at the pantomime.
A child on a bike Children can get on their bike

Young people who receive a new bicycle this year can take advantage of free cycling lessons.
Bottle of water Christmas crime crackdown

Operation Sherry has been launched to make the borough safe this Christmas.
Town hall Cookery classes in Bolton

Bolton residents are invited to a free cookery class for using up leftovers.
Garlic bread Free cookery classes

Love Food Hate Waste is inviting aspiring chefs to join in a giant free cookery class this December.
salt and digger Dual approach to gritting

Bolton and Bury are working together this winter to help both councils deliver a better road gritting service.
Town hall Go green on bills

Bolton Council is asking residents to go green with their council tax bills.
Town hall Illegal tobacco seized

A joint operation has resulted in illegal cigarettes and tobacco being seized.
Santa Astley Bridge to sparkle

Astley Bridge will be having its first ever Christmas lights switch on event this year.
Town hall Council tax scam returns

Residents should be on their guard as a council tax scam returns to the borough.
Bolton Market Vote for Bolton Market

Celebrity chef Tom Bridge is calling on shoppers to vote Bolton Market the best in Britain.
Photo of Bolton Town Hall Edward's photographic journey

A schoolboy is enjoying success with his first photographic exhibition.
Bolton Library and Museum Human Library returns to Bolton

A Human Library event is taking place to mark the International Day of Disabled People.
Ironman Date set for Ironman UK

The gruelling 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon is coming back to Bolton on July 31, 2011.
Santa Express All aboard Santa Express - 2010

Local children will be able to visit Santa in his grotto at Moss Bank Park.
Town hall World Aids Day remembered

The University of Bolton is marking international World AIDS Day with a unique event.
Xmas lights A Whites Christmas for Bolton

Thousands of people celebrated Bolton’s Christmas lights switch on.
cakes Local produce market this Sunday

Three new traders will be setting up stalls for this weekend’s local produce market.
Town hall Have your say about planning

Bolton Council is updating the way it involves people in its planning process.
Wrap New food rating scheme launched

Bolton Council will introduce a new system for grading food premises.
Hands Campaign against domestic abuse

Civic leaders from Bolton are showing their hands-on support for a campaign against domestic violence.
Primary school children Primary school applications

Parents whose children will be starting primary school next year should have received an application.
Town hall Eid and Diwali event

The Asian Elders’ Resource Centre will be holding an event to celebrate Eid and Diwali
The bolt tightening ceremony Mayor tightens bolt at Essa

The Mayor of Bolton has taken part in a special bolt tightening ceremony at Essa Academy.
Santa and friends Event lit up by local acts

Boltonians will take centre stage at this year’s Christmas lights switch on.
Young people with a police officer Young people take on police duties

Young people from Bolton became police inspectors as part of the 11 Million Take Over Day.
Houses Save energy, save money

With winter approaching you can save on your fuel bills with the help of the council.
campus new Praise for adult learning service

Ofsted has praised the council’s adult learning service and the way it works with Bolton College and other partners.
Bolton Library and Museum Fakes collection set for museum

A prestigious exhibition of famous art fakes and forgeries will be coming to Bolton Museum.
Students at work Little Lever offers business diploma

Students at Little Lever High School can now apply for the higher level Business, Administration and Finance Diploma.
Trees Have your say on cleaning and parks

There are only a few days left to comment on proposed changes to street cleaning and parks.
Mobile youth club box 1 Lots to do in the Haulgh

There's lots to do for young people in the Haulgh every Friday.
Town hall Area forums - change of date

Rumworth and Farnworth November area forum dates have changed.
Green bin Green bin suspension

Green bin collections are being suspended between December 2010 and March 2011.
work case study Get help to get back to work

Business Bolton can help you find work and training; start your own business; or develop your company.
Part of Bessie in Regent Street, Roger Hampson (© Estate of the artist) See Hampson’s Bolton

A new art exhibition featuring the people and places of Bolton begins on Saturday (November 20).
Laura White Singing star to sparkle again

X-Factor star Laura White will sparkle again when she sings at Bolton’s Christmas lights switch on this year.
Bolton Council's Twitter logo Don’t get caught cold this winter

Residents can get information on services affected by adverse weather through Twitter.
Bolton Town Hall Improvements to St George’s Road

Work to improve the flow of traffic in the town centre is due to start on November 21.
Karen Edwards BLGC make One Bolton pledge

Bolton Lads and Girls Club has signed up to the ‘One Bolton’ pledge, which celebrates diversity.
Bolton Town Hall in the snow Whites Christmas in Bolton

It will be a Whites Christmas in Bolton , as Kevin Davies and Owen Coyle switch on the lights.
Bolton Victoria Square War Memorial Remembering Bolton’s heroes

Bolton will hold a series of events to mark Remembrance Day, to honour the town’s war heroes.
Le Mans Crescent, Bolton Plenty to see in November

There is something for everyone at the Bolton Albert Halls this month.
Bolton's Youth MPs Youth MPs enter the Commons

Bolton’s Youth MPs have joined Members of the Youth Parliament in the House of Commons.
Bolton Town Hall A6 Blackrod Bypass work underway

Work to improve safety on a stretch of the A6 Blackrod Bypass started this week.
Italian food Top chef to cook at market

The head chef of the Olive Press is doing a free cookery demonstration at Bolton Market tomorrow (November 4).
Grot-spot Community Payback winner revealed

A railway cutting is to get an overhaul after being voted the winner in Bolton’s Community Payback scheme.
A lady and child Could you adopt?

As National Adoption Week takes place, new adoptive parents are needed in Bolton.
QP Lakes Work complete on Queens Park lakes

Work has completed on the restoration of three lakes at Queens Park.
A group of young people Open night at Little Lever

Little Lever Youth Centre is holding an open night on Tuesday November 2 from 7pm until 9.30pm.
Ian Cook Cash Panel helps Ian to award

A Bolton resident has been nominated for a national award given by the YMCA.
Dave Spikey Spikey signs One Bolton pledge

Comedian Dave Spikey has signed the ‘One Bolton’ pledge, which celebrates community cohesion in the borough.
Hard hat First sod cut for Tesco store

Work has officially began on the new Tesco store in Farnworth, Bolton.
Andrew Motion (photography: Johnny Ring) Lecture theatre set in Motion

Bolton Central Library’s refurbished lecture theatre will be opened by Sir Andrew Motion.
A woman reading with a young girl Campaign for foster parents begins

Bolton Council is joining with other local authorities across the region to recruit more foster carers.
Clock tower Road users advised to take care

As the nights draw in, Bolton Council’s road safety team is encouraging all road users to exercise greater care.
New bust of Fred Dibnah Public flock to new gallery

Bolton Museum’s new Bolton Lives Gallery has now opened to the public.
Young people taking part in an activity Youth Work event this half term

National Youth Work week takes placenext month, and an event this week shows what Bolton has to offer.
Town Hall Silver lining for local produce market

A company that creates jewellery capturing children’s fingerprints in silver will be trading at this weekend's market.
Bolton Central Library and Museum New gallery open for half term

Bolton Museum has announced a week of half term events to celebrate the opening of their new gallery.
Bolton Town Hall Women join together in Halliwell

Women of all ages in Halliwell are encouraged to take part in a community event this Saturday (October 23).
Clear-up Vote for area to be cleaned up

Residents can vote for their favourite of five different clean-up projects in the Community Payback scheme.
Town Hall Have your say on council budgets

Bolton Council will be holding a series of drop-in sessions to inform residents about the council’s budget next year.
Police and community Have your say on justice system

Bolton’s judiciary services will be holding an ‘Inside Justice’ event in Victoria Square on Thursday 21 October from 10am-12pm.
Young people Free courses for young people

An exciting range of free activities for young people is about to start in Tonge and the Haulgh.
Councillor Woodward, winner of the Speed Rating event Young people quiz councillors at event

Young people have chosen their favourite councillor at a speed-rating event at Bolton Town Hall.
Fireworks Fun at the fireworks - 2010

A spectacular community firework display and funfair will take place on 4th November in Leverhulme Park.
Museum Spooky events in Bolton

Vampires and ghosts are taking over Bolton this Halloween.
A child at a computer New site shows young people options

Young people will find it easier to access information about their future options, thanks to a new website.
Bolton Town Hall A Night for Jennifer

A star-studded event will take place at the Bolton Albert Halls next month to launch a new charity.
A pupil at the Futures4me event Event shows young people the way

The Futures4me event saw more than 1000 year 11 pupils learn about their future learning and career choices.
Pupils from St William of York RC Primary School Worldwide links gain national praise

Bolton Council has won an award in recognition of links it has supported with schools across the globe.
Pie Society Council’s food campaign success

Bolton Council’s Love British Food campaign has been hailed a great success by a top celebrity chef.
Bolton town centre Town centre safety – have your say

The Be Safe partnership is launching a new survey to find out how safe people feel in Bolton town centre.
A pupil at last year's event. Pupils invited to Futures4me

Year 11 pupils at Bolton’s schools and academies are invited to plan their future at a Futures4me event tomorrow.
Winner Matthew Wolfendale Schoolboy cooks with Gino

A youngster, who won a competition to cook with Gino D'Acampo, will have his winning meal cooked for his school.
Young people Cash panel open to young people

Young people can now apply for up to £2,000 from the Cash Panel.
Plants Young offenders’ scheme reaps rewards

Young people from across Bolton have turned a large piece of waste land into a fully working allotment.
Town hall Free benefits advice

Bolton Council’s Mobile Advice Centre (MAC) is back in various locations around Bolton.
recycling Bolton boosts recycling

Bolton Council has launched a campaign to improve recycling.
Bolton Market Celebrity chef book launch at market

A celebrity chef is launching his new book at Bolton Market today.
An exercise class for older people Day for older people to get active

Older People’s Day takes place tomorrow (October 1) and this year’s theme is getting and staying active.
Town Hall Have your say on highways

Bolton Council is asking residents to comment on proposed changes to its highway service.
Spirit of Sport work New stars added to iconic sculpture

Fifty new sporting stars were added to Bolton’s iconic Spirit of Sport sculpture yesterday (September 28).
My First Library Card Babies get the book bug

In September, Bolton Libraries launched its free library membership card for children aged 0 to 4 years old.
A first birthday balloon Library celebrates first birthday

Breightmet Library has celebrated its first year since moving to its new location.
StoreLoo sticker Town centre toilets open to public

Visitors to Bolton town centre can now use retailers' in-store toilets, even when they’re not shopping.
Food New stalls for local produce market

Three new traders will be setting up stalls for this weekend’s local produce market.
Eating healthy Chefs inspire pupils to eat British

Top chefs will be cooking up a storm in schools as part of a council drive to encourage children to eat healthily.
Cookery demo Cookery demo in market tomorrow

Beany shepherd’s pie and apple crumble are on the menu at Bolton Market tomorrow.
Town hall Council launches Big Bolton Tidy Up

Bolton Council is launching the fourth phase of the Love Bolton Hate Litter campaign, the Big Bolton Tidy Up.
Car Free advice on fitting car seats

Families in Bolton can have their child car seat checked for free as part of an initiative to improve safety for children.
Bolton market Market celebrates British food

Bolton Market is celebrating the nation’s love of British cuisine by taking part in British Food Fortnight.
Young artists with their awards Award for Bolton’s young artists

Ten of Bolton’s young artists have attended a celebration event after completing an arts award.
Bolton Town Hall Work to start for new Tesco store

Road improvements will start next week to help the building of a new Tesco store in Farnworth.
A sandwich Festival brings in thousands

An estimated 75,000 people flocked to Bolton to enjoy the fifth annual Food and Drink Festival.
New Hope School in Lungi, Sierra Leone, where the generator will be put to use. Generator to power African school

An old generator from Bolton Council will soon be powering a school in Sierra Leone.
Mayor of Bolton and Mayoress Final chance to join Mayorathon

There's only days to go for community and fundraising groups to sign up for the Mayor of Bolton's Mayorathon.
Tim Vine Joke train comes to the halls

Tim Vine, the UK’s king of the one liner is bringing his laughter-fuelled joke train to the Bolton Albert Halls.
Smithills Hall Take a hike for Bolton Walking Festival

This month will see Bolton residents put their best foot forward for the borough’s first ever walking festival.
Bolton Albert Halls A spectacular September at the halls

Bolton Albert Halls has more than ever to offer this September, a variety of shows offering something for everyone.
Town Hall Junction improvement works to start

Work to improve the junction of Weston Street, Nelson Street and Crescent Road starts on Monday, September 6.
Building Buying or selling a property?

The council can perform an official local land search when you are buying or selling a property.
Sarah Millican Edinburgh Festival hit comes to Bolton

Bolton Albert Halls is set to welcome yet another shining star of the comedy circuit to its stage.
Carers Have your say on adult social care

We will be holding a series of drop-in sessions on proposed changes to the way it manages adult social care.
Town hall Applying for school places

Applications have opened for pupils who start a new secondary school in September 2011.
Bolton Town Hall The online way to have your say

The council is setting up an electronic way for people to have their say.
Jobs fair Get help looking for work

Are you unemployed and looking for work?
Cakes Businesses get behind Bolton food fest

Businesses across Bolton are throwing their support behind this year’s Food and Drink Festival.
Town hall New market for Farnworth

New life will be breathed into Farnworth Market after a major investment plan was agreed.
Gino D'Acampo Market promises feast of delights

Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2010 is just days away and more traders than ever before will be selling their produce.
Town  hall From little seeds..

An allotment for adults with disabilities to grow their own vegetables, is holding an Open Day.
Bolton library Libraries of the future

The ten Greater Manchester library services have been chosen to pilot an ambitious programme of change.
Dog fouling comp Dog fouling given red card

13 year old Bradley Lewarne is the winner of a competition to find a new poster slogan to deter dog fouling.
Food and Drink Festival Talented chefs cook for the crowd

Food lovers and aspiring cooks are in line for a treat at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink festival.
A child wearing safety equipment Event to put safety first

Bolton residents can get handy tips and guidance on how to keep their children safe at an event on Victoria Square this Friday.
Town Hall Deane Road works to start

Work to improve Deane Road and University Way junction will start week commencing Monday, August 23.
Secondary school children Helping hand on results day

On Thursday pupils in Bolton's schools and colleges will discover their A-level results.
Town Hall Bolton remembers VJ Day

The Mayor of Bolton is inviting Bolton’s residents to commememorate VJ Day on Sunday 15 August.
town hall Wigan Road resurfacing to start

A half a million pound scheme to improve Wigan Road, in Bolton, starts on Wednesday, August 25.
Mayor Going the extra mile

Over 50 community and fundraising groups will be taking part in the Charity Mayorathon.
town hall Council receives a Good Egg award

Bolton Council has joined top companies including Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer in becoming ‘Good Eggs’.
Bolton Town Hall New look guide for Albert Halls

The Bolton Albert Halls has launched a new guide in celebration of its sensational line-up for the new season.
Town hall Residents warning on alarm company

Bolton council’s trading standards team has warned residents to be on their guard against a burglar alarm company using deceptive sales tactics.
Ironman Teacher last Ironman to finish

A 38-year-old teacher from Guildford, near Surrey was the last man to finish the Ironman race, in Bolton, on August 1.
town hall New second-hand market for Westhoughton

Traders are being sought for a second-hand indoor market in Westhoughton.
Mature drivers seminar Mature drivers seminar returns

Drivers aged 50 plus have another opportunity to attend a free mature drivers seminar.
Balloon modelling Fun for all in the Haulgh

A community fun day will be held in Bridgeman Park on Sunday 8 August from 1-4pm.
Library and museum Bolton celebrates Victorian fiction

Bolton is celebrating the best of Victorian fiction with a series of events across the borough
Asim Iqbal and Lauren Webb at the University of Ulster, Belfast Youth MPs at national parliament event

Bolton’s Youth MPs, Asim Iqbal and Lauren Webb, have taken part in the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting.
Bolton Town Hall Play in our place

National Play Day takes place on Wednesday, and there will be plenty going on in Bolton to celebrate.
Yvette Grice, first woman, to cross the finish line Ironman race comes to Bolton

Thousands turned out to show their support for athletes competing in the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton.
town hall Tenants vote to transfer their homes

Council tenants in Bolton have voted in favour of transferring the ownership of their homes.
play fun Summer fun in Great Lever

Children in Great Lever will be spoilt for things to do as the summer holidays stretch out in front of them.
sing Community choir boosts community spirit

A Bolton community choir is really hitting the high notes after just a few months of practice.
Launch of the tackling bin fires campaign Bolton takes a stand against bin fires

Bolton Council and Greater Manchester Fire Service have launched a campaign to reduce bin fires and burglaries.
Mandeville, one of the Olympic mascots Bolton begins Olympic countdown

With the two year countdown to the London 2012 Olympics beginning today, Bolton is playing its part and getting behind the games.
town hall Stanley Street closed from Monday

Work will start on Monday (July 26) to repave the footpaths on Deane Rd and Stanley Street.
star School meals team best in country

Bolton Council has scooped a national award in the school meals’ industry equivalent of the Oscars.
Young girl with a flute Boredom busting summer activities

There are a wide variety of exciting activities taking place in Bolton this summer holidays for five to 19 year olds.
Balloon modelling Great Lever Fun Day

A “Fun Day in the Park” will take place on Saturday July 24 from 12 noon until 4pm in Heywood Park.
Community walk Young people to clean up streets

Young people in Halliwell have taken part in a walkabout to come up with ideas for improving the area.
Smithills Hall Family Garden Party at Smithills Hall

Smithills Hall’s Garden Party this Sunday is the perfect way to start the summer holidays.
Neil Mercer Ironman challenge just weeks away

Bolton is gearing up for an incredible day in sport when Ironman returns on Sunday, August 1.
Ironman UK 2009 female winner Bella Bayliss Ironman 2010 - road closures

A number of road closures will be in place for the Ironman UK triathlon event on Sunday, August 1.
cakes New sponsors back food fest

Two new sponsors have been confirmed for Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival.
police officer Holidaymakers urged to protect homes

Householders are being urged to be extra vigilant as part of a joint council and police summer safety drive.
garlic bread Bolton's best school chef has been crowned

It was ready, steady cook this week for eight school chefs competing to be crowned the best in Bolton.
Child with balloon Community carnival in Tonge

The first ever Tonge community carnival and parade, will take place at Castle Hill Centre on Sunday 18 July from 1-4pm.
Town hall Return of the MAC

Bolton Council’s MAC (Mobile Advice Centre) is back in Bolton again from July 26-30.
Park Residents get close to nature

Bolton residents will benefit from greater access to green spaces and nature.
Rock It Bolton bands rock

Bolton Council’s Rock It! Programme is holding its first gig of 2010 on Sunday 18 July.
Town hall Bin campaign launches

Bolton Council has launched a campaign to educate residents about what to put into in burgundy recycling bins or green boxes.
Town hall Bolton tourism summit success

Tourism experts paid a visit to Bolton to pass on free expert advice to local businesses.
wraps Market football competition winner unveiled

The lucky winner of Bolton Market’s World Cup flavours competition has been revealed.
Queens Park Historic bridge reopens

Bolton Council will be holding a community fun day in Queens Park on Saturday to mark the reopening of Dobson Bridge.
A child riding a bike Bike shop rides into empty premises

An empty shop in Bolton town centre has been transformed into a recycling and refurbishing centre for bicycles.
A building Date is set for housing ballot

A vote on the proposed transfer of Bolton Council’s housing stock starts tomorrow.
Photo of young people filming Equality and diversity award win

Three innovative projects have been awarded accolades for promoting equality and diversity.
Photo of town hall New antisocial behaviour line

A new and improved service for people to report antisocial behaviour has been launched.
Gino D'Acampo Cook with top chef competition commences

Budding young chefs are invited to enter a competition to cook with celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo.
Town Hall Flying the flag for Armed Forces

Bolton will be holding a series of events as part of National Armed Forces Week between 21 and 26 June.
Kite Flying high at Moss Bank Park

Bolton Council is holding its annual Kite Festival in Moss Bank Park on Sunday June 27 between 12pm and 6pm.
A child and a carer Child Safety Week begins today

National Child Safety Week begins today and a range of activities are taking place across the borough.
Bolton Market Football display at Bolton Market

Streetwise Soccer will be at Bolton Market tomorrow (June 19) and encouraging the public to test their skills.
A cyclist Fasten your helmets for Bike Week

Bolton Council is encouraging everyone to user pedal power to celebrate Bolton Bike Week.
James Martin Chance to see top chefs in action

Tickets are now available for the biggest celebration of food and drink in Bolton.
Albert Halls Joe Longthorne live in concert

Eighties entertainment legend, Joe Longthorne, is making a one-night only appearance at The Albert Halls, Bolton.
Town Hall Strictly sequins at The Albert Halls

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing will sparkle at The Albert Halls, Bolton on Monday, July 19.
The One Bolton logo Celebrate the Spirit of Bolton

Bolton residents are invited to come along and celebrate the Spirit of Bolton at an event being held in Victoria Square.
Peter Consterdine (left) and Paul Carroll (centre) get measured for their suits. Suited, booted and off to London

Two members of staff at Essa Academy are heading to London this week for a glitzy awards ceremony.
Town hall Grant cuts to council

Bolton Council will need to find savings of more than £4m in this year.
Photo of Bolton Museum Summer school for over 50s

Bolton Museum is holding a series of workshops for the over 50s.
Councillor Sufrana Bashir Ismail at the campaign launch Council kicks off poster competition

The Bolton News and Bolton Council have teamed up with Bolton Wanderers to kick off a World Cup-themed competition.
Photo of Bolton Library Human library comes to Bolton

Bolton Library is to replace books with people on Tuesday (June 15).
Internet cafe Angelic transformation for empty shop

A former insurance office has been transformed into an internet café by day and a safe haven for revellers by night.
Queens park Family fun at Queens Park

Bolton Council has arranged a series of events in Queens Park in June, from children’s entertainers to brass bands.
Bolton Town Hall Bolton acts on results of radon tests

Bolton Council has acted on the results of radon tests recently carried out at local schools.
Photo of a book Bookstart Day at library

Bolton Library will celebrate National Bookstart Day on Friday (June 11).
Photo of elderly lady drinking tea Carers' voices to be heard

A new forum for carers to have their say is being launched in Bolton.
Bolton Market dish Grand prize on offer at Market

World Cup themed campaign kicked off at Bolton Market today (June 8) with a huge prize up for grabs.
A young person on a bike New cycle club launched

Bolton Triathlon Club is launching a new cycling club designed specifically for people with disabilities.
Photo of showgirl Lady Boys of Bangkok

The Lady Boys of Bangkok have added an extra date at The Albert Halls.
st george New plaques fit for a king

A special event will be taking place this Saturday (May 29) to celebrate the erection of new heraldic plaques.
Food Football fayre on the menu

Football fans can pick up some tips on how to cook the perfect burger this Friday.
Town Hall Use chimes to bring down crime

Shoppers in Bolton and Farnworth have been handed purse bells to reduce their chances of falling victim to pickpockets.
A woman helping a young girl to read National Family Week in Bolton

Bolton is set to host a series of activities to celebrate National Family Week.
Sharon Marshall TV gossip girl in Bolton

TV soap expert and former Fleet Street journalist, Sharon Marshall, is to share her secrets with an audience at Bolton Library.
Councillor Sufrana Bashir Ismail launching the anti-dog fouling campaign Bolton clampdown on fouling continues

Two months into Bolton Council’s anti-dog fouling campaign, the effects are being seen across the borough.
juggling Entertainer to the stars returns

An award winning performer to the stars is back by popular demand in Bolton.
Bolton's new mayor and mayoress, Councillors Johnn and Linda Byrne New mayor to lead Sunday parade

Bolton’s new Mayor will process through the town centre as part of the Civic Sunday celebrations this Sunday, May 23.
mascots Olympic 2012 mascots born in Bolton

The official mascots of the Olympic Games and their close links with Bolton were unveiled last night.
Photo of Bolton Museum Museum in tribute to Fred

One of Bolton’s most famous sons will be immortalised in bronze at Bolton Museum.
A lady looking after a young girl Help look after the Bolton family

Bolton has many kind people ready to foster, but with Foster Care Fortnight underway, there is always room for more.
town hall Plan to shape town's future submitted

A plan which will shape Bolton for years to come has been sent to the government for examination.
Business Bolton Let's talk business

The University of Bolton and Bolton Council have joined forces to help local organisations who want to develop.
Photo of Bill Naughton Playwright's centenary

Bolton is set to celebrate one of its most famous literary sons, Bill Naughton.
Bolton Market Britain’s best market scoops starring role

Bolton Market has landed a starring role on an international food show.
Photo of book Birthday at Bromley Cross Library

Bromley Cross Library is due to celebrate its 50th birthday.
Photo of Albert Halls Rat Pack gets Albert Halls swinging

Fans of the Rat Pack singers should swing on down to The Albert Halls.
Laura White Celebrities sign up to One Bolton

Celebrities are lining up to sign the One Bolton pledge and support Bolton as a welcoming and tolerant town.
Queens park Sounds on Sunday return to parks

Bolton council has arranged a series of brass band concerts this summer around the borough.
Bernie Bennett Bernie brings balancing act to Bolton

A tightrope walker who studied in the world famous Cirque du Soleil will entertain shoppers in Bolton on Saturday.
Bolton Town Hall Youth organisations join for best service

Organisations who work with children and young people across Bolton are set to benefit from a new organisation.
Photo of voting boxes General Election results

General election results for Bolton have been counted.
Photo of voting boxes Local Election results

Local election results for Bolton Council have been counted.
town hall Mayor to lead VE Day Service

The Mayor of Bolton will be leading Bolton’s VE Day service on Saturday (May 8) in Victoria Square.
Cirque Bijou International circus comes to town

World famous circus troupe Cirque Bijou is staging a massive show at Castle Hill playing fields at 7.30pm on Sunday 2 May.
kangaroos Giant kangaroos hop into town

A pair of eight-foot kangaroos will jump into Bolton town centre this Sunday (May 2).
Winner of the Unsung Hero award, Rachel Burke, and Dave Jolly from BOSPAA. Award ceremony for local sporting stars

The winners of the sixth annual Bolton Sports and Physical Activity Awards have been revealed.
cakes Local product market back in town

Bolton’s local produce market is back in the town centre this Sunday.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Critchley Last call for Mayor’s Mile

A last call has been issued for walkers to sign up to the Mayor’s Mile and raise money for charity.
Town hall We are the consumer champions!

A team of students from Canon Slade School in Bolton has been crowned young consumer champions in a regional competition.
Town Hall Warning on council tax scam

The council’s trading standards team is warning Bolton residents about the return of a council tax scam.
town hall Road improvements in Farnworth

Work to improve Market Street and Higher Market Street in Farnworth starts today (April 19).
Photo of lad singing Young musicians urged to rock it

A rock school project is set to open its doors again.
Bolton’s new youth MPs, Lauren Webb (15) and Asim Iqbal (17) Young people vote for their voice

Young people turned out in their thousands in Bolton to vote for their new youth MPs.
Balloon modelling Free balloon fun in town

Incredible hats and giant costumes shaped from balloons will be taking over Bolton’s Victoria Square this Saturday.
Bolton Town Hall Town centre car parks closure

Motorists are being advised that nine surface-level car parks will be closing in the coming weeks.
Voting boxes New youth MPs to be revealed

Bolton’s new Youth MPs will be revealed on Wednesday, April 14, at Bolton Town Hall.
Photo of Bolton Museum Bolton holiday rituals then and now

An exhibition depicting holiday rituals now and in the 1930s is on display.
town hall Virgin lights up Bolton Town Hall

Bolton town hall will come to life at dusk on Saturday night, flooded with light and animation.
town hall Board the bus for free advice

Residents can get on a bus next week to get free help on getting back into work.
Comm cohesion Celebrate diversity in Halliwell

A community festival will take place in Halliwell on Saturday April 17, which celebrates cultural diversity and local traditions.
town hall Work to improve Green Lane

Work to resurface Green Lane, in Bolton starts this Sunday, April 11.
Photo of Limehouse Lizzy band Limehouse Lizzy at The Albert Halls

Limehouse Lizzy will perform at The Albert Halls on Friday, April 9.
Footballers on stilts Soccer on stilts

Two giant stilt-walking footballers will entertain shoppers in Bolton on Saturday (April 10).
A polling station Last chance to vote for youth MPs

Young people aged 11-18 have until April 9 to cast their votes in this year’s Youth MP elections.
Photo of Bolton town hall Comedy at Albert Halls

Comedian Chris Addison performs at The Albert Halls this week.
Town hall Combined authority agreement

All ten Greater Manchester local authorities have reached an agreement to form a new combined authority.
Children's character Noddy Children’s favourites at The Albert Halls

Television favourites Noddy and Show Me Chris and Pui are coming to the Albert Halls, Bolton as an Easter treat for families.
Photo of foil wrapped Easter eggs Easter fun at Bolton's museums

Bolton’s museums are the place to be this Easter with a range of family events.
Victoria Square war memorial Groups to benefit from grants fund

Several organisations will benefit from council grants in the coming financial year, with extra funding given to three groups.
Local hero Local heroes wanted

A group of young people from Tonge with the Haulgh are looking for local heroes to take part in a marketing campaign.
Town hall Standards Committee suspends Williamson

Bolton Council’s Standards Committee has suspended Councillor Williamson for four months from membership of the Council, including the payment of his allowance.
Community cohesion Take a fresh look at Crompton

Young people in Crompton are invited to a Fun Day at Cobden Community Centre on Sunday 28 March from 1.30pm
Town Hall Bolton is star performer

A study has found that Bolton is a ‘star performer’ in the Greater Manchester region.
Town hall Starring role for website

The council’s new website has been awarded three stars by a national body.
Photo of Bolton town hall Wedding invitation to The Albert Halls

The Albert Halls is holding a wedding open day this weekend.
Photo of some artwork Art of growing older

An exhibition at the Neoartists’ Gallery, Bolton, depicts the “art of growing older”.
dance act performing Strictly fun dance act comes to Bolton

An acrobatic comedy dance act will be amusing shoppers at this Saturday’s (27/3) free town centre event.
Photo of two men Tune into learning this spring

An event for adult learners will take place on Thursday, March 25.
girl with flute Musical delights at Tonge with the Haulgh

Local school children from Tonge with the Haulgh will come together to stage a music concert.
Mayor Bear in Canada Last chance to send Mayor Bear photos

Mayor Bear owners who have taken their bear on holiday are being encouraged to send in their photos.
Town hall Demonstrations strengthen community cohesion

The leaders of Bolton council have thanked police and the community for their patience and co-operation during the town centre demonstrations.
Young people Festival of flight

Nine groups of young people from five primary and three secondary schools are taking part in the Festival of Flight project.
Photo of boy swimming Swim for Haiti

A sponsored swim in aid of Haiti survivors takes place on Saturday, March 20.
Bolton town hall Famous trilogy at Albert Halls

The One Man Lord of the Rings is being performed at the Albert Halls.
Town Hall No to ban on EDL demonstration

Home Secretary Alan Johnson is unable to ban the EDL demonstration on March 20.
Young person Be inspired in Tonge and the Haulgh

Tonge Moor, Tonge Fold and the Haulgh will be the focal point for a £450k project called Inspiring Communities.
park Play areas for all children now online

Details of play areas in Bolton for both disabled and able bodied children can now be viewed online.
Photo of Bolton Museum War project on display

Pupils will see their work go on display at Bolton Museum.
Bolton Town Hall Town centre demonstrations - 20 March

Demonstrations are planned in Bolton town centre on Saturday 20 March.
town hall Work underway on new affordable homes

Work is underway on a £4m housing development in Bolton town centre.
shopping Town on t’internet

A brand new website dedicated to Bolton town centre has been launched by the council.
Dog fouling campaign Bolton is not messing on dog fouling

Bolton Council has launched the second phase of the ‘Love Bolton hate litter’ campaign, which focuses on education of the problems caused by dog fouling.
One Bolton pledge Wanderers sign up to One Bolton

Bolton Wanderers players have joined together to sign the ‘One Bolton’ pledge, which celebrates community cohesion, while recognising diversity.
town hall New road open

Motorists are being urged to use a new slip road which should help ease congestion in the town centre.
Town hall Bolton council lobbies for ban

Bolton council’s leaders yesterday took the opportunity to lobby the Home Secretary.
Photo of people looking at plans New centre for Bolton carers

A new Carers’ Resource Centre is to be created in Bolton.
Essa students with author Philip Caveney. Famous author inspires Essa students

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 4th March, students at the Essa Academy were visited by a famous author.
Young people on stage Step into the spotlight

Between March and July, The Octagon Theatre will be running a performing arts project for Bolton’s stage stars of the future.
Jones and Barnard comedy act Comedy double act to humour shoppers

A quirky comedy double act will be coming to Bolton town centre this Saturday (13/3).
driver New multi-storey car park opening

Bolton’s second new multi-storey car park will open tomorrow (March 10).
Photo of a book History and coffee for library

Highfield Library celebrates its first anniversary with a series of events next week.
Boxes for an election count Stand up and be counted

Bolton’s residents who want a say in the forthcoming elections are being advised to make sure they are registered to vote.
Town hall Public meeting on house plans

Residents are invited to a public meeting to discuss plans which have been submitted for a country house.
One Bolton logo 'One Bolton' pledge

Community and faith leaders, and political and business leaders have joined to launch the ‘One Bolton’ pledge.
one bolton Council passes motion on EDL

Bolton Council have unanimously agreed a cross party motion on the English Defence League.
front door Powers used to tackle empty home

Bolton Council is the first authority in the north to use a pioneering order to get an empty private home back into use.
circus tricks Circus show comes to town

An international circus skills entertainer is coming to Victoria Square, Bolton this Saturday (March 6).
Group of people with coffee Show your support for fair trade

A fair trade and local produce market will be held on Saturday, March 6 as part of celebrations for Fairtrade Fortnight.
Graffiti removals Bolton completes big clean up

Bolton Council has completed the majority of the ‘Big Clean Up’ which aimed to remove all the litter from around the borough.
books Bolton library celebrates World Book Day

Visitors to Bolton’s Central Library on Thursday morning are invited to join staff for World Book Day celebrations.
ballot boxes Young people place your vote

Young people across Bolton are being encouraged to vote for the next round of Youth MPs.
Bolton Town Hall clocktower Open days for BSF plans

A series of open evenings aimed at sharing the borough’s plans for Building Schools for the Future will commence this week.
car driver Work starting on improving roads

Work will start on the first two schemes to benefit from the £3m boost to improve Bolton’s roads.
Stallholder with local produce Local produce market back in town

Bolton’s local produce market returns to the town centre this Sunday (28/2).
School pupil with ipod Students tackle world of business

ESSA Academy students took part in a project which highlighted the business world.
Bolton Town Hall and statue Council tax to rise only 1.2 per cent

Bolton council unanimously agreed a council tax rise of only 1.2% at the Council’s full budget meeting.
Morris Men World-renowned Morris Men in town

Street entertainers who have performed in destinations as far afield as Australia are coming to Bolton on Saturday, February 27.
Town hall Banners brighten up Tonge with the Haulgh

Local schools in Tonge with the Haulgh ward have been working with an artist to design some new artwork, which will brighten up the streets of the area.
Bolton Town Hall at night Young offenders make charity cards

Over the last eighteen months, Bolton’s young offenders have raised money for charity by making and selling greetings cards.
Bolton Town Hall New partnership to help parents back to work

Bolton Council has announced a new partnership with Jobcentre Plus.
I love Bolton logo Drop in for some free energy advice

Bolton Council and NHS Bolton are hosting the annual Keep Warm, Keep Well event next week.
Photo of Bolton Museum Women's Lib history returns to Bolton

An event to celebrate the Bolton Women’s Liberation Group will be held next week.
Photo of a book Children's Library fun day

Bolton's Children’s Library is holding a family fun day on Saturday, February 20.
Photo of Bolton town hall at night March events at Albert Halls

A packed programme of events awaits visitors to Bolton’s Albert Halls this March.
Town Hall Council calls on consumers to fight fraudsters

Bolton council is urging residents to fight back against the fraudsters who send out scam mailings.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive Free talks on offer at museum

A new series of free talks is commencing at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive this month.
Bolton Museum Worktown hits the beach

A conference on the Mass Observation's Worktown project comes to Bolton Museum in March.
Young person singing Rock It! performs live

Five young bands are set to perform live as part of the Rock It! project.
town hall Roadshows start on possible housing transfer

A series of roadshows start next week to inform residents about proposals to transfer Bolton’s housing stock.
Town hall Help to fund charities

You can help to raise money for local charities through the Big Bolton Fund.
Town hall at night Sherry brings festive cheer

Bolton enjoyed a more trouble-free Christmas, as Operation Sherry slashed crime across the town centre by more than a third.
Bolton's best logo Care for those in need

Adult placement carers offer support to vulnerable people who have a wide range of needs.
Reebok stadium Vote for Bolton’s top sports stars

Do you know anyone or a sports club or team that has made an outstanding contribution to sport in the borough during the past year?
Young people playing music Step into the spotlight

The Octagon Theatre will be running a half term arts project at the HAFWAY community centre.
Photo of Bolton Museum Egyptian fun at Bolton Museum

Families should “walk like an Egyptian” straight to Bolton Museum during half term.
Building Help for business success

Courses for those looking to start up their own business take place in the next few weeks
Photo of Bolton town hall Big band treat at Albert Halls

The Best Big Band in the Land is playing at the Albert Halls on Tuesday, February 16.
Young people taking part in an art session Bolton’s fun-filled half term

Young people across Bolton can enjoy a fun-filled half term this February with an array of indoor and outdoor activities.
Town Hall No public meeting tonight

Local media have wrongly reported a public meeting is to be held in Bolton Town Hall tonight (Weds 10 Feb) to discuss a planning application by footballer, Gary Neville
town hall Public meeting on Academy plans

Residents are invited to a public meeting about plans to transform the Essa Academy.
Men dressed as ballerinas Titan and tutus come to town

Two tutu-clad prima ballerinas will entertain shoppers on Saturday.
Children holding books Book adventure has lift off

Young people in Bolton are set for a reading adventure of a lifetime.
Queen's Park lake, as it was in the Victorian era Fit for a queen

Work will be starting soon on the second part of the transformation of Queens Park.
Bolton town hall Bolton’s city bid

Bolton is entering the race to be granted city status in 2012.
Bolton Town Hall Next Bromley Cross Area Forum meeting

The cancelled Bromley Cross Area Forum meeting from Weds 3 Feb has been rearranged.
Council's Freebie swimming logo Pool re-opens at Horwich

Horwich Leisure Centre unveils its new look to the public this weekend.
Queens Park Work Starts on Phase II of Queens Park

Work will be starting soon on the second part of the transformation of Queens Park, which includes the restoration of three of the park’s lakes and surrounding banks.
A young person with fire service equipment Crucial lessons learned by young people

For the third year in succession, more than 2500 of Bolton’s year six primary school pupils will be joining the Crucial Crew.
Graffiti removal Bolton launches 'Big Clean Up'

Bolton council has launched a big clean up initiative to remove litter from all 1,030 km of roads in the borough.
Bolton Market Bolton Market crowned ‘best indoor market’

Bolton Market has beaten off stiff competition to be named the best indoor market in Britain.
Photo of Bolton Town Hall Love the Albert Halls this February

Bolton’s Albert Halls has plenty of reasons to fall in love this February.
Gold medal Bolton sporting stars set for sculpture

More sporting stars and unsung heroes will be added to Bolton’s iconic Spirit of Sport sculpture.
Bolton library and museum Cell by Date revealed at museum

Bolton Museum and the Genesis Entry to Employment youth group have created an exhibition on crime and punishment.
town hall Bid to boost roads

Bolton Council’s Executive will decide on Monday (Feb 1) whether to invest an extra £3 million in repairing potholes.
Celebrating the Metroshuttle launch Extended run for Bolton’s free bus service

Bolton’s free bus service has been extended until 2011.
Man in car Mature drivers' seminar returns

Drivers aged 50 and over have another opportunity to attend a free mature drivers’ seminar on Tuesday, March 9.
Bolton Town Hall Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked

Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated in Bolton on Sunday, January 24.
town hall Consultation on housing estate underway

Residents are being asked for their views on the future of a housing estate.
Local produce seller Local produce market returns this weekend

Bolton’s local produce market will take place in the town centre this Sunday (24/1).
town hall Over to tenants on council housing

Millions of pounds could be invested in Bolton’s council homes - if tenants give their backing.
Town Hall Update on services during the bad weather

Bolton Council services during the severe weather conditions.
Dinner lady Cheaper school meals plan extended

Thousands of primary school children in Bolton will get discounted school lunches for longer.
town hall Property developer fined for fly-posting

A property developer has been fined for illegally fly-posting on lampposts across the borough.
town hall Have your say on masterplan for Bolton

Residents are being urged to have their say on plans which will shape Bolton for the years to come.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive Farewell to Bolton's most popular fish

Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive’s most popular live exhibit has sadly passed away.
Pupils showing a model of a BSF school Schools partnership reaches financial close

The contract for Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen’s Building Schools for the Future programme has been finalised.
Town Hall Constultation starts on a new gateway

Consultation on plans to create a new transport facility on land next to Bolton rail station is currently underway.
Bolton Library and Museum Readers get reprieve in bad weather

Readers who did not manage to return their books to libraries last week will not be fined.
Bin wagon New waste collection points for residents

Bolton Council's domestic waste collection points have been extended to Monday 18-Friday 22 January
Bolton Library and Museum Perceptions on disability

A new exhibition exploring the perceptions and issues surrounding disability is set to go on display in Bolton.
Town Hall Schools now open

A list of schools closed on Monday 11 Jan, due to the weather.
Bolton Town Hall Have your say: the council’s budget

Next month Bolton Council will decide its budget for 2010/11 and residents can have their say.

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