Bolton One takes shape
Bolton One, the town’s new £30.6million swimming pool, health and academic centre, is now taking shape.
Crackdown on litter
44 penalty notices have been issued as part of a council campaign to crack down on litter.
Young people sign pledge
Young people from across the borough have joined together to show their support for One Bolton.
Hot dinners for longer
A scheme which provided school meals for £1 to all primary school pupils in Bolton is being extended.
Meet Bolton’s best 2010
This year’s Bolton’s best were unveiled at the annual staff awards ceremony yesterday.
Big Tidy Up cleans up
Over 181 bags of rubbish have been collected as part of the Big Bolton Tidy Up.
Residents are invited to a special event called ‘Connecting Crompton Community’.
Bolton Festive Market 2010
Bolton’s annual festive market is back this Christmas – and it’s bigger and better than ever.
Christmas in Bolton 2010
See what's on in Bolton this Christmas, from festive markets to fun at the pantomime.
Free cookery classes
Love Food Hate Waste is inviting aspiring chefs to join in a giant free cookery class this December.
Dual approach to gritting
Bolton and Bury are working together this winter to help both councils deliver a better road gritting service.
Go green on bills
Bolton Council is asking residents to go green with their council tax bills.
Illegal tobacco seized
A joint operation has resulted in illegal cigarettes and tobacco being seized.
Astley Bridge to sparkle
Astley Bridge will be having its first ever Christmas lights switch on event this year.
Vote for Bolton Market
Celebrity chef Tom Bridge is calling on shoppers to vote Bolton Market the best in Britain.
Date set for Ironman UK
The gruelling 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon is coming back to Bolton on July 31, 2011.
Primary school applications
Parents whose children will be starting primary school next year should have received an application.
Eid and Diwali event
The Asian Elders’ Resource Centre will be holding an event to celebrate Eid and Diwali
Save energy, save money
With winter approaching you can save on your fuel bills with the help of the council.
Green bin suspension
Green bin collections are being suspended between December 2010 and March 2011.
Get help to get back to work
Business Bolton can help you find work and training; start your own business; or develop your company.
See Hampson’s Bolton
A new art exhibition featuring the people and places of Bolton begins on Saturday (November 20).
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.
Whites Christmas in Bolton
It will be a Whites Christmas in Bolton , as Kevin Davies and Owen Coyle switch on the lights.
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).
Could you adopt?
As National Adoption Week takes place, new adoptive parents are needed in Bolton.
Open night at Little Lever
Little Lever Youth Centre is holding an open night on Tuesday November 2 from 7pm until 9.30pm.
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.
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.
Fun at the fireworks - 2010
A spectacular community firework display and funfair will take place on 4th November in Leverhulme Park.
A Night for Jennifer
A star-studded event will take place at the Bolton Albert Halls next month to launch a new charity.
Pupils invited to Futures4me
Year 11 pupils at Bolton’s schools and academies are invited to plan their future at a Futures4me event tomorrow.
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.
Free benefits advice
Bolton Council’s Mobile Advice Centre (MAC) is back in various locations around Bolton.
Have your say on highways
Bolton Council is asking residents to comment on proposed changes to its highway service.
Babies get the book bug
In September, Bolton Libraries launched its free library membership card for children aged 0 to 4 years old.
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.
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.
New market for Farnworth
New life will be breathed into Farnworth Market after a major investment plan was agreed.
From little seeds..
An allotment for adults with disabilities to grow their own vegetables, is holding an Open Day.
Libraries of the future
The ten Greater Manchester library services have been chosen to pilot an ambitious programme of change.
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.
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.
Deane Road works to start
Work to improve Deane Road and University Way junction will start week commencing Monday, August 23.
Bolton remembers VJ Day
The Mayor of Bolton is inviting Bolton’s residents to commememorate VJ Day on Sunday 15 August.
Going the extra mile
Over 50 community and fundraising groups will be taking part in the Charity Mayorathon.
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.
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.
Play in our place
National Play Day takes place on Wednesday, and there will be plenty going on in Bolton to celebrate.
Ironman race comes to Bolton
Thousands turned out to show their support for athletes competing in the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton.
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.
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.
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 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.
Return of the MAC
Bolton Council’s MAC (Mobile Advice Centre) is back in Bolton again from July 26-30.
Bolton bands rock
Bolton Council’s Rock It! Programme is holding its first gig of 2010 on Sunday 18 July.
Bin campaign launches
Bolton Council has launched a campaign to educate residents about what to put into in burgundy recycling bins or green boxes.
Historic bridge reopens
Bolton Council will be holding a community fun day in Queens Park on Saturday to mark the reopening of Dobson Bridge.
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.
Joe Longthorne live in concert
Eighties entertainment legend, Joe Longthorne, is making a one-night only appearance at The Albert Halls, Bolton.
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.
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.
New cycle club launched
Bolton Triathlon Club is launching a new cycling club designed specifically for people with disabilities.
Lady Boys of Bangkok
The Lady Boys of Bangkok have added an extra date at The Albert Halls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's talk business
The University of Bolton and Bolton Council have joined forces to help local organisations who want to develop.
Bolton is set to celebrate one of its most famous literary sons, Bill Naughton.
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.
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.
Warning on council tax scam
The council’s trading standards team is warning Bolton residents about the return of a council tax scam.
Free balloon fun in town
Incredible hats and giant costumes shaped from balloons will be taking over Bolton’s Victoria Square this Saturday.
Celebrate diversity in Halliwell
A community festival will take place in Halliwell on Saturday April 17, which celebrates cultural diversity and local traditions.
Soccer on stilts
Two giant stilt-walking footballers will entertain shoppers in Bolton on Saturday (April 10).
Combined authority agreement
All ten Greater Manchester local authorities have reached an agreement to form a new combined authority.
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 heroes wanted
A group of young people from Tonge with the Haulgh are looking for local heroes to take part in a marketing campaign.
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.
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
Bolton is star performer
A study has found that Bolton is a ‘star performer’ in the Greater Manchester region.
Art of growing older
An exhibition at the Neoartists’ Gallery, Bolton, depicts the “art of growing older”.
Festival of flight
Nine groups of young people from five primary and three secondary schools are taking part in the Festival of Flight project.
Swim for Haiti
A sponsored swim in aid of Haiti survivors takes place on Saturday, March 20.
Town on t’internet
A brand new website dedicated to Bolton town centre has been launched by the council.
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.
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.
New road open
Motorists are being urged to use a new slip road which should help ease congestion in the town centre.
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.
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.
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' pledge
Community and faith leaders, and political and business leaders have joined to launch the ‘One Bolton’ pledge.
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 show comes to town
An international circus skills entertainer is coming to Victoria Square, Bolton this Saturday (March 6).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worktown hits the beach
A conference on the Mass Observation's Worktown project comes to Bolton Museum in March.
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.
Care for those in need
Adult placement carers offer support to vulnerable people who have a wide range of needs.
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?
Step into the spotlight
The Octagon Theatre will be running a half term arts project at the HAFWAY community centre.
Help for business success
Courses for those looking to start up their own business take place in the next few weeks
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.
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
Fit for a queen
Work will be starting soon on the second part of the transformation of Queens Park.
Bolton’s city bid
Bolton is entering the race to be granted city status in 2012.
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.
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.
Cell by Date revealed at museum
Bolton Museum and the Genesis Entry to Employment youth group have created an exhibition on crime and punishment.
Bid to boost roads
Bolton Council’s Executive will decide on Monday (Feb 1) whether to invest an extra £3 million in repairing potholes.
Perceptions on disability
A new exhibition exploring the perceptions and issues surrounding disability is set to go on display in Bolton.
Schools now open
A list of schools closed on Monday 11 Jan, due to the weather.